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  • 😊6 Week Online Stress Reduction Course😊

    Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed or burned out?  Yuleisy Cardoso, owner of Mindful Journey, has an upcoming LIVE Online 6-week-course to reduce stress significantly using the evidenced-based tool of mindfulness. Learn how you can experience stress in a kinder more compassionate way. Class Information Class Date/Time: Saturdays 10:00 - 11:00 am October 3rd-November 7th Course Curriculum: Week 1: Introduction to Mindfulness and Chronic Stress Week 2: Thoughts (How they Shape your Reality) Week 3: Emotions (How they Shape your Personality) Week 4: Introduction to the Loving-Kindness Technique Week 5: Mindful Movement Week 6: Wrap-Up and Review Learn stress reduction and mindfulness techniques that will help:​ Reduce stress Improve sleep Boost mood and creativity Increase mental energy Improve memory, focus, patience Improve well-being REGISTER NOW About Mindful Journey: My name is Yuleisy Cardoso and owner of Mindful Journey. I am a Marriage and Family therapist, author, and teacher who’s passion is empowering others to live a meaningful, loving, and mindful life. Mindfulness and meditation have played a significant role in my life for over 15 years and has made me a loyal practitioner of this healing modality. During my graduate years at UCF, my faith and passion for meditation as a healing tool led me on a journey of scientific discovery that enlightened me as to why and how meditation works--from reshaping and re-wiring our brains to re-booting our emotional bodies. As a researcher myself, I was inspired by the science. Hence, I brought the healing tool into my therapeutic work with families, couples, and individuals struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, chronic stress and other such emotional, mental, and spiritual ailments. I found through my research and work in the field that Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness meditation practices can be most effective in helping to heal such ailments and can provide a sense of over all well-being. I actively facilitate workshops throughout the communities I serve that will teach others the science of living happier and fulfilling lives by reshaping and re-wiring their brains using this ancient, effective, and evidence-based tool. For more information visit our website: Mindful Journey Follow us on Facebook for updates Facebook Reviews Interested in having Yuleisy Cardoso provide training at your school, community, church, business, etc? Email: mindfuljourney19@gmail.com Live Facebook Interview with Jacksonville Business Connections. Here more about the Mindful Journey program. #mindfuljourney #reducestress #improvesleep #onlineclass #stressreductioncourse #jaxbizconnections

  • Business Networking & Coffee

    Building Community: A free monthly business networking meeting focused on the exchange of business information, ideas, and support. The first hour is casual network mingling. The second half is a member spotlight presentation that could include a workshop of some sort... Benefits: New contacts and referrals Visibility Staying Current Problem Solving Sharing knowledge & Experience Confidence & Morale Fourth Tuesday from 10-12pm @ Luna Cafe Hosted by Jacksonville Business Connections & Jodi Casella - Casella Sells Real Estate-Momentum Realty Follow the Facebook event page for the latest updates! #staugustine #jacksonville #florida #jaxbizconnections #jaxbizevents #networking #businessnetworking #lunacafe #jodicasella #networkingandcoffee

  • Trusted Jacksonville eCommerce Company HC Brands Establishes Scholarship & Internship Program

