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Treasure Coast Minority Business Expo

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

One Day Coding Bootcamp for Beginners

During Wyntroduction you will be immersed in a one-day boot camp experience that is designed for individuals who have little to no experience in programming. All you'll need for this event is a computer that is able to access the internet. Write your first lines of code, mingle with aspiring developers and technology enthusiasts, and learn from Wyncode Head Instructors as well as the rest of our tech team. You will also have the opportunity to engage with alumni and hear from both developer and hiring partner panels. By the end of the day, you will have your first completed project! Price: $15 Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-day-coding-bootcamp-for-beginners-tickets-48217082592

Tallahassee SBEP Class IX - 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.

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

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

Broward County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 3

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

Business Plan In A Day, Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 10:00 AM to 3:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsBusiness planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Our expert advice simplifies conducting necessary research to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don't be intimidated, take the first step. Speaker: Janette BlancoFee: No CostLink

Tallahassee SBEP Class IX - 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.

Evening Spark Tank

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

Hacker Hours

SoFlo Cyber District Tuesday, August 21 at 5:30 PM A more informal, personal meetup on all things tech related. Originally sponsored by Palm Beach Tech, we are now expanding to host other types of even... https://www.meetup.com/SoFlo-Cyber-District/events/gpdhqpyxlbcc/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/SoFlo-Cyber-District/events/gpdhqpyxlbcc/

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

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis workshop will give you an overview of the seven basic requirements for business STARTUP: Selecting an idea, Testing the market, Acquiring capital, wRiting a plan, Turning for help, Understanding legal requirements, and Putting it all together. Registration includes a workbook and start-up kit for NE Florida counties. Fee: $ 40.00Link

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

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Daytona Beach

1 Million Cups Daytona Beach is a weekly entrepreneurial networking event where Entrepreneurs gather to Connect, Inspire, Educate and Empower each other and the local business community. We host one speaker each week to share their story, their entrepreneurial vision, and share their successes, challenges and current needs. We meet every Wednesday morning from 9am to 10am at Cinematique Theater in downtown Daytona Beach. The event is free and open to the public. www.1MCDB.com

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

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

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

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

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

Start, Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Where: Delray Beach Public Library, Delray Beach When: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMStart Smart Have you always had the dream to start your own business but didn't know where to begin? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of owning a successful business, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. . lifestyle requirements for business owners . how to assess the feasibility of your business idea . legal and tax implications of owning a business . how to develop a business plan . how to compile a bank-ready financial package . how to market your product or service . health and safety regulations that may apply to your business . where to find other resources that may help you succeed Speaker: Betina Jean-JacquesFee: No CostLink

Start Smart, Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Where: OnlineWhen: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceStart Smart Have you always had the dream to start your own business but didn't know where to begin? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of owning a successful business, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. Learn from a business consultant about: . lifestyle requirements for business owners . how to assess the feasibility of your business idea . legal and tax implications of owning a business . how to develop a business plan . how to compile a bank-ready financial package . how to market your product or service . health and safety regulations that may apply to your business . where to find other resources that may help you succeed Speaker: Betina Jean-JacquesFee: No CostLink

Palm Beach County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 3

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

Hacia Ganancia: Doral, Thursday, August 23, 2018

Where: Doral City Hall, Doral When: Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTaller de Finanzas para Dueños de Pequeñas Empresas. Comprender las finanzas de su negocio, es un elemento clave para tener éxito. Los estados financieros, sin embargo, pueden ser intimidantes. Hacia Ganancia es un método validado que utiliza señales visuales para simplificar la contabilidad de los negocios. El enfoque práctico del curso interpreta los estados financieros desde la perspectiva del propietario del negocio. Cuando comprenda sus finanzas, podrá analizar las mejores posibilidades de crecimiento. ¡Toma el control de la salud financiera de su negocio hoy! Enlace para Registrarse: go.fiu.edu/doralCo-Sponsor: Florida SBDC en FIU en asociación con el Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, Venezuelan Business Club, City of DoralFee: No CostLink

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

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Cash Flow Management"Cash is King (place a Crown)". Every business has a hidden store of cash and hidden cash leaks. Utilizing the cash flow management strategies of large corporations, learn how to find, preserve, and use cash to manage and grow your business and increase profits. By applying these tactics you can vastly reduce the need for outside financing. You may never need to borrow money again!! Speaker: Presented by Pauline Davis, Asst. DirectorFee: $ 30.00Link

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

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

Your Business Through the Eyes of an Investor

REGISTER NOWAbout Our SpeakersSusan NielandCPA Founder & CEO of CFO Solutions, LLC After serving in the US Air Force, Ms. Nieland graduated from the University of Hawaii with a BBA in Accounting. From there, she began her career as a CPA at Coopers & Lybrand LLP (now PWC) where she spent the next few years as an auditor before moving her career into banking and mortgage banking and eventually into working with fast-growing technology companies. She later founded CFO Solutions, where she provides financial leadership to entrepreneur lead growth-minded, small companies. Susan is a certified SCORE mentor through the Tampa SCORE chapter, a mentor and committee member for the Tampa Bay Wave and a mentor for USF’s Student Innovation Incubator.Frank Lago, LLM. TaxPresident, Bay Area Corporate Counsel Mr. Frank Lago is the sole owner and president of Bay Area Corporate Counsel, a law firm providing general counsel and corporate legal services to entrepreneurs and established businesses. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Lago served seven years in the U.S. Army as an Interrogator, deploying twice to Iraq. He then served another five years with the Internal Revenue Service in Tampa, FL. He graduated from Stetson Law School, Cum Laude with his Juris Doctorate and from Georgetown University Law Center with a Master’s in Taxation (LL.M.).

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

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, August 23, 2018 3:00 PM to 6:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceA three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.Speaker: Chuck WheelerFee: $ 30.00Link

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

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

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

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

August Xero Hour: Sales without the sales pitch

Xero Hour - West Palm Beach Thursday, August 23 at 6:30 PM A little bit of planning really goes a long way. Now, once you get a prospect through the door, you can let your sales process take over. The August X... https://www.meetup.com/Xero-Hour-West-Palm-Beach/events/251764207/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Xero-Hour-West-Palm-Beach/events/251764207/

BCPS Supplier Diversity Outreach Program

Broward County Public Schools' Supplier Diversity Outreach Program is designed to help small, minority and women-owned businesses, to participate in District procurement and contract activities. The purpose of the program is to spur economic development and support small, and minority and women-owned businesses to successfully expand in the marketplace. For information on E/S/M/WBE Certification visit www.BrowardSchools.com/PWS.

Smart Start Your Business, Friday, August 24, 2018

Where: Bruton Memorial Library, Plant City When: Friday, August 24, 2018 12:30 PM to 2:30 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 licenses you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started. Speaker: Dottie MinnickFee: No CostLink

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

Understanding Business Budgeting, Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessBudgeting plays a vital role in your organization's future. Your budget enables you to pinpoint critical variables that impact profit so your company can successfully pursue business goals and create value. In this workshop, you will learn how to work with, develop and present budgets aligned with business strategic goals. At the conclusion of this workshop, you will understand important budgeting concepts, budgeting strategies, and be able to see and easily implement savings for your company. This is your opportunity to gain the tools and insights to craft the budget your company needs to overcome obstacles and achieve success. Speaker: Carol MinorFee: No CostLink

Strategic Planning for Small Business, Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Where: Sumter County Office, Sumter Service Center, WildWood When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:30 AM to 10:30 AMTopic: Business BasicsThis NO CST seminar will identify the guiding steps to produce an effective Strategic Plan for your business. Learn the best path to your Strategic Plan, identify the tools needed to ceate and internalize your Plan, and become aware of the next steps once your plan is complete.Speaker: Chris AbetzCall Joanne at 352- 689-4698 if you have questions on need help registering.Fee: No CostLink

Learn About Joining SII

REGISTER NOWStudent Innovation Incubator (SII). Our panel of current and graduate companies will provide first-hand experiences and detailed insights into the program.Presenting Companies:SCION ADVANCED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES - focused on creating medical devices that will help an individual regain or maintain their independenceSTUBY - an app that provides the best way for students to find their perfect study buddy through a swiping selection process that matches students based of their major, minor, and academic strengths and weaknessesUHURU - an African-inspired apparel company for everyone

Hacker Hours

SoFlo Cyber District Tuesday, August 28 at 5:30 PM A more informal, personal meetup on all things tech related. Originally sponsored by Palm Beach Tech, we are now expanding to host other types of even... https://www.meetup.com/SoFlo-Cyber-District/events/gpdhqpyxlblc/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/SoFlo-Cyber-District/events/gpdhqpyxlblc/

Evening Spark Tank

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

Monthly JavaScript Meetup

Palm Beach JavaScript Tuesday, August 28 at 6:30 PM Talking all things JavaScript (node, react, etc) https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Javascript/events/bnhwjpyxlblc/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Javascript/events/bnhwjpyxlblc/

1 Million Cups Daytona Beach

1 Million Cups Daytona Beach is a weekly entrepreneurial networking event where Entrepreneurs gather to Connect, Inspire, Educate and Empower each other and the local business community. We host one speaker each week to share their story, their entrepreneurial vision, and share their successes, challenges and current needs. We meet every Wednesday morning from 9am to 10am at Cinematique Theater in downtown Daytona Beach. The event is free and open to the public. www.1MCDB.com

