Success Story

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

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We originally contacted the Florida SBDC at UNF before we started our business to work on our business concept. They were able to get us in the mindset of being business owners, and they opened our eyes to all that is involved in owning and running your own business.

Oliver and Julieta Mosqueda - Guanabana Artisan Ice Pops

Dress Designer Katherine Way

The Florida SBDC has really helped me understand so much more about the process of exporting

Katherine Way - Katherine Way Collections

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I had no idea what I needed to do to purchase a business, and she ran the numbers, gave me contacts in the community, assisted with the business plan…She was a lifesaver and always super supportive, patient and honest about the pros/cons of owning a business.

Jodi Hague - Bliss Cakery

Man standing in tile showroom

Every small business owner needs to take advantage of the services offered by the SBDC.  This is a resource that can help in so many ways.

Brian Perry - Dimensions in Tile

Man standing in front of business store front

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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As a small business person, we often just need someone to talk to and bounce ideas off of. Many of us feel as though we are blazing a trail every day and that can be a lonely feeling. It is both reassuring and encouraging to be able to talk confidentially with people who understand our goals and the hurdles in achieving them.

Mike Zaffaroni - Liberty Landscape Supply

Jodi Henson with SBDC was instrumental in helping us put together a sound business plan.  And it didn’t stop there, as Jodi continues to follow our journey to ensure we remain successful

Heather Edge and Pam James - Pelindaba Lavender Amelia Island

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