SBDC Daytona Beach See Titlehttp://sbdcdaytona.com/blog/sbdcdaytona300 to 400 Growth through free Government Assistancehttp://sbdcdaytona.com/blog/sbdcdaytona/post.cfm/post/5644/300percent-to-400percent-growth-through-free-government-assistance<B><SPAN STYLE="FONT-SIZE: 22pt; font-family: Calibri">Grow your business using government resources </SPAN></B><BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; font-family: Calibri">How would it affect your company and your family if you could increase your company's growth by 300% over the next two years? What if this included a 400% bottom line increase? Would you invest in this opportunity if someone else was willing to fund 90% of the cost?</SPAN><BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; font-family: Calibri">Currently Federal, State and County resources are available that can make this a reality, but available resources are finite and time restricted. This is on a first come, first serve basis, so companies ready to grow should not wait to apply for these resources! I'm going to give you the inside scoop and our office is available to help you receive the services that fit your growth plan- our website is </SPAN><A HREF="http://sbdcdaytona.com/"><SPAN STYLE="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; font-family: Calibri">www.sbdcdaytona.com</SPAN></A><SPAN STYLE="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; font-family: Calibri"> or you can go directly to the specific program:</SPAN><BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="FONT-SIZE: 14pt;"><SPAN STYLE="font-family: Calibri">1.</SPAN><SPAN STYLE="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">     </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-family: Calibri"><B><U><SPAN STYLE=" FONT-SIZE: 14pt">GrowFL</SPAN></U></B><SPAN STYLE=" FONT-SIZE: 14pt">- Volusia County just<B> funded</B> this resource for local businesses. Designed to provide expensive cutting edge marketing/growth planning resources and strategies for a nominal fee. This program targets companies with proven track record that are positioned to grow. This program has a proven track record providing dynamic company growth- </SPAN></SPAN><A HREF="http://www.growfl.com/apply"><SPAN STYLE="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; font-family: Calibri">http://www.growfl.com/apply</SPAN></A><BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="FONT-SIZE: 14pt;"><SPAN STYLE="font-family: Calibri">2.</SPAN><SPAN STYLE="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">     </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-family: Calibri"><B><U><SPAN STYLE=" FONT-SIZE: 14pt">Growth Acceleration Services</SPAN></U></B><SPAN STYLE=" FONT-SIZE: 14pt">- Funded through a Federal SBA grant for stage two Florida companies positioned to grow. Growth Acceleration Consultants provide financial, capital, and diversification strategies tailored for individual company goals at no cost. Another proven program taking companies to the next level- Apply <SPAN> </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><A HREF="http://www.floridasbdc.org/"><SPAN STYLE="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; color: #0000ff; font-family: Calibri">www.FloridaSBDC.org</SPAN></A><BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="FONT-SIZE: 14pt;"><SPAN STYLE="font-family: Calibri">3.</SPAN><SPAN STYLE="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">     </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-family: Calibri"><B><U><SPAN STYLE=" FONT-SIZE: 14pt">PTAC</SPAN></U></B><SPAN STYLE=" FONT-SIZE: 14pt"> (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) - Funded by Federal, State, County and UCF this resource provides assistance getting government contracts. Billions are spent each year by government organizations on services provided by many local companies. An experienced consultant assist local companies through the process of finding and winning these contracts at no cost- Apply </SPAN></SPAN><A HREF="http://www.sbdcorlando.com/"><SPAN STYLE="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; color: #0000ff; font-family: Calibri">www.sbdcorlando.com</SPAN></A><BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="FONT-SIZE: 14pt;"><SPAN STYLE="font-family: Calibri">4.</SPAN><SPAN STYLE="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">     </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-family: Calibri"><B><U><SPAN STYLE=" FONT-SIZE: 14pt">Exporting</SPAN></U></B><SPAN STYLE=" FONT-SIZE: 14pt">- Funded by Federal, State and County the exporting services program has been very successful helping Florida companies develop an export plan, connect with international customers and establish the logistics to build strong international sales at minimal cost. Must be a growth positioned business- Apply </SPAN></SPAN><A HREF="http://www.volusia.org/economicdevelopment"><SPAN STYLE="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; font-family: Calibri">www.volusia.org/economicdevelopment</SPAN></A><BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; font-family: Calibri">This is an excellent time to fast track the revenue and profit growth for local businesses and the SBDC at Daytona State College is here to provide the assistance companies need including access to capital, strategic planning and industrial research.</SPAN>2012 Business Successhttp://sbdcdaytona.com/blog/sbdcdaytona/post.cfm/post/5563/2012-business-successI believe that we are poised for significant growth this year and the companies that have taken advantage of the slow times to improve their systems and staff will excel! If you want a comprehensive projection for 2012, join our seminar by Dr Snaith- <A HREF="http://bit.ly/xAPdno">http://bit.ly/xAPdno</A> <BR><BR>One advantage in 2012 is more time! That's right, this year will be longer than the last three because it is a Leap Year. I know, one day isn't even a 1% increase but it's a start. The rest is up to you as to how effective and efficient you will use the almost 6,000 waking hours you have. Most business owners will waste over 4,000 hrs with ineffective activity. Below are my tips to help maximize your time-<BR><BR><UL> <LI><U>Maintain Integrity</U>- Integration of your activities with your Beliefs, Values and Goals. Soul search what is important to you and develop 2012 Plan, bucket list and lifetime goals.