Helping Businesses Grow & Succeed

Training Opportunities

All registrations for events/workshops are scheduled through clients.floridasbdc.org


Start-up Assistance:

Business Startup Basics & 101

Business Startup Basics & 101 - In many ways, there has never been a better time to start a business. Learn how to properly launch your business to ensure success. Understand the critical pieces of the puzzle and how they all fit together. We will discuss the various legal forms of ownership, licensing and tax requirements, capital and labor, rent versus purchase, insurance and various other business start-up issues.

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Business Basics:

Building the ultimate business plan

Building the Ultimate Business Plan - Learn the value of a meaningful and realistic business plan. Identify research methods for controlling risk. Understand your competitive advantage. Define a business strategy and marketing plan. Map out operation and financial details. Understand cost, volume, profit relationships as you create the sales and expenses budget for 3 years. Business Plan case study review and discussion. Discover how to effectively present land, equipment, capital, and labor requirements. Learn how to package your funding request to ensure your expectations are realized. Includes "Ultimate Business Plan" software application and workbook.

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Business Accounting and Budget:

Basic QuickBooks Overview

Basic Intuit QuickBooks Overview - Having an accounting system is a critical piece of business operation. With the new year now in full swing, is your accounting system in order? Is it time to institute new software this year? QuickBooks is a great tool for making bookkeeping easy! QuickBooks 101 will discuss basic accounting principles, how to navigate the software, how to set up a company, as well as many examples of common business transactions. Learning QuickBooks can save you time and money!

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Marketing and Sales

Digital Marketing 101

Understanding The Basics of Online Marketing - Learn the very basics of how companies are using the power of the Internet as a key component of the overall marketing strategy to market products, enhance relationships with customers, and build their brands online. The seminar objectives will include a discussion of the various types of Digital Marketing and their uses, and why it is so important for small businesses to have a strong presence online. In addition, we will discuss identifying the target market, and how to create positive relationships with customers.

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