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Success Story


From start to finish, working with Mark Yarick at the FSBDC at UNF was an awesome experience.  Overall, I think the SBDC is a fantastic bridge between individuals and lenders, and anyone seeking out an SBA loan would be crazy not to take advantage of this free service.

Kristin and Steven Kay - Ally Family Medicine

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I have been using the SBDC services for years and have been very satisfied. Over time, I have worked on numerous projects. The SBDC offers high-quality services. The organization has a wealth of resources of information to make any company successful. I strongly recommend the SBDC services to those companies needing guidance and directions. I am looking forward to working with SBDC on future projects

Gail Carter-Cade - GA LA CAR Beauty Salon

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Since the modest beginnings of my business undertakings eight years ago, the FSBDC consultants have provided me with valuable support and resources in launching and realizing my entrepreneurial aspirations.

Jamie Schofield - Faithfully Guided Health Center, LLC

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Every business owner should contact the SBDC for assistance,” said Kate.  “I couldn’t have done it without all of their help and will continue to use their services.

Kate Wagner - Sawgrass Pet Resort

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Don is our go-to guy for government contracting questions, a wealth of knowledge and an extension of the Magellan Government Capture team.

Justin Kane - Magellan Transport Logistics

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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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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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