Events/Workshops

 
  
    

March

Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
The State of Florida has changed their procurement of Information Technology related services from a function of the Department of Management of Services to the GSA. Last year the federal government purchased $14.7 billion of Information Technology related services using the GSA Schedule. This workshop introduces IT companies to the fundamentals of preparing and submitting a GSA Schedule successfully. The workshop includes valuable information on obtaining a DUNS Number, identifying industry classification codes, understanding the process of submitting a successful solicitation, and other valuable resources needed to compete for lucrative IT contracts successfully.
Speaker: Reamonn Soto, Government Contracting Specialist
Location: Domi Station
Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Join the Small Business Resource Network for networking and baseball at the JetBlue Park. Event is open to members and non-members.
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Are you already in business but unsure how to use Facebook? Do you have a company Facebook page but unsure how to attract customers? In this workshop you will learn how to use Facebook to gain a stronger social media presence. We will walk you through step-by-step how to setup your company's Facebook business page and advertise to your target market.
Speaker: Chelsea Lewis
Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Are you looking for money for your business? Are you considering a SBA loan? This seminar will help you zero in on the right funding choices for your business and avoid money scams. Our financing veteran will educate you on how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and where to find money in a tight-fisted economy. You’ll explore: • SBA loans: when, where and how to apply • How to plan your financing request to banks • Which banks are making loan • Angel investors and venture capitalists • Six Cs of credit and how credit scores affect your business • The fundamentals of royalties, licensing and supplier credit • Busting the myths about small business grants
Speaker: Special Guest Speaker: Paola Fuentes, MBA Business Relationship Manager, Business Banking Chase
Fee: $ 15.00
Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Operation Opportunity is an initiative of 38HOT: Helping Others Together, Team 4 of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami Class of 2016-2017. This program is focused on creating entrepreneurial and professional opportunities for Miami-Dade County veterans. As part of Operation Opportunity, 38HOT is hosting an entrepreneurship workshop to provide training and resources for veterans looking to start up a new business or grow an existing business. Attendees will hear from experts in the following areas: Starting a Business Accessing Capital Resources to Support Veteran Entrepreneurs This workshop will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6pm - 8pm at the United Way of Miami-Dade’s Ansin Building, located at 3250 Southwest 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129-2712. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Registration is required. To attend the event, please register here: go.fiu.edu/operationopportunity There is no cost to attend, and for more information contact Brian Van Hook: (305) 779-9228 / bvanhook01@gmail.com.
Speaker: United Way Mission United The U.S. Small Business Administration The Beacon Council Florida SBDC at Florida International University
Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Managing Employees
Managing in today’s workplace is more complex than ever. With multi-generational employees, a focus on teamwork, and ever-changing rules and regulations, it’s hard to know what to do. Our experts will take a two-pronged approach to address this challenge. Our first speaker will cover Setting a Vision, Employee Roles and Teamwork with Diversity and Leadership.
Speaker: Nancy Muenzmay
Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
It all starts with a website! Learn the basics of what needs to be in your website and how the search engines see you. Then what? Exploit the internet to the benefit of your business! What are the best practices for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and geo-locations? Topics include: strategy, return on influence, and keys to success. Come learn how to make electronic media work best for you!
Monday, March 27, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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 licenses you’ll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started.
Speaker: Danielle Moreda
Monday, March 27, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
No matter what the purpose - to assess the feasibility of starting a business, to present to a bank for financing, or to serve as a roadmap for the future – a business plan is a critical tool for successful small businesses. In this session, attendees will get an overview of the format of a business plan and learn about all the key components of a plan and resources to help get them started.
Fee: $ 10.00
Monday, March 27, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Participants will expand their knowledge about business finances and what financiers and banks are looking for when it comes to extending business loans. This workshop is for new or established businesses and designed for the business owner or accounting staff. This seminar is sponsored by The Fort Myers Regional Library.
Speaker: Suzanne Specht, MBA and Lisa Portnoy, Bank United
Monday, March 27, 2017 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
The objectives of this seminar are to learn how to market your company to government agencies, understand the differences between RFP and RFQ, know how to find a proposal opportunity, understand the sections in a proposal and how to write a winning bid.
