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  • November Small Business Updates

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    November 02, 2020
    Small Business Updates From The
    SBDC at UWF
    New To Our Newsletters?
    The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida (Florida SBDC at UWF) provides management assistance and training to any prospective or existing small-business owner in Northwest Florida, including Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Holmes, Washington, Gulf, Calhoun, and Jackson counties. For a quick informative video about how we assist businesses, click on the blue button!
    The Florida SBDC Network is state designated as Florida’s Principal Provider of Business Assistance [§ 288.001, Fla. Stat.] and recognized as Florida’s “premier source” for business assistance. With this assistance, clients can become more successful and, in turn, contribute positively to the area’s economic growth and stability.
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    FEMA Public Notice 001
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by Hurricane Sally occurring September 14, 2020 through September 28, 2020 This notice applies to the Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5207.
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    Disaster Recovery Resources From The Florida SBDC Network.
    Whether your business has been impacted by a natural or manmade disaster or economic downturn, the Florida SBDC Network is here to provide access to the disaster capital and resources your businesses needs to recover, rebuild, and grow. These problems are not easy to overcome, however the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin working with you to help overcome these challenges.
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    Thanksgiving is Coming Up!
    What are you thankful for this year? Message us on Facebook with your answer!
    Our Facebook page is constantly being updated with small business information. Find more info on grants, local businesses, small business articles, disaster preparedness, webinars, and other resources that may be available to you and your small business. Find us on Facebook at Florida SBDC at UWF.
    Upcoming Webinars At No-Cost
    Starting a Business Before or After a Crisis (11/5)
    During this Starting a Business webinar, you’ll learn how to choose the right business structure and what types of licensing and permits are required for your new or existing business. We’ll also show you where to look for the money to fund your business, ways to use digital marketing, record keeping requirements and the corporate compliance mistakes many start–up businesses make. You’ll learn how to monitor your success by reading, understanding and making decisions from your financial statements as easily as you read the gas gauge and speedometer in your car.
    This workshop will help you to organize and identify your next steps and who is available to help you move forward with confidence and clarity!
    Secrets to Success in Sales: Everything DISC (11/9)
    Florida SBDC at FAU:
    Topic: Marketing and Sales
    Join the Florida SBDC at FAU in an online workshop series designed to increase your sales. Learn how to prospect consistently, connect with your customers, understand your DiSC sales style and more.
    This workshop is a 3-part event 11/9/2020, 11/16/2020 and 11/23/2020.
    As part of the series, each participant will complete an Everything DiSC Sales assessment.
    11/9 - Part 1: Prospect for Business
    Identify the key reluctance that prevent proactive, daily prospecting activity • Align self-talk and personal psychology to prospect consistently • Replace habits that may be hindering new business development and impacting results • Create an action plan to increase your prospecting activities and close more business
    After Part 1, each participant will be sent a link to take the DiSC assessment before the next webinar session. This takes 10-15 minutes.
    SBA Online Workshop: SBA Resources for Veterans (11/10)
    The SBA Office of Veterans Business Development’s (OVBD) mission is to maximize the availability, applicability and usability of small business programs for Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reserve Component Members, and their dependents or survivors. OVBD is SBA’s liaison with the veterans business community; provides policy analysis and reporting; and is as an Ombudsman for veteran entrepreneurs. OVBD has a number of programs and services to assist aspiring and existing veteran entrepreneurs such as training, counseling and mentorship, and oversight of Federal procurement programs for Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses. This workshop will present to you most of the programs and resources SBA has available for US military veterans.
    Speaker(s): Ed Ramos - Senior Area Manager Orlando, U.S. Small Business Administration
    Request No-Cost Consulting
    The Florida SBDC at UWF is available to assist small businesses that need assistance from a variety of consulting topics. To learn more about our services, please visit our website and click on the "Services" tab. While on our website you will also be able to request no-cost consulting. sbdc.uwf.edu.
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