A taste of success. Then what?

by: Lorrie DeFrank In the 25 years since Lewis Hunter founded his accounting business, he’s become an expert in the pitfalls of business startups. In the 10 years that Hunter & Associates, P.A., has been a sponsor of Jacksonville Women’s Business Center’s Financial Matters program, he has helped many women avoid them. For most new… Continue Reading

Trust, but Verify: How Your Bank Can Help Prevent Fraud in and on your Business

The Jacksonville Bank is a long-time sponsor of the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center’s Financial Matters program. I recently sat down with Treasury Services Officer Debbie Dennis to discuss how a bank can help businesses fight fraud. “Let’s face it,” Dennis says, “Fraud is rampant and the bad guys are getting smarter and more sophisticated by… Continue Reading

InnovateHER Regional Competition Winner Announced

The Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC) is pleased to announce LaTonya Hopson, owner of Top Notch Sports and Fitness, located on Jacksonville’s Westside, has been selected to represent the Northeast Florida Regional Challenge in the national, semi-final InnovateHER competition to be held in March, 2016, in Washington D.C. InnovateHER is a prize competition produced by… Continue Reading

Can your idea make history? Take the InnovateHER Challenge

Can your idea make history? Take the InnovateHER Challenge

The InnovateHER Challenge 2016 is an initiative to bolster efforts to elevate and unleash business innovation in women across the nation.  It was launched by the U.S. Small Business Administration in partnership with Microsoft under the governance of the Office of Women’s Business Ownership. The call is for “the most entrepreneurial and innovative business ideas”… Continue Reading

The Time Value of Money

Money won’t create success; the freedom to make it will. – Nelson Mandela Receivables are what keep your business running. Without cash flowing in, you have no business, so how well you manage your receivables determines how successful you are. I spoke with Debbie Dennis, Treasury Management Officer at The Jacksonville Bank, and a 2015… Continue Reading

Leadership That Inspires

The Jacksonville Women’s Business Center, along with Bank of America, was proud to sponsor the 12th annual Jacksonville Business Journal’s Women of Influence awards luncheon.  Sandy Bartow, president of the Jax Chamber Foundation, moderated a panel of four influential and inspiring women leaders in our community with a sold out crowd of over 500. Audrey… Continue Reading

Social Media 101: A Roadmap to Winning Customers

Social Media 101: A Roadmap to Winning Customers Thursday, August 13, 2015, 2:00 p.m.EDT Do you have questions about the best way to market your new or existing small business? Should you use print or online advertising, social media (Facebook, Twitter), build a website, and what about networking? Small business owners, AARP, and the U.S.… Continue Reading

Free Webinar: How to Prepare a Loan Package

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of loan packaging. It is a practical program with real-world examples and halpful tips.  The course is directed to small business owners who are interested in borrowing money to start, grow or expand their business.  Duration: 30 minutes. Begin the Course System Requirements: Acrobat Reader, Adobe… Continue Reading



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