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Solar Lights & More

In 1996, shortly after starting Solar Lights, Inc., Kathryn and Kevin McMonigle met Phil Geist from the Florida SBDC at UNF’s Ocala office at a FastTrac class the SBDC was presenting. They began a relationship with the SBDC that grew from startup assistance, through developing growth strategies, hiring employees, moving to new offices and warehouses as the company grew, choosing new suppliers for additional products, and now preparing for the future as Kevin begins his retirement and Kathy develops plans for the organization in the future.

Solar Lights began as an installer of tubular skylights. Over the ...read full story...

Kathryn and Kevin McMonigleSolar Lights & More

The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida’s no-cost consulting, low-cost training and extensive information resources offer entrepreneurs access to the business solutions that help them grow and succeed. By helping businesses grow, we create a better community for all.


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The tools that the SBDC is able to provide helps us grow as a leader, as a contributor to the organization, helps all the team members learn what’s going to help them be successful.

Kathryn and Kevin McMonigle

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