Category Archive for: ‘SBDC News’

  • Couple opens Tampa store after leaving Puerto Rico post-hurricane
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    Couple opens Tampa store after leaving Puerto Rico post-hurricane

    Lucky Pet of Hillsborough County

    Though Lucky Pet only opened their doors in Tampa less than three months ago, owners Mariel and Gerardo Diaz are no strangers to the pet care industry.

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  • Couple gets second chance at business success
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    Couple gets second chance at business success

    Atmospheric Water Generators of Polk County

    Though there are many people who see the increase of news reports about the developing global water crisis and feel helpless, Mel and Isabel Gordon were inspired to act.

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  • Moving company on the road to future growth
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    Moving company on the road to future growth

    O’Lakers Moving of Hillsborough County

    Although Mark O’Laker said he stumbled into the moving industry by accident in 1989, 30 years later he has turned that accident into a successful Bay area business.

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  • Woman’s nutrition frustrations lead to new store; success
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    Woman’s nutrition frustrations lead to new store; success

    The Main Ingredient of Hillsborough County

    “One of the biggest hurdles for me when I was going through my journey for weight loss – I weighed 235 pounds – and the biggest hurdle for me was the food,” Christina Sweet said. “My fitness trainer was giving me all of these great recipes and I couldn’t afford to go and get the foods just to make a tablespoon, a teaspoon, a cup. And at the same time, I really didn’t know why she had these certain foods on the recipes to begin with.”

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  • Small business owner seeks to inspire the community
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    Small business owner seeks to inspire the community

    Onyx Cleaning of Hillsborough County

    When Maria Leon first opened Onyx Cleaning, LLC, she wanted to be more than a successful Latino woman business owner. She wanted to be an inspiration to not only the women in her family, but to the entire Tampa Bay Latino community.

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  • Physical therapist gains business strength with no-cost assistance
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    Physical therapist gains business strength with no-cost assistance

    65+ Center for Active Aging of Sarasota County

    Technological and medical advancements over the past couple of decades have increased average life expectancy. This combined with the population of the United States growing exponentially, inspired Dr. Matthew Corn, a board-certified physical therapist, to open his company, 65+ Center for Active Aging, in Venice.

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