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Copyrights, Patents & Trademarks Webinar

Have you protected your invention, unique product or service or even the brand name and logo that you designed? Failure to safeguard your intellectual property can result in someone else infringing or violating what you have taken a great deal of time and capital to develop. Attend this workshop and find out the necessary steps to protect what you have created for the marketplace. Presenter: Attorney Shaunette Stokes bit.ly/copyrighttrademark

Bids and Business, Monday, June 18, 2018

Where: Summit (Main) Library, West Palm Beach When: Monday, June 18, 2018 2:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingThis seminar will provide an overview on how to conduct business with Palm Beach County as well as information on the County's SBE ( Small Business Enterprise) Certification Program.Speaker: OSBA (Office of Small Business Assistance) Staff and Mike Bell, PTAC Procurement Specialist Co-Sponsor: FAU Small Business Development Center Fee: No CostLink

Bids and Business: Roadmap to Progress, Monday, June 18, 2018

Where: Summit (Main) Library, West Palm Beach When: Monday, June 18, 2018 2:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingThe objectives of this seminar are to discuss the small business registration and bid process, the SBE certification and opportunities within Palm Beach County.Speaker: Carole Hart, PTAC Manager, Government Consultant Co-Sponsor: OSBAFee: No CostLink

Celebrate Gainesville Homegrown Entrepreneurs

Join us Monday evening at GTEC to celebrate Gainesville Homegrown Entrepreneurship. Learn about this great UF/community partnership. Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1742048199222603/

Damian Montero (Moned) | Cloud Hosting For Free

Palm Beach Tech Talks | Boca Raton Monday, June 18 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours with the sharpest & most witty folks in our tech community! GUEST SPEAKER: Damian MonteroFounder @ Moned... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/249871844/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/249871844/

Code for Miami Civic Hack Night

Join for Code for Miami's weekly civic hack sessions @ Cambridge Innovation Center. Anyone interested in civic hacking and engagement is welcome. You can contribute to an existing Code for Miami Project or come share your idea, and maybe start a new collaboration. As always, bring a laptop; beginners are always welcome! We ask that participants at Code for Miami events follow our Code of Conduct to ensure that our group is a safe and welcoming space. Price: free Link: https://www.meetup.com/Code-for-Miami/

Want to Tune-Up Your Business? Plug it into FSBDC at UCF-Sumter County, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Where: Sumter County Office, Sumter Service Center, WildWood When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Business BasicsThis NO COST seminar focuses on identifying typical pain points in any existing business and how to find relief. Highlights include: understanding ways to operate to minimize business challenges and maximize customer satisfaction. Learn how to leverage your existing accountants, bankers, insrance agents, etc. to provide relief.Speaker: Chris Abetz, Area Manager of SBDC in Sumter CountyCall Joanne at (352) 689-4698 if you need assistance registering.Fee: No CostLink

Business Continuity & Disaster Preparedness Webinar, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Where: OnlineWhen: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Managing a BusinessTopics Covered: .Business Continuity/Disaster Preparedness .Small Business Administration Disaster Loans .State of Florida Emergency Bridge Loans .Hurricane Irma Recovery Assistance Co-Sponsor: Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County, Florida SBDC at FIU in association with the Pino Global Entrepreneurship CenterMore Information: 305-779-9230 | sbdc@fiu.edu Fee: No CostLink

Ignite Your Online Marketing, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 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

Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Where: 78th Street Library (Palm River), Tampa When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 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: Danielle Moreda Fee: No CostLink

Minority Certification, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMGet 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

Using SEO to Improve Your Google Rankings, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 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 Williams's, ""SEO: 2015 & Beyond." 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

How to Own Your Building with an SBA 504 Loan, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Where: South Florida State College, Avon Park When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Access to CapitalEstablished Small Business Owners: Stop Renting and Own Your Own Building For As Little as 10% Down An Overview of the U.S. Small Business Administration's SBA 504 Loan Program Speaker: William Wilson, First Florida Capital Finance Corporation, Michael Noel Florida SBDC at USFCo-Sponsor: Florida SBDC at USF and Highlands County Economic Development CommissionFee: $ 10.00Link

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

Understanding the real value of Open Source with nopCommerce - John Baluka

FlaDotNet Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 PM Open Source. Developers hear about it a lot. What should you really look for and why? For example, I choose to study nopCommerce, which has led to som... https://www.meetup.com/FlaDotNet/events/249095943/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/FlaDotNet/events/249095943/

Gainesville Hackerspace Tuesday Open House

Tuesday nights are open to all. Doors open at 7pm, it's fine to show up later, people will still be around. Feel free to bring a project to work on! Price: Free Link: https://www.meetup.com/gainesville-hackerspace/events/241347950/

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

Protect Your Small Business Property: Know Your Rights, Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Pensacola, Building 8, Pensacola When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsYou have developed a business name, designed a logo, invented a product, or created a unique service or tool. Now how do you protect it? What steps should you take for obtaining a patent, trademark and copyright? Should you consider an employee agreement or non-disclosure agreement? There are so many things to consider. Let Nevin Shaffer, Patent Attorney, Intellectual Property Law Professor, and Florida Board Certified IP Specialist guide you through the "do's" and "don'ts" when it comes to your business venture. Pre-registration required. No walk-ins.Speaker: J. Nevin Shaffer, Jr., Patent Attorney, Intellectual Property Law Professor, and Florida Board Certified IP SpecialistCo-Sponsor: FSBDC at UWF, Greater Pensacola Chamber, Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3, plus BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 50.00Link

QuickBooks: Basics, Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Where: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pensacola, FL When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsSee how QuickBooks financial software helps you take control of your business finances. Find out which QuickBooks product is right for you before you buy. Pre-registration with payment required. Speaker: Martha Cobb King, Advanced Certified QuickBooks Pro-Advisor, Simple Accounting SolutionsCo-Sponsor: Greater Pensacola Chamber; Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 plus BBVA Compass BankAdditional parking available behind the building. Fee: $ 50.00Link

Business Plans, Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Where: FSBDC at Seminole State College, Seminole Technology Business Incubation Center, Port of Sanford When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessThis seminar provides a simple and realistic approach for the serious entrepreneur who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this workshop will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy.Speaker: Moses Ayiku, Consultant - Florida SBDC at Seminole State College Fee: No CostLink

SBA Workshop: Federal Certifications Managed by SBA, Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingEvery year, the Federal government procures supplies and/or services to the tune of several hundred billion dollars. A whopping twenty-three (23) percent of those procurements are earmarked for smaller businesses. If you own a small business and have the potential to sell your product/service to the Federal government you ought to take the time to learn about these programs. At Federal level, our government is mandated to reserve a sizable percentage of all procurements dollars for small businesses; for certified socio-economically disadvantaged small businesses; for women-owned small businesses or; for business located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones. SBA manages all of these certifications. Certifying your business can definitely help you successfully compete for government contracts. As a certified entity, in addition to pursuing contracts, you may participate in executive level business training that helps to keep small businesses competitive. As part of our efforts to maintain program integrity, we ensure firms are compliant with program/federal regulations so they stay in good standing and can enjoy continued program participation. You will learn the eligibility criteria for the: . 8 (a) Business Development Program . Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program . Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program . New SBA Mentor Protégé program . In addition, you will learn where to find Federal Opportunities for your small business. Speaker: Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager, US Small Business AdministrationFee: No CostLink

Starting Your Business, Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:30 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: Brad Owens *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Tallahassee SBEP Class VIII - Fourth Class and 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.

QuickBooks: Advanced, Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Where: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pensacola, FL When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsFind out how to use QuickBooks for complex tasks such as payroll, sales tax, estimating and job-costing. Advanced may be taken after Basics or by itself. Pre-registration required with online payment.Speaker: Martha Cobb King, Advanced Certified QuickBooks Pro-Advisor, Simple Accounting SolutionsCo-Sponsor: Greater Pensacola Chamber; Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 plus BBVA Compass BankAdditional parking located behind the building. Fee: $ 50.00Link

Understanding Personal & Business Credit, Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Where: New Tampa Regional Library, Tampa When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Access to CapitalCredit plays an important role in our society. It is often misunderstood and misused, which can have a negative impact on our lives for many years. This interactive workshop will provide students a basic understanding of credit reports. Participants will learn about the importance of credit, budgeting and a resource listing and tips to local professionals and specialists that can help them achieve their goals.Speaker: Artricia James HeardFee: No CostLink

Ownability - How Intellectual Property Works

REGISTER NOWThis seminar will provide a general introduction to trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. The rules of intellectual property (IP) determine who owns your creations and whether or not you can prevent other people from copying them. If you work in a creative or innovative field, you should know enough about IP to make intelligent decisions about your job or business. You should understand the ownability of your own ability.About Our SpeakerBrent Britton Managing Partner (Tampa), de la Peña & Holiday, LLPBrent C.J. Britton is a lawyer handling commercial legal work with a concentration on technology companies, intellectual property, venture funding, and business transactions. A former computer scientist with a master’s degree from the MIT Media Lab, Britton was among the first generation of “dot-com lawyers” in Silicon Valley. He is a co-founder of several startups.Today Britton is the managing partner of the Tampa office of de la Peña & Holiday, LLP. He is licensed to practice law in California, New York, and Florida. He writes, speaks, and teaches frequently on entrepreneurship, creative problem solving, and philosophy, and he has authored a number of legal and scientific articles and papers.

