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.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE*

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

UF Planning, Design & Construction
Topic: Applications & Interviews – Understanding & Responding to Solicitations
Date: Thursday, January 26th

UF Procurement
Topic: Understanding the Contracting Process at UF

Date: Thursday, February 23rd

Small Business Administration of North Florida/ Dept. of Labor
Topic: Understanding Employee Issues that Impact Small Businesses
(Labor Issues Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon and Fair Labor Standards Acts)
Date: Thursday, March 23rd

State of Florida – Office of Supplier Diversity
Topic: Doing Business in Florida/ Becoming a Certified Vendor

Date: Thursday, April 20th

BBIF Florida
Topic: Financial Resources for Small Businesses

Date: Thursday, May 25th

UF Planning, Design & Construction
Topic: Entrepreneurial Resources in Gainesville

Date: Thursday, June 22nd

UF Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations
Topic: How Small Businesses can “Connect. Engage. Buy” at UF

Date: Thursday, July 27th

UF Planning, Design & Construction
Topic: Marketing Your Business to UF and other Businesses

Date: Thursday, August 24th

Small Business Administration of North Florida/ Dept. of Labor
Topic: Understanding Employee Issues that Impact Small Businesses
(Labor Issues Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon and Fair Labor Standards Acts)

Date: Thursday, September 21st

State of Florida – Office of Supplier Diversity
Topic: Doing Business in Florida/ Becoming a Certified Vendor

Date: Thursday, September 28th

Legal Issues for Small Businesses
Date: Thursday, October 26th

UF Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations
Topic: How Small Businesses can “Connect. Engage. Buy” at UF

Date: Thursday, November 16th

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Date: Thursday, December 14th

*Dates & topics may change at discretion of SBVDR