Author - Katy Cook

Prepare Your Business For Natural Disasters

The SBA and Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted "Build Back Better and Stronger" at the National Entrepreneur Center on June 15th. This seminar focused on the SBA opportunities for disaster recovery. As a Central Florida business, is vital to be prepared by taking the right steps and having...

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ConNECtions 2.0 celebrates the NEC’s 20 years!

The National Entrepreneur Center (NEC) celebrated partnerships with 18 small business nonprofit organizations in Central Florida at ConNECtions 2.0, May 24th, 2023 at UCF Downtown campus! Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer helped recognized the work of these organizations! Guests were encouraged to network using...

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BizLink Orange will be at The CLIMB Women’s Business Conference

SCORE Orlando’s Annual Women’s Business Conference - The Climb 2023 is back Wednesday, March 15th at the National Entrepreneur Center. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or already own a business, join us for a day of inspiration to help you climb higher! This year you’ll get practical business advice from...

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PropelHER Pitch Competition Call for Entries

Are you an established business looking to propel yourself forward? We have an exciting opportunity for you! The PropelHER Pitch Competition is for women business owners to want to showcase their businesses as they compete for cash prizes and in-kind services. We invite Florida women entrepreneurs and business owners from...

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Deadline Extended – Crummer Venture Plan Competition at Rollins College – 2023

Time is running out to enter the Crummer Venture Plan Competition at Rollins College! Open to all regionally headquartered startups, the annual competition is where teams battle for funding, exposure, and mentorship in front of the region’s top entrepreneurs, leaders, and venture capitalists. This year's finalist prize package is valued...

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Stemma Craft Coffee

Continuing a family tradition in coffee.  Related resources: Prospera Originally from Nicaragua, Maria Blandon and her daughter Rebecca are the owners of Stemma Craft Coffee, LLC. A modern coffee shop located in the vicinity of Downtown Orlando that offers high quality imported coffee and a variety of food options to the local...

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Business Model Innovation

If your business is failing, struggling, or not growing, then it is begging for innovation– Business Model Innovation. Assuming you have a clear Vision/Purpose, know your Why, and have a great team, then first Visualize your entire Business Model. Think of business as a computer, then the Business Model is like...

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Orlando Tech Council Announces New Membership Structure and Name Change

Originally posted by Orlando Tech Community -  https://news.orlando.org/blog/orlando-tech-council-announces-new-membership-structure-and-name-change-to-orlando-tech-community/ Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) initiative formerly known as Orlando Tech Council (OTC) announced an official name change to Orlando Tech Community and a new membership structure to reflect a more community-driven approach to the Orlando region’s innovation ecosystem. With a vision to...

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The Corporate Couch – Five Social Media Tips That Apply to Personal Success

1. Less is more. Just as the more social media platforms a business has, the more confusion is caused for clients. If you try to be all things to all people, you will limit your success. Marketing departments should maintain about 3 to 4 social media platforms that allow the most...

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