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

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Webinars

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., Doing Business with Cuba

Interested in trade with Cuba? What does this mean for exporters now that the United States has restored diplomatic ties with Cuba? What embargoes or restrictions remain in place? What are the "rules of the road" for doing business with Cuba? Find out answers to these questions and many others in this informative one hour webinar. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by The Helen Gordon Davis Women’s Business Centre. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M., Marketing your Business to the Federal Government

This class focuses on improving your probability of being “found” by Federal contracting offices and large Federal Prime Contractors. The discussion includes: which website is used by contracting entities to source contractors, NAICS codes and how many you should use, what is a good “Capability Statement”, what is most important to a Contracting Officer and Selecting Official & how to improve your website. 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, March 8, 2017, 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M., WBC 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, March 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.

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10:15 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., Plantation, Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

ARE YOU READY TO BE YOUR OWN BOSS? Broward SCORE'S 'Simple Steps' 5-part workshop will help you prepare a blueprint for making your dreams for a business come true! You will have a financial plan, a marketing plan, and an estimation of the funding you will need to get started. $75/person to attend the 5-step series. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Monday, March 6, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., Tampa, Financing Your Business

Are 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. Learn how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank, and where to find money. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC at Hillsborough County. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 8:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M., West Palm Beach, Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach & SCORE Entrepreneur Academy #3: Financial Matters

Financial Planning - Why you need it - How to forecast your sales, costs, profits and assets Understanding and using financial statements- 3 primary financial statements you need to know about Finding financing for your business - How & where to start your search for capital Instructor: Tim Thompson - SCORE Mentor. $30 in advance, $50 at the door. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M., Melbourne, Social Media for Your Small Business

From a business perspective, there are few communications tools that hold the power of effective social media messaging. Learn the basics of which social media platforms are the right fit for your business and how to leverage your company’s key messages within each platform to boost your own business brand exposure and sales. The event is free, however, reservation 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, March 8, 2017, 3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M., Tampa, Estrategias Exitosas Para Nuevos Negocios

Infórmese sobre el proceso a seguir, las entidades legales a escoger y los documentos requeridos al momento de empezar su negocio. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC at Hillsborough County. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 5:45 P.M. - 7:45 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Start/Run a Restaurant, Food Truck or Catering Business

If you are thinking of opening a restaurant this workshop should be your first stop. Invest 3 hours of your time and come away with a solid understanding of what you are getting into and how to get started. Entrepreneurs thinking of getting into the business need to have a solid basis for understanding what goes into setting up a restaurant, making it restaurant profitable and how to increase those profits year over year. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., West Palm Beach, Intellectual Property-Patent,Trademark & Copyright for Small Businesses

As you grow your business you build value in its name, logos, trademarks, and bylines. They can be as valuable as reputation and profit levels. Invest a few hours in this workshop for important information on protecting intellectual property that you have developed. Establish proof of your ownership and decide what methods are appropriate.  $30 in advance, $50 at the door. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #2

Workshop # 2: Great Idea! Wed., Mar 8, 2017 - Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM •Getting your business idea - Steps to develop - Fine tune your business concept •Doing market research - Steps to identify your target audience & learn how they buy •Knowing your customer •Doing competitive research - How to know what your competitors are up to. $75/person to attend the 5-step series. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, How To Drive Traffic To Your Website

This workshop is for small business owners who want to learn more about SEO (search engine optimization) in order to grow the traffic to their website.  Websites ranking higher on Google, Bing and Yahoo search engines get more website visitors and consequently more customers. $32 in advance, $42 at the door. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 8:30 A.M. - 10:30 P.M., Wellington, Social Media Strategies: Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram

Many small business owners are overwhelmed with social media channels because there are so many of them, and usually only one person is doing all the marketing - you - the business owner. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn - so many social media platforms but which one should you be using? Which one will drive results? $30 in advance, $50 at the door. Registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 10:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M., Tampa, Cash Flow

To understand cash flow is to know you never need to have more cash going out than you have coming in. To understand is to know ways to get cash and how to control your spending. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC at Hillsborough County. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M., Vero Beach, Show me the money - Financing options for your small business

Join Lonnie Koyama of the U.S. Small Business Administration as he discusses the multiple sources of capital for starting and growing a small business. Topics to be discussed include self-financing, funding from friends, family, and partnerships. Other sources are reviewed such as: Small Business Loans, SBA Loan Guaranty Program and Micro Loans. The pros and cons of funding sources will be reviewed. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the Treasure Coast SCORE Chapter. 


Date: 03/02/2017 Author Information: Heather Hines, Public Affairs Specialist