Local Biz Briefs

Small business export expo set for Orlando March 24

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ORLAND -- Have you been in business for at least a year? Do you have a product that is exportable? Have you been considering tapping into the global market? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re invited to the Small Business Export Expo set for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at the Disney Entrepreneur Center, 315 E. Robinson St., Landmark Center One, Suite 100, Orlando.

Applied research grants available from high tech corridor council

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DELAND -- Since 1996, the Florida High Tech Corridor Council through its Matching Grants Research Program, has leveraged the strengths of the three corridor universities -- University of Central Florida, University of South Florida and the University of Florida -- to assist established high-growth technology firms develop and commercialize emerging technologies.

Session at NSB campus of Daytona State College to focus on being ready for economic recovery

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Small Business Development Center will present a seminar entitled: Get Your Business Ready for the Good Times to Come – Listening to Your Business. The session will be 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Thursday at the New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater campus of Daytona State College, 940 Tenth St., portable 101, New Smyrna Beach.

Volusia County Council schedules Economic Development workshop Feb. 25

DELAND -- The Volusia County Council will have a workshop at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, to consider alternatives to the economic development system in the county. The proposed Metro Daytona Volusia Economic Development Corp. will make a presentation.

Volusia County: SBA short-term loans available

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DELAND -- Volusia County government business leaders are encouraging prospective business owners to take advantage of opportunities offered by America’s Recovery Capital Loan Program of the Small Business Administration. It can provide up to $35,000 in short-term relief for viable small businesses facing immediate financial hardship to help ride out the current uncertain economic times and return to profitability. Go to http://tinyurl.com/ohs58m to learn more.