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The Economic Census Needs Your Help

  In November and December, more than 4 million American businesses will receive 2012 Economic Census forms. Responses to the questionnaire are required by law (Title 13, U.S. Code), to be returned by February 12, 2013. Every 5 years, the Economic Census develops a comprehensive portrait of American business, from the national to the local level. […]

We Serve 18 Counties. Sometimes We Aren’t So Welcome.

From Citrus County right up through Nassau, the Small Business Development Center at UNF serves 18 counties in providing needed technical assistance, advice and programs to the small business community. Lot’s of people believe in us and the work we do. So much so that we have had eight funding partners helping ensure we can […]

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 […]

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 […]

UNF SBDC Success Story: BandZorb

“The SBDC at UNF has offered incredible support for my start-up business endeavor.”  Terry Zebouni is the inventor of the revolutionary BandZorb® disposable headwear liners – the world’s first self-adhesive, absorbent, ultra-thin liners that come in two sizes, fit virtually all headwear and may be cut to fit children’s and teen’s headwear. They have a […]

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 […]

National Association Survey Notes Small Business Optimism

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Small Business Index which measures the attitude of entrepreneurs is up again. This is the third month in a row where the sector has demonstrated optimism in the economy. You can read the NFIB study here. It appears the long crawl back is picking up speed. Hopefully retail sales […]

PTAC: New Office to Help Companies do Business With the Government

PTAC Specialist Lisa Haggerty has new digs! She will be housed in a much more efficent office within the Small Business Development Center at UNF. Now might be a good time to describe what PTAC does and highlight some of the workshops offered to businesses in our community.The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), provides free counseling […]

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