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Tech Beach Hackathon

Tech Beach Hackathon aims to create solutions for health issues and healthcare-related barriers that communities face every day by teaming up with Salesforce's powerful range of business platforms. Hack with us in beautiful Palm Coast, FL, a community connected by extraordinary quality of life opportunities and a hub for innovation and growth in the medical and tech scene. Prizes $6,000 = Grand Prize $3,000 = 1st Runner up $2,000 = 2nd Runner up $1,000 = 3rd Runner up So who'll be there? Tech Beach brings together innovators and idea generators–we're calling for developers, software engineers (front, back, or full-stack), mobile developers, designers, AI and ML devs, IoT experts, and especially members of the professional healthcare community who think they can be a force of change for better health. The Challenges We're aiming to make an impact on Palm Coast and beyond, tackling pain points experienced across the healthcare ecosystem. We're coming together to solve the following issues: Create solutions that help patients better understand their care in a meaningful way, and effectively manage clear communication between everyone involved in the care plan. Disrupt with new ideas that connect the health data on patients' smart devices in an effective and valuable way for the patient and clinician. Build proactive systems that focus on whole-person care, health monitoring and/or financial incentives for healthy behavior Create solutions that address the need to keep costs down for patients, and provide more low-or-no-cost options and education for the community. Leverage data through Salesforce tools like Einstein to ensure the lowest prices available to patients.

How To Start Your Own Business, Friday, January 17, 2020

Where: SBDC at UCF - Kissimmee, Kissimmee/Osceola County COC, Kissimmee When: Friday, January 17, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis 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! Speaker: Elly Membreno, Business Consultant ***Parents Note: We ask you not to bring children to workshop sessions who can be a distraction to others. Your cooperation can help us serve you more e?ectively.Fee: No CostLink

Simple Steps to a Well-Run Business

Owning and operating a small business can be overwhelming and frustrating. But with the help of SCORE mentors and your peers, you will see it can also be rewarding and successful. Join your fellow small business owners in this series of three educational sessions and follow-up peer-to-peer learning roundtables where you decide the topics. Important strategies you will learn include how to: Operate: Learn strategies for business funding and operations, Navigate: Discover how to take the time for planning strategic thinking, Communicate: Develop or refine your “Core Value” and learn ways to communicate it to others. This series is brought to you through a partnership between the SCORE Foundation and Canon USA. The fee of $30 covers the full series of 3 weekly workshops beginning Jan 17th and you are encouraged to also register a guest for free. Register at https://conta.cc/2QPVvu5

Doing Business with the Government Series, Friday, January 17, 2020

Where: Career Source Southwest Florida, Fort Myers When: Friday, January 17, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMPart 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 ConsultantFee: No CostLink

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

ECO Weekly Meetings

Join us every week as we come together to share knowledge and experience about different entrepreneurial themes. Meetings will be held in Heavener 230 from 6pm to 7:15pm with the option to walk to Leonardo's by the Slice after to socialize and share ideas.Entrepreneurship Collective is a student group that inspires and empowers others with opportunities including mentorship, a community network, and a skill-sharing environment of experts and peers. It is an open platform and is inclusive to everyone regardless of discipline, experience, or knowledge. Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1011278435730711/?event_time_id=1011278442397377

Business Loans & Financials, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMLearn what it takes to get a business loan and how to make your application the best it can be! Includes a simple overview of financial statements and the 5 C's of credit.Fee: $ 20.00Link

How to Start Your Business, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceA 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.Speaker: Chuck WheelerFee: $ 30.00Link

Starting A Business, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF/Emerald Coast Campus, UWF Emerald Coast, Building 8 - Library 2nd Floor, Fort Walton Beach When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceAre you thinking about starting your own business? In this three-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. 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. Pre-registration is required. Registration ends 24 hours prior to the workshop.Speaker: Diana Jernigan, Business Consultant, SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Synovus Fee: $ 50.00Link

Understanding Personal & Business Credit, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Where: Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce, Temple Terrace When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Access to CapitalThis interactive workshop will provide you with a basic understanding of personal and business credit, credit reporting, and credit scores. In addition, you will learn how to improve your credit, as well as how both personal and business credit is used to obtain financing for your business. Speaker: Pamala McCoyIf you require ADA accommodations, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

SCORE / SBA Informational Session

SCORE Nature Coast FL welcomes two officials from the Jacksonville Regional offices of the U.S. Small Business Administration for an informational workshop. Thaddius Hammond, Economic Development Specialist will how the US SBA makes the dream of ownership a reality. He will discuss the programs and services that are available to entrepreneurs and small businesses. James Van Horn, Supervisory Lending Specialist will present information about the many SBA loan programs and will include an agency update and information about participating lenders in the area. Go to naturecoastfl.score.org and click on the Take A Workshop tab to register for this and other available workshops.

Basic Business Taxes, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Tax PlanningThere's no way to get around it-every business must report taxes. But how you pay your taxes all depends on the type of business you have. This class explores the taxation process and filing requirements for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Speaker: Special Guest Speaker: Todd Unbehagen, President CEO - Unbehagen Advisors*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 OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

How to Write a Business Plan, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at FAMU, FAMU Foundation Building, Tallahassee When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Business BasicsWorkshop explains the format and content of a business plan. Speaker: Stephane D. Konan Fee: No CostLink

Synapse Volunteer Informational Session

Come out and discuss open volunteer opportunities at Synapse and answer any questions you have. Synapse Summit 2020 brings today’s talented makers, hackers, thinkers, and doers. Regardless of your skills, we can use your help. Come out on 1/7/20 for our volunteer informational meeting being held at Brick House. We want to answer any and all questions you may have. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/synapse-volunteer-informational-session-1212020-tickets-89397922593?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Direct Device to Device Com, Shelly Home Automation Products - Doug Robinson

FlaDotNet Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30 PM The demonstration will use two Shelly modules - a Shelly 1 relay and a Shelly Door/Window sensor. Doug will show how to retrofit an existing "dumb" li... https://www.meetup.com/FlaDotNet/events/267612537/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/FlaDotNet/events/267612537/

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Wednesday Biz Chat: Business Outlook for Cape Coral 2020, Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Where: Coral Ridge Event Center When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:30 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessBusiness Outlook for Cape Coral 2020 Ricardo Noguera, Manager, Cape Coral EDO Ricardo Noguera has three decades of experience in economic and community development. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Noguera holds a bachelor's degree in cultural geography from Hunter College, City University of N.Y. and a master's degree in city and regional planning from the University of California at Berkeley. Noguera has devoted his career to revitalizing distressed communities and drawing foreign and domestic investment into communities in California, the Pacific Northwest and South Florida.Speaker: Ricardo Noguera, Manager, Cape Coral EDOCo-Sponsor: City of Cape Coral Economic Development OfficeThe Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America's SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners with the University of West Florida serving as the network's lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited Englisch proficient individuals.Fee: No CostLink

Enhance the Product Documentation and User Experience Journey.

Atlassian User Group Palm Beach County Meetup Wednesday, January 22 at 5:30 PM THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW https://ace.atlassian.com/events/details/atlassian-palm-beach-county-presents-en... https://www.meetup.com/Atlassian-User-Group-Palm-Beach-County-Meetup/events/267173770/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Atlassian-User-Group-Palm-Beach-County-Meetup/events/267173770/

Tampa Night of Networking

Christian Business Women's Connection (CBWC) presents Tampa Night of Networking. Take a break from your work week to enjoy a fun night out! Meet like-minded women + make new connections. Enjoy conversation in a casual setting. Be encouraged, no matter where you are on your career journey. Learn how you can be a part of our movement. Light refreshments will be served. Invite a friend - or two! Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tampa-night-of-networking-tickets-86811582781

Food Safety Manager Certification, Thursday, January 23, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:30 AM to 5:30 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessAre you looking to get your food manager safety certification? This combined two-part, six-hour workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the key risk factors that impact the safety of food you sell or serve. Following the four-hour training, attendees will have the option to take the Food Safety Manager Certification exam in the afternoon session for a fee.Speaker: Joby PullapallyIf you require ADA accommodations, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

Tax and Accounting Issues for the Small Business, Thursday, January 23, 2020

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Tax PlanningMake sure your business tax and accounting systems are set up properly so you can focus on managing and growing your business. We will cover how to choose the type of tax entity that will benefit you and meet your business goals. We will also discuss business accounting and how it can help you effectively and efficiently manage your business. Reservations are required. Speaker: Lee Garner, CPAPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Business Plan Writing Made Easier, Thursday, January 23, 2020

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:30 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsYour business needs a road map for every stage of its growth, but never more than when you start. We'll remove the mystery of how to create a business plan, the information that should be included, and how to use it as a tool to keep your company on track for long term growth.Speaker: Eddie Hill, SBDC ConsultantIf the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575.Fee: No CostLink

Marketing Like a Human, Thursday, January 23, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF/Synovus-Pensacola, Synovus / 4th Floor Training Room, Pensacola When: Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesThis workshop takes digital marketing and psychology and melds the subjects. Marketing Like a Human reminds people that effective marketing is profitable, but marketing like a human, to a human could place you as a market leader. Presented by Briana Snellgrove, CEO of Social ICON. Lunch is provided. Pre-registration required. Registration ends 24 hours prior to the workshop.Speaker: Briana Snellgrove, CEO + Marketing Strategist, Social ICON, LLCCo-Sponsor: Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 1620 and 92.3; ESPN Radio 1330/99.1 Free parking in Synovus lot.Fee: $ 30.00Link

Business Startup 101, Thursday, January 23, 2020

Where: SBDC at Seminole State College - Seminole County Public Library, East Branch, Oviedo When: Thursday, January 23, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceLearn 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 startup issues.Speaker: Amy Kirkland, CBA - Manager, SBDC Seminole State College of FloridaCo-Sponsor: Seminole County Public LibraryFee: No CostLink

Marketing Your Small Business, Thursday, January 23, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at FAMU, FAMU Foundation Building, Tallahassee When: Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMIn today's market place, reaching your customers can be challenging. Developing a comprehensive marketing strategy is essential to the success of your business. This workshop covers identifying your customers, analyzing your market and assessing your competition. Participants will gain vital insight on how to effectively reach their customers and increase sales.Speaker: Keith Bowers, Regional DirectorFee: No CostLink

