• Winning the Contract: Marketing & Selling to the Government

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    This seminar will provide you with suggestions on how to market your products/services to Government agencies and we’ll provide links to a current list of government purchasing activities. We’ll commence with a brief overview of selling to and doing business with the federal government including registration, and principles and practices of contracting. Then will transition and provide you with suggestions ...

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  • The Story of Zombie Ants: How Can a Fungal Parasite Control Animal Behavior?

    Tuscawilla Country Club

    The Story of Zombie Ants: How Can a Fungal Parasite Control Animal Behavior? Dr. Charissa de BekkerAssistant Professor of Biology University of Central Florida Orlando, FL Tuscawilla Country Club1500 Winter Springs Blvd.,Winter Springs, FL 32708 Parasites are all around us. Some of those parasites co-evolved closely together with their hosts and have come up with intricate ways to exploit that ...

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  • Success is No Accident: Strategic Planning for Small Business

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Make your future happen; don’t let it happen to you. With a strategic plan, you will be able to establish your company’s direction, make better business decisions and have a source of increased market share and profitability. A strong, effective strategic plan is the culmination of a series of building blocks including a financial plan, a marketing plan, and a ...

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  • Business Plan Writing Made Easy (Recurring Event)

    Lake Sumter State College - Leesburg Campus: Blg M, Executive Conference Room

    Writing a successful business plan requires preparation. More importantly, you must get started! 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. Register: North Lake: 2/2/2017 5/4/2017 8/17/2017 10/26/2017 South Lake: 2/9/2017 5/11/2017 8/24/2017 11/2/2017

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  • Market Research: Knowing Your Customer and Your Market

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Understanding your customers and the market for your product/service is important for every business. And market research is the tool that can give you the deeper and broader grasp of your market you want to maximize business success. It can help you evaluate business opportunities and guide key decisions and plans. In this seminar you will learn about the two ...

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  • Business Plan Writing Made Easy (Recurring Event)

    South Lake: Building 2 Room 101

    Writing a successful business plan requires preparation. More importantly, you must get started! 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. Register: North Lake: 2/2/2017 5/4/2017 8/17/2017 10/26/2017 South Lake: 2/9/2017 5/11/2017 8/24/2017 11/2/2017

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  • Bookkeeping and Tax Fundamentals (Recurring Event)

    Lake Sumter State College - Leesburg Campus: Blg M, Executive Conference Room

    Starting your business with the right set of books will save you time and money in the future! This class provides the basic record keeping and tax preparation for your small business. Topics include chart of accounts, federal & state tax requirements, sale tax and tax decisions. Prepare yourself to find solutions to financial organization you may face within your ...

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  • Cash Flow Management: Tapping into a Hidden Resource

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    “Cash is King”. Every business has a hidden store of cash and hidden cash leaks. Utilizing the cash flow management strategies of large corporations, learn how to find, preserve, and use cash to manage and grow your business and increase profits. By applying these tactics you can vastly reduce the need for outside financing. You may never need to borrow ...

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  • Bookkeeping and Tax Fundamentals (Recurring Event)

    South Lake: Building 2 Room 101

    Starting your business with the right set of books will save you time and money in the future! This class provides the basic record keeping and tax preparation for your small business. Topics include chart of accounts, federal & state tax requirements, sale tax and tax decisions. Prepare yourself to find solutions to financial organization you may face within your ...

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  • Insurance for Business (Recurring Event)

    Lake Sumter State College - Leesburg Campus: Blg M, Executive Conference Room

    How much business insurance do I need? What kind of insurance do I need? Where do I get it? This is a “Basic” Business Insurance class. It will discuss the most common types of insurance necessary for start-up business ventures and help you explore how to tailor your insurance requirements to your specific business. Register: North Lake:5/18/201711/9/2017 South Lake:6/1/201711/16/2017

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  • How to Start Your Business

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    A three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements. Registering for How to Start Your Business also includes our Business Fundamentals Webinars: Financing Alternatives, Marketing for Business Success and Business Plan Writing Made Easy at no extra cost. Fee: $30 Register Now

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  • Marketing for Business Success (Recurring Event)

    Lake Sumter State College - Leesburg Campus: Blg M, Executive Conference Room

    This is a “Basic” Marketing class. Come find out about the four “P’s” of Marketing. Learn what a feature, benefit and value statement are and know when and where to express each. Learn about the new emerging marketing mediums so you will be better prepared for the future! Register: North Lake: 3/2/2017 6/1/2017 9/14/2017 South Lake: 3/9/2017 6/8/2017 9/21/2017

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  • Insurance for Business (Recurring Event)

    South Lake

    How much business insurance do I need? What kind of insurance do I need? Where do I get it? This is a “Basic” Business Insurance class. It will discuss the most common types of insurance necessary for start-up business ventures and help you explore how to tailor your insurance requirements to your specific business. Register: North Lake:5/18/201711/9/2017 South Lake:6/1/201711/16/2017

