Florida SBDC Business Blog

  • Using Technology Readiness Levels to Plan Small Business Product Development

    Using Technology Readiness Levels to Plan Small Business Product Development

    by Mitch Lairmore | February 22, 2019 Developing new products and services in today’s market can sometimes be a challenging task for a business owner. It takes more than just creating something new. Investing in research and development can help owners gain a competitive edge. […]

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  • Organized Retail Crime: What It Is and Why You Should Be Concerned

    Organized Retail Crime: What It Is and Why You Should Be Concerned

    by Bill Burnham | February 22, 2019 Almost everyone is familiar with the term shoplifting. According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP), “there are approximately 27 million shoplifters (or 1 in 11 people) in our nation today, and more than 10 million people […]

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  • Avoid Tax Time Sticker Shock

    Avoid Tax Time Sticker Shock

    by Bill Burnham | February 22, 2019 Many business owners are surprised when they realize how much they actually owe the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) when tax time rolls around. Whether out of ignorance or neglect, this is often the result of a failure to […]

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  • Hire Generation Z

    Are Entrepreneurs Ready to Hire Generation Z?

    by Janette Blanco | February 22, 2019 Millennials have been getting a bad rap lately. They are often portrayed in the media to be entitled, lazy and uncommitted. Whether one agrees those stereotypes are true or not, it could make a business owner apprehensive about […]

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  • 8 Government Contracting Errors to Avoid

    8 Government Contracting Errors to Avoid

    by Yolanda Cowart | February 22, 2019 Why do so many businesses fail to access the federal marketplace? The spending power of the federal government makes it a very attractive market. However, operating a profitable business in the federal marketplace creates obligations, potential liabilities and […]

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  • Florida SBDC at USF to Celebrate National SBDC Day March 20

    Florida SBDC at USF to Celebrate National SBDC Day March 20

    by Stacey Dadd | March 7, 2019 TAMPA, FL – The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at University of South Florida will celebrate the third annual SBDC Day Wednesday, March 20, 2019. SBDC Day is a national movement to help share the small business […]

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