• August Biz Bytes from the Florida SBDC at UWF

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    August 27, 2019
    Your Small Business News and Information
    Did you get a Bridge Loan After Hurricane Michael?
    Reminder: Total balance is due exactly 12 months from your closing date!
    If your business applied for, and received a Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan following Hurricane Michael, don't forget that the entire balance is due one year from your closing date. If you've already paid the balance, or have funds set aside to do so, that's great! If not, now would be a good time to start looking for a long-term installment loan, and the Florida SBDC at UWF can help! Contact the SBDC consultant you worked with after the storm, or call 850-818-0570.
    UWF Student Marketing Project For Your Business
    During the upcoming fall semester, your business could have UWF Marketing students complete a no-cost analysis of your Social Media or Digital Media Marketing strategy, then create a Social Media or Digital Media Marketing Plan and Campaign. These projects are great real-world experience for students, as well as a valuable no-cost resource for your business. Find out more, and apply. 
    Ken Barton: A Florida SBDC at UWF Success Story
    Ken Barton a Florida SBDC at UWF Success Story
    SBDC: Where the "C" stands for convenient!
    Since it's not always convenient for you to come to one of the Small Business Development Center's offices in Pensacola, Ft. Walton Beach or Panama City, some very nice people have been kind enough to give us space to meet with you for no-cost consulting closer to your business! On Tuesdays, you can meet with Adam at the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (9a-Noon). Wednesdays you'll find Christa at the Santa Rosa Economic Development Office in Milton (9a-3p), Len at Chipola College in Marianna (Room Z-236) and Bree at the Crestview Chamber (9a-Noon). On Thursdays, Ayesha or Diana will meet with you at the Destin Chamber (10a-2p), while Christa works from the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce (9a-3p). Multiple consultants are available during regular business hours at the Greater Pensacola Chamber. If these hours aren't convenient for you, the consultants will be happy to set an appointment with you for a time that you're available.
    Upcoming Small Business Workshops
    The Small Business Development Center at UWF offers workshops to help small businesses start, grow and succeed. Upcoming workshops include:
    • Modern Business: Financial Management Methods August 21 1-4p
    Crestview Chamber $50
    • Starting A Business August 23 12-4p Synovus Pensacola (Romana &
    Spring) $50
    • Your Business, Your Story: Branding and Advertising August 23 12-3p
    UWF Emerald Coast Campus FWB $50
    • Modern Business: Financial Management Methods August 30 1-4p
    Synovus Pensacola (Romana & Spring) $50
    • Starting A Business August 30 Carr, Riggs & Ingram Panama City
    Beach $25
    For more details, a complete schedule of workshops, and to register, go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu.
    For more information, call (850) 474-2528
    Florida SBDC workshops, seminars, and conferences provide practical, up-to-date information on business topics ranging from the basics to more advanced business management skills. Instructors include Florida SBDC certified business consultants, faculty from higher education, government experts, and private-sector professionals.
    The Florida SBDC at UWF is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners; hosted by the University of West Florida; and nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance; contact Diane at 850-474-2528.
        Thank you for your continued support.
    Kelly Massey, Executive Director
    (850) 474-2528