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Business Opportunity Centers to host program to assist with marketing to government agencies

Release Date: August 06, 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, is offering three sessions of a class to help business owners increase revenue by marketing to the government. 

“The federal government purchases about $97 billion each year from small businesses,” said Derek Hudson, Certified Business Analyst with the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at UCF, who will lead all three classes. “These sessions will help entrepreneurs understand marketing strategy, set marketing objectives, and identify government target markets, as well as determine if government agencies are viable markets for their companies.”

|In addition, one-on-one consulting services will be available on a first-come, first-served basis following each informative session. Seating is limited and registration is encouraged. The class will be offered: 

• 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13
South Lake Business Opportunity Center, 20763 U.S. Highway 27, Groveland

• 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17
Northeast Lake Business Opportunity Center, 1520 S. Bay St., Eustis

• 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8
Leesburg Community Center, 109 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg

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, or visit For information on starting, relocating or expanding a business in Lake County, call Lake County’s Economic Development & Tourism Department at 352-742-3918 or visit

Lake County media contact:
Communications Department
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445

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