Events/Workshops

   
  
    

March

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
QuickBooks is one of the most recognized accounting software packages available. Provided quarterly, this QuickBooks for Beginners seminar will provide an overview of the QuickBooks software including "getting around" QuickBooks and how to complete the "EasyStep Interview." (This seminar is not a hands-on workshop.) Offered every other month.
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Friday, March 31, 2017 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. But with so many different marketing activities that they could focus on, they often miss some of the important marketing concepts that will help them understand why those activities are so important. This presentation is designed to uncover some of those core concepts and show that a little bit of marketing knowledge can go a long way.
Speaker: Ken Countess, Countess Group
Approximately 4 miles away from zip code 34744

April

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
This seminar will provide an in-depth examination of the federal government procurement process. Topics include the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), acquisition principles, definitions, ethics, contract clauses, procurement methods, contract types, socio-economic programs and marketing
Speaker: Frank Germonto
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 20.00
Friday, April 07, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
How to Start Your Own Business This seminar will help business owners learn the essentials for getting started in business. Topics include: business evaluation, business entities, licensing, capital/finance sources, start-up cost, sales forecasting, cash flow, and an introduction to business plans and the importance of preparing one. This session is guaranteed to take the mystery out of starting a business and help you to be the entrepreneur you always dreamed about! **No-Cost** Writing the Business Plan Made Easy Writing a successful business plan requires preparation and, most importantly, getting started. This seminar provides a ‘hands-on approach’ for the serious entrepreneur or business owner who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this seminar will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy. **No-Cost**
Speaker: Elly Membreno - Business Consultant Rafael Pratts - Business Consultant
Approximately 4 miles away from zip code 34744
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
For many small businesses, entry into government contracting will begin as a subcontractor. This seminar will provide the small business with an understanding of the process including the format of the subcontract and teaming agreement and how to protect your company during the relationship, as well as the benefits of subcontracting. The class will also provide a review of the rules of engagement, the relationship between prime contractor, subcontractor and the government
Speaker: Frank Germonto, PTAC Specialist
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
This session will provide an overview and stimulate discussions on how to write an effective proposal in response to a government solicitation. The seminar will define and provide an understanding of the Request for Proposal (RFP), Invitation for Bid (IFB) and Request for Quotation (RFQ), as well as their differences. The seminar will discuss how to find opportunities, bid or no bid decisions, scope/statements of work, qualifications and evaluation criteria, why proposals lose and what to do if you win or lose
Speaker: Frank Germonto, PTAC Specialist
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements. Registering for How to Start Your Business also includes our Business Fundamentals Webinars: Financing Alternatives, Marketing for Business Success and Business Plan Writing Made Easy at no extra cost.
Speaker: Chuck Wheeler
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Friday, April 21, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
How to Start Your Own Business This seminar will help business owners learn the essentials for getting started in business. Topics include: business evaluation, business entities, licensing, capital/finance sources, start-up cost, sales forecasting, cash flow, and an introduction to business plans and the importance of preparing one. This session is guaranteed to take the mystery out of starting a business and help you to be the entrepreneur you always dreamed about! **No-Cost** Writing the Business Plan Made Easy Writing a successful business plan requires preparation and, most importantly, getting started. This seminar provides a ‘hands-on approach’ for the serious entrepreneur or business owner who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this seminar will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy. **No-Cost**
Speaker: Elly Membreno - Business Consultant Rafael Pratts - Business Consultant
Approximately 4 miles away from zip code 34744
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
This seminar will provide you with suggestions on how to market your products/services to Government agencies and we’ll provide links to a current list of government purchasing activities. We’ll commence with a brief overview of selling to and doing business with the federal government including registration, and principles and practices of contracting. Then will transition and provide you with suggestions on how to market your products/services to the government including market targeting (who are the agencies and what do they buy), what to say, capabilities statements, the use of social media and specific recommendations on who do I contact/visit and what to say.
Speaker: Frank Germonto, PTAC Specialist
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Friday, April 28, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Attend this NO-COST workshop to gain insight into how you can grow your business with government contracts. This workshop is designed to help small businesses understand how the government buys goods and services. Come join us to learn how established Florida businesses can reach new markets through federal, state, and local government contracts, and prime contractors.
Speaker: Patricia Simpson, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Florida SBDC at UCF Cheryl Jessee, School District of Osceola County Blanca Barnes, Osceola County Procurement Services Debbie Luke, City of Kissimmee
Approximately 5 miles away from zip code 34744

