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Monday, February 15, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 1 sessions ending Thursday, February 18
Learn how to create and use profit and loss statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements to manage a small business. February 15 & 18. $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
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 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
Location: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pensacola, FL
Tuesday, February 23, 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. No charge for students, faculty & staff of UWF with Nautilus card and also any Service-connected Disabled Veterans. Please pre-register.
Location: Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office, Milton, Florida
Wednesday, February 24, 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 cost, but pre-registration is recommended.
Speaker: Presenter: Dorian Zwierewicz, Growth Business Consultant, FSBDC at UWF
Location: Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office, Milton, Florida
Wednesday, March 02, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Participants will gain knowledge on the types of foods that can be produced from their home kitchen, the licensing and labeling requirements, and how the products can be sold. No fee for this workshop. Please pre-register.
Speaker: Dorothy C. Lee, CFCS, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, UFL/IFAS, Escambia County
Location: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pensacola, FL
Thursday, March 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, recordkeeping and identifying risks that can challenge success.
Speaker: Angela Grant
Location: FSBDC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Building 8 - Library 2nd Floor, Fort Walton Beach
Friday, March 04, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Learn natural pitfalls and advantages of a home-based business. Discover the requirements to set up your business legally and what organization to watch out for, which licenses are required and if you should collect State Sales Tax. Learn different areas in which to market, then sell your home-made or grown products for the cheapest price. Finally, look at examples of types of home-based businesses. No fee for this workshop, but please pre-register.
Speaker: Speaker: Johnny Branch CPA, MBA
Location: Panama City Mall, Florida SBDC Office (Suite 2196), Panama City
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