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Building Your Business Plan
7/26/2022 6:00 PM

Designed for anyone who has done their business research, most of their marketing plan, and understands some basic accounting and finance. It explains the purposes and value of a plan and uses a content template to help determine what goes into each section of this plan. FREE! A $35 value!

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Funding Your Business
7/28/2022 6:00 PM

For people who think they might need funding for their business. It is designed for start-ups and existing businesses with cash flow or capital issues. The seminar explains the various sources of funds, their lending criteria and how they differ.

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Access to Capital Workshop
8/9/2022 6:00 PM

Dr. Cassandra Bradford is the Lead Sr. Consultant at Genesis Preferred Solutions, a small business consulting and mentoring firm specializing in business growth, development, and strategic opportunity planning, which results in multi-million dollar contracts with Fortune 500 companies and municipalities.

As Founder of the Run Women’s Conference (now Run Entrepreneurial Conference), her passion is fueled by educating small business owners and teens (ages 12-17) of the monetary and realistic outcomes and its global impact on the U.S. economy.

Dr. Cassandra Bradford has been featured in hundreds of magazine articles, guest radio shows, National Podcasts, Good Morning Texas, and the infamous MegaFest with Bishop TD Jakes. Dr. Cass has authored nine books.

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The Best Face-to-Face Selling Techniques
8/8/2022 5:30 PM

Success in business usually involves discovering the best processes to use and repeating them consistently. This is especially true in sales. This webinar will lay out a ten steps that cover the sales process from beginning to end. If you adopt this process and implement it consistently, you will greatly increase your chances of success.

The steps we will discuss are:

• Become a product expert. 

• Develop sales scripts. 

• Become a client expert. 

• Set up a “meet and greet”. 

• Determine the needs and concerns of the client. 

• Offer solutions to the client.

• Overcome objections. 

• Close the sale.

• Ask for referrals.

• Follow up after the sale.

Cost: Free

Presenter: Hugh McLean

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Overcome Problems in Your Business
8/9/2022 6:00 PM

In business, we all have to deal with problems. Too often, we see a symptom and bandaid it. The problem does not go away, it just produces new symptoms. This free webinar is all about finding and fixing the underlying problem

This process is also excellent for anyone in an advisory role or consulting practice. If you can diagnose and fix the real problems the first time, you will be a hero.

Pre-registration is required for this event.

Cost is free.

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Tackle Quickbooks Online Basics (QB02)
8/10/2022 6:00 PM

Join us to learn how to enter basic transactions including creating invoices, making deposits, recording expenses, bills and checks. We will also talk about how to use bank feeds and set up rules to save you time; and walk through a standard process of how to reconcile your accounts. All this, plus tips and tricks within the software you may not be aware of.

 

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Skills for Supervising
7/7/2022 12:00 AM

What if you could equip your supervisors to do the work it takes to make your organization successful? Today, supervisors may struggle with productivity. Tomorrow, they may struggle with change. Effective performance demands a comprehensive skill set that adequately prepares supervisors for the key role they play in their organization’s success. Gaining a competitive advantage in a changing economy and marketplace is essential for survival. That's why your supervisors need effective skills to propel your organization to new heights.

Participants will learn valuable skills through the use of case studies, skills practice, self-assessments, group discussion, and action planning.

Participants will learn:

  • Managing Conflict and Performance Problems
  • Professional Communication and Effective Listening
  • Time Management
  • Coaching and Developing for Results
  • Effective Delegation
  • Inspiring Loyalty and Trust
  • Managing Change
  • Managing and Aligning Teams for Success

About Your Instructor

Debbie Featherston brings over 22 years of experience helping organizations design, implement and manage people development solutions.  As a Performance Consultant and Executive Coach, Debbie helps organizations build strong leaders, engage and retain high performers, and manage change initiatives.  Prior to founding Workplace Partners, Inc., Debbie was Vice President and Founder of JIST Works, Inc. where she designed and implemented systems and processes that provided a foundation to sustain fast growth for its national training and catalog sales.

Corporate and government customers that need to arrange billing, please contact Joanne at (386) 506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu

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Accounting Fundamentals
8/17/2022 12:00 AM

Fee: $115.00
Dates: 8/17/2022 - 10/8/2022
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Corporate and government customers that need to arrange billing, please contact Joanne at (386) 506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

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Accounting Fundamentals
9/14/2022 12:00 AM

Fee: $115.00
Dates: 9/14/2022 - 11/5/2022
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Corporate and government customers that need to arrange billing, please contact Joanne at (386) 506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

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Accounting Fundamentals
11/16/2022

Fee: $115.00
Dates: 9/14/2022 - 11/5/2022
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Corporate and government customers that need to arrange billing, please contact Joanne at (386) 506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

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Achieving Top Search Engine Positions
8/17/2022 12:00 AM

Learn proven, step-by-step strategies to achieve higher positions with major search engines.

The vast majority of web traffic comes from search engines. That means the most important thing you can do to increase your website's traffic is to improve its search engine ranking. To do that, you have to understand both the art and science of search engine optimization (SEO).

In this course, you'll gain the knowledge you need to boost your website's visibility. By the end of the course, you'll have mastered proven, step-by-step SEO strategies that you can implement right away.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

If you want to increase website traffic, you must understand how to improve your search engine ranking. This course will give you the knowledge you need to boost website visibility with proven, step-by-step SEO strategies you can implement immediately.

 

History of Search Engines and Directories

SESR, SERP, PPC . . . do you know these terms? In this lesson, you'll learn important search engine terminology. The lesson will discuss the history of search engines and directories, and you'll learn about the differences between the two. Finally, you'll find out about current major players in the search industry.

Understanding How Search Engines Work

How do search engines decide which websites to include in search listings? In this lesson, you'll learn how search engines analyze websites and create results pages. You'll also learn how to search for sites that have linked to your website, and you'll discover some super-savvy search secrets!

Creating Killer Keyword Lists

You want your website to appear at the top of the SERPs, but which keywords will people search for to find your site? This lesson will discuss ways to find potential keywords. You'll begin your research with offline methods and then you'll use online methods to expand your list. You'll also learn how misspellings can actually help you!

Presubmission Analysis: Figuring Out Which Keywords Are the Right Ones

You've created a site-wide list of potential keywords, but which ones should you optimize for? In this lesson, you'll learn about the all-important presubmission analysis. You'll determine how often people have searched for certain keywords, and you'll figure out how many other websites are optimized for each of those words. Then, using one simple formula, you'll be able to optimize your site the way the pros do.

Important HTML Tags to Master

It's time to optimize your site! In this lesson, you'll learn about HTML tags that you must be intimately familiar with. The lesson will discuss why page titles and meta tags are important and how you can properly place and construct them. You'll also learn to include keywords in your header, paragraph text, and alt text.

Content Layout and Keyword Usage

In this lesson, you'll learn about HTML tags that you must be intimately familiar with. The lesson will explain why page titles and meta tags are important and how you can properly place and construct them. You'll also learn to include keywords in your header, paragraph text, and alt text. Then, you'll learn the secrets of creating quality content, legally and for free.

Web Hosting, URLs, and Mobile Optimization

Filenames and the technical details of how your website is hosted play a big part in successful search engine optimization. In this lesson, you'll learn how to register domain names that lend themselves to top search engine positions. Similarly, it'll discuss filenames and how they can help you. You'll discover the importance of mobile optimization and page speeds. Finally, you'll learn how to responsibly create optimized landing pages.

Spamming Tricks to Avoid

People often use deceptive techniques to get search engines to list their sites. This lesson examines many of these techniques and discusses why you shouldn't use them. You'll learn about keyword overuse, invisible text, improper comment tag use, and web page cloaking.

Submitting Your Site

You've optimized your web pages for top search engine placement, so now it's time to let the crawlers know that they exist. In this lesson, you'll learn how to submit your website to search engines! You'll learn how to manually submit your site to individual engines, explore multiple submission services, and create and submit XML sitemaps.

Track Your Progress With a Post-Submission Analysis

It's time to track your progress by completing a post-submission analysis. In this lesson, you'll examine the six steps of the SEO cycle. This lesson will discuss how to find your search engine rankings, and you'll delve into web server log files and referrer logs. You'll be introduced to Google Analytics, which can give you vital data—for free—about visitors to your site.

Powerful Online Promotion Techniques

This lesson will discuss powerful online promotion techniques. You'll learn how quality inbound links can help you and about lots of other ways to promote your site, including newsgroups, question-and-answer sites, email signatures, online advertising, and social media.

Effective Offline and Online Promotion Techniques

Believe it or not, promoting your website offline can make a huge difference in your search engine rankings. In this lesson, you'll learn the importance of affiliate programs and word-of-mouth visits. This lesson will discuss ways of monitoring your offline promotions and will talk about "link baiting" techniques that are ethical and that work.

 

What you will learn:

  • Discover how search engines crawl the web, rank websites, and find previously undiscovered sites
  • Learn which HTML tags are key to getting sites on a search engine's radar
  • Explore how to select keywords, why you should amass as many potential keyword choices as possible, and which keywords hold the most potential
  • Learn why you should complete a pre-submission analysis and how to do a post-submission analysis
  • Learn how to manage the SEO cycle to maximize results

How you will benefit:

  • Get better website rankings with knowledge you can implement immediately
  • Learn the ins and outs of SEO so you'll understand how and when to make improvements
  • Open the door to new opportunities in marketing and website development

About the Instructor:

Chris Minnick has overseen the development of hundreds of web and mobile projects for customers ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. In addition, he authored and co-authored books and articles on a wide range of Internet-related topics including JavaScript, HTML, CSS, mobile apps, e-commerce, web design, SEO, and security. His published books include "JavaScript for Kids", "Writing Computer Code", "Coding with JavaScript For Dummies", "Adventures in Coding", "Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies", "Webkit For Dummies", "CIW eCommerce Certification Bible", and "XHTML".

 

Fee: $115.00
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Corporate and government customers that need to arrange billing, please contact Joanne at (386) 506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

Read more
Achieving Top Search Engine Positions
9/14/2022 12:00 AM

Learn proven, step-by-step strategies to achieve higher positions with major search engines.

The vast majority of web traffic comes from search engines. That means the most important thing you can do to increase your website's traffic is to improve its search engine ranking. To do that, you have to understand both the art and science of search engine optimization (SEO).

In this course, you'll gain the knowledge you need to boost your website's visibility. By the end of the course, you'll have mastered proven, step-by-step SEO strategies that you can implement right away.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

If you want to increase website traffic, you must understand how to improve your search engine ranking. This course will give you the knowledge you need to boost website visibility with proven, step-by-step SEO strategies you can implement immediately.

 

History of Search Engines and Directories

SESR, SERP, PPC . . . do you know these terms? In this lesson, you'll learn important search engine terminology. The lesson will discuss the history of search engines and directories, and you'll learn about the differences between the two. Finally, you'll find out about current major players in the search industry.

Understanding How Search Engines Work

How do search engines decide which websites to include in search listings? In this lesson, you'll learn how search engines analyze websites and create results pages. You'll also learn how to search for sites that have linked to your website, and you'll discover some super-savvy search secrets!

Creating Killer Keyword Lists

You want your website to appear at the top of the SERPs, but which keywords will people search for to find your site? This lesson will discuss ways to find potential keywords. You'll begin your research with offline methods and then you'll use online methods to expand your list. You'll also learn how misspellings can actually help you!

Presubmission Analysis: Figuring Out Which Keywords Are the Right Ones

You've created a site-wide list of potential keywords, but which ones should you optimize for? In this lesson, you'll learn about the all-important presubmission analysis. You'll determine how often people have searched for certain keywords, and you'll figure out how many other websites are optimized for each of those words. Then, using one simple formula, you'll be able to optimize your site the way the pros do.

Important HTML Tags to Master

It's time to optimize your site! In this lesson, you'll learn about HTML tags that you must be intimately familiar with. The lesson will discuss why page titles and meta tags are important and how you can properly place and construct them. You'll also learn to include keywords in your header, paragraph text, and alt text.

Content Layout and Keyword Usage

In this lesson, you'll learn about HTML tags that you must be intimately familiar with. The lesson will explain why page titles and meta tags are important and how you can properly place and construct them. You'll also learn to include keywords in your header, paragraph text, and alt text. Then, you'll learn the secrets of creating quality content, legally and for free.

Web Hosting, URLs, and Mobile Optimization

Filenames and the technical details of how your website is hosted play a big part in successful search engine optimization. In this lesson, you'll learn how to register domain names that lend themselves to top search engine positions. Similarly, it'll discuss filenames and how they can help you. You'll discover the importance of mobile optimization and page speeds. Finally, you'll learn how to responsibly create optimized landing pages.

Spamming Tricks to Avoid

People often use deceptive techniques to get search engines to list their sites. This lesson examines many of these techniques and discusses why you shouldn't use them. You'll learn about keyword overuse, invisible text, improper comment tag use, and web page cloaking.

Submitting Your Site

You've optimized your web pages for top search engine placement, so now it's time to let the crawlers know that they exist. In this lesson, you'll learn how to submit your website to search engines! You'll learn how to manually submit your site to individual engines, explore multiple submission services, and create and submit XML sitemaps.

Track Your Progress With a Post-Submission Analysis

It's time to track your progress by completing a post-submission analysis. In this lesson, you'll examine the six steps of the SEO cycle. This lesson will discuss how to find your search engine rankings, and you'll delve into web server log files and referrer logs. You'll be introduced to Google Analytics, which can give you vital data—for free—about visitors to your site.

Powerful Online Promotion Techniques

This lesson will discuss powerful online promotion techniques. You'll learn how quality inbound links can help you and about lots of other ways to promote your site, including newsgroups, question-and-answer sites, email signatures, online advertising, and social media.

Effective Offline and Online Promotion Techniques

Believe it or not, promoting your website offline can make a huge difference in your search engine rankings. In this lesson, you'll learn the importance of affiliate programs and word-of-mouth visits. This lesson will discuss ways of monitoring your offline promotions and will talk about "link baiting" techniques that are ethical and that work.

 

What you will learn:

  • Discover how search engines crawl the web, rank websites, and find previously undiscovered sites
  • Learn which HTML tags are key to getting sites on a search engine's radar
  • Explore how to select keywords, why you should amass as many potential keyword choices as possible, and which keywords hold the most potential
  • Learn why you should complete a pre-submission analysis and how to do a post-submission analysis
  • Learn how to manage the SEO cycle to maximize results

How you will benefit:

  • Get better website rankings with knowledge you can implement immediately
  • Learn the ins and outs of SEO so you'll understand how and when to make improvements
  • Open the door to new opportunities in marketing and website development

About the Instructor:

Chris Minnick has overseen the development of hundreds of web and mobile projects for customers ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. In addition, he authored and co-authored books and articles on a wide range of Internet-related topics including JavaScript, HTML, CSS, mobile apps, e-commerce, web design, SEO, and security. His published books include "JavaScript for Kids", "Writing Computer Code", "Coding with JavaScript For Dummies", "Adventures in Coding", "Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies", "Webkit For Dummies", "CIW eCommerce Certification Bible", and "XHTML".

 

Fee: $115.00
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Corporate and government customers that need to arrange billing, please contact Joanne at (386) 506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

Read more
Achieving Top Search Engine Positions
10/12/2022 12:00 AM

Learn proven, step-by-step strategies to achieve higher positions with major search engines.

The vast majority of web traffic comes from search engines. That means the most important thing you can do to increase your website's traffic is to improve its search engine ranking. To do that, you have to understand both the art and science of search engine optimization (SEO).

In this course, you'll gain the knowledge you need to boost your website's visibility. By the end of the course, you'll have mastered proven, step-by-step SEO strategies that you can implement right away.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

If you want to increase website traffic, you must understand how to improve your search engine ranking. This course will give you the knowledge you need to boost website visibility with proven, step-by-step SEO strategies you can implement immediately.

 

History of Search Engines and Directories

SESR, SERP, PPC . . . do you know these terms? In this lesson, you'll learn important search engine terminology. The lesson will discuss the history of search engines and directories, and you'll learn about the differences between the two. Finally, you'll find out about current major players in the search industry.

Understanding How Search Engines Work

How do search engines decide which websites to include in search listings? In this lesson, you'll learn how search engines analyze websites and create results pages. You'll also learn how to search for sites that have linked to your website, and you'll discover some super-savvy search secrets!

Creating Killer Keyword Lists

You want your website to appear at the top of the SERPs, but which keywords will people search for to find your site? This lesson will discuss ways to find potential keywords. You'll begin your research with offline methods and then you'll use online methods to expand your list. You'll also learn how misspellings can actually help you!

Presubmission Analysis: Figuring Out Which Keywords Are the Right Ones

You've created a site-wide list of potential keywords, but which ones should you optimize for? In this lesson, you'll learn about the all-important presubmission analysis. You'll determine how often people have searched for certain keywords, and you'll figure out how many other websites are optimized for each of those words. Then, using one simple formula, you'll be able to optimize your site the way the pros do.

Important HTML Tags to Master

It's time to optimize your site! In this lesson, you'll learn about HTML tags that you must be intimately familiar with. The lesson will discuss why page titles and meta tags are important and how you can properly place and construct them. You'll also learn to include keywords in your header, paragraph text, and alt text.

Content Layout and Keyword Usage

In this lesson, you'll learn about HTML tags that you must be intimately familiar with. The lesson will explain why page titles and meta tags are important and how you can properly place and construct them. You'll also learn to include keywords in your header, paragraph text, and alt text. Then, you'll learn the secrets of creating quality content, legally and for free.

Web Hosting, URLs, and Mobile Optimization

Filenames and the technical details of how your website is hosted play a big part in successful search engine optimization. In this lesson, you'll learn how to register domain names that lend themselves to top search engine positions. Similarly, it'll discuss filenames and how they can help you. You'll discover the importance of mobile optimization and page speeds. Finally, you'll learn how to responsibly create optimized landing pages.

Spamming Tricks to Avoid

People often use deceptive techniques to get search engines to list their sites. This lesson examines many of these techniques and discusses why you shouldn't use them. You'll learn about keyword overuse, invisible text, improper comment tag use, and web page cloaking.

Submitting Your Site

You've optimized your web pages for top search engine placement, so now it's time to let the crawlers know that they exist. In this lesson, you'll learn how to submit your website to search engines! You'll learn how to manually submit your site to individual engines, explore multiple submission services, and create and submit XML sitemaps.

Track Your Progress With a Post-Submission Analysis

It's time to track your progress by completing a post-submission analysis. In this lesson, you'll examine the six steps of the SEO cycle. This lesson will discuss how to find your search engine rankings, and you'll delve into web server log files and referrer logs. You'll be introduced to Google Analytics, which can give you vital data—for free—about visitors to your site.

Powerful Online Promotion Techniques

This lesson will discuss powerful online promotion techniques. You'll learn how quality inbound links can help you and about lots of other ways to promote your site, including newsgroups, question-and-answer sites, email signatures, online advertising, and social media.

Effective Offline and Online Promotion Techniques

Believe it or not, promoting your website offline can make a huge difference in your search engine rankings. In this lesson, you'll learn the importance of affiliate programs and word-of-mouth visits. This lesson will discuss ways of monitoring your offline promotions and will talk about "link baiting" techniques that are ethical and that work.

 

What you will learn:

  • Discover how search engines crawl the web, rank websites, and find previously undiscovered sites
  • Learn which HTML tags are key to getting sites on a search engine's radar
  • Explore how to select keywords, why you should amass as many potential keyword choices as possible, and which keywords hold the most potential
  • Learn why you should complete a pre-submission analysis and how to do a post-submission analysis
  • Learn how to manage the SEO cycle to maximize results

How you will benefit:

  • Get better website rankings with knowledge you can implement immediately
  • Learn the ins and outs of SEO so you'll understand how and when to make improvements
  • Open the door to new opportunities in marketing and website development

About the Instructor:

Chris Minnick has overseen the development of hundreds of web and mobile projects for customers ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. In addition, he authored and co-authored books and articles on a wide range of Internet-related topics including JavaScript, HTML, CSS, mobile apps, e-commerce, web design, SEO, and security. His published books include "JavaScript for Kids", "Writing Computer Code", "Coding with JavaScript For Dummies", "Adventures in Coding", "Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies", "Webkit For Dummies", "CIW eCommerce Certification Bible", and "XHTML".

 

Fee: $115.00
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Corporate and government customers that need to arrange billing, please contact Joanne at (386) 506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

Read more
Business and Marketing Writing
8/17/2022 12:00 AM

Write great marketing copy to improve your company's image and your chances of getting hired or promoted.

Are you a writer working in the business world? Or a marketing professional responsible for obtaining great marketing copy? Maybe you're just interested in a writing or marketing career. Whatever your background, this fun, introductory course will teach you to write or identify copy that achieves business and marketing goals. Improve your work, your knowledge, your company's image, and your chances of getting hired, promoted or applauded!

Using clear explanations, real-life examples, and an animated style, the course solidifies the relationship between business, marketing principles, and written communications. You will learn how business and marketing objectives affect writing choices. You'll get practical writing instruction in grammar, clarity, structure and more. You'll understand issues unique to this discipline, such as buzzwords, working with a team, and marketing ethics. This course will help you understand the power of writing and use it to present a solid, cohesive message to your target audience.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Expand your writing skills and learn to create copy that achieves business and marketing goals. This course will help you use the power of writing to present a solid, cohesive message to your target audience and improve your chances of getting hired or promoted.

 

The Role of Business and Marketing Writing

The first lesson starts off with a discussion about the purpose of marketing and the goals of writing, and then talks about the unique roles, responsibilities, and challenges of business and marketing writing. You'll learn exactly what business and marketing writers do as you begin exploring this exciting field.

The Ins and Outs of Image

Before you can write or recognize successful copy, you'll need to understand your corporate identity: who the company is and what the company offers. In this lesson, you'll delve into all the aspects of corporate image that writers and marketing professionals need to ponder before producing effective projects.

Writing Approaches and Strategies

Now that you understand image, what can you do with it? In this lesson, you'll analyze business and marketing goals—and the needs of your audience—to figure out the appropriate writing style for any project.

Media

It's a creative field, but certain projects require certain conventions. In this lesson, you'll see how a particular medium or project type can guide your writing style and approach, helping you save time and stay on target.

Putting It All Together: Writing Project

This lesson will gather up the information you explored in the previous four lessons and put it all together. It will illustrate how to apply everything you've learned so far as you develop an original writing project from start to finish.

Complete and Incomplete Sentences

Do you need to write in complete sentences? What is a complete sentence, anyway? This lesson will give you a brief refresher on sentence construction and then go over some guidelines for using fragments in business writing. You'll also learn to recognize and fix one of the most common errors in modern writing: the comma splice.

Word Choices

You can't write without words! In this lesson, you'll learn to make accurate word choices. The lesson will discuss the level of vocabulary appropriate for business writing and show you how to choose words that reinforce a project's theme. It'll also clarify some tricky word pairs and discuss word-choice problems whose usage can undermine the professionalism of your writing.

Internal Communication

In this lesson, you'll take a critical look at the inside of a company. First, you'll see how to develop "marketing" projects for audiences within a company. Then you'll explore the roles of the various specialists who contribute to a single marketing piece—bosses, clients, editors, junior writers, artists, and designers. You'll learn how to work with all of them to create smoother relationships and better projects.

Banishing the Bureaucracy

For even the most experienced writers, bureaucratic influences can creep in to reduce creativity and impede communication. In this lesson, you'll take a look at buzzwords and jargon, and then explore some ways to achieve maximum power and effectiveness by keeping your writing clear, concise, and active.

Editing, Proofreading and Evaluating

In this lesson, you'll explore the final steps. You'll learn to enhance and refine business and marketing projects during the editing and proofreading processes. You'll also learn to evaluate finished pieces and even test their effectiveness in the real world!

Putting It All Together: Editing Project

In this lesson, you'll once again be putting it all together, but this time as an editor. You'll apply everything you've learned so far in the course, editing a project from beginning to end.

Marketing Ethics

Marketing involves images, and it's easy to lose sight of the truth. In the final lesson of the course, you'll go over some important considerations that marketing professionals need to think about.

 

What you will learn:

  • Learn how to communicate marketing and business goals in your writing
  • Discover the best way to align written communication with a corporate identity
  • Examine methods for writing with purpose and developing a cohesive message for a target audience
  • Learn how grammatical and stylistic choices can augment business and marketing strategies

How you will benefit:

  • Learn to communicate effectively and express your values to a target audience
  • Gain confidence in your ability to reach and affect people with your writing
  • Open the door to new career opportunities as you gain invaluable skills in the fundamentals of business and marketing communication

About the Instructor:

Lisa Adams is a web development expert specializing in marketing, user experience, and e-commerce. In addition to building and maintaining hundreds of websites, Lisa has helped a wide variety of clients and students to create their own sites and modify existing ones to make them more attractive and user-friendly.

 

Fee: $115.00
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Corporate and government customers that need to arrange billing, please contact Joanne at (386) 506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

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Business and Marketing Writing
9/14/2022 12:00 AM

Write great marketing copy to improve your company's image and your chances of getting hired or promoted.

Are you a writer working in the business world? Or a marketing professional responsible for obtaining great marketing copy? Maybe you're just interested in a writing or marketing career. Whatever your background, this fun, introductory course will teach you to write or identify copy that achieves business and marketing goals. Improve your work, your knowledge, your company's image, and your chances of getting hired, promoted or applauded!

Using clear explanations, real-life examples, and an animated style, the course solidifies the relationship between business, marketing principles, and written communications. You will learn how business and marketing objectives affect writing choices. You'll get practical writing instruction in grammar, clarity, structure and more. You'll understand issues unique to this discipline, such as buzzwords, working with a team, and marketing ethics. This course will help you understand the power of writing and use it to present a solid, cohesive message to your target audience.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Expand your writing skills and learn to create copy that achieves business and marketing goals. This course will help you use the power of writing to present a solid, cohesive message to your target audience and improve your chances of getting hired or promoted.

 

The Role of Business and Marketing Writing

The first lesson starts off with a discussion about the purpose of marketing and the goals of writing, and then talks about the unique roles, responsibilities, and challenges of business and marketing writing. You'll learn exactly what business and marketing writers do as you begin exploring this exciting field.

The Ins and Outs of Image

Before you can write or recognize successful copy, you'll need to understand your corporate identity: who the company is and what the company offers. In this lesson, you'll delve into all the aspects of corporate image that writers and marketing professionals need to ponder before producing effective projects.

Writing Approaches and Strategies

Now that you understand image, what can you do with it? In this lesson, you'll analyze business and marketing goals—and the needs of your audience—to figure out the appropriate writing style for any project.

Media

It's a creative field, but certain projects require certain conventions. In this lesson, you'll see how a particular medium or project type can guide your writing style and approach, helping you save time and stay on target.

Putting It All Together: Writing Project

This lesson will gather up the information you explored in the previous four lessons and put it all together. It will illustrate how to apply everything you've learned so far as you develop an original writing project from start to finish.

Complete and Incomplete Sentences

Do you need to write in complete sentences? What is a complete sentence, anyway? This lesson will give you a brief refresher on sentence construction and then go over some guidelines for using fragments in business writing. You'll also learn to recognize and fix one of the most common errors in modern writing: the comma splice.

Word Choices

You can't write without words! In this lesson, you'll learn to make accurate word choices. The lesson will discuss the level of vocabulary appropriate for business writing and show you how to choose words that reinforce a project's theme. It'll also clarify some tricky word pairs and discuss word-choice problems whose usage can undermine the professionalism of your writing.

Internal Communication

In this lesson, you'll take a critical look at the inside of a company. First, you'll see how to develop "marketing" projects for audiences within a company. Then you'll explore the roles of the various specialists who contribute to a single marketing piece—bosses, clients, editors, junior writers, artists, and designers. You'll learn how to work with all of them to create smoother relationships and better projects.

Banishing the Bureaucracy

For even the most experienced writers, bureaucratic influences can creep in to reduce creativity and impede communication. In this lesson, you'll take a look at buzzwords and jargon, and then explore some ways to achieve maximum power and effectiveness by keeping your writing clear, concise, and active.

Editing, Proofreading and Evaluating

In this lesson, you'll explore the final steps. You'll learn to enhance and refine business and marketing projects during the editing and proofreading processes. You'll also learn to evaluate finished pieces and even test their effectiveness in the real world!

Putting It All Together: Editing Project

In this lesson, you'll once again be putting it all together, but this time as an editor. You'll apply everything you've learned so far in the course, editing a project from beginning to end.

Marketing Ethics

Marketing involves images, and it's easy to lose sight of the truth. In the final lesson of the course, you'll go over some important considerations that marketing professionals need to think about.

 

What you will learn:

  • Learn how to communicate marketing and business goals in your writing
  • Discover the best way to align written communication with a corporate identity
  • Examine methods for writing with purpose and developing a cohesive message for a target audience
  • Learn how grammatical and stylistic choices can augment business and marketing strategies

How you will benefit:

  • Learn to communicate effectively and express your values to a target audience
  • Gain confidence in your ability to reach and affect people with your writing
  • Open the door to new career opportunities as you gain invaluable skills in the fundamentals of business and marketing communication

About the Instructor:

Lisa Adams is a web development expert specializing in marketing, user experience, and e-commerce. In addition to building and maintaining hundreds of websites, Lisa has helped a wide variety of clients and students to create their own sites and modify existing ones to make them more attractive and user-friendly.

 

Fee: $115.00
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Corporate and government customers that need to arrange billing, please contact Joanne at (386) 506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

Read more
Business and Marketing Writing
10/12/2022 12:00 AM

Write great marketing copy to improve your company's image and your chances of getting hired or promoted.

Are you a writer working in the business world? Or a marketing professional responsible for obtaining great marketing copy? Maybe you're just interested in a writing or marketing career. Whatever your background, this fun, introductory course will teach you to write or identify copy that achieves business and marketing goals. Improve your work, your knowledge, your company's image, and your chances of getting hired, promoted or applauded!

Using clear explanations, real-life examples, and an animated style, the course solidifies the relationship between business, marketing principles, and written communications. You will learn how business and marketing objectives affect writing choices. You'll get practical writing instruction in grammar, clarity, structure and more. You'll understand issues unique to this discipline, such as buzzwords, working with a team, and marketing ethics. This course will help you understand the power of writing and use it to present a solid, cohesive message to your target audience.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Expand your writing skills and learn to create copy that achieves business and marketing goals. This course will help you use the power of writing to present a solid, cohesive message to your target audience and improve your chances of getting hired or promoted.

 

The Role of Business and Marketing Writing

The first lesson starts off with a discussion about the purpose of marketing and the goals of writing, and then talks about the unique roles, responsibilities, and challenges of business and marketing writing. You'll learn exactly what business and marketing writers do as you begin exploring this exciting field.

The Ins and Outs of Image

Before you can write or recognize successful copy, you'll need to understand your corporate identity: who the company is and what the company offers. In this lesson, you'll delve into all the aspects of corporate image that writers and marketing professionals need to ponder before producing effective projects.

Writing Approaches and Strategies

Now that you understand image, what can you do with it? In this lesson, you'll analyze business and marketing goals—and the needs of your audience—to figure out the appropriate writing style for any project.

Media

It's a creative field, but certain projects require certain conventions. In this lesson, you'll see how a particular medium or project type can guide your writing style and approach, helping you save time and stay on target.

Putting It All Together: Writing Project

This lesson will gather up the information you explored in the previous four lessons and put it all together. It will illustrate how to apply everything you've learned so far as you develop an original writing project from start to finish.

Complete and Incomplete Sentences

Do you need to write in complete sentences? What is a complete sentence, anyway? This lesson will give you a brief refresher on sentence construction and then go over some guidelines for using fragments in business writing. You'll also learn to recognize and fix one of the most common errors in modern writing: the comma splice.

Word Choices

You can't write without words! In this lesson, you'll learn to make accurate word choices. The lesson will discuss the level of vocabulary appropriate for business writing and show you how to choose words that reinforce a project's theme. It'll also clarify some tricky word pairs and discuss word-choice problems whose usage can undermine the professionalism of your writing.

Internal Communication

In this lesson, you'll take a critical look at the inside of a company. First, you'll see how to develop "marketing" projects for audiences within a company. Then you'll explore the roles of the various specialists who contribute to a single marketing piece—bosses, clients, editors, junior writers, artists, and designers. You'll learn how to work with all of them to create smoother relationships and better projects.

Banishing the Bureaucracy

For even the most experienced writers, bureaucratic influences can creep in to reduce creativity and impede communication. In this lesson, you'll take a look at buzzwords and jargon, and then explore some ways to achieve maximum power and effectiveness by keeping your writing clear, concise, and active.

Editing, Proofreading and Evaluating

In this lesson, you'll explore the final steps. You'll learn to enhance and refine business and marketing projects during the editing and proofreading processes. You'll also learn to evaluate finished pieces and even test their effectiveness in the real world!

Putting It All Together: Editing Project

In this lesson, you'll once again be putting it all together, but this time as an editor. You'll apply everything you've learned so far in the course, editing a project from beginning to end.

Marketing Ethics

Marketing involves images, and it's easy to lose sight of the truth. In the final lesson of the course, you'll go over some important considerations that marketing professionals need to think about.

 

What you will learn:

  • Learn how to communicate marketing and business goals in your writing
  • Discover the best way to align written communication with a corporate identity
  • Examine methods for writing with purpose and developing a cohesive message for a target audience
  • Learn how grammatical and stylistic choices can augment business and marketing strategies

How you will benefit:

  • Learn to communicate effectively and express your values to a target audience
  • Gain confidence in your ability to reach and affect people with your writing
  • Open the door to new career opportunities as you gain invaluable skills in the fundamentals of business and marketing communication

About the Instructor:

Lisa Adams is a web development expert specializing in marketing, user experience, and e-commerce. In addition to building and maintaining hundreds of websites, Lisa has helped a wide variety of clients and students to create their own sites and modify existing ones to make them more attractive and user-friendly.

 

Fee: $115.00
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Corporate and government customers that need to arrange billing, please contact Joanne at (386) 506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

Read more
Business and Marketing Writing
11/6/2022 12:00 AM

Write great marketing copy to improve your company's image and your chances of getting hired or promoted.

Are you a writer working in the business world? Or a marketing professional responsible for obtaining great marketing copy? Maybe you're just interested in a writing or marketing career. Whatever your background, this fun, introductory course will teach you to write or identify copy that achieves business and marketing goals. Improve your work, your knowledge, your company's image, and your chances of getting hired, promoted or applauded!

Using clear explanations, real-life examples, and an animated style, the course solidifies the relationship between business, marketing principles, and written communications. You will learn how business and marketing objectives affect writing choices. You'll get practical writing instruction in grammar, clarity, structure and more. You'll understand issues unique to this discipline, such as buzzwords, working with a team, and marketing ethics. This course will help you understand the power of writing and use it to present a solid, cohesive message to your target audience.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Expand your writing skills and learn to create copy that achieves business and marketing goals. This course will help you use the power of writing to present a solid, cohesive message to your target audience and improve your chances of getting hired or promoted.

 

The Role of Business and Marketing Writing

The first lesson starts off with a discussion about the purpose of marketing and the goals of writing, and then talks about the unique roles, responsibilities, and challenges of business and marketing writing. You'll learn exactly what business and marketing writers do as you begin exploring this exciting field.

The Ins and Outs of Image

Before you can write or recognize successful copy, you'll need to understand your corporate identity: who the company is and what the company offers. In this lesson, you'll delve into all the aspects of corporate image that writers and marketing professionals need to ponder before producing effective projects.

Writing Approaches and Strategies

Now that you understand image, what can you do with it? In this lesson, you'll analyze business and marketing goals—and the needs of your audience—to figure out the appropriate writing style for any project.

Media

It's a creative field, but certain projects require certain conventions. In this lesson, you'll see how a particular medium or project type can guide your writing style and approach, helping you save time and stay on target.

Putting It All Together: Writing Project

This lesson will gather up the information you explored in the previous four lessons and put it all together. It will illustrate how to apply everything you've learned so far as you develop an original writing project from start to finish.

Complete and Incomplete Sentences

Do you need to write in complete sentences? What is a complete sentence, anyway? This lesson will give you a brief refresher on sentence construction and then go over some guidelines for using fragments in business writing. You'll also learn to recognize and fix one of the most common errors in modern writing: the comma splice.

Word Choices

You can't write without words! In this lesson, you'll learn to make accurate word choices. The lesson will discuss the level of vocabulary appropriate for business writing and show you how to choose words that reinforce a project's theme. It'll also clarify some tricky word pairs and discuss word-choice problems whose usage can undermine the professionalism of your writing.

Internal Communication

In this lesson, you'll take a critical look at the inside of a company. First, you'll see how to develop "marketing" projects for audiences within a company. Then you'll explore the roles of the various specialists who contribute to a single marketing piece—bosses, clients, editors, junior writers, artists, and designers. You'll learn how to work with all of them to create smoother relationships and better projects.

Banishing the Bureaucracy

For even the most experienced writers, bureaucratic influences can creep in to reduce creativity and impede communication. In this lesson, you'll take a look at buzzwords and jargon, and then explore some ways to achieve maximum power and effectiveness by keeping your writing clear, concise, and active.

Editing, Proofreading and Evaluating

In this lesson, you'll explore the final steps. You'll learn to enhance and refine business and marketing projects during the editing and proofreading processes. You'll also learn to evaluate finished pieces and even test their effectiveness in the real world!

Putting It All Together: Editing Project

In this lesson, you'll once again be putting it all together, but this time as an editor. You'll apply everything you've learned so far in the course, editing a project from beginning to end.

Marketing Ethics

Marketing involves images, and it's easy to lose sight of the truth. In the final lesson of the course, you'll go over some important considerations that marketing professionals need to think about.

 

What you will learn:

  • Learn how to communicate marketing and business goals in your writing
  • Discover the best way to align written communication with a corporate identity
  • Examine methods for writing with purpose and developing a cohesive message for a target audience
  • Learn how grammatical and stylistic choices can augment business and marketing strategies

How you will benefit:

  • Learn to communicate effectively and express your values to a target audience
  • Gain confidence in your ability to reach and affect people with your writing
  • Open the door to new career opportunities as you gain invaluable skills in the fundamentals of business and marketing communication

About the Instructor:

Lisa Adams is a web development expert specializing in marketing, user experience, and e-commerce. In addition to building and maintaining hundreds of websites, Lisa has helped a wide variety of clients and students to create their own sites and modify existing ones to make them more attractive and user-friendly.

 

Fee: $115.00
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Corporate and government customers that need to arrange billing, please contact Joanne at (386) 506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

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Elevate Daytona Beach
8/25/2022 5:00 PM

Hope. The Power of Questions. Combatting Imposter Syndrome and Redefining Success. These are just a few of the topics to presented at this year’s Elevate Daytona Beach presented by AdventHealth, scheduled for Thursday, August 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the News-Journal Center on Beach Street downtown.

This year’s star-studded local speaker lineup includes:

  • Rachail Allen
  • Lynea Benjamin
  • JB Birney
  • Jaime Bracero
  • Michael Elliott
  • Danielle Garrett
  • Matt Graifer
  • Nina Guiglotto
  • Lorene King
  • Dr. Barry Tishler
  • Adrienne Toles-Williams
  • Kristine Totanes

Each featured speaker will make a five-minute presentation accompanied by a 20-slide PowerPoint that automatically advances every 15 seconds. The result is a show full of fast-paced speeches on a wide variety of topics. Created by the Daytona Regional Chamber’s Leadership Daytona Alumni Council, Elevate Daytona Beach is designed to promote innovation and leadership within our community.

Presented by AdventHealth.

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Access to Capital Workshop
8/23/2022 6:00 PM

Your Presenter:  Hennither Grant

Hennither Gant is a warm, engaging speaker who intertwines more than 15 years’ HR expertise with entertaining stories and insightful observations. Hennither Gannnt's Specialties include outplacement, HR for start-up businesses, cultural diversity, career planning, recruitment & retention, strategic planning, professional development training, performance management, succession planning, HR training for managers, mediation, and employee coaching.

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Access to Capital Workshop
8/16/2022 6:00 PM

Dr. Cassandra Bradford is the Lead Sr. Consultant at Genesis Preferred Solutions, a small business consulting and mentoring firm specializing in business growth, development, and strategic opportunity planning, which results in multi-million dollar contracts with Fortune 500 companies and municipalities.

As Founder of the Run Women’s Conference (now Run Entrepreneurial Conference), her passion is fueled by educating small business owners and teens (ages 12-17) of the monetary and realistic outcomes and its global impact on the U.S. economy.

Dr. Cassandra Bradford has been featured in hundreds of magazine articles, guest radio shows, National Podcasts, Good Morning Texas, and the infamous MegaFest with Bishop TD Jakes. Dr. Cass has authored nine books.

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Access to Capital Workshop
8/30/2022 6:00 PM

Your Presenter:  Reginald Grant

Reginald Gant is a proud husband, father of 5, and man of faith. As a leader of leaders and leader of men, Reginald has been working tirelessly, for nearly a decade, in educating, empowering, and equipping others on the topics of Wills and Estate Planning. Having seen so many individuals, families, and business owners nearly lose it all, without a Will, Reginald has worked to serve and protect hundreds of people with peace of mind and a plan in place for when life happens. As Founder of Serve4Men and the Serve4Men Virtual Community, Reginald has created several platforms to open up the dialogue for sensitive yet necessary conversations like these. he will be on Zoom with the AAEA and you on August 30th!

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Meet Shark Tank Winner Desiree Haller, CEO of Subsafe, Inc.
9/7/2022 5:30 PM

StartUp Grind Ormond Beach will host a Fireside Chat at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at RiverGrille on the Tomoka, Ormond Beach.

Desiree Haller is CEO of SubSafe, Inc. Desiree and her husband, Adam, invented the first container for sub sandwiches back in 2018 and have since developed the product into an entire line of cooler accessories. They debuted their product on Shark Tank in 2019 where they did a deal with Mark Cuban and Charles Barkley. The products can now be found in over 1,000 retail locations nationwide. Desiree continues to take ideas from concept, to patent, to production, to market and looks forward to sharing some of her secrets with Start Up Grind.

startupgrind desiree haller
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Delivering Excellent Customer Service on Social Media
8/22/2022 12:00 PM

Social media has become a big part of our lives and many marketing strategies. You need to ensure you are meeting your customer's needs in these channels to ensure you are not harming your marketing efforts. You may feel like this is extremely time consuming and it sure can be if you are not utilizing the automation features to your benefit. Let's explore how you can attract and maintain happy customers through your customer experience.

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Tackle Quickbooks Online Basics (QB02)
8/23/2022 6:00 PM

Join us to learn how to enter basic transactions including creating invoices, making deposits, recording expenses, bills and checks. We will also talk about how to use bank feeds and set up rules to save you time; and walk through a standard process of how to reconcile your accounts. All this, plus tips and tricks within the software you may not be aware of.

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Cómo empezar a importar/exportar
8/23/2022 7:00 PM

Si planea hacer crecer su negocio importando/exportando internacionalmente, este seminario web lo ayudará a comenzar. Aprenderás sobre:

  • las regulaciones de exportación e importación del gobierno de los EE. UU.
  • transporte aéreo y marítimo
  • documentación entre vendedor y comprador
  • aclaración de las condiciones internacionales de venta
  • colecciones extranjeras.

La inscripción es gratuita pero es necesaria la inscripción previa.

Este seminario web se presentará en inglés una semana antes, así que consulte nuestra página de talleres si ese es su idioma preferido.

(This webinar will be presented in English a week in advance, check out the SCORE - Volusia/Flagler workshops page if that is your preferred language.)

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Solving For Underspending, Overspending, and Successfully Scaling Budget
8/24/2022 5:30 PM

It's tough to say which is worse: overspending or underspending. If you overspend, your client/boss will lose trust in the channel and see marketing as cost instead of investment. If you underspend, you can lose budget and more importantly opportunities for profit. In this data oriented action-item focused session we'll cover:

  • Troubleshooting overspending budgets by checking for hidden budget busters including settings, duplicate keywords, and tangential auctions.

  • Unshackling underspending budgets through structure audits including number of ad groups and targets, and bid to budget ratios.

  • Scaling successful campaigns without tanking them through gradual budget adjustments, as well as how to calculate investment to return projections based on profit vs revenue.   

This session is best suited to practitioners who need to manage stakeholder/client expectations as we well as those in charge of marketing dollars to understand why teams make the suggestions they make.

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Reach Customers Online with Google
8/25/2022 12:00 PM

Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads.

In this session you will learn how to:

● Improve your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices

● Maximize SEO strategies that are most important in 2021

● Attract new prospects with low-cost advertising

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Building Your Business Plan
8/25/2022 6:00 PM

Designed for anyone who has done their business research, most of their marketing plan, and understands some basic accounting and finance. It explains the purposes and value of a plan and uses a content template to help determine what goes into each section of this plan.

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A Simple Recipe for Social Media Success
8/30/2022 7:00 PM

As a small business, social media is overwhelming and often feels like you’re just spinning your wheels. You have to figure out where to be, how to be engaging, and how to get results—all with a limited amount of time and resources. 

That’s why in this session we’ll provide a recipe for social media that saves time and gets results to grow your business. You’ll learn:

● How to get started in the pay-to-play world of social media

● How to choose the right social networks for your business

● A 15-minute social media plan

Pre-registration is required for this FREE event.

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Digital Ads - The Ultimate Tool to Grow Your Business
8/31/2022 6:00 PM

Social ads are by far one of the best and fastest ways to grow your business. But most do not know how to best run ads; even worse, many try unsuccessfully and become discouraged about ads altogether. But there are many industry secrets you may not be aware of when it comes to properly and effectively advertising online to scale your business- would you like to know what they are? In this fun and interactive course you’ll learn:

  • How to determine if you’re ready for for advertising
  • Insider ads secrets and best practices used by the pros
  • How to get the best return on investment (ROI) from your ads
  • Advantages of various ad platforms

And so much more!

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Internet Marketing Series 1 of 5 - Creating a Connected Brand
9/1/2022 5:30 PM

For many small businesses, marketing means having a social media page and maybe a website. To effectively market your business and its products or services, marketing needs to be much more than that. This series of 5 workshops are designed to develop an effective and unified marketing plan for your small business or nonprofit.

This series will be recorded and sent out to all registrants regardless if they attended.

Topics will include:

#1 - Creating a Connected Brand

#2 - Websites that Convert

#3 - Create 6 Months of Social Media in One day

#4 - How to Blog for SEO

#5 - Email Marketing for 2021

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How Do I Develop a Product or Service to Sell?
9/6/2022 5:30 PM

This seminar will cover generating new product ideas, building product concepts, and discuss methods of tailoring your product to the right target market. This will include:

• Generating product ideas and concepts

• Functions, tasks and pain points

• Creating insight statements

• Translating insights into product concepts

• Defining a successful product or service

• Defining the value proposition

• Testing the feasibility of a new product concept

• Launching a new product or service

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Eggs & Issues: Washington Updates with Congressman Waltz
9/8/2022 7:30 AM

Join the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce to meet with Congressman Mike Waltz for a special Washington update.

Taking place next week on Thursday, September 8 from 7:30 am - 9:00 a.m. at Daytona State College - Mori Hosseini Center (1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach), Eggs and Issues is the premier event venue for discussion of public and legislative affairs in the Daytona Beach region. Join us to gather strategic information for your business and be part of important conversations that work to better our community.

General admission is available for $24. Future members admission is $40 regardless of the registration date.

Please make sure you are logged into your member portal to receive your member rate when registering for this event. This Eggs and Issues program is made possible in part by Halifax Health.

If you need assistance or have questions about registering for this event please contact Ken Phelps, IOM VP of Resource Development, (386) 523-3675 or ken@daytonachamber.com.

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Regional Business Connections Event
9/14/2022 8:00 AM

As a business owner, making connections with other business owners in order to grow your network is crucial. Making the time to represent your business, your purpose and yourself - in addition to learning about other businesses around you - is a great way to increase visibility in the Daytona Beach region.

All members of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce are welcome to join fellow members and staff for the Open Regional Business Connections group. This RBC Group has no limitations on the amount of businesses per industry that can attend, and each meeting features a guest presenter.

The Open RBC Group will meet Wednesday, September 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the Daytona Regional Chamber office, located at 126 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach.

Advanced registration is recommended, and there is no fee to attend. Save your spot now to grow your network.

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Business Budgeting for Beginners
9/14/2022 12:00 AM

This course will introduce different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

If the idea of creating a budget for your business, department, or project seems overwhelming, this course will alleviate all of those fears. Taught in an approachable and relatable format, this course walks you through the budgeting process so you can go from numbers averse to budgeting super-hero. The downloadable templates included in the course allow you to easily and quickly take what you learn and apply it to your job. The storytelling used throughout the course makes the topic more approachable and engaging so you can obtain the soft skills that will help you be successful implementing and tracking a budget in the real world. Finally, the course challenge is something that will pique your curiosity at the beginning of the course and provide motivation to complete the course and continue learning the material.

A company's budgeting process involves a lot more than just rows and columns of numbers on a spreadsheet. The reality is that budgeting is a sometimes organic and sometimes organized process. Most often, it's an equal mix of both in an attempt to add some level of certainty to an uncertain future. These processes are what we are going to explore in this course. You will be introduced to different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools that are commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

In this comprehensive, beginner-friendly course, you will learn the elementary skills needed to be successful in the budgeting process and work gradually work your way up to creating a budget. You will also discover how to best evaluate the results of your budget and make decisions to help your business maximize its profits.

 

Predicting the Future

In our first lesson, you'll explore how budgeting at its core is a process of looking forward. It's about making informed predictions about the future. Next, you'll see how a company's vision can lead to setting goals for the company. These visions are often aspirational and state the path for where the company plans to go in the future. Then, we'll also start the conversation about the human side of budgeting.

Budget Strategies

In this lesson, you'll begin to look at various budgeting strategies, including strategic, capital, and operations budgeting techniques. The lesson will include some real-life examples of planning activities, and to further bring these concepts to life, you'll work with a fictional company, Curly's Pool Service and Supplies, by helping Curly formulate some plans and budgets!

It's All About Sales!

This lesson will focus all on sales, specifically the role that sales play in the budgeting process. We'll examine the best practices for compiling a sales forecast and how to increase the chances that the sales forecast will actually mimic real life. We'll also discover how to create an inventory that needs a budget to determine just how much inventory to purchase based on a sales forecast. Finally, we'll discuss how to formulate a labor requirements budget to accurately project just how much labor you may need to employ to meet the needs of the company, again based on the sales forecast.

Cost Behavior – Part 1

In this lesson, we are going to detour a bit from the actual preparation of a budget and dive into how certain types of costs behave. Understanding how costs increase or decrease relative to an activity is an essential part of learning how to accurately budget for costs in a business. So, in the upcoming chapters, you're going to discover how to distinguish between variable, fixed, and mixed costs. We will use these cost types to calculate the contribution margin for the business. Then, we will show you how to use contribution margin to make certain predictions and decisions in a business. Most notably, you'll see how to use contribution margin to calculate the all-important break-even point and margin of safety for a business.

Cost Behavior – Part 2

This lesson will be a continuation of the discussion about cost behavior. In the lesson, you'll explore how to evaluate a company's sales mix and how to calculate operating leverage using tools given throughout the course. Operating leverage is just another key component of cost analysis that will allow you to, once again, easily make projections about the future. We'll end the lesson with a discussion about how companies set prices for the products and services they offer. You can probably guess that this process is a bit more involved than just selecting a price out of thin air. It's actually an essential part of a company's overall budgeting process and should not be taken lightly.

Expense and Manufacturing Production Budgets

In this lesson, we'll examine the steps needed to build both a direct materials budget and a direct labor budget. We'll also examine how a manufacturing company budgets for manufacturing overhead. All of these components are key to developing an overall production budget for a business that manufactures a product. Finally, we will end this lesson by describing the components of a production budget.

Cash Is King!

In this lesson, we'll discuss how to prepare a complete cash budget for a business. You'll get the chance to take an even closer look at how a company might forecast cash collections from credit sales and cash payments on credit purchases for big-ticket items like inventory or other expensive capital projects. We'll even take a look at how some companies mitigate the risk of running out of cash by utilizing lines of credit and other sources of cash instead of just relying on cash generated from sales.

Capital Budgeting

In this lesson, you'll learn some of the basic methodologies that can be applied in many different capital budgeting scenarios. The lesson will begin with an explanation of a technique that does not include an evaluation of how time impacts the valuation of money. Then, you'll learn how the passage of time and its impact on the value of a dollar is incorporated into capital budgeting decisions. Since capital projects often span years, or even decades in some cases, the time value of money is key to improving accuracy in budgeting for capital projects. The lesson will finish up with a thorough review of, perhaps, the most common technique that is used in capital budgeting decisions: net present value.

Business Decision-Making – Part 1

In this lesson and the one that follows, we're going to explore how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process to improve their chances of making better decisions. For a business, a better decision is one that maximizes profit and aligns with the company's goals and values. We'll start with an examination of what types of budgeted information are relevant to making a decision and what types of information you can ignore. You'll see the differences between quantitative and qualitative information and how each can be used to improve decision-making. Then we'll finish up with an example including some specific steps you can use as a model for making better decisions.

Business Decision-Making – Part 2

In this lesson, you'll continue to practice with these same techniques by applying them to a few other common business decisions. You'll start by examining how a business uses budgeted information to make the choice to replace an existing asset with a new asset, such as replacing an old piece of manufacturing equipment with a brand-new one. Next, you'll explore how a business might use budgeted information when deciding whether to eliminate a product or service that it offers. We'll finish up the lesson by examining one of the most critical business decisions you'll ever need to make: how to allocate your most scarce resource to maximize profit in your business.

Bringing It All Together

In this lesson and the one that follows, we will focus on how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of the business using budgeted information. We'll start by taking a close look at using the components of a company's operating budget to compile the pro forma balance sheet. Next, we'll examine the steps needed to prepare the pro forma income statement, again by using the information found in many of the other operating budget components. To finish up the lesson, we'll dive into some straightforward techniques that are useful to evaluate the balances found on the pro forma balance sheet and income statements.

Evaluation, Control, and Methods

In our last lesson, we'll spend more time on the budget evaluation process by examining how companies use variance analysis to evaluate differences between actual results and the budget. To keep things manageable, we'll stick to the basics here so that you're equipped with some tools to take with you when applying these techniques in a real company. As part of this process, we'll take a look at how budget variances are defined and interpreted. Then, we'll discuss some techniques like flexible budgeting to evaluate and isolate certain budget fluctuations in a way that provides clarity to a business owner or manager. We'll finish up the lesson with a brief discussion of the budgetary control process and the soft skills needed for this process.

 

What you will learn:

  • Learn about planning strategies and how they are used to keep a budget aligned with its vision
  • Obtain knowledge of cost behavior and how forecasts are used to ensure accuracy in future planning and budgeting
  • Develop various approaches to plan for general and administrative expenses
  • Gain tools and techniques used for a formal decision-making process
  • Master how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of a business using budgeted information

How you will benefit:

  • Learning how businesses think about budgeting will help you to make informed predictions about the future with strategic planning
  • Become more valuable to your employer or business by accurately budgeting costs
  • Make better business decisions with the knowledge about how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process
  • Increase success in your career with the skills, techniques, and tool kit provided by this course

About the Instructor:

Scott Paxton is a Certified Public Accountant and holds master's degrees in business administration and accounting. His background includes experience as a public accountant, a manager in the banking industry, an entrepreneur and a college business instructor. Paxton has also spent much of his career helping small business owners successfully optimize their business operations, budgets and strategic plans.

 

 

Fee: $115.00
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

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Business Budgeting for Beginners
10/12/2022 12:00 AM

This course will introduce different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

If the idea of creating a budget for your business, department, or project seems overwhelming, this course will alleviate all of those fears. Taught in an approachable and relatable format, this course walks you through the budgeting process so you can go from numbers averse to budgeting super-hero. The downloadable templates included in the course allow you to easily and quickly take what you learn and apply it to your job. The storytelling used throughout the course makes the topic more approachable and engaging so you can obtain the soft skills that will help you be successful implementing and tracking a budget in the real world. Finally, the course challenge is something that will pique your curiosity at the beginning of the course and provide motivation to complete the course and continue learning the material.

A company's budgeting process involves a lot more than just rows and columns of numbers on a spreadsheet. The reality is that budgeting is a sometimes organic and sometimes organized process. Most often, it's an equal mix of both in an attempt to add some level of certainty to an uncertain future. These processes are what we are going to explore in this course. You will be introduced to different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools that are commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

In this comprehensive, beginner-friendly course, you will learn the elementary skills needed to be successful in the budgeting process and work gradually work your way up to creating a budget. You will also discover how to best evaluate the results of your budget and make decisions to help your business maximize its profits.

 

Predicting the Future

In our first lesson, you'll explore how budgeting at its core is a process of looking forward. It's about making informed predictions about the future. Next, you'll see how a company's vision can lead to setting goals for the company. These visions are often aspirational and state the path for where the company plans to go in the future. Then, we'll also start the conversation about the human side of budgeting.