Customer Service Skills, Thursday, January 23, 2020

Where: Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, Perry When: Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMIt sounds simple but successful organizations recognize that customer satisfaction stems from a series of interconnected interactions with your customers, and customer loyalty drives profitability and growth. The entire customer experience can either lead customers away from your organization or cause them to become champions for it. In this workshop, we will discuss taking 100% responsibility each time an internal or external customer comes into contact with you or your employee; we will discuss the effects of "Lack of follow through" which is one of the top issues faced by customer service departments today; so in other words, how can your organization exceed customer expectations when follow through is required. Don't miss exciting, informative workshop!Speaker: Chauncey Jones, ConsultantFee: No CostLink

Building Your Business Plan With LivePlan, Thursday, January 23, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMBusiness planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your existing business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Seminar registration includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software. Our expert advice simplifies conducting the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don't be intimidated, take the first step today! Speaker: Brad Owens, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF*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 OnlyFee: $ 99.00Link

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Tampa Bay Wave - Pitch Night @ WeWork

After weeks of family and too much food, what a great way to kick off the New Year with our first pitch night of 2020. We will hear from our fall cohort of Accelerator companies and, of course, there will be plenty of time for that kind of mixing and mingling we all enjoy as part of Tampa Bay's growing tech ecosystem.Companies Pitching are Ecover Global, Exiom, Fruutfull, Medzoomer, Nickelytics, OmPay, Rentit, Reptrics, and SoleVenture. Pitches will begin promptly at 6:30 PM. Parking is available in the building and on the surrounding streets. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tampa-bay-wave-pitch-night-wework-tickets-83175876285?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Metrics for AI Evaluation in Healthcare with Stephen Bostelmann

Palm Beach Data Science Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 PM Interventional Radiologist and Medical AI researcher, Stephen Borstelmann, will be presenting on metrics for AI evaluation in healthcare. More details... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Data-Meetup/events/267707841/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Data-Meetup/events/267707841/

Entrepreneurship and Community

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Business Plan Made Easy, Friday, January 24, 2020

Where: SBDC at UCF - Kissimmee, Kissimmee/Osceola County COC, Kissimmee When: Friday, January 24, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsWriting 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.Speaker: Rafael Pratts, Business Consultant ***Parents Note: We ask you not to bring children to workshop sessions who can be a distraction to others. Your cooperation can help us serve you more e?ectively.Fee: No CostLink

WeWork Place Welcome Week

Come check out our newest Tampa location with over 50,000 sq. ft. of beautifully designed, move-in ready office space. Whether you’re looking for a seat at a communal desk, a private office, or your new HQ, our flexible spaces can be catered to you and your growing company’s needs.  Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wework-place-welcome-week-tickets-86280706917

Tampa Bay Latin Chamber 2020 Launch Party

he Tampa Bay Latin Chamber 2020 Launch Party is Friday January 24th and you're invited!!! Calling All Business Professionals to come join us for an epic night of networking, fun, meet & greet with the TBLC staff, and an opportunity to meet accomplished professionals just like yourself, face to face, one business professional at a time. You'll also get to hear from some of our amazing local congressional keynote speakers, as well as other top influencers to take the stage. We will have some amazing appetizers, cash bar, prizes, live DJ, and so much more! Price: $25 – $1,500 Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tampa-bay-latin-chamber-2020-launch-party-tickets-88306207243?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

SCORE - Developing Inspired Leaders

One day you are a successful individual performer, and the next day you are promoted to leadership. The most successful companies know that effective leaders are not born; they are trained and developed. In this 3-hour class we help participants understand the qualities of effective leaders and offer a roadmap to create a high performing organization, including such topics as: Competency, Selection & Orientation Understanding and Leveraging your Style Communicating the Corporate Mission & Values Clarifying Job Descriptions Agreement on Critical Metrics of Performance Short Term Objectives, Methods and Actions/Dates Creating an Integrated Culture of Excellence Rewards and Incentives Review and Continual Process Improvement Our presenter, Linda Pickwick, has an extensive career including Group VP of Sales in a major corporation as well as her own consulting business focused on sales force effectiveness. Register at https://conta.cc/2DgDzkl

ECO Weekly Meetings

Join us every week as we come together to share knowledge and experience about different entrepreneurial themes. Meetings will be held in Heavener 230 from 6pm to 7:15pm with the option to walk to Leonardo's by the Slice after to socialize and share ideas.Entrepreneurship Collective is a student group that inspires and empowers others with opportunities including mentorship, a community network, and a skill-sharing environment of experts and peers. It is an open platform and is inclusive to everyone regardless of discipline, experience, or knowledge. Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1011278435730711/?event_time_id=1011278442397377

QuickBooks - Basics, Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF - FWB, Bldg 1, Rm 126, Fort Walton Beach When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetDo you need help with accounting and bookkeeping for your business? In this course, we will talk about choosing the QuickBooks version that fits your company needs. We will take you through the Desktop version of setting up a company and chart of accounts for your industry, spending and receiving monies, monitoring accounts receivable and payroll. You will also learn about the balance sheets and income statements. The final section of the course will cover a brief introduction to payroll, timesheet options, banking and credit card importing, and a tour of the online version of QuickBooks. Pre-registration required. Registration will close 24 hours prior to the workshop.Speaker: Staff from Carr, Riggs and Ingram, CPAs and AdvisorsCo-Sponsor: SynovusFee: $ 20.00Link

Federal Government Contracting, Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMThis class will provide information on how to business with the Federal Government, how to located federal opportunities, and the steps necessary to access federal business certification programs.Fee: $ 20.00Link

How Much is Your Company Worth, Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMHow much do you want your company to be worth when it becomes time to exit the industry? A business valuation will tell you the current fair market value and it also provides the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) that drive your successful growth. How do you measure your Key Performance Indicators? If you are not sure, then this seminar is for you. Fee: $ 20.00Link

Accounting 101 For Small Business, Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at FAMU, FAMU Foundation Building, Tallahassee When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetWant to be your own Accountant?" If you want to understand what your numbers really mean, then this course is for you. Accounting 101 for Small Business gives one a basic understanding of transaction analysis, the recording process, account classification and financial statements according to General Accepted Accountings Principles (GAAP). As a business owner, your knowledge of the financial data process and how to use it to make sound business decisions, will be greatly improved.Fee: No CostLink

Bookkeeping Basics, Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetProper bookkeeping is essential to managing your business. Learn how to classify and record basic business transactions, enter data into an account, chart accounts, and many basic accounting terms. You'll also learn what you must hold on to for tax compliance and find out what accounting software might be useful to help make your bookkeeping easier. Speaker: Bill Burnham, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF*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 OnlyFee: $ 45.00Link

SvelteJS - What's this all about?

Palm Beach JavaScript Tuesday, January 28 at 6:30 PM Happy New Year everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break and is well rested, ready to take the new year head on! This year, our old home i... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Javascript/events/266891866/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Javascript/events/266891866/

Business Incorporation Clinic Webinar, Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Where: OnlineWhen: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceAre you ready to launch your business? This workshop offers entrepreneurs a hands-on workshop for launching a business in Miami. Workshop will highlight several fundamental aspects of starting a business including: . Basics of starting and operating a business . Filing with the State of Florida . Reserving a business name . Legal organization of your business . Tax considerations Co-Sponsor: Florida SBDC at FIU in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center Fee: No CostLink

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

2020 Wage & Hour Updates for Small Businesses, Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:30 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Managing EmployeesThis workshop will explore the changes to regulations that will impact employee compensation and the culture of your small business workplace. We will discuss expected changes, such as the annual adjustment to Florida's Minimum Wage, as well as major regulatory changes regarding the rules for qualifying for overtime exemption and may significantly affect business structure and culture. If you have a small business with employees, you don't want to miss this class! Speaker: Presented by Mark Addington of Addington Law Mark Addington represents clients in both the private and public sectors in employment and labor disputes. His practice focuses on wage and hour, discrimination, leave issues, and worker misclassification issues. He has assisted his clients significantly by conducting countless training sessions with management and employees.Fee: $ 10.00Link

Smart Start Your Business, Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:30 PMYou'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: Dottie MinnickIf you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

How To Make Your Business Bankable, Thursday, January 30, 2020

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort, Key West When: Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMWhy 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 seasoned business-banking veterans. Understanding how to build credit and how to use it responsibly helps small-business owners make key decisions that can help lead to the financial success of the business. 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. Co-Sponsor: Florida SBDC at FIU in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center Fee: No CostLink

HR - Hiring People with Unique Abilities, Thursday, January 30, 2020

Where: Brandon Regional Library, Brandon, Florida When: Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMLearn to interview and hire persons with unique abilities in a way that helps overcome the traditional challenges in drawing out the assets of this non-traditional talent pool and for the benefit of your organization.Speaker: Steven RobertoIf you require ADA accommodations, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

Branding/Marketing Budget Plan for Small Business, Thursday, January 30, 2020

Where: UCF Valencia Osceola Campus, Building 4, Kissimmee When: Thursday, January 30, 2020 5:00 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesEvery company needs to get more business and new customers. But, how can you attract them when developing your business brand with a modest marketing budget? No matter how small your marketing program, there are many new ways to effectively get positive results. Learn how to take advantage of combining digital strategies with creative promotional programs, purchase incentives, and media exposure. Dr. Juska will also provide you with valuable insights that you can use in your business tomorrow. His experience as an advertising professional will help you to better understand the most effective techniques in marketing communications. Be sure to bring your laptop or iPad to the workshop. Those who wish to actively participate are encouraged, since there will be demonstrations and practical utilization of materials.Speaker: Rafael E. M. Pratts, Florida SBDC at UCF - Osceola County ***Parents Note: We ask you not to bring children to workshop sessions who can be a distraction to others. Your cooperation can help us serve you more e?ectively.Fee: No CostLink

Financing Your New Business, Thursday, January 30, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at FAMU, FAMU Foundation Building, Tallahassee When: Thursday, January 30, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMEvery new business idea needs financing to start. Where do these funds come from? This course is designed to explore the avenues that are available to entrepreneurs who desire to start a new business. It takes a practical, realistic look at a new business owner's options. It will point out what will be required from each of these sources to utilize them to fund your business. Speaker: Aundra' L McGlockton, Sr.Fee: No CostLink

Financing Your Business, Thursday, January 30, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, January 30, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Access to CapitalAre 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: Brad Owens, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF*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 OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

How to Start Your Business, Thursday, January 30, 2020

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceIf you're thinking of starting a business, it's important to take the right steps. This course will give you an overview of what to know, actions to take, and how to avoid common missteps to give your company its greatest chance of success.Speaker: Eddie Hill, SBDC ConsultantOnly preregistered attendees will receive parking information before the event. If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338. Fee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Sources of Funding for Small Business, Thursday, January 30, 2020

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF/Destin, Chamber of Commerce, Suite A, Destin Chamber of Commerce When: Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Access to CapitalThis workshop is for you if you're currently in business and want to see what funding options are available to your small business. Topics include guidance on what financial institutions consider when assessing a loan application, and what tasks you need to complete before going to a bank to obtain funding. Also, in recognition of National Veteran's Small Business Week, fees for veterans will be waived; please call (850)-474-2528 if you qualify to waive the fee. Pre-registration closes 24 hours prior to the workshop.Speaker: Ayesha Haider, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: SynovusFee: $ 20.00Link

Vision 2020: Let's talk about the future of Magento!

