Category Archive for: ‘Success Stories’

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    Local web design business uses no-cost consulting to grow his business

    MetraWorks of Hillsborough County

    From the moment Jason Daniels walked into the Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, he expressed his interest in helping other businesses get busier. Daniels owns a web design and development company and his mission is to help small businesses get online in order to help their companies thrive.

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    Business assessment tool helps Spherion Staffing focus its energy

    Spherion Staffing Services of Hernando County

    After 26 years of being in the staffing industry, Teri Nichols still had a love for the business. She managed the Spherion Corporation Hernando office until 2005 when it closed. Nichols always wanted to have her own business, so she reopened the Hernando office as a licensed owner.

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    From start-up to seven employees, small business gains strength with Florida SBDC resources

    Tucker Enterprise Services of Pinellas County

    Small businesses are built through tenacity and hard work. As proven by Tucker Enterprise Services, Inc., a tree service and property management company operating out of Pinellas County, Florida, success can be traced through the steps a growing business takes to draw on its strengths, shore-up its weak spots, and find its niche.

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    Owner and Florida SBDC at USF side-by-side on winding river adventure

    Peace River Paddle Sports & Kuleana Adventures Inc. of Hardee County

    In October 2013, Peace River Paddle Sports & Kuleana Adventures Inc. officially began, but the trip for this startup was as winding and exciting as its namesake, the Peace River in Hardee County.

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    Business assessment, consulting translates to growth for Southland

    Southland Dog Training Academy of Polk County

    Vince Reina, owner of Southland Dog Training Academy in Lakeland, has been working with dogs since the early 80s. Over the years, he has learned key lessons that have made his business thrive. One of those lessons – seek advice elsewhere.

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    EzProducts doubles annual income in one year

    EzProducts International, Inc. of Hardee County

    00460In January of 2013, EzProducts International, Inc. (EzPi) owner, Dave Brown, moved his business and staff from a cramped 800 square foot site to a building with more than 2,400 square feet in Wauchula.

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    Florida SBDC at USF helps business land $800K SBA loan

    Executive Reporting Service of Pinellas County

    In 1981, after a week of having no work assigned through the court reporting agency she worked for, Diane Emery decided to make a change. A few hours after quitting her job, she embarked on her own small business venture.

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    More Than a Business, It Is a Family Affair

    Impact Industrial Supplies, Inc., an industrial supplier, merchant wholesaler, and supply chain management company, celebrated its 22nd anniversary in 2013 with a positive outlook and a strong history. Impact has 16 employees and closed 2012 with sales of $6.4 million. Owner John Diaz says it [...]

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    Painting a Brighter Future

    As a college student Carlos Cubas was hired as a painter in small odd jobs by a local painting company. That experience served as inspiration to create C & C Painting Contractors, Inc. in 1994. Cubas set out to build a company that offered the [...]

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    Printing Lasting Impressions in the Community

    Sign-a-Rama wins 2013 Manufacturing Industry of the Year Award in Pasco County Beatriz Cardona comes from an entrepreneurial family. Following her dreams, she and her husband, Roberto, opened a Sign-a-Rama franchise in 2010.

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