step in transforming a great idea to a start-up business is to talk with others
to gather knowledge, identify resources and to understand what the next steps
are. The BIC offers one-on-one discovery
sessions as part of a structured program model that will assist entrepreneurs
define viable paths to success. This session can also be a gateway to many options and resources available in the Northwest Florida area. There is no cost for this service and is open to all those who are interested. Contact
the BIC to make an appointment.
plan and pitch coaching
The business plan for any company is the roadmap of
success. Developing an effective
business plan and teaching methods of how to stick to the plan are key
objectives of the BIC’s programs and services. The BIC will help clients
develop the appropriate “elevator pitch” to convey why a company does what it
does, how it does it, and what it does uniquely better than what is available
from similar companies. The BIC will help clients build their “brand identity”
and the appropriate positioning of their products or services.
with other entrepreneurs whether they are new or experienced will reinforce the
main efforts that are needed to build a foundation for success. The network of
entrepreneurs that the BIC will be supporting will allow each client to feed on
the other’s creativity. Access to area professionals to establish advisory
boards for each client will be coordinated through the BIC’s networks and will
be integrated into the resource pool available to clients so that they can get
advice from experts.
incubation center, located on the FSU-Panama City Campus, offers our client
members office space and equipment that can help support the success of their
venture. The space is available to our member clients.
and Networking Opportunities
new or early stage companies will benefit from the wide range of educational
and networking events sponsored in whole or part by the BIC. These enrichment
programs will provide subject matter experts in all areas of business to
interact with clients in small groups to add or enhance their knowledge on a
particular subject. Opportunities to interact with other clients will be
encouraged and provides a network of colleagues and resources to assist them as
our partnerships with Gulf Coast State College, Florida State University,
Chambers of Commerce and other community organizations will provide opportunities
for cross-registration with their events and continuing educational
programs. These events are at no cost or
have a minimal fee to BIC clients and community members.