Florida SBDC Business Blog

  • 8 Tips for an Effective Business Pitch
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    8 Tips for an Effective Business Pitch

    by Dorina Hart | November 28, 2018 Knowing how to deliver a good business pitch sometimes is better than a well-written business plan. It is a skill that can help you promote your business idea and get investors interested in your business proposition. A business […]

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  • 7 Secrets to Proposal Writing
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    7 Secrets to Proposal Writing

    by Yanina Rosario | November 28, 2018 Over the years, I’ve been asked about the secret to proposal writing and for many the answer has been ‘reading and reading again.’ Yet, it requires several more steps to prepare a proposal that could lead to contract […]

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  • FL Solutions of Pinellas County
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    Creative company secures government contracts to grow business

    FL Solutions of Pinellas County

    Kristy Casillas has always had a creative streak. After graduating from Ringling College in Sarasota, Casillas set out to start her own company.

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  • Business Headline: Take Your App Idea from Concept to Cash
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    Take Your App Idea from Concept to Cash

    by Chris McCray | November 20, 2018 Many of us have been there.  You are sitting with a group of friends, and someone says, “There should be an app…”  Next thing you know, you have a full list of useful features and prices planned out.  […]

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  • Go with the Flow
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    Finance: Go With the Flow to Check for Business Success

    by Michael Noel | November 20, 2018 Sometimes things just fall into place and all you have to do is go with the flow. Unless the flow is heading in the wrong direction! One of the main reasons new businesses fail is that they run […]

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  • A banker’s way of taking the guesswork out of financial projections
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    A banker’s way of taking the guesswork out of financial projections

    by Brad Owens | November 7, 2018 The five essential components of financial projections are: 1) asset purchases 2) one-time costs 3) fixed costs 4) direct costs, and 5) sales. In order to develop financial projections for a start-up or existing business these five essential […]

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