Small Business

FSBDC at UNF Success Stories – Emergency Bridge Loans

Interview with Marco Tran, I-Tech Personnel Services in Jacksonville In the latter part of this year, Hurricane Irma brought quite the impact to Florida’s First Coast, but there is a silver lining – the Florida SBDC was able to assist local small businesses, like I-Tech Personnel Services, in obtaining Emergency Bridge Loans to help “bridge […]

Why Your Team Is Failing

Today’s educational system, from Kindergarten through college, puts a focus on team work. However, while you may learn who gets their work done versus who is counting on everyone else to get an “A” grade, your scholastic team experience probably did little to prepare you for business teamwork. When you think about it, every business […]

Ups and Downs, and Keeping Your Balance

Ideas for blogs can come from interesting associations. I was wondering what I should write my next blog about while bicycling this weekend as the weather in Florida has finally become cooler and less humid. After discarding several ideas, I associated bicycling with cycles and decided to write about the various cycles that affect business. […]

How to Respond to a Data Breach

You may have read that hackers broke into the Equifax database and stole personal information tied to 143 million people.  The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and dispute documents with personal identifying information […]

Alphabet Soup: “W”

The Speaking of Business blog is running a bit behind this month due to my taking some vacation time. This is the first blog of the month, and that means time for Alphabet Soup, the series that takes a letter of the alphabet in turn each month and examines some business concepts, topics, and words that […]

New UNF Assistance Program Targets Small Businesses Looking to Grow!

Jennifer Marko is the Program Director for ScaleUp North Florida, a new Small Business Administration (SBA) program based at the University of North Florida. Jacksonville was chosen as one of eight ScaleUp communities across the country. It is a year-long program that focuses on helping growth-oriented small business owners “scale up,” or grow, their businesses. […]

Client Interview: Carolle Vargas, Owner, Chief Executive Protocol Director, Your Etiquette Style

Hi, this is CBA Kevin Monahan. I had the opportunity recently to catch up Carolle Vargas: a client of mine who has an interesting business training people in the art of etiquette.                                               […]

David Sussman Describes Small Business Lending Options

Excellent short article posted by David Sussman, CEO of Valcor on The Washington Post site, describing how big banks are turning down nine out of ten loan applications and citing a Pepperdine study showing that small business lending is down 17% since last October. What to do? The article presents seven options you may not have considered […]

Jacksonville to Hear National Business Leaders Speak

The Relevancy Revolution Tour Aims to Change Business                                                                      Dave Fechtman, CEO, Roof Theory Advisors As a business leader or professional you most […]

The Federal Reserve Bank’s Small Business Survey

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and its branches are conducting a short poll of small businesses to help us better understand small business credit demand and availability. Similar polls were conducted in April 2010, July 2010, October 2010, January 2011, and April 2011. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta studies various factors in the […]

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