Florida SBDC Business Blog

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    Finding the right location for your business

    So you’ve decided to open a business and as a sign that your idea is perfect, a great spot has opened in the “best” business section in town. As a business consultant I have spoken to hundreds of clients who found the perfect spot for […]

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    5 Keys to Basic Marketing

    In recent months, I have been fascinated by the idea that groups that are sometimes looked at as living in a past century have embraced marketing and modern technology. In fact, they are using it more effectively than many who grew up in the technology […]

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    Honey Company uses FSBDC at USF to Discover Exporting Options

    Santa Monica Florida of Pasco County

    Monica Obando didn’t plan on working in the honey industry, but after an early onset case of arthritis, the honey industry found her. Shortly after losing hope in traditional pharmaceutical medicine, Obando’s husband saw a Discovery Channel special about the healing power of bee sting therapy. They attended the next available seminar in November 2011 and not even a week later, they had bees.

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    4 Tips to Better Serve an Aging Customer Base

    As a small business consultant living in Venice, one of the most “senior” zip codes in the country and perhaps the world, there are a few things to keep in mind when you have a business serving elderly populations. Many of these recommendations would seem […]

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    From Shoeboxes to Financial Literacy for Small Businesses

    Tampa Bay Accounting and Associates of Pinellas County

    Michelle Velez took her love for small business, and turned it into her own small business seven years ago. “I wanted to do something that would be beneficial for small businesses and help them grow,” she said. And so, Tampa Bay Accounting and Associates was born.

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    Understanding Veteran-Owned Business Certifications

    Recently I have had the opportunity to work with a significant number of people seeking Veteran status for their business. Terms like 8a and SDVOSB VOSB and CVE flow out of their mouths with ease but it soon becomes quite evident that there is some […]

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