Small Business Program

Small Business Program
School District of Lee County in partnership with the
Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at FGCU

small business, BIG OPPORTUNITIES

Are you eligible?

To qualify for the Small Business Program, your company must meet the following requirements:

  •  Have been in business for at least two years
  •  Have annual revenues of $10,000,000 or less
  •  Have 20 or less employees

Did you know that the School Board of Lee County has a $2+ billion annual budget?

Budgeting for and delivery of high-quality goods and services remains the primary focus for the School District of Lee County. The School District has launched the Small Business Program to create more opportunities for small businesses to participate in active solicitations. We understand the challenges small businesses often face in competing against larger corporate entities. Through this program, we want to increase bidding opportunities and contracts with the District for small businesses.

We believe that small businesses are the backbone of our community, and their success is integral to the overall growth and prosperity of our region. By actively encouraging small business participation in active solicitations, we hope to foster economic development and create a more diverse and vibrant local business landscape.

If you meet the eligibility requirements and would like to receive an official qualification letter,
please follow these steps

Step 1

Register for the School District of Lee County Small Business Program through the Florida SBDC at FGCU

Step 2

Within 2-5 business days Florida SBDC at FGCU will contact you via Phone / Email 

Step 3

Florida SBDC at FGCU will collect 2 years of complete business income taxes, employer documents (IRS Form 941, W-3), and proof of SunBiz filing

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