“We were raised the old school way; we treat people how we would want to be treated.” David Goodwald states this on behalf of himself and his brother Daniel Goodwald. David and Daniel are co-owners and operators of Twin Diesel Performance, a local diesel engine repair shop in Lakeland, FL.
Being honest and keeping your word true are both standards that these brothers hold themselves to, along with those they do business with. With this mentality and passion, they’ve been able to grow their business each year and connect with different people across the community.
Starting a business from scratch can indeed be a complex and challenging endeavor, particularly when aspiring to expand internationally. As the business's growth progresses, laying a strong financial foundation becomes increasingly vital. Now, let's explore the remarkable and inspiring journey of Mary Neaf, the founder, owner, and president of Florida State Distributors, as she fearlessly pushes the boundaries of her enterprise and embarks on a courageous journey to conquer global markets.
In the world of business, the saying "success is all about people helping people" holds truer than ever. Derrick Roberts, the owner of Stan Weaver and Company, knows this firsthand. Stan Weaver and Company is a manufacturers rep for heating and air conditioning for the HVAC industry.
Creating a name for yourself in your community can be daunting, but with passion and quality products you can win the communities heart… through their stomach. Meet Benjamin Vickers, owner and founder of Honeycomb Bread Bakers, who took his passion and spread it through the community. Read more on how he got to where he is today.
Matt Wade owns Day and Night Tires, a family business that services tire retreading. Located in Lakeland, Florida, Matt works with distributors across the nation to retread and sell new tires for major truck fleets. Since Matt joined their team, Day and Night has expanded substantially. Read more on how Matt grew their company and how Bank of Central Florida helped.
Owning a business can make banking complex. Hiring, managing payroll, obtaining credit; business owners need access to guidance. On top of that, they’ve still got personal banking needs like everyone else. From equipment and boat financing, read about how Bank of Central Florida helped business-owner John Bragg navigate his business and personal financial journey.
Tiger Concrete & Screed has seen rapid growth and success over the past decade. Read the story of how its Owner and President, Willie Aceves got started – and how he’s worked with Bank of Central Florida to finance his business’ success on our blog.
"When the opportunity presented itself, it just seemed like the next piece to the puzzle," stated Margaret Krause, local Lakeland business owner of the recently opened Monkee's boutique. Monkee's is a nationally franchised boutique that sells high-quality clothing and accessories.
From teacher to entrepreneur, read more about Margaret’s journey into becoming a local business owner.
Getting a small business loan may be the next natural step in financing the growth of your business — whether that includes expansion, inventory, or other options. To get from point “A” to point “B”, there are several steps that must be taken to ensure you obtain the best loan for your needs.
When was the last time you saw your banker, aka relationship manager? Most business owners don't remember the last time they spoke with their relationship manager: no phone calls, no emails, and no check-ins to facilitate essential business goal planning. At Bank of Central Florida, we see a gap between local business owners receiving guidance from banking professionals in the community. As the population increases in Florida, Business owners could significantly benefit from having a local relationship manager that knows their local marketplace.
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