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Emotional cocktail when selling your business Does Your Attorney Know Transaction Law? Top 40 Business Students 2017 How good record-keeping helps you sell your business Prime to Disrupt The How-To

Emotional cocktail when selling your business

Scared- Excited-Worried-Optimistic-Nervous-Joy-Sadness-Anticipation Yes to all those. If you are selling or buying a business, chances are you will feel all the emotions above sometime in the process. Bianca Evans, consultant with Transworld Business Brokers explains that it’s rare that a business owner doesn’t feel some cocktail of emotions when selling a business. “I’ve only had a… Read More »


Does Your Attorney Know Transaction Law?

When you’re selling your business, you need a good team to help you make it happen. That team should include your business broker, your accountant and your attorney. While many attorneys have a great skill set, it’s essential to have one with specific expertise in transaction law. Why? As a business broker, I’ve seen deals… Read More »

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Top 40 Business Students 2017

Community Leaders: It is with great pride I introduce to you the 2017 TOP 40 business students of the JU Davis College of Business. With the program in its 5th year thanks to our generous sponsors Brown and Brown Insurance and Predictive Results, Advantage Business Magazine gave well deserved recognition to some of the finest… Read More »

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How good record-keeping helps you sell your business

How do your books look? When you are aiming to sell your business, it’s worthwhile to take a close look at your record-keeping through the eyes of a potential buyer. You’ll want to understand how your tax-saving strategies will look to a prospective buyer, for example. An accountant can view your records based on generally… Read More »

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Prime to Disrupt

Ideal Gas: 100 years in the making- the propane gas industry is about to change Thousands of homeowners and businesses rely on a steady supply of propane to do everything from taking a hot shower in their home to cooking a pizza at their favorite restaurant. What started as an industry with hundreds of suppliers… Read More »

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The How-To’s on Social Listening

You need to listen In the healthcare industry, there’s no lack of conversation taking place on social media. Consumers are producing and sharing articles/blogs, discussing healthcare changes, expressing their opinions concerning their experience with your hospital, and that’s just the beginning. Are you listening to what is being said about your hospital on social media… 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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