Success Stories


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U.S. SBA Recognizes A Good Hart

Dallas Hart is the founder and chief executive officer of Hart 2 Hart Academy, an early learning childcare center and private school in Lake City. Hart founded Hart 2 Hart Academy almost ten years...

An American Dream, Mesic Law Firm

Attorney Kate Mesics parents immigrated to the United States from Russia when she was just 15 years old so Kate and her sister could have the chance at a better life in America. Kates first and most...

Goodwin Puts The Heart in all They Do

George Goodwin, a master carpenter and home builder, was handpicking the finest materials to build his own dream home. He acquired some long-leaf pine logs a fisherman friend recovered from the...

A Success Story Worthy of Kings

In late 2009, Arnaldo and Yanet Herrero of Kings Service Solutions first approached the Florida SBDC at UCF (FSBDC at UCF) Advisory Board Council Manager Jill Kaufman about their interest in becoming...

Handyman Matters, Nails Business Growth

Julie Daniels, owner of Handyman Matters in Palm Harbor, has found great success as a small business owner. Despite the challenges of running a small business in a tough economy, the retired U.S. Air...