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    Are physicians looking in the wrong place for patients?

    The latest physician’s health care delivery trend is to reduce the burden, cost and complexity of pursuing third-party reimbursement by only servicing cash paying patients through a concierge model. Such an arrangement affords a patient nearly free access to their physician. And, for the physician, […]

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    Is it better to know your customer or your product?

    The answer is, you need to know as much about you customer as you do about your product. This is based upon the Law of Caring: “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” (Sales Bible by Jeffrey Gitomer.) […]

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    Transition from Fortune 500 to Florida Mid-Size

    Transitioning from a multinational Fortune 500 company, to a Florida mid-size business is filled with challenges. When Steve Collins purchased Coast Brothers from the original owners in 2010, he took over the 13,000 square foot warehouse and its 10 employees and 8 account managers in […]

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    Wesley Chapel Tree Company Partners Pave the Way for Successful Business Acquisition

    Marine Corp veteran Wayne “Buck” Rollings’ contact with the SBDC at the University of South Florida in Tampa began in 2008 when he attended a Government Contracting Seminar. Four years later, he is the owner of Omega Tree and Nursery. Started by Jerry Kinney, Omega […]

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    SWOT Analysis a key business assessment tool

    Key Business Assessment Tool    As businesses try to move forward in this sluggish economy it may be time to pull a time honored resource out of the business toolbox– the SWOT Analysis  (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats).  Chances are that you’ve heard of  the […]

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    4 Steps to Increase Your Chances of Obtaining a Business Loan

    Mistakes can be costly. Can your business afford to make a mistake? If not, then you need to continue reading so you don’t make any of the four most common small businesses loan solicitation mistakes. But, don’t stop there. All four of these mistakes can […]

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