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Woman of Steel: Moving Beyond the Unthinkable Integrated Marketing Stage Your Business – Nine Ways to Improve the Value of Your Company NOW 3 Tips for Communicating with Your Technical Vendors The Benefits of Building a Proactive Relationship with Your Lawyer Innovation as a Foundation
 

Woman of Steel: Moving Beyond the Unthinkable

Ken Suggs never stopped caring for his family or his company before he passed away in August 2010. Nor have his family or his company stopped caring for him as they have rebuilt Allstate Steel since a horrendous economy and his untimely passing brought it to its nadir. Annual revenues had plummeted to $11 million… Read More »

Integrated Marketing – The Maze Behind the Must

Traditional marketing is now suffering the same fate from the broad and instant dissemination of information as legacy media, including broadcast television and newspapers. Marketing companies can no longer wave their magic wands and hand desired results to their clients. The “Mad Men” of marketing’s past were creatures of the controlled and predictable environments of… Read More »

Stage Your Business – Nine Ways to Improve the Value of Your Company NOW

We often hear the term “stage your home” in the residential real estate market. Realtors use this tactic to get top dollar for a client’s listing and to sell the property faster. The process does not come without a commitment of time and money, yet it produces results that benefit all parties. The same concept… Read More »

3 Tips for Communicating with Your Technical Vendors

As the role of technical teams and vendors continues to expand in most businesses, communication issues continue to rise. Whether you maintain an internal project team and technical staff, or you rely on outsourced technical vendors, it is important to protect yourself from communication issues with your technical team.   State your needs clearly Recently,… Read More »

The Benefits of Building a Proactive Relationship with Your Lawyer

By Kate Mesic Hiring a lawyer can be like pulling a tooth—the damage may be done before you do it. Waiting to hire a lawyer until you absolutely need one could cost you more time, money and hardship than if you had hired them sooner. From costly lawsuits to excessive tax bills to acrimonious severance… Read More »

Innovation as a Foundation

GloDea Creates New Ways to Make Money From Scratch If complacency is the enemy of success then innovation could well be its friend, at least based upon the continued growth of GloDea. From designers to bookkeepers to warehouse workers, the Jacksonville company’s team relentlessly pursues improvement. It’s always a continuous improvement process. It’s about, ‘How… Read More »

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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Save the Date: Business Community to Set a World Record!

20 November 2014

Business owners, executives and other leaders of the community will come together April 1, 2015 at the Morocco Shrine Center to prove that Jacksonville is the most business-friendly city in America and set a real world record at the same time! Jacksonville’s pro-business environment is consistently rated highly in terms of being a best place… Read More »

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty uses facetime to show and sell homes

20 November 2014

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, Northeast Florida’s most dynamic and innovative real estate firm, offers a fully virtual home buying and selling experience using FaceTime™. “Our team understands how challenging it can be to bring everyone together for a real estate transaction,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda… Read More »

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Rethreaded invites the Jacksonville community to “Shop for Freedom”

12 November 2014

Rethreaded, a local nonprofit who believes every individual can experience self-worth and value to communally change the world we live in, will be holding their Annual Grace Holiday Sale at the newly designed Rethreaded Retail Space. Make this Holiday meaningful by giving gifts that change lives.  Rethreaded will be open on Saturday, November 15th, 2014… Read More »

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Anna Brosche Campaign Raises Over $150,000

12 November 2014

Brosche Campaign Continues to Raise More Funds than any Other Campaign for City Council Including Raising Nearly $17,000 in October Anna Brosche, candidate for Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 1, has raised $151,158.05 in total contributions since announcing her candidacy in January. Brosche has received 469 contributions from over 420 unique individuals and businesses for a… Read More »

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Paul Davis names new employees to serve customers in North Florida

11 November 2014

Mike and Marguerite Mumford, owners of Paul Davis Restoration of North Florida have named five new employees to serve customers throughout the company’s service territory. Lori Yelton has been named as an estimator assistant. Chris Roland is a new estimator. New project managers include Jeff Berkowitz, Phil Craine, and Rick Valente. Yelton will be responsible… Read More »

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Prodigy Home Loans Adds Industry Veteran to Team of Mortgage Professionals

10 November 2014

Allen Touchton has joined Prodigy Home Loans as a mortgage loan professional. A Jacksonville native and a U.S. Navy veteran, Touchton brings more than 21 years of industry experience to help his clients find the best mortgage terms and rates for their individual situation. Touchton attributes much of his success as a loan professional to… Read More »

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Local Firms Named Among Nation’s Top Contractors

03 November 2014

Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, and Stellar Energy, a global provider of energy plant solutions, have been ranked as the nation’s top contractors in six market categories by Engineering News-Record (ENR), the construction industry’s leading trade publication. Stellar and Stellar Energy’s headquarters are located in Mandarin.… Read More »

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LIVE event: The Great Debate Buy vs Lease your business space

31 October 2014

On November 5th, industry experts Kim Israel, Paul Porter, Thom Wilkenson, and Kristen Tackett have joined together to analyze real case scenarios and discuss the significant decision nearly every business owner will make. Should they buy or lease their business space? We are trying to make this even as entertaining as possible and will be… Read More »

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Signet Development Celebrates Ceremonial Groundbreaking on Entrepreneurial-Based Academic Living Learning Community in Partnership with the University of Florida

29 October 2014

Signet Development, a strategic real estate development and capital solutions company, today celebrated a ceremonial groundbreaking for Infinity Hall, an entrepreneurial-based academic residential community at The University of Florida (UF). “Infinity Hall is the first private sector finance project to arise from the vision of public-private partnership that defines Innovation Square” This is the first… Read More »

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Businesses, Schools And County Commissions Celebrate Manufacturing Month In October

29 October 2014

Manufacturers, related businesses, high schools, the Jacksonville City Council and surrounding county commissions teamed up with the First Coast Manufacturers Association to conduct a variety of events to celebrate October as “Manufacturing Month” throughout the First Coast.   Jacksonville & Surrounding County Commissions Proclaim Manufacturers Month October was proclaimed “Manufacturing Month” by the Jacksonville City… Read More »

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A Live or Die Decision

29 October 2014

The title may be overstating things a bit, but every small and growing business is faced with seemingly game-changing decisions. It could be buying equipment, hiring a key employee or even taking on an investor. As a small business, we don’t  have the luxury of the Fortune 500 crowd, whose good decisions affect the bottom… Read More »

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