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Successful entrepreneurs mentor new business owners in 5K at UNF

The 1st Annual River City Mentor Walk was held at the University of North Florida campus on April 27.  During the River City Mentor Walk early-stage small business owners were matched with seasoned entrepreneurs who acted as mentors while they walked the three-mile trek around the UNF campus. Pairs discussed business challenges and ideas for entrepreneurial success. Twenty-two early stage […]

Meet Small Business Attorneys-Get Free Advice!

February 17th, 2011 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet and talk to knowledgeable attorneys for a song! Florida’s Small Business Resource Network has assembled in one place all the legal advisors and experts in small business law that any entrepreneur would need. In just one day, these legal professionals will arm your arsenal of information […]

Pet Shots Cheap Partners with Winn Dixie to Provide Pet Clinics

David and Patricia Watkins have big hearts when it comes to pets. That’s why they started their business, Pet Shots Cheap. They set up pet clinics staffed with veterinarians and techs at Winn Dixie and Advance Auto stores on weekends to provide inexpensive shots and brief physicals for dogs and cats. It’s a simple business […]

Looking for financing for your business?

The Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) Presents: Bagels & Bankers June 3, 20108:30 am to 10:30 amBeaver Street Enterprise Center1225 W. Beaver St.$10 per person – includes bagels! Looking for financing for your business? Need a loan? Ever wonder how SBA loan programs can help your business? Want to know more about the financing options […]

Small Business Resource Network Newsletter

SBRN Connections Newsletter Summer 2009 The Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) is a public-private partnership of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network and member firms that serve small businesses. SBRN is a free information clearing-house to connect small businesses with government and non-profit agencies, and the fee-for-service professional expertise they need to achieve their […]

Jacksonville Small Business Lending: Bankers and Bagels, June 4th

Looking for financing for your business? Need a loan? Ever wonder how SBA loan programs can help your business?  Want to know more about the financing options in the stimulus package? Do you know what a factor is? Learn all this and more at Bagels & Bankers. An event for networking with lenders and a panel of experts in lending. Topics of discussion include: […]

Success Story: Arlette’s Place

Arlette Price decided it was time to work for herself. She had a vision of a small but beautiful store selling unique items for the home and gifts that could be personalized. She already had the experience, having been a buyer for Wal-Mart and she had European retail buying experience as well. Even as a […]

Tax Time! IRS Small Business Deductions You Need To Be Aware Of!

Tiare Rath is a freelance journalist and a former personal finance columnist for In an article for, She outlines some key deductions you need to be aware of for your 2008 return. This article is in no way intended to replace good professional tax advice. There my be more deductions than this list […]

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