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An interview with Peter Schönning, president, Polyhistor International

Polyhistor international is a Jacksonville company that helps people and companies take an idea and turn it into a product. We caught up with UNF SBDC client Peter Schönning and asked him to tell us more about his unique company. How did you come up with the name Polyhistor for a company name? Polyhistor (ˌpä–lē–ˈhis-tər) […]

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 […]

Warren Brown from CakeLove and food network’s Sugar Rush coming to UNF!

May 13, 2010UNF University CenterJacksonville, FL This annual luncheon event includes the presentation of the prestigious U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Week and Top Lender awards. The luncheon will be topped off with the amazing story of keynote speaker Warren Brown. Warren Brown is the owner of the Washington, DC-based CakeLove and the host […]

Why small banks are not lending

We had been hearing that banks were not lending because they are under very tight government scrutiny. That seems to be the case based on a great article from USA Today called “Small banks say they can’t win in small-business lending”. According to the article, while Washington continues to urge banks to lend, Bank examiners […]

An interview with Lauren Little: Edible Arrangements

Lauren Little is the owner of two Edible Arrangements stores located in Avondale and Bartram Park (Mandarin). Edible Arrangements is a franchise concept which specializes in creating delicious fruit designs filled with fresh strawberries, pineapple, grapes, oranges, cantaloupe, honeydew, bananas and pears. Arrangements are guaranteed fresh and are available in a variety of styles and […]

SBDC Announces Award Winners

In September, Florida SBDC Network (FSBDCN) employees gathered to recognize staff, volunteers and resource partners for performance excellence in support of entrepreneurs growing small businesses in Florida. Performance Excellence Awards were presented at the during the Annual FSBDCN statewide meeting in Orlando, Florida, by FSBDCN State Director Jerry Cartwright and the SBDC Directors. The following […]

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Be a Warrior, Not a Worrier

Jay Goltz is a frequent contributor to the New York Times small business section. He runs three businesses in Chicago. In this article, he encourages small business owners to pause for a little self examination in mid 2009, and urges coming out for the second half of the year with an aggressive attitude. This is […]

South Florida Mirrors Northeast Florida’s Urgent Quest for Small Business Capital

Marcia Hiroux Pounds writes in the Sun-Sentinel that there is a great deal of frustration on the part of small businesses in South Florida that banks are not lending at a time when they need it most. This pretty much mirrors what is happening in Northeast Florida as well. Borrego Springs Bank, while not participating […]

SBDC Client Spotlight: Jennifer Miller, Printing and Promotional Partners

What does Printing and Promotional Partners do? We are a full-service advertising specialties company with a wide range of promotional items available for you to promote your company. We help you extend your imagination by introducing creative angles to gain advantage over your competition. We guarantee high quality products. Printing & Promotional Partners’ close relationship […]

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