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

Human Resources for Small Business, Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Where: SBDC at UCF - Kissimmee, Kissimmee/Osceola County COC, Kissimmee When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:00 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Managing EmployeesThe purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of HR processes affecting small businesses. The workshop will outline the employment life-cycle from assessing the need for hiring to effectively managing employees. This practical workshop will cover basic HR "must-haves" in addition to tools and best practices for small business owners. Specific topics include recruiting, legal aspects, and employee engagement. This workshop will equip small business owners with information and resources and prepare them for optimal employee management success. Speaker: Elly Membreno, SHRM-CP Consultant ***Parents Note: We ask you please not to bring children to the workshop who can be a distractions to others. Your cooperation can help us serve you more effectively.Fee: No CostLink

Startup Grind Miami Summer Social

Last year, over 200 people signed up for the Startup Grind Summer Startup Party! If you're a startup, investor, or just someone enthusiastic about our startup community, we hope you'll join us! We're providing free food, drink, and music. In addition, we'll also be highlighting the regions' best startups. Come and join the fun! Price: Free Link: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-miami-presents-summer-social-startup-grind-party#/

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

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

Start Smart, Thursday, August 30, 2018

Where: Wellington Library, Wellington When: Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceStart Smart Have you always had the dream to start your own business but didn't know where to begin? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of owning a successful business, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. Learn from a business consultant about: . lifestyle requirements for business owners . how to assess the feasibility of your business idea . legal and tax implications of owning a business . how to develop a business plan . how to compile a bank-ready financial package . how to market your product or service . health and safety regulations that may apply to your business . where to find other resources that may help you succeed Speaker: Phil ScrutonFee: No CostLink

Introduction to QuickBooks, Thursday, August 30, 2018

Where: Robert R. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, Tampa When: Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: 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 MinnickFee: No CostLink

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

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

Strategic Planning for Small Business, Thursday, August 30, 2018

Where: Sumter County Office, Sumter Service Center, WildWood When: Thursday, August 30, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsThis NO CST seminar will identify the guiding steps to produce an effective Strategic Plan for your business. Learn the best path to your Strategic Plan, identify the tools needed to ceate and internalize your Plan, and become aware of the next steps once your plan is complete.Speaker: Chris Abetz, Area Manager of SBDC in Sumter CountyPlease call Joanne at (352) 689-4698 with questions or if you need assistance registering.Fee: No CostLink

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

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

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

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

Starting A Business, Friday, August 31, 2018

Where: Navarre Beach Visitor's Center, Navarre, FL When: Friday, August 31, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsYou have an idea for a business. What's the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this four-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. We will also provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no-cost) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please pre-register as seating is limited.Speaker: Ayesha Haider, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 50.00Link

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

Lucas Vogel (Endpoint Systems) | Intro to Pivotal Cloud Platform

Palm Beach Tech Talks | West Palm Monday, September 3 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours to network, learn and engage with local technology & entrepreneurial leaders that have experiences to sh... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks/events/251990702/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks/events/251990702/

Broward County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 4

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

Pitch Perfect Workshop

REGISTER NOWWant to improve your public speaking skills and learn how to pitch your business? Attend this "Pitch Perfect" workshop, where you will be able to prepare yourself for pitching events!About Our Speaker Jim Taylor has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and serves as an Adjunct Professor for the USF Center for Entrepreneurship. He started and delivered the Entrepreneurship Certificate Program to the USF Student Innovation Incubator.Jim earned an MBA and PHD and was named a winner of the Enterprise Pittsburgh Business Plan Competition.Currently Jim manages Oakford Park Capital, a fee-only registered investment advisory firm.

The Science of Story

REGISTER NOWIn the digitally connected world that we live in today, emotionally driven video has become one of the most effective tools for brands to connect to viewers. Come hear how Tim Moore grew his start up company into Tampa's largest commercial video agency and is now working to crack the code on the science behind emotionally driven videos.About Our SpeakerTim MooreFounder, Diamond ViewMillennial Entrepreneur Tim Moore is the founder of Diamond View, an Emmy award-winning video agency headquartered here in Tampa Bay. Since it’s inception in 2007, Diamond View has grown to become Tampa’s largest commercial video company and was recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of the “Best Places to Work in Tampa Bay”. Their clients include fortune 500 brands such as Nationwide, Gatorade, Hyatt and Purina. Today, Diamond View is creating new possibilities for the branded storytelling market and using video to inspire audiences all across the world.

Evening Spark Tank

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

Hacker Hours

SoFlo Cyber District Tuesday, September 4 at 5:30 PM A more informal, personal meetup on all things tech related. Originally sponsored by Palm Beach Tech, we are now expanding to host other types of even... https://www.meetup.com/SoFlo-Cyber-District/events/gpdhqpyxmbgb/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/SoFlo-Cyber-District/events/gpdhqpyxmbgb/

I Don't Care About Security (And Neither Should You) or how OAuth Saved Me!

Boca JS Tuesday, September 4 at 6:30 PM Remember when setting up an auth system was easy? Me neither. From the signup form, the login form, password reset form, and all the validation in be... https://www.meetup.com/BocaJS/events/252513705/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/BocaJS/events/252513705/

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

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

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

Business Planning, Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 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. Speaker: Vince LoPresti, US SBA Park in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Simple Steps for Starting your Business - St. Lucie, Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Where: St. Lucie Chamber, Fort Pierce When: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 10:00 AM to 1:00 PMThis introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources. Attend this comprehensive workshop series to help you test your new business idea and get started on the right path. Join us for five three-hour sessions that help you understand the basics of: . The concepts involved with assessing a business idea . Marketing your product or service . Understanding business financials and how they work . How to fund and finance your business.Fee: No CostLink

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

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

Simple Steps for Starting your Business -Vero, Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Where: Indian River County Chamber, Vero Beach When: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 10:30 AM to 1:00 PMThis introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources. Attend this comprehensive workshop series to help you test your new business idea and get started on the right path. Join us for five three-hour sessions that help you understand the basics of: . The concepts involved with assessing a business idea . Marketing your product or service . Understanding business financials and how they work . How to fund and finance your business.Fee: No CostLink

Simple Steps for Starting your Business - Stuart, Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Where: Blake Library, Stuart When: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 11:00 AM to 2:00 PMThis introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources. Attend this comprehensive workshop series to help you test your new business idea and get started on the right path. Join us for five three-hour sessions that help you understand the basics of: . The concepts involved with assessing a business idea . Marketing your product or service . Understanding business financials and how they work . How to fund and finance your business.Fee: No CostLink

Estrategias Exitosas para Nuevos Negocios, Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 1:30 PM to 3:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceEsta sesión es para dar información básica sobre cómo comenzar un negocio. Temas incluyen: licencias, requisitos del estado, opciones de financiamiento y cómo Prospera le puede proveer asistencia para comenzar o expandir su negocio. Esta sesion esta asociada con SBDC.***This course provides basic information and resources to help entrepreneurs start a business. Topics include: licenses and permits, state regulations, financing options, and business development services offered by Prospera. Co-Sponsor: ProsperaFee: No CostLink

Palm Beach County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 4

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

Benefits of Certification in Hillsborough County, Thursday, September 06, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Thursday, September 06, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingThis workshop will cover how to register with Hillsborough County, how to fi nd bidding opportunities, and where to receive assistance.Speaker: Rita SauriFee: No CostLink

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

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

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

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

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

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

Miami Startup Weekend

Don't miss out on this great weekend event focused on fostering creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Build your network and learn. Price: 65.00 Early Bird Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techstars-startup-weekend-miami-0918-tickets-46447249975

Growing your Business - Stuart, Friday, September 07, 2018

Where: IRSC Chastain Campus, Stuart When: Friday, September 07, 2018 8:00 AM to 10:00 AMThis introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources. Attend this comprehensive workshop series to help you test your new business idea and get started on the right path. Join us for five three-hour sessions that help you understand the basics of: . The concepts involved with assessing a business idea . Marketing your product or service . Understanding business financials and how they work . How to fund and finance your business.Fee: No CostLink

How To Start Your Own Business and Business Plan, Friday, September 07, 2018

Where: SBDC at UCF - Kissimmee, Kissimmee/Osceola County COC, Kissimmee When: Friday, September 07, 2018 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! Writing a successful business plan requires preparation and, most importantly, getting started. This seminar provides a 'hands-on approach' for the serious entrepreneur or business owner who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this seminar will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy.Speaker: Elly Membreno, Business Consultant ***Parents Note: We ask you not to bring children to workshop sessions who can be a distraction to others. Your cooperation can help us serve you more e?ectively.Fee: No CostLink

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

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

Understanding Business Cash Flow, Friday, September 07, 2018

Where: HCC at The Regent, Riverview When: Friday, September 07, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Cash Flow ManagementEver wished you had a crystal ball to help predict your business outcomes? Well, you do! And, it's probably sitting on a shelf collecting dust. Get rid of the excuses that keep you from looking at the numbers. We'll teach you how to comprehend your business' financial statements so you can focus on the big picture. After this course, you'll be able to use the numbers to evaluate the condition of your business and effectively manage its financial performance by learning how to: . Read, review and understand your statements in as little as one hour per month . Use your statements to recognize negative trends before it's too late . Speak the same language as your banker and CPA . Perform vertical & horizontal comparative analyses . Ask financially intelligent questions Speaker: Maravlene King Fee: No CostLink