South Florida Magento Meetup Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 PM **Notice** RSVP REQUIRED. Secure building. We will have a door team checking, so please RSVP ahead of time. We're meeting at 1909 Delray this time fo... https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-Magento-Meetup/events/266836932/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-Magento-Meetup/events/266836932/

1st Masterminds Social of 2020

Let's start the year off with some socializing! Join the Masterminds to catch up with friends or make new ones! We'll be meeting at Fermented Reality Biergarten. Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/3128169167213052

Raising Influence - 1 Day Connections, Networking, and Growth Conference For Women

If you are a part of the local community, join us as we bust through fear, learn strategy from industry experts, and take action in the room! Price: $75 – $99 Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/florida-residents-armature-works-1-day-womens-conference-tickets-84590563653

#PAY TAMPA BAY

The Mandalay Group, Inc. in partnership with Blockspaces present #PAY TAMPA BAY.  Link: https://www.paysymposium.com

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

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Tech Talks | West Palm

ECO Weekly Meetings

Join us every week as we come together to share knowledge and experience about different entrepreneurial themes. Meetings will be held in Heavener 230 from 6pm to 7:15pm with the option to walk to Leonardo's by the Slice after to socialize and share ideas.Entrepreneurship Collective is a student group that inspires and empowers others with opportunities including mentorship, a community network, and a skill-sharing environment of experts and peers. It is an open platform and is inclusive to everyone regardless of discipline, experience, or knowledge. Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1011278435730711/?event_time_id=1011278442397377

Gaining Access to Pinellas County Government Contracting, Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMThe Pinellas County Contract Compliance Management System-B2G workshop will cover system functions including using the dashboard, system navigation and purpose by entering sub-contractors information, payments and reporting. The class also covers the types of insurance required to do business with Pinellas County.Fee: No CostLink

Unlocking the Secrets of Govenment Contracting, Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF, Innovations Federal Credit Union, Panama City Beach When: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:30 AMTopic: Government ContractingThis presentation will focus on FAR requirements and the importance of an adequate accounting system. Trainers will also talk about how a compliant accounting system results in reliable financial reporting, the ability to monitor your company's indirect rates and how it is the foundation for forecasting and proposing. Topics included are: Accounting Systems and FAR Requirements Direct and Indirect Cost Pools Indirect Rates Timekeeping Unallowable Costs DCAA Audits Financial Reporting Policies and Procedures No fee. Coffee and snack provided. Speaker: Denise Fitzpatrick of Carr, Riggs, & IngramCo-Sponsor: Innovations FCUFee: No CostLink

Patents & Trademarks, Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessSpeaker specializing in patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and related litigation. His firm includes experienced patent attorneys and a patent agent which specialize in all patentable technology areas. Brian Steinberger has personally prosecuted over 1,500 patents and has prosecuted over 1,400 federal trademarks through the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Brian was formerly a Senior Primary Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent Office for many years before starting his practice in Brevard County. He has taught intellectual property classes for the University of Central Florida Small Business Development Center for over 18 years and also the UCF Incubation Program, and has authored many articles for newspapers and technical journals on intellectual property over the years.Intellectual Property is a key legal component of any small business. Come learn how you can protect your ideas, symbols, names, images, designs, etc. Reservations are required. Speaker: Brian Steinberger, Patent AttorneyPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou'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: Bill Burnham, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF*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 OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Starting A Business, Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThe best way to get started! Receive information on the necessary licenses permits, legal documents and requirements to do business in the State of Florida. Learn to refine your ideas into a plan for success.Fee: $ 10.00Link

Legal & CPA Open Forum, Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PMLegal & CPA Open ForumSpeaker: Special Guest Speakers: Todd Unbehagen with Unbehagen Advisors & Joseph Russo with Joseph C Russo, P.A.*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 OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

SCORE: Supercharging Facebook & Email Marketing

Finding innovative, cost-effective ways to stay ahead of the competition is always on a business owner's mind. You want to get maximum exposure out of your marketing efforts without breaking your budget. Learn how to integrate email marketing's great ROI with one of the most powerful social media tools ever, Facebook. Ken Countess is an award winning marketer, public speaker, trainer, presenter, and internationally recognized, accredited expert on Email Marketing and Social Media Marketing. Ken energizes audiences by providing them with the knowledge they need to gain a sustained advantage over their competition. Register at https://conta.cc/38WPItp

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Opening Reception

The SBEP is ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents of small businesses. Through learning the business canvas model, graduates emerge as stronger leaders, who are ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management, and turn challenges into strategic advantage. Twenty-five, non-competing, applicants are accepted into the program. Closed event - only for admitted participants and invited guests.

Quickbooks Essentials- Session 1, Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:30 AMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetQuickbooks is a powerful tool to help you track financial activity and manage your business. But the decisions you make are only as good as the data you get. Often, companies don't know how to set up Quickbooks to make daily accounting easier and offer better information for operations and planning. We can help. This session will review key steps to set up your Quickbooks accounts correctly, how to handle various tasks to make workflows easier and more productive, how to deal with issues that occur, and how to get the right reporting for your company.Speaker: John Doramus, SBDC ConsultantIf the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575.Fee: No CostLink

SCORE: Successfully Marketing Your Business

This workshop will give you the skills you need to successfully market your product or service and accomplish the following objectives: identify customers and their needs determine pricing, packaging, and distribution for your product/service create a promotional plan for your business get your business online. Marketing is about making people aware of your business and getting them to buy your product or service. In this workshop, we will help you make the right choices when pricing and ensure the product offerings and packaging are attractive to customers. We will help you choose the right distribution method to get your products or services in front of your customers. This is a core workshop in our Essentials of Starting a Business curriculum. (see https://midflorida.score.org/resource/essentials-starting-business-core-curriculum) Register at https://conta.cc/35AbHEp

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Ignite Your Online Marketing, Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesStuck 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 *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 OnlyFee: $ 45.00Link

Government Contracting: Overview, Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingFederal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not "Does the government buy what you are selling?"...it is more "Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?". If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business. The "Government Contracting Overview" seminar, presented by the Florida PTAC at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 6-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The six steps that will be discussed are: . Evaluate : Is Your Business Ready? . Register: SAM, State, County, City, Primes . Plan: Your Government Contracting Marketing Plan . Prepare: Marketing Tool Kit . Pursue: Reactive and Proactive Strategies . Achieve: Contract You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners. Join us for this great learning opportunity.Speaker: PTAC specialist Fee: No CostLink

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - First Class Meets

The SBEP is ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents of small businesses. Through learning the business canvas model, graduates emerge as stronger leaders, who are ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management, and turn challenges into strategic advantage. Twenty-five, non-competing, applicants are accepted into the program. Closed event - only for admitted participants.

Using SEO to Improve Your Google Rankings, Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesSearch engine optimization is a major component of any successful online marketing. This seminar will teach you how to develop a SEO strategy, based on methods of the book, "SEO: 2015 & Beyond," by industry expert, Dr. Andy Williams. You'll learn how to select keywords that are proven performers, combine the keywords into site content and boost site popularity. More specifically, attendees will master: * Basic SEO terms * Understanding Google Search results * How to use several free SEO tools * How to build quality content into your site * How to measure results using free tools, such as Google Analytics All attendees get a copy of Dr. Andy Williams's, "SEO 2019", Actionable Step-By Step Visual Guide to Top 10 Rankings Speaker: Gina Smith *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 OnlyFee: $ 60.00Link

Starting a Business, Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Where: Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office, Milton, Florida When: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceHave an idea for a business, but not sure where to start? Take the first step with the SBDC's Starting a Business workshop! In this workshop, we'll talk about business concepts and find answers to many of your questions: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money with your business idea? Is this business compatible with your goals? What rules, laws and licenses apply to your business? Learn legal business structures, best management practices, funding options, basic marketing strategies and more. We'll also talk about how to write a business plan and the importance of financial statements. After attending this workshop, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to get assistance (at no cost to you) in moving through the stages of your business venture. Pre-registration is required. Registration ends 24 hours prior to the workshop.Speaker: Christa Wilson, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office, Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 92.3/1620, ESPN Radio 94.5, Talk Radio 1130/99.1 WEBY Located directly behind the McDonalds in MiltonFee: $ 50.00Link

Boca JS - Node JS 101 - Learn NodeJS w/ Damian Montero

Boca JS Wednesday, February 5 at 6:30 PM Our first meeting in 2020 is going to be a big one! Damian Montero will show us the basics of Node JS.We'll learn the following:- History of NodeJS - ... https://www.meetup.com/BocaJS/events/267590725/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/BocaJS/events/267590725/

Success is No Accident: Strategic Planning for Small Business, Thursday, February 06, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, February 06, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessMake 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: Steve SouthFee: $ 45.00Link

The Small Business Grow & Succeed Series Part 1, Thursday, February 06, 2020

Where: Lee County Economic Development Office, Fort Myers When: Thursday, February 06, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Coach Your Team To Success Understand the attributes and behaviors that make the best managers. Learn, practice, and build your skills as a coach for your team. Provide meaningful and developmental feedback to your team to maximize their performance and development.Co-Sponsor: Lee County Economic Development OfficeFee: No CostLink

