• How to Start Your Business (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Chuck Wheeler, FSBDC at UCF Consultant 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 ...

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  • Digital Marketing: Driving Traffic to Your Website (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by FSBDC at UCF Consultants, Jairo Batista & Chuck Wheeler 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 helps drive traffic to your most important digital asset – your website. In this session we will discuss features every successful website should have, the ...

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  • Market Research: Know Your Market, Industry, and Options for Growth (Recurring Event)

    Lake Sumter State College - Clermont: Bldg 2, Room 101

    The success of your business depends heavily on external factors – changes in customer preferences, economic trends, the demographics of your market, and many other elements. What do you really know about these factors? Market research can give you deep insights into your business ecosystem, help you make better decisions, and plan moves now to get you ahead of the ...

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  • What Is the Business Worth? Getting the Highest Return on Your Investment (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Pauline Davis, FSBDC at UCF Consultant Interested in buying a business? Or do you want to sell your business? Either way, you want to make sure you are getting the most out of your investment. How do you answer the key questions: What is it worth? How much should I ask? This comprehensive seminar will help you obtain ...

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  • Sales for the Non Salesperson (Session 1 of 2) (Recurring Event)

    Lake Sumter State College - Clermont: Bldg 2, Room 101

    Most company founders will be their company’s only salesperson for the first few years in business. Sales skills are vital to the company’s success, but most founders admit they could be better. Our expert will give you proven tips and action steps to help you set more meetings, close more deals, and drive higher revenue in 2019. This session will ...

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  • Joint Ventures 101 (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager, SBA Most new federal government contractors are seeking new ways to perform larger, more complex and more lucrative requirements, and the use of a joint venture can be the answer. However, pursuing federal government contracts with a joint venture can be tricky and full of risk for the participants of a joint venture. ...

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  • How To Grow With Google: Google Analytics

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Matt Weber, President, ROAR! Internet Marketing, Google Partner & National Trainer Learn how to take advantage of Google’s free marketing and business productivity tools to grow your business. Google has a buffet of free tools that help small businesses attract new future customers. This workshop shows you where they are and how to use them with a special ...

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  • Financial Management: The Power Behind the Numbers (Recurring Event)

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

    It’s difficult to make smart decisions about your business without intelligent, timely feedback on how you’re performing and what is happening internally. Our expert will demonstrate the value of setting up accounting systems that fit, give you exactly the information needed, and help you utilize this feedback to be the intelligent leader your company needs. 3/14/2019 - https://fsbdc.net/EventsUR/5753900085/9/2019 - https://fsbdc.net/EventsUR/5753900159/26/2019 ...

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  • How to Start Your Business (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Chuck Wheeler, FSBDC at UCF Consultant 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 ...

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  • Strategic Planning: Decide Now to Own Your Future

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

    Where do you want your company to be in five years? In ten? How can you be sure you’ll get there? Strategic planning is a process to help you turn dreams into goals, and give you a much greater chance of achieving the future you want. You’ll learn how to devise a strategy that fits your goals, will transform your ...

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  • Websites and Social Media: Amplify Your Marketing (Recurring Event)

    Lake Sumter State College - Clermont: Bldg 2, Room 101

    If you’re a business owner, it’s all so confusing. You need to have an online presence, but where? Google, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Houzz, Angie’s List, Snapchat, your website – too many options! In this event, you’ll learn how to target your market using certain channels, the kinds of information and activities to promote, and how to maximize results from the ...

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  • QuickBooks Essentials (Session 2 of 2) (Recurring Event)

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

    Quickbooks is a powerful tool to help you track financial activity and manage your business. But the decisions you make are only as good as the data you get. Often, companies don’t know how to set up Quickbooks to make daily accounting easier and offer better information for operations and planning. We can help. This session will review results of ...

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  • Federal Certifications Managed by the SBA (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager, SBA 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 ...

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  • Preparing for a Government Contracting Matchmaking Event

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Matchmaking and Reverse Trade Show events are a great way to meet and interact with the agency and large prime contractor contacts. You do NOT want to take these events for granted. Matchmaking events are a proven best practice for meeting contacts for the first time and to build on relationships that you have already started. This session will address ...

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  • How to Start Your Business (Recurring Event)

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

    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. 1/30/2019 - https://fsbdc.net/EventsUR/5753900034/11/2019 - https://fsbdc.net/EventsUR/57539001210/24/2019 - https://fsbdc.net/EventsUR/575390025

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  • Joust New Venture Competition - Finals!

    Fairwinds Alumni Center

    The Joust New Venture Competition celebrates the entrepreneurial efforts of student starters across our campus, introduces them to community leaders, and provides key resources to help launch their ventures. The top four ventures will earn up to $75,000 in cash and essential business services provided by some of our regions most forward-thinking sponsors and donors. This event brings together big ...

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  • How to Start Your Business (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Chuck Wheeler, FSBDC at UCF Consultant 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 ...

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  • Market Research: Know Your Market, Industry, and Options for Growth (Recurring Event)

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

    The success of your business depends heavily on external factors – changes in customer preferences, economic trends, the demographics of your market, and many other elements. What do you really know about these factors? Market research can give you deep insights into your business ecosystem, help you make better decisions, and plan moves now to get you ahead of the ...

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  • Subcontracting & Teaming (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    One 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 “All Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program” which can be a great ...

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  • Business Plan Writing Made Easier (Recurring Event)

    Lake Sumter State College - Clermont: Bldg 2, Room 101

    Your business needs a roadmap for every stage of its growth, but never more than when you start. 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. 1/24/2019 - https://fsbdc.net/EventsUR/5753900024/18/2019 - https://fsbdc.net/EventsUR/5753900148/29/2019 - https://fsbdc.net/EventsUR/575390019

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  • Winning the Contract: Marketing & Selling to the Government (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    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 pricing considerations. Jenny is also a ...

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  • Sales for the Non Salesperson (Session 2 of 2) (Recurring Event)

    Lake Sumter State College - Clermont: Bldg 2, Room 101

    Most company founders will be their company’s only salesperson for the first few years in business. Sales skills are vital to the company’s success, but most founders admit they could be better. Our expert will give you proven tips and action steps to help you set more meetings, close more deals, and drive higher revenue in 2019. This session will ...

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  • 'All Small' Mentor-Protege Program (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager, SBA 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 ...

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

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Hal Thayer, FSBDC at UCF Consultant Make your future happen; don’t let it happen to you. With a strategic plan, you will be able to establishyour company’s direction, make better business decisions and have a source of increased market shareand profitability. Strategic planning is a series of building blocks including: Financial Plan, Marketing Plan, Business Plan, leading to ...

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  • Financial Management: The Power Behind the Numbers (Recurring Event)

    Lake Sumter State College - Clermont: Bldg 2, Room 101

    It’s difficult to make smart decisions about your business without intelligent, timely feedback on how you’re performing and what is happening internally. Our expert will demonstrate the value of setting up accounting systems that fit, give you exactly the information needed, and help you utilize this feedback to be the intelligent leader your company needs. 3/14/2019 - https://fsbdc.net/EventsUR/5753900085/9/2019 - https://fsbdc.net/EventsUR/5753900159/26/2019 ...

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