Budget Strategies

In this lesson, you'll begin to look at various budgeting strategies, including strategic, capital, and operations budgeting techniques. The lesson will include some real-life examples of planning activities, and to further bring these concepts to life, you'll work with a fictional company, Curly's Pool Service and Supplies, by helping Curly formulate some plans and budgets!

It's All About Sales!

This lesson will focus all on sales, specifically the role that sales play in the budgeting process. We'll examine the best practices for compiling a sales forecast and how to increase the chances that the sales forecast will actually mimic real life. We'll also discover how to create an inventory that needs a budget to determine just how much inventory to purchase based on a sales forecast. Finally, we'll discuss how to formulate a labor requirements budget to accurately project just how much labor you may need to employ to meet the needs of the company, again based on the sales forecast.

Cost Behavior – Part 1

In this lesson, we are going to detour a bit from the actual preparation of a budget and dive into how certain types of costs behave. Understanding how costs increase or decrease relative to an activity is an essential part of learning how to accurately budget for costs in a business. So, in the upcoming chapters, you're going to discover how to distinguish between variable, fixed, and mixed costs. We will use these cost types to calculate the contribution margin for the business. Then, we will show you how to use contribution margin to make certain predictions and decisions in a business. Most notably, you'll see how to use contribution margin to calculate the all-important break-even point and margin of safety for a business.

Cost Behavior – Part 2

This lesson will be a continuation of the discussion about cost behavior. In the lesson, you'll explore how to evaluate a company's sales mix and how to calculate operating leverage using tools given throughout the course. Operating leverage is just another key component of cost analysis that will allow you to, once again, easily make projections about the future. We'll end the lesson with a discussion about how companies set prices for the products and services they offer. You can probably guess that this process is a bit more involved than just selecting a price out of thin air. It's actually an essential part of a company's overall budgeting process and should not be taken lightly.

Expense and Manufacturing Production Budgets

In this lesson, we'll examine the steps needed to build both a direct materials budget and a direct labor budget. We'll also examine how a manufacturing company budgets for manufacturing overhead. All of these components are key to developing an overall production budget for a business that manufactures a product. Finally, we will end this lesson by describing the components of a production budget.

Cash Is King!

In this lesson, we'll discuss how to prepare a complete cash budget for a business. You'll get the chance to take an even closer look at how a company might forecast cash collections from credit sales and cash payments on credit purchases for big-ticket items like inventory or other expensive capital projects. We'll even take a look at how some companies mitigate the risk of running out of cash by utilizing lines of credit and other sources of cash instead of just relying on cash generated from sales.

Capital Budgeting

In this lesson, you'll learn some of the basic methodologies that can be applied in many different capital budgeting scenarios. The lesson will begin with an explanation of a technique that does not include an evaluation of how time impacts the valuation of money. Then, you'll learn how the passage of time and its impact on the value of a dollar is incorporated into capital budgeting decisions. Since capital projects often span years, or even decades in some cases, the time value of money is key to improving accuracy in budgeting for capital projects. The lesson will finish up with a thorough review of, perhaps, the most common technique that is used in capital budgeting decisions: net present value.

Business Decision-Making – Part 1

In this lesson and the one that follows, we're going to explore how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process to improve their chances of making better decisions. For a business, a better decision is one that maximizes profit and aligns with the company's goals and values. We'll start with an examination of what types of budgeted information are relevant to making a decision and what types of information you can ignore. You'll see the differences between quantitative and qualitative information and how each can be used to improve decision-making. Then we'll finish up with an example including some specific steps you can use as a model for making better decisions.

Business Decision-Making – Part 2

In this lesson, you'll continue to practice with these same techniques by applying them to a few other common business decisions. You'll start by examining how a business uses budgeted information to make the choice to replace an existing asset with a new asset, such as replacing an old piece of manufacturing equipment with a brand-new one. Next, you'll explore how a business might use budgeted information when deciding whether to eliminate a product or service that it offers. We'll finish up the lesson by examining one of the most critical business decisions you'll ever need to make: how to allocate your most scarce resource to maximize profit in your business.

Bringing It All Together

In this lesson and the one that follows, we will focus on how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of the business using budgeted information. We'll start by taking a close look at using the components of a company's operating budget to compile the pro forma balance sheet. Next, we'll examine the steps needed to prepare the pro forma income statement, again by using the information found in many of the other operating budget components. To finish up the lesson, we'll dive into some straightforward techniques that are useful to evaluate the balances found on the pro forma balance sheet and income statements.

Evaluation, Control, and Methods

In our last lesson, we'll spend more time on the budget evaluation process by examining how companies use variance analysis to evaluate differences between actual results and the budget. To keep things manageable, we'll stick to the basics here so that you're equipped with some tools to take with you when applying these techniques in a real company. As part of this process, we'll take a look at how budget variances are defined and interpreted. Then, we'll discuss some techniques like flexible budgeting to evaluate and isolate certain budget fluctuations in a way that provides clarity to a business owner or manager. We'll finish up the lesson with a brief discussion of the budgetary control process and the soft skills needed for this process.

 

What you will learn:

  • Learn about planning strategies and how they are used to keep a budget aligned with its vision
  • Obtain knowledge of cost behavior and how forecasts are used to ensure accuracy in future planning and budgeting
  • Develop various approaches to plan for general and administrative expenses
  • Gain tools and techniques used for a formal decision-making process
  • Master how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of a business using budgeted information

How you will benefit:

  • Learning how businesses think about budgeting will help you to make informed predictions about the future with strategic planning
  • Become more valuable to your employer or business by accurately budgeting costs
  • Make better business decisions with the knowledge about how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process
  • Increase success in your career with the skills, techniques, and tool kit provided by this course

About the Instructor:

Scott Paxton is a Certified Public Accountant and holds master's degrees in business administration and accounting. His background includes experience as a public accountant, a manager in the banking industry, an entrepreneur and a college business instructor. Paxton has also spent much of his career helping small business owners successfully optimize their business operations, budgets and strategic plans.

 

 

Fee: $115.00
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Read more
Business Budgeting for Beginners
11/16/2022 12:00 AM

This course will introduce different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

If the idea of creating a budget for your business, department, or project seems overwhelming, this course will alleviate all of those fears. Taught in an approachable and relatable format, this course walks you through the budgeting process so you can go from numbers averse to budgeting super-hero. The downloadable templates included in the course allow you to easily and quickly take what you learn and apply it to your job. The storytelling used throughout the course makes the topic more approachable and engaging so you can obtain the soft skills that will help you be successful implementing and tracking a budget in the real world. Finally, the course challenge is something that will pique your curiosity at the beginning of the course and provide motivation to complete the course and continue learning the material.

A company's budgeting process involves a lot more than just rows and columns of numbers on a spreadsheet. The reality is that budgeting is a sometimes organic and sometimes organized process. Most often, it's an equal mix of both in an attempt to add some level of certainty to an uncertain future. These processes are what we are going to explore in this course. You will be introduced to different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools that are commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

In this comprehensive, beginner-friendly course, you will learn the elementary skills needed to be successful in the budgeting process and work gradually work your way up to creating a budget. You will also discover how to best evaluate the results of your budget and make decisions to help your business maximize its profits.

 

Predicting the Future

In our first lesson, you'll explore how budgeting at its core is a process of looking forward. It's about making informed predictions about the future. Next, you'll see how a company's vision can lead to setting goals for the company. These visions are often aspirational and state the path for where the company plans to go in the future. Then, we'll also start the conversation about the human side of budgeting.

Budget Strategies

In this lesson, you'll begin to look at various budgeting strategies, including strategic, capital, and operations budgeting techniques. The lesson will include some real-life examples of planning activities, and to further bring these concepts to life, you'll work with a fictional company, Curly's Pool Service and Supplies, by helping Curly formulate some plans and budgets!

It's All About Sales!

This lesson will focus all on sales, specifically the role that sales play in the budgeting process. We'll examine the best practices for compiling a sales forecast and how to increase the chances that the sales forecast will actually mimic real life. We'll also discover how to create an inventory that needs a budget to determine just how much inventory to purchase based on a sales forecast. Finally, we'll discuss how to formulate a labor requirements budget to accurately project just how much labor you may need to employ to meet the needs of the company, again based on the sales forecast.

Cost Behavior – Part 1

In this lesson, we are going to detour a bit from the actual preparation of a budget and dive into how certain types of costs behave. Understanding how costs increase or decrease relative to an activity is an essential part of learning how to accurately budget for costs in a business. So, in the upcoming chapters, you're going to discover how to distinguish between variable, fixed, and mixed costs. We will use these cost types to calculate the contribution margin for the business. Then, we will show you how to use contribution margin to make certain predictions and decisions in a business. Most notably, you'll see how to use contribution margin to calculate the all-important break-even point and margin of safety for a business.

Cost Behavior – Part 2

This lesson will be a continuation of the discussion about cost behavior. In the lesson, you'll explore how to evaluate a company's sales mix and how to calculate operating leverage using tools given throughout the course. Operating leverage is just another key component of cost analysis that will allow you to, once again, easily make projections about the future. We'll end the lesson with a discussion about how companies set prices for the products and services they offer. You can probably guess that this process is a bit more involved than just selecting a price out of thin air. It's actually an essential part of a company's overall budgeting process and should not be taken lightly.

Expense and Manufacturing Production Budgets

In this lesson, we'll examine the steps needed to build both a direct materials budget and a direct labor budget. We'll also examine how a manufacturing company budgets for manufacturing overhead. All of these components are key to developing an overall production budget for a business that manufactures a product. Finally, we will end this lesson by describing the components of a production budget.

Cash Is King!

In this lesson, we'll discuss how to prepare a complete cash budget for a business. You'll get the chance to take an even closer look at how a company might forecast cash collections from credit sales and cash payments on credit purchases for big-ticket items like inventory or other expensive capital projects. We'll even take a look at how some companies mitigate the risk of running out of cash by utilizing lines of credit and other sources of cash instead of just relying on cash generated from sales.

Capital Budgeting

In this lesson, you'll learn some of the basic methodologies that can be applied in many different capital budgeting scenarios. The lesson will begin with an explanation of a technique that does not include an evaluation of how time impacts the valuation of money. Then, you'll learn how the passage of time and its impact on the value of a dollar is incorporated into capital budgeting decisions. Since capital projects often span years, or even decades in some cases, the time value of money is key to improving accuracy in budgeting for capital projects. The lesson will finish up with a thorough review of, perhaps, the most common technique that is used in capital budgeting decisions: net present value.

Business Decision-Making – Part 1

In this lesson and the one that follows, we're going to explore how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process to improve their chances of making better decisions. For a business, a better decision is one that maximizes profit and aligns with the company's goals and values. We'll start with an examination of what types of budgeted information are relevant to making a decision and what types of information you can ignore. You'll see the differences between quantitative and qualitative information and how each can be used to improve decision-making. Then we'll finish up with an example including some specific steps you can use as a model for making better decisions.

Business Decision-Making – Part 2

In this lesson, you'll continue to practice with these same techniques by applying them to a few other common business decisions. You'll start by examining how a business uses budgeted information to make the choice to replace an existing asset with a new asset, such as replacing an old piece of manufacturing equipment with a brand-new one. Next, you'll explore how a business might use budgeted information when deciding whether to eliminate a product or service that it offers. We'll finish up the lesson by examining one of the most critical business decisions you'll ever need to make: how to allocate your most scarce resource to maximize profit in your business.

Bringing It All Together

In this lesson and the one that follows, we will focus on how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of the business using budgeted information. We'll start by taking a close look at using the components of a company's operating budget to compile the pro forma balance sheet. Next, we'll examine the steps needed to prepare the pro forma income statement, again by using the information found in many of the other operating budget components. To finish up the lesson, we'll dive into some straightforward techniques that are useful to evaluate the balances found on the pro forma balance sheet and income statements.

Evaluation, Control, and Methods

In our last lesson, we'll spend more time on the budget evaluation process by examining how companies use variance analysis to evaluate differences between actual results and the budget. To keep things manageable, we'll stick to the basics here so that you're equipped with some tools to take with you when applying these techniques in a real company. As part of this process, we'll take a look at how budget variances are defined and interpreted. Then, we'll discuss some techniques like flexible budgeting to evaluate and isolate certain budget fluctuations in a way that provides clarity to a business owner or manager. We'll finish up the lesson with a brief discussion of the budgetary control process and the soft skills needed for this process.

 

What you will learn:

  • Learn about planning strategies and how they are used to keep a budget aligned with its vision
  • Obtain knowledge of cost behavior and how forecasts are used to ensure accuracy in future planning and budgeting
  • Develop various approaches to plan for general and administrative expenses
  • Gain tools and techniques used for a formal decision-making process
  • Master how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of a business using budgeted information

How you will benefit:

  • Learning how businesses think about budgeting will help you to make informed predictions about the future with strategic planning
  • Become more valuable to your employer or business by accurately budgeting costs
  • Make better business decisions with the knowledge about how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process
  • Increase success in your career with the skills, techniques, and tool kit provided by this course

About the Instructor:

Scott Paxton is a Certified Public Accountant and holds master's degrees in business administration and accounting. His background includes experience as a public accountant, a manager in the banking industry, an entrepreneur and a college business instructor. Paxton has also spent much of his career helping small business owners successfully optimize their business operations, budgets and strategic plans.

 

 

Fee: $115.00
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

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Internet Marketing Series 2 of 5 - Websites that Convert
9/8/2022 5:30 PM

For many small businesses, marketing means having a social media page and maybe a website. To effectively market your business and its products or services, marketing needs to be much more than that. This series of 5 workshops are designed to develop an effective and unified marketing plan for your small business or nonprofit.

This free series will be recorded and sent out to all registrants regardless if they attended.

Topics will include:

#1 - Creating a Connected Brand

#2 - Websites that Convert

#3 - Create 6 Months of Social Media in One day

#4 - How to Blog for SEO

#5 - Email Marketing for 2021

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Internet Marketing Series 3 of 5 - Create 6 Months of Social Media in One Day
9/15/2022 5:30 PM

For many small businesses, marketing means having a social media page and maybe a website. To effectively market your business and its products or services, marketing needs to be much more than that. This series of 5 workshops are designed to develop an effective and unified marketing plan for your small business or nonprofit.

This series will be recorded and sent out to all registrants regardless if they attended.

Topics will include:

#1 - Creating a Connected Brand

#2 - Websites that Convert

#3 - Create 6 Months of Social Media in One day

#4 - How to Blog for SEO

#5 - Email Marketing for 2021

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Internet Marketing Series 4 of 5 - How to Blog for SEO
9/22/2022 5:30 PM

For many small businesses, marketing means having a social media page and maybe a website. To effectively market your business and its products or services, marketing needs to be much more than that. This series of 5 workshops are designed to develop an effective and unified marketing plan for your small business or nonprofit.

This series will be recorded and sent out to all registrants regardless if they attended.

Topics will include:

#1 - Creating a Connected Brand

#2 - Websites that Convert

#3 - Create 6 Months of Social Media in One day

#4 - How to Blog for SEO

#5 - Email Marketing for 2021

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Internet Marketing Series 5 of 5 - Email Marketing for 2022
9/29/2022 5:30 PM

For many small businesses, marketing means having a social media page and maybe a website. To effectively market your business and its products or services, marketing needs to be much more than that. This series of 5 workshops are designed to develop an effective and unified marketing plan for your small business or nonprofit.

This series will be recorded and sent out to all registrants regardless if they attended.

Topics will include:

#1 - Creating a Connected Brand

#2 - Websites that Convert

#3 - Create 6 Months of Social Media in One day

#4 - How to Blog for SEO

#5 - Email Marketing for 2021

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Starting Your New Business
9/7/2022 6:00 PM

This workshop is designed to guide you through the steps necessary for starting a business.

It covers the different legal business entities, licenses needed, taxes and insurance. We explain what business plans are all about and show you how to collect business information and research. You will learn about capital funding and the lender's view of the borrower.

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Overview of SBA Programs and Services
9/8/2022 12:00 PM

This class covers the programs and services the Small Business Administration (SBA) has to offer to help you start and grow your business. Although the SBA is usually associated with loans, this overview will run through the SBA Loan Programs as well as other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, Surety Bonds, Disaster Assistance, and Advocacy Services.

Presenter:
Lonnie Koyama
Lead Economic Development Specialist
South Florida District Office
U.S. Small Business Administration

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Alcance a sus clientes en línea con Google
9/13/2022 5:00 PM

Aprende cómo encontrar tu negocio en línea con Google. Este taller explica cómo funciona el Buscador de Google y cómo puedes mejorar la visibilidad de tu página web a través de la optimización de motores de búsqueda (SEO). La sesión también presenta productos como Google Mi Negocio, Google Trends, Search Console, Google Analytics, Google Ads y más.

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Ponga su negocio en la búsqueda de Google y Maps
9/14/2022 5:00 PM

Aparecer cuando los clientes realizan búsquedas en línea es más importante que nunca. Asegúrese de que los clientes puedan encontrar información precisa y actualizada sobre su empresa local en la Búsqueda de Google y Google Maps, sin importar qué dispositivo utilizan. En este taller, aprenderá a crear y administrar un perfil comercial de Google de principio a fin.

En esta sesión, le mostraremos cómo:

  • Crea o reclama tu perfil comercial en Google

  • Administre la información de su empresa en la Búsqueda de Google y Maps

  • Utilice Perfil empresarial de Google para conectarse con clientes potenciales

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How to Set a Price for Your Product or Service
9/20/2022 5:30 PM

This workshop will cover five methods of product pricing with step-by-step instructions on how to implement them. 

The methods discussed will include:

- Value Added Pricing

- Cost Plus Pricing

- Modified Cost Plus Pricing

- Competitive Pricing

- Value Based Pricing

 

Viewers will also learn how to combine some of these methods to determine a specific price and sales volume while generating a profit amount that is specified as part of the process.

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Leadership- A Blueprint to Success
2/23/2023 7:00 PM
  • Is your (sending) reputation helping you or harming you?
  • Are your messages making it to the inbox? 
  • Or are they going to the junk folder?

 

Your sending reputation, or how email service providers judge your mail, can determine whether your messages are ever seen. If the emails that you send generate a lot of spam complaints, your sending reputation will deteriorate and future messages will be harder to get to the inbox. On the other hand, if recipients are engaged with your messages, your sending reputation will be stronger and your messages will be more likely to make it to the inbox. 

Join Constant Contact’s Top Trainer, Ken Countess, to learn how to improve your sender score and get your emails seen.

 

This event is FREE

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Franchises - An Easier Way to Owning a Business
9/28/2022 5:30 PM

Owning a franchise is one way to become an entrepreneur. A franchisor provides the planning, brand name and promotional support the franchisee needs to get started. Attend this workshop to see if a franchise is right for you. 

In the webinar we will answer the following questions:

  • Have you always wanted to be your own boss but didn't quite know how to get started?
  • Would you like to take control of your future and live a more flexible lifestyle?
  • Do you want to build equity and wealth for your future?

If you've answered "yes" to one or more of the above questions, this workshop may be right for you! Join for an interactive workshop, including:

  • Understand what it takes to be a franchise business owner
  • Learn about the advantages of becoming your own boss
  • How to find the right franchise

And many other topics!

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How Data Analytics Can Help Your Business
9/29/2022 7:00 PM

Data analytics is all about turning your raw business data into actionable knowledge. It has become a critical topic across the business world. No matter the size of your business or non-profit entity, understanding big data and business analytics is an increasingly important and desired skill. This free workshop will cover the basics of data analytics for those who do not specialize in this field, but want a baseline understanding of the industry, common tools and techniques, and some of its most practical applications.

Pre-registration is required for this free event.

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Regional Business Connections Event
10/12/2022 8:00 AM

As a business owner, making connections with other business owners in order to grow your network is crucial. Making the time to represent your business, your purpose and yourself - in addition to learning about other businesses around you - is a great way to increase visibility in the Daytona Beach region.

All members of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce are welcome to join fellow members and staff for the Open Regional Business Connections group. This RBC Group has no limitations on the amount of businesses per industry that can attend, and each meeting features a guest presenter.

The Open RBC Group will meet Wednesday, September 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the Daytona Regional Chamber office, located at 126 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach.

Advanced registration is recommended, and there is no fee to attend. Save your spot now to grow your network.

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Regional Business Connections Event
11/9/2022 8:00 AM

As a business owner, making connections with other business owners in order to grow your network is crucial. Making the time to represent your business, your purpose and yourself - in addition to learning about other businesses around you - is a great way to increase visibility in the Daytona Beach region.

All members of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce are welcome to join fellow members and staff for the Open Regional Business Connections group. This RBC Group has no limitations on the amount of businesses per industry that can attend, and each meeting features a guest presenter.

The Open RBC Group will meet Wednesday, September 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the Daytona Regional Chamber office, located at 126 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach.

Advanced registration is recommended, and there is no fee to attend. Save your spot now to grow your network.

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Regional Business Connections Event
12/14/2022 8:00 AM

As a business owner, making connections with other business owners in order to grow your network is crucial. Making the time to represent your business, your purpose and yourself - in addition to learning about other businesses around you - is a great way to increase visibility in the Daytona Beach region.

All members of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce are welcome to join fellow members and staff for the Open Regional Business Connections group. This RBC Group has no limitations on the amount of businesses per industry that can attend, and each meeting features a guest presenter.

The Open RBC Group will meet Wednesday, September 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the Daytona Regional Chamber office, located at 126 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach.

Advanced registration is recommended, and there is no fee to attend. Save your spot now to grow your network.

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SEV Leadership Program 2022
9/15/2022 8:00 AM

TODOSEV Leadership is a program of the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce designed for the community’s active leaders. The program equips graduates with the skills, knowledge, and contacts needed as they accept the challenge to become a more visible resource to the community. This eight-week journey is designed to develop high level leadership skills by introducing participants to community resources.

Participants will be engaged in challenging and motivating exercises to develop their leadership and professional skills through:

  • Interactive seminars

  • Dedicated leadership coursework from certified trainers

  • Meetings with key community leadership

  • Site Visits including AdventHealth, Marine Discovery Center, Boston Whaler, Bajio Sunglasses, & more!

The SEV Leadership Program is the opportunity to make an investment in yourself, your company, your community, and in your fellow classmates. Every session provides the chance to share your passion, your energy, and your unique skillset. You can be a driving force in building new friendships and discovering ways to collaborate so together everyone can achieve more. Allowing yourself to be immersed in every facet of the leadership experience brings you inspiration, empowerment and so much more.

 

Class is every Thursday starting September 15, 2022 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm through November 3, 2022.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 14 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Graduation Ceremony: Thursday, November 10

Class size is limited to 20 participants.

Member Registration: $1,200
Non-Member Registration: $1,650
Non-Profit Registration: $900

Includes opening reception, the 8 week course, a graduation dinner, and a graduation gift.

If you need assistance or have questions about registering for this event, please contact Stephanie Ford at sford@sevchamber.com and (386) 428-2449.

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Economic Prosperity Hour
10/19/2022 7:45 AM

This event is designed as an informational meeting with Economic Prosperity updates from County and City elected officials, City staff, Ormond Mainstreet and a local residential and commercial real estate update. The event features a speaker related to Economic Development or Government Affairs.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Patrick Han, Medical Director, University of Florida Health, Department of Neurosurgery at Halifax Health Medical Center

 

Held 6 times a year, every other month.

Average attendance is 50 community leaders.

Members Advance online registration is $10, at the door $15, and Future Members is $25.

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Access To Capital: After the Honeymoon - Keeping the Financial Fire Alive in Your Business
9/6/2022 6:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

 

Your Presenter:

JJ Conway, a Pastor, Physicist, and Financial Planner, was the first Black to serve as a physicist in the Air Force, despite being told by the Air Force, “Blacks can’t do physics.” She served for 23 years and founded and chaired the Nuclear Threats Community of Interest, one of our Nations’ top technical bodies comprised of 17 different agencies. Although science will always be her first love, JJ became a financial planner after returning from a 6-month military trip to discover her house sold, divorce papers, and over $845,000 debt to her name. Adapting to life as a military single mom, JJ learned how money worked and how to make it work for her quickly yet ethically. She now teaches others the same personal growth and financial management skills that allowed her to dump that debt and begin building wealth. She also mirrors these principles when working with businesses to improve processes, people, and profit. She will bring that enthusiasm and positive money management energy to the AAEA Access to Capital Workshop Series.

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Access To Capital: Building Black Dynasties: Breaking Down the Last Barrier to Black Wealth
9/13/2022 6:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

 

Your Presenter:

Dr. LaTanya White is an expert in belonging, racial equity, and entrepreneurship. As a result of her leadership, impact, and contributions to the Education and Business Administration sectors, Dr. White was recognized by the U.S. Department of State as a Fulbright Specialist. She leverages her research and expertise on Black entrepreneurship and the racial wealth gap to help entrepreneurs and the inclusive organizations that support them create racial equity in their policies, practices, and programming. Dr. White is a 2x author, TEDx Speaker, and Founder of Concept Creative Group, a professional and management development training firm focused on empowering Black entrepreneurs, their families, and their communities.

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Access To Capital: The Importance of Bookkeeping
9/20/2022 6:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

 

Your Presenter:

Kim Arne, founder and owner of BbK Services 556 in Lewisville, TX., is a graduate of Central State University, where she earned two degrees: BS in Accounting and BS in Computer Information Systems. Kim works with businesses and individuals covering a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, government, landscaping, law, manufacturing, retail, and real estate, to name a few! Kim has solutions for keeping books for a private enterprise, non-profit service, or individual. She takes pride in developing an efficient and informative view of her client’s finances so they can make the best decisions to reach their goals.

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Access To Capital: 3 Strategies to Increase Sales through Stories
9/27/2022 6:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

 

Your Presenter:

Mothyna James-Brightful is described as "energetic, passionate, and inspirational" by audiences. Affectionately known as Sister Mothyna, during her 16-year professional speaking career, she has logged over 40,000 hours on stage. During this time, Mothyna has trained over 100,000 individuals.



In recognition of her works, she has appeared in publications such as The Daily Record, Ebony Magazine, Be What I Want to Be Magazine, and The Afro-American Newspapers. With four publications under her belt, she is the author of the Amazon Bestseller Engage Inspire Prevent: Strategies for Educating Teens on Sexual Violence and co-author of Speak Up: The Ultimate Guide to Dominate the Speaking Industry. For 17 years, Mothyna was the co-founder and Visionary Director of Heal a Woman to Heal a Nation, Inc. (HWHN). She committed to outrageously serving women leaders to authentically create massive personal and professional success. Sister Mothyna currently helps coaches, speakers, leaders, and entrepreneurs to elevate their public speaking skills as the CEO of Stage Ready Speakers. Don't miss this impactful zoom!

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AAEA & SBA Zoom Workshop: Financing your Company Fixed Asset with the SBA 504 Loan Program
9/12/2022 12:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

 

Your Presenters:

Annie Grogan, Lender Relations Specialist, SBA

Kristen Tackett, VP & Bus. Dev. Officer, Florida First Capital Finance Corporation



What is the SBA 504 Loan Program?

*Co-lender financing for growing and expanding small businesses designed to facilitate the acquisition of capital fixed assets, such as commercial real estate / or long-life machinery and equipment.

 

Participants in the 504 Loan Program can:

*Borrow up to $5 million

*Get up to 90% financing for their loan amount

*Get below-market, fixed interest rates with 10,20 or 25-year terms

*Use loan proceeds for debt refinancing

 

During this webinar, you will learn:

*How 504 Loans work and are structured

*Who is eligible and how to qualify for 504 loans

*All eligible use of proceeds

*All terms and conditions associated with the program

 

SBA's participation in this activity is not an endorsement of any sponsor, other person, or entity's views, opinions, products, or services. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least (2) two weeks in advance. Contact Ana Grogan: ana.grogan@sba.gov

 

 

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Combine Facebook & Email Marketing for Maximum Results
9/27/2022 7:00 PM

If you're like most business owners, finding innovative, cost-effective ways to stay ahead of your competition is always on your mind.

You want to get maximum exposure out of your marketing efforts without breaking your budget.

Join us for an informative, fast-moving session on the Power of Email Marketing and Facebook Marketing, two of the best marketing tools available for small business and non-profits and relied upon by millions of organizations across the country.

You'll learn how to integrate email marketing with one of the most powerful social media tools - quickly and easily.

Our Presenter:

Ken Countess is Constant Contact's top trainer and an award-winning marketer, trainer, and presenter as well as an internationally accredited expert in Email and Social Media marketing. Don't miss this chance to hear Ken in action. Attendees at Ken's events always come away with ideas that they can implement immediately.

 

Pre-registration is required for this event. 

When registering, be sure to click the option that let's us provide the Sponsor (Ken) with your name and email, if you want him to contact you with additional information.

 

This event is FREE.

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Should I Own a Small Business?
9/21/2022 5:30 PM

This workshop will discuss the characteristics, backgrounds and mindsets of successful small business owners. This should allow you to see whether you have what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. We will also show you how to evaluate your skills to understand what areas you need to work on to increase your chances of success.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

What is entrepreneurship?

What is the entrepreneurial process?

Is entrepreneurship limited to certain age groups or gender?

Do I need a college degree in business to be successful?

What are the paths to owning a business?

How do successful entrepreneurs think?

What are the personal characteristics of successful entrepreneurs?

What are the chances my business will succeed?

How will I know if I have the skills needed to succeed?

 

Pre-registration is required for this free event.

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Should I Own a Small Business?
9/24/2022 9:30 AM

We will discuss the major reasons for assembling a plan, whether or not you need to obtain financing for your business. We will cover what should be in your plan and how to assemble the information you need using library and other resources.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • What is a business plan?
  • What are the main reasons for developing a business plan?
  • If I don't need to raise capital to start my business, do I still need a business plan?
  • If I do need to raise capital, what will lenders want in my business plan?
  • Where can I find a business plan template I can use to get started?
  • What are the main sections of a business plan?
  • Where can I get the information I will need in a business plan?

 

This webinar is FREE.

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Understanding Business Loan Proposals
9/29/2022 1:00 PM

Do you have a great idea for a business and the only thing standing in your way is the money to give it some legs? Or, you already own your own business but could use some extra capital to take things to the next level? You have come to the right place! In this presentation, you will learn the ins and outs of business loan proposals.

The following topics will be covered:

  • “5 C’s of Credit”: Character, Capacity, Capital, Collateral, and Conditions. In addition, 

  • How to obtain a loan for a start-up

  • How to obtain a loan for an existing business

  • How to obtain a loan to buy a business

Join us for this FREE webinar presentation and learn how to open the door to your business dream.

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Starting Your New Business
10/5/2022 6:00 PM

This workshop is designed to guide you through the steps necessary for starting a business.

It covers the different legal business entities, licenses needed, taxes and insurance. We explain what business plans are all about and show you how to collect business information and research. You will learn about capital funding and the lender's view of the borrower.

This workshop is free.

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SWOT Your Business
10/4/2022 7:00 PM

SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis is fundamental in identifying the critical factors of your business and the foundation of developing your strategic plan for a successful future. This session will cover the key aspects of a SWOT analysis and how it fits into your business's strategic plan.

Attend this webinar to:

  • Learn what a SWOT analysis is and why it is so important
  • Understand when and where the SWOT analysis fits in the strategic planning process

  • Develop an understanding of how to do a SWOT analysis for your business

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Get Started with QuickBooks (QB01)
10/12/2022 6:00 PM

This basic QuickBooks Online class will show you why tracking your finances is important to being successful in your business. It will also teach you about the different types of QuickBooks subscriptions and help you determine the best one for you. Finally, we will review the set up options to help you get started right.

Part 1 of 3.

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Tax Boot Camp for Small Business Owners
10/19/2022 6:00 PM

This seminar is specifically developed for small business owners who have little to no experience or understanding of the role and impact of income taxes on their businesses. It is facilitated by experienced Tax Professionals and is designed to provide ideas and tax strategies that can be shared with one's tax advisor.

This seminar is free.

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HOW TO BUILD DYNAMIC WORKPLACE CULTURE
9/20/2022 8:30 AM

Join us

for the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce

BOSS Program: Business Owners Sharing Solutions.

BOSS is a bi-annual, educational platform for the business community and promotes professional development. Topic will change for each event.....

 

HOW TO BUILD DYNAMIC WORKPLACE CULTURE

The Character & Personality of Your Organization

 

Speaker Panel: 


Denise De La Chapelle, First Vice President, Branch Manager, Morgan Stanley 
Skip Lilly, Sale & Marketing, Vision HR
Jan Miller, Director of Hospice & Palliative Care, Halifax Health 
Tyler Williams, President & CEO, Stonewood Grill & Tavern and Houligans 

 

MODERATOR: Brent O'Quinn, President, O'Quinn Insurance 

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Coffee With a Leader - 3 easy tips to triple sales, profits & results
9/22/2022 8:00 AM
  • Morning Routine to conquer your day
  • Daily Activity that drives Results
  • Spheres of Influence and how to leverage relationships

Join our presenter, Cynthia Blackwell from Cynthia Blackwell Consulting as she shares tips for busy professionals to succeed.

Plan your work - Work your plan is the motto by which Cynthis lives her life, personally and professionally.  With an energy and enthusiasm level possessed by few, she sparks life into her work and a lot of laughter.  Cynthia is a trusted business consultant and coach, a respected philanthropist, and a coveted speaker.

 

Attendees leave her presentations excited and empowered with tools they can implement now!

This event is free.

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Employee Benefits What is available to you?
10/4/2022 7:45 AM

 

Employee Benefits What is available to you?

HR Division Meeting

 

When: October 4 - 7:45 am to 9 am

Hosted by: By Lite

Where: 1420 Hockney Ct, Port Orange, FL 32128

 

Come join us on October 4th for a speed dating approach to employee benefits! Each of the companies

represented will open the meeting with five minutes to describe what their companies do. Then our

very own Krista Graves will pepper them with pertinent questions that you need to know.

Our panelists

companies will be:

  • Bouchard Insurance
  • Foundation Risk Partners
  • Assured Partners
  • Vision HR
  • Murray Insurance
  • Hylant
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Candidate HobNob 2022
10/4/2022 4:00 PM

“Join the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Volusia Young Professionals Group for Hobnob 2022. This event is an old-fashioned political rally that has plenty of good food, complimentary beer and wine, music, prizes, and live radio broadcasts. There will also be a "straw vote" on several key elections/issues that affect Volusia County. This event is open to the public!

 

Hobnob 2022 will be taking place on Tuesday, October 4 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at ERAU - Henderson Welcome Center (600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach).

 

With 35+ candidates in attendance and over 130+ attendees - this is an event you don't want to miss.

 

Candidates can secure a table for $150. Registration is $20 for chamber members and the public.

 

For questions or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shawn Richmond, Director of Advocacy, at 386.255.7174 or email shawn@daytonachamber.com

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Access To Capital: Opportunity is Knocking
10/11/2022 6:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

 

Your Presenter:

 

Parker Van Hart

will present the

Opportunity is knocking, what are you waiting for? Taking that first leap can be terrifying. How do you know if it’s the right idea at the right time?

 

Parker Van Hart has launched companies in the Sales, Construction, and Restaurant industries. He now uses the knowledge gained over his long and varied career to guide others with a passion to follow their own entrepreneurial dreams. Van Hart's own Entrepreneurial Mindset has led to 30+ years of experience working in higher education, as a restaurateur, and creating and/or working for B2B and B2C sales organizations. He has grown small businesses, refined systems, and processes created strong brands, developed innovative marketing plans, and established customer-centric company cultures. On the Corporate Innovation side, he led the Customer Retention and Communications programs for the first digital cell phone company, PrimeCo PCS for the southeastern US in the early 1990s. Parker Van Hart currently leads the University of Florida's Gator Hatchery, a student business incubator, and lectures for both the Warrington College of Business and UF's Innovation Academy on Creativity and Innovation in Business.

 

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Volusia Business Resource Week - Meet the Pros - Day One - County and Cities
10/31/2022 12:00 PM

Volusia Business Resources Week takes place October 31 to November 4, 2022.

Each day will offer a virtual lunch time presentation from the business resource partners vested in the success of Volusia area businesses and entrepreneurs.  

The presenters will introduce the participants to each of their organizations and programs they offer to businesses at all stages of growth.

Monday, October 31 - County and City Economic Development Organizations
12:00 PM Welcome and brief overview of the VBR Initiative Brad Harris
12:03 PM About VBR Website Video - Katrina Friel
12:05 ‐ 12:09 PM Volusia County Economic Development (VCED) - Helga van Eckert
12:10 ‐ 12:14 PM Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation - Keith Norden
12:15 ‐ 12:19 PM CEO Business Alliance - Kent Sharples
12:20 ‐ 12:24 PM Daytona Beach Shores - Nancy Maddox
12:25 ‐ 12:29 PM DeLand - Nick Conte
12:29 ‐12:34 PM Ormond Beach - Brian Rademacher
12:34 ‐ 12:38 PM Next Steps ‐ Annual Survey Brad Harris
12:39 ‐ 12:45 PM Q&A
12:45 Thank you and Wrap up - VCED

Learn more HERE!

Volusia Business Resources Week Flyer - Day One

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Volusia Business Resource Week - Meet the Pros - Day Two - Cities
11/1/2022 12:00 PM

Volusia Business Resources Week takes place October 31 to November 4, 2022.

Each day will offer a virtual lunch time presentation from the business resource partners vested in the success of Volusia area businesses and entrepreneurs.  

The presenters will introduce the participants to each of their organizations and programs they offer to businesses at all stages of growth.

Tuesday, November 1 - City Economic Development Organizations
12:00 PM Welcome and brief overview of the VBR Initiative
12:03 PM About VBR Website Video
12:05 ‐ 12:09 PM Orange City - Becky Mendez
12:10 ‐ 12:14 PM Daytona Beach - Jeff Brown
12:15 ‐ 12:19 PM Holly Hill - John Cox
12:20 ‐ 12:24 PM Deltona - Terrilyn Bostwick
12:25 ‐ 12:29 PM Port Orange - Tim Burman
12:30 ‐ 12:34 PM Edgewater - Samantha Bergeron
12:35 ‐ 12:39 PM South Daytona - Patty Rippey
12:40 ‐ 12:44 PM DeBary - Rochelle Greiner
12:45 ‐ 12:55 PM New Smyrna Beach - Chris Edwards
12:55 Q&A

Learn more HERE!

Volusia Business Resources Week Flyer - Day Two
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Volusia Business Resource Week - Meet the Pros - Day Three - Incubators and Post-Secondary Education
11/2/2022 12:00 PM

Volusia Business Resources Week takes place October 31 to November 4, 2022.

Each day will offer a virtual lunch time presentation from the business resource partners vested in the success of Volusia area businesses and entrepreneurs.  

The presenters will introduce the participants to each of their organizations and programs they offer to businesses at all stages of growth.

Wednesday, November 2 Incubators and Post‐Secondary Education
12:00 PM Welcome and brief overview of the VBR Initiative
12:03 PM About VBR Website Video
12:05 ‐ 12:09 PM SBDC - Trecia Marchand
12:10 ‐ 12:14 PM Stetson PaCE - Bud Hanson
12:15 ‐ 12:19 PM UCF Incubator - Connie Garzon
12:20 ‐ 12:24 PM Daytona State College - Frank Mercer
12:25 ‐ 12:29 PM Embry-Riddle Micaplex - Stephanie Miller, PhD
12:30 ‐ 12:34 Bethune Cookman University - Rashanda Denson
12:35 PM ‐ 12:45 PM Q& A
12:55 Thank you and Wrap up - VCED

Learn more HERE!

Volusia Business Resources Week Flyer - Day Three
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Volusia Business Resource Week - Meet the Pros - Day Four - Chambers of Commerce
11/3/2022 12:00 PM

Volusia Business Resources Week takes place October 31 to November 4, 2022.

Each day will offer a virtual lunch time presentation from the business resource partners vested in the success of Volusia area businesses and entrepreneurs.  

The presenters will introduce the participants to each of their organizations and programs they offer to businesses at all stages of growth.

Thursday, November 3 Chambers of Commerce
12:00 PM Welcome and brief overview of the VBR Initiative
12:03 PM About VBR Website Video
12:05 ‐ 12:09 PM Holly Hill Chamber - Lura Willhite
12:10 ‐ 12:14 PM Port Orange and South Daytona Chamber - Debbie Connors
12:15 ‐ 12:19 PM Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce - Debbie Cotton
12:20 ‐ 12:24 PM DeLand Chamber & Orange City Alliance - Janet Knauff
12:25 ‐ 12:29 PM Daytona Regional Chamber - Ken Phelps
12:30 ‐ 12:34 PM West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce - Sherry DeCrenza
12:35 ‐ 12:39 PM Urban Chamber - Kennedy Jacobs
12:40 to 12:44 PM Volusia Hispanic Chamber - Joe Hearn
12:45 ‐ 12:55 PM Q&A
12:55 Thank you and Wrap up - VCED

Learn more HERE!Volusia Business Resources Week Flyer - Day Foiur

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Volusia Business Resource Week - Meet the Pros - Day Five - Workforce, Mentors and Associations
11/4/2022 12:00 PM

Volusia Business Resources Week takes place October 31 to November 4, 2022.

Each day will offer a virtual lunch time presentation from the business resource partners vested in the success of Volusia area businesses and entrepreneurs.  

The presenters will introduce the participants to each of their organizations and programs they offer to businesses at all stages of growth.

Friday, November 4 Workforce, Mentors and Associaitons
12:00 PM Welcome and brief overview of the VBR Initiative
12:03 PM About VBR Website Video
12:05 ‐ 12:09 PM CareerSource - Robin King
12:10 ‐ 12:14 PM SEV Manufacturing - Bliss Jamison
12:15 ‐ 12:19 PM SCORE - Adrienne Barker
12:20 ‐ 12:24 PM AAEA - Leslie Giscombe
12:25 ‐ 12:29 PM VMA - Jessica Lovatt
12:30 ‐ 12:34 PM One Million Cups - Alex Szinegh
12:35 ‐ 12:39 PM West Volusia Advertising Authority - Georgia Turner
12:40 ‐ 12:44 PM Halifax Area Advertising Authority - Lori Campbell Baker
12:45 ‐ 12:55 PM New Smyrna Beach Visitors Bureau - Debbie Meihls
12:55 Q&A

Learn more HERE!

Volusia Business Resources Week Flyer - Day Five

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Tourism Partner Day
11/4/2022 8:00 AM

Due to the ongoing recovery by many of our CVB partners from the effects of Hurricane Ian, Tourism Partner Day has been rescheduled to November 4, 2022. The event will take place at the originally planned location, Daytona Beach International Airport, from 8:00-10:30 am. The theme of this year's breakfast and networking event is "Soaring Into 2023."

Tourism Partner Day will include a roll out of the destination's new "Beach On" campaign by the Zimmerman Agency, the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau's new agency of record. Digital Edge will also be on hand to provide an overview of the CVB's meetings and conventions marketing efforts. In addition, CVB Partners in attendance will have the opportunity to sign up for free and paid co-op advertising opportunities.

Breakfast and networking will begin at 8:00 am. The program starts at 9:00 am.

 

There is no cost to attend this event, 

 

Click here to  RSVP your attendance.

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Win Customers with Your Website
10/13/2022 7:00 PM

How do you set your website up to win over customers? Your website has to attract and engage visitors, educate them about your products and services, and convert them into customers. Success begins with a plan!

This webinar, presented by Co-Founder of Cardsetter, Jessica Baldwin, will show you the key elements your website needs to succeed.

After the session, you’ll have a better understanding of:

  • The critical role your website plays in your online marketing strategy 
  • The features and tools you'll need to execute your plan
  • How to get everything working together to achieve your goals
  • How to set your website up to attract, engage, and convert your ideal customers

Attendees will receive a free website planning workbook.

Our Presenter:

Jessica Baldwin | Co-Founder | Cardsetter  

Jessica is the Co-Founder of Cardsetter, a new and easy-to-use website platform with custom design and setup included. Jessica has been helping small businesses launch successful websites for over seven years.

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Access To Capital: Disaster Recovery - Understanding the Insurance Process
10/18/2022 6:00 PM

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Charletta Spicer presents Disaster Recovery: Understanding the Insurance Process. Charletta is an Independent Consultant that specializes in building relationships. With over 30 years of corporate insurance experience & a track record of community advocacy, she is able to help both individuals & organizations build better-quality relationships. As a Speaker/Author/Coach, she provides workshops, training, and coaching to help clients improve their quality of life by cultivating interactions with the people that have the capacity to make or break their success in life. Her clients include individuals, corporations, churches, and nonprofits. She has appeared as a guest on international podcasts, speaking events, and Cable talk shows.

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Access to Capital - Fall Series Finale
10/25/2022 6:00 PM

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Rufus D. Stephens presents Now What? Mr. Stephens’ passion for public speaking has been longstanding, as he has lent his voice to eager ears for over twenty-five years. He has won numerous awards for his much-loved presentations.  In 2015, Mr. Stephens formed a motivational speaking business called “Raisin’ the Rufe Communications”.  His empowering presentations are always geared to energize the listener toward personal appreciation and active accomplishment.

Listed among his appreciative audiences are the DePaul Alumni Association, the Department of Energy, Kiwanis International, the Georgia House of Representatives, the National Hookup of Black Women, and Savannah State University.

Mr. Stephens is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Delta Eta Chapter.

"It is not as important when you bloom, as that you bloom!" - Rufus Stephens

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Accounting Fundamentals
12/14/2022

Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.

In this comprehensive course, you will learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You will get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities.

Accounting Fundamentals covers all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • A calculator and a printer.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

If you want to increase your financial awareness and gain a marketable skill, this course is for you. You will learn the double-entry bookkeeping, financial transactions, financial reporting, and more.

 

Account Classifications, Account Titles, T Accounts, and the Accounting Equation

Welcome to Accounting Fundamentals! In this first lesson, you will learn all about account classifications, debits, credits, and T accounts. You will learn the difference between a liability and an asset and find out how to determine an owner's equity.

General Ledger Accounts and the Balance Sheet

Here's where you will begin your hands-on accounting practice: You will start by creating an imaginary company for which you will be the accountant. You will learn how to analyze your company's transactions to determine which amounts go into which accounts, then you will create your company's own General Ledger forms and post a few transactions into those accounts.

Journalizing Transactions and Posting to the General Ledger

Now that you understand the functions of the General Ledger, you're ready to move on to the next phase of recording transactions: the Journal. In this lesson, you will learn how to enter transactions into an 11-column journal and then post or transfer those amounts into appropriate General Ledger accounts.

Journalizing and Posting Cash and Charge Purchases and Payments on Account

In this lesson, you will learn all about Accounts Payable--money that you owe your vendors and suppliers. You will practice journalizing cash purchases and purchases on account, and you will get hands-on practice transferring those purchases to their corresponding Accounts Payable Ledger accounts.

Journalizing and Posting Cash and Charge Sales and Cash Received on Account

In this lesson, you will learn about Accounts Receivable, which is another name for money owed to your company by its customers. You will learn how to journalize and post those sales on account, how to enter charge sales into the journal, and how to transfer the information into an Accounts Receivable Ledger.

Payroll and Various Deductions

It's payday! This lesson will teach you how to determine gross pay, deductions, and net pay. You will learn how to prepare a payroll, write payroll checks, and how to prepare and maintain accurate payroll records.

Banking Services and Reports

In this lesson, you will learn all about banks and banking services: You will learn the proper way to write checks, make out deposit tickets, and reconcile your company's checking account with the bank statement--skills you will find valuable in both your business and personal life!

Posting Journal Totals to the General Ledger and Schedule of Accounts Payable and Schedule of Accounts Receivable

This lesson will teach you how to prepare a Schedule of Accounts Payable and a Schedule of Accounts Receivable. These reports can be used to compare the amount of money your business owes its creditors with the amount of money your customers owe your business.

End-Of-Year Worksheet

In this lesson, you will prepare a worksheet showing the net income or net loss for the fiscal period. The worksheet will show all income and expenses for the fiscal period as well as the assets, liabilities, and owner's equity account balances.

End-Of-Year Financial Reports

In this lesson, you will learn how to prepare various reports that are vital to the well-being of your company. You will learn how these reports can be used to make sound financial decisions in the next fiscal period. You will discover how to put together an Owner's Equity Statement, an Income Statement, and a Distribution of Net Income.

Journalizing and Posting Adjusting Entries

In this lesson, you will prepare for the end of the fiscal period by adjusting your asset account balances to accurately reflect the assets remaining at the end of the year. You will also find out how to journalize and post adjusting and closing entries to bring your company's General Ledger up to date.

Journalizing and Posting Closing Entries and Preparing a Post Closing Trial Balance

In the final lesson, you will prepare a Post Closing Trial Balance report to ensure that all of your debits and credits in the General Ledger balance out in preparation for the new fiscal period.

 

What you will learn

  • Learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions
  • Get hands-on experience with handing accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities
  • Learn about writing checks, preparing an income statement, and closing out accounts at the end of a fiscal period

How you will benefit

  • Learn everything you need to know to better manage your finances
  • Gain a solid understanding of accounting basics to be able to manage business finances or advance your career
  • Open the door to more career opportunities in the in-demand field of accounting and finance

 

Accounting Fundamentals
Fee: $115.00
Dates: 12/14/2022 - 2/4/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

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Business Budgeting for Beginners
12/14/2022

This course will introduce different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

 

If the idea of creating a budget for your business, department, or project seems overwhelming, this course will alleviate all of those fears. Taught in an approachable and relatable format, this course walks you through the budgeting process so you can go from numbers averse to budgeting super-hero. The downloadable templates included in the course allow you to easily and quickly take what you learn and apply it to your job. The storytelling used throughout the course makes the topic more approachable and engaging so you can obtain the soft skills that will help you be successful implementing and tracking a budget in the real world. Finally, the course challenge is something that will pique your curiosity at the beginning of the course and provide motivation to complete the course and continue learning the material.

A company's budgeting process involves a lot more than just rows and columns of numbers on a spreadsheet. The reality is that budgeting is a sometimes organic and sometimes organized process. Most often, it's an equal mix of both in an attempt to add some level of certainty to an uncertain future. These processes are what we are going to explore in this course. You will be introduced to different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools that are commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

In this comprehensive, beginner-friendly course, you will learn the elementary skills needed to be successful in the budgeting process and work gradually work your way up to creating a budget. You will also discover how to best evaluate the results of your budget and make decisions to help your business maximize its profits.

 

Predicting the Future

In our first lesson, you'll explore how budgeting at its core is a process of looking forward. It's about making informed predictions about the future. Next, you'll see how a company's vision can lead to setting goals for the company. These visions are often aspirational and state the path for where the company plans to go in the future. Then, we'll also start the conversation about the human side of budgeting.

Budget Strategies

In this lesson, you'll begin to look at various budgeting strategies, including strategic, capital, and operations budgeting techniques. The lesson will include some real-life examples of planning activities, and to further bring these concepts to life, you'll work with a fictional company, Curly's Pool Service and Supplies, by helping Curly formulate some plans and budgets!

It's All About Sales!

This lesson will focus all on sales, specifically the role that sales play in the budgeting process. We'll examine the best practices for compiling a sales forecast and how to increase the chances that the sales forecast will actually mimic real life. We'll also discover how to create an inventory that needs a budget to determine just how much inventory to purchase based on a sales forecast. Finally, we'll discuss how to formulate a labor requirements budget to accurately project just how much labor you may need to employ to meet the needs of the company, again based on the sales forecast.

Cost Behavior – Part 1

In this lesson, we are going to detour a bit from the actual preparation of a budget and dive into how certain types of costs behave. Understanding how costs increase or decrease relative to an activity is an essential part of learning how to accurately budget for costs in a business. So, in the upcoming chapters, you're going to discover how to distinguish between variable, fixed, and mixed costs. We will use these cost types to calculate the contribution margin for the business. Then, we will show you how to use contribution margin to make certain predictions and decisions in a business. Most notably, you'll see how to use contribution margin to calculate the all-important break-even point and margin of safety for a business.

Cost Behavior – Part 2

This lesson will be a continuation of the discussion about cost behavior. In the lesson, you'll explore how to evaluate a company's sales mix and how to calculate operating leverage using tools given throughout the course. Operating leverage is just another key component of cost analysis that will allow you to, once again, easily make projections about the future. We'll end the lesson with a discussion about how companies set prices for the products and services they offer. You can probably guess that this process is a bit more involved than just selecting a price out of thin air. It's actually an essential part of a company's overall budgeting process and should not be taken lightly.

Expense and Manufacturing Production Budgets

In this lesson, we'll examine the steps needed to build both a direct materials budget and a direct labor budget. We'll also examine how a manufacturing company budgets for manufacturing overhead. All of these components are key to developing an overall production budget for a business that manufactures a product. Finally, we will end this lesson by describing the components of a production budget.

Cash Is King!

In this lesson, we'll discuss how to prepare a complete cash budget for a business. You'll get the chance to take an even closer look at how a company might forecast cash collections from credit sales and cash payments on credit purchases for big-ticket items like inventory or other expensive capital projects. We'll even take a look at how some companies mitigate the risk of running out of cash by utilizing lines of credit and other sources of cash instead of just relying on cash generated from sales.

Capital Budgeting

In this lesson, you'll learn some of the basic methodologies that can be applied in many different capital budgeting scenarios. The lesson will begin with an explanation of a technique that does not include an evaluation of how time impacts the valuation of money. Then, you'll learn how the passage of time and its impact on the value of a dollar is incorporated into capital budgeting decisions. Since capital projects often span years, or even decades in some cases, the time value of money is key to improving accuracy in budgeting for capital projects. The lesson will finish up with a thorough review of, perhaps, the most common technique that is used in capital budgeting decisions: net present value.

Business Decision-Making – Part 1

In this lesson and the one that follows, we're going to explore how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process to improve their chances of making better decisions. For a business, a better decision is one that maximizes profit and aligns with the company's goals and values. We'll start with an examination of what types of budgeted information are relevant to making a decision and what types of information you can ignore. You'll see the differences between quantitative and qualitative information and how each can be used to improve decision-making. Then we'll finish up with an example including some specific steps you can use as a model for making better decisions.

Business Decision-Making – Part 2

In this lesson, you'll continue to practice with these same techniques by applying them to a few other common business decisions. You'll start by examining how a business uses budgeted information to make the choice to replace an existing asset with a new asset, such as replacing an old piece of manufacturing equipment with a brand-new one. Next, you'll explore how a business might use budgeted information when deciding whether to eliminate a product or service that it offers. We'll finish up the lesson by examining one of the most critical business decisions you'll ever need to make: how to allocate your most scarce resource to maximize profit in your business.

Bringing It All Together

In this lesson and the one that follows, we will focus on how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of the business using budgeted information. We'll start by taking a close look at using the components of a company's operating budget to compile the pro forma balance sheet. Next, we'll examine the steps needed to prepare the pro forma income statement, again by using the information found in many of the other operating budget components. To finish up the lesson, we'll dive into some straightforward techniques that are useful to evaluate the balances found on the pro forma balance sheet and income statements.

Evaluation, Control, and Methods

In our last lesson, we'll spend more time on the budget evaluation process by examining how companies use variance analysis to evaluate differences between actual results and the budget. To keep things manageable, we'll stick to the basics here so that you're equipped with some tools to take with you when applying these techniques in a real company. As part of this process, we'll take a look at how budget variances are defined and interpreted. Then, we'll discuss some techniques like flexible budgeting to evaluate and isolate certain budget fluctuations in a way that provides clarity to a business owner or manager. We'll finish up the lesson with a brief discussion of the budgetary control process and the soft skills needed for this process.

 

What you will learn

  • Learn about planning strategies and how they are used to keep a budget aligned with its vision
  • Obtain knowledge of cost behavior and how forecasts are used to ensure accuracy in future planning and budgeting
  • Develop various approaches to plan for general and administrative expenses
  • Gain tools and techniques used for a formal decision-making process
  • Master how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of a business using budgeted information

How you will benefit

  • Learning how businesses think about budgeting will help you to make informed predictions about the future with strategic planning
  • Become more valuable to your employer or business by accurately budgeting costs
  • Make better business decisions with the knowledge about how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process
  • Increase success in your career with the skills, techniques, and tool kit provided by this course

 

Business Budgeting for Beginners
Fee: $115.00
Dates: 12/14/2022 - 2/4/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

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Creating a Successful Business Plan
11/16/2022

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. You will work through all the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. Most importantly, you will have completed the first—and most difficult—step on the path to small business success.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word or other word processing program (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This course will guide you through all the major components of writing a business plan and you'll emerge with your first draft in hand.

 

A Strategy for Success

In this first lesson, you will meet several leading entrepreneurs and determine if you have similar passions and skill sets. You will discover that business plans are not just for funding your dream, but for guiding it along the path to success (as you choose to define it).

Defining Your Business

Now, you will start to mold your business. You will develop a vision and a mission for your enterprise. You will define and refine your product or service, and you will uncover your niche. This is the fun part of the journey—your only limitation is your imagination.

The Role of the Customer

This lesson will focus on the customer. Successful companies focus not on the products and services that they offer, but on the customers that they serve—on many levels. You will learn to position your company to be customer-centric, and how to move that customer from satisfied to loyal (and perhaps even an advocate for your business).

Structuring Your Organization

In this lesson, you will structure your organization so it's in the best position to provide your product or service to your targeted customers. You will discover the role that change plays in your entrepreneurial evolution. Change is good—it shows that you're thinking.

The Marketing Plan

This lesson explores the plan within the plan—the marketing section of your business plan. You will also discover the features and benefits of your product or service, and you will begin the ongoing task of market research. This is where you can differentiate your product or service from that of your competition.

The Competition

This lesson will explore three separate areas of marketing. First, you will learn about your competitors so that you can better position yourself and discover just how solid your business ideas are. Then, you will address one of the most difficult issues of new business—pricing. Finally, you will become a SWOT agent—analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Marketing in Action

In this lesson, you will join a panel of outstanding marketing, public relations, and graphics experts who are also entrepreneurs and believe in the power of networking. You will explore graphic design, logos, image, public relations, and guerrilla marketing, as well as marketing in action.

Operations and Manufacturing

This lesson tackles operations and manufacturing concerns.

Understanding the Finance Section (Part I)

This lesson takes a bird's eye view of the financial section of a business plan. You will also briefly explore the capital equipment list, the balance sheet, and break-even analysis.

Understanding the Finance Section (Part II)

In this lesson, you will discover three additional financial components of the plan. You will explore the projected income statement, cash flow, and historical financial records. Be sure to take some time to explore the Supplemental Links area (in this lesson and in all the others) for outstanding online resources.

Financing Your Business

This lesson continues the focus on money, but from a different perspective than in the previous two. You will focus on funding and financing opportunities, and by the end, you should have a better understanding of financing. You will also find out where to locate traditional, and not so traditional, sources of funding.

The Final Document

In the final lesson, you will end one journey while beginning another. First, you will write an outstanding executive summary. You will receive a few important document formatting tips, and you will learn what supporting documents you should add to your final business plan. You now hold all the keys to the doors along your entrepreneurial path. Journey well.

 

What you will learn

  • Develop a strategy for success, starting with a detailed business plan
  • Learn the role of the customer in your new business venture
  • Gain an understanding of marketing and all the pieces you will need to know to succeed
  • Understand the financial aspects of starting and running a business
  • Learn how and where to obtain financing

How you will benefit

  • Learn what you will need to know to get a successful start as an entrepreneur
  • Understand how to surround yourself with the right people and tools for success
  • Feel more confident as you step out on your own to achieve your dreams

 

Creating a Successful Business Plan
Fee: $115.00
Dates: 11/16/2022 - 1/7/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Read more
Creating a Successful Business Plan
12/14/2022 12:00 AM

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. You will work through all the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. Most importantly, you will have completed the first—and most difficult—step on the path to small business success.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word or other word processing program (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This course will guide you through all the major components of writing a business plan and you'll emerge with your first draft in hand.

 

A Strategy for Success

In this first lesson, you will meet several leading entrepreneurs and determine if you have similar passions and skill sets. You will discover that business plans are not just for funding your dream, but for guiding it along the path to success (as you choose to define it).

Defining Your Business

Now, you will start to mold your business. You will develop a vision and a mission for your enterprise. You will define and refine your product or service, and you will uncover your niche. This is the fun part of the journey—your only limitation is your imagination.

The Role of the Customer

This lesson will focus on the customer. Successful companies focus not on the products and services that they offer, but on the customers that they serve—on many levels. You will learn to position your company to be customer-centric, and how to move that customer from satisfied to loyal (and perhaps even an advocate for your business).

Structuring Your Organization

In this lesson, you will structure your organization so it's in the best position to provide your product or service to your targeted customers. You will discover the role that change plays in your entrepreneurial evolution. Change is good—it shows that you're thinking.

The Marketing Plan

This lesson explores the plan within the plan—the marketing section of your business plan. You will also discover the features and benefits of your product or service, and you will begin the ongoing task of market research. This is where you can differentiate your product or service from that of your competition.

The Competition

This lesson will explore three separate areas of marketing. First, you will learn about your competitors so that you can better position yourself and discover just how solid your business ideas are. Then, you will address one of the most difficult issues of new business—pricing. Finally, you will become a SWOT agent—analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Marketing in Action

In this lesson, you will join a panel of outstanding marketing, public relations, and graphics experts who are also entrepreneurs and believe in the power of networking. You will explore graphic design, logos, image, public relations, and guerrilla marketing, as well as marketing in action.

Operations and Manufacturing

This lesson tackles operations and manufacturing concerns.

Understanding the Finance Section (Part I)

This lesson takes a bird's eye view of the financial section of a business plan. You will also briefly explore the capital equipment list, the balance sheet, and break-even analysis.

Understanding the Finance Section (Part II)

In this lesson, you will discover three additional financial components of the plan. You will explore the projected income statement, cash flow, and historical financial records. Be sure to take some time to explore the Supplemental Links area (in this lesson and in all the others) for outstanding online resources.

Financing Your Business

This lesson continues the focus on money, but from a different perspective than in the previous two. You will focus on funding and financing opportunities, and by the end, you should have a better understanding of financing. You will also find out where to locate traditional, and not so traditional, sources of funding.

The Final Document

In the final lesson, you will end one journey while beginning another. First, you will write an outstanding executive summary. You will receive a few important document formatting tips, and you will learn what supporting documents you should add to your final business plan. You now hold all the keys to the doors along your entrepreneurial path. Journey well.

 

What you will learn

  • Develop a strategy for success, starting with a detailed business plan
  • Learn the role of the customer in your new business venture
  • Gain an understanding of marketing and all the pieces you will need to know to succeed
  • Understand the financial aspects of starting and running a business
  • Learn how and where to obtain financing

How you will benefit

  • Learn what you will need to know to get a successful start as an entrepreneur
  • Understand how to surround yourself with the right people and tools for success
  • Feel more confident as you step out on your own to achieve your dreams

 

Creating a Successful Business Plan
Fee: $115.00
Dates: 12/14/2022 - 2/4/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

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Accounting Fundamentals
11/16/2022

Accounting Fundamentals   

Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.

 

In this comprehensive course, you will learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You will get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities.

Accounting Fundamentals covers all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • A calculator and a printer.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

If you want to increase your financial awareness and gain a marketable skill, this course is for you. You will learn the double-entry bookkeeping, financial transactions, financial reporting, and more.

 

Account Classifications, Account Titles, T Accounts, and the Accounting Equation

Welcome to Accounting Fundamentals! In this first lesson, you will learn all about account classifications, debits, credits, and T accounts. You will learn the difference between a liability and an asset and find out how to determine an owner's equity.

General Ledger Accounts and the Balance Sheet

Here's where you will begin your hands-on accounting practice: You will start by creating an imaginary company for which you will be the accountant. You will learn how to analyze your company's transactions to determine which amounts go into which accounts, then you will create your company's own General Ledger forms and post a few transactions into those accounts.

Journalizing Transactions and Posting to the General Ledger

Now that you understand the functions of the General Ledger, you're ready to move on to the next phase of recording transactions: the Journal. In this lesson, you will learn how to enter transactions into an 11-column journal and then post or transfer those amounts into appropriate General Ledger accounts.

Journalizing and Posting Cash and Charge Purchases and Payments on Account

In this lesson, you will learn all about Accounts Payable--money that you owe your vendors and suppliers. You will practice journalizing cash purchases and purchases on account, and you will get hands-on practice transferring those purchases to their corresponding Accounts Payable Ledger accounts.

Journalizing and Posting Cash and Charge Sales and Cash Received on Account

In this lesson, you will learn about Accounts Receivable, which is another name for money owed to your company by its customers. You will learn how to journalize and post those sales on account, how to enter charge sales into the journal, and how to transfer the information into an Accounts Receivable Ledger.

Payroll and Various Deductions

It's payday! This lesson will teach you how to determine gross pay, deductions, and net pay. You will learn how to prepare a payroll, write payroll checks, and how to prepare and maintain accurate payroll records.

Banking Services and Reports

In this lesson, you will learn all about banks and banking services: You will learn the proper way to write checks, make out deposit tickets, and reconcile your company's checking account with the bank statement--skills you will find valuable in both your business and personal life!

Posting Journal Totals to the General Ledger and Schedule of Accounts Payable and Schedule of Accounts Receivable

This lesson will teach you how to prepare a Schedule of Accounts Payable and a Schedule of Accounts Receivable. These reports can be used to compare the amount of money your business owes its creditors with the amount of money your customers owe your business.

End-Of-Year Worksheet

In this lesson, you will prepare a worksheet showing the net income or net loss for the fiscal period. The worksheet will show all income and expenses for the fiscal period as well as the assets, liabilities, and owner's equity account balances.

End-Of-Year Financial Reports

In this lesson, you will learn how to prepare various reports that are vital to the well-being of your company. You will learn how these reports can be used to make sound financial decisions in the next fiscal period. You will discover how to put together an Owner's Equity Statement, an Income Statement, and a Distribution of Net Income.

Journalizing and Posting Adjusting Entries

In this lesson, you will prepare for the end of the fiscal period by adjusting your asset account balances to accurately reflect the assets remaining at the end of the year. You will also find out how to journalize and post adjusting and closing entries to bring your company's General Ledger up to date.

Journalizing and Posting Closing Entries and Preparing a Post Closing Trial Balance

In the final lesson, you will prepare a Post Closing Trial Balance report to ensure that all of your debits and credits in the General Ledger balance out in preparation for the new fiscal period.

 

What you will learn

  • Learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions
  • Get hands-on experience with handing accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities
  • Learn about writing checks, preparing an income statement, and closing out accounts at the end of a fiscal period

How you will benefit

  • Learn everything you need to know to better manage your finances
  • Gain a solid understanding of accounting basics to be able to manage business finances or advance your career
  • Open the door to more career opportunities in the in-demand field of accounting and finance

 

Fee: $115.00
Dates: 11/16/2022 - 1/7/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

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10th Annual Florida Veteran Paychecks for Patriots 2022
11/3/2022 10:00 AM
10th Annual Florida Veteran Paychecks for Patriots 2022 Flyer from CareerSource Flagler Volusia
 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3282

Elmer J Hawkins Banquet Hall

5810 S. Williamson Blvd.

Port Orange, FL 32128

 

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Veterans & Eligible Spouses

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Open to All

 

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Reach Customers Online with Google
11/2/2022 12:00 PM

Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads.

In this session attendees will learn how to:

● Improve your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices

● Maximize SEO strategies that are most important in 2021

● Attract new prospects with low-cost advertising

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30 Days of Content Marketing in 90 Minutes
11/2/2022 7:00 PM

Learn how to create effective marketing content quickly and use it across multiple marketing media as part of your marketing strategy. The objective is to make this a manageable part of your monthly operations.

Although essential in today's business world, many businesses flounder when it comes to keeping a fresh, relevant impression in their marketing campaigns. Managing and updating your marketing engagement with clients can seem overwhelming and stressful. Sign up for this free webinar to improve the effectiveness and the efficiency of your marketing.

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Digital Ads - The Ultimate Tool to Grow Your Business
11/2/2022 6:00 PM

Social ads are by far one of the best and fastest ways to grow your business. But most do not know how to best run ads; even worse, many try unsuccessfully and become discouraged about ads altogether. But, there are many industry secrets you may not be aware of when it comes to properly and effectively advertising online to scale your business - would you like to know what they are? In this fun and interactive course you’ll learn:

  • How to determine if you’re ready for for advertising
  • Insider ads secrets and best practices used by the pros
  • How to get the best return on investment (ROI) from your ads
  • Advantages of various ad platforms
  • And so much more!
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How to Set a Price for Your Product or Service
11/3/2022 5:30 PM

This workshop will cover five methods of product pricing with step-by-step instructions on how to implement them.

The methods discussed will include:

  • Value Added Pricing
  • Cost Plus Pricing
  • Modified Cost Plus Pricing
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Value Based Pricing

 

We will also discuss how to combine some of these methods to determine a specific price and sales volume while generating a profit amount that you specify as part of the process.

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Next Level Business – Proven Strategies to H.E.L.P. Grow Your Business
11/3/2022 8:00 AM

In this webinar attendees will learn:

1. Strategies to generate revenue NOW!
2. Networking strategies to build relationships to get more referrals.
3. Get a blueprint to create a “V.I.C.T.O.R.Y” Success Action Plan
4. Learn ways to design, implement, and evaluate a Strategic Business Plan to grow your business.

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Making Sense of Online Marketing: A Simple Checklist for Success
11/8/2022 6:00 PM

The idea of getting your business online can often feel scary and even confusing. With so many moving parts, figuring out what to do and how to do it presents a unique challenge for time-starved small business owners. Don’t worry, once you understand how it all works together you can stop wasting time and focus on the things that actually benefit your business.

If you’re just getting started with online marketing or not seeing the results you’ve hoped for...this session is for you. You’ll learn the foundational elements that will help you get the word out about your business and you won’t need a marketing degree to do it!

In this session attendees will learn:

● How people find you online

● How to set yourself up for success

● How to encourage new and repeat business

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How to Increase Profitability – Part 1 of 2
11/10/2022 5:30 PM

In Part One, the presenter will review how to define realistic profit goals and ways to manage expenses by covering the following topics:

  • Budgeting for Profitability - Entrepreneurs often budget by taking last year's sales and increasing it by a few percent, if they budget at all. This section will take the traditional Revenue - Expenses = Profit equation and turn it around to make sure you are budgeting for profit first.

  • Determining the Owner's Profit - Learn how to determine how much profit you should expect your business to generate and how to make sure it actually ends up in your pocket.

  • Examining Operational Expenses - Entrepreneurs often pay attention to sales and little else. They expect extra sales to result in extra profit, but too often this does not happen. This section examines all categories of operational expense with a goal of significant overhead reduction.

  • Examining Variable Expenses - We will perform a similar analysis of variable expenses to suggest ways to reduce them and increase gross profit. We will also look at the different impacts of operational versus variable expenses and why you should take steps to move expenses from one category into the other.
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How to Increase Profitability – Part 2 of 2
11/17/2022 5:30 PM

In Part Two, the presenter will review ways to increase revenue by covering the following topics:

  • Product Pricing - We will review different methods of product pricing and demonstrate how to determine the impact price changes will have on the number of units sold and gross profit.

  • Price Discounting Strategies - Entrepreneurs often resort to lowering prices when they can't figure out what else to do. We will review alternatives to price discounting first. We will then review nine price discounting strategies along with when to use them, if at all!

  • Product & Customer Profitability Analysis - The 80/20 rule states that 80% of your revenue and profit come from 20% of your customers. The same rule applies to products if you offer multiple products. This section will explain how to figure out which products and which customers are in the 20% and how to get more customers like them.

  • The Sales Funnel - The sales funnel tracks the various stages of a sale from identifying your target market through the closing of a sale. We will demonstrate all the stages, how to move prospects from one stage to the next and how to measure the number and value of prospects at each stage.

  • Tracking Metrics - This section will provide some Key Performance Indicators (or KPIs) you can use to track sales and profitability over time in order to make sure you are headed in the right direction.

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Tackle Quickbooks Online Basics (QB02)
11/10/2022 6:00 PM

Join to learn how to enter basic transactions including creating invoices, making deposits, recording expenses, bills and checks. We will also talk about how to use bank feeds and set up rules to save you time; and walk through a standard process of how to reconcile your accounts. All this, plus tips and tricks within the software you may not be aware of.

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Tax Boot Camp for Small Business Owners
11/12/2022 10:00 AM

This seminar is specifically developed for small business owners who have little to no experience or understanding of the role and impact of income taxes on their businesses. It is facilitated by experienced Tax Professionals and is designed to provide ideas and tax strategies that can be shared with one's tax advisor.

Read more
Franchises - An Easier Way to Owning a Business
11/15/2022 5:30 PM

Owning a franchise is one way to become an entrepreneur. A franchisor provides the planning, brand name and promotional support the franchisee needs to get started. Attend this workshop to see if a franchise is right for you. 

In the webinar, the presenter and panelists will answer the following questions:

  • Have you always wanted to be your own boss but didn't quite know how to get started?

  • Would you like to take control of your future and live a more flexible lifestyle

  • Do you want to build equity and wealth for your future?

If you've answered "yes" to one or more of the above questions, this workshop may be right for you!

Join us for an interactive workshop, including:

  • Understand what it takes to be a franchise business owner

  • Learn about the advantages of becoming your own boss

  • How to find the right franchise

And many other topics!

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Starting Your New Business
11/15/2022 6:00 PM

This workshop is designed to guide you through the steps necessary for starting a business.

It covers the different legal business entities, licenses needed, taxes and insurance. We explain what business plans are all about and show you how to collect business information and research. You will learn about capital funding and the lender's view of the borrower.

Read more
Funding Your Business
11/16/2022 6:00 PM

For people who think they might need funding for their business. It is designed for start-ups and existing businesses with cash flow or capital issues. The seminar explains the various sources of funds, their lending criteria and how they differ.

Read more
30 días de marketing de contenidos en 90 minutos
11/16/2022 7:00 PM

Aprenda a crear contenido de marketing efectivo rápidamente y utilícelo en múltiples medios de marketing como parte de su estrategia de marketing. El objetivo es hacer de esto una parte manejable de sus operaciones mensuales.

Aunque es esencial en el mundo empresarial actual, muchas empresas se tambalean cuando se trata de mantener una impresión fresca y relevante en sus campañas de marketing. Administrar y actualizar su compromiso de marketing con los clientes puede parecer abrumador y estresante. Regístrese en este seminario web gratuito para mejorar la eficacia y la eficiencia de su marketing.

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Protecting Your Brand With Trademarks and Service Marks
11/18/2022 2:30 PM

There are many different steps to consider when starting a new business. One step that is often overlooked but critically important is brand protection.

Join to learn more about how to protect your brand, whether you're just starting your entrepreneurial journey, or have been at it for a few years.

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of strengthening and protecting your brand

  • What type of mark you should be registering for

  • What to consider if you have already been using your mark or if it is not yet in use

  • Why you should not wait to register your mark.
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Building Your Financial Plan
11/19/2022 9:30 AM

For people who have limited knowledge or understanding of basic accounting and finance. This seminar is intended to explain the methods and need for financial tracking, control and generating the financial projections necessary to develop your plan such as: cash flow, income statement, break evens and balance sheet.

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Protecting Your Brand With Trademarks and Service Marks
11/18/2022 2:30 PM

There are many different steps to consider when starting a new business. One step that is often overlooked but critically important is brand protection. Jubin of Dana legal Services has over 25 years of experience in the world of intellectual property.

Join us to learn more about how to protect your brand, whether you're just starting your entrepreneurial journey, or have been at it for a few years. He will provide guidance and resources for getting your mark registered and some tips and tricks to help you along the way.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of strengthening and protecting your brand
  • What type of mark you should be registering for
  • What to consider if you have already been using your mark or if it is not yet in use
  • Why you should not wait to register your mark.

This event is FREE

About our Presenter: Jubin Dana is a Registered Patent Attorney with over 25 years of experience. He is the owner and main shareholder of Dana Legal Services. He and his team provide legal counsel in all matters related to intellectual property, including obtaining patents through the US Patent Office, Patent Law, Intellectual Property Law, Trademark Law, Copyright Law, Startup Law, and Negotiation.

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Tax Boot Camp for Small Business Owners
11/12/2022 10:00 AM

This seminar is specifically developed for small business owners who have little to no experience or understanding of the role and impact of income taxes on their businesses. It is facilitated by experienced Tax Professionals and is designed to provide ideas and tax strategies that can be shared with one's tax advisor.

 

THIS EVENT IS FREE

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After Hours at Bluewater Marine
11/10/2022 5:30 PM

After Hours is a monthly networking event hosted by different local businesses.

Join us a Bluewater Marine for cocktails, live music, food, and the opportunity to meet with other business owners and community leaders.

Admission:

$10 - Members

$15 - Non-members

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Determining Product Profit Potential and Target Market
11/14/2022 5:30 PM

This workshop will cover methods of calculating the market potential and estimating the amount of sales and profit you can derive from it using databases available for free through the Jacksonville Public Library. This will include: 

• How to define consumer or business target markets.

• How to include psychographics in the definition.

• Calculating market potential sales and profitability.

 

This webinar is free.

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Starting Your New Business
11/15/2022 6:00 PM

This workshop is designed to guide you through the steps necessary for starting a business.

It covers the different legal business entities, licenses needed, taxes and insurance. We explain what business plans are all about and show you how to collect business information and research. You will learn about capital funding and the lender's view of the borrower.

 

This webinar is free

Read more
Franchises - An Easier Way to Owning a Business
11/15/2022 5:30 PM

Owning a franchise is one way to become an entrepreneur. A franchisor provides the planning, brand name and promotional support the franchisee needs to get started. Attend this workshop to see if a franchise is right for you.

 

You will have the opportunity to hear from local franchise owners live, including

> Presenter, Heidi Simos

> Panelist Craig Linsky

> Panelist Debra Koehler

> Panelist Sesn Rotolo

> Panelist Edward Hawkins

 

Find out why they decided to take the franchise route versus starting from scratch.  

 

In the webinar we will answer the following questions:

> Have you always wanted to be your own boss but didn't quite know how to get started?

> Would you like to take control of your future and live a more flexible lifestyle?

> Do you want to build equity and wealth for your future?

 

If you've answered "yes" to one or more of the above questions, this workshop may be right for you! Join us for an interactive workshop, including:

> Understand what it takes to be a franchise business owner

> Learn about the advantages of becoming your own boss

> How to find the right franchise

And many other topics

Before becoming a career transition coach, presenter Heidi Simos was a successful business woman, working in both the retail and education industries. Early in her career Heidi decided to purchase a learning center franchise and within 4 years, became an award-winning, multi-unit owner of 8 centers across Florida.

Today, Heidi's mission is to educate the 70% of the American population who have a strong desire to be self-sufficient, and coach them to determine if a franchise business is the right fit. Heidi is proud to say that she has helped many people, including several Veterans, achieve the dream of becoming their own boss!

 

This webinar is free.

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Funding Your Business
11/16/2022 6:00 PM

For people who think they might need funding for their business. It is designed for start-ups and existing businesses with cash flow or capital issues. The seminar explains the various sources of funds, their lending criteria and how they differ.

 

This webinar is free

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30 días de marketing de contenidos en 90 minutos
11/16/2022 7:00 PM

Aprenda a

 

crear contenido de marketing efectivo rápidamente

 

y utilícelo en múltiples medios de marketing como parte de su estrategia de marketing. El objetivo es hacer de esto una parte manejable de sus operaciones mensuales.

 

Aunque es esencial en el mundo empresarial actual, muchas empresas se tambalean cuando se trata de mantener una impresión fresca y relevante en sus campañas de marketing. Administrar y actualizar su compromiso de marketing con los clientes puede parecer abrumador y estresante. Regístrese en este seminario web gratuito para

 

mejorar la eficacia y la eficiencia de su marketing.

 

Nuestra presentadora

: Samantha Cruz ha sido propietaria de 4 pequeñas empresas desde 2002 y su pasión es ver a las mujeres empresarias crecer profesionalmente y volverse financieramente independientes. Samantha tiene una maestría en marketing empresarial y es mentora de SCORE.

 

COSTO: Gratis

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How to Increase Profitability – Part 1 of 2
11/10/2022 5:30 PM

In Part One, we will review how to define realistic profit goals and ways to manage expenses by covering the following topics:

 

Budgeting for Profitability - Entrepreneurs often budget by taking last year's sales and increasing it by a few percent, if they budget at all. This section will take the traditional Revenue - Expenses = Profit equation and turn it around to make sure you are budgeting for profit first.

Determining the Owner's Profit - Learn how to determine how much profit you should expect your business to generate and how to make sure it actually ends up in your pocket.

Examining Operational Expenses - Entrepreneurs often pay attention to sales and little else. They expect extra sales to result in extra profit, but too often this does not happen. This section examines all categories of operational expense with a goal of significant overhead reduction.

Examining Variable Expenses - We will perform a similar analysis of variable expenses to suggest ways to reduce them and increase gross profit. We will also look at the different impacts of operational versus variable expenses and why you should take steps to move expenses from one category into the other.

 

Presenter BIO: Craig Linsky is a SCORE mentor and Chairman of the Client Education Committee at SCORE in Jacksonville. Craig worked in the financial services industry for nearly thirty years. For the past ten years, he has designed and taught marketing and other business topics both domestically through SCORE and internationally through the Financial Services Volunteer Corp.

 

This webinar is FREE

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How to Increase Profitability – Part 2 of 2
11/17/2022 5:30 PM

n Part Two, we will review ways to increase revenue by covering the following topics:

Product Pricing - We will review different methods of product pricing and demonstrate how to determine the impact price changes will have on the number of units sold and gross profit.

Price Discounting Strategies - Entrepreneurs often resort to lowering prices when they can't figure out what else to do. We will review alternatives to price discounting first. We will then review nine price discounting strategies along with when to use them, if at all!

Product & Customer Profitability Analysis - The 80/20 rule states that 80% of your revenue and profit come from 20% of your customers. The same rule applies to products if you offer multiple products. This section will explain how to figure out which products and which customers are in the 20% and how to get more customers like them.

The Sales Funnel - The sales funnel tracks the various stages of a sale from identifying your target market through the closing of a sale. We will demonstrate all the stages, how to move prospects from one stage to the next and how to measure the number and value of prospects at each stage.

Tracking Metrics - This section will provide some Key Performance Indicators (or KPIs) you can use to track sales and profitability over time in order to make sure you are headed in the right direction.

Presenter BIO: Craig Linsky is a SCORE mentor and Chairman of the Client Education Committee at SCORE in Jacksonville. Craig worked in the financial services industry for nearly thirty years. For the past ten years, he has designed and taught marketing and other business topics both domestically through SCORE and internationally through the Financial Services Volunteer Corp.

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AAEA & SBA Zoom Workshop: Honoring Veteran-Owned Businesses and Veteran Entrepreneurs Making the Dream Real!
11/22/2022 12:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

 

Your Presenters:

Annie Grogan, Lender Relations Specialist, SBA

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 

Current U.S. armed services veterans, transitioning veterans, reservist, national guard, and their spouses who own or want to own/start a business. 

  1. AFTER ATTENDING THIS WEBINAR YOU WILL KNOW/UNDERSTAND:
    • What technical resource centers are available for you and your spouse
    • Small business certification programs specific to Veterans
    • Access to capital programs targeted to Veterans
    • Surplus Federal Personal Property for Veteran-Owned Small Business Program
    • And much more...

 

SBA’s participation in this activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any sponsor or other person or entity.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least (2) two weeks in advance. Contact Ana Grogan: ana.grogan@sba.gov

 

 

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Starting Your Own Cottage Food Business
12/1/2022 8:00 AM

Through this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Define a Cottage Food Operation and home-based business as it relates to cottage food operations
  • Identify the agency that regulates cottage food operations
  • Identify foods that fall under cottage food laws
  • Learn what items are necessary for labeling of cottage foods
  • Learn where and how cottage food items can be sold

THIS EVENT IS FREE

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Get New and Repeat Business on Autopilot
11/29/2022 7:00 PM

If you’re a small business or work with them regularly, you know they thrive on bringing in sales from new and existing customers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could bring in those sales more frequently without having to spend a lot of time doing so? We’ll show you some simple ways to use automation to repeatedly reach customers with email marketing.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Increase email signups with dynamic forms
  • Engage new subscribers with a simple two-part automated series
  • Use click segmentation and automation to send more timely and relevant emails

Workshop Presenter: Ken Countess is Constant Contact's top trainer and an award-winning marketer, trainer, and presenter as well as an internationally accredited expert in Email and Social Media marketing. Don't miss this chance to hear Ken in action. Attendees at Ken's events always come away with ideas that they can implement immediately.

 

THIS EVENT IS FREE

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Market Watch Business Summit presented by Bank of America - Organizational Excellence & Fiscal Growth
12/6/2022 7:30 AM

Get a sneak preview of the 2023 economy at the

 

5th Annual Market Watch Business Summit presented by Bank of America

, a joint program conducted by the

 

Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

and

 

Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation

The program will consist of two segments again this year. We'll begin with a preview of the local economic outlook through a panel discussion of local industry leaders. This year’s topics and presenters include:

  • ·

     

    Robin King, President & CEO of

     

    CareerSource Flagler Volusia, discussing workforce trends
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    Jason Parker, Vice President & General Manager at

     

    B. Braun, who will share perspectives on manufacturing and preserving supply chains in the wake of the pandemic
  • ·

     

    Mauricio Toro, CEO & Co-Founder,

     

    TECHFIT Digital Surgery, examining the local innovation and entrepreneurial environment

The second portion of the Market Watch Business Summit will provide a national and international economic forecast to pair the local information with influence factors on a more broad scale. John Manetta, a Managing Director and CIO Portfolio Management Team Lead for the Chief Investment Office (CIO) within Bank of America Corporation will provide this big picture perspective.

 

Breakfast sponsors include

 

NASCAR

 

and

 

AdventHealth.

Check-in and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the program will start at 8:00 a.m.

Daytona Regional Chamber members and Team Volusia EDC investors receive advanced registration admission for $35 until December 2. Beginning December 3, general admission is available for $50.

Non-member/non-investor attendance is available for $75 regardless of registration date.

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Skills for Supervising
2/2/2023 8:00 AM

What if you could equip your supervisors to do the work it takes to make your organization successful? Today, supervisors may struggle with productivity. Tomorrow, they may struggle with change. Effective performance demands a comprehensive skill set that adequately prepares supervisors for the key role they play in their organization’s success. Gaining a competitive advantage in a changing economy and marketplace is essential for survival. That's why your supervisors need effective skills to propel your organization to new heights.

Participants will learn valuable skills through the use of case studies, skills practice, self-assessments, group discussion, and action planning.

Participants will learn:

  • Managing Conflict and Performance Problems
  • Professional Communication and Effective Listening
  • Time Management
  • Coaching and Developing for Results
  • Effective Delegation
  • Inspiring Loyalty and Trust
  • Managing Change
  • Managing and Aligning Teams for Success

Dates: Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 (Thursdays)

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Daytona State College, Bldg. 140, Rm. 207

1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.

Daytona Beach, FL

Fee:  $695

Register today!  To register go to www.theCBI.com.  Corporate and government customers that need to arrange billing, please contact Joanne at (386) 506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu

About Your Instructor

Debbie Featherston brings over 22 years of experience helping organizations design, implement and manage people development solutions.  As a Performance Consultant and Executive Coach, Debbie helps organizations build strong leaders, engage and retain high performers, and manage change initiatives.  Prior to founding Workplace Partners, Inc., Debbie was Vice President and Founder of JIST Works, Inc. where she designed and implemented systems and processes that provided a foundation to sustain fast growth for its national training and catalog sales.

 

 

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Advanced Skills for Supervising
1/24/2023 8:00 AM

This program sharpens needed skills, builds confidence, and develops supervisors’ mindset to lead in today’s dynamic and ever-changing workplace. The tools and approaches employed focus both on leveraging different thinking, and different skills across different cultures, and on exploring creative ways for leaders to work with their teams to accomplish the customer’s mission. Focusing on developing agile, learning leaders yields positive organizational benefits.

 

Program Objectives

 

Gaining an understanding of oneself through exploring thinking and behavioral preferences, identifying natural strengths and potential blind spots, and relating these to leadership effectiveness.

Identifying areas for improvement and setting developmental goals.

Establishing a personal ‘leadership vision’.

Identifying the natural thinking approach in the change and innovation process.

Respecting, appreciating, and valuing the diversity in how we think and behave.

 

Program Elements

 

The Opening Session introduces the learning cohort to the learning journey, sets expectations, and encourages them to get acquainted with peers in different functional areas, different roles, and different experiences for the purpose of stretching and challenging their thinking.

Developing Self-Awareness involves the use of assessments, in thinking preferences, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and conflict management.

Applying Adult Learning Principles rooted in self-discovery and experiential activities such as experiential team problem-solving experiences encourages collaboration amongst learners.  Participants keep a learning journal, develop SMART learning goals and an action plan.

 

Peer Coaching increases accountability, enhances learning transfer, and contributes to greater collaboration and improved leveraging of individual strengths. Peer coaching partners are expected to meet at least three times.

 

Learning Modules cover three areas of focus: Leading Self, Leading the Team, and Leading the Organization

 

Program Modules

 

Agile Leadership

Build Talent through Coaching

Enhance Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in Leadership

Communicating with Impact

Leadership Presence

Mastering Conflict for Leaders

Leading Change through Turbulent Times

Innovation, Creativity and Problem Solving for Leaders

Delegating for Optimal Performance

Encouraging the Heart

 

Program Facilitators

 

Debbie Featherston brings over 23 years of experience helping organizations design, implement and manage people development solutions.  As a Performance Consultant and Executive Coach, Debbie helps organizations build strong leaders, engage and retain high performers, and manage change initiatives.  Prior to founding Workplace Partners, Inc., Debbie was Vice President and Founder of JIST Works, Inc. where she designed and implemented systems and processes that provided a foundation to sustain fast growth for its national training and catalog sales.

 

Curtis Curry is President of Quality Learning International and has over 20 years of leadership experience working with global organizations in the human and organizational performance improvement field. His experience includes consulting with companies in the areas of organizational change and leadership, creating leadership development programs, providing one-on-one leadership coaching, designing and facilitating train-the-trainer projects, and developing and conducting multi-day leadership workshops. He has facilitated leadership development programs in the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

 

Program Details

 

Days/Dates: Tues. and Wed., Jan. 24, 25, Feb. 7, 8, and 21

Time: 8AM – 5PM

Location: Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., 32114, Bldg. 140, Rm. 207

Fee: $1,195

 

Register now at www.TheCBI.com.  Registration deadline: January 9.

 

 

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AT DAVE & BUSTERS!
12/14/2022 4:30 PM

Held monthly on the second (2nd) Wednesday of each month from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. The event is hosted by a local Chamber business member with about 50-75 in attendance. This social relaxed event is meant for members to mix and mingle with each other and meet new and future members over drinks and appetizers. Members advance online registration is $10, at the door $15 and future members $25.

This month we will be at:

Dave & Busters

1507 Cornerstone Blvd.

Daytona Beach, FL  32114

 

Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater or most fun Christmas attire.

 

Call Casey at (386) 677-3454 for more information.

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Business After Hours: Riverfront Holiday Cheer presented by Barwick Banking Company
12/13/2022 4:30 PM

Business After Hours: Riverfront Holiday Cheer presented by Barwick Banking Company

Daytona Beach Riverfront Esplanade Park
355 N Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

 

Join us for a holiday celebration unlike any other! Business After Hours: Riverfront Holiday Celebration will be hosted by the

 

Daytona Beach Riverfront Esplanade and presented by Barwick Banking Company. Make important business connections with like minded professionals while enjoying the incredible scenery along Beach St. in Downtown Daytona Beach. 

Connect with other professionals and grow your circle of influence! Join us for an extended celebration from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.  Daytona Regional Chamber members enjoy advance registration admission for $10, while registration on the day of the event is $15. Admission is $35 for future members regardless of registration date.

We are also hosting a holiday donation drive for both Volusia Recovery Alliance and the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler & Volusia! Donation items that have been requested are new, unwrapped toys and/or $5-10 gift cards (grocery stores, gas stations, general, etc).

Interested in hosting a Business After Hours?  Daytona Regional Chamber members contact Nicole Bosley, Program Manager, at 386-523-3672 or nbosley@daytonachamber.com.

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Minority & Small Business Procurement Boot Camp
1/31/2023 8:30 AM
Minority and Small Business Procurement Bootcamp flyer. Details in the description.

Join Enterprise Florida for an all day, in-person workshop designed to educate minority and small businesses regarding procurement readiness. The morning session will include experts in procurement sharing their best practices. The afternoon session will provide opportunities regarding how to do business with over 20 organizations.

As small and minority businesses prepare to learn from and emerge stronger in the post-pandemic world, business owners must reimagine new and innovative ways to manage marketing and selling their products and services. The procurement boot camp will provide your business the resources needed to pivot and start selling your products and services to government agencies and large corporation.

Minority and Small Business Procurement Bootcamp flyer. Details in the description.
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Hands-on-Business Model Canvas
1/6/2023 9:00 AM

Learn what lenders are looking for through this three-day workshop at the Volusa County Business Incubator Powered by the University of Central Florida Incubation Program (UCFBIP)

If you are interested in validating your business idea before approaching lenders, and would like to have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to pitch to investors, join the team at the Volusia Incubator to:

1.  Learn how to build the foundation of your startup.

2.  Develop an investor pitch.

3.  Understand and validate your market.

The workshop sessions are held on January 6, 13, and 20, 2023. 

Each session builds on the previous session.

At the end of the workshop, attendees will have the following documents to add to their funding readiness toolkit:

  • Business Model Canvas Bootcamp = Business Model Poster
  • Business Plan Workshop = Business Plan document ready for bankers
  • Investor Pitch Workshop = PowerPoint ready for investors

 

Your Coach:  Connie Garzon, M.B.A

Connie is a former banker and has helped hundreds of business owners to get loans from banks and investors.

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SBA Lending 101
1/5/2023 12:00 PM

What is an SBA Loan? An SBA loan is a government small business loan that can help cover startup costs, working capital needs, expansions, real estate purchases and more.

The U.S. Small Business Administration helps small businesses get funding by setting guidelines for loans and reducing lender risk. These SBA-backed loans make it easier for small businesses to get the funding they need.

In this webinar, you will discover:

  • Benefits of an SBA loan

  • Loan Qualifications

  • Different types of Loans

  • Documentation Requirements

In addition, you will be walked through some examples of loan transactions and receive key insider tips.

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Should I Own a Small Business?
1/7/2023 9:30 AM

This workshop will discuss the characteristics, backgrounds and mindsets of successful small business owners. This should allow you to see whether you have what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. This workshop will also show viewers how to evaluate their skills to understand what areas they need to work on to increase their chances of success.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

- What is entrepreneurship?

- What is the entrepreneurial process?

- Is entrepreneurship limited to certain age groups or gender?

- Do I need a college degree in business to be successful?

- What are the paths to owning a business?

- How do successful entrepreneurs think?

- What are the personal characteristics of successful entrepreneurs?

- What are the chances my business will succeed?

- How will I know if I have the skills needed to succeed?

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Getting Certified as a Woman-Owned, Minority-Owned or Veteran-Owned Business
12/29/2022 1:00 PM

You've viewed the Supplier Diversity & Certifications course modules and have learned or confirmed that your business classifies as a diverse supplier.  You are interested in learning more, getting questions answered, seeking new opportunities to grow your business and/or potentially pursuing certification for your business.

This live Q&A, facilitated by a certified SCORE mentor and subject matter expert, will dedicate the full duration of time to answering your specific questions about Supplier Diversity & Certifications, supplementing content from the course modules you viewed and enriching your learning experience.

Before attending, it is recommended that you:

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Starting Your New Business
1/11/2023 6:00 PM

This workshop is designed to guide you through the steps necessary for starting a business.

It covers the different legal business entities, licenses needed, taxes and insurance. We explain what business plans are all about and show you how to collect business information and research. You will learn about capital funding and the lender's view of the borrower.

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Marketing Your Business
1/14/2023 9:30 AM

For people who want to obtain trial by customers and growth for their business, whether it is a product, service or both. It explains various marketing strategies and contains many practical marketing tips. It will help you define your mission, analyze your situation, conduct research, identify your target market, and develop your marketing mix.

 

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The Best Start Up Strategies For Starting A Small Business
1/17/2023 1:00 PM

How can you start a business the right way and ensure you have the best chance to succeed? Every entrepreneur or small business owner has asked themselves this same question at some point in their business journey.

Many factors determine a business's success, but the two most significant factors are good planning and thoughtful strategy.

In this webinar, the host will share their best tips on starting your business the right way.

You will learn:

  • What problem is your business solving
  • Who is the ideal customer for your business
  • How to determine your price
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Daytona Beach Shores Better Life Business Expo
1/21/2023 10:00 AM

The Better Life Business Expo is a business trade show and networking event presented by the City of Daytona Beach Shores and the Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce.

 

The public is invited to come browse this FREE event.

 

Businesses are invited to sign up for a table to meet and network with the public and other businesses. Participating vendors are encouraged to provide demonstrations, samples and handouts.

 

Local businesses, restaurants, products and services may reserve booth space to participate by registering for this event.

Indoor vendors will be provided an 8-ft table and 2 chairs; cost is $50.

Outdoor vendors will be provided a tent, 8-ft table and 2 chairs; cost is $75.

Tablecloths will be provided or you may bring your own.

NOTE: Electricity will be limited. No cooking (warmers for food samples will be allowed).

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2023 SEV Chamber Business Expo
2/4/2023 10:00 AM

Join the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce for the 13th Annual SEV Chamber Business Expo and Home Show.

This annual event, which is open to the public, draws thousands of people from all over with fun things to do for the whole family!

This year STRIKE A POSE at your favorite booth and share on social media. It's all about your "Selfies"!

 

Due to the popularity of the event over the last 12 years, the 2023 Business Expo and Home Show will now feature vendors lined along Canal Street, as well as inside the Brannon Center, in order to better showcase their products and services.

Those interested in becoming a vendor at the event can find more information here: https://bit.ly/3YULdt5

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How To Start A Business Using A Free SCORE Mentor
1/10/2023 1:00 PM

Starting a small business is not easy, especially when you don't have business experience. At SCORE, we have free business mentors who can help you build and run your business.

In this webinar, you will hear real stories from SCORE Mentors and the clients that they helped.

You'll hear about:

  • How a Mentor can help you start and grow your business
  • How to find the right mentor using SCORE's extensive, nationwide network of business experts
  • How SCORE mentorship plays out in the real world of starting and growing a business
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Gearing Up for 2023: Goal Setting that Brings Results
1/3/2023 5:30 PM

Discover how to effectively set and achieve your 2023 goals.

Position yourself to achieve your goals like a top goal achiever.

In this interactive seminar, you will learn:

  • 3 Most Important Components of Goal Setting
  • Setting Goals to Achieve Results
  • How to Validate Your Goals (So you don't waste time) to move beyond setting a SMART goal for achievement consistency
  • Obstacles to Goal Achievement
  • You should find these techniques helpful in your personal life as well as your business. Make this the year you grow with consistency and achieve your goals. 
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Government Contracting: Overview
1/4/2023 9:00 AM

Federal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not “Does the government buy what you are selling?”...it is more “Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?”

If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business.

The “Government Contracting: Overview” seminar, presented by the Florida PTAC at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting.

This workshop will present government contracting in three components:

  1. Positioning for Government Contracting
  2. Developing Reactive Business Development Strategies
  3. Developing Proactive Business Development Strategies

Specifically, we will discuss registration requirements, social-economic certification opportunities, market research tools, Florida PTAC’s “Bid-Match” system, and what we refer to as the initial “Marketing Tool Kit” for government contractors.

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Business Plan Writing Made Easier
1/12/2023 10:00 AM

Your business needs a roadmap for every stage of its growth.

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.

 

Please note: Certain device’s Operating Systems (e.g. Windows S mode), browsers, programs/features, applications, firewalls, etc. may exist that restrict you from accessing this GoToWebinar session and its features. If you run into such technical difficulties please do any of the following:

  1. Use Microsoft Edge
  2. Restart your device
  3. Disable Microsoft S Mode
  4. Configure your device’s firewall to allow GoTo Webinar to run
  5. Use a different device
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Government Contracting: Overview
2/1/2023 9:00 AM

Federal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not “Does the government buy what you are selling?”...it is more “Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?”

If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business.

The “Government Contracting Overview” seminar, presented by the Florida PTAC at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting.

This workshop will present government contracting in three components:

  1. Positioning for Government Contracting
  2. Developing Reactive Business Development Strategies
  3. Developing Proactive Business Development Strategies

Specifically, we will discuss registration requirements, social-economic certification opportunities, market research tools, Florida PTAC’s “Bid-Match” system, and what we refer to as the initial “Marketing Tool Kit” for government contractors.

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Building Your Financial Plan
1/19/2023 6:00 PM

For people who have limited knowledge or understanding of basic accounting and finance. This seminar is intended to explain the methods and need for financial tracking, control and generating the financial projections necessary to develop your plan such as: cash flow, income statement, break evens and balance sheet.

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Understanding Business Loan Proposals
2/2/2023 12:00 PM

Do you have a great idea for a business and the only thing standing in your way is the money to give it some legs? Or, you already own your own business but could use some extra capital to take things to the next level? You have come to the right place! In this presentation, you will learn the ins and outs of business loan proposals. 

The following topics will be covered:

  • “5 C’s of Credit”: Character, Capacity, Capital, Collateral, and Conditions. In addition, 

  • How to obtain a loan for a start-up

  • How to obtain a loan for an existing business

  • How to obtain a loan to buy a business

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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property
2/27/2023 5:30 PM

Intellectual property rights can cover a wide array of legal protections entrepreneurs may need to protect their unique products and services, their branding their company’s reputation and other intellectual assets.

This webinar will cover the following topics:

• Intellectual Property – Definition and Common Mistakes

• Trademark Registration and Rights

• Types of Patents and the Application Process

• Copyright Ownership and Protection

• Domain Name Selection and Registration

• Types of Trade Secrets and Their Protection

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Leadership Development for Manufacturing
1/24/2023 9:00 AM
FloridaMakes Network Leadership Development for Manufacturing class flyer. Details in description.
FloridaMakes Network Leadership Development for Manufacturing class flyer. Details in description.

 

A highly interactive, three-part leadership series for accelerating personal, business, and team potential.

Starts: Jan 24, 2023 09:00 AM (ET)

Ends: Feb 21, 2023 12:00 PM (ET)

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Access To Capital 2023 Series - Opportunity Recognition; Creativity; Leverage, Risk, and Guerilla Action
1/10/2023 6:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

 

Your Presenter: 

Jamie Kraft, MBA, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center

WARRINGTON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

 

Jamie Kraft presents Opportunity Recognition, Creativity, Leverage, Risk, and Guerilla Action. Mr. Jamie Kraft is the Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center at the University of Florida. Jamie spent several years at Deloitte Consulting, a management consultant focusing on economic performance evaluation, competitive assessment, and strategic development for clients in the manufacturing and consumer products industries before joining the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Microbiology and from the University of Florida as a Matherly Scholar with an MBA specializing in Finance, Operations Management, and Business Strategy. Before starting with the Center, Jamie spent one year in Paris studying French. He has been with the Center for 20 years and is currently the Center’s Director. He has been the instructor for courses covering the topics of the entrepreneurial mindset, business planning, technology commercialization, small business consulting, customer discovery, entrepreneurial leadership, and creativity. He has managed, led, and participated in student programs in Silicon Valley, Hungary, Ireland, Chile, Cuba, South Africa, and Haiti.

 

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Access To Capital 2023 Series - Business Model Development and Testing; Selling Your Ideas
1/17/2023 6:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

 

Your Presenter: 

Jamie Kraft, MBA, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center

WARRINGTON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

 

 

Jamie Kraft presents

Business Model Development and Testing; Selling Your Ideas.le 

Mr. Jamie Kraft is the Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center at the University of Florida. Jamie spent several years at Deloitte Consulting where he was a management consultant focusing on economic performance evaluation, competitive assessment, and strategic development for clients in the manufacturing and consumer products industries prior to joining the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Microbiology and from the University of Florida as a Matherly Scholar with an MBA specializing in Finance, Operations Management, and Business Strategy. Before starting with the Center, Jamie also spent one year in Paris studying the French language. He has been with the Center for 20 years and is currently the Center’s Director. He has served as the instructor for courses covering the topics of the entrepreneurial mindset, business planning, technology commercialization, small business consulting, customer discovery, entrepreneurial leadership, and creativity, and has managed, led, and participated in student programs in Silicon Valley, Hungary, Ireland, Chile, Cuba, South Africa, and Haiti.

 

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Eggs and Issues: Jim Judge, Director of Emergency Services Department: Volusia County
1/13/2023 7:30 AM

Start the New Year in the know at Eggs & Issues on Friday, January 13, with a special update from Jim Judge, Director of Volusia County's Emergency Services Department. Judge has more than 45 years of experience in public safety and served as the County's Emergency Management Director from 2013 to 2021.  Returning as Interim Director after a brief retirement, Judge played a critical role during Hurricane Ian and Nicole and worked with State and Federal governments to provide relief to Volusia County citizens.

Appointed as Director of Volusia County's reconfigured Emergency Services Department in December, Judge will be delivering a much-needed update on where our community stands after hurricanes and the plans for the county to deal with future storms.

Eggs and Issues is the premier event venue for discussion of public and legislative affairs in the Daytona Beach region. Join us to gather strategic information for your business and be part of important conversations that work to better our community.

For Daytona Regional Chamber members, Advance Registration is available for $20 through Friday, January 6.  Beginning Saturday, January 7, General Admission may be purchased for $24. Remember, you must log into your member portal to access the discounted member pricing.

For future members, registration is $40 regardless of registration date.

For more information on the program topic, contact Shawn Richmond, Director of Advocacy, at 386.255.7174.

For assistance with registration, please contact Nicole Bosley, Program Manager, at 386.523.3672.

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Business After Hours: The Gallery at Port Orange
1/1/2023 5:00 PM

Come enjoy a relaxed networking experience by joining us for the first Business After Hours event for 2023. Let’s get together and make connections that’ll enhance our personal and professional circles of influence.

This month’s host are our member and friends

 

at

 

The Gallery at Port Orange.

The Gallery at Port Orange is the newest premier senior living community in the heart of Port Orange, nestled away in a beautiful, peaceful setting that opened in the spring of 2022. This event will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

This event is open to both Members and Non-Members. Chamber Members are offered a discounted rate of $10 until Tuesday, January 10. Starting January 11, Members can still register at the rate of $15. Non-Members can register at any time at the rate of $35, regardless of registration date.

Interested in hosting a Business After Hours? Daytona Regional Chamber members contact Nicole Bosley, Program Manager, at 386-523-3672 or nbosley@daytonachamber.com.

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Accounting Fundamentals
1/18/2023 12:00 AM

Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.

In this comprehensive course, you will learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You will get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities.

Accounting Fundamentals covers all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • A calculator and a printer.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

Account Classifications, Account Titles, T Accounts, and the Accounting Equation

Welcome to Accounting Fundamentals! In this first lesson, you will learn all about account classifications, debits, credits, and T accounts. You will learn the difference between a liability and an asset and find out how to determine an owner's equity.

General Ledger Accounts and the Balance Sheet

Here's where you will begin your hands-on accounting practice: You will start by creating an imaginary company for which you will be the accountant. You will learn how to analyze your company's transactions to determine which amounts go into which accounts, then you will create your company's own General Ledger forms and post a few transactions into those accounts.

Journalizing Transactions and Posting to the General Ledger

Now that you understand the functions of the General Ledger, you're ready to move on to the next phase of recording transactions: the Journal. In this lesson, you will learn how to enter transactions into an 11-column journal and then post or transfer those amounts into appropriate General Ledger accounts.

Journalizing and Posting Cash and Charge Purchases and Payments on Account

In this lesson, you will learn all about Accounts Payable--money that you owe your vendors and suppliers. You will practice journalizing cash purchases and purchases on account, and you will get hands-on practice transferring those purchases to their corresponding Accounts Payable Ledger accounts.

Journalizing and Posting Cash and Charge Sales and Cash Received on Account

In this lesson, you will learn about Accounts Receivable, which is another name for money owed to your company by its customers. You will learn how to journalize and post those sales on account, how to enter charge sales into the journal, and how to transfer the information into an Accounts Receivable Ledger.

Payroll and Various Deductions

It's payday! This lesson will teach you how to determine gross pay, deductions, and net pay. You will learn how to prepare a payroll, write payroll checks, and how to prepare and maintain accurate payroll records.

Banking Services and Reports

In this lesson, you will learn all about banks and banking services: You will learn the proper way to write checks, make out deposit tickets, and reconcile your company's checking account with the bank statement--skills you will find valuable in both your business and personal life!

Posting Journal Totals to the General Ledger and Schedule of Accounts Payable and Schedule of Accounts Receivable

This lesson will teach you how to prepare a Schedule of Accounts Payable and a Schedule of Accounts Receivable. These reports can be used to compare the amount of money your business owes its creditors with the amount of money your customers owe your business.

End-Of-Year Worksheet

In this lesson, you will prepare a worksheet showing the net income or net loss for the fiscal period. The worksheet will show all income and expenses for the fiscal period as well as the assets, liabilities, and owner's equity account balances.

End-Of-Year Financial Reports

In this lesson, you will learn how to prepare various reports that are vital to the well-being of your company. You will learn how these reports can be used to make sound financial decisions in the next fiscal period. You will discover how to put together an Owner's Equity Statement, an Income Statement, and a Distribution of Net Income.

Journalizing and Posting Adjusting Entries

In this lesson, you will prepare for the end of the fiscal period by adjusting your asset account balances to accurately reflect the assets remaining at the end of the year. You will also find out how to journalize and post adjusting and closing entries to bring your company's General Ledger up to date.

Journalizing and Posting Closing Entries and Preparing a Post Closing Trial Balance

In the final lesson, you will prepare a Post Closing Trial Balance report to ensure that all of your debits and credits in the General Ledger balance out in preparation for the new fiscal period.

 

What you will learn

  • Learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions
  • Get hands-on experience with handing accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities
  • Learn about writing checks, preparing an income statement, and closing out accounts at the end of a fiscal period

How you will benefit

  • Learn everything you need to know to better manage your finances
  • Gain a solid understanding of accounting basics to be able to manage business finances or advance your career
  • Open the door to more career opportunities in the in-demand field of accounting and finance


Fee: $115.00
Dates: 1/18/2023 - 3/11/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Read more
Accounting Fundamentals
2/15/2023 12:00 AM

Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.

 

In this comprehensive course, you will learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You will get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities.

Accounting Fundamentals covers all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • A calculator and a printer.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

Account Classifications, Account Titles, T Accounts, and the Accounting Equation

Welcome to Accounting Fundamentals! In this first lesson, you will learn all about account classifications, debits, credits, and T accounts. You will learn the difference between a liability and an asset and find out how to determine an owner's equity.

General Ledger Accounts and the Balance Sheet

Here's where you will begin your hands-on accounting practice: You will start by creating an imaginary company for which you will be the accountant. You will learn how to analyze your company's transactions to determine which amounts go into which accounts, then you will create your company's own General Ledger forms and post a few transactions into those accounts.

Journalizing Transactions and Posting to the General Ledger

Now that you understand the functions of the General Ledger, you're ready to move on to the next phase of recording transactions: the Journal. In this lesson, you will learn how to enter transactions into an 11-column journal and then post or transfer those amounts into appropriate General Ledger accounts.

Journalizing and Posting Cash and Charge Purchases and Payments on Account

In this lesson, you will learn all about Accounts Payable--money that you owe your vendors and suppliers. You will practice journalizing cash purchases and purchases on account, and you will get hands-on practice transferring those purchases to their corresponding Accounts Payable Ledger accounts.

Journalizing and Posting Cash and Charge Sales and Cash Received on Account

In this lesson, you will learn about Accounts Receivable, which is another name for money owed to your company by its customers. You will learn how to journalize and post those sales on account, how to enter charge sales into the journal, and how to transfer the information into an Accounts Receivable Ledger.

Payroll and Various Deductions

It's payday! This lesson will teach you how to determine gross pay, deductions, and net pay. You will learn how to prepare a payroll, write payroll checks, and how to prepare and maintain accurate payroll records.

Banking Services and Reports

In this lesson, you will learn all about banks and banking services: You will learn the proper way to write checks, make out deposit tickets, and reconcile your company's checking account with the bank statement--skills you will find valuable in both your business and personal life!

Posting Journal Totals to the General Ledger and Schedule of Accounts Payable and Schedule of Accounts Receivable

This lesson will teach you how to prepare a Schedule of Accounts Payable and a Schedule of Accounts Receivable. These reports can be used to compare the amount of money your business owes its creditors with the amount of money your customers owe your business.

End-Of-Year Worksheet

In this lesson, you will prepare a worksheet showing the net income or net loss for the fiscal period. The worksheet will show all income and expenses for the fiscal period as well as the assets, liabilities, and owner's equity account balances.

End-Of-Year Financial Reports

In this lesson, you will learn how to prepare various reports that are vital to the well-being of your company. You will learn how these reports can be used to make sound financial decisions in the next fiscal period. You will discover how to put together an Owner's Equity Statement, an Income Statement, and a Distribution of Net Income.

Journalizing and Posting Adjusting Entries

In this lesson, you will prepare for the end of the fiscal period by adjusting your asset account balances to accurately reflect the assets remaining at the end of the year. You will also find out how to journalize and post adjusting and closing entries to bring your company's General Ledger up to date.

Journalizing and Posting Closing Entries and Preparing a Post Closing Trial Balance

In the final lesson, you will prepare a Post Closing Trial Balance report to ensure that all of your debits and credits in the General Ledger balance out in preparation for the new fiscal period.

 

What you will learn

  • Learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions
  • Get hands-on experience with handing accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities
  • Learn about writing checks, preparing an income statement, and closing out accounts at the end of a fiscal period

How you will benefit

  • Learn everything you need to know to better manage your finances
  • Gain a solid understanding of accounting basics to be able to manage business finances or advance your career
  • Open the door to more career opportunities in the in-demand field of accounting and finance

 

Fee: $115.00
Dates: 2/15/2023 - 4/8/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Read more
Accounting Fundamentals
3/15/2023 12:00 AM

Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.

 

In this comprehensive course, you will learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You will get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities.

Accounting Fundamentals covers all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • A calculator and a printer.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

Account Classifications, Account Titles, T Accounts, and the Accounting Equation

Welcome to Accounting Fundamentals! In this first lesson, you will learn all about account classifications, debits, credits, and T accounts. You will learn the difference between a liability and an asset and find out how to determine an owner's equity.

General Ledger Accounts and the Balance Sheet

Here's where you will begin your hands-on accounting practice: You will start by creating an imaginary company for which you will be the accountant. You will learn how to analyze your company's transactions to determine which amounts go into which accounts, then you will create your company's own General Ledger forms and post a few transactions into those accounts.

Journalizing Transactions and Posting to the General Ledger

Now that you understand the functions of the General Ledger, you're ready to move on to the next phase of recording transactions: the Journal. In this lesson, you will learn how to enter transactions into an 11-column journal and then post or transfer those amounts into appropriate General Ledger accounts.

Journalizing and Posting Cash and Charge Purchases and Payments on Account

In this lesson, you will learn all about Accounts Payable--money that you owe your vendors and suppliers. You will practice journalizing cash purchases and purchases on account, and you will get hands-on practice transferring those purchases to their corresponding Accounts Payable Ledger accounts.

Journalizing and Posting Cash and Charge Sales and Cash Received on Account

In this lesson, you will learn about Accounts Receivable, which is another name for money owed to your company by its customers. You will learn how to journalize and post those sales on account, how to enter charge sales into the journal, and how to transfer the information into an Accounts Receivable Ledger.

Payroll and Various Deductions

It's payday! This lesson will teach you how to determine gross pay, deductions, and net pay. You will learn how to prepare a payroll, write payroll checks, and how to prepare and maintain accurate payroll records.

Banking Services and Reports

In this lesson, you will learn all about banks and banking services: You will learn the proper way to write checks, make out deposit tickets, and reconcile your company's checking account with the bank statement--skills you will find valuable in both your business and personal life!

Posting Journal Totals to the General Ledger and Schedule of Accounts Payable and Schedule of Accounts Receivable

This lesson will teach you how to prepare a Schedule of Accounts Payable and a Schedule of Accounts Receivable. These reports can be used to compare the amount of money your business owes its creditors with the amount of money your customers owe your business.

End-Of-Year Worksheet

In this lesson, you will prepare a worksheet showing the net income or net loss for the fiscal period. The worksheet will show all income and expenses for the fiscal period as well as the assets, liabilities, and owner's equity account balances.

End-Of-Year Financial Reports

In this lesson, you will learn how to prepare various reports that are vital to the well-being of your company. You will learn how these reports can be used to make sound financial decisions in the next fiscal period. You will discover how to put together an Owner's Equity Statement, an Income Statement, and a Distribution of Net Income.

Journalizing and Posting Adjusting Entries

In this lesson, you will prepare for the end of the fiscal period by adjusting your asset account balances to accurately reflect the assets remaining at the end of the year. You will also find out how to journalize and post adjusting and closing entries to bring your company's General Ledger up to date.

Journalizing and Posting Closing Entries and Preparing a Post Closing Trial Balance

In the final lesson, you will prepare a Post Closing Trial Balance report to ensure that all of your debits and credits in the General Ledger balance out in preparation for the new fiscal period.

 

What you will learn

  • Learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions
  • Get hands-on experience with handing accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities
  • Learn about writing checks, preparing an income statement, and closing out accounts at the end of a fiscal period

How you will benefit

  • Learn everything you need to know to better manage your finances
  • Gain a solid understanding of accounting basics to be able to manage business finances or advance your career
  • Open the door to more career opportunities in the in-demand field of accounting and finance

 

Fee: $115.00
Dates: 3/15/2023 - 5/6/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Read more
Accounting Fundamentals
4/12/2023

Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.

 

In this comprehensive course, you will learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You will get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities.

Accounting Fundamentals covers all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • A calculator and a printer.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

Account Classifications, Account Titles, T Accounts, and the Accounting Equation

Welcome to Accounting Fundamentals! In this first lesson, you will learn all about account classifications, debits, credits, and T accounts. You will learn the difference between a liability and an asset and find out how to determine an owner's equity.

General Ledger Accounts and the Balance Sheet

Here's where you will begin your hands-on accounting practice: You will start by creating an imaginary company for which you will be the accountant. You will learn how to analyze your company's transactions to determine which amounts go into which accounts, then you will create your company's own General Ledger forms and post a few transactions into those accounts.

Journalizing Transactions and Posting to the General Ledger

Now that you understand the functions of the General Ledger, you're ready to move on to the next phase of recording transactions: the Journal. In this lesson, you will learn how to enter transactions into an 11-column journal and then post or transfer those amounts into appropriate General Ledger accounts.

Journalizing and Posting Cash and Charge Purchases and Payments on Account

In this lesson, you will learn all about Accounts Payable--money that you owe your vendors and suppliers. You will practice journalizing cash purchases and purchases on account, and you will get hands-on practice transferring those purchases to their corresponding Accounts Payable Ledger accounts.

Journalizing and Posting Cash and Charge Sales and Cash Received on Account

In this lesson, you will learn about Accounts Receivable, which is another name for money owed to your company by its customers. You will learn how to journalize and post those sales on account, how to enter charge sales into the journal, and how to transfer the information into an Accounts Receivable Ledger.

Payroll and Various Deductions

It's payday! This lesson will teach you how to determine gross pay, deductions, and net pay. You will learn how to prepare a payroll, write payroll checks, and how to prepare and maintain accurate payroll records.

Banking Services and Reports

In this lesson, you will learn all about banks and banking services: You will learn the proper way to write checks, make out deposit tickets, and reconcile your company's checking account with the bank statement--skills you will find valuable in both your business and personal life!

Posting Journal Totals to the General Ledger and Schedule of Accounts Payable and Schedule of Accounts Receivable

This lesson will teach you how to prepare a Schedule of Accounts Payable and a Schedule of Accounts Receivable. These reports can be used to compare the amount of money your business owes its creditors with the amount of money your customers owe your business.

End-Of-Year Worksheet

In this lesson, you will prepare a worksheet showing the net income or net loss for the fiscal period. The worksheet will show all income and expenses for the fiscal period as well as the assets, liabilities, and owner's equity account balances.

End-Of-Year Financial Reports

In this lesson, you will learn how to prepare various reports that are vital to the well-being of your company. You will learn how these reports can be used to make sound financial decisions in the next fiscal period. You will discover how to put together an Owner's Equity Statement, an Income Statement, and a Distribution of Net Income.

Journalizing and Posting Adjusting Entries

In this lesson, you will prepare for the end of the fiscal period by adjusting your asset account balances to accurately reflect the assets remaining at the end of the year. You will also find out how to journalize and post adjusting and closing entries to bring your company's General Ledger up to date.

Journalizing and Posting Closing Entries and Preparing a Post Closing Trial Balance

In the final lesson, you will prepare a Post Closing Trial Balance report to ensure that all of your debits and credits in the General Ledger balance out in preparation for the new fiscal period.

 

What you will learn

  • Learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions
  • Get hands-on experience with handing accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities
  • Learn about writing checks, preparing an income statement, and closing out accounts at the end of a fiscal period

How you will benefit

  • Learn everything you need to know to better manage your finances
  • Gain a solid understanding of accounting basics to be able to manage business finances or advance your career
  • Open the door to more career opportunities in the in-demand field of accounting and finance

 

Fee: $115.00
Dates: 4/12/2023 - 6/3/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Read more
Business Budgeting for Beginners
1/18/2023

This course will introduce different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

 

If the idea of creating a budget for your business, department, or project seems overwhelming, this course will alleviate all of those fears. Taught in an approachable and relatable format, this course walks you through the budgeting process so you can go from numbers averse to budgeting super-hero. The downloadable templates included in the course allow you to easily and quickly take what you learn and apply it to your job. The storytelling used throughout the course makes the topic more approachable and engaging so you can obtain the soft skills that will help you be successful implementing and tracking a budget in the real world. Finally, the course challenge is something that will pique your curiosity at the beginning of the course and provide motivation to complete the course and continue learning the material.

A company's budgeting process involves a lot more than just rows and columns of numbers on a spreadsheet. The reality is that budgeting is a sometimes organic and sometimes organized process. Most often, it's an equal mix of both in an attempt to add some level of certainty to an uncertain future. These processes are what we are going to explore in this course. You will be introduced to different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools that are commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

In this comprehensive, beginner-friendly course, you will learn the elementary skills needed to be successful in the budgeting process and work gradually work your way up to creating a budget. You will also discover how to best evaluate the results of your budget and make decisions to help your business maximize its profits.

 

Predicting the Future

In our first lesson, you'll explore how budgeting at its core is a process of looking forward. It's about making informed predictions about the future. Next, you'll see how a company's vision can lead to setting goals for the company. These visions are often aspirational and state the path for where the company plans to go in the future. Then, we'll also start the conversation about the human side of budgeting.

Budget Strategies

In this lesson, you'll begin to look at various budgeting strategies, including strategic, capital, and operations budgeting techniques. The lesson will include some real-life examples of planning activities, and to further bring these concepts to life, you'll work with a fictional company, Curly's Pool Service and Supplies, by helping Curly formulate some plans and budgets!

It's All About Sales!

This lesson will focus all on sales, specifically the role that sales play in the budgeting process. We'll examine the best practices for compiling a sales forecast and how to increase the chances that the sales forecast will actually mimic real life. We'll also discover how to create an inventory that needs a budget to determine just how much inventory to purchase based on a sales forecast. Finally, we'll discuss how to formulate a labor requirements budget to accurately project just how much labor you may need to employ to meet the needs of the company, again based on the sales forecast.

Cost Behavior – Part 1

In this lesson, we are going to detour a bit from the actual preparation of a budget and dive into how certain types of costs behave. Understanding how costs increase or decrease relative to an activity is an essential part of learning how to accurately budget for costs in a business. So, in the upcoming chapters, you're going to discover how to distinguish between variable, fixed, and mixed costs. We will use these cost types to calculate the contribution margin for the business. Then, we will show you how to use contribution margin to make certain predictions and decisions in a business. Most notably, you'll see how to use contribution margin to calculate the all-important break-even point and margin of safety for a business.

Cost Behavior – Part 2

This lesson will be a continuation of the discussion about cost behavior. In the lesson, you'll explore how to evaluate a company's sales mix and how to calculate operating leverage using tools given throughout the course. Operating leverage is just another key component of cost analysis that will allow you to, once again, easily make projections about the future. We'll end the lesson with a discussion about how companies set prices for the products and services they offer. You can probably guess that this process is a bit more involved than just selecting a price out of thin air. It's actually an essential part of a company's overall budgeting process and should not be taken lightly.

Expense and Manufacturing Production Budgets

In this lesson, we'll examine the steps needed to build both a direct materials budget and a direct labor budget. We'll also examine how a manufacturing company budgets for manufacturing overhead. All of these components are key to developing an overall production budget for a business that manufactures a product. Finally, we will end this lesson by describing the components of a production budget.

Cash Is King!

In this lesson, we'll discuss how to prepare a complete cash budget for a business. You'll get the chance to take an even closer look at how a company might forecast cash collections from credit sales and cash payments on credit purchases for big-ticket items like inventory or other expensive capital projects. We'll even take a look at how some companies mitigate the risk of running out of cash by utilizing lines of credit and other sources of cash instead of just relying on cash generated from sales.

Capital Budgeting

In this lesson, you'll learn some of the basic methodologies that can be applied in many different capital budgeting scenarios. The lesson will begin with an explanation of a technique that does not include an evaluation of how time impacts the valuation of money. Then, you'll learn how the passage of time and its impact on the value of a dollar is incorporated into capital budgeting decisions. Since capital projects often span years, or even decades in some cases, the time value of money is key to improving accuracy in budgeting for capital projects. The lesson will finish up with a thorough review of, perhaps, the most common technique that is used in capital budgeting decisions: net present value.

Business Decision-Making – Part 1

In this lesson and the one that follows, we're going to explore how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process to improve their chances of making better decisions. For a business, a better decision is one that maximizes profit and aligns with the company's goals and values. We'll start with an examination of what types of budgeted information are relevant to making a decision and what types of information you can ignore. You'll see the differences between quantitative and qualitative information and how each can be used to improve decision-making. Then we'll finish up with an example including some specific steps you can use as a model for making better decisions.

Business Decision-Making – Part 2

In this lesson, you'll continue to practice with these same techniques by applying them to a few other common business decisions. You'll start by examining how a business uses budgeted information to make the choice to replace an existing asset with a new asset, such as replacing an old piece of manufacturing equipment with a brand-new one. Next, you'll explore how a business might use budgeted information when deciding whether to eliminate a product or service that it offers. We'll finish up the lesson by examining one of the most critical business decisions you'll ever need to make: how to allocate your most scarce resource to maximize profit in your business.

Bringing It All Together

In this lesson and the one that follows, we will focus on how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of the business using budgeted information. We'll start by taking a close look at using the components of a company's operating budget to compile the pro forma balance sheet. Next, we'll examine the steps needed to prepare the pro forma income statement, again by using the information found in many of the other operating budget components. To finish up the lesson, we'll dive into some straightforward techniques that are useful to evaluate the balances found on the pro forma balance sheet and income statements.

Evaluation, Control, and Methods

In our last lesson, we'll spend more time on the budget evaluation process by examining how companies use variance analysis to evaluate differences between actual results and the budget. To keep things manageable, we'll stick to the basics here so that you're equipped with some tools to take with you when applying these techniques in a real company. As part of this process, we'll take a look at how budget variances are defined and interpreted. Then, we'll discuss some techniques like flexible budgeting to evaluate and isolate certain budget fluctuations in a way that provides clarity to a business owner or manager. We'll finish up the lesson with a brief discussion of the budgetary control process and the soft skills needed for this process.

 

What you will learn

  • Learn about planning strategies and how they are used to keep a budget aligned with its vision
  • Obtain knowledge of cost behavior and how forecasts are used to ensure accuracy in future planning and budgeting
  • Develop various approaches to plan for general and administrative expenses
  • Gain tools and techniques used for a formal decision-making process
  • Master how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of a business using budgeted information

How you will benefit

  • Learning how businesses think about budgeting will help you to make informed predictions about the future with strategic planning
  • Become more valuable to your employer or business by accurately budgeting costs
  • Make better business decisions with the knowledge about how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process
  • Increase success in your career with the skills, techniques, and tool kit provided by this course


Fee: $115.00
Dates: 1/18/2023 - 3/11/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Read more
Business Budgeting for Beginners
2/15/2023

This course will introduce different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

 

If the idea of creating a budget for your business, department, or project seems overwhelming, this course will alleviate all of those fears. Taught in an approachable and relatable format, this course walks you through the budgeting process so you can go from numbers averse to budgeting super-hero. The downloadable templates included in the course allow you to easily and quickly take what you learn and apply it to your job. The storytelling used throughout the course makes the topic more approachable and engaging so you can obtain the soft skills that will help you be successful implementing and tracking a budget in the real world. Finally, the course challenge is something that will pique your curiosity at the beginning of the course and provide motivation to complete the course and continue learning the material.

A company's budgeting process involves a lot more than just rows and columns of numbers on a spreadsheet. The reality is that budgeting is a sometimes organic and sometimes organized process. Most often, it's an equal mix of both in an attempt to add some level of certainty to an uncertain future. These processes are what we are going to explore in this course. You will be introduced to different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools that are commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

In this comprehensive, beginner-friendly course, you will learn the elementary skills needed to be successful in the budgeting process and work gradually work your way up to creating a budget. You will also discover how to best evaluate the results of your budget and make decisions to help your business maximize its profits.

 

Predicting the Future

In our first lesson, you'll explore how budgeting at its core is a process of looking forward. It's about making informed predictions about the future. Next, you'll see how a company's vision can lead to setting goals for the company. These visions are often aspirational and state the path for where the company plans to go in the future. Then, we'll also start the conversation about the human side of budgeting.

Budget Strategies

In this lesson, you'll begin to look at various budgeting strategies, including strategic, capital, and operations budgeting techniques. The lesson will include some real-life examples of planning activities, and to further bring these concepts to life, you'll work with a fictional company, Curly's Pool Service and Supplies, by helping Curly formulate some plans and budgets!

It's All About Sales!

This lesson will focus all on sales, specifically the role that sales play in the budgeting process. We'll examine the best practices for compiling a sales forecast and how to increase the chances that the sales forecast will actually mimic real life. We'll also discover how to create an inventory that needs a budget to determine just how much inventory to purchase based on a sales forecast. Finally, we'll discuss how to formulate a labor requirements budget to accurately project just how much labor you may need to employ to meet the needs of the company, again based on the sales forecast.

Cost Behavior – Part 1

In this lesson, we are going to detour a bit from the actual preparation of a budget and dive into how certain types of costs behave. Understanding how costs increase or decrease relative to an activity is an essential part of learning how to accurately budget for costs in a business. So, in the upcoming chapters, you're going to discover how to distinguish between variable, fixed, and mixed costs. We will use these cost types to calculate the contribution margin for the business. Then, we will show you how to use contribution margin to make certain predictions and decisions in a business. Most notably, you'll see how to use contribution margin to calculate the all-important break-even point and margin of safety for a business.

Cost Behavior – Part 2

This lesson will be a continuation of the discussion about cost behavior. In the lesson, you'll explore how to evaluate a company's sales mix and how to calculate operating leverage using tools given throughout the course. Operating leverage is just another key component of cost analysis that will allow you to, once again, easily make projections about the future. We'll end the lesson with a discussion about how companies set prices for the products and services they offer. You can probably guess that this process is a bit more involved than just selecting a price out of thin air. It's actually an essential part of a company's overall budgeting process and should not be taken lightly.

Expense and Manufacturing Production Budgets

In this lesson, we'll examine the steps needed to build both a direct materials budget and a direct labor budget. We'll also examine how a manufacturing company budgets for manufacturing overhead. All of these components are key to developing an overall production budget for a business that manufactures a product. Finally, we will end this lesson by describing the components of a production budget.

Cash Is King!

In this lesson, we'll discuss how to prepare a complete cash budget for a business. You'll get the chance to take an even closer look at how a company might forecast cash collections from credit sales and cash payments on credit purchases for big-ticket items like inventory or other expensive capital projects. We'll even take a look at how some companies mitigate the risk of running out of cash by utilizing lines of credit and other sources of cash instead of just relying on cash generated from sales.

Capital Budgeting

In this lesson, you'll learn some of the basic methodologies that can be applied in many different capital budgeting scenarios. The lesson will begin with an explanation of a technique that does not include an evaluation of how time impacts the valuation of money. Then, you'll learn how the passage of time and its impact on the value of a dollar is incorporated into capital budgeting decisions. Since capital projects often span years, or even decades in some cases, the time value of money is key to improving accuracy in budgeting for capital projects. The lesson will finish up with a thorough review of, perhaps, the most common technique that is used in capital budgeting decisions: net present value.

Business Decision-Making – Part 1

In this lesson and the one that follows, we're going to explore how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process to improve their chances of making better decisions. For a business, a better decision is one that maximizes profit and aligns with the company's goals and values. We'll start with an examination of what types of budgeted information are relevant to making a decision and what types of information you can ignore. You'll see the differences between quantitative and qualitative information and how each can be used to improve decision-making. Then we'll finish up with an example including some specific steps you can use as a model for making better decisions.

Business Decision-Making – Part 2

In this lesson, you'll continue to practice with these same techniques by applying them to a few other common business decisions. You'll start by examining how a business uses budgeted information to make the choice to replace an existing asset with a new asset, such as replacing an old piece of manufacturing equipment with a brand-new one. Next, you'll explore how a business might use budgeted information when deciding whether to eliminate a product or service that it offers. We'll finish up the lesson by examining one of the most critical business decisions you'll ever need to make: how to allocate your most scarce resource to maximize profit in your business.

Bringing It All Together

In this lesson and the one that follows, we will focus on how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of the business using budgeted information. We'll start by taking a close look at using the components of a company's operating budget to compile the pro forma balance sheet. Next, we'll examine the steps needed to prepare the pro forma income statement, again by using the information found in many of the other operating budget components. To finish up the lesson, we'll dive into some straightforward techniques that are useful to evaluate the balances found on the pro forma balance sheet and income statements.

Evaluation, Control, and Methods

In our last lesson, we'll spend more time on the budget evaluation process by examining how companies use variance analysis to evaluate differences between actual results and the budget. To keep things manageable, we'll stick to the basics here so that you're equipped with some tools to take with you when applying these techniques in a real company. As part of this process, we'll take a look at how budget variances are defined and interpreted. Then, we'll discuss some techniques like flexible budgeting to evaluate and isolate certain budget fluctuations in a way that provides clarity to a business owner or manager. We'll finish up the lesson with a brief discussion of the budgetary control process and the soft skills needed for this process.

 

What you will learn

  • Learn about planning strategies and how they are used to keep a budget aligned with its vision
  • Obtain knowledge of cost behavior and how forecasts are used to ensure accuracy in future planning and budgeting
  • Develop various approaches to plan for general and administrative expenses
  • Gain tools and techniques used for a formal decision-making process
  • Master how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of a business using budgeted information

How you will benefit

  • Learning how businesses think about budgeting will help you to make informed predictions about the future with strategic planning
  • Become more valuable to your employer or business by accurately budgeting costs
  • Make better business decisions with the knowledge about how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process
  • Increase success in your career with the skills, techniques, and tool kit provided by this course

 

Fee: $115.00
Dates: 2/15/2023 - 4/8/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

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Business Budgeting for Beginners
3/15/2023

This course will introduce different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

 

If the idea of creating a budget for your business, department, or project seems overwhelming, this course will alleviate all of those fears. Taught in an approachable and relatable format, this course walks you through the budgeting process so you can go from numbers averse to budgeting super-hero. The downloadable templates included in the course allow you to easily and quickly take what you learn and apply it to your job. The storytelling used throughout the course makes the topic more approachable and engaging so you can obtain the soft skills that will help you be successful implementing and tracking a budget in the real world. Finally, the course challenge is something that will pique your curiosity at the beginning of the course and provide motivation to complete the course and continue learning the material.

A company's budgeting process involves a lot more than just rows and columns of numbers on a spreadsheet. The reality is that budgeting is a sometimes organic and sometimes organized process. Most often, it's an equal mix of both in an attempt to add some level of certainty to an uncertain future. These processes are what we are going to explore in this course. You will be introduced to different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools that are commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

In this comprehensive, beginner-friendly course, you will learn the elementary skills needed to be successful in the budgeting process and work gradually work your way up to creating a budget. You will also discover how to best evaluate the results of your budget and make decisions to help your business maximize its profits.

 

Predicting the Future

In our first lesson, you'll explore how budgeting at its core is a process of looking forward. It's about making informed predictions about the future. Next, you'll see how a company's vision can lead to setting goals for the company. These visions are often aspirational and state the path for where the company plans to go in the future. Then, we'll also start the conversation about the human side of budgeting.

Budget Strategies

In this lesson, you'll begin to look at various budgeting strategies, including strategic, capital, and operations budgeting techniques. The lesson will include some real-life examples of planning activities, and to further bring these concepts to life, you'll work with a fictional company, Curly's Pool Service and Supplies, by helping Curly formulate some plans and budgets!

It's All About Sales!

This lesson will focus all on sales, specifically the role that sales play in the budgeting process. We'll examine the best practices for compiling a sales forecast and how to increase the chances that the sales forecast will actually mimic real life. We'll also discover how to create an inventory that needs a budget to determine just how much inventory to purchase based on a sales forecast. Finally, we'll discuss how to formulate a labor requirements budget to accurately project just how much labor you may need to employ to meet the needs of the company, again based on the sales forecast.

Cost Behavior – Part 1

In this lesson, we are going to detour a bit from the actual preparation of a budget and dive into how certain types of costs behave. Understanding how costs increase or decrease relative to an activity is an essential part of learning how to accurately budget for costs in a business. So, in the upcoming chapters, you're going to discover how to distinguish between variable, fixed, and mixed costs. We will use these cost types to calculate the contribution margin for the business. Then, we will show you how to use contribution margin to make certain predictions and decisions in a business. Most notably, you'll see how to use contribution margin to calculate the all-important break-even point and margin of safety for a business.

Cost Behavior – Part 2

This lesson will be a continuation of the discussion about cost behavior. In the lesson, you'll explore how to evaluate a company's sales mix and how to calculate operating leverage using tools given throughout the course. Operating leverage is just another key component of cost analysis that will allow you to, once again, easily make projections about the future. We'll end the lesson with a discussion about how companies set prices for the products and services they offer. You can probably guess that this process is a bit more involved than just selecting a price out of thin air. It's actually an essential part of a company's overall budgeting process and should not be taken lightly.

Expense and Manufacturing Production Budgets

In this lesson, we'll examine the steps needed to build both a direct materials budget and a direct labor budget. We'll also examine how a manufacturing company budgets for manufacturing overhead. All of these components are key to developing an overall production budget for a business that manufactures a product. Finally, we will end this lesson by describing the components of a production budget.

Cash Is King!

In this lesson, we'll discuss how to prepare a complete cash budget for a business. You'll get the chance to take an even closer look at how a company might forecast cash collections from credit sales and cash payments on credit purchases for big-ticket items like inventory or other expensive capital projects. We'll even take a look at how some companies mitigate the risk of running out of cash by utilizing lines of credit and other sources of cash instead of just relying on cash generated from sales.

Capital Budgeting

In this lesson, you'll learn some of the basic methodologies that can be applied in many different capital budgeting scenarios. The lesson will begin with an explanation of a technique that does not include an evaluation of how time impacts the valuation of money. Then, you'll learn how the passage of time and its impact on the value of a dollar is incorporated into capital budgeting decisions. Since capital projects often span years, or even decades in some cases, the time value of money is key to improving accuracy in budgeting for capital projects. The lesson will finish up with a thorough review of, perhaps, the most common technique that is used in capital budgeting decisions: net present value.

Business Decision-Making – Part 1

In this lesson and the one that follows, we're going to explore how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process to improve their chances of making better decisions. For a business, a better decision is one that maximizes profit and aligns with the company's goals and values. We'll start with an examination of what types of budgeted information are relevant to making a decision and what types of information you can ignore. You'll see the differences between quantitative and qualitative information and how each can be used to improve decision-making. Then we'll finish up with an example including some specific steps you can use as a model for making better decisions.

Business Decision-Making – Part 2

In this lesson, you'll continue to practice with these same techniques by applying them to a few other common business decisions. You'll start by examining how a business uses budgeted information to make the choice to replace an existing asset with a new asset, such as replacing an old piece of manufacturing equipment with a brand-new one. Next, you'll explore how a business might use budgeted information when deciding whether to eliminate a product or service that it offers. We'll finish up the lesson by examining one of the most critical business decisions you'll ever need to make: how to allocate your most scarce resource to maximize profit in your business.

Bringing It All Together

In this lesson and the one that follows, we will focus on how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of the business using budgeted information. We'll start by taking a close look at using the components of a company's operating budget to compile the pro forma balance sheet. Next, we'll examine the steps needed to prepare the pro forma income statement, again by using the information found in many of the other operating budget components. To finish up the lesson, we'll dive into some straightforward techniques that are useful to evaluate the balances found on the pro forma balance sheet and income statements.

Evaluation, Control, and Methods

In our last lesson, we'll spend more time on the budget evaluation process by examining how companies use variance analysis to evaluate differences between actual results and the budget. To keep things manageable, we'll stick to the basics here so that you're equipped with some tools to take with you when applying these techniques in a real company. As part of this process, we'll take a look at how budget variances are defined and interpreted. Then, we'll discuss some techniques like flexible budgeting to evaluate and isolate certain budget fluctuations in a way that provides clarity to a business owner or manager. We'll finish up the lesson with a brief discussion of the budgetary control process and the soft skills needed for this process.

 

What you will learn

  • Learn about planning strategies and how they are used to keep a budget aligned with its vision
  • Obtain knowledge of cost behavior and how forecasts are used to ensure accuracy in future planning and budgeting
  • Develop various approaches to plan for general and administrative expenses
  • Gain tools and techniques used for a formal decision-making process
  • Master how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of a business using budgeted information

How you will benefit

  • Learning how businesses think about budgeting will help you to make informed predictions about the future with strategic planning
  • Become more valuable to your employer or business by accurately budgeting costs
  • Make better business decisions with the knowledge about how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process
  • Increase success in your career with the skills, techniques, and tool kit provided by this course

 

Fee: $115.00
Dates: 3/15/2023 - 5/6/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Read more
Business Budgeting for Beginners
4/12/2023

This course will introduce different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

 

If the idea of creating a budget for your business, department, or project seems overwhelming, this course will alleviate all of those fears. Taught in an approachable and relatable format, this course walks you through the budgeting process so you can go from numbers averse to budgeting super-hero. The downloadable templates included in the course allow you to easily and quickly take what you learn and apply it to your job. The storytelling used throughout the course makes the topic more approachable and engaging so you can obtain the soft skills that will help you be successful implementing and tracking a budget in the real world. Finally, the course challenge is something that will pique your curiosity at the beginning of the course and provide motivation to complete the course and continue learning the material.

A company's budgeting process involves a lot more than just rows and columns of numbers on a spreadsheet. The reality is that budgeting is a sometimes organic and sometimes organized process. Most often, it's an equal mix of both in an attempt to add some level of certainty to an uncertain future. These processes are what we are going to explore in this course. You will be introduced to different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools that are commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

In this comprehensive, beginner-friendly course, you will learn the elementary skills needed to be successful in the budgeting process and work gradually work your way up to creating a budget. You will also discover how to best evaluate the results of your budget and make decisions to help your business maximize its profits.

 

Predicting the Future

In our first lesson, you'll explore how budgeting at its core is a process of looking forward. It's about making informed predictions about the future. Next, you'll see how a company's vision can lead to setting goals for the company. These visions are often aspirational and state the path for where the company plans to go in the future. Then, we'll also start the conversation about the human side of budgeting.

Budget Strategies

In this lesson, you'll begin to look at various budgeting strategies, including strategic, capital, and operations budgeting techniques. The lesson will include some real-life examples of planning activities, and to further bring these concepts to life, you'll work with a fictional company, Curly's Pool Service and Supplies, by helping Curly formulate some plans and budgets!

It's All About Sales!

This lesson will focus all on sales, specifically the role that sales play in the budgeting process. We'll examine the best practices for compiling a sales forecast and how to increase the chances that the sales forecast will actually mimic real life. We'll also discover how to create an inventory that needs a budget to determine just how much inventory to purchase based on a sales forecast. Finally, we'll discuss how to formulate a labor requirements budget to accurately project just how much labor you may need to employ to meet the needs of the company, again based on the sales forecast.

Cost Behavior – Part 1

In this lesson, we are going to detour a bit from the actual preparation of a budget and dive into how certain types of costs behave. Understanding how costs increase or decrease relative to an activity is an essential part of learning how to accurately budget for costs in a business. So, in the upcoming chapters, you're going to discover how to distinguish between variable, fixed, and mixed costs. We will use these cost types to calculate the contribution margin for the business. Then, we will show you how to use contribution margin to make certain predictions and decisions in a business. Most notably, you'll see how to use contribution margin to calculate the all-important break-even point and margin of safety for a business.

Cost Behavior – Part 2

This lesson will be a continuation of the discussion about cost behavior. In the lesson, you'll explore how to evaluate a company's sales mix and how to calculate operating leverage using tools given throughout the course. Operating leverage is just another key component of cost analysis that will allow you to, once again, easily make projections about the future. We'll end the lesson with a discussion about how companies set prices for the products and services they offer. You can probably guess that this process is a bit more involved than just selecting a price out of thin air. It's actually an essential part of a company's overall budgeting process and should not be taken lightly.

Expense and Manufacturing Production Budgets

In this lesson, we'll examine the steps needed to build both a direct materials budget and a direct labor budget. We'll also examine how a manufacturing company budgets for manufacturing overhead. All of these components are key to developing an overall production budget for a business that manufactures a product. Finally, we will end this lesson by describing the components of a production budget.

Cash Is King!

In this lesson, we'll discuss how to prepare a complete cash budget for a business. You'll get the chance to take an even closer look at how a company might forecast cash collections from credit sales and cash payments on credit purchases for big-ticket items like inventory or other expensive capital projects. We'll even take a look at how some companies mitigate the risk of running out of cash by utilizing lines of credit and other sources of cash instead of just relying on cash generated from sales.

Capital Budgeting

In this lesson, you'll learn some of the basic methodologies that can be applied in many different capital budgeting scenarios. The lesson will begin with an explanation of a technique that does not include an evaluation of how time impacts the valuation of money. Then, you'll learn how the passage of time and its impact on the value of a dollar is incorporated into capital budgeting decisions. Since capital projects often span years, or even decades in some cases, the time value of money is key to improving accuracy in budgeting for capital projects. The lesson will finish up with a thorough review of, perhaps, the most common technique that is used in capital budgeting decisions: net present value.

Business Decision-Making – Part 1

In this lesson and the one that follows, we're going to explore how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process to improve their chances of making better decisions. For a business, a better decision is one that maximizes profit and aligns with the company's goals and values. We'll start with an examination of what types of budgeted information are relevant to making a decision and what types of information you can ignore. You'll see the differences between quantitative and qualitative information and how each can be used to improve decision-making. Then we'll finish up with an example including some specific steps you can use as a model for making better decisions.

Business Decision-Making – Part 2

In this lesson, you'll continue to practice with these same techniques by applying them to a few other common business decisions. You'll start by examining how a business uses budgeted information to make the choice to replace an existing asset with a new asset, such as replacing an old piece of manufacturing equipment with a brand-new one. Next, you'll explore how a business might use budgeted information when deciding whether to eliminate a product or service that it offers. We'll finish up the lesson by examining one of the most critical business decisions you'll ever need to make: how to allocate your most scarce resource to maximize profit in your business.

Bringing It All Together

In this lesson and the one that follows, we will focus on how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of the business using budgeted information. We'll start by taking a close look at using the components of a company's operating budget to compile the pro forma balance sheet. Next, we'll examine the steps needed to prepare the pro forma income statement, again by using the information found in many of the other operating budget components. To finish up the lesson, we'll dive into some straightforward techniques that are useful to evaluate the balances found on the pro forma balance sheet and income statements.

Evaluation, Control, and Methods

In our last lesson, we'll spend more time on the budget evaluation process by examining how companies use variance analysis to evaluate differences between actual results and the budget. To keep things manageable, we'll stick to the basics here so that you're equipped with some tools to take with you when applying these techniques in a real company. As part of this process, we'll take a look at how budget variances are defined and interpreted. Then, we'll discuss some techniques like flexible budgeting to evaluate and isolate certain budget fluctuations in a way that provides clarity to a business owner or manager. We'll finish up the lesson with a brief discussion of the budgetary control process and the soft skills needed for this process.

 

What you will learn

  • Learn about planning strategies and how they are used to keep a budget aligned with its vision
  • Obtain knowledge of cost behavior and how forecasts are used to ensure accuracy in future planning and budgeting
  • Develop various approaches to plan for general and administrative expenses
  • Gain tools and techniques used for a formal decision-making process
  • Master how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of a business using budgeted information

How you will benefit

  • Learning how businesses think about budgeting will help you to make informed predictions about the future with strategic planning
  • Become more valuable to your employer or business by accurately budgeting costs
  • Make better business decisions with the knowledge about how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process
  • Increase success in your career with the skills, techniques, and tool kit provided by this course

 

Fee: $115.00
Dates: 4/12/2023 - 6/3/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

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Creating a Successful Business Plan
1/18/2023

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success.

 

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. You will work through all the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. Most importantly, you will have completed the first—and most difficult—step on the path to small business success.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word or other word processing program (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

A Strategy for Success

In this first lesson, you will meet several leading entrepreneurs and determine if you have similar passions and skill sets. You will discover that business plans are not just for funding your dream, but for guiding it along the path to success (as you choose to define it).

Defining Your Business

Now, you will start to mold your business. You will develop a vision and a mission for your enterprise. You will define and refine your product or service, and you will uncover your niche. This is the fun part of the journey—your only limitation is your imagination.

The Role of the Customer

This lesson will focus on the customer. Successful companies focus not on the products and services that they offer, but on the customers that they serve—on many levels. You will learn to position your company to be customer-centric, and how to move that customer from satisfied to loyal (and perhaps even an advocate for your business).

Structuring Your Organization

In this lesson, you will structure your organization so it's in the best position to provide your product or service to your targeted customers. You will discover the role that change plays in your entrepreneurial evolution. Change is good—it shows that you're thinking.

The Marketing Plan

This lesson explores the plan within the plan—the marketing section of your business plan. You will also discover the features and benefits of your product or service, and you will begin the ongoing task of market research. This is where you can differentiate your product or service from that of your competition.

The Competition

This lesson will explore three separate areas of marketing. First, you will learn about your competitors so that you can better position yourself and discover just how solid your business ideas are. Then, you will address one of the most difficult issues of new business—pricing. Finally, you will become a SWOT agent—analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Marketing in Action

In this lesson, you will join a panel of outstanding marketing, public relations, and graphics experts who are also entrepreneurs and believe in the power of networking. You will explore graphic design, logos, image, public relations, and guerrilla marketing, as well as marketing in action.

Operations and Manufacturing

This lesson tackles operations and manufacturing concerns.

Understanding the Finance Section (Part I)

This lesson takes a bird's eye view of the financial section of a business plan. You will also briefly explore the capital equipment list, the balance sheet, and break-even analysis.

Understanding the Finance Section (Part II)

In this lesson, you will discover three additional financial components of the plan. You will explore the projected income statement, cash flow, and historical financial records. Be sure to take some time to explore the Supplemental Links area (in this lesson and in all the others) for outstanding online resources.

Financing Your Business

This lesson continues the focus on money, but from a different perspective than in the previous two. You will focus on funding and financing opportunities, and by the end, you should have a better understanding of financing. You will also find out where to locate traditional, and not so traditional, sources of funding.

The Final Document

In the final lesson, you will end one journey while beginning another. First, you will write an outstanding executive summary. You will receive a few important document formatting tips, and you will learn what supporting documents you should add to your final business plan. You now hold all the keys to the doors along your entrepreneurial path. Journey well.

 

What you will learn

  • Develop a strategy for success, starting with a detailed business plan
  • Learn the role of the customer in your new business venture
  • Gain an understanding of marketing and all the pieces you will need to know to succeed
  • Understand the financial aspects of starting and running a business
  • Learn how and where to obtain financing

How you will benefit

  • Learn what you will need to know to get a successful start as an entrepreneur
  • Understand how to surround yourself with the right people and tools for success
  • Feel more confident as you step out on your own to achieve your dreams

 

Fee: $115.00
Dates: 1/18/2023 - 3/11/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

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Creating a Successful Business Plan
2/15/2023 12:00 AM

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success.

 

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. You will work through all the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. Most importantly, you will have completed the first—and most difficult—step on the path to small business success.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word or other word processing program (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

A Strategy for Success

In this first lesson, you will meet several leading entrepreneurs and determine if you have similar passions and skill sets. You will discover that business plans are not just for funding your dream, but for guiding it along the path to success (as you choose to define it).

Defining Your Business

Now, you will start to mold your business. You will develop a vision and a mission for your enterprise. You will define and refine your product or service, and you will uncover your niche. This is the fun part of the journey—your only limitation is your imagination.

The Role of the Customer

This lesson will focus on the customer. Successful companies focus not on the products and services that they offer, but on the customers that they serve—on many levels. You will learn to position your company to be customer-centric, and how to move that customer from satisfied to loyal (and perhaps even an advocate for your business).

Structuring Your Organization

In this lesson, you will structure your organization so it's in the best position to provide your product or service to your targeted customers. You will discover the role that change plays in your entrepreneurial evolution. Change is good—it shows that you're thinking.

The Marketing Plan

This lesson explores the plan within the plan—the marketing section of your business plan. You will also discover the features and benefits of your product or service, and you will begin the ongoing task of market research. This is where you can differentiate your product or service from that of your competition.

The Competition

This lesson will explore three separate areas of marketing. First, you will learn about your competitors so that you can better position yourself and discover just how solid your business ideas are. Then, you will address one of the most difficult issues of new business—pricing. Finally, you will become a SWOT agent—analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Marketing in Action

In this lesson, you will join a panel of outstanding marketing, public relations, and graphics experts who are also entrepreneurs and believe in the power of networking. You will explore graphic design, logos, image, public relations, and guerrilla marketing, as well as marketing in action.

Operations and Manufacturing

This lesson tackles operations and manufacturing concerns.

Understanding the Finance Section (Part I)

This lesson takes a bird's eye view of the financial section of a business plan. You will also briefly explore the capital equipment list, the balance sheet, and break-even analysis.

Understanding the Finance Section (Part II)

In this lesson, you will discover three additional financial components of the plan. You will explore the projected income statement, cash flow, and historical financial records. Be sure to take some time to explore the Supplemental Links area (in this lesson and in all the others) for outstanding online resources.

Financing Your Business

This lesson continues the focus on money, but from a different perspective than in the previous two. You will focus on funding and financing opportunities, and by the end, you should have a better understanding of financing. You will also find out where to locate traditional, and not so traditional, sources of funding.

The Final Document

In the final lesson, you will end one journey while beginning another. First, you will write an outstanding executive summary. You will receive a few important document formatting tips, and you will learn what supporting documents you should add to your final business plan. You now hold all the keys to the doors along your entrepreneurial path. Journey well.

 

What you will learn

  • Develop a strategy for success, starting with a detailed business plan
  • Learn the role of the customer in your new business venture
  • Gain an understanding of marketing and all the pieces you will need to know to succeed
  • Understand the financial aspects of starting and running a business
  • Learn how and where to obtain financing

How you will benefit

  • Learn what you will need to know to get a successful start as an entrepreneur
  • Understand how to surround yourself with the right people and tools for success
  • Feel more confident as you step out on your own to achieve your dreams

 

Fee: $115.00
Dates: 2/15/2023 - 4/8/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Read more
Creating a Successful Business Plan
3/15/2023

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success.

 

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. You will work through all the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. Most importantly, you will have completed the first—and most difficult—step on the path to small business success.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word or other word processing program (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

A Strategy for Success

In this first lesson, you will meet several leading entrepreneurs and determine if you have similar passions and skill sets. You will discover that business plans are not just for funding your dream, but for guiding it along the path to success (as you choose to define it).

Defining Your Business

Now, you will start to mold your business. You will develop a vision and a mission for your enterprise. You will define and refine your product or service, and you will uncover your niche. This is the fun part of the journey—your only limitation is your imagination.

The Role of the Customer

This lesson will focus on the customer. Successful companies focus not on the products and services that they offer, but on the customers that they serve—on many levels. You will learn to position your company to be customer-centric, and how to move that customer from satisfied to loyal (and perhaps even an advocate for your business).

Structuring Your Organization

In this lesson, you will structure your organization so it's in the best position to provide your product or service to your targeted customers. You will discover the role that change plays in your entrepreneurial evolution. Change is good—it shows that you're thinking.

The Marketing Plan

This lesson explores the plan within the plan—the marketing section of your business plan. You will also discover the features and benefits of your product or service, and you will begin the ongoing task of market research. This is where you can differentiate your product or service from that of your competition.

The Competition

This lesson will explore three separate areas of marketing. First, you will learn about your competitors so that you can better position yourself and discover just how solid your business ideas are. Then, you will address one of the most difficult issues of new business—pricing. Finally, you will become a SWOT agent—analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Marketing in Action

In this lesson, you will join a panel of outstanding marketing, public relations, and graphics experts who are also entrepreneurs and believe in the power of networking. You will explore graphic design, logos, image, public relations, and guerrilla marketing, as well as marketing in action.

Operations and Manufacturing

This lesson tackles operations and manufacturing concerns.

Understanding the Finance Section (Part I)

This lesson takes a bird's eye view of the financial section of a business plan. You will also briefly explore the capital equipment list, the balance sheet, and break-even analysis.

Understanding the Finance Section (Part II)

In this lesson, you will discover three additional financial components of the plan. You will explore the projected income statement, cash flow, and historical financial records. Be sure to take some time to explore the Supplemental Links area (in this lesson and in all the others) for outstanding online resources.

Financing Your Business

This lesson continues the focus on money, but from a different perspective than in the previous two. You will focus on funding and financing opportunities, and by the end, you should have a better understanding of financing. You will also find out where to locate traditional, and not so traditional, sources of funding.

The Final Document

In the final lesson, you will end one journey while beginning another. First, you will write an outstanding executive summary. You will receive a few important document formatting tips, and you will learn what supporting documents you should add to your final business plan. You now hold all the keys to the doors along your entrepreneurial path. Journey well.

 

What you will learn

  • Develop a strategy for success, starting with a detailed business plan
  • Learn the role of the customer in your new business venture
  • Gain an understanding of marketing and all the pieces you will need to know to succeed
  • Understand the financial aspects of starting and running a business
  • Learn how and where to obtain financing

How you will benefit

  • Learn what you will need to know to get a successful start as an entrepreneur
  • Understand how to surround yourself with the right people and tools for success
  • Feel more confident as you step out on your own to achieve your dreams

 

Fee: $115.00
Dates: 3/15/2023 - 5/6/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

Read more
Creating a Successful Business Plan
4/12/2023

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success.

 

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. You will work through all the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. Most importantly, you will have completed the first—and most difficult—step on the path to small business success.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word or other word processing program (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

A Strategy for Success

In this first lesson, you will meet several leading entrepreneurs and determine if you have similar passions and skill sets. You will discover that business plans are not just for funding your dream, but for guiding it along the path to success (as you choose to define it).

Defining Your Business

Now, you will start to mold your business. You will develop a vision and a mission for your enterprise. You will define and refine your product or service, and you will uncover your niche. This is the fun part of the journey—your only limitation is your imagination.

The Role of the Customer

This lesson will focus on the customer. Successful companies focus not on the products and services that they offer, but on the customers that they serve—on many levels. You will learn to position your company to be customer-centric, and how to move that customer from satisfied to loyal (and perhaps even an advocate for your business).

Structuring Your Organization

In this lesson, you will structure your organization so it's in the best position to provide your product or service to your targeted customers. You will discover the role that change plays in your entrepreneurial evolution. Change is good—it shows that you're thinking.

The Marketing Plan

This lesson explores the plan within the plan—the marketing section of your business plan. You will also discover the features and benefits of your product or service, and you will begin the ongoing task of market research. This is where you can differentiate your product or service from that of your competition.

The Competition

This lesson will explore three separate areas of marketing. First, you will learn about your competitors so that you can better position yourself and discover just how solid your business ideas are. Then, you will address one of the most difficult issues of new business—pricing. Finally, you will become a SWOT agent—analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Marketing in Action

In this lesson, you will join a panel of outstanding marketing, public relations, and graphics experts who are also entrepreneurs and believe in the power of networking. You will explore graphic design, logos, image, public relations, and guerrilla marketing, as well as marketing in action.

Operations and Manufacturing

This lesson tackles operations and manufacturing concerns.

Understanding the Finance Section (Part I)

This lesson takes a bird's eye view of the financial section of a business plan. You will also briefly explore the capital equipment list, the balance sheet, and break-even analysis.

Understanding the Finance Section (Part II)

In this lesson, you will discover three additional financial components of the plan. You will explore the projected income statement, cash flow, and historical financial records. Be sure to take some time to explore the Supplemental Links area (in this lesson and in all the others) for outstanding online resources.

Financing Your Business

This lesson continues the focus on money, but from a different perspective than in the previous two. You will focus on funding and financing opportunities, and by the end, you should have a better understanding of financing. You will also find out where to locate traditional, and not so traditional, sources of funding.

The Final Document

In the final lesson, you will end one journey while beginning another. First, you will write an outstanding executive summary. You will receive a few important document formatting tips, and you will learn what supporting documents you should add to your final business plan. You now hold all the keys to the doors along your entrepreneurial path. Journey well.

 

What you will learn

  • Develop a strategy for success, starting with a detailed business plan
  • Learn the role of the customer in your new business venture
  • Gain an understanding of marketing and all the pieces you will need to know to succeed
  • Understand the financial aspects of starting and running a business
  • Learn how and where to obtain financing

How you will benefit

  • Learn what you will need to know to get a successful start as an entrepreneur
  • Understand how to surround yourself with the right people and tools for success
  • Feel more confident as you step out on your own to achieve your dreams

 

Fee: $115.00
Dates: 4/12/2023 - 6/3/2023
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

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Website Planning 101
1/18/2023 7:00 PM

An effective website is a crucial tool in today's business world. Whether you're building it yourself, working with a pro, or looking to revamp your existing site, getting organized is the key to your website's success!

  • Define your audience.

  • Set your website's goals.

  • Determine key functionality and features.

  • Plan your website content.

  • Get your accounts and logins in order.

After this webinar, you'll have a comprehensive plan in place for your business's website. Attendees may also request the free workbook upon completion of the webinar.

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Should You Get Certified as a Woman-owned, Veteran-owned or Minority-owned Business?
1/19/2023 1:00 PM

Join this webinar if you are interested in learning about getting certified as a minority-owned, veteran-owned and woman-owned business. We'll review frequently asked questions on this topic and you'll have the chance to get your questions answered. This session is perfect if you're seeking new opportunities to grow your business and/or potentially pursuing certification for your business.

This live Q&A, facilitated by a certified SCORE mentor and expert on this topic, will dedicate the entire duration of time to answering your specific questions about Supplier Diversity & Certifications.

Before attending, it is recommended that you:

Live attendees will receive free business resources and a link to this webinar recording.

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THE BUSINESS PLAN - What is it and Why DO I Need One?
1/23/2023 5:30 PM

The webinar will discuss the major reasons for assembling a plan, whether or not you need to obtain financing for your business. We will cover what should be in your plan and how to assemble the information you need using the library and other resources.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • What is a business plan?
  • What are the main reasons for developing a business plan?
  • If I don't need to raise capital to start my business, do I still need a business plan?
  • If I do need to raise capital, what will lenders want in my business plan?
  • Where can I find a business plan template I can use to get started?
  • What are the main sections of a business plan?
  • Where can I get the information I will need in a business plan?

This webinar is free.

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BRIDGEx - New Year, New Image - Business Development & Community Awareness
1/25/2023 9:00 AM

 

BRIDGEx events are trainings, meetings, seminars, or panels that cover a wide range of topics curated for the small business community. Deliverables will include, but are not limited to,

Brand,

ROI,

Innovation,

Diversity,

Goals and

Entrepreneurship.

This session will feature a discussion around your business and personal brand. Hear from photographers within the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce on the importance of maintaining your brand image and why this is paramount to building credibility and loyalty among potential and current customers. Having professional headshots shows professionalism and personality and should be considered not only for you, but for your staff as well. This event will feature a panel and be an interactive session featuring ideas for your business and how to start off the new year with your best image forward.

This meeting is open to active members with the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce only. Advanced registration is required. 

For questions about this event, please contact Samantha Crouch, Vice President of Small Business Development, at 386.523.3678 or by email at samantha@daytonachamber.com.

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103rd Annual Meeting presented by Halifax Health
2/7/2023 6:00 PM

Join us for the premier business event of the year! The 103rd Annual Meeting presented by Halifax Health will take place on

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort beginning at 6:00 p.m. This signature event will serve as the official business meeting kicking off the Chamber's 103rd year serving the business community. 

Our feature presentation is Senator Ben Sasse, who will be interviewed in a fireside chat format by Florida Lt. Governor Jeannette Nunez. Following the presentation, we will be awarding our recipients:

J. Hyatt Brown Enterprise Award recipient: Volusia County Emergency Management

Glenn Ritchey Leadership Award recipient: Randy Dye

 

Daytona Regional Chamber Members receive discounted admission of $150 per person. Non-Member admission is $200 per person. Registration will close Monday, February 6th at 11:59pm.

 

Drink Wristbands are available for purchase at $75 per person, providing you access to Open Bar during the reception. For those without wristbands, cash bar will be available. Bars will be closed during the program.

For group admission or sponsorship information, contact Ken Phelps, Vice President of Resource Development, at ken@daytonachamber.com or 386.523.3675.

For individual admission assistance, contact Nicole Bosley, Program Manager, at

nbosley@daytonachamber.com or 386.523.3672.

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WRITE YOUR ARTIST STATEMENT USING MIND MAPPING
1/23/2023 10:30 AM

In this two-hour workshop taught by M. Kathleen Warren, artists will explore writing an artist statement about their work using a more visual approach: mind mapping. Mind mapping is especially useful to capture thoughts, see relationships, discover new perceptions, even to begin organizing ideas and words before the artist starts to write sentences. We’ll discuss topics to include in your artist statement such as descriptions and techniques then add more abstract ideas like the artist’s creative process, story of the work, and personal insights. The techniques in this workshop are “analog” that is, using paper and pen rather than computer or software, and this holistic approach tends to generate “flow” for those who are more visual. Each student should bring a photograph or image of one of their art pieces or of a short series of pieces for the statement. Those who want to use color in their mind maps should also bring colored pens.

 

About the Instructor

Throughout her life, M. Kathleen Warren has been drawn to stories, both to the narratives within the lives of others and to unfolding visual stories in her art. She started photography in a traditional darkroom, including formal instruction and degree, and over the years she learned to use the tools of light, composition, and photo-manipulation to share her view of the world around her. In recent years, Kathleen has moved towards alternative process printing and using encaustic wax methods to combine elements into hand-crafted pieces with layers, textures, and words to expand her story-making. Kathleen has long had a love for teaching; after she retired from teaching biological sciences at the college level, she has moved into teaching art and photography-based classes. Her passion is to help students get the results they desire rather than to simply impart skills. Kathleen enjoys sharing her artwork and the narratives of her art, and she is currently represented at two Volusia County art galleries. She competes at various local and regional art shows where she has received numerous awards including best of show, and her work has been published internationally.

Fees/Admission

$20.00 - OMAM Member Price $23.00 - Non-Member Price

 

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WOMEN2WOMEN LUNCHEON
3/24/2023 11:30 AM
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Women2Women Luncheon    


Please join us for our next Women2Women Luncheon which is created to bring business women in our community together to meet and network with others.  This event features a Keynote speaker that inspire you by learning how to balance career and family.  We will also feature our Who's Who networking game, please remember to bring plenty of business Cards to share. 

 

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS EXPO at DESTINATION DAYTONA
4/12/2023 4:00 PM

Join the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce for the Business After Hours Expo @ Teddy Morse's Daytona Harley Davidson! Everyone is invited out to network with fellow Chamber members and guests. 

 

The event is designed to give your businesses exposure in the community and to bring Chamber members together to make new business contacts. 

 

Cost is $150. per vendor. (Non-Member $250. Per vendor) As a participating business, this fee will help to cover the cost of the refreshments, including food and beverages for guests, entertainment, as well as any cost incurred from the venue. We also request that you provide at least 1 raffle item to be raffled away during the evening’s event.  
 
Your Company Provides

  • You provide 1 table, 2 chairs & 10 x 10 tent if needed.

  • 1 raffle item. (Business card drawing at your booth and chamber passport drawing)

  • Promotional material for 200 + attendees.

  • $150 per business   $250. Non-Member  (Must be paid prior to event to Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce).

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Access To Capital 2023: The Pitch
1/24/2023 6:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

 

Your Presenter:  Jamie Kraft, MBA, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center WARRINGTON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Jamie Kraft presents "The Pitch." Mr. Jamie Kraft is the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center Director at the University of Florida. Jamie spent several years at Deloitte Consulting, a management consultant focusing on economic performance evaluation, competitive assessment, and strategic development for clients in the manufacturing and consumer products industries before joining the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Microbiology and from the University of Florida as a Matherly Scholar with an MBA in Finance, Operations Management, and Business Strategy. Before starting with the Center, Jamie also spent one year studying French in Paris. He has been with the Center for 20 years and is currently the Center’s Director. He has taught courses covering entrepreneurial mindset, business planning, technology commercialization, small business consulting, customer discovery, entrepreneurial leadership, and creativity. He has managed, led, and participated in student programs in Silicon Valley, Hungary, Ireland, Chile, Cuba, South Africa, and Haiti.

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AAEA Black History Month: Generational Wealth with Douglas Eze, CFF
2/21/2023 6:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

 

Your Presenter: Douglas Eze, CFF, is Largo Financial Services Inc. CEO, Wealth Strategist, Founder of the The Eze Foundation and author is teaching the nation how to build generational wealth.