SBIR/STTR Overview and Proposal Writing Tips, Friday, September 07, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Building 8 - Library 2nd Floor, Fort Walton Beach When: Friday, September 07, 2018 1:00 PM to 2:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingThe Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program supports scientific and technological innovation with federal research funds. Coordinated by the Small Business Administration, SBIR encourages research and development with funding in the form of contracts or grants. This workshop presents the particulars of the program and discusses the specific requirements necessary for qualification. Program includes an overview of SBIR and suggestions for writing a winning proposal. No charge but registration is recommended. Speaker: Ayesha HaiderCo-Sponsor: Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3, BBVA Compass BankFee: No CostLink

Techstars Startup Weekend Miami 09/07

Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks.  Price: free Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techstars-startup-weekend-miami-0907-tickets-46447249975?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

Bids and Business, Monday, September 10, 2018

Where: Glades Road Branch Library, Boca Raton When: Monday, September 10, 2018 2:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingThe objectives for this presentation will include the following: Provide the "how to's" of using the Internet for registration processes Explain the bid response process (using Palm Beach County) as an example Present a short resource list for Small Business background reading Utilization of the internet to locate web sites for potential business opportunities Speaker: Carole Hart, PTAC Manager is the instructorCo-Sponsor: Office of Small Business Assistance,(OSBA)Fee: No CostLink

Social Media Basics, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Where: Direct Marketing and Training Agency, Tampa When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:00 AM to 10:00 AMTopic: Marketing and SalesTwitter, Facebook, Google Plus and LinkedIn are all relationship building tools you can use to win the hearts and minds of your customers (so they think of you first when it comes time to buy). These tools also serve as a way to help prospective customers discover your business. This seminar focuses on what you need to know to use social media to promote your business.Speaker: Janette BlancoFee: No CostLink

intellectual Property - Patents & Trademarks, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessBrian's firm has practiced intellectual property law in Brevard County for over 23 years, specializing in patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and related litigation. His firm includes experienced registered patent attorneys and a patent agent, which specialize in all patentable technology areas. Brian has personally prosecuted over 1,200 patents and has prosecuted over 1,600 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. Mr. Steinberger's clients include large corporations, universities, small businesses and individual inventors throughout the U.S. and in foreign countries. He has taught intellectual property classes for over 20 years at the Small Business Development Centers, which include Eastern Florida State College and the University of Central Florida, and for different Incubation Program and Florida Inventor Groups, 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. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at EFSC, Sandy 433-5570 or Tracy 433-5514. Speaker: Brian Steinberger, The Law office of Brian S. Steinberger, PA, Registered Patent Attorneys Fee: No CostLink

QuickBooks, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class IV - Second Class Meets

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

Responding to Government Solicitations, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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

Evening Spark Tank

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

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of license you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. Speaker: Brad Owens, Florida SBDC at USF *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Business Startup Series, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceAfter working with thousands of business owners each year, we've put together six courses that make up the critical business foundation all entrepreneurs need to know before starting a business. The series will take you through determining feasibility and legal structures; developing financial projections; obtaining a loan; accounting and bookkeeping processes; and attracting customers. Don't be intimidated, go ahead and take the first step. Learn from the experts. Week 1 . Starting Your Business- Tues., Sept. 11 from 5:30-8:00 PM You've got the idea. Now, learn the essentials you need to get started. Course covers taxes, licenses and entity selection for forming partnerships, LLCs and corporations. . Marketing Your Business- Thurs., Sept. 13 from 5:30-8:30 PM "Build it and they will come" is NOT a marketing strategy! This pivotal seminar will help you avoid the "Big Mistake" made by unsuccessful start-ups. Week 2 . Basic Business Taxes- Tues., Sept. 18 from 5:30-8:30 PM Every business must report taxes but how you pay depends on the type of business you have. Taught by a CPA . Building Your Business Plan with LivePlan- Thurs., Sept. 20 from 5:30-8:30 PM Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Registration includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software. Week 3 . Bookkeeping Basics- Tues., Sept. 25 from 5:30-8:30 PM Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions. . Financing Your Business- Thurs., Sept. 27 from 5:30-8:00 PM In this course, an experienced SBA business loan specialist will teach you how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and find money in a tight-fisted economy. Included: 6 classes over 3 week period, 17 hours of instruction, handouts and software. Plus: By taking the course as a series you're getting the Financing Your Business Seminar for free. Speaker: Florida SBDC at USF Business Consultants *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in North & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 199.00Link

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

Federal Government Set-Asides - How To Qualify, Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Suite A, Synovus Bank Building When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingTraditionally, the government has used the federal acquisition process as a tool to implement and further its programs and initiatives for social and economic change. Learn what these programs are, how and if you qualify and what you need to do. If you are a Small business, minority or woman or veteran owned business, this is one workshop you need to attend! Pre-registration with payment required.Speaker: Speaker: John DiGiacomol, Procurement SpecialistCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 20.00Link

Understanding Florida Sales & Use Tax, Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Where: St. Lucie Chamber, Fort Pierce When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 1:00 PM to 2:30 PMUnderstanding Florida Sales and Use Taxes - Fort Pierce Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT This is a workshop designed for just about anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of Florida's Sales Tax. Consumers, business owners and operators will benefit from this course. Students will learn about a "Reseller's Certificate", the responsibilities that come along with it, and what the procedures are for collecting and filing. St. Lucie Chamber of CommerceFee: No CostLink

Food Industry Basics, Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Where: SouthShore Regional Library, Ruskin, FL When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceFocused on the food industry? Get the information you need to run a small business food enterprise. This course will cover the basic requirements for starting your own restaurant, catering business, or a mobile food dispensing cart.Speaker: Dottie MinnickFee: No CostLink

Responding to Government Solicitations, Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Where: Gardens Branch Library, Palm Beach Gardens When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 2:30 PM to 3:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingObjectives of this seminar include: how to develop marketing techniques, understand the differences between RFP / RFQ, how to search for a proposal opportunity, understand the various sections within a proposal and how to construct a winning bidSpeaker: PTAC Manager Carole Hart is the instructor.Co-Sponsor: Office of Small Business Assistancethis is a no cost seminar.Fee: No CostLink

Financial Statements Workshop, Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at FIU Workshops, FIU Downtown on Brickell, Miami When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessLearn how to look at your business like a lender or accountant! The workshop will provide business owners with the tools essential to understanding, analyzing, and interpreting financial statements. After taking this workshop, you will be able to use your businesses' financial statements to make timely, educated decisions about the growth of the business. Finance workshop for small business owners.Co-Sponsor: Miami Bayside Foundation, Florida SBDC at FIU in association with the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center Fee: No CostLink

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

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:30 AM to 10:00 AMTopic: Marketing and SalesThe success of your business depends heavily on external factors - changes in customer preferences, economic trends, the demographics of your market, and many other elements. What do you really know about these factors? Market research can give you deep insights into your business ecosystem, help you make better decisions, and plan moves now to get you ahead of the competition.If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575.Fee: No CostLink

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

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

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

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

Pricing Your Product, Thursday, September 13, 2018

Where: Temple Terrace Public Library, Temple Terrace When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMKnowing what to charge for you product is an important aspect of going into business. We will discuss costs, pricing strategies and market research in order to determine an answer.Speaker: Albert LeeFee: No CostLink

Financing Your Business, Thursday, September 13, 2018

Where: South Florida State College, Bldg H-110, Avon Park When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Access to CapitalAre you looking for money for your business? Are you considering a SBA loan? This seminar will help you zero in on the right funding choices for your business and avoid money scams. Our financing veteran will educate you on how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and where to find money in a tight-fisted economy. You'll explore: . SBA loans: when, where and how to apply . How to plan your financing request to banks . Which banks are making loan . Angel investors and venture capitalists . Six Cs of credit and how credit scores affect your business . The fundamentals of royalties, licensing and supplier credit . Busting the myths about small business grants Speaker: Michael Noel TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank Register with the college, 813-784-7405, refer to CRN 11253Fee: $ 10.00Link

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

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

Marketing Your Business, Thursday, September 13, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesYou know why your business rocks. Does anyone else? Take this class to uncover the characteristics that make up your business' DNA. Soon, you'll be able to boost consumer loyalty and company profits. After answering the two most important questions in all of marketing, you'll be ready to skillfully implement customer-winning strategies and face the competition. SBDC Quick Tip: Marketing Your Business is a must-take class to attend before launching that website, product or new business! Speaker: Kyle King, Florida SBDC at USF *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 25.00Link

