The SmartBox MiniMart has Arrived

This week SmartBox hosted back-to-back MiniMart Grand Opening events at Web.com and Flightstar. SmartBox's MiniMart offers fresh and healthy food options available for purchase from self check out station. For more information about SmartBox visit SmartBoxCompany.com.

Jacksonville-based OnPay Solutions recognized with Fintech award

Via Jacksonville Business Journal 

OnPay Solutions, a nationally accredited AICPA service organization headquartered in Jacksonville, has been named by CIOReview as one of the "20 Most Promising Corporate Finance Tech Solution Providers" by an industry publication.

OnPay Solutions offers turn-key accounts payable payment automation solutions that integrates with any ERP and accounting or accounts payable workflow system. OnPay's technology also greatly reduces accounts payable costs and fraud risk and can turn a company’s payables into rebates revenue.

“OnPay Solutions is shortlisted as one of the 20 Most Promising Corporate Finance Tech Solution Providers 2017 by CIOReview magazine based on its expertise in providing innovative software solutions and the ability to delight customers and facilitating return on investments through strategic relationships, services and programs,” said Jeevan George, managing editor of CIOReview.

Checks cost on average $3.50 to print and mail and require staff time for printing, stuffing and mailing checks. Reducing the number of printed checks reduces overall cost and allows staff to focus on what really matters — finances.

“By moving from costly paper check to automated electronic payment methods such as ACH, or single-issue virtual credit card for vendor payments, costs are reduced, time is saved, risk is minimized and efficiencies are maximized,” said president and CEO of OnPay Solutions Neal Anderson.

ePayments issued via OnPay Solutions’ systems provide greater security by directly linking a company’s accounting system to their bank for payments. OnPay is grateful for the honor, but they know there is work to be done.

"To us this award means we are being recognized for creating positive and streamlined change for organizations that can really make an impact," COO of OnPay Solutions, Juliet Negrete-Anderson said.

"Moving forward we must continue to talk to businesses about how they can better there business processes, reduce their costs, and reduce their fraud risks."

Junior Skepple

Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal

Jax-tech firm signs major contract with Visit Jacksonville

Via. Jacksonville Business Journal

Jacksonville-based tech firm IntoGo, an event and entertainment finder application for mobile devices, recently signed its largest, exclusive contract with Visit Jacksonville.

The company's app will replace the city tourism group's existing platform to connect users to the region's beaches, parks, cultural attractions and restaurants.

“More than ever, visitors are engaging with our destination via mobile. They are using their phones to research our website and connect with us via social media, so it is very fitting for us to solidify this partnership with intoGo and provide visitors comprehensive destination information specifically formatted for
their mobile devices,” said Katie Mitura, vice president of marketing and communication at Visit Jacksonville.

The app, which provides users with things to do and places to go by using machine learning to identify their preferences, was developed in Jacksonville in January 2016. After 11 months of testing, the app launched to the public. The app has received more than 12,000 downloads, most all in the Jacksonville area.

Since the deal was penned in April, IntoGo has already experienced a 10 percent increase in downloads, said CEO Zachary Schwartz.

He said he hopes to have at least 50,000 users and a strong presence in two additional markets within the year.

25th Annual Small Business Week Celebration

The PS27 Ventures team attended the 25th Annual Small Business Week Celebration at the University of North Florida. 

Jim Stallings, Founder and Managing Partner, at PS27 was awarded by the Small Business Development Center as "Small Business Advocate of the Year". Congratulations Jim!

How to Run Your Day Like Warren Buffet and Execute Like Steve Jobs

 PS27 companies and teams participated in a Leadership Week "micro-camp" workshop. The workshop was focused on how to run your day for maximum productivity and execute your plans the way Steve Jobs built Apple Computer.

Jenna Waites, one of the premier time management and operational excellence gurus in the region, lead the session.

Jenna Waites is the CEO and Founder of Waites Business Architecture, an operational efficiency consulting business. As a business strategist, her passion is working with overworked and overwhelmed business owners to help them reclaim their time. Jenna creates and implements easy to follow, step-by-step processes that eliminate the headaches of the day-to-day management of a business. For the past six years, she has been structuring businesses in a way that allows owners to spend time doing what they love while increasing profits.

PS27 Ventures' Jim Stallings Awarded "North Florida District Small Business Advocate of the Year"

Jacksonville, FLA. - The U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA) North Florida District Director Wilfredo J. Gonzalez is pleased to announce the winners of SBA's 2017 District and State of Florida Small Business Week Awards.

"Small Business Week is an opportunity for the SBA to recognize the hard-work and accomplishments of small business owners throughout the country. I am pleased to announce the winners in our area. These winners are highly deserving of their respective awards and recognition,” stated Gonzalez.  

PS27 Ventures's Jim Stallings was awarded "North Florida District Small Business Advocate of the Year".