Jacksonville

Celebrate Small Business!

As part of National Small Business Week (May 5th-11th, 2019) help us celebrate the SBA’s 2019 District and State of Florida Small Business Week Award Winners.  Did you know our Northeast Florida Region received seven out of the eight awards including the State of Florida Small Business Person of the Year?  Join us when our […]

FSBDC at UNF Success Stories – Emergency Bridge Loans

Interview with Marco Tran, I-Tech Personnel Services in Jacksonville In the latter part of this year, Hurricane Irma brought quite the impact to Florida’s First Coast, but there is a silver lining – the Florida SBDC was able to assist local small businesses, like I-Tech Personnel Services, in obtaining Emergency Bridge Loans to help “bridge […]

Kids Are Building Robots in Jacksonville FL

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Mark McCombs, Executive Director of Renaissance Jax, recently and wanted to hear more about the close to 50 FIRST lego robotics teams that he is overlooking on the First Coast. Tell us a little about your program Renaissance Jax is a nonprofit dedicated to providing resources to […]

Melinda Powers: The Lawyer Who Bakes!

Our client Melinda is passionate about baking and her new business has gained steady attention via word of mouth. We caught up with her yesterday to talk about baking and Melinda’s Confections… As an attorney by training, what made you fall in love with baking? Well, first of all, I am a foodie! I love […]

Our Inventors Interview with Steve LaCross: Destiny Pro Pad

While checking out One Spark, the Jacksonville crowdsourcing festival, we ran into Steve LaCross who had a neat little invention on display. the Destiny Pro Pad. Here is our interview with him: UNF SBDC: Tell us how you came up with the idea for the Pro Pad. I discovered the idea while earning my Music […]

River City Mentor Walk

During the River City Mentor Walk early-stage small business owners will be matched with seasoned entrepreneurs who will act as mentors at the River City Mentor Walk. Pairs will discuss business challenges and ideas for success. This three-mile trek around the UNF campus could be the beginning of a long and productive mentoring journey. It will be a […]

Follow One Spark Through Our New Blog!

The staff of the FSBDC at the University of North Florida will be out in force at One Spark again this year. We have nearly 70 current clients serving as Creators at the even and hundreds more we look forward to assisting.There is so much going on that we decided that out One Spark efforts […]

How to Win One Spark Workshop Tonight at 6PM!

The vibes are amazing at our office and this 2.0 version of One Spark will be a quantum leap over last year. We live in a world that advances itself so quickly and One Spark is no different. There were a lot of lessons learned by all last year and it will be FAR more […]

Contracting company experiences growth and success employing 20 people in the Jacksonville area

Since 1998, Miranda Contracting, Inc. has been providing site and utility contractor services in support of government public works projects, retail and commercial developers, and residential communities. They have successfully completed over 35 projects, totaling over $23 million. Known as the “hands-on, you can count on company,” James Garrison, Miranda President, and Joshua Garrison, Miranda […]

UNF SBDC Success Story: Dog Wood Park

                                                      Katie Kelley with two new Dog Wood Park customers! Katie Kelley has always been an animal lover.  After the death of her beloved 13 year old dog in […]

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