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

Where: Bonita Bay Club, Bonita Springs, FL When: Friday, September 14, 2018 8:00 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessWhen smart entrepreneurs gather, we multiply each other's talents. This year the Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is hosting their second annual women's event, G.L.O.W. which stands for growth. leadership. ownership. well-being & wealth. The G.L.O.W. gathering is like the lovechild of a Mastermind and a mixer. It's for serious-about-business businesswomen who are ready to engage in real entrepreneurial wisdom and inspiration. Get behind-the-grind-how-to about growing your businesses and succeeding on your own terms, so you can experience more freedom and flow. There's no ho-hum networking meeting here, G.L.O.W. is strategy meets soul, meets aligned action. This year we are collaborating with Google-because intentional collaborations are the mothership of success! We will have an intriguing address by Victoriya Bobbitt Scovel, President at Danielle LaPorte Inc designed to catalyze you to create your desired outcomes in business and life. and yes. get your biz conundrums answered by our roundtable of local trailblazing women entrepreneurs. Featuring, Connie Ramos-Williams of CONRIC PR & Marketing; Rochelle Graham-Campbell of Black Onyx World; Sandy Stilwell Youngquist, CEO/Owner of Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group; Dr. Mabel Lopez of Mind and Brain Care; Deanna Wallin of Naples Soap Company; and Lynne Kimmich of Alliance Financial Group. You will leave with actionable takeaways that you can immediately implement, so you can feel empowered to master your own entrepreneurial GLOWup! We are here to hold space for you-trailblazers, magnates, visionaries, game changers, movers, and makers; but I recommend registering today because space is limited (this event sold out last year).?? Register for G.L.O.W. today. It's anything but business as usual. SWAG BAGS, FREE PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS & SCRUMPTIOUS FOOD. OUR TOPICS: mindset + marketing, funding + finance, social entrepreneurship + social networking, collaborations + conscious capitalism, legal + loving where you are in your biz Speaker: Erin Bemis, Google; Victoriya Bobbitt Scovel; Connie Ramos-Williams; Rochelle Graham-Campbell; Sandy Stilwell Youngquist, Dr. Mabel Lopez, Deanna Wallin, Lynne KimmichCo-Sponsor: Fifth Third Bank, GoogleThe Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America's SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners with the University of West Florida serving as the network's lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited Englisch proficient individuals. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. To request accommodation or language assistance, please contact Alison Bryant, Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Lutgert Hall, Room 2311, Fort Myers, FL 33965, or via email at abryant@fgcu.edu.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Grow Your Circle: Use Social Media to Reach Customers, Friday, September 14, 2018

Where: Navarre Beach Visitor's Center, Navarre, FL When: Friday, September 14, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsAmong Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the seemingly hundreds of other networks, managing your social media can be a job by itself. And with 50 million businesses on Facebook alone, it's hard to stand out. In this workshop, you'll learn to better identify the platforms your customers are using, the best practices for posting and how to help build customer loyalty.Speaker: Adam McCloskey, Associate Director, Florida SBDC at UWF/FWBCo-Sponsor: Navarre Chamber, Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3, BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 25.00Link

Starting a Business, Friday, September 14, 2018

Where: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pensacola, FL When: Friday, September 14, 2018 12:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsYou have an idea for a business. What's the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this four-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. We will also provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no cost to you) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please arrive early to park and receive your packet. There are no refunds, so make sure you can attend. (Arrangements will be made for credit toward another workshop if we are notified at least 48 hours in advance due to an emergency.)Speaker: Glenn McDuffy, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 & BBVA Compass BankSecond floor - additional parking located behind the building.Fee: $ 50.00Link

Smart Start Your Business, Friday, September 14, 2018

Where: Bruton Memorial Library, Plant City When: Friday, September 14, 2018 12:30 PM to 2:30 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 licenses you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started. Speaker: Dottie MinnickFee: No CostLink

Steps to Starting a Business, Friday, September 14, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Panama City, Panama City Mall, Suite 2196, Panama City When: Friday, September 14, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsTake the first step in starting your small business! Attendees will learn the essentials for getting started in business including: idea evaluation, legal business structures, regulations & licensing, taxation, finding capital and more. Pre-registration required.Speaker: Johnny Branch, CPA, MBA, Consultant/GA, Consultant/PD CoordinatorCo-Sponsor: iHeart Media, Panama City and BBVA Compass BankLocated near the center of the mall.Fee: $ 25.00Link

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

Social Media Basics, Monday, September 17, 2018

Where: West Tampa Branch Library, Tampa When: Monday, September 17, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesTwitter, Facebook, Google Plus and LinkedIn are all relationship building tools you can use to win the hearts and minds of your customers (so they think of you first when it comes time to buy). These tools also serve as a way to help prospective customers discover your business. This seminar focuses on what you need to know to use social media to promote your business.Speaker: Janette BlancoFee: No CostLink

Holiday Livestream, Part 2, Monday, September 17, 2018

Where: Leesburg Public Library When: Monday, September 17, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMWe are excited to team up with Google, Constant Contact, LinkedIn and VistaPrint to provide insight on how local businesses can leverage technology as this busy time approaches. You'll hear about marketing strategies, best practices and more. (this is part 2 of a 2-part series of Livestreams)Speaker: Google, Constant Contact, LinkedIn and VistaPrintThis is a livestream presented by Google, Constant Contact, LinkedIn and Vistaprint. Our consultant will be there to answer any questions you may have regarding your small business. Any questions to the presenters will be sent in through their online format. We can also connect you with our own FSBDC web and social media certified consultant by appointment.Fee: No CostLink

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

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

Broward County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 5

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

Is Google turning your customers away because your website is not Secure?, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: CybersecurityCome learn about the benefits of website security and how to secure your site. Discover how to protect your business and your customers from Cyber Criminals! Out of several million websites hacked in one year; almost 75% of those sites were based on WordPress. Wordpress sites have plugins and every plugin that is installed is a potential access point for hackers to gain entrance. Secure websites increase customer trust and give people confidence in doing business with you. Reservations are required. Speaker: Yvonne Moore - Be Wise MarketingPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Understanding Personal & Business Credit, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Where: South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Access to CapitalCredit plays an important role in our society. It is often misunderstood and misused, which can have a negative impact on our lives for many years. This interactive workshop will provide students a basic understanding of credit reports. Participants will learn about the importance of credit, budgeting and a resource listing and tips to local professionals and specialists that can help them achieve their goals.Speaker: Artricia James HeardFee: No CostLink

Minority Certification, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMGet Certified! Learn the benefits and how to become certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Small Business Enterprise (SBE) or Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) to best access government contracts and purchasing opportunities. Learn how to find and identify potential bids and improve your position in the bid evaluation process.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Tallahassee SBEP Class IX - 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.

Basic Business Taxes, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Tax PlanningThere's no way to get around it-every business must report taxes. But how you pay your taxes all depends on the type of business you have. This class explores the taxation process and filing requirements for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Speaker: Special Guest Speaker: Todd Unbehagen, EA, 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

Evening Spark Tank

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

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

Business Startup Basics. Where do I Start?, Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Where: FSBDC at Seminole State College, Seminole Technology Business Incubation Center, Port of Sanford When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceIn many ways, there has never been a better time to start a business. Learn how to properly launch your business to ensure success. Understand the critical pieces of the puzzle and how they all fit together. We will discuss the legal forms of ownership, licensing and tax requirements, capital and labor, rent versus purchase, insurance and various other business start-up issues.Speaker: Moses Ayiku, Consultant - Florida SBDC at Seminole State College Fee: No CostLink

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMIt's no myth.women, minority and veteran certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government. Speaker: Eileen Rodriguez, 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

Advanced Digital Marketing, Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesGo beyond the marketing basics. This class will build on marketing fundamentals to help you clarify your business' target markets and competition, develop marketing strategies, and learn techniques to enhance your business by attracting more customers and keeping them coming back.Speaker: Chris LawsonFee: No CostLink

SBA Workshop: Federal Certifications Managed by SBA, Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingEvery year, the Federal government procures supplies and/or services to the tune of several hundred billion dollars. A whopping twenty-three (23) percent of those procurements are earmarked for smaller businesses. If you own a small business and have the potential to sell your product/service to the Federal government you ought to take the time to learn about these programs. At Federal level, our government is mandated to reserve a sizable percentage of all procurements dollars for small businesses; for certified socio-economically disadvantaged small businesses; for women-owned small businesses or; for business located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones. SBA manages all of these certifications. Certifying your business can definitely help you successfully compete for government contracts. As a certified entity, in addition to pursuing contracts, you may participate in executive level business training that helps to keep small businesses competitive. As part of our efforts to maintain program integrity, we ensure firms are compliant with program/federal regulations so they stay in good standing and can enjoy continued program participation. You will learn the eligibility criteria for the: . 8 (a) Business Development Program . Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program . Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program . New SBA Mentor Protégé program . In addition, you will learn where to find Federal Opportunities for your small business. Speaker: Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager, US Small Business Administration Fee: No CostLink

Subcontracting & Teaming, Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 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. Speaker: Karen Krymski, 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

How to Be Certified as a Disadvantaged,Minority,or Woman owned Business, Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Where: Gardens Branch Library, Palm Beach Gardens When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 3:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingThe objectives of this seminar are to demonstrate how to register as a provider of goods or services and to discuss options to become a certified supplier within County, State and Federal levels.Speaker: Carole Hart, PTAC Manager is the instructor.Co-Sponsor: OSBA-Office of Small Business AssistanceFee: No CostLink

Financial Management: The Power Behind the Numbers, Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetIt's difficult to make smart decisions about your business without intelligent, timely feedback on how you're performing and what is happening internally. Our expert will demonstrate the value of setting up accounting systems that fit, give you exactly the information needed, and help you utilize this feedback to be the intelligent leader your company needs.If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575.Fee: No CostLink

Budgeting, Forecast, Projections Workshop, Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Where: YWCA, Miami When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMAre you planning for future growth? How do you measure the financial success of your business? The workshop will provide business owners with an understanding of how to: 1) Plan the future growth of their business 2) Be better prepared for revenue swings After taking this workshop, business owners will be able to better manage growth via the company's finances. Finance workshop for small business owners Co-Sponsor: Miami Bayside Foundation, Florida SBDC at FIU in association with the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, YWCA - MiamiFee: No CostLink

