Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The Dirty Little Secret about Email

Love it or hate it, email is an essential communication tool for most businesses. And why wouldn’t it be? Email is quick, cheap, and easy to use. It can be measured, automated, and accessed from virtually anywhere, at any time. So it is easy to understand why an estimated 347 billion business and consumer emails are exchanged daily around the world.


But despite its efficiency and ubiquity, there is another reason we gravitate toward email as our primary communications tool; a dirty little secret, if you will. We don’t want to feel like a bother to anyone, and email feels like the least intrusive form of communication. Face-to-face meetings, phone calls, teleconferencing, and even messaging tools are all better designed for real-time communication compared to email, but they also require a time commitment from the other party. And that time commitment, consciously or subconsciously, seems intrusive. Email, on the other hand, gives the other party the flexibility of responding at their convenience. While that is certainly considerate, it also gives the other party time to make other things a higher priority and delay their response to you. Additionally, because email is so unintrusive, it’s really easy for someone to flat-out ignore your email(s).

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New Clients

Join us in welcoming:

SOMJOT TECHNOLOGIES INC. to our program as a Soft Landing client! Learn more about this Mobility-as-a-Service startup here.

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Upcoming Events



AAEA Global Recycling Day Community Cleanup

The African American Entrepreneur Association (AAEA) Community Cleanup Day is a bi-annual community engagement opportunity with the friends and families of AAEA members & partners throughout Volusia County and beyond. Keeping our roads and highways beautiful is our social responsibility. 


17, 24, 31

Introduction to Web3 and Digital Assets Series

The Introduction to Web3 and Digital Assets series in March 2023 will provide an introduction to accepting digital assets for your business, blockchain, decentralized finance [DeFi], NFT Marketplaces, the Metaverse, and Web3 Wallets.



One Million Cups

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

Sign up to talk about your business and share your accomplishments with the community!



Financial Literacy for Entrepreneurs

Join SCORE Orlando Executives as they come to your community to discuss business finances for today’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

• Credit Score (How to build it and how to improve it) • Sources of Capital (Finding money for your business) • Basic Overview of Finances (Balance sheet, cash flow) • Saving Money for Business Emergencies • Preparing Your Business to Receive Grants



2023 Annual Venture Plan Competition Finals

Finalists will vie for their share of a total prize valued at over $100,000. 

During this exciting event you will watch the 3 competition finalists present their product or service in front of a panel of distinguished judges all of whom are successful investors and/or entrepreneurs. This event can be attended in person or online.



Plans That Get Funded

Join this interactive training session that covers the foundations for business planning, considering outside funding sources for your business, and understanding what information is important to secure business funding. This session will also introduce the Business Model Canvas as a planning tool to visualize and bring your business to life!



2023 Women Who Mean Business Awards Celebration

Join Orlando Business Journal for the annual Women Who Mean Business awards celebration to honor Central Florida's 2023 women of distinction.



Central Florida Immersive Technology Summit

Join Orlando Business Journal for the annual Women Who Mean Business awards celebration to honor Central Florida's 2023 women of distinction.



AWS Startup Day Miami

Calling all cloud-native startups! AWS Startup Day Miami is a conference with education for cloud-native startups like yours. The topics are presented through multiple tracks and will be most helpful to specific roles, within companies that are early stage (post-MVP) through mid/growth stage.



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 designed for business CEOs, managers, and entrepreneurs in Central Florida. The goal is to focus on stoic leadership.



eMerge Americas

eMerge Americas is the premier technology conference transforming Miami into a global tech hub. Attracting venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and technology innovators from across the world to our vibrant shores, eMerge offers a unique tech event in one of the world’s most diverse locales.

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Is the BIP for you?

Our award-winning program provides business development and operational support to early-stage technology and innovation-driven businesses throughout Central Florida. We offer three programs that are each designed to help businesses at different stages.

Click here to see if our Traction, Growth, or Soft Landing Program is a good fit for you!

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