DeSoto County Florida | Economic Development Office | 201 E. Oak Street | Suite 201 | Arcadia, FL 34266 | Phone: 863-993-4800 | Fax: 863-993-4808
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USF Small Business Development Center

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Summary of Services & Resources Provided to Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

* Free one-on-one business counseling
* Free entrepreneurial training workshops
* Low-cost entrepreneurial training seminars
* The Business Resource Center
* Custom corporate training


David Noel

Certified Business Analyst

David Noel is a Certified Business Analyst serving DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands counties. He assists small business owners with a variety of general business support and offers expertise in the areas of government contracting, minority certification, rural entrepreneurship, organization development, human resources and networking. Noel has more than 25 years of experience in business with a background in education. He also has extensive practical knowledge in meeting planning and employee relations. Prior to working at the SBDC, Noel owned a management consulting business and spent more than 14 years in the aerospace industry. While in the aerospace field, he worked as a logistics engineer until transferring to human resources to become an organization development specialist and executive development coordinator. As an active member of the small business community he has served as the chairman of the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce board of directors, board member for the Rotary Club of Sebring, a member of the Highlands County Economic Development Commission, the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce and the Highlands County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, and served on the board of directors for Drug Free Highlands. Noel obtained a bachelor’s from Samford University and master’s in administration and supervision from the University of Montevallo.

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Arcadia, FL 34266
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Arcadia, FL 34266


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