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, 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
Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Want to utilize social media to grow your business but not sure where to start? Join us to learn the basics of how to use the most popular social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube – as an essential addition to your marketing mix. This seminar will touch on the basics of utilizing the most successful platforms and show real-world examples of how to use them effectively.
Speaker: Stacey Dadd (instructor will be joining the seminar live, via Skype)
Wednesday, May 10, 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

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
Wednesday, April 12, 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, April 25, 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
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 6 sessions ending Thursday, May 25
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., May 9 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., May 11 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., May 16 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., May 18 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., May 23 from 5:30-8:30 PM Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions. • Financing Your Business- Thurs., May 25 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
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Location

1101 Channelside Drive
Suite 210
Tampa, FL 33602-3613
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