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Drive Solutions: Growth Acceleration Services Enable Business Expansion

Drive Solutions Inc., a Central Florida business based in Clermont, FL is a manufacturer’s representative company in the bearing and power transmission segment selling products used in the mining, forestry, air handling and pumping industries. Fred Louwersheimer, CEO and owner, identified an opportunity to significantly grow the business by entering the manufacturing arena producing customized […]

Solutions 1 Transport

Solutions 1 Transport LLC specializes in transporting temperature sensitive products throughout the United States.   They move produce, meats, dairy products and other refrigerated products for some of the nation’s largest food growers, processors and sellers. The company operates by using a combination of company-owned vehicles as well as utilizing owner operators. Timothy and Aseania Jones, […]

SBDC at UCF Gives Benchmark Glass Clear View to Success

The decision to start a business was an easy one for Tom Bird, an experienced installer of shower glass, decorative glass, sliding doors and mirrors. Finding customers proved more challenging. By the time Bird visited the Small Business   Development Center at University of Central Florida’s office in Palm Coast last May, he was feeling discouraged about […]

SBDC at UCF Helps Postion Old Hearth Bread Company for Continued Growth

SBDC’s Growth Acceleration Services’ Analysis Makes a Difference Central Florida has among the country’s most delicious, all-natural artisan bread and pastries thanks to The Olde Hearth Bread Company and its owner and hands-on manager, Shannon Talty. Like many entrepreneurs, Talty had started his business on the strength of his passion and talents, and as a result […]

Hernon Manufacturing

Exporting has been part of the business plan at Hernon Manufacturing, a custom formulator of adhesives, sealants, and precision dispensing and curing systems, since 1999. The company’s president, Harry Arnon, believed there was unrealized potential in international markets, however, and recently decided to refocus company efforts and make exporting a top priority for Hernon’s growth […]