Small Business Blog

Which Legal Structure is Best? Choosing which entity is most suitable for your business

Which entity is most suitable for your new or existing business? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has changed the landscape for business taxpayers. That’s because the law introduced a flat 21% federal income tax rate for C corporations. Under prior law, profitable C corporations paid up to 35%. The TCJA also cut individual […]

Meet Rhonda Stansberry, founder of A’tilob

A’tilob is a company formed by Rhonda Stansberry that serves as a vehicle for her original writing. Her first book is already in stores and on Amazon. She is currently working on several other projects including a screenplay. Tell us about the book you have written. The story portrays the unvarnished truth of the life […]

What’s New in Digital Marketing Statistics and Trends:

Here is a quick rundown on what’s new in digital marketing statistics and trends from Mary Fisher, founder of Fisher Design Advertising and Public Relations, a Jacksonville, Florida marketing professional whose business just celebrated 30 years of success. Facebook: 68% of American adults are using Facebook, 2.4 billion users worldwide. 243 million in the US […]

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 […]

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