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Measuring is Knowing

I lived in the Netherlands  for 11 years and the Dutch have a saying “Meten is Weten” which means “Measuring is Knowing”.  In business, I translate this to “Know Thy Numbers”!  I have been working with entrepreneurs and small businesses at the Florida SBDC at UNF for over five years and I am still surprised […]

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 […]

2019: The Year to Plan Your Company’s Export Strategy

We say it every year, but it’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. 2018 was a year of professional and private ups and downs for most, but as we usher in 2019 many businesses look for new and sustainable ways to find customers and grow sales. Economists and investors largely agree that […]

Tax Efficient Sales of Your Business

So you’ve decided it’s time to turn that lifetime of sweat equity accumulated in your business into cash to support your dreams of traveling around the world, or at least around a few golf courses. You are convinced that it is worth millions, but when that first offer comes, you find that at best, after […]

More than the cheese is moving…

Hericlitus of Ephesus (circa 535BC – 475BC) was a Greek philosopher who is credited with creating and documenting the phrase, “Change is the only constant in life.” In the Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation, edited by Marshal Scott Poole and Andrew Van de Ven [2004 Oxford University Press; ISBN 0-19-513500-8], a number of scholars […]

Cybersecurity: The Dark Side of Technology

With October being Cybersecurity month we have a few tips to share from our SBRN Member BoxMeta: Email & Web Security NEVER enter your password if prompted by a link from email or a redirected website, regardless of the sender.  91% of cyberattacks start with phishing. Don’t trust emails from well-known brands such as Microsoft, […]

The Quadrants of Time

OMG! Has it really been a month and a half since I posted my last blog? How did that happen? Where did the time go? Could it have fallen into a “black hole?” Somehow I had lost track of time (a cardinal sin for someone of German descent). As penance, I will focus this blog on […]

3 Ways to Kill the Value of your Business

Many business owners are so focused on running their business and putting out daily fires, they often don’t consider the long term ramifications of a few small decisions. What might seem like a quick fix today, could end up destroying the value of your business! As we review small businesses (under $10M sales) to sell, […]

Getting Serious About Sirius…

If your sales are slow at this time of year, you may want to blame the “Dog Days of August,” with their heat, humidity, and occasional torrential rain. As apparent temperatures (how they actually feel to our bodies) rise into the triple digits, many businesses just bide their time until milder weather arrives and sales […]

Foggy Lenses and Binoculars

This July in Florida has been extremely humid, with almost daily rains. When I drive someplace and get out of my car my eyeglasses almost immediately fog up. On a few occasions when I tried to look over them rather than wipe them, I have stumbled over parking buffers and once walked into a mailbox. […]

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