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Op-Ed: Hurricane Season is Here. SBA Encourages These Key Tips to be Prepared and Aware of Recovery Funding Programs

Allen M. Thomas, Regional Administrator | U.S. Small Business Administration The Southeast region is home to millions of small businesses and thousands of miles of pristine coastlines. It is indeed a beautiful place to live and work, however, we live in an area prone to hurricanes. Even our inland areas are often impacted by these […]

Asian American Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs Recover Significantly from the Pandemic

According to The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing racial group in the United States.  There are more than 1.9 million AAPI-owned enterprises in the United States; nearly 10% of all businesses in the United States, or about 1 out of 10 […]

Disaster Capital Resources

Federal appropriations for the SBA EIDL (loans and advances) and the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) have been exhausted.  Additional funding is being considered by Congress. The Florida SBDC at UNF is here to provide access to the disaster capital and resources your business needs to recover, rebuild and grow. For businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19 […]

Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Guarantee and Forgiveness Program Overview The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.  SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage […]

Opportunities for Black-Owned Businesses Are Thriving

By Ashley D. Bell Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, White House Policy Advisor for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Black History Month is celebrated every February; a federally recognized, nationwide celebration that calls on all Americans to reflect on the significant roles that African-Americans have played in shaping U.S. history.  I am honored to highlight the […]

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 […]

HERO FL Named 2014 U.S. SBA Regional Exporter of the Year

May marks Florida World Trade Month – a time to increase awareness about the importance of international trade as a major contributor to job creation and economic growth, and to recognize Florida companies engaging in the global marketplace. In celebration of Florida World Trade Month, the Florida SBDC Network is pleased to recognize Carlton Smith, […]

Understanding SBA Loans

As a certified consultant with the SBDC, I see hundreds of businesses each year coming in looking for a loan. Some of these businesses have already been declined by a lender and don’t understand why. In today’s markets lenders are very conservative and SBA loans are a great option for those businesses. There are several […]

What is the Cost of Substance Abuse to Your Business?

One in twelve U.S. employees have a problem with drugs or alcohol. River Region Human Services now has funding provided by the U.S Small Business Administration that allows small for profit businesses FREE drug testing services for one year. As an expert in the area of drug free workplace programs. River Region Human Services assists […]

Our Blog Just Turned Four! Five Must Have Small Business Links!

Time flies! Hard to believe that four years have zipped by since we started our UNF Small Business Blog. At the time, it all seemed so new and novel and it took us over an hour to learn how to create and publish our first post.Now it is part of our everyday marketing along with […]

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