Palm Beach County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 5

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

Strategic Planning: Decide Now to Own Your Future, Thursday, September 20, 2018

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:30 AM to 10:00 AMTopic: Managing a BusinessWhere do you want your company to be in five years? In ten? How can you be sure you'll get there? Strategic planning is a process to help you turn dreams into goals, and give you a much greater chance of achieving the future you want. You'll learn how to devise a strategy that fits your goals, will transform your company, and how to develop a roadmap that works. Decide now whether you'll let your future happen or make it happen.If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338.Fee: No CostLink

Bookkeeping Basics, Thursday, September 20, 2018

Where: Town 'N' Country Regional Public Library, Tampa When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 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: Michelle JamesFee: No CostLink

How to Start Your Business, Thursday, September 20, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 3:00 PM to 6:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceA three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.Speaker: Chuck WheelerFee: $ 30.00Link

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

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

Starting A Business, Thursday, September 20, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach Campus, Library, Room 836, Fort Walton Beach When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Business BasicsYou have an idea for a business. What's the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this four-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. We will also provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no-cost) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please pre-register as seating is limited.Speaker: Ayesha Haider, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 50.00Link

Building Your Business Plan With LivePlan, Thursday, September 20, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMBusiness planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your existing business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Seminar registration includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software. Our expert advice simplifies conducting the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don't be intimidated, take the first step today! Speaker: Mitch Lairmore, 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

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Friday, September 21, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Friday, September 21, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis workshop will give you an overview of the seven basic requirements for business STARTUP: Selecting an idea, Testing the market, Acquiring capital, wRiting a plan, Turning for help, Understanding legal requirements, and Putting it all together. Registration includes a workbook and start-up kit for NE Florida counties. Fee: $ 40.00Link

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

Manage Your Cash Flow Workshop, Saturday, September 22, 2018

Where: Main Library - Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami When: Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:00 AM to 4:00 PMTopic: Cash Flow ManagementAre you profitable, yet struggle month-to-month in managing your cash flow? This one-day workshop will help business owners understand the difference between profitability and cash flow. Managing the timing of when money enters and exits a company is crucial to business' survival and future growth. After taking this workshop, business owners will be better able to control the availability of cash in their business. Finance workshop for small business owners Co-Sponsor: Miami Bayside Foundation, Florida SBDC at FIU in association with the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, Miami-Dade Public Library SystemFee: No CostLink

Can You Do the Math? The 123's of financials for those afraid of numbers, Monday, September 24, 2018

Where: Downtown Fort Myers Library, Fort Myers When: Monday, September 24, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetGet a hands on understanding of just how your financial statements work. Learn how to use financial tools to help you manage your business. Stay on top of expenses and income. Walk away with some practical tools to help you understand how to financially manage your company. During this workshop attendees will learn the basics about profit and loss, balance sheets, forecasting, and cash flows. Speaker: Suzanne Specht, Karen MostellerCo-Sponsor: Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, Lee County Library SystemIMPORTANT NOTICE ON PARKING: The session is at the library's South Building and the lot is located on the corner of Richmond and First St. 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: No CostLink

Sharing Your Story Through Video, Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Where: Lake Sumter State College Leesburg Health Sciences Building, Health Sciences Auditorium, Leesburg When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Managing a BusinessLearn about the power of YouTube video and how you can use video content to promote your business, improve marketing efforts, and build a loyal audience. Today's consumers watch video content whenever and wherever they want. This creates an opportunity for businesses to reimagine the role of video in their marketing strategy. This workshop offers best practices for connecting with consumers through online video. In this session you will learn: . Understanding the role of video as a marketing tool . Finding your ideal audience . Creating eye-catching videos that wield results Speaker: Pamela StarrIf this class is full, please contact Cesar Gomez to be placed on a wait list. Email: Cesar.Gomez@ucf.edu Phone:352.404.7338Fee: No CostLink

Business Start Up Info Session, Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis session will cover the basics of "How to start your business" as well as resources in the community. Reservations are required. Park in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Where: East Tampa Redevelopment Office, Tampa When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 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 licenses you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started. Speaker: TBAFee: No CostLink

Marketing to Increase Sales, Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesNo more trial and error! Develop a plan to market your business effectively and efficiently to the right customers all the time. Effective marketing will help you find more customers and increase revenue.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Evening Spark Tank

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

Bookkeeping Basics, Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetProper bookkeeping is essential to managing your business. Learn how to classify and record basic business transactions, enter data into an account, chart accounts, and many basic accounting terms. You'll also learn what you must hold on to for tax compliance and find out what accounting software might be useful to help make your bookkeeping easier. Speaker: Bill Burnham, 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

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

Business Plans, Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Where: FSBDC at Seminole State College, Seminole Technology Business Incubation Center, Port of Sanford When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessThis seminar provides a simple and realistic approach for the serious entrepreneur who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this workshop will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy.Speaker: Moses Ayiku, Consultant - Florida SBDC at Seminole State College Fee: No CostLink

Bookkeeping Basics, Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Where: Town 'N' Country Regional Public Library, Tampa When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 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: Michelle JamesFee: No CostLink

SBRN: Sales Techniques for Non-Sales People: Everyone Should be Doing It!, Thursday, September 27, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 8:30 AM to 10:00 AMSales - just the word sends shivers down some business owner's spines, yet converting new customers and retaining existing ones is core to business success. Our experts will provide effective sales strategies and tools to help you build a sales process that everyone can implement to start closing sales and driving revenues.Fee: No CostLink

Building Your Marketing Toolkit, Thursday, September 27, 2018

Where: UCF Valencia Osceola Campus, Building 4, Kissimmee When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesMany small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. But with so many different marketing activities that they could focus on, they often miss some of the important marketing concepts that will help them understand why those activities are so important. This presentation is designed to uncover some of those core concepts and show that a little bit of marketing knowledge can go a long way. Speaker: Ken Countess, Countess Group ***Parents Note: We ask you please not to bring children to the workshop who can be a distractions to others. Your cooperation can help us serve you more effectively.Fee: No CostLink

Business Plan In A Day, Thursday, September 27, 2018

Where: Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, Tampa, FL When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:30 AM to 3:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsBusiness planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Our expert advice simplifies conducting necessary research to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don't be intimidated, take the first step. Speaker: Dottie Minnick and Corey McCasterFee: No CostLink

Trey Summit 2018

We live in a world where doing the right thing is hard and rarely celebrated, until now. Join the revolution and learn how to harness the power of Ethical Capitalism at TREP SUMMIT 2018.

How to Be Certified as a Disadvantaged, Minority, or Woman owned Business - OSBA, Thursday, September 27, 2018

Where: Greenacres Branch Library, Greenacres When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:30 PM to 3:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingThis seminar will provide an overview of the Disadvantaged, Minority and Woman Owned Certification Programs at the local,state and federal government levels, eligibility requirements and the advantages to small businesses to participate. Speaker: Carole Hart, PTAC Manager Co-Sponsor: OSBA Office of Small Business AssistanceFee: No CostLink

Venture Cafe Miami | CIC Miami

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

Financing Your Business, Thursday, September 27, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Access to CapitalAre you looking for money for your business? Are you considering a SBA loan? This seminar will help you zero in on the right funding choices for your business and avoid money scams. Our financing veteran will educate you on how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and where to find money in a tight-fisted economy. You'll explore: . SBA loans: when, where and how to apply . How to plan your financing request to banks . Which banks are making loan . Angel investors and venture capitalists . Six Cs of credit and how credit scores affect your business . The fundamentals of royalties, licensing and supplier credit . Busting the myths about small business grants Speaker: Brad Owens, Florida SBDC at USF *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

How to Start Your Business, Thursday, September 27, 2018

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:30 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.If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338.Fee: No CostLink

Grow Your Circle: Use Social Media to Reach Customers, Friday, September 28, 2018

Where: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pensacola, FL When: Friday, September 28, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsAmong Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the seemingly hundreds of other networks, managing your social media can be a job by itself. And with 50 million businesses on Facebook alone, it's hard to stand out. In this workshop, you'll learn to better identify the platforms your customers are using, the best practices for posting and how to help build customer loyalty. Pre-registration is required.Speaker: Adam McCloskey, Associate Director, Florida SBDC at UWF/FWBCo-Sponsor: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 1620 and 92.3 & BBVA Compass BankAdditional parking located behind the building. Fee: $ 25.00Link

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

Zachary Alexander (Bravado Tech) | Swift iOS App Development

Palm Beach Tech Talks | West Palm Monday, October 1 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours to network, learn and engage with local technology & entrepreneurial leaders that have experiences to sh... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks/events/252233820/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks/events/252233820/

Broward County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 6

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

Growing vs. Scaling Your Business, Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessThis workshop is designed for companies that have been in business for three or more years and would like to understand what the most successful companies know - how to create a business model that scales to generate significant increases in revenue without adding significant costs. In this three hour workshop, attendees will learn: --Why so few businesses achieve scale - 91% of businesses never make it out of the 'small' start up stage -The advantages and disadvantages of growing versus scaling -Whether or not your business model is scalable -Linear vs. exponential growth -Requirements of the owner/founder to move from growth to scale -Key strategic factors that are mandatory for scalability -The functional tactics that must constantly be managed to scale up the business -Key questions to ask yourself and/or your clients to determine whether or not you are ready to or capable of scalingFee: $ 20.00Link

