Providing businesses the expertise and resources to succeed
- Ultimate Health Direct Primary Care: A New Approach to Medical Care ManagementOctober 8, 2021 - 1:22 pm
Successful entrepreneurs typically have a spirit, an energy, a kind of determination that drives them to meet and overcome the many challenges faced when starting a new business. For Amanda Neil, now the owner and operator of Ultimate Health Direct Primary Care, LLC, it was the conviction that she had a great idea for improving the delivery of healthcare in Lake County, Florida that inspired her to pursue a new venture. With assistance from the Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of Central Florida (FSBDC at UCF), Neil was able to turn her idea into reality.
- Dr. Mimi Hull of Hull & Associates Named Florida SBDC Network and FSBDC at UCF 2021 State and Regional Volunteer of the YearSeptember 24, 2021 - 8:58 am
The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of Central Florida (FSBDC at UCF) and the state-wide Florida SBDC Network have named Dr. Mimi Hull, PhD, psychologist and the president Hull & Associates, as the 2021 State and Regional Volunteer of the Year. Dr. Mimi, as she is known, has distinguished herself by her long and committed service as a volunteer expert since 2005 in the FSBDC’s award-winning Advisory Board Council (ABC) program. She has donated over 140 hours of pro-bono consulting services to small business owners across the Central Florida region which represents a total market value of almost $40,000.
- Floridian Medical Group & Monissima Med Spa Weather the COVID-19 StormSeptember 20, 2021 - 4:46 pm
Small business owners and entrepreneurs in the healthcare and aesthetics industries have faced extraordinary adversity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients and clients were adhering to C.D.C. guidelines and avoiding office visits. Faced with these trials and more, Yina Frasure, the owner and operator of two personal care company’s – Floridian Medical Group and Monissima Med Spa – turned to the Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of Central Florida (FSBDC at UCF) located at the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce for assistance.
- Worldwide Sportswear: Back to Business and Back to GrowthJune 22, 2021 - 3:24 pm
For many businesses serving the hospitality, travel, or food and beverage industries, the COVID-19 pandemic proved disastrous. Many did not survive. Fortunately for Nanu Manek, president and owner of Worldwide Sportswear, the Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of Central Florida (FSBDC at UCF), and its CARES Act-funded Business Recovery Team (BRT) program was there to assist him.
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of Business Assistance [§ 288.001, Fla. Stat.]
Florida SBDC Network
The FSBDC at UCF is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America’s SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners, with the University of West Florida serving as the network’s lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals.