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Interviewing – Critical Communication Skills for Salespeople and Job Seekers Meet the Top 40 Talent Making Sense of Millennial Mayhem Real Estate Excitement: Evaluating opportunities and the buy or lease decision How Much? How Fast? The Cold, Hard Truth about Selling Your Business Printing Design and Execution – Popular Misconceptions about Packaging Brokerage/Consulting
 

Interviewing – Critical Communication Skills for Salespeople and Job Seekers

By Mark Vickers Whether you are in a one-on-one sales discussion or interviewing for a new job, your success will heavily depend on your communication skills during the interviewing process. In a very short period of time you will be required to: Build rapport Gather information Share information Close the deal It is a standard… Read More »

Meet the Top 40 Talent

Dependable. Hard working. Loyal. These are a few of the more common adjectives that this year’s group of the  Top 40 Students at students at Jacksonville University used to describe themselves. Team work. Empowerment. Recognition. These were the among the most frequently cited attributes of their “ideal work environment.” Family. Friends. Community service. These commitments… Read More »

Making Sense of Millennial Mayhem

3 tips to help you maximize the next generation By Josh Pelham So much has been written about these millennial creatures. They are the generation that moves at microwave speed between normal life and the digital realm, occasionally poking their heads into the real world for some much needed air. You can already picture him.… Read More »

Real Estate Excitement: Evaluating opportunities and the buy or lease decision

Housing Boom Creates Commercial Opportunities Young workers, growing companies and favorable interest rates are driving demand for housing in Northeast Florida. The resulting boom in the residential real estate market is fueling commercial development as well, centered around the strongest pockets of growth. Multi-family housing is surging as recent college graduates lured by career opportunities… Read More »

How Much? How Fast? The Cold, Hard Truth about Selling Your Business

By Kim Deas After working it for more than 22 years, everyone in town knew their business. Surely it was worth a lot of money, right? Well, after having the business listed for more a year at a what seemed like a steal of a price for such a legacy in this town, there were… Read More »

Printing Design and Execution – Popular Misconceptions about Packaging Brokerage/Consulting

By Al Bagocius Up tp to 3 percent of corporate revenues are spent on document printing costs, but more than 90 percent of companies are unaware of those very real expenses. During this time of continued economic uncertainty, a failure to at least recognize and attempt to manage these hard expenses seems at best wasteful,… Read More »

ICBA: CFA will create jobs, help community banks bolster economic recovery

26 September 2011

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) fully backed the Senate introduction of The Communities First Act, S. 1600, which was advanced by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.). The Communities First Act, which has an ICBA-endorsed companion bill in the House, H.R. 1697, advances much-needed regulatory and tax relief and is a top priority for ICBA… Read More »

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Powell joins Breaking Ground Contracting

23 September 2011

Breaking Ground Contracting announces it has hired Kevin Powell as the company’s new construction assistant. In his role, Powell assists with the construction of all commercial and residential projects for Breaking Ground Contracting throughout the Southeast, including the company’s sustainable home projects in the Springfield area and at the Beaches. “Kevin brings a thirst for… Read More »

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JAX Chamber fosters business growth with CEO Nexus Forum

23 September 2011

Foundation Financial Group co-founder and Chairman Paul Scott shared insight on how to create a successful business even in the midst of challenging economic times during the GrowJAX quarterly CEO Nexus Forum. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Foundation Financial Group is one of the nation’s fastest-growing financial services providers. “If I could give one piece of advice… Read More »

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4th annual Hispanic Heritage Art Walk Oct. 5

23 September 2011

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a unique and intense Latin experience. More than 100 artists and performers, live Latin music and dancing, authentic food and more bring “La Fiesta” into the streets of Downtown Jacksonville at the 4th annual Hispanic Art Walk on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. rain or… Read More »

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SBA hosts disaster recovery web chat for businesses Sept. 29

23 September 2011

After a disaster strikes, homeowners and businesses can face many challenges in their rebuilding and recovery efforts. This month’s web chat, Disaster Recovery for Business Owners: An Inside View, on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., ET will focus on what homeowners and businesses need to know after a disaster. September’s web… Read More »

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IRS’s new voluntary worker classification settlement program

23 September 2011

The Internal Revenue Service launched a new program that will enable many employers to resolve past worker classification issues and achieve certainty under the tax law at a low cost by voluntarily reclassifying their workers. This new program will allow employers the opportunity to get into compliance by making a minimal payment covering past payroll… Read More »

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SBA & MBDA recognize minority entrepreneurs during MED Week

23 September 2011

“Emerging Industries & Markets: A Blueprint for Success” will be the focus of the 29th annual National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference, Sept. 27-30, 2011, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. MED Week celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding minority entrepreneurs and leaders and provides a platform for small and minority-owned businesses to… Read More »

