In 2003, Jeff Turbeville opened the Sunshine Peanut Company, a family-owned company that produces more than 10 million pounds of wholesale peanut butter nationwide annually. He founded the business...
Business & Economic Outcomes
|*Gov't Contracts Acquired||$1.9M||$488.1M|
|**Jobs Impacted: Direct, Indirect, Induced||1,002||37,966|
|*New Businesses Started||9||381|
|Existing & Aspiring Small Business Owners Consulted||1,160||24,191|
|Minorities||355 (31%)||8,988 (37%)|
|Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans||127 (11%)||2,316 (10%)|
|Women||516 (44%)||10,123 (42%)|
|Professional Consulting Hours Delivered||5,761||162,519|
Mitchell Smith is a veteran with a long-time dream of providing mentorship and assistance to youth in Jacksonville. After looking into various ways that he could help the community, Smith arrived at...
In 2000, with over 20 years of combined healthcare experience as a Registered Nurse and corporate healthcare professional, Sylvia Walker started her business, Natural As I Wanna Be (NAIWBE), in...