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Business Startup Series

Tue 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
6 sessions ending Thu, Jan 30
Topic: Start-up Assistance

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., Jan. 14 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., Jan. 16 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., Jan. 21 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., Jan. 23 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., Jan. 28 from 5:30-8:30 PM Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions. • Financing Your Business- Thurs., Jan. 30 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 the Financing Your Business Seminar for free.

Speaker(s): Florida SBDC at USF Business Consultants

*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: $ 199.00

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