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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.
Sep 3 06:00 pm Legal Basics: Business Legal Mistakes & How to Avoid Them FSBDC at UCF
A three-hour seminar presenting common and costly business legal mistakes. Topics include contracting, partnership and shareholders agreements, employee issues, business growth and selling your business. Fee: $30.00/$105.00 for series
Sep 4 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.
Sep 10 09:00 am GSA and Multiple Award Schedules FSBDC at UCF
Learn about the General Services Administration (GSA), who they are and what and how they buy. This seminar will help attendees to understand the subtle differences in the terms Federal Supply and Multiple Award Schedules. Additionally, we’ll show you how to find appropriate GSA solicitations which cover your goods and services and we’ll review sample solicitation requirements on line. We’ll explain how to start the process of submitting an offer and completing negotiations with GSA. Note: As a follow on to the Seminar, upon request we’ll assist you in determining if a schedule award would be beneficial to you and provide consulting support Including proposal preparation, submittal to GSA and subsequently marketing and administering the schedule contract after award.
Sep 16 06:00 pm Finance Basics FSBDC at UCF
Do you need money to start or expand your business? In this seminar, you will learn about various financing options: bank loans, SBA guaranteed loan programs, private investment, and venture capital. Fee: $30 per seminar/$135 for six in series
Sep 18 09:00 am e-Marketing & Social Media Strategies for Growing Business FSBDC at UCF
The marketing and social media landscape is evolving at light speed. Building on last year’s successful session focused on search engine optimization, paid search, and metrics, this year’s session will make you current with the latest trends and has been expanded to include mobile marketing and social media marketing strategies as well as additional web-design strategies. Following this one-day session, you the participant will leave with a good understanding of how to: Improve your organization’s relative position on search engines Increase website traffic Boost online prospect conversion Leverage social media for growing your customer base and revenue Pre-registration required. $45 fee for Orange County Business owners. $75 fee for businesses outside of Orange County. Fee includes workshop materials and lunch.
Sep 24 06:00 pm Bookkeeping and Taxes Basics FSBDC at UCF
Unless you are an accountant, chances are you have many questions about how to set-up your accounts, do your recordkeeping, and especially how to keep your taxes straight. This workshop will teach you: understanding your chart of accounts; federal and state tax requirements; sales tax; and tax decisions regarding legal forms of business. Fee: $30 per seminar/$105 for six in series
Oct 2 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.
Oct 14 08:30 am Entrepreneur's Law School FSBDC at UCF
All the Legal Experts You need in One Place - Our legal professionals will arm you with an arsenal of legal information needed to reduce your risk and grow your business. Learn about new forms of capital, including crowd funding, technology law, franchise law, contracts, mergers, employment law and much more. Who Should Attend: Business owners, CEO, CFOs, presidents
Oct 16 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

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