Category Archive for: ‘SBDC News’

  • Local businessman scores big government contracts after getting certified

    Local businessman scores big government contracts after getting certified

    United One Communications of Hillsborough County

    The world is currently experiencing a technological boom that most people couldn’t even dream of 20 years ago. Anyone, at any given moment, can find an answer with a tap of their phone screen.

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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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  • Results Sales and Service of Pinellas County

    Family-owned business secures government contracts

    Results Sales and Service of Pinellas County

    David Hahn decided to take a leap of faith and leave the hospitality industry to follow in his father’s footsteps, as an entrepreneur. He decided to take what he’d learned in the hospitality industry about service and apply it to the construction business his dad had owned since 1985.

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  • A Fresh Connection Catering, LLC of Pinellas County

    Commercial kitchen becomes a reality with bank loan

    A Fresh Connection Catering, LLC of Pinellas County

    Chef Lisa Prather has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. In 2008, after working in corporate America for more than 20 years, she saw the writing on the wall with the downturn in the economy and decided she wanted something different for herself.

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  • Grand Hacienda of Pinellas County

    Local Mexican restaurant leans on local resources to expand

    Grand Hacienda of Pinellas County

    The Grand Hacienda, on St. Pete Beach, took a hit when Hurricane Irma swept through the area in September 2017. The owners reached out to the Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development for assistance in applying for a bridge loan, and found much more.

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  • Cleanpak Products, LLC of Hillsborough County

    Manufacturing Business Enlists Outside Assistance to Improve Customer Satisfaction

    Cleanpak Products, LLC of Hillsborough County

    George Brydon left corporate America to return to the Tampa Bay area with his family, 20 years ago. He saw that move as an opportunity to become an entrepreneur himself. Looking for a manufacturing business of some kind, he came across a business that sold its products to janitorial and wholesale paper distribution customers, which Brydon had experience with.

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