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No cost online training from SBDC

The Florida SBDC (Small Business Development Center) at UNF is offering free online training webinars. Anyone wishing to learn more about the following topics is encouraged to register and learn from the privacy of your own home at no cost.

Visit and click on “Training” to register. Here are some of the upcoming topics:

Lessons for Leaders: Pivoting Amid the COVID Crisis, July 1, 2020 from
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Companies that aggressively focused on digital transformation are thriving in this crisis. By contrast those that have lagged are being crushed. In December Zoom had 10 million daily users. By April that had exploded to 300 million. How many companies have grown their customer base by 30X during the COVID crisis? Amazon has hired 175,000 people during this crisis.

Join us for this insightful webinar on how your business can leverage the technology to achieve growth, even during the COVID crisis!

Innovating for Your Business in the COVID-19 World, July 8 from
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Sweeping changes are taking place around the globe as we collectively cope with the COVID-19 crisis. The needs of many customers and employees are likely to be permanently altered by this generational event. How organizations handle these changes may determine whether they survive the pandemic. Consequently, there has never been a time in which innovation is more important. In this webinar UNF Adjunct Professor Len Ferman, who created the course at UNF on Creativity and Innovation, will describe his four-step process for innovation in the COVID-19 World. The session will be filled with actionable takeaways that you can immediately implement in your business.

Doing Business with State & Local Agencies, July 10 from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Have you ever driven by a city building, a local utility company, a school campus, or a state office and said, “My company could provide that service or product”? Then find out how to do government business with local departments and state agencies. Learn about the essential registrations and resources you must have to win government contracts. This workshop will discuss small business certifications, locating opportunities, and the required capabilities you must have to tap into this 2.5 trillion dollar market.

How to STARTUP Your Own Business - Lite July 21, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This is a quick version of our regular STARTUP course. This workshop will give you an overview of the seven basic requirements for business STARTUP: Selecting an idea, Testing the market, Acquiring capital, wRiting a plan, Turning for help, Understanding legal requirements, and Putting it all together.

Overview of Contracting with the Federal Government - July 24, 2020 Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Attendees must be located in our 18 county region of North Florida. Do you have the right stuff? Find out what it takes to do business with the largest buyer in the world—the federal government. This workshop will cover the required registrations, certifications, and capabilities every business must have in place to successfully compete for and win government contracts. If you would like to expand your market, grow your business, and increase your revenue, then doing business with the federal government may be for you.

Visit and click on “Training” to register.