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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 The Secrets to Communicating with Clarity The Hidden Cost of Managing Your Accounts Receivable Natural Decision: Champion Brands CEO explains why the move to CNG
 

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 »

The Secrets to Communicating with Clarity

By Mark A Vickers From the sales floor to the boardroom, your ability to deliver a message with clarity will have a dramatic impact on your success. When it comes to your spoken communications, planning and preparation allows you to deliver your message more effectively, increasing the likelihood others will respond as desired. As you… Read More »

The Hidden Cost of Managing Your Accounts Receivable

By Tom Green Companies must make the best use of their assets if they are to maintain and expand their missions. Knowing the true cost of your accounts receivable and how to reduce it are critical for liquidity and efficiency. However, determining how much cost accounts receivable actually add is often a misunderstood and controversial… Read More »

Natural Decision: Champion Brands CEO explains why the move to CNG

©Ken McCray Photography Earl Benton doesn’t let a good idea go to waste. The president of Jacksonville-based beverage distributor Champion Brands was initially thwarted in his attempt to use compressed natural gas for his fleet of trucks. But he is now helping to herald in what could be a new era of alternative fuel usage… Read More »

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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SBE Council offers 4 reasons to oppose Obama’s tax proposals

20 September 2011

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) was critical of President Barack Obama’s tax proposals, which would hurt small businesses by raising taxes on upper income earners. SBE Council noted that such tax increases would hurt small business in four key ways. SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan noted, “First, many successful entrepreneurs… Read More »

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ICBA urges Treasury to respond expeditiously to SBLF applicants

20 September 2011

With the Sept. 27 deadline for Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) applications rapidly approaching, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) continued to urge Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and top bank regulators to respond expeditiously to all community banks that still have questions and concerns on the status of their applications. “ICBA worked diligently with Treasury,… Read More »

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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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