Lake County Workshops & Seminars

Featured Workshop

Sharing Your Story Through Video

Learn about the power of YouTube video and how you can use video content to promote your business, improve marketing efforts, and build a loyal audience.

Today’s consumers watch video content whenever and wherever they want. This creates an opportunity for businesses to reimagine the role of video in their marketing strategy. This workshop offers best practices for connecting with consumers through online video.

In this session you will learn:

  • Understanding the role of video as a marketing tool
  • Finding your ideal audience
  • Creating eye-catching videos that wield results

Early Stage Business Training

A series of seminars to help new entrepreneurs get the foundation of information needed to start you on the correct path.

How to Start Your Business

If you’re thinking of starting a business, it’s important to take the right steps. This course will give you an overview of what to know, actions to take, and how to avoid common missteps to give your company its greatest chance of success.

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Business Plan Writing Made Easier

Your business needs a roadmap for every stage of its growth, but never more than when you start. We’ll remove the mystery of how to create a business plan, the information that should be included, and how to use it as a tool to keep your company on track for long term growth.

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Marketing Basics: Find and Connect with Customers

Do you really know who your customers are? What is important to them? Learn how to find customers, communicate the value of your business, and cultivate long term relationships with people in your target market.

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Websites & Social Media: Amplify Your Marketing

If you’re a business owner, it’s all so confusing. You need to have an online presence, but where? Google, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Houzz, Angie’s List, Snapchat, your website – too many options! In this event, you’ll learn how to target your market using certain channels, the kinds of information and activities to promote, and how to maximize results from the investments of your time and money.

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Financial Management: The Power Behind the Numbers

It’s difficult to make smart decisions about your business without intelligent, timely feedback on how you’re performing and what is happening internally. Our expert will demonstrate the value of setting up accounting systems that fit, give you exactly the information needed, and help you utilize this feedback to be the intelligent leader your company needs.

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Market Research: Know Your Market, Industry, and Options for Growth

The success of your business depends heavily on external factors – changes in customer preferences, economic trends, the demographics of your market, and many other elements. What do you really know about these factors? Market research can give you deep insights into your business ecosystem, help you make better decisions, and plan moves now to get you ahead of the competition.

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Growth Stage Business Training

A series of seminars focused on assisting established businesses go to the next level.

Strategic Planning: Decide Now to Own Your Future

Where do you want your company to be in five years? In ten? How can you be sure you’ll get there? Strategic planning is a process to help you turn dreams into goals, and give you a much greater chance of achieving the future you want. You’ll learn how to devise a strategy that fits your goals, will transform your company, and how to develop a roadmap that works. Decide now whether you’ll let your future happen or make it happen.

Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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Market Research: Know Your Market, Industry, and Options for Growth

The success of your business depends heavily on external factors – changes in customer preferences, economic trends, the demographics of your market, and many other elements. What do you really know about these factors? Market research can give you deep insights into your business ecosystem, help you make better decisions, and plan moves now to get you ahead of the competition.

Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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Sales for the Non-Salesperson

Most company founders will be their company’s only salesperson for their first few years in business. Sales is a skill vital to the company’s success, but many founders admit they could be better. Our expert will give you proven tips and action steps to help you set more meetings, close more deals, and drive higher revenue in 2018.

Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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Getting Paid: Effective Collection Tactics for Growth Stage Companies

Most company founders will be their company’s only salesperson for their first few years in business. Sales is a skill vital to the company’s success, but many founders admit they could be better. Our expert will give you proven tips and action steps to help you set more meetings, close more deals, and drive higher revenue in 2018.

Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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Cybersecurity: The invisible Threat to Your Business

The threats to your business from hackers now go far beyond losing personal data and banking information. Complete customer details, intellectual property, contract documents, and other critical data sets are all at risk. The tools to hack your systems are cheap and easily available. We’ll help you understand the size and nature of threats today, and discuss steps you can take immediately to make your company a more difficult target.

Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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Cash Flow: Finding Cash in Your Business

A simple goal is to have more cash coming into the company than paid out each month. It’s one way we define business success. If you’re regularly short of cash, it may be time to review your cash management tactics. We’ll help you sharpen your cash management skills and find more free cash from current operations. What could you achieve if your company had more cash each month?

Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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SBRN: Lunch with the Experts

The “Lunch with the Experts” seminar series is a NO-COST series presented by the professionals of the Small Business Resource Network of the Florida SBDC at UCF. SBRN executives have years of experience helping small business clients. For each workshop, we assemble several professionals to offer expert ideas and solutions on topics of interest to small businesses, while providing an opportunity for business owners to ask questions. Light lunch will be provided.

Sources of Capital: Banks and Beyond

Banks are usually what comes to mind when you think of sources of capital. However, today there are many options for funding depending on your needs and loan qualifications. Join our experts as they share what opportunities exist from microloans, to accounts receivable factoring, online lending to crowdfunding and of course, SBA loans. You will leave the seminar with the information you need to move your business forward!

Registration: 11:15 am
Time: 11:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: LSSC – South Lake Campus, Building 2, Boardroom
Address: 1250 N. Hancock, Road, Clermont, FL

Human Resources 101: Getting it Right from the Start!

Managing human resources is one of the most difficult challenges of running a business. Whether you’re pre-venture, start-up or have been in business for several years, you need to have policies and procedures, written and implemented. Our experts will cover a checklist of the “must-haves” and will discuss the legal implications of non-compliance with labor regulations.

Registration: 11:15 am
Time: 11:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: WT Bland Public Library
Address: 1995 N. Donnelly St, Mount Dora, FL

FSBDC at UCF – Lake County Workshop Locations

North Lake County
Lake Sumter State College – North Lake Campus
Building M, Executive Conference Room
9909 US. Highway 441
Leesburg, FL 34788

South Lake County
Lake Sumter State College – South Lake Campus
Building 2, Room 101
1250 North Hancock Road
Clermont, FL 34711