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Aug 5 06:00 pm Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights FSBDC at UCF
A quarterly seminar which discusses the different types of intellectual property that exist in the United States, including: patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements. General techniques on marketing new ideas are also discussed. Offered once a quarter. Fee: $30
Aug 6 06:00 pm Insurance Basics FSBDC at UCF
A two-hour seminar reviewing the types of business insurance, how to keep insurance premiums low, and how and where to locate a good insurance agent. Fee:$20/$105 for series
Aug 7 06:00 pm Start-Up Basics FSBDC at UCF
This NO COST seminar will help business owners learn the essentials for getting started in business, including: an introduction to business plans and the importance of preparing one; explore the legal forms of business (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability corporation) and which one is right for you; and determine the local, state, or federal licensing requirements for the business. This session is guaranteed to take the mystery out of starting a business and help you to be the entrepreneur you always dreamed about.
Aug 20 09:00 am Introduction to Federal Government Contracting: Where Do I Start? FSBDC at UCF
This seminar provides an in-depth examination and clarification on the Federal Government contracting Process. Topics include the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), registration with the federal government at www.sam.gov, acquisition principles, definitions, ethics, contract clauses, procurement methods, contract types, and socioeconomic programs.
Aug 20 06:00 pm Marketing Basics FSBDC at UCF
Overview of the entire marketing process - featuring the Four P's of Marketing (Product, Price, Place, Promotion). Attendees will receive practical ideas for high impact marketing on a limited budget. Fee: $30 per seminar/$105 for six in series
Aug 21 09:00 am Get Your Business on the Map: Google AdWords Small Business Development Center at UCF
Learn how to take advantage of free marketing and business productivity tools and learn how to use internet marketing to increase sales in an easy-to-understand training program for small businesses developed by Google. Taught by a Google Certified Small Business Trainer. Fee: $30, includes workshop materials
Aug 26 06:00 pm Social Media Marketing for Business Success FSBDC at UCF
Participants will learn best practices for tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, geo-locations and social buying. Topics also include: strategy, return on influence, keys to success, and social media dashboards. This two-hour seminar is designed for business owners who already have a working knowledge of social media tools. Presented by Robert Casico, PhD. Cost $20.00
Aug 27 09:00 am Subcontracting and Teaming FSBDC at UCF
For many small businesses, entry into government contracting will begin as a subcontractor. This seminar will provide the small business with an understanding of the process including the format of the subcontract and teaming agreement and how to protect your company during the relationship, as well as the benefits of subcontracting. The class will also provide a review of the rules of engagement, the relationship between prime contractor, subcontractor and the government.
Aug 28 06:00 pm Business Plan Writing Made Easy FSBDC at UCF
Writing a successful business plan requires preparation and, most importantly, getting started. This seminar provides a ‘hands-on approach’ for the serious entrepreneur or business owner who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this seminar will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy. As an option, this seminar will also incorporate step-by-step instructions on effectively utilizing the “Ultimate Business Planner” software at the end of the workshop. Attendees need to bring laptop computer. Seminar fee includes "Ultimate Business Planner" software. This software is not compatible with Apple® Mac computers/laptops. Fee: $30 Software Fee: $30. Participants may also purchase the "Ultimate Business Planner" Software for an additional $30. This is optional.
Sep 3 09:00 am Bids & Proposals FSBDC at UCF
This session provides an overview and stimulates discussion on how to effectively write and submit a compliant proposal in response to a government solicitation. The seminar will provide an understanding of Invitation for Bid (IFB), Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Quotation (RFQ) and an analysis of how they differ. The seminar will discuss bid or no bid decisions, how to review scope/statements or work, qualifications and evaluation criteria, why proposals lose, and what to do if you win or lose as well as how to find bid or subcontracting opportunities.

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