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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 »

SBDC at UNF hires Katie Arroyo as International Trade Specialist

08 November 2013

The Small Business Development Center at UNF (SBDC), the premier source for small business assistance in North Florida, is pleased to announce Katie Arroyo has been hired as International Trade Specialist. Arroyo will provide confidential consulting and training to small business owners interested in engaging in international trade. Previously, Arroyo worked at the Center for… Read More »

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Visit Jacksonville Selects Toni Chadwell as Event Specialist

05 November 2013

Toni Alison Chadwell has joined Visit Jacksonville as event specialist. Chadwell is responsible for planning and executing major annual events, client familiarization events and other monthly educational sessions, and assisting with the partnership development department at Visit Jacksonville. She reports to Katie Kurycki, director of marketing and product development. In addition, Chadwell will provide oversight… Read More »

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iStart Jax supports technology company’s growth in North East Florida

01 November 2013

Building Owners Seeking Savings Power EIWCorp’s International Expansion iStart Jax supports technology company’s growth Energy Intelligence Worldwide, Corp. is installing its Energy Consumption Optimizer (ECO) software-as-a-service in a large indoor shopping center and hotel in the heart of Singapore. This installation is scheduled to be followed by ECO installations in high-rise office buildings and other… Read More »

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November 8th,9th,10th: Internet Marketing for beginners live

31 October 2013

If You Know There’s Major Opportunity Online But Don’t Know How Or Where To Get Started… “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…… Read More »

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KYN company Original Fuzz sells out first pre-sale

29 October 2013

Proving viability as an early-stage Jacksonville Startup Original Fuzz ended its pre-sale after just twenty-five days, selling out of all of its Peruvian guitar strap pre-orders earlier than expected. The milestone is an important one for the company, which is one of four startups participating in the KYN accelerator downtown. Original Fuzz produces guitar straps,… Read More »

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Axia Public Relations scored a public relations retainer from the Brown-Forman Corporation

28 October 2013

Axia Public Relations scored a public relations retainer from the Brown-Forman Corporation, makers of Southern Comfort. Axia will promote Southern Comfort’s participation in the annual Florida vs. Georgia football game. Southern Comfort’s Chief Entertainment Officer, Celebrity Chef and Author Tim Laird will make several pre-game appearance sharing his special tailgate ideas and tips that are… Read More »

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Franklin Street negotiates lease for new gym in Orange Park

22 October 2013

Deal is part of a trend of health & fitness businesses taking over empty retail space in the Jacksonville area, says real estate firm Jamie Swanson of Franklin Street, a full-service commercial real estate firm, negotiated a 10-year lease for Training Ground Fitness, a new gym in Orange Park.  The 22,500 square foot space, located… Read More »

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Florida 8 (a) Alliance presents an exciting opportunity for small business

16 October 2013

Find a New Revenue Stream and Learn about the SBIR Program The Florida 8 (a) Alliance is thrilled to host a workshop focused on Small Business Innovation Research grants (SBIR) presented by Jim Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc. on November 12, 2013 from 8am to 11:30 am at Beaver Street Enterprise Center located 1225 W… Read More »

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iStart Jax partners with inaugural TEDx Jacksonville to spread ideas worth sharing

16 October 2013

iStart Jax is pleased to announce their partnership of our city’s inaugural TEDx Jacksonville event, happening at WJCT on October 26, 2013. 300 audience members will experience a day-long, multi-disciplinary conference featuring 10 inspiring talks by a roster of distinct speakers, four inspired performances from Jacksonville’s brilliant art scene and thoughtful dialogues, along with shared… Read More »

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United Way of Northeast Florida Strengthens Education, Income and Health

16 October 2013

Originally established in Denver, CO as the Community Chest more than 100 years ago, United Way has long been seen as a fundraiser.  During a luncheon today, United Way of Northeast Florida volunteers announced a goal to grow its Community Impact Fund that will result in even greater emphasis on measurable outcomes and research-based initiatives.… Read More »

