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SBIR/ STTR Workshop at The Innovation Hub at UF

October 7, 2015 from 9am to 5pm
Tap Into a New Source of FundingAs it gets harder and harder to find funding to move your innovation from the bench to the marketplace, SBIR grants are more important than ever. Help increase your competitive edge by joining us for our Oct. 7  SBIR and STTR workshop run by Jim Greenwood of Greenwood Consulting, nationally known for helping companies, entrepreneurs and inventors like you achieve success in these programs.Learn more here.Register here.See More
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Startup Hour Gainesville at 101 Downtown

September 24, 2015 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Startup Hour is a happy hour intended to bring together creative and talented people to exchange ideas about new companies.Look forward to seeing you there!Cheers,Augi and TedSee More
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"WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 11:30AM – 1:30PM (We are BACK at the Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes) Periscope 101 – How to Livestream your way to more business This week’s NAE workshop will focus on the new App called…"
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GAIN Monthly Networking with Justin Zhou Co-Founder, COO and CSO of IVy Creative Labs at UF Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville

August 26, 2015 from 11:30am to 1pm
****Get your tickets now!!!****About the CompanyIVy Creative Labs, Inc. is a cleantech company based in Gainesville, FL and the creators of the IVy Clean System, a novel device which can both quickly and conveniently disinfect and deodorize items which cannot be cleaned by a traditional washer and dryer. The IVy Clean system is effective on items such as shoes, workout and athletic gear, pet beds, children’s toys, fabrics such as bedspreads, rugs and curtains, and can also remove odors such as smoke from clothing. It is a completely dry process and the users do not have to wait for their items to be washed and then dried, saving precious time and energy. The system can be placed anywhere in the home but is also mobile, allowing users to bring it with them on trips, where cleaning items is a tremendous inconvenience. This product would complement the traditional washer and dryer like the microwave oven…See More
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Why won't my profile picture upload correctly?

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If your picture won't upload correctly to our website, consider this:Your picture may be too big. If the photo you are trying to upload is much larger than a thumbnail size, it probably won't display correctly. A simple way to re-size your picture…Continue

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Uber Service in Gainesville

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Please come support Uber in GainesvilleTomorrow evening at the City Commission meeting (7PM) the issue of making Uber legal in Gainesville will be brought up. For those who have used Uber or support Uber its highly recommended to please come in…Continue

Amazing time as a road warrior, read to come home, but is that Gainesville?

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Friends, I have had an amazing 18+ years professionally building software.  I have most recently been working with C#, ASP.NET, MVC, AngularJs, WebApi, EF, SQL, SignalR but also have production level experience working in Sliverlight/WCFRia,…Continue

GAIN Monthly Luncheon with Dr. Glenn Zelniker and Mark Tanner from BluAzu

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Making Difficult Decisions When Faced With Adversity

Posted by Michael Chindamo on August 16, 2015 at 6:56pm 0 Comments

Making Difficult Decisions When Faced With Adversity 

Separating problem solving analyses from decision making is a starting point in making sound decisions.

How to make difficult decisions when faced with adversity The following are some thoughts that can serve as a guideline.

It’s all about aligning your decision making processes first. Your behavior comes next, and then…


16 Important Points That Address the Importance of Professionalism

Posted by Michael Chindamo on August 16, 2015 at 6:53pm 0 Comments

16 Important Points That Address The Importance of Professionalism

So You Want to be a Star...Sixteen Important Points That Address the Importance of Professionalism

vs. the Desire to Attain Stardom

By Michael L. Chindamo and Larry Hoppen

As we all know, today’s society places an emphasis on “stardom,” material things, and extreme short-term successes at…


How Behavioral Issues Can Negatively Impact The Family Business

Posted by Michael Chindamo on August 16, 2015 at 6:50pm 0 Comments

How Behavioral Issues can Negatively Impact the Family Business

Entitlement, drug addiction as well as unrealistic expectations can all have a negative effect on a family enterprise. 

This sample case study addresses what could be some of the problems experienced by family-owned and owner managed business (FOMB) partners. A FOMB will normally have partner and family issues that overlap. This case study will address…



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