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 […]

Cottage Food Law : Small Scale Business Without Permits

During the 2011 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature enacted House Bill 7209 allowing individuals to  manufacture, sell and store certain types of “cottage food” products in an unlicensed home kitchen.  Cottage food products include such items as  breads, cakes, cookies, candies, jams, jellies, and fruit pies. Any and all products produced must have correct cottage […]

Discover Your Gateway to Entrepreneurship March 13th at UNF!

Business Success Tour 2012… If you are in a position to make a career change and realize the dream of owning your own business, this lunch and learn workshop is for you.Join us for a unique LIVE event. Hear from a panel of experts on business ownership and meet influential franchisors coming to town specifically […]

SBA Administrator Karen Mills Kudos to Small Business Development Centers

SBDC Counselors recently received some well earned praise and appreciation. Administrator Karen Mills was recently appointed to President Obama’s cabinet. She’s still making sure that everyone knows about counselors like ours. She just gave an interview to WNYC New York Public Radio. She talks about the SBA, her Cabinet appointment, small business loan levels and […]

SBDC Client Spotlighted in UNF Marketing Publication Inside

Student builds energy drink brand with SBDC assistanceBy Matt ColemanThe long hours and taxing shifts as a sonar technician and search-and-rescue diver at Mayport Naval Station were draining. Coffee didn’t cut it when he needed to stay alert and focused. Neither did those sugary, massively caffeinated energy drinks. So, Brian Smith, a University of North Florida marketing […]

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 […]

UNF SBDC Client Fighter Energy Enters Market

Congratulations Brian Smith on your great new energy product hitting the market! DELRAY BEACH, FL – Fighter Energy, a brand that provides a healthy, convenient energy drink to consumers, has partnered with Nutritional Products International (NPI) for the retail distribution of its products. Fighter Energy® effervescent tablets dissolve in water or your favorite beverage and […]

Social Media Marketing Strategy Made Simple!

January 18 | 10:00 to 12:00 pm & 1:30 to 3:30 pmUNF University CenterTwo Free Workshops! Social Media Marketing | 10:00 to 12:00 pm Not sure how (or why) to incorporate social media (FaceBook, Twitter, Linked-In) into your marketing strategy? This session is for you! Learn how to: Use social media to promote your organization Develop good […]

Looking forward to 2011

Holiday wishes from the staff of the Small Business Development Center at UNF! We wish for you a holiday That’s better than your dreams, Filled with peace, good will and hope And firelight that gleams, Overflowing with holiday spirit Good food and holiday laughter; And when it’s done, We hope that you Live happily ever […]

An interview with Crissie Cudd, Manager, Watson Realty, Southside

Crissie is a dynamic marketer and networker for all things Watson. She is constantly looking for new ways to make her Realtors more successful. We caught up with her at the SBDC office… How did you wind up in real estate? I used to sell “bodies” for a living – I was in the temporary […]

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