Douglas Eze established Largo Financial Services Inc. in 2000 with a vision to provide individuals and small business owners with the education and guidance needed to achieve financial freedom. As a wealth strategist and award-winning insurance producer, he believes in helping his clients find money in places they may be throwing it away unknowingly and unnecessarily. Mr. Eze has been featured on nationally syndicated media outlets, including CBS Radio Network, NPR, SiriusXM’s Urban View, WHUR, Clear Channel Radio Network and The Bev Smith Show. He has been awarded the ACE Award through American Classic Agency for four consecutive years. National Life Group has recognized him as a Chairman’s Club Qualifier and Diamond Club member, a significant recognition reserved for the company’s top insurance representatives throughout the nation. Douglas is a distinguished member of the exclusive Million Dollar Roundtable, an organization of notable financial representatives. He was awarded the 2013 EPNET Male Entrepreneur of the Year in addition to being nominated among the Top 100 Financial Advisors of 2013 by the International Financial Leadership Association (IFLA). As a leading business figure, Douglas has also been featured in Profile Magazine and Power Broker Magazine as one of the Top 25 Top Wealth Builders and Financial Professionals in the Tampa Bay Area.

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WOW Fridays - The Fifth Third Empowerment Mobile
1/27/2023 9:00 AM

Introducing our Work on Wisdom - WOW Fridays - at the Volusia County Business Incubator launched in January 2023.

 

The goal of the WOW Fridays is to educate and inspire many entrepreneurs and business owners on topics relevant to their businesses' growth. Topics include:

1. Business Modeling 

2. Business Plan Development 

3. Web 3 and Crypto

4. How to Present to Investors and Bankers 

5. Social Media - Talks with the best influencers in town

6. Been there, done that! Talks from serial entrepreneurs. 

7. Learn from local Military Entrepreneurs how they started their businesses  

 

 

EmpowerU and the eBus are L.I.F.E. programs designed for small businesses. The mission of the eBus is to take quality financial services directly to people and empower them to take control of their financial future.

· 40-foot mobile with PC stations, an office area, and presentation capabilities

· Programming strategies include but are not limited to Housing, Workforce Development, and Small Business – you tell us what your clientele would most benefit from and we’ll tailor the event to you

· Face-to-face interaction with bank staff in a non-traditional environment

· Partnership events with neighborhoods and community-based organizations to bring financial empowerment to residents.

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WOW Fridays - Business Plan Development - Bootcamp
2/3/2023 9:30 AM

Introducing our Work on Wisdom - WOW Fridays - at the Volusia County Business Incubator launched in January 2023.

 

The goal of the WOW Fridays is to educate and inspire many entrepreneurs and business owners on topics relevant to their businesses' growth. Topics include:

1. Business Modeling 

2. Business Plan Development 

3. Web 3 and Crypto

4. How to Present to Investors and Bankers 

5. Social Media - Talks with the best influencers in town

6. Been there, done that! Talks from serial entrepreneurs. 

7. Learn from local Military Entrepreneurs how they started their businesses  

 

Business Plan Development Series (Three Fridays - February 3, 17, 24, 2023) - 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Creating a short business plan offers several benefits to entrepreneurs and business owners as follows:

• The process of thinking and writing the plan provides clarity for the business.

• If capital is needed from outside sources, investors want to see a plan that demonstrates a solid understanding and vision for the business.

• The plan will help prioritize tasks that are most important.

• With growth, the plan will offer a common understanding of the vision to new leaders.

A simple business plan for a start-up service company can be completed rather quickly. Keeping in mind who the intended audience is, write simply.

The plan needs to be understandable, readable, and realistic. We are here to guide you through the process.

Instructor: Connie Garzon M.B.A - C.B.A - Director/Site Manager UCF Business Incubation Program - Volusia County

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WOW Fridays - Introduction to Web3 and Digital Assets series
3/17/2023 10:00 AM

Introducing our Work on Wisdom - WOW Fridays - at the Volusia County Business Incubator launched in January 2023.

 

The goal of the WOW Fridays is to educate and inspire many entrepreneurs and business owners on topics relevant to their businesses' growth. Topics include:

1. Business Modeling 

2. Business Plan Development 

3. Web 3 and Crypto

4. How to Present to Investors and Bankers 

5. Social Media - Talks with the best influencers in town

6. Been there, done that! Talks from serial entrepreneurs. 

7. Learn from local Military Entrepreneurs how they started their businesses  

 

The Introduction to Web3 and Digital Assets series in March 2023 will provide an introduction to the following topics 

 

- Accepting digital assets for your business, blockchain, 

- Decentralized Finance [DeFi], 

- NFT Marketplaces, 

- The Metaverse, and Web3 Wallets. 

  

Guest Speaker: Alex Enser

 

Alexander Enser is the Founder and CEO of My Crypto Advisor, a Web3 consultancy and education company helping learners navigate digital assets and the next generation of the internet.  

 

Alex is a Web3 evangelist since 2013 with an M.A. in Psychology and Professional Certificates in Blockchain Fundamentals from Berkeley and the Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals. Enser is quoted in the Wall Street Journal, and U.S. Sun, and made appearances on ESPN 1520 radio and National Freelance Business Week. 

 

Enser is passionate about helping small businesses and underserved communities adopt Web3 so they are not left behind during this technological revolution.

 

Certified Instructor: Connie Garzon, M.B.A. C.B.A. 

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WOW Fridays - Fundamental of Raising Angel Venture Capital and Crowdfunding Funds
4/14/2023 9:00 AM
Work on Wisdom - WOW Fridays at the Volusia Business Incubator. The WOW Fridays is an initiative to help business owners and entrepreneurs to work on their business. Starting on Friday January 6, 2023 and every Friday, from 9:00 a.m. The Volusia Business Incubator is open to the public. Where: 601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Meet your Host: Connie Garzon, M.B.A. Connie is a former banker and has helped hundreds of business owners to start and scale big time companies. For more info, visit www.volusiatechhub.com or email connie.garzon@ucf.edu.

Introducing Work on Wisdom - WOW Fridays - at the Volusia County Business Incubator. Launched in January 2023.

The goal of the WOW Fridays is to educate and inspire many entrepreneurs and business owners on topics relevant to their businesses' growth. Topics include:

1. Business Modeling 

2. Business Plan Development 

3. Web 3 and Crypto

4. How to Present to Investors and Bankers 

5. Social Media - Talks with the best influencers in town

6. Been there, done that! Talks from serial entrepreneurs. 

7. Learn from local Military Entrepreneurs how they started their businesses  

"In business, bootstrappers typically rely on savings, early cash flow, and penny-pinching to fund startup companies, rather than seeking external funding in the form of loans or investments. When bootstrapping companies founders try to line up customers and suppliers early while taking little or no capital" - Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

This Bootcamp will help you to understand everything about how to fund your business seeking external funding from bankers and investors.

Certified Trainer by NBIA: Connie Garzon - M.B.A. - C.B.A 

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WOW Fridays - Social Media - Q/A to Local Influencers
5/12/2023 9:00 AM

Introducing our Work on Wisdom - WOW Fridays - at the Volusia County Business Incubator launched in January 2023.

 

The goal of the WOW Fridays is to educate and inspire many entrepreneurs and business owners on topics relevant to their businesses' growth. Topics include:

1. Business Modeling 

2. Business Plan Development 

3. Web 3 and Crypto

4. How to Present to Investors and Bankers 

5. Social Media - Talks with the best influencers in town

6. Been there, done that! Talks from serial entrepreneurs. 

7. Learn from local Military Entrepreneurs how they started their businesses  

 

Hello Social Media Influencer :)  

Let's learn from each other.

 

This Social Media talk with local influencers will help you to understand how to sell on social media platforms, and how to create content to grow the number of followers. In addition, we will learn more about the algorithms which is a pain in the neck lol.  

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WOW Fridays - Entrepreneurs Talks
5/19/2023 9:00 AM

Introducing our Work on Wisdom - WOW Fridays - at the Volusia County Business Incubator launched in January 2023.

 

The goal of the WOW Fridays is to educate and inspire many entrepreneurs and business owners on topics relevant to their businesses' growth. Topics include:

1. Business Modeling 

2. Business Plan Development 

3. Web 3 and Crypto

4. How to Present to Investors and Bankers 

5. Social Media - Talks with the best influencers in town

6. Been there, done that! Talks from serial entrepreneurs. 

7. Learn from local Military Entrepreneurs how they started their businesses  

 

This Friday we will open the doors to any local entrepreneur or business owner who want to talk about their ventures 

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WOW Fridays - Military Entrepreneur Talks
5/26/2023 10:00 AM

Introducing our Work on Wisdom - WOW Fridays - at the Volusia County Business Incubator launched in January 2023.

 

The goal of the WOW Fridays is to educate and inspire many entrepreneurs and business owners on topics relevant to their businesses' growth. Topics include:

1. Business Modeling 

2. Business Plan Development 

3. Web 3 and Crypto

4. How to Present to Investors and Bankers 

5. Social Media - Talks with the best influencers in town

6. Been there, done that! Talks from serial entrepreneurs. 

7. Learn from local Military Entrepreneurs how they started their businesses  

 

What a great way to celebrate Memorial Day week by listening to our local Military entrepreneurs. 

Learn how local Veterans have applied the military discipline to start and scale a business. 

Format: Panel Discussion 

Guest Speakers: 

RJ Casey

Rafael Camano

Ricardo Garcia 

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Power of Inclusion Event Series: Managing a Multigenerational Workplace
2/6/2023 12:00 PM

Join us for the Power of Inclusion Event Series: Managing a Multigenerational Workplace. Guest presenter Dr. Maria Dowling, PsyD, MBA, MS with MD Consulting Company will discuss navigating generational differences in the workplace.

One of the challenges employers face today is managing a multi-generational workforce. Did you know that for the first time in history, there are five generations in the workplace? They are the Silent Generation/Traditionalist, Boomers, Generation X, Millenials, and Generation Z. This workshop will discuss strategies on creating an effective workplace for multiple generations to thrive simultaneously. Learn how the different generations communicate and engage and discuss the biases assocaited with various individuals in the workplace.

This quarterly forum or workshop will focus on being comfortable with the uncomfortable. Conversations will include everything from unconscious bias to implementing a programing guide for celebrating diverse holidays throughout the year. Exclusive to Daytona Regional Chamber members, this is an opportunity to not only come and learn, but to also teach or educate fellow business owners. 

For event questions, pleease contact Samantha Crouch, Vice President of Small Business Development, 386.523.3678 or at samantha@daytonachamber.com. 

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Launch Your Venture
2/27/2022 12:00 AM

 

Do you have a ground-breaking business idea? Have you developed a concept that would revolutionize aviation, aerospace or engineering? Do you have what it takes to be the next Student-to-CEO? Bring your business idea to life with Launch Your Venture and win up to $10,000 in prizes!

 

We’re looking for university student-led startups with revolutionary ideas that will change the future of the aviation, aerospace and engineering industries. Successful projects will feature scalable transformative technologies led by strong management teams capable of launching disruptive innovation.

Eligible teams will have at least one full-time student, undergraduate or graduate, at an accredited university in Florida, enrolled during the academic year of the competition. The student must have a major role in the venture (founder, equity holder, C-level management) and will deliver the final pitch if selected as a finalist.

Six finalists will present their pitches online to a judging panel representing investors, industry and the military. Each competitor will receive seven minutes to pitch and a five-minute Q&A with the judges. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.

 

2023 Launch Your Venture Key Dates

  • Feb. 27, 2023:  First-round applications due
  • March 3, 2023:  Advancing teams notification
  • March 13, 2023:  Second-round applications due
  • March 20, 2023:  Finalists notification
  • March 31, 2023:  Final in-person round

 

Prizes

  • First Place: $10,000
  • Second Place: $5,000
  • Third Place: $3,000
  • Plus In-Kind Prizes

 

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Funding Your Business
1/31/2023 6:00 PM

For people who think they might need funding for their business. It is designed for start-ups and existing businesses with cash flow or capital issues. The seminar explains the various sources of funds, their lending criteria, and how they differ.

 

This is a FREE webinar.

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Cultivating Innovation - The "Q" Breakfast
2/17/2023 7:30 AM

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JOIN US FOR THE "Q" BREAKFAST!

Join Volusia County Economic Development for the "Q" Breakfast on Cultivating Innovation with our Innovation Expert Panel:

 

  • Stephanie Miller, Ph.D., Executive Director, Technology Transfer and Research Park, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Lou Paris, Serial Entrepreneur, Konkeros
  • Connie Garzon, Site Manager, Volusia County Business Incubator powered by the University of Central Florida

Helga van Eckert, director of Volusia County Economic Development, will provide an update on the 4th quarter 2022 economic data that includes building permit activity, labor statistics and employment trends by industry.

This is an excellent opportunity to interact with elected officials, community partners and stakeholders, and to learn more about the state of Volusia County's economy.

Thank you to our sponsor The University of Central Florida.

February 17, 2023

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.

Program begins at 8:00 a.m.

Daytona Beach International Airport

Dennis McGee Room (Across from TSA security)

 

700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Park in Short-Term Parking. Parking passes will be provided

THIS IS A LIMITED SEATING EVENT. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

We recommend using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge to register.

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Starting Your New Business
2/11/2023 9:30 AM

This workshop is designed to guide you through the steps necessary for starting a business.

It covers the different legal business entities, licenses needed, taxes, and insurance. We explain what business plans are all about and show you how to collect business information and research. You will learn about capital funding and the lender's view of the borrower.

 

THIS EVENT IS FREE

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Franchises - An Easier Way to Owning a Business
2/15/2023 5:30 PM

Owning a franchise is one way to become an entrepreneur. A franchisor provides the planning, brand name, and promotional support the franchisee needs to get started. Attend this workshop to see if a franchise is right for you.

 

Have you always wanted to be your own boss but didn't quite know how to get started?

Would you like to take control of your future and live a more flexible lifestyle?

Do you want to build equity and wealth for your future?

 

If you've answered "yes" to one or more of the above questions, this workshop may be right for you! Join us for an interactive workshop, including:

> Understand what it takes to be a franchise business owner

> Learn about the advantages of becoming your own boss

> How to find the right franchise

And many other topics

 

Plus, hear from local franchise owners LIVE and find out why they decided to take the franchise route versus starting from scratch.  

 

Pre-registration is required for this free event.

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AAEA Black History Month: SBA Lunch & Learn
2/28/2023 12:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

 

Your Presenter: Thaddeus Hammond, Supervisory Business Opportunity Specialist at U.S. Small Business Administration


Thaddeus is the Supervisory Business Opportunity Specialist (SBOS) for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) North Florida District Office (NFDO)/Manager-Business Development. Mr. Hammond has over 29 years of government contracting experience and has supported the SBA’s Flagship Program-The 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program as a Business Opportunity Specialist (BOS) in the Washington Metropolitan Area and North Florida District Offices. He also served as the Lead BOS for the Louisiana District Office. Mr. Hammond provides business development assistance which includes specialized business training, counseling, marketing assistance and high-level executive development in the areas of procurement, marketing, finance, capture management, and surety bonding. Thaddeus collaborates with federal and rural economic development agencies; resource partners; partner agencies; local chambers of commerce; local & regional government entities; local economic development organizations; HBCUs, business associations; small businesses; educational institutions; local, state, and federal procurement and small business personnel, as well as prime contractor representatives and civic/community organizations on a number of initiatives.
Prior to his work with the SBA, Mr. Hammond spent 16 years as a Sr. Business Development Manager for a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor whose clients included DoD, Federal,and State & Local government contracting agencies, and Large Prime Contractors.


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BOSS - How to Enhance Your Social Media Presence
2/28/2023 9:00 AM

Join us

 

for the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce

 

BOSS Program: Business Owners Sharing Solutions.

 

BOSS is a bi-annual, educational platform for the business community and promotes professional development. Topic will change for each event.....

 

Topic - How to Enhance Your Social Media Presence

 

The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce provides the BOSS event as an educational platform for the business community and promotes professional development. 

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Manufacturing & Technology Job Fair
3/22/2023 3:00 PM

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Starting Your New Business
3/8/2023 7:00 PM

Learn how stories can be the most effective way to convince your customer to buy. Not only is this a great way to build rapport with your customers but it can help them understand and internalize your messages. Everyone in your business "sells" at some point; this training will help them do it well.

 

Pre-registration is required for this free event.

 

This event is FREE

 

Our Presenter: Steve Epner

Steve teaches Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Saint Louis University, and after selling his business, became the Entrepreneur in Residence for Boeing. He is a serial entrepreneur and mentor. Attendees will get a free electronic copy of Steve’s book: “Simplify Everything; Get your team from do do to done done with one surefire process.”

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Access To Capital 2023 Series - Introduction into Credit
3/7/2023 6:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

Opening a business and understanding credit helps get you to the table. Join us as the AAEA and Matt Rogers dive into an Introduction to Credit.

Your Presenter: Matt Roder, SVP and Chief Credit Officer First Community Bank of Central Alabama

Matt Roger has been in banking for twenty-six years and is a graduate of Auburn University, Alabama Banking School and The Graduate School of Banking at LSU. He currently serves as SVP and Chief Credit Officer of First Community Bank of Central Alabama in Wetumpka. Matt is very active in civic and community organizations and supporting entrepreneurs.

 

 

 

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Access To Capital 2023 Series -Understanding Entrepreneurs, Ecosystems, and Resources in Your Community
3/14/2023 6:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

Opening a business and understanding credit helps get you to the table. Join us as the AAEA and Matt Rogers dive into an Introduction to Credit.

Your Presenter:

David Mixson, Associate Director, Government and Economic Development Institute, Auburn University

 

David Mixson currently serves as Associate Director for the Government & Economic Development Institute, at Auburn University. He also serves as Auburn’s Economic Development Administration University Center Director, a role he has held since 2006. Over his 25-year career in university economic development, Mr. Mixson has assisted communities, cities, associations, non-profits, and small businesses with challenges requiring creative thinking and innovation. He has won numerous grants totaling over $2.7 million assisting communities and businesses over the last 13 years.  Mr. Mixson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Auburn University with a major in business management.  He completed a Master of Business Administration degree from Auburn University and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, and the Economic Development Association of Alabama.  He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute and the Auburn University Intensive Economic Development Training Course and has taught the Economic Development and Competition course in Auburn University’s Political Science Department. He is an Innovation Engineering Black Belt through the Eureka Ranch International and is trained in the Business Model Canvas and Lean Startup methodologies. He has served as the NASA Southeast Regional Technology Transfer Center state affiliate, manager of the Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Award, and on the Board of the Educational Association of University Centers.

 

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Access To Capital 2023 Series -Growing Your Online Presence
3/21/2023 6:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

Opening a business and understanding credit helps get you to the table. Join us as the AAEA and Matt Rogers dive into an Introduction to Credit.

Your Presenter:

Joshua Sahib, Managing Director of the Lowder Center for Family Business and Entrepreneurship, Harbert College of Business at Auburn University

 

Many businesses struggle with getting noticed online. During this session, we will showcase a variety of free tools and low-cost resources that can help businesses build their brand, website, and expand their online presence. Participants should leave with actionable tips they can immediately implement whether they need more consistent branding, a dedicated website, or improved search rankings.

 

Joshua Sahib is a serial entrepreneur. Over the years, he’s led a video production business, brewery software company, artificial intelligence startup and has won both local and statewide business competitions. He has also worked in higher education for nearly a decade in a wide variety of roles. 

 

Joshua holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and two master’s degrees from The University of Alabama. For a few years, he served as Assistant Director for

the Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute where he provided coaching and other support services to a wide variety of entrepreneurs. In 2021 he joined Auburn University as the Managing Director of the Lowder Center for Family Business and Entrepreneurship where he hosts entrepreneurial events and guides early-stage startups.

 

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Access To Capital 2023 Series -Strategic Planning for Small Businesses
3/28/2023 6:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

Opening a business and understanding credit helps get you to the table. Join us as the AAEA and Matt Rogers dive into an Introduction to Credit.

Your Presenter:

J

Dr. LaKami Baker, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Management and holds the Russell Foundation Professorship in Entrepreneurial Studies in the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University.

 

Dr. LaKami Baker, PhD, recently served as the Interim Executive Director of the Government & Economic Development Institute (GEDI) in University Outreach. Before GEDI, she served as the Managing Director of the Lowder Center for Family Business

and Entrepreneurship, where she assisted students, faculty, and community entrepreneurs in developing their business ideas, refining their business models, and preparing for investment presentations. During her four-year tenure, the start-up teams she

worked with won or raised over $1M in external funding and earned over $930K in revenue.

 

Baker earned her Ph.D. in Management and Organization Studies from the University of Texas

at San Antonio and holds an MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas

at Austin and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University. Dr. Baker

teaches strategic management at the undergraduate and graduate levels and technology

commercialization at the MBA and executive levels. Her academic research has appeared in top journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Research, The

Leadership Quarterly, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and currently serves as the

Treasurer of the Southern Management Association.

Baker currently serves as the principal or co-principal investigator on six grants totaling over $1.825M to provide technical assistance and entrepreneurial training to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Dr. Baker is certified to provide training, coaching, and mentoring on the lean startup methodologies, value proposition design, and creating and developing sustainable business models by the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) and

earned her Entrepreneurship Center Management (ECM) Certificate from InBIA. The ECM Certificate is the premier industry credential for the staff of incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces, small business development centers, and other entrepreneurship programs.

 

Prior to her academic work, Baker spent 11 years at 3M Corporation and held a variety of

positions centered on engineering and product management. She served as the leader of the

Electrical Supplies Business Unit, which had over $60 million in global revenue.

 

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Funding Your Non-Profit
3/8/2023 7:00 PM

You will learn about:

  • Legal Status
  • How to lay a comprehensive Financial Foundation
  • How to build an Outreach Strategy
  • How to identify sources of funding that you are comfortable with
  • How to identify people who support your vision
  • Traditional Fundraisers

And Much More!

This webinar is FREE

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Using Reference Solutions to Grow Your Small Business
3/6/2023 5:30 PM

Learn to identify the people or businesses that meet your target market! With your library card, gain FREE access to Reference Solutions, a powerful online tool with real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residents. Reference Solutions is a set of databases that allows you to download records of your target market prospects for free.

 

In this session, you will learn how to:

 

  • Access Reference Solutions from home for free with your library card,
  • Identify new sales prospects,
  • Create customized business & consumer marketing lists,
  • Identify key business contacts,
  • Locate home-based businesses,
  • Find businesses with web addresses,
  • Define delivery routes,
  • Gather competitive business intelligence,
  • Identify major industry groups,
  • and much, much more!

 

Our Presenter: Bill Carlson

Bill is the Customer Success Manager with Data Axle Library Division. He has been with Data Axle since April of 2008. His responsibilities include ensuring that all who have access to Reference Solutions understand how to use the database effectively. Bill’s presentations are always lively and entertaining. Prior to joining Data Axle, Bill managed a team of more than 20 salespeople at a publicly-traded company, where he stressed the value of providing world-class customer service.

 

This webinar is FREE

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How to set a price for Your Product or Service
3/16/2023 5:30 PM

This workshop will cover five methods of product pricing with step-by-step instructions on how to implement them. 

The Methods discussed will include:

 

  • Value Added Pricing
  • Cost Plus Pricing
  • Modified Cost Plus Pricing
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Value Based Pricing

 

This event is FREE

 

Our Presenter: Bill Carlson

Craig is a SCORE mentor and Chairman of the Client Education Committee at SCORE in Jacksonville. Craig worked in the financial services industry for nearly thirty years. For the past ten years, he has designed and taught marketing and other business topics both domestically through SCORE and internationally through the Financial Services Volunteer Corp

 

 

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Small Business Networking Fair
4/4/2023 10:00 AM

You are invited to join the NASA Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for their first face-to-face outreach event since 2020!!  The KSC Small Business Networking Fair will be held at the Debus Conference Facility, located at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This event will feature open networking with approximately 30 KSC Prime Contractors and government exhibitors. 

We are so excited for the opportunity to finally meet in person!!  Please bring your business cards and capability statements or marketing materials to share with exhibitors and fellow attendees.

Please Note:

Your Eventbrite ticket will be required for entry into the KSC Visitor Complex.  Please print your ticket and bring it with you to the event.

A parking permit will also be provided to all attendees prior to the event.  Please print.  You will need to show the permit to the parking attendant at the Toll Plaza.

 

Questions about this event?  Contact NASA OSBP-KSC at ksc-smallbusiness@mail.nasa.gov

 

*PLEASE NOTE:  If you have already registered for this event, thank you for supporting NASA OSBP and KSC Small Business.  To confirm event registrations, sign in to your Eventbrite account and click on the dropdown next to your name in the upper right corner, then select Tickets. (ALL duplicate registrations will be deleted.)

 

Unsubscribe:  To be removed from the KSC Small Business Event Notification database, please send a separate e-mail to ksc-smallbusiness@mail.nasa.gov and type UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject.

Please remember to print your ticket in Eventbrite once you complete your registration.  You will not be able to enter the Visitor Complex without a ticket.  

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Coffee and Connections
3/17/2023 8:30 AM

Join Daytona Beach Area CVB staff members and other local tourism industry professionals for Coffee and Connections on March 17 from 8:30-9:30 am at the Residence Inn Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport, 1725 Richard Petty Blvd., Daytona Beach. 

Slated to take place every third Friday of each month, Coffee and Connections is an informal gathering that serves as a great networking opportunity for members of the area's hospitality and tourism industry. 

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How To Get Found On The Internet
3/14/2023 12:00 PM

Being found on the internet is the first step to getting customers. There is a simple process that will increase your visibility on Google. Learn how to maximize your website so customers find your business and before your competition.

In this session you will learn how to::

  • Improve your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices
  • Maximize SEO strategies that are most important in 2023 to drive traffic to your site
  • Avoid the missteps that suppress your website on Google

 

This event is FREE

 

 

Our Presenter:  Maureen Edwards

Maureen is an award-winning branding, marketing, and business strategist as well as a 2x award-winning inventor. She is the founder of 8 Simple Steps, her sixth company she has built from conception to commercialization. Her mission is to take the hard out of starting, building, and scaling for small business owners by eliminating the complexity, fear, and common mistakes that derail success and sustainability. She is a frequent keynote speaker, podcast and TV guest, national instructor for small business organizations, and lead instructor at universities and colleges. Her motto is "you don't need to know everything in business, only what works."

 

 

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2023 West Volusia Economic Forum
4/5/2023 11:30 AM

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 2023 West Volusia Economic Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 5. The first portion of the program will feature economic development directors from the cities of DeBary, DeLand, Deltona and Orange City. The second portion will feature Volusia County Economic Director Helga van Eckert, the CEO Business Alliance and Team Volusia Economic Development Corp., along with Florida Chamber of Commerce Chief Economist Dr. Ben Tabatabaei. The program will provide city and county representatives the opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the West Volusia region and the county as a whole. 

Registration is required to attend.

 

West Volusia Economic Forum
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Becoming A QuickBooks Power User (QB03)
3/15/2023 6:00 PM

Join us for this QuickBooks online class to learn about the basic reports and how to create them for your company. We will also discuss the Receipts functions within the product, and some additional apps that can bring even more power to your product. Learn how to set up your budget as well as common errors and how to correct them.

A Q&A session follows to answer any specific questions you may have.

 

This event is FREE

 

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Becoming A QuickBooks Power User (QB03)
3/15/2023 8:00 AM

 

Networking is a common form of prospecting for entrepreneurs and sales professionals. However, very few people understand how to connect beyond passing and collecting business cards.

 

  • Learn why networking is still the best way to prospect for clients.
  • Learn the show up, be up, follow up formula to make connections that turn contacts into contracts.
  • Learn the techniques to get more referrals for your business.

 

This event is FREE

Our Presenter: Toni Harris Taylor

Toni is the award-winning franchise owner of Network in Action Global Partners. NIA Global Partners is an international community of business owners who come together to mastermind to grow their business, bring each other warm referrals, and be a supportive community for one another. Toni lives by the mantra, of being DRASTIC! In her business Drastic Results Marketing and Sales Coaching, she helps her clients learn the strategies to get known, get connected and get paid to make six figures and beyond. Toni is an 8x author and most recently her collaboration project, Viral Networking for Drastic Results™ achieved Amazon International Bestselling status in Sales and Marketing categories. Toni is a TV Talk Show Host, Philanthropist and has won several awards for her work including, NIA’s first Rookie of the Year (2019), Brand Ambassador (2021), and the 2022 Power Networker of the Year from Dr. George C. Fraser proving Toni knows networking!

 

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Ask an Attorney: Legal Steps for Selling a Business
3/16/2023 10:00 AM

This webinar is geared towards small service based businesses with 20 employees or less.

 

This event is FREE

Our Presenter:  Laurie M. Lee, Business Attorney and Owner of The Legal Department for Service Professionals, P.A. 

 

 Laurie opened her own law firm in 2015 after recognizing the community’s need for experienced and quality legal counsel for small businesses. Her goal was to share knowledge and create long-term relationships with small business owners as their trusted advisor. Since then, Laurie and her team at the Legal Department have served over 300 small businesses in Florida. Laurie started out her career as a history teacher before attending law school and gaining her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida in 2003. After working in other firms for many years as a successful attorney, she realized that she had a soft spot in her heart for the real backbone of our economy: small businesses. Laurie has achieved the AV Preeminent Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell ® (highest possible rating) and is rated on AVVO® as Superb: 10 out of 10. She was honored as the 2021 Women Business Owner of the Year from the JAX Chamber Professional Women’s Council, the 2019 SBA North Florida Woman Owned Business of the Year, and the 2018 Regional Volunteer of the Year Award from America’s Small Business Development Center. Laurie is involved in her professional community as the Chairman of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Attorney Grievance Review Committee, a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, past Chairman of the Jacksonville Bar Corporate & Business Law Committee, past vice-Chairman of the Jacksonville Bar Transactional Section and a member of the Florida Business Law Section.

 In the business community, Laurie serves on the board of the North Florida Women Business Owners organization and serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Small Business Development Center at UNF. Laurie gives back to the business community by offering legal workshops and webinars. She has conducted classes for Score, the SBDC, the City of Jacksonville JSEB Program, and most recently, she created a new course offering for the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center called “Legal Matters”. 

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1 Million Cups Presentation
3/15/2023 9:00 AM

One million cups presenter today is

Appreciated Asset

Business Consulting firm providing marketing, sales, operations, management and finance solutions to businesses local to the Charleston, SC area and nationwide.

 

Registration is not required for this event.

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Lunch with Leaders: Lou Paris
3/22/2023 11:00 AM

Join us for Lunch with Leaders, featuring Lou Paris, Serial Entrepreneur.

 

Lou Paris is a highly accomplished entrepreneur and academic. Lou previously served as the Director of the Prince Entrepreneurship Program at Stetson University. He has a wealth of expertise in entrepreneurship, providing training to residents of Volusia and Flagler counties through Startup Quest TM. He has founded successful businesses such a Mamuto LLC, HotelEnglishOnline.org, and MeVoy.com. Lou has achieved great success in his ventures, securing funding, and launching new products.

 

The Lunch with Leaders series provides an opportunity in a small group setting for a small business to have conversations with an experienced individual in the community. Lunch will feature introductions, connections, and conversations pertinent to small business owners in a post-pandemic world. 

 

Thank you to our Sponsor, TD Bank.

This opportunity is only available to active members of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce. Seating is extremely limited and tickets are $30, which include a hot lunch provided by Stonewood Grill & Tavern.

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Joint Business After Hours with the Urban Chamber of Commerce
3/21/2023 5:00 PM

The Urban Chamber of Commerce and the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce will come together for a joint Business After Hours on Tuesday, March 21st

 

from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the City of Daytona Beach's

 

Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural & Educational Center

 

for some fun and unique networking while making important business connections with like-minded professionals outside of the workplace. Bring plenty of business cards, as we will have a drawing for door prizes.

This event is open to both Members and Non-Members of either Chamber. Chamber Members are offered a discounted rate of $10 until Tuesday, March 14th. Starting Wednesday, March 15th, Members can still register at the rate of $15. Non-Members can register at any time at the rate of $35, regardless of registration date.

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FitUSA Job Fair
3/18/2023 10:00 AM

FitUSA Manufacturing, a veteran-owned manufacturer of high-end custom athletic and performance wear, professional sports jerseys, uniforms, and custom products is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Mar. 18 at its’ new Deland location at 801 E. International Speedway Blvd.

The company is hiring industrial sewists, fabric cutters, packers and quality control technicians. If you know of someone seeking employment, share the EmployFlorida.com job posting or tell them to stop by the job fair this weekend. There will be on-site testing for sewist job seekers plus a food truck and bounce house for families to enjoy.

No registration for this event, just show up with your best foot forward OR apply HERE

FitUSA Job Fair Flyer

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Veterans Business Summit
5/11/2023 1:00 PM

The Veterans Business Summit, an initiative of the Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative (VEI), provides the military veteran business community with a platform to educate, empower and support early-stage, veteran-led companies with innovative products and services. The summit will run from 1 to 7:30 p.m. May 11 at the GuideWell Innovation Center, Lake Nona, Orlando.

 

Get more details on the program

VEI Summit Hightlights

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Bookkeeping Basics for Small Businesses Owners
3/21/2023 1:00 PM

For small business owners, bookkeeping can be a daunting task. However, understanding bookkeeping basics is crucial for making informed financial decisions, paying taxes and ensuring your business's long-term success.

In this webinar, an expert presenter will cover everything you need to know about bookkeeping basics for small business owners.

You will learn:

  • Why bookkeeping is so important

  • How to set up a bookkeeping system that works for your business

  • Understanding and tracking income and expenses

  • How bookkeeping can make tax season easier

  • Tips for streamlining your bookkeeping process

Live attendees will receive free business resources and a link to this webinar recording.

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Building Your Business Plan
3/21/2023 6:00 PM

Designed for anyone who has done their business research, most of their marketing plan, and understands some basic accounting and finance. It explains the purposes and value of a plan and uses a content template to help determine what goes into each section of this plan.

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Comenzando su Nuevo Negocio
3/21/2023 7:00 PM

Aprenda cómo iniciar un negocio de la manera correcta. De saber si está presentando como propietario único o corporación. Para registrar su negocio en su estado y cómo hacerlo todo gratis o a bajo costo.

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5 Ways to Create a Website People Want to Stay and Buy On
3/23/2023 12:00 PM

5 Ways to Create a Website People Want to Stay and Buy On

 

It takes less than 15 seconds to capture someone's attention on your website or they are gone, and some for good. Discover the top ways to design a user-friendly, stunning website that keeps people scrolling, reading, and buying. And if you do not have a website, this is the perfect place to pick up the best practices for you to start the right way.

This workshop will cover how to:

  1. Construct a template and design customers will respond to 

  2. Incorporate the "must-haves" to keep customers visiting and coming back

  3. Avoid website mistakes that lose customers forever 

  4. Create a secure site customers trust 

  5. Implement a mobile responsive site to increase sales

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How to Manage Your Business with KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
3/27/2023 5:30 PM

Using financial statements to manage a business is a good place to start, but Key Performance Indicators(or KPIs)go to the next level. They provide more detailed insights of where your business is succeeding and failing.

We will discuss the concept of leading KPIs which can give you an earlier read on the direction of your business than the typical financial statements.

This workshop will cover what KPIs are available, how to calculate them, and how to select the right ones for you given your type of business.

 

We will cover multiple KPIs in each of the following categories:

  • Profitability
  • Financial Liquidity
  • Revenue
  • Sale Process
  • Sales Effectiveness
  • Customer Service, Retention, and Satisfaction
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Our Presenter: Craig Linsky

Craig is a SCORE mentor and Chairman of the Client Education Committee at SCORE in Jacksonville. Craig worked in the financial services industry for nearly thirty years. For the past ten years, he has designed and taught marketing and other business topics both domestically through SCORE and internationally through the Financial Services Volunteer Corp

 

This event is FREE

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Launch Your Venture
3/31/2023 1:30 PM
 

 

 

Finalists have been chosen – come see them pitch!

Join us the afternoon of March 31st starting at 1:30pm to watch six finalists pitch live, in-person at the MicaPlex in the Embry-Riddle Research Park. They’ve been through two rounds of judging to make it to the finals, so come cheer them on as they pitch their aviation, aerospace, and engineering-based ventures!

 

Finalists: Acreage Farms, ERAU

               AudiSee, University of Miami

               Limitless Aeronautics, ERAU

               Lectra Type, University of Tampa

               Pet HealthCare Innovations, Florida Atlantic University

               Project eFlight, ERAU

 

Prizes:  $10,000 first place

             $ 5,000 second place

             $ 3,000 third place

             + in-kind prizes

 

Winners will be announced and big, giant checks handed out at 5pm!

HappE Hour following LYV 2023

Immediately following the announcement of the winners, we’ll be holding our monthly HappE Hour from 5-7pm. Join us to congratulate all of the final teams, meet entrepreneurial students, members of the local startup support community, and mingle with Research Park companies’ teams.

 

Affirmative RSVP’s are appreciated for but not required. RSVP here.

 

erau.edu/launchyourventure

ERAU Micaplex Launch Your Venture Logo
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Children's Business Fair
3/25/2023 9:00 AM

Daytona Children's Business Fair Logo

Observe the opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business!

 

Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace. 

 

Presented by:  Riverfront Esplanade, the Acton Academy and the generous support of donors and volunteers

 

Due to the success of our first years event, we will host up to 40 booths at the 2nd annual event at the Riverfront Esplanade located at 355 N. Beach St. on March 25th 2023 from 9 am – 2 pm.

 

This event is sponsored by the Riverfront Esplanade, the Acton Academy and the generous support of our donors and volunteers.  We all believe that principled entrepreneurs are heroes and role models for the next generation.

 

Whether an entrepreneur is famous like Elon Musk or Oprah Winfrey or they are one of the thousands of unsung business owners across this country, these are the people who make sacrifices to innovate, create jobs and serve their communities.

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Destination Master Plan and 2022 Visitor Profile Study - New Smyrna Beach Area Visitor' Bureau
5/9/2023 8:00 AM

The Destination Master Plan's goal is to enhance the impact of the visitor economy while ensuring the long-term health of the destination and quality of life for our residents while acknowledging and incorporating the great work and plans already underway across Southeast Volusia County.

Keynote Speaker:  Sean Snaith, Ph.D., Director of the UCF Insitute for Economic Forecasting

Dr. Snaith is a nationally recognized economist in the field of business an economic forecasting.  He is a member of several economic organizations and national economic forecasting panels, including The Wall Street Journal's Economic Forecasting Survey, the Associated Press' Economy Survey, Bloomberg and Reuters.  Dr. Snaith has built a national reputation for his unique ability to explain complex subject matter, such as the economics of a master plan in an understandable and interesting way.

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How to Increase Profitability – Part 1 of 2
3/23/2023 5:30 PM

Part 1 of the 'How to Increase Profitability' series.

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In Part One, the presenter will review how to define realistic profit goals and ways to manage expenses by covering the following topics:

- Budgeting for Profitability: Entrepreneurs often budget by taking last year's sales and increasing it by a few percent, if they budget at all. This section will take the traditional Revenue - Expenses = Profit equation and turn it around to make sure you are budgeting for profit first.

- Determining the Owner's Profit: Learn how to determine how much profit you should expect your business to generate and how to make sure it actually ends up in your pocket.

- Examining Operational Expenses: Entrepreneurs often pay attention to sales and little else. They expect extra sales to result in extra profit, but too often this does not happen. This section examines all categories of operational expense with a goal of significant overhead reduction.

- Examining Variable Expenses: The presenter will perform a similar analysis of variable expenses to suggest ways to reduce them and increase gross profit. They will also look at the different impacts of operational versus variable expenses and why you should take steps to move expenses from one category into the other.

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How to Increase Profitability – Part 2 of 2
3/30/2023 5:30 PM

Part 2 of the 'How to Increase Profitability' series.

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In Part Two, the presenter will review ways to increase revenue by covering the following topics:

- Product Pricing: The presenter will review different methods of product pricing and demonstrate how to determine the impact price changes will have on the number of units sold and gross profit.

- Price Discounting Strategies: Entrepreneurs often resort to lowering prices when they can't figure out what else to do. The presenter will review alternatives to price discounting first, then review nine price discounting strategies along with when to use them, if at all!

- Product & Customer Profitability Analysis: The 80/20 rule states that 80% of your revenue and profit come from 20% of your customers. The same rule applies to products if you offer multiple products. This section will explain how to figure out which products and which customers are in the 20% and how to get more customers like them.

- The Sales Funnel: The sales funnel tracks the various stages of a sale from identifying your target market through the closing of a sale. The presenter will demonstrate all the stages, how to move prospects from one stage to the next and how to measure the number and value of prospects at each stage.

- Tracking Metrics: This section will provide some Key Performance Indicators (or KPIs) you can use to track sales and profitability over time in order to make sure you are headed in the right direction.

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Funding Your Business
3/28/2023 6:00 PM

For people who think they might need funding for their business. It is designed for start-ups and existing businesses with cash flow or capital issues. The seminar explains the various sources of funds, their lending criteria and how they differ.

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Insights Into Action With Google Analytics
3/30/2023 12:00 PM

The secret sauce to marketing success is managing your analytics. Learn simple ways to reach, acquire, and retain more customers on your website with a simple tool that acts as a roadmap to achieve your business goals. 

Learn how to:

●  Set goals for your website

●  Set up Google Analytics and connect it to your website

●  Understand what types of reports are available in Google Analytics and the metrics that make the most impact for success

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Understanding Business Loan Proposals
4/6/2023 12:00 PM

Do you have a great idea for a business and the only thing standing in your way is the money to give it some legs? Or, you already own your own business but could use some extra capital to take things to the next level? You have come to the right place! In this presentation, you will learn the ins and outs of business loan proposals. 

The following topics will be covered:

  • “5 C’s of Credit”: Character, Capacity, Capital, Collateral, and Conditions. In addition, 

  • How to obtain a loan for a start-up

  • How to obtain a loan for an existing business

  • How to obtain a loan to buy a business

Join this FREE webinar presentation and learn how to open the door to your business dream.

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Starting Your New Business
4/8/2023 9:30 PM

This workshop is designed to guide you through the steps necessary for starting a business.

It covers the different legal business entities, licenses needed, taxes and insurance. We explain what business plans are all about and show you how to collect business information and research. You will learn about capital funding and the lender's view of the borrower.

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Government Contracting: Overview
4/5/2023 9:00 AM

Federal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world.

The question is usually not “Does the government buy what you are selling?”...it is more “Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?”. If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business.

The “Government Contracting Overview” seminar, presented by the APEX Accelerators at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. This workshop will present government contracting in three components:

  • Positioning for Government Contracting
  • Developing Reactive Business Development Strategies
  • Developing Proactive Business Development Strategies

Specifically, the webinar will discuss registration requirements, social-economic certification opportunities, market research tools, Florida PTAC’s “Bid-Match” system, and what we refer to as the initial “Marketing Tool Kit” for government contractors.

Join this great learning opportunity!

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Patents & Trademarks - Intellectual Property
3/28/2023 10:00 AM

A two-hour webinar reviewing the different types of intellectual property that exists in the United States. Topics include patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, confidentiality/non-disclosure agreement, and general techniques for marketing new ideas. Come learn how you can protect your ideas, symbols, names, images, designs, and creativity.

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Government Contracting: Overview
5/3/2023 9:00 AM

Federal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world.

The question is usually not “Does the government buy what you are selling?”...it is more “Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?”. If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business.

The “Government Contracting Overview” seminar, presented by the APEX Accelerators at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. This workshop will present government contracting in three components:

  • Positioning for Government Contracting
  • Developing Reactive Business Development Strategies
  • Developing Proactive Business Development Strategies

Specifically, the webinar will discuss registration requirements, social-economic certification opportunities, market research tools, Florida PTAC’s “Bid-Match” system, and what we refer to as the initial “Marketing Tool Kit” for government contractors.

Join this great learning opportunity!

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Government Contracting: Overview
6/7/2023 9:00 AM

Federal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world.

The question is usually not “Does the government buy what you are selling?”...it is more “Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?”. If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business.

The “Government Contracting Overview” seminar, presented by the APEX Accelerators at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. This workshop will present government contracting in three components:

  • Positioning for Government Contracting
  • Developing Reactive Business Development Strategies
  • Developing Proactive Business Development Strategies

Specifically, the webinar will discuss registration requirements, social-economic certification opportunities, market research tools, Florida PTAC’s “Bid-Match” system, and what we refer to as the initial “Marketing Tool Kit” for government contractors.

Join this great learning opportunity!

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Government Contracting: Overview
7/5/2023 9:00 AM

Federal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world.

The question is usually not “Does the government buy what you are selling?”...it is more “Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?”. If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business.

The “Government Contracting Overview” seminar, presented by the APEX Accelerators at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. This workshop will present government contracting in three components:

  • Positioning for Government Contracting
  • Developing Reactive Business Development Strategies
  • Developing Proactive Business Development Strategies

Specifically, the webinar will discuss registration requirements, social-economic certification opportunities, market research tools, Florida PTAC’s “Bid-Match” system, and what we refer to as the initial “Marketing Tool Kit” for government contractors.

Join this great learning opportunity!

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West Volusia State of the Region 2023
4/27/2023 5:00 PM

DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce presents the 11th Annual West Volusia State of the Region. Mayoral Addresses followed by moderated Q&A Session. Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at The Wayne G. Sanborn Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. Reserve your seat: www.DeLandChamber.org.

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City of Deltona Job Fair
4/13/2023 1:00 PM
City of Deltona Job Fair. Employer Registration. The City of Deltona Job Fair will be held on April 13, 2023 from 1-5 PM at the Center at Deltona. Interested in setting a booth for our Job Fair? Fill out our registration form at deltonafl.gov. Event setup and details will be sent via email after registration. Scan the QR Code to complete the Employer Registration Form. More information email deltonasocial@deltonafl.gov. The Center at Deltona located at 1640 Dr. M.L.K. Blvd., Deltona, FL 32725.
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WOW Fridays - Fundamental of Raising Angel Venture Capital and Crowdfunding Funds
4/21/2023 9:00 AM
Work on Wisdom - WOW Fridays at the Volusia Business Incubator. The WOW Fridays is an initiative to help business owners and entrepreneurs to work on their business. Starting on Friday January 6, 2023 and every Friday, from 9:00 a.m. The Volusia Business Incubator is open to the public. Where: 601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Meet your Host: Connie Garzon, M.B.A. Connie is a former banker and has helped hundreds of business owners to start and scale big time companies. For more info, visit www.volusiatechhub.com or email connie.garzon@ucf.edu.
 

Introducing Work on Wisdom - WOW Fridays - at the Volusia County Business Incubator. Launched in January 2023.

The goal of the WOW Fridays is to educate and inspire many entrepreneurs and business owners on topics relevant to their businesses' growth. Topics include:

1. Business Modeling 

2. Business Plan Development 

3. Web 3 and Crypto

4. How to Present to Investors and Bankers 

5. Social Media - Talks with the best influencers in town

6. Been there, done that! Talks from serial entrepreneurs. 

7. Learn from local Military Entrepreneurs how they started their businesses

"In business, bootstrappers typically rely on savings, early cash flow, and penny-pinching to fund startup companies, rather than seeking external funding in the form of loans or investments. When bootstrapping companies founders try to line up customers and suppliers early while taking little or no capital" - Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

This Bootcamp will help you to understand everything about how to fund your business seeking external funding from bankers and investors.

Certified Trainer by NBIA: Connie Garzon - M.B.A. - C.B.A

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WOW Fridays - Fundamental of Raising Angel Venture Capital and Crowdfunding Funds
4/28/2023 9:00 AM
Work on Wisdom - WOW Fridays at the Volusia Business Incubator. The WOW Fridays is an initiative to help business owners and entrepreneurs to work on their business. Starting on Friday January 6, 2023 and every Friday, from 9:00 a.m. The Volusia Business Incubator is open to the public. Where: 601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Meet your Host: Connie Garzon, M.B.A. Connie is a former banker and has helped hundreds of business owners to start and scale big time companies. For more info, visit www.volusiatechhub.com or email connie.garzon@ucf.edu.
 

Introducing Work on Wisdom - WOW Fridays - at the Volusia County Business Incubator. Launched in January 2023.

The goal of the WOW Fridays is to educate and inspire many entrepreneurs and business owners on topics relevant to their businesses' growth. Topics include:

1. Business Modeling 

2. Business Plan Development 

3. Web 3 and Crypto

4. How to Present to Investors and Bankers 

5. Social Media - Talks with the best influencers in town

6. Been there, done that! Talks from serial entrepreneurs. 

7. Learn from local Military Entrepreneurs how they started their businesses  

"In business, bootstrappers typically rely on savings, early cash flow, and penny-pinching to fund startup companies, rather than seeking external funding in the form of loans or investments. When bootstrapping companies founders try to line up customers and suppliers early while taking little or no capital" - Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

This Bootcamp will help you to understand everything about how to fund your business seeking external funding from bankers and investors.

Certified Trainer by NBIA: Connie Garzon - M.B.A. - C.B.A

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Growth, Sustainability, & Economic Vitality Summit
4/28/2023 9:00 AM

Volusia Business Resources Economic Vitality Summit

Break Out Sessions Include:

GROWTH  

  • What industries are projected to grow in our region?
  • How will regional growth affect my business?
  • Do I have access to funding or grants that would assist my growth and sustainability efforts?

 

SUSTAINABILITY 

  • What are some sustainable practices for managing growth in my business?
  • How can I be more “green” in my business?
  • Creating a sustainability plan

 

ECONOMIC VITALITY 

  • How can small business compete in a global market?
  • Are there innovative ways we can promote doing business LOCAL?
  • What are ways I can contribute to the overall economic vitality of our region?

 

RESOURCES 

  • City Economic Development Managers – Individual City resources available
  • Volusia County Economic Development / Volusia Business Resources – County resources available

 

LUNCH AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Mary Tappouni, Breaking Ground Contracting “Invest in Our Planet, Grow Your Business”

 

Q&A Panel Discussion: Regional Population & Housing Growth

  • Duke Energy
  • Cobb Cole Attorneys at Law
  • West Volusia Association of Realtors

Volusia Business Resources Chamber Key Note Speaker

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West Volusia Home Show
4/29/2023 9:00 AM

Volusia Business Resources West volusia Home Show

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Excel Basic
4/12/2023 8:30 AM

This course provides you with a foundation for Excel knowledge and skills. You will learn how to perform calculations with functions and formulas, modify worksheets, format worksheets, print and manage workbooks.

Register now, courses fill quickly!

To register and pay online, go to www.TheCBI.com.

For live assistance: Please contact us at (386) 506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

 

Two Campus LIVE! Course Locations:

Daytona Beach Campus, Building 140, Room 204

Flagler/Palm Coast Campus, Building 3, Room 217

Fee: $155

 

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Excel Intermediate
5/3/2023 8:30 AM

This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Basic course. You will work with specialized functions, create and analyze lists, and visualize data with charts and PivotTables/PivotCharts.

Register now, courses fill quickly!

To register and pay online, go to www.TheCBI.com.

For live assistance: Please contact us at (386) 506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

 

Two Campus LIVE! Course Locations:

Daytona Beach Campus, Building 140, Room 204

Flagler/Palm Coast Campus, Building 3, Room 217

Fee: $155

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Excel Advanced
5/8/2023 8:30 AM

This course builds upon the foundational and intermediate knowledge presented in the Basic and Intermediate courses. You will work with multiple worksheets and workbooks, use Lookup functions, apply formula auditing, share and protect workbooks, automate workbook functionality, and forecast data.

Register now, courses fill quickly!

To register and pay online, go to www.TheCBI.com.

For live assistance: Please contact us at (386) 506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

 

Two Campus LIVE! Course Locations:

Daytona Beach Campus, Building 140, Room 204

Flagler/Palm Coast Campus, Building 3, Room 217

Fee: $155

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PowerPoint Basics
5/4/2023 8:30 AM

This course provides the foundational understanding of PowerPoint that is necessary to create and develop engaging multimedia presentations.  You will develop a presentation, perform advanced text editing operations, add graphical elements, format graphical elements, and prepare to deliver your presentation.

Register now, courses fill quickly!

To register and pay online, go to www.TheCBI.com.

For live assistance: Please contact us at (386) 506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

 

Two Campus LIVE! Course Locations:

Daytona Beach Campus, Building 140, Room 204

Flagler/Palm Coast Campus, Building 3, Room 217

Fee: $155

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Access To Capital Workshop 2023: Banking with Confidence
4/4/2023 6:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

 

Description: There is much information in the media about banking and the industry's temperature. Knowledge is the first step to keeping a level head and clearly understanding what is happening with the banks that work closely with our communities. For the next 4 weeks, the AAEA will host partner banks to discuss current programs, growth opportunities for small businesses, and community resources they have. April 4th, 2023, First Community Bank of Central Alabama will have SVP and Retail Banking Manager, Janna Roberts, sharing their platforms and offering her experience.

 

Your Presenter:  Janna Roberts, SVP and Retail Banking Manager at First Community Bank of Central Alabama

Janna Roberts has been in banking for 31 years. Janna has been a community bank for 31 years, working with consumer and commercial customers. She works one-on-one with individuals, businesses, and municipalities to tailor banking accounts customized for their individual needs. Janna strongly advocates for the communities she serves and works diligently with others who live and work within those communities. She serves as SVP and Retail Banking Manager of First Community Bank of Central Alabama in Wetumpka. Janna, her husband, and two very active children are residents in Wetumpka, AL, and are involved in the community.

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Access To Capital Workshop 2023: Banking with Confidence
4/11/2023 6:00 PM

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

 

Description: There is much information in the media about banking and the industry's temperature. Knowledge is the first step to keeping a level head and clearly understanding what is happening with the banks that work closely with our communities. For the next 4 weeks, the AAEA will host partner banks to discuss current programs, growth opportunities for small businesses, and community resources they have. April 11th, 2023, Valley Bank will have AJ Stephens, Vice President of Business Development Officer and Community Lending with Valley Bank, presenting. Their specialized minority programs and discuss their growth.

 

Your Presenter: AJ Stephens,  Vice President Business Development Officer and Community Lending with Valley Bank, Alabama Platforms

AJ Stephens was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. He is a 2014 Minor High School graduate and received his Bachelor's Degree of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2018. AJ's career started in Communications, where he was the Marketing/Multimedia Tech for the UAB School of Optometry. While in that role, he felt empty and wanted to do something where he felt like he would be living out his purpose and able to add value to people daily. This led him to the banking industry, where he started on the ground level as a part-time teller in 2020. In 2021 he was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager at Robertson Banking Company as the first Assistant Branch Manager in the company's history and the youngest Manager. After a short tenure in that role, he was recruited to become the Small Business Development Officer at Sabre Finance. He provided small business loans and technical assistance, covering the Auburn/Opelika AL metro areas and West GA. He now serves as the Vice President and BusinessDevelopment Officer for Community Lending at Valley Bank. In this role, he covers the state of Alabama providing various loan products for minority and women-owned small businesses, teaches financial literacy, and establishes relationships/partnerships for the bank. With his passion for serving others through economic empowerment, he launched #MoneyMonday and #FinanceFriday, giving where he gives out Financial Advice on his social media accounts @theajsfinance. You can always find AJ active in the community throughout the state of AL, where he spends most of his free time volunteering with various organizations or teaching financial literacy workshops. He's a member of the Rotaract Club of Birmingham and a former ex-officio board of directors member of the United Way of Central Alabama. He also sits on the junior board for Girls Inc. of Central Alabama.

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America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo 2023
5/15/2023 2:00 PM

Kicking off America’s Seed Fund Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host its 2nd annual Startup Expo – showcasing innovative ventures that define the cutting edge of technologies critical for our nation’s economic prosperity, global competitiveness, and national security:

 

America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo 2023

Monday, May 15th

2:30 - 5:00 PM EDT

Virtual Event

 

About the Expo

At Startup Expo 2023, qualified startups will showcase their technology developed through America’s Seed Fund, after having been selected during the competition period from April 5 to 16, 2023. This year’s competition is open to innovative startups focused in 14 critical technology areas including biotechnology, quantum science, artificial intelligence (AI), space technology, renewable energy and hypersonics.

 

14 Critical Technology Areas

  1. Biotechnology

  2. Quantum Science

  3. Future Generation (FutureG) Wireless Technology

  4. Advanced Materials

  5. Trusted AI and Autonomy

  6. Integrated Network Systems-of Systems

  7. Microelectronics

  8. Space Technology

  9. Renewable Energy Generation and Storage

  10. Advanced Computing and Software

  11. Human-Machine Interfaces

  12. Directed Energy

  13. Hypersonics

  14. Integrated Sensing and Cyber

 

About America's Seed Fund

Also known as “America’s Seed Fund”, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs’ mission is to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy. These programs represent the nation’s largest source of early-stage research and development funding for small businesses. SBA coordinates the programs, collaborating with 11 federal agencies, who collectively supported more than $4 billion a year in federal research and development funding.

Through these highly competitive grant programs domestic small businesses with the potential for commercialization are encouraged to engage in federal Research and Development (R&D); these programs are an important resource for a wide range of researchers, innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and startups working on big ideas. The program’s goals are to:

  • Stimulate technological innovation;

  • Meet federal research and development needs;

  • Foster and encourage participation in innovation and entrepreneurship by women and socially or economically disadvantaged persons; and

  • Increase private-sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development funding

About the Host

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Investment and Innovation (OII) leads programs that provide the high-growth small business community with access to two things: financial capital and R&D funds to develop commercially viable innovations. Our work is underpinned by public-private partnerships that help small businesses on their trajectory from idea to IPO.