Building Your Brand, Thursday, February 06, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at FAMU, FAMU Foundation Building, Tallahassee When: Thursday, February 06, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMBranding is one of the most important aspects of any business, large or small, retail or business to business. An effective brand strategy gives you a major edge in increasingly competitive markets. But what exactly does "branding" mean? How does it affect a small business like yours? This interactive workshop will provide those answers and much more as you discover how to build your business' brand. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to make your business stand out in a crowded marketplace.Speaker: Keith Bowers, Regional DirectorFee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

ACEL Monthly Social Committee Meeting

Come join ACEL's social committee to help us plan some more amazing events and keep Gainesville young professionals connected!Members and non-members are invited to attend. Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/204629040392163/

Techstars Startup Weekend JAX

Learn, network, and start a business in just 54 hours, Startup Weekend is coming to Jacksonville on February 7th. Register today at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/68836538941?aff=sworg Link: http://communities.techstars.com/events/15320

Your Business, Your Story: Branding and Advertising, Friday, February 07, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF/Fort Walton Beach Campus, Bldg 1, Rm 126, Florida SBDC at UWF FWB When: Friday, February 07, 2020 12:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesFive other people in town do the same thing you do, so what makes people choose your business? It's the story you tell them. In this interactive workshop, you'll get ideas on how to focus that story and build something bigger than your product or service. And once you have a brand, you have to tell people about it. Get information on advertising mediums and strategies without a sales pitch! Also, in recognition of National Veteran's Small Business Week, fees for veterans will be waived; please call (850)-474-2528 if you qualify to waive the fee. Fee $30 (Lunch provided). Pre-registration ends 24 hours prior to workshop.Speaker: Adam McCloskey, Associate Director, Florida SBDC at UWF/FWBCo-Sponsor: SynovusFee: $ 30.00Link

State of Innovation: Startups to Watch'

In December, Tampa Inno will post its first annual 'Startups to Watch' list, a collection of early-stage Tampa Bay companies that it predicts and anticipates big things out of in the coming twelve months and beyond. In February, it'll be hosting our State of Innovation meet-up, which will feature a showcase of startups from the 2020 'Startups to Watch' list and discussions with several of the selected startups. It'll invite every company who made the list in the past, resulting in a room full of some of the city's fastest-growing companies. Link: https://www.americaninno.com/tampabay/startups-to-watch-tampabay/state-of-innovation-startups-to-watch-2020-8/

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

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Tech Talks | Palm Beach Gardens

2020 Synapse Summit

The Synapse Summit brings together the best people, ideas, and technologies for two days of learning, exploring, and celebrating the possibilities of technology and innovation. Link: https://synapsesummit.com/

Best Marketing Strategies, Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMWe can show you how to find more of the right customers and increase sales using the most cost effective marketing strategies. Fee: $ 20.00Link

Government Contracting Compliance: Does Your Company Comply?, Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Where: Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus Classroom, Building 3 - Room 103 / classroom, Cocoa When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingSuccessful government contracting is rooted in understanding and executing "compliance". The federal government, in particular, has had over 230 years to figure out how to buy goods and services from your business and they capture the many requirements in an alphabet soup of regulations FAR, FASA, DCAA, DBA, ITAR, ASPR, NST. and many more. and of course we can't forget the "Purveyor of Public Affairs Act of 1795". If you want to compete in the government marketplace you just plain need to understand and embrace 'compliance'. This workshop, featuring Ed Kinberg of Widerman Malek, a leading government contracting law firm, will provide an in-depth review of many of the aspects of government contracting compliance - proposal compliance, accounting system compliance, procurement systems compliance, cybersecurity security, and other compliance issues. Since 1996, Mr. Kinberg has represented clients in Melbourne, FL, in matters related to government contracts, construction law and business law. His previous background as a contract attorney with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corp (JAG) provided him with extensive knowledge and training in the area of government contracts. This seminar will not be repeated this year, so don't miss this unique opportunity to expand your understanding of government contracting. Reservations are required. Speaker: Ed Kinberg, Widerman MalekFee: No CostLink

Tampa Bay Wave Demo Day

Nine Companies will give short pitches less than 3 minutes each with an opportunity to meet the founders afterward. From a company re-engineering the modern bra, to a fintech company that recently launched a successful pilot at a national hotel chain, to a 3D printed cast company, this cohort brings a group of visionary founders with a common purpose of transforming their industries. This cohort also features 2 National Startup of the Year Finalists and one company recently accepted into TechStars. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tampa-bay-wave-demo-day-tickets-86591215657?aff=eemailordconf&utm_campaign=order_confirm&utm_medium=email&ref=eemailordconf&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_term=viewevent&fbclid=IwAR20ir3NaVuwS-M8ZhXv9Cg7io8SsWy_xy1Dx5Tv47uxCeLm5QynXYlbM9E

Creating a Winning Capability Statement, Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMPrime contractors and procurement agencies are interested in your company's capabilities. Learn the 5 key pieces of an effective capability statement and the skills needed to present a memorable 30 second business pitch to propel your business to the next level.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Ignite the Night TAMPA

Ten tech startups have the opportunity to “fast pitch” their innovations to an audience and panel of judges. This high energy event connects brands and organizations to the movers and shakers of our space industry.  Ignite the Night TAMPA is a NASA iTech event. Are you an Innovator?  Apply here. For more information visit, www.nasaitech.org. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ignite-the-night-tampa-registration-77525562043?aff=ebapi

How to Deal With "Millennials" in the Workplace, Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at FAMU, FAMU Foundation Building, Tallahassee When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Managing EmployeesManagement Concepts and HR This class will discuss some of the best practices when it comes to managing Millennial employees. Speaker: Stephane KonanFee: No CostLink

How to Start a Business, Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Where: Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, Perry When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThinking about starting a business? Have you just started out or committed to the idea of starting a business? This workshop will outline and discuss the basics of starting. This workshop scratches the surface of what it takes to run a business and gives you a good introduction to some of the services the SBDC offers that you may need to utilize in the future. Sample topics include starting out right and what is involved in running a business with a brief discussion on legal formations, licenses and permits.Speaker: Chauncey Jones, ConsultantFee: No CostLink

Sources of Funding for Small Business, Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - FWB, Building 1, Room 126, Fort Walton Beach When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Access to CapitalThis workshop is for you if you're currently in business and want to see what funding options are available to your small business. Topics include guidance on what financial institutions consider when assessing a loan application, and what tasks you need to complete before going to a bank to obtain funding. Pre-registration closes 24 hours prior to the workshop.Speaker: Ayesha Haider, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: SynovusFee: $ 20.00Link

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

State & Local Government Contracting Webinar, Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Where: OnlineWhen: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingAre you looking to get into government contracting? The best place to start on your journey with State and Local governments. This webinar covers areas such as researching bid opportunities, relevant certifications and how to best position yourself to succeed in State/local contracting.Co-Sponsor: Florida PTAC, Florida SBDC at FIU in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center Fee: No CostLink

SCORE: Managing Finances for a New Business

As a new business owner, there are several financial aspects that you need to consider: determine how to compute the funding you will need to get started learn how to project your future financial results realistically manage your cash flow keep your accounting records understand what taxes ou and your business will need to pay Proper management of finances is crucial to any business's success and a special set of skills is needed. Join us to learn how to ensure you build a business right from the start so that it will grow and be profitable. This is a core workshop in our Essentials of Starting a Business curriculum. (see https://midflorida.score.org/resource/essentials-starting-business-core-curriculum) Register at https://conta.cc/2PRud46

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMIt'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*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

SBA Workshop:, Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingSpeaker: Ed Ramos - Small Business Administration, Senior Area ManagerFee: No CostLink

Basic Government Contracting 101, Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingReady.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! This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. Speaker: Karen Krymski *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 OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Cash Flow Management, Thursday, February 13, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Cash Flow Management"Cash is King (place a Crown)". Every business has a hidden store of cash and hidden cash leaks. Utilizing the cash flow management strategies of large corporations, learn how to find, preserve, and use cash to manage and grow your business and increase profits. By applying these tactics you can vastly reduce the need for outside financing. You may never need to borrow money again!! Speaker: Presented by Pauline Davis, Asst. DirectorFee: No CostLink

Marketing Basics: Find and Connect with Customers, Thursday, February 13, 2020

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:30 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesThe success of your business depends heavily on external factors - changes in customer preferences, economic trends, the demographics of your market, and many other elements. What do you really know about these factors? Market research can give you deep insights into your business ecosystem, help you make better decisions, and plan moves now to get you ahead of the competition.Speaker: Eddie Hill, SBDC ConsultantIf the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575.Fee: No CostLink

Customer Service Skills, Thursday, February 13, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at FAMU, FAMU Foundation Building, Tallahassee When: Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Customer RelationsIt sounds simple but successful organizations recognize that customer satisfaction stems from a series of interconnected interactions with your customers, and customer loyalty drives profitability and growth. The entire customer experience can either lead customers away from your organization or cause them to become champions for it. In this workshop, we will discuss taking 100% responsibility each time an internal or external customer comes into contact with you or your employee; we will discuss the effects of "Lack of follow through" which is one of the top issues faced by customer service departments today; so in other words, how can your organization exceed customer expectations when follow through is required. Don't miss exciting, informative workshop!Speaker: Chauncey Jones, Certified Customer Service ConsultantFee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Financial Statements, Budgeting, & Projections, Saturday, February 15, 2020

Where: CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center), Miami When: Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PMMBF Certificate Series: Financial Literacy (Workshop #2 of 4) This workshop provides business owners, managers, and other non-financial professionals tools for understanding, analyzing, and interpreting financial statements. After this course, business owners will have a better understanding of their financial statements and how the information fits into the "big picture" of their business. Businesses also will be taught about how to budget and create projections, in addition to the difference between forecasting and projections. After taking this workshop, business owners will be able to plan and make timely, educated decisions about the growth of their business. Attend all four financial workshops and receive a Certificate of Completion! Registration Link: go.fiu.edu/financialCo-Sponsor: Miami Bayside Foundation, Florida SBDC at FIU in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, CIC Miami, DEO**Please note that for this workshop all registrations are subject to screening and cancellation at any time.**Fee: No CostLink

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

Profit Mastery: Understanding Financial Statements (part 1), Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetMost businesses get financial statements from their accountant or accounting program, but very few know how those statements can help you make changes to earn more money. Learn what to look for to measure your business success and how to make adjustments to your business based on your financial statements. Fee: $ 20.00Link

