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Featured Events


Free Webinar - Leveraging Okaloosa's Entrepreneurship Ecosystem to Achieve Success

Free Webinar - Leveraging Okaloosa's Entrepreneurship Ecosystem to Achieve Success

October 13, 2022 at 9:00am – 10:00am

An all-star panel comprised of Florida SBDC Associate Director Terry Mauer and successful local entrepreneurs Louis Erickson (Bit-Wizards) and Nate Vannatter (Props Craft Brewery) will discuss their individual perspectives on entrepreneurship and experiences with building / supporting successful small businesses in Okaloosa County.

Community Events


Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours

Walton Area Chamber of Commerce
September 27, 2022 at 9:00am – 10:00am
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Free Business Consulting: “Shop Talk” Thursdays

Destin Chamber of Commerce
September 29, 2022 at 10:00am – 2:00pm
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Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours

Walton Area Chamber of Commerce
October 4, 2022 at 9:00am – 10:00am
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Free Business Consulting: “Shop Talk” Thursdays

Destin Chamber of Commerce
October 6, 2022 at 10:00am – 2:00pm
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First Friday Coffee

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
October 7, 2022 at 7:00am – 9:00am
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Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours

Walton Area Chamber of Commerce
October 11, 2022 at 9:00am – 10:00am
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Second Wednesday Breakfast

Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
October 12, 2022 at 7:30am – 8:30am
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Media

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 Entrepreneur.com 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

Café Organic: A Health Journey

Dr. Karin Frisbee shares her story of being an entrepreneur in the health business and how organic food can positively effect the community.

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