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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 101, Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Where: SBDC at Seminole State College - Seminole County Public Library, Jean Rhein Central Branch, Casselberry When: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:00 AM to 11:30 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis 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: Amy Kirkland, CBA - Manager, SBDC at Seminole State College of FloridaCo-Sponsor: Seminole County Public LibraryFee: No CostLink

Starting a Business, Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF, Synovus / 4th Floor Training Room, Pensacola When: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou have an idea for a business. What's the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this four-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. We will also provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no cost to you) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please arrive early to park and receive your packet. 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: Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 92.3/1620, ESPN Radio 94.5, Talk Radio 1330-99.1 WEBYFee: $ 50.00Link

Find Clients and Generate Leads

Learn how to use ReferenceUSA to identify new sales prospects and perform in-depth market research. Discover how to research companies and people to create customized marketing lists and find your competitors. This powerful database is available both in the library and remotely using a library card. Free lunch will be provided to attendees. Price: FREE Link: https://hcplc.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=184091

Everyone Needs an Elevator Pitch (SCORE Workshop)

In business, capturing the interest of a prospective buyer, investor, supplier, or potential hire must be done quickly. And right, from the start. Often, you have only a few seconds to convey a message that will engage the listener and leave them wanting to know more. This workshop will help you create and perfect what is commonly called your “elevator pitch”. Your "pitch" needs to be succinct, but it must clearly convey your main value proposition, enthusiastically. It should end with an offer to follow up with more information. Remember, you do not get a second chance to make a good first impression. Our presenter, Linda Pickwick, has an extensive career including Group VP of Sales in a major corporation as well as her own consulting business focused on sales force effectiveness. There is a registration fee of $15 for this workshop and you can register a guest for free. Register at https://conta.cc/31pUfzc

SBA Workshop: Federal Certifications Managed by SBA, Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMEvery 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

How to Research and Write Your Business Plan, Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMPack a lunch and join The Polk County Small Business Development Center for an interactive discussion on the Steps to Starting a Small Business. The seminar will cover legal forms of organization, feasibility and market research, City and County business license, and financing a small business. This class has been designed to meet the needs of working professionals and modified to be one hour in length. This class will cover the major topics associated with the steps to starting a business. Speaker: Dawn DecaminadaFee: $ 15.00Link

December Tech Fest - Holiday Party

Join Computer Coach and High Tech Connect to close out the year with a Holiday Party. There will be no company pitches at this event... just food, drinks, raffles and networking! They will also be supporting the Toys for Tots Campaign. Any donations of new, unwrapped toys are welcomed and greatly appreciated! Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/december-tech-fest-holiday-party-tickets-81084183977?

Intro to Machine Learning / ML for Mobile

South Florida Mobile Developers Wednesday, December 11 at 6:00 PM In 2004, Bill Gates said “If you invent a breakthrough in artificial intelligence so machines can learn, that is worth 10 Microsofts.” Machine learnin... https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-Mobile-Developers/events/266728383/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-Mobile-Developers/events/266728383/

Finding & Winning Government Contracts, Thursday, December 12, 2019

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort, Key West When: Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingAre you looking to get ahead in government contracting and get that big contract in 2020? The Federal government is the largest buyer in the U.S, spending billions in products and services annually. It buys everything from pencils to construction services to aircraft. There are also State and Local government contracts available for local businesses looking to get started in contracting. With that in mind, this workshop teaches business owners: . How to properly search for Federal contracts; . How to identify key Federal and local agency contacts; . How to pull together an actionable game plan; . How to market themselves to Federal/State/Local buyers and ensure successful follow up Co-Sponsor: Key Largo Chamber of Commerce, SBA, Florida SBDC at FIU in association with the Pino Global Entrepreneurship CenterFee: No CostLink

