FSBDC at the University of South Florida
Port Tampa Bay Building
Tampa

Phone: 813.905.5800
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Since opening its doors in 1980, the SBDC at USF has helped more than 168,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs in West Central Florida create and retain close to 45,000 jobs and win government contract awards worth over $1 billion.


The SBDC at the University of South Florida offers FREE Business Consulting and Low Cost Entrepreneurial Training. Counseling is offered by appointment only Monday - Friday, from 8:00am - 5:00pm. To arrange an appointment with one of our Certified Busines Analysts, call our office at 813-905-5800.



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Events

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
It’s no myth…women, minority and veteran certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government.
Speaker: Yanina Rosario
Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your existing business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Seminar registration includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software. Our expert advice simplifies conducting the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don’t be intimidated, take the first step today!
Speaker: Bill Burnham
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
It’s no myth…women, minority and veteran certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government.
Speaker: Yanina Rosario

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
You’ve got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of license you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started.
Speaker: Bill Burnham
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
After working with thousands of business owners each year, we’ve put together six courses that make up the critical business foundation all entrepreneurs need to know before starting a business. The series will take you through determining feasibility and legal structures; developing financial projections; obtaining a loan; accounting and bookkeeping processes; and attracting customers. Don't be intimidated, go ahead and take the first step. Learn from the experts. Week 1 • Starting Your Business- Tues., March 7 from 5:30-8:00 PM You’ve got the idea. Now, learn the essentials you need to get started. Course covers taxes, licenses and entity selection for forming partnerships, LLCs and corporations. • Marketing Your Business- Thurs., March 9 from 5:30-8:30 PM “Build it and they will come” is NOT a marketing strategy! This pivotal seminar will help you avoid the “Big Mistake” made by unsuccessful start-ups. Week 2 • Basic Business Taxes- Tues., March 14 from 5:30-8:30 PM Every business must report taxes but how you pay depends on the type of business you have. Taught by a CPA • Building Your Business Plan with LivePlan- Thurs., March 16 from 5:30-8:30 PM Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Registration includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software. Week 3 • Bookkeeping Basics- Tues., March 21 from 5:30-8:30 PM Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions. • Financing Your Business- Thurs., March 23 from 5:30-8:00 PM In this course, an experienced SBA business loan specialist will teach you how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and find money in a tight-fisted economy. Included: 6 classes over 3 week period, 17 hours of instruction, handouts and software. Plus: By taking the course as a series you’re getting Financing Your Business for free.
Speaker: Several Consultants
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
You’ve got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of license you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started.
Speaker: Eileen Rodriguez
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
You’ve got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of license you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started.
Speaker: Yanina Rosario
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Location

1101 Channelside Drive
Suite 210
Tampa, FL 33602-3613
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