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#PAY Symposium & Exposition

PAY Symposium brings together the best and brightest visionaries in fintech and finance including; banks, startups, entrepreneurs, developers, media, investors, service and solution providers. Price: $500.00 Link: https://www.paysymposium.com/

Webinar: Financial Management

This is a class to teach you about managing your businesses finances. After completing this training, you will be able to: -Explain how the personal finances of a business owner impact the ability of a business to get credit. -Identify financial management practices, rules, and tools that are commonly available to a small business -Explain financial management basics for a small business -Explain the basics of financing working capital Presenter: Lonnie Koyama of the U.S. Small Business Administration Please register here: https://thecentre.wufoo.com/forms/ru9dcvu0ijnkds/

Is Franchising Right For Me?, Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMIf you'd like to own your own business but are concerned about the risks of starting a new venture, consider owning a franchise business. We'll help you understand the potential benefits of franchising, how to evaluate franchise opportunities, and determine whether franchise ownership is best for you. Finding the right partner with a proven product, business model, and support system can make all the difference for a first-time entrepreneur.Speaker: John Doramus and Linda BelfordOnly preregistered attendees will receive parking information before the event. If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338.Fee: No CostLink

Coders Cafe PowerShell - Introduction to SQL Server Containers - Maximo Trinidad

FlaDotNet Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30 PM This session will be covering the basic of working with Containers and PowerShell Core. We'll be taking the steps of creating a SQL Server 2019 contai... https://www.meetup.com/FlaDotNet/events/262971643/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/FlaDotNet/events/262971643/

Gainesville Hackerspace-Tuesday Open House

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

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

Food Manager Certification, Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:00 AM to 5:30 PMAre you looking to get your food manager safety certification? This combined two-part, eight-hour workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the key risk factors that impact the safety of the food you sell or serve. Following the no charge training session, which will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., you will have the option of taking the Food Safety Manager Certification exam for a fee. Visit ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification at https://www.foodsafetyconsultingandmore.com/events for more information and to register.Speaker: Joby PullappallyIf you require ADA accommodations, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

DreamBuilder

The Tampa Bay Women's Business Centre presents Dreambuilder, a 13-module course that will walk you through the basics of small business while you build your business plan. Starting July 10th | 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Wednesdays. -Develop your own Business Plan - Build your Network -Learn how to find funding Stop in any Wednesday until October 2nd between 11:30 and 2:00 p.m. (one-on-one time with instructor available before and after) Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. Contact the Project Coordinator @ tbwbc@thecentre.org Pre-register here: https://thecentre.wufoo.com/forms/r9cd2ig0nd7150/

Modern Business: Financial Management Methods, Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Where: Crestview Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce, Crestview When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetHave you ever been unsure of your financial decisions? As a business owner, you are responsible for the growth and success of your firm. All business owners should take note of the modern finance approach that considers three basic management decisions that impact most contentions and processes: Investment Decision, Financing Decision, and Dividend Decision. This workshop will focus on understanding financial statements and is geared toward understanding and implementing various methods of financial analysis to better determine the opportunities and problems facing your organization. Are you ready for a new analytical way of dealing with the financial situation of your firm and establishing better methods for financial management?Speaker: Bree McCastle, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and SynovusFee: $ 50.00Link

Florida-Israel Business Accelerator's Connection to Innovation (5:30 - 7:30 PM /

So far, our panel discussion will include Tampa favorite Ciccio Group, Fresco Foods, Wifi Waiter, Revenue Management Solutions and more to come! Stay tuned for announcements! We will discuss how trail blazers in the industry use technology to become more sustainable, socially responsible, efficient and relevant to strides made in the industry compared to major cities around the globe. Ticket ncludes 1 free drink and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Price: Starting at $12 Link: https://www.fiba.io/events/c2iaugust/

Women in Federal Government Contracting: Roundtable for Success, Thursday, August 22, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:45 AM to 9:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingJoin us for a candid conversation with these 4 women executives in federal government contracting, moderated by the President of Tampa's most successful woman-owned federal contractor, Wittenberg Weiner (WWC). Have a question? Looking to scale your business so that you're working ON your business' success as a manager, not IN your business as an employee? These women will share their insights and actions that took them from good to great in federal contracting. Dr. Nancy P. Crews is Chief Executive Officer and owner of Custom Manufacturing & EngineeringT (CMET), an electronic & electrical designer and manufacturer of power management/distribution equipment, sensors, and test & calibration equipment with a 20 year history. Under Dr. Crews' leadership, CME is a mature, innovative small business continuing to advance its designs, our own products, as well as continuing our Mission: "We Love to Design & Build Customer Solutions." CME recently was recognized by Grow FL as a 2018 Companies To Watch and recently named a finalist for the Sterling Manufacturing Excellence Award. Stacie Miller is the Chief Executive Officer of Sencommunications, Inc., a WBE, WOSB and HubZone certified business, where she has spent over 28 years working in the field of communication technology products and services. Stacie was named the 2019 Florida PTAC at USF's Business Person of the Year by focusing on Federal Government sales and increasing revenue in that sector by over one million dollars. Sencommunications is celebrating their 30th year in business this year and is consistently ranked as a "Top Woman Owned Business" by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Tricia Ricke, VP and CFO for Federal Contracts Corp, a service-disabled owned, hubzone certified company providing heavy equipment, through rent or purchase, to federal agencies for over 15 years. Tricia has more than 25 years in sales, marketing and management experience in the database and managerial sectors. She manages the company's GSA and other federal contracts and was instrumental in the awarding of a SBA Regional Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year designation to FCC. Mercedes Young, CEO, Vivid Consulting Group: Mercedes is the majority owner of a Tampa-based civil engineering/surveying company. Currently, her company has made great gains in the energy vertical, mostly serving as a sub-contractor to some very recognizable companies in that sector. Her passion for excellence in serving others has led her to numerous organizational leadership roles: She currently provides direction as Chairwoman, American Association of Blacks in Energy; serves as the Chairwoman and Trustee for the Latin Chamber of Commerce; and Chairwoman, National Association of Black Women in Construction. Vivid Consulting Group is known for its tenacious drive to continued growth. Moderator: Lauren Weiner, President of Wittenberg Weiner Consulting was recently awarded the largest contract to a women-owned business in the history of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), making WWC one of the largest government contracting firms in the Tampa Bay region. Under two different Presidential administrations, she oversaw policy development, implementation and performance assessment for multiple Federal agencies. Lauren was Co-Founder of In Gear Career, now part of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring our Heroes program, as well as a co-founder of the Homefront Rising program which trains military spouses for roles in politics, policy and advocacy. Speaker: Dorothy Tucker, CPA Warren Averett. Facilitator: Karen Krymski, Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center, University of South Florida Co-Sponsor: ServisFirst, Gulfcoast Underwriters, & Bass Berry Sims*Full Breakfast Included with Fee *Pre-Registration Required. No Walk-InsFee: $ 15.00Link

Digital Marketing: Driving Traffic to Your Website, Thursday, August 22, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesDigital Marketing: Driving traffic to your Website Digital Marketing is a broad, constantly changing business discipline. In this seminar, you will learn how to develop an up-to-date digital marketing strategy that helps drive traffic to your most important digital asset - your website. In this session we will discuss features every successful website should have, the fundamentals impacting SEO, and the different Pay-Per-Click options and how to get the most out of them. Speaker: Chuck Wheeler, Jairo BatistaFee: $ 30.00Link

Financing Your Business, Thursday, August 22, 2019

Where: Bruton Memorial Library, Plant City When: Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Access to CapitalAre you looking for money for your business? Are you considering a SBA loan? This seminar will help you zero in on the right funding choices for your business and avoid money scams. Learn how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank, and where to fi nd money. You'll explore: . SBA loans: when, where and how to apply . How to plan your financing request to banks . Which banks are making loans . Angel investors and venture capitalists . Six Cs of credit and how credit scores efect your business . Busting the myths about small business grantsSpeaker: Corey McCasterFee: No CostLink

Government Contracting 101: Set Asides-How Important Are They?, Thursday, August 22, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Panama City, Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs & Advisors, Suite 200, Panama City When: Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:00 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingHave you ever wanted to get that "government contract" and wanted to know how to get started? Are you listed in SAMs and not finding the right things on which to bid? Have you heard that you need to be a "women-owned, veteran-owned or minority-owned business"? This is the class for you to take to learn if you are qualified for one of these set-asides, learn how to leverage your business and to get opportunities on which to bid. This class will answer all your basic questions, show you where to get assistance, and allow you to make knowledgeable decisions on doing business with the Federal Government. In addition, we will blow some of those myths of doing business with the Federal Government that you keep hearing out of the water! In this workshop, learn the real truth of what it takes to do business with the government. Please pre-register online.Speaker: John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist, Florida PTAC at UWFCo-Sponsor: SynovusFee: $ 25.00Link

Tallahassee SBEP Class X - Fourth Class

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.

State of Innovation

On August 22nd, Inno will be bringing all the various players in the innovation ecosystem together for its first SupporterSummit, to facilitate collision amongst these groups and to provide an opportunity for the community to interact with everyone all in one room. Price: Free for Startup Founder or Employee Link: https://www.americaninno.com/tampabay/state-of-innovation-meetup-tb-2/?utm_campaign=The%20Weekly%20Collective&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=74554234&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_WedIzfoHKROmM3P9n3u86jbl0I5HBfHuGfYtGPQqtxrF8iT5EIbgL_PJ3vKKGWv9lhQqK5Wjmp7fUxQHgRLleSDdzJA&_hsmi=74554234

The Inno Supporter Summit, Presented by Omni Public (5:30 - 8:00 PM /

Join Tampa Bay Inno and August 22 for our next State of Innovation meetup: The Inno Supporter Summit presented by Omni Public.Program Participants:Florida FundersTampa Bay WaveFlorida-Israel Business AcceleratorSynapseBunker LabsTampa Bay InnoEmbarc CollectiveSuncoast Developers GuildThe GreenhouseUniversity of Tampa Spartan AcceleratorIgnite AcceleratorOperation StartupBlockSpacesUSF CONNECTTampa Bay Innovation CenterProspera Price: FREE For Startup Founders or Employees Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-inno-supporter-summit-presented-by-omni-public-tickets-56043118476

August Tech Fest by High Tech Connect

Join us for another high energy Tech Fest! For August, we will be bringing a variety of security companies, a local startup and a non-profit.As always, there will be a lot of time for social networking as well as free food and beer/wine.Our premier sponsor in August is GreenPages Technology Solutions. Price: FREE Event Link: https://www.meetup.com/High-Tech-Connect/events/263426600/

Tallahassee SBEP Class X - 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.

