Day: December 27, 2022

Life in the Express Lane: How the New First Coast

Commuting is about to get simpler for those in Clay County and its surrounding areas. Thanks to a visionary project known as the First Coast Expressway — or FCX for short — nearly 80% of commuters in Clay will now have easier access to Duval County, a business hub. With slightly more than 220,000 residents, […]Read More

Business Ownership Through the Lens of First Coast Youthpreneurs

It has been observed that high school and college-aged students are now weathering particularly mounting pressures to decide which career path to choose in life. Who will hire them? Will they be able to afford rent and perhaps eventually a mortgage? In the face of this uncertainty, young business owners have become notably creative during […]Read More

Earn Up: Connecting Companies on the First Coast to Future

Finding and hiring the right talent is an essential part of any growing business. Not having enough people to fill needed roles can lead to decreased productivity and lost revenue for businesses of all sizes and types. This is especially true in Northeast Florida—one of the fastest-growing regions in the country. Businesses often struggle to […]Read More

Honoring History and Community Through Music

SPONSORED CONTENT Fort Mose. While this historic site may not be a household name to all, there’s no question that it should be. Tucked away in northeast St. Augustine, Fort Mose is the site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in what is now the United States, and it was the ultimate destination […]Read More

Preparedness Is Key to Continuity for Florida’s Small Businesses

When disasters occur, officials focus primarily on the safety and well-being of human life, ensuring the most basic necessities of survival are met through their emergency preparedness plans. Post-disaster, communities are mobilizing to rapidly return essential businesses to operation. Corporations with resiliency plans have protocols in place that ensure this can happen quickly and efficiently, […]Read More

Is Business Better with Furry Friends in Tow?

Businesses across North America have signed a pledge to incorporate pets into the workplace as part of the National Pet Day Off movement spearheaded by, a veterinary telehealth platform that connects pets to licensed veterinarians and encourages companies to include pet guardians in their culture, benefits packages and flexible work solutions. According to Vetster’s […]Read More

Dog Days of Work? A Business Owner’s Guide to Employee

With a growing number of pet-friendly supermarkets and restaurants to specially-themed businesses such as Good Times Dog Bar in Flagler Beach that caters specifically to dog owners and their four-legged friends, it goes without saying that a growing number of businesses have adapted to modern times – times when pet owners may be enticed to […]Read More

Asado Life Brings Argentinian Grilling Vibe to St. Augustine

Asado Life Brings Argentinian Grilling Vibe to St. Augustine Every entrepreneurial journey is different and the path to success can be a long and winding road. For Nick Carrera and his wife, Christie, owners of hand-crafted grill maker Urban Asado and the restaurant Asado Life, that path runs like a thread through the community in […]Read More