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June 2021

GrowFL New Member Orientation

June 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

As a GrowFL member, you’re invited to our new member onboarding orientation where you’ll join other chapter members to learn how you can best maximize your membership. The four GrowFL Florida chapters are helping to foster a culture of CEO Champions across the state of Florida and we can’t wait for you to get involved! If you have any questions, please contact: Hannah Metevia (989) 293-4354

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How To Transform Your Business Plan Into An Affective And Successful Strategy *Spanish Only*

June 15, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

El propósito de este seminario virtual es educar a empresarios hispanos sobre cómo empezar a implementar su plan de negocio de forma estratégica para procurar la sostenibilidad y resiliencia de su negocio. Esta sesión es posible en parte gracias a Florida Blue

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Business Loans: Tips and Preparation for Approval *Spanish Only*

June 16, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

El propósito de este seminario virtual es educar a dueños de negocios a definir sus metas y a calcular el monto exacto de dinero que necesitarán para alcanzar dichos objetivos. Esta sesión es posible en parte gracias a JP Morgan.

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Everything you need to know about the SOAR Fund in 30 minutes

June 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm EDT

A coalition of community-based small business leaders and organizations invite you to join us to learn about the Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Fund. SOAR is a new program built to support small businesses in the South and Southeast as they adapt, reopen safely, and recover from COVID-19. The loan fund will make affordable loans to businesses with 50 employees or fewer through community lenders across 15 states and Washington DC. Topics include: - Overview of the program - Overview of…

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How To Start My Business The Right Way *Spanish Only*

June 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

En esta sesión, discutiremos los pasos adecuados para iniciar un negocio en Florida, incluyendo cómo registrar el negocio, obtener una licencia comercial, crear un presupuesto de negocios, y más! Esta sesión es posible en parte por el condado de Hillsborough y Clearwater Business Spark.

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Building Your Financial Plan

June 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm EDT

For people who have limited knowledge or understanding of basic accounting and finance. This seminar is intended to explain the methods and needs for financial tracking, control, and generating the financial projections necessary to develop your plan such as cash flow, income statement, break evens, and balance sheet.

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Small Business Recovery Guide presented by Truist Bank

June 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Many small business owners are experiencing times like never before. You don’t have to go it alone. Your advisors like your CPA, banker, lawyer, business peers, and family will be there to help you. You’ll have to take another look at the short-term fixes you’ve put in place and decide how to adjust them for the long term. And that all needs to happen quickly while you keep the doors open and the operations going. Your path to recovery will…

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Being a Better Leader: Developing Yourself and Your Team for Success

June 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

In this webinar, we will help business leaders learn how to enhance employee engagement and drive profitability by exploring the 3 Key Leadership Circles of Developing Yourself, Interpersonal Skills, and Developing Others. You will come away with ways to increase personal wellbeing and leadership impact, improve team performance and align goals. We will provide tools to identify strengths and growth areas, create & implement effective plans and provide best practice “real world” performance tools. And we will help you measure…

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Determining Product Profit Potential and Target Market

June 22, 2021 @ 5:30 pm EDT

This workshop will cover methods of calculating the market potential and estimating the amount of sales and profit you can derive from it using databases available for free through the Jacksonville Public Library. This will include: • How to define consumer or business target markets. • How to include psychographics in the definition. • Calculating market potential sales and profitability.

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CWL-IS YOUR COMPANY OUTGROWING QUICKBOOKS? (Or maybe not? )

June 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am EDT

QuickBooks is the accounting software of choice for small businesses in the United States. It is inexpensive, simple to use and install. It works well for most new businesses until they reach a certain volume of transactions or become more complex.

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Government Contracting Proposals: Pricing to Win

June 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

You just missed out on a contract that you should have won - and only by a few points! What are others doing that you're not? You've been looking for the secret formula that covers all your costs - while allowing you to adjust your bid based on a "what if" scenario. You're also wondering if you can afford to hire more business development talent to bring in the work. This session shows you the strategies you can implement now…

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July 2021

How to Start Your Business – Webinar

July 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

If you’re thinking of starting a business, it’s important to take the right steps. This course will give you an overview of what to know, actions to take, and how to avoid common missteps to give your company its greatest chance of success. Speaker(s): Chuck Wheeler - SBDC Consultant

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Marketing Your Business

July 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm EDT

For people who want to obtain a trial by customers and growth for their business, whether it is a product, service, or both. It explains various marketing strategies and contains many practical marketing tips. It will help you define your mission, analyze your situation, conduct research, identify your target market, and develop your marketing mix.

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Government Contracting: Overview

July 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Federal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not “Does the government buy what you are selling?”...it is more “Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?”. If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business. The “Government Contracting Overview” seminar, presented by the Florida PTAC at UCF in partnership with the…

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Business Plan Writing Made Easier (webinar)

July 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Your business needs a roadmap for every stage of its growth. We’ll remove the mystery of how to create a business plan, the information that should be included, and how to use it as a tool to keep your company on track for long-term growth. Speaker(s): Eddie Hill - SBDC Area Manager - Lake County

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Find Your Competitive Advantage

July 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EDT

To get customers and grow, your business must distinguish itself from competition in some meaningful way, so customers choose to buy from you. As Jack Welsh famously said, "If you don't have a competitive advantage, don't compete." This webinar will help you understand the competitive advantage and define yours - be it location, brand name, innovation, customer service, or something else. You will gain insight into how to leverage your competitive advantage to stand out in your marketplace. Our presenter, Randi Luoto, is a…

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Embracing Change: How to Pivot Your Business in Changing Times

July 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Nothing has placed the need for change more front & center than the COVID Pandemic. How has your business been impacted by the effects of the pandemic? Were you prepared to act swiftly when changes were needed? In this webinar, we will explore the national, state, and local business trends and why you should not only embrace change, but seek it out, and lead with an innovation mindset. Businesses that don’t embrace change often experience loss of revenue, high employee…

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Government Contracting Proposals: Evaluation Readiness

July 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This session provides an overview on writing an effective proposal in response to a Federal Government “best value” solicitation. Led by a former Government proposal evaluator, this session provides insight into the Government’s proposal evaluation process, and is ideal for those wanting to “write for the reader.” Topics include understanding the RFP, avoiding common pitfalls, and how the Government actually selects the contract winner.

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Starting Your New Business

July 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm EDT

This workshop is designed to guide you through the steps necessary for starting a business. It covers the different legal business entities, licenses needed, taxes, and insurance. We explain what business plans are all about and show you how to collect business information and research. You will learn about capital funding and the lender's view of the borrower.

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October 2021

Business Modeling Boot Camp: Cohort #5

October 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$200 – $400

Learn the fundamentals of developing a business idea into a viable business model. New business ideas are always exciting, but they are not always viable. Learn how to describe, design, test, and develop your idea into a viable business model during our eight-week virtual Business Modeling Boot Camp. The Boot Camp includes lectures and case studies but focuses more on doing than observing. Throughout the program, participants are expected to: Conduct customer interviews Perform elevator pitches Design a Business Model…

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