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Women in Business Summit, Thursday, October 18, 2018

Where: IRSC St. Lucie West Campus, F 144, Port St. Lucie When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 1:00 AM to 2:30 PMThis day long event will cover women in business, capitalizing on set-asides, understanding profit and loss, Marketing and the importance of SEO, as well as Cyber Security solutions. Please make payment on the www.irscbiz.com http://www.cctiirsc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=browse.coursedetail&coursecode=FSBDC01974&seg=4 Fee: No CostLink

Palm Beach County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 7

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

L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series

  JAYSON MEYER Founder of Synergy Billing Jayson Meyer founded Synergy Billing in 2006 to provide revenue cycle management, provider credentialing and education to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) across the nation. One of Jayson’s most enduring values is placing people before profits. In keeping with the mission of maximizing the potential of our community, he has resisted pressure to relocate his company closer to larger numbers of qualified job candidates. Instead, he has made a commitment to grow the company in Volusia County, where he was born and raised, and where he is raising his own young sons. To that end, he has created the Synergy Career Academy to continue the training of local residents in the skills that the company needs. Moreover, while some companies have offshored many of their jobs to other countries in order to cut labor costs, Jayson maintains his commitment to providing local jobs. Synergy Billing has been recognized as one of 50 Florida Companies to Watch by GrowFl and the Lowe Foundation. The company was #767 in Inc. magazine’s 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in the Nation in 2016. In March 2016, Synergy Billing received first place in the Brighthouse Regional Business Awards. Jayson has become a fierce advocate for FQHCs and for improving access to health care, penning editorials, hosting public officials and meeting with payers. He also is a leader of efforts to create an ecosystem that encourages entrepreneurism in Volusia County. In 2016, he was named Young Professional of the Year by the Volusia Flagler Business Report. Jayson and his wife Misty, a former elementary school teacher, reside in the Daytona Beach area with their five small sons. Scholarship Criteria: The L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series Scholarship will be awarded to students interested in becoming entrepreneurs. Up to three $1,000 scholarships may be given, based on the following criteria: • One – Volusia or Flagler County high school student who plans to attend DSC; • One – DSC college-credit student; and • One – DSC Adult Education student. The scholarship application window will be open from September 12 through October 5. Please visit www.DaytonaState.edu/scholarships to submit your application by 5 p.m. on October 5.

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

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

2018 Maverick Reception

The 2018 annual Maverick Reception celebrates brilliant entrepreneurs and their contributions to the South Florida economy. They are an inspiration to the region’s aspiring and rising entrepreneurs. Price: $125.00 Link: https://fauf.fau.edu/maverick/

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

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Business BasicsYour business needs a roadmap for every stage of its growth, but never more than when you start. We'll remove the mystery of how to create a business plan, the information that should be included, and how to use it as a tool to keep your company on track for long term growth.If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338.Fee: No CostLink

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

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesIf you're a business owner, it's all so confusing. You need to have an online presence, but where? Google, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Houzz, Angie's List, Snapchat, your website - too many options! In this event, you'll learn how to target your market using certain channels, the kinds of information and activities to promote, and how to maximize results from the investments of your time and money.If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575. Fee: No CostLink

October Xero Hour: Recruit and retain a great team

Xero Hour - West Palm Beach Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 PM A key reason for your success is a bit of self-awareness – you know that you can’t do this alone. That’s why it’s important to have the on-boarding, t... https://www.meetup.com/Xero-Hour-West-Palm-Beach/events/254412690/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Xero-Hour-West-Palm-Beach/events/254412690/

Business Plan In A Day, Friday, October 19, 2018

Where: HCC at The Regent, Riverview When: Friday, October 19, 2018 9:00 AM to 1:30 PMBusiness planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Our expert advice simplifies conducting necessary research to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don't be intimidated, take the first step.Speaker: Corey McCaster and Janette BlancoFee: No CostLink

Grow Your Circle: Use Social Media to Reach Customers, Friday, October 19, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach Campus, Library, Room 836, Fort Walton Beach When: Friday, October 19, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesAmong Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the seemingly hundreds of other networks, managing your social media can be a job by itself. And with 50 million businesses on Facebook alone, it's hard to stand out. In this workshop, you'll learn to better identify the platforms your customers are using, the best practices for posting and how to help build customer loyalty. Pre-registration is strongly recommended as seating is limited. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Pre-registration recommended. Speaker: Adam McCloskey, Associate Director, Florida SBDC at UWF/FWBCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) plus BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 25.00Link

Starting A Business, Friday, October 19, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Building 8 - Library 2nd Floor, Fort Walton Beach When: Friday, October 19, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsYou have an idea for a business. What's the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this four-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. We will also provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no-cost) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please pre-register as seating is limited.Speaker: Ayesha Haider, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 50.00Link

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

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

Palm Beach Tech Hackathon

Palm Beach Tech Meetup Friday, October 19 at 5:30 PM The Palm Beach Tech Hackathon is a three day event where participants form teams, vet ideas, create a project, then present their work to an expert pa... https://www.meetup.com/PalmBeachTech/events/254381372/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/PalmBeachTech/events/254381372/

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

Code & Coffee

Girl Develop It West Palm Beach Saturday, October 20 at 10:00 AM Join us for our monthly Code & Coffee. This is a monthly opportunity for you to practice your skills, meet new friends, and get help if you need it. B... https://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-West-Palm-Beach/events/252596099/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-West-Palm-Beach/events/252596099/

Business Startup 101, Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Where: SBDC at Seminole State College - Seminole County Public Library, Jean Rhein Central Branch, Casselberry When: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis seminar provides a simple and realistic approach for the serious entrepreneur who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this workshop will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy.Speaker: Moses Ayiku, Consultant - Florida SBDC at Seminole State College Co-Sponsor: Seminole County Public LibraryFee: No CostLink

Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Where: Seminole Heights Branch Library, Tampa When: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PMYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures, to the types of licenses you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started.Speaker: Dottie MinnickFee: No CostLink

SBA Loans & Services, Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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

Hacker Hours

SoFlo Cyber District Tuesday, October 23 at 5:30 PM A more informal, personal meetup on all things tech related. Originally sponsored by Palm Beach Tech, we are now expanding to host other types of even... https://www.meetup.com/SoFlo-Cyber-District/events/gpdhqpyxnbfc/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/SoFlo-Cyber-District/events/gpdhqpyxnbfc/