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New Advantage Poll: Business’s Future

22 September 2011

Are you more optimistic about your business’s future than you were last year at this time? Go to advantagebizmag.com to participate. [poll id=”33″]

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Murray joins Clockwork Marketing Services

22 September 2011

Clockwork Marketing Services announces Kelley Murray has joined the marketing and public relations firm as marketing coordinator. In her role, Murray supports all facets of public and media relations, client marketing and advertising account management, research and award submissions. She also assists with client marketing, focus groups, special events, blogging, client reports and special projects.… Read More »

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First Watch to open 3rd Jacksonville restaurant

22 September 2011

First Watch will expand its presence in its home state with the opening of a third Jacksonville-area restaurant in 2012. The 3,500 sq. ft. restaurant will be located in a to-be-built outparcel building in the Hodges Point Plaza, at the corner of Beach Boulevard and Hodges Boulevard. First Watch debuted in the Jacksonville market this… Read More »

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Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce launches new approach

22 September 2011

As the nation and this region continue to face one of the most economically challenging periods in history, the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce launched a new, organized approach today to lead Northeast Florida to greater economic prosperity. The organization is implementing dynamic programs, a stronger and unified image and the redesign of its building… Read More »

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$225K raised for MWKF through Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Gala

22 September 2011

The Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Golf & Tennis Gala to benefit the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation (MWKF) was held over two days on Monday, Sept.12 and Tuesday, Sept. 13. The event included Tennis and Golf Pro-Ams and a Gala dinner for nearly 400 people. During the Gala program, 17 MWKF students were recognized for their… Read More »

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500 South Restaurant to be part of ‘Flavors of Florida’s Historic Coast’

22 September 2011

If you have not yet visited 500 South Restaurant at The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, you now have even more incentive to go. The casually-elegant restaurant, located just off of the AAA Four-Diamond resort’s beautifully-remodeled lobby, is offering a special three-course prix fixe dinner throughout October, as part of the Historic Coast’s… Read More »

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Pinedale Elementary wins $25K playground from Sprite

21 September 2011

Hundreds of students and local residents joined Pinedale Elementary staff, Coca-Cola employees, Jacksonville Education Commissioner Dr. Donnie Horner, and other Jacksonville education and government leaders to celebrate the refresh of the playground at Pinedale Elementary, the winners of a $25,000 playground through the Sprite Spark Parks Project for Schools sweepstakes. The event included a “demolition”… Read More »

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Poll results: Small businesses support strong national standards

21 September 2011

Small business owners support strong national standards to increase energy innovation, according to a new national opinion poll of 1,200 small business owners released by Small Business Majority. The poll, conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, found that 87% of small business owners agree that “improving innovation and energy efficiency are good ways to increase… Read More »

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Alhambra’s ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ starring Jamie Farr opens tonight

21 September 2011

In June of 2010 it was M*A*S*H star Loretta Swit marking the return of a big name star to the Alhambra’s stage. In July of this year, that tradition continued with Barry Williams in The Odd Couple. And tonight, Sept. 21, M*A*S*H alumnae, Jamie Farr, who played Corporal (later Sergeant) Maxwell Klinger in television’s longest… Read More »

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NEFBA selects Davidson Realty to market annual President’s Project homes

21 September 2011

Davidson Realty Inc. is honored to be chosen by the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) to market two affordable single-family homes recently renovated by NEFBA as part of its community-focused President’s Project. The homes, which are part of Jacksonville’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program, are being offered for $85,000 and $120,000 respectively and buyers may qualify for… Read More »

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SBA seeks nominations for 2012 North Florida Small Business Person of the Year & Champion Awards

20 September 2011

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking nominations for the 2012 North Florida Small Business Person of the Year and several Small Business Champion awards. Each year since 1963, the President of the United States has designated a National Small Business Week. The highlight of Small Business Week activities is the presentation of awards… Read More »

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TD Bank to visit MWKF to promote academic literacy

20 September 2011

The MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation (MWKF) and TD Bank will partner to bring the foundation’s Friday Book Club to a group of second-grade students on Friday, Sept. 23 from 3:30-4:15 p.m. TD Bank Market President Cindy Stover will be joined by local TD Bank employees to read “The Can Man,” a financially-themed book children can… Read More »

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Comcast to provide Internet service to low-income families of Duval County schools

20 September 2011

Mayor Alvin Brown teamed up with Duval County school officials to support another public-private partnership benefitting public schools. Comcast, along with city and school leaders, held a news conference Monday to announce a new program, Internet Essentials, designed to help low-income families bridge the digital divide. “This is a great example of how public-private partnerships… Read More »

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