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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.

Our Interview With Patricia Davis: Consumers Against Toxic Apparel (CATA)

Our client Patricia Davis just visited. She has been getting a lot of attention both in the U.S. and overseas with her organic clothing organization known as CATA. We think you will find this interview interesting...

What is CATA?
CATA is the acronym for Consumers Against Toxic Apparel.  Our mission is to increase awareness and educate consumers about the health risks of wearing toxic and chemically produced clothes.  CATA offers conscious consumers exclusive access to organic apparel companies nationwide.    We provide exclusive...

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The Cost of Growth

Business owners are often confronted with the opportunity and/or desire to expand and grow their businesses.  It might be as simple as hiring a new employee, or as complicated as adding a second location.  We see establishments in town investing in new buildings and fa├žade upgrades.  Correctly calculating the cost of growth is the most important part of any business expansion.  A simple break-even analysis will reveal to the business owner the concrete cost of his latest idea. Consider this example:
Bob wants to increase his...

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