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Starting a Business During or After a Crisis

Starting a Business During or After a Crisis

January 28, 2021 at 10:00am – 12:00pm

You want to start a business, but you are hesitent because we are still in a pandemic and times are crazy!  Have no fear, register for this FREE webinar to learn why it is good to open a business during and after tough times, good business plans, and how you can get started!  

Community Events


Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours

Destin Chamber of Commerce
January 21, 2021 at 10:00am – 11:00am
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Free Business Consulting: “Shop Talk” Thursdays

Destin Chamber of Commerce
January 21, 2021 at 10:00am – 2:00pm
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Kingdom Minded Business - Being Stewards Of Businesses, Money, And People

Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
January 21, 2021 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Lunch & Learn Zoom Fridays

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
January 22, 2021 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Business After Hours

Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
January 25, 2021 at 5:00pm – 6:00pm
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Free Business Consulting: “Shop Talk” Thursdays

Destin Chamber of Commerce
January 28, 2021 at 10:00am – 2:00pm
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Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours

Destin Chamber of Commerce
January 28, 2021 at 10:00am – 11:00am
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Media

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.

Finding Success with Steven Franco - Episode 7

Here's the newest episode of "Finding Success with Steven Franco"! In this episode, Steven interviews Sarah Noonan of The Good Life Destin. Sarah is an author, photographer, blogger, podcaster, and creator of the Destin travel site, TheGoodLifeDestin.com. After moving to Destin, she decided to start blogging all things related to Destin! She wanted to help those visiting, as well as locals, know everything there is to know about the area. She has captured Destin like nobody else! Be sure to grab her book "The Ultimate Destin Bucket List".

Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award - 2020 Finalist - MAG Aerospace

We are happy to announce that MAG Aerospace was also one of 10 manufacturing companies named as finalists for the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence (SMBE) Awards. These awards recognize the state’s high-performing manufacturers. Companies were judged in six categories of criteria, including leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce and operations. Learn more about them in this awesome video!