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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.

River City Mentor Walk

During the River City Mentor Walk early-stage small business owners will be matched with seasoned entrepreneurs who will act as mentors at the River City Mentor Walk. Pairs will discuss business challenges and ideas for success. This three-mile trek around the UNF campus could be the beginning of a long and productive mentoring journey. It will be a workout for both your brain and your heart. We want you to participate. Here are the options:

Find an Entrepreneurial Mentor: Maybe you're just starting your business. Maybe you have been in business a...

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Do You Want To Be Your Own Boss?

If you are thinking of starting your own business, you are in good company.  On any given day in the United States, 53% of adults are seriously considering starting their own business.  This group of aspiring entrepreneurs is more male than female (60/40 split) and two thirds are between the ages of 35 and 44.  This data shows that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the United States, but how can you turn these thoughts into reality?

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been designated by the State of Florida as the principal provider of business assistance.  The SBDC helps businesses through one on one confidential...

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