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8 ways a seasonal business can manage money better

By Tracy Nazzaro, FSBDC at UNF Business Consultant and Contributing Writer A seasonal business can often take advantage of short-term revenue increases and heavy customer traffic.  But in order to maintain long-term success, the company has to have year-round money management strategies.  Proper planning is crucial when it comes to cash flow, expenses, billing and […]

Export University to be Held on Wednesday August 5th

With 75% of the world’s purchasing power residing outside of the United States, small businesses cannot afford to ignore developing an export strategy to grow their bottom line. Becoming a successful exporter involves planning and connecting with the right resources. Export University brings together international experts from the field to discuss the mechanics of going […]

Our SBDC Interview With Lequita Brooks, LCN Enterprises

Tell us about your business: LCN Enterprise, LLC is a human capital management consulting firm that incorporates education and career coaching to improve the workforce. We invest in individuals to have fulfilling lives by helping them accomplish their career goals. To us a fulfilling career contributes to one’s overall happiness in life. We offer services […]

LINC up with the SBA

By Cassius F. Butts, Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration There’s a hunger among entrepreneurs to find financing to get their business off the ground or to take the next big step in their expansion plan. Across the country, thousands of small businesses are searching for term loans, equipment financing, lines of credit, invoice financing, […]

Affordable Care Act: What a CPA wants you to know

This year we add new Affordable Care Act (ACA) forms to the tax filing process. This change isn’t minor—for many, your 1040 will include the filing of Form 8962 or 8965—or both— and it isn’t voluntary. Under the ACA, your 2014 income tax return is the tool you’ll use to report your compliant health insurance […]

60 Ways to Grow Your List: Back to Business

Ready to start 2015 with new customers? Consider growing your email marketing list.  Having an interested and qualified list of contacts, that you can stay top of mind with, is vital to every business. Continuing to grow that list is just as important. In this workshop we will show you 60 easy ways to grow […]

Businesses and Online Reviews: Understanding the Good and the Bad

Almost every consumer business is subject to online reviews that they can’t control. Depending on the industry, anywhere from 73% – 90% of consumers read online reviews before buying a product or service. So, how can we make sure to leverage the good reviews and respond to the bad? To help us all better understand this […]

Be a part of a ground-breaking study on social media usage in small business

Research indicates a growing belief that Social Media may be the most beneficial to Small and Medium Enterprises. The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida is partnering with UNF faculty in a groundbreaking study to define strategies that optimize the use of Social Media. Such strategies can drive up revenues […]

Protect the Data! More Regulations on Businesses.

The Florida legislature has decided to take a more aggressive approach to identity theft. A new law that went into effect on July 1, 2014, the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (“FIPA”), places more stringent notification obligations on most businesses and increases the fines and penalties for non-compliance. FIPA is at the same time broader […]

New program for businesses ready for growth!

ScaleUp North Florida is a new SBA program designed for growth-oriented small business and high-potential entrepreneurs who want to create jobs, increase sales and access capital for business development. Participants will receive entrepreneurial education customized to the needs of Stage 1 companies. Recognized experts will deliver 24 hours of proven, existing curriculum focused on strategic […]

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