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Eight Florida SBDC Clients to Receive SBA Awards

Eight Florida SBDC Network Clients and Nominees are2011 U.S. SBA Small Business Week Award Recipients Pensacola, FL: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) annually celebrates the vitality of business leaders and champions for their dedication, achievements and contributions to the economic prosperity of our nation. The Florida Small Business Development Center Network (FSBDCN) is pleased […]

Don’t Leave Your Business in the Dark!

We have been noticing that a lot of business owners do not realize their illuminated signs are either broken or inadvertently left off. Whatever reason, there is nothing that looks worse than a sign that is out. It conveys a message that you are not paying attention, your staff doesn’t care or that you may […]

SBDC program a national success

We are proud to report that new research shows the Small Business Development Center/SBDC program generates more revenue — as a result of economic growth — than it costs the government to fund the program. SBDC clients generated $2.72 in federal tax revenues for every $1 the federal government spent. SBDC clients also started 12,000 […]

UNF helps small firms do business with government

The Small Business Development Center at UNF in partnership with the Florida Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is pleased to announce the Northeast Florida PTAC office is now located at the SBDC at UNF. The PTAC Program is a specialized program under the Florida Small Business Development Center Network (FSBDCN) and is funded by […]

Report on the Economic Health of Small Business in Florida

Article Written By Dr. Rick Harper, DirectorUniversity of West FloridaHAAS Center for Business Research and Economic Development Key Ingredients for Florida’s Economic Recovery Small businesses are responsible for the majority of job growthin the private sector—addressing the insurance and tax problems will allow them to grow and ensure Florida’s recovery. It’s again a pleasure to […]

FSBDC State Director Visits Jacksonville Running Company

The Florida Small Business Development Center Network’s State Director Jerry Cartwright paid a visit to our areas newest store, the Jacksonville Running Company. A runner himself, Jerry was impressed by the fitting process and inventory. Pictured (left to right) Jerry Cartwright, Co-owner Ted DeVos, and University of North Florida SBDC Special Projects Director Kevin Monahan. […]

Southeast Florida SBDCs Reopen and Ready

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pensacola, FL: Small businesses in Southeast Florida felt some added business pain as they were without technical assistance resources since December 2008. Significant state budget reductions resulted in Florida Atlantic University eliminating its entire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program leaving a region from Indian River County to Key West without access […]

Florida SBDC Testifies Before The U.S. House Small Business Committee

The U.S. House Small Business Committee, Chaired by Congresswoman Velazquez, held a hearing on “The State of SBA’s Entrepreneurial Development Programs and Their Role in Promoting an Economic Recovery” on Wednesday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m. As Chairman of the Association of SBDC’s, FSBDCN State Director Jerry Cartwright was invited to testify at the hearing […]

Florida Small Business Stimulus Package?

There is a counseling/technical assistance provision in the legislation. The Florida SBDC network has 35 offices with counselors available to help these job creating businesses. Stay tuned! Gov. Charlie Crist unveiled an economic stimulus plan Tuesday aimed at Florida’s small businesses. The plan is aimed at businesses with between 10 and 99 employees that meet […]

Florida: Fourth Most Entrepreneur-friendly State

Florida has always had a raft of good techncal assistance programs to help small business. The Florida Small Business Development Center Network is known legislatively as the premiere small business resource in the State of Florida. The Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida, is part of this statewide network. A recently […]

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