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Veteran Entrepreneur's Introduction to Business

Veteran Entrepreneur's Introduction to Business

April 20, 2023 at 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Brent Peacock, Veterans Business Outreach Center Director, presents an introduction to business - good information for ALL entrepreneurs!

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Entrepreneurship Trends for 2022-2023

New technologies, evolving customer demands, societal shifts, and the COVID-19 pandemic are rapidly changing the business landscape. These factors paved the way for location-independent companies, niche markets, disruptive industries, as well as closely-knit global teams. However, to reap the benefits that these changes have to offer, you must keep yourself up-to-date on the emerging entrepreneurship trends. By doing this, you can keep your business moving forward in the changing times and keep your edge against the competition.

8 New Year's Business Resolutions That Will Keep You Energized

2021 has been a year of learning opportunities, challenges and successes. As the new year begins, there is not only the opportunity to implement lessons learned from last year, but there is also the exciting possibility of learning new skills. Find out what has to say about some interesting ideas to bring the energy in 2022!

Salty Scents candle makers thrive in cozy Fort Walton Beach shop

Check out how this local shop overcame obstacles during the COVID19 Pandemic, like store closure and a glass shortage! This creative duo knows how to help you get that cozy home feel for the holidays with their Salty Scents candles.

Small Business Spotlight

Grow Your Gift Conservatory of Music Business Spotlight

Kelly Murphy-Redd Spotlights Marlayna Goosby, Founder and Director of Grow Your Gift Conservatory of Music and how she's helping to grow the community through music.

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