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Should Small Businesses Get on the Graph Search Bandwagon?

So now Facebook has come out with their own search engine (Graph Search) that lets you comb the Facebook universe (which is quite large) to see who shares your own personal interests. That in itself will be intriguing to anyone using Facebook as they can now ask questions like “Who goes to microbreweries in Florida” […]

Join The Best Economic Development Organization Ever…

JOB OPENING! Business Consultant Small Business Development Center(SBDC) in Nassau County Full-time employee (without benefits).  To provide SBDC consulting, training and information services in Nassau County for small businesses in the areas of start-up, business planning, marketing, financial management and capital access.  Requires public presentations and service on appropriate boards.  County-wide travel required.  Applicants must […]

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 […]

An Interview with Füt Glove “Better Than Barefoot”

Füt Glove’s five-toe shoes are made for your lifestyle, whether your are the high performance athlete or casual shoe wearer, they have a shoe for you. Tim Chromy and Dan Johnson came in to talk about their Northeast Florida based company. 1. What makes your product unique? (UNF) Most shoe designs today do not consider […]

International Trade Certificate Program Features LIVE CASE STUDIES

In addition to government reps and professional service providers, the SBDC’s International Trade Certificate program features war stories from business owners who have “been there, done that”.  Learn from their experiences, challenges, failures, and successes.  Here are just a few of the companies on tap to speak during the six-session program:Optimum Spring SolutionsDieselogicGM ConsultingM & […]

Start your own business!

Thinking of starting your own business? This workshop will give you an overview of the seven basic requirements for business STARTUP: selecting an idea, testing the market, acquiring capital, writing a plan, turning for help, understanding legal requirements, and putting it all together. Registration fee includes a start-up kit for Duval and surrounding counties. Registration: […]

What the Small Business Bill Means for You

You’ve probably heard about it, read about it, or even watched the news stories on TV. And now its official, President Obama has signed the small business bill into law. But what does this mean for you and your business? A few of the highlights: 1) Small banks will be loaned money by the government, […]

USA Today interviews the SBA’s Karen Mills

Karen Mills, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration affirms in a USA Today interview that small businesses are indeed the backbone of our economy and need access to capital to continue growth and create jobs. She continues to urge Congress to pass the small business aid bill in front of them.

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) […]

Florida Small Business Development Center Network Receives National Accreditation

Accreditation is critical for the SBDC to secure continued funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration (U.S. SBA), and is also essential for the national SBDC program to be recognized as a high quality economic development organization. On May 31, 2010, the Florida Small Business Development Center Network (FSBDC Network) was notified that the statewide […]

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