Jacksonville to Hear National Business Leaders Speak

The Relevancy Revolution Tour Aims to Change Business                                                                      Dave Fechtman, CEO, Roof Theory Advisors As a business leader or professional you most […]

UNF SBDC client Andy Thomas has invented a device that lets you use any camera or camera phone as an adjustable helmet-cam in seconds.  Take the camera you already own and mount it to the creative place of your choice at an affordable price.  The handheld digital cameras today take amazing video – many in […]

Cash in on healthcare legislation

   Is YOUR business positioned to take advantage of the newly defined healthcare industry? In the 1980s a new historic legislation favoring retirement investing helped propel Fidelity to an organization that has more than $1 trillion dollars under management today. The same economic effect is expected as a result of healthcare reform.  Historic legislation is always […]

An interview with Peter Schönning, president, Polyhistor International

Polyhistor international is a Jacksonville company that helps people and companies take an idea and turn it into a product. We caught up with UNF SBDC client Peter Schönning and asked him to tell us more about his unique company. How did you come up with the name Polyhistor for a company name? Polyhistor (ˌpä–lē–ˈhis-tər) […]

Can you work from home? Really?

Nice link in Candace Moody’s WorkSource post about working at home. She discusses an apparently legitimate website called FlexJobs that matches you with real work you can do at home. read her post below. http://atworkjax.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/work-from-home-really/

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 […]

Are Traditional Shopping Malls Dying?

Here is a look at the 40 plus year old Regency Square Mall in Jacksonville. It was hard to believe how many empty stores there are. Someone who works at the mall told me there are 36 vacant stores in the main mall anchored by Belk, Sears, J.C. Penny and Dillard’s. The Regency Square website […]

Client Grand Opening in Southside: The Learning Experience

Huxtable Education Group, a recent graduate of the Beaver Street Enterprise Center (BSEC), and a client of the SBDC, officially opened its new project, The Learning Center Child Development Center, on July 1, making it the first Learning Center franchise in Florida. This is a state of the art child care facility located on Southside […]

Client Spotlight: Gary DiStefano Jr., American Abbey Flooring & Design/Rhino Home Pro

Gary, Missy and Gary Jr., of American Abbey Carpet and Floors How did you wind up in the carpet and flooring business? I was in Ohio, working for a Fortune 500 company, thinking they were making money in spite of themselves. Visiting my parents over Christmas vacation one year, I talked with my Dad about […]

Almost half the nation’s Internet users now take part in online social networks. Attend our workshop June 26th

Mark Harden, who writes for Bizjournals notes that almost half the nation’s Internet users now take part in online social networks such as Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn, almost twice the rate of a year ago, The Conference Board reported Tuesday. Of Web users, 43 percent use a social networking Web site, up from 27 percent […]

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