Art of Negotiation, Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Customer RelationsThis session will cover win-win strategies and how to improve your skills. Reservations are required. Speaker: Stu Smith - Stuart Smith and Associates Park in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

How to Start Your Business, Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceA 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.Speaker: Chuck WheelerFee: $ 30.00Link

Profit Mastery (part 2), Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMProfit Mastery will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to help your business achieve financial success. Learn how to use your balance sheet and income statements and a few simple ratios to benchmark success and make decisions that will improve your bottom line.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Financing Your Business, Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:30 PMTopic: Access to CapitalAre 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: TBD*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 OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Market Research for Small Businesses - Big Data, Small Business, Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at FAMU, FAMU Foundation Building, Tallahassee When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMMarket Research is an effective tool to assist your business planning. Arming yourself with solid data provides an insight into your customers' thinking, buying patterns and behaviors. Market research also keeps you in tune with market trends and your competitor's activities. During this workshop, you will have an opportunity to learn about the various resources available to small businesses conducting market research. The workshop will also give you the opportunity to conduct market research on your customers in real time. Don't miss exciting, informative workshop!Speaker: Keith Bowers, Regional DirectorFee: No CostLink

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Market Research: Know Your Market, Industry, and Options for Growth, Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:30 AMTopic: Marketing and SalesThe success of your business depends heavily on external factors - changes in customer preferences, economic trends, the demographics of your market, and many other elements. What do you really know about these factors? Market research can give you deep insights into your business ecosystem, help you make better decisions, and plan moves now to get you ahead of the competition.Speaker: Eddie Hill, SBDC Consultant Only preregistered attendees will receive parking information before the event. If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338. Fee: No CostLink

Your 20 Minute Business Plan: The Business Model Canvas--Business Plans Made Easy, Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Where: The Naples Accelerator, Naples When: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceTraditionally, a business plan can take several weeks or months (and sometimes even a few tears) to complete. But, what if I told you the old way isn't the only way. The Business Model Canvas class will help to you to quickly develop a portable, 1-page business plan structured to validate your business model, prioritize where to start and understand the key metrics that will keep your business on track. When you attend this workshop you will quickly develop and leave with the majority of your business plan DONE. You will capture the essence of your company and shortcut your way to more probable success: Here's what that workshop will do for you: > Help you determine and focuses on your unfair advantage, that can help to win the market; > Create a plan that is entrepreneurs-focused and serves your business vs. a lender-focused that might never get read; > Assess your revenue streams and how to capitalize on them for better financial grounding; > Understand who to market to first, because your ideal customer is lifeforce of your company; It's the best business plan hack of the decade- A FRESH NEW WAY OF MIGRATING THROUGH THE SCOPE, DESIGN, & FEASIBILITY OF YOUR BUSINESS. WE WILL PROVIDE YOU THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL YOU NEED TO START THE BUSINESS OF YOUR DREAMS (or pursue a more monetizable goal). During the session we will provide you with resource documents, specific industry research and a plethora of tools individually tailored for YOUR business. Be sure to email us at sbdc@fgcu.edu with your proposed business type, location, and other pertinent details to help us pull industry reports needed for this session. Requirements: Please email us at sbdc@fgcu.edu right after you register for the class with information about the type business you are considering starting and your thoughts on initial location (specific also if you are going to be an online business). We need this information so we can provide resource and research documents to you during class for the hands-on exercises.Speaker: Dorothy Browning Co-Sponsor: Lee County Economic Development OfficePlease, payment must be received to complete registration and do email us at sbdc@fgcu.edu with your proposed business type, location, and any other details to help us pull industry reports needed for this session. Thank You. The session will be held in the " Green Room" in the annex. The Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America's SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners with the University of West Florida serving as the network's lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited Englisch proficient individuals. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. To request accommodation or language assistance, please contact Alison Bryant, Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Lutgert Hall, Room 2311, Fort Myers, FL 33965, or via email at abryant@fgcu.edu.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Tampa Speed Networking Social

Join The Tampa Business Club at the Attic Cafe for a structured speed networking hour. We start our event at 5:30 PM for meet and greet. We start our Speed Networking at 6:30PM sharp! Once we have completed the speed networking portions, we break off into one on ones sessions. Join us for an opportunity to meet accomplished professionals just like yourself, face to face, one business professional at a time.Its three hours pure networking. Here it's all about you! Price: $10 – $300 Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tampa-speed-networking-social-tickets-83030256733?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

PAY Tampa Bay

The Mandalay Group and BlockSpaces host #PAY TAMPA BAY, a groundbreaking new event focused on the future of banking, fintech, and payments. It will draw more than 200 global financial technology leaders to Downtown Tampa. Attendees will connect with hundreds of fintech's boldest and brightest, along with C-Level Executives, Thought Leaders, Disruptive Innovators and senior leading companies in global financial services. Price: $249 Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pay-tampa-bay-banking-blockchain-beyond-tickets-78192181921?aff=ebapi

Digital Marketing: Driving Traffic to Your Website, Thursday, February 20, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesDigital Marketing: Driving Traffic to your Website Digital Marketing is a broad, constantly changing business discipline. In this seminar, you will learn how to develop an up-to-date digital marketing strategy that helps drive traffic to your most important digital asset - your website. In this session we will discuss features every successful website should have, the fundamentals impacting SEO, and the different Pay-Per-Click options and how to get the most out of them. Speaker: Chuck Wheeler, Jairo BatistaFee: $ 30.00Link

Legal Issues for Small Business, Thursday, February 20, 2020

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Business BasicsParticularly for entrepreneurs, Legal Issues and Entity Selection are important decisions one has to make. They need to consider the following: liability, ease of formation and operation, taxation, suitability for business, expansion and exit strategy. This class will update startup and seasoned businesses on the importance of proper legal structure, entity selection and necessary steps to protect you and your assets. Reservations are required. Speaker: Jim O'Brien - Lowndes LawPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

From FedBizOpps to betaSAM: How to Navigate the Change, Thursday, February 20, 2020

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF, Synovus / 4th Floor Training Room, Downtown Pensacola When: Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:30 AMTopic: Government ContractingDid you know that FedBizOpps (FBO.gov) is moving to the SAM.gov Beta Site? The notices, or "procurement opportunities", include solicitations, pre-solicitations, sole source justifications, and other notices. Data choices for searching beta.SAM can be major sources of frustration; the migration has created confusion for companies wanting to find bidding opportunities, but we can assist you in finding the opportunities! This workshop will go over all the new functions of betaSAM.gov and we will explain the "how-to" on many of the new search terms and requirements. You will learn what has happened at betaSAM and what to anticipate. In addition, we will show you some other alternative ways to find more bid opportunities. Anyone pursuing government contracts should attend. Pre-registration is required. Registration closes 24 hours prior to workshop. Speaker: John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist, PTAC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Presented by: Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 1620 and 92.3; ESPN Radio 1330/99.1 Free parking in the Synovus lot.Fee: $ 20.00Link

University Area CDC Lunch & Learn 2020

The University Area CDC Lunch & Learn Series allows businesses, organizations and Tampa residents to learn more about the initiatives and topics of the Uptown District and University Area CDC. As the landscape of the University Area transforms into the Uptown District, we are committed to keeping area residents and businesses informed. Our 2020 Lunch & Learn Series allows sponsors to have an intimate setting to make connections and network to enhance the community. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-area-cdc-lunch-learn-2020-tickets-84975192087?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

SCORE: Starting a Franchise Business

Buying a franchise is a viable way to start your own business. But as in any business venture, it must be done prudently. In this workshop, you will learn: -pros and cons of investing in a franchise -key documents required -how to finance a franchise -importance of location -franchisor suport -start-up and operational costs. Register at https://conta.cc/2PJJcNG

An Introduction to QuickBooks Online, Thursday, February 20, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at FAMU, FAMU Foundation Building, Tallahassee When: Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetThis seminar is to highlight the basic functions and features of QuickBooks Online. This is for business owners, entrepreneurs and employees with all levels of bookkeeping experience.Speaker: Christina BrownFee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Next Level Program (NLP)#1: The Big Picture and Goal Setting, Thursday, February 20, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF/Synovus-Pensacola, Synovus / 4th Floor Training Room, Pensacola When: Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessThis dynamic, limited enrollment program is an intensive 9-month course offered at both your place of business and the classroom. Participants will benefit from comprehensive business education, peer-to-peer interaction and ongoing business coaching. To ensure the quality of your experience, only 12 businesses will be selected to participate. Successful applicants will demonstrate their willingness to commit the time and resources necessary for their success. The classes will be held the 3rd Thursday of each month, February through October, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Classroom curriculum for each month will include: The Big Picture and Goal Setting; Protecting Your Corporate Veil; Creating your Entrepreneurial Operating System; Basics of Financial Analysis; Understanding Your Numbers; Effective Time Management Strategies; Success with Internet Marketing; Banking and Budgeting and The Art of Negotiating. If you are ready to take your company to the next level, please contact Glenn McDuffy at 850-474-2528 to apply for the 2020 NLP program. The fee of $599 will be due upon acceptance into the 9-month program.Speaker: Glenn McDuffy, NLP FacilitatorCo-Sponsor: Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 1620 and 92.3; ESPN Radio 1330/99.1 Free parking in the Synovus lot.Fee: $ 599.00Link

Nonprofit Startup 101, Friday, February 21, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Friday, February 21, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThe 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 why you may or may not want to start a non-profit and what opportunities may be available to you. Learn about the steps to take to set up your nonprofit, the nine ways to generate funds and the importance of your board, plus more.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Starting a Business, Friday, February 21, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF/Synovus-Pensacola, Synovus / 4th Floor Training Room, Pensacola When: Friday, February 21, 2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou 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 arrive early to park and receive your packet. Pre-registration is required. Registration ends 24 hours prior to workshop.Speaker: Glenn McDuffy, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Synovus, Greater Pensacola Chamber, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 92.3/1620, ESPN Radio 94.5, Talk Radio 1330-99.1 WEBY Free parking in Synovus lot.Fee: $ 50.00Link