May

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 8:30 PM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Managing a Business
TBD
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Thursday, May 04, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Make your future happen; don’t let it happen to you. With a strategic plan, you will be able to establish your company’s direction, make better business decisions and have a source of increased market share and profitability. A strong, effective strategic plan is the culmination of a series of building blocks including a financial plan, a marketing plan, and a business plan. While most planning courses tackle these plans separately, this seminar will present these four complementary planning events as a series of activities that build on each other to create an effective, long term strategic plan for your business. At the end of this seminar, you will have the basis upon which to build a strategic plan that enables you to design your company’s future and supports its sustainable growth and success.
Speaker: Steve South
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Understanding your customers and the market for your product/service is important for every business. And market research is the tool that can give you the deeper and broader grasp of your market you want to maximize business success. It can help you evaluate business opportunities and guide key decisions and plans. In this seminar you will learn about the two types of market research, the methodologies you can use and the steps to take to organize and analyze the information for maximum benefit to your business.
Speaker: Hal Thayer, Asst Director, Danielle Gal, Marketing Specialist
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
“Cash is King (place a Crown)”. Every business has a hidden store of cash and hidden cash leaks. Utilizing the cash flow management strategies of large corporations, learn how to find, preserve, and use cash to manage and grow your business and increase profits. By applying these tactics you can vastly reduce the need for outside financing. You may never need to borrow money again!!
Speaker: Presented by Pauline Davis, Asst. Director
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements. Registering for How to Start Your Business also includes our Business Fundamentals Webinars: Financing Alternatives, Marketing for Business Success and Business Plan Writing Made Easy at no extra cost.
Speaker: Hal Thayer, Asst. Director
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
• Training and Simulation by PEO STRI and NAVAIR • SBA of Florida Update • Supplier Diversity in Florida • GSA Schedules Primer • Matchmaking Readiness
Speaker: Various
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Meet one-on-one with local purchasing professionals. More than 20 participants expected. Army Corps of Engineers • Central Florida Expressway Authority • Florida Department of Transportation • Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise • Greater Orlando Aviation Authority • Lockheed Martin • NASA • NAVAIR • Orange County Government • Patrick Air Force Base • PEO STRI • Small Business Administration (SBA) • Seminole County Government • Siemens • Skanksa • University of Central Florida
Speaker: Various
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744

June

Thursday, June 01, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Digital Marketing is a broad, constantly changing business discipline. In this seminar, you will learn how to develop an up-to-date digital marketing strategy that will enable your prospects and customers to reach you in new, digitally-creative ways. The session will also make you current with some of the latest trends in social media. Learn what social networks your customers are on and the best strategy to reach them, keep them, and get them to share your content and drive your marketing message.
Speaker: Chuck Wheeler, Jairo Batista
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, June 15, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements. Registering for How to Start Your Business also includes our Business Fundamentals Webinars: Financing Alternatives, Marketing for Business Success and Business Plan Writing Made Easy at no extra cost.
Speaker: Chuck Wheeler, CBA
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
QuickBooks is one of the most recognized accounting software packages available. Provided quarterly, this QuickBooks for Beginners seminar will provide an overview of the QuickBooks software including "getting around" QuickBooks and how to complete the "EasyStep Interview." (This seminar is not a hands-on workshop.) Offered every other month.
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00

July

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
This seminar will provide an in-depth examination of the federal government procurement process. Topics include the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), acquisition principles, definitions, ethics, contract clauses, procurement methods, contract types, socio-economic programs and marketing
Speaker: Steven South
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
For many small businesses, entry into government contracting will begin as a subcontractor. This seminar will provide the small business with an understanding of the process including the format of the subcontract and teaming agreement and how to protect your company during the relationship, as well as the benefits of subcontracting. The class will also provide a review of the rules of engagement, the relationship between prime contractor, subcontractor and the government
Speaker: Frank Germonto, PTAC Specialist
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
This session will provide an overview and stimulate discussions on how to write an effective proposal in response to a government solicitation. The seminar will define and provide an understanding of the Request for Proposal (RFP), Invitation for Bid (IFB) and Request for Quotation (RFQ), as well as their differences. The seminar will discuss how to find opportunities, bid or no bid decisions, scope/statements of work, qualifications and evaluation criteria, why proposals lose and what to do if you win or lose
Speaker: Frank Germonto, PTAC Specialist
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.
Speaker: Hal Thayer, Asst. Director
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
This seminar will provide you with suggestions on how to market your products/services to Government agencies and we’ll provide links to a current list of government purchasing activities. We’ll commence with a brief overview of selling to and doing business with the federal government including registration, and principles and practices of contracting. Then will transition and provide you with suggestions on how to market your products/services to the government including market targeting (who are the agencies and what do they buy), what to say, capabilities statements, the use of social media and specific recommendations on who do I contact/visit and what to say.
Speaker: Frank Germnto PTAC Specialist
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00

