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Minority Certification, Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMGet 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

Business Loans & Financials, Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMLearn what it takes to get a business loan and how to make your application the best it can be! Includes a simple overview of financial statements and the 5 C's of credit.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:00 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 licenses you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started.Speaker: Robert Pierce IIIFee: No CostLink

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 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

Chaos Engineering: The 5 W’s - Jacob Plicque III, Gremlin.com

South Florida Kubernetes Meetup Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 PM In this talk, Jacob will answer the 5 Ws (who, what, where, when, why) of Chaos Engineering: Chaos Engineering is NOT * randomly applying failure mode... https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-Kubernetes-Meetup/events/267746488/... Link: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-Kubernetes-Meetup/events/267746488/

Doing Business with Miami-Dade County Webinar, Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Where: OnlineWhen: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:00 AMTopic: Government Contracting Small, medium and large businesses are able to conduct business with Miami-Dade County. Learn about the requirements to participate in Miami-Dade County's Small Business Enterprise Certification programs and learn about available contracting opportunities for small businesses with Miami-Dade. Co-Sponsor: Miami-Dade County SBD, Florida SBDC at FIU in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship CenterFee: No CostLink

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

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

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

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

SCORE: Developing Inspired Leaders

One day you are a successful individual performer, and the next day you are promoted to leadership. The most successful companies know that effective leaders are not born; they are trained and developed. In this 3-hour class we help participants understand the qualities of effective leaders and offer a roadmap to create a high performing organization, including such topics as: Competency, Selection & Orientation Understanding and Leveraging your Style Communicating the Corporate Mission & Values Clarifying Job Descriptions Agreement on Critical Metrics of Performance Short Term Objectives, Methods and Actions/Dates Creating an Integrated Culture of Excellence Rewards and Incentives Review and Continual Process Improvement Our presenter, Linda Pickwick, has an extensive career including Group VP of Sales in a major corporation as well as her own consulting business focused on sales force effectiveness. Register at https://conta.cc/2RUDfjC

Starting A Business, Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - FWB, Building 1, Room 126, Fort Walton Beach When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceAre you thinking about starting your own business? In this three-hour workshop, we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no-cost) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Pre-registration is required. Registration ends 24 hours prior to the workshop.Speaker: Diana Jernigan, Business Consultant, SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Synovus Fee: $ 50.00Link

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

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

Food Industry Basics, Thursday, February 27, 2020

Where: Bruton Memorial Library, Plant City When: Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceFocused on the food industry? Get the information you need to run a small business food enterprise. This course will cover the basic requirements for starting your own restaurant, catering business, or a mobile food dispensing cart.Speaker: Dottie MinnickIf you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.Fee: No CostLink

How To Write A Business Plan, Thursday, February 27, 2020

Where: Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, Perry When: Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: Business BasicsThis workshop explains the format and content of a business plan. The workshop will benefit both start-up and existing small businesses with developing a road map to their business success. We will cover "Why You Need A Business Plan", "Defining Your Business Model", "Defining Your Unique Sales Proposition", "How to Assess Your Markets", "Management Considerations", and "How to approach Financial Planning". The SBDC at FAMU provides essential support, research, data analysis and consulting support in each of the topic areas listed and offer this workshop as an introduction to the services that can help your business ideas and business succeed.Speaker: Chauncey Jones, ConsultantFee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

How To Start Your Own Business, Friday, February 28, 2020

Where: SBDC at UCF - Kissimmee, Kissimmee/Osceola County COC, Kissimmee When: Friday, February 28, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis seminar will help business owners learn the essentials for getting started in business. Topics include: business evaluation, business entities, licensing, capital/finance sources, start-up cost, sales forecasting, cash flow, and an introduction to business plans and the importance of preparing one. This session is guaranteed to take the mystery out of starting a business and help you to be the entrepreneur you always dreamed about! Speaker: Elly Membreno, Business Consultant ***Parents Note: We ask you not to bring children to workshop sessions who can be a distraction to others. Your cooperation can help us serve you more e?ectively.Fee: No CostLink

Make Your Business Bankable, Saturday, February 29, 2020

Where: CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center), Miami When: Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PMMBF Certificate Series: Financial Literacy (Workshop #4 of 4) Why are some businesses able to easily obtain loans? The answer starts with you, the business owner. Learn how to make your business loan-worthy and receive key insights from a panel of loan officers. From the importance of the business owner's personal credit, to understanding how lenders evaluate your business, this workshop will put you on the right path to being bankable. Attend all four financial workshops and receive a Certificate of Completion! Registration Link: go.fiu.edu/bankableCo-Sponsor: Miami Bayside Foundation, Florida SBDC at FIU in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, CIC Miami, DEO**Please note that for this workshop all registrations are subject to screening and cancellation at any time.**Fee: No CostLink

Marketing 101, Sunday, March 01, 2020

Where: North Tampa Branch Library, Tampa, FL When: Sunday, March 01, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 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: Corey McCasterFee: No CostLink

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Grow With Google (Reach Customers on line/Using Data for Growth), Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Where: FAU Tech Runway, Tech Runway, Boca Raton When: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesReach Customers Online with Google: Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. We'll also introduce tools that will help you run your business online, including Google Analytics and Trends. Using Data to Drive Business Growth: Google Analytics can help you gain insight into how consumers engage with your business online. Learn best practices analyzing customer trends and turning these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions.Speaker: Matt Weber, GoogleFee: No CostLink

Starting A Business, Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThe best way to get started! Receive information on the necessary licenses permits, legal documents and requirements to do business in the State of Florida. Learn to refine your ideas into a plan for success.Fee: $ 10.00Link

Gaining Access to Pinellas County Government Contracting, Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMThe Pinellas County Contract Compliance Management System-B2G workshop will cover system functions including using the dashboard, system navigation and purpose by entering sub-contractors information, payments and reporting. The class also covers the types of insurance required to do business with Pinellas County.Fee: No CostLink

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

QuickBooks Basics, Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF/Synovus-Pensacola, Synovus / 4th Floor Training Room, Pensacola When: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetIn this course, we will talk about choosing the QuickBooks version that fits your company needs. We will take you through the Desktop version of setting up a company and chart of accounts for your industry, spending and receiving monies, monitoring accounts receivable and payroll. You will also learn about the balance sheets and income statements. The final section of the course will cover a brief introduction to payroll, timesheet options, banking and credit card importing, and a tour of the online version of QuickBooks. Presented by Ryan Francis from Carr, Riggs & Ingram, CPAs and Advisors. Pre-registration required. Registration closes 24 hours prior to workshop.Speaker: Ryan Francis, Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs and AdvisorsCo-Sponsor: Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 1620 and 92.3; ESPN Radio 1330/99.1 Free parking in Synovus lot.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Advanced QuickBooks Online, Wednesday, March 04, 2020

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

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

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

Government Contracting: Overview, Wednesday, March 04, 2020

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Second Class Meets

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

Finance Fair (Your Best Opportunity for a Loan), Thursday, March 05, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Thursday, March 05, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMThis free event offers business owners and future business owners the opportunity to approach a variety of small business lenders and have one-on-one conversations and about their specific business finance needs. You do not need to own a business to participate. Any interested businessperson may attend. Fee: No CostLink

Business Start Up, Thursday, March 05, 2020

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

The Small Business Grow & Succeed Series Part 2, Thursday, March 05, 2020

Where: Lee County Economic Development Office, Fort Myers When: Thursday, March 05, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Alcance a sus clientes en línea con Google (Reach Customers Online with Google offered in July in English) En esta presentación, empresas aprenderán cómo los clientes los encuentran en línea y cómo promocionar sus negocios medio la optimización de motor de búsqueda (SEO) y las campañas inteligentes en Google Ads. También presentaremos herramientas para ayudarles a administrar su negocio en línea, incluyendo "Google My Business" y "Google Trends". Co-Sponsor: Lee County Economic Development OfficeFee: No CostLink

Starting a Business, Thursday, March 05, 2020

Where: Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Breeze When: Thursday, March 05, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceHave an idea for a business, but not sure where to start? Take the first step with the SBDC's Starting a Business workshop! In this workshop, we'll talk about business concepts and find answers to many of your questions: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money with your business idea? Is this business compatible with your goals? What rules, laws and licenses apply to your business? Learn legal business structures, best management practices, funding options, basic marketing strategies and more. We'll also talk about how to write a business plan and the importance of financial statements. After attending this workshop, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to get assistance (at no cost to you) in moving through the stages of your business venture. Pre-registration is required. Registration ends 24 hours before workshop.Speaker: Christa Wilson, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, Synovus, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 92.3/1620, ESPN Radio 1130/99.1 Fee: $ 50.00Link

CyberSecurity for Small Business, Thursday, March 05, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at FAMU, FAMU Foundation Building, Tallahassee When: Thursday, March 05, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMTopic: CybersecurityCybersecurity is a major threat to businesses of all sizes. Small businesses are especially vulnerable because they don't think they're large enough to be a target of hackers. This workshop is designed to make the participants aware of the types of threats that are in the cyber ecosystem and to provide proactive strategies that can be applied immediately. The workshop will also introduce participants to a cybersecurity survey aimed at rating their company's cybersecurity awareness. The workshop will also introduce an upcoming cybersecurity certification program that participants and company employees can take to strengthen the company's technology infrastructure and reduce the impact of cyber attacks. Speaker: Gerald Hinson Fee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

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

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

Social Media Basics, Friday, March 06, 2020

Where: HCC at The Regent, Riverview When: Friday, March 06, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesTwitter Facebook, 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 ways to help prospective customers discover your business. This seminar focuses on what you need to know to promote your business with social media.Speaker: London JamesFee: No CostLink

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Business Plans Made Easy, Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMDevelop the right plan for your business needs. Receive an overview which features easy financials, a simple pitch format, and performance tracking. Ideal for new or experienced business owners to manage business growth, communicate ideas, or borrow money. Fee: $ 20.00Link

Business Plan Writing Made Easier, Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Where: Sumter County, Service Center, WildWood When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:30 AM to 11:30 AMTopic: Business BasicsThis NO COST seminar will introduce you to business plans and the importance of preparing a good one. A business plan is a formal written document containing business goals, the method of attaining these goals, and the time required to achieve these goals. Writing a business plan is an opportunity to think through every step of starting or growing your company. It requires preparation. More importantly, you must get started. Why not make the process easier by attending this seminar. Speaker: Miguel Nieves, Area Manager for the Florida SBDC at UCF located in Sumter CountyIf you have questions or difficulty registering, please contact Brenda Whiteford, Program Assistant at (352) 689-4698 or Brenda.whiteford@ucf.eduFee: No CostLink

Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Where: SouthShore Regional Library, Ruskin, FL When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures, to the types of licenses you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started.Speaker: Robert Pierce IIIFee: No CostLink

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of license you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. Speaker: Kristin Hughes, Business Consultant Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Business Startup Series, Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceAfter working with thousands of business owners each year, we've put together six courses that make up the critical business foundation all entrepreneurs need to know before starting a business. The series will take you through determining feasibility and legal structures; developing financial projections; obtaining a loan; accounting and bookkeeping processes; and attracting customers. Don't be intimidated, go ahead and take the first step. Learn from the experts. Week 1 . Starting Your Business- Tues., March 10 from 5:30-8:00 PM You've got the idea. Now, learn the essentials you need to get started. Course covers taxes, licenses and entity selection for forming partnerships, LLCs and corporations. . Marketing Your Business- Thurs., March 12 from 5:30-8:30 PM Build it and they will come" is NOT a marketing strategy! This pivotal seminar will help you avoid the "Big Mistake" made by unsuccessful start-ups. Week 2 . Basic Business Taxes- Tues., March 17 from 5:30-8:30 PM Every business must report taxes but how you pay depends on the type of business you have. Taught by a CPA . Building Your Business Plan with LivePlan- Thurs., March 19 from 5:30-8:30 PM Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Registration includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software. Week 3 . Bookkeeping Basics- Tues., March 24 from 5:30-8:30 PM Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions. . Financing Your Business- Thurs., March 26 from 5:30-8:00 PM In this course, an experienced SBA business loan specialist will teach you how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and find money in a tight-fisted economy. Included: 6 classes over 3 week period, 17 hours of instruction, handouts and software. Plus: By taking the course as a series you're getting the Starting Your Business Seminar for free. Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions.Speaker: Florida SBDC at USF Business Consultants*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 199.00Link

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

SBA Workshop: Federal Certifications Managed by SBA, Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingBefore you can begin business with the government your business must obtain the proper certifications. Small business certifications are like professional certifications; they document a special capability or status that will help you compete in the marketplace. Unlike permits and licenses, you do not need to obtain certifications to legally operate. However, in order to take advantage of business opportunities, such as government contracts, you may need to obtain some certifications. Federal, state and local governments offer businesses opportunities to sell billions of dollars worth of products and services. Many government agencies require that some percentage of the procurements be set aside for small businesses. Certifying your business can definitely help you successfully compete for government contracts. Speaker: Ed Ramos - Small Business Administration, Senior Area ManagerFee: No CostLink

Sales Tactics for Small Business, Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:00 PM to 5:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesParticularly for entrepreneurs, getting a handle on basic sales strategies can be more critical to the success of a venture than the development of its products and services. The truth is so many businesses have gone under because they don't know how to sell. You can have the greatest product or service on the market, but without sales strategies, you'll never get it off the ground. Reservations are required. Speaker: Ellen Little, Business ResolutionsPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

PTAC: Government Contracting Overview, Thursday, March 12, 2020

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:30 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 "Government Contracting Overview" seminar, presented by the Florida PTAC at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 6-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The six steps that will be discussed are: . Evaluate : Is Your Business Ready? . Register: SAM, State, County, City, Primes . Plan: Your Government Contracting Marketing Plan . Prepare: Marketing Tool Kit . Pursue: Reactive and Proactive Strategies . Achieve: Contract You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners and learn about the Florida PTAC's "Bid-Match" service that can be a helpful marketing research tool. Join us for this great learning opportunity. This Procurement Technical Assistance Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.Only preregistered attendees will receive parking information before the event. If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338. Fee: No CostLink

Marketing Your Business, Thursday, March 12, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesYou know why your business rocks. Does anyone else? Take this class to uncover the characteristics that make up your business' DNA. Soon, you'll be able to boost consumer loyalty and company profits. After answering the two most important questions in all of marketing, you'll be ready to skillfully implement customer-winning strategies and face the competition. SBDC Quick Tip: Marketing Your Business is a must-take class to attend before launching that website, product or new business! Speaker: Carl Hadden, 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: $ 25.00Link

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

QuickBooks 101 - Jacksonville, Friday, March 13, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Friday, March 13, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetYou've made the first step and decided to utilize the QuickBooks program for your business, now what? Not sure where to start? This introductory workshop will provide you with the information you need to get started on the right foot. Learn how to use QuickBooks in this easy-to understand hands-on class. Students will work in a computer lab with a QuickBooks Pro Advisor Instructor on examples for real experience using QuickBooks for PC. *This class will use the QuickBooks Desktop version, not to be confused with the QuickBooks Online version - they are different products. Fee: $ 75.00Link

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Understanding Personal & Business Credit, Monday, March 16, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Monday, March 16, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:30 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis interactive workshop will provide you with a basic understanding of personal and business credit, credit reporting, and credit scores. In addition, you will learn how to improve your credit, as well as how both personal and business credit is used to obtain financing for your business. Speaker: Pamala McCoyFee: No CostLink

Business Plan In A Day, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Where: Suncoast FCU, Tampa When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:00 AM to 1:30 PMTopic: Business BasicsBusiness planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Our expert advice simplifies conducting necessary research to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don't be intimidated, take the first step.Speaker: Dottie Minnick and Robert Pierce IIIFee: No CostLink

Responding to RFP's, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMGain insight into the bid writing process and discover proven tools for responding to proposals. In this seminar you will learn the do's and don'ts in writing and submitting a proposal.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Basic Business Taxes, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Tax PlanningThere's no way to get around it-every business must report taxes. But how you pay your taxes all depends on the type of business you have. This class explores the taxation process and filing requirements for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Speaker: Todd Unbehagen, CPA Unbehagen Advisors*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

How to Start Your Business, Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMIt's no myth.women, minority and veteran certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government. Speaker: Yanina Rosario, , Associcate Director Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Subcontracting & Teaming, Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingFor many small businesses, entry into government contracting will or should begin as a subcontractor. This seminar will provide the small business owner with an understanding of the overall subcontracting process, including the format for a Subcontract and Teaming agreement, how to protect your company during the relationship and the overall benefits of subcontracting. This seminar will also provide the suggested rules of engagement and the contractual relationship between prime contractor, subcontractor and the government, for small businesses in the Tampa Bay region. This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.Speaker: Karen Krymski, Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 20.00Link

Bookkeeping Basics, Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Where: Plant City Chamber of Commerce, Plant City When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetProper bookkeeping is essential to managing your business. Learn how to classify and record basic business transactions, enter data into an account, chart accounts, and many basic accounting terms. You'll also learn what you must hold on to for tax compliance and find out what accounting software might be useful to help make your bookkeeping easier.Speaker: Michelle JamesFee: No CostLink

Google Solutions: Google Analytics, Thursday, March 19, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesTake advantage of free marketing and business productivity tools and learn how to use internet marketing to increase sales in an easy-to-understand training program for small business developed by Google. The first half of this valuable three hour seminar will show to use internet marketing tools, such as Google Places, Google Adwords and Google Webmaster Tools, to drive sales. In the second half of the program, you will learn how to leverage free Google Analytics to see what your website is telling you and how to get powerful consumer insights. This program is full of easy-to-implement tips that can have a fast, positive impact on your business. Taught by Google Partner and National Trainer Matt Weber.Speaker: Matt WeberFee: $ 30.00Link

Understanding Business Cash Flow Management, Thursday, March 19, 2020

Where: South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa When: Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Cash Flow ManagementEver wished you had a crystal ball to help predict your business outcomes? Well, you do! And, it's probably sitting on a shelf collecting dust. Get rid of the excuses that keep you from looking at the numbers. We'll teach you how to comprehend your business' financial statements so you can focus on the big picture. After this course, you'll be able to use the numbers to evaluate the condition of your business and effectively manage its financial performance by learning how to: . Read, review and understand your statements in as little as one hour per month . Use your statements to recognize negative trends before it's too late . Speak the same language as your banker and CPA . Perform vertical & horizontal comparative analyses . Ask financially intelligent questions Speaker: Marvalene KingFee: No CostLink

Building Your Business Plan With LivePlan, Thursday, March 19, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMBusiness planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your existing business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Seminar registration includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software. Our expert advice simplifies conducting the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don't be intimidated, take the first step today! Speaker: Brad Owens, Business Consultant Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 99.00Link

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Library Series: Securing a Business Loan, Monday, March 23, 2020

Where: Downtown Fort Myers Library, Fort Myers When: Monday, March 23, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMLenders need answers to questions in order to make decisions that will benefit your business, the bank, and the community. Come learn what the decision factors are for conventional and SBA loansSpeaker: Suzanne SpechtFee: No CostLink

Business Plans, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Where: FSBDC at Seminole State College, Seminole Technology Business Incubation Center, Port of Sanford When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessThis seminar provides a simple and realistic approach for the serious entrepreneur who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this workshop will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy.Speaker: Monica Williams, Consultant - Florida SBDC at Seminole State College Fee: No CostLink

Construction Management, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMNew to the industry or looking for refresher tips? Construction bonding can protect your firm against disruptions or financial loss due to a contractor's failure to complete a project or failure to meet contract specifications. Not sure if your firm meets bonding requirements for moving up to the next level? This class will answer those questions and many more.Fee: $ 20.00Link

Benefits of Certification in Hillsborough County, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Where: Temple Terrace Public Library, Temple Terrace When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingThis workshop will cover how to register with Hillsborough County, how to find bidding opportunities, and where to receive assistance.Speaker: Rita SauriFee: No CostLink

Bookkeeping Basics, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetProper bookkeeping is essential to managing your business. Learn how to classify and record basic business transactions, enter data into an account, chart accounts, and many basic accounting terms. You'll also learn what you must hold on to for tax compliance and find out what accounting software might be useful to help make your bookkeeping easier. Speaker: Bill Burnham, Business Consultant Florida SBDC at USF*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 45.00Link

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis workshop will give you an overview of the seven basic requirements for business STARTUP: Selecting an idea, Testing the market, Acquiring capital, wRiting a plan, Turning for help, Understanding legal requirements, and Putting it all together. Registration includes a workbook and start-up kit for NE Florida counties. Fee: $ 40.00Link

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Wednesday Biz Chat: B2B Round Table (Networking Event), Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Where: Coral Ridge Event Center When: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:30 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessB2B Round Table (Networking Event) Join the City of Cape Coral, the Florida SBDC, and Cape Coral Business Owners for this fun networking event. Registration is required, space is limited. Light refreshments provided. Co-Sponsor: City of Cape Coral Economic Development OfficeThe Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America's SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners with the University of West Florida serving as the network's lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited Englisch proficient individuals.Fee: $ 5.00Link

Starting a Business, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Where: Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office, Milton, Florida When: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceHave an idea for a business, but not sure where to start? Take the first step with the SBDC's Starting a Business workshop! In this workshop, we'll talk about business concepts and find answers to many of your questions: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money with your business idea? Is this business compatible with your goals? What rules, laws and licenses apply to your business? Learn legal business structures, best management practices, funding options, basic marketing strategies and more. We'll also talk about how to write a business plan and the importance of financial statements. After attending this workshop, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to get assistance (at no cost to you) in moving through the stages of your business venture. Pre-registration is required. Registration ends 24 hours prior to the workshop.Speaker: Christa Wilson, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office, SynovusLocated directly behind the McDonalds in MiltonFee: $ 50.00Link

Preparing for a Government Contracting Reverse Trade Show, Thursday, March 26, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingMatchmaking and Reverse Trade Show events are a great way to meet and interact with agency and large prime contractor contacts. You do NOT want to take these events for granted. These events are a proven best practice for meeting contacts for the first time and to build on relationships that you have already started. This session will address some of the 'tools of the trade' for preparing for matchmaking events including Advanced Research, Customized Capability Statements, Elevator Speech, Probing Question Strategy and more. We may even put a few of you on the spot and do some role playing. Fee: No CostLink

Government Contracting: Overview, Thursday, March 26, 2020

Where: Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus Classroom, Building 12, Room 205 conf room, Cocoa When: Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:30 PMTopic: Government ContractingFederal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not "Does the government buy what you are selling?"...it is more "Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?". If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business. The Florida SBDC at UCF's "Government Contracting: Overview" seminar is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 6-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The six steps that will be discussed are: . Evaluate: Is Your Business Ready? . Register: SAM, State, County, City, Primes . Plan: Your Government Contracting Marketing Plan . Prepare: Marketing Tool Kit . Pursue: Reactive and Proactive Strategies . Achieve: Contract You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners and learn about the Florida PTAC's "Bid-Match" service that can be a helpful marketing research tool. Join us for this great learning opportunity. Reservations are required. Speaker: Steve South and/or Kara VernonFee: No CostLink

Financing Your Business, Thursday, March 26, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMTopic: Access to CapitalAre you looking for money for your business? Are you considering a SBA loan? This seminar will help you zero in on the right funding choices for your business and avoid money scams. Our financing veteran will educate you on how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and where to find money in a tight-fisted economy. You'll explore: . SBA loans: when, where and how to apply . How to plan your financing request to banks . Which banks are making loan . Angel investors and venture capitalists . Six Cs of credit and how credit scores affect your business . The fundamentals of royalties, licensing and supplier credit . Busting the myths about small business grants Speaker: Brad Owens, Business Consultant Florida SBDC at USF TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 15.00Link

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Algorithm-Proof Social Media, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesSocial media is probably the last thing on your to-do list at the end of a day or week. Yet, it probably also is the first thing on your mind. For most small business owners, these two things never sync up and it stays unfinished and becomes a stress. Elizabeth will share her proven formula for creating 12 months of evergreen posts for social media. She will also share with the attendees some of her favorite tools and tricks on creating stunning images in no time. This talk is for business owners who wear the marketing hat and are looking to reclaim their time and resources with an easy to follow and actionable plan. Each attendee will walk away with a social media strategy that can be completed in one day.Fee: $ 25.00Link

Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL When: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceYou've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures, to the types of licenses you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started.Speaker: Shawn FergusonFee: No CostLink

Business Growth and Exit Strategies, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMBusiness Growth Training Series. Tuning Your Revenue Engines-Maximizing Cash Flow and Business Performance. Cash flow is the number one priority of every business! It's so simple, anyone can understand it. If you want to improve your buiness growth dramatically, you'll want to attend this seminar!Fee: $ 20.00Link

Starting A Business, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UWF - FWB, Building 1, Room 126, Fort Walton Beach When: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceAre you thinking about starting your own business? In this three-hour workshop, we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies, legal business structures, taxation and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After attending this workshop, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have access to a Florida SBDC Business Consultant to provide assistance (at no-cost) as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. Pre-registration is required. Registration ends 24 hours prior to the workshop.Speaker: Diana Jernigan, Business Consultant, SBDC at UWFCo-Sponsor: Synovus Fee: $ 50.00Link

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Government Contracting: Overview, Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingFederal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not "Does the government buy what you are selling?"...it is more "Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?". If you think you can be competitive, then government contracting may be a good growth opportunity for your business. The "Government Contracting Overview" seminar, presented by the Florida PTAC at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF, is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 6-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to 'backfill' best practices in their efforts. The six steps that will be discussed are: . Evaluate : Is Your Business Ready? . Register: SAM, State, County, City, Primes . Plan: Your Government Contracting Marketing Plan . Prepare: Marketing Tool Kit . Pursue: Reactive and Proactive Strategies . Achieve: Contract You will also have the opportunity to network with other small business owners. Join us for this great learning opportunity.Speaker: PTAC specialist Fee: No CostLink

Quickbooks Essentials- Session 2, Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:30 AMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetQuickbooks is a powerful tool to help you track financial activity and manage your business. But the decisions you make are only as good as the data you get. Often, companies don't know how to set up Quickbooks to make daily accounting easier and offer better information for operations and planning. We can help. This session will review results of your activities, changes you made, outcomes you saw, and address questions that developed since Session I. Expect a lively discussion of lessons learned and new contacts you can use to share information and offer support as needed.Speaker: John Doramus, SBDC ConsultantIf the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575.Fee: No CostLink

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Third Class Meets

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

Doing Business with the Department of the Army, Thursday, April 02, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, April 02, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Government ContractingRandy Edney, Director for Small Business Programs Army Material Command, will present this informative session and answer your questions about doing business with the Department of the Army. What is your strategy for doing business with the U.S. Army? Do you know the Army mission? Do you know what the Army buys, and how to identify these opportunities? This session will better help you to understand how to strategically and tactically focus your efforts and resources, to maximize your success in pursuit of opportunities with the U.S. Army. Speaker: Randy Edney, Director for Small Business Programs Army Material CommandPlease go to www.sbdcorlando.com to register and pay on liine.Fee: $ 30.00Link

The Small Business Grow & Succeed Series Part 3, Thursday, April 02, 2020

Where: Lee County Economic Development Office, Fort Myers When: Thursday, April 02, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs Discover how to create a collaborative environment where everyone is responsible for design. You will go through design challenges and sprints that can be incorporated into any workplace or business, to unlock creativity and innovative thinking.Co-Sponsor: Lee County Economic Development OfficeFee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Doing Business with the Government Series (Part 1), Friday, April 03, 2020

Where: Career Source Southwest Florida, Suite 170, Fort Myers When: Friday, April 03, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingPart 1 Introduction to Contracting with the Federal Government. An overview of the process such as Methods of Procurement, Types of Contacts and Social Economic Interests. Part 2 Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). An overview on Objectives, Chapters, Parts and Forms. Speaker: Dan Telep, FSBDC PTAC ConsultantFee: No CostLink

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Business Planning, Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Business BasicsA business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3 - 5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues. At the same time the plan identifies and incorporates risks that the entrepreneur might face, so the small business owner is prepared. Business planning tools, examples and outlines are provided. Reservations are required. Speaker: Vince Lopresti, US SBAPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

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

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMThe Pinellas County Contract Compliance Management System-B2G workshop will cover system functions including using the dashboard, system navigation and purpose by entering sub-contractors information, payments and reporting. The class also covers the types of insurance required to do business with Pinellas County.Fee: No CostLink

Starting A Business, Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 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

Digital Orlando 2020

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

SBA Workshop: Common Problems with 8(a) BD Program Applications, Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingThe SBA's 8(a) Business Development ("BD") program is one of the most powerful federal government certification programs that permits eligible, certified businesses to obtain sole source and limited competition contracting opportunities. In order to ensure that applicant businesses are eligible for certification, the SBA conducts a thorough review of an applicant's business - including review of business documents, company tax returns, personal tax returns for some owners, and on-site interviews. However, due to the overall complexity of the application and its underlying regulations, many applicants have trouble actually achieving certification, or their applications languish in the evaluation process. Speaker: Ed Ramos - Small Business Administration, Senior Area ManagerFee: No CostLink

Cash Flow, Thursday, April 09, 2020

Where: Sumter County, Service Center, WildWood When: Thursday, April 09, 2020 9:30 AM to 11:30 AMTopic: Cash Flow ManagementThis NO COST Seminar will show you ways to address cash flow issues before they have a negative impact on your business. You will learn 1) what Cash Flow means to your business, 2) who is responsible and 3) how to prepare a cash flow projection.Speaker: Miguel Nieves, Area Manager for the Florida SBDC at UCF located in Sumter CountyIf you have questions or difficulty registering, please contact Brenda Whiteford, Program Assistant at (352) 689-4698 or Brenda.whiteford@ucf.eduFee: No CostLink

Government Contract Compliance: Does Your Company Comply?, Thursday, April 09, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Thursday, April 09, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMEd Kinberg of Stewart Law, will provide an in-depth review of many of the aspects of government contracting compliance - proposal compliance, accounting system compliance, procurement systems compliance, cybersecurity security, and other compliance issues. The federal government has had over 230 years to figure out how to buy goods and services from your business and they capture the many requirements in an alphabet soup of regulations FAR, FASA, DCAA, DBA, ITAR, ASPR, NST. and many more. and of course we can't forget the "Purveyor of Public Affairs Act of 1795". If you want to compete in the government marketplace you need to understand and embrace 'compliance'. Fee: $ 30.00Link

How to Start Your Business, Thursday, April 09, 2020

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:30 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceIf you're thinking of starting a business, it's important to take the right steps. This course will give you an overview of what to know, actions to take, and how to avoid common missteps to give your company its greatest chance of success.Speaker: Eddie Hill and John Doramus, SBDC ConsultantsIf the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575.Fee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Doing Business with the Government Series (Part 2), Friday, April 10, 2020

Where: SWFL Works, Fort Myers When: Friday, April 10, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingDescription of Seminar: Introduction to government contracting- Objective, Social Economic Interests, and Registration Federal Acquisition Regulation- 53 subjects related to the procurement process Speaker: Dan TelepFee: No CostLink

SBA Cash Flow, Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Cash Flow ManagementGood cash flow management is critical for the success of your business. This workshop will describe the purpose of cash flow management. It will assist you in determining a business's cash flow cycle to make accurate cash flow projections. Reservations are required. Speaker: Vince Lopresti, US SBAPark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

Best Marketing Strategies, Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMWe can show you how to find more of the right customers and increase sales using the most cost effective marketing strategies. Fee: $ 20.00Link

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Market Research: Know Your Market, Industry, and Options for Growth, Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Where: Lake Sumter State College Foundation Building, Foundation Building When: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:30 AMTopic: Marketing and SalesThe success of your business depends heavily on external factors - changes in customer preferences, economic trends, the demographics of your market, and many other elements. What do you really know about these factors? Market research can give you deep insights into your business ecosystem, help you make better decisions, and plan moves now to get you ahead of the competition.Speaker: Eddie Hill, SBDC ConsultantIf the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Theresa at 352.602.4575.Fee: No CostLink

University Area CDC Lunch & Learn 2020

The University Area CDC Lunch & Learn Series allows businesses, organizations and Tampa residents to learn more about the initiatives and topics of the Uptown District and University Area CDC. As the landscape of the University Area transforms into the Uptown District, we are committed to keeping area residents and businesses informed. Our 2020 Lunch & Learn Series allows sponsors to have an intimate setting to make connections and network to enhance the community. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-area-cdc-lunch-learn-2020-tickets-84975192087?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Friday, April 17, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Friday, April 17, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis workshop will give you an overview of the seven basic requirements for business STARTUP: Selecting an idea, Testing the market, Acquiring capital, wRiting a plan, Turning for help, Understanding legal requirements, and Putting it all together. Registration includes a workbook and start-up kit for NE Florida counties. Fee: $ 40.00Link

QuickBooks Online, Friday, April 17, 2020

Where: SBDC at Seminole State College, Center for Economic Development at Heathrow, Heathrow When: Friday, April 17, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PMTopic: Business Accounting and BudgetThis one day QuickBooks seminar is packed full of information from set-up to reports! You will learn basic accounting concepts, how to keep your check book balanced, how to track who owes you money and who you owe among other topics. Great for beginners to intermediate users! We will cover: . Basic Understanding of Accounting . Setting Up Your Company File . Keeping Track of Who Owes You Money . Keeping the Check Register Balanced . Knowing Who You Owe . Job Costing . Using Reports for Better Business Decisions Laptop not necessary for class, but welcomed if you have QuickBooks. Workbook provided.Speaker: Rhonda H Smith, Your QuickBooks CoachRegistration fees are non-refundable. No cash accepted. No payment accepted day of event. Thank you. Free parking. Lunch will be provided.Fee: $ 199.00Link

Doing Business with the Government Series (Part 3), Friday, April 17, 2020

Where: Career Source Southwest Florida, Suite 170, Fort Myers When: Friday, April 17, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingPart 3 Reading Solicitations. An overview of What the Government wants? How they communicate? The solicitations, Format and Amendments. Part 4 Successful Proposal Writing. An overview on Submitting a successful proposal, The Process, Lets Go for It and Wining contracts. Speaker: Dan Telep, FSBDC PTAC ConsultantFee: No CostLink

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Federal Government Contracting, Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMThis class will provide information on how to business with the Federal Government, how to located federal opportunities, and the steps necessary to access federal business certification programs.Fee: $ 20.00Link

A Simple Recipe for Social Media Success, Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Where: Melbourne Campus, Bldg 10 Room 206 Classroom, Melbourne When: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 3:00 PM to 5:00 PMTopic: Marketing and SalesAs a small business, social media is overwhelming and often feels like you're just spinning your wheels. You have to figure out where to be, how to be engaging, and how to get results - all with a limited amount of time and resources. That's why in this session we'll provide a recipe for social media that saves time and gets results to grow your business. You'll learn: How to choose the right social networks for your business, the 15-minute social media plan, Getting started in the pay-to-pay world of social media. Reservations are required. Speaker: Cheri Martin, WCN InteractivePark in King Center lot - entrance off of Post RoadFee: No CostLink

How to Start Your Business, Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Where: SBDC at the University of Central Florida, National Entrepreneur Ctr, Orlando When: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceA three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.Speaker: Chuck WheelerFee: $ 30.00Link

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Wednesday Biz Chat: Data Research Tools You Need To Grow Your Business, Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Where: Coral Ridge Event Center When: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:30 AM to 1:00 PMTopic: Managing a BusinessData Research Tools You Need To Grow Your Business Research, Research, Research! Free research tools to help you find out about your competition, identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to your business. Free tools are available to you as a business owner. Join us during this chat to find out how to harness information to create a growth strategy for your business. Registration is required, space is limited, and light refreshments are provided. Speaker: TBDCo-Sponsor: City of Cape Coral Economic Development OfficeThe Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America's SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners with the University of West Florida serving as the network's lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited Englisch proficient individuals.Fee: $ 5.00Link

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

Where: Lake Sumter State College Clermont Campus, South Lake Campus, Lake Sumter State College When: Thursday, April 23, 2020 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.Speaker: Eddie Hill, SBDC ConsultantOnly preregistered attendees will receive parking information before the event. If the class is full and you are unable to register, please call Cesar at 352.404.7338. Fee: No CostLink

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Understanding Business Insurance, Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Where: Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter, Clearwater When: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMDetermine the precise insurance needs for your business! Topics of discussion will include Business Property, Business Liability, Professional Liability, Cyber Liability, Workers Compensation, Business Owners Policy, Bonds and many other areas of interest to the business owner. This is an excellent session for getting many of your insurance questions answered and eliminate any insurance knowledge fears!Fee: $ 20.00Link

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Your 20 Minute Business Plan: The Business Model Canvas, Thursday, April 30, 2020

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Nonprofit Startup 101, Friday, May 01, 2020

Where: Beaver Street Enterprise Center, Jacksonville When: Friday, May 01, 2020 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 why you may or may not want to start a non-profit and what opportunities may be available to you. Learn about the steps to take to set up your nonprofit, the nine ways to generate funds and the importance of your board, plus more.Fee: $ 20.00Link

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Fourth Class Meets

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

Jacksonville SBEP Class VII - Closing Reception

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Network After Work Tampa at American Social

Network After Work invites you to an evening out with other local business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded professionals on Tuesday, May 19th at American Social.Hosted by America’s leader in networking mixer events, enjoy introductions and conversations after work weekday in a casual environment ideal for networking . Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/network-after-work-tampa-at-american-social-tickets-87937899625

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

University Area CDC Lunch & Learn 2020

The University Area CDC Lunch & Learn Series allows businesses, organizations and Tampa residents to learn more about the initiatives and topics of the Uptown District and University Area CDC. As the landscape of the University Area transforms into the Uptown District, we are committed to keeping area residents and businesses informed. Our 2020 Lunch & Learn Series allows sponsors to have an intimate setting to make connections and network to enhance the community. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-area-cdc-lunch-learn-2020-tickets-84975192087?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

University Area CDC Lunch & Learn 2020

The University Area CDC Lunch & Learn Series allows businesses, organizations and Tampa residents to learn more about the initiatives and topics of the Uptown District and University Area CDC. As the landscape of the University Area transforms into the Uptown District, we are committed to keeping area residents and businesses informed. Our 2020 Lunch & Learn Series allows sponsors to have an intimate setting to make connections and network to enhance the community. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-area-cdc-lunch-learn-2020-tickets-84975192087?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

1 Million Cups St. Pete

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Entrepreneur Social Club

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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

Veterans Free Coworking Day at Tampa Bay Wave

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