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Event Corner

Hosting numerous workshops, presentations, and events with members and community leaders provide entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn, network, and get inspired. These events focus on the various stages of business growth. Make sure to add them to your calendar.

Bootstrap Marketing Techniques

Monday, September 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Make the most out of your marketing budget. This workshop provides an overview of marketing techniques and digital applications that are little to no cost for anyone who is trying to promote a business, event, cause or personal brand.

Vinny & Bays Eatery, 310 Harrison Ave.

Fee: $35

Coffee & Conversation: Social Media

Thursday, September 28, 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Let’s talk about sharing.

Start your day with us! Sip a cup of coffee and join in discussion with Holly Pituch, Marketing Manager for Sweet Bay to find out the importance of keeping social media interesting, helpful, real and most importantly shareable.

In collaboration with Vinny & Bay’s Coffee and Eatery, the Business Innovation Center brings Coffee & Conversation into the community, making it more convenient for local businesses to join the discussion.

This is a no cost event.

Enlightened Entrepreneur: It All Started When…

Wednesday, September 5, 6:00 pm - 7 pm

SPEAKER: Allan Branch, Co-Founder of Less Everything

When Allan Branch grows up and becomes an adult, he’ll figure out what he wants to do with his life. So far he’s built and sold several software companies, hosted conferences and conference vacations, sold hundreds of thousands of dollars in ebooks, & last year he filmed a tv show for Lowe’s Home Improvement. Now he’s buying downtown real estate, starting a brewery, trying to find things to fail at in the hopes of going bankrupt and living in a van down by the river.  Come hear his story!

This is a no cost event.

Small Business and AFRL Th!nk

Thursday, July 12,  8 am – 5 pm

If you are an entrepreneur, innovator, small business, scientist or researcher interested in collaborating with Federal Research Laboratories, the Doolittle Institute in Niceville is hosting a Small Business and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) TH!NK Event. This open-house-style event provides opportunities to learn about collaborating with the government, meet other researchers, and for researchers to network with local small businesses or entrepreneurs.  The Small Business + AFRL TH!NK Event is free.

SMART Business Series

Tuesdays, August 7 – 28, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Whether you currently own, manage or plan to start a business, learning best practices from other experienced professionals is a SMART business decision. This 4-part workshop series will explore the strategies that shape best practices. Workshops will discuss business strategies in critical areas of business such as Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing & Sales. Guest speakers include representatives from Applied Research Associates, Inc.; Bay EDA, Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, LLC – Panama City; Holiday Inn Select; HVAC Grow; Bay County SHRM; and Tipton, Marler & Chastain Accounting Firm.

Deadline to register July 31
Student Union East (SUE) 243
Fee: $150