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Top CEOs: Myths about Hiring “A” Players Business Distilled 5 Reasons to Have a Banker BFF The Forgotten Detail: Is Your Phone System Sending the Right Message to Clients? Outgrowing Corporate America: Consider A Franchise The CEO’s Guide to Fraud Prevention
 

Top CEOs: Myths about Hiring “A” Players

Every great, profitable company has the same thing in common. The concept is so simple yet so elusive. Top CEOs understand  “A” players attract other “A” players, and that “B” players attract “C” players. We asked Laura Sabo, facilitator with Renaissance Executive Forums in Jacksonville, Florida, to share with us some real-world tips. Here are… Read More »

Business Distilled

A Fight for Legal Rights and the Pursuit of Local Quality at St. Augustine Distillery By Ryan Winter One of Northeast Florida’s top tour stops invites locals and visitors alike to taste the passion and history  that culminate in world-class spirits at St. Augustine Distillery. Imagine the crisp smells of juniper, cassia bark, and citrus… Read More »

5 Reasons to Have a Banker BFF

If you own a business, you may be surprised to learn how precious your business is to bankers. It doesn’t matter if you have a small mobile dog grooming business, or thousands of employees. You deserve respect and service. Your banker should be in your inner circle and be viewed as an asset, not simply… Read More »

The Forgotten Detail: Is Your Phone System Sending the Right Message to Clients?

“Please listen carefully because our menu options have recently changed… Hello and thank you for calling Widget Company, the nation’s leading provider of widgets – rated #1 in the widget industry for over two years! We love our customers. You can count on Widget Company to provide the best widgets at the best prices for… Read More »

Outgrowing Corporate America: Consider A Franchise

By Marshall Reddy 4.6 years. That’s the median tenure of hourly and salary employees across the United States, according to a 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. And that number has not changed much over the past five years. In fact, some studies show that median job tenure figures are actually decreasing further. That… Read More »

The CEO’s Guide to Fraud Prevention

When you started your own company, weren’t you mindful of what happens to almost every dollar, paying every vendor payment and making every deposit? Did you find that every employee had a different relationship with your money and brought their own style of management, in lieu of existing processes and controls that directed them otherwise?… Read More »

Daryle Scott, Founder of Venus Fashion to Address Business Owners/CEO’s

13 September 2012

Join GrowJAX on Thursday, September 27, for an evening with DaryleV. Scott, founder of Venus Fashion, Inc. The program includes a networking reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. CEO Nexus Forum is exclusively for CEOs, business owners or C-level executives of Jacksonville’s “second stage” businesses –privately owned companies, with 10 to 99 employees,… Read More »

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Mayo Clinic Florida CEO William Rupp selected as 2014 JAX Chamber Chair

13 September 2012

The JAX Chamber nominated William Rupp, M.D., chief executive officer at Mayo Clinic in Florida, as the Chamber Chair in 2014. Following approval by the Chamber’s board of directors, Rupp begins his duties as chair-elect in January 2013. Dr. Rupp is CEO at Mayo Clinic in Florida, where he has served since November 2008. Dr.… Read More »

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New SBA Web tool helps with market research

13 September 2012

Small business owners and start-ups across the country can now take advantage of a new business tool to help them compete and grow. The free tool, called SizeUp, helps businesses identify new customers and compare their performance against other businesses in their industry with data collected from hundreds of private and public sources. The tool… Read More »

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JAX Chamber offices will move temporarily

12 September 2012

JAX Chamber executives announces its staff and operations will temporarily relocate as the building undergoes extensive renovations and becomes Downtown’s New Front Door. The Chamber offices will close Nov. 1-2 and will re-open Monday, Nov. 5 at the BBVA/Compass Building off Gate Parkway. All building offices and services along with 54 Chamber employees will temporarily… Read More »

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Nova’s Ron Rose selected as 2012 Southeast Exporter of the Year

11 September 2012

Nova Pressroom Products announces that its’ President, Ronald J. Rose, has been named U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Florida District, State of Florida, AND Region IV (8 states) Small Business Exporter of the Year. Ron Rose was presented his award by the SBA at the 20th Annual Small Business Week Celebration on May 24th at… Read More »

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Money Pages expands

11 September 2012

Money Pages is expanding by an additional 1,300 square feet to nearly 7,000 total square feet at its Southside headquarters at 8375 Dix Ellis Trail, Suite 201, where it employs 40 professionals. This is the sixth office space expansion that the company has undergone since Money Pages opened in April 2000 with two employees. Money… Read More »

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Foundation Financial Group announces record month in mortgage division

07 September 2012

Foundation Financial Group announces a record month in its mortgage division for the month of August 2012. Foundation Financial Group’s mortgage division closed August 2012 at 11% higher than it ended March 2012, which was the company’s previous best month in regards to the number of closings. Foundation Financial Group’s growth continues into 2013 through… Read More »

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White Rallies Nonprofits with Musical

06 September 2012

Taking a Stand: A Motivating Musical By Neill Vining One local business owner and philanthropist believes there is an urgent issue in Jacksonville that warrants swift attention. Mike White, president of Client Focused Media, has a fervent determination to bring awareness to the city’s homeless epidemic. He is taking a stand and motivating other leaders in the community to join him. Jacksonville businesses are teaming up on a project called Another Sign - The Musical, with the objective to raise money and awareness for a problem they feel is overlooked by many in the community. White says he was inspired to take action after an encounter with a homeless man that he knew as a previous client. “He was a chef at a local restaurant with a wife, kids, and a nice home. About six months after the restaurant failed, I ran into him on the street downtown. The clean shaven man I once knew was sitting on a bench, shaking and talking to himself.” White never approached the man, but was deeply affected by his hardship. The incident inspired him to write a poem. The poem turned into a song, which eventually flourished into a full script for a musical. According to the Department of Children and Families, there are 4,000 homeless men, women, and children in Northeast Florida. One in five homeless people are...

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Nominees named for Downtown Investment Authority Board

05 September 2012

Nine members of the Jacksonville community, each demonstrating a vested interest in the revitalization and continued success of Downtown, have been selected to serve on the board of directors for the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA). Mayor Alvin Brown’s plans to create the DIA received unanimous approval from City Council on Aug. 15. The DIA’s projects… Read More »

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Community First Credit Union launches Mobile Deposits

05 September 2012

Community First Credit Union announces the launch of Mobile Deposits through its Mobile Banking platform. Members can now deposit checks, view the status of deposits and review mobile deposit history from anywhere using a smartphone with camera. Since rolling out the program to members, more than 770 people have registered for the service and more… Read More »

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