Business Startup Series

Topic: Start-up Assistance
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

FSBDC at the University of South Florida
Port Tampa Bay Building

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(s): Several Consultants

*Parking Available in North & South Lots Only

Fee: $ 199.00

Payment must be made online with Visa or Mastercard

Phone: 813.905.5829
Email: Send


1101 Channelside Drive
Suite 210
Tampa, FL 33602-3613
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