To help minimize the spread of COVID-19, some events are being offered virtually, and in-person events have additional safety requirements.

If you have questions about what’s open around campus, please check out this regularly updated guide.

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  • Business Plan Writing Made Easy (Recurring Event)

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    Presented by FSBDC at UCF - Lake County Area Manager & Consultant, Eddie Hill Your business needs a roadmap for every stage of its growth. We’ll remove the mystery of how to create a business plan, the information that should be included, and how to use it as a tool to keep your company on track for long-term growth. Fee: …

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  • SBA Workshop: Veteran's Surplus Program Update

    Virtual

    Are you a Veteran-Owned Small Business and you need equipment to help you grow your company? The Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act, Public Law No: 115-416 (1/3/19), tasks the SBA with providing veteran-owned small businesses access to surplus federal government personal property. This presentation will address:• The regulatory framework• Basic VOSB eligibility and • The process to request federal surplus …

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  • After-the-Mask 2021: Innovations for Selling & Business Growth in the “New Normal"

    Virtual

    Presented by FSBDC at UCF Consultant, John Finnegan The need for business owners and executives to take a creative and innovative approach to protecting and growing their business was critical in the COVID environment. Frankly, it’s every bit as important as businesses enter the “New Normal.” We will introduce and discuss a number of “Outside the Mask” ideas designed to …

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  • Does Your Website Comply with The ADA? What Every Business MUST Know

    Virtual

    The Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) has been around for more than 30 years. However, in the last few years, increasing attention — and ensuing lawsuits — have focused on the accessibility of websites for the disabled. Along with the tremendously increased use of the internet and ubiquitous websites for commerce, this trend is only increasing. Indeed, Florida is one …

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  • Government Contracting Proposals: Writing to Win

    Virtual

    Writing a strong proposal is critical to success in government contracting. This event will breakdown how proposals are scored, what the readers are looking for in a winning proposal and common mistakes to avoid when writing a proposal. Join us and make sure your next proposal is your best yet!

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  • Attracting Talent - Hiring the Right Person and Preparing Them for Success

    Virtual

    Hiring the right employee is a challenging process. The right employee can make all the difference in a company’s success and can often make up for the absence of other resources such as facilities, working capital and limited products. The wrong employee can cost you valuable time and money. It adds up to making the hiring process crucial for small …

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  • What the Future Holds: A Discussion on U.S.-Arab Relations

    Virtual

    UCF Global Perspectives and International Initiatives in partnership with the American University in Cairo’s Middle East Studies Center, is launching an ongoing series discussing the future of U.S.-Arab Relations in a changing world with emerging new security threats and global challenges. The series kicks off on May 27at 11:00 a.m. EST (5:00 p.m. Cairo Time) with Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond …

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  • Government Contracting: Overview (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    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 be competitive, then government contracting may be a good …

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  • How to Start Your Business (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    Presented by FSBDC at UCF Consultant, Chuck Wheeler If you’re thinking of starting a business, it’s important to take the right steps. This course will give you an overview of what to know, actions to take and how to avoid common missteps to give your company its greatest chance of success. Fee: No cost Learn More

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  • SBA Workshop: Joint Ventures 101 – How to Build a Successful Package

    Virtual

    This webinar will detail the steps your business needs to consider prior to entering a joint venture package.

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  • Marketing for Business Success (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    Presented by FSBDC at UCF - Osceola County Consultant, Rafael Pratts A webinar providing an overview of the marketing process for small business, as well as a close look at all elements of a marketing plan. Marketing is the driver of revenue growth and an imperative for small business success. Topics include the traditional four “P’s” of marketing — product, …

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  • Government Contracting Proposals: Pricing to Win

    Virtual

    You just missed out on a contract that you should have won — and only by a few points! What are others doing that you're not? You've been looking for the secret formula that covers all your costs — while allowing you to adjust your bid based on a "what if" scenario. You're also wondering if you can afford to …

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  • Government Contracting: Overview (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    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 be competitive, then government contracting may be a good …

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  • Lunch on the Coast - Coastal Waters: A Microbial Smorgasbord

    Virtual

    A Lunch on the Coast virtual series talk brought to you by UCF Coastal and UCF College of Sciences. RSVP is required in order to receive the Zoom event link. Click here to RSVP. Speaker: Melanie Beazley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry Using viral and microbial source biomarkers for tracking contaminants in wastewater and surface waters Protection of our …

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  • Government Contracting: Overview (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    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 be competitive, then government contracting may be a good …

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  • Lunch on the Coast - What! No Oysters for Lunch?

    Virtual

    A Lunch on the Coast virtual series talk brought to you by UCF Coastal and UCF College of Sciences. RSVP is required in order to receive the Zoom event link. Click here to RSVP. Speaker: Sarah (Stacy) Barber, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology Ecosystems and ruins: drawing on the past to understand the future of lagoons Humans have lived …

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  • SBA Workshop: Federal Small Business Certifications Managed by SBA

    Virtual

    This presentation provides an understanding of the various certifications impacted by SBA and discussed eligibility criteria and the application process. To aid your business to make effective connections with the government your business should obtain the proper certifications, if available. SBA small business certifications document a special capability or status that will help your small business compete in the federal …

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  • Government Contracting: Overview (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    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 be competitive, then government contracting may be a good …

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  • SBA Workshop: Federal Government Market Research

    Virtual

    This presentation provides a general view of the market research process as it is used by Federal personnel collect and analyze data on products, services, business practices and vendor capabilities to satisfy agency needs. When you conduct market research you learn about the market to make informed and suitable decisions about the acquisition of goods and services. Market research is …

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  • Lunch on the Coast - Disaster Du Jour: Overlapping Crises on the Menu

    Virtual

    A Lunch on the Coast virtual series talk brought to you by UCF Coastal and UCF College of Sciences. RSVP is required in order to receive the Zoom event link. Click here to RSVP. Speaker: Claire Knox, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program, School of Public Administration Hurricanes, flooding, and a pandemic, Oh my! Impact …

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  • Government Contracting: Overview (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    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 be competitive, then government contracting may be a good …

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  • Lunch on the Coast - What’s a Beach Picnic Without Sand?

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    A Lunch on the Coast virtual series talk brought to you by UCF Coastal and UCF College of Sciences. RSVP is required in order to receive the Zoom event link. Click here to RSVP. Speaker: Kelly Kibler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering How multi-scale hydrodynamics are influenced by biota to shape coastal environments As climatic …

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  • SBA Update: What to Expect in Fiscal Year 2022

    Virtual

    October is the first month of the federal fiscal year, this presentation is designed to provide an update of what to expect in fiscal year 2022 from the perspective of SBA regulatory changes.

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  • Lunch on the Coast - Coastal Soil Carbon: Feast or Famine

    Virtual

    A Lunch on the Coast virtual series talk brought to you by UCF Coastal and UCF College of Sciences. RSVP is required in order to receive the Zoom event link. Click here to RSVP. Speaker: Lisa Chambers, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology Leveraging coastal ecosystems for carbon sequestration and climate mitigation Coastal ecosystems, especially marshes and mangroves, are hot …

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  • Government Contracting: Overview (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    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 be competitive, then government contracting may be a good …

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