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County of Volusia "Veterans Stand Down" event and "Hiring Our Heroes" Job Fair
6/9/2023 10:00 AM
Connecting Veterans with different resources within our community. Join us. 10 am to 4pm Friday, June 9, 2023. Hester Building at the Volusia County Fairgrounds 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32724. VA Benefit information, hair cuts, career resources, education resources, clothing giveaways, healthcare information, homeless veteran resources, explore additional benefit resources. For more information, call (386) 740-5102, email veteransinfo@volusia.org, or visit volusia.org/veterans. Additional details in description.
 

The County of Volusia Division of Veterans Services is hosting a "Veterans STAND DOWN" event on Friday, June 9, 2023, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Volusia County Agricultural Center (Hester Building) - 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL. This event is designed to connect veterans with resources within the Community.

In conjunction with the "STAND DOWN" event, the County of Volusia Division of Human Resources is hosting a "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair. Various Departments/Divisions from the County with open positions will be onsite.

For more information on the "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair, please call (386) 736-5951; for more information on the "STAND DOWN" event, please call (386) 254-4646.

 

This advertisement is designed to allow veterans that will be attending the County of Volusia "Veterans Stand Down" event and the "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair the opportunity to have an application on file.

Applications will be shared with various County Departments and Divisions for review and eligibility determination for specific available positions.

Please make sure to complete the application in its entirety, incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible. Please be sure to complete the supplemental questions to assist us in aligning your skills and experience with the appropriate job.

It is also important that you upload a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy) to your application as an attachment.

 

All veterans are welcome!

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S.E. Volusia Manufacturing & Technology Coalition Student Career & Job Fair
5/10/2023 2:00 PM
Manufacturing & Technology Student Career & Job Fair . Parents and students are encouraged to come and discover career pathways, dual enrollment and certification programs, and job opportunities in Southeast Volusia. 2:00pm to 4:00pm Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at New Smyrna Beach High School Cafeteria 1015 10th Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. Click or scan QR Code to register your business or visit https://fs8.formsite.com/zgraph/t9q2hrkmxs/index. Presented by Southeast Volusia Manufacturing & Technology Coalition (SEVMTC) in partnership with CareerSource Flagler Volusia, City of New Smyrna Beach, City of Edgewater & City of Oak Hill. For more information, contact your city's Economic Development Department or SEVMTC at (386) 566-4966. NSB (386) 279-2497. Edgewater (386) 410-3578. Oak Hill (386) 345-3522.
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Veteran Small Business Certification (VetCert) Program by SBA
4/18/2023 4:00 PM
SBA Veterans Government Contracting
 

You Are Invited to the NFDO’s Veteran Small Business Certification (VetCert) Webinar!!

The SBA Veteran Small Business Certification Program allows small service-disabled veteran-owned businesses (SDVOSBs) the opportunity to compete for federal sole-source and set-aside contracts across the federal government. Certified veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) may also compete for sole-source and set-aside contracts from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).

 

Answer these questions:

  • Is your business majority-owned, managed and controlled by a Veteran or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned company?
  • Are you a U.S. Citizen?
  • Would you like access to the over $650 Billion the government spends annually
  • How about access to the over $25 Billion that was spent on Service-Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) small businesses during 2021?

 

The workshop is free, but reservations are required. 

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Human Capital Management for Small Businesses
5/5/2023 9:00 AM
WOW Friday's Cinco De Mayo Human Capital Management for Small Businesses. Presenters Holden Tibbs, Connie Garzon, and Trin Schloot. Breakfast with a Mexican flavor. 9:00am to 12:00pm May 5 at the Volusia County Business Incubator 601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. RSVP on Eventbrite. Additional details in description.

 

Join the Cinco De Mayo learning session in which you'll learn about how small businesses can stay competitive these days. How you choose to manage your back office, administrative burden can pull your focus away from reaching your goals - or closer to achieving them. ADP's innovative solutions are designed to help you meet your most challenging cash flow, talent, and compliance needs and help you focus more on what you're good at - growing your business.

Breakfast with a Mexican flavor is provided and sponsored by ADP!

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Doing Business in Europe Series: Poland and Lithuania
4/25/2023 11:00 AM

Overview

Each session will cover the status of the market, key target sectors, new procedures or guidelines, and developing trends. Speakers include American government officials and industry experts.

Objectives

Participate in the Doing Business in Europe Series in order to gain knowledge and contact for succeeding in the European Marketplace.

Event Information

  • With bilateral trade topping $14.9 billion, Poland offers multiple sector opportunities for U.S. exports: Safety & Security, IT/Cybersecurity, Infrastructure.
  • U.S. exports to Lithuania grew by nearly 100% from 2021 to 2022, with total trade of $5.6 billion. Growth sectors: Advanced Mfrg, Life sciences, ICT & Services.
  • Agenda: • Opening Remarks • Poland Market Overview: Safety & Security, IT, Infrastructure • Lithuania Market Overview: Adv Mfrg, Life Sciences, ICT/Services
  • For questions, contact: Europe Team Member, Richard.Swanson@trade.gov or 949.283.1024

Please read the following information carefully:

  • The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
  • Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
  • Date: Tuesday, April 25th 2023 Time: 11:00am ET Cost: $30 per participant.
  • You will receive 3 emails. First email is your registration receipt. Second eMail contains participation information. Reminder eMail 24-hrs in advance.
  • Participation is via your computer and telephone. You must dial into the telephone and log into the webinar to experience the webinar.
  • Please use Google Chrome when logging into the webinar.
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National Small Business Week 2-day Virtual Summit
5/2/2023 10:30 AM
SBA National Small Business Week Virtual Summit May 2-3, 2023.
 
 

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration May 2 – May 3, 2023, for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE.

Attend this free, virtual summit to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners and chat with industry experts! This 2-day, action-packed event will include educational sessions, online business resources, and expert speakers.

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SBA Federal Certifications Available to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
4/25/2023 10:00 AM

Before you can start to conduct business with the federal government your business must obtain the proper certifications so you make maximum use of regulatory preferences under the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

Small business certifications are like professional certifications; they document a special capability or status that will help you compete in the marketplace. Unlike permits and licenses, you do not need to obtain certifications to legally operate.

However, in order to take advantage of business opportunities at the federal level, such as government contracts, you may need to obtain some certifications. Federal, state and local governments offer businesses opportunities to sell billions of dollars’ worth of products and services.

Many government agencies require that some percentage of the procurements be set aside for small businesses. Certifying your business can definitely help you successfully compete for government contracts. The seminar will discuss the eligibility and places to register as well as free assistance available to help you complete the process.

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Building Your Business Plan
4/27/2023 6:00 PM

Designed for anyone who has done their business research, most of their marketing plan, and understands some basic accounting and finance. It explains the purposes and value of a plan and uses a content template to help determine what goes into each section of this plan.

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Government Contracting: Overview
5/3/2023 9:00 AM

Federal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world.

The question is usually not “Does the government buy what you are selling?”...it is more “Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?”. If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business.

The “Government Contracting Overview” seminar, presented by the APEX Accelerators at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. This workshop will present government contracting in three components:

  • Positioning for Government Contracting
  • Developing Reactive Business Development Strategies
  • Developing Proactive Business Development Strategies

Specifically, the workshop will discuss registration requirements, social-economic certification opportunities, market research tools, Florida PTAC’s “Bid-Match” system, and what is referred to as the initial “Marketing Tool Kit” for government contractors.

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SBA Lending 101
5/4/2023 12:00 PM

What is an SBA Loan? An SBA loan is a government small business loan that can help cover startup costs, working capital needs, expansions, real estate purchases and more. The U.S. Small Business Administration helps small businesses get funding by setting guidelines for loans and reducing lender risk. These SBA-backed loans make it easier for small businesses to get the funding they need.

In this webinar you will discover:

Benefits of an SBA loan
Loan Qualifications
Different types of Loans
Documentation Requirements

In addition, you will be walked through some examples of loan transactions and receive key insider tips.

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Understanding Business Loan Proposals
6/1/2023 12:00 PM

Do you have a great idea for a business and the only thing standing in your way is the money to give it some legs? Or, you already own your own business but could use some extra capital to take things to the next level? You have come to the right place! In this presentation, you will learn the ins and outs of business loan proposals.

The following topics will be covered:

“5 C’s of Credit”: Character, Capacity, Capital, Collateral, and Conditions. In addition,
How to obtain a loan for a start-up
How to obtain a loan for an existing business
How to obtain a loan to buy a business

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How to Get Started in Importing/Exporting
5/24/2023 7:00 PM

If you plan to grow your business by importing/exporting internationally, this webinar will help you get started. You will learn about:

  • the export and import regulations of the US Government
  • air and ocean transportation
  • documentation between seller and buyer
  • clarification of international terms of sale
  • foreign collections
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Volusia County Chamber Alliance 2023 Mega Mixer
6/8/2023 4:00 PM
Save the Date Mega Mixer June 8, 2023 Presented by Volusia County Chamber Alliance. Volusia County Chamber Alliance includes Daytona Regional Chamber, DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber, Holly Hill Chamber, Ormond Beach Chamber, Port Orange South Daytona Chamber, Southeast Volusia Chamber, and West Volusia Regional Chamber. June 8, 2023 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Embry Riddle Aeronautical Center Mori Hosseini Student Union 610 Aerospace Blvd., Daytona Beach.
 
Mark your calendars for the annual Volusia County Chamber Alliance MEGA MIXER on Thursday, June 8th at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Mori Hosseini Student Union Center. Hosted by the Volusia County Chamber Alliance, the MEGA MIXER is an exhibition of local businesses showcasing and demonstrating their products and services to the public. All seven Volusia County Chambers of Commerce in the Alliance welcome members, and the public to join for a business expo and networking mixer from 4:00-7:00 PM.
 

This event is free to attend and is open to the public. No membership is needed to attend as an attendee.

All Exhibitors and Sponsors must be a member of at least one Chamber of Commerce in Volusia County. Visit the Volusia County Chamber Alliance website to register your business.

For more information, contact your local Chamber of Commerce:

  • Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce
    (386) 255-0981
  • Holly Hill Chamber of Commerce
    (386) 255-7311
  • Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce
    (386) 761-1601
  • DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce
    (386) 734-4331
  • Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce
    (386) 677-3454
  • Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce
    (386) 428-2449
  • West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce
    (386) 218-0540
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BRIDGEx: What's Your Story?
4/26/2023 3:00 PM

What’s Your Story?: Story telling is one of the world’s oldest forms of communication. It engages audiences, becomes memorable and repeatable, and is scientifically proven to engage parts of the brain that facts, features and benefits do not. Whether you’re explaining your community’s business opportunity to a potential investor, delivering a keynote address, or simply want to craft an elevator pitch, a well told story sticks for years - long after the PowerPoint has faded. And even though we’ve all told and listened to stories from a very young age, we still don’t always know what makes a good story. During this workshop you’ll understand why stories work, their ideal structure, and more importantly, how to craft your own story about what your business has to offer.

This workshop will be facilitated by Bud Hanson, Executive Director for Professional and Corporate Education at Stetson University, School of Business. Bud is a seasoned executive with 25+ years of branding, sales, marketing and management experience. During his corporate tenure, Bud has managed highly effective sales teams, built half a billion-dollar brands, started two of his own consulting agencies, and worked with, and for, many brands, agencies, and businesses to help them achieve their goals. In his current role he manages and leads Stetson's professional education program aimed at helping non-degree seeking working adults learn, close skill gaps, and prepare for new opportunities. In addition, he teaches graduate marketing classes in the Stetson MBA program, has grown up in the area, and currently lives in Ormond Beach.

BRIDGEx events are trainings, meetings, seminars, or panels that cover a wide range of topics curated for the small business community. Deliverables will include, but are not limited to, Brand, ROI, Innovation, Diversity, Goals and Entrepreneurship.

For questions about this event, please contact Samantha Crouch, Vice President of Small Business Development, Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, at 386.523.3678 or by email at samantha@daytonachamber.com.

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop Series: Say Yes! to the Address: Real Estate with Confidence
5/2/2023 6:00 PM
African American Entrepreneurs Association (AAEA) Access to Capital Workshop Series. May 2nd Say Yes! to the Address Real Estate with Confidence. May 9th Lunch and Learn Start Up Cost Using SBA Tools and More! May 16th HR From the Start Your Most Important Asset. May 23rd Smart Bookkeeping From Startup and Beyond.
 
Say Yes! to the Address: Real Estate with Confidence
 

Looking at going into a commercial real estate space? Do you understand annual price per square foot? CAMs? Annually increasing rents? Build outs vs white box space? Not sure what any of that means? This is the Zoom for you. Technically speaking, even if you do know those terms, unless you are recently versed in the industry or hold a CCIM designation, you need to attend the May 2nd Zoom with our guest speaker, James B. Kynes, Jr. Broker of Rushman Moore Real Estate Group.

May 2, 2023, from 6-7:30 pm, Million Dollar Club Member, 10x Growth Mastermind Certified, StartMe Goizueta School of Business Emory University Mentor and Business Broker James B. Kynes, Jr. will set the stage for what you should take into consideration when choosing your commercial real estate location.

Speaker: James B. Kynes, Jr. Broker, Rushman Moore Real Estate Group

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop Series: Lunch & Learn - Business Start up Costs: Using SBA Tools and More!
5/9/2023 12:00 PM
African American Entrepreneurs Association (AAEA) Access to Capital Workshop Series. May 2nd Say Yes! to the Address Real Estate with Confidence. May 9th Lunch and Learn Start Up Cost Using SBA Tools and More! May 16th HR From the Start Your Most Important Asset. May 23rd Smart Bookkeeping From Startup and Beyond.
 
Lunch & Learn Business Start up Costs: Using SBA Tools and More!
 

The key to a successful business is preparation. Before your business opens its doors, you’ll have bills to pay. Understanding your expenses will help you launch successfully.

Calculating startup costs helps you:

  • Estimate profits
  • Conduct a break-even analysis
  • Secure loans
  • Attract investors
  • Save money with tax deductions

Join us as we explore the Startup Cost worksheets, tools and more to make sure you have a solid plan for success!

Speaker: SBA Birmingham Alabama

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop Series: HR from the Start: Your Most Valuable Asset
5/16/2023 12:00 PM
African American Entrepreneurs Association (AAEA) Access to Capital Workshop Series. May 2nd Say Yes! to the Address Real Estate with Confidence. May 9th Lunch and Learn Start Up Cost Using SBA Tools and More! May 16th HR From the Start Your Most Important Asset. May 23rd Smart Bookkeeping From Startup and Beyond.
 
HR from the Start: Your Most Valuable Asset
 

As the Founder & CEO of Career Image Solutions (CIS), Hennither works passionately to serve small businesses and keep them in compliance and out of the courtroom. As a full-serve HR Consulting firm, she educates business owners on hiring the right way, maintaining staff, and more. Hennither B. Gant is a warm, engaging speaker who intertwines more than 15 years HR expertise with entertaining stories and insightful observations. Hennither Gant's Specialties include outplacement, HR for start-up businesses, cultural diversity, career planning, recruitment & retention, strategic planning, professional development training, performance management, succession planning, HR training for managers, mediation, and employee coaching.

Speaker: Hennither Gant, Chief HR officer at CareerImage Solutions, HR | Hiring Strategist | Workforce Development Trainer

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop Series: Smart Bookkeeping: From Startup and Beyond
5/23/2023 12:00 PM
African American Entrepreneurs Association (AAEA) Access to Capital Workshop Series. May 2nd Say Yes! to the Address Real Estate with Confidence. May 9th Lunch and Learn Start Up Cost Using SBA Tools and More! May 16th HR From the Start Your Most Important Asset. May 23rd Smart Bookkeeping From Startup and Beyond.
 
Smart Bookkeeping: From Startup and Beyond
 

Kim Arney is the founder and owner of BbK Services 556 in Lewisville, TX. She is a graduate of Central State University where she earned two degrees: BS in Accounting and BS in Computer Information Systems.

Kim’s clients comprise businesses and individuals covering a wide variety of industries including healthcare, government, landscaping, law, manufacturing, retail, and real estate to name a few!

Whether keeping books for private enterprise, non-profit service, or an individual, Kim takes pride in developing an efficient and informative view into her client’s finances so they can make the best decisions to reach their goals.

Speaker: Kim Arney, President/CEO BbK Services 556, Financial Educator & Speaker

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KSC Virtual Outreach - How to do Business with ARES Corporation
8/1/2023 10:30 AM
Kennedy Space Center Office of Small Business Programs Virtual Outreach logo. Additional details in description.
 

Join to continue the virtual outreach series focused on NASA KSC Prime Contractors. This hour-long webinar is hosted by the Office of Small Business Programs - Kennedy Space Center. How To Do Business with...ARES Corporation.  The ARES Small Business team will discuss best practices to navigate ARES’ supplier process.

Log-in information will be provided after registration, within the Eventbrite confirmation.

Questions about this event? Contact NASA OSBP-KSC at ksc-smallbusiness@mail.nasa.gov

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Determining Product Profit Potential and Target Market
6/5/2023 5:30 PM

Once you have defined a product or service, you still need to determine its sales and profit potential. This workshop will cover how to define and size your target market, and will demonstrate methods of calculating the market potential and estimating the amount of sales and profit you can derive from it using databases available for free through the Jacksonville Public Library.

This will include:

  • How to define consumer or business target markets.

  • How to include psychographics in the definition.

  • Calculating market potential sales and profitability.

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Price our Product for Profit Right From the Start
6/8/2023 12:00 PM

Whether you produce a product or provide a service, staying in business requires that your pricing strategy will generate enough revenue, ensure profitability, and pay you what you are worth. If this isn’t happening now, this event will have you walk away with a clear strategy that allows you to price your product to have a business that can thrive and survive.

Discover...

  • The formula to determine your price to make money, keep money, and get paid what you’re worth

  • How to identify the pricing strategy that is right for your business

  • How to avoid the pitfalls that sabotage making money

  • How to implement simple tactics that increase profit margins & drive more revenue

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Should You Buy a Franchise or Start Your Own Business?
6/8/2023 1:00 PM

Are you looking to become a business owner but don’t know if you should buy a franchise or start your own business? Join SCORE as they break down the pros and cons of buying a franchise vs. starting your own business.

In this webinar, the presenter will explain the key factors to consider when investing in a franchise and how that compares to starting your own independent business. By the end of this webinar, attendees will have the confidence and knowledge to make an informed decision.

Attendees will learn:

  • The Pros and Cons of starting your own business

  • The Pros and Cons of franchise ownership

  • How to find the right franchise for you

Live attendees will receive free business resources and a link to the webinar recording.

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How to Use YouTube to Grow Your Business
6/14/2023 10:00 AM

Join SCORE and learn how to tap into the power of YouTube. Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand.

In this session, the presenter will explore:

● Understanding different video formats

● How to setup a YouTube channel

● Making good creative, and how to target and measure the results

This is a presentation for people who already have a YouTube channel for their business, as well as people who are curious about creating one.

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Habits and YOU! How to Leverage Your Habits to Drive Incredible Success
6/7/2023 5:30 PM

How do your habits drive your sales?

Could your habits be helping or hurting you?

Join SCORE for this webinar and learn healthy habits to help you succeed!

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Becoming a Quickbooks Power User (QB03)
6/7/2023 6:00 PM

Join SCORE for this QuickBooks online class to learn about the basic reports and how to create them for your company. The presenter will also discuss the Receipts functions within the product, and some additional apps that can bring even more power to your product. Learn how to set up your budget as well as common errors and how to correct. A Q&A session follows to answer any specific questions you may have.

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Using Reference Solutions to Grow Your Small Business
6/12/2023 5:30 PM

Learn to identify the people or businesses that meet your target market! With your library card, gain FREE access to Reference Solutions, a powerful online tool with real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residents.

Reference Solutions is a set of databases that allows you to download records of your target market prospects for free.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Access Reference Solutions from home for free with your library card,

  • Identify new sales prospects,

  • Create customized business & consumer marketing lists,

  • Identify key business contacts,

  • Locate home-based businesses,

  • Find businesses with web addresses,

  • Define delivery routes,

  • Gather competitive business intelligence,

  • Identify major industry groups,

  • and much, much more!

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Graphic Design 101 Canva
6/13/2023 7:00 PM

Entrepreneurs get a crash course on how to effectively use Canva for graphic design projects.

Participants will also learn how to create eye-catching graphics using neuromarketing concepts.

This event is free.

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Create Your Own Website: 3 Pages You Need to Publish with Confidence
6/7/2023 9:30 AM

Your website is the digital face of your business. We’ll show you how to create a professional and functional website with the essential pages and a shopping cart for online sales. Publishing your website can feel like a daunting task. Even with a template that takes care of the look and feel of your website, you still need to create the content for your pages. It’s easy once you know where to focus. You can publish your website quickly with just the essential pages you need to get yourself online.

Join us for this presentation where we’ll show you the best practices including:

  • 4 questions your homepage must answer before you hit ‘publish’

  • The real purpose of your about page

  • How to make it easy for visitors to find and contact you

  • Tips for using images

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Starting Your New Business
6/14/2023 6:00 PM

This workshop is designed to guide you through the steps necessary for starting a business. It covers the different legal business entities, licenses needed, taxes and insurance. We explain what business plans are all about and show you how to collect business information and research. You will learn about capital funding and the lender's view of the borrower.

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AAEA Access to Capital: SBA Lunch and Learn - Disaster Management
6/6/2023 12:00 PM

Disasters can take many forms and the financial cost of rebuilding after a disaster can be overwhelming. If you’re prepared for emergencies, you’ll be in a better position to recover and continue operations should a disaster strike.

Join the AAEA as they team up with the SBA for a look at opportunities to prepare and options to recover Tuesday, June 6th, for the AAEA Access to Capital: SBA Lunch & Learn focused on Disaster Management.

Topic: Disaster Management

Speaker: Tom Todt, IOM, District Director

Alabama District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration

 

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AAEA Access to Capital: Manage Your Web Presence with Confidence
6/13/2023 6:00 PM

The wide world of the WEB can be overwhelming to most.  With so many platform options, terms like SEO, SEM, and GeoFencing, as well as learning how to determine what to pay for and what can be done on your own, frankly can freeze most startups from taking action. Chenzo has worked with small and large-scale businesses and will bring some tools to help you navigate the early stages of launching into the web. Yes, even a novice can manage the web with confidence.

Speaker: Chenzo Does Web

CHENZO is an "internetter" —   and does all things related to the web, web development, digital marketing content creation, training, and SEO. He also has a long-form conversational webcast and uses that platform to highlight champions, movers and shakers, and all-around good people doing good work. CHENZO is a long-time resident of Flagler Beach, has a big heart, and a very cool spirit, is a captivating storyteller, and thrives on human connection and lifting others up. This man can move mountains.

 

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop: Launch your Business with Customer-Focused Marketing
6/20/2023 6:00 PM

Grow With Google provides free digital resources to small businesses and entrepreneurs starting or growing their businesses. These tools cover topics from branding to finance while also allowing local business community members to communicate with each other and entrepreneurs elsewhere. Alabama Digital Coach, Gilberto Herrera, will join the AAEA in a conversation to look at how to launch your business with Customer-Focused Marketing using Google resources.  The time is right to Grow with Google! Come learn how.

Speaker: Gilberto Herrera, Grow with Google Digital Coach, Business Growth Consultant, Professional Speaker, and Brand Marketing Coach, Helping Businesses Scale by empowering their Leadership Teams through Direct Branding and Marketing

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop: Strategies for Raising Capital
6/27/2023 6:00 PM

To make money it does take money, but where to find that money, well that can be the issue. On the 27th we will take a look at the opportunities to find capital when your company is a startup, resources you can look into and tips to be successful in pulling the funding you need to take your idea to the next level. Join the AAEA and BBIF's Duane Lewis as we talk about raising capital.

Speaker: Duane Lewis, Chief Operating Officer, BBIF

Duane Lewis is BBIF’s, Chief Operating Officer. He leads internal operations and provides strategic leadership to ensure BBIF executes its business plan and fulfills its mission to provide flexible, affordable, and responsible financing, management consulting, and technical assistance for black, minority, and underserved businesses. Duane has held the position of Chief Financial Officer for a private contracting company, where he oversaw all financial operations and developed strategies for managing the organization’s finances and minimizing financial risk. He has extensive experience in credit analysis, working with a wide variety of loan products, and structuring B&I and Commercial Real Estate lending transactions, including New Markets Tax Credits Financing. Duane served as a member of the Board of the City of Orlando’s Minority Enterprise Business Assistance Program and the City of Kissimmee’s Black Business Council. Mr. Lewis is certified by the National Development Council as an Economic Development Professional. Duane has a Bachelor of Commerce with honors in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Windsor.

 

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Grow with SEO!
6/13/2023 6:00 PM

Have you ever wondered how to get to your business at the top of a Google search? And without paid ads? Well, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the way. SEO is a great way to help grow your business, and it's becoming more and more essential. But how does SEO work? What do I need to do?

If you have these and other questions, “Grow with SEO” is for you.

In this fun and interactive session, you'll learn:

  • SEO Essentials

  • How to best use SEO for more traffic to your business

  • Pro SEO secrets

  • Do’s and don’ts of good SEO

  • And much more…

 

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Building Your Financial Plan
6/20/2023 6:00 PM

For people who have limited knowledge or understanding of basic accounting and finance. This seminar is intended to explain the methods and need for financial tracking, control and generating the financial projections necessary to develop your plan such as: cash flow, income statement, break evens and balance sheet.

 

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Practical, Helpful, and Amazing Ways You Can Use AI Writing Assistants
6/21/2023 12:00 PM

You may have played around with ChatGPT or heard about using Artificial Intelligence in the workplace. Do you know how you can use ChatGPT and other AI writing assistance to streamline your productivity?

Join SCORE for this webinar, where Jennifer DeRosa of Toto Coaching will unveil a treasure trove of practical, ingenious, and downright astonishing techniques to harness the true potential of ChatGPT and other AI writing assistants.

Get ready to witness how these cutting-edge tools can seamlessly integrate into your workflow and help you achieve greater productivity.

 

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Define and Align Your Message to Get Results!
6/27/2023 12:00 PM

Is your marketing approach like the tale wagging the dog? Are you reinventing the wheel at each marketing opportunity? Are you allowing others (with good intentions) to define your message? Is your message getting diluted, revised or simply unheard above all the other noise in your space? It’s time the dog (you) start wagging your own tale.

What tale is it that you want to wag?

This session will focus on the following:

  • Creative Media Integration - Why it's Important

  • The Power and Economics of a Consistent Message

  • Define Your Message (and own it!)

  • Reach Your Audience and Trigger the Desired Response

  • Think Outside the Box: Push your Message to Engagement

  • Don’t just Tell them, Show them!

  • Features: Case Study Examples

  • Download: Integrated Media Assessment Form

 

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3 Actions to TRIPLE Your Results
6/28/2023 5:30 PM

Everyone wants better results. Your actions matter more than you think. With the right actions, YOU can TRIPLE your results.

Presented by Cynthia Blackwell, coach, and author of The Magical Power of 3 Roadmap to Success Wealth and Happiness.

Cynthia’s style of presenting will entertain you, keep you on the edge of your seat wanting to know more, and provide you with practical tips to implement immediately to drive results. You will be reminded and encouraged to leverage your unique qualities and recognize others to close more deals, how to build an elite team of talent and referral sources, and the importance of investing time planning and measuring your success.

 

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Grow Your Sales Using Emotional Intelligence
6/26/2023 7:00 PM

Effective sales requires a deep understanding of your customer's needs and concerns, and the ability to communicate in a way that builds trust and rapport. By developing emotional intelligence, you can better understand your customers' motivations, needs, and concerns. This can help you to tailor your approach to their specific situation, and build a stronger connection with them.

Additionally, emotional intelligence can help you to manage the stress and pressure that often comes with sales. By developing emotional resilience, you can stay calm and collected in the face of rejection or setbacks, and continue to pursue your sales goals with confidence.

 

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Building Your Business Plan
6/22/2023 6:00 PM

Designed for anyone who has done their business research, most of their marketing plan, and understands some basic accounting and finance. It explains the purposes and value of a plan and uses a content template to help determine what goes into each section of this plan.

 

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Cybersecurity and Insurance: Protecting Your Business from the Dark Web
6/21/2023 1:00 PM

In today's digital age, businesses are increasingly reliant on technology to store and process sensitive information. This reliance on technology has created new vulnerabilities and risks for businesses of all sizes. Cyber-attacks can result in lost revenue, damage to reputation, and even legal liabilities.

Join this informative webinar where the presenter will explore the intersection of cyber security and commercial insurance. Expert speakers will discuss the latest cyber threats facing businesses, as well as the insurance options available to mitigate those risks.

Topics covered in the webinar will include:

  • The latest cyber threats facing businesses and how they operate

  • The importance of cyber security for businesses of all sizes

  • The types of commercial insurance policies available to protect against cyber threats

  • How to determine the appropriate level of coverage for your business

  • Steps you can take to minimize your business's cyber risk

  • Whether you are a small business owner or an executive at a large corporation, this webinar will provide valuable insights and strategies for protecting your business against cyber threats.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from experts in the field and ensure your business is prepared for the challenges of the digital age.

 

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Computer Skills for the Workplace
7/12/2023 12:00 AM

Fee: $115.00

Dates: 7/12/2023 - 9/2/2023

Delivery Method: Online

 

Most jobs today require a working knowledge of certain computer skills. Employers seek and reward employees who can effectively send emails, create spreadsheets, manage databases, understand memory and network limitations, and recognize the function and features of modern computer components. Any job candidate who already possesses these skills will stand above those who do not.

This course is designed to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to survive and prosper in today's fast-changing workplace. You will learn how to implement the powers of modern office software to work faster and more efficiently. This course will also focus on practical applications for software most common to the workplace. By the time you finish, you will have learned why employers consider technological literacy so critical to the success of any organization.

Confidently apply for jobs knowing that you possess the computer skills needed to perform on the job. This course includes a great introduction to Windows 10 and Office 365 to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to prosper in a modern workplace.

 

Overview: The Workplace Technology Solution

Whether you're looking for a new job or looking to improve your position at your current company, computer skills are essential to your success. In our first lesson, we'll examine how companies set up and use technology solutions. Then we'll take a close look at some of the components of those solutions. Just understanding how technology fits into the overall flow of work at your company will advance your position relative to your peers.

Outlook: Email and Scheduling

Your computer has a software program installed on it that's referred to as an "operating system." Most often, this system is Microsoft Windows, but it could be others, such as macOS or Linux. In this lesson, you'll learn how this system controls many important parts of the computer and how you use those controls every day for tasks like managing where you keep important files, and printing hard copies of documents. We'll also talk about menus, taskbars, and shortcuts along the way.

Word: Creating and Formatting Documents

Next to email, the word processor is probably the most frequently used application software in the workplace. Yet, if you've never taken the time to learn the basic features of most word processors, you're not performing nearly to your potential. In today's lesson, you'll learn and practice the important capabilities of word processors like Microsoft Word.

Word: More Advanced Formatting

There are many excellent features in Microsoft Word that can enable you to create and edit very professional-looking documents. In this lesson, we are going to incorporate some of the more advanced Word functions to create documents that are sure to impress your peers and your supervisor. We'll focus on formatting and organizing your information using a wide range of Word processor tools.

Excel: Spreadsheet Basics

During today's lesson, we'll go over some important fundamental concepts related to spreadsheets, including spreadsheet organization, formatting, basic formulas, and data sorting. Once you discover how to create a basic budget spreadsheet, you'll see how the skills and knowledge you gain from this lesson can have a powerful impact on your ability to contribute more in the workplace.

Excel: Formatting, Charts, and Printing

In this lesson, we'll discuss more details about the spreadsheet, and how to provide easy-to-understand, accurate data. You'll learn how to build graphs that can graphically display numeric information so you can easily demonstrate trends, analyze past results, and predict future performance. You'll also find out how to use some advanced spreadsheet tools that can make your spreadsheets even more effective.

Access: Database Basics

During this lesson, we'll examine the components of a database, focusing primarily on the user interface. In your job, you might use this interface to perform a lot of different functions, including data input, data output, and data maintenance. Clerks work with databases to input information. Other employees might work with databases to filter, sort, and read information. Database-management personnel interface with databases to keep them accurate, reliable, and secure.

PowerPoint: Creating and Editing a Presentation

PowerPoint is an important tool for creating presentations suitable for the work environment. This powerful program has many features, but they must be used correctly or else your audience will be distracted or overloaded. In this lesson, we'll explore the best ways to create an effective presentation that incorporates the right mix of multimedia. You'll learn how to insert graphics and audio into your presentation in an effective and organized manner.

Integrating Microsoft Office Programs

The suite of Microsoft Office products includes Excel and Access, which are both very powerful on their own. In this lesson, you are going to learn how to actually integrate information from one program to the other. You can create data lists with either program and easily transfer the information to the other. Considering all the work we do with lists on the computer, this is a very important skill in today's work environment. Plus, you'll find out how mail merge can save you time and effort by allowing you to customize letters, labels, and more!

Using the Internet

In today's lesson, we're going to have fun working with the Internet. This is the greatest source of information you'll ever have access to—yet it can be confusing and overwhelming if you are not familiar with the basic Internet tools. You'll really enjoy seeing how easy it is to find information that specifically meets your needs and interests.

Transferring and Protecting Data

Today, we'll go over various methods for transferring information from one computer to another. We'll explore different terms used to describe the volume of information—or size of a file—and then learn how to most effectively and efficiently move that data from place to place. You'll learn about bytes, megabytes, memory sticks, and external hard drives.

Putting Your Skills to Work

In our final lesson, we will focus on putting all your new knowledge to work! We have three specific goals. The first is to identify ways to use your computer skills to find a new job. The second is to use those same computer skills to get a promotion within your current organization. Our third goal is to explore strategies for continued learning in order to support your ever-growing employment goals.

 

What you will learn

  • Acquire the fundamental computer competencies needed to succeed in the workplace
  • Understand how to effectively use Windows 10 and Office 2016
  • Discover how to create charts, presentations, word processing documents, and more

How you will benefit

  • Become more technology literate and indispensable to any modern organization
  • Place yourself above other candidates who do not have necessary computer knowledge and skills
  • Become more confident using technology
  • Identify ways to use your computer skills to find a new job or get a promotion at your current organization

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Any edition of Microsoft Office with desktop apps: Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

This course is offered through ed2go. These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and students have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

Students will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

 

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Business Budgeting for Beginners
7/12/2023 12:00 AM

Fee: $115.00

Dates: 7/12/2023 - 9/2/2023

Delivery Method: Online

 

This course will introduce different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

If the idea of creating a budget for your business, department, or project seems overwhelming, this course will alleviate all of those fears. Taught in an approachable and relatable format, this course walks you through the budgeting process so you can go from numbers averse to budgeting super-hero. The downloadable templates included in the course allow you to easily and quickly take what you learn and apply it to your job. The storytelling used throughout the course makes the topic more approachable and engaging so you can obtain the soft skills that will help you be successful implementing and tracking a budget in the real world. Finally, the course challenge is something that will pique your curiosity at the beginning of the course and provide motivation to complete the course and continue learning the material.

A company's budgeting process involves a lot more than just rows and columns of numbers on a spreadsheet. The reality is that budgeting is a sometimes organic and sometimes organized process. Most often, it's an equal mix of both in an attempt to add some level of certainty to an uncertain future. These processes are what we are going to explore in this course. You will be introduced to different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools that are commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

 

In this comprehensive, beginner-friendly course, you will learn the elementary skills needed to be successful in the budgeting process and work gradually work your way up to creating a budget. You will also discover how to best evaluate the results of your budget and make decisions to help your business maximize its profits.

 

Predicting the Future

In our first lesson, you'll explore how budgeting at its core is a process of looking forward. It's about making informed predictions about the future. Next, you'll see how a company's vision can lead to setting goals for the company. These visions are often aspirational and state the path for where the company plans to go in the future. Then, we'll also start the conversation about the human side of budgeting.

Budget Strategies

In this lesson, you'll begin to look at various budgeting strategies, including strategic, capital, and operations budgeting techniques. The lesson will include some real-life examples of planning activities, and to further bring these concepts to life, you'll work with a fictional company, Curly's Pool Service and Supplies, by helping Curly formulate some plans and budgets!

It's All About Sales!

This lesson will focus all on sales, specifically the role that sales play in the budgeting process. We'll examine the best practices for compiling a sales forecast and how to increase the chances that the sales forecast will actually mimic real life. We'll also discover how to create an inventory that needs a budget to determine just how much inventory to purchase based on a sales forecast. Finally, we'll discuss how to formulate a labor requirements budget to accurately project just how much labor you may need to employ to meet the needs of the company, again based on the sales forecast.

Cost Behavior – Part 1

In this lesson, we are going to detour a bit from the actual preparation of a budget and dive into how certain types of costs behave. Understanding how costs increase or decrease relative to an activity is an essential part of learning how to accurately budget for costs in a business. So, in the upcoming chapters, you're going to discover how to distinguish between variable, fixed, and mixed costs. We will use these cost types to calculate the contribution margin for the business. Then, we will show you how to use contribution margin to make certain predictions and decisions in a business. Most notably, you'll see how to use contribution margin to calculate the all-important break-even point and margin of safety for a business.

Cost Behavior – Part 2

This lesson will be a continuation of the discussion about cost behavior. In the lesson, you'll explore how to evaluate a company's sales mix and how to calculate operating leverage using tools given throughout the course. Operating leverage is just another key component of cost analysis that will allow you to, once again, easily make projections about the future. We'll end the lesson with a discussion about how companies set prices for the products and services they offer. You can probably guess that this process is a bit more involved than just selecting a price out of thin air. It's actually an essential part of a company's overall budgeting process and should not be taken lightly.

Expense and Manufacturing Production Budgets

In this lesson, we'll examine the steps needed to build both a direct materials budget and a direct labor budget. We'll also examine how a manufacturing company budgets for manufacturing overhead. All of these components are key to developing an overall production budget for a business that manufactures a product. Finally, we will end this lesson by describing the components of a production budget.

Cash Is King!

In this lesson, we'll discuss how to prepare a complete cash budget for a business. You'll get the chance to take an even closer look at how a company might forecast cash collections from credit sales and cash payments on credit purchases for big-ticket items like inventory or other expensive capital projects. We'll even take a look at how some companies mitigate the risk of running out of cash by utilizing lines of credit and other sources of cash instead of just relying on cash generated from sales.

Capital Budgeting

In this lesson, you'll learn some of the basic methodologies that can be applied in many different capital budgeting scenarios. The lesson will begin with an explanation of a technique that does not include an evaluation of how time impacts the valuation of money. Then, you'll learn how the passage of time and its impact on the value of a dollar is incorporated into capital budgeting decisions. Since capital projects often span years, or even decades in some cases, the time value of money is key to improving accuracy in budgeting for capital projects. The lesson will finish up with a thorough review of, perhaps, the most common technique that is used in capital budgeting decisions: net present value.

Business Decision-Making – Part 1

In this lesson and the one that follows, we're going to explore how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process to improve their chances of making better decisions. For a business, a better decision is one that maximizes profit and aligns with the company's goals and values. We'll start with an examination of what types of budgeted information are relevant to making a decision and what types of information you can ignore. You'll see the differences between quantitative and qualitative information and how each can be used to improve decision-making. Then we'll finish up with an example including some specific steps you can use as a model for making better decisions.

Business Decision-Making – Part 2

In this lesson, you'll continue to practice with these same techniques by applying them to a few other common business decisions. You'll start by examining how a business uses budgeted information to make the choice to replace an existing asset with a new asset, such as replacing an old piece of manufacturing equipment with a brand-new one. Next, you'll explore how a business might use budgeted information when deciding whether to eliminate a product or service that it offers. We'll finish up the lesson by examining one of the most critical business decisions you'll ever need to make: how to allocate your most scarce resource to maximize profit in your business.

Bringing It All Together

In this lesson and the one that follows, we will focus on how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of the business using budgeted information. We'll start by taking a close look at using the components of a company's operating budget to compile the pro forma balance sheet. Next, we'll examine the steps needed to prepare the pro forma income statement, again by using the information found in many of the other operating budget components. To finish up the lesson, we'll dive into some straightforward techniques that are useful to evaluate the balances found on the pro forma balance sheet and income statements.

Evaluation, Control, and Methods

In our last lesson, we'll spend more time on the budget evaluation process by examining how companies use variance analysis to evaluate differences between actual results and the budget. To keep things manageable, we'll stick to the basics here so that you're equipped with some tools to take with you when applying these techniques in a real company. As part of this process, we'll take a look at how budget variances are defined and interpreted. Then, we'll discuss some techniques like flexible budgeting to evaluate and isolate certain budget fluctuations in a way that provides clarity to a business owner or manager. We'll finish up the lesson with a brief discussion of the budgetary control process and the soft skills needed for this process.

 

What you will learn

  • Learn about planning strategies and how they are used to keep a budget aligned with its vision
  • Obtain knowledge of cost behavior and how forecasts are used to ensure accuracy in future planning and budgeting
  • Develop various approaches to plan for general and administrative expenses
  • Gain tools and techniques used for a formal decision-making process
  • Master how best to evaluate the financial stability and performance of a business using budgeted information

How you will benefit

  • Learning how businesses think about budgeting will help you to make informed predictions about the future with strategic planning
  • Become more valuable to your employer or business by accurately budgeting costs
  • Make better business decisions with the knowledge about how businesses use budgeted data in combination with a formalized decision-making process
  • Increase success in your career with the skills, techniques, and tool kit provided by this course

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

 

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Accounting Fundamentals
7/12/2023

Fee: $115.00

Dates: 7/12/2023 - 9/2/2023

Delivery Method: Online

 

Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.

In this comprehensive course, you will learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You will get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities.

Accounting Fundamentals covers all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters.

 

If you want to increase your financial awareness and gain a marketable skill, this course is for you. You will learn the double-entry bookkeeping, financial transactions, financial reporting, and more.

 

Account Classifications, Account Titles, T Accounts, and the Accounting Equation

Welcome to Accounting Fundamentals! In this first lesson, you will learn all about account classifications, debits, credits, and T accounts. You will learn the difference between a liability and an asset and find out how to determine an owner's equity.

General Ledger Accounts and the Balance Sheet

Here's where you will begin your hands-on accounting practice: You will start by creating an imaginary company for which you will be the accountant. You will learn how to analyze your company's transactions to determine which amounts go into which accounts, then you will create your company's own General Ledger forms and post a few transactions into those accounts.

Journalizing Transactions and Posting to the General Ledger

Now that you understand the functions of the General Ledger, you're ready to move on to the next phase of recording transactions: the Journal. In this lesson, you will learn how to enter transactions into an 11-column journal and then post or transfer those amounts into appropriate General Ledger accounts.

Journalizing and Posting Cash and Charge Purchases and Payments on Account

In this lesson, you will learn all about Accounts Payable--money that you owe your vendors and suppliers. You will practice journalizing cash purchases and purchases on account, and you will get hands-on practice transferring those purchases to their corresponding Accounts Payable Ledger accounts.

Journalizing and Posting Cash and Charge Sales and Cash Received on Account

In this lesson, you will learn about Accounts Receivable, which is another name for money owed to your company by its customers. You will learn how to journalize and post those sales on account, how to enter charge sales into the journal, and how to transfer the information into an Accounts Receivable Ledger.

Payroll and Various Deductions

It's payday! This lesson will teach you how to determine gross pay, deductions, and net pay. You will learn how to prepare a payroll, write payroll checks, and how to prepare and maintain accurate payroll records.

Banking Services and Reports

In this lesson, you will learn all about banks and banking services: You will learn the proper way to write checks, make out deposit tickets, and reconcile your company's checking account with the bank statement--skills you will find valuable in both your business and personal life!

Posting Journal Totals to the General Ledger and Schedule of Accounts Payable and Schedule of Accounts Receivable

This lesson will teach you how to prepare a Schedule of Accounts Payable and a Schedule of Accounts Receivable. These reports can be used to compare the amount of money your business owes its creditors with the amount of money your customers owe your business.

End-Of-Year Worksheet

In this lesson, you will prepare a worksheet showing the net income or net loss for the fiscal period. The worksheet will show all income and expenses for the fiscal period as well as the assets, liabilities, and owner's equity account balances.

End-Of-Year Financial Reports

In this lesson, you will learn how to prepare various reports that are vital to the well-being of your company. You will learn how these reports can be used to make sound financial decisions in the next fiscal period. You will discover how to put together an Owner's Equity Statement, an Income Statement, and a Distribution of Net Income.

Journalizing and Posting Adjusting Entries

In this lesson, you will prepare for the end of the fiscal period by adjusting your asset account balances to accurately reflect the assets remaining at the end of the year. You will also find out how to journalize and post adjusting and closing entries to bring your company's General Ledger up to date.

Journalizing and Posting Closing Entries and Preparing a Post Closing Trial Balance

In the final lesson, you will prepare a Post Closing Trial Balance report to ensure that all of your debits and credits in the General Ledger balance out in preparation for the new fiscal period.

 

What you will learn

  • Learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions
  • Get hands-on experience with handing accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities
  • Learn about writing checks, preparing an income statement, and closing out accounts at the end of a fiscal period

How you will benefit

  • Learn everything you need to know to better manage your finances
  • Gain a solid understanding of accounting basics to be able to manage business finances or advance your career
  • Open the door to more career opportunities in the in-demand field of accounting and finance

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • A calculator and a printer.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

 

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Creating a Successful Business Plan
7/12/2023

Fee: $115.00

Dates: 7/12/2023 - 9/2/2023

Delivery Method: Online

 

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. You will work through all the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. Most importantly, you will have completed the first—and most difficult—step on the path to small business success.

This course will guide you through all the major components of writing a business plan and you'll emerge with your first draft in hand.

 

A Strategy for Success

In this first lesson, you will meet several leading entrepreneurs and determine if you have similar passions and skill sets. You will discover that business plans are not just for funding your dream, but for guiding it along the path to success (as you choose to define it).

Defining Your Business

Now, you will start to mold your business. You will develop a vision and a mission for your enterprise. You will define and refine your product or service, and you will uncover your niche. This is the fun part of the journey—your only limitation is your imagination.

The Role of the Customer

This lesson will focus on the customer. Successful companies focus not on the products and services that they offer, but on the customers that they serve—on many levels. You will learn to position your company to be customer-centric, and how to move that customer from satisfied to loyal (and perhaps even an advocate for your business).

Structuring Your Organization

In this lesson, you will structure your organization so it's in the best position to provide your product or service to your targeted customers. You will discover the role that change plays in your entrepreneurial evolution. Change is good—it shows that you're thinking.

The Marketing Plan

This lesson explores the plan within the plan—the marketing section of your business plan. You will also discover the features and benefits of your product or service, and you will begin the ongoing task of market research. This is where you can differentiate your product or service from that of your competition.

The Competition

This lesson will explore three separate areas of marketing. First, you will learn about your competitors so that you can better position yourself and discover just how solid your business ideas are. Then, you will address one of the most difficult issues of new business—pricing. Finally, you will become a SWOT agent—analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Marketing in Action

In this lesson, you will join a panel of outstanding marketing, public relations, and graphics experts who are also entrepreneurs and believe in the power of networking. You will explore graphic design, logos, image, public relations, and guerrilla marketing, as well as marketing in action.

Operations and Manufacturing

This lesson tackles operations and manufacturing concerns.

Understanding the Finance Section (Part I)

This lesson takes a bird's eye view of the financial section of a business plan. You will also briefly explore the capital equipment list, the balance sheet, and break-even analysis.

Understanding the Finance Section (Part II)

In this lesson, you will discover three additional financial components of the plan. You will explore the projected income statement, cash flow, and historical financial records. Be sure to take some time to explore the Supplemental Links area (in this lesson and in all the others) for outstanding online resources.

Financing Your Business

This lesson continues the focus on money, but from a different perspective than in the previous two. You will focus on funding and financing opportunities, and by the end, you should have a better understanding of financing. You will also find out where to locate traditional, and not so traditional, sources of funding.

The Final Document

In the final lesson, you will end one journey while beginning another. First, you will write an outstanding executive summary. You will receive a few important document formatting tips, and you will learn what supporting documents you should add to your final business plan. You now hold all the keys to the doors along your entrepreneurial path. Journey well.

 

What you will learn

  • Develop a strategy for success, starting with a detailed business plan
  • Learn the role of the customer in your new business venture
  • Gain an understanding of marketing and all the pieces you will need to know to succeed
  • Understand the financial aspects of starting and running a business
  • Learn how and where to obtain financing

How you will benefit

  • Learn what you will need to know to get a successful start as an entrepreneur
  • Understand how to surround yourself with the right people and tools for success
  • Feel more confident as you step out on your own to achieve your dreams

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word or other word processing program (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

 

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.

 

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Brand Clarity: Make your Marketing Easy & Effective
8/29/2023 1:00 PM

Find out why branding is relevant for everyone to stand out and survive as an entrepreneur. Understand the steps to the brand strategy process and why you shouldn't spend a dime on marketing until you get brand clarity.

This step-by-step guide to the inside-out branding clarity process will give you:

  • The clarity in your marketing so you don’t sound like everyone else

  • How to discover your competitive advantage, niche and communicate your value

  • Guidelines on developing your visual and verbal content to build a solid brand

 

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Safety and Risk Management…Protect Your Business and People
8/24/2023 1:00 PM

In this interactive workshop, attendees will gain an introduction to risk management and recognizing hazards, resources to protect their interests and mitigate risk and ideas to kick-start their risk management program.

In addition, attendees will work through 3 types of workplace scenarios (restaurant, construction and office) to discover how to practically apply the knowledge and resources and plan the next steps.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • Rules, Regulations, and Standards

  • The Human Side of Risk

  • The Basics of Hazard Recognition

  • What is an “Oh-No Second”? 

  • Critical Success Factors for Safety

  • Small Businesses and Mental Health

  • Three Cost and Incidence Calculators and Data Tools

 

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Increase Your Sales by Attracting Your Target Market
7/13/2023 1:00 PM

Understanding your target market is one of the most effective ways to increase your business sales. Your target market is your ideal customers who pay, stay and refer others to your business, resulting in a consistent rise in sales over time.

In this webinar, the expert presenter will show you how to determine your target market and how to structure your business to attract your ideal customer.

You'll learn:

  • How to find your best customers who pay, stay, and refer others like themselves
  • How quality customers can be more valuable than having more customers
  • How to attract your best customers and repel the folks you don't want
  • How to stand out from the competition by creating irresistible offers

 

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Get Started with QuickBooks (QB01)
7/12/2023 6:00 PM

This basic QuickBooks online class will show why tracking your finances is important to being successful in your business. It will also teach you about the different types of QuickBooks subscriptions and help you determine the best one for you. Finally, the presenter will review the set up options to help you get started right.

Part 1 of 3.

 

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SBA Lending 101
7/6/2023 12:00 PM

What is an SBA Loan?

An SBA loan is a government small business loan that can help cover startup costs, working capital needs, expansions, real estate purchases and more.

The U.S. Small Business Administration helps small businesses get funding by setting guidelines for loans and reducing lender risk. These SBA-backed loans make it easier for small businesses to get the funding they need.

In this webinar attendees will discover:

  • Benefits of an SBA loan

  • Loan Qualifications

  • Different types of Loans

  • Documentation Requirements

In addition, attendees will be walked through some examples of loan transactions and receive key insider tips.

 

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Where Can I Find Financing for My Small Business?
7/6/2023 5:30 PM

Did you know that business loans as small as $1,000 are now available and that there are loan programs designed specifically for home-based businesses not yet in operation? This workshop will discuss the various types of financing.

This workshop will review the types of business financing and the requirements for obtaining them:

• Debt vs. Equity Financing

• Traditional vs. Online Lenders

• Small Business Administration (SBA) Backed Loans

• Startup and Micro Loans

• Non-Profit Lenders

• Invoice Financing

• Online Business Loans 

• Crowdfunding

 

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Tax Boot Camp for Small Business Owners
7/8/2023 10:00 AM

This seminar is specifically developed for small business owners who have little to no experience or understanding of the role and impact of income taxes on their businesses. It is facilitated by experienced Tax Professionals and is designed to provide ideas and tax strategies that can be shared with one's tax advisor.

 

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Quickbooks para la contabilidad de su empresa
7/11/2023 7:00 PM

Quickbooks es el programa de contabilidad más utilizado en USA, en este seminario aprenderemos a registrar transacciones para mantener nuestros registros actualizados. Exploraremos las versiones de escritorio y en línea. Incluso si subcontrata su contabilidad, es útil tener una comprensión de dicho software de contabilidad.

 

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How to Protect Your Business and Invention Using Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights
7/11/2023 1:00 PM

If you’re an entrepreneur, start-up or small business owner, it’s important to understand how to protect yourself using intellectual property rights. In this session, attendees will be joined by experts from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and a successful inventor and entrepreneur who will break down the basics of patents, trademarks and copyrights.

In this webinar, the presenter will discuss the federal trademark registration process, the importance of trademarking goods and services, how patents can protect innovative ideas and preserve your creative work with copyrights.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different types of intellectual property

  • Learn the federal trademark registration process

  • Practical application of trademarks, patents and copyrights in the business world

 

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Developing a Three Year Financial Forecast
7/10/2023 5:30 PM

If borrowing money, lenders will demand it. This workshop will show you how to estimate monthly sales and expenses using a free SCORE forecasting template.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

• How to estimate monthly sales 

• What expense categories need to be in your forecast and how to estimate them.

• How to use the free SCORE template to automate your forecast.

• The key metrics to look for in your forecast 

• How to use your forecast after you open your business.

 

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Where Can I Find Funding for My Small Business?
7/6/2023 5:30 PM

This workshop will cover five methods of product pricing with step-by-step instructions on how to implement them.

The methods discussed will include:

- Value Added Pricing

- Cost Plus Pricing

- Modified Cost Plus Pricing

- Competitive Pricing

- Value Based Pricing

The presenter will also discuss how to combine some of these methods to determine a specific price and sales volume while generating a profit amount that you specify as part of the process.

Pre-Registration is Required for this FREE Online Event.

 

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AAEA Mind Your Business Workshop Series - BIPOC Mental Health Hybrid Event: Culture, Community, and Connection
7/10/2023 6:30 PM
African American Entrepreneurs Association (AAEA) Mindset Training Mind Your Business BIPOC Mental Health Community, Culture & Connection. Be Part of the Conversation 06:30-08:00 pm (EST)/05:30-07:00 pm (CDT); July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, July 31st. Hybrid Class or Online. Join Us In-Person Class: Daytona Beach, FL, AAEA Headquarters Office 601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach, FL; Birmingham, AL, CREED 63 1601 5th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203; Montgomery, AL, Sweetie B's Arms Foundation 2868 Zelda Road, Montgomery, AL 36106; Atlanta, GA & Baltimore, MD, Email juliakf.aaeassociation@gmail.com for more details. For more information Contact Us (800) 671-1397. RSVP Required for In Person. Additional details in description.
 

BIPOC communities are rooted in collectivist cultures, which recognize that each person’s health and wellness is deeply interconnected with their communities. When one person seeks to take care of their mental health, it has an impact on the wellness of the community at large. Let's make a bigger impact together! Join us Monday evenings in July for the National and Local collaborative event where we spotlight BIPOC Mental Health Month Hosted the AAEA Mind Your Business Workshop Series featuring Culture, Community, and Connection.

Format: National Speakers will be presenting and interacting with local based groups via Zoom for about 45 minutes discussing the topic of the day. After the national subject matter speaker is concluded, cameras go off and the conversations shift from the national overview of the topic to how it affects business owners on the localized level. Present at the local locations will be a subject matter specialist and AAEA Ambassadors to keep the conversation running. This will enable participants to express concerns, have conversations focusing on the local challenges that BIPOC face in the immediate community and to learn more about local resources in order to elevate the participants' mental health approaches most effectively.

All 4 Session Live Subject Matter Speakers will be broadcast live on the AAEA livestream platforms for anyone not wanting to attend the classes: https://www.facebook.com/aaeassociation

 

Dates: July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, & July 31st

Event time: 6:30- 8:00 pm (EST)

 

RSVP required for In-Person Classes.

AAEA Headquarters Office

601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach, FL

 

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AAEA Mind Your Business Workshop Series - BIPOC Mental Health Hybrid Event: Culture, Community, and Connection
7/17/2023 6:30 PM
African American Entrepreneurs Association (AAEA) Mindset Training Mind Your Business BIPOC Mental Health Community, Culture & Connection. Be Part of the Conversation 06:30-08:00 pm (EST)/05:30-07:00 pm (CDT); July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, July 31st. Hybrid Class or Online. Join Us In-Person Class: Daytona Beach, FL, AAEA Headquarters Office 601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach, FL; Birmingham, AL, CREED 63 1601 5th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203; Montgomery, AL, Sweetie B's Arms Foundation 2868 Zelda Road, Montgomery, AL 36106; Atlanta, GA & Baltimore, MD, Email juliakf.aaeassociation@gmail.com for more details. For more information Contact Us (800) 671-1397. RSVP Required for In Person. Additional details in description.
 

