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  • Upcoming No-Cost Business Webinars - 08/14/2020

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    August 14, 2020
    Upcoming No-Cost Webinars
    Federal Contracting - Marketing to Local Military Bases (8/19)
    This presentation will be focused on how to market to military bases in the Florida Panhandle. It will cover a variety of solutions and how to's on finding a buyer for your services, researching available opportunities, beta.sam.gov, and much much more.
    If you are serious about doing business with the federal government, want to get beyond the myths and need direction on how to proceed, then this is the webinar for you.
    Opportunity Zone Webinar (8/26)
    The Florida SBDC Network, in partnership with Madison Street Strategies, is hosting this webinar to help aspiring and existing business owners and investors learn how to leverage and benefit from this new investment program. Expert panelists and presenters will take a deep dive into what Opportunity Zones are, the tax benefits, eligibility requirements, available resources, and more.
    Created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones are an important economic development tool that allows investors to receive tax relief when they put money into qualified projects in certain designated, economically distressed areas. There are 427 designated Opportunity Zones in Florida as targeted areas to stimulate business investment and spur economic development. The benefits of these investments are supercharged by the favorable tax treatment of capital gains.
    Starting a Business During or After a Crisis: Part 1 (9/3)
    REALITY CHECK! You want to start a business. Is your idea a good one? With the craziness of 2020, is it even a good time to consider starting a new business?
    In Part 1 of this 2-part workshop series, you’ll learn how to assess the feasibility of your business idea. We’ll identify and explain the eight good reasons to start a business in or after a crisis or recession. This workshop will help you determine if your business idea matches any of the eight reasons. You’ll also discover the top 10 reasons WHY businesses fail. You’ll learn why a business plan is important and the easiest way to create your road-map from where you are today to where you want to be!
    Starting a Business During of After a Crisis: Part 2 (9/10)
    LLC? Partnership? Corporation?
    During the second and final part of this Starting a Business series, 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!
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