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Young Entrepreneur Award

... goes to Terrence Donnelly.

Javi's Salsa

Javier Nava, manufactures authentic handcrafted Mexican salsa, inspired by his mother's recipe.

Music Compound - Sarasota

Jenny Townsend’s passion for music gave her the idea to create a music lesson and jam space.

Lulu's Ice Cream - Miami

Luisa Santos started her own nitrogen ice cream shop -- with some help from Florida SBDC.

Urban E Recycling - Tampa

After 25 years in the recycling business, Greg Rabinowitz joined Dell Funk to start a new company.

Small Business Basics

Starting Out
Business Ownership

Boost Innovation
Technology • Incubators • Technology Transfer • Licensing

Get Organized
Business Structure • Name • Permits • Location

Work the Plan
Business Plan Secrets

Protect Yourself
Insurance • Intellectual Property • Disaster Preparation • Cybersecurity

Follow the Laws
Labor Laws • Records and Accounting • Taxes

Growing Your Business

Financing
Equity Financing • Loans • Agency Partners • Crowdfunding • Grants

Promotion
Branding • Advertising • Media • Online • PR • Measuring Results

Expansion
Selling to Florida • Government Contracting • Exporting

Ron Stein on Sales and Marketing

How to create a core marketing message that will amaze prospects
Creating an amazing core message is so key to your success, that I would say there is no other element of what you do that has greater influence over a future customer's decision to buy your product or service. Period.
[More from Ron Stein]

Small Businesses Advice

Seeing from the customer's perspective
To improve your business, ask yourself how a customer would feel about each interaction and evaluate how your business can change to make it a better experience.
[More from Jerry Osteryoung]

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