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How to find an experienced and aggressive business broker to sell your business

A small business owner can benefit when they hire a business broker to sell their business. Not only will the business broker work on their behalf to find qualified buyers, they will do so confidentially. When you want to sell your business, what should you look for in a broker? First of all, ask a… Read More »

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Life After Layoff Could be Better Than Ever

By Marshall Reddy When Rick Graham was laid off from a 23-year career in health care, it was a gift, he’ll tell you. “Had the layoff not happened, we would have missed out on our dream,” says the 53-year-old. He is now president of Club Pilates in Jacksonville, a franchise opportunity that I helped him… Read More »

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Coastal Conference Center in Downtown Jacksonville Opens for Business

Coastal Conference Center located 225 Water Street, Suite 2000 in downtown Jacksonville announced that they are officially open for business and taking reservations. The 15 dedicated conference and meeting room space is a first for Jacksonville. Leveraging the need for temporary meeting space, founder Lisa Gufford, has been fielding inquiries and  taking reservations even before… Read More »

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Ross Hughes & Associates, CPA’s Promote John Murk

Ross Hughes & Associates (www.rosshughescpa.com) announced today that CPA, John Murk has been promoted to a partner of the firm.  “In the many years that John has worked with the firm he has demonstrated superior technical knowledge and dedication to his co-workers and clients. He is well deserving of this promotion. We are excited to… Read More »

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When Your Spouse is arrested for DUI

It usually happens on Friday or Saturday night. You get a phone call from a number you don’t recognize. You don’t pick up. But the person keeps calling. When you finally do pick up, you hear the message: “This is a collect call from [your spouse’s name, in their voice].” They’re calling you from jail.… Read More »

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Franklin Street Secures New First Watch Location for Brooklyn Station

Franklin Street, the exclusive leasing representative for First Watch Restaurants, announces the popular, Tampa-based breakfast-brunch- lunch concept is opening three new locations in the area, the newest to be located in the former site of Corner Bakery at Brooklyn Station on Riverside Avenue. Construction on the Brooklyn Station location will commence this summer. The building… Read More »

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Top SBA Lenders Named for FY16

North Florida’s economy continues to improve and small business lending is at the center of that recovery. SBA guaranteed 1,128 loans through its North Florida District Office, valued at nearly $572 million in loans for small businesses in Fiscal Year 2016.  The following lenders have made an extraordinary contribution to small business lending in Fiscal… Read More »

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Pulled over for DUI? What happens next?

First of all, I hope you are never in this situation. But here are some important things that people wish they’d known before they are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence. People are often confused about what happens next when blue lights come up behind them. It’s helpful to understand a typical DUI… Read More »

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Amelia Toffee Lands Sweet Deal with Gate Stores

Amelia Toffee Company has expanded its product line to enter the convenience store market. The artisan toffee company is now selling three newly-developed products at 26 GATE retail stores: Southern Heat Peanut Toffee, Bold Brew Peanut Toffee and Salty Bean Coffee Toffee. Amelia Toffee continues to offer a separate line of innovative artisan toffees at… Read More »

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Downtown Vision Announces 2017 #DTJax Award Winners

Downtown Vision, Downtown Jacksonville’s non-profit Business Improvement District announced today the winners of the second annual #DTJax Awards who will be celebrated at the upcoming #DTJax Gala: River of Dreams. The #DTJax Awards recognize community leaders who work to create a vibrant environment, who support economic revitalization efforts through the activation of underutilized resources, job… Read More »

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