ScaleUp North Florida 2017

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ScaleUp North Florida 2016 Participant Congratulations!  

ScaleUp/SBRN Mixer a Success!

With over 50 people in attendance on Tuesday night the ScaleUp and SBRN (Small Business Resource Network) mixer was a resounding success.  Members from both ScaleUp classes – 2015 and 2016 – were in attendance along with many members of the SBRN.  Many business cards and business ideas were exchanged as people lingered long past […]

ScaleUP North Florida 2016 Graduation, funded by the Small Business Administration.

So You Want to Start a Nonprofit?

What is a nonprofit? We get asked that a lot. There are a lot of misconceptions about what nonprofits are and how they work. There are many ways to define a nonprofit, but this version recently put forth by is among the best: “A business organization that serves some public purpose; and therefore, enjoys […]

Last Chance to Apply for ScaleUp 2016!

ScaleUp surveyed our 2015 participating small business owners, and they told us how the program helped them. Of the 37 entrepreneurs who completed the program this year, 77% reported increased sales in 2015 70% reported hiring new employees in 2015 20% reported accessing capital in 2015 and 100% said they would recommend the program to […]

Planning Helps to Prevent Burnout

Congratulations. You started your own small business. It’s a lot of fun being your own boss. You have big plans for the future, and you are living the dream. One thing to realize now is that there are only 168 hours in a week. Sleeping, shopping, laundry and other personal chores and appointments take up […]

ScaleUp North Florida on First Coast Connect (WJCT Radio 89.9 fm)

Are you considering applying for ScaleUp North Florida? Here’s a little more encouragement! ScaleUp Program Director Jennifer Marko was joined by two ScaleUp 2015 graduates, Patti Peeples and Sheryl Taylor Thompson, on the popular radio talk show First Coast Connect on WJCT radio in Jacksonville on October 8, 2015. Patti and Sheryl shared their experience […]

ScaleUp 2016 Recruiting Event – October 7th

Are you a small business owner who wants to GROW in 2016? Does this describe you? Been in business for at least two years Generate sales of $150,000 – $750,000 per year Located in Duval, St. Johns, Clay, Nassau, Baker or Putnam counties in Florida Have the desire to grow If this sounds like you, then […]

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