ScaleUp North Florida is taking applications August 15 – October 31, 2015

Does this describe you? A small business owner in Duval, Clay, St Johns, Nassau or Baker counties, in business at least two years with gross sales of between $150,000 – $750,000 and a desire to GROW in 2016? If so, then consider applying for ScaleUp North Florida! We are accepting applications for the 2016 program year from August 15 – October 31, 2015. We will announce the new class in December, and the program begins in January 2016.

Below is a guest blog post from ScaleUp graduate Marco Fortini, owner of Optimum Spring Manufacturing. Marco made the most of ScaleUp, and his business is stronger for it. Will you join us? Just click Apply beginning on August 15th!


Guest Blog Post by Marco Fortini, owner of Optimum Spring Manufacturing and ScaleUp Graduate

I joined ScaleUp because it was a way to receive instructional training and individual consultation to help my business, Optimum Spring Manufacturing, thrive. We had been growing because we are a multi-generational company that produces quality springs offered at competitive prices with fast delivery and personalized service. Our search engine optimization capabilities have always been strong and attracted buyers, but I knew that there were more opportunities for our company.

The instruction that I received from ScaleUp has broadened my understanding of the business processes that are necessary for my business to flourish. OSM has put into place many of the suggestions that derived from an in-depth business health assessment that was conducted to determine my business needs. The action plan that was developed for Optimum Spring is being implemented, and we are experiencing subsequent growth.

The networking and social exchange with other participants and local business owners has been a wonderful experience. I have met many people from their partnership program including those from the U.S. Small Business Administration, UNF, Florida Small Business Development Center and Enterprise Florida. The participants in this program learn from each other and help the businesses of North Florida contribute to the economic growth of our community.

I encourage all growth-oriented small business owners to investigate the offerings of ScaleUp North Florida and consider their program.