Category Archives: Jacksonville Women’s Business Center News

Enterprising Women – October, 2017

 

Meet Ellen Sullivan, Director, JWBC
October is National Women’s Small Business Month, a perfect time to launch “Enterprising Women”, a newly developed newsletter of the JWBC designed to tell the stories of entrepreneurial leadership in Northeast Florida.

As the new Director, I am thrilled at the opportunity to lead the JWBC into a new era of expansion to become a world class women’s business center. With an updated mission to “expand upon the entrepreneurial and economic development of women business owners and leaders in Northeast Florida”, the JWBC has a unique value proposition in the seven county area it serves.

In the lifecycle of almost every business, a new level of innovation becomes necessary. The JWBC is no exception and it was time to pivot.  For the past 120 days, an infusion of a new spirit of entrepreneurship has been underway. Using the customer journey model, operating processes are being updated. Curriculum has been redesigned, operations are being modernized and communications are under expansion.  The goal for each client, volunteer, mentor, facilitator, sponsor and partner is to have a great experience and obtain value with each encounter. We are in the process of creating new offerings to impact business development and growth.  Continue reading

Encore Entrepreneurship – LaunchPAD

The SBA North Florida, Jacksonville Women’s Business Center, and the Small Business Development Center at the Univeristy of North Florida hosted a workshop for Encore Entrepreneurs on June 17. The workshop featured panelists that spoke to the audience about starting a business from scratch, purchasing an existing business, starting a business under a corporate umbrella, and… Continue Reading

Coaching a Coach: Marie Hope, Vision in Business

Marie Hope started her career in the restaurant industry after completing her business degree in Leeds, England. Her commitment to lifelong learning also led her to earn an MBA and a degree in psychology. She worked in restaurant management and taught in the industry for five years before launching her own business in 1990. A… Continue Reading

Mentoring + Marketing = Business Win!

Find out how this woman business owner is reaching her goals as a result of the  Marketing MattersSM  mentoring program. Hanan Furqan, mother of five and CEO of ThreeZ Company, successfully completed the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center’s Marketing MattersSM  mentoring program in 2014. ThreeZ Company is a supplier for paper, janitorial, foodservice and safety products… Continue Reading

Breaking News: Rethreaded Trending Again

JWBC client Kristin Keen is once again making news – and you can help. Rethreaded, a local nonprofit that seeks to unravel the effects of the sex trade by providing safe, viable, and dignity-giving work to survivors who are building new lives, is currently #4 in Martha Stewart’s Made in America contest. Vote today to help her make the top 3! Continue Reading

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