Entrepreneurs often have enthusiasm, great ideas, and a will to succeed. However, they are also required to know so much about essential business strategies, building a brand, hiring staff, establishing office space and other random topics that can become overwhelming and expensive. The BIC program offerings are designed to assist business clients who are starting to move forward with their business with such issues.


The BIC will provide the best next step.

Learning topics include business plan development, business pitch coaching and preparation; communications and marketing strategies, human resources, accounting as well as other networking opportunities.

Associate Level
Virtual Level

Discovery Session

The first step in transforming a great idea into 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 to 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.

Business Plan and Pitch Coaching

The business plan for any company is the roadmap to success. Developing an effective business plan and teaching methods of how to stick to the project 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. Defining a unique selling proposition is to understand what a business has that the competitors do not.

The BIC will help clients build their “brand identity” and the appropriate positioning of their products or services.

Collaboration Opportunities

Collaboration 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 support 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.

Educational and Networking Opportunities

Entrepreneurs, new or early-stage companies will benefit from the full 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 the business. Opportunities to interact with other clients will be encouraged and offers a network of colleagues and resources to assist them as they grow.

We are here to help.

Business clients can benefit from our support services, events and the BIC’s creative network.