The FSBDC at UCF hosts various events to help grow and succeed.

Upcoming Events

  • 2018 Government Matchmaking Event

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    ADVANCE YOUR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING EFFORTS Our annual Government Matchmaking Event is back, but with a new format. Now meet with as many agencies as you can within a two (2) hour time span.Best of all there are no agency appointments – allowing everyone the same opportunity to meet any agency! NO AGENCY APPOINTMENTS! This year you will not have a ...

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  • Federal Certifications Managed by SBA

    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. At ...

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  • How to Start Your Business (Recurring Event)

    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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  • Introduction to Government Contracting (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Steven South, FSBDC at UCF Government Contracting Specialist Federal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not “Does the government buy what you are selling?”...it is more “Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?”. If you think you can ...

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  • HR 201: Recruitment, Onboarding and Training for Success!

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    One of the most difficult tasks for small business owners is finding the right employees for their business and keeping them engaged. Without the resources of large corporations, small business owners must do it all including recruiting, hiring and training. Let our experts guide you in how and where to find potential employees, implement systems for hiring, and develop options ...

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  • Subcontracting and Teaming (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager, U.S. Small Business AdministrationOne of the pathways to success for small businesses pursuing government contracts is to partner with other small or large businesses in order to deliver services to the government. Most commonly, these agreements are in the form of a sub-contract, teaming agreement or joint-venture agreement. There is also the SBA’s ...

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  • How to Start Your Business (Recurring Event)

    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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  • Women and Veterans Federal Contracting Program

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    This workshop provides an overview of the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) program, the Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) program, and the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Federal Contracting Program. We will discuss criteria to qualify, general small business eligibility requirements, and how to apply. All small businesses that are interested in submitting an offer on a federal ...

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  • Marketing to the Government (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Jenny Clark, President, Solvability Success in government contracting is still rooted in marketing best practices such as research, target markets, target accounts, differentiation, value proposition, and effective pricing strategies. This session will present best practices in marketing and pricing your business including a marketing framework for you to use in your business and a review of the basic ...

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  • Success is No Accident: Strategic Planning for Small Business (Recurring Event)

    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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  • Market Research: The Key to Growing Your Business (Recurring Event)

    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 about, for example, the feasibility of a new business ...

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  • SBA “All Small” Mentor-Protégé Program

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    On October 1, 2016, the Small Business Administration (SBA) started the recently expanded Mentor Protégé Program, which was previously only open to 8(a) socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses! Now ALL OTHER SMALL BUSINESSES can participate in the SBA’s Mentor Protégé Program and take full advantage of Joint Venturing and other Business Development Opportunities previously only available to 8(a) businesses. ...

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  • Cash Flow Management: Tapping into a Hidden Resource (Recurring Event)

    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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  • How to Start Your Business (Recurring Event)

    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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  • Getting the Most Out of Your Digital Marketing Strategy (Recurring Event)

    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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  • Introduction to Government Contracting (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Steven South, FSBDC at UCF Government Contracting Specialist Federal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not “Does the government buy what you are selling?”...it is more “Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?”. If you think you can ...

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  • Subcontracting and Teaming (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager, U.S. Small Business AdministrationOne of the pathways to success for small businesses pursuing government contracts is to partner with other small or large businesses in order to deliver services to the government. Most commonly, these agreements are in the form of a sub-contract, teaming agreement or joint-venture agreement. There is also the SBA’s ...

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  • Marketing to the Government (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Jenny Clark, President, Solvability Success in government contracting is still rooted in marketing best practices such as research, target markets, target accounts, differentiation, value proposition, and effective pricing strategies. This session will present best practices in marketing and pricing your business including a marketing framework for you to use in your business and a review of the basic ...

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