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Topics of second business summit are capital, marketing, planning & workforce development

RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2010

MOUNT DORA — Regional business resource providers are hosting a Day 2 event to its Lake County Business Owners Success Summit (BOSS) to provide more information about the services they provide on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Receptions, located at 4425 Highway 19A in Mount Dora.

More than 130 Lake County business owners, business representatives and aspiring entrepreneurs participated in the Day 1 event held in March. The majority of participants reported that they were interested in learning more about the services available from the regional resource providers in four categories: access to capital, marketing & sales, strategic business planning and professional & workforce development. The theme of Day 2 is to provide more information about these business topics through a series of seminars and workshops including:
 

Access to Capital

  • Banks and commercial loans
  • Private money, such as angel investors and venture capital
  • Other grants, loans and incentives

Marketing and Sales:

  • Internet and social media
  • Traditional media
  • Public relations
  • Strategic alliances

Business Strategic Planning:

  • Business planning and development
  • Managing growth and attrition
  • Business library and resources
  • Financial management
  • Leveraging strategic alliances
  • Import and export

People:

  • Efficient business networking
  • Training and education
  • Networking
  • Workforce development
  • Vocational training

The cost to attend the event is $20 in advance and $35 the day of the event. The event includes lunch and more than 24 regional business providers. To register for the Day 2 BOSS event, log on to www.thebosslink.com.

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