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University of Florida’s Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations 2018 Women’s Business + Leadership Conference

What an event! There were women entrepreneurs, business leaders and professionals from throughout the region who gathered to be a part of this eventful day. In celebration of National Women’s Small Business Month, we connected, educated and inspired every women in attendance to go forth with great success. It was a pleasure having women with […]

Demetria Sloan, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) & Founder/CEO Vantage Point Coaching

Demetria Hill Sloan is a results-oriented coach, influential mentor and outspoken motivator. She founded Vantage Point Coaching after a major career transition and decided to live her passion of helping others achieve their absolute best in leadership and in life. She combines nearly 20 years of sales, leadership, facilitation, and training experience with a candid, […]

Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq., Founder & CEO, WordSmithRapport™

Karima Mariama-Arthur is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of WordSmithRapport™, and brings more than two decades of comprehensive, blue chip experience in law, business, and academia to the field of human capital asset growth and professional development. A leading authority in cutting-edge adult education, Karima advises individuals and organizations on the dynamics of leadership development, […]

Sherron Washington, Founder & CEO, P3 Solution

Sherron Washington, M.A. is a marketing and communication (marcomm) professional who has imparted her wisdom and expertise for nearly 20 years. She has been deemed “The Marketing Whisperer” due to her uncanny ability to assist clients in developing innovative, results driven, yet simple solutions for their business. Sherron is the founder and CEO of the […]

Renita Hunt, President, Dress For Success® Greater Orlando Chapter

  Renita Hunt is a dynamic empowerment speaker, blogger, and marketing communication executive.  Renita started her professional career as media mogul Ted Turner’s personal receptionist in Atlanta, went across the pond to work for Apple in London, and planned events for Magic Johnson Enterprises directly with Magic Johnson all before the age of 25. Throughout […]

Connecting Small and Diverse Businesses to Opportunities at UF

With an annual spend that can easily reach nearly a billion dollars and an economic reach that is felt locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, the University of Florida is an entrepreneurial hub on the move! Everywhere you look there’s a new building or a new development which means opportunity. The division leading the charge to […]

6 Keys to Develop a Successful Small Business

Steve Jobs dropped out of college to start a little computer company in his garage. Mark Zuckerberg launched the first iteration of Facebook from his dorm room at Harvard. While every successful entrepreneur’s career path looks a bit different, there are universal signposts that can help steer everyone with small businesses in the right direction. […]

Are You Poised for Excellence? This New Leadership Book Removes Guesswork

International Professional Development Expert Talks Leadership In Boardroom and Beyond By Kathey Porter, MBA, CPSD Karima Mariama-Arthur is founder and CEO of WordSmithRapport™, an international consulting firm specializing in professional development and strategic corporate advisory services. An internationally recognized expert in cutting-edge adult education and complex consulting, she brings more than two decades of comprehensive, blue […]

Office of Supplier Diversity Presents the Inaugural Gainesville Supplier Diversity Exchange

~ Free event helps small businesses connect with state and local government buyers ~ Gainesville, FL – The Florida Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD), in collaboration with the University of Florida’s (UF) Division of Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations, announces the inaugural Gainesville Supplier Diversity Exchange on March 8 at the Reitz Union. This free […]