BIPOC communities are rooted in collectivist cultures, which recognize that each person’s health and wellness is deeply interconnected with their communities. When one person seeks to take care of their mental health, it has an impact on the wellness of the community at large. Let's make a bigger impact together! Join us Monday evenings in July for the National and Local collaborative event where we spotlight BIPOC Mental Health Month Hosted the AAEA Mind Your Business Workshop Series featuring Culture, Community, and Connection.

Format: National Speakers will be presenting and interacting with local based groups via Zoom for about 45 minutes discussing the topic of the day. After the national subject matter speaker is concluded, cameras go off and the conversations shift from the national overview of the topic to how it affects business owners on the localized level. Present at the local locations will be a subject matter specialist and AAEA Ambassadors to keep the conversation running. This will enable participants to express concerns, have conversations focusing on the local challenges that BIPOC face in the immediate community and to learn more about local resources in order to elevate the participants' mental health approaches most effectively.

All 4 Session Live Subject Matter Speakers will be broadcast live on the AAEA livestream platforms for anyone not wanting to attend the classes: https://www.facebook.com/aaeassociation

 

Dates: July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, & July 31st

Event time: 6:30- 8:00 pm (EST)

 

RSVP required for In-Person Classes.

AAEA Headquarters Office

601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach, FL

 

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AAEA Mind Your Business Workshop Series - BIPOC Mental Health Hybrid Event: Culture, Community, and Connection
7/24/2023 6:30 PM
African American Entrepreneurs Association (AAEA) Mindset Training Mind Your Business BIPOC Mental Health Community, Culture & Connection. Be Part of the Conversation 06:30-08:00 pm (EST)/05:30-07:00 pm (CDT); July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, July 31st. Hybrid Class or Online. Join Us In-Person Class: Daytona Beach, FL, AAEA Headquarters Office 601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach, FL; Birmingham, AL, CREED 63 1601 5th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203; Montgomery, AL, Sweetie B's Arms Foundation 2868 Zelda Road, Montgomery, AL 36106; Atlanta, GA & Baltimore, MD, Email juliakf.aaeassociation@gmail.com for more details. For more information Contact Us (800) 671-1397. RSVP Required for In Person. Additional details in description.
 

BIPOC communities are rooted in collectivist cultures, which recognize that each person’s health and wellness is deeply interconnected with their communities. When one person seeks to take care of their mental health, it has an impact on the wellness of the community at large. Let's make a bigger impact together! Join us Monday evenings in July for the National and Local collaborative event where we spotlight BIPOC Mental Health Month Hosted the AAEA Mind Your Business Workshop Series featuring Culture, Community, and Connection.

Format: National Speakers will be presenting and interacting with local based groups via Zoom for about 45 minutes discussing the topic of the day. After the national subject matter speaker is concluded, cameras go off and the conversations shift from the national overview of the topic to how it affects business owners on the localized level. Present at the local locations will be a subject matter specialist and AAEA Ambassadors to keep the conversation running. This will enable participants to express concerns, have conversations focusing on the local challenges that BIPOC face in the immediate community and to learn more about local resources in order to elevate the participants' mental health approaches most effectively.

All 4 Session Live Subject Matter Speakers will be broadcast live on the AAEA livestream platforms for anyone not wanting to attend the classes: https://www.facebook.com/aaeassociation

 

Dates: July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, & July 31st

Event time: 6:30- 8:00 pm (EST)

 

RSVP required for In-Person Classes.

AAEA Headquarters Office

601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach, FL

 

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3-Day Business Model Canvas Bootcamp
8/11/2023 9:00 AM
University of Central Florida (UCF) Hands-On-Business Model Canvas Workshop. 1. Learn how to build the foundation of your startup. 2. Develop an investor pitch. 3. Understand and validate your market. Meet your Coach: Connie Garzon, M.B.A. Open to the public - Limited to 15 companies. WoW Fridays Aug. 11, 18 & 25, 2023. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Presented by Volusia County Economic Development, University of Central Florida (UCF) Business Incubation Program, & Volusia County Business Incubator Powered by UCF Business Incubation Program. Additional details in description.
 

The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management tool to define and communicate a business idea or concept. In this free workshop provided by the Volusia County Business Incubator, learn how to build the foundation of your startup, develop an investor pitch, and understand and validate your market. The three-day workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11, 18 and 25 at 601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach.

 

Workshop Goals:

1) Create your business model canvas by understanding your customer profile

2) Design and develop a plan to create your prototype

3) Test your idea, ask for feedback and bring it all together

4) Evolve your business model, create alignment, and improve relentlessly

 

Target Audience:

Entrepreneurs, researchers, and students with innovative ideas, research discoveries or intellectual property who are interested in developing the entrepreneurial skills to accelerate these innovations to the marketplace.

 

Concepts Discussed:

1) Business Model Canvas by Strategyzer / Value Proposition Design Book By Alex Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Greg Bernarda and Alan Smith.

2) Value Proposition, Customer Segments and key Activities to work on.

 

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Avoiding HR Pitfalls for Small and Medium Businesses
8/2/2023 12:00 PM

This training is designed to help small and medium sized businesses understand the legal risks associated with human resources and how to mitigate those risks. The training will cover topics such as discrimination, wage and hour laws, wrongful termination, compliance issues, and employee safety, providing practical solutions and strategies to avoid common pitfalls.

 

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ChatGPT 202: Monetize and Boost Your Business with the Power of Prompts
8/2/2023 6:00 PM

So now that you have heard about ChatGPT, and know a little bit about it, are you eager to unlock its full potential and monetize it for your business? Sure, ChatGPT can be used for content creation, customer support, business operations, and so much more…but how, exactly?! Well, the power is in the “prompts”. If you are ready to unleash the magic of prompt engineering and monetize ChatGPT like never before, look no further!

The presenter will dive into the world of prompt engineering, revealing the secrets to crafting the best prompts that will skyrocket your business growth and monetization potential with ChatGPT.

In this interactive, engaging, fun, and fundamental (i.e. beginner-friendly) webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Craft effective prompts to get the most benefit for your business 

  • Align ChatGPT with your unique brand voice and image

  • Monetization ChatGPT to accelerate your business growth

  • Create more time, efficiency, and effectiveness in your business (and life)

Get ready to learn how to effortlessly develop the best prompts that not only captivate and engage your audience but also drive tangible monetization opportunities with ChatGPT to exponentially grow your business, fast!

 

Pre-Registration is Required for this FREE Online Event.

 

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Social, Text, and Email Marketing: Manage Them All with Just One Tool
7/26/2023 12:00 PM

Learn how to manage your social media marketing, text marketing, and email marketing all within one Constant Contact account. This webinar is ideal for people who want to start or improve their online marketing.

You will learn:

  • How each channel - social, email, text - works to move people closer to your business

  • What the strengths are of each channel

  • How to create a great marketing experience that has an impact on your bottom line

 

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Small Business Marketing & Innovation Convention
7/28/2023 9:00 AM
DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce presents the Small Business Marketing & Innovation Convention. Brand 2023 Mega Event. Convention Tickets $50; EXPO Exhibitor Tables $50. July 28 9:00 am Check-in/Networking - Coffee provided/Vendor Tables Open; 9:30 am Opening Group Session; 10:00-10:30 am Q&A Panel Discussion; 10:30-11:00 am Workshop Breakout 1 - Multiple Workshop Options; 11:00-11:30 am Workshop Breakout 2 - Multiple Workshop Options; 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Workshop Breakout 3 - Multiple Workshop Options; 12:00-1:00 pm Lunch w/ Keynote Speaker - Lunch provided; 1:00-4:00 pm Business Resource Expo - Exhibitors & Networking. Website: www.delandchamber.org Additional details in description.
DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce present the 2023 Business Resource Expo. Let's Do Business Local. Resources for Your Business. Business-to-Business Networking. Free Admission with your Business Card. Exhibitor Tables $50. Friday July 28, 2023 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center 815 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. www.delandchamber.org. Additional details in description.
 
The DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce will host a Marketing & Innovation Convention and Small Business Expo on July 28. The day kicks off with breakout sessions and lunch with the keynote speaker from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a B2B business resource expo from 1 to 4 p.m.
 
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DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce Workforce Solutions Conference
10/27/2023 9:00 AM
DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce presents the Workforce Solutions Conference. 2-Day All-Access Pass. Purchase a discounted combo ticker for Thursday & Friday event admission. October 27 9:00 am Check-in/Networking - Coffee provided/Vendor Tables Open; 9:45 am Opening Group Session; 10:45 am 15-Minute Break/Transition; 11:00-11:30 am Workshop Breakout 1 - Multiple Workshop Options; 11:45-12:15 pm Workshop Breakout 2 - Multiple Workshop Options; 12:15-1:15 pm Lunch w/ Keynote Speaker - Lunch provided; 1:15-2:00 pm Vendor Tables Open/Networking; 2:00-2:45 pm Q&A panel Discussion; 2:45-3:30 pm Closing Group Session - Vendor Tables Open until 4 pm. Website: www.delandchamber.org Additional details in description.
 
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Borrowing for Small Businesses: A Guide to Smart Financing for Your Business
8/2/2023 2:00 PM

Businesses often want to know whether they’ll be able to borrow the funds they need. As a business considering a loan, you’ll want to understand what signals and factors lenders tend to evaluate so you can assess your prospects of success. The level of risk that the lender is willing to accept, industry targets, and specific evaluation approaches may vary from one lender to the next, but you’ll have a good idea of where you stand when looking for funds.

 

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Understanding Business Loan Proposals
8/3/2023 12:00 PM

Do you have a great idea for a business and the only thing standing in your way is the money to give it some legs? Or, you already own your own business but could use some extra capital to take things to the next level? You have come to the right place! In this presentation, you will learn the ins and outs of business loan proposals.

The following topics will be covered:

  • “5 C’s of Credit”: Character, Capacity, Capital, Collateral, and Conditions
  • How to obtain a loan for a start-up
  • How to obtain a loan for an existing business
  • How to obtain a loan to buy a business

 

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SBA Federal Contracting Certification 8(a)
7/26/2023 11:00 AM

Learn how SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. This class focuses on the benefits of this program. It also covers the eligibility requirements necessary to participate.     

  • The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.       
  • There are substantial benefits of partaking in the program, such as the consideration and preference for government procurement.
  • The 8(a) Program is an essential instrument for helping socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain access to the economic mainstream of American society. The program helps thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs to gain a foothold in government contracting.

 

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Start Up, Start Right!
8/8/2023 1:00 PM

A great small business always starts out as an idea, but eventually that idea needs to be turned into a reality. Most businesses never get started because individuals tend to overthink and feel overwhelmed with the process. Getting a business started is easier than you think.

During the workshop, the presenter will cover basic steps to turn your idea into a reality. Like any big goal, the webinar will start by breaking it down into smaller tasks. This course will cover the Legal, Financial and Marketing aspects you’ll be able to tackle in order to get started.

 

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Small Business Marketing Tools
8/9/2023 9:00 AM

In this webinar, the presenter will unpack some marketing essentials plus go over some of the greatest tools today for efficient, effective small business marketing. They will also help you find longevity in your efforts. Get the information you need, the resources to succeed, and find a balance between blowing off marketing or spending hours on the best-laid plans. From Google and Canva to social media, newsletters, and websites — let's get you mastering marketing basics, leaning on digital and physical tools appropriately, and handing things off to someone when you're ready. You'll be double-dipping content, obsessed with your brand, and increasing sales before you know it.

 

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Marketing Basics
8/10/2023 10:00 AM

A 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.

Webinar through GoToWebinar.

Please note: Certain device’s Operating Systems (e.g. Windows S mode), browsers, programs/features, applications, firewalls, etc. may exist that restrict you from accessing this GoToWebinar session and its features. If you run into such technical difficulties, please do any of the following:

  • Use Microsoft Edge
  • Restart your device
  • Disable Microsoft S Mode
  • Configure your device’s firewall to allow GoToWebinar to run
  • Use a different device

 

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Business Plan Writing Made Easier
9/14/2023 10:00 AM

Your business needs a roadmap for every stage of its growth. This webinar will 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.

Please note: Certain device’s Operating Systems (e.g. Windows S mode), browsers, programs/features, applications, firewalls, etc. may exist that restrict you from accessing this GoToWebinar session and its features. If you run into such technical difficulties, please do any of the following:

  • Use Microsoft Edge
  • Restart your device
  • Disable Microsoft S Mode
  • Configure your device’s firewall

 

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Start Up, Start Right! (Spanish)
9/27/2023 1:00 PM

Una gran pequeña empresa siempre comienza como una idea, pero eventualmente esa idea debe convertirse en realidad. La mayoría de las empresas nunca comienzan porque las personas tienden a pensar demasiado y a sentirse abrumadas con el proceso. Iniciar un negocio es más fácil de lo que cree. Asista a este seminario para aprender los pasos básicos y convertir su idea en realidad.

 

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Intellectual Property for Small Businesses
8/8/2023 7:00 PM

Intellectual Property (IP) comes in many forms and can be a significant strategic advantage to any business.

Learn how your business can benefit. Topics will include: 

  • What is IP
  • Why is IP particularly important for small businesses
  • How is IP acquired/created

Questions are welcome solely for general informational purposes.

 

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Tax Boot Camp for Small Business Owners
8/10/2023 6:00 PM

This seminar is specifically developed for small business owners who have little to no experience or understanding of the role and impact of income taxes on their businesses. It is facilitated by experienced Tax Professionals and is designed to provide ideas and tax strategies that can be shared with one's tax advisor.

 

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Leads on Demand: Get More Customers Fast
8/14/2023 12:00 PM

Learn how to quickly win more customers by building a leads on demand system for your business:

  • Learn how to get you as many leads as you want when you want them

  • Create a steady, predictable flow of sales so you know what you’re going to earn every month 

  • Learn how to avoid the expensive mistakes most businesses make with marketing

  • Discover the secrets to growing your business with a limited budget and small team

 

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Tackle Quickbooks Online Basics (QB02)
8/16/2023 6:00 PM

Join SCORE Volusia/Flagler for this webinar to learn how to enter basic transactions including creating invoices, making deposits, recording expenses, bills and checks through the Intuit Quickbooks software. The presenter will also talk about how to use bank feeds and set up rules to save you time, and walk through a standard process of how to reconcile your accounts. All this, plus tips and tricks within the software you may not be aware of.

 

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Grow Your Business with the Florida SSBCI Loan Program
8/22/2023 12:00 PM

In this workshop, attendees will learn about the SSBCI Loan Program for their small business in Florida. It will include information on the Loan Guarantee Program (up to $20 million per loan), Collateral Support Program (up to $20 million per loan), Capital Access Program (up to $5 million per loan) and Loan Participation Program (up to $20 million per loan).

 

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Government Contracting: Overview
9/6/2023 9:00 AM

Federal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world.

The question is usually not “Does the government buy what you are selling?”...it is more “Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?” If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business.

The “Government Contracting Overview” seminar, presented by the APEX Accelerators at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. This workshop will present government contracting in three components:

  • Positioning for Government Contracting
  • Developing Reactive Business Development Strategies
  • Developing Proactive Business Development Strategies

Specifically, the presenter will discuss registration requirements, social-economic certification opportunities, market research tools, Florida PTAC’s “Bid-Match” system, and what we refer to as the initial “Marketing Tool Kit” for government contractors.

 

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SBA Workshop: Resources for Veterans
11/8/2023 1:00 PM

This webinar addresses the role of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) in maximizing the availability, applicability, and usability of small business programs for Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reserve Component Members, and their dependents or survivors.

OVBD is SBA’s liaison with the military veteran’s business community, provides policy analysis and reporting, and is an Ombudsman for veteran entrepreneurs. OVBD has several programs and services to assist aspiring and existing veteran entrepreneurs such as training, counseling and mentorship, and oversight of Federal procurement programs for Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.

This workshop will present to you most of the programs and resources the SBA North Florida District has available for US military veterans.

 

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Video for Your Website: How to Create Background and Standalone Videos
8/8/2023 12:00 PM

You know that you are supposed to be creating and adding video to your website, but we are not Hollywood Producers! Maybe you don’t even consider yourself technical!

Well, if you have a phone and a few other tools, you can easily create amazing video to use on your website. Create videos such as background videos, explainer videos, product videos, testimonial videos and more.

In this webinar, you will learn how to create videos easily that not only look professional but that also engage your audience and move visitors to your website down the buyer’s journey. We will go over what gadgets can help you be more successful and tools you can use to make creating videos easy, fun, and effective!

 

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AAEA Mind Your Business: Mindset Training BIPOC Mental Health
7/31/2023 6:00 PM
African American Entrepreneurs Association (AAEA) Mindset Training Mind Your Business BIPOC Mental Health Community, Culture & Connection. Be Part of the Conversation 06:30-08:00 pm (EST)/05:30-07:00 pm (CDT); July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, July 31st. Hybrid Class or Online. Join Us In-Person Class: Daytona Beach, FL, AAEA Headquarters Office 601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach, FL; Birmingham, AL, CREED 63 1601 5th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203; Montgomery, AL, Sweetie B's Arms Foundation 2868 Zelda Road, Montgomery, AL 36106; Atlanta, GA & Baltimore, MD, Email juliakf.aaeassociation@gmail.com for more details. For more information Contact Us (800) 671-1397. RSVP Required for In Person. Additional details in description.
 

Join the National AAEA Mind Your Business Workshop Series BIPOC Mental Health Hybrid (In Person & Virtual) Event: Culture, Community, and Connection

July 31st Topic: Dynastic Wealth™
Speaker: Dr. LaTanya White, Ph.D., M.B.A.,

Dr. LaTanya White is the recipient of the North Star and Innovative New Scholar awards for entrepreneurship education and research. She is an expert in belonging, racial equity, and entrepreneurship. As a result of her leadership, impact, and contributions to the Education and Business Administration sectors, Dr. White was recognized by the U.S. Department of State as a Fulbright Specialist. She leverages her research and expertise on Black entrepreneurship and the racial wealth gap to help inclusive entrepreneur support organizations create racial equity in their policies, praxis, and programming. Dr. White is a 2x author, TEDx Speaker, and Founder of Concept Creative Group, a professional and management development training firm focused on empowering Black entrepreneurs, their families, and their communities.

BIPOC communities are rooted in collectivist cultures, which recognize that each person’s health and wellness is deeply interconnected with their community’s. When one person seeks to take care of their mental health, it has an impact on the wellness of the community at large. Let's make a bigger impact together! Join us Monday evenings in July for the National and Local collaborative event where we spotlight BIPOC Mental Health Month Hosted the AAEA Mind Your Business Workshop Series featuring Culture, Community, and Connection.

(5) National Class Locations: Daytona Beach, FL, Montgomery, AL, Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA, Baltimore, MD

 

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop Series: Let's Normalize Financial Clarity
8/1/2023 6:00 PM
African American Entrepreneurs Association (AAEA) Access to Capital Workshop Series. Let's Normalize Financial Clarity presenting speaker Dr. Constance Craig-Mason, MRFC. August 1st 6:00-7:30 PM (EST). www.accesstocapital.com Additional details in description.

 

LET'S NORMALIZE FINANCIAL CLARITY

Financial Clarity is having a clear view of your financial position. It is having the wisdom to tell the financial position of someone, without even looking at their balance sheet. Constance will help us know the different ways of earning money, how to keep your earnings safe, and protecting your assets from exposure to taxes, and achieving financial freedom sooner than expected.

  • What is Financial Clarity and how to know if you have it?
  • Steps of achieving financial clarity

Dr. Constance Craig-Mason, MRFC® is the CEO of Concierge Financial Advisory and the President of Money Concepts Wealth Management & Financial Planning. As a dedicated Financial Advisor, award-winning Insurance Broker, passionate International Speaker and an x8 Best Selling Author, she teaches her clients to correctly manage their money, so they can live the life they want without worrying about money!

She has received numerous awards for community impact in her field including a medallion “In Recognition of Excellence, Service, & Sacrifice” from the Comptroller of Maryland. Dr. Constance has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy for her eminent contributions to financial literacy, financial advancement and entrepreneurship empowerment. She was a 2022 honoree of the Association of African American Financial Advisors’ 50 Under 50 and a 2023 honoree of the National Academy of Professional Speakers, Authors and Coaches' (NAPSAC) Excellence in Professional Speaking (EPSY) Award.

Dr. Constance is a member of the African American Association of National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Financial Planning Association (FPA), International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC), the Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals (DACFP) and Strategic Advisor to the Black Women Blockchain Council Board of Directors (BWBC).

 

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop Series: Strategies for Raising Capital
8/8/2023 6:00 PM
African American Entrepreneurs Association (AAEA) Access to Capital Workshop Series. Strategies for Raising Capital presenting speaker Duane Lewis, Chief Operating Officer, BBIF. August 8th 6:00-7:30 PM (EST). www.accesstocapital.com Additional details in description.
 
To make money it does take money, but where to find that money, well that can be the issue. On the 27th we will take a look at the opportunities to find capital when your company is a startup, resources you can look into and tips to be successful in pulling the funding you need to take your idea to the next level. Join the AAEA and BBIF's Duane Lewis as we talk about raising capital.
 
Duane Lewis is BBIF’s, Chief Operating Officer. He leads internal operations and provides strategic leadership to ensure BBIF executes its business plan and fulfills its mission to provide flexible, affordable, and responsible financing, management consulting, and technical assistance for black, minority, and underserved businesses. Duane has held the position of Chief Financial Officer for a private contracting company, where he oversaw all financial operations and developed strategies for managing the organization’s finances and minimizing financial risk. He has extensive experience in credit analysis, working with a wide variety of loan products, and structuring B&I and Commercial Real Estate lending transactions, including New Markets Tax Credits Financing. Duane served as a member of the Board of the City of Orlando’s Minority Enterprise Business Assistance Program and the City of Kissimmee’s Black Business Council. Mr. Lewis is certified by the National Development Council as an Economic Development Professional. Duane has a Bachelor of Commerce with honors in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Windsor.
 
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Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative (VEI) Open House
8/23/2023 5:30 PM

Join the Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative (VEI) for their Open House at the National Entrepreneur Center on August 23rd. Learn more about the resources VEI has to offer and network with other Veteran entrepreneurs.

 

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Workforce Development Symposium
9/13/2023 9:00 AM
Southeast Volusia Manufacturing & Technology Coalition (SEVMTC) and Co-Host Volusia Business Resources, in Partnership with CareerSource Flagler Volusia, City of New Smyrna Beach, City of Edgewater & City of Oak Hill present the Workforce Development Symposium. Connecting people, opportunities, & resources. Wednesday, September 13, 2023 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.. Light refreshments will be served. Brannon Center 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach. Organizations & Panelists include: CareerSource Flagler Volusia - Robin King, President & CEO; Daytona State College - Dr. Sherryl Weems, Associate Vice President Mary Karl College of Workforce & Continuing Education; Dougherty Manufacturing - Sarah Dougherty, Founder/COO; FAME Graduate - Tyler Cheatham; Volusia County Schools - Bree Castelli, Career & Technical Education Coordinator; Cobb Cole Attorneys at Law - Doug Collins, PA. Pre-Register with QR Code or link below: https://www.sevolusia.com/workforce-dev-symposium. Discover new business resources & collaborate on preparing our local workforce through educational opportunities, mentoring, internships, apprenticeships, & on the job training. Special Guest, Doug Collins, will speak about hiring legislation. Sponsored by the Southeast Volusia Manufacturing & Technology Coalition (SEVMTC), CareerSource Flagler Volusia, City of New Smyrna Beach, City of Edgewater, City of Oak Hill, & Volusia Business Resources (VBR). Additional details in description.
 

Connecting People, Opportunities & Resources

 

The Southeast Volusia Manufacturing & Technology Coalition (SEVMTC) and co-host Volusia Business Resources – in partnership with CareerSource Flagler Volusia (CSFV) and the cities of New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Oak Hill – will host the Workforce Development Symposium. Panelists will include speakers from CSFV, Daytona State College, Dougherty Manufacturing, Volusia County Schools and Cobb Cole. Discover new business resources and collaborate on preparing the local workforce through educational opportunities, mentoring, internships, apprenticeships and on-the-job training.

 

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STEM Tea Party
9/8/2023 11:30 AM
VMA STEM Tea Party
 
Join the Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) for a STEM Tea Party!
 
Have you ever wished you could just meet with other women who have chosen a career in manufacturing?  Well, you can!

VMA has a unique and fun-filled event where you can meet, make new connections and friends and support future women in manufacturing.

Women’s participation in STEM programs is crucial for promoting gender equality, fostering innovation, driving economic growth, inspiring future generations, and addressing complex societal issues. Encouraging and supporting women in STEM is vital for creating a more inclusive and prosperous future.

The STEM Tea Party was created to help fund STEM after school clubs for girls in Volusia County. To date, this program has reached over 300 girls.

There will be prizes for the best Tea Party outfit, biggest hat, most beautiful hat and fascinator. You will drink out of the most delicate, beautiful teacups, and the Silent Auction prizes are creative and wonderful. Only 100 seats available. You don’t want to miss your chance to be a part of this amazing event!

For more information, go to www.vmaonline.com > Events or contact VMA Jessica Lovatt at jessica.lovatt@vmaonline.com or (386) 310-2126.

 
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4th Annual Robot Brawl
10/14/2023 9:00 AM
Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) 2023 Robot Brawl logo. Additional details in description.
 
The Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) will host the 2023 Robot Brawl at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14. The Robot Brawl is a multiple-round, single-elimination competition where points are earned by how much damage is inflicted on the other competing robot during each 90-second round that allows spinners, vertical and horizontals, and potentially “fire” (non-damaging sparks). If one robot disables the other robot, it is an automatic win. Students from area high schools enter robots they built for a chance to “brawl" in this competition.
 

For more information, go to www.vmaonline.com > Events or contact VMA Jessica Lovatt at jessica.lovatt@vmaonline.com or (386) 310-2126.

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The "Q" Breakfast
8/18/2023 7:30 AM
Volusia County Economic Development presents The "Q" Breakfast featuring a presentation on Workforce Alliance Regional Trends with Guest Speaker Robin King, President & CEO of CareerSource Flagler Volusia. August 18, 2023 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the Daytona Beach International Airport in the Dennis McGee Room. Streaming live. Sponsored by the CEO Business Alliance. Additional details in description.
 

Join Volusia County Division of Economic Development for the “Q” Breakfast for a special presentation on Workforce Alliance Regional Trends by Robin King, President/CEO of CareerSource Flagler Volusia.

Cyrus Callum, Volusia County’s Aviation and Economic Resources Director, will provide a presentation on the 2nd quarter 2023 economic data, which includes building permit activity, workforce migration, labor statistics and employment trends by industry.

This is an opportunity to interact with elected officials, community partners and stakeholders, and to learn more about the state of Volusia County's economy.

The event will also be live streamed starting at 8 am Friday, August 18 on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/zH0guzeEfXc

 
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PLANT TOUR - Teledyne Marine
8/16/2023 9:00 AM

Join the Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) for a Plant Tour of Teledyne Marine.

Teledyne Marine is a group of leading-edge subsea technology companies that are part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Through acquisitions and collaboration Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry cornerstone, bringing Imaging, Instruments, Interconnect, Seismic, and Vehicle technology together to provide total solutions to customers in industries such as hydrography, offshore, dredging, defense and security, marine research and more.

Attendees must wear closed toe, non-slip, low heel shoes during Tours.

Registration closes noon, Monday, Aug. 14.

For more information, go to www.vmaonline.com > Events or contact VMA Jessica Lovatt at jessica.lovatt@vmaonline.com or (386) 310-2126.

 

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“We Make It Here” Day (National Manufacturing Day)
10/6/2023 12:00 AM

The Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) hosts “We Make It Here” Day on National Manufacturing Day.

National Manufacturing Day is an annual event that takes place the first Friday in the month of October.

For more information, go to www.vmaonline.com > Events or contact VMA Jessica Lovatt at jessica.lovatt@vmaonline.com or (386) 310-2126.

 

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Career Showcase
10/19/2023 10:00 AM
CareerSource Flagler Volusia presents the Career Showcase at Embry Riddle. Learn about careers in aerospace, aviation, IT, cybersecurity, and advanced manufacturing. Oct. 19 from 10 am to 6 pm at the Mori Hosseini Student Center at Embry Riddle University. Additional details in description.
 

Join CareerSource Flagler Volusia at the Career Showcase, a dynamic event showcasing the diverse and exciting career opportunities available to high school graduates in Flagler and Volusia counties in the Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace/Aviation and Cybersecurity/IT industries. Designed to inspire and inform the next generation of the workforce, this event brings together local businesses, educational institutions, and eager students in a collaborative environment.

Event Highlights

Interactive Exhibitor Booths: Go beyond traditional informational booths by creating a fun and interactive experience for attendees. Instead of just pamphlets and brochures, exhibitors are expected to bring engaging activities that allow students to get hands-on experience in various career fields.

Career Simulators: Experience the thrill of different careers through cutting-edge simulators. Exhibitors are encouraged to showcase their industry-specific simulators that provide an immersive and realistic glimpse into a particular profession. Whether it’s a flight simulator, a medical training tool, or a virtual reality setup, students can get a taste of what it’s like to work in these exciting fields.

Exploring Career Paths: One of the primary objectives of the Career Showcase is to educate students about the steps they can take to pursue a specific career. Each exhibitor will have knowledgeable representatives who can provide valuable information on the educational requirements, certifications, degrees, or apprenticeship programs necessary to enter their respective industries. Students can learn about potential career trajectories and understand the various pathways available to them.

Networking Opportunities: The event is open to the public, which means that job seekers and those interested in immediate employment are welcome to attend. In addition to engaging with local businesses and educational partners, participants can network with professionals, industry experts, and potential mentors. High schoolers who may graduate early and seek immediate employment will find this event particularly beneficial as they can explore job opportunities and make connections with local employers.

The Career Showcase will ignite students’ passion for Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace/Aviation and Cybersecurity/IT industries, broaden their career horizons, and help them make informed choices about their futures. This event is a unique opportunity for local businesses and education partners to engage with talented individuals, inspire the next generation, and foster a strong connection between education and industry.

While this event is primarily an informational showcase and not a hiring event, businesses should be prepared to engage with potential job seekers and provide information about employment opportunities within their organizations. This is your opportunity to attract the best and brightest students to join your organization.

This event is open to the public to attend.

Only businesses interested in participating in the event are encouraged to Register here: https://CSFV_FAWA_careershowcase.eventbrite.com

Come and be a part of this exciting Career Showcase to shape the future workforce of Flagler and Volusia counties!

Note: When a business registers, they will be asked if they have a video that they can send to CareerSource Flagler Volusia to be included in interactive material. The video is meant to be a short synopsis (approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute) that the students can refer to & will be available to them even after the career showcase so they can share with their parents.

Some examples that you can include in your video are:

  • A little bit about what your company does.
  • The opportunities available to students after they graduate with your company (ex: apprenticeship opportunities where you can earn while learning, college degree assistance, career pathways, etc.)
  • Where you are located in Flagler, Volusia or Brevard Counties (we’ve found that students don’t realize what amazing opportunities are here in our region & think they need to move elsewhere).
  • Company benefits.
  • Highlight a current employee that started working for you straight out of high school.
  • What a career pathway could look like for the student.
  • Excite the student with what your product or service does or who your clients are. Like in this video it states they could collaborate with NASA!

 

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Social Media Fundamentals Workshop Series (Part 1)
9/19/2023 11:00 AM
2-Part Social Media Fundamentals Workshop Series. Instructor: Cindy Dalecki, Marketing 2 Go. Learn the fundamentals of social media marketing and how AI can help you increase efficiency, effectiveness and ROI. Additional details in description.
 
Join the Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) for the Social Media Fundamentals Workshop Series.
 
Sept. 19 - Part 1 | Content is King - Social Media Creation Made Easy with AI: A One Touch Approach
 
Sept. 27 - Part 2 | Analytics & Advertising - How to Track Your Progress and Increase Your Reach and ROI
 
Learn the fundamentals of social media marketing and how AI can help you increase efficiency, effectiveness, and ROI.
 
Instructor: Cindy Dalecki, Marketing 2 Go
 
For more information, go to www.vmaonline.com > Events or contact VMA Jessica Lovatt at jessica.lovatt@vmaonline.com or (386) 310-2126.
 
 
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Social Media Fundamentals Workshop Series (Part 2)
9/27/2023 11:00 AM
2-Part Social Media Fundamentals Workshop Series. Instructor: Cindy Dalecki, Marketing 2 Go. Learn the fundamentals of social media marketing and how AI can help you increase efficiency, effectiveness and ROI. Additional details in description.
 

Join the Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) for the Social Media Fundamentals Workshop Series.

Sept. 19 - Part 1 | Content is King - Social Media Creation Made Easy with AI: A One Touch Approach

Sept. 27 - Part 2 | Analytics & Advertising - How to Track Your Progress and Increase Your Reach and ROI

Learn the fundamentals of social media marketing and how AI can help you increase efficiency, effectiveness, and ROI.

Instructor: Cindy Dalecki, Marketing 2 Go

For more information, go to www.vmaonline.com > Events or contact VMA Jessica Lovatt at jessica.lovatt@vmaonline.com or (386) 310-2126.

 

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PLANT TOUR - ABB
9/20/2023 9:00 AM

Join the Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) for a Plant Tour of ABB.

ABB is a manufacturer in Ormond Beach that designs and manufacturers two main product lines: Homac® connecting devices for electric substations and underground electric distribution systems & Amerace® isolating transformers and connectors for airfield lighting systems.

Attendees must wear closed toe, non-slip, low heel shoes at all Tours.

RSVP by Registering by noon, Mon., Sept. 18.

Address:

12 Southland Rd., Ormond Beach, FL 32174

OR

1 Aviator Way, Ormond Beach, FL 32174

For more information, go to www.vmaonline.com > Events or contact VMA Jessica Lovatt at jessica.lovatt@vmaonline.com or (386) 310-2126.

 

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PLANT TOUR - By Light
10/18/2023 9:00 AM

Join the Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) for a Plant Tour of By Light.

By Light recognizes the current and future needs across all industries to secure information and communications databases, networks, and systems from malicious actors while maximizing reliability and efficiency. To meet these needs, By Light has stepped to the forefront of cutting-edge technology in key market growth areas of IT and Cyberspace Operations and Security; Network Services, Integration, and Operations; Cloud and Managed Services; Artificial Intelligence; Software Services; and Satellite and Wireless Communications. Although nothing can replace a skilled workforce, By Light believes their advanced technology solutions heighten productivity.

Attendees must wear closed toe, non-slip, low heel shoes at all Tours.

RSVP by Registering by noon, Mon., Oct. 16.

For more information, go to www.vmaonline.com > Events or contact VMA Jessica Lovatt at jessica.lovatt@vmaonline.com or (386) 310-2126.

 

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2023 Mini Job Fair & Apprenticeship Expo
9/14/2023 12:00 PM
Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce logo with palm trees. Text in graphic reads 2023 Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce Mini Job Fair & Apprenticeship Expo
 

The Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce extends a warm invitation to all it's members, partners, and prospective members, inviting them to take part in the enriching experience of the 2023 Mini Job Fair & Apprenticeship Expo.

The 2023 Mini Job Fair & Apprenticeship Expo is brought to you in partnership with the Riverside Pavilion and CareerSource Flagler Volusia.

 

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How to Start Your Business
9/18/2023 1:00 PM
How to Start Your Business. Monday, September 18 from 1 to 3 pm at the Florida SBDC at DSC 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Building 140, Room 311, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. No cost seminar. Presented by America's SBDC Florida hosted by Daytona State College. Additional details in description.
 

During this interactive workshop, you will learn while having fun playing the Le Launch entrepreneurial board game.

When starting a business, it is important to ensure that you are taking the right steps. This two-hour in-person seminar offers a simulation style overview of what is needed to launch and successfully operate a small business while also planning for unexpected events.

During the workshop, you will learn about:

  • Business Legal Entity Selection

  • Registration and Licensing

  • Marketing and Branding

  • Sources of Financing and Capital

  • Business Plan Building

  • Planning for unexpected events that may affect your business operations

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SBA Lunch and Learn: Pathway to Business
9/5/2023 12:00 PM

AAEA Access to Capital Workshop

Speaker: Natalie C. Hall, Economic Development Specialist/Veterans Representative, N. FL, U.S. Small Business Administration

Natalie C. Hall is an Economic Development Specialist and the Veterans Business Development Officer, for the U.S. Small Business Administration, North Florida District Office (NFDO), located in Jacksonville, Florida. Natalie joined the NFDO team in April 2012, and enjoys advocating for entrepreneurs and small business owners, by helping them learn the SBA resources that provide mentoring and counseling, gain access to capital, tap into government contracting, and disaster assistance.

SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products, or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested for at least two weeks.

Contact: natalie.hall@sba.gov - www.sba.gov/northflorida

 

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Grow with Google
9/12/2023 6:00 PM

AAEA Access to Capital Workshop Series: Grow with Google Workshop Series

Presenter: Gilberto Herrera, Grow with GOOGLE Digital Coach

Gilberto Herrera is an entrepreneur with a focus on increasing brand and financial awareness for small business owners. Gilberto is the CEO of Gilberto Herrera Enterprises, a branding, and marketing firm that grows and builds profitable brands through direct and interactive marketing strategies. He is the author of the book, How to Scale You: Build a Brand, Leverage Marketing, and Skyrocket Sales. Since 2007, Gilberto has worked with over 2,000 individuals, and Fortune 500 companies, and assisted thousands to take their mastery to the masses.

Gilberto specializes in marketing, business scaling, business finance, consulting, community outreach, and sales.

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Grow with Google
9/19/2023 6:00 PM

AAEA Access to Capital Workshop Series: Grow with Google Workshop Series

Presenter: Gilberto Herrera, Grow with GOOGLE Digital Coach

Gilberto Herrera is an entrepreneur with a focus on increasing brand and financial awareness for small business owners. Gilberto is the CEO of Gilberto Herrera Enterprises, a branding, and marketing firm that grows and builds profitable brands through direct and interactive marketing strategies. He is the author of the book, How to Scale You: Build a Brand, Leverage Marketing, and Skyrocket Sales. Since 2007, Gilberto has worked with over 2,000 individuals, and Fortune 500 companies, and assisted thousands to take their mastery to the masses.

Gilberto specializes in marketing, business scaling, business finance, consulting, community outreach, and sales.

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Grow with Google
9/26/2023 6:00 PM

AAEA Access to Capital Workshop Series: Grow with Google Workshop Series

Learn about Investors & Loan Options for your Small Business - Part 1

Presenter: Gilberto Herrera, Grow with GOOGLE Digital Coach

Gilberto Herrera is an entrepreneur with a focus on increasing brand and financial awareness for small business owners. Gilberto is the CEO of Gilberto Herrera Enterprises, a branding, and marketing firm that grows and builds profitable brands through direct and interactive marketing strategies. He is the author of the book, How to Scale You: Build a Brand, Leverage Marketing, and Skyrocket Sales. Since 2007, Gilberto has worked with over 2,000 individuals, and Fortune 500 companies, and assisted thousands to take their mastery to the masses.

Gilberto specializes in marketing, business scaling, business finance, consulting, community outreach, and sales.

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Grow with Google
10/3/2023 6:00 PM

AAEA Access to Capital Workshop Series: Grow with Google Workshop Series

Learn about Investors & Loan Options for your Small Business - Part 2

Presenter: Gilberto Herrera, Grow with GOOGLE Digital Coach

Gilberto Herrera is an entrepreneur with a focus on increasing brand and financial awareness for small business owners. Gilberto is the CEO of Gilberto Herrera Enterprises, a branding, and marketing firm that grows and builds profitable brands through direct and interactive marketing strategies. He is the author of the book, How to Scale You: Build a Brand, Leverage Marketing, and Skyrocket Sales. Since 2007, Gilberto has worked with over 2,000 individuals, and Fortune 500 companies, and assisted thousands to take their mastery to the masses.

Gilberto specializes in marketing, business scaling, business finance, consulting, community outreach, and sales.

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AAEA Mind Your Business: Mindset Training
10/10/2023 6:00 PM
African American Entrepreneurs Association Mindset Training Mind Your Business logo. Image of a map of Africa, tri-colored gears, and the silhouette of half of a human skull. Additional details in description.
 

World Mental Health Day

Mental Health IS a Universal Human Right.

World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.

Speaker: Janae T. Ponder, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, Life-Spire Counseling Services LLC

Janae T. Ponder is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been working in the areas of mental health and a variety of social work services since 2010. Her passion is to work with diverse populations and educate and empower communities, individuals, and families through psychoeducation. She uses an effective blend of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help individuals move beyond behavioral patterns that cause significant impairment in personal functioning within their family, relationships, career, or school environment. It has been an honor to serve individuals from the age of 3 to 100 and help everyone live more meaningful lives. Her preferred populations are adolescents and young adults living with depressive disorders, trauma, stress, and/or anxiety.

Her goal is to become credible through experience in the areas of leadership, direct care, systems development, and patient advocacy using evidence based practices.

There will also be details about the 100 Affirmations publication by Janae T. Ponder shared with opportunities to win a free copy.  Details will be shared on the day of the event.

 
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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop: Grants: What you need to know
10/17/2023 6:00 PM

Presenter: Cherrise L. Wilks, MPA, GPC

Cherrise’s mission is to directly impact 1,000 small businesses in previously overlooked communities to help them with the structural foundation needed to scale their business by doing the following: gaining access to capital funding, additional lines of credit, securing a grant, or winning local, state, corporate, or federal contracts. Her goal is to elevate the financial game of micro and small businesses.

She is an experienced administrator with over 20+ years in the federal, state, local government, and private sectors. Ms. Wilks is the CEO of Affinity Consulting Group NEFL, a 13-year-old boutique management consulting firm providing government solutions and business advisory services to small businesses in the technology, construction, consulting, product development, and real estate development industries. She has helped dozens of business owners incorporate, secure business funding, and become certified for corporate and government contracting. Current contracts include assisting over 100 business owners through a partnership with Black Orlando Tech and the University of Florida Collaboratory for Inclusive Partnership as a Subject Matter Expert to help women, minority, and veteran businesses become State of Florida certified. Her firm provides government certification and contracting services to more than 25 businesses registered in the program.

Ms. Wilks has a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of North Florida and a Bachelor’s from Florida State University. She holds professional credentials in Community Real Estate Development, Contract Management, and Grants Management. She has experience with the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Florida House of Representatives, the City of Jacksonville, and the City of Tampa.

 

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop: How to Bulletproof Your Business From Future Losses
10/24/2023 6:30 PM

Presenter: Dr. Constance Craig-Mason, MRFC®

Dr. Constance Craig-Mason, MRFC® is the CEO of Concierge Financial Advisory and the President of Money Concepts Wealth Management & Financial Planning. As a dedicated Financial Advisor, award-winning Insurance Broker, passionate International Speaker and an x8 Best Selling Author, she teaches her clients to correctly manage their money, so they can live the life they want without worrying about money!

She has received numerous awards for community impact in her field including a medallion “In Recognition of Excellence, Service, & Sacrifice” from the Comptroller of Maryland. Dr. Constance has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy for her eminent contributions to financial literacy, financial advancement and entrepreneurship empowerment. She was a 2022 honoree of the Association of African American Financial Advisors’ 50 Under 50 and a 2023 honoree of the National Academy of Professional Speakers, Authors and Coaches' (NAPSAC) Excellence in Professional Speaking (EPSY) Award.

Dr. Constance is a member of the African American Association of National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Financial Planning Association (FPA), International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC), the Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals (DACFP) and Strategic Advisor to the Black Women Blockchain Council Board of Directors (BWBC).

 

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SBA Lunch and Learn: Kick off of 10th Annual National Veterans Small Business Week
10/31/2023 12:00 PM

AAEA Access to Capital Workshop

Speaker: Natalie C. Hall, Economic Development Specialist/Veterans Representative, N.FL., U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is set to host its 10th annual National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW) from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3, 2023. Designed to shine a spotlight on the nation’s nearly two million Veteran-owned small enterprises, the week-long initiative is expected to resonate deeply with the small business community, reflecting the profound impact that veteran entrepreneurs have had on America’s economic landscape.

For small business owners who may have served in the military or are connected to the community, this event promises to be a boon. Offering both in-person and virtual platforms, the NVSBW will engage participants in conversations about the multifaceted entrepreneurial journey tailored specifically to veterans and military spouses.

Natalie C. Hall is an Economic Development Specialist and the Veterans Business Development Officer, for the U.S. Small Business Administration, North Florida District Office, located in Jacksonville, FL. Natalie joined the NFDO team in April 2012, and enjoys advocating for the entrepreneurs and small business owners, by helping them learn the SBA resources that provide mentoring and counseling, gain access to capital, tap into government contracting, and disaster assistance.

SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products, or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. Reasonable accommodations for per-sons with disabilities will be made if requested for at least two weeks.

Contact: natalie.hall@sba.gov - www.sba.gov/northflorida

 

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop: Opportunity Recognition; Creativity; Leverage, Risk and Guerilla Action
11/7/2023 6:30 PM

Presenter: Tony Middlebrooks, Ph.D., Warrington College Of Business, University Of Florida

Tony Middlebrooks, Ph.D., creates programs and tools, designs learning experiences, and explores the intersection of leadership, innovation, creativity, and design. He is Clinical Full Professor of Leadership in the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. He has taught aspiring leaders from youth through executives, creating a wide range of courses and programs in the process. Dr. Middlebrooks is lead author of the textbook Discovering Leadership: Designing Your Success, now in its second edition; has published numerous articles and book chapters, and delivered hundreds of presentations. He is also co-author of Public Sector Leadership, co-creator of the Idea Fan Deck and Design Thinking Cards, and serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Leadership Studies. Dr. Middlebrooks has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

 

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop: Business Model Development and Testing; Selling Your Ideas
11/14/2023 6:30 PM

Presenter: Christopher Pryor, Assistant Clinical Professor, Warrington College of Business, University Of Florida

Christopher Pryor is an assistant clinical professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. He researches the links between top executives and firms' entrepreneurial outcomes as well as issues related to formality and child labor in developing economies. His work has been published in Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Studies.

 

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop: Opportunity Recognition
11/21/2023 6:30 PM

Presenter: Jamie Kraft, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida

Jamie Kraft is the Director for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center at the University of Florida. Jamie came to the Center from Deloitte Consulting where he spent several years as a management consultant focusing on economic performance evaluation, competitive assessment, and strategic development for clients in the manufacturing and consumer products industries. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Microbiology and from the University of Florida as a Matherly Scholar with a MBA specializing in Finance, Operations Management, and Business Strategy. Before starting with the Center, Jamie spent one year in Paris studying the French language. He has been with the Center for the past 20 years and is currently the Center’s Director. He has served as the instructor for courses covering the topics of the entrepreneurial mindset, business planning, technology commercialization, small business consulting, customer discovery, entrepreneurial leadership, and creativity, and has managed, led and participated in student programs in Silicon Valley, Hungary, Ireland, Chile, Cuba, South Africa and Haiti.

 

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop: Selling Your Ideas: The Pitch
11/28/2023 6:30 PM

Presenter: Ted Astleford, Director, Experiential Learning Programs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida

Ted Astleford graduated from University of Florida in 1998 with a degree in Finance, and in 2004 with an MBA. Shortly thereafter, he joined the team at the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (EIC) at the University of Florida where he currently teaches ‘GatorNest’, a student staffed early-stage business consulting course. In 2014, Ted won UF’s Outstanding Entrepreneurship Educator Award. He has helped to start and run several businesses including an online venture, a not-for-profit, and a business consulting company.

 

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SBA Lending 101
9/7/2023 12:00 PM

What is an SBA Loan?

An SBA loan is a government small business loan that can help cover startup costs, working capital needs, expansions, real estate purchases and more. The U.S. Small Business Administration helps small businesses get funding by setting guidelines for loans and reducing lender risk. These SBA-backed loans make it easier for small businesses to get the funding they need.

In this webinar you will discover:

  • Benefits of an SBA loan
  • Loan Qualifications
  • Different types of Loans
  • Documentation Requirements

In addition, you will be walked through some examples of loan transactions and receive key insider tips.

 

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Pre-RFQ 2023-16 Continuing Contracts for Professional, Architectural and Engineering Services
10/11/2023 2:00 PM

This event is hosted by the City of Ormond Beach.

Please contact the City of Ormond Beach with questions or for additional details at (386) 677-0311.

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SBA Federal Certifications Workshop
9/20/2023 10:00 AM
Image with hands and a keyboard in background with a yellow banner in the foreground with text that states SBA Certification Workshop with the Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative logo

 

Are you a veteran entrepreneur seeking to take your business to new heights through federal opportunities? Join the Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative for an illuminating virtual Federal Certifications Workshop, where the distinguished Jose Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager for the Small Business Administration (SBA) in Orlando, Florida, will guide you through the intricate landscape of federal certifications tailored to empower veterans.

Jose Ed Ramos is a well-respected business executive who currently serves as the Senior Area Manager for the Small Business Administration (SBA) in Orlando, FL. With over 30 years of experience in business development, finance, and strategic planning, Ed is responsible for overseeing the delivery of SBA's programs and services to small businesses throughout Central Florida. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. Before joining SBA, Ed worked in various leadership roles in the financial industry, where he provided guidance to small business owners on financing and investment strategies. Ed is a passionate advocate for small businesses and has received several awards for his outstanding contributions to the business community. He is an active member of various professional organizations, including the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, and the Florida Economic Development Council. Through his work at SBA, Ed Ramos is committed to empowering small business owners and promoting economic growth in the region.

 

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Lunch with Leaders: Corrine Heck, Details Flowers Software
9/27/2023 11:00 AM

Join the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce for Lunch with Leaders, featuring the Chamber's 2023 Small Business of the Year honoree, Corrine Heck, Owner of Details Flowers Software.

Corrine Heck is the Founder and CEO of Details Flowers Software, a solution she conceived to address the needs of florists and event designers. Corrine went to work in the floral industry early on and worked her way up, learning the ins and outs of wedding floristry and event design until she could start her own floral business. She went on to produce over 800 events in Central Florida and came to see an area of opportunity and need for florists and event designers: an all-in-one software solution to help them manage costs, productivity, and organization. Taking her extensive experience as a florist and her creative drive, she founded Details Flowers Software in 2015 and has grown the platform to include an international clientele of florists, growers, wholesalers, and breeders of flowers throughout the world. Details Flowers Software is based in Ormond Beach, FL, where Corrine lives with Gregory, her husband of 23 years, and their three children.

The Lunch with Leaders series provides an opportunity in a small group setting for a small business to have conversations with an experienced individual in the community. Lunch will feature introductions, connections, and conversations pertinent to small business owners in a post-pandemic world. 

This opportunity is only available to active members of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce. Seating is extremely limited and tickets are $40, which include a hot lunch provided by Stonewood Grill & Tavern.

 

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3 Simple Strategies For Your Next Best Website
9/26/2023 10:00 AM

Whether you’ve had a website for years, or are just starting out, your website needs to be designed properly.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to create a website that acts as a sales pro
  • The most common mistakes to avoid on your website
  • How to choose the right website builder for your business.

You'll learn the pros and cons of some popular website builder tools: WordPress, Wix, Shopify and UENI.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property
9/26/2023 5:30 PM

Intellectual property rights can cover a wide array of legal protections entrepreneurs may need to protect their unique products and services, their branding, their company’s reputation and other intellectual assets.

This webinar will cover the following topics:

• Intellectual Property – Definition and Common Mistakes

• Trademark Registration and Rights

• Types of Patents and the Application Process

• Copyright Ownership and Protection

• Domain Name Selection and Registration

• Types of Trade Secrets and Their Protection

 

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Ask an Attorney: Breaking Down Regulatory Compliance
9/19/2023 10:30 AM

In this webinar, small business attorney Laurie Lee will be sharing valuable insights on regulatory compliance that will help small businesses avoid costly penalties and legal issues. Attendees will learn about the importance of staying up-to-date with industry-specific regulations and how to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Building Your Business Plan
9/19/2023 6:00 PM

Designed for anyone who has done their business research, most of their marketing plan, and understands some basic accounting and finance. It explains the purposes and value of a plan and uses a content template to help determine what goes into each section of this plan

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Create Great Designs with Canva
10/3/2023 7:00 PM

Are you ready to create graphic designs that draw in customers and clients? This beginner course is designed to help small business owners learn how to start designing and creating their own professional-looking marketing materials with Canva.

Through this one-hour session, participants can confidently understand and begin utilizing Canva's powerful tools to produce stunning graphic designs for social media posts, websites, print ads, and more. Follow along as we cover tips and tricks from selecting great visuals, text elements, and your business branding to make any project stand out.

By the end of this class, you'll be equipped with the skills to begin creating eye-catching graphics that’ll take your business branding to the next level.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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How to Start a Non-Profit
10/3/2023 6:00 PM

This workshop is for anyone looking to start a non-profit and is committed to providing a community service. The presenter will show you step by step, how he set up a non-profit in 6 months, without a lawyer.

- How to create a legal non-profit structure

- Mapping out your program service

- Making the case for funding

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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The Power Of Your Voice: Unleashing Your Business Potential
9/28/2023 8:00 AM

In this webinar, Sharleen Linton, The Vocal Alchemist, will be teaching you how to speak powerfully, confidently and in ways that inspire people to pay you for your services!

She will be covering:

- How to stop comparing yourself to your business peers!

- How to stand out in the market-place!

- How to become the go-to expert in your field!

- How to inhabit the space of REAL confidence in your voice!

And so much more!

Pre-Registration is Required for this FREE Online Event.

 

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Funding Your Business
9/21/2023 6:00 PM

For people who think they might need funding for their business. This webinar is designed for start-ups and existing businesses with cash flow or capital issues. The seminar explains the various sources of funds, their lending criteria and how they differ.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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TikTok Tactics: Transforming Small Businesses into Big Brand Trailblazers!
9/28/2023 6:00 PM

Are you a business owner looking for innovative ways to boost your brand, engage with your audience, and monetize your efforts? Look no further! TikTok has taken the world by storm, amassing over a billion monthly users and becoming one of the most influential social media platforms. TikTok isn't just a dance floor for the kids anymore – it's the rocket fuel your business has been waiting for! TikTok offers an incredible opportunity for small businesses to connect with their target audience and turn views into revenue. 

This webinar isn't just about theory; it's a roadmap to actionable success. You'll walk away with a clear understanding of how to harness the power of TikTok to amplify your business, attract new customers, and generate revenue. In this fun, interactive, and engaging webinar, you’ll:

  • Understand the basics of TikTok 
  • Learn how to create content that captivates your audience
  • Unlock the secrets of leveraging TikTok to skyrocket your business to new heights
  • Gain actionable insight and best practices from international Marketing expert, Dr. Marcus Alexander

This ain't your typical boring webinar: This is the thrill ride to business success you've been waiting for! You're not just learning – you're launching your business to the next level! When you hop on board, you're not just a viewer; you're a TikTok trailblazer! Imagine the possibilities – more customers, more cash, and more [you fill in the blank]! 

Get ready to embark on a TikTok journey that could change the trajectory of your business forever. Get ready to have your business take off with TikTok and let's TikTok your business into the big leagues!

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Starting Your New Business
10/4/2023 6:00 PM

This workshop is designed to guide you through the steps necessary for starting a business.

It covers the different legal business entities, licenses needed, taxes and insurance. The presenters will explain what business plans are all about and show you how to collect business information and research. You will learn about capital funding and the lender's view of the borrower.

 

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Social Media Success: Bootcamp for Small Business
10/11/2023 10:00 AM

For many small business owners, social media can be overwhelming and feel like you’re just spinning your wheels. You have to figure out where to be, how to be engaging, and how to get results — all with a limited amount of time and resources.

In this session, the presenters share social media best practices that save time and help grow your business.

You’ll learn:

● How to choose the right social networks for your business

● The 15-minute social media plan

● Getting started in the pay-to-play world of social media

● How social media and email marketing work together

 

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Ask an Attorney: What Is a Copyright and Who Needs One?
10/10/2023 10:30 AM

In this webinar, small business attorney Laurie Lee will guide attendees through the complexities of copyright laws and how they apply to their businesses. From protecting original works to understanding fair use and licensing, this webinar will help business owners navigate copyright issues and avoid potential legal disputes.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Get Started with QuickBooks (QB01)
10/11/2023 6:00 PM

This basic QuickBooks Online class will show you why tracking your finances is important to being successful in your business. It will also teach you about the different types of QuickBooks subscriptions and help you determine the best one for you. Finally, the presenter will review the set up options to help you get started right.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Franchises - An Easier Way to Owning a Business
10/11/2023 5:30 PM

Owning a franchise is one way to become an entrepreneur. A franchisor provides the planning, brand name and promotional support the franchisee needs to get started. Attend this workshop to see if a franchise is right for you.

Have you always wanted to be your own boss but didn't quite know how to get started?

