Florida SBDC Business Blog

  • Dream Takes Flight with $150K Business Loan

    Dream Takes Flight with $150K Business Loan

    Top Flight Electric of Polk County

    After chasing his mid-life dreams to become a pilot – working both in the corporate world and for the military – Billy Bishop had a career-ending back injury that brought him back to his electrical roots.

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  • Radio

    The Debbie Lewis Show: Is government contracting easy money?

    Does the government really buy everything? Is it easy money for small businesses? Listen in as Karen Krymski, government contracting specialist, talks about what it really takes to get into government contracting and what kind of return it can mean for your business. She’ll also […]

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  • Veteran Business Certification…..It All Starts Here

    Veteran Business Certification…..It All Starts Here

    By Karen Krymski | August 10, 2017 Many of our returning service men and women, recently separated from the military, as well as those who have been retired for many years, have made the decision to seek their Veterans Administration business certification. Whether you are […]

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  • Growing Your Business Through Supplier Diversity

    Growing Your Business Through Supplier Diversity

    By Yanina Rosario August 4, 2017 Do you check the traffic before getting on the road? Perhaps you use an app that suggests best routes. Do you do research to identify your targeted customer? I speak to entrepreneurs about the many certified business enterprise options […]

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  • Goals; Discipline Key

    Goals; Discipline Key for Entrepreneurial Success

    By Janette Blanco | August 1, 2017 Setting realistic goals and having discipline are the common denominator of successful entrepreneurs. Let’s talk about goals. Are they difficult to set? Absolutely they are, even more so when they are realistic. There is a lot of research […]

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  • Registering in system for award management

    Registering in System for Award Management (SAM) and DSBS

    By Karen Krymski | August 1, 2017 Many small business clients come to the Florida SBDC at University of South Florida looking to begin their journey of selling to the Federal Government (FedGov).  When they do, one of the first items on the list is […]

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