Speaker: Carole Hart, Regional Program Manager ,Consultant ,FSBDC at Palm Beach State College
Monday, March 27, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
No matter what the purpose - to assess the feasibility of starting a business, to present to a bank for financing, or to serve as a roadmap for the future – a business plan is a critical tool for successful small businesses. In this session, attendees will get an overview of the format of a business plan and learn about all the key components of a plan and resources to help get them started.
Fee: $ 10.00
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
During this 4-part workshop series, attendees will learn how to keep records, develop financial statements, asset depreciation schedules, understand tax records and plan for business continuity. Attendance fee for all four sessions (Tuesdays/Thursdays Mar 28 & 30, April 4 & 6) is $100 for the public and free for students and employees of the University of West Florida who present a Nautilus card. Please pre-register as seating is limited.
Speaker: Dan Cavanaugh, Manager, Florida SBDC at UWF
Fee: $ 100.00
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
You know why your business rocks. Does anyone else? Take this class to uncover the characteristics that make up your business’ DNA. Soon, you’ll be able to boost consumer loyalty and company profits. After answering the two most important questions in all of marketing, you’ll be ready to skillfully implement customer-winning strategies and face the competition.
Speaker: Janette Blanco
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
We never plan to make mistakes. As business owners, we’re focused on running our business. Every day brings new challenges, opportunities and decisions. But there are six mistakes that consistently cause businesses to fail. And we need to know what they are and how to avoid them! Learn how to protect yourself and build a firewall around your business and your personal assets. This is part of a Lunch & Learn series. Event will be located: FIU Modesto Maidique Campus 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199 College of Business Complex (CBC) Special Events Room 232
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Get an overview of Quickbooks accounting software. Learn to set up the chart of account and the basic functions of the most popular software among accounting professionals today.
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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
Fee: $ 15.00
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Is your business model generating profit or has the market shifted and your existing model is no longer working? This session will cover the 9 building blocks of your business model including: Customer Segments, Value Propositions, Channels, Customer Relationships, Revenue Streams, Key Resources, Key Activities, Key Partnerships and Cost Structure. Effectively using resources, strategic partnerships and delivering clear messages of your product value to customers can put more money into your pocket! Cost: $50. Pre-registration recommended. Part of the Business Boot Camp series for new & pre-venture businesses.
Speaker: Sharon Triplett, Senior Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWF
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
"Do you want to be your own Accountant?” If you want to understand what your numbers really mean, then this Accounting 101 for Small Business course is for you. We will walk you through the recording process from the beginning to the end results, the financial statements. As a business owner, your knowledge of the financial data process and how to use this information to make sound business decisions will be greatly improved.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Learn how to properly start your business to ensure success. Understand how all the critical pieces of the puzzle fit together. We discuss the various legal forms of ownership, licensing and tax requirements, capital and labor, rent versus purchase, and viarious other business startup issues.
Speaker: Amy Kirkland, CGBP - Manager, Florida SBDC at Seminole State College
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Market research is the function that links the consumer, customer, and public to the small business owner. This information is used to identify and define marketing opportunities and problems; to generate, refine, and evaluate marketing actions; to monitor marketing performance; and to improve understanding of the marketing process. The steps associated with conducting both primary and secondary market research are reviewed along with how to make use of the information in both your marketing and business plans. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514
Speaker: Speakers - Martin Duffy, SBDC Director & Ramses Rodrigues - Box & Send
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Ever wished you had a crystal ball to help predict your business outcomes? Well, you do! And, it’s probably sitting on a shelf collecting dust. Get rid of the excuses that keep you from looking at the numbers. We’ll teach you how to comprehend your business’ financial statements so you can focus on the big picture. After this course, you’ll be able to use the numbers to evaluate the condition of your business and effectively manage its financial performance by learning how to: • Read, review and understand your statements in as little as one hour per month • Use your statements to recognize negative trends before it’s too late • Speak the same language as your banker and CPA • Perform vertical & horizontal comparative analyses • Ask financially intelligent questions
Speaker: Rolanda McDuffie
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
This program is especially helpful to those who plan to target the DoD, SOCOM, CENTCOM, etc. and be competitive in responding to their requirements. The presentation will discuss proposal requirements for cost elements such as Direct Labor, Material, Subcontracts, Other Direct Costs (ODCs), and Indirect Rates. Participants will gain an understanding as to how a proposal is evaluated as determined through FAR Part 15, Table 15-2 and DFARs 252.215-7009. Finally, presenters will l outline what reference resources are available, such as historical data considerations, FAR Part 31 Unallowable Costs as well as common proposal deficiencies, and regulatory guidance that will assist them in the development of a compliant proposal.
