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Business Quick Start Series

Thu 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
4 sessions ending Tue, Nov 13
Topic: Start-up Assistance

After working with thousands of business owners each year, we’ve put together four 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; and attracting customers. Don't be intimidated, go ahead and take the first step. Learn from the experts. Week 1 • Starting Your Business- Thurs., Nov.1 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- Tues., Nov. 6 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 • Business Plan with LivePlan- Thurs., Nov. 8 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM Our expert advice simplifies conducting the research necessary to make strategic decisions and develop financial projections. Includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software. • Financing Your Business - Tues., Nov. 13 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM 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. Included: 4 classes over 2 week period, 11 hours of instruction, handouts and software. Plus: By taking the course as a series you’re getting Financing Your Business at no cost.

Speaker(s): Florida SBDC at USF Business Consultants, Pablo Arroyo, Mitchell Lairmore, Kyle KIng and Brad Owens

*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only

Fee: $ 140.00

Payment MUST be made online with Visa or Mastercard

Phone: 813.905.5829


FSBDC at the University of South Florida
Port Tampa Bay Building
1101 Channelside Drive Suite 210 Tampa, FL 33602-3613