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Apr 22 06:00 pm Legal Basics: Business Legal Mistakes & How to Avoid Them Small Business Development Center 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
Apr 24 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:Participants may also purchase the "Ultimate Business Planner" Software for an additional $30. This is optional.
May 1 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.
May 6 06:00 pm Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights Small Business Development Center 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
May 7 06:00 pm QuickBooks Overview FSBDC at UCF
QuickBooks is one of the most recognized accounting software packages available. Provided quarterly, this QuickBooks for Beginners seminar will provide an overview of the QuickBooks software including "getting around" QuickBooks and how to complete the "EasyStep Interview." (This seminar is not a hands-on workshop.) Offered every other month. Taught by a Certified QuickBooks Professional Advisor. Fee: $30
May 8 06:00 pm Finance Basics Small Business Development Center 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
May 15 06:00 pm Marketing Basics FSBDC at UCF
A three-hour seminar providing an overview of the marketing process for a small business. Topics include identifying your target market, advertising, publicity, and marketing budget. 30.00 per class/105.00 for series.
May 20 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
May 21 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
May 22 06:00 pm Business Plan Writing Made Easy Small Business Development Center 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.

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