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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 […]

SBDC Success Story

Attorney Kate Mesic’s parents immigrated to the United States from Russia when she was just 15 years old so Kate and her sister could have the chance at a better life in America.  Kate’s first and most important goal when she came to the US was to master the English language for herself and her […]

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 […]

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Thanks to Coleman Publishing for featuring our blog on their nationally known website! ARC LENDERSWachoviaWells Fargo & Co.J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.PNC Financial Services Group Inc.Regions BankSuntrustBB&T Courtesy: University of North Florida SBDC Known Participating Banks in the SBA ARC Loan ProgramUniversity of North Florida (SBDC) released a list of 8 lenders making SBA ARC […]

USA Today:MBA Grads Create Their Own Jobs by Launching Firms

New hiring is down dramatically, and new grads are in the fiercest competition for jobs since the late 70’s. This USA Today article discusses the entrepreneurial attitude of thes grads in the wake of a down economy. Here at the SBDC, we are getting local grads from JU and UNF (as well others), who seek to create […]

Tax Time! IRS Small Business Deductions You Need To Be Aware Of!

Tiare Rath is a freelance journalist and a former personal finance columnist for In an article for, She outlines some key deductions you need to be aware of for your 2008 return. This article is in no way intended to replace good professional tax advice. There my be more deductions than this list […]

New Class-Learn Quickbooks!

Lets face it, if you are starting a business or are already operating one you need to know how to keep books. Even if you have a bookkeeper or you outsource it, you should still know what you are looking at every month. This workshop will provide you with the information you need to get […]

Featured Business: Body Balance Institute

Vicki Sullivan is an advanced degreed nutrition consultant, adjunct instructor at the University of North Florida and business owner since 1997. In 2001, she opened a small studio in her home where she offered both private and shared Pilates classes. By 2006, she had leased space at the beaches. Vicki had a vision of a […]

Happy Holidays!

Best wishes from all of us at the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida. Let’s hope for a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year! How can I recapture the wonderI feel when I’m watching it snowWith the snow in the wind madly dancingAnd swirling, excitingly so. Or deep in […]

Small Business Success: Qualitative Research Services

It’s All About Research. In January of 2003, Elaine Anwander left a long career in the corporate sector and wanted to explore entrepreneurship. She attended a How to STARTUP Your Own Business workshop offered by the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida. At the workshop she met Kevin Monahan, Certified Business […]

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