Writing A Business Plan that Get Results, Thursday, August 22, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at FAMU, FAMU Foundation Building, Tallahassee When: Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMThis workshop will assist both start-up and existing small businesses with developing a road map to their business success. We will cover: - Why You Need A Business Plan - Defining Your Business Model - How to Assess Your Market(s) - Management Considerations - How to Approach Financial Planning The SBDC at FAMU provides essential support, research, data analysis, and consulting support in each of the topic areas listed and offers this workshop an an introduction tot he services that can support your business ideas and direction.Speaker: Chauncey Jones, ConsultantFee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Business Loans & Credit Repair

If you are in need of loans for your business development and operational cost, you definitely need to attend this workshop. Our speaker, Ms. Valarie Green, is an EXCELLENT speaker who engages her audience while helping them achieve their business goals. Also, our second speaker, Mr. Darris Bembry, will provide additional information and assistance regarding credit repair to ensure loan qualification. Hope to see you there!

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Thursday, August 22, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Thursday, August 22, 2019 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

Market Research: Know Your Market, Industry, and Options for Growth, Thursday, August 22, 2019

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Thursday, August 22, 2019 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 Cesar at 352.404.7338.Fee: No CostLink

Understanding Business Cash Flow, Friday, August 23, 2019

Where: HCC at The Regent, Riverview When: Friday, August 23, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: 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: Marvalene KingIf you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance. Fee: No CostLink

Automate Your Business, Friday, August 23, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessAutomation. You have heard that it can be a wonderful thing. But it takes so long, right? You have to learn another new program, right? The answer to both of these is NOPE! Often our lack of automation is due to lack of knowledge about the concepts of how a certain software works. When we are unaware of the full potential of a product, we under-use it and waste money and time just by using something that is supposed to save us both time and money! Attendees should have in mind 2-3 manual administrative/marketing processes when they come to this class and together we will go over how to improve them and introduce automation to make them work for you. Stop being a slave to manual processes and bring a little automation into your life! Fee: $ 25.00Link

Your Business, Your Story: Branding and Advertising, Friday, August 23, 2019

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, UWF Emerald Coast, Library, Room 836, Fort Walton Beach When: Friday, August 23, 2019 12:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsFive other people in town do the same thing you do, so what makes people choose your business? It's the story you tell them. In this workshop, you'll get ideas on how to focus that story and build something bigger than your product or service. And once you have a brand, you have to tell people about it. Get information on advertising mediums and strategies without a sales pitch! Fee $50 (includes lunch provided). Pre-registration is required.Speaker: Adam McCloskey, Associate Director, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and SynovusFee: $ 50.00Link

Starting a Business, Friday, August 23, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF, Synovus / 4th Floor Training Room, Pensacola When: Friday, August 23, 2019 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: Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 92.3/1620, ESPN Radio 94.5, Talk Radio 1330-99.1 WEBYFee: $ 50.00Link

Understanding Financial Statements, Friday, August 23, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Friday, August 23, 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMDo you want to make more profit? Improve your cash flow? Profit Mastery will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to help your business achieve financial success. Learn how to use your balance sheet and income statements and a few simple ratios to benchmark success and make decisions that will improve your bottom line.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Women’s Code and Coffee - Web Fundamentals Part 2

Learn to Code w/ Palm Beach Tech Saturday, August 24 at 10:00 AM Web Fundamentals Part 2 is a four-hour workshop that introduces you to the world of web development in layman terms. We will review Part 1, and dive r... https://www.meetup.com/learn-to-code-palm-beach/events/263938210/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/learn-to-code-palm-beach/events/263938210/

Lunch N Learn Presents: Women in Business

This event (open to men and women) is packed with inspiration, proven strategies, actionable steps, and the tips, resources and information for maximum business growth. Now is the time to INVEST IN YOU and the future of your business. This "Women in Business" event is a transformational learning experience connecting, inspiring and activating multi-cultural and diverse women entrepreneurs, start-ups and small business owners around the power of strategic partnerships and collaboration, business development, outsourcing and wealth building. Price: FREE Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-n-learn-presents-women-in-business-tickets-66146697553

Marketing Strategies: What Fortune 500 Companies Use and How You Can Too, Monday, August 26, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Monday, August 26, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMBuild your own strategic marketing plan by applying some of the most successful strategies used by Fortune 500 companies today. During this interactive workshop attendees will prepare a SWOT analysis, explore ways to compete, identify key customer segments, write a value proposition and pull it all together into a strategic plan. Speaker: Dan McLeanIf you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance. Fee: No CostLink

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Broward County SBEP Fall 2019 - 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.

HR 101 for Small Businesses - Avoiding Human Resource Pitfalls, Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Managing EmployeesHuman Resources is about people, whether in regards to recruitment, management, or other forms of direction and assistance. It has a huge effect on the culture and environment in your workplace, setting the tone for how employees communicate, settle disputes, and work with each other. Your employees are one of your greatest assets. You must protect and manage that asset. In this seminar, you will learn what you need to know as a new or growing small business for managing HR in your workplace. We will cover staffing your business, from interviewing to retention to preventing attrition; why you need an employee handbook and what to include; employee relations and how to handle work disputes; how to set up employee files and display required Labor Law posters; best practices for everyday personnel (and self) management; and other topics helpful to your business. Reservations are required. Speaker: Alan Bernstein - HR Office SaversPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Understanding Business Budgeting, Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 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 MinorIf you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

Accounting 101 For Small Business, Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at FAMU, FAMU Foundation Building, Tallahassee When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetFee: No CostLink

Gainesville Hackerspace-Tuesday Open House

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

FREE Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

Every last Wednesday of the month is FREE Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave. Connect, collaborate, and network with fellow entrepreneurs who are building, launching, and growing startups right here in Tampa Bay!Ever wondered what it's like to work out of a coworking space? We invite you to come in and work our of our flexible workspace from the hours 10am-5pm. Enjoy working amongst some of Tampa's most promising entreprenuers, and get to know what it's like working at Tampa Bay Wave.   Price: FREE Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coworking-day-at-tampa-bay-wave-tickets-38090672226

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

Introduction to Marketing, Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Where: 5508 Coworking & Collaboration Exchange, Tampa, FL When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 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.Speaker: Dottie MinnickIf you require any ADA accommodations, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

Smart Start Your Business, Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:30 AM to 12:30 PMYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures, to the types of licenses you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started.Speaker: Robert Pierce IIIIf you require ADA accommodations, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

Negotiations 101, Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:00 AM to 1:00 PMThis workshop discusses the core skills needed to succeed at becoming a better dealmaker and leader, including building rapport, active listening, and making smart tradeoffs. Speaker: Joe JonesIf you require any ADA accommodations, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

DreamBuilder

The Tampa Bay Women's Business Centre presents Dreambuilder, a 13-module course that will walk you through the basics of small business while you build your business plan. Starting July 10th | 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Wednesdays. -Develop your own Business Plan - Build your Network -Learn how to find funding Stop in any Wednesday until October 2nd between 11:30 and 2:00 p.m. (one-on-one time with instructor available before and after) Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. Contact the Project Coordinator @ tbwbc@thecentre.org All attendees must bring their laptop to use during the classes. Pre-register here: https://thecentre.wufoo.com/forms/r9cd2ig0nd7150/

Introduction to Using Facebook for Business, Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 1:15 PM to 2:30 PMIn this workshop you will learn how any business can leverage all of Facebook's business page tools and achieve a presence on Facebook.Speaker: Kim RandallIf you require ADA accommodations, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

Introduction to the Tampa Bay Women’s Business Centre

Interested in starting a small business? Are you an entrepreneur seeking to connect with TBWBC and a community of entrepreneurs? Let's take your business, passion, growth to the next level. This in-person/onsite seminar designed to provide you with an overview of the TBWBC services, business counseling process, and a variety of resources for; funding, certifications, networking, and more! Bring your business cards, questions and open mind. The Tampa Bay Women’s Business Centre (TBWBC), strongly recommends attending this session prior to a business counseling session. Join us... Presented by Natasha Goodley of Tampa Bay Women’s Business Centre Please register here : https://thecentre.wufoo.com/forms/rt8g9y21ko16yz/ Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Project Coordinator @ tbwbc@thecentre.org

What is the Business Worth? Getting the Highest Return on Your Investment, Thursday, August 29, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesInterested in buying a business? Or do you want to sell your business? Either way, you want to make sure you are getting the most out of your investment. How do you answer the key questions: What is it worth? How much should I ask? This comprehensive seminar will help you obtain a better understanding of the value of the business and the best practices to maximize value. Presented by an experienced business broker and banker who will guide you through the complex process of understanding the value of a business, you will leave this seminar with a strong grasp of business buying or selling and the tools necessary to be successful.Speaker: Pauline David, Asst. DirectorFee: $ 30.00Link

Step Up Your Startup, Thursday, August 29, 2019

Where: CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center), Miami When: Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Managing a BusinessA great small business always starts out as an idea, but eventually that idea needs to be turned into a reality. Most businesses never get started because individuals tend to overthink and feel overwhelmed with the process. Getting a business started is easier than you think. During our "Step Up Your Startup" workshop, we will cover basic steps to turn your idea into a reality. Like any big goal, we will start by breaking it down into smaller tasks. This course will cover the Legal, Financial and Marketing aspects you'll be able to tackle in order to get started.Speaker: Orlando EspinosaCo-Sponsor: U.S. Spain Chamber, Florida SBDC at FIU in association Pino Global Entrepreneurship CenterFee: No CostLink

Business Plan Writing Made Easier, Thursday, August 29, 2019

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:30 AM to 1:30 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 Theresa at 352.602.4575.Fee: No CostLink

Emerging Companies: Intellectual Property Considerations

Register NowLearn various areas of IP law for businesses including:An overview of trademarks with a focus on trademark considerations in the information ageAn overview of utility patents and trade secrets with a focus on when to seek a patent versus when to simply protect as a trade secretAn overview of design patents with a focus on how to design patents to protect elements of softwareAn overview of copyrights with a focus on enforcing U.S. copyrights worldwide.About Our SpeakerTerry M. Sanks, a registered patent attorney and veteran of the United States Air Force, is a founding member of Beusse Wolter Sanks & Maire, PLLC (BWSM). After spending the past nine (9) years managing BWSM where, under his leadership, BWSM became one of the most recognized Intellectual Property (IP) law firms in Florida, he is now focusing solely on his clients. In guiding clients with developing strategies to best utilize and protect their IP, Terry provides representation in all areas of IP law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, IP litigation, and IP related licensing and other transactions.Terry’s diverse practice includes assisting in acquiring and managing both patent and trademark portfolios for Fortune 500 companies and regional companies. Terry has prepared patents in such areas as additive manufacturing, augmented reality, virtual reality, unmanned aerial vehicle technology, imaging technology, optics, multi-spectral imaging, focal plan arrays, X-ray and infrared technology, fingerprint and scanning technology, condition-based monitoring, predictive diagnostics, appliances, transportation systems, energy, simulation and training, logistics, blockchain technology and munitions. His also performs freedom to operate studies, invalidity and non-infringement opinions, which often involve recommendations for designing around patents. He also represents clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.In addition to counseling on the feasibility to obtain trademarks and then acquiring trademarks, his trademark practice also includes cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Terry’s litigation practice has taken him to federal courts throughout Florida, and various other states and U.S. territories.Terry’s reputation has directly resulted in him or BWSM being listed, by name, on at least two other law firm websites for IP matters. With a client base spanning throughout Florida, other high-tech innovation and scientific regions of the country and foreign countries, Terry has received recognitions or honors from various publications and non-pay attorney rating services, including Martindale Hubbell, Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, Managing IP magazine, Florida Trend® magazine and AVVO®.Terry has been an adjunct professor at the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University College of Law and at the Barry University School of Law. Terry is also a recurring guest lecturer at the University of South Florida Center for Entrepreneurship and Rollins College’s Crummer Graduate School of Business.Active in national and local bar organizations, he has been recognized for participation on the Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee and is involved with the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section, having served as chair of the IP Committee and currently as first vice chair of the Membership Committee. Terry’s volunteer efforts have been recognized by the Orange County Bar Association, most notably for his longstanding service helping children as a Guardian Ad Litem.In the Air Force, Terry was the first program manager of a one-of-its-kind electric propulsion space experiment, authored several articles about electric propulsion including being published in the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, represented the Air Force at national and international conferences and directly supported the war-fighting mission of combat Air Force and Navy fighter pilots.

