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    September 08, 2022
    Main Street Small Business Seminar & Starting a Business Workshops! Take a look at the training FSBDC at UWF offers to small businesses.
    Main Street Small Business Seminar - Sept 15th
    Main Street DeFuniak Springs, in partnership with BancorpSouth Bank, continue their Small Business Seminar Series with industry experts Florida SBDC at UWF.
    The seminar focused on "Disaster Planning & Recovery for Your Business", will begin at 8 AM on September 15 inside the Florida Chautauqua Theatre, located at 840 Baldwin Ave, Defuniak Springs, FL 32435.
    Business interruptions and disasters affect every business at some stage in its growth. Whether it's a hurricane, power outage, or road construction, disasters can strike at any time. There are key steps businesses can take today to reduce downtime and keep operations running if they are impacted. Join us to learn more about disaster preparedness tips and resources available to businesses both pre- and post-disaster!
    Chelsea Blaich, Executive Director, Main Street DeFuniak Springs
    Jeff Goldberg, Director, Walton County Emergency Management
    Terry Mauer, Florida SBDC 
    Daphne Bowen, Bancorp South
    Snacks and beverages are provided by Perla Baking Co.
    Start-up Assistance
    Starting a Business
    ·    9:00am - 12:00pm
    ·    September 16, 2022
    ·    Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce
    Have an idea for a business, but not sure where to start? In this workshop, we will talk about business concepts and find answers to many of your questions: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money with your business idea? Is this business compatible with your goals? What rules, laws and licenses apply to your business? Attendees will learn legal business structures, best management practices, funding options, basic marketing strategies. We will also talk about how to write a business plan and the importance of financial statements. After attending, you will be assigned a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to get assistance (at no cost to you) in moving through the stages of your business venture.
    Starting a Business
    ·    9:00am - 12:00pm
    ·    September 28, 2022
    ·    Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce
    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 three-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 launching your new venture. After attending this workshop, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to assist you (at no cost) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals.
    "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.
    The Florida SBDC at the University of West Florida is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America’s SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Department of Defense, State of Florida, and other private and public partners, with the University of West Florida serving as the network’s headquarters. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for individuals with limited English proficiency."
    SBDC at UWF | 9999 University ParkwayPensacola, FL 32514