How to Start Your Business, Thursday, June 21, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, June 21, 2018 3:00 PM to 6:00 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

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

There are tons of events every week at Venture Cafe, focused on enhancing the growth of Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible and better connected. We help innovators by enhancing and accelerating the growth of innovation in Miami through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Price: free Link: https://cic.com/new-events-miami

Want to Tune-Up Your Business? Plug it into the FSBDC at UCF-Sumter County, Thursday, June 21, 2018

Where: Sumter County Office, Sumter Service Center, WildWood When: Thursday, June 21, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsThis NO COST seminar focuses on identifying typical pain points in any existing business and how to find relief. Highlights include: Learning how to resolve pain points in your business, Understanding ways to operate to minimize business challenges and maximize customer satisfaction. Also discussed are ways of leveraging your existing accountants, banks, insurance agents, etc. to provide relief. Speaker: Chris Abetz, Area Manager and Business Consultant for Florida SBDCPlease call Joanne at (352) 689-4698 if you have difficulty registering on line.Fee: No CostLink

Want to Tune-Up Your Business? Plug it into FSBDC at UCF-Sumter County, Thursday, June 21, 2018

Where: Sumter County Office, Sumter Service Center, WildWood When: Thursday, June 21, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Business BasicsThis NO Cost seminar focuses on identifying typical pain points in any existing business and how to find relief. Highlights include: understanding ways to operate to minimize business challenges and maximize customer satisfaction. Learn how to leverage your existing accountants, bankers, insurance agents, etc. to provide relief.Call Joanne at (352) 689-4698 if you need assistance registering.Fee: No CostLink

Steps to Starting a Business, Thursday, June 21, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Panama City, Panama City Mall, Suite 2196, Panama City When: Thursday, June 21, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsTake the first step in starting your small business! Attendees will learn the essentials for getting started in business including: idea evaluation, legal business structures, regulations & licensing, taxation, finding capital and more. Pre-registration recommended. Speaker: Johnny Branch, CPA, MBA, Consultant/GA Consultant/PD CoordinatorCo-Sponsor: iHeart Media, Panama City and BBVA Compass BankLocated near the center of the mall.Fee: $ 25.00Link

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Thursday, June 21, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Thursday, June 21, 2018 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

June Xero Hour: How to choose the right app(s)

Xero Hour - West Palm Beach Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 PM When it comes to assembling the tools you use, there’s a lot to consider: client verticals, scale, desired results … and of course, costs. Then there’... https://www.meetup.com/Xero-Hour-West-Palm-Beach/events/251055455/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Xero-Hour-West-Palm-Beach/events/251055455/

Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Workshop - PTAC, Friday, June 22, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Friday, June 22, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingHave you thought about business with the government? Have you heard of WOSB or EDWOSB but are unsure of what the acronym soup means or how to achieve this designation? Woman-Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business are federal-level government contracting certifications that can help with your business strategy. In this workshop, we will: -Shine a light on the purpose and benefits of SBA's WOSB/EDWOSB program -Gain step-by-step guidance on how to become certified -Explore next steps after certification to boost business strategy Fee: $ 15.00Link

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

The Veteran's Certification & Verification Program, Monday, June 25, 2018

Where: Lantana Branch Library, Lake Worth When: Monday, June 25, 2018 2:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingThis seminar will provide an overview of the requirements needed to be compliant with the Department of Veteran Affairs Verification and Certification Program.Speaker: Carole Hart,PTAC ManagerCo-Sponsor: OSBA Office of Small Business Assistance Fee: No CostLink

Start Smart, Monday, June 25, 2018

Where: OnlineWhen: Monday, June 25, 2018 3:00 PM to 5:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceStart Smart Have you always had the dream to start your own business but didn't know where to begin? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of owning a successful business, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. Learn from a business consultant about: . lifestyle requirements for business owners . how to assess the feasibility of your business idea . legal and tax implications of owning a business . how to develop a business plan . how to compile a bank-ready financial package . how to market your product or service . health and safety regulations that may apply to your business . where to find other resources that may help you succeed Fee: No CostLink

Code for Miami Civic Hack Night

Join for Code for Miami's weekly civic hack sessions @ Cambridge Innovation Center. Anyone interested in civic hacking and engagement is welcome. You can contribute to an existing Code for Miami Project or come share your idea, and maybe start a new collaboration. As always, bring a laptop; beginners are always welcome! We ask that participants at Code for Miami events follow our Code of Conduct to ensure that our group is a safe and welcoming space. Price: free Link: https://www.meetup.com/Code-for-Miami/

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 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: Eileen Rodriguez*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, June 26, 2018

Where: Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office, Milton, Florida When: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsYou 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. Pre-registration required with online, non-refundable payment. Please arrive early to park and receive your packet. Employees and students of UWF call us to register at no cost (474-2528) if space allows.Speaker: Glenn McDuffy, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office, Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 plus BBVA Compass BankLocated directly behind the McDonalds in MiltonFee: $ 50.00Link

Basic Government Contracting 101, Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 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! 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

Social Media Marketing, Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMDoes not have to be difficult. Online marketing offers small businesses an easy and usually no-cost way to take control of their reputation and gain new customers. You will receive an overview of several different social media platforms and how to plan out your success online. Suitable for novices but experts will find a few new tips as well. Fee: $ 20.00Link

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

Monthly JavaScript Meetup

Palm Beach JavaScript Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 PM Talking all things JavaScript (node, react, etc) https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Javascript/events/bnhwjpyxjbjc/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Javascript/events/bnhwjpyxjbjc/

Gainesville Hackerspace Tuesday Open House

Tuesday nights are open to all. Doors open at 7pm, it's fine to show up later, people will still be around. Feel free to bring a project to work on! Price: Free Link: https://www.meetup.com/gainesville-hackerspace/events/241347950/

Government Contracting 101, Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Pensacola, Building 8, Pensacola When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:30 AMTopic: Government ContractingThis workshop will provide you with the basics on what you need to know to prepare for entering the federal government market. You will learn the procurement process, how to register and the basics on how to sell to federal government agencies. This class is aimed at business owners who are beginning to think about doing business with the federal government. Pre-registration recommended.Speaker: Laura Subel, Procurement Specialist, Florida PTAC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 plus BBVA Compass BankCorner of University Pkwy and Hillview DriveFee: $ 20.00Link

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

Growing vs. Scaling Your Business, Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessThis workshop is designed for companies that have been in business for three or more years and would like to understand what the most successful companies know - how to create a business model that scales to generate significant increases in revenue without adding significant costs. In this three hour workshop, attendees will learn: --Why so few businesses achieve scale - 91% of businesses never make it out of the 'small' start up stage -The advantages and disadvantages of growing versus scaling -Whether or not your business model is scalable -Linear vs. exponential growth -Requirements of the owner/founder to move from growth to scale -Key strategic factors that are mandatory for scalability -The functional tactics that must constantly be managed to scale up the business -Key questions to ask yourself and/or your clients to determine whether or not you are ready to or capable of scalingFee: $ 20.00Link

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

Shoestring Marketing for Small Business, Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesThis workshop is presented by a team of successful, local, small business entrepreneurs. They will discuss dozens of ways to grow your business without breaking the bank or your wallet. Through peer group discussion they will discuss shoestring marketing techniques that worked and did not work. The topics will apply to the selling of both a product and service, and include: -Techniques used to promote their businesses with limited funds. -Experiences using shoestring marketing for creating potential sales. -Time and effort versus the cost in overcoming marketing promotion obstacles. -Comprehensive listing of shoestring marketing ideas. The workshop is designed to help you help yourself. You already know the "WHATS" and "WHYS," now, it is time to learn the "HOWS" Just think, all you will spend is time. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514Fee: No CostLink

Financing Your Business, Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 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: Mitch Lairmore*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

Legal Issues and Trade Finance, Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: International Trade5:30-7pm: Legal Issues and Documentation in Int'l Sale Transactions presented by Olga Pina, Partner, Shutts & Bowen, LLP. In this session, learn about legal issues that often present themselves with export transactions and different types of legal protection needed. Pina will review the different types of contracts for indirect and direct exporting, the advantages and disadvantages of each one, and contract terms to consider. Pina practices in the areas of corporate, securities, international business transactions and export compliance, including compliance with U.S. Treasury (OFAC) regulations relating to embargoed countries and customs seizures. She has extensive experience in corporate transactions, including cross-border joint ventures and securities issues in Latin America and serves as a member of the firm's Cuba Task Force. https://shutts.com/lawyer/olga-m-pina/ 7-8:30pm: Trade Finance, presented by Daniel Pische, Senior Vice President, First American Bank. In this session, learn about risks involved in international trade, payment methods including letters of credit, and financing solutions available for our export shipments. Pische manages the bank's growing trade finance and asset-based lending relationships and oversees the Small Business Administration preferred lending program. The bank's expertise in Trade Finance and Asset-Based Lending was recognized by the SBA when First American Bank was awarded Export Lender of the Year in 2017. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dpische/ *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

Bookkeeping and Taxes Basics..., Thursday, June 28, 2018

Where: UCF Valencia Osceola Campus, Building 4, Kissimmee When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetUnless you are an accountant, chances are you have many questions about how to set-up your accounts, do your recordkeeping, and especially how to keep your taxes straight. This workshop will teach you: understanding your chart of accounts; federal and state tax requirements; sales tax; and tax decisions regarding legal forms of business.Speaker: Juliza González, CPA, P.A.Note: Parking Pass will be provided to registered attendees by email 48 hour prior the event. Park in Lot E in front of Bldg. 4 and place provided Temporary Parking Pass on top of dashboard.Fee: No CostLink

What Wll Happen If I Raise Prices?, Thursday, June 28, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Panama City, Panama City Mall, Suite 2196, Panama City When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsPricing decisions are critical for every business. Can you raise prices and make more per unit or should you lower prices to gain market share? A lot depends on your target market. This workshop will help you make strategic decisions related to pricing and making more profit. Pre-registration recommended. Speaker: Dr. Len Eichler, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWF/Panama CityCo-Sponsor: iHeart Media, Panama City and BBVA Compass BankLocated near the center of the mall.Fee: $ 25.00Link

