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Orlando Entrepreneur Center Hosts Free Seminars

June 18, 2013
Orlando Entrepreneur Center

Orlando's National Entrepreneur Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary Tuesday with an afternoon of free educational seminars for small business owners.

The center, which is home to 11 different business organizations and service providers, will mark the occasion with a private event in the morning followed by three educational sessions in the afternoon, including:

"Disruptive Demographics" from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m., presented by James Johnson Jr., of the University of North Carolina. Johnson will discuss changes in the U.S. population and the challenges and opportunities they present for Florida's entrepreneurs.

"The Art of Networking" from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., presented by business strategist Annetta Wilson. She will discuss how to handle the most common and challenging networking situations.

"10 Minutes to a More Profitable Website," from 4 to 5 p.m., presented by Matt Weber, president of ROAR Internet Marketing. This session will cover easy-to-implement changes that business owners can use to increase the amount of leads they get from their website.

Tickets to the sessions will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 12:15 p.m. at the center, which is located inside Orlando Fashion Square mall at 3201 E. Colonial Dr.

In 2003, the center -- then called the Disney Entrepreneur Center -- was founded as a collaboration between Walt Disney World, Orange County government and the University of Central Florida. It moved to its current location in 2011, when it was renamed the National Entrepreneur Center.

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Source: (c)2013 The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.). Distributed by MCT Information Services.

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