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Business Startup Series

Tue 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
6 sessions ending Tue, May 26
Topic: Start-up Assistance

*Due to COVID-19, May seminars are not available for registration at this time. 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 5 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 7 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 12 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 ATTENTION: *There will NOT be a class on Thursday, May 14. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 19 with Building Your Business Plan with LivePlan • Building Your Business Plan with LivePlan- Tues., May 19 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- Thurs., May 21 from 5:30-8:30 PM Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions. • Financing Your Business- Tues., May 26 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 Starting Your Business Seminar for free. Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions.

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