USF CONNECT's Emerging Companies: Intellectual Property Considerations

Learn various areas of IP law for businesses including: An overview of trademarks with a focus on trademark considerations in the information age An overview of utility patents and trade secrets with a focus on when to seek a patent versus when to simply protect as a trade secret An overview of design patents with a focus on how to design patents to protect elements of software An overview of copyrights with a focus on enforcing U.S. copyrights worldwide. Price: FREE EVent Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emerging-companies-intellectual-property-considerations-tickets-65539142339

Market Research, Thursday, August 29, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at FAMU, FAMU Foundation Building, Tallahassee When: Thursday, August 29, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesMarketing introduces the business owner to a systematic process for selling their goods or services. The process includes: selecting target markets, analyzing competition, developing your competitive advantage, and promoting your products. How to do market research will be demonstrated.Speaker: Stephane Konan Recommended for both new and existing business owners.Fee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Econix Talks: Tampa's Summer Event For Entrepreneurs!

Econix Talks is Tampa's highly anticipated summer event for entrepreneurs! If you're an entrepreneur and want to take your business to the next level, make sure you don't miss this. At this event you can expect to learn about how to get funding, building your brand, coverting followers into sales, and more.Interact with our community, meet amazing people like yourself and most of all walk away with valuable relationships and tangible information that if applied will make you a heavy hitter! Price: $10 Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/econix-talks-tampas-summer-event-for-entrepreneurs-tickets-67372269271

August Meetup - Subject TBA

Palm Beach Front End Developers Thursday, August 29 at 6:30 PM I'm still looking for a volunteer speaker if anyone has something great to share. No need to be shy, it's just us. :) Otherwise we may have another di... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Front-End-Developers/events/263936789/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Front-End-Developers/events/263936789/

Modern Business: Financial Management Methods, Friday, August 30, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF, Synovus / 4th Floor Training Room, Pensacola When: Friday, August 30, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetHave you ever been unsure of your financial decisions? As a business owner, you are responsible for the growth and success of your firm. All business owners should take note of the modern finance approach that considers three basic management decisions that impact most contentions and processes: Investment Decision, Financing Decision, and Dividend Decision. This workshop will focus on understanding financial statements and is geared toward understanding and implementing various methods of financial analysis to better determine the opportunities and problems facing your organization. Are you ready for a new analytical way of dealing with the financial situation of your firm and establishing better methods for financial management?Speaker: Bree McCastle, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 1620 and 92.3; ESPN Radio 94.5 and Talk Radio 1330/99.1 WEBY, SynovusFee: $ 50.00Link

Steps to Starting a Business, Friday, August 30, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Panama City, Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs & Advisors, Suite 200, Panama City When: Friday, August 30, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsTake the first steps 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: SynovusFee: $ 25.00Link

Tech Talks | West Palm Beach

Tech Talks | West Palm Monday, September 2 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours with the sharpest & most witty folks in our tech community! GUEST SPEAKER: TBD AGENDA::40 Minutes of Net... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks/events/263844093/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks/events/263844093/

Mastering Your start-Up, Monday, September 02, 2019

Where: SBDC at Indian River State College, Bldg Y RM: 303, Fort Pierce When: Monday, September 02, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMJoin us for a 6-week course designed to help you take your idea to market. Build a business plan, learn about your market and competition, understand financials, learn about financing options and much more! Register today. Fee: No CostLink

Jessica Grimm (Red Ventures) | 'Supercharge your Agile Retrospectives'

Tech Talks | West Palm Monday, September 2 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours with the sharpest & most witty folks in our tech community! GUEST SPEAKER:Jessica GrimmAgile Coach @ Red... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks/events/261528945/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks/events/261528945/

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Masterclass for CEOs

The CWCF Masterclass exists to facilitate networking and exchanges that lead to better practices. The CWCF Masterclass also provides a unique forum to share advice and exchange experiences in an atmosphere of trust, mutual support, and a non-competing peer group environment. Our round table will serve as a place to be unapologetically ambitious, expand your networks, and help each other achieve business goals. During our meetings/gatherings we will discuss business development, progress, and accountability. We meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Daytona Beach Police Department from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Masterclass for CEOs

The CWCF Masterclass exists to facilitate networking and exchanges that lead to better practices. The CWCF Masterclass also provides a unique forum to share advice and exchange experiences in an atmosphere of trust, mutual support, and a non-competing peer group environment. Our round table will serve as a place to be unapologetically ambitious, expand your networks, and help each other achieve business goals. During our meetings/gatherings we will discuss business development, progress, and accountability. We meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Daytona Beach Police Department from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Gainesville Hackerspace-Tuesday Open House

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

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

Ocala | How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Where: SBDC at UNF - Ocala, Ocala When: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 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

Prototyping Your Product

Learn how to validate your idea with a working prototype before spending money on mass production. Inventor and innovation strategist Donteacia Seymore will show attendees how to effectively build, fund, and launch a product. Price: Free Link: https://hcplc.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=179940

Government Contracting: Overview, Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 10:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingFederal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not "Does the government buy what you are selling?"...it is more "Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?". If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business. The "Government Contracting Overview" seminar, presented by the Florida PTAC at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 10-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The ten steps that will be discussed are: . Is Your Business Ready? Strategic planning priorities for government contractors. . Target Markets. What agencies are buying what you are selling? . Registration. You need to register as a vendor at the federal, state, and local levels. . Certifications. Position your business to take advantage of 'set-aside' opportunities. . Embrace Education. You have to become a student of government contracting. . Core Marketing Tools. Five (5) basic marketing tools for government contracting. . Networking Plan. If you learn about a bid when it's posted - it's likely you'll lose. . Capture Plan. How will you define what to pursue and what to ignore? . Bid Response Strategy. It takes time and resources to prepare a response. . Contract Management. Best practices to keep in mind as you start a new contract. You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners and learn about the Florida PTAC's "Bid-Match" service that can be a helpful marketing research tool. Join us for this great learning opportunity.Speaker: Steve South Fee: No CostLink

Jacksonville SBEP Class VI - 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.

EDGE Business Magazine's 1st Annual Celebration of Women 2019

EDGE Business Magazine has chosen 10 amazing women to include and honor this 1st Annual Celebration of Women 2019 on the cover and the interior pages with their featured stories. These women have big hearts… they have made numerous sacrifices and have made tremendous effort to have a positive impact and to make a difference in our community. Introducing our 1st Annual Celebration of Women 2019 Honorees(alphabetically listed)Mayor Jane CastorDr. Susan DellingerDr. Catherine Lynch – BuckhornAnn MadsenLt. Col. Karen MertesGwendolyn MillerSherry Perri- AnzaloneJessica RivelliSofie Rovira- ByrneJulie Weintraub Price: FREE Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-celebration-of-women-2019-tickets-68885509413

Business Planning, Thursday, September 05, 2019

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Thursday, September 05, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceBusiness Planning is an SBDC core roundtable and tradition necessary for small business management and funding. Seize this opportunity to learn from a proven business leader. Business planning tools, outline and materials will be distributed. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the SBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514.Speaker: Vince LoPresti, US Small Business Administration Fee: No CostLink

Getting Started in Government Contracting - PTAC, Thursday, September 05, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Thursday, September 05, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:30 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

ACEL Monthly Social Committee Meeting

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Techstars Startup Weekend Lakeland

Learn, network, and start a business in just 54 hours, Startup Weekend is coming to Lakeland on September 6th. Register today at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/62671912377?aff=sworg Link: http://communities.techstars.com/events/14888

Gainesville | How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Friday, September 06, 2019

Where: SBDC at UNF - Gainesville, Gainesville When: Friday, September 06, 2019 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

Digital First Friday - Downtown St. Pete

If you are interested in digital innovation, digital media, digital marketing, digital analytics, data, technology, new business models, and interesting people doing interesting things, Digital First Fridays are a great way to kick-off each month!Learn something new in the world of digital, share, network, make new friends. Plus, the cost is FREE. Price: FREE Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2114417211979404

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Broward County SBEP Fall 2019 - 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.

SBA Drive 8a, Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Where: Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus Classroom, Building 3 - Room 103 / classroom, Cocoa When: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingProgram is in conjunction with the US SBA, WeVenture, PTAC and City Governments. Learn how to grow your business with Federal Contracting, Tips for Success and Traps to Avoid in Government Contracting. Who can help you win in business. No cost. RSVP is requested Speaker: variousCo-Sponsor: US SBA, PTAC, WeVenture and City GovernementsFee: No CostLink

How to Start Your Business, Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Where: Sumter County, Service Center, WildWood When: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:30 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceIf you're thinking of starting a business, it's important to take the right steps. This course will give you an overview of what to know, actions to take, and how to avoid common missteps to give your company its greatest chance of success.Speaker: Eddie Hill, Business Consultant, Lake County SBDCFee: No CostLink

Business Startup Series, Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 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. 10 from 5:30-8:00 PM You've got the idea. Now, learn the essentials you need to get started. Course covers taxes, licenses and entity selection for forming partnerships, LLCs and corporations. . Marketing Your Business- Thurs., Sept. 12 from 5:30-8:30 PM "Build it and they will come" is NOT a marketing strategy! This pivotal seminar will help you avoid the "Big Mistake" made by unsuccessful start-ups. Week 2 . Basic Business Taxes- Tues., Sept. 17 from 5:30-8:30 PM Every business must report taxes but how you pay depends on the type of business you have. Taught by a CPA . Building Your Business Plan with LivePlan- Thurs., Sept. 19 from 5:30-8:30 PM Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Registration includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software. Week 3 . Bookkeeping Basics- Tues., Sept. 24 from 5:30-8:30 PM Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions. . Financing Your Business- Thurs., Sept. 26 from 5:30-8:00 PM In this course, an experienced SBA business loan specialist will teach you how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and find money in a tight-fisted economy. Included: 6 classes over 3 week period, 17 hours of instruction, handouts and software. Plus: By taking the course as a series you're getting the Financing Your Business Seminar for free. Speaker: Florida SBDC at USF Business Consultants*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 199.00Link

