Wings Pensacola has sought the services of Florida SBDC at UWF for many years, from the start of the business plan to later seeking help on government contracting.
In November 2012, Tommy Van Horn stepped down from his position as National Director of Fraternus to become a full-time beekeeper. In 2014, East Hill Honey sought the help of the Florida SBDC at UWF. Tommy created a business plan with Dorian Zwierewicz, a Business Growth Consultant.
Mike Harris started Sea Shutters in 1996 when he realized that the existing shutters being sold cracked, pealed, and would not stand up to flying debris from gale-force winds. After experimenting with various materials, Harris found that protruded fiberglass was stronger than other materials; that it didn’t warp; and the paint coating lasted better than other products.
Bill Roberts of Fenders Collision USA, Inc. has been in the collision industry for a long time. Realizing that his background and ability to understand the industry was valuable, Roberts opened the doors of Fenders Collision USA on April 1st, 2013 on Edge Street in Fort Walton Beach. He sought out the assistance of the Florida SBDC at UWF to help him write his business plan and begin down this road to success.