Commercial Real Estate for Startups by HCC's InLab Operation Startup

Kostas Stoilas is the Founder and Managing Broker of Fortress Commercial Real Estate. He has extensive real estate sales and leasing expertise in the Tampa Bay area including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Orange, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties. He has now partnered with OPSU to present Commercial Real Estate for Startups: what to know about leasing and buying space for your company.  Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/commercial-real-estate-for-startups-tickets-82287697719

Government Contracting: Overview, Thursday, December 12, 2019

Where: Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus Classroom, Building 12, Room 205 conf room, Cocoa When: Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingFederal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not "Does the government buy what you are selling?"...it is more "Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?". If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business. The Florida SBDC at UCF's "Government Contracting: Overview" seminar is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 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 PTAC's "Bid-Match" service that can be a helpful marketing research tool. Join us for this great learning opportunity.Speaker: Steve South and/or Kara VernonFee: No CostLink

A Woman's Leadership Advantage with Dr. Mary Key

Take your leadership skills to the next level. Gain tips from Dr. Mary Key, executive coach to top local executive women. Dr. Mary Key has served as an executive coach and mentor to hundreds of women over her career. She is the Founder of the Key Women’s Leadership Forum and author of her latest book, Seizing Success: A Woman’s Guide to Transformational Leadership. In her talk, she will share inspiring stories and real-life examples of how you can take your leadership skills to the next level and be more fulfilled in your life.  Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-womans-leadership-advantage-tickets-80861875045

Tax Awareness and Your Business, Thursday, December 12, 2019

Where: Temple Terrace Public Library, Temple Terrace When: Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Tax PlanningThis workshop provides an overview of business taxes, including employment taxes, business deductions, record keeping and electronic filing.Speaker: Jerry JoyceIf you require ADA accommodations, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

Strategic Plan to Guide Your Business in 2020, Thursday, December 12, 2019

Where: SBDC at UCF - Kissimmee, Kissimmee/Osceola County COC, Kissimmee When: Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessCreating a Great Strategic Plan to Guide Your Business According to Small Biz Advice, "Every business needs to have a strategic plan as part of its normal operation. Running a business without a strategic plan is like flying an airplane with no guidance assistance. It is vital that each and every business has a strategic plan as part of its arsenal of operating tools." Basically, a "strategic plan bridges the gap between where the business is and where it wants to go," according to business expert Jerry Osteryoung. The strategic plan develops the course of action the business will need to follow in order to grow and succeed. Come join us at this workshop so we can assist your company through this process. In fact, in so many ways, having an outsider as a facilitator is the preferred method of producing a strategic plan. ***NO COST***Speaker: Rafael Pratts, Consultant***Parents Note: We ask you please not to bring children to the workshops or Information sessions who can be a distraction to others. your cooperation can help us serve you more effectively***Fee: No CostLink

Learning about the SBA's Programs and Services and 8(a) Business Development Program, Thursday, December 12, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at FAMU, FAMU Foundation Building, Tallahassee When: Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingThe Small Business Administration's North Florida District Office is responsible for the delivery of SBA's many Programs and Services. You are invited to learn more about the different programs and services that can assist entrepreneurs start and grow your business through financial assistance, free counseling, advice, mentoring, and federal contracting. If you are an entrepreneur who is socially and economically disadvantages, you could receive business training and government contracting assistance. The 8(a) program includes free business development education, training workshops, and matching making opportunities with Federal Buyers. These two workshops are designed to assist you meet your business goals. The workshops are free. Limited seating, so reservations are required. TALLAHASSEE DATE: December 12, 2019 LOCATION: FSBDC at Florida A&M University 625 E. Tennessee Street Tallahassee FL. 32310-3700 TIME: 1:00-2:00 pm - SBA Programs and Services 2:00-3:00 pm - 8(a) Business Development Program Speaker: Leticia ClarkRSVP to leticia.clark@sba.gov. include your name, business name, phone number, number of seats and location of workshop. Parking is free.Fee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Understanding Financial Statements, Friday, December 13, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Friday, December 13, 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMDo you want to make more profit? Improve your cash flow? Profit Mastery will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to help your business achieve financial success. Learn how to use your balance sheet and income statements and a few simple ratios to benchmark success and make decisions that will improve your bottom line.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Supercharging Facebook and Email Marketing (SCORE)

Finding innovative, cost-effective ways to stay ahead of the competition is always on a business owner's mind. You want to get maximum exposure out of your marketing efforts without breaking your budget. Learn how to integrate email marketing's great ROI with one of the most powerful social media tools ever, Facebook. Ken Countess is an award winning marketer, public speaker, trainer, presenter, and internationally recognized, accredited expert on Email Marketing and Social Media Marketing. Ken energizes audiences by providing them with the knowledge they need to gain an unfair advantage over their competition. There is a $30 registration fee for this workshop. Ken's workshops always fill up quickly so register at https://conta.cc/2OW5T2d

Female Founders Competition

There must be at least one founder of your company who identifies as female and is a legal resident 18 years of age or older. Your company should currently offer or intend to release a product, service, or platform that solves a critical business problem. Your technology and business model must fall within one of the two entry categories: Enterprise Software-as-a-Service (“Enterprise SaaS”) or Deeptech.Your company has raised no more than $5M USD (equity or debt) or equivalent amount using foreign exchange rates as of your application date. Link: https://m12.vc/ffc/

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

How to Start Your Business, Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceA three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.Speaker: Chuck WheelerFee: $ 30.00Link

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

FREE Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every last Wednesday of the month is FREE Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay!Ever wondered what it's like to work out of a coworking space? We invite you to come in and work our of our flexible workspace from the hours 10am-5pm. Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entreprenuers, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.  Make sure you bring a physical or digital copy of your Eventbrite ticket and present it to the receptionist at the Wave's front desk. Price: Free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-48563609062

Smart Start Your Business, Thursday, December 19, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Thursday, December 19, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 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: Robert Pierce IIIIf you require ADA accommodations, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

T3H – Third Thursday at The Hub!

UF Innovate|The Hub wants to welcome all North Central Florida entrepreneurs to T3H – Third Thursday at The Hub!  The Hub is the site on the 3rd Thursday of each month for conversation, networking, refreshments and snacks for the North Central Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem – come join us (starting Nov. 15 & every 3rd Thursday of the month after) from 4:00-6:00pm (or later, who knows!) at The Hub, 747 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601.  All entrepreneurs in the Alachua County/North Central Florida area are invited, every month! 

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Business Plans: Research & Writing, Friday, December 20, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Friday, December 20, 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMDevelop the right plan for your business needs. Receive an overview which features easy financials, a simple pitch format, and performance tracking. Ideal for new or experienced business owners to manage business growth, communicate ideas, or borrow money. Fee: $ 20.00Link

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

CFTA/Startup Weekend Pre-Event Party

RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/central-florida-tech-alliance-26925650367 Tech Stars Startup Weekend is a global phenomenon in over 150 countries with close to 200,000 alumni. Over one weekend, participants will pitch brand-new business ideas, form teams, validate customers, present to a judging panel and compete for prizes. Existing businesses cannot compete so it is a level playing field for new ideas. Orlando has a great track record having won global awards in 2017 and 2018 and launching new startups such as Trobo (featured on SharkTank). On Friday 10/4/19, Central Florida Tech Alliance is putting together a showcase event featuring Jason Eichenholz (Luminar) and Taj Adhav (LeaseCake) to talk about the impact that Startup Weekend is making in the community. So any students, professionals, and would-be entrepreneurs who want to learn about the event are welcome to join. Free food and beer included. You are invited to attend the pre-event party at Credo Conduit on Friday Oct 4th 6-8pm. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/central-florida-tech-alliance-26925650367

