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Florida SBDC at UCF Opens Sumter County Office

The Florida SBDC at University of Central Florida (FSBDC at UCF), in partnership with the Sumter County Office of Economic Development, is opening a sub-center in Sumter County to help local businesses grow and succeed.
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IT Firm Optimal Technologies International Retains Access to Government Contracts with help of Florida SBDC at UCF

Charles Daniels, President and CEO of Optimal Technologies International (OTi), was facing a squeeze. He had founded the company in 2002 to provide IT product solutions, support and consulting services to government agencies and commercial businesses. Daniels built his business with the assistance of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and its 8(a) Business Development Program which is designed to help small, socially and economically disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace.
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Mainstream Engineering's QwikProducts(TM) Unit Experiencing Significant Growth in Latin America

Mainstream Engineering’s president and founder Dr. Robert Scaringe has built a successful, diversified corporation offering research & development project work; military, commercial and retail products; professional engineering services, and lean manufacturing. Every corner of the company is working to realize its mission: providing “Solutions through Advanced Technology” by transitioning advanced technology into high-quality and cost effective products.
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The Soup Shop Enjoying New Levels of Success

Owner Julie Shipley Credits Assistance from the Florida SBDC…
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Daytona Diner Enjoying New Found Success in Daytona Beach Shores

Assistance from FSBDC at Daytona State College with Relocation…
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Shaun Thornton of Murphy Business Named FSBDC at UCF Regional Volunteer of the Year

The Florida SBDC at the University of Central Florida has named Shaun Thornton, a Broker Associate at Murphy Business & Financial Corp., as its 2016 Regional Volunteer of the Year. Thornton has distinguished himself by his committed service to both the FSBDC’s award-winning Advisory Board Council (ABC) program and to the Small Business Resource Network (SBRN), an FSBDC affiliate.
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National Small Business Week Celebrated by FSBDC at UCF

Three FSBDC at UCF Clients Honored as SBA Award Winners Florida…
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Privateer IT Enters Government Contracting Market Assisted by the FSBDC at UCF’s PTAC Program

Doing business with the government isn’t easy. In fact, it’s challenging on multiple levels, especially for small businesses. Jerry Bennett, CEO of Privateer IT, learned that when his bids for government contracts received no response whatsoever.
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Eye on Ball, Inc.’s Vector Training Baseball Ready for Market with Assist from the FSBDC at Seminole State College

Everyone has heard the story of the inventor who comes up with a new idea or new product, makes a prototype and then…Presto!...the product is on the shelves and the inventor is on his new yacht sailing into his billion dollar future.
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ELEGANCE by EV Launches with Assistance from FSBDC at UCF in Kissimmee

What Started as Online Jewelry Concept Evolves into Woman’s…
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FSBDC at UCF Consultants Earn Economic Development Certification

On January 29, 2016 , Hunt Dawkins, Associate Director, and Rafael E.M. Pratts, Area Manager for Kissimmee/Osceola County, both consultants at the Florida SBDC at UCF, received certification as Economic Development Finance Professionals with emphasis in Business Credit Analysis (EDFP-BCA) from the National Development Council (NDC).
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Florida SBDC at UCF’s Advisory Board Council Makes Important Contribution to Growth of Cohen Grossman Attorneys at Law

Custom Selected Board of Volunteers Make a Difference at No-Cost Monday,…
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Jones Brothers & Co. Air and Seaplane Adventures Growing with Assistance from FSBDC at UCF’s Lake County Office

Tavares, Florida is called “America’s Seaplane City,” and for good reason. The city has made a significant commitment to the seaplane businesses that call the waters of Lake Dora home, including opening the Tavares Pavilion on the Lake, a magnificent wedding and conference facility, and the Tavares Seaplane Base.
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TechRev Positioned for Growth in Government Contracting With Assistance from FSBDC at UCF

For Melbourne, FL-based Technology Revelations, Inc. (TechRev) and its CEO Michael Ballard, it was the basics it needed assistance with so it could enter the government contracting business.
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Infotech Systems Wins First Government Contract With Assistance from the FSBDC at UCF

Even small companies can be big enough to do business with the U.S. government, especially if they take advantage of the no-cost consulting and government contracting expertise of the Florida SBDC at UCF.
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Fostering America’s Small Employers

The economy added 211,000 jobs in November, 2015, marking the strongest three years of job creation since 2000 with 8.1 million jobs added...
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GrassRoots Interactive Center Introduces Unique Extra-Curricular Activity for Children in Ormond Beach

When the founders of GrassRoots Interactive Center, Rebecca Railsback and Amy Annon, decided to start their business, they had a clear vision of what they wanted it to be: all about their customers.