Evening Spark Tank

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

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

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

Coders Café What's new in Mixed Reality - Dwight Goins

FlaDotNet Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 PM The Mixed reality industry has seen multiple advances in hardware and software over the last year, so let's talk about them and determine what it mean... https://www.meetup.com/FlaDotNet/events/255120250/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/FlaDotNet/events/255120250/

Introduction to QuickBooks, Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Where: SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, Apollo Beach When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 8:00 AM to 10:00 AMCreating invoices, writing checks and managing customers, QuickBooks makes it all easier. This introductory class takes you through the basics of the software program. This course gets you started on making your company's bookkeeping simpler.Speaker: Dottie MinnickFee: No CostLink

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

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

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

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

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

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesWant to utilize social media to grow your business but not sure where to start? Join us to learn the basics of how to use the most popular social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube - as an essential addition to your marketing mix. This seminar will touch on the basics of utilizing the most successful platforms and show real-world examples of how to use them effectively. Speaker: Stacey Dadd*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 25.00Link

5 Easy Ways To Generate More Traffic For Your Website (in 2018)

Digital Marketers of the Palm Beaches Wednesday, October 24 at 6:30 PM For most business owners, generating traffic that converts into leads is a priority. And yet, most of them are frustrated with the results they are pr... https://www.meetup.com/Digital-Marketers-of-the-Palm-Beaches/events/254801033/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Digital-Marketers-of-the-Palm-Beaches/events/254801033/

Instagram 101, Thursday, October 25, 2018

Where: SBDC at Daytona State College, Bldg 150 Suite 300, Daytona Beach When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Marketing and SalesHave you heard of Instagram, but aren't sure what it is or if you should be on it? Is it only for individuals, or can businesses use it too? How much do you have to know about photography? What are hashtags and how do they work? I'll answer all these questions and more in this Instagram 101 workshop. We won't be talking about complex multi-level Instagram strategy today-instead, you'll walk out with a firm understanding of the mechanics of the platform, how it could benefit you, and how to post your very first great photo. It is strongly suggested to download the free app to your mobile device before arriving at the workshop.Speaker: Grace Everitt/SBDCFee: No CostLink

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

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

Construyendo un Plan de Negocios Eficiente, Thursday, October 25, 2018

Where: CubaOcho Performing Arts Center, Little Havana, Miami When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM¿Dese usted empezar o mejorar su negocio? . Aprenda los principios del plan de negocios. . Comprenda qué debe incluirse en su plan de negocios. . Obtenga consejos sobre técnicas de redacción que atraigan a prestamistas e inversionistas. . Llévese a casa un plan de negocios de muestra. Speaker: Alina MatasCo-Sponsor: Wells Fargo, Florida SBDC at FIU in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship CenterFee: No CostLink

Export Sales: Taking Your Small Business Global..., Friday, October 26, 2018

Where: SBDC at UCF - Kissimmee, Kissimmee/Osceola County COC, Kissimmee When: Friday, October 26, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: International TradeThinking about expanding export activities of goods and services overseas? Looking to increase sales and profit by taking your business global? Don't know where to start or what types of financing options are available? This workshop will highlight a wide-range of available options to help your small business increase sales and profits, reduce dependence on the domestic market, and stabilize seasonal fluctuationsSpeaker: Rafael E. M. Pratts, International Trade Team | FSBDC at UCF Sandro Murtas | U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)***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

SBA Mentor-Protege Event, Friday, October 26, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Friday, October 26, 2018 12:00 PM to 5:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingJoin potential mentors, small businesses, Federal Prime Contractors, Federal Agency representatives, Resource Partners, the SBA Procurement Center Representative and the North Florida SBA Staff for Education and Mentor-Connection opportunities. Through meetings with a variety of firms, SBA North Florida is creating a local database of potential mentors who are interested in meeting with small businesses to discuss the possibilities of establishing Mentor-Protégé (MP) relationships. This database of potential mentors will only be made available to those that are in attendance at this event. Priority placement will be given to companies located in the SBA North Florida District service area. Fee: No CostLink

Starting a Business, Friday, October 26, 2018

Where: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pensacola, FL When: Friday, October 26, 2018 12:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsYou have an idea for a business. What's the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this four-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. We will also provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no cost to you) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please arrive early to park and receive your packet. There are no refunds, so make sure you can attend. (Arrangements will be made for credit toward another workshop if we are notified at least 48 hours in advance due to an emergency.)Speaker: Glenn McDuffy, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 & BBVA Compass BankSecond floor - additional parking located behind the building.Fee: $ 50.00Link

Start Smart, Friday, October 26, 2018

Where: Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room, Boca Raton When: Friday, October 26, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceStart Smart Have you always had the dream to start your own business but didn't know where to begin? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of owning a successful business, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. Learn from a business consultant about: . lifestyle requirements for business owners . how to assess the feasibility of your business idea . legal and tax implications of owning a business . how to develop a business plan . how to compile a bank-ready financial package . how to market your product or service . health and safety regulations that may apply to your business . where to find other resources that may help you succeed Speaker: Phil ScrutonFee: No CostLink

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

Broward County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 8

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

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

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

Business Plans 101, Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Where: SBDC at Seminole State College - Seminole County Public Library, Jean Rhein Central Branch, Casselberry When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis seminar provides a simple and realistic approach for the serious entrepreneur who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this workshop will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy. Speaker: Moses Ayiku, Consultant - Florida SBDC at Seminole State College Co-Sponsor: Seminole County Public LibraryFee: No CostLink

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

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMDevelop the right plan for your business needs. Receive an overview which features easy financials, a simple pitch format, and performance tracking. Ideal for new or experienced business owners to manage business growth, communicate ideas, or borrow money. Fee: $ 20.00Link

Evening Spark Tank

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

Hacker Hours

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

Our yearly - Ask the Expert - Panel with the Experts

Palm Beach JavaScript Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30 PM Get to know the industries best experts on everything from Development, Design, IT, DevOps, Recruiting, and Learning Our list of Panelists will grow b... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Javascript/events/254835279/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Javascript/events/254835279/

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

Cyber Security: Protect Your Business - St. Johns County, Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Where: St Johns County, St Augustine When: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: CybersecurityLocation: St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce One News Place, St. Augustine, FL 32086 Part of the Florida SBDC Network's Byte-Size Small Business Cybersecurity Program This "how-to" session will describe practical, economical and effective safeguards firms can employ to protect their business from cyberattacks. Topics to be explored in this class include: . Employee education and email risks and why firewalls might not be enough to protect your business . Basic cybersecurity threats, security, remediation and cybersecurity resources. . Why keeping client information safe and confidential is essential . Ways to employ defensive strategies and safeguards The cost of this class is being underwritten by the Florida SBDC Network through a contract with the Florida Center for CybersecurityFee: No CostLink

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

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

Palm Beach County SBEP Fall 2018 - Training Day 8

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

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

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

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

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

Nonprofit Startup 101, Thursday, November 01, 2018

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

Steps to Starting a Business, Thursday, November 01, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Panama City, Panama City Mall, Suite 2196, Panama City When: Thursday, November 01, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsTake the first step in starting your small business! Attendees will learn the essentials for getting started in business including: idea evaluation, legal business structures, regulations & licensing, taxation, finding capital and more. Pre-registration required.Speaker: Johnny Branch, CPA, MBA, Consultant/GA, Consultant/PD CoordinatorCo-Sponsor: iHeart Media, Panama City and BBVA Compass BankLocated near the center of the mall.Fee: $ 25.00Link

Starting Your Business, Thursday, November 01, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, November 01, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of license you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. Speaker: Pablo Arroyo *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Contacts to Contracts, Friday, November 02, 2018

Where: Emergent Technologies Institute (ETI), Fort Myers When: Friday, November 02, 2018 8:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingReady to get schooled on winning the game of federal, state and local government contracting? ?? ??The U.S. federal government is the world's largest single buyer of products and services (with steady demands), but mastering the skills to acquire the contacts and wins contracts is easier said than done. ?? Let us help you shortcut your learning curve. ??Do you have a certification designation and don't know how to leverage it? Have you been in the contracting game for a while but want insider tips on how to maintain your leading edge? Have you been submitting proposals, without success? ?? The course offerings will teach you: How to navigate the regulations and standard, so you can secure a contract How to 'talk-the-talk' of government contracting Methods to 'hack' the proposal process (without losing your marbles) The tips and techniques for understanding the rules of engagement with government deals The best way to gain clarity around the daunting paperwork process-with real life examples of what to do (and what not to do) Effective marketing sequences to keep you top-of-mind with THE key player-the contracting officer ? We're getting granular! "Contact to Contracts" is not an event, it's an education. You'll take home a curriculum binder as a ready-reference for everything you will learn. Transform the downsides of government contracting into upsides for your business.?? Join in: ?Friday, November 2, 2018? 8 AM - NOON ?Emergent Technologies Institute FGCU ? 16301 Innovation Lane (off Alico Rd.) ?Fort Myers, FL 33913?NO-COST ??This is the 'go-to' training event of the year that help euip you increase your probability to successfully complete RFPs and show up more confidently at the expos, matchmaker events, and symposiums-plus, it's free for your business.?? Register right now. Class sizes will be small, space is limited. The Florida PTAC at Florida Gulf Coast University co-sponsored by the Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University and the Lee County Economic Development Office of Southwest Florida is offering a first-of-it's-kind in the area contracts and acquisitions educational training for SWFL businesses looking to sell to the government. Co-Sponsor: Lee County Economic Development OfficeThe Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America's SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners with the University of West Florida serving as the network's lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited Englisch proficient individuals. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. To request accommodation or language assistance, please contact Alison Bryant, Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Lutgert Hall, Room 2311, Fort Myers, FL 33965, or via email at abryant@fgcu.edu.Fee: No CostLink

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

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

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

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

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

Introduction to Marketing, Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Where: South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa When: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 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: Janette Blanco Fee: No CostLink

Start Smart, Tuesday, November 06, 2018

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

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

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class IV - Fourth Class Meets

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

Marketing Your Business, Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesYou know why your business rocks. Does anyone else? Take this class to uncover the characteristics that make up your business' DNA. Soon, you'll be able to boost consumer loyalty and company profits. After answering the two most important questions in all of marketing, you'll be ready to skillfully implement customer-winning strategies and face the competition. customer-winning strategies and face the competition. SBDC Quick Tip: Marketing Your Business is a must-take class to attend before launching that website, product or new business! Speaker: Kyle King, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 25.00Link

Jacksonville SBEP Class IV - Closing Reception

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

Evening Spark Tank

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

Hacker Hours

SoFlo Cyber District Tuesday, November 6 at 5:30 PM A more informal, personal meetup on all things tech related. Originally sponsored by Palm Beach Tech, we are now expanding to host other types of even... https://www.meetup.com/SoFlo-Cyber-District/events/qzdpfqyxpbjb/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/SoFlo-Cyber-District/events/qzdpfqyxpbjb/

Ask the Expert - Panel of the Top Developers in the Biz

Boca JS Tuesday, November 6 at 6:30 PM Get to know the industries best experts on everything from Development, Design, IT, DevOps, Recruiting, and Learning Our list of Panelists will grow b... https://www.meetup.com/BocaJS/events/254617361/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/BocaJS/events/254617361/

1 Million Cups | Delray Beach

1 Million Cups Delray Beach Wednesday, November 7 at 8:30 AM EVERY 1st WEDNESDAY - Join us to hear ONE local entrepreneur present followed by a Q&A session from the audience! We will end each event with a commun... https://www.meetup.com/1millioncupsDB/events/kblxqpyxpbkb/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/1millioncupsDB/events/kblxqpyxpbkb/

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

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

QuickBooks: Basics, Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Where: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pensacola, FL When: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsSee how QuickBooks financial software helps you take control of your business finances. Find out which QuickBooks product is right for you before you buy. Pre-registration with payment required. Speaker: Martha Cobb King, Advanced Certified QuickBooks Pro-Advisor, Simple Accounting SolutionsCo-Sponsor: Greater Pensacola Chamber; Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 plus BBVA Compass BankAdditional parking located behind the building. Fee: $ 50.00Link

Sales Training for Veterans and Business Owners - FAVOB, Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesFAVOB Space Coast Chapter Training Sales Training for Veterans and Business Owners Nov 7, 2018 10:00 am - Noon Eastern Florida State College, Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 This class applies to business owners and their salespeople. Learn to: . Grow your revenue, one customer at a time . Increase your average sale . "Close the sale" . Help an irate customer . Create a better experience for your customer Learn about the sales process. Help customers choose your products and services. How much is a customer worth? Why do you lose customers? How do we get more sales per transaction? You will learn these things and more. This class is taught by a business professional with many years of coaching and sales experience. Most of the sales knowledge passed on in this class applies regardless of your products or services. Park in King center lot, entrance off of Post Road Speaker: Lonnie Koyama U.S. Small Business AdministrationFee: No CostLink

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

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

Government Contracting: Overview, Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 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 "Introduction to Government Contracting" seminar is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 10-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The ten steps that will be discussed are: . Is Your Business Ready? Strategic planning priorities for government contractors. . Target Markets. What agencies are buying what you are selling? . Registration. You need to register as a vendor at the federal, state, and local levels. . Certifications. Position your business to take advantage of 'set-aside' opportunities. . Embrace Education. You have to become a student of government contracting. . Core Marketing Tools. Five (5) basic marketing tools for government contracting. . Networking Plan. If you learn about a bid when it's posted - it's likely you'll lose. . Capture Plan. How will you define what to pursue and what to ignore? . Bid Response Strategy. It takes time and resources to prepare a response. . Contract Management. Best practices to keep in mind as you start a new contract. You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners and learn about the Florida SBDC's "Bid-Match" service that can be a helpful marketing research tool.Speaker: Steven South, Government Contracting SpecialistFee: No CostLink

Subcontracting & Teaming, Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingFor many small businesses, entry into government contracting will or should begin as a subcontractor. This seminar will provide the small business owner with an understanding of the overall subcontracting process, including the format for a Subcontract and Teaming agreement, how to protect your company during the relationship and the overall benefits of subcontracting. This seminar will also provide the suggested rules of engagement and the contractual relationship between prime contractor, subcontractor and the government, for small businesses in the Tampa Bay region. Speaker: Karen Krymski, PTAC Consultant Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 20.00Link

QuickBooks: Advanced, Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Where: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pensacola, FL When: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsFind out how to use QuickBooks for complex tasks such as payroll, sales tax, estimating and job-costing.Speaker: Martha Cobb King, Advanced Certified QuickBooks Pro-Advisor, Simple Accounting SolutionsCo-Sponsor: Greater Pensacola Chamber; Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 plus BBVA Compass BankAdditional parking located behind the building. Fee: $ 50.00Link

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

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

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

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

Social Media Basics, Thursday, November 08, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Thursday, November 08, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesTwitter, Facebook, Google Plus and LinkedIn are all relationship building tools you can use to win the hearts and minds of your customers (so they think of you first when it comes time to buy). These tools also serve as a way to help prospective customers discover your business. This seminar focuses on what you need to know to use social media to promote your business.Speaker: Ebony Grimsley-VazFee: No CostLink

How to Become a Veteran-Owned Small Business - PTAC, Thursday, November 08, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Thursday, November 08, 2018 11:00 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingHave you thought about doing business with the government? Have you heard of VOSB or SDVOSB but are unsure of what the acronym soup means or how to achieve this designation? Veteran-Owned Small Business and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business are federal-level government contracting certifications that can help with your business strategy. In this workshop, we will: --Learn about the purpose and benefits of VOSB/SDVOSB certifications --Gain step-by-step guidance on how to become certified --Explore next steps after certification to boost business strategy Fee: $ 15.00Link

AAEA Workshop: Finding the Right Loan for Your Business

Our Guest Speaker will be Ms. Valarie Green, Senior Lending Consultant. Ms. Valarie Green has over 20 years of banking experience with a strong background in business development, leadership/management, training and development, and a great understanding of the different aspects of a banking environment. She also works with a diverse group of business owners, each with unique needs and circumstances, and is able to provide loans tailored to fit your business stage and financial background when traditional sources cannot. COST: Members - FREE Non-Members $25 / Students $5 ​Light refreshments will be served!

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

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, November 08, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMBusiness planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your existing business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Seminar registration includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software. Our expert advice simplifies conducting the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don't be intimidated, take the first step today! Speaker: Mitch Lairmore, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 99.00Link

VMware Cloud on AWS- Migrate and Extend VMware Environments to the AWS Cloud

AWS User Group of Florida - Palm Beach Thursday, November 8 at 6:00 PM Learn how any organization can leverage their current VMWare environment in AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS is an integrated cloud offering jointly developed... https://www.meetup.com/awsflorida/events/254449632/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/awsflorida/events/254449632/

Grow Your Circle: Use Social Media to Reach Customers, Friday, November 09, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach Campus, Library, Room 836, Fort Walton Beach When: Friday, November 09, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsAmong Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the seemingly hundreds of other networks, managing your social media can be a job by itself. And with 50 million businesses on Facebook alone, it's hard to stand out. In this workshop, you'll learn to better identify the platforms your customers are using, the best practices for posting and how to help build customer loyalty. Pre-registration is strongly recommended as seating is limited. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Pre-registration recommended. Speaker: Adam McCloskey, Associate Director, Florida SBDC at UWF/FWBCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) plus BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 25.00Link

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

Robert Blacklidge (Course Align) | The Journey from the Air Force to Startups

Palm Beach Tech Talks | Palm Beach Gardens Monday, November 12 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours to network, learn and engage with local technology & entrepreneurial leaders that have experiences to sh... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-PBG/events/252674459/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-PBG/events/252674459/

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

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

Reach Customers Online with Google, Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Where: SBDC at Seminole State College - Seminole County Public Library, Jean Rhein Central Branch, Casselberry When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 9:30 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesAt this two-part workshop, you will learn about the tools that digital marketing experts use every day that are also available to you. If you're a business owner or a manager responsible for marketing for small and medium-sized businesses, this workshop is for you! You'll leave with a better understanding of which digital marketing options are available and right for your business. The first half of this valuable training program will show you how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using a free business listing, search engine optimization (SEO) techniques, and online advertising. In this workshop we'll offer tips for: . Creating a free Google My Business listing . Improving your website's visibility in Google's organic search results, on all devices . Advertising your business on Google The second half will show you how to how to create a search-friendly website that's useful for customers and supports your business goals In this workshop we'll offer tips for: . Building a goal-oriented website . Creating useful content for your audience . Ensuring your site is useful for visitors, on any and every device . Increasing visibility with search engine optimization (SEO) Speaker: Taught by Google Partner and National Trainer: Matt Weber, President, ROAR! Internet Marketing Co-Sponsor: Seminole County Public LibraryFee: No CostLink

How to Apply for an SBA Loan, Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Where: East Tampa Redevelopment Office, Tampa When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Access to CapitalLearn how to prepare to apply for a business loan, what lenders look for, and how they rate your loan application. Receive a review of U.S. Small Business Administration loan programing and what SBA looks for in a loan application.Speaker: Charles LongFee: No CostLink

Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Where: Bruton Memorial Library, Plant City When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PMYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures, to the types of licenses you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started.Speaker: Dottie MinnickFee: No CostLink

Tallahassee SBEP Class IX - Fourth Class and Closing Reception

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

Financing Your Business, Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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

Hacker Hours

SoFlo Cyber District Tuesday, November 13 at 5:30 PM A more informal, personal meetup on all things tech related. Originally sponsored by Palm Beach Tech, we are now expanding to host other types of even... https://www.meetup.com/SoFlo-Cyber-District/events/qzdpfqyxpbrb/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/SoFlo-Cyber-District/events/qzdpfqyxpbrb/

Evening Spark Tank

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

Co-Working ::: Wapuu Bar

WordPress Users of the Palm Beaches Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00 PM The WPUG Meetup is held on the second Tuesday of every month6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. RSVP's open 6 days prior to meetup. ͏»»»»»»»»WordPress News:֍ WooSesh ... https://www.meetup.com/WordPressPB/events/mqqddqyxpbrb/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/WordPressPB/events/mqqddqyxpbrb/

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

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

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

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

How To Do Business With Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Pensacola, Building 8, Pensacola When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:30 AMTopic: Government ContractingLearn the first step in doing business with ECUA, forms available, commodity list, bidder's list and where to find bid opportunities and helpful tips. No fee. Pre-registration is recommended.Speaker: Jim Roberts, Public Information Officer at ECUACo-Sponsor: John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist, Florida PTAC at UWF; Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 plus BBVA Compass BankFee: No CostLink

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

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

Smart Start Your Business, Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Where: Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, Tampa When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures, to the types of licenses you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started.Speaker: Sonia QuinonesFee: No CostLink

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

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesThe success of your business depends heavily on external factors - changes in customer preferences, economic trends, the demographics of your market, and many other elements. What do you really know about these factors? Market research can give you deep insights into your business ecosystem, help you make better decisions, and plan moves now to get you ahead of the competition.If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575. Fee: No CostLink

Palm Beach Tech Pitch Competition | 2nd Annual

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

Tax Reform | What should you know?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the first and largest tax overhaul in 31 years. It's hard to decipher what the TCJA means for you and your business, so we are here to help articulate the changes and what they mean for you. Lurie, LLP & Benson Blackburn invite you to join us as we explain the tax reform changes and the implications for businesses and individuals. For more information and to RSVP, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tax-reform-what-should-you-know-tickets-49711350989

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

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

Doing Business With Okaloosa County, Thursday, November 15, 2018

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Synovus Bank Building, Fort Walton Beach When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:30 AMTopic: Government ContractingThis workshop is about how to do business with Okaloosa County. The workshop will cover what types of products and services the county typically procures, how to register as a vendor and how to locate bid opportunities. Pre-registration and payment required.Speaker: John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist, Florida PTAC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) plus BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 20.00Link

Credit Reporting & Financial Management, Thursday, November 15, 2018

Where: UCF Valencia Osceola Campus, Building 4, Kissimmee When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Access to CapitalJoin us at this workshop and learn about. Credit Reporting for a Small Business module will train you on business credit reports. Financial Management for a Small Business module will take you on an important first steps to building a better financial future for your business.Speaker: Naomi Norris| BB&T Lonnie Koyama | SBANote: Parking pass will be provided to registered attendees by email 48 hour prior the event. Park in Lot E in front of building 4 and place "temporary parking pass" on top of dashboard.Fee: No CostLink

Federal Government Set-Asides - How To Qualify, Thursday, November 15, 2018

Where: Florida PTAC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Synovus Bank Building, Fort Walton Beach When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:30 AMTopic: Government ContractingTraditionally, the government has used the federal acquisition process as a tool to implement and further its programs and initiatives for social and economic change. Learn what these programs are, how and if you qualify and what you need to do. If you are a Small business, minority or woman or veteran owned business, this is one workshop you need to attend! Pre-registration with payment required.Speaker: Speaker: John DiGiacomol, Procurement SpecialistCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 20.00Link

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

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

Starting Your Business, Thursday, November 15, 2018

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

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

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

Starting A Business, Thursday, November 15, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Building 8 - Library 2nd Floor, Fort Walton Beach When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Business BasicsYou have an idea for a business. What's the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this four-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. We will also provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no-cost) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please pre-register as seating is limited.Speaker: Ayesha Haider, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 50.00Link

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

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

How to build video streaming iOS and Android apps - Developer Evangelist - Wowza

FlaDotNet Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 PM Video streaming apps are all the rage and continue to demonstrate rapid growth in usage and creative implementations. Every vertical market has the ne... https://www.meetup.com/FlaDotNet/events/254067641/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/FlaDotNet/events/254067641/

Employer Taxes, Friday, November 16, 2018

Where: HCC at The Regent, Riverview When: Friday, November 16, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMNavigating tax issues around hiring workers can be challenging. Prepared by the IRS, this class can help you determine whether workers are employees or independent contractors as well as guide you through the tax requirements for each. This class is a must for any entrepreneur who will be paying people to work in his or her business.Speaker: Andrew VulpisFee: No CostLink

Starting a Business, Friday, November 16, 2018

Where: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pensacola, FL When: Friday, November 16, 2018 12:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsYou have an idea for a business. What's the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this four-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. We will also provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no cost to you) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please arrive early to park and receive your packet. There are no refunds, so make sure you can attend. (Arrangements will be made for credit toward another workshop if we are notified at least 48 hours in advance due to an emergency.)Speaker: Glenn McDuffy, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 & BBVA Compass BankSecond floor - additional parking located behind the building.Fee: $ 50.00Link

Start Smart, Friday, November 16, 2018

Where: Belle Glade Public Library, Belle Glade When: Friday, November 16, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceStart Smart Have you always had the dream to start your own business but didn't know where to begin? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of owning a successful business, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. Learn from a business consultant about: . lifestyle requirements for business owners . how to assess the feasibility of your business idea . legal and tax implications of owning a business . how to develop a business plan . how to compile a bank-ready financial package . how to market your product or service . health and safety regulations that may apply to your business . where to find other resources that may help you succeed Fee: No CostLink

Gainesville Front-end web development meetup

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

Business Startup 101, Monday, November 19, 2018

Where: SBDC at Seminole State College - Seminole County Public Library, Northwest Branch, Lake Mary When: Monday, November 19, 2018 1:30 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceLearn how to properly start your business to ensure success. Understand how all the critical pieces of the puzzle fit together. We discuss the various legal forms of ownership, licensing and tax requirements, capital and labor, rent versus purchase, and various other business start-up issues.Speaker: Moses Ayiku, Consultant - Florida SBDC at Seminole State College Co-Sponsor: Seminole County Public LibraryFee: No CostLink

Expand Your Market Share! Become a Lee County Certified Vendor, Monday, November 19, 2018

Where: Downtown Fort Myers Library, Fort Myers When: Monday, November 19, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingConsidering doing business with Lee County? This workshop is for you. You will receive information on opportunities and gain an understanding of the process of how to do business with Lee County. Co-Sponsor: Fort Myers Regional LibraryIMPORTANT NOTICE ON PARKING: The session is at the library's South Building and the lot is located on the corner of Richmond and First St.Fee: No CostLink

James Olejar (Lead Dev @ Crossfield) | You Know What I MERN?! (Stack)

Palm Beach Tech Talks | Boca Raton Monday, November 19 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours with the sharpest & most witty folks in our tech community! GUEST SPEAKER: James Olejar, Lead Developer ... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/253375936/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/253375936/

Accounting and Tax Prodedures, Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetAn overview of tax requirements needed satisfy IRS regulations and the generally accepted accounting procedures your business needs to manage your growth. Guest presenter John Gordos, Enrolled Agent.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Key Elements of Business Planning, Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Where: Delray Beach Public Library, Delray Beach When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessLearn a method to map your business strategy in preparation for creating a business plan. We'll use a Business Model Canvas to either envision your new start-up or check your progress in the business you currently run. Leave with both your map, as well as resource to take the next step of creating a full business plan document.Speaker: Jacqueline Ramirez, Consultant SBDC at FAU Division of ResearchFee: No CostLink

Hacker Hours

SoFlo Cyber District Tuesday, November 20 at 5:30 PM A more informal, personal meetup on all things tech related. Originally sponsored by Palm Beach Tech, we are now expanding to host other types of even... https://www.meetup.com/SoFlo-Cyber-District/events/qzdpfqyxpbbc/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/SoFlo-Cyber-District/events/qzdpfqyxpbbc/

South Florida iOS Developer Introduction Meetup  

South Florida iOS Developers Tuesday, November 20 at 6:30 PM Welcome to the South Florida iOS Developers group! We are very excited to start regular meetups for the awesome South Florida iOS community that deepl... https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-iOS-Developers/events/fzttbqyxpbbc/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-iOS-Developers/events/fzttbqyxpbbc/

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

Business Plans 101, Monday, November 26, 2018

Where: SBDC at Seminole State College - Seminole County Public Library, Northwest Branch, Lake Mary When: Monday, November 26, 2018 1:30 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis seminar provides a simple and realistic approach for the serious entrepreneur who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this workshop will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy. Speaker: Moses Ayiku, Consultant - Florida SBDC at Seminole State College Co-Sponsor: Seminole County Public LibraryFee: No CostLink

Hacker Hours

SoFlo Cyber District Tuesday, November 27 at 5:30 PM A more informal, personal meetup on all things tech related. Originally sponsored by Palm Beach Tech, we are now expanding to host other types of even... https://www.meetup.com/SoFlo-Cyber-District/events/qzdpfqyxpbkc/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/SoFlo-Cyber-District/events/qzdpfqyxpbkc/

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, Thursday, November 29, 2018

Where: Temple Terrace Public Library, Temple Terrace When: Thursday, November 29, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 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: Sonia QuinonesFee: No CostLink

QuickBooks - Advanced, Thursday, November 29, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Panama City, Panama City Mall, Suite 2196, Panama City When: Thursday, November 29, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsWhich reports can really help me run my business? Where did all the cash go? These reports are demonstrated and more questions are explained in detail by a QuickBooks Proadvisor with a Florida CPA license during the Florida SBDC QuickBooks Advanced seminar. Pre-registration required; seating is limited. Speaker: Johnny Branch, CPA, MBA, Business Consultant, Certified Economic Development Finance Professional, Certified Pro Advisor for QuickBooks Desktop and OnlineCo-Sponsor: iHeart Media, Panama City and BBVA Compass BankSuite 2196 located near the center of the mall.Fee: $ 25.00Link

Responding to Government Solicitations, Thursday, November 29, 2018

Where: Greenacres Branch Library, Greenacres When: Thursday, November 29, 2018 2:30 PM to 3:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingObjectives of this seminar include: how to develop marketing techniques, understand the differences between RFP / RFQ, how to search for a proposal opportunity, understand the various sections within a proposal and how to construct a winning bidSpeaker: FAU PTAC StaffCo-Sponsor: Office of Small Business AssistanceFee: No CostLink

Grow Your Business: Use Social Media to Reach Customers, Friday, November 30, 2018

Where: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pensacola, FL When: Friday, November 30, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsAmong Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the seemingly hundreds of other networks, managing your social media can be a job by itself. And with 50 million businesses on Facebook alone, it's hard to stand out. In this workshop, you'll learn to better identify the platforms your customers are using, the best practices for posting and how to help build customer loyalty. Pre-registration is required.Speaker: Adam McCloskey, Associate Director, Florida SBDC at UWF/FWBCo-Sponsor: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 1620 and 92.3 & BBVA Compass BankAdditional parking located behind the building. Fee: $ 25.00Link

Government Contracting 101, Saturday, December 01, 2018

Where: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pensacola, FL When: Saturday, December 01, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:30 AMTopic: Government ContractingThis workshop will provide you access to how the procurement process works and how your company will need to offer their goods and services. We will go over the process and the 10 steps you will need to follow to become successful in marketing to the federal government. Capture some of the one billion dollars spent by the federal military bases in the area. This class is aimed at business owners who are beginning to think about doing business with the federal government. Pre-registration with payment required.Speaker: John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist, Florida PTAC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620 and 92.3 plus BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 20.00Link

Grow with Google: Using Data to Drive Growth and Succeeding in a Micro-Moments World, Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Where: SBDC at Seminole State College - Seminole County Public Library, Jean Rhein Central Branch, Casselberry When: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 9:30 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesAt this two-part workshop, you'll learn about tools to help you collect and interpret real-time information about how customers are interacting with you online, so you can make smarter decisions about how to reach key audiences on your budget, timeline, and terms. The first half of this valuable training program will show you how to connect with customers in the critical moments when they search online for something they want to know, someplace they want to go, something they want to do, or something they want to buy. In this session we'll talk about: . Identifying consumer behaviors and trends . Delivering relevant content and personalized online experiences . Creating a frictionless conversion process The second half of the program explores tools that can help you understand customer behavior with your online presence. We'll show you how you can use this info to make informed decisions about your ongoing online marketing strategy. In this session we'll introduce talk about: . Identifying business goals (and how you plan to use your online presence to achieve them) . Incorporating data into your plan . Selecting tools to help you find the answers you need Speaker: Taught by Google Partner and National Trainer: Matt Weber, President, ROAR! Internet Marketing Co-Sponsor: Seminole County Public LibraryFee: No CostLink

Ignite Your Online Marketing, Tuesday, December 04, 2018

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

Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures, to the types of licenses you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started.Speaker: Dottie MinnickFee: No CostLink

Introduction to Marketing, Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Where: Robert R. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, Tampa When: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 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.Speaker: Sonia QuinonesFee: No CostLink

How to Start A Business, Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThe best way to get started! Receive information on the necessary licenses permits, legal documents and requirements to do business in the State of Florida. Learn to refine your ideas into a plan for success.Fee: $ 10.00Link

Using SEO to Improve Your Google Rankings, Tuesday, December 04, 2018

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

Government Contracting 101, Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Where: Gardens Branch Library, Palm Beach Gardens When: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 3:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingWhether you're already selling to the government or want to find out how to do it, join the Small Business Development Center for a very special workshop. You'll learn the role of small business with regard to government contracting, how to develop a process to find bid opportunities, and gain a better understanding of the SBA's certification programs. Speaker: Speaker will be FAU PTAC Co-Sponsor: co-sponsored by the Office of Small Business Assistance( OSBA) of Palm Beach County.Fee: No CostLink

Hacker Hours

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

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis workshop will give you an overview of the seven basic requirements for business STARTUP: Selecting an idea, Testing the market, Acquiring capital, wRiting a plan, Turning for help, Understanding legal requirements, and Putting it all together. Registration includes a workbook and start-up kit for NE Florida counties. Fee: $ 40.00Link

Marketing Your Business, Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Where: South Florida State College, Bldg H-110, Avon Park When: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesYou know why your business rocks. Does anyone else? Take this class to uncover the characteristics that make up your business' DNA. Soon, you'll be able to boost consumer loyalty and company profits. After answering the two most important questions in all of marketing, you'll be ready to skillfully implement customer-winning strategies and face the competition. SBDC Quick Tip: Marketing Your Business is a must-take class to attend before launching that website, product or new business! Speaker: Michael NoelRegister with the college, 813-784-7405, refer to CRN 11255Fee: $ 25.00Link

1 Million Cups | Delray Beach

1 Million Cups Delray Beach Wednesday, December 5 at 8:30 AM EVERY 1st WEDNESDAY - Join us to hear ONE local entrepreneur present followed by a Q&A session from the audience! We will end each event with a commun... https://www.meetup.com/1millioncupsDB/events/kblxqpyxqbhb/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/1millioncupsDB/events/kblxqpyxqbhb/

Business Start Up Info Session, Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Business BasicsThis session will cover the basics of "How to start your business" as well as resources in the community. Reservations are required. Speaker: Larry SmithPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

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

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

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

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMIt's no myth.women, minority and veteran certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government. Speaker: Yanina Rosario, 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

Government Contracting: Overview, Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 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 "Introduction to Government Contracting" seminar is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 10-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The ten steps that will be discussed are: . Is Your Business Ready? Strategic planning priorities for government contractors. . Target Markets. What agencies are buying what you are selling? . Registration. You need to register as a vendor at the federal, state, and local levels. . Certifications. Position your business to take advantage of 'set-aside' opportunities. . Embrace Education. You have to become a student of government contracting. . Core Marketing Tools. Five (5) basic marketing tools for government contracting. . Networking Plan. If you learn about a bid when it's posted - it's likely you'll lose. . Capture Plan. How will you define what to pursue and what to ignore? . Bid Response Strategy. It takes time and resources to prepare a response. . Contract Management. Best practices to keep in mind as you start a new contract. You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners and learn about the Florida SBDC's "Bid-Match" service that can be a helpful marketing research tool.Speaker: Steven South, Government Contracting SpecialistFee: No CostLink

Basic Government Contracting 101, Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingReady.set.sell to the federal government! This workshop provides information on registering with the federal government, how to locate federal opportunities, who to market to within the federal government, and so much more! Speaker: Karen Krymski, PTAC Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

International Trade: Is It Right for Your Business?, Thursday, December 06, 2018

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, December 06, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: International TradeIs international trade right for your business? If you have a thriving domestic business, maybe it's time to consider exporting to take it to the next level. Companies that export grow faster, are more profitable and are less affected by downturns in domestic demand for their products and services. This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview on what it takes to go international. You will learn how to: Determine if you are export ready Identify indicators for potential markets Utilize research tools Identify necessary costs for international transactions Note: Businesses new to export or entering new export markets.Speaker: Selma Canas*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 25.00Link

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

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

Smart Start Your Business, Thursday, December 06, 2018

Where: Seffner Mango Library, Tampa, FL When: Thursday, December 06, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures, to the types of licenses you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started.Speaker: Sonia QuinonesFee: No CostLink

Steps to Starting a Business, Thursday, December 06, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Panama City, Panama City Mall, Suite 2196, Panama City When: Thursday, December 06, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsTake the first step in starting your small business! Attendees will learn the essentials for getting started in business including: idea evaluation, legal business structures, regulations & licensing, taxation, finding capital and more. Pre-registration required.Speaker: Johnny Branch, CPA, MBA, Consultant/GA, Consultant/PD CoordinatorCo-Sponsor: iHeart Media, Panama City and BBVA Compass BankLocated near the center of the mall.Fee: $ 25.00Link

How to Start Your Business, Thursday, December 06, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, December 06, 2018 3:00 PM to 6:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceA three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.Speaker: Chuck WheelerFee: $ 30.00Link

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

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

Starting A Business, Friday, December 07, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Fort Walton Beach, Building 8 - Library 2nd Floor, Fort Walton Beach When: Friday, December 07, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsYou have an idea for a business. What's the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this four-hour workshop we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. We will also provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no-cost) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Please pre-register as seating is limited.Speaker: Ayesha Haider, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Community Broadcasters, LLC (103.1 The Blaze, Hwy 98.1 Country, 102.1 The Wave, & Q92) and BBVA Compass BankFee: $ 50.00Link

Business Startup 101, Friday, December 07, 2018

Where: SBDC at Seminole State College - Seminole County Public Library, East Branch, Oviedo When: Friday, December 07, 2018 1:30 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceIn many ways, there has never been a better time to start a business. Learn how to properly launch your business to ensure success. Understand the critical pieces of the puzzle and how they all fit together. We will discuss the legal forms of ownership, licensing and tax requirements, capital and labor, rent versus purchase, insurance and various other business start-up issues.Speaker: Moses Ayiku, Consultant - Florida SBDC at Seminole State College Co-Sponsor: Seminole County Public LibraryFee: No CostLink

Tax and Accounting Issues for the Small Business, Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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

Doing Business With Pinellas County, Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMPinellas County's Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program gives local small businesses opportunities to participate in the competitive process for County contracts. You'll learn about the County purchasing system and receive personal assistance to help you register to do business with Pinellas County Government. Fee: No CostLink

Start Smart, Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Where: Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room, Boca Raton When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMStart Smart Have you always had the dream to start your own business but didn't know where to begin? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of owning a successful business, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. Learn from a business consultant about: . lifestyle requirements for business owners . how to assess the feasibility of your business idea . legal and tax implications of owning a business . how to develop a business plan . how to compile a bank-ready financial package . how to market your product or service . health and safety regulations that may apply to your business . where to find other resources that may help you succeed Speaker: Betina Jean-JacquesFee: No CostLink

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: Federal Certifications Managed by SBA, Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingEvery year, the Federal government procures supplies and/or services to the tune of several hundred billion dollars. A whopping twenty-three (23) percent of those procurements are earmarked for smaller businesses. If you own a small business and have the potential to sell your product/service to the Federal government you ought to take the time to learn about these programs. At Federal level, our government is mandated to reserve a sizable percentage of all procurements dollars for small businesses; for certified socio-economically disadvantaged small businesses; for women-owned small businesses or; for business located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones. SBA manages all of these certifications. Certifying your business can definitely help you successfully compete for government contracts. As a certified entity, in addition to pursuing contracts, you may participate in executive level business training that helps to keep small businesses competitive. As part of our efforts to maintain program integrity, we ensure firms are compliant with program/federal regulations so they stay in good standing and can enjoy continued program participation. You will learn the eligibility criteria for the: . 8 (a) Business Development Program . Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program . Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program . New SBA Mentor Protégé program . In addition, you will learn where to find Federal Opportunities for your small business. Speaker: Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager, US Small Business AdministrationFee: No CostLink

Responding to Government Solicitations, Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Where: Gardens Branch Library, Palm Beach Gardens When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 3:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingObjectives of this seminar include: how to develop marketing techniques, understand the differences between RFP / RFQ, how to search for a proposal opportunity, understand the various sections within a proposal and how to construct a winning bidSpeaker: FAU PTAC is speaker Co-Sponsor: Office of Small Business Assistance (OSBA) Palm Beach CountyFee: No CostLink

Tax Awareness and Your Business, Thursday, December 13, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Tax PlanningThis workshop provides an overview of business taxes, including employment taxes, business deductions, record keeping and electronic filing.Speaker: Jerry JoyceFee: No CostLink

Business Plans 101, Friday, December 14, 2018

Where: SBDC at Seminole State College - Seminole County Public Library, East Branch, Oviedo When: Friday, December 14, 2018 1:30 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessThis seminar provides a simple and realistic approach for the serious entrepreneur who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this workshop will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy. Speaker: Moses Ayiku, Consultant - Florida SBDC at Seminole State College Co-Sponsor: Seminole County Public LibraryFee: No CostLink

Record Keeping in Small Business, Sunday, December 16, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - Pensacola, Building 8, Pensacola When: Sunday, December 16, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Business BasicsDuring this 4-part workshop series, attendees will learn how to keep records, develop financial statements, asset depreciation schedules, understand tax records and plan for business continuity. Attendance fee for all four sessions (Jan 25, 28, Feb 1 & 4) is $55 for the public and free for students and employees of the University of West Florida who present a Nautilus card. Please pre-register as seating is limited.Speaker: Dan Cavanaugh, Associate Director, Florida SBDC at UWFCorner of University Parkway and Hillview DriveFee: $ 100.00Link

Minority Certification, Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

Wellness Event

Free yoga class Free chair massage Free Lifestyle Presentation Light refreshments Link to register: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4faaae23abfe3-alive 352-432-3231 www.wellnessclermont.com

Business Start Up Info Session, Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis session will cover the basics of "How to start your business" as well as resources in the community. Reservations are required. Park in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

How to Start A Business, Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, January 08, 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

Intro to Government Contracting, Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingFederal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not "Does the government buy what you are selling?"...it is more "Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?". If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business. The Florida SBDC at UCF's "Introduction to Government Contracting" seminar is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 10-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The ten steps that will be discussed are: . Is Your Business Ready? Strategic planning priorities for government contractors. . Target Markets. What agencies are buying what you are selling? . Registration. You need to register as a vendor at the federal, state, and local levels. . Certifications. Position your business to take advantage of 'set-aside' opportunities. . Embrace Education. You have to become a student of government contracting. . Core Marketing Tools. Five (5) basic marketing tools for government contracting. . Networking Plan. If you learn about a bid when it's posted - it's likely you'll lose. . Capture Plan. How will you define what to pursue and what to ignore? . Bid Response Strategy. It takes time and resources to prepare a response. . Contract Management. Best practices to keep in mind as you start a new contract. You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners and learn about the Florida SBDC's "Bid-Match" service that can be a helpful marketing research tool. Speaker: Steven South, Government Contracting SpecialistFee: $ 20.00Link

SBA Money Smart: Finance Management for Small Businesses, Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Cash Flow ManagementIn this business education course, Vince LoPresti from the Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss the fundamentals of Financial Management for Small Businesses. * Start-up financing * Financing for a growing business * Financing working capital * Financial fixed assets Financial management practices, rules, and tools commonly used in business finance Reservations are required. Park in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

How to Start Your Business, Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Tuesday, January 15, 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

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, January 15, 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 *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 Lot OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

Roman Zhukov (ETNA) | Disrupting FinTech

Palm Beach Tech Talks | Boca Raton Monday, January 21 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours with the sharpest & most witty folks in our tech community! GUEST SPEAKER: Roman Zhukov | Founder & CEO ... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/253263014/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-Boca-Raton/events/253263014/

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

Cosy Joseph (FP&L) | Our Journey to the Cloud

Palm Beach Tech Talks | Palm Beach Gardens Monday, February 11 at 6:00 PM Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours to network, learn and engage with local technology & entrepreneurial leaders that have experiences to sh... https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-PBG/events/254856657/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Tech-Talks-PBG/events/254856657/

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

Technology + Golf

Palm Beach Tech Meetup Wednesday, February 27 at 6:00 PM Details coming soon https://www.meetup.com/PalmBeachTech/events/252440593/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/PalmBeachTech/events/252440593/

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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

1 Million Cups Tampa

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