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of license you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. Speaker: Bill Burnham, Business Consultant. Florida SBDC at USF *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Gainesville Hackerspace-Tuesday Open House

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

Quickbooks Essentials- Session 1, Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:00 AMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetQuickbooks is a powerful tool to help you track financial activity and manage your business. But the decisions you make are only as good as the data you get. Often, companies don't know how to set up Quickbooks to make daily accounting easier and offer better information for operations and planning. We can help. This session will review key steps to set up your Quickbooks accounts correctly, how to handle various tasks to make workflows easier and more productive, how to deal with issues that occur, and how to get the right reporting for your company.Only preregistered attendees will receive parking information before the event. If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338.Fee: No CostLink

Digital Summit Tampa by Digital Summit Series

45+ in-depth, trend-forward digital marketing sessions & workshops – each tons of practical takeaways and ideas to keep you ahead in the digital economy. Oodles of insights from leading experts and brands, including Cisco, AARP, ClassPass, The Onion, Lunchpool, and more! Price: Starting at $345 Link: https://tampa.digitalsummit.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

Government Contracting 101: Set Asides, Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Where: Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office, Milton, Florida When: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingHave you ever wanted to get that "government contract" and wanted to know how to get started? Are you listed in SAMs and not finding the right things on which to bid? Have you heard that you need to be a "women-owned, veteran-owned or minority-owned business?" This is the class for you to take to learn if you are qualified for one of these set-asides, learn how to leverage your business and to get opportunities on which to bid. This class will answer all your basic questions, show you where to get assistance, and allow you to make knowledgeable decisions on doing business with the Federal Government. In addition, we will blow some of those myths of doing business with the Federal Government that you keep hearing out of the water! In this workshop, learn the real truth of what it takes to do business with the government. Fee: $25Speaker: John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist, Florida PTAC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 92.3/1620, ESPN Radio 94.5, Talk Radio 1330/99.1 WEBYAdditional parking is located behind the building.Fee: $ 25.00Link

SBA Workshop: Federal Market Research from the Agency Perspective, Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMThe US Federal market is unique for many different reasons, one of which being the access to public data. This includes both past and future procurements, listings of acquisition forecasts and more. The data is available to anyone. Research can be conducted in order to put together market analysis reports, competitive analysis and even finding ideal teaming or sub-contracting partners. Public websites are abundant and quite valuable to Government Contractors. One of the most widely used sites is Federal Business Opportunities, or FBO.gov. This site is used to search for solicitations valued over $25,000 - including Sources Sought notifications, Request for Information (RFI), Request For Proposals (RFP) and Request For Quotes (RFQ), Sole Source, Full & Open Competition, past procurements, interested bidders list and more. Other public sites provide information on competitor pricing, sub-contracting opportunities and more. Again, businesses can use this data to make informed decisions about where to spend their resources, time and money. Making decisions based on these facts can help power your strategic federal sales plan. Speaker: Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager, US Small Business AdministrationFee: No CostLink

Google Solutions: Google AdWords, Thursday, September 12, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, September 12, 2019 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.Speaker: Matt WeberFee: $ 30.00Link

Government Contracting: Overview, Thursday, September 12, 2019

Where: Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus Classroom, Building 12, Room 205 conf room, Cocoa When: Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingFederal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not "Does the government buy what you are selling?"...it is more "Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?". If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business. The Florida SBDC at UCF's "Government Contracting: Overview" seminar is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 10-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The ten steps that will be discussed are: . Is Your Business Ready? Strategic planning priorities for government contractors. . Target Markets. What agencies are buying what you are selling? . Registration. You need to register as a vendor at the federal, state, and local levels. . Certifications. Position your business to take advantage of 'set-aside' opportunities. . Embrace Education. You have to become a student of government contracting. . Core Marketing Tools. Five (5) basic marketing tools for government contracting. . Networking Plan. If you learn about a bid when it's posted - it's likely you'll lose. . Capture Plan. How will you define what to pursue and what to ignore? . Bid Response Strategy. It takes time and resources to prepare a response. . Contract Management. Best practices to keep in mind as you start a new contract. You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners and learn about the Florida PTAC's "Bid-Match" service that can be a helpful marketing research tool. Join us for this great learning opportunity.Speaker: Steve South and/or Kara VernonFee: No CostLink

Starting a Business, Thursday, September 12, 2019

Where: Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Breeze When: Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsHave an idea for a business, but not sure where to start? Take the first step with the SBDC's Starting a Business workshop! In this workshop, we'll talk about business concepts and find answers to many of your questions: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money with your business idea? Is this business compatible with your goals? What rules, laws and licenses apply to your business? Learn legal business structures, best management practices, funding options, basic marketing strategies and more. We'll also talk about how to write a business plan and the importance of financial statements. After attending this workshop, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to get assistance (at no cost to you) in moving through the stages of your business venture. Pre-registration is required. Speaker: Christa Wilson, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 92.3/1620, ESPN Radio 94.5, Talk Radio 1130/99.1 WEBY Fee: $ 50.00Link

Marketing Your Business, Thursday, September 12, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, September 12, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesYou know why your business rocks. Does anyone else? Take this class to uncover the characteristics that make up your business' DNA. Soon, you'll be able to boost consumer loyalty and company profits. After answering the two most important questions in all of marketing, you'll be ready to skillfully implement customer-winning strategies and face the competition. SBDC Quick Tip: Marketing Your Business is a must-take class to attend before launching that website, product or new business! Speaker: Kyle King, Business Consultant. Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 25.00Link

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

SoFloPHP Boca (Monthly Meetup)

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

How to Start A Business, Friday, September 13, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Friday, September 13, 2019 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

Your Business, Your Story: Branding and Advertising, Friday, September 13, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF, Synovus / 4th Floor Training Room, Pensacola When: Friday, September 13, 2019 12:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsFive other people in town do the same thing you do, so what makes people choose your business? It's the story you tell them. In this workshop, you'll get ideas on how to focus that story and build something bigger than your product or service. And once you have a brand, you have to tell people about it. Get information on advertising mediums and strategies without a sales pitch! Fee $50 (includes lunch provided). Pre-registration required.Speaker: Adam McCloskey, Associate Director, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 1620 and 92.3; ESPN Radio 94.5 and Talk Radio 1330/99.1 WEBY, SynovusFee: $ 50.00Link

Central Florida Investor Showcase (Orlando)

To connect tech startups from Central Florida’s leading accelerators and incubators with investors from across the East Coast. About this Event 4th Annual Central Investor Showcase You’re invited . . . to meet more than a dozen high-potential, growth startups that will present to angel investors and venture capital funds. Event begins at 11:00 am with pitches beginning at 1:00pm. This is an invite only event open only to accredited investors. Schedule: Registration 11:00AM Lunch with Special Guest Speaker 12:00PM Pitches Begin 1:00PM Happy Hour 5:00PM All our Showcase companies are coming out of Central Florida accelerators and incubators and are ready to discuss their strategies for a step-change in their businesses. Our startups hail from StarterStudio, Groundswell Startups, and GuideWell Innovation Center. All focused on mentoring and nurturing high-trajectory companies. Join us for a lively day of pitches and networking with startups and investors! If you’re interested in supporting the Investor Showcase as a sponsor, please email Donna Mackenzie, Executive Director of StarterStudio, at donna@starterstudio.org. StarterStudio is a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Per the IRS, bequests, devises, transfers and gifts to the fund are tax deductible. ORGANIZERS: STARTERSTUDIO & GROUNDSWELL STARTUPS Organizer of 4th Annual Central Florida Investor Showcase: StarterStudio provides an accelerator program which provides education, mentorship, peer support, feedback, and other learning opportunities to gain customers and market share and to ready companies for venture capital funding. In addition, StarterStudio provides seed-stage capital to high-growth-potential, early-stage technology companies in Florida designed to be the first capital in to prepare for the next stages of investment. Groundswell Startups, is a privately funded, nonprofit incubator serving high-tech founders in Space Coast, Florida, a region that offers more engineering talent per capital than any other in the United States. Groundswell’s mission is to create a strong pipeline to capital, resources, and industry expert support for the benefit of high-impact startup companies in Space Coast, Florida.

Basics of Small Business Marketing & Branding, Saturday, September 14, 2019

Where: Main Library - Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami When: Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesMiami Bayside Foundation Certificate Series: Marketing Join us for the Miami Bayside Foundation Certificate Series: Marketing! Participants that attend all three marketing workshops will receive a Certificate of Completion. Workshop# 1: Basics of Small Business Marketing & Branding .Are you looking to better market your business? Don't know where to start? This course will teach you key marketing & branding concepts, as well as how to tell a story that stands out in today's competitive business marketplace. Co-Sponsor: Miami Bayside Foundation, DEO, Facebook, Florida SBDC at FIU in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship CenterFee: No CostLink

Erik Graff (EZSight Solutions) | Future of AI in Aerospace

Tech Talks | Boca Raton Monday, September 16 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours with the sharpest & most witty folks in our tech community! GUEST SPEAKER:Erik Graff | CEO @ EZSight Sol... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/262483197/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/262483197/

William Seward (Red Ventures) | Your Standups Probably Suck

Tech Talks | Boca Raton Monday, September 16 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours with the sharpest & most witty folks in our tech community! GUEST SPEAKER:William Seward | Senior Softwa... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/262483197/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/262483197/

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and your small businesses, Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessBy understanding how search engine marketing works, your business is staying competitive with those other guys while giving your brand name exposure 24 hours, 7 days a week and are sure to gain new customers - even while you sleep. Can your customers find you on Google? Reservations are requiredSpeaker: Yvonne Moore - BeWise MarketingPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Basic Business Taxes, Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Tax PlanningThere's no way to get around it-every business must report taxes. But how you pay your taxes all depends on the type of business you have. This class explores the taxation process and filing requirements for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Speaker: Special Guest Speaker: Todd Unbehagen, President CEO - Unbehagen Advisors*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

IOT Cafe - Particle Mesh hands on lab - Dave Noderer

FlaDotNet Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 PM We will review the particle.io mesh technology and have a hands-on lab. Particle will be providing a limited number of hardware sets for us to use. Th... https://www.meetup.com/FlaDotNet/events/263837743/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/FlaDotNet/events/263837743/

Gainesville Hackerspace-Tuesday Open House

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

Strategic Planning: Decide Now to Own Your Future, Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 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.Only preregistered attendees will receive parking information before the event. If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338.Fee: No CostLink

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

How to Start Your Business, Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceA three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.Speaker: Chuck WheelerFee: $ 30.00Link

