Monthly Archives: August 2011

Ways to Fund a Business

If looking to fund a business, there are quite a few options available. No matter what the economy is like (good or bad), funding a business is constantly a concern for entrepreneurs. Some ways to fund a business are crowdfunding, … Continue reading

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Important Lessons Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Many individuals starting their first business first look to friends as co-founders. What could possibly go wrong? You know your friend well, have socialized with him or her for years and the kids go to the same school. But do … Continue reading

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Permit Renewal for Georgia-Pacific River Discharge

The renewal of an industrial wastewater permit to allow Georgia-Pacific in Palatka to continue to discharge wastewater into Rice Creek, and ultimately into the St. Johns River, will be approved by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. This permit expired … Continue reading

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Solantic Bought by Investors

Solantic, a Jacksonville-based urgent care company, has sold its privately owned centers to Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a New York private equity firm. In April, the firm bought a controlling interest in the company and recently announced its acquisition … Continue reading

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$40 million ad campaign by Panera

On June 13, 2011, Panera launched its “most significant ad campaign to date,” according to Chief Marketing Officer Michael Simon, entitled “Make Today Better” according to Forbes. This advertising campaign is just over one percent of its overall revenue compared … Continue reading

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General Services Administration building at Flagler Center

A two-story building will be built at Flagler Center in south Jacksonville by General Capital Group and Duke Realty Corp. The building will be used by a U.S. General Services Administration to house immigration services. Four years were spent to … Continue reading

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Jacksonville business, Salt Life Restaurant, to Open 20 New restaurants in Florida

Salt Life Restaurant Group LLC has announced that it will open twenty Salt Life Food Shack restaurants across Florida. The managing partner of the group, Greg Saig, stated that the plan is to open the new restaurants over a ten … Continue reading

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Sources Interest Group moving Headquarters to Jacksonville

SIG, a membership organization directed at purchasing and outsourcing, is moving its headquarters to Jacksonville. Dawn Evans, president and CEO of SIG, said the company is relocating to Jacksonville from Truckee, California due to ease of accessibility for the organization’s … Continue reading

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Gas Prices Fall Again and Will only Fall Further

Gas prices in the Jacksonville area dropped an average of 3 cents during the first week of July – one of the busiest travel periods in the year. The prices are forecasted to fall further due to 30 million barrels … Continue reading

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