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SBDC offers seminars to outperform the economy

The Small Business Development Center at UNF will offer a series of seminars called Outperform the Economy:sbdc New Strategies for a New Decade. This series will feature sessions with topics taught by experts in strategies for high performance for any business.    Attendees can choose to attend seminars in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, or Orange Park, Fla. 

The series includes:

• Improve Performance, Feb. 10, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., St. Johns County Growth Management Bldg, 4040 Lewis Speedway; $35. Description: To survive in uncertain times, a business needs to foresee and prepare for the future.  Using competitive Intelligence and applying it to our current economic forecast, business owners can better make more informed decisions and perform better in the market place.

• Improve Performance and Disaster Preparedness and Recovery, Feb. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., UNF University Center, 12000 Alumni Dr., $50. (Fee includes lunch.)

Morning session: To survive in uncertain times, a business needs to foresee and prepare for the future.  Using competitive Intelligence and applying it to our current economic forecast, business owners can better make more informed decisions and perform better in the market place.

Lunch presentation: Luncheon presentation by James Rivera, associate administrator for U.S. SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Afternoon session: Managing processes to improve efficiencies and eliminate waste (non-value-added-time) ultimately translates into improved profitability.  By defining key processes within a business and identifying critical points of failure, business owners can develop strategies to deal with unexpected business disruptions – from the failure of a major supplier to a natural disaster to a downturn in the economy.

• Strategy for Success, Feb. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Clay County Chamber of Commerce, 1734 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, Fla., $35. Description:  Managing processes to improve efficiencies and eliminate waste (non-value-added-time) ultimately translates into improved profitability.  By defining key processes within a business and identifying critical points of failure, business owners can develop strategies to deal with unexpected business disruptions – from the failure of a major supplier to a natural disaster to a downturn in the economy.

For more information or to register, go to www.sbdc.unf.edu or call 800-450-4624.  These events are presented by the SBDC at UNF, Association of Contingency Planners, Clay County Chamber of Commerce, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, and  Duval Prepares.


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