Growth Acceleration Success Stories

“The Growth Acceleration service is exactly what a young entrepreneur like myself needed.  The program has shined light in areas that needed to be looked at and considered today not tomorrow”

Shannon Talty
Olde Hearth Bread Company

“Today, we are a much improved, stronger and better positioned company in great part to the outstanding support and guidance provided by the SBDC at UCF”

Gabriel Ruiz
Advanced IT Concepts

“We are fortunate to have a growing buisness, but the challenges that come with growth are sometimes enormous.  Having terrific advice and counsel has been tremendous for our business.  The advice and counsel we received from the SBDC at UCF’s Growth Acceleration Consultant, Roger Greenwald, has been incredibly helfpul and has helped us grow our business create new jobs.  It’s to have someone who is genuinely committed to our success available to speak and trade ideas with.”

Michael Crofts
Maple Street, Inc.

“It was invaluable for me to get an outside and impartial opinion on what we are doing well and not so well. The SBDC’s recommendations are very practical and achievable and we will be focusing on implementing them as we move forward. Not only is  the content of the report very useful, but also our Growth Acceleration consultant’s opinions and analysis while discussing it helped put a lot of  things in perspective.”

Andrew Vandendriessche
Global Trading & Sourcing

“The SBDC at UCF’s Growth Acceleration services have been an important ingredient in putting Hernon’s expansion on the fast track,” said Harry Arnon, President of Hernon Manufacturing. “We had aggressive growth goals to begin with and, thanks to the help of the SBDC’s growth acceleration consultants, have met and surpassed them. We look forward to continuing that rapid expansion in 2012 with the help of the SBDC as we look to hire new employees, expand our manufacturing facilities and introduce new technologies.”

Harry Arnon
Hernon Manufacturing

“Our bank recommended we get help from the SBDC which was the best advice that they could have given us.”

Fred Louwersheimer
Drive Solutions