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Emotional cocktail when selling your business Does Your Attorney Know Transaction Law? Top 40 Business Students 2017 How good record-keeping helps you sell your business Prime to Disrupt The How-To

Emotional cocktail when selling your business

Scared- Excited-Worried-Optimistic-Nervous-Joy-Sadness-Anticipation Yes to all those. If you are selling or buying a business, chances are you will feel all the emotions above sometime in the process. Bianca Evans, consultant with Transworld Business Brokers explains that it’s rare that a business owner doesn’t feel some cocktail of emotions when selling a business. “I’ve only had a… Read More »


Does Your Attorney Know Transaction Law?

When you’re selling your business, you need a good team to help you make it happen. That team should include your business broker, your accountant and your attorney. While many attorneys have a great skill set, it’s essential to have one with specific expertise in transaction law. Why? As a business broker, I’ve seen deals… Read More »

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Top 40 Business Students 2017

Community Leaders: It is with great pride I introduce to you the 2017 TOP 40 business students of the JU Davis College of Business. With the program in its 5th year thanks to our generous sponsors Brown and Brown Insurance and Predictive Results, Advantage Business Magazine gave well deserved recognition to some of the finest… Read More »

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How good record-keeping helps you sell your business

How do your books look? When you are aiming to sell your business, it’s worthwhile to take a close look at your record-keeping through the eyes of a potential buyer. You’ll want to understand how your tax-saving strategies will look to a prospective buyer, for example. An accountant can view your records based on generally… Read More »

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Prime to Disrupt

Ideal Gas: 100 years in the making- the propane gas industry is about to change Thousands of homeowners and businesses rely on a steady supply of propane to do everything from taking a hot shower in their home to cooking a pizza at their favorite restaurant. What started as an industry with hundreds of suppliers… Read More »

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The How-To’s on Social Listening

You need to listen In the healthcare industry, there’s no lack of conversation taking place on social media. Consumers are producing and sharing articles/blogs, discussing healthcare changes, expressing their opinions concerning their experience with your hospital, and that’s just the beginning. Are you listening to what is being said about your hospital on social media… Read More »


IKEA seeking 250 coworkers to join Swedish family at store opening

11 July 2017

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced that coworker recruitment is underway for its future Jacksonville store, opening Fall 2017 along the northwestern corner of Interstate 295 and Gate Parkway, approximately 10 miles southeast of downtown Jacksonville.  Candidates interested in working at the future IKEA Jacksonville should be monitoring and applying online at… Read More »

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

17 May 2017

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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Coastal Conference Center in Downtown Jacksonville Opens for Business

09 May 2017

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

02 May 2017

Ross Hughes & Associates ( 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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Franklin Street Secures New First Watch Location for Brooklyn Station

24 March 2017

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

03 March 2017

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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Amelia Toffee Lands Sweet Deal with Gate Stores

21 February 2017

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

14 February 2017

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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Akerman’s Christian George Named President-Elect of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division

08 February 2017

Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas and the largest law firm in Florida, today announced litigation Partner Christian George has been elected by the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) to serve as president-elect in 2017. He will be sworn in as president-elect… Read More »

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Pivot CPAs Promotes Several to Senior Positions

01 February 2017

Pivot CPAs’ Managing Partner Peter Reynolds announced the promotions of several key employees.  Pivot CPAs, formerly known as The Griggs Group until a rebrand in December, is one of the largest independently owned and operated CPA firms in Jacksonville.  Said Reynolds, “Our company is built not simply on people who are good at their jobs,… Read More »

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