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Students vie for big cash prizes in business plan competition this week

Published: Apr 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE , Fla. — How much is a good idea worth? For entrepreneurial-minded University of Florida students, it could be a cool $25,000. That’s the grand prize for the winners of the inaugural Gator Business Plan Competition, which will be held April 24-25 at multiple sites on UF’s campus.

Business students, alumni can learn about local job opportunities

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Graduate Business Career Services office at the Hough Graduate School of Business will host its second annual “Stay in the Swamp” Career Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 21 in Hough Hall.

UF to offer doctoral program in business administration

Published: Feb 3rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Hough Graduate School of Business at the Warrington College of Business Administration is launching a Doctor of Business Administration program in August.

UF: Florida consumer confidence unchanged in December

Published: Dec 24th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians was unchanged in December at 77, the same as the revised November reading, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Retail strategies changing, but Black Friday will remain important, expert says

Published: Nov 22nd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida retail expert Steve Kirn says Black Friday is likely to remain an institution – even with top retailers planning to open their doors earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving.

UF/IFAS study: In battle against flies, don’t toss old bulbs

UF/IFAS study: In battle against flies, don’t toss old bulbs

Published: Oct 31st, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Restaurants and supermarkets could save millions of dollars by hanging on to bug zapper bulbs instead of tossing them every year as they normally do, a new University of Florida study has found.

Successful entrepreneurs to share stories at local high school

Published: Oct 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration is partnering with Buchholz High School to present the second annual panel discussion featuring local successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.

New program helps UF veterinary students enhance business skills

Published: Oct 16th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fourteen University of Florida veterinary students spent part of last summer analyzing financial reports, observing staff-client interactions in private veterinary hospitals and learning about practice management as part of a new externship aimed at sharpening students’ business skills.

Prominent Florida business leader to work with UF students as first Knight Fellow

Prominent Florida business leader to work with UF students as first Knight Fellow

Published: Sep 30th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The founder and chairman of the largest privately held construction company in Florida will share his expertise and experiences with University of Florida students for the next month as the first Knight Fellow in-Residence.

New report shows UF among nation’s leaders in startup launches

Published: Sep 18th, 2013

SVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida helped create 15 startups last year, ranking fourth nationally just behind leading institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to a new report.