August

Thursday, August 03, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Make your future happen; don’t let it happen to you. With a strategic plan, you will be able to establish your company’s direction, make better business decisions and have a source of increased market share and profitability. A strong, effective strategic plan is the culmination of a series of building blocks including a financial plan, a marketing plan, and a business plan. While most planning courses tackle these plans separately, this seminar will present these four complementary planning events as a series of activities that build on each other to create an effective, long term strategic plan for your business. At the end of this seminar, you will have the basis upon which to build a strategic plan that enables you to design your company’s future and supports its sustainable growth and success.
Speaker: Steve South
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Understanding your customers and the market for your product/service is important for every business. And market research is the tool that can give you the deeper and broader grasp of your market you want to maximize business success. It can help you evaluate business opportunities and guide key decisions and plans. In this seminar you will learn about the two types of market research, the methodologies you can use and the steps to take to organize and analyze the information for maximum benefit to your business.
Speaker: Hal Thayer, Asst Director, Danielle Gal, Marketing Specialist
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
“Cash is King (place a Crown)”. Every business has a hidden store of cash and hidden cash leaks. Utilizing the cash flow management strategies of large corporations, learn how to find, preserve, and use cash to manage and grow your business and increase profits. By applying these tactics you can vastly reduce the need for outside financing. You may never need to borrow money again!!
Speaker: Presented by Pauline Davis, Asst. Director
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.
Speaker: Chuck Wheeler, CBA
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
QuickBooks is one of the most recognized accounting software packages available. Provided quarterly, this QuickBooks for Beginners seminar will provide an overview of the QuickBooks software including "getting around" QuickBooks and how to complete the "EasyStep Interview." (This seminar is not a hands-on workshop.) Offered every other month.
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:30 PM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Managing a Business
TBD
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Digital Marketing is a broad, constantly changing business discipline. In this seminar, you will learn how to develop an up-to-date digital marketing strategy that will enable your prospects and customers to reach you in new, digitally-creative ways. The session will also make you current with some of the latest trends in social media. Learn what social networks your customers are on and the best strategy to reach them, keep them, and get them to share your content and drive your marketing message.
Speaker: Chuck Wheeler, Jairo Batista
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00

September

Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
In this 3 hour seminar learn how to take advantage of Google's free marketing and business productivity tools to grow your business.
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.
Speaker: Hal Thayer, Asst. Director
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00

October

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
This seminar provides an in-depth examination and clarification on the federal government contracting process. Topics include the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), registration with the federal government at www.sam.gov, acquisition principles, definitions, ethics, contract clauses, procurement methods, contract types, and socioeconomic programs.
Speaker: Steven South
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
For many small businesses, entry into government contracting will begin as a subcontractor. This seminar will provide the small business with an understanding of the process including the format of the subcontract and teaming agreement and how to protect your company during the relationship, as well as the benefits of subcontracting. The class will also provide a review of the rules of engagement, the relationship between prime contractor, subcontractor and the government
Speaker: Frank Germonto, PTAC Specialist
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
This session will provide an overview and stimulate discussions on how to write an effective proposal in response to a government solicitation. The seminar will define and provide an understanding of the Request for Proposal (RFP), Invitation for Bid (IFB) and Request for Quotation (RFQ), as well as their differences. The seminar will discuss how to find opportunities, bid or no bid decisions, scope/statements of work, qualifications and evaluation criteria, why proposals lose and what to do if you win or lose
Speaker: Frank Germonto, PTAC Specialist
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.
Speaker: Hal Thayer, Asst. Director
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
This seminar will provide you with suggestions on how to market your products/services to Government agencies and we’ll provide links to a current list of government purchasing activities. We’ll commence with a brief overview of selling to and doing business with the federal government including registration, and principles and practices of contracting. Then will transition and provide you with suggestions on how to market your products/services to the government including market targeting (who are the agencies and what do they buy), what to say, capabilities statements, the use of social media and specific recommendations on who do I contact/visit and what to say.
Speaker: Frank Germnto PTAC Specialist
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Make your future happen; don’t let it happen to you. With a strategic plan, you will be able to establish your company’s direction, make better business decisions and have a source of increased market share and profitability. A strong, effective strategic plan is the culmination of a series of building blocks including a financial plan, a marketing plan, and a business plan. While most planning courses tackle these plans separately, this seminar will present these four complementary planning events as a series of activities that build on each other to create an effective, long term strategic plan for your business. At the end of this seminar, you will have the basis upon which to build a strategic plan that enables you to design your company’s future and supports its sustainable growth and success.
Speaker: Steve South
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744

November

Thursday, November 02, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Understanding your customers and the market for your product/service is important for every business. And market research is the tool that can give you the deeper and broader grasp of your market you want to maximize business success. It can help you evaluate business opportunities and guide key decisions and plans. In this seminar you will learn about the two types of market research, the methodologies you can use and the steps to take to organize and analyze the information for maximum benefit to your business.
Speaker: Hal Thayer, Asst Director, Danielle Gal, Marketing Specialist
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:30 PM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Managing a Business
TBD
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Thursday, November 09, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
“Cash is King (place a Crown)”. Every business has a hidden store of cash and hidden cash leaks. Utilizing the cash flow management strategies of large corporations, learn how to find, preserve, and use cash to manage and grow your business and increase profits. By applying these tactics you can vastly reduce the need for outside financing. You may never need to borrow money again!!
Speaker: Presented by Pauline Davis, Asst. Director
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Digital Marketing is a broad, constantly changing business discipline. In this seminar, you will learn how to develop an up-to-date digital marketing strategy that will enable your prospects and customers to reach you in new, digitally-creative ways. The session will also make you current with some of the latest trends in social media. Learn what social networks your customers are on and the best strategy to reach them, keep them, and get them to share your content and drive your marketing message.
Speaker: Chuck Wheeler, Jairo Batista
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.
Speaker: Hal Thayer, Asst. Director
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00

December

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.
Speaker: Chuck Wheeler, CBA
Approximately 18 miles away from zip code 34744
Fee: $ 30.00