Manage Your Cash Flow, Saturday, February 22, 2020

Where: CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center), Miami When: Saturday, February 22, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PMMBF Certificate Series: Financial Literacy (Workshop #3 of 4) Are you profitable, yet struggle month-to-month in managing your cash flow? This one-day workshop will help business owners understand the difference between profitability and cash flow. Managing the timing of when money enters and exits a company is crucial to business survival and growth. After taking this workshop, business owners will be better able to control the availability of cash in their business. Attend all four financial workshops and receive a Certificate of Completion! Registration Link: go.fiu.edu/cashflowCo-Sponsor: Miami Bayside Foundation, Florida SBDC at FIU in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, CIC Miami, DEO**Please note that for this workshop all registrations are subject to screening and cancellation at any time.**Fee: No CostLink

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

The National Park Service Industry Fair for FY 20 SE Hurricane Recovery Projects, Monday, February 24, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Monday, February 24, 2020 8:00 AM to 3:00 PMThe following personnel from the National Park Service will be presenting overviews and answering questions: Lori Irish, Chief of Contracting; Darrin Knapp, SE Region Branch Chief; Rosemary Ortiz, Small Business Specialist; Christopher Lewis, Project Manager, NPS SE Regional POC as well as additional Project Managers/Contracting Officers to be determined. Due to space limitations, we ask that you register no more than 2 attendees from your company. Fee: No CostLink

SCORE: Value Selling & Negotiation

In this 90 minute interactive Lunch N Learn program, we show participants how to differentiate their products and services based on things the buyer values; how to compete against a competitor’s lower price; and how to overcome pressure to discount. Our presenter, Linda Pickwick, has an extensive career including Group VP of Sales in a major corporation as well as her own consulting business focused on sales force effectiveness. Lunch is included. Register at https://conta.cc/37JqEo1

Minority Certification, Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMGet 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: $ 20.00Link

Business Loans & Financials, Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMLearn what it takes to get a business loan and how to make your application the best it can be! Includes a simple overview of financial statements and the 5 C's of credit.Fee: $ 20.00Link

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis 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: $ 40.00Link

Chaos Engineering: The 5 W’s - Jacob Plicque III, Gremlin.com

South Florida Kubernetes Meetup Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 PM In this talk, Jacob will answer the 5 Ws (who, what, where, when, why) of Chaos Engineering: Chaos Engineering is NOT * randomly applying failure mode... https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-Kubernetes-Meetup/events/267746488/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-Kubernetes-Meetup/events/267746488/

Doing Business with Miami-Dade County Webinar, Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Where: OnlineWhen: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:00 AMTopic: Government Contracting Small, medium and large businesses are able to conduct business with Miami-Dade County. Learn about the requirements to participate in Miami-Dade County's Small Business Enterprise Certification programs and learn about available contracting opportunities for small businesses with Miami-Dade. Co-Sponsor: Miami-Dade County SBD, Florida SBDC at FIU in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship CenterFee: No CostLink

Lenders Match for Small Business, Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Business BasicsAre you an existing small business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur in need of financing for your business? Come meet small business lenders at this free forum hosted by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the US Small Business Administration (SBA). The session will include a panel featuring small business lenders who will highlight what they look for when evaluating a loan application, their typical loan terms, and the documents needed to apply. Before and after the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with lenders to assess the source of capital that is best suited for your business needs. Whether you're looking to expand your current operations or to launch a new venture, this session will provide practical strategies to finance your small business. Vince LoPresti from the Small Business Administration (SBA) will moderate. Reservations are required. Speaker: Moderator: Vince LoPresti, US SBAPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Wednesday Biz Chat: Be in the KNOW! Marketing Trends for 2020, Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Where: Coral Ridge Event Center When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 11:30 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessBe in the KNOW! Marketing Trends for 2020 Join us for this informational panel of marketing experts to find out what you need to know for your marketing efforts in 2020. Panelist will discuss trends in website design, social media, SEO, and non-digital marketing you can do to help your business grow and succeed in 2020. Registration is required, space is limited. Light refreshments provided. Speaker: TBDCo-Sponsor: City of Cape Coral Economic Development OfficeThe Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America's SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners with the University of West Florida serving as the network's lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited Englisch proficient individuals. Fee: $ 5.00Link

Starting A Business, Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - FWB, Building 1, Room 126, Fort Walton Beach When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceAre you thinking about starting your own business? In this three-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. 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. Pre-registration is required. Registration ends 24 hours prior to the workshop.Speaker: Diana Jernigan, Business Consultant, SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Synovus Fee: $ 50.00Link

SCORE: Developing Inspired Leaders

One day you are a successful individual performer, and the next day you are promoted to leadership. The most successful companies know that effective leaders are not born; they are trained and developed. In this 3-hour class we help participants understand the qualities of effective leaders and offer a roadmap to create a high performing organization, including such topics as: Competency, Selection & Orientation Understanding and Leveraging your Style Communicating the Corporate Mission & Values Clarifying Job Descriptions Agreement on Critical Metrics of Performance Short Term Objectives, Methods and Actions/Dates Creating an Integrated Culture of Excellence Rewards and Incentives Review and Continual Process Improvement Our presenter, Linda Pickwick, has an extensive career including Group VP of Sales in a major corporation as well as her own consulting business focused on sales force effectiveness. Register at https://conta.cc/2RUDfjC

What is the Business Worth? Getting the Highest Return on Your Investment, Thursday, February 27, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessInterested in buying a business? Or do you want to sell your business? Either way, you want to make sure you are getting the most out of your investment. How do you answer the key questions: What is it worth? How much should I ask? This comprehensive seminar will help you obtain a better understanding of the value of the business and the best practices to maximize value. Presented by an experienced business broker and banker who will guide you through the complex process of understanding the value of a business, you will leave this seminar with a strong grasp of business buying or selling and the tools necessary to be successful.Speaker: Pauline Davis, Asst. DirectorFee: $ 30.00Link

How To Write A Business Plan, Thursday, February 27, 2020

Where: Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, Perry When: Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Business BasicsThis workshop explains the format and content of a business plan. The workshop will benefit both start-up and existing small businesses with developing a road map to their business success. We will cover "Why You Need A Business Plan", "Defining Your Business Model", "Defining Your Unique Sales Proposition", "How to Assess Your Markets", "Management Considerations", and "How to approach Financial Planning". The SBDC at FAMU provides essential support, research, data analysis and consulting support in each of the topic areas listed and offer this workshop as an introduction to the services that can help your business ideas and business succeed.Speaker: Chauncey Jones, ConsultantFee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Make Your Business Bankable, Saturday, February 29, 2020

Where: CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center), Miami When: Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PMMBF Certificate Series: Financial Literacy (Workshop #4 of 4) Why are some businesses able to easily obtain loans? The answer starts with you, the business owner. Learn how to make your business loan-worthy and receive key insights from a panel of loan officers. 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 being bankable. Attend all four financial workshops and receive a Certificate of Completion! Registration Link: go.fiu.edu/bankableCo-Sponsor: Miami Bayside Foundation, Florida SBDC at FIU in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, CIC Miami, DEO**Please note that for this workshop all registrations are subject to screening and cancellation at any time.**Fee: No CostLink

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

Starting A Business, Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThe best way to get started! Receive information on the necessary licenses permits, legal documents and requirements to do business in the State of Florida. Learn to refine your ideas into a plan for success.Fee: $ 10.00Link

Gaining Access to Pinellas County Government Contracting, Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMThe Pinellas County Contract Compliance Management System-B2G workshop will cover system functions including using the dashboard, system navigation and purpose by entering sub-contractors information, payments and reporting. The class also covers the types of insurance required to do business with Pinellas County.Fee: No CostLink

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Patrick AFB - Pitch Day, Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Where: Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus Classroom, Building 3 - Room 103 / classroom, Cocoa When: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingAn opportunity to advertise our most important, complex problems and receive innovative commercial solutions from cutting-edge industry developers on the spot. Similar to Shark Tank and compiles the problems our Airmen face, but utilitzes small businesses to create affordable solutions. Contracts could be awarded on the spot on the day the pitches are presented. proposals submitted prior to event to: 45CONS.Acquisition_Support@us.af.mil Reservations are required. Fee: No CostLink

Government Contracting: Overview, Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingFederal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not "Does the government buy what you are selling?"...it is more "Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?". If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business. The "Government Contracting Overview" seminar, presented by the Florida PTAC at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 6-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The six steps that will be discussed are: . Evaluate : Is Your Business Ready? . Register: SAM, State, County, City, Primes . Plan: Your Government Contracting Marketing Plan . Prepare: Marketing Tool Kit . Pursue: Reactive and Proactive Strategies . Achieve: Contract You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners. Join us for this great learning opportunity.Speaker: PTAC specialist Fee: No CostLink

QuickBooks Basics, Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF/Synovus-Pensacola, Synovus / 4th Floor Training Room, Pensacola When: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetIn this course, we will talk about choosing the QuickBooks version that fits your company needs. We will take you through the Desktop version of setting up a company and chart of accounts for your industry, spending and receiving monies, monitoring accounts receivable and payroll. You will also learn about the balance sheets and income statements. The final section of the course will cover a brief introduction to payroll, timesheet options, banking and credit card importing, and a tour of the online version of QuickBooks. Presented by Ryan Francis from Carr, Riggs & Ingram, CPAs and Advisors. Pre-registration required. Registration closes 24 hours prior to workshop.Speaker: Ryan Francis, Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs and AdvisorsCo-Sponsor: Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 1620 and 92.3; ESPN Radio 1330/99.1 Free parking in Synovus lot.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Advanced QuickBooks Online, Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:30 AMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetFor current users of QuickBooks Online. Build upon the skills you already have by learning new tips, features, and tactics. You'll become more productive, get better information from your financial data, and grow your financial management abilities. Take the next step towards becoming a QuickBooks power user.Speaker: John Doramus, SBDC ConsultantIf the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575.Fee: No CostLink

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Second Class Meets

The SBEP is ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents of small businesses. Through learning the business canvas model, graduates emerge as stronger leaders, who are ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management, and turn challenges into strategic advantage. Twenty-five, non-competing, applicants are accepted into the program. Closed event - only for admitted participants.