Speaker: Ms. Karen Beckman, Financial Liaison Advisor - Mr. Jim Boyles, Supervisory Auditor & Mr. Matt Rojas, Auditor
Fee: $ 15.00
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.
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
This workshop is about how to do business with Okaloosa County. The workshop will cover what types of products and services the county typically procures, how to register as a vendor and how to locate bid opportunities. No fee for this workshop, but pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited.
Speaker: TBD
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Focused on the food industry? Get the information you need to run a small business food enterprise. This course will cover the basic requirements for starting your own restaurant, catering business, or a mobile food dispensing cart.
Speaker: Andrew Ware
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Explore the art of making authentic connections to help open more doors of possibilities. Participants will foster new ideas on how to prepare, engage in and follow up on networking opportunities that best suit your personality and networking purpose. Learn specific networking techniques that align with your own personal style.
Fee: $ 25.00
Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
This seminar will provided an overview in the fundamentals of government contracting including information regarding the Federal contracting registration in SAM. (System for Award Management.)
Speaker: Carole Hart, SBDC Government Contracting Services
Thursday, March 30, 2017 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
The objectives of this seminar are to earn the role of small business in Government contracting; understand liabilities/assets involved with being a Government supplier; see how to use the internet to find bid opportunities, resources, research, and registration processes; learn how to decipher the alphabet soup of Government contracting.
Speaker: Jackie Rule, Regional Program Manager.Government Contracting Services FSBDC at Palm Beach State College
Thursday, March 30, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Social Media is a MUST for every small business operating in today’s marketplace. This introductory workshop is designed for small business owners exploring social media opportunities in an effort to gain more exposure and clientele. This seminar is appropriate for those who feel overwhelmed and unable to utilize social media as a critical marketing tool. The class focuses on the ever evolving social media outlets and which media platform is best suited to attract your potential customers.
Speaker: Chelsea Lewis
Thursday, March 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Managing Employees
Managing in today’s workplace is more complex than ever. With multi-generational employees, a focus on teamwork, and ever-changing rules and regulations, it’s hard to know what to do. Our experts will take a two-pronged approach to address this challenge. Our first speaker will cover Setting a Vision, Employee Roles and Teamwork with Diversity and Leadership.
Speaker: Nancy Muenzmay
Friday, March 31, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Financing
Why do some businesses easily obtain loans while others don’t? The answer starts with you, the business owner. Learn how to make your business loan-worthy and receive key insights from a seasoned business-banking veteran. From the importance of the business owner’s personal credit to understanding how lenders evaluate your business, this workshop will put you on the right path to having a bankable business. Event held at: FIU Downtown Brickell Campus 1101 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131 For more information: (305) 779-9230 / jpadilla@fiu.edu
Friday, March 31, 2017 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Marketing Best Practices Getting and keeping your customers – what are the most current thoughts on the best approaches for small businesses to market themselves. James Deam, Consultant for the Small Business Development Center at Palm Beach State College was previously the Senior Marketing Manager for AT&T. He will review tools, programs and concepts along with real stories of what has worked, and what to be wary of.
Speaker: James Deam
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
Friday, March 31, 2017 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this four-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. We will also provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no cost to you) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please pre-register as seating is limited. Cost is $50.
Speaker: Glenn McDuffy, Growth Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWF
Fee: $ 50.00

April

Monday, April 03, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This is a five-part series that will take you through all the components of creating a fully developed business plan. At the conclusion of the series you will have completed a draft of your business plan.
