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Top 50 Business Influencers

The results of the nominations for Advantage Magazine’s Top 50 Business Influencers are in, and our readers have spoken. We put it to you, the small business community, to tell us who you consider to be the top business influencers in Jacksonville—people that every business owner should know—and you exceeded our expectations. After hundreds of… Read More »

The four keys to speaking success in any environment

By Mark A. Vickers Whether you are presenting in a meeting or conference, or speaking to a customer or staff, your ability to speak effectively and strategically will determine your success. Have you ever listened to a salesperson and wondered: “When are they going to stop talking?” Have you sat through a presentation and wondered… Read More »

Choose the right strategy to connect on LinkedIn

By Peter Roesler Most business owners have heard of LinkedIn, which markets itself as the world’s largest professional network. Many are also aware that some business owners have managed to make money from LinkedIn either through content marketing or lead generation strategies. Using LinkedIn for marketing is simpler than some may think, and those who… Read More »

Pain is very useful

By Rusty Bozman Some years ago, I turned to a good friend for a supportive ear when I was going through a low point in my personal life. As usual, he was generous with his time, but at the very end of our conversation he gave me something much greater than what I originally asked… Read More »

Local University Gaining Momentum

Jacksonville University is influencing the local business community by preparing students to succeed and helping companies to grow. In expanding its involvement in the community, JU is impacting businesses by providing real-world challenges and opportunities that its students can help solve and meet. “Our goal with the graduate school overall is to provide a forum… Read More »

The day the disaster plan was TESTED

If it were not for a well honed disaster plan, the fire that destroyed Advantage Design Group’s office could have also destroyed its business, given its dependence upon the equipment and contents that were inside. Just as a trucking company would take pride in its vehicles, Advantage Design Group prides itself on using the best… Read More »

Social media risk management for small business

25 February 2014

By Peter Roesler Social media marketing is so simple and effective that business owners often don’t think about what can go wrong. However, social media is like any other tool, in that a business can inflict self harm if it doesn’t use it properly. Just as there are safety precautions to take when using physical… Read More »

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JAX Chamber announces Alan Mosley as Vice President of Transportation, Energy and Logistics

21 February 2014

JAX Chamber President and CEO Daniel Davis announced today that Alan Mosley is joining the Chamber’s leadership team as Vice President of Transportation, Energy and Logistics. In this role, Mosley will be the executive director of the North Florida Transportation Business Alliance, which will advocate for and advance regional transportation and logistics projects that benefit… Read More »

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The right conditions for effective incentive plans

19 February 2014

By Rusty Bozman Since the 1960s, theorists and researchers have amassed an impressive body of knowledge around the topic of incentive compensation. Over my 25-year career in human resource and total rewards, I have struggled through most of this material – either through need or curiosity. However, while this published material is both insightful and… Read More »

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JAX Chamber partners with One Spark festival as 2014 sponsor and venue

17 February 2014

The JAX Chamber has partnered with One Spark, The World’s Crowdfunding Festival, as a sponsor and a venue for the innovation festival taking place in April in Downtown Jacksonville. “The Chamber is proud to be a sponsor and venue of One Spark, which offers a unique opportunity for the community to get involved, connect and… Read More »

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Jacksonville University Davis College of Business establishes downtown presence through exclusive partnership with CoWork Jax

13 February 2014

Jacksonville University’s Davis College of Business is establishing a presence in downtown Jacksonville through a partnership with CoWork Jax. JU will offer resources and up to 30 faculty and students to help entrepreneurs at CoWork Jax, a community-focused incubator on West Forsyth Street that offers shared workspace to more than 100 members. As CoWork Jax’s… Read More »

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HomePro Inspections earns coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award in two catagories

12 February 2014

Jacksonville Company receives award that reflects businesses’ consistently high level of customer service in Home Inspections and Energy Audits for consumers. HomePro Inspections of Jacksonville, Florida has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all businesses rated by the nation’s leading provider of… Read More »

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Todd Gillrup and Tom Wages named to Sally Corporation Board

11 February 2014

Todd Gillrup, vice-president of operations at Jacksonville’s Sally Corporation, has been elected to the company’s board of directors. Gillrup, a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Art, and of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Institute for Executive Education at the University of Pittsburgh’s Wharton School, joined the animatronics and dark ride company… Read More »

