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Ultimate Health Direct Primary Care Story

Who says you can't be both a health care professional and an innovative entrepreneur? Learn how Amanda leads Ultimate Health Direct Primary Care to bring the patient back to the center of care! Related resources: FSBDC at UCF Successful entrepreneurs typically have a spirit, an energy, a kind of determination that drives...

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Elite Dental’s Story

With a new business plan and image, combined with Juliana and Camilo’s RESILIENCE, Elite Dental has been able to reestablish its mission and continue growing. Related resources: Prospera As COVID-19 cases surged, Juliana Bermudez was among the millions of small business owners that had to close operations, risking everything she worked so...

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Warehouse Equipment & Supply Story

Her former partner is now her competitor as she strives to break barriers in a historically male-dominated industry. Nothing is holding her back from her entrepreneurial dream! Related resources: FSBDC at UCF Building your own business can be a monumental undertaking, even if you have had previous success in your industry. And...

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Andy’s Auto Service Story

Andy’s Auto Service has established his full-service repair facility as the best there is in St. Cloud, FL and he has loyal customers to prove it. Related resources: FSBDC at UCF For a small business owner, the first challenge is making sure you’re offering the best products or services in town. The...

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1PL8 – 3rd Place Winner in State Pitch Competition

This summer one of VEI's Alumni and Grid 407 participant, competed in a statewide business pitch competition with Veterans Florida. This virtual pitch consisted of nine veteran businesses from all over the state and in various industries. Related Resource: VEI Chef Rich pitched his business, 1PL8, and ended up placing 3rd in...

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All-in-One Electric Awarded $20K Grant from Siemens

Florida State Minority Supplier Diversity Council worked with All-in-One owner Rodney Jones to secure a $20,000 grant from Siemens – the first grant ever applied for by the business.  Related resources: FSMSDC Siemens awarded a $20,000 grant to All-in-One Electric, a Tampa-based company, to enhance minority representation in its supply chain....

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4Pets Gets Back on the Road

After a devasting fire scorched their dream, 4Pets Mobile LLC worked with Ascendus to receive an SBA 7a Community Advantage Loan for $119,000 to replace their van and revitalize their business. Related resources: Ascendus, Prospera As their nostrils filled with smoke, the Layas watched a part of their dream burst into...

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The Ewing Family Security & Staffing’s Success at the Super Bowl

Winter Park based security and staffing firm, The Ewing Family (TEF), was selected to provide security at the 55th Annual Super Bowl in Tampa. Related resources: FSMSDC, In early 2021, The Ewing Family (TEF) Security and Staffing started off the year strong by securing a contract to provide security at the 55th...

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