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Enterpreneurship

Comprehensive 3 day course in health entrepreneurship offered at UNF

This is an amazing course offered through the UNF Division of Continuing Education in association with the Small Business Development Center. Attendees will learn how to navigate the path from an idea to commercial success. Scholarships are available! This comprehensive three-day course will cover the following: Day One: Basics of entrepreneurial management. We will review […]

A Cautionary Small Business Tale

Great CNN article submitted by Marti Benedetti called “How to lose money fast:Open a Business.” Many people go into business with an overly optimistic attitude and little or no preparation. Some start up business owners avoid seeking technical assistance or counselingcounsel as they do not want to hear that there may be something wrong with […]

Starting a Business in a Down Economy

There are many of us at the Small Business Development Center who believe that this is a good time to start a business. While it certainly is not a great time to get a bank loan for working capital, there are several key attributes found in businesses that open in a down economy. These entrepreneurs […]

Entrepreneurship on the Ropes?

The rate of new establishment creation per 1,000 people in the United States, 1977-2005 Scott A. Shane, professor of entrepreneurial studies at Case Western Reserve University, writes in the N.Y. Times that we may be trending down in entrepreneurship. Shane has some interesting graphs and speaks of the Wal-Mart effect (from his own 2008 book […]

Kauffman Foundation Study Finds that Some New Firms Will Be Created and Thrive in Economically Challenging Times

According to a new study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, challenging economic times can serve as the rebirth of entrepreneurial capitalism, leading to the creation of much-needed new jobs. The study, “The Economic Future Just Happened,” finds that more than half of the companies on the 2009 Fortune 500 list were launched during a […]

61% of Americans Have Started a Business or are Considering Doing So.

We see lots of people who are considering a business startup. They are either creating a business out of a hobby they love, desire to get out of the rat race and spend more time at home, have discovered a better way to do something, or are “accidental entrepreneurs” who lost their job and feel […]

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