Out of all the benefits of working in the cloud, one of the biggest, increased productivity, is also one of the hardest to quantify. A large part of that is because both the time and money saved can be more easily measured while productivity is a trickier metric to pin down. That said, there are […]
Running and scaling a business will always be challenging. But having a solid foundation of smoothly operating practices underlying your company can make it much easier. To find out how successful entrepreneurs were building their operations, we asked 13 founders from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: “As a business owner, what do you […]
If you want a pleasant Sunday morning read, check out this list of data breaches of major companies, organizations and government agencies. These are entities with IT departments, security professionals monitoring their networks, cybersecurity policies, and a budget to support their cybersecurity efforts. At least one of these data breaches included data about you. And, […]
The impact of the Equifax data breach that compromised the personal data of over 145 million individuals has left many confused, frustrated and downright angry. And while massive attacks on large corporations make headlines, small businesses have just as much, if not more, at stake. According to data analyzed in a report by Hiscox, an insurance […]
Branding is just as important for small businesses as it is for big names. Indeed, many corporate brands try to look more like small firms in order to appeal to consumers that prefer to support independent brands. Dan Einzig of agency Mystery explains how to develop your own brand identity. Many small business owners I talk to already […]
Today, I’m going to show you 16 different marketing strategies that have a proven history of success for small businesses. Half of these options will probably be viable growth strategies for your unique business. Four of them are probably worth testing out over the next month. And one of them has the potential to skyrocket […]
As a small business owner and entrepreneur you have to wear many hats. From product development and sales, to hiring and customer service, there are a number of different tasks and responsibilities that keep you busy 24/7… including accounting. Unless you’re an actual accountant, the thought of bookkeeping is probably a daunting one, yet it’s […]
Small businesses often do not have the luxury of a separate accounting office; the accounting and finance functions are typically handled by the business owner or by the general manager. Nonetheless, some best practices for accounting procedures in small offices are worth knowing. These best practices provide guidelines on keeping your financial house in order. […]
Imagine you’re a first-time entrepreneur, excited about your product idea and optimistic about the state of the market for small businesses: Your product has been tested and is ready to go, and your launch date has been set, but you still have one tiny challenge ahead of you: your go-to-market plan. Okay, maybe the challenge is […]
Gene and Nancy Arroyo, owners of Art Cuisine, took an idea of making their food “mobile” to a major success. The Florida SBDC at Florida A&M University helped them with ways to start and grow. Today, their Puerto Rican Food Truck success is beyond their expectations with the help of the SBDC at FAMU!
Very good! I would recommend this process to anyone who is considering starting a new business.
The SBDC Business Analyst listened to me and was able to access a sales approach. He also helped me strategize my sale approach!
I feel this service has tremendous value!
This gave me a clear vision of what I need to do! There will be a lot of leg work, but I have a lot of confidence in the success of my idea. Thank you!
Everyone has been helpful and great to work with.
Take advantage of what SBDC at FAMU offers! A great resource that any business should use!
Good Job! Whew, never knew starting a business was so involved!
I'm really excited about starting my business and look forward to learning more from the SBDC as I grow!
I appreciate having a workshop like this in the community to help Tallahassee citizens succeed in their endeavors. The SBDC at Florida A&M University is an invaluable resource!