Events/Workshops

  
  
    

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, September 01, 2016 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, October 06, 2016 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, record keeping and identifying risks that can challenge success. Pre-registration recommended.
Speaker: Angela Grant
Fee: $ 35.00
Thursday, November 03, 2016 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, record keeping and identifying risks that can challenge success. Pre-registration recommended.
Speaker: Angela Grant
Fee: $ 35.00

Business Basics

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Commercial leases can be overwhelming! They can be lengthy, full of confusing language and written to ultimately favor the landlord. Learn tips to move it back to the tenant's favor. Cancelled due to conflict with presenter's schedule.
Speaker: Presenter: Carl Quesinberry, Growth Consultant, FSBDC at UWF
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Friday, September 09
Estimating future financial predictions for your business may seem like a daunting task. You will need these start-up projections to build and grow your business. Established businesses need them to expand and develop into new areas. Let Dan Cavanaugh take the guesswork out of 'predicting the future' by implementing a step-by-step approach to calculating your financial framework. The second day of the workshop asks you to consider exactly how you will fund your business. There are actually several options you may want to consider. Join us to discuss six of these options and decide which one (or more) may be right for you. Fee: $60 for this 2 day workshop. Please pre-register.
Speaker: Dan Cavanaugh, Manager, FSBDC at UWF
Fee: $ 60.00
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Learn how to get your business on the map with Google My Business. We will also cover mobile website design that makes sure you are showing up in Google searches, plus give an overview of other Google services such as AdWords and Analytics. No fee, but please pre-register.
Speaker: Adam McCloskey
Monday, September 12, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Wednesday, September 21
During this 4-part workshop series, attendees will learn how to keep records, develop financial statements, asset depreciation schedules, understand tax records and plan for business continuity. (Cancelled due to conflict with presenter's schedule. Will be offered in the 4th Quarter workshops.)
Speaker: Dan Cavanaugh, Manager, FSBDC at UWF
Fee: $ 55.00
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 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 fee, but pre-registration is recommended.
Speaker: Presenter: Dorian Zwierewicz, Growth Business Consultant, FSBDC at UWF
Monday, September 26, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, September 28
Learn how to create and use profit and loss statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements to manage a small business. 2 day workshop on Sept. 26 & 28. $45 covers both sessions. Free for students, faculty, or staff of UWF with Nautilus Card. Please pre-register; seating is limited.
Speaker: Dan Cavanaugh, Manager, FSBDC at UWF
Fee: $ 45.00
Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Take the first step in starting your business! Learn the essentials for getting started including: idea evaluation; legal business structures; regulations and licensing; taxation and more. Please pre-register as seating is limited.
Speaker: Thawanna Keaton, Manager, FSBDC at UWF
Fee: $ 35.00
Friday, November 04, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Every business today is facing competition from across the street and across the world. Why do some businesses stay on top, while others just fade away? Using real-life examples from brands you know, learn the importance of defining who you are, creating a position, and communicating to your customers the value of your business.
Speaker: Adam McCloskey
Fee: $ 25.00
Friday, November 18, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Learn why peer-to-peer lending is the most rapidly growing segment of small business lending. Pre-registration recommended.
Speaker: Tom Hermanson
Fee: $ 20.00

Government Contracting

Thursday, September 01, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Are you a company that is interested in getting more of your share out of the federal market? This workshop will provide you access to the procurement process that any company will need to offer their goods and services. We will go over the process and the 10 steps you will need to follow to become successful in marketing to the federal government. This workshop is for small to mid-sized businesses , new or established. Find out all the bid opportunities which may be available for your business; determine suitability and eligibility for contracting and securing various certifications; how to prepare bid proposals; and more. No fee, but pre-registration recommended.
Speaker: John DiGiacomo, Government Services Specialist
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The presenter will discuss how to do business with Santa Rosa County Purchasing. No fee. Pre-registration is recommended.
Speaker: David King, Santa Rosa County Procurement Officer
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This workshop will explain the different types of set-asides, when they are used and benefits to businesses. No fee. Pre-registration is recommended.
Speaker: Speaker: Laura Subel, Government Contracting Specialist