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One Spark blasts past goal for RocketHub crowdfunding campaign

16 October 2013

One Spark 2014’s successful RocketHub campaign wrapped up today at 1pm, blasting past the set goals by raising a total of $70,556 from 532 contributors. The set goals were $50,000 raised and 500 funders. Campaign funders included a broad cross-section of Jacksonville residents and 108 funders from outside Jacksonville. The average contribution to the campaign… Read More »

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CxP Southeast Regional Data Center Nearing Completion

15 October 2013

Colocation company offers move-in specials for 121,000-square-foot facility in Jacksonville, Fla. CxP, LLC is pre-selling data and office space in its new, 121,000-square-foot Southeast Regional colocation center at 8324 Baymeadows Way. Office space is scheduled to be completed by early December and the data center is to go live by February. CxP purchased the former… Read More »

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Jon Gordon to speak at Beaver Street Enterprise Center’s 10th Anniversary Awards Luncheon

11 October 2013

On October 24, 2013, best-selling author Jon Gordon will be keynote speaker at Beaver Street Enterprise Center’s 10th Anniversary Awards Luncheon.  Helping the business incubator celebrate a decade as “The Blueprint for Business Success,” Gordon will bring his enthusiasm, expertise and positive energy to familiar turf.  “Jon inspired us at our first anniversary luncheon in… Read More »

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Kimberly Waterhouse joins AlliedBarton Security Services

11 October 2013

AlliedBarton Security Services, www.alliedbarton.com, the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kimberly Waterhouse as Business Development Manager serving the Jacksonville, FL, region. “We are excited to have Kimberly Waterhouse join our team. Her diverse background, including her military experience, positions her to offer a solutions-based perspective… Read More »

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Jacksonville Women’s Business Center and the Davis College of Business Launch Leadership Matters Program

08 October 2013

The Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC), a department of the JAX Chamber’s Entrepreneurial Growth Division, announced the first class of its Leadership Matters program. The inaugural Leadership Matters class consists of 10 women including: ·        Kathleen Fix, Fortegra Financial ·        Kathy Fleming, St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum ·        Kristen Jackson, Hancock Bank ·        Lisa Moore,… Read More »

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Stellar promotes four of its most Senior Executives, positions for further growth

08 October 2013

Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, has promoted four of its most senior-level executives, recognizing their continued leadership and performance. Brian Kappele and Richard Lovelace were promoted from Divisional Vice President to Senior Vice President, and Clint Pyle and John Heinzel were promoted from Vice President to… Read More »

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Mentor Magic

03 October 2013

The phone rings. Me: Hello? This is Brian. Tony: Brian, this is Tony*. Let’s do lunch this Wednesday. I have some things I want to talk to you about. Me: Okay. See you then.   It’s rare that I take a meeting not knowing what is on the agenda, but Tony is a good business… Read More »

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JAX Chamber and Omni Jacksonville Hotel Partner, supporting Downtown events

02 October 2013

Supporting Downtown Events and Activity this Weekend Working with the JAX Chamber and supporting Community First Saturdays this Saturday, Oct. 5, the Omni Jacksonville Hotel is offering special rates for those planning to spend an evening Downtown on Oct. 4. As part of a pilot program, guests can stay at the Omni at a discounted… Read More »

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Cultural Council announces new Executive Director

02 October 2013

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville announces the appointment of Kim Bergeron as its new executive director. Her anticipated start date is November 1, 2013. Bergeron comes to Jacksonville with a strong background in arts administration, fundraising, event planning, advertising and media design. Bergeron previously served as the Director of Cultural & Public Affairs for… Read More »

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Country Caterers Barbeque, Inc. launches two new divisions in business

01 October 2013

Country Caterers Barbeque, Inc., recently restructured its core businesses philosophies into 4 major categories; corporate, formal, disaster relief, and government catering services.  Country Caterers created new business entities d.b.a.   Corporate catering will see the traditional name Country Caterers.  The wedding and formal cantering will be referred to as Black Tie Catering and Events.  Disaster relief… Read More »

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