Business Fundamentals Seminar Series

To minimize the health and safety risks presented by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Florida SBDC at UCF has made adjustments to our current events schedule.   

It has become increasingly clear that social distancing is critical in preventing the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Social distancing means avoiding mass gatherings and settings with large amounts of people and maintaining distance from others when possible.

The Florida SBDC at UCF will continue to monitor the situation and will update our website with any additional changes to currently scheduled events. 

Please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage for information and guidance regarding COVID-19 in Florida. Information regarding current CDC travel advisories related to COVID-19 is available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

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: TBD

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.


All dates and times are subject to change

Pre-registration required; Cash not accepted. Full refunds will only be issued to registrants who notify the FSBDC at UCF of cancellation(s) at least two business days prior to the seminar or workshop.

The FSBDC at UCF is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America’s SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners, with the University of West Florida serving as the network’s lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. To request accommodation or language assistance, please contact the FSBDC at 407.420.4850.