Business Start Up, Thursday, March 05, 2020

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Thursday, March 05, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis session will cover the basics of "How to start your business" as well as resources in the community. Reservations are required. Park in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Finance Fair (Your Best Opportunity for a Loan), Thursday, March 05, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Thursday, March 05, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMThis free event offers business owners and future business owners the opportunity to approach a variety of small business lenders and have one-on-one conversations and about their specific business finance needs. You do not need to own a business to participate. Any interested businessperson may attend. Fee: No CostLink

The Small Business Grow & Succeed Series Part 2, Thursday, March 05, 2020

Where: Lee County Economic Development Office, Fort Myers When: Thursday, March 05, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Alcance a sus clientes en línea con Google (Reach Customers Online with Google offered in July in English) En esta presentación, empresas aprenderán cómo los clientes los encuentran en línea y cómo promocionar sus negocios medio la optimización de motor de búsqueda (SEO) y las campañas inteligentes en Google Ads. También presentaremos herramientas para ayudarles a administrar su negocio en línea, incluyendo "Google My Business" y "Google Trends". Co-Sponsor: Lee County Economic Development OfficeFee: No CostLink

Starting a Business, Thursday, March 05, 2020

Where: Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Breeze When: Thursday, March 05, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceHave an idea for a business, but not sure where to start? Take the first step with the SBDC's Starting a Business workshop! In this workshop, we'll talk about business concepts and find answers to many of your questions: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money with your business idea? Is this business compatible with your goals? What rules, laws and licenses apply to your business? Learn legal business structures, best management practices, funding options, basic marketing strategies and more. We'll also talk about how to write a business plan and the importance of financial statements. After attending this workshop, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to get assistance (at no cost to you) in moving through the stages of your business venture. Pre-registration is required. Registration ends 24 hours before workshop.Speaker: Christa Wilson, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 92.3/1620, ESPN Radio 1130/99.1 Fee: $ 50.00Link

CyberSecurity for Small Business, Thursday, March 05, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at FAMU, FAMU Foundation Building, Tallahassee When: Thursday, March 05, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: CybersecurityCybersecurity is a major threat to businesses of all sizes. Small businesses are especially vulnerable because they don't think they're large enough to be a target of hackers. This workshop is designed to make the participants aware of the types of threats that are in the cyber ecosystem and to provide proactive strategies that can be applied immediately. The workshop will also introduce participants to a cybersecurity survey aimed at rating their company's cybersecurity awareness. The workshop will also introduce an upcoming cybersecurity certification program that participants and company employees can take to strengthen the company's technology infrastructure and reduce the impact of cyber attacks. Speaker: Gerald Hinson Fee: No CostLink

Websites and Social Media: Amplify Your Marketing, Thursday, March 05, 2020

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Thursday, March 05, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesIf you're a business owner, it's all so confusing. You need to have an online presence, but where? Google, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Houzz, Angie's List, Snapchat, your website - too many options! In this event, you'll learn how to target your market using certain channels, the kinds of information and activities to promote, and how to maximize results from the investments of your time and money.Speaker: Romulo Martinez-Volunteer PresenterOnly preregistered attendees will receive parking information before the event. If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338. Fee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

Business Plans Made Easy, Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMDevelop the right plan for your business needs. Receive an overview which features easy financials, a simple pitch format, and performance tracking. Ideal for new or experienced business owners to manage business growth, communicate ideas, or borrow money. Fee: $ 20.00Link

Business Startup Series, Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceAfter 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 10 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 12 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 17 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 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- Tues., March 24 from 5:30-8:30 PM Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions. . Financing Your Business- Thurs., March 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: 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 OnlyFee: $ 199.00Link

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou'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: Kristin Hughes, Business Consultant Florida SBDC at USF*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 OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

SBA Workshop: Federal Certifications Managed by SBA, Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingBefore you can begin business with the government your business must obtain the proper certifications. Small business certifications are like professional certifications; they document a special capability or status that will help you compete in the marketplace. Unlike permits and licenses, you do not need to obtain certifications to legally operate. However, in order to take advantage of business opportunities, such as government contracts, you may need to obtain some certifications. Federal, state and local governments offer businesses opportunities to sell billions of dollars worth of products and services. Many government agencies require that some percentage of the procurements be set aside for small businesses. Certifying your business can definitely help you successfully compete for government contracts. Speaker: Ed Ramos - Small Business Administration, Senior Area ManagerFee: No CostLink

Sales Tactics for Small Business, Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:00 PM to 5:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesParticularly for entrepreneurs, getting a handle on basic sales strategies can be more critical to the success of a venture than the development of its products and services. The truth is so many businesses have gone under because they don't know how to sell. You can have the greatest product or service on the market, but without sales strategies, you'll never get it off the ground. Reservations are required. Speaker: Ellen Little, Business ResolutionsPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

PTAC: Government Contracting Overview, Thursday, March 12, 2020

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:30 AMTopic: Government ContractingFederal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not "Does the government buy what you are selling?"...it is more "Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?". If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business. The "Government Contracting Overview" seminar, presented by the Florida PTAC at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 6-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The six steps that will be discussed are: . Evaluate : Is Your Business Ready? . Register: SAM, State, County, City, Primes . Plan: Your Government Contracting Marketing Plan . Prepare: Marketing Tool Kit . Pursue: Reactive and Proactive Strategies . Achieve: Contract You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners and learn about the Florida PTAC's "Bid-Match" service that can be a helpful marketing research tool. Join us for this great learning opportunity. This Procurement Technical Assistance Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.Only preregistered attendees will receive parking information before the event. If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338. Fee: No CostLink

Marketing Your Business, Thursday, March 12, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesYou 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: Carl Hadden, Associate Director Florida SBDC at USF*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 OnlyFee: $ 25.00Link

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

QuickBooks 101 - Jacksonville, Friday, March 13, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Friday, March 13, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetYou've made the first step and decided to utilize the QuickBooks program for your business, now what? Not sure where to start? This introductory workshop will provide you with the information you need to get started on the right foot. Learn how to use QuickBooks in this easy-to understand hands-on class. Students will work in a computer lab with a QuickBooks Pro Advisor Instructor on examples for real experience using QuickBooks for PC. *This class will use the QuickBooks Desktop version, not to be confused with the QuickBooks Online version - they are different products. Fee: $ 75.00Link

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

Responding to RFP's, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMGain insight into the bid writing process and discover proven tools for responding to proposals. In this seminar you will learn the do's and don'ts in writing and submitting a proposal.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Basic Business Taxes, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Tax PlanningThere's no way to get around it-every business must report taxes. But how you pay your taxes all depends on the type of business you have. This class explores the taxation process and filing requirements for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Speaker: Todd Unbehagen, CPA Unbehagen Advisors*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 OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: FREE Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

How to Start Your Business, Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceA 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.Speaker: Chuck WheelerFee: $ 30.00Link

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMIt'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, , Associcate Director Florida SBDC at USF*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 OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Subcontracting & Teaming, Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingFor many small businesses, entry into government contracting will or should begin as a subcontractor. This seminar will provide the small business owner with an understanding of the overall subcontracting process, including the format for a Subcontract and Teaming agreement, how to protect your company during the relationship and the overall benefits of subcontracting. This seminar will also provide the suggested rules of engagement and the contractual relationship between prime contractor, subcontractor and the government, for small businesses in the Tampa Bay region. This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.Speaker: Karen Krymski, Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center*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 OnlyFee: $ 20.00Link

Google Solutions: Google Analytics, Thursday, March 19, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesTake advantage of free marketing and business productivity tools and learn how to use internet marketing to increase sales in an easy-to-understand training program for small business developed by Google. The first half of this valuable three hour seminar will show to use internet marketing tools, such as Google Places, Google Adwords and Google Webmaster Tools, to drive sales. In the second half of the program, you will learn how to leverage free Google Analytics to see what your website is telling you and how to get powerful consumer insights. This program is full of easy-to-implement tips that can have a fast, positive impact on your business. Taught by Google Partner and National Trainer Matt Weber.Speaker: Matt WeberFee: $ 30.00Link

Building Your Business Plan With LivePlan, Thursday, March 19, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMBusiness planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your existing business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Seminar registration includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software. Our expert advice simplifies conducting the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don't be intimidated, take the first step today! Speaker: Brad Owens, Business Consultant Florida SBDC at USF*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 OnlyFee: $ 99.00Link

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

Library Series: Securing a Business Loan, Monday, March 23, 2020

Where: Downtown Fort Myers Library, Fort Myers When: Monday, March 23, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMLenders need answers to questions in order to make decisions that will benefit your business, the bank, and the community. Come learn what the decision factors are for conventional and SBA loansSpeaker: Suzanne SpechtFee: No CostLink

Construction Management, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMNew to the industry or looking for refresher tips? Construction bonding can protect your firm against disruptions or financial loss due to a contractor's failure to complete a project or failure to meet contract specifications. Not sure if your firm meets bonding requirements for moving up to the next level? This class will answer those questions and many more.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Bookkeeping Basics, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetProper bookkeeping is essential to managing your business. Learn how to classify and record basic business transactions, enter data into an account, chart accounts, and many basic accounting terms. You'll also learn what you must hold on to for tax compliance and find out what accounting software might be useful to help make your bookkeeping easier. Speaker: Bill Burnham, Business Consultant Florida SBDC at USF*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 OnlyFee: $ 45.00Link

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis 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: $ 40.00Link

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Wednesday Biz Chat: B2B Round Table (Networking Event), Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Where: Coral Ridge Event Center When: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:30 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessB2B Round Table (Networking Event) Join the City of Cape Coral, the Florida SBDC, and Cape Coral Business Owners for this fun networking event. Registration is required, space is limited. Light refreshments provided. Co-Sponsor: City of Cape Coral Economic Development OfficeThe Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America's SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners with the University of West Florida serving as the network's lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited Englisch proficient individuals.Fee: $ 5.00Link

Preparing for a Government Contracting Reverse Trade Show, Thursday, March 26, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingMatchmaking and Reverse Trade Show events are a great way to meet and interact with agency and large prime contractor contacts. You do NOT want to take these events for granted. These events are a proven best practice for meeting contacts for the first time and to build on relationships that you have already started. This session will address some of the 'tools of the trade' for preparing for matchmaking events including Advanced Research, Customized Capability Statements, Elevator Speech, Probing Question Strategy and more. We may even put a few of you on the spot and do some role playing. Fee: No CostLink

