Events/Workshops

  
  
    

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, June 02, 2016 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. Attendance fee is $20 (checks only). Pre-registration recommended.
Speaker: Speaker: Johnny Branch, CPA, MBA, Consultant/GA Consultant/PD Coordinator
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, June 30, 2016 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! Find out which licenses are required and how to obtain them in the correct order, quickly. Discover what the industry standards are that you should use to compare your expense percentages to. Obtain an easy formula for calculating the price of new menu items. Examine how often you should measure benchmark expenses. Instructor/CPA has operated a profitable Panama City restaurant for over thirty years. He is also a mentor for "Chef's" in downtown Panama City. Pre-registration recommended.
Speaker: Johnny Branch, CPA, MBA, Consultant/GA Consultant/PD Coordinator
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, July 07, 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, August 04, 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

Business Basics

Wednesday, June 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, record keeping and identifying risks that can challenge success.
Speaker: Angela Grant
Fee: $ 35.00
Tuesday, June 14, 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. There is no fee for this workshop, but please pre-register as seating is limited. Feel free to bring your lunch and eat during the presentation.
Speaker: Presenter: Carl Quesinberry, Growth Consultant, FSBDC at UWF
Tuesday, June 21, 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. Free for students, faculty & staff of UWF (bring Nautilus card/student ID). Please pre-register as seating is limited.
Speaker: Thawanna Keaton, Manager, SBDC at UWF
Fee: $ 35.00
Tuesday, June 28, 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

Financing

Friday, July 15, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Learn why peer-to-peer lending is the most rapidly growing segment of small business lending.
Speaker: Tom Hermanson
Fee: $ 25.00

Managing a Business

Thursday, May 26, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Examine in detail the different types of corporations and how they can be of benefit. The CPA/instructor explains in practical terms with necessary details for you to truly learn the circumstances and consequences of your decisions. Upon completion, attendees should have the tools needed to more effectively determine under which type business entity the owner should operate his business. Understand the income tax ramifications for each type of corporation and how you as the owner could take full advantage. Pre-registration recommended.
Speaker: Speaker: Johnny Branch, CPA, MBA, Consultant/GA Consultant/PD Coordinator
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Is your business model generating profit or has the market shifted and your existing model is no longer working? The session will cover the 9 building blocks of your business model including: Customer Segments, Value Propositions, Channels, Customer Relationships, Revenue Streams, Key Resources, Key Activities, Key Partnerships and Cost Structure. If you registered for the special Boot Camp this workshop is automatically included.
Speaker: Sharon Triplett
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Understand building business wealth through the process of understanding and managing by financial statements. 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.
Speaker: Sharon Triplett
Fee: $ 20.00

Business Accounting and Budget

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
See how QuickBooks® financial software helps you take control of your business finances. Find out which QuickBooks® product is right for you before you buy. Training covers the basics of bookkeeping with the software.
Speaker: Carr, Riggs, and Ingram, LLC. Adam Dieterich, CPA
Fee: $ 50.00
Thursday, June 16, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
When you buy and sell products, the profit margin is fairly easy to understand. Service Businesses are a bit more complicated - especially when you have employees. Bidding jobs and charging for the actual work can sometimes be a guessing game. Are you making money? Are you making enough on each job or are you leaving money on the table? How do you know? There are ways to make the process a bit less frustrating ans more accurate. This workshop may give you some ideas that will help you make more money. Pre-registration recommended.
Speaker: Len Eichler, MBA, Consultant and Growth Acceleration Specialist
Fee: $ 20.00

Marketing and Sales

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Learn how to get your business on the map with Google My Business. We'll also cover mobile website design that makes sure you're showing up in Google searches, and give an overview of other Google services such as AdWords and Analytics.
Speaker: Adam McCloskey

Government Contracting

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 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 charge; pre-registration is recommended.
Speaker: Emerald Coast Utilities Authority Staff
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Find out who are your BFFs (Best Friends Forever) in the Federal Government and why? No charge, but please pre-register as seating is limited.
Speaker: Laura Subel, FSBDC Government Contract Specialist
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This workshop will discuss details of the Miller Act and when it is included as part of a government (federal, state and local) contract. No charge, but please pre-register as seating is limited.
Speaker: Ryan Hatler, Founder of the firm Hatler Law, PLLC

International Trade

Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
The state of Florida is a world leader in international trade. Exporting companies in Florida experience a resilience to economic fluctuations and attain higher growth rates than those that do not. Thousands of Florida small businesses have expanded into the international marketplace by exporting their goods and services to countries worldwide. In this workshop you will learn about the benefits and basic steps involved in exporting, how to develop an export strategy, and about key resources that can help you along the way to the going global! Pre-registration is recommended.
Speaker: Julia Montgomery, International Trade Specialist, FSBDC at UWF
Fee: $ 20.00