Government Contracting: Overview, Thursday, January 02, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, January 02, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingFederal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not "Does the government buy what you are selling?"...it is more "Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?". If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business. The "Government Contracting Overview" seminar, presented by the Florida PTAC at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 6-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The six steps that will be discussed are: . Evaluate : Is Your Business Ready? . Register: SAM, State, County, City, Primes . Plan: Your Government Contracting Marketing Plan . Prepare: Marketing Tool Kit . Pursue: Reactive and Proactive Strategies . Achieve: Contract You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners. Join us for this great learning opportunity.Speaker: PTAC specialist Fee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

ACEL Monthly Social Committee Meeting

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

Doing Business with the Government Series, Friday, January 03, 2020

Where: Career Source Southwest Florida, Fort Myers When: Friday, January 03, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMPart 1 Introduction to Contracting with the Federal Government. An overview of the process such as Methods of Procurement, Types of Contacts and Social Economic Interests. Part 2 Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). An overview on Objectives, Chapters, Parts and Forms. Speaker: Speaker(s): Dan Telep, FSBDC PTAC ConsultantFee: No CostLink

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Starting A Business, Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThe best way to get started! Receive information on the necessary licenses permits, legal documents and requirements to do business in the State of Florida. Learn to refine your ideas into a plan for success.Fee: $ 10.00Link

Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Where: Suncoast FCU, Tampa When: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 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: Robert Pierce IIIIf you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

Small Business Idea Camp, Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThinking of starting a business but don't know where to begin? The Small Business Idea Camp 8 part series, meeting two times per week, is designed to inspire and engage new and future business owners in the fundamentals of entrepreneurial thinking. Course runs from January 7, 2020 through February 4, 2020, Tuesdays and Thursdays, except January 23rd.Speaker: Dottie MinnickIf you require ADA accommodations, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

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

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMThe Pinellas County Contract Compliance Management System-B2G workshop will cover system functions including using the dashboard, system navigation and purpose by entering sub-contractors information, payments and reporting. The class also covers the types of insurance required to do business with Pinellas County.Fee: No CostLink

Break Tampa Bay - Virtual Networking Event

There's nothing like a great face-to-face meeting, but it's not always easy to get away from the office to grab lunch with other professionals. This is a virtual event where you can make new connections while eating at your desk. #BreakTampaBay is the first of its kind, in that you can network with people across the entirety of Tampa Bay in our virtual meeting hall. Join a virtual table with up to 3 other Tampa Bay Area professionals at a time, and meet and connect with cool folks from across the region! We’ll have a “speed networking” time where you can connect with a ton of folks - all over your lunch break hour! Price: First 50 Free, $5/seat after Link: https://www.breaktampabay.com/

SBA Workshop:, Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingSpeaker: Ed Ramos - Small Business Administration, Senior Area ManagerFee: No CostLink

Business Planning, Thursday, January 09, 2020

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Thursday, January 09, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Business BasicsA business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues. At the same time the plan identifies and incorporates risks that the enterprise might face, so the small business owner is prepared. Business planning tools, examples and outlines are provided. Reservations are required. Park in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

QuickBooks Intro, Thursday, January 09, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Thursday, January 09, 2020 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. Fee: $ 20.00Link

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Techstars Startup Weekend | ELEV8 Ventures is @ Cork Arts District Jacksonville, Florida

Learn, network, and start a business in just 54 hours, Startup Weekend is coming to Jacksonville on January 10th. Register today at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/68836538941?aff=sworg Link: http://communities.techstars.com/events/15320

Doing Business with the Government Series, Friday, January 10, 2020

Where: Career Source Southwest Florida, Fort Myers When: Friday, January 10, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMIntroduction to government contracting- Objective, Social Economic Interests, and Registration Federal Acquisition Regulation- 53 subjects related to the procurement processSpeaker: Dan Telep, FSBDC PTAC ConsultantFee: No CostLink

