Katie Arroyo

FSBDC at UNF Client of the Month: Optimum Spring Solutions

When Optimum Spring Solutions was established in 2007, owners Andrea de Palma and Marco Fortini had years of experience in the business because of their involvement with de Palma’s family who had been manufacturing springs in Argentina since 1970. The company, located in Ponte Vedra, manufactures compression, extension, torsion springs, and spring conduits composed of […]

International Trade Certificate Program Returns

One of the most popular events offered by the FSBDC at UNF each year is the International Trade Certificate Program. This is a unique opportunity for businesses that are successful in the local, regional or national markets to explore taking their products or services global! As a growth oriented business, you should join us to […]

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Katie Arroyo has worked at the University of North Florida (UNF) Small Business Development Center since 2013.  As an International Trade Specialist and Certified Global Business Professional she works with Florida small businesses to develop comprehensive, tailored export marketing plans as well as advises clients on every aspect of international market development and compliance.  Katie […]

Why your business cares about the rest of the world….

I am often asked, “Why should I care about what’s happening in the rest of the world? Everything I need is right here.”  Well, the reality is that we live in an increasingly globalized world, whether we like it or not.  Just look at the tags on your clothes, and nine times out of ten […]

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