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One Social Worker Aids Anxiety in Frontline Workers

Licensed clinical social worker Camille Burke said she knew that helping others with mental health struggles was her passion.   Read More



Lead Accounting Firm Soars With Help From the Florida SBDC at FAU

Debbie Bailey spent the first 25 years of her accounting career hiding behind numbers, fearing that no one would trust her with their financials, all the while longing to build her own company.   Read More

U.S. Pack Group


U.S. Pack Group Expands with the Help from the Florida SBDC at FAU

Liquid comes in many different bottles, shapes and sizes. And while we purchase for the liquid inside the bottle, have you thought about the shape, size, color, etc., of the actual bottle itself?   Read More

Sensory Delights


Sensory Delight Catering Seeks Assistance from the Florida SBDC at FAU

Six years ago, chef Alain Lemaire, owner of Sensory Delight Catering, couldn’t imagine running his own business, let alone competing on the notorious food network television series Chopped.   Read More

Sailing in Style

Sailing in Style

From Capturing Designer Fashion to Selling It

After 25 years on the road as a commercial freelance photographer, Montana Pritchard decided to settle down close to home, in Palm Beach, Fla. Pritchard wanted a career change, and quickly became the owner of a successful small business, Zeidel and Co— despite a global pandemic.   Read More

Designing Tile Edges

Designing Tile Edges

From Tenant to Business Owner

Despite his career as a civil engineer, Ozgur Avsar always dreamed of owning a business. Now, he owns two — US Bullnosing and KBOB Properties.   Read More

Hair Therapy

Hair Therapy

Imagine a Salon that Works on Your Hair and Your Mind

Haircuts and chit-chat go hand-in-hand when sitting in a chair at a barbershop or beauty salon. But what if that heart-to-heart talk was with a licensed therapist?   Read More

Keeping Afloat in a Pandemic

Keeping Afloat in a Pandemic

The Florida SBDC at FAU Helps Delray Yacht Cruises Weather the Storm

For almost two decades, Joe Reardon of Delray Yacht Cruises has been introducing local residents and out-of-town visitors to the relaxing pleasures of the intracoasta aboard the 90-foot Lady Delray and 105-foot Lady Atlantic, both docked at Veterans Park in Delray Beach.   Read More

Designing for a New World

Designing for a New World

The Florida Small Business Development Center at FAU Assists Fashion Designing Company And New Designer Face Masks

When the coronavirus crisis hit in March, business-owner Amanda Perna was grateful that she had an expert to turn to.   Read More

Aabaco Environmental Industries

Aabaco Environmental Industries

Spill Kit Company Expands with Help From the Florida SBDC at FAU

Long time business owner Daniel Hannon moved to a new state and was overwhelmed trying to find a new business to buy. Thanks to the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), he purchased Aabaco Environmental Industries and took it to a whole new level.   Read More

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Changing Young Lives

Boys mentoring program thrives with help from the Florida SBDC at FAU

Richard 'Coach' Dunn grew up without a strong male role model. But, after spending 25 years coaching boys' youth basketball, he recognized the importance of mentoring young men to help shape and guide future generations.   Read More

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In Business

A guiding light in the storm

When the COVID-19 global pandemic began earlier this year, Bernard A. Shuster, MD, FACS, a third-generation plastic surgeon, immediately complied with the orders from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Broward County to stop elective medical procedures.  Read More

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It Takes a Village

Ace helps shape the next generation of athletes

Krissy Webb's father coached her and her sisters both on and off the field – how to be a better athlete and how to be a better person.

When Webb became a mother, she too recognized the importance of building valuable life skills, not only in her children, but also in the children in the community.  Read More

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Freshwater and Son's Electric.

The path to constructing a valuable team.

Mark Freshwater started Freshwater and Son's Electric almost 10 years ago, with himself and his van. Over the years, the company grew. They now have an office building, a staff of more than 40 contractors and an office staff of 10. They offer a variety of services, specializing in custom-built luxury homes, including routine maintenance of landscape lighting, generators and remodeling of homes.  Read More

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Primrose School of Miramar

Private preschool turns essential for pandemic workers

For more than four years, the Primrose School of Miramar provided almost 200 children with a vital early education and childcare experience in a private pre-school setting.

Led by franchise owners Poorab and Lakshmi Kapadia, the research-based learning curriculum inspires children to think creatively, compassionately and resourcefully. The couple, alongside a team of 30 trained employees, teach children ages infants through kindergarteners.  Read More

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When Life Gives You a Pandemic …

One entrepreneurs’ success in an economic crisis

Nicole Anyadike was in her last semester of nursing school when she shifted gears to help address the lack of educational programs for the youth in her community.

Soon after, she founded Kidology Enterprises, an educational enrichment program that helps youth build social, cultural, physical education and life skills based on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). The live after school program targets students in kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as professional development for teachers who want to enhance their curriculum.  Read More

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Florida SBDC at Fau Client, Kira Labs, Wins 2018 President's Award For Exports

Inspired by his wife, their collaboration, and their mutual interest in beauty products, David Rosen believes growing up in Australia with a strong family work ethic and opportunities in his youth to work with local businesses and charities was a springboard ̶ a natural progression that prepared him for his future success. Pivotal to his success was coming to the U.S. and "recognizing the tremendous opportunity to take an idea through actualization means one can be creative, have impact and be successful," Rosen said.   Read More

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Florida SBDC at FAU Client Wins Retailer of the Year Award

In June 2018, Barbara and Howard Ratner were looking to expand both the domestic and international footprint of Holistic Pet Cuisine LLC and asked for assistance in developing a strategic plan to do just that. The Ratners met with a co-consultant team from the Florida SBDC at Florida Atlantic University and the U.S. Department of Commerce in their Boca Raton, Florida retail store that specializes in developing, retailing and distributing healthy, nutritious pet food, snacks and supplements.   Read More

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Florida SBDC at FAU Helps Advanced Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry, Inc., Access Strategic Capital for Growth

Florida SBDC at FAU helps Advanced Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry, Inc., access strategic capital for growth. Growing up in a family of physicians and dentists in Columbia, Dr. Alexander Morales always had a vision of helping people and giving back to the community. He was inspired in part by his grandfather, a pioneering master in the art of dentistry. In 1997, Dr. Morales earned his dental degree at one of the most prestigious dental schools in Latin America, Javeriana University School of Dentistry, completed a year of General Practice Residency in 1998, and then associated to open two interdisciplinary clinical practices with physicians and microbiologists aboard.   Read More

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Florida SBDC at FAU Creative Entrepreneur Collaborates on 4-Time Winning Magazine

Published for Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence in 2012, Pieces of Jamaica is a special collection of photography embracing the people, life and culture – a journey into the soul of Jamaica, through the lens of David Muir.   Read More

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Euroamerican, IP, LLC Launches Successful Government Contracting Business With Help From the Florida SBDC at FAU

EuroAmerican, IP, LLC Launches Successful Government Contracting Business with Help from the Florida SBDC at FAU.  Read More

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Florida SBDC at FAU Client, Riot Hair, Finds the Secret Sauce to Success

"In advising others whether to take that next step in starting a business, Patricia says, "Just do it! Meeting Florida SBDC at FAU Consultant Debbie Lanford was integral in our business journey and having her to fall back on is an asset we feel blessed to have."   Read More

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Catalyst Fitness, LLC

"My experience with Gary and the [Florida] SBDC [at FAU] was amazing. Starting Catalyst was the most worthwhile and difficult challenge of my life. … I am very thankful the SBDC exists."   Read More

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