Starting a Business, Friday, January 10, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF/Synovus-Pensacola, Synovus / 4th Floor Training Room, Pensacola When: Friday, January 10, 2020 5:30 PM to 9:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou have an idea for a business. What's the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this four-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. We will also provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no cost to you) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please arrive early to park and receive your packet. Pre-registration is required. Registration ends 24 hours prior to workshop.Speaker: Glenn McDuffy, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Synovus, Greater Pensacola Chamber, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 92.3/1620, ESPN Radio 94.5, Talk Radio 1330-99.1 WEBYFree parking in Synovus lot.Fee: $ 50.00Link

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Starting a Business, Monday, January 13, 2020

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF/Destin, Chamber of Commerce, Suite A, Destin Chamber of Commerce When: Monday, January 13, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou have an idea for a business. What's the first step? In this three-hour workshop, we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps needed to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? Who is your target customer and how will you communicate with them? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of launching your new venture. Pre-registration is required. Registration ends 24 hours prior to the workshop.Speaker: Ayesha Haider, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: SynovusFee: $ 50.00Link

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Marketing 101, Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Where: South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Marketing and SalesTake this class to uncover the characteristics that make up your business' DNA. 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.Speaker: Robert Pierce, IIIIf you require ADA accommodations, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

Business Plans Made Easy, Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMDevelop the right plan for your business needs. Receive an overview which features easy financials, a simple pitch format, and performance tracking. Ideal for new or experienced business owners to manage business growth, communicate ideas, or borrow money. Fee: $ 20.00Link

Introduction to QuickBooks, Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Where: SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, Apollo Beach When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 AMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetCreating invoices, writing checks and managing customers, QuickBooks makes it all easier. This introductory class takes you through the basics of the software program. This course gets you started on making your company's bookkeeping simpler.Speaker: Dottie MinnickCo-Sponsor: Michael CarlisleIf you require ADA accommodations, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

Financing Your Business, Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Where: Robert R. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, Tampa When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:30 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. Learn how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank, and where to fi nd money. You'll explore: . SBA loans: when, where and how to apply . How to plan your financing request to banks . Which banks are making loans . Angel investors and venture capitalists . Six Cs of credit and how credit scores efect your business . Busting the myths about small business grantsSpeaker: Corey McCasterIf you require ADA accommodations, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of license you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. Speaker: 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

Cash Flow: Finding Cash In Your Business, Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:30 AMTopic: Cash Flow ManagementA simple goal is to have more cash coming into the company than paid out each month. It's one way we define business success. But if you're regularly short of cash, it may be time to review your cash management tactics. We'll help you sharpen your cash management skills and find more free cash from current operations. What could you achieve if your company had more cash each month?Speaker: Miguel Nieves, Florida SBDC ConsultantOnly preregistered attendees will receive parking information before the event. If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338.Fee: No CostLink

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMIt's no myth.women, minority and veteran certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government. Speaker: Yanina Rosario, Associate Director, Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

The Profitable Marketing System, Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF, Synovus / 4th Floor Training Room, Pensacola When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:30 PMOnline marketing - how can you use it to your advantage for your business? Discover how your business should use online marketing to stay on customers' minds so you can watch your sales and profits soar. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration closes 24 hours before the workshop.Speaker: Lance Cook, Online Marketing Agency Owner, Author, and SpeakerCo-Sponsor: Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 1620 and 92.3; ESPN Radio 1330/99.1Fee: $ 20.00Link

Subcontracting & Teaming, Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingFor many small businesses, entry into government contracting will or should begin as a subcontractor. This seminar will provide the small business owner with an understanding of the overall subcontracting process, including the format for a Subcontract and Teaming agreement, how to protect your company during the relationship and the overall benefits of subcontracting. This seminar will also provide the suggested rules of engagement and the contractual relationship between prime contractor, subcontractor and the government, for small businesses in the Tampa Bay region. This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.Speaker: Karen Krymski, Procurement 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: $ 20.00Link

