Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Breaking Free

During the last 12 months, I have observed a common trend, both in my personal and professional life, where we tend to get caught in an endless cycle of activities. While some of these activities are undoubtedly necessary and important, others may be less critical. In today's digital age, where we are constantly connected through smartphones, tracking watches, and social media, finding time for anything else, especially ourselves, can be challenging.

Yes, ourselves. I have noticed that many of us are constantly busy, but not necessarily moving towards specific business goals or working on areas that truly matter. Instead, I see business owners dedicating their most precious asset, time, to entertain or chase things that may not be relevant or valuable to their businesses or themselves. It's a vicious cycle that can leave us feeling overwhelmed and unfulfilled.

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Proposal Writing for Government Contracting

Juliet Fletcher, Founder of Writing is Easy, will present a framework for developing a government solicitation response. She will discuss key sections of a proposal including the Statement of Work (SOW), Instructions/Conditions/Notices, and Evaluation Factors. Juliet will also discuss some of the key differences between federal, state, and local proposal expectations.



One Million Cups

1MC takes place every Wednesday morning at our Orlando Incubator.

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Business Ethics 2023

On the first Wednesday of every month, we will explore how Stoicism can help in setting business goals and managing growth. This course is focused on Project Management. This series is designed for business CEOs, managers, and entrepreneurs in Central Florida. The goal is to focus on stoic leadership.



Human Capital Management for Small Businesses

Learn about how small businesses can stay competitive these days. How you choose to manage your back office, administrative burden can pull your focus away from reaching your goals - or closer to achieving them. ADP's innovative solutions are designed to help you meet your most challenging cash flow, talent, and compliance needs and help you focus more on what you're good at - growing your business. Breakfast will be provided and is sponsored by ADP.



Social Media - Q/A to Local Content Creators

This Social Media talk with local influencers will help you to understand how to sell on social media platforms, and how to create content to grow the number of followers. In addition, we will learn more about the algorithms which is a pain in the neck.



Entrepreneurs Talk

This Friday we will open the doors to any local entrepreneur or business owners who wants to talk about their ventures.



Military Entrepreneur Talks

What a great way to celebrate Memorial Day week by listening to our local Military entrepreneurs. Learn how local Veterans have applied the military discipline to start and scale a business. 

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