Entrepreneur & Business Success Stories from Jacksonville

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Juan Giron and Tom Goldner in front of the building of Alien Engineered Products in Ocala FL

It has been a pleasure to be able to network with SBDC throughout the years. It has been a resource that I have leaned on when the need arises. It is comforting to have Tom Goldner as a resource – he is always looking to share his real-world business experience and background in a mentoring capacity

Juan Giron - Alien Engineered Products


Plastic Masters International in East Palatka staff standing in front of a product ready for delivery

Rick Paul was a great help with putting together my package for the banks. Without his input, I’m sure the process would have taken longer.

Greg Bacon - Plastic Masters International


The SBDC has always responded with an answer when we had a question. I have Phil’s cell number on my speed dial, and he is my first ‘go-to’ resource for business assistance.

Kathryn and Kevin McMonigle - Solar Lights & More


Art Glass Jewelry Gifts by Heather Ferman

The value I have received from the SBDC is incredible. They have many great resources such as free webinars on a variety of useful topics. But the best thing about the SBDC is the one-on-one consulting with experts in various fields.

Heather Ferman - Heather Ferman Flamework Beads


Danmary Brito

When we met with Veronica and Jaime, they helped me focus on the next step. Now my products are in three stores in Jacksonville and I am taking phone orders. I am constantly adjusting my recipes and packaging, aiming to sell to big brands, step-by-step with the help of the SBDC

Danmary Brito - Succulent Food Jax


Women holding cupcake

I recommend the SBDC every time someone asks about business coaching or start-up assistance! I’m in a lot of social media groups for entrepreneurs in a few different fields and people ask about business coaching all the time. I let them know how helpful the SBDC has been for me and encourage them to reach out and talk to someone to see if SBDC can be helpful for them too.

Alexia Lewis - Keeping Healthy Simple Club


Chef Dennis Chan cutting the ribbon at his new location

It has been a pleasure growing our business with Cathy as our guiding light.  I can’t imagine growing our business to this level without tapping into the resources that the SBDC has shared with us.  I look forward to many more years of business success with the SBDC and Cathy as our partner. – Owner, Dennis Chan

Dennis Chan - Blue Bamboo


Ivonne Ortiz and a cake

Seeing people captivated and smiling after they have tasted one of my creations is a delight.

Ivonne Ortiz - Sweet Treats by Ivonne


Copper Coil

We really appreciate the assistance we received from the Small Business Development Center and feel fortunate to have had the resource.

Skyler Deldrago & Michael Franco - Copper Coil


tour guide driving a couple in a golf cart

Working with the SBDC during these times has been very helpful.  With help from professionals like Veronica and Jaime, we implemented changes in our website and marketing strategies that grew the business

Anes and Luis Salva - St. Augustine Land and Sea Tours


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