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Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours

Destin Chamber of Commerce
October 29, 2020 at 10:00am – 11:00am
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Free Business Consulting: “Shop Talk” Thursdays

Destin Chamber of Commerce
October 29, 2020 at 10:00am – 2:00pm
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Lunch & Learn Zoom Fridays

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
October 30, 2020 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours

Destin Chamber of Commerce
November 5, 2020 at 10:00am – 11:00am
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Free Business Consulting: “Shop Talk” Thursdays

Destin Chamber of Commerce
November 5, 2020 at 10:00am – 2:00pm
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First Friday Coffee

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
November 6, 2020 at 7:30am – 9:00am
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Lunch & Learn Zoom Fridays

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
November 6, 2020 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours

Destin Chamber of Commerce
November 12, 2020 at 10:00am – 11:00am
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Bootstrapping vs Raising Out of the Gate: The Six Questions to Ask Yourself

A lot of founders debate whether or not they should try to raise capital or get a product up and running—perhaps even get some customers. Well, I’m here to give you a definitive answer. It depends. There’s really no one size fits all answer, but here are a set of questions that can help you clarify a few things.

Angel Investor Firm Actively Seeking Entrepreneurs and Ventures

Airfoil Angels, a Gulf South-based angel investor firm, is actively searching for entrepreneurs and ventures that need seed, startup and growth capital. Airfoil Angels looks at all deals regardless of industry, deal size, or project phase, and is committed to a process-friendly connection between its affiliated investors and entrepreneurs. Learn more at https://www.airfoilangels.com/

I’m Ready to Get Creative With My Business. Now Where Do I Start?

Have you ever heard of design thinking as a process to solve your business's problems? This might be the very inspiration and organization you need to tackle your ideas. Here are 3 tips to get you started.