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Florida SBDC at USF Guide Wins Community State Star Award

TAMPA, FL (July 5, 2022) – Karen Krymski, MPH, CVE, obtained the Florida SBDC Community’s State Star Award on the Community’s Small Enterprise Success Summit, held in Tampa on June 28. The award acknowledges Krymski for her accomplishments throughout 2021. Just one State Star is awarded by the Community every year.

Text Box: Karen Krymski, MPH, CVE, accepts the Florida SBDC Network State Star award from Network CEO, Greg Britton. Photo by: Carl HaddenTwo people posing for a photo

Description automatically generated with medium confidenceKrymski has been a member of the Florida SBDC at College of South Florida crew since 2015. She is a procurement specialist for the Florida Procurement Technical Help Middle (PTAC) at USF. She joined the crew with in depth entrepreneurial, advertising and marketing, and authorities contracting expertise. She excels at figuring out consumer wants and gauging how they need to start their authorities contracting journey. Krymski performs a radical evaluation of her shoppers’ capabilities, their rivals, and market alternatives to offer data-driven, actionable suggestions.

The financial impression generated by her shoppers in 2021 is a real testomony to her effectiveness as a specialist. She offered consulting to 311 entrepreneurs in 2021 and was in a position to seize 1,173 cases of presidency contracts valued at $79 million, plus an extra $1.25 million in business/non-public contracts, totaling greater than $80 million in contract alternatives for companies within the Florida SBDC at USF area.

Krymski additionally constantly companions together with her Florida SBDC at USF colleagues who specialise in entry to capital, to offer her shoppers with extra assist. By becoming a member of forces with these consultants, she was in a position to assist safe an extra $5.8 million in capital for her shoppers.

“I couldn’t be prouder of Karen’s accomplishments,” Florida SBDC at USF Regional Director, Carl Hadden, stated. “Karen’s ardour to assist her shoppers attain their full potential is infectious. Her shoppers constantly share their gratitude for her steering, professionalism and experience.”

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Krymski was additionally acknowledged on the Community convention with a Laura Subal Lifetime Achievement Award for serving to Florida’s small companies receive greater than $100 million in contracts up to now. Yolanda Cowart, procurement specialist on the Florida PTAC at Pinellas County Financial Growth workplace, obtained a Laura Subal Lifetime Achievement Award for securing greater than $50 million in contracts for Florida small companies up to now.

Extra regional award winners for the Florida SBDC at USF, embrace:

Regional Efficiency Excellence Award – Karen Krymski, MPH, CVE

Regional Useful resource Companion Award – Spectrum Attain (Lizzy Olmstead/Montess Burt)

Regional Undergraduate Scholar Challenge Award – 3 Keys Brewery and Pub, LLC (College of South Florida)

Regional Graduate Scholar Challenge Award – Modular Molding Worldwide Inc. (College of Tampa)

Krymski is now within the operating for the America’s SBDC Community nationwide State Star award, to be introduced in September at its annual convention in San Diego, Calif.

The Florida SBDC at USF assists present and rising companies within the 10-county Tampa Bay area, via no-cost confidential enterprise consulting, info, and low-cost coaching. Study extra in regards to the accessible providers for companies at

In regards to the Florida SBDC Community: 

For over forty years, the Florida SBDC Community, the state’s principal supplier of enterprise help [Fl. Stat. 288.001], has nourished a statewide partnership between increased schooling and financial growth to offer present and rising small and medium-sized enterprise house owners with administration and data assets that allow total development, elevated profitability, and financial prosperity for Florida’s financial system. Since 2011, Florida SBDCs have offered 624,331 hours {of professional} enterprise consulting to 58,975 consumer companies, leading to 281,831 jobs impacted; $36.7 billion in gross sales generated; $2.7 billion in authorities contracts acquired; $1.6 billion in capital accessed; and 4,520 new companies began. A statewide community of over 40 places of work, the Florida SBDC is funded partly by the U.S. Small Enterprise Administration, Division of Protection, State of Florida and different non-public and public companions. The Florida SBDC Community, headquartered on the College of West Florida, is nationally accredited by the Affiliation of SBDCs and is a 2016 recipient of the President’s E Award for Export Service. Florida SBDC providers are prolonged to the general public on a nondiscriminatory foundation. Language help providers can be found for people with restricted English proficiency. For extra info, please go to

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