Paul Arrington

Client of the Month: Myers Seth Pump

In the industrial pump manufacturing industry, you might not expect to find a petite, soft-spoken Vietnamese woman at the helm.  That is, until you meet Teresa Myers, CEO of Myers Seth Pumps.  Her husband, Doug, started the company in 1991 and Teresa joined him in 1997 after serving as CFO for another manufacturing-based company in […]

Client of the Month: Javier Garcia, Pinnacle Civil & General Contractors, LLC

“The assistance that the FSBDC provides us has been instrumental in our ability to respond to government solicitations and contract requirements.” – Javier Garcia, Pinnacle Civil & General Contractors, LLC., Jacksonville, Florida Javier Garcia has been steadily growing his Jacksonville company, Pinnacle Civil and General Contractors, LLC since he started it in 2007. The company’s […]

Naturally Smart Foods Gets Its Product On The Shelves With The Help Of The FSBDC

When Mark Patterson, founder of Naturally Smart Foods, LLC, first came to the Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF (FSBDC) he sought assistance in establishing a presence in the Jacksonville market for his product – a gluten free, high protein dessert with an appeal to those looking for a healthy alternative to traditional ice […]

FSBDC helped this business increase their overall profitability.

“Working with the FSBDC has been a boost in growing the business as a government contractor and in becoming even better at financial management.” Founded in 2008, Leneer Data Assurance Solutions, Inc. (LDAS) is professional services consulting firm with offices in Jacksonville and Washington, DC.  Adrian Gentry and Robert Lester have established a business with […]

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Paul Arringtonhas supported small business development in a number of positions. Joining the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)  in 1984 as a staff attorney, he ultimately served as District Counsel in the SBA Jacksonville District Office until 2005. While with the SBA, Paul provided advice within the SBA, as well as to the lending community, […]

The Key to Business Success? Understanding the Numbers!

Regardless of whether you’ve been in business for years or just starting up, having accurate financial statements – and understanding what the numbers are telling you – is a must for sustained growth and success.   Accurate financials are essential for determining any of the following: Financing readiness.  Any serious commercial lender or potential investor will demand a credible […]

Florida LLC owners – Time for a legal checkup!

Many owners (more properly referred to as “members”) of Florida LLCs are unaware of the rather sweeping changes in Florida’s LLC Act that were adopted into law in 2013.  These changes in the law are a good reason for an LLC owner to review the business’ articles, operating agreement and other legal documentation – especially […]

Congratulations to our new CGBPs…..

The Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida is proud to announce six consultants have completed rigorous training and passed the examination to become a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP).  The CGBP credential is an internationally recognized certification of international business and trade professionals in the United States and Mexico and demonstrates […]

How did this successful entrepreneur use SBDC & PTAC services? Find out here.

Founded in 1961, R.M. Myers Company, Inc. specializes in top of the line HVAC hydronic equipment sales, including pumps, valves, boilers, variable frequency drives, fire safety equipment and related services.  In November, 2007 the business entered a new phase when it was purchased by Eloy Bazaldua.  Eloy brought 25 years of HVAC experience to the […]

UNF SBDC Success Story: BandZorb

“The SBDC at UNF has offered incredible support for my start-up business endeavor.”  Terry Zebouni is the inventor of the revolutionary BandZorb® disposable headwear liners – the world’s first self-adhesive, absorbent, ultra-thin liners that come in two sizes, fit virtually all headwear and may be cut to fit children’s and teen’s headwear. They have a […]

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