UNF Small Business Blog

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 […]

Wheels of Industry, Tires, and the Right Interface…

A mishap with my car got me thinking about wheels and tires last night. The “Wheels of Industry” is a phrase first used and written down, according to oxforddictionaries.com, in the mid 1700’s by William Wilke, a Church of Scotland minister who used it in one of his sermons. It occurred to me that wheels […]

Delivering the Goods…

If you have been following the news from England, you have been aware of the fiasco that Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) had to deal with there. Beginning on February 14th, 2018, and continuing for more than a week, KFC was unable to get chicken to their 900-plus stores in the UK and over 800 of […]

Ups and Downs, and Keeping Your Balance

Ideas for blogs can come from interesting associations. I was wondering what I should write my next blog about while bicycling this weekend as the weather in Florida has finally become cooler and less humid. After discarding several ideas, I associated bicycling with cycles and decided to write about the various cycles that affect business. […]

How to Respond to a Data Breach

You may have read that hackers broke into the Equifax database and stole personal information tied to 143 million people.  The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and dispute documents with personal identifying information […]

Alphabet Soup: “W”

The Speaking of Business blog is running a bit behind this month due to my taking some vacation time. This is the first blog of the month, and that means time for Alphabet Soup, the series that takes a letter of the alphabet in turn each month and examines some business concepts, topics, and words that […]

Employees… Pay, and Benefits

As the economy improves, a number of small businesses have reported not only having employees leave, but that they are having difficulty attracting a replacement. They have asked, “How much do I need to pay to get a good employee?” The glib answer is, “As much as it takes to hire and retain one.” The […]

Our Blog Just Turned Four! Five Must Have Small Business Links!

Time flies! Hard to believe that four years have zipped by since we started our UNF Small Business Blog. At the time, it all seemed so new and novel and it took us over an hour to learn how to create and publish our first post.Now it is part of our everyday marketing along with […]

Hiring Your First Employee Workshop On August 1st

-Decide what role to fill -Calculate how much you can afford -Understand employment law & taxes -Find the right person -Become the best boss The cost to attend includes the book Hire Your First Employee: The entrepreneur’s guide to finding, choosing, and leading great people. Pre-registration is required to ensure all attendees order and receive […]

The Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida (Jacksonville) hosted its 7th Annual Teen Entrepreneurship Conference-It’s HER Business today. The event encourages financial literacy and helps local high school girls learn about starting businesses and managing personal finances through interactive games and hands-on activities. Here are the pictures:

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