Would you like to take control of your future and live a more flexible lifestyle?

Do you want to build equity and wealth for your future?

If you've answered "yes" to one or more of the above questions, this workshop may be right for you! Join SCORE Volusia-Flagler for an interactive workshop, including:

> Understand what it takes to be a franchise business owner

> Learn about the advantages of becoming your own boss

> How to find the right franchise

And many other topics.

Plus, hear from local franchise owners LIVE and find out why they decided to take the franchise route versus starting from scratch.  

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop: Grants: What you need to know to be prepared
12/5/2023 6:30 PM

Presenter: Cherrise L. Wilks, MPA, GPC

Cherrise’s mission is to directly impact 1,000 small businesses in previously overlooked communities to help them with the structural foundation needed to scale their business by doing the following: gaining access to capital funding, additional lines of credit, securing a grant, or winning local, state, corporate, or federal contracts. Her goal is to elevate the financial game of micro and small businesses.

She is an experienced administrator with over 20+ years in the federal, state, local government, and private sectors. Ms. Wilks is the CEO of Affinity Consulting Group NEFL, a 13-year-old boutique management consulting firm providing government solutions and business advisory services to small businesses in the technology, construction, consulting, product development, and real estate development industries. She has helped dozens of business owners incorporate, secure business funding, and become certified for corporate and government contracting. Current contracts include assisting over 100 business owners through a partnership with Black Orlando Tech and the University of Florida Collaboratory for Inclusive Partnership as a Subject Matter Expert to help women, minority, and veteran businesses become State of Florida certified. Her firm provides government certification and contracting services to more than 25 businesses registered in the program.

Ms. Wilks has a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of North Florida and a Bachelor’s from Florida State University. She holds professional credentials in Community Real Estate Development, Contract Management, and Grants Management. She has experience with the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Florida House of Representatives, the City of Jacksonville, and the City of Tampa.

 

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop: Financial Statements as a Tool to Understand your Business
12/12/2023 6:30 PM

Speaker: Jason Wells, TD Bank Vice President, Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Development Officer

Financial statements can help a business owner to see trends which can be helpful for decision making. This class will look at the profit and loss statement, cash flow and other standard reports and templates from accounting software. These reports show insights on how and where money is being spent (cash flow & Profit and loss) as well as reviewing the Balance Sheet.

A passionate advocate for business development and community reinvestment, Jason Wells works to help small business owners & entrepreneurs secure access to capital they need by originating SBA loans. He is an organizational leader with 21 years’ experience and a thorough knowledge of government sponsored loan products, commercial lending, and program management.

As a new subject matter contact in the North Florida market with the mission to stimulate SBA program utilization, Jason cultivates relationships with business professionals in diverse settings to leverage facilitating various small business financial literacy outreach initiatives, and even participating in non-profit boards to network with viable organizations & stakeholders to sustain business growth which stimulates our economy.

 

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BRIDGEx: AI and ChatGPT for Businesses
10/25/2023 3:00 PM
Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce BRIDGEx Small Business Program. Bridging Big Ideas to Small Business. AI and ChatGPT for Businesses. Events are trainings, meetings, seminars, or panels that cover a wide range of topics curated for the small business community. Deliverables will include, but are not limited to Brand, ROI, Innovation, Diversity, Goals and Entrepreneurship. The event will be hosted on October 25 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the MicaPlex at ERAU. Exclusive to Daytona Regional Chamber Members. Admission $10.00. The Speakers are Derreck Ogden, CEO, WOM Technology Management Group; Kirolos Abdalla, Chief Technology Officer, WOM Technology Management Group; Lori Sandman, ESQ., Attorney, Sandman Law Office, PLLC; Brian Butka, Professor, College of Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Series Sponsor TD Bank America's Most Convenient Bank. Visit the website www.daytonachamber.com to learn more about the BRIDGEx Small Business Program.

 

How might YOU harness the power of Generative AI?

As a business owner, it is important to be prepared for the disruptive shift that generative AI like ChatGPT and others may bring to operating a business. With the ability to write on-point responses to prompts, develop code, analyze data, create stunning visualizations, and more, ChatGPT and similar tools have the potential to revolutionize the ways in which we create content for our businesses. At the same time, these tools raise important questions about the ethical and responsible use of generative AI, in particular how to guard against biased content and false information. In this workshop you will learn how to harness the power of ChatGPT and other AI tools and reimagine how we might use these for the benefits of business success. 

You’ll learn to identify, use, and PREPARE for what is likely to be the next profound wave of technology disruption. Come ready to:

  • Explore the various applications of generative AI as they relate to business operations, learning, and personal productivity.

  • Harness the power of ChatGPT and other AI tools to create truly personalized and engaging  experiences for your employees and customers

  • Create engaging content

  • Discuss the ethical and responsible usage of ChatGPT and other generative AI tools, in particular how to guard against potential issues such as biased content and false information

  • Analyze how generative AI might impact the more traditional notions of operating a business

This workshop will be facilitated by Brian Butka, Professor in College of Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Lori Sandman, Attorney at Sandman Law Office, PLLC, Derreck Ogden, President & CEO of WOM Technology Management Group, and Kirolos Abdalla, Chief Technology Officer of WOM Technology Group.

BRIDGEx events are trainings, meetings, seminars, or panels that cover a wide range of topics curated for the small business community. Deliverables will include, but are not limited to, Brand, ROI, Innovation, Diversity, Goals and Entrepreneurship.

This meeting is open to active members with the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce only. Advanced registration is required. Admission is $10.00.

For questions about this event, please contact Samantha Crouch, Vice President of Small Business Development, Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, at 386.523.3678 or by email at samantha@daytonachamber.com.

 

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Power of Inclusion Event Series: The Able Trust
11/6/2023 12:00 PM

Join the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce for the Power of Inclusion Event Series: The Able Trust.

The Able Trust is the statewide leader in disability employment dedicated to expanding the employment opportunities of people with disabilities. Established by the Florida legislature to support the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, The Able Trust collaborates with Florida employers, community organizations, and career development partners to help Floridians with disabilities of all ages enter the workforce.

This quarterly forum or workshop will focus on being comfortable with the uncomfortable. Conversations will include everything from unconscious bias to implementing a programing guide for celebrating diverse holidays throughout the year. Exclusive to Daytona Regional Chamber members, this is an opportunity to not only come and learn, but to also teach or educate fellow business owners.

For event questions, please contact Samantha Crouch, Vice President of Small Business Development, Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, 386.523.3678 or at samantha@daytonachamber.com.

 

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Starting a Nonprofit
10/26/2023 12:00 PM

Starting a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity is not a decision to be taken lightly. Public charities are subject to federal and state rules and regulations that are not imposed on “for-profit” small businesses, including how they will generate income. The purpose of this workshop is to help newly established and potential nonprofit founders gather information needed to make an informed decision on how to move their charitable missions forward. 

What you’ll learn:

  • The differences between a nonprofit, social enterprise, and for-profit business. 

  • The differences between a public charity and a private foundation.

  • The 7 steps needed to form a 501(c)(3) anywhere in the U.S.

  • How to determine which IRS 1023 application to use.

  • Key activities to position your public charity for income and sustainability.

  • Activities that may risk your 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

  • Nonprofit resources and support.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Email Marketing vende tus productos y servicios
10/23/2023 7:00 PM

Se ha demostrado que el marketing por correo electrónico vende más sus productos y servicios. Por lo tanto, es importante tener una lista de correo electrónico y enviar información sobre sus productos semanalmente o al menos mensualmente.

Se requiere inscripción previa para este evento en línea gratuito.

 

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KSC OSBP Virtual Outreach: How to do Business with The Boeing Company
11/7/2023 10:30 AM
Kennedy Space Center Office of Small Business Programs Virtual Outreach event 'How to do Business with The Boeing Company'. Tuesday, November 7, 2023 from 10:30 AM-11:30 AM ET.
 

Join the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) as they continue their virtual outreach series focused on NASA KSC Prime Contractors. These hour-long webinars are hosted by the Office of Small Business Programs at the Kennedy Space Center. Each Prime’s Small Business team will discuss best practices to navigate their supplier process.

Registration Form: Download File (ksc-osbp-11-07-2023-virtual-outreach-event-business-boeing-registration-form.pdf)

To register for the event, complete the Registration Form, replacing ‘LastName’ in the file name with your last name, first name and return to ksc-smallbusiness@mail.nasa.gov.

Interested participants only need to complete and email the registration form one time. A confirmation email will be sent within a few days. If you have not received a confirmation email after a week, contact ksc-smallbusiness@mail.nasa.gov.

Log-in information will be provided after registration, within the Eventbrite confirmation.

Questions? Contact NASA OSBP-KSC at ksc-smallbusiness@mail.nasa.gov.

 

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OpEx: Basic Problem-Solving Training
11/16/2023 8:00 AM

The Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) presents an OpEx (Operations Excellence Division) event: Basic Problem-Solving Training.

This program is designed to help companies hire and develop skilled workers. This training will provide business/company employees with the essential problem-solving skills they need to excel in their roles and contribute to the growth of the organization.

This training is suitable for employees at basic or training support levels who are involved in problem-solving activities or wish to enhance their problem-solving skills. The VMA encourages a company to invite individuals from various departments to foster cross-functional work and knowledge sharing.

Presenters: John Hix, Manufacturing Manager, ABB & Joe Hasson, Continuous Improvement Manager, ABB

Agenda:

  1. Introduction to Basic Problem Solving – 5 Why
    1. Understanding the importance of problem-solving skills in the workplace
    2. Understanding the 5 Why tool
  2. Analyzing Problems
    1. Breaking down problems into manageable components
    2. Applying critical thinking and logical reasoning
  3. Generating Solutions
    1. Brainstorming techniques for creative problem-solving
    2. Evaluating potential solutions and selecting the best approach
  4. Implementing Solutions
    1. Developing action plans and setting realistic goals
  5. Review and Feedback Session
    1. Sharing insights and lessons learned
    2. Email feedback in 2 weeks from your use of a 5 Why with your team

Cost: $25 - Breakfast Included

Space is limited; register soon.

 

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Managing Your Non-Profit
11/4/2023 10:00 AM

Managing a nonprofit organization is different from managing a for-profit operation. While traditional management and administrative skills are required, nonprofit organizations require additional consideration due to engagement of the Board of Directors, operational transparency, and meeting a need to the community. This seminar examines the management of those challenging points.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Tackle Quickbooks Online Basics (QB02)
11/7/2023 6:00 PM
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Join this SCORE Volusia/Flagler webinar to learn how to enter basic transactions including creating invoices, making deposits, recording expenses, bills and checks. The presenter will also talk about how to use bank feeds and set up rules to save you time; and walk through a standard process of how to reconcile your accounts. All this, plus tips and tricks within the software you may not be aware of.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Marketing Your Business
11/8/2023 6:00 PM

For people who want to obtain trial by customers and growth for their business, whether it is a product, service or both. This webinar explains various marketing strategies and contains many practical marketing tips. It will help you define your mission, analyze your situation, conduct research, identify your target market, and develop your marketing mix.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Government Contracting: Overview
11/1/2023 9:00 AM

Government Contracting Overview - No cost seminar, register today. When: 1st Wed of every month. Where: Online/Live GoToWebinar

Federal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world.

The question is usually not “Does the government buy what you are selling?”...it is more “Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?”. If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business.

The “Government Contracting Overview” seminar, presented by the APEX Accelerators at UCF in partnership with the

Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. This workshop will present government contracting in three components: Positioning for Government Contracting, Developing Reactive Business Development Strategies, & Developing Proactive Business Development Strategies. Specifically, the presenter will discuss registration requirements, social-economic certification opportunities, market research tools, Florida PTAC’s “Bid-Match” system, and what is referred to as the initial “Marketing Tool Kit” for government contractors.

 

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How to Start Your Business
11/2/2023 9:00 AM

If you’re thinking of starting a business, it’s important to take the right steps. This three-hour in-person seminar 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.

Learn about the journey from pre-venture to start-up to opening your business and cover:

  • Business legal entity selection

  • Registration and licensing

  • Marketing and branding

  • Sources of financing and capital

  • Business plan building

  • and more…

 

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Determining Product Profit Potential and Target Market
11/6/2023 5:30 PM

This workshop will cover methods of calculating the market potential and estimating the amount of sales and profit you can derive from it using databases available for free through the Jacksonville Public Library. This will include: 

• How to define consumer or business target markets.

• How to include psychographics in the definition.

• Calculating market potential sales and profitability.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Where Can I Find Financing for My Small Business?
11/9/2023 5:30 PM

Did you know that business loans as small as $1,000 are now available and that there are loan programs designed specifically for home-based businesses not yet in operation? This workshop will discuss the various types of financing.

This workshop will review the types of business financing and the requirements for obtaining them:

• Debt vs. Equity Financing

• Traditional vs. Online Lenders

• Small Business Administration (SBA) Backed Loans

• Startup and Micro Loans

• Non-Profit Lenders

• Invoice Financing

• Online Business Loans 

• Crowdfunding

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Ask an Attorney: Understanding Vendor Relationships
11/14/2023 10:30 AM

In this webinar, small business attorney Laurie Lee will be sharing insights on how to establish and maintain effective vendor relationships. Attendees will learn about the key components of vendor agreements, strategies for managing vendor performance, and tips for avoiding potential legal disputes.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Website Planning 101
11/8/2023 7:00 PM

An effective website is a crucial tool in today's business world. Whether you're building it yourself, working with a pro, or looking to revamp your existing site, getting organized is the key to your website's success! 

  • Define your audience.

  • Set your website's goals.

  • Determine key functionality and features.

  • Plan your website content.

  • Get your accounts and logins in order.

After this webinar, you'll have a comprehensive plan in place for your business's website. Attendees may also request the free workbook upon completion of the webinar.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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TREP EXPO
11/16/2023 9:00 AM
Lightbulb on top of small sharpened yellow #2 pencil. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship present an Entrepreneurship Expo, the TREP EXPO. Unleash your creativity and explore the world of technology through brilliant projects at the TREP EXPO! Join our aspiring Innovators and Entrepreneurs on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Student Union Event Center. Presented by: Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, David B. O'Maley College of Business. Meet our Partners: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Aviation, College of Engineering, Embry-Riddle Research Park, NACCE | Everyday Entrepreneur Program.

Join Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University for a showcase of venture concepts from Embry‑Riddle students, faculty, staff and alumni at the TREP EXPO.

The TREP EXPO offers the participants expert guidance to enhance their entrepreneurial skills and turn their ideas into reality.

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Market Watch Business Summit
12/5/2023 7:30 AM

The growth of the commercial space industry is providing tremendous opportunity for businesses and job seekers alike, and that growth is expected to increase significantly over the next several years. Get the inside scoop from leaders in the aviation and aerospace sectors as well as a sneak preview of the 2024 economy at the 6th Annual Market Watch Business Summit presented by Bank of America, a joint program of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce and Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation.

The program will consist of two segments again this year. It will begin with a fireside chat on the burgeoning space industry and its impact on the Daytona Beach region, featuring:

  • Florida High Tech Corridor
  • Space Florida

The conversation will be moderated by Bank of America Market President Peter Mannino.

The second portion of the Market Watch Business Summit will provide a national and international economic forecast to pair the local information with influence factors on a more broad scale. Brian Daley, Managing Director, U.S. Trust, Bank of America, will provide this big picture perspective.

Check-in and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the program will start at 8:00 a.m.

Contact Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Resource Development Ken Phelps via email at ken@daytonachamber.com or phone (386) 523-3675, to learn more on sponsorships for this key business event.

 

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Soft Skills Youth Summit
12/12/2023 10:00 AM

It's the skill set every employer needs and few curricula include, soft skills. The Daytona Regional Chamber, in partnership with Volusia County Schools and CareerSource Flagler Volusia, hosts the 3rd annual Soft Skills Youth Summit on Tuesday, December 12, from 10:00 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m.

High school juniors and seniors will take part in this interactive program with business leaders sharing their expertise on the requirements of a professional workplace.

The tentative agenda includes:

  1. An educational session on five key soft skills for the workplace: attire, communication, etiquette, punctuality, and work ethic.

  2. A fashion show highlighting the various kinds of business attire.

  3. A large group session helping student participants identify their existing network, as well as understanding the power of their social media presence (good and bad).

  4. A catered business lunch allowing students to implement the soft skills they learned about in the morning while enjoying additional engagement with a community business leader.

  5. An inspirational keynote presentation from local entrepreneur Jayson Meyer, President & CEO of Synergy Billing to tie all the days lessons together.

If you would like to sponsor this important workforce development event or volunteer to share your expertise with these future members of the local talent base, please contact Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Resource Development Ken Phelps at ken@daytonachamber.com.

 

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Holiday Business After Hours: Daytona Beach International Airport
12/12/2023 4:30 PM

Connect with other professionals, grow your circle of influence, and get into the holiday spirit! Join the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce for a fun networking experience. Enhance your personal and professional network in a relaxed environment by joining other busy professionals after hours. Held monthly at Daytona Regional Chamber Member business locations, these social gatherings are focused on connecting members with each other. Local businesses open their doors to these sponsored events which feature networking, food, drinks, and prizes. Bring plenty of business cards and be ready to have fun!

 

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Tapping Into Issues
12/18/2023 3:00 PM

Tapping Into Issues presented by Daytona Beverages, LLC & hosted by the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce

The State of Politics with Representative Tom Leek

Join the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce for a lively discussion on the state of politics with Florida House of Representatives Tom Leek.  The group will “tap” into issues with a special beverage tasting hosted by presenting business, Daytona Beverages, LLC.

 

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PLANT TOUR - Bajío Sunglasses
11/15/2023 9:00 AM

Join the Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) for a Plant Tour of Bajío Sunglasses.

Bajío is an American Sunglass company founded by Al Perkinson and Marguerite Meyer based in New Smyrna Beach Florida. Bajío sunglasses are assembled in the USA and raw materials are as sustainable as they can get today.

Attendees must wear closed toe, non-slip, low heel shoes at all Tours.

RSVP by Registering by noon, Mon., Nov. 13.

For more information, go to www.vmaonline.com > Events or contact VMA Jessica Lovatt at jessica.lovatt@vmaonline.com or (386) 310-2126.

 

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Awesome Public Speaking - Presentations That Work
11/16/2023 7:00 PM

Do you cringe when you have to present in public? This is an important skill that can have a huge impact on your business as well as your own success.

This webinar will help you improve your presentation skills as well as the content that you present. Attendees will learn about:

  • Strategize first

  • Understanding your audience needs

  • Your style and tone

  • What works for the best presentation material

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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How to Build a Website People Want to Stay and Buy On
11/16/2023 12:00 PM

In this webinar, the presenter will cover:

● What type of design works best for your organization

● How to create a website that drives toward your business goals

● How to make your website more search-friendly on Google

● How to keep customers on your page for as long as possible

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Funding Your Business
11/16/2023 6:00 PM

This webinar is for people who think they might need funding for their business. It is designed for start-ups and existing businesses with cash flow or capital issues. The seminar explains the various sources of funds, their lending criteria and how they differ.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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How to Set a Price for Your Product or Service
11/21/2023 5:30 PM

This workshop will cover five methods of product pricing with step-by-step instructions on how to implement them. 

The methods discussed will include:

- Value Added Pricing

- Cost Plus Pricing

- Modified Cost Plus Pricing

- Competitive Pricing

- Value Based Pricing

The presenter will also discuss how to combine some of these methods to determine a specific price and sales volume while generating a profit amount that you specify as part of the process.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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How to Prepare For Hiring: Things That Must Happen Prior to an Interview
11/21/2023 12:00 PM

As a solopreneur or small business, you're tasked with so many of the duties of running your business. Your company's growing and you think you're ready to make a new hire. In this workshop, the presenter will cover everything, from recognizing you have a need, all the way through sourcing candidates for your role, to ensure a successful and seamless hire for your team.

The presenter will touch on:

* Complying with federal, state, and local tax and labor laws.  

* Building the HR, accounting, and documentation infrastructure to accommodate additional team members.

* Developing an attractive total compensation package to attract and retain the best employees for your team.

* Strategies for recruiting and screening candidates so you spend your time interviewing the best candidates for your position.

SCORE invites you to join presenter for this interactive discussion!

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Building Your Business Plan
11/14/2023 6:00 PM

Designed for anyone who has done their business research, most of their marketing plan, and understands some basic accounting and finance. It explains the purposes and value of a plan and uses a content template to help determine what goes into each section of the plan.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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How to Increase Profitability – Part 1 of 2
11/14/2023 5:30 PM

In Part One, the SCORE presenter will review how to define realistic profit goals and ways to manage expenses by covering the following topics:

  • Budgeting for Profitability - Entrepreneurs often budget by taking last year's sales and increasing it by a few percent, if they budget at all. This section will take the traditional Revenue - Expenses = Profit equation and turn it around to make sure you are budgeting for profit first.
  • Determining the Owner's Profit - Learn how to determine how much profit you should expect your business to generate and how to make sure it actually ends up in your pocket.
  • Examining Operational Expenses - Entrepreneurs often pay attention to sales and little else. They expect extra sales to result in extra profit, but too often this does not happen. This section examines all categories of operational expense with a goal of significant overhead reduction.
  • Examining Variable Expenses - We will perform a similar analysis of variable expenses to suggest ways to reduce them and increase gross profit. We will also look at the different impacts of operational versus variable expenses and why you should take steps to move expenses from one category into the other.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Sick of Server Troubles? Say Hello to OneDrive
11/15/2023 2:00 PM

With technology rapidly advancing, the traditional concept of relying on a server to store and access files is slowly becoming obsolete. Join the SCORE presenter to discover the convenience and practicality of using OneDrive, a revolutionary platform that enables you to seamlessly replace your file server. By using OneDrive, you can easily share files and folders, secure sensitive data, and access your files from any device you choose, ensuring that you can work efficiently from wherever you are.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Why Good Accounting Matters at Tax Time: Prepare Now
12/7/2023 12:00 PM

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for their latest CO -- Strategy Studio: Why Good Accounting Matters at Tax Time. Prepare Now. The presenter will share the best tax prep methods to set you up for a smoother, more manageable tax season. Hear from industry experts and small business leaders who are shaping the way with better practice and planning at the ground level.

 

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Social Media Money Moves: Monetize & Master Your Social Media Strategy
11/30/2023 6:00 PM

Are you tired of scrolling through your social media feeds, wondering how other businesses are making money while you're still figuring out the "like" button? Do you dream of transforming your social media presence into a profit-generating powerhouse? Look no further! Join SCORE for a game-changing webinar that will revolutionize your approach to social media and supercharge your bottom line!

Attendees will go beyond the basics in this Advanced (yet beginner-friendly) Social Media webinar. The presenter will deep-dive into the world of advanced social media marketing where attendees will discover cutting-edge techniques, trends, and tactics that will set you apart from the competition. In this fun and interactive webinar, you’ll:

  • Turn your likes, shares, and followers into revenue streams

  • Learn the secrets of effective social media monetization

  • Explore tailored strategies for different platforms and identify the best ones for your business

  • Receive personalized advice and actionable tips to implement immediately from internationally recognized marketing, event, and AI expert, Dr. Marcus Alexander.

Don't just survive; thrive in the digital age. Don't miss out on this opportunity to unlock the full potential of your social media presence. In today's digital landscape, mastering social media isn't a luxury – it's a necessity. Secure your future success, boost your profits, and join SCORE for this transformative webinar.  

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Understanding Business Loan Proposals
12/1/2023 12:00 PM

Do you have a great idea for a business and the only thing standing in your way is the money to give it some legs? Or, you already own your own business but could use some extra capital to take things to the next level? You have come to the right place! In this presentation, you will learn the ins and outs of business loan proposals. 

The following topics will be covered:

  • “5 C’s of Credit”: Character, Capacity, Capital, Collateral, and Conditions
  • How to obtain a loan for a start-up
  • How to obtain a loan for an existing business
  • How to obtain a loan to buy a business

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Becoming a QuickBooks Power User (QB03)
12/6/2023 6:00 PM

Join SCORE for this QuickBooks online class to learn about the basic reports and how to create them for your company. The presenter will also discuss the Receipts functions within the product, and some additional apps that can bring even more power to your product. Learn how to set up your budget as well as common errors and how to correct. A Q&A session follows to answer any specific questions you may have.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Kauffman FastTrac Program for Entrepreneurs
1/6/2024 9:00 AM

The City of Ormond Beach Economic Development Department has announced they are an affiliate partner of Kauffman FastTrac and are bringing the curriculum to the City. The program is offered in partnership with Volusia/Flagler SCORE and will be facilitated by Certified Business Mentors. The 10-week program will provide Ormond Beach businesses and entrepreneurs an opportunity to Start-Up & Grow their business.

What10-week course to help grow your business

WhenSaturdays | January 6 - March 9, 2024, | 9am - Noon

Where165 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Space is limited. Priority is given to Ormond Beach residents and businesses. Apply today.

City of Ormond Beach Economic Development Department Kauffman FastTrac program webpage: https://www.ormondbeach.org/985/Kauffman-FastTrac

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Building Your Financial Plan
12/13/2023 6:00 PM

For people who have limited knowledge or understanding of basic accounting and finance. This seminar is intended to explain the methods and need for financial tracking, control and generating the financial projections necessary to develop your plan such as: cash flow, income statement, break evens and balance sheet.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Mastering Email Strategies: Boost Your Business's Engagement and Conversion Rate
12/14/2023 12:00 PM

Email marketing has the highest return on investment (ROI) compared to any other marketing campaign. It is 40 times more effective at converting customers than Facebook and Twitter. Whether you're a small startup or an established enterprise, email marketing offers immense potential to boost your brand's visibility, sales, and overall success.

• Learn how to write captivating subject lines, engaging email body content, and persuasive calls to action that inspire your subscribers to take the desired actions.

• Discover the art of segmenting your email list to create tailored experiences for your subscribers.

• Learn how to improve open rates through effective subject lines, pre-header text, and email design techniques.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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How to Hire Without Job Boards: Free Resources To Help Support Your Business
12/19/2023 12:00 PM

Job boards are just one way to source great candidates. Whether you want to diversify your sourcing methods beyond job boards, or want to avoid boards altogether, the webinar will present some alternatives to using the traditional job posting.

The presenter will touch on:

* Internal vs. external hires, and pros and cons of each

* Community partnerships and professional organizations

* Job fairs and hiring events

* University partnerships

* Employer branding

Join us to learn how you can strategize your search to find your perfect hire!

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Invest in America: Small Business Tools and Resources
12/14/2023 2:00 PM
Investing in America - A Monthly webinar Series of the SBA and Public Private Strategies Institute. Preparing Your Small Business for 2024 Tax Season. Upcoming webinar: Small Business Tools and Resources. Date: Thursday, December 14 at 2:00 PM ET (11 AM PT).
 

Join the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Public Private Strategies Institute (PPSI) for their next Invest in America webinar. They'll be sharing helpful resources for business owners as they wrap up 2023 and prepare for 2024. Attendees will also be hearing from U.S. Department of Treasury representatives on new opportunities available to the business community in 2024 such as newly created clean energy tax credits, the Clean Vehicle Portal, and other tax credit opportunities created through the Inflation Reduction Act that will be available to small businesses.

 

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How To Start an Online Store - An E-commerce Business Guide
1/9/2024 1:00 PM

Join SCORE as they dive into the essential elements of starting and managing an online store. Whether you're an entrepreneur or an established business owner looking to expand online, the webinar will equip you with the knowledge needed to create a thriving e-commerce business. 

The presenter will help ensure your online store is set up for long-term success by guiding you through building and growing an e-commerce business.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to research your product idea

  • How to select a platform

  • How to create a website

  • How to get your first sale

  • How to measure success (KPIs)

Live attendees will receive free business resources and a link to this webinar recording.

 

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EXPLOSIVE Success in 2024
12/20/2023 5:30 PM

Create your RoadMap to achieve incredible success personally and professionally. Invest in your success! Part of a 2-Part webinar Series hosted by SCORE, attendees will create their RoadMap and begin laying the foundation to experience an explosion of success never before attained. 

Get Ready ~ Create a Plan ~ Prepare to Receive

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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OSBP-KSC Virtual Outreach - How to do Business with Rothe/ARES Joint Venture
2/6/2024 10:30 AM
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How To Do Business with Rothe/ARES Joint Venture (ROAR JV). The ROAR JV Small Business Team will discuss best practices to navigate their supplier process.

Join the virtual outreach series focused on NASA Kennedy Space Center Prime Contractors. This hour-long webinar is hosted by the Office of Small Business Programs - Kennedy Space Center.

Log-in information will be provided after registration, within the Eventbrite confirmation.

Questions about this event? Contact NASA OSBP-KSC at ksc-smallbusiness@mail.nasa.gov and type “OSBP - KSC Virtual Outreach Question" in the subject line.

 

 

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OSBP-KSC Virtual Outreach - How to do Business with PCI Productions, LLC
3/5/2024 10:30 AM
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How To Do Business with PCI Productions, LLC. The PCI-P Small Business team will discuss best practices to navigate their supplier process.

Join the virtual outreach series focused on NASA Kennedy Space Center Prime Contractors. This hour-long webinar is hosted by the Office of Small Business Programs - Kennedy Space Center.

Log-in information will be provided after registration, within the Eventbrite confirmation.

Questions about this event? Contact NASA OSBP-KSC at ksc-smallbusiness@mail.nasa.gov and type “OSBP - KSC Virtual Outreach Question" in the subject line.

 

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OSBP-KSC Virtual Outreach - How to do Business with Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc.
4/2/2024 10:30 AM
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How To Do Business with Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc. The Jones Edmunds Small Business team will discuss best practices to navigate their supplier process.

Join the virtual outreach series focused on NASA Kennedy Space Center Prime Contractors. This hour-long webinar is hosted by the Office of Small Business Programs - Kennedy Space Center.

Log-in information will be provided after registration, within the Eventbrite confirmation.

Questions about this event? Contact NASA OSBP-KSC at ksc-smallbusiness@mail.nasa.gov and type “OSBP - KSC Virtual Outreach Question" in the subject line.

 

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OSBP-KSC Virtual Outreach - How to do Business with Salas O'Brien
5/7/2024 10:30 AM
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How To Do Business with Salas O'Brien. The Salas O'Brien Small Business team will discuss best practices to navigate their supplier process.

Join the virtual outreach series focused on NASA Kennedy Space Center Prime Contractors. This hour-long webinar is hosted by the Office of Small Business Programs - Kennedy Space Center.

Log-in information will be provided after registration, within the Eventbrite confirmation.

Questions about this event? Contact NASA OSBP-KSC at ksc-smallbusiness@mail.nasa.gov and type “OSBP - KSC Virtual Outreach Question" in the subject line.

 

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EXPLOSIVE Success in 2024
1/3/2024 12:00 PM

Create your RoadMap to achieve incredible success personally and professionally. Invest in your success! Part of a 2-Part webinar Series hosted by SCORE, attendees will create their RoadMap and begin laying the foundation to experience an explosion of success never before attained. 

Get Ready ~ Create a Plan ~ Prepare to Receive

(HINT: New Year's Resolutions don't work!)

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Gearing Up for 2024: Goal Setting that Brings Results
1/3/2024 5:30 PM

Discover how to effectively set and achieve your 2024 goals. Position yourself to achieve your goals like a top goal achiever. In this interactive seminar, attendees will learn:

  • 3 Most Important Components of Goal Setting

  • Setting Goals to Achieve Results

  • How to Validate Your Goals (so you don't waste time) to move beyond setting a SMART goal for achievement consistency

  • Obstacles to Goal Achievement

  • Attendees should find these techniques helpful in their personal life as well as their business. Make this the year you grow with consistency and achieve your goals. 

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Leveraging ChatGPT: Empowering Business Startups and Growth
1/10/2024 12:00 PM

ChatGPT can be a game-changer for your business, enabling enhanced customer engagement, innovation, and operational efficiency. Discover the immense potential of ChatGPT and how it can propel your startup or business to new heights of success.

• Explore the capabilities of ChatGPT and how it has transformed the way businesses interact with customers.

• Learn how to use ChatGPT as a tool to brainstorm new concepts, refine strategies, and overcome challenges in various aspects of your business.

• Uncover practical ways to integrate ChatGPT into your business operations to streamline workflows, automate tasks, and improve efficiency. 

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Starting Your New Business
1/10/2024 6:00 PM

This workshop is designed to guide attendees through the steps necessary for starting a business.

It covers the different legal business entities, licenses needed, taxes and insurance. The presenter will explain what business plans are all about and show you how to collect business information and research. Attendees will learn about capital funding and the lender's view of the borrower.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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The Corporate Transparency Act - What Small Businesses Need To Know
1/10/2024 1:00 PM
Nine hexagons forming a grid with a dollar sign icon, books icon, folders icon, law icons, and a human figure reading icon inside the hexagons and the word Compliance in the middle hexagon. The link will open the registration webpage for the SCORE event.
 

Whether you're considering starting a business or are already a business owner, you need to be aware of The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), which introduces new compliance requirements for small businesses in 2024.

In this webinar, the presenter will break down the key provisions of the CTA, the purpose of this new law and how it might impact your business. They'll also guide attendees through the compliance requirements and reporting procedures to ensure you meet the deadlines.

Learning objectives:

  • What is the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), and who must comply?

  • What, how and when is information to be reported?

  • Preparing for compliance and penalties for non-compliance

  • What is the impact on small businesses?

 

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Building Your Financial Plan
1/18/2024 6:00 PM
Image of three ascending stacks of coins with a plant growing from the top of the coin stacks and coins laid out in the foreground. The link will open the SCORE Volusia/Flagler event webpage.
 

For people who have limited knowledge or understanding of basic accounting and finance. This seminar is intended to explain the methods and need for financial tracking, control and generating the financial projections necessary to develop your plan such as: cash flow, income statement, break evens and balance sheet.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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THE BUSINESS PLAN - What is it and Why DO I Need One?
1/16/2024 5:30 PM
Graphic of the word Plan in capital case and a lightbulb as the letter A with the following words around it: Communication, Teamwork, Goals, Strategy, Project, Vision, Tasks, Risks, Costs, Results, Team, Analysis, Development, Quality, Execute, Planning, Control, Organize. The link will open the SCORE Volusia/Flagler event webpage.
 

The presenter will discuss the major reasons for assembling a plan, whether or not you need to obtain financing for your business. They will cover what should be in your plan and how to assemble the information you need using the library and other resources.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • What is a business plan?
  • What are the main reasons for developing a business plan?
  • If I don't need to raise capital to start my business, do I still need a business plan?
  • If I do need to raise capital, what will lenders want in my business plan?
  • Where can I find a business plan template I can use to get started?
  • What are the main sections of a business plan?
  • Where can I get the information I will need in a business plan?

This webinar is free.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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When Banks Say No
1/16/2024 6:00 PM

It’s tough for small businesses to get funding. In fact, 75-80% of small business loan requests are denied by banks. So, what’s a small business owner to do when the bank says no? Find alternative funding sources! “When Banks Say No” provides an overview of alternative funding options for small business owners who need money to start, support, or grow their businesses.

Takeaways from and benefits of attending “When Banks Say No”:

1. Hope! A “no” from the bank is not the end of the road. There are many options available for nearly any business situation.

2. Understanding! The presenter will explain many funding options that banks just don’t offer. One might be just what you need!

3. Direction! When you identify one or two loan options that work for you, you can take the steps towards acquiring that money to start or support or grow your business.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Escape the Battered Career Syndrome
1/18/2024 11:00 AM

Have you been laid off, feel trapped in your job, uncertain about your future and believe there are no other options available? In this webinar, attendees will reflect on the shifts in the traditional job market, understand their career options and learn how to take control of their future!

Be prepared to gain valuable insights on the Battered Career Syndrome, a common phenomenon experienced by professionals seeking a career change. In this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • Why people are taking ownership of their career
  • Exploring your “Why” and true potential
  • Thinking out of the typical box - What other career options are available?
  • Compare and contrast your career possibilities
  • Entrepreneurship - Can it be a viable option for you?
  • And many other key takeaways!

Attendees will also learn the advantages of being their own boss and how it can help them achieve their long-term goals. Whether you are considering entrepreneurship or looking for a career change, this webinar is an excellent opportunity to learn from a seasoned expert.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Business Plan Requirements for You, Banks, and the SBA
1/18/2024 7:00 PM

10 essential answers need to be found in your business plan. These not only help prepare you for the inevitable pitfalls as your business develops but are needed for any financial lender that you might want to approach. If you are pursuing funding guaranteed by the SBA, these become even more important.

Pre-registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Should I Own a Small Business?
1/20/2024 9:30 AM

This workshop will discuss the characteristics, backgrounds and mindsets of successful small business owners. This should allow attendees to see whether they have what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. The presenter will also show attendees how to evaluate their skills to understand what areas they need to work on to increase their chances of success.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • What is entrepreneurship?

  • What is the entrepreneurial process?

  • Is entrepreneurship limited to certain age groups or gender?

  • Do I need a college degree in business to be successful?

  • What are the paths to owning a business?

  • How do successful entrepreneurs think?

  • What are the personal characteristics of successful entrepreneurs?

  • What are the chances my business will succeed?

  • How will I know if I have the skills needed to succeed?

Pre-registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Marketing & Sales Masterclass with Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative (VEI)
1/19/2024 1:00 PM
Volusia Vets! Elevate Your Business with VEI. Marketing & Sales Masterclass. January 19, 2024 from 1pm to 5pm.
 

Ready to take your business to new heights? Join VEI for their comprehensive Marketing & Sales Mastery Workshop and unlock the secrets to driving business growth, increasing revenue, and excelling in your marketing and sales efforts. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting, this workshop is designed to equip you with the essential skills and strategies needed to succeed in the dynamic world of marketing and sales. Don't miss this golden opportunity to elevate your business and become a true marketing and sales expert.

Who Should Attend?

  • Entrepreneurs: Looking to build a strong brand, reach their target audience, and

  • optimize their sales efforts.

  • Sales & Marketing Professionals: Aiming to enhance their skills, stay updated with industry trends, and maximize their impact.

  • Business Owners: Seeking to improve their marketing campaigns, boost sales, and create long-lasting customer relationships.

 

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AAEA Mind Your Business: Mindset Training | Overcoming Mental Despair: A Journey of Resilience to Keep Pushing
1/15/2024 6:30 PM
African American Entrepreneurs Association Mindset Training Mind Your Business with Author Eric M. Nettles. It Was Never About You. Overcoming Mental Despair: A Journey of Resilience Keep Pushing. Be part of the conversation. January 15 from 6:30-8:00 pm (EST) / 5:30-7:00 pm (CDT). Online. Plume Seal Literacy Excellence. Truist logo. AdventHealth logo. www.aaeaaccesstocapital.com. The link will open the AAEA event registration webpage.
 

AAEA Mind Your Business: Mindset Training

Topic: Overcoming Mental Despair: A Journey of Resilience to Keep Pushing

Speaker: Eric M. Nettles Sr., Author, Xerox Business Solutions Southeast National HBCU Account Executive, Compassionate Sales Professional, Million Dollar Sales Producer, Expert Relationship Builder

Eric M. Nettles Sr., is a remarkable individual who bravely shares his story of triumph over childhood trauma and the profound impact it had on his life. In his journey, he found himself compelled to undertake actions that seemed unthinkable, driven by a desperate attempt to alleviate the hidden pain he endured daily. His relentless pursuit of appearing flawless led him down a path of clandestine self-destruction. However, with unwavering faith in God and his own resilience, Eric managed to overcome the physical, mental, and emotional turmoil that threatened to consume him. Today, Eric stands as a living testament to the power of resilience and the will to survive. Having emerged victorious from the depths of his darkest battles, he now dedicates himself to sharing his story to inspire and support others, unapologetically embracing his true, authentic self. As a survivor of suicide, Eric made a sacred promise to himself and to God, vowing to utilize his experiences to uplift and empower those who face similar struggles. Eric's story serves as a beacon of hope, dispelling the illusion of perfection that can overshadow the real battles people fight behind closed doors. He takes great pride in shedding light on his personal triumphs, even during times when his outward appearance suggested a flawless existence.

 

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop: Growing with Google in 2024
1/16/2024 6:30 PM
African American Entrepreneurs Association (AAEA) Access to Capital Workshop Series. How the AAEA and Google are helping you grow in 2024. January 16. Guest speaker Gilberto Herrera, AL Digital Coach, Grow with Google Partner. African American Entrepreneurs Association logo plus 1MBB logo powered by Operation Hope logo plus Shopify logo. How you get more in 2024. January 23. Guest Speaker Damian J. Carson, Operation Hope. Truist logo. TD Bank logo. First Community Bank of Central Alabama logo. Volusia Business Resources logo. www.aaeaaccesstocapital.com. The link will open the AAEA event registration webpage.
 

AAEA Access to Capital Workshop Series: Growing with Google in 2024

Topic: How the AAEA and Google are Helping You Grow in 2024!

Guest Speaker: Gilberto Herrera, Grow with Google Coach

It is always an inspiration to see what people do when they have access to technology. The AAEA knows that people are changing the world through their own creativity and passion and that sometimes technology lends a hand. Google wanted to do their part to make sure that technology brings opportunity to everyone.

That is why they created Grow with Google!

Now more than ever, Americans need digital skills to land the jobs they want, advance their careers, and grow their businesses. Grow with Google aims to help by providing training, tools and expertise.

Since 2017, more than nine million Americans have grown their businesses and careers with help from Grow with Google’s training and in-person workshops. And through a network of more than 8,000 partner organizations, like the AAEA, more people across the country have access to these online tools and flexible programs.

The AAEA believes that technology has the power to unlock new opportunities for growth. When those opportunities are available to everyone, communities across the country can achieve their full potential.

  • Small Business Owners can build their online presence and find new customers.
  • Job Seekers and Students can learn the skills they need to get the jobs they want in today’s evolving economy.
  • Veterans and Military Families can access tools and resources designed to help with the transition to civilian life and to build meaningful careers.

Join the AAEA as they chat with Grow with Google Coach, Gilberto Herrera to learn more about the 2024 Series of workshops, in-person training, and one-on-one coaching across America in our local chapters and online!

 

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AAEA Mind Your Business: Mindset Training | Safe Spaces and Your Community That Loves you into Mental Wellness
1/22/2024 6:30 PM
African American Entrepreneurs Association Mindset Training Mind Your Business with Janae T. Ponder, MSW, LCSW. Safe Spaces and Your Community That Loves you into Mental Wellness. January 22 from 6:30-8:00 pm (EST) / 5:30-7:00 pm (CDT). Online. Truist logo. AdventHealth logo. www.aaeaaccesstocapital.com. The link will open the AAEA event registration webpage.
 

AAEA Mind Your Business: Mindset Training

Topic: Safe Spaces and Your Community That Loves you into Mental Wellness

Speaker: Janae T. Ponder, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, Life-Spire Counseling Services LLC

The AAEA and Janae Ponder will discuss community safe spaces where individuals can go to gather and openly share their thoughts, needs, and barriers they experience in relation to their mindsets. From the upcoming BIPOC Mental Health Fair 2024 to social media private groups, the AAEA will look at an assortment of opportunities for people to find their safe space. The AAEA and Janae Ponder are excited to help continue the conversation that creates growth in emotional intelligence and how that positive growth can lead to enhanced business mindsets and revenues.

Janae T. Ponder is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been working in the areas of mental health and a variety of social work services since 2010. Her passion is to work with diverse populations and educate and empower communities, individuals, and families through psychoeducation. She uses an effective blend of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help individuals move beyond behavioral patterns that cause significant impairment in personal functioning within their family, relationships, career, or school environment.

There will also be details about the 100 Affirmations publication by Janae T. Ponder shared with opportunities to win a free copy. Details will be shared on the day of the event.

 

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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop: The Heart of Hope in 2024
1/23/2024 6:30 PM
African American Entrepreneurs Association (AAEA) Access to Capital Workshop Series. How the AAEA and Google are helping you grow in 2024. January 16. Guest speaker Gilberto Herrera, AL Digital Coach, Grow with Google Partner. African American Entrepreneurs Association logo plus 1MBB logo powered by Operation Hope logo plus Shopify logo. How you get more in 2024. January 23. Guest Speaker Damian J. Carson, Operation Hope. Truist logo. TD Bank logo. First Community Bank of Central Alabama logo. Volusia Business Resources logo. www.aaeaaccesstocapital.com. The link will open the AAEA event registration webpage.
 

AAEA Access to Capital Workshop Series: The Heart of Hope in 2024

Topic: AAEA and Operation Hope are teaming up in 2024

Guest Speaker: Damian J. Carson, Operation HOPE-1MBB

Talk about collaboration is nice; but learning how to make it really work in your favor, that is fire!

The AAEA has joined forces with Operation Hope for the 1 Million Black Businesses initiative powered by Shopify! If you are ready to start, grow, and scale your business as you follow a successful path to wealth creation, the AAEA & 1MBB is where you want to be in 2024. The AAEA is providing the black community a successful path to wealth creation through sustainable and profitable business ownership.

Bring your questions and come ready to join the 1MBB participants that are taking advantage of the coaching and educational services, access to expert volunteers, and so much more in 2024.

 

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Building Your Business Plan
1/25/2024 6:00 PM

Designed for anyone who has done their business research, most of their marketing plan, and understands some basic accounting and finance. It explains the purposes and value of a plan and uses a content template to help determine what goes into each section of the plan.

Pre-registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Embracing the Future of Video
1/25/2024 8:00 AM

The learning objectives include understanding the basics of video creation, optimizing video marketing strategies, exploring innovative marketing trends, leveraging video for business growth, and gaining insight into the influence of AI on content creation and video marketing. This presentation will be interactive and aims to equip participants with practical knowledge and tools to navigate the future of video.

Pre-registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Practical Analytics to Power Your Business
1/23/2024 8:00 PM

Big businesses are driven by “big data” and AI, yet many small businesses are falling behind due to their lack of expertise in this area. This workshop demystifies store analytics by showing how to leverage your valuable data to improve sales and profits. You will find out how to start simple to get some quick wins, as well as more advanced techniques like running data-driven experiments. Real-world examples make this session relatable, practical, and actionable for any business owner.

Pre-registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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How to Create a Financial Plan - Financial Planning Basics
1/25/2024 1:00 PM

Starting a business can be daunting, but creating a financial plan can help you make confident and informed decisions, giving you a better chance at long-term business success.

Join this educational webinar, where expert presenter Phyllis Johnson, will break down the critical elements of business financial planning into simple terms so you are more informed, understand your numbers and can make better financial decisions.

 Attendees will learn:

  • What is a Financial Plan and why it's necessary? 

  • Benefits of Financial Planning for your business

  • Financial Tools

  • Basics of Financial Planning/Reports

  • Steps to creating a Financial Plan for your small business

  • Common Financial Planning mistakes

Live attendees will receive free business resources and a link to this webinar recording.

 

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Introduction to Bookkeeping for Small Business
1/22/2024 6:00 PM

Many businesses miss out on opportunities to make more money because they do not fully understand the value of keeping a "good set of books" and analyzing the financial reports their books produce.

In this three-part workshop shop series, the presenter will discuss strong bookkeeping processes; discuss the technology tools that support your back office; review the most important financial reports; examine the metrics required to help you make more informed business decisions.

Proper bookkeeping with the right technology and financial analysis provide business owners with more informed business decisions resulting in the business making more money.

Topics will include:

  • Understanding the foundations for good bookkeeping processes
  • Learning the basics of bookkeeping
  • Understanding common bookkeeping mistakes & related poor business practices

 

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Accelerate Daytona Beach 2024 Business Summit
2/24/2024 8:00 AM
Accelerate Business Summit Daytona Beach logo. The link will open the event information webpage on the City of Daytona Beach website.
 

The City of Daytona Beach is hosting a comprehensive business summit on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center. Attendees will gain unparalleled access to resources, networking opportunities and knowledge-sharing sessions designed to fuel business growth and development.

There is no cost to attend. 

An exciting feature of the summit will be a "Pitch Your Idea" competition. This initiative invites attendees to submit their business ideas for a future competition, where winners will receive prizes designed to help offset the costs of starting or growing their businesses. 

The summit will feature a "Taste of Daytona Beach." This unique showcase will highlight local restaurants, many of which are thriving small businesses. It's an opportunity for attendees to experience the flavors of the city while recognizing the significance of small business contributions to the local economy.

To register as a participant, click the 'Register' button below.

 

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Grow Your Exports in Europe
1/24/2024 1:00 PM

Boost your exports, sales, brand and business in Europe! Join the U.S. Commercial Service & IBT Online for a dynamic livestream event where they unpack the secrets to expanding your U.S. company’s digital footprint in various European markets! In this exclusive session a panel of experts will be sharing insights on:

  • Unlocking the EU digital landscape: learn about which platforms to leverage, search & purchasing behavior, AI, personal data/privacy concerns and more to thriving in these digital economies.
  • Leveraging Digital Marketing: Discover how to harness the power of digital sales strategies to reach consumers effectively.
  • Localize Your Digital Content: Unpack translation, localization, and cultural distinctions to delight your European customers.
  • Boosting Your Ecommerce Sales: Learn more about this unique ecommerce landscape, top platforms and trends.
  • Supporting Your Distributor/Reps: Best-practices and digital solutions to support your in-country distributors to boost sales.

 

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West Volusia Home Show
5/25/2024 10:00 AM
West Volusia Home Show. Saturday, May 25 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Volusia County Fairgrounds at the Agricultural Center. 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Free admission, open to the public. Food trucks on site. Expo Exhibitors: Remodeling, Repairs, Improvement, Home Services, Design/Decor, Realtors & More. DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce Est. 1890 logo. The link will open the event registration webpage on the DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce website.
 

For more information about the DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce, visit https://www.delandchamber.org/.

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EMPOWER 2024: A Ted-Style Talk by Women Empowered
7/11/2024 5:00 PM
Empower West Volusia. A TED-Style Talk. Engaging and inspiring women through leadership development. July 11 from 5:00-7:00 PM. Women Empowered. Lead, Connect, Engage. Diamond Sponsor: AdventHealth. DeLand and Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce logo. Stetson University logo. The link will open the event registration webpage on the DeLand and Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce website.
 

Tickets: $25 for Chamber Members & Non-Chamber Members

For more information about the DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce, visit https://www.delandchamber.org/.

 

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BRAND 2024: Small Business Innovation presented by a Super Charged Office Octane
7/22/2024 8:00 AM
DeLand and Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce presents BRAND 2024. Small business innovation Q&A panel discussion. July 22. Photo of three women sat next to each other in the background. The link will open the event registration webpage on the DeLand and Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce website.

 

Office Octane is the signature networking, business opportunity and weekly growth programming event for the DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce. Businesses of any size and type are invited to enjoy coffee and a 60-minute program designed to raise your business and contacts to the next level.

Light Coffee & Networking from 8:00-8:30 AM and the program begins promptly at 8:30 AM.

For more information about the DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce, visit https://www.delandchamber.org/.

 

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Business-to-Business EXPO Showcase
9/30/2024

This calendar event will be updated with additional information accordingly.

For more information about the DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce, visit https://www.delandchamber.org/.

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TALENT 2024: Workforce Solutions
10/28/2024

This calendar event will be updated with additional information accordingly.

For more information about the DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce, visit https://www.delandchamber.org/.

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LIGHT UP LOCAL: Shop Small Celebration
11/25/2024

This calendar event will be updated with additional information accordingly.

For more information about the DeLand & Greater West Volusia Chamber of Commerce, visit https://www.delandchamber.org/.

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How to Develop Your Marketing Plan
2/15/2024 5:30 PM

A good marketing plan lays out the marketing actions you need to execute. For each action item, it should spell out the potential revenue, expenses and timing required to be successful in meeting your financial goals.

This webinar will cover the following:

  • Setting financial and strategic marketing goals.

  • Defining your product or service using the “Four Ps”.

  • Defining your overall promotional strategy.

  • Choosing the right promotional methods to reach your goals.

  • Developing an online marketing strategy.

  • Setting a marketing budget and timeline.

  • Choosing and defining metrics to measure your success.

Pre-registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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Ask an Attorney: Starting Your Business the Right Way
2/13/2024 10:30 AM

This webinar is geared towards business owners starting a small service based businesses with 20 employees or less. 

Pre-registration is required for this FREE online event.

 

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AAEA Grow with Google Workshop Series: Establish a Professional Domain, Website, & Email for Your Business
2/1/2024 6:30 PM

AAEA Grow with Google Workshop Series

AAEA Q1 Grow with Google 6-Week Cohort

Grow With Google Coaches:
Gilberto Herrera, Alabama Digital Coach
Sterling McKinley, DMV Digital Coach

Are you ready to make a digital impact for your business? There is no reason to feel lost in the sea of information, or to be mistreated by predatory programs that make it all seem too hard to understand. The AAEA has partnered with Grow with Google to bring the information to you, with interactive coaching, Q&A sessions and resources to get you plugged in right! Did we mention, it is FREE too! That is a great RIO!

Q1 will help focus you on getting your business online and improve your presence. Your customers are online more and more, so having a strong online presence is important — even if your business doesn't sell on the web, you still need to be found.

For the 6 weeks, attendees will make a simplified resolution to make their company online positioning a priority.

Weekly Topics -

Week 1: 2/1/2024
Establish a Professional Domain, Website, & Email for Your Business

Week 2: 2/8/2024
Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps (Combined)

Week 3: 2/15/2024
Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks

Week 4: 2/22/2024
Make Your Small Business More Accessible

Week 5: 2/29/2024
Reach Customers Online with Google

Week 6: 3/7/2024
Build Your Personal Brand

If you have any questions, please email Grow With Google Coach Gilberto Herrera at digitalcoachAL@growwithg.co.

 

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AAEA Grow with Google Workshop Series: Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps (Combined)
2/8/2024 6:30 PM

AAEA Grow with Google Workshop Series

AAEA Q1 Grow with Google 6-Week Cohort

Grow With Google Coaches:
Gilberto Herrera, Alabama Digital Coach
Sterling McKinley, DMV Digital Coach

Are you ready to make a digital impact for your business? There is no reason to feel lost in the sea of information, or to be mistreated by predatory programs that make it all seem too hard to understand. The AAEA has partnered with Grow with Google to bring the information to you, with interactive coaching, Q&A sessions and resources to get you plugged in right! Did we mention, it is FREE too! That is a great RIO!

Q1 will help focus you on getting your business online and improve your presence. Your customers are online more and more, so having a strong online presence is important — even if your business doesn't sell on the web, you still need to be found.

For the 6 weeks, attendees will make a simplified resolution to make their company online positioning a priority.

Weekly Topics -

Week 1: 2/1/2024
Establish a Professional Domain, Website, & Email for Your Business

Week 2: 2/8/2024
Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps (Combined)

Week 3: 2/15/2024
Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks

Week 4: 2/22/2024
Make Your Small Business More Accessible

Week 5: 2/29/2024
Reach Customers Online with Google

Week 6: 3/7/2024
Build Your Personal Brand

If you have any questions, please email Grow With Google Coach Gilberto Herrera at digitalcoachAL@growwithg.co.

 

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AAEA Grow with Google Workshop Series: Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks
2/15/2024 6:30 PM

AAEA Grow with Google Workshop Series

AAEA Q1 Grow with Google 6-Week Cohort

Grow With Google Coaches:
Gilberto Herrera, Alabama Digital Coach
Sterling McKinley, DMV Digital Coach

Are you ready to make a digital impact for your business? There is no reason to feel lost in the sea of information, or to be mistreated by predatory programs that make it all seem too hard to understand. The AAEA has partnered with Grow with Google to bring the information to you, with interactive coaching, Q&A sessions and resources to get you plugged in right! Did we mention, it is FREE too! That is a great RIO!

Q1 will help focus you on getting your business online and improve your presence. Your customers are online more and more, so having a strong online presence is important — even if your business doesn't sell on the web, you still need to be found.

For the 6 weeks, attendees will make a simplified resolution to make their company online positioning a priority.

Weekly Topics -

Week 1: 2/1/2024
Establish a Professional Domain, Website, & Email for Your Business

Week 2: 2/8/2024
Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps (Combined)

Week 3: 2/15/2024
Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks

Week 4: 2/22/2024
Make Your Small Business More Accessible

Week 5: 2/29/2024
Reach Customers Online with Google

Week 6: 3/7/2024
Build Your Personal Brand

If you have any questions, please email Grow With Google Coach Gilberto Herrera at digitalcoachAL@growwithg.co.

 

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AAEA Grow with Google Workshop Series: Make Your Small Business More Accessible
2/22/2024 6:30 PM

AAEA Grow with Google Workshop Series

AAEA Q1 Grow with Google 6-Week Cohort

Grow With Google Coaches:
Gilberto Herrera, Alabama Digital Coach
Sterling McKinley, DMV Digital Coach

Are you ready to make a digital impact for your business? There is no reason to feel lost in the sea of information, or to be mistreated by predatory programs that make it all seem too hard to understand. The AAEA has partnered with Grow with Google to bring the information to you, with interactive coaching, Q&A sessions and resources to get you plugged in right! Did we mention, it is FREE too! That is a great RIO!

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