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMIt's no myth.women, minority and veteran certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government. Speaker: Yanina Rosario, Associate Director. Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Subcontracting & Teaming, Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingFor many small businesses, entry into government contracting will or should begin as a subcontractor. This seminar will provide the small business owner with an understanding of the overall subcontracting process, including the format for a Subcontract and Teaming agreement, how to protect your company during the relationship and the overall benefits of subcontracting. This seminar will also provide the suggested rules of engagement and the contractual relationship between prime contractor, subcontractor and the government, for small businesses in the Tampa Bay region. This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.Speaker: Karen Krymski, Procurement Specialist. Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 20.00Link

Tax and Accounting Issues for the Small Business, Thursday, September 19, 2019

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Tax PlanningMake sure your business tax and accounting systems are set up properly so you can focus on managing and growing your business. We will cover how to choose the type of tax entity that will benefit you and meet your business goals. We will also discuss business accounting and how it can help you effectively and efficiently manage your business. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 Speaker: Lee Garner, CPAFee: No CostLink

USF Scientific Core Facility Services

Register NowLearn about two core facilities available at the University of South FloridaUSF offers several scientific core facilities. These core facilities often provide analysis of samples using sophisticated instrumentation as well as experts who can provide training in the use of these instruments and associated software. Core personnel can also assist with proper experimental design and analysis of acquired data. You are invited to learn about the services of two of USF’s facilities, The Chemical Purification Analysis and Screening core and Research Methodology and Biostatistics core. These services are particularly relevant to USF CONNECT companies and faculty interested in drug/natural product/nutraceutical discovery and development as well as clinical trials workflows.Two of these facilities will be highlighted in this seminar hosted by USF CONNECT.The Chemical Purification Analysis and Screening (CPAS) core offers expertise in chromatographic separation, identification and quantification of chemical samples. Services include spectrometric and spectroscopic analysis (MS, CD, UV-Vis, FTIR), freeze drying, assisted microwave reaction, ADME screening (drug solubility evaluation and Parallel Artificial Membrane Permeability Assays for drug absorption testing; PAMPA) and high-throughput screening development capability using an automated liquid-handling workstation with a multimode microplate reader.Laurent Calcul, Ph.D., Director, CPAS(813) 974-6031 / calcul@usf.eduhttps://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/departments/chemistry/research/core-facilities/cpas.aspxThe Research Methodology and Biostatistics (RMB) core, comprised of 6 faculty members, provides research support services to USF-affiliated researchers at any stage of a project. Services include study development, clinical trial design/protocol development (for both IRB approval and implementation), sample size calculations, and statistical analysis including meta-analysis. Our goal is to create a safe collaborative environment in order to support the growing research needs of faculty and students at the Morsani College of Medicine and other locations. Collaborations on a variety of health research projects has resulted in over 120 published papers over the last five years.Ambuj Kumar, MD, MPH, Director, RMB(813) 396-9194 / akumar1@health.usf.eduhttps://health.usf.edu/research/rmbc/aboutUSF is an Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access/ Affirmative Action Institution. Please notify USF CONNECT, 3802 Spectrum Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL, 33612, call 813-974-1082, or email Kathryn Kretzinger at kretzinger@usf.edu, a minimum of five (5) working days in advance, if an accommodation for a disability is required.Disclaimer: The University of South Florida and USF Research Foundation, Inc. are committed to the free exchange of ideas, reasoned debate and intellectual dialogue. Speakers and scholars with a diversity of opinions, perspectives and professional experiences are invited to the campus to provide the community with important or differing points of view, some of which may be deemed controversial. The views, opinions and conclusions of those invited to speak on the campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community. Nor are those invited to speak on campus necessarily authorized agents or representatives of the University or Research Foundation. The use of University or Research Foundation facilities for an event or presentation does not constitute an endorsement by the University or Research Foundation of the views, opinions and conclusions of those invited to speak.

T3H – Third Thursday at The Hub!

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

Marketing 101, Thursday, September 19, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at FAMU, FAMU Foundation Building, Tallahassee When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesBusinesses only thrive by understanding their customers and using marketing strategies to meet their needs. Marketing involves thinking of your business in terms of customer needs and satisfaction. This interactive workshop will cover the most current trends taking place in the small business arena including social media. The workshop will also provide participants with an in depth view of how to determine who your potential customers are and the best methods to reach them with messages that get their attention. If you want to grow your business and increase the visibility of your business, this workshop is for you!Speaker: Keith Bowers, Regional DirectorFee: No CostLink

Starting A Business, Thursday, September 19, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF/Emerald Coast Campus, UWF Emerald Coast, Building 8 - Library 2nd Floor, Fort Walton Beach When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 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 three-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. 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, speakerCo-Sponsor: Synovus Fee: $ 50.00Link

Building Your Business Plan With LivePlan, Thursday, September 19, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 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

Marketing Basics: Find and Connect With Customers, Thursday, September 19, 2019

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 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.Only preregistered attendees will receive parking information before the event. If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338.Fee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

SBM #8 - Sucess with Internet Marketing, Thursday, September 19, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF, Synovus / 4th Floor Training Room, Pensacola When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessThe topic of the workshop is Internet Marketing as taught by Carson Wilber. Carson has worked across the Emerald Coast doing everything from software design, web management, robotics and A.I. research. He is also an Ambassador for the UWF Center for Cybersecurity. This workshop will be broken into three parts. First is an internet marketing crash course. Second is a deep dive into social media which will also include a focus on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and the importance of analytics. Last are the final thoughts on the topic as well as a brief Q and A session. Come join us and learn about how to take your business to the next level using the power of internet marketing. The public is invited to attend this informative presentation at 6:30 pm at no cost. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome! Speaker: Glenn McDuffy, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWF; Carson Wilber, Wilber Tech LLC and Director of Impact for a Pensacola nonprofit, INERTIA Education Programs, Inc.,Co-Sponsor: Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 1620 and 92.3; ESPN Radio 94.5 and Talk Radio 1330/99.1 WEBYFee: No CostLink

How To Start Your Own Business and Business Plan, Friday, September 20, 2019

Where: SBDC at UCF - Kissimmee, Kissimmee/Osceola County COC, Kissimmee When: Friday, September 20, 2019 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

Accounting and Tax Prodedures, Friday, September 20, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Friday, September 20, 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetAn overview of tax requirements needed satisfy IRS regulations and the generally accepted accounting procedures your business needs to manage your growth. Guest presenter John Gordos, Enrolled Agent.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Creating an Actionable Marketing Strategy, Saturday, September 21, 2019

Where: Main Library - Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami When: Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesMiami Bayside Foundation Certificate Series: Marketing Join us for the Miami Bayside Foundation Certificate Series: Marketing! Participants that attend all three marketing workshops will receive a Certificate of Completion. Workshop #2: Creating an Actionable Marketing Strategy . Having learned major marketing concepts, this course will teach you step-by-step how to align your business objectives with the needs of your customers. Each participant will walk away with a clear and actionable marketing strategy. Co-Sponsor: Miami Bayside Foundation, DEO, Facebook, Florida SBDC at FIU in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship CenterFee: No CostLink

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Broward County SBEP Fall 2019 - 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.

Minority Certification, Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 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

Bookkeeping Basics, Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetProper bookkeeping is essential to managing your business. Learn how to classify and record basic business transactions, enter data into an account, chart accounts, and many basic accounting terms. You'll also learn what you must hold on to for tax compliance and find out what accounting software might be useful to help make your bookkeeping easier. Speaker: Bill Burnham, Business Consultant. Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 45.00Link

Monthly JavaScript Meetup

Palm Beach JavaScript Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 PM Talking all things JavaScript (node, react, etc) https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Javascript/events/xdzgqqyzmbgc/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Javascript/events/xdzgqqyzmbgc/

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

Steps to Starting a Business, Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Where: Chipola College, Literature & Language Building Z, Room 215, Marianna When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsTake the first steps 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. This workshop is located at the Literature & Language Bldg Z / Rm Z 215.Speaker: Dr. Len EichlerCo-Sponsor: SynovusFee: $ 25.00Link

2019 Research Park Annual Awards and Celebration of Entrepreneurship

Honoring South Florida's most influential entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors and business leaders; as well as celebrating the growth and success of Research Park's innovative community. Link: https://www.research-park.org/2019-09-25-2019-annual-awards-celebration-of-entrepreneurship

Digital Marketing Trends in 2019, Thursday, September 26, 2019

Where: UCF Valencia Osceola Campus, Building 4, Kissimmee When: Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesDigital marketing is changing thanks to widespread ownership of smartphones, ever-increasing data and video streaming, combined with a cultural desire for digestible and personalized content. Do you know which trends will impact YOUR organization in 2019? How can you jump on some of these trends to get an edge on your competition? You're about to find out.By the end of this session, you'll have a cutting edge on: Marketing Automation | Content Marketing | Video | Mobile | Big Data Join us as we explore the top trends in digital marketing that we believe small businesses should be paying attention to in 2019. We'll explore each trends and provide some simple ideas for incorporating them into your overall marketing strategy. By the end of this session, you'll have a cutting edge on: Marketing Automation | Content Marketing | Video | Mobile | Big DataJoinSpeaker: 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

Financial Management: The Power Behind the Numbers, Thursday, September 26, 2019

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:30 AM to 1:00 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

Financing Your Business, Thursday, September 26, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Access to CapitalAre you looking for money for your business? Are you considering a SBA loan? This seminar will help you zero in on the right funding choices for your business and avoid money scams. Our financing veteran will educate you on how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and where to find money in a tight-fisted economy. You'll explore: . SBA loans: when, where and how to apply . How to plan your financing request to banks . Which banks are making loan . Angel investors and venture capitalists . Six Cs of credit and how credit scores affect your business . The fundamentals of royalties, licensing and supplier credit . Busting the myths about small business grants Speaker: Brad Owens, Business Consultant. Florida SBDC at USF TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Fireside Chat w/ Social Entrepreneur Tom D'Eri

Startup Grind PB | Boca Raton - West Palm Beach Thursday, September 26 at 6:00 PM Fireside Chat w/ Thomas D'Eri Co-Founder of Rising Tide Car Wash Sept. 26 at 6:00 p.m. Lynn University, third floor of the Christine E. Lynn Universit... https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Grind-Palm-Beach/events/263230943/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Grind-Palm-Beach/events/263230943/

G.L.O.W. A Women's Entrepreneurial Gathering, Friday, September 27, 2019

Where: Bonita Bay Club, Bonita Springs, FL When: Friday, September 27, 2019 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 third 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. We will have an intriguing address 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. 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 Co-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. Fee: $ 35.00Link

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Friday, September 27, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Friday, September 27, 2019 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

QuickBooks, Friday, September 27, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Friday, September 27, 2019 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

Practical Application in the Digital Realm, Saturday, September 28, 2019

Where: Main Library - Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami When: Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesMiami Bayside Foundation Certificate Series: Marketing Join us for the Miami Bayside Foundation Certificate Series: Marketing! Participants that attend all three marketing workshops will receive a Certificate of Completion. Workshop #3: Practical Application in the Digital Realm .The final course is a hands-on workshop on how to use social media advertising and the Amazon Marketplace to attract and sell to customers. Also, learn how to implement an overall multi-channel marketing strategy via direct mail, email and CRM software. Co-Sponsor: Miami Bayside Foundation, DEO, Facebook, Florida SBDC at FIU in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship CenterFee: No CostLink

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Masterclass for CEOs

The CWCF Masterclass exists to facilitate networking and exchanges that lead to better practices. The CWCF Masterclass also provides a unique forum to share advice and exchange experiences in an atmosphere of trust, mutual support, and a non-competing peer group environment. Our round table will serve as a place to be unapologetically ambitious, expand your networks, and help each other achieve business goals. During our meetings/gatherings we will discuss business development, progress, and accountability. We meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Daytona Beach Police Department from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Masterclass for CEOs

The CWCF Masterclass exists to facilitate networking and exchanges that lead to better practices. The CWCF Masterclass also provides a unique forum to share advice and exchange experiences in an atmosphere of trust, mutual support, and a non-competing peer group environment. Our round table will serve as a place to be unapologetically ambitious, expand your networks, and help each other achieve business goals. During our meetings/gatherings we will discuss business development, progress, and accountability. We meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Daytona Beach Police Department from 6pm to 7:30pm.

