Success Stories

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The SBDC helped me by breaking down the huge task of starting a business into pieces that I could manage and see how I could be profitable.

Danielle Rohrbaugh - Drift Day Spa

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Any question I had, she was able to guide me in the direction I needed. She basically helped with everything. I don’t think this would’ve happened without Cheryl’s help.

Ralph Sevearance - R&J Power Equipment

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Through the power of the SBDC, we have had the opportunity to work with many quality professionals.

Kelsea Eckert - Eckert & Associates

My Procurement Specialist, Don Zavesky, helped us get started and has supported our success along the way.

Wilene Dennis - Dversiti Industries

SBDC has a professional and customer-oriented program which systematically consults with a new business owner to elicit new skills, insights, products and confidence. Working with Blake allowed me to move successfully into the competitive non-profit sector with a well-polished plan and product. Having been out of the work force for over 12 years while raising my four children, I was hesitant, but Blake’s coaching inspired confidence, skills and success!

Karen Demuth - Connecting Thru Music (CTM)

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Mike’s knowledge of the business, his guidance on how to start, having us go through the numbers and helping us get ready to open were invaluable.

Tony and Beverly Burch - Eastside Pizza

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Seek experts like the SBDC with their business experience and expertise to shorten your learning curve.


Jerry Gitchel - Jacksonville Business Club

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The resources of the Florida SBDC and consultant Cheryl Lynch are priceless. Cheryl has been a guiding light for us, saving us time and money, as we launch our business.

Chris Leduc - River City Marketing

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I could not have done this without the assistance of Marge and the FSBDC


Daniel Plummer - Daniel Plummer Trucking

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You strategically moved Taphouse Graphics from point A to point B before Lindee and I knew where point B was supposed to be.

Will and Lindee Shaw - Taphouse Graphics

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