Speaker: James Chittenden
Monday, April 03, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
This seminar will demonstrate how to locate federal contract opportunities
Speaker: Carole Hart, Government Contracting Services SBDC
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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. Offered for Bradenton, Sarasota, Ellenton, Longboat Key, Palmetto, Parrish, Lakewood Ranch, and Mykka City.
Speaker: Linda Benedict
Fee: $ 15.00
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Who is thinking of you today? People want refer you to and they forget. Make sure they keep you in mind by staying in front them as much as possible, without being bothersome. LinkedIn can help you - it is the number #1 social site for business. Deepen established relationships, create new one’s, generate leads, & learn the best ways to build your business via social connections during this seminar.
Speaker: Theresa Ayers, Social Media Specialist and FSBDC Consultant
Fee: $ 15.00
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Tuesday, April 18
Topic: Managing Employees
In this three-part Series, Linda Bailey, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, a human resources expert with more than 25 years of generalist experience, will educate entrepreneurs on successful hiring techniques, how to develop and promote employees from within and how to stay up-to-date with the latest employment laws. Get answers to some of the most common employee-related questions: • What is the real cost of turnover? • How do you keep from hiring employees who only stay for a day or a week? • When you can’t find the perfect new hire, how do you decide what you can live without? • How do I develop and promote employees from within without breaking the bank? • What has to be done to ensure compliance with the changing laws? Part 1 - Tues. April 4 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM Successful Hiring Techniques: Interviewing and selecting the best employees for your business involves a number of steps that are critical to success. It involves more than interviewing for skills, and can take some planning. A bad hiring decision can be very expensive. This seminar will teach attendees how to get better at making good hiring decisions. Part 2 - Tues. April 11 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM Developing Employees and Promoting from Within: Many employees today expect growth opportunities and promotions, but not all are ready or deserving, nor is it always possible or a good idea for your business. Learn how and when to provide opportunities for current employees. Part 3 - Tues. April 18 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM Keeping Up with Employment Laws: There are many laws that affect the employment relationship and not all of them can be found in one place. It is important to stay up-to-date with employment laws and recent changes and how they impact your business. This seminar will cover the most important employment laws affecting small businesses today,
Speaker: Special Guest Speaker: Linda Bailey, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Fee: $ 95.00
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
This workshop offers small business marketers a number of online tools to help manage and enhance their online presence. If you have heard of Google Ad Words, Alerts, or Analytics and wonder how they could benefit your marketing efforts, this is the class for you. The search engine giant leads the pack as a tool for small business owners and we want to help you leverage those tools! Learn how to track website visits, research keywords, find articles relevant to your business and, most importantly, manage your brand online. The course also covers identifying your target market, marketing messaging and marketing weapons. Cost: $50. Pre-registration recommended. Part of the Business Boot Camp series for new & pre-venture businesses.
Speaker: Adam McCloskey, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWF
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Learn how to properly start your business to ensure success. Understand how all the critical pieces of the puzzle fit together. We discuss the various legal forms of ownership, licensing and tax requirements, capital and labor, rent versus purchase, and viarious other business startup issues.
Speaker: Amy Kirkland, CGBP - Manager, Florida SBDC at Seminole State College
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Thinking of starting your own business? This workshop gives the aspiring entrepreneur an understanding of realistic tools and resources for business startup: Selecting an Idea, Testing the Market, Acquiring Capital, Writing a Business Plan, Turning for Help, Understanding Legal Requirements, Projecting Cash Flow.
Speaker: SBDC Certified Business Consultant
Fee: $ 40.00
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
What do you want to accomplish this year? Find new customers? Increase repeat business? Have you been thinking about starting to use email marketing or wanting to get more out of your email marketing efforts? Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies, tools and tactics to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. But between Facebook and Twitter, email and mobile, deals, and whatever new social network is rolling out that month—there’s a lot to keep up with. And there are only so many hours in each day. The number of possibilities can feel overwhelming. This session will help make sense of the noise. This workshop is designed to take you step by step through the keys of effective email marketing, how to avoid the common mistakes and maximize the impact of your email marketing. Then, we will move to a live, guided demonstration to show you how to do what you just learned. You will leave this session with a list of simple actions you can take today to find success with Constant Contact. Bring plenty of business cards for networking!
Speaker: Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert Catrine Fredrikson of EZY Marketing.