How to Be Certified as a Disadvantaged,Minority,or Woman owned Business, Thursday, June 28, 2018

Where: Greenacres Branch Library, Greenacres When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:30 PM to 3:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingThe objectives of this seminar are to demonstrate how to register as a provider of goods or services and to discuss options to become a certified supplier within the County,State and Federal levels.Speaker: Carole Hart,PTAC Program ManagerCo-Sponsor: OSBA Office of Small Business AssistanceFee: No CostLink

Message Your Mission: How to Identify & Message Your Brand Successfully

REGISTER NOWAbout Our SpeakerErin MeagherFounder of Beneficial Blends, Chief Coconut of Kelapo Prior to creating Kelapo®, Erin was a high school business teacher with a passion for motivating students to pursue entrepreneurship. At the urging of her students to follow her own entrepreneurial advice, Erin launched Kelapo in 2009 with the goal of producing the very best quality coconut oil on the market, while ensuring fair and ethical treatment of the farmers who cultivate it. Since then, she has led her company in triple digit growth, putting Beneficial Blends on the INC 5000 list for three consecutive years and she was awarded the 2016 Business Woman of the Year for Manufacturing.About Beneficial BlendsSince entering the market with Kelapo® Coconut Oil in 2009, Beneficial Blends has evolved into the premier co- packer for private label organic, natural and conventional food manufacturing. Many accolades have been earned for excellence in manufacturing and sustained revenue growth; including finalist for the FL Sterling Council Business Excellence in Manufacturing, breaking the 500 mark on the INC5000 list and in 2017 being recognized as TBBJ’s Fastest Growing Companies coming in at number 8. Visit www.kelapo.com to learn more..

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

There are tons of events every week at Venture Cafe, focused on enhancing the growth of Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible and better connected. We help innovators by enhancing and accelerating the growth of innovation in Miami through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Price: free Link: https://cic.com/new-events-miami

Small Business Expansion Series for Existing Businesses-Day 2, Friday, June 29, 2018

Where: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pensacola, FL When: Friday, June 29, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Business BasicsPart of the Small Business Expansion Series of workshops designed specifically to assist existing business owners in expanding their businesses. On June 22, we presented "Financials for Expansion" and "Exporting Basics for Small Business". On June 29, the topics to be discussed include: "Increasing Customer Value", 9:00 - 11:00 am (Learn what kinds of messages capture the attention of your customers and move them to action) and "Marketing to the Government & Finding Opportunities",11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Learn how to do business with the government - federal, state and local). Fee is $50 and includes lunch with networking after the session. Pre-registration is required online. There are no refunds, so make sure you can attend. (If you are a UWF employee or student in business, please call us at 474-2528 to register at no cost.)Speaker: Kevin Peterson & Adam McCloskey, Florida SBDC Consultants and Laura Subel, Florida PTAC SpecialistCo-Sponsor: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 plus BBVA Compass BankAdditional parking is located behind the building.Fee: $ 50.00Link

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Roxy Lang (Synthesis) | Project Management: Beyond the Certifications

Palm Beach Tech Talks | West Palm Monday, July 2 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours to network, learn and engage with local technology & entrepreneurial leaders that have experiences to sh... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks/events/250146070/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks/events/250146070/

How to Start A Business, Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 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

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

Nightwatch.js - Browser automated testing done easy by Jeff Holland

Boca JS Tuesday, July 3 at 6:30 PM This month, our long time member Jeff Holland, will show us how his company improved their workflow by automating their tests. Using nightwatch.js ... https://www.meetup.com/BocaJS/events/251025019/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/BocaJS/events/251025019/

Ruby on Rails Meetup

Palm Beach Ruby Meetup Tuesday, July 3 at 6:30 PM West Palm Beach Ruby on Rails has joined forces with Palm Beach Tech (http://palmbeachtech.org) and we now use the Palm Beach Tech Space (map (https:/... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Ruby-Meetup/events/cwmxdpyxkbfb/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Ruby-Meetup/events/cwmxdpyxkbfb/

Gainesville Hackerspace Tuesday Open House

Tuesday nights are open to all. Doors open at 7pm, it's fine to show up later, people will still be around. Feel free to bring a project to work on! Price: Free Link: https://www.meetup.com/gainesville-hackerspace/events/241347950/

1 Million Cups | Delray Beach

1 Million Cups Delray Beach Wednesday, July 4 at 8:30 AM EVERY 1st WEDNESDAY - Join us to hear ONE local entrepreneur present followed by a Q&A session from the audience!We will end each event with a communi... https://www.meetup.com/1millioncupsDB/events/nxgdlpyxkbgb/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/1millioncupsDB/events/nxgdlpyxkbgb/

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

There are tons of events every week at Venture Cafe, focused on enhancing the growth of Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible and better connected. We help innovators by enhancing and accelerating the growth of innovation in Miami through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Price: free Link: https://cic.com/new-events-miami

Gainesville | How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Friday, July 06, 2018

Where: SBDC at UNF - Gainesville, Gainesville When: Friday, July 06, 2018 9:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceDo you have a great idea for a business but just don't know where to begin? Our course can provide you with a comprehensive introduction on how to start your own business. Some of the topics covered in this course include idea generation, the legal environment, business structures etc. In addition, this workshop gives the aspiring business owner an understanding of realistic tools and resources for business startup selecting an idea, testing the market, acquiring capital, writing a business plan, turning for help, understanding legal requirements, and projecting cash flow. Includes workbook.Speaker: SBDC Professionally certified consultantFee: $ 40.00Link

Doing Business with the Government Series (Part 1 and 2), Friday, July 06, 2018

Where: SWFL Works, Fort Myers When: Friday, July 06, 2018 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

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Dado Kljuco (DDS, Inc) | Security in Web Applications

Palm Beach Tech Talks | Palm Beach Gardens Monday, July 9 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours to network, learn and engage with local technology & entrepreneurial leaders that have experiences to sh... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-PBG/events/251048136/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-PBG/events/251048136/

Simple Steps for Starting your Business - Module 1, Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Where: Morgade Library, Stuart When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:00 AM to 1:00 PMThis introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources. Attend this comprehensive workshop series to help you test your new business idea and get started on the right path. Join us for five three-hour sessions that help you understand the basics of: . The concepts involved with assessing a business idea . Marketing your product or service . Understanding business financials and how they work . How to fund and finance your business.Fee: No CostLink

How to Be Certified as a Disadvantaged,Minority,or Woman owned Business, Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Where: Delray Beach Public Library, Delray Beach When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:00 PM to 6:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingThe objectives of this seminar are to demonstrate how to register as a provider of goods and services and to discuss options to become a certified supplier within the County,State and Federal levels.Speaker: Carole Hart,PTAC Program ManagerCo-Sponsor: Delray Beach CRA; the Delray Beach Public Library,and OSBA(Office of Small Business Assistance)Fee: No CostLink

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 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: 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

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

Business Startup Series, Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 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., July 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., July 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., July 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., July 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., July 24 from 5:30-8:30 PM Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions. . Financing Your Business- Thurs., July 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 Financing Your Business Seminar for free. 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 North & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 199.00Link

WordPress Genius Bar/Help Desk

WordPress Users of the Palm Beaches Tuesday, July 10 at 6:00 PM This Meetup is held on the second Tuesday of every month6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Bring your own Beer! Short (5 -15 mins) segments:POTM (Plugin of the month... https://www.meetup.com/WordPressPB/events/qcdxgpyxkbnb/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/WordPressPB/events/qcdxgpyxkbnb/

Gainesville Hackerspace Tuesday Open House

Tuesday nights are open to all. Doors open at 7pm, it's fine to show up later, people will still be around. Feel free to bring a project to work on! Price: Free Link: https://www.meetup.com/gainesville-hackerspace/events/241347950/

Ocala | How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Where: SBDC at UNF - Ocala, Ocala When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThinking of starting your own business? This workshop gives the aspiring entrepreneur an understanding of realistic tools and resources for business startup: Selecting an Idea, Testing the Market, Acquiring Capital, Writing a Business Plan, Turning for Help, Understanding Legal Requirements, Projecting Cash Flow.Speaker: SBDC Certified Business ConsultantNo Refunds will be issued for No Shows, however, pre-paid attendees will be accommodated at a future workshop. The SBDC at UNF reserves the right to cancel workshops if attendance requirements are not met. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.Fee: $ 40.00Link

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

Intro to Government Contracting, Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 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 Florida SBDC at UCF's "Introduction to Government Contracting" 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 10-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The ten steps that will be discussed are: . Is Your Business Ready? Strategic planning priorities for government contractors. . Target Markets. What agencies are buying what you are selling? . Registration. You need to register as a vendor at the federal, state, and local levels. . Certifications. Position your business to take advantage of 'set-aside' opportunities. . Embrace Education. You have to become a student of government contracting. . Core Marketing Tools. Five (5) basic marketing tools for government contracting. . Networking Plan. If you learn about a bid when it's posted - it's likely you'll lose. . Capture Plan. How will you define what to pursue and what to ignore? . Bid Response Strategy. It takes time and resources to prepare a response. . Contract Management. Best practices to keep in mind as you start a new contract. You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners and learn about the Florida SBDC's "Bid-Match" service that can be a helpful marketing research tool. Speaker: Steven South, Government Contracting SpecialistFee: $ 20.00Link

Tax and Accounting Issues for the Small Business, Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 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. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 Speaker: Lee Garner, CPAFee: No CostLink

Federal Government Set-Asides: What Are They? When Are They Used? What Are Benefits To Businesses?, Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Pensacola, Building 8, Pensacola When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:30 AMTopic: Government ContractingThis workshop will explain the different types of set-asides, when they are used and benefits to businesses. Pre-registration is recommended.Speaker: Speaker: Laura Subel, Government Contracting SpecialistCo-Sponsor: Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 plus BBVA Compass BankCorner of University Parkway & Hillview DriveFee: $ 20.00Link

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

Start-up Basics - Simple Steps for Starting your Business - Module 1

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources.