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JU receives accreditation for new Doctorate in Business Administration

10 February 2014

Jacksonville University’s new Doctorate in Business Administration, one of only a handful offered in the Southeast, has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools that is expected this spring, classes are slated to begin this fall for the degree, opening… Read More »

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Jack Manilla elected to Board of Directors – National Association of Pool & Spa Professionals

07 February 2014

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, manufacturers’ agents, builders, distributors, installers, retailers, and service technicians. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers… Read More »

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Southside Business Men’s Club inducts youngest President in 82 years

06 February 2014

Even at 82 years old, the Southside Business Men’s Club can still chart new territories. Just eight years ago, the club inducted its first female president in its long history. In January, members installed their youngest, who’s also a woman. Annie Howe, Branch Manager and assistant vice president at Fidelity Bank, became the 71st president… Read More »

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Jax Chamber announces Matt Galnor as Vice President of Public Affairs

04 February 2014

The JAX Chamber President and CEO Daniel Davis has announced Matt Galnor is joining the Chamber’s leadership team as Vice President of Public Affairs. A longtime journalist and now in corporate communications at Baptist Health, Galnor will oversee communications for the Chamber and have a key role growing and developing the JAXBIZ political action committee,… Read More »

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Anna Brosche raises nearly $40,000 in first month of City Council campaign

04 February 2014

Anna Brosche, candidate for Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 1, raised nearly $40,000 in the first month of her campaign. Brosche received over 75 unique contributions from individuals and businesses for a monetary donation total of $39,625. Brosche credited the fundraising success to strong grassroots support across Jacksonville. “I am grateful to all of our… Read More »

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Stellar adds four employees to refrigeration services

04 February 2014

Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design,engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, has hired four employees to Stellar’s Refrigeration Services. The new employees are: Daniel Blaylock, Assistant Project Manager, Refrigeration Services Blaylock graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of North Florida. His role is to assist project managers in… Read More »

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Creative Culture Media now at Beaver Street Enterprise Center

04 February 2014

Tunji Fadiora, the 24-year old CEO and President of Creative Culture Media, is already a seasoned entrepreneur with several years of practical, hands-on experience to his credit. As a student at Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, Fadiora developed a thriving business in creative event production, branding and media development. “I am one of… Read More »

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JU to dedicate state-of-the-art floating classroom, new docks and vessels on St. Johns River Jan. 31

31 January 2014

What: Dedication of Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute state-of-the-art floating classroom, new Gentry Family Floating Docks, and JU’s new sailing fleet and rowing shells. A blessing of the fleet will occur beforehand. The new facilities and vessels represent more than $500,000 of investment at the JU waterfront. When: 4 p.m. check-in, 4:30 p.m. program… Read More »

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Happy anniversary time

30 January 2014

Welcome to 2014 folks. This issue marks an achievement for Rose Conry, the latest winner of the JAX Chamber’s Small Business Leader of the Year. It also marks our fifth year of publishing. Some talented individuals and I launched a media outlet (Advantage Business Magazine) that combined the proven power of print with a solid… Read More »

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Rose to the occasion

30 January 2014

by Jim Molis The old adage goes something like this, “Success is when preparation meets opportunity”. The variations of this sentiment are numerous, and the underlying principle applies to almost any successful business, but entrepreneurs don’t always recognize it as such. Some business owners take too much credit for themselves, while others defer too much… Read More »

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The H.I.L.L. creating opportunities for hispanic workforce

29 January 2014

The Hispanic Institute for Life and Leadership (The H.I.L.L.) of Northeast Florida will hold its inaugural 2014 Bilingual Job Fair on February 5. More than 10 companies will be on hand to help participants move their careers forward. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Beaver Street Enterprise… Read More »

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Five things you should know about social media marketing

28 January 2014

By Peter Roesler The landscape of marketing has changed for 2014. After two years of large social media IPOs, extensive media coverage of the topic, and the general buzz of the public, no marketer should be unaware that social media marketing exists. However, just knowing that something exists isn’t enough information for a savvy marketer… Read More »

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Does size really matter?

28 January 2014

By Wally Conway Of course size matters! If size didn’t matter you would never measure anything. But, is bigger really better? Or, is less actually more? Is there really such a thing as “right sized”? Truth be told, it depends on what you’re measuring and the consequence of that thing being the wrong size. Let’s… Read More »

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