Small Business Development Center

Think like a crow; Act like a squirrel…

After watching a number of “cute wildlife” videos on YouTube, it occurred to me that both crows and squirrels have characteristic behavior, that if adapted by business owners, could increase the performance of their businesses. Business owners should think like a crow and act like a squirrel in order to increase the performance of their […]

What is the Cost of Substance Abuse to Your Business?

One in twelve U.S. employees have a problem with drugs or alcohol. River Region Human Services now has funding provided by the U.S Small Business Administration that allows small for profit businesses FREE drug testing services for one year. As an expert in the area of drug free workplace programs. River Region Human Services assists […]

Outperform the Economy: New Strategies for a New Decade

The SBDC at UNF invites you to attend “Outperform the Economy: New Strategies for a New Decade” on February 11th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UNF University Center. The morning session will discuss tactics for improving performance by employing competitive intelligence to gather and use information to make decisions – and a […]

SBDC’s get their funding…

The Small Business Administration will provide more assistance and capital to small businesses. The FY 2010 Appropriations Bill shows the SBA will receive $824 million which is $212 million above 2009 and $45 million above the request. Highlights include:· Overall Lending: Supports $28 billion in new lending to small businesses· Microlending: $25 million in new […]

Jacksonville Area SBDC Expands Community Outreach

New SBDC outreach location at Cecil Commerce Center. In conjunction with the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission, the SBDC at UNF expanded its community outreach by opening another counseling location in Duval County . The new location, at Cecil Commerce Center, will serve the west side of Jacksonville. Other locations include the University of North Florida […]

Last Call! International Trade Certificate Program

The International Trade Certificate Program – Export Series introduces companies to every aspect of exporting. It’s designed for small businesses that are new to international ex porting as well as growth-oriented businesses that want a better understanding of the op portunities and resources available. Attendees will learn about available resources when pursuing exporting opportunities, get […]

Everyone’s at Risk – Combating the Increasing Threat of Online Fraud and Identity Theft

IRS Stakeholder Liaison Phone Forum Date: August 19, 2009 Cost: FREE Location: The convenience of your home or office This IRS phone forum is for: • Tax professionals • Attorneys • Payroll professionals • Industry partners • Small business organizations • Small business owners • State and local governments Learn about: IRS identity protection efforts […]

Small Business Development Center Clients (SBDC) Succeed

SBDC Update SBDC Small Business Clients Are Succeeding – Creating Jobs and Growing the Economy – The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of North Florida is proud to be part on this succssful effort to help small businesses grow and prosper. SBDC clients across the nation are growing their small businesses, starting […]

Bank Bailout Money to be Channeled to Small Businesses?

The press services are abuzz with talk out of the White house that the government may use returned bank bailout money to make funds available to small businesses. The current lending environment is almost non existent as banks lick their wounds and resist full participation in the risky but guaranteed SBA ARC loan program. According […]

Client Grand Opening in Southside: The Learning Experience

Huxtable Education Group, a recent graduate of the Beaver Street Enterprise Center (BSEC), and a client of the SBDC, officially opened its new project, The Learning Center Child Development Center, on July 1, making it the first Learning Center franchise in Florida. This is a state of the art child care facility located on Southside […]

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