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On Target!

Does your business have a customer or market niche? If so, you can conduct target marketing and focus your efforts directly on potential customers. If not, your business is functioning in a generic or commodity market where it is hard to distinguish your product or service from that of your competitors. Many businesses have products […]

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 […]

Jane Jordan to Present “Making the Ask” at Our 7th Annual Conference October 6th!

It’s that Time again. The 7th Annual FSBDC at UNF Nonprofit Conference will run from 7:45 a.m to 1: 30 p.m. on Friday the 6th of October. As always, we like to let all attendees know what they are getting! Lets start with the legendary Jane Jordan, who brings us a wealth of experience in […]

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 […]

SBDC Success Story: Jacksonville Cake Supplies- Learn How To Bake With the Right Tools!

They say if you can’t find something you want, maybe YOU should make it available. So it was with Evette Lemoine – Fernandez, our client who had a brainstorm! Where did you get the idea for this business?I have been cake decorating for several years. When I moved to Jacksonville Florida I was constantly traveling […]

Increase In Boomers Selling Their Businesses

An article in today’s Rochester Democrat & Chronicle point out that Baby Boomers are selling and retiring from their small businesses at a higher rate. Reasons cited by owners include an inability to keep up with social media, higher taxes and economic uncertainty. In many cases, boomers don’t want to be working at 75 unless […]

Buzzword Bingo

By Cathy Hagan, Certified Business Analyst “Buzzword bingo” is a game used in meetings to track overuse of management “buzzwords” by the speaker to mask a lack of knowledge rather than providing information or actual value.  The goal of the game is to get a certain number of words in a row and then yell […]

SBDC Interview With Tammy Berning, Owner of Ms. Mulligan’s Consignment Boutique

Our client Tammy Berning stopped in and we couldn’t resist interviewing her about Ms. Mulligans Consignment Boutique located in Mandarin. What made you want to open a consignment shop? I have always shopped in consignment stores and appreciated the savings in buying second-hand.  I wanted to open a store where I could share this savings with […]

New Video Show: Business Beat With Kevin Monahan, SBDC at UNF

Kevin Monahan, Certified Business Analyst, interviews the founders of 12 World Challenges about their innovative business model that helps nonprofits raise funds and promote their organization at the same time. The company has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to their friends at the UNF SBDC.

An Interview With Dr. Julee Miller AP, DOM, LMT

UNF SBDC: Tell us how you first got started in alternative medicine. My healthcare venture began back in 1981 when I was a youth volunteer at Bay Pines VA Medical Center for five years in the rehabilitation department. This incredible experience afforded me to witness first-hand how to help restore function from “dysfunction”.  The human […]

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