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Business Opportunities: How to Decide on a Franchise Not-So-Secret Rules of Business Etiquette Are Franchise Opportunities Really Less Risky Than Business Startups? Top CEOs: Myths about Hiring “A” Players Business Distilled 5 Reasons to Have a Banker BFF
 

Business Opportunities: How to Decide on a Franchise

By Marshall Reddy For the prospective small business owner, franchises are a great avenue to consider. There are many benefits to owning a franchise and thousands of people purchase franchises each year. In fact, the Franchise Times, a leading franchise news source, reported that nearly 12,000 franchise units are sold per year. In general, franchises… Read More »

Not-So-Secret Rules of Business Etiquette

Have you ever heard, “Don’t place your elbows on the table…it isn’t polite,” only to be left wondering, “Why is this such a bad thing?” There are a myriad of small actions that we’ve taken in business meetings, networking events, and other professional gatherings, that shaped the outcomes of those meetings in ways that we… Read More »

Are Franchise Opportunities Really Less Risky Than Business Startups?

By Marshall Reddy So you’ve decided to become your own boss…now what? There are two basic paths to business ownership that most people embark on. Choosing the right path is not so much a matter of risk as it is a matter of your personal best fit. Whether or not you decide to explore franchise… Read More »

Top CEOs: Myths about Hiring “A” Players

Every great, profitable company has the same thing in common. The concept is so simple yet so elusive. Top CEOs understand  “A” players attract other “A” players, and that “B” players attract “C” players. We asked Laura Sabo, facilitator with Renaissance Executive Forums in Jacksonville, Florida, to share with us some real-world tips. Here are… Read More »

Business Distilled

A Fight for Legal Rights and the Pursuit of Local Quality at St. Augustine Distillery By Ryan Winter One of Northeast Florida’s top tour stops invites locals and visitors alike to taste the passion and history  that culminate in world-class spirits at St. Augustine Distillery. Imagine the crisp smells of juniper, cassia bark, and citrus… Read More »

5 Reasons to Have a Banker BFF

If you own a business, you may be surprised to learn how precious your business is to bankers. It doesn’t matter if you have a small mobile dog grooming business, or thousands of employees. You deserve respect and service. Your banker should be in your inner circle and be viewed as an asset, not simply… Read More »

Law Offices of Kate Mesic Welcomes Attorney Winnie Staats

22 July 2016

The Law Offices of Kate Mesic is pleased to announce that Winifred R. “Winnie” Staats has joined the firm. Her practice areas include family law, domestic violence injunctions, criminal & DUI defense, and wills & trusts. Ms. Staats earned her Juris Doctor degree, with a Certificate in Business Law, from Florida Coastal School of Law… Read More »

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Forking Amazing Restaurants Hires Michael Bump as Executive Pastry Chef

07 July 2016

Forking Amazing Restaurants, a Jacksonville-based restaurant group comprising Ovinté, Bistro Aix and Il Desco, has hired Michael Bump as its first Executive Pastry Chef. Bump now oversees the pastry program for each restaurant in the group’s portfolio. His responsibilities include menu development, management of other pastry chefs and dessert catering. Matt Mannick, President of Forking… Read More »

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Community First Credit Union Appoints Executives to Board, Audit Committee

29 June 2016

Community First Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in Florida based in Jacksonville, announces it has appointed two local executive leaders to its volunteer board of directors and its audit committee. Malinda “Lindy” Prudencio has been named to the board and Alan Lovett has been named to the audit committee. Prudencio will serve… Read More »

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Ultimate CFO Jane Scofield joins 121 Financial’s Leadership Team

27 June 2016

121 Financial announced today Jane L. Scofield is joining as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Scofield joins 121 Financial from Ennis, Pellum CPAs where she was the Director of Business Advisory Services. Scofield comes to 121 Financial with over 20 years experience in private and public accounting. She has served as in-house and outsourced… Read More »

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Ameris Bank Announces New Location in Downtown Jacksonville’s Urban Core

27 June 2016

Ameris Bank, the largest community bank by deposit market share in Jacksonville, announced its newest location at 121 Atlantic Place.  This fall, Ameris Bank will occupy the first floor of this historic downtown banking building located at 121 West Forsyth Street. Ameris Bank Market President Kendall Spencer shared, “We are excited to maintain our Downtown… Read More »

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Finalists Announced for the First Coast Hispanic Chamber Excellence in Business Awards

17 June 2016

The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) announced the finalists for the 2016 Excellence in Business Awards, which honor individuals and businesses that have positively impacted the Hispanic community. The winners will be presented with their honors at the inaugural awards breakfast to be held on July 14 at The University Club from 7:30am… Read More »

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Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Training Program

07 June 2016

How about an all-in-one device that cooks and slices your homemade pizza?  Or coffee that helps you lose weight, or a new kind of golf tee that improves your driving range performance?  These are all innovative ideas developed by veterans and pitched to judges in the culmination of a new, state-funded entrepreneurship program recently completed… Read More »

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Solar entrepreneur wins Florida small business of the year

06 June 2016

The United States Small Business Administration named a combat veteran as Florida’s 2016 Veteran-Owned Small-Business Person of the Year. Pete Wilking, founder and president of A1A Solar Contracting, increased sales by 152 percent from 2012 to 2013. Based on increased demand, the company created more jobs by expanding from eight to 11 employees in 2013… Read More »

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Cowford Chophouse Owner Announces Executive Chef

11 April 2016

Jacques Klempf, a founding partner in Forking Amazing Restaurants and owner of the Cowford Chophouse, has named Ian Lynch as the Executive Chef of the Cowford Chophouse. Lynch is currently the restaurant group’s Executive Chef. He will transition into his new role this summer. Since joining the FAR group in 2012, he has served as… Read More »

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Multi-Tasking Mastery

02 April 2016

Now that life has brought commitments and children, my wife and I don’t spend as much one-on–one time as we should. When the opportunity arises for us to get away and go to dinner we look forward to the occasion. Being a beaches resident, we have tried just about every restaurant within 20 minutes. So,… Read More »

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