Small Business Success Stories

  • Xplor, Inc. of Manatee County
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    Local Business Doubles Employees; Revenue

    Xplor Inc. of Manatee County

    Anju and Andrew Lynn own and operate Xplor Inc., a marketing company specializing in promotions, incentives, and travel, as a husband and wife team.

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    Local Machinery Design and Manufacturing Business Benefits from Consultant Insight

    Createch Machine and Design of Polk County

    After spending his time as an executive within multiple companies, Larry Bull decided it was finally time to do something entrepreneurial. He left his job as the president and chief operating officer at a commercial vehicle air conditioning company and began his voyage into entrepreneurship.

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    Golf resort stays afloat with Bridge loan; continues to grow

    Cheval Golf & Athletic Club of Hillsborough County

    Cheval Golf and Athletic Club is a country club that offers a vast amount of fitness clubs and classes for children and adults. The owner of the club, Larry King Jr., has always wanted to own his own business and decided to take over Cheval after seeing that getting kids and young families involved in athletics was becoming more important.

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    Franchise grows from two to 26 employees in five years

    Signarama of Pasco County

    People pursue the life of an entrepreneur for many different reasons. Some people are born entrepreneurs, others learn the skills to become an entrepreneur. For Beatriz Cardona, it was fulfilling a lifelong desire of owning and operating a business of her own that pushed her to succeed.

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    Medical Software Developer Broadening its Market

    X-Link Medical Software Interfacing of Pasco County

    Sometimes in life you have to take matters into your own hands. The Gorslines did just that in 1988 when they first started their business, Easy Business Software. The business is now called X-Link Medical Software Interfacing.

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    Entrepreneur Utilizes Florida SBDC at PCED to Build New Business

    Flanagan’s Irish Pub of Pinellas County

    Flanagan’s Irish Pub has been a staple in the heart of downtown Dunedin since 1992, serving a selection of traditional Irish foods, delicious drinks and nightly entertainment. Three-time entrepreneur, Jason Seibert, has owned the company since August and has already added further charm to the local bar.

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