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How to Avoid Pitfalls When Buying Or Selling A Business Rethinking Tourism: Visit Jacksonville Adds Value to More Than Just the Hospitality Industry Capitalizing on Sports Tourism Giving Your Business Room to Grow: How One Man’s Passion for a Business Incubator is Changing the City Cutting Costs By Paying It Forward Control Your Space
 

How to Avoid Pitfalls When Buying Or Selling A Business

By Kate Mesic Buying or selling a business will likely be one of the defining moments of your life. Whether you are preparing to invest your life’s savings into your dream or cashing out after a lifetime of working on your business, you want to move on confidently–knowing that you made the right decision and… Read More »

Rethinking Tourism: Visit Jacksonville Adds Value to More Than Just the Hospitality Industry

You don’t need to be in the hospitality industry to benefit from tourism. That’s one of the lessons that businesses have learned by participating in Visit Jacksonville’s partnership program. The benefits of the $2.2 billion in area business sales that tourism generated in 2013 were dispersed among industries, as evidenced by the more than 22,000… Read More »

Capitalizing on Sports Tourism

By Todd Hall Local sport commissions and sport authorities are commonly tasked with securing funds to build and manage sport facilities, obtain sport franchises and to use sports and sporting events to boost the economic development and meet the needs of businesses and residents. Such is the case with the City of Jacksonville’s department of… Read More »

Giving Your Business Room to Grow: How One Man’s Passion for a Business Incubator is Changing the City

Kevin Grant enjoys helping people and he has ample opportunity to do so as interim director of Beaver Street Enterprise Center. As home to about two dozen small businesses, the 25,000-square-foot core-city business incubator is a hub of entrepreneurial activity and a nexus for community outreach. Grant is bolstering the resources available to BSEC’s tenant… Read More »

Cutting Costs By Paying It Forward

As a business owner, you probably want employees to have more than the mandatory competencies and required education. You want employees who are diligent, confident team players who work well with others. Unfortunately, school alone does not always instill such desirable traits in employees. Future workers sometimes require training to develop and apply skill such… Read More »

Control Your Space – Retain More Business

Getting customers is hard. But keeping customers can be even harder. Regardless of what type of business you run, you know that attracting customers can be expensive. They can also go as fast as they came—unless you provide them a positive experience. From restaurants to law firms to dentists’ offices, you want to control the… Read More »

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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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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