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The Lake County Board of County Commissioners is always looking to spend taxpayers’ money wisely. One way this can be achieved is through the competitive bidding process when it comes to purchasing goods and services from vendors.

Are you nearing retirement and exploring new opportunities? Or, are you wondering how you will generate income once you retire? A growing number of individuals over the age of 50+, or "encore entrepreneurs", are turning to small business ownership.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE are teaming up to host National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month targeted at entrepreneurs over the age of 50. As a resource partner of the SBA, SCORE is presenting a series of workshops which help entrepreneurs test their new business idea and get started on the right path.

How did Ray and Karen Levy obtain a business loan commitment in just two days and amass $750 million in total sales since the inception of their business? For the answer, look no further than the Lake County Business Opportunity Center (BOC) that helped the married couple last December during the process to buy their dream business, Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty in Mount Dora.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UCF-Lake County will offer an opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn some basics of marketing at a free seminar entitled, “Basic Marketing.”

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 two sessions of a class to help business owners increase revenue by marketing to the government.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UCF-Lake County, funded by Lake County and residing in Lake County’s Business Opportunity Centers, will offer another opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn how to start a business at a free seminar entitled, “Start-Up Basics.”

As Florida’s economy continues to recover, small businesses are becoming less concerned with adverse economic conditions and more concerned about obtaining financing. According to the most recent Florida Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index Survey, 25 percent of respondents stated access to capital as the single most important issue facing their businesses today. Economic uncertainty followed a close second, with 22 percent citing it as the most important issue.

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 classes to help business owners understand the process of selling to the government.

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office sued Florida Center of Corporations and its owner, Thomas H. Fred Jr., for allegedly deceiving companies by sending them letters giving the impression that they had to pay additional fees to become corporations when, in fact, they were already corporations under the Florida Department of State’s Division of Corporations. According to the lawsuit, since February 2013, more than 12,000 Florida businesses have paid fees to the Center in response to these deceptive mailings.

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 a hands-on seminar intended to help entrepreneurs and business owners compose successful business plans.

The Florida Chamber of Commerce applauds Governor Rick Scott for helping to make Florida more competitive by signing four Florida Chamber-backed bills into law today.

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

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 two programs to help businesses become certified vendors, and also understand the process of selling to all levels of government.

The Small Business Development Center, funded by Lake County and residing in Lake County’s Business Opportunity Centers, is offering a “Contractor vs. Employee” seminar to help small-business owners correctly classify its workers and avoid potential liabilities. The class also will cover current IRS regulations, basic employment law, worker’s compensation, insurance impacts and best business strategies.

Lake County’s Business Opportunity Centers will host a hands-on seminar intended to help entrepreneurs and business owners compose successful business plans.

One thousand Florida jobs will result from a major expansion of Digital Risk, the nation’s largest provider of mortgage risk, compliance and transaction management solutions.  Florida was selected for the expansion over four U.S. cities:  Charlotte, N.C.; Dallas; Denver and Phoenix.

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners recently launched a new and improved economic development website to help support the County’s economic development and business efforts.

The Central Florida Economic Club hosted its inaugural meeting this past Tuesday, March 27th.  The Economic Club met at the American Legion Post  in Lady Lake. The event was hosted by Advance Capital Management and the Lady Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. 

“Bring us your challenges,” states Prudential Financial, a multi-national corporation that has been in business since 1875 and now has a location in Lady Lake.  Staff of the newly opened Prudential offices encouraged the community to bring them their individual challenges. 

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