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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.

Protect the Data! More Regulations on Businesses.

The Florida legislature has decided to take a more aggressive approach to identity theft. A new law that went into effect on July 1, 2014, the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (“FIPA”), places more stringent notification obligations on most businesses and increases the fines and penalties for non-compliance.
FIPA is at the same time broader and simpler than the...

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New program for businesses ready for growth!

ScaleUp North Florida is a new SBA program designed for growth-oriented small business and high-potential entrepreneurs who want to create jobs, increase sales and access capital for business development.
Participants will receive entrepreneurial education customized to the needs of Stage 1 companies. Recognized experts will deliver 24 hours of proven, existing curriculum focused on strategic planning, financial management, human resource management, leadership, marketing and brand strategy development.  To qualify for participation in ScaleUp North...

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