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Wi-Fi is better than candy

By Jason Reynolds More and more small business owners across Jacksonville are making Wi-Fi available to their customers. As you might expect, these tech-savvy businesses across the First Coast include restaurants and coffee shops. But they also include doctors’ offices, vehicle repair shops, bookstores, hair salons, and car dealerships—in fact, every kind of small, main… Read More »

United for a Cause

Celebrating 90 years of making an impact on our community, United Way of Northeast Florida has a rich history of creating positive, lasting change. Founded as the Community Chest by a group of concerned citizens, the organization supported a variety of social services from the outset. Continuously evolving since to meet the changing needs of… Read More »

Sell Your Business without Regrets

  By Lewis Hunter “Now what?” It’s a simple question but it is not always easy for an entrepreneur to answer when selling their business. You invest so much of yourself into your business that it can be hard to distinguish where “work” ends and “life” begins. But selling your company may require you to… Read More »

4 Reasons Everyone is a Speaker and a Salesperson

Most people rank the fear of public speaking higher than their fear of death. Many will say that the thought of being a salesperson is worse than getting the flu. But there is a secret to success that will propel you to the next level:   You need to be a great Speaker and a… Read More »

Cool to Pool

Even small businesses can save big by supporting car pools. Participants in the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization’s Cool to Pool Program include some of the region’s largest employers but it does not cater to them exclusively. “Small companies tend to have more problems with parking than large companies,” said Elizabeth De Jesus, commuter services… Read More »

Social Media for Nonprofits

Through Kickstarter campaigns for TV series, flash mobs in the street, and memes that spread like wildfire, the Internet has shown its ability to motivate people to act for various, sometimes silly, causes. Nonprofit organizations should use this ability to organize people to their advantage. When used properly, social media marketing can encompass all the… Read More »

FCAACC social Sept. 29

20 September 2011

First Coast African American Chamber of Commerce’s (FCAACC) Northeast Florida Social Entrepreneurship Event for Small Business will be held Sept. 29, from 11- 1p.m. at 6225-2 Lake Gray Blvd. Chairman and CEO of FCAACC, Cliff Grant says, “We are a part of a collective group that will change the way we support and encourage small… Read More »

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Small Business Majority to release EPA poll results

19 September 2011

On Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 11:00 a.m. ET, Small Business Majority will release results from a poll of more than 1,200 small business owners from across the country regarding small business owner’s opinions about the federal government setting stronger standards for fuel efficiency and EPA regulating carbon emissions from power plants, refineries and other major… Read More »

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SBA & Agility’s disaster webinar to focus on helping employees

19 September 2011

During National Preparedness Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Agility Recovery Solutions are hosting free weekly disaster preparedness webinars. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT, Tom Heneghan, manager of preparedness for the American Red Cross, will talk about best practices for helping employees be ready for any kind of… Read More »

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Flagler inks 99,000sf lease renewal with TAP Worldwide

19 September 2011

Flagler announced it has closed a five-year, 99,000-square-foot lease renewal with TAP Worldwide LLC at one of Flagler’s nine warehouse distribution buildings located within the Jacksonville International Tradeport industrial park. Based in Compton, Calif., TAP Worldwide LLC is the leading supplier of parts and accessories for off-road vehicles with five warehouses and distribution centers across the… Read More »

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NAIOP of Northeast Florida supports daniel with backpack and school supply drive

16 September 2011

NAIOP of Northeast Florida recently supported local nonprofit daniel with a “Back to School Backpack and School Supply Drive.” NAIOP and its members donated backpacks filled with school supplies including folders, rulers, calculators, crayons, markers, three-ring binders and paper to the organization and the children it serves. “Our members stepped up to the plate for… Read More »

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Volunteers needed for Saturday’s coastal cleanup

16 September 2011

The City of Jacksonville’s Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission and Clean It Up, Green It Up encourage individuals and organizations to participate in the 2011 Florida Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17. This event, which will provide volunteers with an opportunity to help beautify the city’s shorelines, is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s Annual International Coastal… Read More »

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Local celebrities join library for fundraiser

16 September 2011

Start your holiday shopping early, meet local celebrities and support the Jacksonville Public Library at the Barnes & Noble Bookfair Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. The event will be held at the bookstore’s St. Johns Town Center location. Shop at the store and mention the library bookfair when making a purchase… Read More »

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Crowdfunding gets hearing in U.S. House

