Start-up Assistance

Thursday, June 04, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This workshop will review business planning areas such as financing, selecting a business legal structure, identifying your market, recordkeeping and identifying risks that can challenge success.
Speaker: Angela Grant
Fee: $ 35.00
Thursday, June 04, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Do you know what it takes to run a restaurant? Learn some tips for making it a success. Pre-registration recommended.
Speaker: Johnny Branch, CPA, MBA
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
A business concept is a bridge between an idea and a business plan. It helps the entrepreneur identify the specifics of his/her proposed venture. Learn the essentials for developing your business concept and leave with a foundation for moving forward. No cost, but pre-registration is recommended. Attendance limited to 25.
Speaker: Presenter: Dorian Zwierewicz, Growth Business Consultant, FSBDC at UWF
Thursday, June 18, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Take the first step in starting your business! Engage in important discussions focusing on organizational requirements, licensing for a business, financial assessments, insurance, marketing, loans, defining your customer, location and employee requirements. (2.5 hours) Pre-registration recommended.
Speaker: Speaker: Johnny Branch, CPA, MBA
Fee: $ 20.00

Business Basics

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Learn critical indicators of downturns and additional profit potential in your company's income statement and balance sheet to more effectively run your business and create wealth for your future. No fee for this workshop. Feel free to bring your lunch. Please pre-register as space is limited.


Thursday, June 11, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Learn more about crowd funding and how to use this source as a way to raise money for your business. Pre-registration recommended.
Speaker: Lynn Eichler
Fee: $ 30.00

Marketing and Sales

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Discover the power of brand marketing, developing good marketing material, and the importance of a social media plan. Tying it all together creates a unified brand image. Pre-registration recommended.
Speaker: Lynn Eichler
Fee: $ 35.00
Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Discover the power of having a social media strategy. Learn to implement new marketing techniques, unlock the secret of the top social media sites and establish your business online presence. Focus your marketing efforts with search engine optimization, monitor website effectiveness, make your website-mobile friendly for free, connect with your customers and revitalize your image.
Speaker: Honey Nixon
Fee: $ 35.00

Government Contracting

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Learn how to do business with the ECUA, how to register as a vendor and how to locate bid opportunities. No cost. Please pre-register.
Speaker: Emerald Coast Utilities Authority Staff

Disaster Mitigation

Thursday, June 11, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Attendees will learn how to develop a detailed hazard and continuity plan for their business. You will learn what you can expect from Federal and Florida State agencies in the event of a disaster; what resources are available before & after a disaster by the Florida SBDC (counseling, bridge loans, etc); and three essential elements to continuing to operate your business during & after a disaster. Bring a calculator. Please pre-register as space is limited.
Speaker: Dan Cavanaugh, Manager, FSBDC at UWF

International Trade

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Learn the benefits of exporting; basic steps to exporting; how to develop an export strategy; and key resources for international sales. Fee: $20. Please pre-register.
Speaker: Julia Montgomery, International Trade Specialist, FSBDC at UWF
Fee: $ 20.00