    Article written by Blog Post Contributor HolmesContentTeam HC Brands lives and operates by six core values - Passion, Grit, Winning, Collaboration, Accountability and Curiosity, and now they're sharing their love for learning and giving with students across the US. HC Brands is excited to kick off its education sector with an established yearly scholarship and four paid internship opportunities! HC Brands Scholarship In January 2021, and each year after, HC Brands will award one college student with $1,000 to use towards his or her college expenses. The deadline to apply is November 30th, 2020, and all applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 - 1,200 words expressing how they exemplify HC Brands' six core values. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, find more information and how to apply at HCBrands.com. HC Brands Internships In the spirit of giving back, HC Brands now offers four paid internship tracks! Students interested in or pursuing a degree in marketing, technology, finance or business can apply for a paid internship lead by a professional with decades of experience in their field. Marketing and SEO: The marketing internship, open to one student from June to August each year, will provide real experience in SEO, product copywriting, reporting, PPC, social media, marketplaces like Etsy and Jane, and more. Marketing students will finish the internship program with real, hands-on experience, including use of tools like Google Analytics, aHrefs, and Magento. The marketing internship is lead by Senior SEO Manager, Amber Bailey and Vice President of Digital Marketing, Chris Warren. Any passionate writer, data analyst or social media wiz will thrive on this fun and energetic team. Technology: The tech team, lead by Chief Technology and Marketing Officer, Jim Gruhn, gives tech students the chance to define and write new business requirements, test new software, and to be a real contributor to the essential technical aspects of an eCommerce company. Technology interns will learn JQuery, HTML, CSS, rich javascript and much more! "We're looking for builders," says Jim, "those who are ready to come in and build with us," he says. The HC Brands tech team also offers mentoring for UNF students. Learn more here. Finance: Students who are passionate about numbers will thrive under Controller Erin Poirer's leadership. "Our finance interns will gain practical experience in the constantly growing field of finance and eCommerce," says Erin. Any individual interested in, or pursuing a degree in finance or accounting can apply for this summer internship that will be available from June to August each year. Finance interns will be posting transactions, generating a wide variety of reports, creating and updating budgets, and analyzing financial data. Manufacturing and Customer Care: Under the leadership of Chief Operating Officer Lee Pinkerton, manufacturing and customer care interns will learn a wide range of skills. From Lean Six Sigma, operations, purchasing and planning to customer service, interns will learn eCommerce operations from top to bottom, and take away real skills that will help build their careers. Dates are flexible from February to August, and more than one intern will work during this time frame. Each internship will last 8-9 weeks, and will expose students to the bustling order fulfillment and customer focus atmosphere of a growing eCommerce company. About HC Brands Since 1954, HC Brands, formerly Holmes Stamp & Sign, has provided essential business products to Jacksonville, but in recent years has grown into a leading eCommerce provider of personalized products ranging from stamps to tumblers. Headquartered in Jacksonville, with 10 web stores and additional distribution centers in Austin, TX, and Salem, MA, HC Brands continues to expand. HC Brands thrives on philanthropy and service, and owner and CEO Bryan Croft actively seeks opportunities to serve not only Northeast Florida, but the US and Haiti. Through exciting and essential educational opportunities, HC Brands is looking to share some of the knowledge held by its key leaders with eager students who are looking to get their hands dirty in their desired career field. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the scholarship or an internship, don't hesitate to visit HCBrands.com! HC Brands Scholarship rules and application Internship information and application Leadership team at HC Brands *HC Brands adheres to CDC guidelines for social distancing and mask-wearing. Author: Amber Bailey #HolmesContentTeam #jaxbizconnections #blogcontributor #HCbrands #AmyBailey #scholorship #internship

  • Trusted Jacksonville eCommerce Company HC Brands Establishes Scholarship & Internship Program

