Great Small Biz Workshops and Classes Planned for 04 - 10 February 2017

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Webinars

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M., Let's Get Legal

Are you conducting business, but not legally registered with the state of Florida? This webinar will help you decide which business structure is best suited for you, the process of registering your business, obtaining a federal tax ID and determining other business licenses and permits. $10. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by The Helen Gordon Davis Women’s Business Centre.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M., Copyrights/Patents/Trademarks

Have you protected your invention, unique product or service or even the brand name and logo that you designed? Failure to safeguard your intellectual property can result in someone else infringing or violating what you have taken a great deal of time and capital to develop. Attend this workshop and find out the necessary steps to protect what you have created for the marketplace. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by The Helen Gordon Davis Women’s Business Centre. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M., Start, Manage & Grow your business using 'ReferenceUSA'

Are you looking for the most up-to-date information about your target market? Want to identify new sales prospects? ReferenceUSA is the premier data source, continuously updated from more than 5000 public sources. In this session you will learn how to access ReferenceUSA from home or office, identify key business contacts, find businesses through their web address and gather competitive business intelligence.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, February 4, 2017, 10:15 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., Plantation, 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, February 6, 2017, 8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M., Delray Beach, Mondays Are All About . . . Growing Your Business Topic: Credit Scores

Network & learn about Credit Scores – your credit report, your business credit. How to manage it, how to review it, how it can, will, and does affect your business. This event is open to all (women & men) who are serious about growing a successful business. Bring your business cards, a great smile and inviting handshake to this free event. Register at: www.FLWBC.org or call 561-265-3790 for more information. This workshop will be conducted by the Florida Women's Business Center.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 8:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M., West Palm Beach, Entrepreneur Academy Certificate Program

Chamber of Commerce and Palm Beach SCORE’s ‘Entrepreneur Academy” start-up business workshop series helps you prepare a blueprint for making your dreams for a business come true. Starting your business is a tough decision! You do not have to do it alone. Attend all 4 workshops for $99, each workshop $30. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 10:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., Cocoa, Fair Labor Standards & Davis Beacon Act

Join presenter William L (Roy) Richardson, Jr., Community Outreach and Planning Specialist for the U.S. Dept of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, as he covers Regulations, Compliance Principles and How the Acts pertain to federal contracting. $30 to attend, lunch is includes. Call the SBDC at 321-433-5570 or 321-433-5514 or register online: www.easternflorida.edu/go/sbdc. This workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC at Eastern Florida State College.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M., Melbourne, Business Start up Info Session

This session will cover the basics of “How to start your business” as well as resources in the community. 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 8, 2017, 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., Brooksville, Introduction to Business Planning 101

Do I need a business plan? Yes you do! The business plan is not only required if you are searching for funding but it is your GPS for your business. It gives you direction on where you should go and what you should do. The process involved with developing a business plan will help you determine the feasibility as well as identify and mitigate risk. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by The Helen Gordon Davis Women’s Business Centre. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Intellectual Property - Patents, Trademarks, & Copyright Law for Small Businesses

As you grow your business you build value in its name, logos, trademarks, and bylines. They can be as valuable as the reputation and profit levels. Are you in a creative business? Designers, illustrators, painters, software engineers, writers, authors can all create works with long lasting value. Are you an inventor? How do establish proof of ownership of your invention? $32 in advance, $42 at the door. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., West Palm Beach, 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 District Director Jerry Steinberg. $10 in advance, $20 at the door. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M., Stuart, Sales Training for Business Owners and their Salespeople

Do you and your staff need to brush up on your sales skills? This class helps you learn to grow your revenue, increase your average sale, and “close the sale”. We also learn how to help an irate customer, and create a better experience for your customers. Learn about the sales process. Help customers choose your products and services. 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 and the Treasure Coast SCORE Chapter.

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M., Tampa, El Poder del Plan de Mercadeo: La Importancia de una Buena Planificación

Descubra los elementos esenciales para desarrollar un plan de mercadeo efectivo para su negocio. Aprenda pasos detallados de cómo puede ser más efectivo tu mercadeo a partir de buena planificación. ---Discover the essential elements for developing a successful marketing plan for your business. Learn detailed steps on how you can be more effective with your marketing starting with good planning. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC at Hillsborough County. 


Date: 02/02/2017 Author Information: Heather Hines, Public Affairs Specialist