Florida SBDC Business Blog

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    SBDC Client Gets SBA Loan to Expand Business

    Karen Conroy, President of Fundraising for a Cause, Inc. came to the Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida (USF SBDC) for assistance in finding the financing necessary to expand her business. Although Conroy had met with several bankers already, she had not yet found a lender willing to make her company the loan because of their concerns regarding the economy.

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    88 Ways to get Money Without Going to the Bank

    So, the bank declined your request for a business loan. Did they ask, Do you have any “marketable collateral”? When you indicated that you only had business assets, did they respond, “I am sorry, but we do not finance businesses unless they have been a […]

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  • Export Licenses in the U.S.

    Who needs an export license? Not every exporter in the U.S. needs an export license. Exporters need to consider the type of exporting product, the country of destination, the end-use of the product and the end-user in order to determine if the exporting transaction requires […]

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    ASTE Trade International – A Hillsborough County Success Story

    Tuncay Esitmez launched ASTE Trade International, LLC. in 2009, a firm supplying construction materials, computer equipment and chemicals to private contractors serving the U.S. government overseas, and in just 12 months made nearly $300,000. Esitmez’s 27-years as Chief Operations Officer and Supervisory Contract Administrator in […]

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  • New Products – Success or Failure

    New products continue to be introduced, some with greater success than others. Where do new products originate and what makes some introductions more successful than others? Most New Products Originations are not New It is estimated that only 10% of new products are major new […]

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    Virginia Carter a Hillsborough County Success Story

    Plant City Law Firm Creating Jobs, credits SBDC who “provided me the education, training, and assistance needed to accomplish my dream!” Established in March 2009, Virginia C. Carter, P.A. is a small business that created two new jobs in 2009 and will soon be creating […]

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