Government Contracting: Overview, Thursday, March 26, 2020

Where: Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus Classroom, Building 12, Room 205 conf room, Cocoa When: Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingFederal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not "Does the government buy what you are selling?"...it is more "Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?". If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business. The Florida SBDC at UCF's "Government Contracting: Overview" seminar is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 6-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The six steps that will be discussed are: . Evaluate: Is Your Business Ready? . Register: SAM, State, County, City, Primes . Plan: Your Government Contracting Marketing Plan . Prepare: Marketing Tool Kit . Pursue: Reactive and Proactive Strategies . Achieve: Contract You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners and learn about the Florida PTAC's "Bid-Match" service that can be a helpful marketing research tool. Join us for this great learning opportunity. Reservations are required. Speaker: Steve South and/or Kara VernonFee: No CostLink

Financing Your Business, Thursday, March 26, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Access to CapitalAre 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: Brad Owens, Business Consultant Florida SBDC at USF TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank *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 OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

Business Growth and Exit Strategies, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMBusiness Growth Training Series. Tuning Your Revenue Engines-Maximizing Cash Flow and Business Performance. Cash flow is the number one priority of every business! It's so simple, anyone can understand it. If you want to improve your buiness growth dramatically, you'll want to attend this seminar!Fee: $ 20.00Link

Government Contracting: Overview, Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingFederal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not "Does the government buy what you are selling?"...it is more "Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?". If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business. The "Government Contracting Overview" seminar, presented by the Florida PTAC at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 6-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The six steps that will be discussed are: . Evaluate : Is Your Business Ready? . Register: SAM, State, County, City, Primes . Plan: Your Government Contracting Marketing Plan . Prepare: Marketing Tool Kit . Pursue: Reactive and Proactive Strategies . Achieve: Contract You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners. Join us for this great learning opportunity.Speaker: PTAC specialist Fee: No CostLink

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: FREE Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Quickbooks Essentials- Session 2, Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:30 AMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetQuickbooks is a powerful tool to help you track financial activity and manage your business. But the decisions you make are only as good as the data you get. Often, companies don't know how to set up Quickbooks to make daily accounting easier and offer better information for operations and planning. We can help. This session will review results of your activities, changes you made, outcomes you saw, and address questions that developed since Session I. Expect a lively discussion of lessons learned and new contacts you can use to share information and offer support as needed.Speaker: John Doramus, SBDC ConsultantIf the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575.Fee: No CostLink

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Third Class Meets

The SBEP is ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents of small businesses. Through learning the business canvas model, graduates emerge as stronger leaders, who are ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management, and turn challenges into strategic advantage. Twenty-five, non-competing, applicants are accepted into the program. Closed event - only for admitted participants.

Doing Business with the Department of the Army, Thursday, April 02, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, April 02, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingRandy Edney, Director for Small Business Programs Army Material Command, will present this informative session and answer your questions about doing business with the Department of the Army. What is your strategy for doing business with the U.S. Army? Do you know the Army mission? Do you know what the Army buys, and how to identify these opportunities? This session will better help you to understand how to strategically and tactically focus your efforts and resources, to maximize your success in pursuit of opportunities with the U.S. Army. Speaker: Randy Edney, Director for Small Business Programs Army Material CommandPlease go to www.sbdcorlando.com to register and pay on liine.Fee: $ 30.00Link

The Small Business Grow & Succeed Series Part 3, Thursday, April 02, 2020

Where: Lee County Economic Development Office, Fort Myers When: Thursday, April 02, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs Discover how to create a collaborative environment where everyone is responsible for design. You will go through design challenges and sprints that can be incorporated into any workplace or business, to unlock creativity and innovative thinking.Co-Sponsor: Lee County Economic Development OfficeFee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Doing Business with the Government Series (Part 1), Friday, April 03, 2020

Where: Career Source Southwest Florida, Suite 170, Fort Myers When: Friday, April 03, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingPart 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 ConsultantFee: No CostLink

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

Gaining Access to Pinellas County Government Contracting, Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMThe Pinellas County Contract Compliance Management System-B2G workshop will cover system functions including using the dashboard, system navigation and purpose by entering sub-contractors information, payments and reporting. The class also covers the types of insurance required to do business with Pinellas County.Fee: No CostLink

Business Planning, Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Business BasicsA business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3 - 5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues. At the same time the plan identifies and incorporates risks that the entrepreneur might face, so the small business owner is prepared. Business planning tools, examples and outlines are provided. Reservations are required. Speaker: Vince Lopresti, US SBAPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Starting A Business, Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThe best way to get started! Receive information on the necessary licenses permits, legal documents and requirements to do business in the State of Florida. Learn to refine your ideas into a plan for success.Fee: $ 10.00Link

Digital Orlando 2020

Connecting Orlando’s Tech Ecosystem Digital Orlando 2020 convenes leaders from across the spectrum of Orlando’s $13+ billion technology ecosystem to explore how technology and innovation will shape the region’s culture, companies, and community.

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: FREE Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

SBA Workshop: Common Problems with 8(a) BD Program Applications, Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingThe SBA's 8(a) Business Development ("BD") program is one of the most powerful federal government certification programs that permits eligible, certified businesses to obtain sole source and limited competition contracting opportunities. In order to ensure that applicant businesses are eligible for certification, the SBA conducts a thorough review of an applicant's business - including review of business documents, company tax returns, personal tax returns for some owners, and on-site interviews. However, due to the overall complexity of the application and its underlying regulations, many applicants have trouble actually achieving certification, or their applications languish in the evaluation process. Speaker: Ed Ramos - Small Business Administration, Senior Area ManagerFee: No CostLink

Government Contract Compliance: Does Your Company Comply?, Thursday, April 09, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, April 09, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMEd Kinberg of Stewart Law, will provide an in-depth review of many of the aspects of government contracting compliance - proposal compliance, accounting system compliance, procurement systems compliance, cybersecurity security, and other compliance issues. The federal government has had over 230 years to figure out how to buy goods and services from your business and they capture the many requirements in an alphabet soup of regulations FAR, FASA, DCAA, DBA, ITAR, ASPR, NST. and many more. and of course we can't forget the "Purveyor of Public Affairs Act of 1795". If you want to compete in the government marketplace you need to understand and embrace 'compliance'. Fee: $ 30.00Link

How to Start Your Business, Thursday, April 09, 2020

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:30 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceIf you're thinking of starting a business, it's important to take the right steps. This course will give you an overview of what to know, actions to take, and how to avoid common missteps to give your company its greatest chance of success.Speaker: Eddie Hill and John Doramus, SBDC ConsultantsIf the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575.Fee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Doing Business with the Government Series (Part 2), Friday, April 10, 2020

Where: SWFL Works, Fort Myers When: Friday, April 10, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingDescription of Seminar: Introduction to government contracting- Objective, Social Economic Interests, and Registration Federal Acquisition Regulation- 53 subjects related to the procurement process Speaker: Dan TelepFee: No CostLink

SBA Cash Flow, Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Cash Flow ManagementGood cash flow management is critical for the success of your business. This workshop will describe the purpose of cash flow management. It will assist you in determining a business's cash flow cycle to make accurate cash flow projections. Reservations are required. Speaker: Vince Lopresti, US SBAPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Best Marketing Strategies, Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMWe can show you how to find more of the right customers and increase sales using the most cost effective marketing strategies. Fee: $ 20.00Link

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Market Research: Know Your Market, Industry, and Options for Growth, Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:30 AMTopic: Marketing and SalesThe success of your business depends heavily on external factors - changes in customer preferences, economic trends, the demographics of your market, and many other elements. What do you really know about these factors? Market research can give you deep insights into your business ecosystem, help you make better decisions, and plan moves now to get you ahead of the competition.Speaker: Eddie Hill, SBDC ConsultantIf the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575.Fee: No CostLink

University Area CDC Lunch & Learn 2020

The University Area CDC Lunch & Learn Series allows businesses, organizations and Tampa residents to learn more about the initiatives and topics of the Uptown District and University Area CDC. As the landscape of the University Area transforms into the Uptown District, we are committed to keeping area residents and businesses informed. Our 2020 Lunch & Learn Series allows sponsors to have an intimate setting to make connections and network to enhance the community. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-area-cdc-lunch-learn-2020-tickets-84975192087?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: FREE Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: FREE Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Fourth Class Meets

The SBEP is ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents of small businesses. Through learning the business canvas model, graduates emerge as stronger leaders, who are ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management, and turn challenges into strategic advantage. Twenty-five, non-competing, applicants are accepted into the program. Closed event - only for admitted participants.

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Closing Reception

The SBEP is ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents of small businesses. Through learning the business canvas model, graduates emerge as stronger leaders, who are ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management, and turn challenges into strategic advantage. Twenty-five, non-competing, applicants are accepted into the program. Closed event - only for admitted participants and invited guests.

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Network After Work Tampa at American Social

Network After Work invites you to an evening out with other local business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded professionals on Tuesday, May 19th at American Social.Hosted by America’s leader in networking mixer events, enjoy introductions and conversations after work weekday in a casual environment ideal for networking . Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/network-after-work-tampa-at-american-social-tickets-87937899625

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

University Area CDC Lunch & Learn 2020

The University Area CDC Lunch & Learn Series allows businesses, organizations and Tampa residents to learn more about the initiatives and topics of the Uptown District and University Area CDC. As the landscape of the University Area transforms into the Uptown District, we are committed to keeping area residents and businesses informed. Our 2020 Lunch & Learn Series allows sponsors to have an intimate setting to make connections and network to enhance the community. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-area-cdc-lunch-learn-2020-tickets-84975192087?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

University Area CDC Lunch & Learn 2020

The University Area CDC Lunch & Learn Series allows businesses, organizations and Tampa residents to learn more about the initiatives and topics of the Uptown District and University Area CDC. As the landscape of the University Area transforms into the Uptown District, we are committed to keeping area residents and businesses informed. Our 2020 Lunch & Learn Series allows sponsors to have an intimate setting to make connections and network to enhance the community. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-area-cdc-lunch-learn-2020-tickets-84975192087?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

1 Million Cups St. Pete

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged (and it's free) Price: Free Link: https://beta.1millioncups.com/stpete

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Entrepreneur Social Club

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT since 2009. FUN and PRODUCTIVE solutions for you and your enterprise! No fees No Registration. SHOW UP ANYTIME! 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Roundtable Meeting, Networking, Biz Dev. 8:30 pm Dinner downtown St. Pete, drinks, conversations, party time! https://EntrepreneurSocialClub.com Link: https://entrepreneursocialclub.com/events/

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every Wednesday is FREE Coworking Day for Veterans at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay! Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entrepreneurs, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-for-veterans-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-72943771785?