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.
All small business owners are invited to join the U.S Small Business Administration for these series of workshops to gain more insight about the best kept secret in the federal government and more.
Don’t miss these monthly informational workshops on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s flagship program; the 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program. The 8(a) Program is designed to help small businesses who are owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals compete in the federal marketplace. The 8(a) BD Program offers executive level business training that helps to keep your small business competitive! There are many benefits, requirements, and an online application process for the 8(a) BD Program.
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North Florida District Office
7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite 100B
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Lucille B. Trotter Conference Room
- Sole-source contracts – up to $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing
- Specialized business training, marketing assistance, counseling and high-level executive development
- Your business must be qualified as small
- Your business must be majority-owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s)
- Your business must demonstrate potential for success as well as other requirements!
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.