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Your Best Employee Without The Fee

  Jon Temple used to have to hire 20 or 30 workers to get one to stay. But thanks to the employment services program for refugees that Lutheran Social Services runs, he has been able to hire almost a dozen workers who are committed to staying in just four months. “I was looking for people… Read More »

BYOD: How to Handle When Employees Bring Their Own Devices

By Jason Reynolds Electronic gadgets are so integrated into our daily routines that most people don’t leave home without them. It’s the norm for everyone to pack up their smart phones and tablets when they head into to work. This trend, known as “Bring Your Own Device” or BYOD for short, has exploded over the… Read More »

Secret New Business Marketing Strategy Requires Zero Cash

I have found many great resources in building my marketing and event production business. Some of the most useful resources I found have also been very affordable. Here are some free ways you can grow your business. No credit cards are required and you can get full versions without trial periods. 1.Pick keywords. Choose a… Read More »

One Spark Explodes the Reach of More Than Just Startups

Naturally Smart Foods Founder Mark Patterson had already secured funding for his Jacksonville-based health food company and was already on his way to making it a success when he participated in the One Spark crowdfunding festival in April 2014. Patterson had attended the first festival—which had drawn tens of thousands of attendees the previous year—and… Read More »

How Olive My Pickle Barreled Ahead

Shai Tzabari seems to have been destined to start a pickle company with his wife Charlotte. Looking back, there have been some pretty evident themes in his life. The first has to do with his food-centered upbringing. He grew up in the kitchen of his eastern-European grandparents-immigrants to Israel who passed to him their old-world… Read More »

Drive Success with Business-to-Business Mentoring

Many businesses offer employee mentoring programs. These mentorships allow all involved parties to share their knowledge, lessons learned and tricks of the trade, thereby increasing the success of each individual and the company. The participating mentors and “mentees” also walk away with a stronger sense of community within their firm. This attachment can create a… Read More »

JAX Chamber announces 2015 Small Business Leader of the Year winners

19 January 2015

The JAX Chamber announced its 2015 Small Business Leader of the Year winners. The winners are: ·       Rebecca Walden, First Coast Signs, Arlington Council ·       Denise Wallace, BCM Services, Inc., Beaches Division ·       Shai Tzabari, Olive My Pickle, Downtown Council ·       Dan Miller, GloDea, Entrepreneurial Growth Division… Read More »

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David Marovich Promoted To Vice President Of Business Services For 121 Financial Credit Union

16 January 2015

David Marovich, Director of Business Services for 121 Financial Credit Union, has been promoted to Vice President, announced 121 Financial CEO William Braddock. In his position, Marovich will be responsible for directing and providing strategic oversight of business services for the credit union. In addition, he will continue to work with business customers in analyzing… Read More »

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ScaleUp North Florida Accepting Applications for First Cohort

14 January 2015

Program begins in February and will focus on helping small businesses “scale up” and grow in 2015 ScaleUp North Florida, the new U.S. Small Business Administration program based at the University of North Florida, is accepting applications for the program’s first year, which will begin in early February. The program will help up to 50… Read More »

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Community First Credit Union Expands to Riverside

14 January 2015

Credit union to open full-service branch in Five Points Village and growing retail hub Community First Credit Union, a full-service credit union based in Jacksonville with membership open to anyone who lives on the First Coast, announces it has signed a multi-year lease to open its newest expansion location in the recently re-built Five Points… Read More »

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TEDxJacksonville launches TEDx Talks online.

10 January 2015

TEDx Talks from TEDxJacksonville’s October 2014 conference, (un)knowing, are being made available to the public for the first time at YouTube.com/TEDxJacksonville. The 12 Talks by local and international speakers were recorded live during a 300-person conference at WJCT on October 25. While each Talk is relevant to Jacksonville and issues timely to our community, in… Read More »

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Anna Brosche Endorsed by Northeast Florida Builders Association

06 January 2015

Joining other business organizations such as JAXBIZ, the political affiliate of the JAX Chamber, and the Florida First Coast Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) announced its endorsement of Anna Brosche for the Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 1 seat. NEFBA cited Brosche’s experience in small business leadership… Read More »

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Freedom Boat Club earned special honors at the company’s annual conference

05 January 2015

The Jacksonville and St. Augustine locations of Freedom Boat Club earned special honors at the company’s annual conference, held late December.  It was the third year in a row the northeast Florida franchise won national recognition. Lisa Almeida and Kevin Seelig, co-owners of the Jacksonville-St. Augustine franchise, were selected as “Freedom Boat Club Brand Champions”… Read More »

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Paul Davis wins NEFBA 2014 First Coast Remodelers award for Biscottis project