Simple Steps for Starting your Business - Indian River Chamber, Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Where: Morgade Library, Stuart When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:30 AM to 1:30 PMThis introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources. Attend this comprehensive workshop series to help you test your new business idea and get started on the right path. Join us for five three-hour sessions that help you understand the basics of: . The concepts involved with assessing a business idea . Marketing your product or service . Understanding business financials and how they work . How to fund and finance your business.Fee: No CostLink

Subcontracting Success for Small Business, Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Where: Gardens Branch Library, Palm Beach Gardens When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingLearn how small business can participate in subcontracting as a revenue stream for their business and how to navigate the world of prime contracting and subcontracting.Speaker: Carole Hart, PTAC Program Manager, Government Consultant FAU Small Business Development Center Co-Sponsor: Office of Small Business Assistance (OSBA)Fee: No CostLink

How to Start Your Own Business and Business Plan, Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Where: SBDC at UCF - Kissimmee, Kissimmee/Osceola County COC, Kissimmee When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:00 PM to 8:00 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! Writing 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: 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

Export Compliance Controls, Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: International Trade5:30-8:30pm: Export Compliance and Controls presented by Jim Anzalone, President, Compliance Assurance LLC. In this session, learn about the laws and regulations and how export controls can be a competitive advantage. Discussions include: most common export violations, when licenses are required, product classification, lists to check and red flags, and elements of an export management and compliance program. For over 20 years, Anzalone has developed compliance programs including commodity classification, license determination, import & export policies and procedures and employee training programs. Anzalone has consulted firms of all sizes throughout the world on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), ATF Arms Import Regulations and Customs & Border Protection (CBP) regulations. http://www.wearecompliant.com/about-us/international-trade-compliance.html *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

SBRN: HR 201: Recruitment, Onboarding and Training for Success!, Thursday, July 12, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 8:30 AM to 10:00 AMOne of the most difficult tasks for small business owners is finding the right employees for their business and keeping them engaged. Without the resources of large corporations, small business owners must do it all including recruiting, hiring and training. Let our experts guide you in how and where to find potential employees, implement systems for hiring, and develop options for on-going training.Fee: No CostLink

Business Startup Basics. Where do I Start?, Thursday, July 12, 2018

Where: FSBDC at Seminole State College, Seminole Technology Business Incubation Center, Port of Sanford When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceIn many ways, there has never been a better time to start a business. Learn how to properly launch your business to ensure success. Understand the critical pieces of the puzzle and how they all fit together. We will discuss the legal forms of ownership, licensing and tax requirements, capital and labor, rent versus purchase, insurance and various other business start-up issues.Speaker: Moses Ayiku, Consultant - Florida SBDC at Seminole State College Fee: No CostLink

Grow Your Circle: Use Social Media to Reach Customers, Thursday, July 12, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach Campus, Library, Room 836, Fort Walton Beach When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsAmong Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the seemingly hundreds of other networks, managing your social media can be a job by itself. And with 50 million businesses on Facebook alone, it's hard to stand out. In this workshop, you'll learn to better identify the platforms your customers are using, the best practices for posting and how to help build customer loyalty. Pre-registration is strongly recommended as seating is limited. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Pre-registration recommended. Speaker: Adam McCloskey, Associate Director, Florida SBDC at UWF/FWBCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) plus BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 25.00Link

Starting A Business, Thursday, July 12, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Building 8 - Library 2nd Floor, Fort Walton Beach When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsYou 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) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please pre-register as seating is limited.Speaker: Ayesha Haider, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 50.00Link

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

There are tons of events every week at Venture Cafe, focused on enhancing the growth of Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible and better connected. We help innovators by enhancing and accelerating the growth of innovation in Miami through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Price: free Link: https://cic.com/new-events-miami

Marketing Your Business, Thursday, July 12, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 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: Kyle King, 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: $ 25.00Link

Winning Federal Contracts for Your Small Business: Session 1 of the 8 Step Series, Thursday, July 12, 2018

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Library, Room 836, Fort Walton Beach When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 AMTopic: Government Contracting8-step Series to Success in Bidding and Winning Federal Contracts. Who should take this course? This series of workshops is for any business owner who has been established for over a year and who is interested in working with the Federal Government. Focus will be on the requirements of the Federal Government, how to find bid leads, acquire technical data, and write and submit proposals. Along the way, we will share real-world examples, dispel myths and discuss the reality of doing business with the Federal Government. What this course will do for you: Attendees will learn the Eight Steps of doing business with the Federal Government, from finding and identifying customers, to locating bid leads and packages, to pricing and proposals and finally, to submitting bids. These workshops will assist you if you are just entering this multi-billion dollar market; if you are a mu=ature company wishing to expand, these workshops will help you assess and realign your business practices. 1) July 12th - Think Like The Government; 2) July 19 - Identify Your Customers; 3) July 2 - Get Registered; 4) August 2 - Find Bid Leads; 5) August 9 - General Services Administration; 6) August 16 - Get the Bid Package; 7) August 23 - Federal Government Accounting and Pricing Matters; 8) August 30 - Writing Your RFP; Celebration on September 6 - Celebrate the Conclusion of the Series. Cost: $487 per company; this includes all handout materials to be given out on a CD. Certificates of completion are awarded and participants MUST attend all classes to receive a certificate. View descriptions for each session under the session dates on our website. Session 1: "Think like the Government": Before you can address what the government is looking for, identify what you really want to offer. This first session addresses what the opportunities are, how to find your niche and the basic agenda on what else we will cover.Speaker: John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist, Florida PTAC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 487.00Link

Steps to Starting a Business, Thursday, July 12, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Panama City, Panama City Mall, Suite 2196, Panama City When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsTake the first step in starting your small business! Attendees will learn the essentials for getting started in business including: idea evaluation, legal business structures, regulations & licensing, taxation, finding capital and more. Pre-registration recommended. Speaker: Johnny Branch, CPA, MBA, Consultant/GA Consultant/PD CoordinatorCo-Sponsor: iHeart Media, Panama City and BBVA Compass BankLocated near the center of the mall.Fee: $ 25.00Link

SoFloPHP Boca (Monthly Meetup)

South Florida PHP User Group (SoFloPHP) Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 PM A subject for this meetup not firm yet, but it is bound to be good even if we simply get together and chat about what we are all up to lately. Most o... https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-PHP-Users-Group/events/251139188/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-PHP-Users-Group/events/251139188/

Doing Business with the Government Series(Part 3 and 4), Friday, July 13, 2018

Where: SWFL Works, Fort Myers When: Friday, July 13, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingDescription of Seminar: Reading solicitations- Best Value or Lowest Price, Case Studies Writing Successful Proposals- 5 C's for Writing Proposal Proposal time line Speaker: Dan TelepFee: No CostLink

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

How To Do Business With Eglin AFB, Saturday, July 14, 2018

Where: Crestview Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce, Crestview When: Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingThis workshop is about how to do business with Eglin Air Force Base. The workshop will cover the different types of contracts, contacts, policies on visits and website information for Eglin AFB. Speaker: John DiGiacomo, Government Contracting Specialist, Florida SBDC at UWF/FWBFee: $ 20.00Link

Ignacio Garcia (CEO of UX + DEV Summit) | A product toolkit for your startup

Palm Beach Tech Talks | Boca Raton Monday, July 16 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours with the sharpest & most witty folks in our tech community! GUEST SPEAKER: Ignacio Garcia, CEO of UX + D... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/250075809/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/250075809/

Marketing to Increase Sales, Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesNo more trial and error! Develop a plan to market your business effectively and efficiently to the right customers all the time. Effective marketing will help you find more customers and increase revenue.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Marketing Your Business, Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Where: South Florida State College, Bldg H-110, Avon Park When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:30 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: Michael NoelRegister with the college, 813-784-7405, refer to CRN 30826Fee: $ 25.00Link

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

Basic Business Taxes, Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 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: 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

Coders Cafe - Serverless Computing - Cecil Phillip - Microsoft

FlaDotNet Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 PM Today, it's hard to have a conversation about the cloud without talking about serverless computing. Like any new shinny tool, you might be wondering w... https://www.meetup.com/FlaDotNet/events/249908206/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/FlaDotNet/events/249908206/

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

Subcontracting & Teaming, Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingOne of the pathways to success for small businesses pursuing government contracts is to partner with other small or large businesses in order to deliver services to the government. Most commonly, these agreements are in the form of a sub-contract, teaming agreement or joint-venture agreement. There is also the SBA's "All Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program" which can be a great opportunity for small business owners. This workshop will help business owners at all stages of government contracting better understand and be better positioned to take advantage of these agreements. Speaker: Ed Ramos, Sr. Area Manager, U.S. Small Business AdministrationFee: $ 30.00Link

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 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: Eileen Rodriguez, Regional 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

Successful Social Media Marketing Solutions, Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:00 PM to 5:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesSocial media has changed the marketing footprint for small businesses and nonprofits. In this seminar learn which social media platform is the right fit for your business/nonprofit, how to drive new and repeat business to your organization via social media, knowing what to say, where to say it and how to grow your following to boost your brand exposure, sales and donations. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the SBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 or register online: http://floridasbdc.org/get-training/ Fee: No CostLink

Get to the Point! Communicating with Brevity, Clarity and Impact

REGISTER NOWThis seminar will inspire attendees to become more engaging, effective & to-the-point communicators. Through the entertaining presentation & analysis of positive & negative video examples, live demonstrations & practice participants will learn how to:Present relevant, customer-focused information clearly, succinctly, and strategically Distinguish between effective and ineffective communication techniques Make elegant transitions in uncomfortable conversationsAbout Our SpeakerJoan LoweryOwner, Lowery CommunicationsJoan Lowery, M.Ed., has more than 30 years of experience working as a professional communicator both domestically and internationally. Her work spans the fields of training, broadcast and print journalism, acting and business coaching. She facilitates media training and communication skills programs for high tech, healthcare, wine and leisure, academic and non-profit organizations around the globe.

