Sunday, September 14, 2008

Upcoming UCF Incubator Events

The UCF Incubator regularly has programs that may be of interest to you as a Florida company:

UCFTI Lunch & Learn Panel discussion sponsored by Martinez Olson & Associates CPAs
Tuesday, September 23rd
Time: 11:30pm-1:00pm
Location: 12201 Research Parkway, 2nd Floor,Orlando, FL. 32826 Room 211
Lunch will be provided (No Fee)
Panel:William (Bill) Patton - Sr. VP, DEI Services CorporationWilliam (Bill) Lowman - Managing Partner, Shuffield Lowman P.A. Jorge Martinez - Managing Partner, Martinez, Olson & Associates CPAs

If you do business with the government (or plan to), you don't want to miss this dynamic program. Our panel of entrepreneurs from the Government Contracting, Legal and CPA professions will provide advice on constructing a solid foundation in order to build a successful business that can weather different challenges they or their clients have experienced. Decisions such as choice of corporate legal entity, non-compete clauses, intellectual property, executive compensation, buy/sell agreements, and many other areas of business that C-level executives need to know will be addressed. This will be a interactive discussion with the audience so bring your list of challenges and questions.

To RSVP please contact Renee Ayala at 407-882-0202 or via e-mail at


Orlando & Melbourne SBIR/STTR Workshops

Phase I Proposal Preparation Workshop, Orlando, Florida, October 23, 2008.

Interested in the Phase I workshop, but think you'll learn better in a more humid, hot environment near a theme park? Consider joining us in Orlando in October for our most popular workshop. We cover the basics of SBIR/STTR, including an update on the reauthorization of the SBIR program by Congress. We help you understand the kinds of projects that SBIR/STTR funds, and then how to prepare a competitive proposal to get your share of that money. We'll share some sample SBIR proposals, then suggest how they can be helpful (and also how their helpfulness is limited). Instructors: Gail & Jim Greenwood Sign up today with

Cost Proposal Preparation Workshop, Melbourne, Florida, October 24, 2008.

When we say "IR&D is allowed as part of G&A, except at NSF and NIH, provided it is 'reasonable,'" if your eyes glaze over, then that's a sign that you need to attend this workshop. Government accounting, and SBIR/STTR cost proposals are challenging stuff, and very important to making sure that you don't go broke trying to complete an SBIR/STTR project. Learn the basics in this intensive, day-long workshop. You will learn how to estimate your company's indirect/F&A rate, and how to justify your fee/profit request. Not sure you are going to ask for indirect/F&A reimbursement, or for fee/profit on your SBIR/STTR projects? You MUST attend this workshop so we can 'splain the importance of these parts of your project and cost proposal. Instructors: Gail & Jim Greenwood
Contact for more information or to register.


Central Florida Business Expo: The Business Event of the Year

September 24th, 2008 9am - 7pm at the AmWay Arena
Registration is FREE

Over 250 Professionals have already registered for the Break Out Sessions and Networking. The Expo features include:- Main Stage speakers: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Jimmy Vee & Travis Miller of Gravitational Marketing- VIP Networking Lunch with a Q&A session with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer- Seven business building breakout sessions with local and international companies- Rock Your BusinessTM Networking / Brainstorming Session

For full information, including how to exhibit at this event, see the website at

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