Janice W Donaldson

Dir Small Business Dev Ctr • Regional Director

Small Business Development Center • Coggin College of Business

Areas of Expertise


Small business development


M.B.A. University of North Florida-Jacksonville December 2001

B.A. Journalism (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) University of Georgia August 1980


Regional Director, Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF -- January 2002-Present

Providing management consulting, training and outreach to potential and existing small business owners in an 18-county service area of North and North Central Florida with a staff of 25.

Various positions, FSBDC at UNF -- November 1981-January 2002


Outstanding Advocate Award, Beaver Street Enterprise Center (2006)

EVE Award Finalist in Education (2005)

Woman of Influence-Jacksonville Business Journal (2004)

Top 10 Newsmakers to Watch-Florida Times-Union (2002)

Excellence in Graduate Management Studies Award-UNF (2002)

Margin of Excellence Special Service Award-UNF College of Business (1989)

Dean's Academic Achievement Award-UGA (1981)


Florida First Capital Finance Company Board of Directors

Community First Credit Union Advisory Council

Florida 8(a) Alliance Board of Directors

Leadership Jacksonville Leadership Development Team Class of 2016, Chairman

Women Business Owners of North Florida Honorary Member

Jacksonville Women's Network Member

Grants and Contracts Awarded

FSBDC annual contract (Federal-SBA via UWF) for the past 39 years

ScaleUp America Federal Contract (SBA)

UNF ORSP Millionaire STAR award winner for past five years (generating C&G of more than $1 million in a FY)

DonaldsonContact Information

Building 43, Room 2080

(904) 620-2479