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
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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
Fee: $ 15.00
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
Find out how to do business with the City of Pensacola: how to register as a vendor and find bid opportunities. No cost; pre-registration recommended.
Speaker: Presenter: Hosea Goodwyn, City of Pensacola Assistant Purchasing Manager
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Ready…set…sell to the federal government! This workshop provides information on registering with the federal government, how to locate federal opportunities, who to market to within the federal government, and so much more!
Speaker: Karen Krymski
Fee: $ 15.00
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan, including a copy of the Ultimate Business Planner software. Our expert advice simplifies conducting necessary research to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don’t be intimidated, take the first step.
Speaker: Dottie Minnick
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan, including a copy of the Ultimate Business Planner software. Our expert advice simplifies conducting necessary research to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don’t be intimidated, take the first step.
Speaker: Janette Blanco
Thursday, April 06, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This session will cover the basics of “How to start your business” as well as resources in the community. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514
Speaker: Speaker is Larry Smith - SBDC Volunteer
Thursday, April 06, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Managing a Business
This workshop is ideal for the business owner taking the next big step to grow their businesses. LEARN TRIED AND TRUE STRATEGIES FOR: MARKET AND PRODUCT EXPANSION DIVERSIFICATION ACQUISITION We will explore how to accelerate growth in your company and help you take your business to the next level. We will cover industry research, key factors, driving purchase of your goods and services, marketing, financial monitoring, and structuring of your business. Learn how to set goals, define changes needed to meet goals, and prioritize business activities to grow your company and create a better bottom line.
Fee: $ 35.00
Thursday, April 06, 2017 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Calling all business owners! The Florida SBDC at UWF brings you a fresh, new series of training events designed to help small business owners grow their businesses! Attend this introductory meeting on April 6th to learn more about the Small Business Expansion Series, a series of workshops designed specifically to assist existing business owners, like yourselves, in expanding your businesses. Topics to be discussed at this initial meeting will be: Access to Capital & Financial Statement Analysis (getting small business loans to fund expansion strategies); Marketing (effective marketing strategies for growth); Government Contracting (increase sales & secure reliable contracts); International Trade (how to reach a multitude of potential customers around the globe). There is no cost for this introductory meeting, but please pre-register as seating is limited.
Speaker: Dorian Zwierewicz, Adam McCloskey, Laura Subel, Julia Montgomery
Thursday, April 06, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Stuck in “the web?” Online marketing doesn’t have to be so frustrating. Attend this seminar to learn how you can take advantage of incredible online marketing tools that will enable your business to have a successful online presence. You’ll learn about the four Google resources that can help you attract customers as well as how to get local exposure with Google Places; how to increase productivity with Google Apps; and how to measure success with Google Analytics.
Speaker: Gina Smith
Fee: $ 45.00
Thursday, April 06, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Does your company provide services or products? Are you interested in expanding your market and increasing your profit? Every year, government agencies spend billions of dollars purchasing goods and services from American businesses. This workshop and roundtable discussion overviews: - Required registrations - Preferred small business preference programs - Finding the right opportunities for your business - Submitting a bid - Winning work Whether you’re a prime contractor, subcontractor, or just curious, register today for this event, this workshop will give you everything you need to start, grow, and succeed with government contracting!
Speaker: FSBDC Government Contracting Specialist Don Zavesky
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, April 06, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
This seminar will discuss how to locate federal procurement opportunities.
Speaker: Carole Hart,Government Contract Services SBDC
Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This NO COST seminar is designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business, including: • An introduction to business plans and the importance of preparing one. • Exploring business entities - sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and Limited Liability Corporation. • Determining the local, state, or federal licensing requirements. This workshop will help take the mystery out of starting a business and give you the confidence to become a business owner.
Speaker: Stan Austin
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
Friday, April 07, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Do you have a great idea for a business but just don't know where to begin? Our course can provide you with a comprehensive introduction on how to start your own business. Some of the topics covered in this course include idea generation, the legal environment, business structures etc. In addition, this workshop gives the aspiring business owner an understanding of realistic tools and resources for business startup selecting an idea, testing the market, acquiring capital, writing a business plan, turning for help, understanding legal requirements, and projecting cash flow. Includes workbook.
