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What your employee background checks may not be telling you

By Kate Mesic For most hiring managers, performing a criminal background check is part of the hiring process. We all want to make great staff decisions because the emotional and economic cost of a bad hire can be enormous. While performing a background check is very well accepted and prudent practice, it’s important to understand… Read More »

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5 Dangers Of Planning Your Own Trip To A Foreign Country

The appeal of the exotic is enough to afflict even the most content person with wanderlust. It’s in our nature to want to occasionally escape our regimented lives and experience another’s way of life. While traveling can be a fascinating experience, it can also be full of pitfalls and dangers that most tourists may not… Read More »

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There is never a good time to start your own business

It’s true. There is never a good time to start your own business. As we get more established and go through life, we gain more, consume more and have more people dependent on us.  Think back to your life just after school. You were likely single, didn’t own much and could devote energy into whatever… Read More »

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Show Me The Time! Empowering Your Second In Command

All too often, the founder of a business doesn’t designate the time to pause and contemplate where they have been in their professional journey, and, more importantly, what comes next.  After all, planning today dictates the outcomes of tomorrow.  If you can’t remember the last time you’ve thought strategically about how your life integrates with… Read More »

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Top 40 Business Students 2016

In this 4th year of the cooperative program between the Davis College of Business and Advantage Business Magazine, we continue to gain in momentum as North Florida’s premier private business school. It gives me great pleasure to highlight our highest performing students for 2016 as the TOP 40 approach graduation. Consistent with our mission, we… Read More »

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After the DUI arrest: Can you get a do-over?

It was a normal Saturday for Jim. After a long work week, he looked forward to relaxing and spending time with his wife of 30 years. The plan was simple. Just dinner for two and to celebrate successfully raising their oldest daughter who started college this week. Coincidentally, Jim got another promotion at work too… 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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Forty Small Businesses Selected to Receive Education and Growth Assistance from ScaleUp North Florida

25 March 2016

ScaleUp North Florida, the new U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) growth acceleration program based at the University of North Florida, has selected 40 small business owners for its 2016 class. This represents a participation increase of over 8% in the second year of the program. Much of the interest was a direct result of ScaleUp’s… Read More »

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Jaxcoe And One Spark Ventures Announce Innovation Day Conference Keynote Speaker Quang Pham Of Espero Pharmaceuticals

24 March 2016

One Spark’s Creator Innovation Day conference further strengthened its lineup with today’s announcement of Quang Pham of Jacksonville-based Espero Pharmaceuticals as a keynote speaker. Pham joins a series of Northeast Florida leaders in business, healthcare and technology for the event on Thursday, April 7. Taking place at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront and open to… Read More »

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Downtown Vision, Inc. Announces Winners of the Inaugural #DTJax Awards

24 March 2016

Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI), Downtown Jacksonville’s Business Improvement District, presented four awards Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the inaugural #DTJax Gala to recognize champions for Downtown who exhibit outstanding dedication, vision, persistence and commitment. DVI’s Executive Committee selected the four award recipients for Ambassador of the Year, Downtowner of the Year, Downtown Business of the… Read More »

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One Spark Announces Creators Selected To Participate In Spark Walk Creator Showcase

22 March 2016

Of the 190 Creators who applied for 2016’s First Wednesday Spark Walk Creator Showcase, 70 Creators have been selected, with 66 accepting invitations to participate.  A hand-picked jury evaluated each application and determined which projects have the greatest potential for success at their current stage.  The selected Creators will be situated along Laura Street between… Read More »

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