In 2009, Melissa Garnier opened a small produce co-op, seeking to save money on her grocery bill while providing her five children with healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables. Today, that co-op has grown into The Neighborhood Garden, a company that regularly supplies 200 Jacksonville families with fresh meats, local honey, dairy goods, and certified organic produce from Albert's Organics in Sarasota. Patrons can pick up pre-ordered edibles from 17 locations, or opt for delivery service.
Liberty Tax Service's armada of certified public accountants swoops in to rescue taxpayers from the onslaught of numbers, paperwork, and quadratic equations that overwhelms during tax season. Beyond computerized tax preparation and electronic filing during the months preceding April 15, clients can count on the company's expertise during an audit, through a correspondence with the IRS or state agencies, or while finding the best games living inside their graphic calculators. Liberty Tax Service also benefits community members outside of the office by sponsoring Relay for Life, a race benefitting the American Cancer Society, and by collecting unwanted cell phones and sending them to soldiers overseas.
The internet mavens behind Rise My Site specialize in website development and search engine optimization, leveraging small businesses towards the top of major search engines' results pages. These tech experts, many of whom have more than a decade of tech experience, can also revitalize brands with site redesigns, or integrate social media into existing web presences.
Most Popular Service: Voice Lessons
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: K.A.R.M.A., 7Chakras
Pro Tip: Do not eat right before a session
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The goal of the staff at Yoga Zensation is for their students to experience yoga as therapy. Each stretch lengthens muscles bit by bit to correct misalignment and tension that comes from the daily stress of commuting by clown car. Each pose allows muscles to gain strength at their own pace, and each breath feeds the spirit by developing focus and awareness. Classes center around these three goals—stretch, strength, spirit—by focusing on specific poses in which the muscles can simultaneously release tension and increase strength.