30 December 2014

Mike and Marguerite Mumford, owners of Paul Davis Restoration of North Florida recently received the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) 2014 First Coast Remodelers award for a commercial remodeling project over $250,000. The honor was presented for Paul Davis’ outstanding restoration and remodeling work on the Biscottis restaurant fire damage project which occurred in January.… Read More »

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Anna Brosche Endorsed by JAXBIZ

23 December 2014

JAXBIZ, the political affiliate of the JAX Chamber, today announced its endorsement of Anna Brosche for the Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 1 seat. JAXBIZ is a nonprofit, nonpartisan political organization with the goal of promoting business-friendly leadership at the local and state government levels. JAXBIZ members research and endorse candidates for public office based… Read More »

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One Spark Named Top 300 Festival in the World by Fest300 Magazine

19 December 2014

One Spark, The World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival, was named one of the top 300 festivals to attend in the world by Fest300 Magazine this month. Fest300 crowdsourced the final 30 festivals on their list, and, thanks to supporter’s votes, was voted 21 out of over 120 entries. This honor will bring more international attention and… Read More »

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Scribe Solutions acquired, new leaders positioning for growth

15 December 2014

Jacksonville-based Scribe Solutions, Inc. has been acquired by publicly-traded Chicago-based staffing firm General Employment Enterprises, Inc., according to a company announcement today. The acquisition positions General Employment and Scribe Solutions to grow significantly, with three prominent Jacksonville business success stories leading it. Derek Dewan will become General Employment’s chairman and chief executive officer. He is… Read More »

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Community First to launch mobile deposit service for business members

11 December 2014

Community First Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in Florida, launched mobile deposit abilities for all business accounts effective immediately. The credit union becomes one of the only locally-based credit unions to offer this advanced technology that has until now only been available to personal accounts. Business members will have the ability to… Read More »

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It’s time to hop on the Jax Ale Trail!

08 December 2014

When your city has tons of award winning craft brews you want to make sure everyone, especially those visiting from out of town, gets a chance to enjoy all of them, that’s why on this December 4, Visit Jacksonville and Jacksonville’s craft breweries are unveiling the new Jax Ale Trail and the Jax Ale Trail… Read More »

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Rebounderz selects Axia Public Relations as national PR agency of record

05 December 2014

After a competitive search, Rebounderz Franchise and Development selected Axia Public Relations as its agency of record for public relations to build its reputation and attract new franchisees to the growing brand. Rebounderz is expanding across North America. Along with Axia’s engagement, the indoor trampoline arena plans to double its size in 2015. “We believe… Read More »

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Full Circle

05 December 2014

This issue causes me to reflect back to when I was approaching graduation from Jacksonville University. I was ambitious and full of energy. I was just missing the direction. I didn’t know what was next. What I did know is that one lucky employer was going to get a heck of an employee! Luckily for… Read More »

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Food Fun(d) Partners with One Spark to Assist Start-up Community on December 9th

03 December 2014

Food Fun(d) combines food, music and crowdsourcing to help fund new Jacksonville-based ideas. After a successful inaugural event in August, Food Fun(d) has teamed up with One Spark and returns to downtown Jacksonville to help fund a Jacksonville-based idea. Food Fun(d) will take place December 9th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the Jacksonville Landing. The… Read More »

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Impact Player: Will Ketchum

02 December 2014

Each issue of Advantage features an “Impact Player” from the United Way of Northeast Florida, as a means to highlight the contributions that local volunteers make to our community. As president & CEO of Burdette Ketchum, a Jacksonville-based integrated marketing communications firm with 26 employees, Will Ketchum has gradually  increased his personal support as well… Read More »

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Creator Registration Launches for One Spark 2015

02 December 2014

One Spark, The World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival, kicked off creator registration today for the April 7 – 12, 2015 festival. This year, creator projects have the opportunity to compete for bigger awards, exhibit in more venues and accept rewards-based crowdfunding contributions from anywhere in the world. One Spark 2015 offers official creators 13 different $15,000… Read More »

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JAX Chamber Announces 2015 Board of Directors

26 November 2014

The JAX Chamber has announced its 2015 Board of Directors. John Delaney, president of the University of North Florida, will lead the board as Chair in 2015. Audrey Moran, senior vice president of social responsibility and community advocacy for Baptist Health, has been named Chair-elect and Board of Governors Chair. Other members of the JAX… Read More »

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One Spark 2015 Speaker Summit presented by Community First Credit Union brings together World’s top creatives and entrepreneurs

21 November 2014

One Spark, The World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival, today announced the lineup for their 2015 Speaker Summit presented by Community First Credit Union scheduled for April 7, 2015 at the Florida Theatre. Headliners for this year’s One Spark Speaker Summit presented by Community First Credit Union include Jeff Hoffman, founder of Priceline.com, and Daymond John, founder… Read More »

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