Speaker: SBDC Professionally certified consultant
Fee: $ 40.00
Friday, April 07, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Part 1 Introduction to Contracting with the Federal Government. An overview of the process such as Methods of Procurement, Types of Contacts and Social Economic Interests. Part 2 Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). An overview on Objectives, Chapters, Parts and Forms.
Speaker: Dan Telep, FSBDC PTAC Consultant
Monday, April 10, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
This is a five-part series that will take you through all the components of creating a fully developed business plan. At the conclusion of the series you will have completed a draft of your business plan.
Speaker: James Chittenden
Monday, April 10, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
The ability for a business to raise funds, especially in its early days is strongly linked to the owner's credit score. This workshop will provide information on how the score is calculated. It will also provide guidelines for improving one's credit score.
Speaker: Moses Ayiku, Consultant - Florida SBDC at Seminole State College
Monday, April 10, 2017 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Creating invoices, writing checks and managing customers, QuickBooks makes it all easier. This introductory class takes you through the basics of the software program. This course gets you started on making your company’s bookkeeping simpler.
Speaker: Dottie Minnick
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
Whether you are starting or growing your business, this seminar’s will provide the expertise, resources and tools to help you succeed. If you are not reaching your goals attend this seminar and learn about business structures, developing a business plan, marketing your products or services and financial concepts. We can jump start your business thinking process to put infrastructure and plans in place to increase your profits and long-term growth. Our promise is to present, the basic elements and steps needed to wisely and efficiently start and grow a business in Sumter County. If you are looking to make better business decisions, our training is a great first start.
Speaker: Neal Kimball
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
You know why your business rocks. Does anyone else? Take this class to uncover the characteristics that make up your business’ DNA. Soon, you’ll be able to boost consumer loyalty and company profits. After answering the two most important questions in all of marketing, you’ll be ready to skillfully implement customer-winning strategies and face the competition.
Speaker: Danielle Moreda
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Get Certified! Learn the benefits and how to become certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Small Business Enterprise (SBE) or Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) to best access government contracts and purchasing opportunities. Learn how to find and identify potential bids and improve your position in the bid evaluation process.
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Forecasting is the process used to estimate the future financial performance of the business, determine cash flow and estimate future loan or capital requirements. Forecasting is normally a two-step process: first, creating a demand forecast for sales; then, estimating other financial elements as a percentage of sales. The result is a set of Pro-forma financial statements that can be used for planning, funding and strategy to express goals and results in numerical form. Cost: $50. Pre-registration recommended. Part of the Business Boot Camp series for new & pre-venture businesses.
Speaker: Tom Hermanson, Associate Director, Florida SBDC at UWF
Fee: $ 50.00
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
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Learn how to properly start your business to ensure success. Understand how all the critical pieces of the puzzle fit together. We discuss the various legal forms of ownership, licensing and tax requirements, capital and labor, rent versus purchase, and various other business start-up issues.
Speaker: Amy Kirkland, CGBP - Manager, Florida SBDC at Seminole State College
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Risk Management for your Business – A discussion of the risks your business faces and how you should prepare
Speaker: Consultant, Duane Hoversten
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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
Fee: $ 15.00
Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Business Basics
Risk Management for your Business – A discussion of the risks your business faces and how you should prepare
Speaker: Consultant, Duane Hoversten
Thursday, April 13, 2017 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Learn how to use QuickBooks in this easy-to understand hands-on class. Laptop with fully functioning software will be provided to each attendee to utilize during the class.
Speaker: Presented by: Barbi Coyne, CEO of HR Business Connection & an Intuit QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor.
Fee: $ 75.00
Thursday, April 13, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
You know why your business rocks. Does anyone else? Take this class to uncover the characteristics that make up your business’ DNA. Soon, you’ll be able to boost consumer loyalty and company profits. After answering the two most important questions in all of marketing, you’ll be ready to skillfully implement customer-winning strategies and face the competition. SBDC Quick Tip: Marketing Your Business is a must-take class to attend before launching that website, product or new business!
