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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.

FSBDC at UNF Client of the Month: Master Kill Pest Control

“SBDC is just awesome! I went to SBDC scared about purchasing a business and left confident and happy.  My SBDC consultant worked with me every step of the way.  She is the reason I was able to get through the entire process and now I’m a business owner."
Master Kill Pest Control is an established pest control company started in 1992 and recently acquired by John Norton in May 2014. John has an illustrious career in the pest control sector with nearly two decades of industry experience.  He worked for...

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Katie Arroyo has worked at the University of North Florida (UNF) Small Business Development Center since 2013.  As an International Trade Specialist and Certified Global Business Professional she works with Florida small businesses to develop comprehensive, tailored export marketing plans as well as advises clients on every aspect of international market development and compliance.  Katie also leads the Center’s International Trade Certificate Program, Export Basics series, and has made several public speaking appearances across the state during the Florida Chamber’s Trade and Logistics Plan roll-out events. 

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