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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.
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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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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.