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: Small Businesses: Get Connected… Learn How to Engage… So UF Buys from YOU!
Date: Thursday, January 17th

Topic: How to Successfully Contract with UF!
Date: Thursday, February 21st

Topic: Cooking with UF: Connecting with UF’s Growing Catering Program
Date: Thursday, May 23rd | Location: 2046 NE Waldo Road, Suite 3201, Gainesville, FL 32609

Topic: Effective Communication for Small Business
Date: Thursday, June 20th




Topic: How to Successfully Deal with Personal & Organizational Change!
Date: Thursday, July 18th

Topic: Mastering the Bid Proposal Process
Date: Thursday, August 15th

Topic: Making the UF Bookstore Your Customer!
Date: Thursday, September 19th

Topic: Identifying Your Target Market
Date: Thursday, October 17th

Topic: Quick Books for Small Businesses
Date: Thursday, November 14th

Download the full schedule HERE!


*Dates & topics may change at discretion of SBVDR