Great Small Biz Workshops and Classes Planned for 01 - 07 April 2017

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M., Tax Mistakes Costing Business Owners Thousands  

As a business owner in today’s challenging world, it’s not enough to just make money - you need to keep as much as legally possible. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to answer these simple questions: Are you satisfied with the taxes you pay? Are you confident you’re taking advantage of every available tax break? Is your tax preparer giving you proactive advice to save on taxes? $10 to attend, and registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by The Helen Gordon Davis Women’s Business Centre. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M., HUBZONE

The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. The Hubzone Certification program is a means of “setting aside” Federal Contracts for firms that can be certified by the Small Business Administration. This class will review the criteria and eligibility for this program and the Small Business program. The event is free, and registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by The Helen Gordon Davis Women’s Business Centre. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M., Taxes, Tips and Tricks

Want to keep more of your hard earned money? Then this is the webinar for you! The Accounting Diva will review overlooked tax breaks, dispel tax myths and share valuable planning tips to reduce your tax liability. It's not too late to implement a few strategies to reduce your taxable income for 2017. Whether you are filing an individual return or a business return, you will learn valuable tools to help keep more of your $$$ in your pocket. $10 to attend, and registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by The Helen Gordon Davis Women’s Business Centre. 

In-person Events

Saturday, April 1, 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. 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. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter. 

Monday, April 3, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M., Tampa, Business Plan Series

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. The workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC at Hillsborough County. 

Monday, April 3, 2017, 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M., Delray Beach, Learn to Search for Federal Contracting Opportunities

Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOps) is the designated government-wide point of entry for searching for contracts. It is the exclusive official source for public access to notices of Federal contracting opportunities over $25,000. The event is free, however, seating is limited. For more information or to register, call 561-276-8763 or visit www.FLWBC.org – Events Tab. This workshop will be conducted by the Florida Women's Business Center.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M., West Palm Beach, Chamber of Commerce & SCORE are offering: 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. The workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M., Delray Beach, Exporting

Exporting Workshop Presented by the SBA Selling outside the U.S. is like developing a new market: it requires hard work and a plan. This seminar will paint a vision of what you can do and highlight the tools, resources and people that can help you achieve that vision. The event is free, however, seating is limited. For more information or to register, call 561-276-8763 or visit www.FLWBC.org – Events Tab. This workshop will be conducted by the Florida Women's Business Center.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M., Merritt Island, Work for Yourself @50+

AARP Foundation Work for Yourself@50+sm is designed to provide individuals age 50 and older insight on 5-steps towards starting a business. Connect with local resources that can support you as you explore your options.This is a free event, however, registration is registration, click here. This workshop will be conducted by weVENTURE Melbourne. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M., Cocoa, Biz Byte: Launch Your Venture 101

This session will cover ten things you need to know before launching your venture, how to identify resources in the community, and how weVENTURE programs and services can assist you. This is a free interactive workshop offered by weVENTURE's Women's Business Center program. The event is free, and registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by weVENTURE Melbourne.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Free and Low Cost Publicity for Your Business

Public relations and publicity are low cost ways to get the word out about your business. A write up in a newspaper, magazine or an interview on a radio or television show is often seen as a third party endorsement of you and your company. Attend this workshop and learn how to get your share of print and broadcast coverage from a press veteran. $32 in advance, $42 at the door. To register, click here. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Paychex Workshop - HR 101: Key Issues and How to Solve Them

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 Broward SCORE Chapter.  

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 9:30 A.M. - 11:30 P.M., Delray Beach, WOSB Certification Review Workshop presented by the SBA

WOSB Certification Review Workshop presented by the SBA. This workshop will walk you through the complete Women Owned Small Business certification process including application process. The event is free, however, seating is limited. For more information or to register, call 561-276-8763 or visit www.FLWBC.org – Events Tab. This workshop will be conducted by the Florida Women's Business Center.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 10:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M., West Palm Beach, 8(a) Mentoring Program & Mentor/Protégé Program

This program is a guided, free mentoring program to support the growth of small businesses that need connections and introductions to opportunities. If you have been in business for 2 years or more, this may be the program to propel your business forward. The event is free, however, seating is limited. For more information or to register, call 561-276-8763 or visit www.FLWBC.org – Events Tab. This workshop will be conducted by the Florida Women's Business Center.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 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. Don’t be intimidated, take the first step. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC at Hillsborough County. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., West Palm Beach, QuickBooks 101 - A Comprehensive Introduction and Much Much More

This introduction to QuickBooks workshop is designed to teach you the basics of QuickBooks to use in running your business. The workshop is much more than just a cursory overview and will help you to understand: QuickBooks capabilities, Versions of QuickBooks that are available, Chart of Accounts Items List, and much more.  $30 in advance, $50 at the door. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 5:45 P.M. - 7:45 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.  The event is free, and registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Legal & Tax Implications When Setting Up Your Business in Florida

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. Join Eric Yankwitt for an interactive workshop that will provide you with a wealth of information necessary to start or formalize your young or evolving business. $32 in advance, $42 at the door. Click here to register. This workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., Tampa, LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!

Looking to create an online video to market your brand? Join us in the recording studio at the Hive as we create your 2-minute business video. Presenter: Martha Ocasio, WBC Program Coordinator. This free event has limited registration. To register, click here. The workshop will be conducted by The Helen Gordon Davis Women’s Business Centre. 

Thursday, April 6, 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.  The event is free. Call 321-433-5570 or 321-433-5514 or register online: http://floridasbdc.org/get-training. The workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC at Eastern Florida State College.

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M., Polk City, Social Media 101 

In this interaction workshop, you’ll learn how to use the right social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to reach your target audience, build brand awareness, and develop a social media strategy that will produce results. The event is free. To register, click here. The workshop will be conducted by The Helen Gordon Davis Women’s Business Centre. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 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. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M., West Palm Beach, Learn to Search for Federal Contracting Opportunities

Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOps) is the designated government-wide point of entry for searching for contracts. It is the exclusive official source for public access to notices of Federal contracting opportunities over $25,000. The event is free, however, seating is limited. For more information or to register, call 561-276-8763 or visit www.FLWBC.org – Events Tab. This workshop will be conducted by the Florida Women's Business Center.

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M., Melbourne, SBA Elements of a Business Plan

weVENTURE creates sustainable business growth through our business education courses, purposeful networking events and the signature mentoring program IGNITE 360®. In this business education course, Vince LoPresti from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss the fundamental Elements of a Business Plan. •Executive Summary •Business description •Products and/or services •Sales and marketing, and much more! The event is free and registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by weVENTURE Melbourne.  

Friday, April 7, 2017, 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., Hollywood, 8(a) Mentoring Program & Mentor/Protege Program 

This program is a guided, free mentoring program to support the growth of small businesses that need connections and introductions to opportunities. If you have been in business for 2 years or more, this may be the program to propel your business forward. In addition to the 8(a) program, there is a protégé/mentoring program for small businesses. The event is free, however, seating is limited. For more information or to register, call 561-276-8763 or visit www.FLWBC.org – Events Tab. This workshop will be conducted by the Florida Women's Business Center.


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Date: 03/30/2017 Author Information: Heather Hines, Public Affairs Specialist