Speaker: Karen Krymski
Fee: $ 25.00
Thursday, April 13, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
Whether you are starting or growing your business, this seminar’s will provide the expertise, resources and tools to help you succeed. If you are not reaching your goals attend this seminar and learn about business structures, developing a business plan, marketing your products or services and financial concepts. We can jump start your business thinking process to put infrastructure and plans in place to increase your profits and long-term growth. Our promise is to present, the basic elements and steps needed to wisely and efficiently start and grow a business in Sumter County. If you are looking to make better business decisions, our training is a great first start.
Speaker: Neal Kimball
Thursday, April 13, 2017 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this four-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. We will also provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no-cost) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please pre-register as seating is limited.
Speaker: Glen McDuffy, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWF
Fee: $ 50.00
Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This NO COST seminar is designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business, including: • An introduction to business plans and the importance of preparing one. • Exploring business entities - sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and Limited Liability Corporation. • Determining the local, state, or federal licensing requirements. This workshop will help take the mystery out of starting a business and give you the confidence to become a business owner.
Speaker: Eddie Hill
Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 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: Stan Austin
Friday, April 14, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
The process of transforming your idea into an operating organization can be complicated. This workshop will provide the information you need to start a nonprofit organization in Northeast Florida - begin with an understanding of why you may or may not want to start a nonprofit organization and what opportunities may be available to you.
Fee: $ 20.00
Friday, April 14, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Part 3 Reading Solicitations. An overview of What the Government wants? How they communicate? The solicitations, Format and Amendments. Part 4 Successful Proposal Writing. An overview on Submitting a successful proposal, The Process, Lets Go for It and Wining contracts.
Speaker: Dan Telep, FSBDC PTAC Consultant
Monday, April 17, 2017 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This is a five-part series that will take you through all the components of creating a fully developed business plan. At the conclusion of the series you will have completed a draft of your business plan.
Speaker: James Chittenden
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
What method is being used to get traffic to your site? How do you capture the Leads that come to your website? How do you engage your potential clients when they get to your website Digital marketing is the content driven targeted, measurable, and interactive marketing of products or services using digital technologies to reach consumers. The key objective is to promote brands through various forms of digital media. Digital marketing includes Internet marketing techniques, such as search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM) and link building, along with email and the use of social media. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514
Speaker: Speaker is Yvonne Moore - Be Wise Marketing
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Get an overview of the Pinellas County Purchasing Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. Learn how to register to do business with County Government.
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
There is a lot more to being an employer than hiring staff. This seminar will provide an overview of the many aspects of Human Resources Management. Upon completion, attendees should have the tools needed to more effectively operate their business from an HR standpoint. Understand the Fair Labor Standards Act; learn how to recruit, interview, hire, compete for, motivate, discipline & retain employees; and discover how to properly institute a drug/alcohol testing policy. Cost: $50. Please pre-register as seating is limited. Part of the Business Boot Camp series for new & pre-venture businesses.
Speaker: Kelly Massey, Regional Director, Florida SBDC at UWF
Fee: $ 50.00
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
Don’t miss this informational workshop on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s flagship program: the 8(a) Business Development Program! The 8(a) Program is designed to help small businesses who are owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals compete in the federal marketplace. The 8(a) BD Program offers executive level business training that helps to keep your small business competitive! There are many benefits, requirements, and an online application process for the 8(a) BD Program. All will be discussed at this workshop. No fee; pre-registration recommended as seating is limited.
Speaker: Thaddeus D. Hammond, Business Opportunity Specialist, US SBA North Florida District Office
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
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Managing a Business
This seminar provides a simple and realistic approach for the serious entrepreneur who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this workshop will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy.
Speaker: Amy Kirkland, CGBP - Manager, Florida SBDC at Seminole State College
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and LinkedIn are all relationship building tools you can use to win the hearts and minds of your customers (so they think of you first when it comes time to buy). These tools also serve as a way to help prospective customers discover your business. This seminar focuses on what you need to know to use social media to promote your business.
