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Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Guarantee and Forgiveness Program Overview The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.  SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage […]

Congrats to our Florida SBDC Network Performance Excellence Award Winners!

Every year the Florida SBDC Network presents it’s Performance Excellence Awards.  This is an opportunity to recognize and demonstrate appreciation to network personnel, students, volunteers, partners, centers, and legislators who contribute to the success of the FSBDC mission—to help Florida businesses succeed and create positive impact for our economy.  Here are the winners of the Northeast […]

From Military Service to Government Business

If you are a veteran or service-disabled veteran entrepreneur, you will want to understand the programs available to help you succeed in government contracting. There are many preferred small business certifications available to veterans through various local, state, and federal agencies. Within the federal government, there are two distinct programs – the government-wide Service Disabled […]

Keys to Selling a Business

A recent survey of top business brokers inquired about the reasons some businesses sell and others do not, the reasons some businesses sit on the market for years, and others do not. Here are the main reasons that businesses do not sell successfully or quickly: Reason 1: The business is overpriced. This accounts for over […]

Fostering America’s Small Employers

The economy added 211,000 jobs in November, 2015, marking the strongest three years of job creation since 2000 with 8.1 million jobs added. Our businesses have now added 13.7 million jobs over 69 straight months, extending the longest streak on record. These records are possible thanks to America’s small businesses. Small businesses create nearly two […]

The Business Within…

Symbiosis can be defined for business purposes as “any interdependent or mutually beneficial relationship between two persons, groups, etc.” [www.dictionary.com] Symbiotic businesses exist as a “business within a business.” There are several forms that a “business within a business” may take.  The two businesses may each be visible to customers as separate entities.  Or, like […]

The Government Could be Your Next Best Customer

The U.S. government is the world’s largest buyer of products and services. Purchases by federal, state, and local government agencies exceed $550 billion a year, and include everything from weapons systems to janitorial services and transportation support. In short, the government buys just about every imaginable service and product. By law, federal agencies are required […]

The 5-C Strategy to Building High Performance Teams

Building high performing teams is easy to talk about and can be difficult to accomplish. To accelerate your team’s productivity we will focus on the 5-C Strategy to Building High Performing Teams: 1. Clarity of Individual Strengths; 2. Communication; 3. Common Goals; 4. Clarity of Roles & Tasks; 5. Collaboration. Challenges of Building a High […]

New IRS Resource helps Employers Understand the Health Care Law

The new ACA Information Center for Applicable Large Employers page on IRS.gov features information and resources for employers of all sizes on how the health care law may affect them if they fit the definition of an applicable large employer. The web page includes the following sections: What’s Trending for ALEs, How to Determine if […]

Are you a small business owner ready to grow?

Does this describe you? A small business owner, in business for at least two years, generating between $150,000 and $750,000 in annual revenue and located in Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, Clay, Baker or Putnam counties? Do you want to grow in 2016? If so, then ScaleUp North Florida could be a great opportunity for you! […]

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