Category: Businesses


BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA- Brevard Workforce, the area authority on workforce development, kicked off its Workforce Champion program with the support of local business leaders.  The program recognizes the inspiring success stories of Brevard Workforce’s star business partners and job seekers and invites them to represent Brevard Workforce within the communities they serve. “Champions have knowledge of […]

From BizLaunch: Business Trends

Startup Quest Program:   Business Plan and Investor Pitch Competition According to the National Federation of Independent Business, June 2013 report shows that for the second consecutive month, small business owner confidence has edged up and is the second highest since the recession started in December 2007.  Surveys show that 8% state that now is a good […]

From BizLaunch: Entrepreneur Highlight

  Sea Beans with Style After 25 years of administrative, web development and database support experience, Patricia Karpinski, like many others, found herself laid off from her aerospace position in 2012.  However the story of her business, Sea Beans with Style, began years before in 2007 while living in Liberia. Sea Beans with Style is […]


Starting July 1, 2013, Brevard Workforce career centers will initiate new customer hours and intensify access to business services for Brevard employers. BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA- Brevard Workforce, the area authority on workforce development, announced new center hours to begin July 1, 2013. The change comes on the heels of the state’s 21% funding cut to […]

From BizLaunch: ANSEC Group

PROFILE:  Steffani Burd, PH.d., ANSEC Group After receiving her doctorate degree in Applied Statistical Analysis from Columbia University, Dr. Steffani Burd spent the next 15 years working in the fields of management consulting and information security. Suddenly, due to the acquisition of her employer by another company, Dr. Burd and her colleagues found themselves unemployed. […]

From BizLaunch: Most Common Market Research Mistakes

From Cathy Musselman, Entrepreneurial Coach Market research is necessary in understanding who your customers and competition are. Market research can also identify trends that affect sales and profitability. Successful market research takes planning and strategy. As you conduct your market research here are a few common mistakes to avoid. Not identifying what your product/service is. […]

From BizLaunch: 10 Questions to Ask Before Determining Your Target Market

From Author Alina Dizik of The better you understand your customer, the faster your business will grow. But new ventures often struggle to define their target market and set their sights too broadly. “We often overestimate the market size, and in many cases there may not be one at all,” says Robert Hisrich, director of the Walker […]


In partnership with Brevard Workforce, Recruiter Absolutely Abby Visits Brevard County Twice on National Tour In a time when so many people are out of work, finding and landing a job can be a daunting task.  You might ask yourself: Where do I look?,   What do I say?, or  Where did I go wrong?  Advice […]

From BizLaunch: Brevard Yacht Charters

PROFILE: Hamilton Sirls, Entrepreneur When asked what your passion is, Hamilton Sirls, a Biz Launch participant states with a smile, Sailing! Hamilton worked in logistics at United Space Alliance and was laid off from his position in July, 2012. After hearing about Brevard Workforce and the National Emergency Grant program, Hamilton contacted Brevard Workforce and […]

From BizLaunch: 3 Marketing Actions to Secure Venture Capital

From Author Patrick Mcfadden of Indispensable Marketing There’s one thing for sure about every VC (Venture Capitalist) and that is “If they invest in you, they will like their money back!” Recently, I was listening to a VC talk about the importance of entrepreneurs marketing (communicating) value, to get not only his time, consideration and […]