16 September 2011

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) member and entrepreneur Sherwood “Woodie” Neiss brings his Crowd Fund Investing (CFI) framework to a congressional hearing today, where there is growing support to modernize outdated security laws that prevent small business owners from tapping into their networks for raising capital. The U.S. House Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services… Read More »

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Equifax offers small business financial solutions

16 September 2011

Small business lending executives are now empowered with the market intelligence necessary to shape their future growth and risk strategies with the announcement of Lending Trends Benchmarking— the first offering from Equifax’s new Small Business Market Navigator suite of small business financial solutions. Designed and developed in collaboration with the Small Business Financial Exchange (SBFE), a… Read More »

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IRS issues guidance on tax treatment of cell phones; provides small business recordkeeping relief

15 September 2011

The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance designed to clarify the tax treatment ofemployer-provided cell phones. The guidance relates to a provision in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, enacted last fall, that removed cell phones from the definition of listed property, a category under tax law that normally requires additional recordkeeping by taxpayers. The… Read More »

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Mueller joins CEC as director of development

15 September 2011

Following a successful track record as president of the Florida Council on EconomicEducation (FCEE), Clinton Mueller has joined the Council for Educational Change (CEC) as their director of development. Mueller left his role as president of the FCEE, relocating to the South Florida community to marry his wife Danielle. “I am excited to continue fighting… Read More »

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PowerNet partnering with NetWorth for event

15 September 2011

PowerNet and Networth are partnering together to bring you a combined Networking Mixer to be held Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm and hosted by BlackFinn American Grille. This is an opportunity to get to know some new people and reconnect with some friends you may have not seen in a while.… Read More »

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Caplan joins Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

15 September 2011

Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., is pleased to announce that Howard A. Caplan has joined the firm’s Jacksonville office as Of Counsel. Caplan is a transactional attorney whose practice focuses on commercial and corporate law, franchise, intellectual property, real estate, business and technology law. Prior to joining Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., Caplan was the… Read More »

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First Watch supports Dine Out For No Kid Hungry Campaign

15 September 2011

From Sept. 18 through Sept. 24, First Watch will participate in the annual Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry Campaign (formerly Great American Dine Out), a national dine-out strategy to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. It will be the company’s fourth consecutive year of support. During the campaign, a percentage… Read More »

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Bar-di Gras Bar Crawl set for Oct. 1

15 September 2011

Let the good times roll at The Bar-di Gras Bar Crawl Downtown on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, from 8 p.m. to close. In the spirit of Mardi Gras, the Downtown bars of The Core (from Bay, Forsyth and Adams Streets to the Jacksonville Landing) welcome the New Orleans Saints to Jacksonville and invite Saints and… Read More »

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Virtual job fair

15 September 2011

JobsDirectUSA is organizing a national virtual job fair and if your company is interested in participating and joining forces in its mission, email events@americahires360.com or visit www.americahires360.com. The America Hires Virtual job Fair will run from Oct. 1, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2011, at AmericaHires360.com and aims to connect millions of job candidates with hiring… Read More »

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Watson Electric expands services

15 September 2011

Watson Electric has expanded its electrical services to include decoration lighting for commercial properties for the upcoming holidays, announced Wendell Davis, president of Watson Maintenance Services. Watson Electric has offered the usual electrical services to residential and commercial customers since August of 2007. But due to requests from commercial accounts, Watson Electric has decided to… Read More »

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HD Supply Facilities Maintenance opens Jacksonville distribution center

15 September 2011

HD Supply Facilities Maintenance—a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products—announced the opening of its newest distribution center (DC) in Jacksonville. The new DC is the 39th in the company’s vast operations network in North America. “We are pleased to announce the opening of our Jacksonville DC, said Anesa Chaibi, president and CEO of… Read More »

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Treasury, IRS seek public input on certain employer provisions of the Affordable Care Act

15 September 2011

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today requested public comment on a proposed affordability safe harbor for employers under the shared responsibility provisions included in the Affordable Care Act that will apply to certain employers starting in 2014. Under the Affordable Care Act, employers with 50 or more full-time employees that do not offer… Read More »

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Clark to speak at ATHENA International Women’s Regional Leadership Summit

14 September 2011

A Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC) ATHENA graduate and business leaderHester Clark was invited to serve as a panelist at the ATHENA International Women’s Regional Leadership Summit in Orlando on Thursday, Sept. 15. Clark, president of The Hester Group, will discuss the benefits she received participating in the Jacksonville ATHENAPowerLink mentoring program. “We are proud… Read More »

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