Great Small Biz Workshops and Classes Planned for 28 January - 03 February 2017

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Webinars

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Contracting Certification

The Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) program is designed to help more women owned small businesses to win federal contracts by providing a level playing field for WOSBs to compete. This class provides an overview of the WOSB and EDWOSB Federal Contracting Program as well as eligibility requirements. All small businesses that are interested in submitting an offer on a solicitation that has been set aside for WOSBs under the WOSB Program must complete this certification prior to submitting the offer. This class also covers recent regulatory changes regarding sole source authority and self-certification. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by Lonnie Koyama of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M., Orientation and Business Counseling

Interested in starting a small business? This webinar will provide you with an overview of the WBC services, the business counseling process and a variety of resources for funding, certifications, networking, and more! The Women’s Business Centre recommends attending this webinar prior to a business counseling session. 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 28, 2017, 10:15 A.M. - 11:45 P.M., Pembroke Pines, Marketing y ventas

Este seminario está dirigido a quienes en sus actividades estarán vinculados a las áreas comerciales. El participante podrá adquirir una visión más clara de las reglas básicas que conforman el mercadeo y la aplicación a su propia actividad comercial. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10:15 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., Deerfield Beach, 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.

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M., Pembroke Pines, Marketing en las redes sociales

Hispanic Unity y Broward SCORE presentan un evento especial para su programa, "Emerging Entrepreneurs". En este taller hablaremos sobre la utilización de los medios de comunicación de Internet y redes sociales para ayudar a incrementar sus ventas, ingresos y beneficios. Redes sociales - El poder de comunicación mediante los medios sociales es muy importante para todos los negocios. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 9:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M., Miami Gardens, Development Services Business Workshop/Webinar Series

The City of Miami Gardens will host a "Development Services Business Workshop/ Webinar" series designed to help entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses . Join the U.S Small Business Administration, Beacon Council, Neighborhood Lending Partners, Accion, Partners for Self-Employment as they present the "Access to Capital: Financing Your Small Business Workshop" from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This is a free workshop. To attend, you can register by email at taxcreditsworkshop@miamigardens-fl.gov. For a complete list of all scheduled workshops and available webinars, you can contact the City of Miami Gardens Department of Development Services at (305) 622-8000. This event will be conducted by the City of Miami Gardens.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M., Tampa, Business Plan in a Day

Business 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, including a copy of the Ultimate Business Planner software. Our expert advice simplifies conducting necessary research to make decisions and develop financial projections. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC Hillsborough County.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M., Tampa, Business Plan Series Part 5

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 31, 2017, 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M., Tampa, 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.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Setting Prices in Your Business 

Too often owners and managers treat pricing as a tactical marketing challenge or worse an accountant’s financial problem. In reality it is a key business decision that affects your ability to grow and be successful. It affects profit, losses and survival more quickly than any other strategic decision. $32 in advance, $42 at the door. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., Cocoa, Understanding the SBA's All New Mentor Protégé Program

The SBA’s new “All” Mentor Protégé Program was established to develop strong protégé firms through mentor-provided business development assistance, and to help protégés successfully compete for government contracts. This is a event is free, and registration is required. Call the SBDC 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, February 1, 2017, 3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M., Rockledge, SBA: Programs and Services

weVENTURE amplifies womenpreneurs through our business education courses, purposeful networking events and the signature mentoring program IGNITE 360. In this business education course, Vince LoPresti from the Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss SBA Programs and Services available to business owners and entrepreneurs. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the weVENTURE Melbourne.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M., West Palm Beach, Writing a Winning Business Plan

A step-by-step workshop that arms participants with the fundamentals on writing an effective and winning business plan, perhaps the most important thing you can do to help understand your business. The workshop is interactive, and each participant will perform a number of exercises that will assist in developing their own winning business plan. $30 in advance, $50 at the door. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Learn the Basics of Non Profit Fundraising

Lack of funding is the major cause why so many amazing initiatives don't even take off, or get to the next level of impact.  Most nonprofits, as well as many socially conscious businesses, individuals and others fall prey to limiting paradigms that curtail programs that have the potential of empowering thousands, and even millions. $32 in advance, $42 at the door. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Legal & Tax Implications When Setting Up Your Business in Florida

Many new business owners do not spend enough time & planning to ensure that they choose the right legal entity when formally setting up their business. They push off legal and tax issues, and see them as boring and confusing. When a business owner understands legal and tax issues that affect his or her business, however, he or she may become more empowered to discover the paths to success in business. $32 in advance, $42 at the door. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Champagne & Chocolate Speed Networking

Bring your business cards, a firm handshake, your best smile, an upcoming event to share & kind words – come prepared to enjoy SPEED NETWORKING!  The event is free, register at: www.FLWBC.org – Events Tab. For more information, call Gail-Lee at 561-265-3790 – ext. 114. This workshop will be conducted by the Florida Women's Business Center.


Date: 01/26/2017 Author Information: Heather Hines, Public Affairs Specialist