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Emotional cocktail when selling your business Does Your Attorney Know Transaction Law? Top 40 Business Students 2017 How good record-keeping helps you sell your business Prime to Disrupt The How-To

Emotional cocktail when selling your business

Scared- Excited-Worried-Optimistic-Nervous-Joy-Sadness-Anticipation Yes to all those. If you are selling or buying a business, chances are you will feel all the emotions above sometime in the process. Bianca Evans, consultant with Transworld Business Brokers explains that it’s rare that a business owner doesn’t feel some cocktail of emotions when selling a business. “I’ve only had a… Read More »


Does Your Attorney Know Transaction Law?

When you’re selling your business, you need a good team to help you make it happen. That team should include your business broker, your accountant and your attorney. While many attorneys have a great skill set, it’s essential to have one with specific expertise in transaction law. Why? As a business broker, I’ve seen deals… Read More »

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Top 40 Business Students 2017

Community Leaders: It is with great pride I introduce to you the 2017 TOP 40 business students of the JU Davis College of Business. With the program in its 5th year thanks to our generous sponsors Brown and Brown Insurance and Predictive Results, Advantage Business Magazine gave well deserved recognition to some of the finest… Read More »

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How good record-keeping helps you sell your business

How do your books look? When you are aiming to sell your business, it’s worthwhile to take a close look at your record-keeping through the eyes of a potential buyer. You’ll want to understand how your tax-saving strategies will look to a prospective buyer, for example. An accountant can view your records based on generally… Read More »

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Prime to Disrupt

Ideal Gas: 100 years in the making- the propane gas industry is about to change Thousands of homeowners and businesses rely on a steady supply of propane to do everything from taking a hot shower in their home to cooking a pizza at their favorite restaurant. What started as an industry with hundreds of suppliers… Read More »

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The How-To’s on Social Listening

You need to listen In the healthcare industry, there’s no lack of conversation taking place on social media. Consumers are producing and sharing articles/blogs, discussing healthcare changes, expressing their opinions concerning their experience with your hospital, and that’s just the beginning. Are you listening to what is being said about your hospital on social media… Read More »


Edgewood Bakery Sold to Local Restaurateur

01 March 2016

Edgewood Bakery has been sold by Stache Investments to local restaurateur John Valentino, who will convert the property into a second location for his successful French Pantry brand. Valentino has been at the forefront of the Jacksonville restaurant scene with ownership of Burrito Gallery, Mellow Mushroom, Uptown Market and French Pantry.  Valentino purchased the original… Read More »

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Jimerson & Cobb Welcomes New Associate Attorney

29 February 2016

Jimerson & Cobb, P.A., is pleased to announce the addition of new associate attorney, Adam B. Edgecombe, to its business litigation practice. “Adam brings with him a wealth of background expertise and experience that adds a new layer to the support we can offer our clients,” said Charles Jimerson, managing partner of Jimerson & Cobb.… Read More »

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Suns add four staff to new front office for 2016

19 February 2016

While the first baseball players have begun reporting to Spring Training, the Jacksonville Suns are continuing preparation for their first season under new ownership. The club recently added four new members to the front office staff, which is preparing for Opening Day April 7 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The latest additions to the… Read More »

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Impact Player: David Miller

16 February 2016

Each issue of Advantage features an “Impact Player” from United Way of Northeast Florida, as a means to highlight the contributions that local volunteers make to our community. As the Lead Investor of United Way’s social innovation project, Upstream, Brightway Insurance Chairman David Miller is driving groundbreaking approaches to long-standing community challenges. A collaborative effort… Read More »

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Stellar to Break Ground on $5M Tom Bush BMW Dealership

16 February 2016

Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, will begin construction on a $5-million Tom Bush BMW dealership this month. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Feb. 17. This project begins just as Stellar wraps up another project for Tom Bush, its new state-of-the-art collision center. Stellar will convert… Read More »

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Limelight Theatre staff expands

04 February 2016

Limelight Theatre, in an effort to provide the community with high quality live community theatre performances, has made recent staff changes and promotions. Kristin Pidcock, formerly Box Office Manager, is now the Director of Education and Audience Services. On staff for 13 years, Kristin graduated magna cum laude from Flagler College in 2003. She interned… Read More »

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Peterbrooke Chocolatier Celebrates Grand Opening of Relocated Shop in Ponte Vedra to Sawgrass Village

29 January 2016

Peterbrooke Chocolatier® is excited to announce the grand opening of their recently relocated chocolate store in Sawgrass Village Shopping Center at 333 Village Main Street. The official grand opening will be held on Friday, February 5th from 6–9 p.m. Come and meet the Peterbrooke team for samples of chocolate covered popcorn and other chocolate delicacies,… Read More »

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Kudos to the risk takers

28 January 2016

I might be one of the rare few that enjoy meeting new people. Just like an undiscovered book, everyone has a story. Nearly everyone has faced some type of adversity, chance meetings, tragedy, luck and successes. Of course, attitude probably has the most influence over someone’s life and business events. One of my go-to questions… Read More »

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First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announces 2016 Officers and Directors

27 January 2016

First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) members have elected the 2016 slate for Officers and Directors. FCHCC creates value through promoting and facilitating the success of Hispanic-owned businesses and by engaging the community at large in Northeast Florida. The new directors are Dr. Jose Nieto, D.O., Borland-Groover Clinic PA; Carlos Cruz, Hispanic Nexo; Angela… Read More »

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bestbet donates $11,500 to United Way of Northeast Florida during poker tournament fundraiser

26 January 2016

On January 21, bestbet Jacksonville and Availity hosted a charity fundraising poker tournament to benefit the United Way of Northeast Florida. Prior to the event, bestbet donated $11,500 to the United Way in continuation of the organization’s long-standing support of the non-profit.  Invited guests and United Way staff members enjoyed a fun-filled evening of poker, hors… Read More »

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