HR 101 for Small Business, Thursday, January 16, 2020

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing EmployeesHuman Resources is about people, whether in regard to recruitment, management, or other forms of direction and assistance. It has a huge effect on the culture and environment in your workplace, setting the tone for how employees communicate, settle disputes, and work with each other. Your employees are one of your greatest assets. You must protect and manage that asset. In this seminar, you will learn what you need to know as a new or growing small business for managing HR in your workplace. We will cover staffing your business, from interviewing to retention to preventing attrition; why you need an employee handbook and what to include; employee relations and how to handle work disputes; how to set up employee files and display required Labor Law posters; best practices for everyday personnel (and self) management; and other topics helpful to your business. Reservations are required. Park in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Business Startup 101, Thursday, January 16, 2020

Where: SBDC at Seminole State College - Seminole County Public Library, East Branch, Oviedo When: Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceLearn how to properly start your business to ensure success. Understand how all the critical pieces of the puzzle fit together. We discuss the various legal forms of ownership, licensing and tax requirements, capital and labor, rent versus purchase, and various other business startup issues.Speaker: Amy Kirkland, CBA - Manager, SBDC Seminole State College of FloridaCo-Sponsor: Seminole County Public LibraryFee: No CostLink

Marketing Your Business, Thursday, January 16, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesYou know why your business rocks. Does anyone else? Take this class to uncover the characteristics that make up your business' DNA. Soon, you'll be able to boost consumer loyalty and company profits. After answering the two most important questions in all of marketing, you'll be ready to skillfully implement customer-winning strategies and face the competition. SBDC Quick Tip: Marketing Your Business is a must-take class to attend before launching that website, product or new business! Speaker: 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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

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

Where: SBDC at UCF - Kissimmee, Kissimmee/Osceola County COC, Kissimmee When: Friday, January 17, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis seminar will help business owners learn the essentials for getting started in business. Topics include: business evaluation, business entities, licensing, capital/finance sources, start-up cost, sales forecasting, cash flow, and an introduction to business plans and the importance of preparing one. This session is guaranteed to take the mystery out of starting a business and help you to be the entrepreneur you always dreamed about! Speaker: Elly Membreno, Business Consultant ***Parents Note: We ask you not to bring children to workshop sessions who can be a distraction to others. Your cooperation can help us serve you more e?ectively.Fee: No CostLink

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

Where: Career Source Southwest Florida, Fort Myers When: Friday, January 17, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMPart 3 Reading Solicitations. An overview of What the Government wants? How they communicate? The solicitations, Format and Amendments. Part 4 Successful Proposal Writing. An overview on Submitting a successful proposal, The Process, Lets Go for It and Wining contracts.Speaker: Dan Telep, FSBDC PTAC ConsultantFee: No CostLink

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

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

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceA three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.Speaker: Chuck WheelerFee: $ 30.00Link

Business Loans & Financials, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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

Starting A Business, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF/Emerald Coast Campus, UWF Emerald Coast, Building 8 - Library 2nd Floor, Fort Walton Beach When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceAre you thinking about starting your own business? In this three-hour workshop, we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no-cost) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Pre-registration is required. Registration ends 24 hours prior to the workshop.Speaker: Diana Jernigan, Business Consultant, SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Synovus Fee: $ 50.00Link

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

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

Basic Business Taxes, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Tax PlanningThere's no way to get around it-every business must report taxes. But how you pay your taxes all depends on the type of business you have. This class explores the taxation process and filing requirements for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Speaker: Special Guest Speaker: Todd Unbehagen, President CEO - Unbehagen Advisors*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

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

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

Food Safety Manager Certification, Thursday, January 23, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Marketing Like a Human, Thursday, January 23, 2020

