• 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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  • 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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  • 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 include business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements. * Registration fee includes access to Marketing for Business Success, Financing Alternatives, Business Plan Writing webinars. Fee: $30 Register Now

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  • Business Planning: Working Your Plan to Grow Your Business!

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    In order to grow you need to know where you are, where you’d like to go, and how to get there. That means taking the time to review, analyze, and PLAN! Our experts will walk you through the process of revisiting key company functions. They’ll focus on operations, marketing and financial projections to assist you in planning for the long-term ...

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  • Effectively Managing Your Business with QuickBooks

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    As a business owner, the primary value of QuickBooks provides you with the financial and management data that will help you effectively manage your business. Whether you are using an outside or internal accountant or doing it yourself, you need to have an understanding of how the accounting software generates numbers. This class focus on using QuickBooks as a business ...

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  • Getting the Most Out of Your Digital Marketing Strategy

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Digital Marketing is a broad, constantly changing business discipline. In this seminar, you will learn how to develop an up-to-date digital marketing strategy that will enable your prospects and customers to reach you in new, digitally-creative ways. The session will also make you current with some of the latest trends in social media. Learn what social networks your customers are ...

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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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  • 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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  • SBA Certification Workshop

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Every year, the Federal government procures supplies and/or services to the tune of several hundred billion dollars. A whopping twenty-three (23) percent of those procurements are earmarked for smaller businesses. If you own a small business and have the potential to sell your product/service to the Federal government you ought to take the time to learn about these programs. You ...

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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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  • 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 include business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements. * Registration fee includes access to Marketing for Business Success, Financing Alternatives, Business Plan Writing webinars. Fee: $30 Register Now

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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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  • Google Solutions: Google AdWords

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Learn how to use Google AdWords to drive more revenue for your business. Whether you are considering Google AdWords for your marketing or are currently managing an account, this is a can’t miss session. Google AdWords is a powerful, measurable advertising tool that should be in nearly every local business’ marketing plan. See how to use it with less risk ...

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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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  • Introduction to Government Contracting

    Florida SBDC 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. Fee: $20 Register Now

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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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  • Subcontracting and Teaming

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    For many small businesses, entry into government contracting will or should begin as a subcontractor. This seminar will provide the small business owner with an understanding of the overall subcontracting process, including the format for a Subcontract and Teaming agreement, including how to protect your company during the relationship and the overall benefits of subcontracting. This seminar will also provide ...

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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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  • SBA Certification Workshop

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Every year, the Federal government procures supplies and/or services to the tune of several hundred billion dollars. A whopping twenty-three (23) percent of those procurements are earmarked for smaller businesses. If you own a small business and have the potential to sell your product/service to the Federal government you ought to take the time to learn about these programs. You ...

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  • Preparing Bids & Proposals

    Florida SBDC 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, ...

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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 include business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements. * Registration fee includes access to Marketing for Business Success, Financing Alternatives, Business Plan Writing webinars. Fee: $30 Register Now

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  • 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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  • 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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