Monthly Business Development Workshops

UF Business Development Workshops is a comprehensive monthly program designed to give small business owners the tools needed to become a successful vendor for UF. Conducted by UF departments, project managers and industry professionals, these workshops help businesses learn how to:

  • CONNECT – to the various area resources that can help your business.
  • ENGAGE – with our programs and event.
  • BUY – learn what items we buy and how we buy them.


Times: 9am-11am
Location: UF East Campus Complex, ESSIE Building 1604 – Rm 105
(2100 NE Waldo Road Gainesville, FL 32609)

Topic: Strategic Planning for Small Business (Business Planning)
Date: Thursday, January 18th

Topic: Understanding the Contracting Process at UF
Date: Thursday, February 22nd

Topic: Supplier Diversity Exchange… Register HERE
Date: Thursday, March 8th

Topic: Financial Management – Budgeting with a Purpose
Date: Thursday, April 19th

Topic: Entrepreneurial Resources in Gainesville
Date: Thursday, June 28th

Topic: How Small Businesses can “Connect. Engage. Buy” at UF
Date: Thursday, July 26th

Topic: Understanding UF’s Catering Program
Date: Thursday, August 23rd

Topic: Legal Issues for Small Businesses
Date: Thursday, September 27th

Topic: Learn How to Connect with UF/IFAS Bookstore
Date: Thursday, November 15th

*Dates & topics may change at discretion of SBVDR