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7 Steps to Protect Your Social Media

From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram and Foursquare, one thing is abundantly clear—social media is here to stay. In fact, data show that people spend more time on social media sites than any other type of site. If you or your business are not actively involved in social media, now is the time to start.… Read More »

When your spouse is also your co-worker

Mutual respect but separate responsibilities. Those are the bedrocks upon which the husband and wife team of John and Erika Nelson have built their company. “At home we make decisions together. At work we might talk about decisions on big stuff but we really run separately during the day,” John Nelson said. “We’re not communicating… Read More »

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 »

Security First Insurance announces renters insurance product

28 September 2011

Florida-based homeowners insurance provider, Security First Insurance Company, announced that it has received approval from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation to begin offering renters insurance in Florida. The product is available through more than 1,300 insurance agents contracted with the company and located throughout the state. Often renters are under the mistaken impression that… Read More »

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BusinessClimate.com launches research tool

28 September 2011

A new website, BusinessClimate.com, launched in September as a powerful tool and resource forsite selectors and relocation professionals. Studies show more than 85 percent of this target audience begins its research online. Site selectors can find demographic information and workforce data on all 50 states on the site, as well as more detailed facts and… Read More »

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Wine Down with West Council Sept. 29

27 September 2011

The West Council of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting its “Wine Down with the West Council” all chamber mixer showcasing The Broach School on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at The Broach School (6211 Terry Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216). Come join in on the live music, food, beer, wine… Read More »

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Davidson Realty welcomes French

27 September 2011

Davidson Realty Inc. has added new agent Amanda French to its team of real estate professionals. French brings several years’ experience in sales, customer service and community outreach to her new role in real estate. Says Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson, “Amanda is both customer and community focused which makes her an excellent fit for… Read More »

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Smith Hulsey & Busey attorneys ranked by ‘Best Lawyers’

27 September 2011

Eleven lawyers from Smith Hulsey & Busey were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012. The national attorney ranking is based on a rigorous national survey involving more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. The Smith Hulsey & Busey attorneys named in the 18th… Read More »

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American Jobs Act Q&A with Obama Sept. 28

27 September 2011

Want to get your questions answered and engage with the Obama Administration about the American Jobs Act? On Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 11:25 a.m. President Obama will take questions live, during an Open for Questions roundtable with Yahoo!, MSN Latino, AOL Latino and HuffPost Latino Voices from the White House. The President will answer questions… Read More »

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Renaissance World Golf Village receives award

26 September 2011

The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center in Jacksonville/St. Augustine has received another prestigious award from the meetings industry, Association Meetings magazine’s “Inner Circle Award” for 2011. The award will be presented to Jeffrey Oliasami, general manager of the 301-room, AAA Four Diamond resort. Together with the adjacent World Golf Hall of Fame,… Read More »

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State Representative Ray selected as FCMA executive director

26 September 2011

The board of the First Coast Manufacturers Association (FCMA) unanimously voted to select Northeast Florida State Representative Lake Ray to replace Lad Daniels as executive director of the association. Ray, who was chosen from 14 candidates, will begin his new position effective Oct. 1. The FCMA Board made their selection based on Ray’s strategic vision for… Read More »

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SBA awards grants for 5-year pilot program

26 September 2011

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced grant awardees in a pilot program designed to help small businesses work together to compete for federal contracts, grow, and create jobs. The Small Business Teaming Pilot Program, made possible by the Small Business Jobs Act, awards grants to organizations for training, counseling, and mentoring to help… Read More »

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Webinar: Post-disaster survivor tips for business owners

26 September 2011

In the fourth of four weekly webinars during National Preparedness Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Agility Recovery Solutions will have three business owners who faced losses of property and income after a disaster share their experiences and what they learned about preparing for the next disaster. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 2:00 p.m.… Read More »

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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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