Doing Business With Pinellas County, Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMPinellas County's Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program gives local small businesses opportunities to participate in the competitive process for County contracts. You'll learn about the County purchasing system and receive personal assistance to help you register to do business with Pinellas County Government. Fee: No CostLink

Evening Spark Tank

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

Tax and Accounting Issues for the Small Business, Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Tax PlanningMake sure your business tax and accounting systems are set up properly so you can focus on managing and growing your business. We will cover how to choose the type of tax entity that will benefit you and meet your business goals. We will also discuss business accounting and how it can help you effectively and efficiently manage your business. Reservations are required. Speaker: Lee Garner, CPAPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

Intro to Government Contracting, Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingFederal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not "Does the government buy what you are selling?"...it is more "Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?". If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business. The Florida SBDC at UCF's "Introduction to Government Contracting" seminar is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 10-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The ten steps that will be discussed are: . Is Your Business Ready? Strategic planning priorities for government contractors. . Target Markets. What agencies are buying what you are selling? . Registration. You need to register as a vendor at the federal, state, and local levels. . Certifications. Position your business to take advantage of 'set-aside' opportunities. . Embrace Education. You have to become a student of government contracting. . Core Marketing Tools. Five (5) basic marketing tools for government contracting. . Networking Plan. If you learn about a bid when it's posted - it's likely you'll lose. . Capture Plan. How will you define what to pursue and what to ignore? . Bid Response Strategy. It takes time and resources to prepare a response. . Contract Management. Best practices to keep in mind as you start a new contract. You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners and learn about the Florida SBDC's "Bid-Match" service that can be a helpful marketing research tool. Speaker: Steven South, Government Contracting SpecialistFee: $ 20.00Link

Ocala | How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Where: SBDC at UNF - Ocala, Ocala When: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThinking of starting your own business? This workshop gives the aspiring entrepreneur an understanding of realistic tools and resources for business startup: Selecting an Idea, Testing the Market, Acquiring Capital, Writing a Business Plan, Turning for Help, Understanding Legal Requirements, Projecting Cash Flow.Speaker: SBDC Certified Business ConsultantNo Refunds will be issued for No Shows, however, pre-paid attendees will be accommodated at a future workshop. The SBDC at UNF reserves the right to cancel workshops if attendance requirements are not met. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.Fee: $ 40.00Link

Cash Flow: Finding Cash in Your Business, Thursday, October 04, 2018

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Thursday, October 04, 2018 8:30 AM to 10:00 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? If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575.Fee: No CostLink

Palm Beach County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 6

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

Ignite Your Online Marketing, Thursday, October 04, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, October 04, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesStuck in "the web?" Online marketing doesn't have to be so frustrating. Attend this seminar to learn how you can take advantage of incredible online marketing tools that will enable your business to have a successful online presence. You'll learn about the four Google resources that can help you attract customers as well as how to get local exposure with Google Places; how to increase productivity with Google Apps; and how to measure success with Google Analytics. Speaker: Gina Smith *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 45.00Link

Using SEO to Improve Your Google Rankings, Thursday, October 04, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, October 04, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesSearch engine optimization is a major component of any successful online marketing. This seminar will teach you how to develop a SEO strategy, based on methods of the book, "SEO: 2015 & Beyond," by industry expert, Dr. Andy Williams. You'll learn how to select keywords that are proven performers, combine the keywords into site content and boost site popularity. More specifically, attendees will master: * Basic SEO terms * Understanding Google Search results * How to use several free SEO tools * How to build quality content into your site * How to measure results using free tools, such as Google Analytics All attendees get a copy of Williams's, ""SEO: 2017 & Beyond." Speaker: Gina Smith *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 60.00Link

Gainesville | How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Friday, October 05, 2018

Where: SBDC at UNF - Gainesville, Gainesville When: Friday, October 05, 2018 9:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceDo you have a great idea for a business but just don't know where to begin? Our course can provide you with a comprehensive introduction on how to start your own business. Some of the topics covered in this course include idea generation, the legal environment, business structures etc. In addition, this workshop gives the aspiring business owner an understanding of realistic tools and resources for business startup selecting an idea, testing the market, acquiring capital, writing a business plan, turning for help, understanding legal requirements, and projecting cash flow. Includes workbook.Speaker: SBDC Professionally certified consultantFee: $ 40.00Link

Doing Business with the Government Series (Part 1 and 2), Friday, October 05, 2018

Where: Career Source Southwest Florida, Fort Myers When: Friday, October 05, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingPart 1 Introduction to Contracting with the Federal Government. An overview of the process such as Methods of Procurement, Types of Contacts and Social Economic Interests. Part 2 Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). An overview on Objectives, Chapters, Parts and Forms. Speaker: Dan Telep, FSBDC PTAC ConsultantFee: No CostLink

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

James Ippolito (PBG Fire Rescue) | Fire Service and Drones

Palm Beach Tech Talks | Palm Beach Gardens Monday, October 8 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours to network, learn and engage with local technology & entrepreneurial leaders that have experiences to sh... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-PBG/events/251645910/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-PBG/events/251645910/

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMIt's no myth.women, minority and veteran certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government. Speaker: Yanina Rosario *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Basic Government Contracting 101, Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingReady.set.sell to the federal government! This workshop provides information on registering with the federal government, how to locate federal opportunities, who to market to within the federal government, and so much more! Speaker: Karen Krymski *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Jacksonville SBEP Class IV - Third Class Meets

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

Evening Spark Tank

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

Subcontracting & Teaming, Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingOne of the pathways to success for small businesses pursuing government contracts is to partner with other small or large businesses in order to deliver services to the government. Most commonly, these agreements are in the form of a sub-contract, teaming agreement or joint-venture agreement. There is also the SBA's "All Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program" which can be a great opportunity for small business owners. This workshop will help business owners at all stages of government contracting better understand and be better positioned to take advantage of these agreements. Speaker: Ed Ramos, Sr. Area Manager, U.S. Small Business AdministrationFee: $ 30.00Link

St. Pete: 1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete. The coffee is highly encouraged. Price: FREE Link: http://www.1millioncups.com/stpete

Legal Issues for Small Business, Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 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. Park in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Sales for the Non-Salesperson , Thursday, October 11, 2018

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:30 AM to 10:00 AMTopic: Marketing and SalesMost company founders will be their company's only salesperson for their first few years in business. Sales is a skill vital to the company's success, but many founders admit they could be better. Our expert will give you proven tips and action steps to help you set more meetings, close more deals, and drive higher revenue in 2018.If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338.Fee: No CostLink

International Trade: Is It Right for Your Business?, Thursday, October 11, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: International TradeIs international trade right for your business? If you have a thriving domestic business, maybe it's time to consider exporting to take it to the next level. Companies that export grow faster, are more profitable and are less affected by downturns in domestic demand for their products and services. This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview on what it takes to go international. You will learn how to: Determine if you are export ready Identify indicators for potential markets Utilize research tools Identify necessary costs for international transactions Note: Businesses new to export or entering new export markets.Speaker: Selma Canas*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

SBA Workshop: How SBA Can Help Achieve Your Contracting Goals, Thursday, October 11, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingWhen you think of the Small Business Administration (the SBA), you probably think of business loans. But there are also other things the SBA can do to help your business before and after you start-from training on effective day-to-day management and/or expansion of your business to obtaining very lucrative federal contracts. Here are 5 specific ways the SBA helps you: . SBA offers business education and training, counseling and other assistance . SBA provides access to capital via different loan guarantee programs. o Microloans, regular guaranteed loans up to $5M, loans for veterans and spouses, loans for exporters, home-based businesses, etc o In addition, we can guarantee Surety Bonding up to $10M o Most SBA lenders available via online lender matching program . SBA can help you register, get trained and become a government contractor o Certification as 8(a), WOSB/EDWOSB, HUBZone open doors for federal contracts o Access to Mentor-Protégé programs that help you better position your company by building capacity, and providing size and affiliation exemptions for larger companies o Access to SBA Joint Ventures o Assistance from SBA Procurement and Commercial representatives . SBA works with FEMA to provide disaster assistance to all. . SBA advocates for the SBIR and/or STTR grants for research and development as well as other special federal initiatives, including the SBA National Ombudsman Most SBA activities are available to all businesses, but loans and some programs are available only to small businesses. 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. Speaker: Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager, US Small Business AdministrationFee: No CostLink

Managing Operations - Simple Steps to Growing your Business - Module 6, Friday, October 12, 2018

Where: IRSC Chastain Campus, Stuart When: Friday, October 12, 2018 8:00 AM to 10:00 AMThis workshop is designed to help small business owners learn more about effectively operating their businesses for profitability. It will introduce you to new ways of viewing operational performance data so you can instantly know the status of the key performance indicators (KPIs) that drive your business's success. Topics include: operations & company goals; identifying, managing, & measuring critical operations; preparing for growth; KPIs, and dashboards. Attend this comprehensive workshop series to help you test your new business idea and get started on the right path. Join us for five three-hour sessions that help you understand the basics of: . The concepts involved with assessing a business idea . Marketing your product or service . Understanding business financials and how they work . How to fund and finance your business.Fee: No CostLink

