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1 Welcome to the Finding Your Competitive Edge Prepared by the National Center for Small Business Information Florida Institute of Technology - Melbourne, Florida Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Copyright © 2005, Florida Institute of Technology. All Rights Reserved

2 National Center for Small Business Information - Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne Florida - Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Welcome 2 Joe Alba  Loan Officer for Young & Associates Mortgage, Inc.  Member of the Home Builders and Contractors Association of Brevard  Past Political Action Committee Chairman  Current Vice Chair for the Membership Committee  Past Chairperson for the United Way  Past Interim Florida State Chair for Veterans  Very Involved in Fundraising for the Jaycees

3 National Center for Small Business Information - Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne Florida - Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Welcome 3 Agenda 12: :30 Check-in and Registration 12: :40 Welcome and Introduction 12:40 - 1:00 Finding Your Competitive Edge 1:00 - 1:10 Q&A for Joe Alba 1:10 - 1:30 Introduction of Sponsors 1:30 - 1:45 Networking and Door Prizes 2:00 - 2:45 Break Out Session 1 2:45 - 3:00 Move to Next Room 3:00 - 3:45 Break Out Session 2 3:45 - 4:00 Move to Next Room 4:00 - 4:30 Reception, Networking and Door Prizes 4:30 - 5:00 Certificate Ceremony

4 National Center for Small Business Information - Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne Florida - Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Welcome 4 Sponsors Kathi Schillo Chuck Gayley

5 National Center for Small Business Information - Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne Florida - Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Welcome 5 Housekeeping Please… Turn your cell phones off or set to vibrate mode Questions or Directions –Blue Ribbon: Staff –White Ribbon: Volunteers –Yellow Ribbon: Speakers

6 National Center for Small Business Information - Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne Florida - Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Welcome 6 Demographics Door Prizes –Present to Win –Please : One Per Person Networking Bingo Housekeeping

7 Graduates Please Check In

8 National Center for Small Business Information - Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne Florida - Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Welcome 8 I WANT YOUR Company’s Goods & Services

9 National Center for Small Business Information - Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne Florida - Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Welcome 9 NCSBI Training Courses and Networking Opportunities Essentials of Government Contracting –Build expertise in finding government contract opportunities, writing successful proposals, and administering government contracts Professional Enrichment –Build personal expertise through hands-on training in business software, computer security, project management, and management –Join our special interest groups for networking, life long learning, and fun. Short courses and guest lectures introduce government contracting, computer technologies, and business software Hands-on! NCSBI courses are designed to let you get the hands-on practice you need for the best learning experience.

10 National Center for Small Business Information - Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne Florida - Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Welcome 10 NCSBI Future Mini Lessons –www.ncsbi.fit.eduwww.ncsbi.fit.edu Podcasting –www.ncsbi.podomatic.comwww.ncsbi.podomatic.com Government Contracting Online Courses

11 National Center for Small Business Information - Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne Florida - Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Welcome 11 Certificates of Professional Development Computer Basics Skilled Professional

12 National Center for Small Business Information - Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne Florida - Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Welcome 12 Computer Basics Complete 5 of the following classes Required –Word Basic –PowerPoint Basic –Excel Basic Electives (select 2) –Intro to Computers –Intro to the Internet –Outlook Basic –Publisher Basic –Access Basic

13 National Center for Small Business Information - Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne Florida - Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Welcome 13 Skilled Professional Complete six classes from the Intermediate and Advanced Topics in a specific software application. –I.e., Word, Access, Excel, etc. Complete a Skills Assessment

14 Break Out Sessions

15 Networking Bingo


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