Category Archives: Entrepreneurship
An entrepreneur is someone who assumes the big financial risk of starting and running a new business venture. The business venture can be based on totally a new idea, a new way of doing something, or inventing something that has never been invented before. The choice is up to the individual. Entrepreneurship can be scary for some but rewarding for others. If takes a great deal of patience and hard work. Nothing happens overnight. There are many ways to start the rewarding career path of an entrepreneur if one simply will just start with research and self evaluation. The rest is a wonderful journey. Have faith in yourself and in your abilities to start the path of being a successful entrepreneur. This blog can be a wonderful starting place for those that have no idea of where to start. We share resources that encourages YOU.
The Jacksonville Urban League is offering expanded services for local entrepreneurs. The offer will last all the way until June 30th 2016. The free services offered are
- Professional counseling
- Credit and financing education
- Technical Assistance
To set up a free appointment you must contact the Jacksonville Urban League by phone or visit their website. Contact information is provided below. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of these free local services to help you grow or start your own business.
Jacksonville Urban League : 904.723-4010
Click HERE to visit their website
Attendees will learn:
- What’s involved in Starting a Small Business
- The Emerson Planning System
- Funding Your Start-up
- Developing a Niche
- 5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail
For more information and to register please click HERE
This information has been provided to you by http://www.score.gov please visit their website for more information and other upcoming webinars
Did you know that Jacksonville Florida is considered to be one of the best cities in our country to start a small business? It’s ranked # 51 on Wallethub . When you’re done reading this article feel free to go and get all the specifics. Let’s go ahead and jump right into the goodies for those that want to start or grow their business but just don’t know how to get it accomplished. Start at your local library. That’s right, the Jacksonville Public Library! They pride themselves on sharing information, because that’s what libraries are for. Let’s have a close look at what they offer……….
*Information: Being in the center of the city and partnering with local businesses they are the source of information. Start your information search by speaking directly with a librarian. When it comes to you business questions you can contact Kate Holmes, she works in the business outreach department. Tell her that we sent you!
*Workshops: The Jacksonville Public Library offers FREE workshops that aim to educate. Some topics include business, computers, computer software, and even foreign language. Yes, you can learn a new language for free at the local library. This month it’s French. See our event calendar for more detailed information
*Reference Materials: The Jacksonville Library offers business books, periodicals, market research, economic indicators and even information about other companies so that you can scope your competition. The best part of this is that most of this information can be accessed from home via your computer. Your library card gives you free access to online databases. Click here to check out our article on how to access those databases.
*Collaborative Space: Need a place to brainstorm or go over projects with your business partner and others? Look no further, you can rent space inside the library for free and away from everyone else as you discuss important ideas. All you have to do is head over to your nearest library or give them a call to check for availability at 904.630.2665
This is just the tip of the iceberg and it’s up to you to go and find the unlimited possibilities located at the local library for free at your disposal. Don’t wait to manifest your vision of success and don’t forget we can help. Contact us using our contact form for more information.
The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting it’s Small Business Center Orientation event. The event will be held in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville, see below for address and time details. The event will cover the following information
- Expanding or starting a business
- Business library services
- Counseling sessions
- Business workshops
- Financing options
- Contracting with the government
- Gaining certification from government agencies
- Building mentor relationships
I recommend this event to anyone interested in starting or growing their business. The Jacksonville Chamber of commerce serves as a direct link to getting started on your vision. Click the link for official details
Time & Location Details are as follows.
Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC) started operations in November 2004 to advance the success of women entrepreneurs at every stage of business development. Both aspiring and existing business owners gain access to education, capital, resources and networks to help them become more successful. Programs are designed to deliver these benefits in support of women as they launch and grow their businesses. The JWBC serves clients in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties.
Supporting Women Entrepreneurs at Every Step
Jacksonville Women’s Business Center is committed to supporting the woman entrepreneur at every stage of business development as she faces all types of business challenges while becoming increasingly successful.
- Aspiring – Has an idea and a commitment to explore it
- Emerging – Engaged in defining a market, developing products and services and building a business organization
- Growing – Has experienced dramatic expansion success with evidence of developing professional management and systems
- Accomplished – Proven processes, effective management and continuous profitable growth
WASHINGTON – Small businesses interested in starting or expanding sales of their goods and services overseas have access to a new, free online tool that will gauge their readiness to export and help them develop an export business plan.
The Export Business Planner, developed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, offers a ready-made, customizable and easily accessible document that can be updated and referenced continuously as the business grows.
The Planner, located at www.sba.gov/exportbusinessplanner, allows users to:
• Determine their export readiness
• Learn about training and counseling opportunities
• Complete worksheets for global market research
• Obtain financing information and options
• Customize export marketing plans, and
• Access resources for exporters
“Creating jobs through exporting is one of the nation’s top economic priorities, as the President indicated when he launched the National Export Initiative,” said SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills. “Giving exporters the tools to do their part in this effort is essential. The new Export Business Planner is one such tool and will serve businesses in the critical process of planning for their success.”
The Planner is a PDF file that can be easily downloaded, accessed, customized, and updated every time you use it. It features an extensive compilation of export research and information, including quick links to websites, video profiles, training podcasts, trade statistics, contact information to counseling resources such as SCORE and SBDCs, a list of current SBA lenders and much more.
The tool is organized in comprehensive chapters that are cross-linked and indexed for efficiency and easy access to related topics.
The chapters include:
• Introduction to Exporting
• Training and Counseling
• Getting Started: Creating an Export Business Plan
• Developing your Marketing plan
• Financing your Export Venture
• Accounting Worksheets: Costing, Financial Forecasting and Product Pricing
• Utilizing Technology for successful Exporting
• Your New Marketing Plan: Summary, Timeline
• Updates, Transportation and Documentation
A special, very useful feature of the Planner is the customizable worksheets, which provide templates for developing your export business plan, conducting business assessments and foreign market research, creating your marketing plan, costing and sale projections, goal setting and much more.
You may need further assistance with your business plan, please feel free to CONTACT US !
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