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

Business Startup 101, Thursday, January 23, 2020

Where: SBDC at Seminole State College - Seminole County Public Library, East Branch, Oviedo When: Thursday, January 23, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceLearn how to properly start your business to ensure success. Understand how all the critical pieces of the puzzle fit together. We discuss the various legal forms of ownership, licensing and tax requirements, capital and labor, rent versus purchase, and various other business startup issues.Speaker: Amy Kirkland, CBA - Manager, SBDC Seminole State College of FloridaCo-Sponsor: Seminole County Public LibraryFee: No CostLink

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

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

Customer Service Skills, Thursday, January 23, 2020

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneurship and Community

Please visit our webpage for more information www.thenaplescard.com/event

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Bookkeeping Basics, Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetProper bookkeeping is essential to managing your business. Learn how to classify and record basic business transactions, enter data into an account, chart accounts, and many basic accounting terms. You'll also learn what you must hold on to for tax compliance and find out what accounting software might be useful to help make your bookkeeping easier. Speaker: Bill Burnham, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 45.00Link

Financing Your Business, Thursday, January 30, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, January 30, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Access to CapitalAre you looking for money for your business? Are you considering a SBA loan? This seminar will help you zero in on the right funding choices for your business and avoid money scams. Our financing veteran will educate you on how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and where to find money in a tight-fisted economy. You'll explore: . SBA loans: when, where and how to apply . How to plan your financing request to banks . Which banks are making loan . Angel investors and venture capitalists . Six Cs of credit and how credit scores affect your business . The fundamentals of royalties, licensing and supplier credit . Busting the myths about small business grants Speaker: Brad Owens, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

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

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

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

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

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

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

#PAY TAMPA BAY

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Patents & Trademarks, Tuesday, February 04, 2020

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

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of license you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. Speaker: Bill Burnham, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Opening Reception

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

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

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

Government Contracting: Overview, Wednesday, February 05, 2020

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

Ignite Your Online Marketing, Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesStuck in "the web?" Online marketing doesn't have to be so frustrating. Attend this seminar to learn how you can take advantage of incredible online marketing tools that will enable your business to have a successful online presence. You'll learn about the four Google resources that can help you attract customers as well as how to get local exposure with Google Places; how to increase productivity with Google Apps; and how to measure success with Google Analytics. Speaker: Gina Smith *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 45.00Link

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

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - First Class Meets

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

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

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, February 06, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessMake your future happen; don't let it happen to you. With a strategic plan, you will be able to establish your company's direction, make better business decisions and have a source of increased market share and profitability. A strong, effective strategic plan is the culmination of a series of building blocks including a financial plan, a marketing plan, and a business plan. While most planning courses tackle these plans separately, this seminar will present these four complementary planning events as a series of activities that build on each other to create an effective, long term strategic plan for your business. At the end of this seminar, you will have the basis upon which to build a strategic plan that enables you to design your company's future and supports its sustainable growth and success.Speaker: Steve SouthFee: $ 45.00Link

ACEL Monthly Social Committee Meeting

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Techstars Startup Weekend JAX

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

State of Innovation: Startups to Watch'

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

2020 Synapse Summit

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

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

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

Ignite the Night TAMPA

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

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

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMIt's no myth.women, minority and veteran certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government. Speaker: Yanina Rosario*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

SBA Workshop:, Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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

Basic Government Contracting 101, Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingReady.set.sell to the federal government! This workshop provides information on registering with the federal government, how to locate federal opportunities, who to market to within the federal government, and so much more! This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. Speaker: Karen Krymski *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Cash Flow Management, Thursday, February 13, 2020

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

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

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

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

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceA three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.Speaker: Chuck WheelerFee: $ 30.00Link

Art of Negotiation, Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

PAY Tampa Bay

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

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

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

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

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

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

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

Advanced QuickBooks Online, Wednesday, March 04, 2020

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

Government Contracting: Overview, Wednesday, March 04, 2020

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Second Class Meets

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

Business Start Up, Thursday, March 05, 2020

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

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

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Third Class Meets

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Digital Orlando 2020

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Fourth Class Meets

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Closing Reception

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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