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December 07, 2021

Business Resource Center: VolusiaBusinessResources.com

WORKFORCE UPDATES

KEY STRATEGIES FOR CULTIVATING INTRAPRENEURS ON YOUR TEAM
Entrepreneurialism has become the zeitgeist of modern culture. While many admire key aspects of the entrepreneurial spirit, most individuals in the United States are actually employees. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, only about 7% of the U.S. population can be defined as an entrepreneur among the employed. Does that mean that only those who are on their own can embody the skills of entrepreneurialism? Not at all. In fact, many corporate cultures foster their own internal entrepreneurial, or intrapreneur, programs with their current employees. You can adapt an intrapreneur program for your organization and it could be a great thing for both your employees and your business. Here are five key strategies for cultivating intrapreneurs on your own team.

DSC OFFERS MAINTENANCE PIPING TRAINING
Daytona State College’s (DSC) Center for Business & Industry (CBI) is offering its Maintenance Piping course from Jan. 18 through April 7 at the Advanced Technology Center. The course covers introduction to piping systems, piping components, metal piping installation, plastic piping installation, metal tubing installation and hose installation. The training prepares the student to take the NIMS Industrial Technology Maintenance, Maintenance Piping Certification Exam. Participants should contact CareerSource Flagler Volusia at training@CareerSourceFV.com or call 386-561-9750 for assistance with training costs. For corporate or government customers who need arrangements with billing, contact Joanne Parker at Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu or call 386-506-4224. Learn more about the course and register.

AWARD PROGRAMS

SBA CALL FOR NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK AWARD NOMINEES
Nominations are being accepted for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2022 National Small Business Week (NSBW) Awards. The NSBW Awards recognize the achievements of SBA-assisted small businesses and the contributions they have made to their communities and our nation’s economy. The NSBW awards honor individuals and businesses that reflect our nation’s rich diversity. Nominations must be submitted electronically by 3 p.m. Jan. 11. All nominees are required to complete an SBA Background Form 3300. Learn more about nomination, eligibility criteria, selection process, evaluation criteria and timeframe for the various SBA awards.

WEBINARS, WORKSHOPS & FORUMS

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR CREDIT SCORE TO ACQUIRE A BUSINESS LOAN
Do you need capital or assistance from a bank or investment group to start a business? Learn how to increase your credit score during a free SCORE webinar. Richard Reeves, director of financial education with Consumer Credit Counseling Service, will provide an informative webinar on how to improve your current credit standing. Reeves will provide tips on disputing errors, building credit and boosting scores. The webinar will begin at noon Dec. 9. Registration is required.

BUSINESS NEWS

LATEST EDITION OF DOING BUSINESS IN ORMOND BEACH AVAILABLE
The City of Ormond Beach and the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce have released the latest edition of Doing Business in Ormond Beach. The publication serves as a reference for entrepreneurs and business owners to navigate the process of starting and expanding a business in Ormond Beach. The guide answers frequently asked questions and includes information on where to start, which department or organization to contact, and key considerations when operating a business. For assistance in starting, expanding or relocating your business to Ormond Beach, email Brian Rademacher, director of Economic Development, or call 386-676-3266. Download a copy of the digital e-book today.

UPCOMING EVENTS & EXPOS

STATE OF AMERICAN BUSINESS 2022
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host the State of American Business 2022: Competition for the Future from 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 11. The challenges, disruptions and opportunities accelerated by the pandemic are creating a new economic era that American businesses will help define. During this virtual event, the chamber will explore how competition — an essential force that drives achievement, innovation and progress — helps to shape a better future for all of us. Join business leaders from across the country and around the world for this high-level dialogue to equip, inform and inspire you to take on the challenges and opportunities ahead. Registration is required.

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS FOR BUSINESS

Hurricane season officially starts June 1 and planning ahead for a disaster can save business owners thousands of dollars in lost revenue due to structural damage, content damage, interruption of operations and employee displacement.

Did you know that 40% of businesses never re-open their doors post-disaster? We encourage all business owners to prepare their business for the season with the Volusia Prepares Business program checklist.

PLAN AND PREPARE YOUR BUSINESS

Protect and prepare your business with a Business Disaster Continuity Plan

  • Review property insurance to determine if you have adequate hazard, flood, wind and business interruption insurance
  • Video and photo document your property, vehicles and inventory before and after the disaster to assist with verifying insurance and tax credit claims
  • Determine what emergency equipment and supplies are needed to protect and repair your business
  • Protect computers and backup your files. Store backup files in an alternate location
  • Assemble insurance policies, financial records, inventories, and other important documents. Make duplicates and store in alternate safe places
  • Move files and equipment to higher elevations
  • Shutter windows, sandbag doors, and cover sensitive equipment
  • Have a generator ready as a backup until power is restored
  • Encourage your employees to create a family emergency plan - the sooner they take care of their personal preparations, the quicker they can help prepare your business
  • Create a Crisis Communication plan to communicate with customers, suppliers and employees
  • Develop an employee alert roster to notify employees during nonworking hours the status of business operations
  • Protect employees and only schedule essential personnel during the storm
  • Arrange alternate payroll methods for your employees with your banking institution after the disaster
  • Retain a list of emergency support phone numbers for various needs and distribute to your employees
  • Know the community’s evacuation plan and evacuation routes
  • Update your plan quarterly and be sure all existing employees and new hires understand the plan

BOOKMARK, DOWNLOAD, REGISTER, FOLLOW, CONTACT

BOOKMARK

DOWNLOAD

REGISTER

  • CodeRED – register to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts.

FOLLOW

CONTACT

  • Citizens Information Center (activated only during disasters) – Retain this phone number, 1-866-345-0345, for shelter information, sand bag locations, and other disaster updates; Telecommunication Device for the Deaf 386-248-1792

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