U.S. Small Business Administration

Save the Date! Small Business Week will be celebrated on May 28

One of the highlights of the year is coming up on May 28 at the Adam Herbert University Center. Show your support for small businesses at the 23rd Annual Small Business Week Celebration. The U.S. Small Business Administration will present its coveted Small Business Week awards spotlighting the outstanding contributions of North Florida business leaders […]

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Paul Arringtonhas supported small business development in a number of positions. Joining the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)  in 1984 as a staff attorney, he ultimately served as District Counsel in the SBA Jacksonville District Office until 2005. While with the SBA, Paul provided advice within the SBA, as well as to the lending community, […]

Leverage Your Entrepreneurial DNA: Position Your Business for Growth

The 22nd Annual Small Business Week Celebration will be held at the Adam W. Herbert University Center on May 22, 2014. This is the premier event for small businesses in Northeast Florida bringing together 400 owners and managers of companies (large and small), non-profit and community leaders, and lenders.  Joe Abraham This annual, must- attend event […]

Tropical Storm Debby Disaster Loan Information

Tropical Storm Debby has affected many small businesses in over half of Florida’s counties, and the Florida Small Business Development Center Network, through its Business Continuity and Risk Management (BCRM) Program, stands ready to help accelerate the recovery process. From disaster loan applications, management and technical assistance, and other post-disaster challenges, FSBDC certified business continuity […]

SBA Program Helps to Bridge the Small Business Gap

A recent press release from the U.S. Small Business Administration announces a study that shows Small Business Development Centers are a key player in economic development nationally. The report was published by the the National SmallBusiness Development Center Advisory Board. Here is the press release: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s national network of Small […]

USA Today interviews the SBA’s Karen Mills

Karen Mills, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration affirms in a USA Today interview that small businesses are indeed the backbone of our economy and need access to capital to continue growth and create jobs. She continues to urge Congress to pass the small business aid bill in front of them.

SBA Proudly Announces North Florida’s Small Business Week Champions

Jacksonville, Fla., — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) North Florida District Office is pleased to announce the SBA’s 2009 North Florida Small Business Week Champion winners. Each year for the past 43 years, the President has issued a proclamation declaring Small Business Week as a time for America to salute the achievements and contributions […]

Small Business Loans Go Green

Florida First Capital Finance Corporation (FFCFC) informs us that new SBA 504 public policy goals will benefit businesses that go green. As a part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Congress added new public policy goals to the SBA 504 loan program targeting businesses willing to go green. The U.S. Small Business […]

Magic Johnson SBA Administrator?

There are many names being batted around for SBA Administrator. The SBA desperately needs a shot in the arm and the right leadership would be critical. This Wall Street Journal article by Kelly Spors handicaps the front runners. As President-elect Obama unveils his Cabinet members, some small-business owners and organizations anxiously await who he’ll pick […]

SBDC Clients Share Their Stories

Like any nonprofit, if we do not tell the story about what we do here at the Small Business Development Center, then who will know? This short video gave our clients an opportunity to talk about their experiences with our staff at UNF as well as those in our Ocala and Gainesville locations. This was […]

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