Jill Kaufman, certified business analyst and program manager of the Advisory Board Council (ABC) for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UCF, has been named the 2010 Florida Star at the National Association of Small Business Development Center’s (ASBDC) 2010 State Stars awards reception in San Antonio, Texas.

“I am extremely pleased to recognize Jill Kaufman as the 2010 Florida Star,” said Jerry Cartwright, state director of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network (FSBDCN). “Jill exemplifies the SBDC program’s guiding principles of providing customer driven excellence, focusing on value-added results, upholding societal responsibility, and valuing our workforce members and partners.”

From 2006 through 2010, Kaufman has helped her clients

  • create 207 jobs and retain 454
  • increase sales by $36.5 million
  • obtain over $9.5 million in capital formation
  • win over $30.6 million in contracts
  • “Jill has guided the ABC to attract larger, higher performing companies with greater potential for growth and recruited the ABC’s highest revenue client to date, a $10 million construction company. As of March first, the program had 29 active companies and 266 active volunteer advisors,” said Eunice Choi, regional director of the SBDC at UCF.

    For more information about the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UCF, visit their website.