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  • Marketing for Business Success (Recurring Event)

    South Lake: Building 2 Room 101

    This is a “Basic” Marketing class. Come find out about the four “P’s” of Marketing. Learn what a feature, benefit and value statement are and know when and where to express each. Learn about the new emerging marketing mediums so you will be better prepared for the future! Register: North Lake: 3/2/2017 6/1/2017 9/14/2017 South Lake: 3/9/2017 6/8/2017 9/21/2017

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  • Web and Social Media for Business Success (Recurring Event)

    Lake Sumter State College - Leesburg Campus: Blg M, Executive Conference Room

    It all starts with a website! Learn the “Basics” of what needs to be in your website and how the search engines see you. Then what? Exploit the internet to the benefit of your business! What Social Media platform is best for your business? Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and geo-location services? Topics include: strategy, return on influence, and keys to success. ...

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  • Web and Social Media for Business Success (Recurring Event)

    South Lake: Building 2 Room 101

    It all starts with a website! Learn the “Basics” of what needs to be in your website and how the search engines see you. Then what? Exploit the internet to the benefit of your business! What Social Media platform is best for your business? Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and geo-location services? Topics include: strategy, return on influence, and keys to success. ...

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  • Literacy Coach Re-Boot Camp 2017

    Morgridge International Reading Center

    Join us for the Literacy Coach Re-Boot Camp, a week-long summer professional learning opportunity designed to assist literacy coaches with improving literacy acquisition and instruction for the 21st century. The Re-Boot Camp was developed in response to literacy coaches' requests that greater emphasis be placed on assisting colleagues with implementing evidence-based practices to improve literacy acquisition. The Re-boot Camp Literacy ...

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  • How to Start Your Business (Recurring Event)

    Lake Sumter State College - Leesburg Campus: Blg M, Executive Conference Room

    This NO COST seminar is designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business, including: An introduction to business plans and the importance of preparing one. Exploring business entities - sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and Limited Liability Corporation. Determining the local, state, or federal licensing requirements. This workshop will help take the mystery out of starting a ...

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  • How to Start Your Business (Recurring Event)

    South Lake: Building 2 Room 101

    This NO COST seminar is designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business, including: An introduction to business plans and the importance of preparing one. Exploring business entities - sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and Limited Liability Corporation. Determining the local, state, or federal licensing requirements. This workshop will help take the mystery out of starting a ...

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  • Financing Your Business (Recurring Event)

    Lake Sumter State College - Leesburg Campus: Blg M, Executive Conference Room

    Do you need money to start or expand your business? In this seminar, you will learn about various financing options through banks; types of loans and SBA guaranteed loan programs. Register using these links: North Lake:1/19/20177/20/2017 South Lake:1/26/20177/27/2017

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  • Financing Your Business (Recurring Event)

    South Lake: Building 2 Room 101

    Do you need money to start or expand your business? In this seminar, you will learn about various financing options through banks; types of loans and SBA guaranteed loan programs. Register using these links: North Lake:1/19/20177/20/2017 South Lake:1/26/20177/27/2017

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  • Business Plan Writing Made Easy (Recurring Event)

    Lake Sumter State College - Leesburg Campus: Blg M, Executive Conference Room

    Writing a successful business plan requires preparation. More importantly, you must get started! 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. Register: North Lake: 2/2/2017 5/4/2017 8/17/2017 10/26/2017 South Lake: 2/9/2017 5/11/2017 8/24/2017 11/2/2017

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  • Managing in Today's Workplace (Recurring Event)

    South Lake

    Managing in today’s workplace is more complex than ever. With multi-generational employees, a focus on teamwork and ever changing rules and regulations, it’s hard to know what to do! Our experts will take a two-prong approach with this topic. From Setting the Vision, Employee Roles and Teamwork, and Diversity and Leadership to the do’s and don’ts of Annual Reviews, Conflict ...

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  • Business Plan Writing Made Easy (Recurring Event)

    South Lake: Building 2 Room 101

    Writing a successful business plan requires preparation. More importantly, you must get started! 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. Register: North Lake: 2/2/2017 5/4/2017 8/17/2017 10/26/2017 South Lake: 2/9/2017 5/11/2017 8/24/2017 11/2/2017

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  • Bookkeeping and Tax Fundamentals (Recurring Event)

    Lake Sumter State College - Leesburg Campus: Blg M, Executive Conference Room

    Starting your business with the right set of books will save you time and money in the future! This class provides the basic record keeping and tax preparation for your small business. Topics include chart of accounts, federal & state tax requirements, sale tax and tax decisions. Prepare yourself to find solutions to financial organization you may face within your ...

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