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SBDC to offer free seminar entitled ‘Startup Basics’

Release Date: January 03, 2013

TAVARES — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UCF-Lake County,  funded by Lake County and residing in Lake County’s Business Opportunity Centers, will be offering in January an opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn how to start a business at a free seminar entitled, “Startup Basics.”

Stan Austin, Area Manager and Certified Business Analyst, will help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business; discuss business plans and the importance of preparing one; and explores the legal entities - sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation and Limited Liability Corporation. The seminar will also help determine the local, state or federal licensing requirements needed to operate.

Registration is recommended as space is limited. The seminar will be offered at two of the three Business Opportunity Centers in Lake County, on the following dates:

  • South Lake Business Opportunity Center
    20763 U.S. Highway 27, Groveland, FL 34736
    Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.
    Register Online
  • North East Business Opportunity Center
    1520 S. Bay St., Eustis, FL 32726 
    Thursday, Jan. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.
    Register Online

The SBDC at UCF-Lake County provides existing and prospective entrepreneurs with high quality business management counseling, entrepreneurial training and information access and transfer, enabling them to maximize their businesses' growth, competitiveness and profitability within their trading area.

For more information about upcoming SBDC seminars and workshops, contact Theresa Davis at 352-315-1846 or visit For information on starting, relocation or expanding a business in Lake County, contact Lake County’s Economic Development & Tourism Department at 352-742-3918 or visit

Lake County media contact:
Kelly LaFollette
Communications Director
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445

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