AXA Advisors: Exit Planning For Small Business Owners, Friday, October 12, 2018

Where: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus When: Friday, October 12, 2018 11:30 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessProgram for Business Owners with 10 - 500 employees There are several types of exit strategies for small business owners to choose from, and each type of plan has key points to consider. This workshop covers the essential questions that every business owner should about exit strategies and what your business is worth. You should also focus on what you truly want to achieve with all assets and start the process early to implement your strategies. Presented by Florida SBDC at FIU & AXA Advisors in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship CenterCo-Sponsor: AXA AdvisorsFee: No CostLink

Doing Business with the Government Series(Part 3 and 4), Friday, October 12, 2018

Where: Career Source Southwest Florida, Fort Myers When: Friday, October 12, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingPart 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

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

Todd Albert (MyPhoto) | Remote Sensor & Surveillance Tech

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

Broward County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 7

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

Business Plans: Research & Writing, Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 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

Tallahassee SBEP Class IX - Third Class Meets

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

Evening Spark Tank

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

Marketing Your Business, Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Where: South Florida State College, Bldg H-110, Avon Park When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 6:00 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: Michael NoelRegister with the college, 813-784-7405, refer to CRN 11254Fee: $ 25.00Link

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

Topic: TBD, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingMany government projects, and almost all construction projects, require "surety bonding". Surety bonding means that the contractor must be bonded for the amount of the project and is intended to protect the government agency as well as any subcontractors or suppliers. If you are involved in government contracting you should at least understand the surety bonding process and this workshop will give you an overview of the bonding process and insight into best practice when it comes to the three most common types of bonding: bid bonds, payment bonds, and performance bonds.Speaker: Ton Wurth, VP, Unique Surety Bonding & InsuranceFee: $ 30.00Link

SBRN Lunch with the Experts: Human Resources 101: Getting it Right from the Start!, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Where: WT Bland Public Library, Mount Dora When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 11:30 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Managing EmployeesManaging human resources is one of the most difficult challenges of running a business. Whether you're pre-venture, start-up or have been in business for several years, you need to have policies and procedures, written and implemented. Our experts will cover a checklist of the "musthaves" and will discuss the legal implications of non-compliance with labor regulations.Co-Sponsor: TD BankIf this class is full, please contact Cesar Gomez to be placed on a wait list. Email: Cesar.Gomez@ucf.edu Phone:352.404.7338Fee: No CostLink

Successful Social Media Marketing Solutions, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 3:00 PM to 5:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesSocial media has changed the marketing footprint for small businesses and nonprofits. In this seminar learn which social media platform is the right fit for your business/nonprofit, how to drive new and repeat business to your organization via social media, knowing what to say, where to say it and how to grow your following to boost your brand exposure, sales and donations. Reservations are required. Park in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Palm Beach County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 7

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

How to Start Your Business, Thursday, October 18, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 3:00 PM to 6:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceA three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.Speaker: Chuck WheelerFee: $ 30.00Link

Websites and Social Media: Amplify Your Marketing, Thursday, October 18, 2018

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 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.If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575. Fee: No CostLink

Business Plan Writing Made Easier, Thursday, October 18, 2018

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Business BasicsYour business needs a roadmap 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.If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338.Fee: No CostLink

Doing Business with the Government Series(Part 5 and 6), Friday, October 19, 2018

Where: Career Source Southwest Florida, Fort Myers When: Friday, October 19, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingPart 5 Subcontracting Opportunities. An overview on Opportunities, Government's Role, Prime Contractor's Role and Payments. Part 6 Pricing your Product or Service. An overview of Pricing, Profit, Cost Realism and Best Value. Speaker: Dan Telep, FSBDC PTAC ConsultantFee: No CostLink

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

Evening Spark Tank

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

SBA Loans & Services, Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMMeet Charles Long, SBA Area Manager. Receive an overview of the Federal Small Business Administration's loan and services programs for small businesses.Fee: No CostLink

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis workshop will give you an overview of the seven basic requirements for business STARTUP: Selecting an idea, Testing the market, Acquiring capital, wRiting a plan, Turning for help, Understanding legal requirements, and Putting it all together. Registration includes a workbook and start-up kit for NE Florida counties. Fee: $ 40.00Link

How To Do Business With Escambia County, Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Pensacola, Building 8, Pensacola When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:30 AMTopic: Government ContractingLearn how to do business with Escambia County, how to register as a vendor and how to locate bid opportunities. No fee. Please pre-register.Speaker: Paul R. Nobles, Purchasing Manager, Office of Purchasing, Escambia County Board of County CommissionersCo-Sponsor: John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist, Florida PTAC at UWF; Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 plus BBVA Compass BankCorner of Hillview Drive & University Pkwy.Fee: No CostLink

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

Winning the Contract: Marketing & Selling to the Government, Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingSuccess in government contracting is still rooted in marketing best practices such as research, target markets, target accounts, differentiation, value proposition, and effective pricing strategies. This session will present best practices in marketing and pricing your business including a marketing framework for you to use in your business and a review of the basic pricing considerations. Jenny is also a Defense Contract Audi Agency (DCAA) expert so she will address pricing from a compliance perspective as well. Speaker: Jenny Clark, President, SolvabilityFee: $ 30.00Link

Social Media Strategies - The Basics, Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesWant to utilize social media to grow your business but not sure where to start? Join us to learn the basics of how to use the most popular social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube - as an essential addition to your marketing mix. This seminar will touch on the basics of utilizing the most successful platforms and show real-world examples of how to use them effectively. Speaker: Stacey Dadd*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

Success is No Accident: Strategic Planning for Small Business, Thursday, October 25, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessMake your future happen; don't let it happen to you. With a strategic plan, you will be able to establish your company's direction, make better business decisions and have a source of increased market share and profitability. A strong, effective strategic plan is the culmination of a series of building blocks including a financial plan, a marketing plan, and a business plan. While most planning courses tackle these plans separately, this seminar will present these four complementary planning events as a series of activities that build on each other to create an effective, long term strategic plan for your business. At the end of this seminar, you will have the basis upon which to build a strategic plan that enables you to design your company's future and supports its sustainable growth and success.Speaker: Steve SouthFee: $ 30.00Link

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

Broward County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 8

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

Shoestring Marketing for Small Business, Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesThis workshop is presented by a team of successful, local, small business entrepreneurs. They will discuss dozens of ways to grow your business without breaking the bank or your wallet. Through peer group discussion they will discuss shoestring marketing techniques that worked and did not work. The topics will apply to the selling of both a product and service, and include: -Techniques used to promote their businesses with limited funds. -Experiences using shoestring marketing for creating potential sales. -Time and effort versus the cost in overcoming marketing promotion obstacles. -Comprehensive listing of shoestring marketing ideas. The workshop is designed to help you help yourself. You already know the "WHATS" and "WHYS," now, it is time to learn the "HOWS" Just think, all you will spend is time. Reservations are required. Park in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Business Plans: Research & Writing, Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 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

Evening Spark Tank

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

Palm Beach County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 8

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

Cybersecurity: The Invisible Threat to Your Business, Thursday, November 01, 2018

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Thursday, November 01, 2018 8:30 AM to 10:00 AMThe threats to your business from hackers now go far beyond losing personal data and banking information. Complete customer details, intellectual property, contract documents, and other critical data sets are all at risk. The tools to hack your systems are cheap and easily available. We'll help you understand the size and nature of threats today, and discuss steps you can take immediately to make your company a more difficult target.If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575.Fee: No CostLink

Tax and Accounting Issues for the Small Business, Thursday, November 01, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Thursday, November 01, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Tax PlanningMake sure your business tax and accounting systems are set up properly so you can focus on managing and growing your business. We will cover how to choose the type of tax entity that will benefit you and meet your business goals. We will also discuss business accounting and how it can help you effectively and efficiently manage your business. Reservations are required. Speaker: Lee Garner, CPAPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Market Research: The Key to Growing Your Business, Thursday, November 01, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, November 01, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesUnderstanding your customers and the market for your product/service is important for every business. And market research is the tool that can give you the deeper and broader grasp of your market you want to maximize business success. It can help you evaluate business opportunities and guide key decisions and plans. In this seminar you will learn about the two types of market research, the methodologies you can use and the steps to take to organize and analyze the information for maximum benefit to your business.Speaker: Hal Thayer, Asst Director, Danielle Gal, Marketing SpecialistFee: $ 30.00Link

Nonprofit Startup 101, Thursday, November 01, 2018

Where: Beaver Street Enterprise Center, Jacksonville When: Thursday, November 01, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThe process of transforming your idea into an operating organization can be complicated. This workshop will provide the information you need to start a nonprofit organization in Northeast Florida - begin with an understanding of why you may or may not want to start a nonprofit organization and what opportunities may be available to you.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Starting Your Business, Thursday, November 01, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, November 01, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of license you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. Speaker: Pablo Arroyo *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