How to Start Your Business, Thursday, July 19, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:00 PM to 6:00 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

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

There are tons of events every week at Venture Cafe, focused on enhancing the growth of Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible and better connected. We help innovators by enhancing and accelerating the growth of innovation in Miami through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Price: free Link: https://cic.com/new-events-miami

Building Your Business Plan With LivePlan, Thursday, July 19, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 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

Winning Federal Contracts for Your Small Business: Session 2, Thursday, July 19, 2018

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Library, Room 836, Fort Walton Beach When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingSession 2 (of 8-part series) - "Identify Your Customers". Now that you are thinking of your business in terms of the end-items you are capable of providing, you are ready to identify prospective customers - the buying offices within the federal government that have a need for your product or service. Learn how to: search FedBizOpps; use the personal touch; subscribe to a Bid-Matching Service; work with a PTAC; get to know the GSA. Find out about Quality Assurance Standards. (You must be pre-registered for entire series to attend.)Speaker: John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist, Florida PTAC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankThis 8-part series requires registration and payment by Session #1 workshop, July 12, 2018.Fee: No CostLink

Analytics Discovery, Friday, July 20, 2018

Where: Navarre Beach Visitor's Center, Navarre, FL When: Friday, July 20, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsThe Florida SBDC at UWF and the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce present Analytics Discovery. Have you ever wondered if your marketing campaigns and tools are actually effective? This workshop is designed to give you an introduction to analytics for websites and social media. These tools will help you better understand your customer behaviors in order to streamline your marketing efforts. Find out how you can enhance your marketing efforts through using Google maps, Google Places for Business, Google+, Google AdWords, Alerts & Analytics. Learn how to put your business on Google Maps, track website visits, research keywords, find articles relevant to your business and manage your brand online. No fee, but pre-registration is recommended. Speaker: Bree McCastle, Business ConsultantCo-Sponsor: Navarre Chamber, Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 and BBVA Compass BankFee: No CostLink

Starting a Business, Friday, July 20, 2018

Where: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pensacola, FL When: Friday, July 20, 2018 12:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsYou 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. There are no refunds, so make sure you can attend. (Arrangements will be made for credit toward another workshop if we are notified at least 48 hours in advance due to an emergency.)Speaker: Glenn McDuffy, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 & BBVA Compass BankSecond floor - additional parking located behind the building.Fee: $ 50.00Link

Doing Business with the Government Series(Part 5 and 6), Friday, July 20, 2018

Where: Career Source Southwest Florida, Fort Myers When: Friday, July 20, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingPart 5 Subcontracting Opportunities. An overview on Opportunities, Government's Role, Prime Contractor's Role and Payments. Part 6 Pricing your Product or Service. An overview of Pricing, Profit, Cost Realism and Best Value. Speaker: Dan Telep, FSBDC PTAC ConsultantFee: No CostLink

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Guru Marketing - Tactical tips to make your business the talk of the town, Monday, July 23, 2018

Where: Downtown Fort Myers Library, Fort Myers When: Monday, July 23, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesDuring this session you will learn new approaches to tackling the daunting task of several aspects of marketing mix. This includes instant clarity headlines, compelling offering, value statement, knowing competitive risks and how to mitigate, marketing budgets, and how to put the pieces of the marketing puzzle together to get your business SEEN and HEARD. Co-Sponsor: Fort Myers Regional LibraryIMPORTANT NOTICE ON PARKING: The session is at the library's South Building and the lot is located on the corner of Richmond and First St.Fee: No CostLink

Broward County SBEP Fall 2018 - Orientation & Opening Reception

These programs were designed with for-profit and non-profit businesses in mind and created to be a world-class learning experience that accommodates the busy schedule of small business owners. It is ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, and presidents of small businesses. Through learning the Lean Business Model, graduates emerge as stronger leaders, ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management, and turn challenges into strategic advantage. Closed event - only for admitted participants.

QuickBooks Basics, Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Building 8 - Library 2nd Floor, Fort Walton Beach When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsSee how QuickBooks® financial software helps you take control of your business finances. Find out which QuickBooks® product is right for you before you buy. Training covers the basics of bookkeeping with the software. Pre-registration and payment required.Speaker: Denise Fitzpatrick, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLCCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 50.00Link

SBA Workshop: Women and Veterans Federal Contracting Program, Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingThis workshop provides an overview of the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) program, the Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) program, and the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Federal Contracting Program. We will discuss criteria to qualify, general small business eligibility requirements, and how to apply. All small businesses that are interested in submitting an offer on a federal solicitation that has been set aside under the WOSB, EDWOSB or SDVOSB Program must complete this certification prior to submitting their offers. SBA is participating in this event. You will learn more details on the: . Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Programs . Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Program . General Small Business eligibility requirements . Where to register and costs, if any, associated with certification . In addition, you will learn where to find Federal Opportunities for your small business. Speaker: Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager, US Small Business Administration Fee: No CostLink

Responding to Government Solicitations, Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Where: Summit (Main) Library, West Palm Beach When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingObjectives of this seminar include: how to develop marketing techniques,understand the difference between a RFP and RFQ,how to search for proposal opportunity,understand the various sections within a proposal and how to construct a winning bid.Speaker: Mike Bell, PTAC Procurement Specialist Co-Sponsor: OSBA (Office of Small Business Assistance)Fee: No CostLink

Bookkeeping Basics, Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 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

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

Palm Beach SBEP & NPEP Fall 2018 - Orientation & Opening Reception

These programs were designed with for-profit and non-profit businesses in mind and created to be a world-class learning experience that accommodates the busy schedule of small business owners. It is ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, and presidents of small businesses. Through learning the Lean Business Model, graduates emerge as stronger leaders, ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management, and turn challenges into strategic advantage. Closed event - only for admitted participants.

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 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

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

Bonding Strategies for Small Business, Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingMany government projects, and almost all construction projects, require "surety bonding". Surety bonding means that the contractor must be bonded for the amount of the proj¬ect and is intended to protect the government agency as well as any subcontractors or suppliers. If you are involved in government contracting you should at least understand the surety bonding process and this workshop will give you an overview of the bonding process and insight into best practice when it comes to the three most common types of bonding: bid bonds, payment bonds, and performance bonds.Speaker: Tom Wurth, VP, Unique Surety Bonding & InsuranceFee: $ 30.00Link

How to Grow Your Business with Google: Google Analytics, Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Where: UCF Kissimmee Business Incubator, UCF Kissimmee Business Incubator, Kissimmee When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesGoogle has a buffet of free tools that help small businesses attract new future customers. This workshop shows you where they are and how to use them with a special emphasis on using Google Analytics to uncover new markets, refine your marketing and get more results out of your existing efforts. In the Google Analytics portion discover the easy-to-reach data that can help you use your website to more effectively grow your business. .See what sources of traffic bring you the most value .See what pages are actually repelling your website visitors and making them leave .See how to build a data-driven picture of your best website visitors This program is full of easy-to-implement tips that can have a fast, positive impact on your business Speaker: Matt Weber, ROAR! Internet Marketing Google Partner and National TrainingParents 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

Business Start Up Info Session, Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 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. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 or register online. Fee: No CostLink

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

Business Plans, Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Where: FSBDC at Seminole State College, Seminole Technology Business Incubation Center, Port of Sanford When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessThis seminar provides a simple and realistic approach for the serious entrepreneur who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this workshop will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy.Speaker: Moses Ayiku, Consultant - Florida SBDC at Seminole State College Fee: No CostLink

Starting Your First Restaurant, Thursday, July 26, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Panama City, Panama City Mall, Suite 2196, Panama City When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsDo you know what it takes to run a restaurant? Learn some tips for making it a success! Find out which licenses are required and how to obtain them in the correct order, quickly. Discover what the industry standards are that you should use to compare your expense percentages to. Obtain an easy formula for calculating the price of new menu items. Examine how often you should measure benchmark expenses. Instructor/CPA has operated a profitable Panama City restaurant, the landmark "Tally-Ho Drive-In", for over thirty years. Pre-registration recommended as seating is limited.Speaker: Johnny Branch, CPA, MBA, Consultant/GA Consultant/PD CoordinatorCo-Sponsor: iHeart Media, Panama City and BBVA Compass BankLocated near the center of the mall.Fee: $ 25.00Link

The Veteran's Certification & Verification Program, Thursday, July 26, 2018

Where: Greenacres Branch Library, Greenacres When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 2:30 PM to 3:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingThis seminar will provide an overview of the requirements needed to be compliant with the Department of Veteran's Affairs Certification & Verification Program fro Small Business. Speaker: Carole Hart,PTAC Program ManagerCo-Sponsor: OSBA Office of Small Business AssistanceFee: No CostLink

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

There are tons of events every week at Venture Cafe, focused on enhancing the growth of Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible and better connected. We help innovators by enhancing and accelerating the growth of innovation in Miami through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Price: free Link: https://cic.com/new-events-miami

Financing Your Business, Thursday, July 26, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 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: Mitch Lairmore, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank Mitch Lairmore, 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

Winning Federal Contracts for Your Small Business: Session 3, Thursday, July 26, 2018

