AEROSPACE NATIONAL EMERGENCY GRANT EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 14, 2014

TO FULLY BENEFIT, JOB SEEKERS MUST ENGAGE WITH BREVARD WORKFORCE BY DECEMBER 2013. BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA-Brevard Workforce, the area authority on workforce development, was granted a final extension for the Aerospace National Emergency Grant(NEG) that began in 2010 and will expire on June 14, 2014. The $15 million NEG, was created to provide career transition services […]

Securing the Future of Brevard One Entrepreneur at a Time.

Entrepreneurship is on the rise. According to the United States Department of Labor, Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the growth of the U.S. economy. The old proverb reads, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” In Brevard […]

StartUp Quest Pitch Contest Results

The competition yielded 4 winning teams with cash prizes and businesses to launch. BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA-Brevard Workforce, the area authority on workforce development, hosted their StartUp Quest Business Plan and Investor Pitch Competition at the Space Coast Convention Center at the Holiday Inn Cocoa on July 11, 2013. The event was standing room only as […]

From BizLaunch: After Startup Quest, What’s Next?

“After Startup Quest,  What’s Next?” By Cathy Musselman, Entrepreneur Coach & Trainer On May 9, 2013 a group of 96 people began a 10 week intensive entrepreneurial training program where they learned how to create a business plan for a technology company and ultimately develop a professional presentation for an investor panel.  Eleven teams of […]

From BizLaunch: Startup Quest Concludes with Success!

Startup Quest Concludes with Success!  The first round of the Startup Quest entrepreneurial intensive training program ended on July 11th with an investor pitch and business plan competition.  After attending classes for 10 weeks where participants learned how to put together a business plan and an investor presentation, each team was given 10 minutes to […]

ASPIRING ENTREPRENEUR TEAMS IN COMPETITION TO PITCH BUSINESS PLANS

Judges include successful entrepreneurs, business people, and investors. BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA-Brevard Workforce, the area authority on workforce development, invites the public to an event to showcase work from the Brevard Workforce StartUp Quest entrepreneurial program.  The program will culminate in a Business Plan and Investor Pitch Competition, taking place at the Space Coast Convention Center at […]

BREVARD WORKFORCE LAUNCHES WORKFORCE CHAMPION PROGRAM

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA- Brevard Workforce, the area authority on workforce development, kicked off its Workforce Champion program with the support of local business leaders.  The program recognizes the inspiring success stories of Brevard Workforce’s star business partners and job seekers and invites them to represent Brevard Workforce within the communities they serve. “Champions have knowledge of […]

From BizLaunch: Business Trends

Startup Quest Program:   Business Plan and Investor Pitch Competition According to the National Federation of Independent Business, June 2013 report shows that for the second consecutive month, small business owner confidence has edged up and is the second highest since the recession started in December 2007.  Surveys show that 8% state that now is a good […]

From BizLaunch: Entrepreneur Highlight

  Sea Beans with Style After 25 years of administrative, web development and database support experience, Patricia Karpinski, like many others, found herself laid off from her aerospace position in 2012.  However the story of her business, Sea Beans with Style, began years before in 2007 while living in Liberia. Sea Beans with Style is […]

BREVARD WORKFORCE FINDS INNOVATIVE SOLUTION TO STATE BUDGET CUTS

Starting July 1, 2013, Brevard Workforce career centers will initiate new customer hours and intensify access to business services for Brevard employers. BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA- Brevard Workforce, the area authority on workforce development, announced new center hours to begin July 1, 2013. The change comes on the heels of the state’s 21% funding cut to […]