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Do you really need a blog on your website?

Seemingly everywhere you turn, you may hear about how businesses can benefit from adding a blog to their website. In fact, some sources may even tell you that a blog is a veritable necessity for business websites. Blogging can seem like a lot of work for busy entrepreneurs and professionals, and you may not think… Read More »

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

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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Pulled over for DUI? What happens next?

First of all, I hope you are never in this situation. But here are some important things that people wish they’d known before they are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence. People are often confused about what happens next when blue lights come up behind them. It’s helpful to understand a typical DUI… Read More »

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2017 Small Business Leader of the Year

Leading with Verve, Courage and Boldness: Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails Owner Sarah Marie Johnston By Susan Burnell There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes before a perfectly-plated entrée reaches the table. Likewise, a vast amount of unseen effort goes into starting and sustaining a successful restaurant business. Sarah Marie Johnston will tell you… Read More »

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If nothing changes, nothing changes

The story goes something like this. Bob is a moderately successful corporate type. He has put in the time and has sat through enough corporate meetings for a lifetime.  Somewhere along the way, he became unfulfilled, hit his max pay rate and now doubts why he sold the last 20 years of his professional life… Read More »

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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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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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Top SBA Lenders Named for FY 15

19 March 2016

North Florida’s economy continues to improve and small business lending is at the center of that recovery. SBA guaranteed 1033 loans through its North Florida District Office, valued at nearly $502.6 million in loans for small businesses in Fiscal Year 2015.  The following lenders have made an extraordinary contribution to small business lending in Fiscal… Read More »

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