Business Fundamentals Seminar Series

This seminar series provides the tools and skills necessary to start and operate a business. Topics include: how to start, marketing, financing and record keeping and taxes.

After attending this series, each attendee will be awarded a certificate of completion. Please see our calendar for our seminar schedule.

How to Start Your Business

A three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics include business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements. * Registration fee includes access to Marketing for Business Success, Financing Alternatives, Business Plan Writing webinars.

Next Seminar: July 20 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Financing Alternatives

A webinar describing the financing options available for small business owners. Topics include bank loans, SBA guaranteed loan programs, online lending programs, factoring and private investment. ** Registration fee includes access to Marketing for Business Success, Financing Alternatives, Business Plan Writing webinars. Included in $30 “How to Start Your Business” charge.

Marketing for Business Success

A one-hour webinar providing an overview of the marketing process for small business, as well as a close look at all elements of a marketing plan. Marketing is the driver of revenue growth and an imperative for small business success. Topics include the traditional four “P’s” of marketing – Product, Place, Promotion and Price – as well as three new “P’s” with special application to small businesses – Positioning, People, and Planning. ** Registration fee includes access to Marketing for Business Success, Financing Alternatives, Business Plan Writing webinars. Included in $30 “How to Start Your Business” charge.


Business Plan Writing Made Easy

This one hour webinar provides a simple and realistic approach for the serious entrepreneur who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this workshop will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy. ** Registration fee includes access to Marketing for Business Success, Financing Alternatives, Business Plan Writing webinars. Included in $30 “How to Start Your Business” charge.

Effectively Managing Your Business with QuickBooks

As a business owner, the primary value of QuickBooks provides you with the financial and management data that will help you effectively manage your business.  Whether you are using an outside or internal accountant or doing it yourself, you need to have an understanding of how the accounting software generates numbers. This class focus on using QuickBooks as a business management tool and addresses common mistakes made when using QuickBooks.  This is not a bookkeeping class and participants should have attended the ‘Building your Financial Plan’ class or be familiar with financial statements such as an Income Statement and Balance Sheet.  The class is hands-on using the QuickBooks Desktop version but is applicable to QuickBooks Online. Presented by SCORE. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins permitted..

Next Seminar: August 22 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


All dates and times are subject to change

The FSBDC at UCF is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners; hosted by the University of West Florida; and nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs. SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the FSBDC at UCF 407-420-4850.