    HC Brands lives and operates by six core values - Passion, Grit, Winning, Collaboration, Accountability and Curiosity, and now they're sharing their love for learning and giving with students across the US. HC Brands is excited to kick off its education sector with an established yearly scholarship and four paid internship opportunities! HC Brands Scholarship In January 2021, and each year after, HC Brands will award one college student with $1,000 to use towards his or her college expenses. The deadline to apply is November 30th, 2020, and all applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 - 1,200 words expressing how they exemplify HC Brands' six core values. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, find more information and how to apply at HCBrands.com. HC Brands Internships In the spirit of giving back, HC Brands now offers four paid internship tracks! Students interested in or pursuing a degree in marketing, technology, finance or business can apply for a paid internship lead by a professional with decades of experience in their field. Marketing and SEO: The marketing internship, open to one student from June to August each year, will provide real experience in SEO, product copywriting, reporting, PPC, social media, marketplaces like Etsy and Jane, and more. Marketing students will finish the internship program with real, hands-on experience, including use of tools like Google Analytics, aHrefs, and Magento. The marketing internship is lead by Senior SEO Manager, Amber Bailey and Vice President of Digital Marketing, Chris Warren. Any passionate writer, data analyst or social media wiz will thrive on this fun and energetic team. Technology: The tech team, lead by Chief Technology and Marketing Officer, Jim Gruhn, gives tech students the chance to define and write new business requirements, test new software, and to be a real contributor to the essential technical aspects of an eCommerce company. Technology interns will learn JQuery, HTML, CSS, rich javascript and much more! "We're looking for builders," says Jim, "those who are ready to come in and build with us," he says. The HC Brands tech team also offers mentoring for UNF students. Learn more here. Finance: Students who are passionate about numbers will thrive under Controller Erin Poirer's leadership. "Our finance interns will gain practical experience in the constantly growing field of finance and eCommerce," says Erin. Any individual interested in, or pursuing a degree in finance or accounting can apply for this summer internship that will be available from June to August each year. Finance interns will be posting transactions, generating a wide variety of reports, creating and updating budgets, and analyzing financial data. Manufacturing and Customer Care: Under the leadership of Chief Operating Officer Lee Pinkerton, manufacturing and customer care interns will learn a wide range of skills. From Lean Six Sigma, operations, purchasing and planning to customer service, interns will learn eCommerce operations from top to bottom, and take away real skills that will help build their careers. Dates are flexible from February to August, and more than one intern will work during this time frame. Each internship will last 8-9 weeks, and will expose students to the bustling order fulfillment and customer focus atmosphere of a growing eCommerce company. About HC Brands Since 1954, HC Brands, formerly Holmes Stamp & Sign, has provided essential business products to Jacksonville, but in recent years has grown into a leading eCommerce provider of personalized products ranging from stamps to tumblers. Headquartered in Jacksonville, with 10 web stores and additional distribution centers in Austin, TX, and Salem, MA, HC Brands continues to expand. HC Brands thrives on philanthropy and service, and owner and CEO Bryan Croft actively seeks opportunities to serve not only Northeast Florida, but the US and Haiti. Through exciting and essential educational opportunities, HC Brands is looking to share some of the knowledge held by its key leaders with eager students who are looking to get their hands dirty in their desired career field. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the scholarship or an internship, don't hesitate to visit HCBrands.com! HC Brands Scholarship rules and application Internship information and application Leadership team at HC Brands *HC Brands adheres to CDC guidelines for social distancing and mask-wearing. Author: Amber Bailey

  • LIVE interview with Nicole Boshell founder and owner of Natural Desires Soap Company

    When the Covid-19 Pandemic hit, we were at a standstill with our business as all in person events were being canceled. Luckily, we were able to use the newly gained time to host virtual events and LIVE Facebook interviews for our local business community! Here is an one of the LIVE interviews that we did with local business owner Nicole Boshell founder and owner of Natural Desires Soap Company! Meet Nicole Boshell founder and owner of Natural Desires Soap Company. There Our mission is to provide all natural homemade skin care products to gently nourish and clean you skin. We pride ourselves on using nature mind beneficial ingredients to make choosing natural invigorating, beautiful and exciting. Follow Natural Desires Soap Company on Facebook. Would you like a LIVE interview with Jacksonville Business Connections? message us! www.facebook.com/jaxbizconnections If you are a member of one of our Business Advertising Directories, we would love to have schedule your interview! Here is a list of our current directories: Jacksonville Business Connections Directory - Servicing North Florida Businesses Jacksonville Business Events Directory - Servicing North Florida Vendors Jambeez.com - Everything Kid Directory #LIVEinterviews #facebookinterviews #businessinterviews #jaxbizconnections Follow us on Facebook at @jaxbizconnections

  • Morning Market at St. Augustine Outlets Vendor Application

    About the Event Date & Time: 1st Saturday of every month from 10-1pm Location: St. Augustine Outlets (parking lot) Cost: $90-$200 (3 markets-quarterly) Description: Save the Date! You're invited to the monthly Morning Market at St. Augustine Outlets presented by Jacksonville Business Connections. Come enjoy homemade and handmade goods, local vendors, bounce house, music, food trucks and more... Dinner on Us! Stop by the Jacksonville Business Connections table and sign up to enter the dinner on us. We are giving away a $50 gift card to a local World Golf Eatery!! Follow the Facebook event page for all the latest updates! Policies No refunds 60 days before event Roll up to 2 days of your quarter to the next quarter for weather or personal reasons. Must let us know prior to missed market. Outdoor Events - Outdoor events are rain or shine. We will not cancel event due to weather. If vendors feel the weather could be unsafe for themselves or their products, please do not attend the event. Sponsor & Vendor Application #vendorevent #CharacterMeetampGreets #Minion #kidfriendly #freeevent #bouncehouse #music #staugustine #staugustineoutlets #handmade #homemade #produce