</LI> <LI><U>Increase Effectiveness</U>- Reduce "time vampires" (You can't manage time only activities). Develop systems that eliminate activity that has no importance related to your goals.</LI> <LI><U>Increase Efficiency</U>- "Do the Right Thing Right" Establish what, when, where and by who is most efficient for your mission.</LI> <LI><U>Duplicate- </U>Outsource, delegate, automate or partner. Leverage your time!!!</LI> <LI><U>Improve</U>- You won't do better unless you are better. Enhance your strengths, reduce your weaknesses and constantly prepare for opportunity.</LI> <LI><U>Seek Counsel</U>- Establish outside input and accountability. Form an advisory board, use focus groups, visit the SBDC, follow successful people through social media and constantly network.</LI> </UL> The SBDC at Daytona State hopes this helps you to have a banner year and welcomes the opportunity to serve you in 2012!Our New Lunch and Learn Series at the Daytona SBDChttp://sbdcdaytona.com/blog/sbdcdaytona/post.cfm/post/5413/our-new-lunch-and-learn-series-at-the-daytona-sbdc<SPAN STYLE="color: #0044a9; font-family: arial; font-size: 17px"><B>Marketing Mondays:</B> The Evolving Role of Internet Marketing Communications</SPAN><BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="color: #0044a9; font-family: Arial; font-size: 17px">Presented By:</SPAN><BR><BR><IMG BORDER="0" HEIGHT="76" SRC="http://sbdcdaytona.com/images/content/_original/dme_logo.png" WIDTH="138">   <IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://sbdcdaytona.com/images/content/_medium/marketing_2_go_logo.jpg"> <IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://sbdcdaytona.com/images/content/_medium/handhelddesklogo.png"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://sbdcdaytona.com/images/content/_medium/present4_logo.png"><IMG BORDER="0" HEIGHT="79" SRC="http://sbdcdaytona.com/images/content/_medium/maxacnlogo.jpg" WIDTH="139"><BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial"><B>October 24: Integrated Marketing Overview</B></SPAN><BR><BR><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://sbdcdaytona.com/images/content/_original/mike_panaggio_dme.jpg"><BR><BR>Learn from digital media marketing experts as they discuss integrated marketing programs that have recently been launched for clients such as the New York Jets, Xerox Corp., Berkshire Hathaway, NBC Universal, Aria Resort Las Vegas and many more.<BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial"><B>November 28: Facebook and Twitter Essentials</B></SPAN><BR><BR>To Tweet, or Not to Tweet? Learn about the integral role Facebook and Twitter play in local and global marketing. Cindy Dalecki from Marketing 2 Go will show you how to reach out to customers through these popular social media platforms.<BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial"><B>December 12: Present4 - Who, What, Why, How?</B></SPAN><BR><BR>Mike Panaggio from DME Marketing will show the company's latest promotional product called Present4, a multimedia presentation that conveys WHO you are, WHAT you do, WHY you do it better than anyone else and HOW customers can engage you.<BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="color: #0044a9; font-family: arial; font-size: 17px"><B>Tech Tuesdays: </B>Explore the Latest Technology for Enhanced Business Success</SPAN><BR><BR><B><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://sbdcdaytona.com/images/content/_large/ipadpicture.jpg"></B><BR><BR><B>October 11: Put Your iPad to Work!</B><BR><BR>A demonstration of revolutionary business tools, such as the iPad 2, iPhone 4 and more. Bring questions on how to enhance your business.<BR><BR><B>November 22: Introduction to Cloud Computing - Evolve Your Business</B><BR><BR>Learn about the buzz behind the "cloud" and how to minimize costs by utilizing this new way of computing.<BR><BR><B>December 13: Go Mobile with Business Productivity Apps</B><BR><BR>An overview of the many business productivity apps that can empower your company to work anywhere in the world.<BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="color: #0044a9; font-family: arial; font-size: 17px"><B>Location:</B></SPAN><BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial">Lunch and Learn Sessions will be held at Daytona State College from Noon - 1 p.m. </SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial">Daytona Beach Campus, Bergengren Hall (Bldg. 110, Rm. 112) </SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial">1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL</SPAN><BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="color: #a90000; font-family: arial"><B><U>FREE OF CHARGE </U></B></SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial">To register: Call (386) 506-4723 or email sbdc@DaytonaState.edu</SPAN><BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="font-family: arial">Bring your brown bag lunch, or you may buy lunch at the Daytona State College Student Center.</SPAN>Plan or promote it and they will come.http://sbdcdaytona.com/blog/sbdcdaytona/post.cfm/post/4968/plan-or-promote-it-and-they-will-come-dot<SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif"; color:#1F497D;">"Plan or promote it and they will come". This seems to be the new reality in the marketplace. </SPAN> <SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif"; color:#1F497D;">Consumers have experienced "cabin fever" during the recession and are now attending events in record numbers. This is true with community events such as last weekends Home Show and Business Expo in New Smyrna Beach with over 5,000 attendees, educational programs, markets- Farmer's, French or Flea, and retail sales events.</SPAN><BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif"; color:#1F497D;">Businesses that recognize this welcome trend are looking at their promotion strategies and either developing events or joining  large scheduled public events.</SPAN><BR><BR><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif"; color:#1F497D;">If you're innovative there are Guerrilla Marketing techniques to gain recognition and generate sales economically. I'm happy to help you plan your strategy confidentially in our offices at the SBDC!</SPAN>