FSBDC at UCF – Lake County Workshops & Seminars

Startup Series

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.

North Lake | Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm:

South Lake | Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm:

 

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.

North Lake | Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm:

South Lake | Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm:

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.

North Lake | Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm:

South Lake | Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm:

 

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.

North Lake | Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm:

South Lake | Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm:

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.

North Lake | Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm:

South Lake | Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm:

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.

South Lake | Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm:

Growth Series

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

Sales for the Non-Salesperson (Session 1 of 2)

Most company founders will be their company’s only salesperson for the first few years in business. Sales skills are
vital to the company’s success, but most 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 2019.

This session will cover essential steps in the sales process and key concepts to know and use. As with manufacturing, missing a step means everything. Here’s where to learn if you’re getting the basics right and how you can improve immediately.

Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

North Lake:

South Lake:

Sales for the Non Salesperson (Session 2 of 2)

Most company founders will be their company’s only salesperson for the first few years in business. Sales skills are
vital to the company’s success, but most 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 2019.

This session will review the results of your activities and the changes you made since the first meeting. Lessons learned will be shared to benefit everyone, and you’ll get advice on course corrections to accelerate your results.

Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

North Lake:

South Lake:

Quickbooks Essentials (Session 1 of 2)

Quickbooks is a powerful tool to help you track financial activity and manage your business. But the decisions you make are only as good as the data you get. Often, companies don’t know how to set up Quickbooks to make daily accounting easier and offer better information for operations and planning. We can help.

This session will review key steps to set up your Quickbooks accounts correctly, how to handle various tasks to make workflows easier and more productive, how to deal with issues that occur, and how to get the right reporting for your company.

Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

North Lake:

South Lake:

Quickbooks Essentials (Session 2 of 2)

Quickbooks is a powerful tool to help you track financial activity and manage your business. But the decisions you make are only as good as the data you get. Often, companies don’t know how to set up Quickbooks to make daily accounting easier and offer better information for operations and planning. We can help.

This session will review the results of your activities, changes you made, outcomes you saw, and address
questions that developed since Session I. Expect a lively discussion of lessons learned and new contacts
you can use to share information and offer support as needed.

Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

North Lake:

South Lake:

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

North Lake:

South Lake:

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

North Lake:

 

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