Starting a business has many requirements: a strong business plan & financial foundation, experience and knowledge of the market you are entering, legal/permits - ordinance (local, county, state & federal) & regulatory requirements, taxes, logistics, human & building capital, and the list goes on. This course was prepared to assist and provide current and future entrepreneurs with the knowledge and understanding of the process to have a business in Florida. This workshop will cover “How To:” ? Select a Business ? Get Ready! ? Write your Own Business Plan ? Financial Forecasting ? Establish a Business Name that no one else is using. ? Register Your Business ? Register with the IRS, Volusia County, City – Business Location. ? Taxes ? Insurance, Financial, Special & Required Permits ? Business Plan Resources This workshop is being presented by David Shifflett, MBA, LUTCF, FSS, CSA. David has been a SCORE Mentor since 2015. He retired from the Air Force, where he was an Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent. He worked as a Production Manager in a textile factory, transitioned from there to start his own business “FutureAssets” in 1995 as a Sole Proprietor, which grew to an S-corporation.