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Helping Businesses Grow and Succeed The Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida helps businesses become more successful and meet the challenges of tomorrow. Whether you are starting a business, buying a business, growing a business, selling a business or looking for financing, we can help you!

Small Business Development Centers have assisted hundreds of thousands of potential and existing business owners by providing the management advice, training and information they need to start, grow, and profit. With funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration and partners ranging from institutions of higher learning to state agencies to municipalities, to private organizations, SBDCs are able to offer this management assistance to business owners at little or no cost.

Client of the Month - Accessibility Services

"I knew that SBDC at UNF was the resource I needed to help me navigate the process of applying for a multi-million dollar government contract and assembling related financial contingency plans." 
Since 1989, Accessibility Services, Inc. (ASI) has been providing assistive technology and adaptive equipment for disabled individuals, hospitals, businesses, schools and universities throughout Florida and in recent years at a national level. They design and provide environmental control units (ECU's), sometimes called electronic aids, for daily living enabling their customers with physical or neuromuscular disabilities to gain control of their environment.
This family-owned company was started by Fred Thompson and...

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Businesses and Online Reviews: Understanding the Good and the Bad

Almost every consumer business is subject to online reviews that they can’t control. Depending on the industry, anywhere from 73% - 90% of consumers read online reviews before buying a product or service.
So, how can we make sure to leverage the good reviews and respond to the bad? To help us all better understand this issue, the SBDC will present a workshop presented by UNF professor Dr. Matt Corrigan, who will help business owners with the following issues:

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