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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 »

Massey Services acquires Greenfrog Services

05 November 2012

Harvey L. Massey, chairman and CEO of Fla.-based Massey Services, Inc., is pleased to announce the acquisition of GreenFrog Services, a pest management company headquartered in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. GreenFrog specializes in residential and commercial pest prevention and termite services, and serves the Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra areas. “We are pleased to welcome David… Read More »

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The Hoffman Agency marks 20 years

01 November 2012

The Hoffman Agency LLC, a full-service marketing and communications firm based in Jacksonville, Fla., marks 20 years in business. According to agency owner and company president Jeffrey R. Hoffman, he and his team have worked with a number of companies and organizations throughout the years including local clients and clients based in Chicago, New York,… Read More »

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Hampton Golf announces the acquistion of the course and club at Palencia

01 November 2012

Hampton Golf in partnership with Randy Frankel, former Wall Street executive and partner of the Tampa Bay Rays, have acquired the golf course and club assets at Palencia, a 2,350-acre master-planned community in St. Augustine, Fla. The closing was finalized today. The 33,000-square-foot clubhouse and Arthur Hills championship golf course will remain a private, membership-driven… Read More »

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North Florida District Office to Celebrate Local Businesses

30 October 2012

The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the graduation of the 2012 Emerging 200 (e200) class on November 7, 2012 at Nova Southeastern University in Jacksonville at 6:00 P.M. The Emerging 200 (known as e200) is an intensive training initiative to accelerate high-potential small businesses’ growth in select cities. Developed by the U.S. Small Business… Read More »

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How to Start or Grow a Business Online Live Event: November 9th-11th

30 October 2012

“In Just One Weekend You’ll Discover Everything You Need To Start Or Grow Your Business Using The Internet…”   The secret to more customers, more sales, more website traffic, more free time, and more money is LITERALLY at your fingertips… and it’s WAY easier than you think! (We’ll show you how to get it!) Join… Read More »

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Indo-US Chamber Partners with Jax Film Fest to Bring Indian Filmmakers to the First Coast

29 October 2012

The Indo-US Chamber of Commerce and the Jax Film Fest are excited to bring the works of three Indian filmmakers to this year’s event. In addition, JFF will screen several other films featuring India and cross cultural Indian topics. This is the first time JFF has had a highlighted partnership with an economic development group,… Read More »

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JAX Chamber Announces 2013 Small Business Leader of the Year Winners

26 October 2012

The JAX Chamber announced its 2013 Small Business Leader of the Year winners. The winners are: Bruce Bradley, Bradley & Associates Insurance LLC, Arlington Council Jeremy Morgan, Krystal Klean, Beaches Division Jonathan Smith, Jonathan Smith,  Attorney, Downtown Council Gina Hill, G.M. Hill Engineering,  Entrepreneurial Growth Division Erick Wilson, TEC Works, Jacksonville IT Council Zeke Benevides, IT Promise, Mandarin Council… Read More »

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Local Man Vies for $100K to Jumpstart Small Business

25 October 2012

Jacksonville’s Daniel Burstein has been named a finalist in the running for $100,000 to jumpstart his small business. His light bulb moment was outside a Publix grocery store when he noticed the underutilized real estate on its roof.  His solution?  Turn these roofs into urban farming spaces.  Elevated gardens could be used to grow produce picked… Read More »

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FPRA JAX announces 2012-2013 Board at Jaguar-themed kickoff luncheon

24 October 2012

The Florida Public Relations Association Jacksonville Chapter(FPRA Jax), the local chapter of the nation’s oldest public relations organization, recently hosted its first luncheon under the direction of the 2012-2013 board. The program, “All In: The PR Strategies Behind the Jacksonville Jaguars,” featured special guest speaker Ryan Robinson, director of public relations for the Jaguars. Robinson… Read More »

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SBA’s Growth Capital Program Sets Record

24 October 2012

SBA’s Growth Capital Program Sets Record For Third Year in a Row $2.95 Billion in Financing for Small Businesses in FY12 The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) debenture program provided a record $2.95 billion to small businesses in fiscal year 2012, a 14 percent increase over last year’s $2.59 billion and… Read More »

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