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Library, Room 836, Fort Walton Beach When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingSession 3 (of 8-part series) - Get Registered!: One of the most important things you need to do early in the process is to let the government know that you are ready and able to provide the products or services it needs. To do this, you must register your company with SAMs, the primary database of government vendors and suppliers. The SAMs collects, validates, stores and disseminates data in support of federal projects and missions. Learn everything you need to be registered, find out what it's for, how to use it to your advantage, what is the Dynamic Business Search and more. (Must be pre-registered for entire series to attend.)Speaker: John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist, Florida PTAC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankPre-paid only. Must register for entire series by Session #1 workshop, July 12, 2018.Fee: No CostLink

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

The WOSB (Women Owned Small Business)Program, Monday, July 30, 2018

Where: Lantana Branch Library, Lake Worth When: Monday, July 30, 2018 2:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingThis seminar focuses on the SBA's Women Owned Small Business Program including requirements and program overview.Speaker: Carole Hart,PTAC Program ManagerCo-Sponsor: OSBA Office of Small Business Assistance Fee: No CostLink

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

Monthly JavaScript Meetup

Palm Beach JavaScript Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30 PM Talking all things JavaScript (node, react, etc) https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Javascript/events/bnhwjpyxkbpc/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Javascript/events/bnhwjpyxkbpc/

Winning the Contract: Marketing & Selling to the Government, Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingSuccess in government contracting is still rooted in marketing best practices such as research, target markets, target accounts, differentiation, value proposition, and effective pricing strategies. This session will present best practices in marketing and pricing your business including a marketing framework for you to use in your business and a review of the basic pricing considerations. Jenny is also a Defense Contract Audi Agency (DCAA) expert so she will address pricing from a compliance perspective as well. Speaker: Jenny Clark, President, SolvabilityFee: $ 30.00Link

Ocala | How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Where: SBDC at UNF - Ocala, Ocala When: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThinking of starting your own business? This workshop gives the aspiring entrepreneur an understanding of realistic tools and resources for business startup: Selecting an Idea, Testing the Market, Acquiring Capital, Writing a Business Plan, Turning for Help, Understanding Legal Requirements, Projecting Cash Flow.Speaker: SBDC Certified Business ConsultantNo Refunds will be issued for No Shows, however, pre-paid attendees will be accommodated at a future workshop. The SBDC at UNF reserves the right to cancel workshops if attendance requirements are not met. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.Fee: $ 40.00Link

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

Jim Moran Institute's 2018 Small Business Leadership Conference

Day 1 of 3: Join us to learn innovative techniques, solutions and practices that can help improve all aspects of your business's relationship with its customers. 4 - 7 PM: Registration Check-in5 - 6 PM: Private Reception for SBEP, NPEP, EBV and EBV-F Alumni5 - 7 PM: Meet and Greet Reception

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

There are tons of events every week at Venture Cafe, focused on enhancing the growth of Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible and better connected. We help innovators by enhancing and accelerating the growth of innovation in Miami through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Price: free Link: https://cic.com/new-events-miami

Winning Federal Contracts for Your Small Business: Session 4, Thursday, August 02, 2018

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Library, Room 836, Fort Walton Beach When: Thursday, August 02, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingSession 4 (of 8-part series) - "Find Bid Leads". How do you go about finding leads on all those millions of contracts that the federal government awards each year? We discuss several ways: monitor FedBizOpps; get included on solicitation mailing lists; search SUB-Net; Use electronic bulletin boards; check agency bid boards; submit an Unsolicited Proposal; get registerd on Qualification Lists. Speaker: John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist, Florida PTAC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankThis 8-part series requires registration and payment by Session #1 workshop, July 12, 2018.Fee: No CostLink

Gainesville | How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Friday, August 03, 2018

Where: SBDC at UNF - Gainesville, Gainesville When: Friday, August 03, 2018 9:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceDo you have a great idea for a business but just don't know where to begin? Our course can provide you with a comprehensive introduction on how to start your own business. Some of the topics covered in this course include idea generation, the legal environment, business structures etc. In addition, this workshop gives the aspiring business owner an understanding of realistic tools and resources for business startup selecting an idea, testing the market, acquiring capital, writing a business plan, turning for help, understanding legal requirements, and projecting cash flow. Includes workbook.Speaker: SBDC Professionally certified consultantFee: $ 40.00Link

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Ignite Your Online Marketing, Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 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

How to Start A Business, Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 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

Using SEO to Improve Your Google Rankings, Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 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 Williams's, ""SEO: 2015 & Beyond." 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

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

Business Startup Basics. Where do I Start?, Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Where: FSBDC at Seminole State College, Seminole Technology Business Incubation Center, Port of Sanford When: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceIn many ways, there has never been a better time to start a business. Learn how to properly launch your business to ensure success. Understand the critical pieces of the puzzle and how they all fit together. We will discuss the legal forms of ownership, licensing and tax requirements, capital and labor, rent versus purchase, insurance and various other business start-up issues.Speaker: Moses Ayiku, Consultant - Florida SBDC at Seminole State College Fee: No CostLink

Sales Tactics for Small Business, Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 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. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the SBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 or register online. Fee: No CostLink

Success is No Accident: Strategic Planning for Small Business, Thursday, August 09, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, August 09, 2018 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: $ 30.00Link

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Thursday, August 09, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, August 09, 2018 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 *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

Basic Government Contracting 101, Thursday, August 09, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, August 09, 2018 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! 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

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

There are tons of events every week at Venture Cafe, focused on enhancing the growth of Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible and better connected. We help innovators by enhancing and accelerating the growth of innovation in Miami through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Price: free Link: https://cic.com/new-events-miami

Winning Federal Contracts for Your Small Business: Session 5, Thursday, August 09, 2018

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Library, Room 836, Fort Walton Beach When: Thursday, August 09, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingSession 5 (of 8-part series) - "General Services Administration". GSA, one of the government's largest agencies, helps other federal agencies acquire the products, services, consulting advice, space, real estate, and vehicles they need from federal and commercial sources. It acts as a catalyst for over $50 billion in federal spending annually, which accounts for more than one-fourth of the U.S. government's total procurement dollars. Learn what you need to know to "get on schedule" with the presenter Todd Wood of GSA. Speaker: Todd Wood, GSACo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankThis 8-part series requires registration and payment by Session #1 workshop, July 12, 2018.Fee: No CostLink

Steps to Starting a Business, Thursday, August 09, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Panama City, Panama City Mall, Suite 2196, Panama City When: Thursday, August 09, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsTake the first step in starting your small business! Attendees will learn the essentials for getting started in business including: idea evaluation, legal business structures, regulations & licensing, taxation, finding capital and more. Pre-registration recommended. Speaker: Johnny Branch, CPA, MBA, Consultant/GA Consultant/PD CoordinatorCo-Sponsor: iHeart Media, Panama City and BBVA Compass BankLocated near the center of the mall.Fee: $ 25.00Link

SoFloPHP Boca (Monthly Meetup)

South Florida PHP User Group (SoFloPHP) Thursday, August 9 at 7:00 PM A subject for this meetup not firm yet, but it is bound to be good even if we simply get together and chat about what we are all up to lately. Most o... https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-PHP-Users-Group/events/tcdrvmyxlbmb/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-PHP-Users-Group/events/tcdrvmyxlbmb/

Nonprofit Startup 101, Friday, August 10, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Friday, August 10, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: 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 of why you may or may not want to start a nonprofit organization and what opportunities may be available to you. Fee: $ 20.00Link

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Accounting and Tax Prodedures, Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetAn overview of tax requirements needed satisfy IRS regulations and the generally accepted accounting procedures your business needs to manage your growth. Guest presenter John Gordos, Enrolled Agent.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Social Media Strategies - The Basics, Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesWant to utilize social media to grow your business but not sure where to start? Join us to learn the basics of how to use the most popular social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube - as an essential addition to your marketing mix. This seminar will touch on the basics of utilizing the most successful platforms and show real-world examples of how to use them effectively. Speaker: Stacey Dadd, Marketing & Communications Officer, 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

Jacksonville SBEP Class IV - 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.

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

Business Planning, Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceA 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 enterprise might face, so the small business owner is prepared. Business planning tools, examples and outlines are provided. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the SBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 or register online. Fee: No CostLink

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

How To Do Business With Santa Rosa County Purchasing, Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Where: Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office, Milton, Florida When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:30 AMTopic: Government ContractingThe presenter will discuss how to do business with Santa Rosa County Purchasing. No fee. Pre-registration is recommended.Speaker: James Walters, Procurement Officer, Santa Rosa County Procurement DepartmentCo-Sponsor: Laura Subel, Procurement Specialist; Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 plus BBVA Compass BankLocated directly behind the McDonald's on Hwy 90 in Milton.Fee: No CostLink

Business Plans, Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Where: FSBDC at Seminole State College, Seminole Technology Business Incubation Center, Port of Sanford When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessThis seminar provides a simple and realistic approach for the serious entrepreneur who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this workshop will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy.Speaker: Moses Ayiku, Consultant - Florida SBDC at Seminole State College Fee: No CostLink

Jacksonville SBEP Class IV - 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.

