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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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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.
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New Ownership at Ocoee’s Wilson Equipment Etc. Receives Valuable Assistance from the Florida SBDC at UCF

Buying a business can be fraught with risks, even if you already work for the company. And that was the case for Valerie Wilson. She and a partner owned Wilson Equipment Etc., a company in the business of selling water filtration systems for food service equipment.
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Chill Pop Lounge Launches with Assistance from FSBDC at UCF’s Office in Kissimmee/Osceola County

LaThesia Hardy – everybody calls her “Te” – is one of the smart ones: she knows what she doesn’t know. She knows she has a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry.
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DRW Life Skills Institute’s Emotional Intelligence Curriculum Drives Company Success

Ever wonder how that colleague of yours at work always manages to successfully navigate around the day-to-day drama that seems to exist in every modern company?
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Florida SBDC at Seminole State College’s Advisory Board Council Helps R. E. Martin Plumbing Grow its Business

There are times in every business’s evolution when it can feel to management like they’ve taken their company’s growth as far as they can. Often they are unsure about what to do next if they are to continue growing the business.
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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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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.”