Speaker: Danielle Moreda
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: International Trade
Are you looking across US borders for potential customers? FSBDC at UNF can help! International markets represent huge opportunities for increased sales, and yet approximately 99 percent of small and medium-sized businesses do not export. And 70% of those that do export sell to only one country, and the majority to only one client. If you are not exporting, why not? Particularly with a struggling US economy, the facts speak for themselves... Small and medium-sized companies that export: • Have higher sales per employee and pay higher wages per employee • Tend to be more flexible in the marketplace • Have higher growth rates • Find it easier to add or retain employees • Tend to innovate at a faster rate This class does not discuss importing or finding overseas manufacturers
Speaker: FSBDC at UNF International Trade Specialist, Katie Arroyo
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Why you and not them? Why them and not you? This session focuses on a modernized marketing tactics for developing a compelling offering with a competitive advantage. Amanda Stirn, FSBDC Consultant and Marketing Director will present exploring the creation of instant clarity headlines and tips on breaking down competitive and unfair advantages, to strengthen your marketing approach. A light lunch and refreshments are provided by both the FSBDC and SW Florida Enterprise Center.
Speaker: Amanda Stirn, FSBDC@FGCU Marketing Director
Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
The financial management system for a small business includes both how you are financing it as well as how you manage the money in the business. This course will emphasize an understanding of the information contained in the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement in order to make better decisions and improve your financial results. It will also include tips on how to work with your accountant and/or financial advisor to improve both your financial understanding and your decision making process. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514
Speaker: Speaker is Martin Duffy, SBDC Director
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
If you’ve seen the TV reality show Survivor, there’s an episode entitled Company Will Be Arriving Soon. Winning GovCon – Planning Matters is a game changing training event that will demonstrate competitive advantages that make your business the sole survivor - or winner - in the ‘game’ of federal contracting. As well as learning strategies and tactics, group exercises, conducted like an actual capture team, will enhance learning so that participants build real-life skills to win the AFTAC Mission Support re-compete contract. Additionally, participants will prepare oral presentations that facilitators will evaluate acting as the mock Source Selection Board (SSB) to determine who gets the grand prize award, ‘contract winner.’ Topics will include: • Keys to winning, Probability of Win (Pwin) calculation; • Customer and Environment Research; Capabilities & Gap Analysis; • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, & Threats (SWOT) Analysis; • Teaming/Competitive Intelligence Research; Opportunity Shaping; • Call Plan Development & Execution; Win Theme Development; • Win Strategy Development; Solution Development; Proposal Planning; and • Group exercises, including team contests and oral presentation competitions for prizes! Plan to spring into April applying strategies from this fun, interactive workshop that will build and increase your contracting expertise. Course number 71237 - $25 per attendee, which includes workshop materials and Panera lunch Register online at www.easternflorida.edu/go/sbdc or contact the SBDC at (321) 433.5570 or (321) 433.5514
Speaker: Deb Yeagle
Fee: $ 25.00
Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Financing
Are you looking for money for your business? Are you considering a SBA loan? This seminar will help you zero in on the right funding choices for your business and avoid money scams. Our financing veteran will educate you on how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and where to find money in a tight-fisted economy. You’ll explore: • SBA loans: when, where and how to apply • How to plan your financing request to banks • Which banks are making loan • Angel investors and venture capitalists • Six Cs of credit and how credit scores affect your business • The fundamentals of royalties, licensing and supplier credit • Busting the myths about small business grants
Speaker: Special Guest Speaker: Brad Owens, Business Development Officer, Suncoast Credit Union
Fee: $ 15.00
Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
THIS WILL BE A WALK IN QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION WITH NO PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. WE WILL TALK ABOUT ISSUES YOU MAY BE FACING DURING YOUR FIRST YEAR IN BUSINESS.
Speaker: Consultant, Duane Hoversten
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
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 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: Stan Austin
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
Friday, April 21, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This workshop will give you an overview of the seven basic requirements for business STARTUP: Selecting an idea, Testing the market, Acquiring capital, wRiting a plan, Turning for help, Understanding legal requirements, and Putting it all together. Registration includes a workbook and start-up kit for NE Florida counties.
Fee: $ 40.00
Friday, April 21, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this four-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. We will also provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no cost to you) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please pre-register as seating is limited. Cost is $50.
Speaker: Johnny Branch CPA, MBA, GA Consultant, PD Coordinator
Fee: $ 50.00
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