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Start-up Assistance

Thursday, April 13, 2017 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this four-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. We will also provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no-cost) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please pre-register as seating is limited.
Speaker: Glen McDuffy, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWF
Location: Florida SBDC at UWF - FWB, Building 1, Room 126, Fort Walton Beach
Thursday, May 11, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Speaker: Angela Grant
Location: Crestview Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce, Crestview

Business Basics

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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. Attendance fee for all four sessions (Tuesdays/Thursdays Mar 28 & 30, April 4 & 6) is $100 for the public and free for students and employees of the University of West Florida who present a Nautilus card. Please pre-register as seating is limited.
Speaker: Dan Cavanaugh, Manager, Florida SBDC at UWF
Location: FSBDC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach Campus, Library, Room 836, Fort Walton Beach
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Is your business model generating profit or has the market shifted and your existing model is no longer working? This 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. Effectively using resources, strategic partnerships and delivering clear messages of your product value to customers can put more money into your pocket! Cost: $50. Pre-registration recommended. Part of the Business Boot Camp series for new & pre-venture businesses.
Speaker: Sharon Triplett, Senior Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWF
Friday, March 31, 2017 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this four-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. We will also provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no cost to you) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please pre-register as seating is limited. Cost is $50.
Speaker: Glenn McDuffy, Growth Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWF
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
This workshop offers small business marketers a number of online tools to help manage and enhance their online presence. If you have heard of Google Ad Words, Alerts, or Analytics and wonder how they could benefit your marketing efforts, this is the class for you. The search engine giant leads the pack as a tool for small business owners and we want to help you leverage those tools! Learn how to track website visits, research keywords, find articles relevant to your business and, most importantly, manage your brand online. The course also covers identifying your target market, marketing messaging and marketing weapons. Cost: $50. Pre-registration recommended. Part of the Business Boot Camp series for new & pre-venture businesses.
Speaker: Adam McCloskey, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWF
Thursday, April 06, 2017 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Calling all business owners! The Florida SBDC at UWF brings you a fresh, new series of training events designed to help small business owners grow their businesses! Attend this introductory meeting on April 6th to learn more about the Small Business Expansion Series, a series of workshops designed specifically to assist existing business owners, like yourselves, in expanding your businesses. Topics to be discussed at this initial meeting will be: Access to Capital & Financial Statement Analysis (getting small business loans to fund expansion strategies); Marketing (effective marketing strategies for growth); Government Contracting (increase sales & secure reliable contracts); International Trade (how to reach a multitude of potential customers around the globe). There is no cost for this introductory meeting, but please pre-register as seating is limited.
Speaker: Dorian Zwierewicz, Adam McCloskey, Laura Subel, Julia Montgomery
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