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

Ignite Your Online Marketing, Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesStuck in "the web?" Online marketing doesn't have to be so frustrating. Attend this seminar to learn how you can take advantage of incredible online marketing tools that will enable your business to have a successful online presence. You'll learn about the four Google resources that can help you attract customers as well as how to get local exposure with Google Places; how to increase productivity with Google Apps; and how to measure success with Google Analytics. Speaker: Gina Smith *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 45.00Link

Government Contracting: Overview, Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 10:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingFederal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not "Does the government buy what you are selling?"...it is more "Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?". If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business. The "Government Contracting Overview" seminar, presented by the Florida PTAC at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 10-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The ten steps that will be discussed are: . Is Your Business Ready? Strategic planning priorities for government contractors. . Target Markets. What agencies are buying what you are selling? . Registration. You need to register as a vendor at the federal, state, and local levels. . Certifications. Position your business to take advantage of 'set-aside' opportunities. . Embrace Education. You have to become a student of government contracting. . Core Marketing Tools. Five (5) basic marketing tools for government contracting. . Networking Plan. If you learn about a bid when it's posted - it's likely you'll lose. . Capture Plan. How will you define what to pursue and what to ignore? . Bid Response Strategy. It takes time and resources to prepare a response. . Contract Management. Best practices to keep in mind as you start a new contract. You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners and learn about the Florida PTAC's "Bid-Match" service that can be a helpful marketing research tool. Join us for this great learning opportunity.Speaker: Steve South Fee: No CostLink

Exit Planning for Small Business Owners, Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at FIU, FIU Downtown on Brickell, Miami When: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 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 know 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.Co-Sponsor: Florida SBDC at FIU & AXA Advisors in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship CenterFee: No CostLink

Jacksonville SBEP Class VI - 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.

Using SEO to Improve Your Google Rankings, Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesSearch engine optimization is a major component of any successful online marketing. This seminar will teach you how to develop a SEO strategy, based on methods of the book, "SEO: 2015 & Beyond," by industry expert, Dr. Andy Williams. You'll learn how to select keywords that are proven performers, combine the keywords into site content and boost site popularity. More specifically, attendees will master: * Basic SEO terms * Understanding Google Search results * How to use several free SEO tools * How to build quality content into your site * How to measure results using free tools, such as Google Analytics All attendees get a copy of Dr. Andy Williams's, "SEO 2019", Actionable Step-By Step Visual Guide to Top 10 Rankings Speaker: Gina Smith *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 60.00Link

Patents & Trademarks, Thursday, October 03, 2019

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Thursday, October 03, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessSpeaker specializing in patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and related litigation. His firm includes experienced patent attorneys and a patent agent which specialize in all patentable technology areas. Brian Steinberger has personally prosecuted over 1,500 patents and has prosecuted over 1,400 federal trademarks through the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Brian was formerly a Senior Primary Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent Office for many years before starting his practice in Brevard County. He has taught intellectual property classes for the University of Central Florida Small Business Development Center for over 18 years and also the UCF Incubation Program, and has authored many articles for newspapers and technical journals on intellectual property over the years. Intellectual Property is a key legal component of any small business. Come learn how you can protect your ideas, symbols, names, images, designs, etc. Reservations are required. Speaker: Brian Steinberger, The Law office of Brian S. Steinberger, PA, Registered Patent Attorneys Park in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Thursday, October 03, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, October 03, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMIt's no myth.women, minority and veteran certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government. Speaker: Eileen Rodriguez*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Basic Government Contracting 101, Thursday, October 03, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, October 03, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingReady.set.sell to the federal government! This workshop provides information on registering with the federal government, how to locate federal opportunities, who to market to within the federal government, and so much more! This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. Speaker: Karen Krymski *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Steps to Starting a Business, Thursday, October 03, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Panama City, Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs & Advisors, Suite 200, Panama City When: Thursday, October 03, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Business BasicsTake the first steps 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: SynovusFee: $ 25.00Link

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

ACEL Monthly Social Committee Meeting

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

QuickBooks-Desktop Version, Friday, October 04, 2019

Where: SBDC at Seminole State College, Center for Economic Development at Heathrow, Heathrow When: Friday, October 04, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetThis one day QuickBooks seminar is packed full of information from set-up to reports! You will learn basic accounting concepts, how to keep your check book balanced, how to track who owes you money and who you owe among other topics. Great for beginners to intermediate users! We will cover: . Basic Understanding of Accounting . Setting Up Your Company File . Keeping Track of Who Owes You Money . Keeping the Check Register Balanced . Knowing Who You Owe . Job Costing . Using Reports for Better Business Decisions Laptop not necessary for class, but welcomed if you have QuickBooks. Workbook provided.Speaker: Rhonda H Smith, Your QuickBooks CoachRegistration fees are non-refundable. No cash accepted. No payment accepted day of event. Thank you. Free parking. Lunch will be provided.Fee: $ 199.00Link

Intellectual Property: Protect Your Business from Inevitable Disputes, Friday, October 04, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF, Synovus / 4th Floor Training Room, Pensacola When: Friday, October 04, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsYou have developed a business name, designed a logo, invented a product, or created a unique service or tool. Now how do you protect it? What steps should you take for obtaining a patent, trademark and copyright? Should you consider an employee agreement or non-disclosure agreement? There are so many things to consider. Let Nevin Shaffer, Patent Attorney, Intellectual Property Law Professor, and Florida Board Certified IP Specialist, guide you through the "do's" and "don'ts" when it comes to your business venture. End inevitable business disputes, quickly, inexpensively, and in your favor! Fee: $30. Pre-registration required.Speaker: J. Nevin Shaffer, Jr, P.A., Licensed Patent AttorneyCo-Sponsor: Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 1620 and 92.3; ESPN Radio 94.5 and Talk Radio 1330/99.1 WEBYFee: $ 30.00Link

Gainesville | How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Friday, October 04, 2019

Where: SBDC at UNF - Gainesville, Gainesville When: Friday, October 04, 2019 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

How to Start A Business, Friday, October 04, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Friday, October 04, 2019 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

Doing Business with the Government Series (Part 1 and 2), Friday, October 04, 2019

Where: Career Source Southwest Florida, Fort Myers When: Friday, October 04, 2019 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

Barcamp Tampa Bay

For Geeks, by Geeks, about Geeks - BarCamp is a one day conference composed of attendee generated content about all things tech. Price: FREE Link: https://barcamptampabay.org/

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Broward County SBEP Fall 2019 - 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.

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of license you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. Speaker: 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: $ 15.00Link

Sales for the Non Salesperson- Session 2, Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:00 AMTopic: Marketing and SalesMost company founders will be their company's only salesperson for the first few years in business. Sales skills are vital to the company's success, but most 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 2019. This session will review the results of your activities and the changes you made since the first meeting. Lessons learned will be shared to benefit everyone, and you'll get advice on course corrections to accelerate your results.If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575Fee: 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

Growth Planning for Government Contractors, Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingGrowth planning is an essential part of any business. This is particularly the case for small businesses targeting government contracting opportunities. A written strategic plan is a great way to sort through and organize the issues and opportunities in your business. Specifically, this class will help government contractors develop a strategic plan that addresses: . Process: Focus the Right Resources on the Right Priorities . Relationship: Government Contracting is STILL about Relationships . Data: Budgets. Metrics. Measurable Success! . Compliance: Is Your Business Ready? . Growth Planning: Define Your "Barriers to Scalability" This class is rooted in strategic planning experience and best practice but with a focus on small business government contractors. Speaker: Steve SouthFee: $ 30.00Link

Ocala | How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Where: SBDC at UNF - Ocala, Ocala When: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 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

SBA Workshop: 'All Small' Mentor-Protege Program, Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMOn 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 2019 Mentor-Protégé Connect Event sponsored by UCF PTAC, and more. Speaker: Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager, US Small Business AdministrationFee: No CostLink

Starting a Business, Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Where: Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office, Milton, Florida When: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsHave an idea for a business, but not sure where to start? Take the first step with the SBDC's Starting a Business workshop! In this workshop, we'll talk about business concepts and find answers to many of your questions: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money with your business idea? Is this business compatible with your goals? What rules, laws and licenses apply to your business? Learn legal business structures, best management practices, funding options, basic marketing strategies and more. We'll also talk about how to write a business plan and the importance of financial statements. After attending this workshop, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to get assistance (at no cost to you) in moving through the stages of your business venture. Pre-registration is required. Speaker: Christa Wilson, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office, Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 92.3/1620, ESPN Radio 94.5, Talk Radio 1130/99.1 WEBY Located directly behind the McDonalds in MiltonFee: $ 50.00Link

Reach Customers Online with Google, Thursday, October 10, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesLearn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads. In this workshop we'll discuss best practices for: --Improving your website's visibility in Google's organic search results, on all devices --Creating a free Google My Business listing --Advertising your business on Google Led by Pamela Starr, one of Google's professional national trainers, this is a can't miss workshop for every small business owner. Fee: $ 10.00Link

Government Contracting Compliance, Thursday, October 10, 2019

Where: Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus Classroom, Building 12, Room 205 conf room, Cocoa When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingSuccessful government contracting is rooted in understanding and executing "compliance". The federal government, in particular, has had over 230 years to figure out how to buy goods and services from your business and they capture the many requirements in an alphabet soup of regulations FAR, FASA, DCAA, DBA, ITAR, ASPR, NST. and many more. and of course we can't forget the "Purveyor of Public Affairs Act of 1795" J If you want to compete in the government marketplace you just plain need to understand and embrace 'compliance'. This workshop, featuring Ed Kinberg of Widerman Malek, a leading government contracting law firm, will provide an in-depth review of many of the aspects of government contracting compliance - proposal compliance, accounting system compliance, procurement systems compliance, cybersecurity security, and other compliance issues. This class will not be repeated this year, so don't miss this unique opportunity to expand your understanding of government contracting. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 or register online.Speaker: Ed Kinberg, Widerman MalekFee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Intro to Marketing, Friday, October 11, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Friday, October 11, 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMWe can show you how to find more of the right customers and increase sales using the most cost effective marketing strategies. Fee: $ 20.00Link

