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Jolly Roger’s Opens in Umatilla

After a long and respected career with Lake County Fire Rescue, Roger Minger was ready for his life’s second act. He knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur and business owner.
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Lake County Business Diversifies with Purchase of Local Business

Caskey’s Mower and Garden Center Acquired by JWO Land Management…
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All Star Property Services Recaptures Its Glory With Assistance from the FSBDC at UCF

For Michele Daniele, CEO of AllStar Property Services, it was a time to rebuild her business. From its founding in 1999, AllStar had been a successful, full-service commercial property maintenance company serving Central Florida.
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FSBDC at UCF Congratulates Client Hernon Manufacturing For Receiving the President’s “E” Award for Exporting Excellence

Hernon Manufacturing, Inc., a longtime client of the Florida SBDC at the University of Central Florida, has received the nationally recognized President’s “E” Award, the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
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FSBDC at UCF Hosts 9th Annual Government Contracting & Matchmaking Event

Government agencies buy goods and services of all kinds from private enterprise, companies big and small. And many times, small businesses are in fact better suited than big companies for providing those goods and service to government.
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Kenneth S. Gluckman Named FSBDC at UCF Regional Volunteer of the Year

The Florida SBDC at UCF is pleased to announce that Kenn Gluckman has been named 2015 Regional Volunteer of the Year in honor of his committed service to the FSBDC’s award-winning Advisory Board Council (ABC) program.
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Craig Technologies CEO Carol Craig Named Florida Small Business Person of the Year

Carol Craig has done it all. And she has only just begun. But for now, based upon her leadership, business success and service to the community, she has been named the SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Florida and is a finalist for the SBA’s highly-regarded national Small Business Person of the Year award.
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FSBDC at UCF Celebrates National Small Business Week

In recognition of the immense contribution to a healthy economy made by the entrepreneurs and small business owners of Central Florida and the nation, the Florida SBDC at the University of Central Florida (FSBDC at UCF) is celebrating the US Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Small Business Week with a luncheon and awards ceremony recognizing local SBA award winners.
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Certified Sling CEO Doug Worswick Named Small Business Exporter of the Year

Doug Worswick, CEO of Certified Slings, Inc., had a balancing act to do: survive the “great recession” of 2009 while continuing the tradition and legacy from Doug’s Dad by applying his simple philosophy: “Be humble, take care of your team. Your team will take care of our customers and everything else will take care of itself.”
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Window Interiors Founder and President Sandi Saft Named Small Business Person of the Year

hen buildings are constructed today, there is heavy emphasis on energy efficiency, both to lower costs and be as green as possible. Beyond architectural design and glass treatments, one of the most important tools to strengthen or improve a structure’s energy efficiency is the use of shade systems.
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JK2 Construction & Scenic Thrives with Assistance from FSBDC at UCF

the height of the recession, Paul Holmes had a choice to make about his construction company: sit by and ride out the downturn or use the time to move his business forward. He chose to move his business forward.
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Bennett Law Center Receives Important Loan With Assistance from FSBDC at UCF in Lake County

For the first three years, practicing law meant a full plate for attorney Bridgette M. Bennett of the Bennett Law Center. Between launching her immigration practice and representing more and more clients, she didn’t have time for much else.
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Florida SBDC in Lake County Assists In Planning and Launch of Polyglot Analytics LLC

Keith Breedlove and his wife Cheryl had both recently retired from government service and they had an idea. They felt that, with their backgrounds, they would be able to operate a successful consulting and training business.
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Florida SBDC at Seminole State College Assists In Reinvention of Merit Fasteners

Merit Fasteners is an industrial distributor, providing quality fastener products and supplies to a diverse group of industries including: residential construction, maintenance, repair companies, and original equipment manufacturers.
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Osceola County’s Growth Creates Opportunity For Allied Professional Services

Osceola County, Florida has been enjoying double digit population growth in recent years. In fact, according to the 2010 U. S. Census, Osceola County's population grew at a rate of 55% from 2000 to 2010. And that growth is creating opportunities for all type of businesses from car repair to lawyers and other service- related businesses. And that rate of growth did not go unnoticed by Maria Slyman.
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Support from FSBDC at Daytona State College Contributes to Local Printing and Marketing Solutions Company’s Success

It is hard to know where to turn when you need business assistance, especially if you are a retired executive seeking to become a first-time business owner. But that is the challenge that Jim Kenney faced at the outset of his pursuit of a long standing goal of running his own business.
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Small Business Institute® National Honors Won by UCF Students in Florida SBDC at UCF Program

The Small Business Institute® (SBI®) recently announced that two (2) student teams from the University of Central Florida’s College of Business Administration (UCF CBA) were winners of its annual Project of the Year (POY) competition, taking first prize in the 2015 ‘Graduate Specialized’ division and third place in the 2015 ‘Graduate Comprehensive’ division, respectively.
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Local Couple Launches Fishing Apparel and Gear Company With Assistance from the FSBDC at Daytona State College

Eric Lund and Cindy Hutchings are working to reduce pollution the best way they know how – by hav-ing fun! Lund and Hutchings are co-founders of Fishballs, a fishing apparel and gear company dedicated to the environ-ment while retaining an element of “edginess.”
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Raymond A. Peter Named Area Manager of the Florida SBDC at UCF in Palm Coast

The Florida SBDC at University of Central Florida (SFBDC at UCF) today announced that it has named Raymond A. Peter as Area Manager of the FSBDC at UCF’s Palm Coast office.
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Kissimmee Granite and Marble Regains its Market Leadership With Assistance from the FSBDC at UCF – Kissimmee Office

Economic Development Incentives from City of Kissimmee and Osceola County Cement Success