Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Woman Owned Alewife Shop to Open February 2015

If Kelly Pickard and Jamie Burket could bottle advice, they would have a lucrative sideline to their new business. Following several years of research that included networking with successful women, they plan to open Alewife, a craft beer bottle shop and tasting room, in early February. Continue reading

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Become a Business Mentor: You’ll Gain as Much as You Give

When asked to rate the value received from their experience as volunteer business mentors, local Jacksonville consultants and practitioners gave the Marketing Matters mentoring program high marks. A program of the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC), Marketing Matters links a … Continue reading

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Teach a Woman to (Talk About) Fish

Helga is part of a new breed of social entrepreneur, one who starts a company not just to make money, but also to make the world a better place. The joy of being a mentor, for me, is to give clients like Helga the words to describe the meaningful work she’s doing. Continue reading

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Coaching a Coach: Marie Hope, Vision in Business

Marie Hope started her career in the restaurant industry after completing her business degree in Leeds, England. Her commitment to lifelong learning also led her to earn an MBA and a degree in psychology. She worked in restaurant management and … Continue reading

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Mentoring + Marketing = Business Win!

Find out how this woman business owner is reaching her goals as a result of the  Marketing MattersSM  mentoring program. Hanan Furqan, mother of five and CEO of ThreeZ Company, successfully completed the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center’s Marketing MattersSM  mentoring … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Rethreaded Trending Again

JWBC client Kristin Keen is once again making news – and you can help. Rethreaded, a local nonprofit that seeks to unravel the effects of the sex trade by providing safe, viable, and dignity-giving work to survivors who are building new lives, is currently #4 in Martha Stewart’s Made in America contest. Vote today to help her make the top 3! Continue reading

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HOPE Gets a Makeover

Meet Jeanine Ferguson of HOPE Greetings by Candace Moody     Jeanine Ferguson got the idea for HOPE Greetings in the middle of a large crowd at her uncle’s funeral. Her bereaved aunt was seated a few rows ahead of … Continue reading

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