International Trade: Is It Right for Your Business?, Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: International TradeIs international trade right for your business? If you have a thriving domestic business, maybe it's time to consider exporting to take it to the next level. Companies that export grow faster, are more profitable and are less affected by downturns in domestic demand for their products and services. This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview on what it takes to go international. You will learn how to: Determine if you are export ready Identify indicators for potential markets Utilize research tools Identify necessary costs for international transactions Note: Businesses new to export or entering new export markets.Speaker: Selma Canas, International Trade Specialist, 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

Market Research: The Key to Growing Your Business, Thursday, August 16, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesUnderstanding your customers and the market for your product/service is important for every business. And market research is the tool that can give you the deeper and broader grasp of your market you want to maximize business success. It can help you evaluate business opportunities and guide key decisions and plans. In this seminar you will learn about the two types of market research, the methodologies you can use and the steps to take to organize and analyze the information for maximum benefit to your business.Speaker: Hal Thayer, Asst Director, Danielle Gal, Marketing SpecialistFee: $ 30.00Link

Building a Successful Online Store -presented by Web.com, Thursday, August 16, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:00 AM to 11:30 AMTopic: Marketing and SalesCustomers enjoy shopping online because it saves time and the selection is endless. Business owners enjoy selling online as it frees up their time to manage their retail locations and reduces operational costs - all while making products accessible to larger audiences and adding an additional revenue stream. In this workshop, attendees will learn: .Importance of a Google trusted website . Accept online payments in real-time . Securely store and manage your customers information . Conveniently manage products and orders . Engage and grow your customers with email marketing, online discounts and upsell offers . Track the progress of your online sales Speaker: Presented by Web.comFee: $ 15.00Link

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

There are tons of events every week at Venture Cafe, focused on enhancing the growth of Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible and better connected. We help innovators by enhancing and accelerating the growth of innovation in Miami through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Price: free Link: https://cic.com/new-events-miami

Starting Your Business, Thursday, August 16, 2018

Where: South Florida State College, Bldg H-110, Avon Park When: Thursday, August 16, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. Starting Your Business is a class that teaches just that. From how to determine feasibility and legal structure to the type of license you will need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. This seminar is customized for start-ups in DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands County; including the cities of Lake Placid, Sebring, Avon Park, Arcadia, and Wauchula. Speaker: Michael NoelTo register call 863-784-7405. Refer to CRN 10750Fee: $ 10.00Link

Winning Federal Contracts for Your Small Business: Session 6, Thursday, August 16, 2018

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Library, Room 836, Fort Walton Beach When: Thursday, August 16, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingSession 6 (of 8-part series) - "Get the Bid Package". Once you find a bid that you are interested in, the next step is to get the bid package (it is also sometimes referred to as a solicitation package). Topics: Get the Specifics; Contracts and Pricing Arrangements; Special Bidding Techniques; Buying Offices' Terminology. Learn how to review the bid and get the technical data (the specifications and standards) of the bid.Speaker: John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist, Florida PTAC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankThis 8-part series requires registration and payment by Session #1 workshop, July 12, 2018.Fee: No CostLink

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Treasure Coast Minority Business Expo

The 2nd Treasure Coast Minority Business Expo invites all Business Owners and Professionals to this FREE event. National Touring Life and Business Coaches will be holding sessions on all faucets of business. Vendor space is still available in the BB E&T Bank Exhibit Hall. Sponsorhip opportunities are available as well for the Main stage and Lecture Halls. Inbox minorityexpofp@gmail.com for details. This event is being made possible by St. Lucie Economic Development Council, Score, SBDC, BB&T Bank , AmeriGas Propane, Distinctive Design Event Planning, Treasure Coast Black Chamber of Commerce, Cuvey Group, Lincoln Park Mainstreet, St. Lucie County, SLC Agape Senior Citizen Recreational Center and AABBTreasurecoast.com tr

James Olejar (Rooster) | You Know What I MERN?! (Stack)

Palm Beach Tech Talks | Boca Raton Monday, August 20 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours with the sharpest & most witty folks in our tech community! GUEST SPEAKER: James Olejar (Rooster Local) ... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/250075810/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/250075810/

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 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 Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

SBA Money Smart: Finance Management for Small Businesses, Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Managing a BusinessIn this business education course, Vince LoPresti from the Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss the fundamentals of Financial Management for Small Businesses. * Start-up financing * Financing for a growing business * Financing working capital * Financial fixed assets Financial management practices, rules, and tools commonly used in business finance The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 or register online. Fee: No CostLink

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

How To Do Business With the City of Pensacola, Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF Government Contracting Services, Pensacola When: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingFind out how to do business with the City of Pensacola: how to register as a vendor, find bid opportunities. Plus get information about the new initiative to have more minority and woman-owned businesses submit bids. There is no cost for this workshop, however, pre-registration is recommended. Speaker: Presenter: Hosea Goodwyn, City of Pensacola Assistant Purchasing ManagerCo-Sponsor: Laura Subel, Procurement Specialist, Florida PTAC at UWF; Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 plus BBVA Compass BankCorner of University Parkway and Hillview DriveFee: No CostLink

SBA Workshop: SBA "All Small" Mentor-Protégé Program, Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingOn October 1, 2016, the Small Business Administration (SBA) started the recently expanded Mentor Protégé Program, which was previously only open to 8(a) socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses! Now ALL OTHER SMALL BUSINESSES can participate in the SBA's Mentor Protégé Program and take full advantage of Joint Venturing and other Business Development Opportunities previously only available to 8(a) businesses. The new program also opens up opportunities to large business contractors to participate as Mentors. Importantly, under this initiative SBA-approved Mentors can provide assistance and resources to Protégés (and joint venture with them for set-aside procurements) WITHOUT any size or affiliation concerns. During this session, an SBA representative will explain - in plain language - how to take advantage of the NEW Small Business Mentor Protégé Program. The workshop will address how to create a Mentor Protégé Agreement that complies with the regulations, and attendees will learn all the information they need to prepare and apply for the Small Business Mentor Protégé Program. We will also provide information on Joint Venturing requirements which allow a Large Mentor and a Small Protégé to Joint Venture together on set-aside contracts. You will learn the criteria for: . Who can participate as a Protégé and/or a Mentor . Program specifics: duration, business development assistance, etc. . Preparation of a business plan for your Mentor-Protégé proposal . How the SBA will evaluate your Mentor-Protégé plan . In addition, you will be invited to participate where in the Fall 2018 Mentor-Protégé Connect Event sponsored by UCF PTAC, and more. Speaker: Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager, US Small Business AdministrationFee: No CostLink

Cash Flow Management: Tapping into a Hidden Resource, Thursday, August 23, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, August 23, 2018 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: $ 30.00Link

Record Keeping for Successful Businesses, Thursday, August 23, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Panama City, Panama City Mall, Suite 2196, Panama City When: Thursday, August 23, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsAttendees will learn how to Process, Compare and Analyze records for a successful business. Utilize a simple process for compiling detail records that can be cross checked for accuracy. Learn how to analyze your business records against industry standards and prior years for more growth potential and increased profitability. Pre-registration recommended.Speaker: Johnny Branch, CPA, MBA, Consultant/GA Consultant/PD CoordinatorCo-Sponsor: iHeartMedia, Inc, BBVA Compass BankLocated near the center of the mall.Fee: $ 25.00Link

How to Start Your Business, Thursday, August 23, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, August 23, 2018 3:00 PM to 6:00 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

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

There are tons of events every week at Venture Cafe, focused on enhancing the growth of Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible and better connected. We help innovators by enhancing and accelerating the growth of innovation in Miami through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Price: free Link: https://cic.com/new-events-miami

Winning Federal Contracts for Your Small Business: Session 7, Thursday, August 23, 2018

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Library, Room 836, Fort Walton Beach When: Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingSession 7 (of 8-part series) - "Federal Government Accounting and Pricing Matters". Learn from Carr, Riggs and Ingram, LLC just what you need to know to be compliant in a government contract, how to respond to an audit, direct and indirect rates and "What accounting system is the right fit for my company?". We then dive into pricing and contract types. Learn from experienced CPAs what you need to look for when evaluating your contract prices.Speaker: Denise Fitzpatrick, Accountant and Business Consultant, Carr, Riggs and Ingram, LLCCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankThis 8-part series requires registration and payment by Session #1 workshop, July 12, 2018.Fee: No CostLink

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

Getting the Most out of Your Digital Marketing Strategy, Thursday, August 30, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesDigital 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 will enable your prospects and customers to reach you in new, digitally-creative ways. The session will also make you current with some of the latest trends in social media. Learn what social networks your customers are on and the best strategy to reach them, keep them, and get them to share your content and drive your marketing message. Speaker: Chuck Wheeler, Jairo BatistaFee: $ 30.00Link

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

There are tons of events every week at Venture Cafe, focused on enhancing the growth of Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible and better connected. We help innovators by enhancing and accelerating the growth of innovation in Miami through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Price: free Link: https://cic.com/new-events-miami

Winning Federal Contracts for Your Small Business: Session 8, Thursday, August 30, 2018

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Library, Room 836, Fort Walton Beach When: Thursday, August 30, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingSession 6 (of 8-part series) - "Writing Your RFP". Once you have reviewed the bid, received the specs, gotten pricing history, and priced out the items or services, you are ready to put it all together and write your proposal. Learn the two situations that you should be prepared for...Speaker: John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist, Florida PTAC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankThis 8-part series requires registration and payment by Session #1 workshop, July 12, 2018.Fee: No CostLink

How Quickly Can Your Business Recover from a Disaster?, Thursday, August 30, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Panama City, Panama City Mall, Suite 2196, Panama City When: Thursday, August 30, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsBusiness disasters can happen at any time -- it's not just hurricanes, but fires, floods, theft, transportation interruptions, or any number of other unforeseen calamities that can befall your business. Do you have a plan for recovery? Can you set up a temporary operation? Will you be able to get supplies? Can you rapidly train new employees? It's a lot to consider! This workshop can help you anticipate and plan for the next disaster. Pre-registration recommended as seating is limited. Speaker: Dr. Len Eichler, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWF/Panama CityCo-Sponsor: iHeartMedia, Inc; BBVA Compass BankLocated near the center of the mall.Fee: $ 25.00Link

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

Ocala | How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Where: SBDC at UNF - Ocala, Ocala When: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThinking of starting your own business? This workshop gives the aspiring entrepreneur an understanding of realistic tools and resources for business startup: Selecting an Idea, Testing the Market, Acquiring Capital, Writing a Business Plan, Turning for Help, Understanding Legal Requirements, Projecting Cash Flow.Speaker: SBDC Certified Business ConsultantNo Refunds will be issued for No Shows, however, pre-paid attendees will be accommodated at a future workshop. The SBDC at UNF reserves the right to cancel workshops if attendance requirements are not met. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.Fee: $ 40.00Link

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

Start-up Basics - Simple Steps for Starting your Business - Module 1

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources.

