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Jacksonville ranked among highest for starting a business in 2015

Jacksonville Public Library Card

Jacksonville Public Library Card

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.

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JaxChamber offers 2 hour business orientation in Jacksonville Florida Dec 9th

Visit myjaxchamber.com

Free Resources Available

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.

Date: December 9, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: JAX Chamber
3 Independent Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Please mark your calendar and share with others.