Florida SBDC Business Blog

  • New Sarasota-based Restaurant to Survive with Bridge Loan
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    New Sarasota-based Restaurant to Survive with Bridge Loan

    Chef Rolf’s New Florida Kitchen of Sarasota County

    After being the head chef at his family’s restaurant in Nokomis for more than 15 years, Rolf Zahnd owner and operator of Chef Rolf’s New Florida Kitchen, was looking forward to opening his own restaurant in Sarasota.

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  • 5 Tactics to Scout Your Competition Like a Pro
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    5 Tactics to Scout Your Competition Like a Pro

    by Bill Burnham | August 17, 2018 In sports, competition is a given. The best coaches and athletes spend an extraordinary amount of time studying their competitors. Game film is studied endlessly to learn the other team’s tendencies, their strengths and weaknesses. Self-scouting is done […]

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  • 6 Questions to Consider Before Selecting an Entity for Your Business
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    6 Questions to Consider Before Selecting an Entity for Your Business

    by Mitch Lairmore | August 17, 2018 One of the decisions new entrepreneurs need to make is the legal structure for their business. Of course, this is something that requires guidance from your attorney and accountant because every situation is unique. However, before you talk […]

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  • Service Exports Not Slowing Despite U.S. Trade Issues
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    Service Exports Not Slowing Despite U.S. Trade Issues

    by Selma Canas | August 24, 2018 There’s been a lot of mention in the news these days of international trade, primarily trade wars, imposing tariffs and a trade deficit, which doesn’t sound good by any means. At times, it can even sound scary. These […]

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  • The Caribbean: Much more than vacation resorts
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    The Caribbean: Much more than vacation resorts

    by Selma Canas | August 22, 2018 There is an abundance of opportunities for U.S. businesses, especially from Florida, to export their products and services to the Caribbean Islands. “They import everything they need due to being small markets,” Sheila Diaz de Andujar, Senior Commercial […]

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  • Contracting Business Earns Government Contracts
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    Contracting Business Earns Government Contracts

    McKenzie Contracting LLC of Hillsborough County

    Dan Fernandez has been in construction for 39 years and has had the opportunity to start and grow his own business in McKenzie Contracting LLC.

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