Getting Started in Government Contracting - PTAC, Thursday, September 06, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Thursday, September 06, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingDoes your company provide services or products? Are you interested in expanding your market and increasing your profit? Every year, government agencies spend billions of dollars purchasing goods and services from American businesses. This workshop and roundtable discussion overviews: - Required registrations - Preferred small business preference programs - Finding the right opportunities for your business - Submitting a bid - Winning work Whether you're a prime contractor, subcontractor, or just curious, register today for this event, this workshop will give you everything you need to start, grow, and succeed with government contracting! Speaker: FSBDC Government Contracting Specialist Don ZaveskyFee: $ 20.00Link

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

There are tons of events every week at Venture Cafe, focused on enhancing the growth of Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible and better connected. We help innovators by enhancing and accelerating the growth of innovation in Miami through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Price: free Link: https://cic.com/new-events-miami

Winning Federal Contracts for Your Small Business: Follow-up Celebration, Thursday, September 06, 2018

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Library, Room 836, Fort Walton Beach When: Thursday, September 06, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingFollow-Up Celebration! - This follow-up to the series will be a casual meeting to discuss how attendees are doing, where they are at in the process, lessons learned and Best Practices.Speaker: John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist, Florida PTAC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankThis 8-part series requires registration and payment by Session #1 workshop, July 12, 2018.Fee: No CostLink

Gainesville | How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Friday, September 07, 2018

Where: SBDC at UNF - Gainesville, Gainesville When: Friday, September 07, 2018 9:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceDo you have a great idea for a business but just don't know where to begin? Our course can provide you with a comprehensive introduction on how to start your own business. Some of the topics covered in this course include idea generation, the legal environment, business structures etc. In addition, this workshop gives the aspiring business owner an understanding of realistic tools and resources for business startup selecting an idea, testing the market, acquiring capital, writing a business plan, turning for help, understanding legal requirements, and projecting cash flow. Includes workbook.Speaker: SBDC Professionally certified consultantFee: $ 40.00Link

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

QuickBooks, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMGet an overview of Quickbooks accounting software. Learn to set up the chart of account and the basic functions of the most popular software among accounting professionals today. Guest presenter Michael Carlisle, Enrolled Agent.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Jacksonville SBEP Class IV - 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.

Responding to Government Solicitations, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Where: Belle Glade Public Library, Belle Glade When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingObjectives of this seminar include: how to develop marketing techniques,understand the differences between RFP/RFQ, how to search for proposal opportunities,understand the various sections within a proposal and how to construct a winning bid. Speaker: Carole Hart,PTAC Program ManagerCo-Sponsor: OSBA-Office of Small Business AssistanceFee: No CostLink

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

Business Startup Series, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 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., Sept. 11 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., Sept. 13 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., Sept. 18 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., Sept. 20 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., Sept. 25 from 5:30-8:30 PM Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions. . Financing Your Business- Thurs., Sept. 27 from 5:30-8:00 PM In this course, an experienced SBA business loan specialist will teach you how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and find money in a tight-fisted economy. Included: 6 classes over 3 week period, 17 hours of instruction, handouts and software. Plus: By taking the course as a series you're getting the Financing Your Business Seminar for free. Speaker: 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 North & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 199.00Link

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 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: Brad Owens, 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

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

Market Research: Know Your Market, Industry, and Options for Growth, Thursday, September 13, 2018

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:30 AM to 10:00 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.If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575.Fee: No CostLink

Google Solutions: Google AdWords, Thursday, September 13, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesIn this 3 hour seminar learn how to take advantage of Google's free marketing and business productivity tools to grow your business.Fee: $ 30.00Link

Networking Redefined: Before, During & After, Thursday, September 13, 2018

Where: Beaver Street Enterprise Center, Jacksonville When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesYou know networking is important. You know you should do it. But why does it seem like such a waste of time? One of the reasons is due to the lack of education on how to get the most out of in person networking. This session will explain all of those things the "experts" leave out. With Elizabeth's "Before, During and After" approach to events, you will have a successful formula to follow. This will ensure you get more out of each interactive networking experience. Elizabeth will also be sharing her tips on how to write the perfect pitch. Don't miss this opportunity to learn proven techniques and practice in a fun, safe, judgement free environment. Presented by Elizabeth Pampalone, Web Design Chic and Jacksonville's Queen of Networking Space is limited, pre-registration is requiredFee: $ 20.00Link

Financing Your Business, Thursday, September 13, 2018

Where: South Florida State College, Bldg H-110, Avon Park When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 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: Michael Noel TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank Register with the college, 813-784-7405, refer to CRN 11253Fee: $ 10.00Link

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

There are tons of events every week at Venture Cafe, focused on enhancing the growth of Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible and better connected. We help innovators by enhancing and accelerating the growth of innovation in Miami through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Price: free Link: https://cic.com/new-events-miami

Marketing Your Business, Thursday, September 13, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 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: Kyle King, 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

G.L.O.W. an Entrepreneurial Women's Gathering, Friday, September 14, 2018

Where: Bonita Bay Club, Bonita Springs, FL When: Friday, September 14, 2018 8:00 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessWhen smart entrepreneurs gather, we multiply each other's talents. This year the Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is hosting their second annual women's event, G.L.O.W. which stands for growth. leadership. ownership. well-being & wealth. The G.L.O.W. gathering is like the lovechild of a Mastermind and a mixer. It's for serious-about-business businesswomen who are ready to engage in real entrepreneurial wisdom and inspiration. Get behind-the-grind-how-to about growing your businesses and succeeding on your own terms, so you can experience more freedom and flow. There's no ho-hum networking meeting here, G.L.O.W. is strategy meets soul, meets aligned action. This year we are collaborating with Google-because intentional collaborations are the mothership of success! We will have an intriguing address by Victoriya Bobbitt Scovel, President at Danielle LaPorte Inc designed to catalyze you to create your desired outcomes in business and life. and yes. get your biz conundrums answered by our roundtable of local trailblazing women entrepreneurs. Featuring, Connie Ramos-Williams of CONRIC PR & Marketing; Rochelle Graham-Campbell of Black Onyx World; Sandy Stilwell Youngquist, CEO/Owner of Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group; Dr. Mabel Lopez of Mind and Brain Care; Deanna Wallin of Naples Soap Company; and Lynne Kimmich of Alliance Financial Group. You will leave with actionable takeaways that you can immediately implement, so you can feel empowered to master your own entrepreneurial GLOWup! We are here to hold space for you-trailblazers, magnates, visionaries, game changers, movers, and makers; but I recommend registering today because space is limited (this event sold out last year).?? Register for G.L.O.W. today. It's anything but business as usual. SWAG BAGS, FREE PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS & SCRUMPTIOUS FOOD. OUR TOPICS: mindset + marketing, funding + finance, social entrepreneurship + social networking, collaborations + conscious capitalism, legal + loving where you are in your biz Speaker: Erin Bemis, Google; Victoriya Bobbitt Scovel; Connie Ramos-Williams; Rochelle Graham-Campbell; Sandy Stilwell Youngquist, Dr. Mabel Lopez, Deanna Wallin, Lynne KimmichCo-Sponsor: Fifth Third Bank, GoogleThe 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

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Sarah Nohe (Nebular Agency) | Building a Career in UX Design

Palm Beach Tech Talks | Boca Raton Monday, September 17 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours with the sharpest & most witty folks in our tech community! GUEST SPEAKER: Sarah Nohe, UX / UI Lead at N... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/250075811/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/250075811/

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

There are tons of events every week at Venture Cafe, focused on enhancing the growth of Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible and better connected. We help innovators by enhancing and accelerating the growth of innovation in Miami through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Price: free Link: https://cic.com/new-events-miami

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

There are tons of events every week at Venture Cafe, focused on enhancing the growth of Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible and better connected. We help innovators by enhancing and accelerating the growth of innovation in Miami through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Price: free Link: https://cic.com/new-events-miami

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Jacksonville SBEP Class IV - 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.

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

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. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Todd Albert (MyPhoto) | Remote Sensor & Surveillance Tech

Palm Beach Tech Talks | Boca Raton Monday, October 15 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours with the sharpest & most witty folks in our tech community! GUEST SPEAKER: Todd Albert (Head of UX + Dev... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/250075812/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/250075812/

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Jacksonville SBEP Class IV - 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.

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

Jacksonville SBEP Class IV - 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.

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

Evening Spark Tank

Evening Spark Tank and Networking Link: http://www.floridabusinessincubator.com/

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

The Gainesville Front-end web development meetup is a place where newbies and veterans can come together in an informal setting to discuss, learn and laugh about front-end development. We meet every third Thursday to discuss JavaScript, CSS, HTML, web development tooling, and more. All skill levels are welcome! Afterwards, we'll head over to a bar for some socializing Price: Free

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

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1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

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1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

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1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

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1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

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1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

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1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

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1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

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1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

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1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

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1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

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1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

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1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

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1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

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1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

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1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa

1 Million Cups Tampa

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/tampa