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Success Stories

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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 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


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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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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


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The help and resources that I have been given for free is incredible and I have even shared the information with many of my healthcare colleagues due to how involved and supportive the team has been. Just how much everyone is personally vested in my clinic and success is just so appreciated!

Shane Grindle - Integrative Med Group


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We worked very closely with the talented consultants and specialists at the Florida SBDC and we were able to make the best out of a tough situation. We are now poised to build upon the foundation that we laid last year by taking the time to work on our business plan and our marketing strategy.

Amanda and Ted Cordano - Safe Solutions USA


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