  • 7th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Event Application

    About the Event Date & Time: Sunday, November 17th from 10-4pm Location: Renaissance Resort World Golf Village (Indoors) Description: Save the Date! You're invited to the 7th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Event presented by Jacksonville Business Connections featuring 150 local creatives & businesses. Free to the public & Indoor event First 50 guests receive FREE swag bags! Charity raffle Free Santa Meet & Greet Charity Raffle & Toy Drive - Fostering Connections St Johns Follow the Facebook event page for the latest updates! Policies No refunds 60 days before any event Sponsor & Vendor Application #renaissanceresort #worldgolfvillage #vendorevent #crafts #vendors #freeevent #kidfriendly #charityraffle #swagbags #indoorevent #7thannualholidayevent

  • Tips on Finding Balance as a Momtrepreneur

    Article written by Blog Post Contributor Lucy Being both a mother and building a business with children in tow is a great responsibility that has its own special set of challenges. Momtrepreneurs have an extreme set of circumstances and working conditions and have to overcome hurdles that those without children do not have to face. The biggest hurdle that moms have to overcome when building a business from home either alone or while her spouse is working is time management. It is nearly impossible to focus for larger increments of time when small children are in the picture. I am going to share a few key actions that have helped me along the journey of building a home-based business. 1. Communication is Key Every family has their own unique set of circumstances, so communicating with your spouse or support team is a necessity. Having a clear vision and communicating helps make sense the structure and schedule necessary. In our family, we have a pretty strict schedule (that is adaptable because you never know what can arise with children), and the key to the strict schedule is using time wisely. For me, arising earlier than the family, working during toddler's nap time and bringing my computer or phone along and working during my teenager's practice times is when I get the most accomplished. 2. Be Okay With Chaos I have had to let go of some of my Type-A tendencies and embrace what I can let go of and be okay with. I like to have a tidy house, and am generally organized, and in our family, all hands are on deck with chores. However, a certain amount of my control has been released to the chaos of a toddler mess, and sometimes we go to bed at night with toys still strewn about (gasp). Since business is a priority, the 15 minutes it takes to pick up those toys can be delegated to answering some texts or emails. 3. Make Lists and Prioritize Lists are lifesavers. I have multiple lists. I start with a monthly master calendar and start there with my to-do's. Then I look at each week and prioritize by what is a right now priority, what is less urgent, and what can be delegated out. Knowing when to say no to something that is not in alignment with your ultimate goal and business plan is also necessary, or time could be wasted on tasks that are of no benefit. 4. Keep Business and Family Separate Family is first. I have been guilty of getting in a work-zone and get snippy with my spouse or children because they may interrupt me. I communicate with my spouse how much time I need to accomplish a certain task and set a timer or deadline so that I can turn work off when it is family time. Spending one-on-one time with my husband and each of my children is also a priority. If your children are old enough, it is also good to communicate what you are doing so that they understand and respect your time. Also, keeping business and family finances separate is wise, it prevents chaos and disorder down the road when it comes to taxes and organization. 5. Ask For Help The first person I go to for help is my spouse. If I have a large list or a deadline to meet, I will communicate with him what I need to make it happen. If I can delegate some of the work out to him, I will do that or will give him 100% kid duty for awhile so that I am not distracted or hold any guilt. If you have friends or family close-by, ask for help. And when your business starts earning some money, use some of your earnings to pay for child care. This took a long time for me to learn, I had a martyr complex and felt that I needed to "do it all myself", but have since realized paying for a sitter for a few hours of silence is perfectly fine, and so much can be accomplished in a short focused time-frame. A coffee shop is my best friend. Getting away from the chaos of home, sipping on a good cup of coffee and working without a self-imposed distraction is one of my best success tools. No matter where you are on your journey to momtrepreneurship, coming up with a plan and setting aside work hours are two of the first steps to success. Also, having an ability to rebound when things do not go as planned is powerful. It takes a lot of strength to be both a mom and a business-owner, and it is very rewarding and can provide so much for yourself and your family. "Balance" may seem elusive, but it is possible to find your best method to keep your business and your family healthy and happy. Lucy blog owner of IntegratedMamma #momtrepreneurship #mentalhealth #FindingBalance #Communication #MakeLists #AskForHelp #SelfCare

