The FSBDC at UWF has helped several local entrepreneurs successfully grow their businesses.
Previous Success Stories
FSBDC at UWF FWB Teaches Cash Flow and Leverage to Fenders CollisionMay 4, 2016 | Mandy Fernandez
Bill Roberts of Fenders Collision USA, Inc. has been in the collision industry for a long time. Realizing that his background and ability to understand the industry was valuable, Roberts opened the doors of Fenders Collision USA on April 1st, 2013 on Edge Street in Fort Walton Beach. He sought out the assistance of the Florida SBDC at UWF to help him write his business plan and begin down this road to success.
Sea Shutters Withstands the Storms and Expands with Help of FSBDC in Panama CityMay 4, 2016 | Mandy Fernandez
Mike Harris started Sea Shutters in 1996 when he realized that the existing shutters being sold cracked, pealed, and would not stand up to flying debris from gale-force winds. After experimenting with various materials, Harris found that protruded fiberglass was stronger than other materials; that it didn’t warp; and the paint coating lasted better than other products.
East Hill Honey Co. Reaps Sweet Profits with help of Florida SBDCMay 4, 2016 | Mandy Fernandez
In November 2012, Tommy Van Horn stepped down from his position as National Director of Fraternus to become a full-time beekeeper. In 2014, East Hill Honey sought the help of the Florida SBDC at UWF. Tommy created a business plan with Dorian Zwierewicz, a Business Growth Consultant.
Gulf States Interpreting for the DeafDecember 30, 2015 | Mandy Fernandez
Terri Schisler worked as an independent contractor for over 30 years as an interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing. In 2013 she opened up her own small business, Gulf States Interpreting for the Deaf (GSID) in Pensacola.
Former Struggling Small Business Owner Counts Blessings, Gives Back to CommunityNovember 30, 2015 | Mandy Fernandez
The food line was twenty people deep outside the Arlene Williams Barbecue establishment located at 4900 Mobile Hwy in Pensacola at 1:25 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Owners of the food service, Arlene and Denby Williams, held their third annual "Feed the Community" Event where they gave free food to all patrons between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
FSBDC Guides L30 Traffic Control to Clear Path of SuccessApril 30, 2015 | Mandy Fernandez
Angela McNulty started her company L30 Consulting in 2008 after spending fifteen years in the Consulting industry. Angela contacted the Florida SBDC at UWF in September 2014 to seek assistance in applying for various government certifications. She met Government Contracting Services Specialist Laura Subel.
Innovation Coast Award Winners Thank FSBDC at UWF for Assistance in Business Plan CompetitionNovember 30, 2014 | Mandy Fernandez
The Florida SBDC at UWF partnered with Innovation Coast organizers to coach the entrepreneurs with their pitches, business plans, and other related research needs prior to the competition. Growth Business Consultants from Pensacola and Ft. Walton Beach reached out to the finalists and semi-finalists, offering our no-cost services to each business owner.
MB Family Foods is Expanding Operations, Saving Costs with FSBDCOctober 30, 2014 | Mandy Fernandez
MB Family Foods went into business for themselves because they relished the idea of knowing they would get out what they put into the work. Their products were seeing success and they began to grow fast but weren’t sure where to go next.
SunFarm Energy Benefits Environment and Consumers with Help from FSBDC at UWFSeptember 30, 2014 | Mandy Fernandez
SunFarm Energy is a solar integrator company in Pensacola that designs and installs solar photovoltaic systems (PV) for commercial and residential use. With these solar panels, SunFarm Energy is able to tap into the sun's sources, converting it into electricity through a series of steps.