Small Business Administration

17th Annual Small Business Week Celebration

You Don’t Want to Miss…   The 17th Annual Small Business Week CelebrationPresented by: the SBDC at UNF & WorkSourceWith Support From: American Enterprise Bank and theJacksonville Business Journal Date:         April 30, 2009  Time:         11:30 am -1:30 pmLocation:    UNF University Center Join the SBDC at UNF and WorkSource as the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) honors North Florida’s small business leaders and champions at the […]

Success Story: Kathryn Murphy, Comfort Keepers

After 24 years in the Navy as a registered nurse, Kathryn Murphy retired as a Commander and was selected to serve as Director of Health Services for the Mayo Health Plan, an HMO owned by the Mayo Foundation. After five years in corporate America, Kathryn was ready to write the next chapter of her life […]

Stimulus Rumor: Grants for Small Businesses

At the Small Business Development Center, we have been getting a lot of inquiries about free money for people who want to start a business or are in small business debt. Take our word for it, there are no small business grants (and there never have been). There is a pervasive rumor being spread nation-wide […]

New Business Spotlight:Jacksonville Running Company

We are thrilled with our latest client success story. Jacksonville has a brand new running shoe store that makes it easy called the Jacksonville Running Company. Located on the Southside at Tapestry Park (off of Gate Parkway near Southside). Here is their story from a UNF SBDC perspective: It was early in June 2008 when […]

Small Business and the Stimulus Plan

It does not look like there is a lot of direct relief for small business in the current plan. Creating spending is certainly an indirect stimulus as goods and services will be needed. Not all businesses will be able to capture spending from the bill which leads many to believe small business recovery will be […]

Jacksonville Selected for SBA Emerging 200 Initiative

This just in from the Florida Times-Union! A federal program designed to assist small businesses in the inner city is coming to Jacksonville in 2009. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Tuesday that Jacksonville is one of five new cities being added to the Emerging 200 initiative. The other cities are Detroit, Dallas, Denver and […]

Karen G. Mills Tabbed for SBA Director

For those of you who were handicapping the potential pick for who would lead the U.S. Small Business Administration, the race is over and Karen G. Mills from Maine is the winner. Here is some information on Ms. Mills as submitted in a Portland Press-Herald article. President-elect Barack Obama on Friday officially named a Maine […]

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