Contacts to Contracts, Friday, November 02, 2018

Where: Emergent Technologies Institute (ETI), Fort Myers When: Friday, November 02, 2018 8:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingReady to get schooled on winning the game of federal, state and local government contracting? ?? ??The U.S. federal government is the world's largest single buyer of products and services (with steady demands), but mastering the skills to acquire the contacts and wins contracts is easier said than done. ?? Let us help you shortcut your learning curve. ??Do you have a certification designation and don't know how to leverage it? Have you been in the contracting game for a while but want insider tips on how to maintain your leading edge? Have you been submitting proposals, without success? ?? The course offerings will teach you: How to navigate the regulations and standard, so you can secure a contract How to 'talk-the-talk' of government contracting Methods to 'hack' the proposal process (without losing your marbles) The tips and techniques for understanding the rules of engagement with government deals The best way to gain clarity around the daunting paperwork process-with real life examples of what to do (and what not to do) Effective marketing sequences to keep you top-of-mind with THE key player-the contracting officer ? We're getting granular! "Contact to Contracts" is not an event, it's an education. You'll take home a curriculum binder as a ready-reference for everything you will learn. Transform the downsides of government contracting into upsides for your business.?? Join in: ?Friday, November 2, 2018? 8 AM - NOON ?Emergent Technologies Institute FGCU ? 16301 Innovation Lane (off Alico Rd.) ?Fort Myers, FL 33913?NO-COST ??This is the 'go-to' training event of the year that help euip you increase your probability to successfully complete RFPs and show up more confidently at the expos, matchmaker events, and symposiums-plus, it's free for your business.?? Register right now. Class sizes will be small, space is limited. The Florida PTAC at Florida Gulf Coast University co-sponsored by the Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University and the Lee County Economic Development Office of Southwest Florida is offering a first-of-it's-kind in the area contracts and acquisitions educational training for SWFL businesses looking to sell to the government. Co-Sponsor: Lee County 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. 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: No CostLink

Gainesville | How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Friday, November 02, 2018

Where: SBDC at UNF - Gainesville, Gainesville When: Friday, November 02, 2018 9:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceDo you have a great idea for a business but just don't know where to begin? Our course can provide you with a comprehensive introduction on how to start your own business. Some of the topics covered in this course include idea generation, the legal environment, business structures etc. In addition, this workshop gives the aspiring business owner an understanding of realistic tools and resources for business startup selecting an idea, testing the market, acquiring capital, writing a business plan, turning for help, understanding legal requirements, and projecting cash flow. Includes workbook.Speaker: SBDC Professionally certified consultantFee: $ 40.00Link

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

Dr. Jerald Dawkins (True Digital Security) | Changing Cyber Security Landscape

Palm Beach Tech Talks | West Palm Monday, November 5 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours to network, learn and engage with local technology & entrepreneurial leaders that have experiences to sh... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks/events/252233208/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks/events/252233208/

Start Smart, Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Where: Delray Beach Public Library, Delray Beach When: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceStart Smart Have you always had the dream to start your own business but didn't know where to begin? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of owning a successful business, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. Learn from a business consultant about: . lifestyle requirements for business owners . how to assess the feasibility of your business idea . legal and tax implications of owning a business . how to develop a business plan . how to compile a bank-ready financial package . how to market your product or service . health and safety regulations that may apply to your business . where to find other resources that may help you succeed Speaker: Betina Jean-JacquesFee: No CostLink

How to Start A Business, Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThe best way to get started! Receive information on the necessary licenses permits, legal documents and requirements to do business in the State of Florida. Learn to refine your ideas into a plan for success.Fee: $ 10.00Link

Jacksonville SBEP Class IV - Fourth Class Meets

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class IV - Closing Reception

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

Evening Spark Tank

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

Marketing Your Business, Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesYou know why your business rocks. Does anyone else? Take this class to uncover the characteristics that make up your business' DNA. Soon, you'll be able to boost consumer loyalty and company profits. After answering the two most important questions in all of marketing, you'll be ready to skillfully implement customer-winning strategies and face the competition. 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

Ocala | How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Where: SBDC at UNF - Ocala, Ocala When: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThinking of starting your own business? This workshop gives the aspiring entrepreneur an understanding of realistic tools and resources for business startup: Selecting an Idea, Testing the Market, Acquiring Capital, Writing a Business Plan, Turning for Help, Understanding Legal Requirements, Projecting Cash Flow.Speaker: SBDC Certified Business ConsultantNo Refunds will be issued for No Shows, however, pre-paid attendees will be accommodated at a future workshop. The SBDC at UNF reserves the right to cancel workshops if attendance requirements are not met. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.Fee: $ 40.00Link

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMIt's no myth.women, minority and veteran certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government. Speaker: Eileen Rodriguez, Regional Director, Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Subcontracting & Teaming, Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 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. Speaker: Karen Krymski, PTAC 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: $ 20.00Link

Getting Paid: Effective Collection Tactics for Growth Stage Companies , Thursday, November 08, 2018

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Thursday, November 08, 2018 8:30 AM to 10:00 AMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetYou made the sale. You delivered the goods. But the payment is four months overdue! Getting paid is essential to your business' survival, but few small businesses handle collections well. Learn how to collect more of the money owed you and deal with difficult situations, while keeping your valued clients intact.If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338.Fee: No CostLink

Cash Flow Management: Tapping into a Hidden Resource, Thursday, November 08, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, November 08, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Cash Flow Management"Cash is King (place a Crown)". Every business has a hidden store of cash and hidden cash leaks. Utilizing the cash flow management strategies of large corporations, learn how to find, preserve, and use cash to manage and grow your business and increase profits. By applying these tactics you can vastly reduce the need for outside financing. You may never need to borrow money again!! Speaker: Presented by Pauline Davis, Asst. DirectorFee: $ 30.00Link

Building Your Business Plan With LivePlan, Thursday, November 08, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, November 08, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMBusiness planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your existing business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Seminar registration includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software. Our expert advice simplifies conducting the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don't be intimidated, take the first step today! Speaker: 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: $ 99.00Link

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

Broward County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 9 & Closing Ceremony

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

Tallahassee SBEP Class IX - Fourth Class and Closing Reception

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

Financing Your Business, Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Access to CapitalAre you looking for money for your business? Are you considering a SBA loan? This seminar will help you zero in on the right funding choices for your business and avoid money scams. Our financing veteran will educate you on how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and where to find money in a tight-fisted economy. You'll explore: . SBA loans: when, where and how to apply . How to plan your financing request to banks . Which banks are making loan . Angel investors and venture capitalists . Six Cs of credit and how credit scores affect your business . The fundamentals of royalties, licensing and supplier credit . Busting the myths about small business grants Speaker: Brad Owens, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Evening Spark Tank

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

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis workshop will give you an overview of the seven basic requirements for business STARTUP: Selecting an idea, Testing the market, Acquiring capital, wRiting a plan, Turning for help, Understanding legal requirements, and Putting it all together. Registration includes a workbook and start-up kit for NE Florida counties. Fee: $ 40.00Link

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

SBA Money Smart: Finance Management for Small Businesses, Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Marketing and SalesIn this business education course, Vince LoPresti from the Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss the fundamentals of Financial Management for Small Businesses. * Start-up financing * Financing for a growing business * Financing working capital * Financial fixed assets Financial management practices, rules, and tools commonly used in business finance Reservations are required. Speaker: Vince LoPresti - US SBAPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

SBA Workshop: SBA Resources for Veterans, Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingAttention to Orders! Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. That's not quite true. Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America's war dead. Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country. This workshop covers the programs and services the Small Business Administration (SBA) offers to veterans and their spouses to help start and grow a business. Although the SBA is usually associated with loans, this overview will run through the SBA Loan Programs as well as our other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, Surety Bonds, and Disaster Assistance. Some of these services are for all businesses, while others are specifically for veterans. Free to attend, however, registration is required. The presentation will be conducted by SBA and PTAC. You will learn about: . SBA Programs and Services including those targeting veterans: o Veteran's Business Outreach Center (VBOC) o Veteran Advantage loan guarantee o Boots2Business Program o VWISE . PTAC will address general questions related to CVE certification . Other Veteran Business Development Initiatives in local area Speaker: Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager, US Small Business Administration Fee: No CostLink

Palm Beach Tech Pitch Competition | 2nd Annual

Palm Beach Tech Meetup Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 PM Details coming soon... https://www.meetup.com/PalmBeachTech/events/252401826/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/PalmBeachTech/events/252401826/

Market Research: Know Your Market, Industry, and Options for Growth, Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 6:00 PM to 7:30 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.If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575. Fee: No CostLink

Palm Beach County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 9 & Closing Ceremony

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

Getting the Most out of Your Digital Marketing Strategy, Thursday, November 15, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesDigital Marketing is a broad, constantly changing business discipline. In this seminar, you will learn how to develop an up-to-date digital marketing strategy that will enable your prospects and customers to reach you in new, digitally-creative ways. The session will also make you current with some of the latest trends in social media. Learn what social networks your customers are on and the best strategy to reach them, keep them, and get them to share your content and drive your marketing message. Speaker: Chuck Wheeler, Jairo BatistaFee: $ 30.00Link

Starting Your Business, Thursday, November 15, 2018

Where: South Florida State College, Bldg H-110, Avon Park When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. Starting Your Business is a class that teaches just that. From how to determine feasibility and legal structure to the type of license you will need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. This seminar is customized for start-ups in DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands County; including the cities of Lake Placid, Sebring, Avon Park, Arcadia, and Wauchula. Speaker: Michael NoelTo register call 863-784-7405. Refer to CRN 10967Fee: $ 10.00Link

How to Start Your Business, Thursday, November 15, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 3:00 PM to 6:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceA three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.Speaker: Chuck WheelerFee: $ 30.00Link

Marketing Basics: Find and Connect With Customers, Thursday, November 15, 2018

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesDo you really know who your customers are? What is important to them? Learn how to find customers, communicate the value of your business, and cultivate long term relationships with people in your target market.If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338.Fee: No CostLink

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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