Workshops Presented by the Small Business Administration

In Partnership with the FSBDC and FPTAC

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.

Building Capacity Using a Mentor/Protégé Relationship

The U.S. Small Business Association recently expanded its Business Development mentor-protégé program. By pairing with a BD mentor enterprise, all small business owners can benefit from the expertise of their mentor and better compete for government contracts – both of which can drive up the value of their business when it’s time to sell.

Next Seminar: May 13, 2020 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Joint Ventures 101 – How to Build a Successful Package

Most new federal government contractors are seeking new ways to perform larger, more complex and more lucrative requirements, and the use of a joint venture can be the answer. However, pursuing federal government contracts with a joint venture can be tricky and full of risk for the participants of a joint venture. When structuring the relationship, if you get the details wrong, and if you are protested, the SBA may legally decide against your joint venture and you may end up ineligible for award, after spending all the time and effort to capture the opportunity. This workshop will attempt to provide, in the short-time allotted, a detailed look at the rules and regulations for government contracts joint ventures, including size and socioeconomic requirements, mandatory joint venture provisions, performance of work requirements, and much more.

Next Seminar: June 10, 2020 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm