Great Small Biz Workshops and Classes Planned for 21 - 27 January 2017

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Webinars

Monday, January 23, 2016, 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., EXPORTING! Get Started or Expand into New Markets

Now is the time to consider Exporting! An emerging global market and a growing worldwide middle class with 96% of the world’s consumers outside of the U.S. It’s time to check out the world of Exporting! Join Charles Long, International Trade Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration and learn how Governmental Agencies can help you start Exporting or expand into new markets. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M., Sales Training for Business Owners

Learn about the sales process. Help customers choose your products and services. How much is a customer worth? Why do you lose customers? How do we get more sales per transaction? You will learn these things and more. This class is taught by a business professional with many years of coaching and sales experience. Most of the sales knowledge passed on in this class applies regardless of your products or services. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by The Helen Gordon Davis Women’s Business Centre. 

In-Person Events

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., Pembroke Pines, Pasos sencillos para iniciar su negocio

¿ESTÁ LISTO PARA SER SU PROPIO JEFE? El taller, ‘Pasos Sencillos’, organizado por Hispanic Unity y Broward SCORE, le ayudará a preparar un plan de negocios para convertir su sueño en realidad. Comenzar su propio negocio es una decisión difícil! Usted no tiene que hacerlo solo. Esta es una serie de talleres dividido en 5 partes que le guiará a través de los fundamentos de la creación de empresas. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., West Palm Beach, FREE: Introduction to Business Ownership

Are you thinking about starting your own business? Do you know if you have what it takes to be a successful business owner? This workshop will help you decide if you are ready to take the plunge to become a business owner or if you may be better off keeping your day job. Have all of your questions answered by SCORE Certified Mentor. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:15 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., Coral Springs, Thinking of Owning a Business . . .

Do you dream about starting a business? You are not alone - millions of Americans share that dream. And yet, not everyone has the courage to get started. But if you are reading this you have already taken the first steps towards turning your dream into a reality. This interactive three-hour seminar will deal with the key information you need to be considering as you move forward. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Monday, January 23, 2017, 8:15 A.M. - 10:00 A.M., Delray Beach, Mondays Are All About . . . Growing Your Business

Jumpstart your business for the New Year! Topic: How to Get a Business Line of Credit This event is open to all (women & men) who are serious about growing a successful business. 2017 will be a great year, don’t miss opportunities and begin with solid connections . . . bring your business cards, a great smile and inviting handshake! Breakfast prepared & sponsored by Chef Leilani – Gluten-Free & Organic. $10 fee. Registration is required and space is limited. Register at: www.FLWBC.org – Events Tab, or call 561-265-3790 for more information. This workshop will be conducted by the Florida Women’s Business Center.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Tampa, Boots to Business Workshop--Reboot

The Boots to Business Reboot curriculum will include steps for evaluating business concepts, the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan, and an introduction to the SBA resources available for accessing start-up capital, mentoring and additional technical assistance. This course is open to Veterans of all eras (Service-members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by Tina Davis, Veteran Business Development Officer for the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Tampa SCORE Chapter. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., Brandon, How to Apply for an SBA Loan

Learn how to prepare to apply for a business loan, what lenders look for, and how they rate your loan application. Receive a review of U.S. Small Business Administration loan programs and what SBA looks for in a loan application. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC Hillsborough County.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M., Tampa, Business Plan Series Part 4

This is a five-part series that will take you through all the components of creating a fully developed business plan. At the conclusion of the series you will have completed a draft of your business plan. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC Hillsborough County.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Basics of Grant Writing

Along with effective funder cultivation and stewardship, grant-writing is one of the most critical skills that anyone who is serious about fundraising should possess. A proposal that is coherent, well-organized and displays a well-developed and efficient program design increases chances of funding and success significantly. This workshop, offered by SCORE in partnership with Forging Alliances, will focus on three critical components of the grant-writing process. $32 in advance, $42 at the door. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M., Melbourne, Small Business Hiring & Staffing

The most important asset to any company is it's people. Staffing can make the difference between success and failure - but how do we ensure that we get the right people on board and retain a winning team? This session will discuss how to recruit, interview, hire, manage and let go of (if necessary) employees the right way.  The event is free and registration is required. Call the FSBDC at 321-433-5570 or 321-433-5514 or register online: http://floridasbdc.org/get-training/. This workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC at Eastern Florida State College.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M., Delray Beach, How to Successfully Start Your Business

You Want to START Your Own Business! Anyone can “just” start a business . . . the objective is to plan and implement based on what it will take for you to start and grow a successful business. Will your business operate effectively or efficiently? Will you be able to pay yourself and address your financial obligations? The event is free, and seating is limited. Registration is required: click here. For Information, call 561-265-3790. This workshop will be conducted by the Florida Women's Business Center.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Understanding Business Contracts

A basic introductory level course for business owners who want to learn the general concepts of contract law. This course will cover: 1. What is a contract? 2. What are the standard terms of a contract? 3. What business terms are most likely to be negotiated? 4. Uniform Commercial Code- Sale of Goods 5. Binding Authority 6. Contract Execution 7. Contract Disputes and Resolution. $32 in advance, $42 at the door. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Your Business – From Vision to Reality

Answer the 8 questions that are at the heart of any entrepreneurial Business Plan Whether you have a fully established business or you are just formulating your ideas, one of your biggest challenges is making your vision a reality. In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to clarify for yourself (and your team)  This $32 in advance, $42 at the door. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Making Money in Real Estate – Flipping, Rentals, and More

After watching so many real estate investment programs on TV, you are probably wondering if you have what it takes to be a real estate investor. Come and learn step by step what you need to know before buying a property. How to select the right property for you. The tricks of the trade of remodeling and how to set yourself up for a successful flip or rental property business. $32 in advance, $42 at the door. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., West Palm Beach, Leasing: What You Don't Know Could Hurt You!

Understanding the basics of leasing and what you need to do to protect yourself before entering into a lease. This workshop will get you to think through what your needs are and help you avoid the stranglehold of a bad lease. •What is a lease? •Why Lease? •Lease vs Buy Considerations, etc.  $30 in advance, $50 at the door. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., Tampa, Smart Start Your Business

You’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. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC Hillsborough County.

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M., Tampa, Doing Business with Hillsborough County

This workshop will cover how to register with Hillsborough County, how to find bidding opportunities, and where to receive assistance.  The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC Hillsborough County.

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M., West Palm Beach, Starting A Non-Profit Organization Might Be A Smart Decision

Hoping to start a nonprofit organization? Find out the secrets to launch a successful nonprofit in Florida. Learn how to show that your organization is established for the “greater good,” to make it easier to qualify for both IRS and Florida’s regulations. Instructor Penny Pompei, a nonprofit expert and SCORE’s Chapter Chair shows you how to complete your application and helps guide you to success. $30 in advance, $50 at the door. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Friday, January 27, 2017, 9:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M., Delray Beach, Funding Fridays – Money (Loans) for Your Business

Money – LOANS, not grants – for your business! The last Friday of each month we have designated as Funding Friday! There are 5 time slots (30 minutes each) available for clients to pitch directly to funders – banks, alternative lenders, credit unions, microlenders, crowdfunders, etc. Each client must have a completed business plan, a 1 page application, and a 10-minute or less, an electronic presentation prepared and rehearsed. The event is free, however, seating is limited and registration is required. Register at: www.FLWBC.org – Events Tab. This workshop will be conducted by the Florida Women's Business Center.

Friday, January 27, 2017, 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M., Ruskin, Marketing 101

You 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. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC Hillsborough County. 


Date: 01/19/2017 Author Information: Heather Hines, Public Affairs Specialist