  • 7th Annual Summer Craft & Vendor Event

    Jacksonville Business Connections invites you to the 7th Annual Summer Craft & Vendor Event June 20th from 10-4pm at Renaissance Resort World Golf Village. We hope to see you there! Free to the public & Indoor event First 30 guests receive FREE swag bags! Charity Raffle benefiting Fostering Connections St. Johns Kid friendly event - Free Character Meet & Greets Minion Character Meet & Greet - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Winnie the Pooh Character Meet & Greet - 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Pikachu Character Meet & Greet - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch) Character Meet & Greet - 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Mickey Mouse Character Meet & Greet - 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Thank You to Our Sponsors: Lularoe Mandy Rachelle Rachel Dressed Me 41 Genes Retailers & Creatives: Mary kay Usborne Books and More (2-R) Pampered Chef - Michelle Thirty-One Gifts - Connect with Kristi Cruise Planners (2-W) Colourisbeauty-Younique Color Street - Ashley Global Bambini (2-R) Paparazzi - Lani Jewels Pure Romance - Tabitha Southeastern Confetti Co. Earths elements Perfectly Posh - (2-R) LILLA ROSE HAIRCESSORIES - Veronica Kim's Crystal Creations (2-R) All American Gutter Protection Silver Lining Sterling Silver Jewelry Wolvyn Creations Vin-Tin-Age Carmelyn’s Creations clean green repurposed handbags (2-W) Festive Creations ScentsationsFL Origami Owl Custom Jewelry - Michele Anne,s Home Canned Goods Holy Land Cradle Simply Jeanette OoLaLaLashes/Tori Belle Cosmetics Jax Miracle Windows Weezie’s Backpacks & More Open Mind To Be Happy, LLC Skylark Legacy Travel Koko Bleu The JOY FM 88.1 Edward Jones - Financial Adviser - Serena THE ALLYBINKY SHOP The Snap Diva Boo Boo Friends Rodan and Fields Soaps By Patricia Baubles & Things Ed the Balloon Guy ALo Naturals Little Hands Farm (2-R) Sunflower Chic Crafts Bath Fitter Sue Kelly Designs -18 inch Doll Clothes A Refined & Classy Lady, LLC Anne’s Home Canned Goods Betty's Blankets and More Dockside solar lights The Flower Fool The Cocoa Exchange Best Bamboo Bedding thebuttabar Tastefully Simple by Tami Half Pint Dips and More FABstract Bosom Buddies/Customfit Bras Artisan Ink Eternal Creations Ed the Balloon Guy Become a sponsor, retailer, or creative vendor: Information and application Share: Share this article and comment below!! Stay Updated: Follow the Facebook event to stay updated on the event #7thannualsummercraftvendorevent #jaxbizconnections #jaxbizevents #jaxcommunityconnections #creatives #retailers #freeevent #vendors #northflorida Mark your calendars for all our upcoming events!

  • Become a Blog Contributor for Jacksonville Business Connections

    Jacksonville Business Connections is seeking blog contributors to help us grow content while you grow your exposure. How? Jacksonville Business Connections is a fast growing community that is helping businesses grow and connect in the North Florida Area. Having multiple writers to grow our content will keep it fresh and diversified. All articles will be shared on our social media accounts too. You know what they say, content is king so bringing more contributing voices to the topic at hand is an effective way of turning your blog into a thriving online community. Want to be come a blog contributor? The Expectations: Must actively post. We require a minimum of 2 posts a month No direct business advertising. Indirect advertising is accepted. Ex. You own a essential oils company. You can write a blog on how to add a combination of oils to a warm relaxing bath for moms to unwind at night and you slip in your brand and link to were they can buy them. You can post about events, but make sure there is proper content not just an event advertisement. Become a Contributor

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