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University of Florida’s Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations 2018 Women’s Business + Leadership Conference

What an event! There were women entrepreneurs, business leaders and professionals from throughout the region who gathered to be a part of this eventful day. In celebration of National Women’s Small Business Month, we connected, educated and inspired every women in attendance to go forth with great success. It was a pleasure having women with […]

Demetria Sloan, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) & Founder/CEO Vantage Point Coaching

Demetria Hill Sloan is a results-oriented coach, influential mentor and outspoken motivator. She founded Vantage Point Coaching after a major career transition and decided to live her passion of helping others achieve their absolute best in leadership and in life. She combines nearly 20 years of sales, leadership, facilitation, and training experience with a candid, […]

Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq., Founder & CEO, WordSmithRapport™

Karima Mariama-Arthur is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of WordSmithRapport™, and brings more than two decades of comprehensive, blue chip experience in law, business, and academia to the field of human capital asset growth and professional development. A leading authority in cutting-edge adult education, Karima advises individuals and organizations on the dynamics of leadership development, […]

Sherron Washington, Founder & CEO, P3 Solution

Sherron Washington, M.A. is a marketing and communication (marcomm) professional who has imparted her wisdom and expertise for nearly 20 years. She has been deemed “The Marketing Whisperer” due to her uncanny ability to assist clients in developing innovative, results driven, yet simple solutions for their business. Sherron is the founder and CEO of the […]

Renita Hunt, President, Dress For Success® Greater Orlando Chapter

  Renita Hunt is a dynamic empowerment speaker, blogger, and marketing communication executive.  Renita started her professional career as media mogul Ted Turner’s personal receptionist in Atlanta, went across the pond to work for Apple in London, and planned events for Magic Johnson Enterprises directly with Magic Johnson all before the age of 25. Throughout […]

Connecting Small and Diverse Businesses to Opportunities at UF

With an annual spend that can easily reach nearly a billion dollars and an economic reach that is felt locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, the University of Florida is an entrepreneurial hub on the move! Everywhere you look there’s a new building or a new development which means opportunity. The division leading the charge to […]

6 Keys to Develop a Successful Small Business

Steve Jobs dropped out of college to start a little computer company in his garage. Mark Zuckerberg launched the first iteration of Facebook from his dorm room at Harvard. While every successful entrepreneur’s career path looks a bit different, there are universal signposts that can help steer everyone with small businesses in the right direction. […]

The Cost of Managing People

Can your business survive three, six or nine months with one or two key employees absent? What about a lawsuit? Can your organization handle the expense and emotionally exhaustive, time-consuming process of an employment investigation into your organization’s workplace practices? If you are like most small businesses, the answer is no. For small to medium-sized […]

For small businesses, education and innovation go hand in hand

There used to be a time when creativity and innovation were only associated with artists, musicians, writers, and the like. It didn’t take much for an organization to stand out, as competition wasn’t so intense…as long as it was a little different, it was perceived as innovative, making it easy for someone to dominate the […]

Take Action, Try Not To Overthink It !

Congratulations! You’ve made a large step in thinking about or already establishing your business endeavour. If you now own a business, you completed the most difficult task for most, action. If you’re still on the fence the best advice is to take action. New Is Scary It’s more common than you think to be terrified […]