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Tomorrow! November 6th. Get the Lowdown on Owning a Franchise

TOMORROW in Jacksonville, a rare opportunity to meet the franchise companies that want to expand into our market, as well as other industry experts that can help you start a business. The days of working 20+ years for the same employer and collecting your gold watch are gone forever. Even historically stable positions with government […]

Hiring Your First Employee Workshop On August 1st

-Decide what role to fill -Calculate how much you can afford -Understand employment law & taxes -Find the right person -Become the best boss The cost to attend includes the book Hire Your First Employee: The entrepreneur’s guide to finding, choosing, and leading great people. Pre-registration is required to ensure all attendees order and receive […]

Let the Games Begin

London businesses are about to be deluged with visitors from around the world as the Olympics kick off this month. This creates opportunities for businesses of all sizes and sectors. However, like any large event, the Games will also create challenges. You may have experienced this during Ponte Vedra’s annual hosting of The Players Championship […]

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 […]

FREE Small Business Training Modules From the UNF SBDC!

In celebration of National Small Business Week 2012, the UNF SBDC teamed up with Visa to bring you many FREE small business training modules via the net. There are a wide array of topics covered, like starting your business, managing your business, marketing and more. Many of the modules are in Spanish as well. This does not […]

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 […]

Godspeed Sports Performance: Conditioning and Character Live Here

We caught up with UNF SBDC client and 11 year  NFL veteran, Coach Lonnie Marts who has a vision for athletes and their training. He and his partner as well as the instructors at Godspeed Sports Performance have a unique philosophy which makes them special. Here is the interview: What is the mission of Godspeed Sports […]

Upcoming Workshops at the Small Business Development Center

We are coming into 2012 with an aggressive schedule of workships that covers business startup, doing business with the government, hiring your first employee and creating a nonprofit organization. Just to name a few. Click HERE to see the schedule and call us at 904-620-2426 or go to to register!

UNF SBDC Client Fighter Energy Enters Market

Congratulations Brian Smith on your great new energy product hitting the market! DELRAY BEACH, FL – Fighter Energy, a brand that provides a healthy, convenient energy drink to consumers, has partnered with Nutritional Products International (NPI) for the retail distribution of its products. Fighter Energy® effervescent tablets dissolve in water or your favorite beverage and […]

National Association Survey Notes Small Business Optimism

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Small Business Index which measures the attitude of entrepreneurs is up again. This is the third month in a row where the sector has demonstrated optimism in the economy. You can read the NFIB study here. It appears the long crawl back is picking up speed. Hopefully retail sales […]

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