Starting a Business, Friday, October 11, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF, Synovus / 4th Floor Training Room, Pensacola When: Friday, October 11, 2019 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: Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 92.3/1620, ESPN Radio 94.5, Talk Radio 1330-99.1 WEBYFee: $ 50.00Link

Doing Business with the Government Series(Part 3 and 4), Friday, October 11, 2019

Where: Career Source Southwest Florida, Fort Myers When: Friday, October 11, 2019 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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Art of Negotiation for Small Business, Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Customer Relations. When and how we negotiate * Create Win/Win Conversations . Buy/sell - Succeed in Negotiations . Reach an agreement * How well do we negotiate? . Interest-Based Negotiation - A collection of skills Speaker: Stu Smith, Owner, CitruSolution Carpet Cleaning and US Army VeteranFee: 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

Subcontracting and Teaming, Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingFor many small businesses, entry into government contracting will begin as a subcontractor. This seminar will provide the small business with an understanding of the process including the format of the subcontract and teaming agreement and how to protect your company during the relationship, as well as the benefits of subcontracting. The class will also provide a review of the rules of engagement, the relationship between prime contractor, subcontractor and the governmentFee: $ 30.00Link

Social Media Strategies - The Basics, Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 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

Legal Issues for Small Business, Thursday, October 17, 2019

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Business BasicsParticularly for entrepreneurs, Legal Issues and Entity Selection are important decisions one has to make. They need to consider the following: liability, ease of formation and operation, taxation, suitability for business, expansion and exit strategy. This class will update startup and seasoned businesses on the importance of proper legal structure, entity selection and necessary steps to protect you and your assets. Reservations are required. Speaker: Jim O'Brien - Loundes LawPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

How to Start Your Business, Thursday, October 17, 2019

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

Websites and Social Media: Amplify Your Marketing, Thursday, October 17, 2019

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:30 AM to 1:00 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

T3H – Third Thursday at The Hub!

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

SYNAPSE ORLANDO 2019

Experience technology and creativity in Downtown Orlando when companies, founders, artists, and performers from across the region gather to celebrate innovation in the Orlando region with Synapse Orlando and the Creative City Project’s annual event, Immerse.

Doing Business with the Government Series(Part 5 and 6), Friday, October 18, 2019

Where: Career Source Southwest Florida, Fort Myers When: Friday, October 18, 2019 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

2019 BioFlorida Conference (Tampa)

2019 BIOFLORIDA CONFERENCE   EVENT DETAILS 22nd Annual BioFlorida Conference October 20-22, 2019   HOST HOTEL Tampa Marriott Water Street Book your hotel room today.   ATTEND THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE and  Hear from life science executives and thought leaders Connect with hundreds in the life sciences industry Meet potential investors and discuss your business plans and financial needs Set up Partnering meetings with registered attendees in advance of Conference Manage and schedule your personal Agenda on the Conference Mobile App Support Florida’s life sciences industry TYPICAL ATTENDANCE includes Executives and entrepreneurs from emerging life sciences companies Executives and seasoned professionals from established life sciences companies Scientists, researchers, technology transfer employees from university and research institutions Life science investors and venture capitalists Federal and state lawmakers Economic development agencies Industry service providers

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Broward County SBEP Fall 2019 - 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.

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis workshop will give you an overview of the seven basic requirements for business STARTUP: Selecting an idea, Testing the market, Acquiring capital, wRiting a plan, Turning for help, Understanding legal requirements, and Putting it all together. Registration includes a workbook and start-up kit for NE Florida counties. Fee: $ 40.00Link

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

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 23, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingThis seminar will provide you with suggestions on how to market your products/services to Government agencies and we'll provide links to a current list of government purchasing activities. We'll commence with a brief overview of selling to and doing business with the federal government including registration, and principles and practices of contracting. Then will transition and provide you with suggestions on how to market your products/services to the government including market targeting (who are the agencies and what do they buy), what to say, capabilities statements, the use of social media and specific recommendations on who do I contact/visit and what to say.Fee: $ 30.00Link

Lenders Roundtable, Thursday, October 24, 2019

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Access to CapitalExcellent and valuable presentation on Banking resources and financing. SBA Regional Representative as well as local small business bankers.Speaker: Local banking experts with US SBAFee: No CostLink

Starting a Business, Thursday, October 24, 2019

Where: Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Breeze When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsHave an idea for a business, but not sure where to start? Take the first step with the SBDC's Starting a Business workshop! In this workshop, we'll talk about business concepts and find answers to many of your questions: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money with your business idea? Is this business compatible with your goals? What rules, laws and licenses apply to your business? Learn legal business structures, best management practices, funding options, basic marketing strategies and more. We'll also talk about how to write a business plan and the importance of financial statements. After attending this workshop, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to get assistance (at no cost to you) in moving through the stages of your business venture. Pre-registration is required. Speaker: Christa Wilson, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 92.3/1620, ESPN Radio 94.5, Talk Radio 1130/99.1 WEBY Fee: $ 50.00Link

How to Start Your Business, Thursday, October 24, 2019

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceIf you're thinking of starting a business, it's important to take the right steps. This course will give you an overview of what to know, actions to take, and how to avoid common missteps to give your company its greatest chance of success.Only preregistered attendees will receive parking information before the event. If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338.Fee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Friday, October 25, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Friday, October 25, 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMLearn how to generate more traffic to your website while maximizing the number of visitors, how to leverage engaging content to convert sales, and how to utilize your social media marketing to optimize your sites search engine. Presented by SEO Industry Expert, Chris Romero Fee: $ 20.00Link

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Sales Tactics for Small Business, Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesParticularly for entrepreneurs, getting a handle on basic sales strategies can be more critical to the success of a venture than the development of its products and services. The truth is so many businesses have gone under because they don't know how to sell. You can have the greatest product or service on the market, but without sales strategies, you'll never get it off the ground. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the SBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 Speaker: Ellen Little, Business Resolutions 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

Success is No Accident: Strategic Planning for Small Business, Thursday, October 31, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 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. Strategic planning is a series of building blocks including: . Financial Plan, . Marketing Plan, . Business Plan, leading to the . Strategic Plan While most planning workshops address 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 that enables you to design your company's future and supports its sustainable growth and success. Speaker: Steve SouthFee: $ 30.00Link

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Gainesville | How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Friday, November 01, 2019

Where: SBDC at UNF - Gainesville, Gainesville When: Friday, November 01, 2019 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

How to Start A Business, Friday, November 01, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Friday, November 01, 2019 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

Angel Ramirez (Cuemby) | 'Is Kubernetes for me?'

Tech Talks | West Palm Monday, November 4 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours with the sharpest & most witty folks in our tech community! GUEST SPEAKERAngel Ramirez | CEO @ Cuemby TO... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks/events/262616372/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks/events/262616372/

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Broward County SBEP Fall 2019 - 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.

SBA ReBoot, Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Where: Palm Bay City Hall, Conference Room, Palm Bay When: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceResources for Veterans starting a small business OWNING A VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot. Boots to Business Reboot is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Veterans of all eras, Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), and spouses are eligible to participate. During Reboot, participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. The program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA and their extensive network of skilled business advisors. Participants that complete an in-person B2B Reboot course can elect to further their study through one of many B2B online courses, offered at no cost to Service members, Veterans and military spouses. If you've already attended an in-person B2B course, visit https://sbavets.force.com/ to sign up for one of the online B2B follow-on courses. The program is No CostSpeaker: Speakers: Martin Duffy, Vince LoPresti, and Tina Davis Co-Sponsor: SBDCFee: No CostLink

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of license you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. Speaker: Bill Burnham, 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

Masterclass for CEOs

The CWCF Masterclass exists to facilitate networking and exchanges that lead to better practices. The CWCF Masterclass also provides a unique forum to share advice and exchange experiences in an atmosphere of trust, mutual support, and a non-competing peer group environment. Our round table will serve as a place to be unapologetically ambitious, expand your networks, and help each other achieve business goals. During our meetings/gatherings we will discuss business development, progress, and accountability. We meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Daytona Beach Police Department from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Florida Aerospace Capital Forum (Orlando)

The Florida Venture Forum, in partnership with Space Florida invites you to attend the 2nd annual Florida Aerospace Capital Forum onNovember 6, 2019 at the GuideWell Innovation Center at Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida. The purpose of the event will be to broaden the spectrum of Early Stage Florida-based aerospace companies and entrepreneurs, (as well as non-Florida entities with commitments to relocate), while engaging the industry with the Forum investment community, including,private equity, venture capital and angel investors. In addition to the opportunity to present before an audience of active equity investors, presenting companies meeting designated criteria will compete for the Accelerating Innovation (AI) Award, offered by Space Florida. The AI Award offers a cash prizes totaling $100,000 ($50,000 to the Grand Prize Winner, $30,000 to 1st Runner-up & $20,000 to 2nd place) to eligible Florida companies or those companies seeking to relocate or establish presence in Florida. Please note the following eligible areas for consideration: All participating companies must be engaged in market sectors that align with the strategic sectors of SF, set forth in its Vision 2020. These sectors are: information technology, health technology, knowledge based services, space transportation and advanced aerospace platforms, satellite systems and science payloads, ground and operations support systems, agriculture, climate/environmental monitoring, civil protection and emergency management, ISS and human life science (including medical research), communications, cyber security, adventure tourism, clean/alternative energy applications, advanced materials and new products. In addition to, aircraft and spacecraft design, parts and assembly, engineering design and construction, structural materials and electronic assembly, data analytics, medical and surgical innovations, satellite communications, innovations in planetary sustainability towards the development of nutritious food, clean water and energy, payload development, robotics – parts, design and assembly, unmanned aerial vehicles, surveillance, 3D printing and innovation, radiation protection, reconnaissance, & missile development.

Quickbooks Essentials- Session 2, Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:00 AMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetQuickbooks is a powerful tool to help you track financial activity and manage your business. But the decisions you make are only as good as the data you get. Often, companies don't know how to set up Quickbooks to make daily accounting easier and offer better information for operations and planning. We can help. This session will review results of your activities, changes you made, outcomes you saw, and address questions that developed since Session I. Expect a lively discussion of lessons learned and new contacts you can use to share information and offer support as needed.Only preregistered attendees will receive parking information before the event. If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338.Fee: No CostLink

Business Planning, Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceBusiness Planning is an SBDC core roundtable and tradition necessary for small business management and funding. Seize this opportunity to learn from a proven business leader. Business planning tools, outline and materials will be distributed. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the SBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514.Speaker: Vince LoPresti, US Small Business Administration 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

Ocala | How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Where: SBDC at UNF - Ocala, Ocala When: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 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 06, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 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, 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

Government Contracting: Overview, Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 10:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingFederal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not "Does the government buy what you are selling?"...it is more "Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?". If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business. The Florida SBDC at UCF's "Government Contracting: Overview" seminar is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 6-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The six steps that will be discussed are: . Evaluate : Is Your Business Ready? . Register: SAM, State, County, City, Primes . Plan: Your Government Contracting Marketing Plan . Prepare: Marketing Tool Kit . Pursue: Reactive and Proactive Strategies . Achieve: Contract You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners. Join us for this great learning opportunity.Speaker: Steve South Fee: No CostLink

Tax Reform: What It Means For Your Small Business & End of Year Planning, Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Where: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, College of Business Complex - Special Events Room 232 When: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 11:30 AM to 1:00 PMProgram for Business Owners with 10 - 500 employees Many business owners are wondering how the "Tax Cut and Jobs Act," which was passed in late 2017 by Congress, will impact their business. Tax rates for individuals and businesses may be offset by deduction changes in the bill and vary widely among regions of the country. For this reason, Florida SBDC at FIU is proud to partner with AXA Advisors to give business owners clarity on changes and opportunities contained in the legislation. The workshop will cover: . Individual Planning Tips . Business Planning Tips . Estate & Gift Planning Tips Co-Sponsor: Florida SBDC at FIU & AXA Advisors in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship CenterFee: No CostLink

Steps to Starting a Business, Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Where: Chipola College, Literature & Language Building Z, Room 215, Marianna When: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsTake the first steps 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. This workshop is located at the Literature & Language Bldg Z / Rm Z 215.Speaker: Dr. Len EichlerCo-Sponsor: SynovusFee: $ 25.00Link

Jacksonville SBEP Class VI - 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.

Subcontracting & Teaming, Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingFor many small businesses, entry into government contracting will or should begin as a subcontractor. This seminar will provide the small business owner with an understanding of the overall subcontracting process, including the format for a Subcontract and Teaming agreement, how to protect your company during the relationship and the overall benefits of subcontracting. This seminar will also provide the suggested rules of engagement and the contractual relationship between prime contractor, subcontractor and the government, for small businesses in the Tampa Bay region. This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.Speaker: Karen Krymski, Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 20.00Link

Jacksonville SBEP Class VI - Closing Reception

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

Cash Flow Management: Tapping into a Hidden Resource, Thursday, November 07, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, November 07, 2019 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

Nonprofit Startup 101, Thursday, November 07, 2019

Where: Beaver Street Enterprise Center, Jacksonville When: Thursday, November 07, 2019 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

Marketing Your Business, Thursday, November 07, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, November 07, 2019 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

FAU Tech Runway Maverick Reception

Join us as we celebrate five years of entrepreneurial success, innovation and all those who make it happen. Link: http://www.fau.edu/research/tech-runway/index.php

ACEL Monthly Social Committee Meeting

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Contacts to Contracts: Strategies for Success with Government Contracting, Friday, November 08, 2019

Where: Emergent Technologies Institute (ETI), Fort Myers When: Friday, November 08, 2019 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

Accounting and Tax Prodedures, Friday, November 08, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Friday, November 08, 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetAn overview of tax requirements needed satisfy IRS regulations and the generally accepted accounting procedures your business needs to manage your growth. Guest presenter John Gordos, Enrolled Agent.Fee: $ 20.00Link

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Building Your Business Plan With LivePlan, Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 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

SBA Cash Flow, Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Cash Flow ManagementGood cash flow management is critical for the success of your business. This workshop will describe the purpose of cash flow management. It will assist you in determining a business's cash flow cycle to make accurate cash flow projections. Reservations are required. Speaker: Vince LoPresti, US SBAPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

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 Workshop: Resources for Veterans, Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingAttention Veterans! 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 AdministrationFee: No CostLink

Your 20 Minute Business Plan: The Business Model Canvas--Business Plans Made Easy, Thursday, November 14, 2019

Where: Lee County Economic Development Office, Fort Myers When: Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:30 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceTraditionally, a business plan can take several weeks or months (and sometimes even a few tears) to complete. But, what if I told you the old way isn't the only way. The Business Model Canvas class will help to you to quickly develop a portable, 1-page business plan structured to validate your business model, prioritize where to start and understand the key metrics that will keep your business on track. When you attend this workshop you will quickly develop and leave with the majority of your business plan DONE. You will capture the essence of your company and shortcut your way to more probable success: Here's what that workshop will do for you: > Help you determine and focuses on your unfair advantage, that can help to win the market; > Create a plan that is entrepreneurs-focused and serves your business vs. a lender-focused that might never get read; > Assess your revenue streams and how to capitalize on them for better financial grounding; > Understand who to market to first, because your ideal customer is lifeforce of your company; It's the best business plan hack of the decade- A FRESH NEW WAY OF MIGRATING THROUGH THE SCOPE, DESIGN, & FEASIBILITY OF YOUR BUSINESS. WE WILL PROVIDE YOU THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL YOU NEED TO START THE BUSINESS OF YOUR DREAMS (or pursue a more monetizable goal). During the session we will provide you with resource documents, specific industry research and a plethora of tools individually tailored for YOUR business. Be sure to email us at sbdc@fgcu.edu with your proposed business type, location, and other pertinent details to help us pull industry reports needed for this session. Requirements: Please email us at sbdc@fgcu.edu right after you register for the class with information about the type business you are considering starting and your thoughts on initial location (specific also if you are going to be an online business). We need this information so we can provide resource and research documents to you during class for the hands-on exercises.Speaker: Dorothy Browning Please, payment must be received to complete registration and do email us at sbdc@fgcu.edu with your proposed business type, location, and any other details to help us pull industry reports needed for this session. Thank You. The session will be held in the " Green Room" in the annex. The Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America's SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners with the University of West Florida serving as the network's lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited Englisch proficient individuals. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. To request accommodation or language assistance, please contact Alison Bryant, Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Lutgert Hall, Room 2311, Fort Myers, FL 33965, or via email at abryant@fgcu.edu.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Digital Marketing: Getting the Most Out of Your Email, Social Media and Content Marketing Strategies, Thursday, November 14, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesDigital Marketing: Getting the Most Out of Your Email, Social Media and Content Marketing Strategies Thanks to the accessibility of the Internet, businesses have more opportunities to get in front of the eyes of potential customers. However, with so many websites, social media platforms and businesses competing with each other it can be difficult to get the exposure and engagement you're looking for. In this workshop, you will learn how to increase engagement in your email and social media activities, and learn how an effective Content Marketing Strategy may benefit your business. Speaker: Chuck Wheeler, Jairo BatistaFee: $ 30.00Link

Financing Your Business, Thursday, November 14, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, November 14, 2019 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 *SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Abner Canizares, TD Bank Speaker: Brad Owens, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF & Abner Canizares, Senior Relationship Manager, TD Bank *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Thursday, November 14, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Thursday, November 14, 2019 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

Starting a Business, Friday, November 15, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF, Synovus / 4th Floor Training Room, Pensacola When: Friday, November 15, 2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou have an idea for a business. What's the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this four-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. We will also provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no cost to you) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please arrive early to park and receive your packet. There are no refunds, so make sure you can attend. (Arrangements will be made for credit toward another workshop if we are notified at least 48 hours in advance due to an emergency.)Speaker: Glenn McDuffy, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 92.3/1620, ESPN Radio 94.5, Talk Radio 1330-99.1 WEBYFee: $ 50.00Link

QuickBooks, Friday, November 15, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Friday, November 15, 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and Budget"Learn to use Quickbooks, one of the most recognized accounting software packages available. This seminar will teach you how to set up your financial records and keep them current."Speaker: Doretha BrooksFee: $ 20.00Link

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Broward County SBEP Fall 2019 - 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 and invitees.

7th Annual Building Entrepreneurship Around TampaBay (BEAT)

This year's event will be held on November 20, 2019, from 8 AM to 5 PM.Building Entrepreneurship Around TampaBay (BEAT) is an annual event that celebrates the Bay area's entrepreneurial ecosystem through a showcase of innovative start-ups, dynamic speakers, and opportunities to pitch for capital.Last year's event comprised an audience of over 250 attendees including local start-ups, business leaders, investors, entrepreneurial support organizations, community dignitaries, and media outlets.Mark your calendars! We hope to see you there! RSVP here!This event is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. Space is limited. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information visit here.Sponsors: Florida High Tech Corridor, ResearchOneFor sponsorship opportunities please contact BEAT coordinator:Alissa CostabileAssistant Program Director for USF CONNECT813 974-6650acostabile@usf.eduBy registering for this event I'm aware that photographs may be taken during this event. I hereby grant full permission to University of South Florida Research Foundation/USF CONNECT to use either my photograph and/or name in any publication or advertising materials (printed or electronic). This consent also serves to waive all rights of privacy or compensation which I may have in connection with the use of my photograph and/or name.USF is an Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access/ Affirmative Action Institution. Please notify USF CONNECT, 3802 Spectrum Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL, 33612, call 813-974-1082, or email Kathryn Kretzinger at kretzinger@usf.edu, a minimum of five (5) working days in advance, if an accommodation for a disability is required.Disclaimer: The University of South Florida and USF Research Foundation, Inc. are committed to the free exchange of ideas, reasoned debate and intellectual dialogue. Speakers and scholars with a diversity of opinions, perspectives and professional experiences are invited to the campus to provide the community with important or differing points of view, some of which may be deemed controversial. The views, opinions and conclusions of those invited to speak on the campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community. Nor are those invited to speak on campus necessarily authorized agents or representatives of the University or Research Foundation. The use of University or Research Foundation facilities for an event or presentation does not constitute an endorsement by the University or Research Foundation of the views, opinions and conclusions of those invited to speak.

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

T3H – Third Thursday at The Hub!

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Masterclass for CEOs

The CWCF Masterclass exists to facilitate networking and exchanges that lead to better practices. The CWCF Masterclass also provides a unique forum to share advice and exchange experiences in an atmosphere of trust, mutual support, and a non-competing peer group environment. Our round table will serve as a place to be unapologetically ambitious, expand your networks, and help each other achieve business goals. During our meetings/gatherings we will discuss business development, progress, and accountability. We meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Daytona Beach Police Department from 6pm to 7:30pm.

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

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

ACEL Monthly Social Committee Meeting

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

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

T3H – Third Thursday at The Hub!

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

ACEL Monthly Social Committee Meeting

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

ECO Weekly Meetings

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Opening Reception

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - First Class Meets

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

ACEL Monthly Social Committee Meeting

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

2020 Synapse Summit

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Second Class Meets

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Third Class Meets

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Digital Orlando 2020

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Fourth Class Meets

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Closing Reception

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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