Upcoming Events in North Florida

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SBA North Florida District Office

Greetings Entrepreneurs!

Below you will find a list of upcoming trainings and events to help you start, manage, and grow your business.  New events are added to our district office calendar all the time, check us out at www.sba.gov/northflorida.

SBA Special Training Opportunity

Emerging Leaders - USA Logo

Attention Business Owners!

If you’re looking for a solution on how to grow your small business in 2017, the SBA may have the answer.

Recruitment for SBA’s Emerging Leaders 2017 training cycle is now underway at selected SBA district offices, and we’re looking for interested small businesses.

Emerging Leaders is a FREE executive-level training program that provides tools and resources to help under-served small companies to sustain and grow. Now in its ninth year, Emerging Leaders is an intensive entrepreneurship education series for small businesses that have the potential for quick growth and job creation.  The initiative has been a change-maker in increasing opportunities for under-served communities, and it provides participating businesses with an organizational framework, as well as a resource network, that helps to form sustainable companies and promote economic development within urban and rural communities. 

If you are a small business owner interested in applying for the 2017 training cycle, be sure to first learn more about the full eligibility requirements for participants.

Please take a minute to register your company’s interest here: Emerging Leaders Registration for consideration for the 2017 cycle.  Added information on the Emerging Leaders is available online.

Sign-up now, classes are scheduled to begin in May. 

Contact James.Vanhorn@sba.gov or at (904) 443-1900 for more information on the program.


SBA Sponsored Training

All SBA sponsored events are offered free of charge. 

8(a) Certification Workshop

Date: April 11, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Location Name: SBA North Florida District Office 
7825 Baymeadows Way * Suite 100B, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Thaddeus Hammond thaddeus.hammond@sba.gov

The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program is designed to help small businesses that are socially and economically disadvantaged compete in the federal marketplace. We offer executive level business training that helps to keep small businesses competitive. As part of our efforts to maintain program integrity, we ensure firms are compliant with program/federal regulations so they stay in good standing and can enjoy continued program participation.


SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program

Date: April 11, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
Location Name: SBA North Florida District Office 
7825 Baymeadows Way * Suite 100B, Jacksonville, FL 32256 (Lakeside Entrance)

Carmen Gonzalez carmen.gonzalez@sba.gov

The SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program can help your small business obtain contract bid, performance and payments bonds.

Join us if your small business has limited financial resources, no prior bonded working experience, been previously denied bonding, or desire to increase its current contract bonding capacity.


Business Roundtable Workshop

Date: April 21, 2017 | 11:45 am - 2:00 pm 
Location Name: Jacksonville Southeast Regional Library                                                   
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Jacksonville, FL,32256

Donna Padgug donna.padgug@sba.gov

The Jacksonville Women's Business Center and the SBA will host a Business Roundtable Workshop. The topics are: (1) 15 Effective Marketing Tips for Business Owners; and (2) Tax Tips for Small Businesses and the Self Employed.


Money Smart for Small Business - Financial Management

Date: April 27, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Location Name: Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd Street, Jacksonville, FL 32210

 Annette Paulson annette.paulson@sba.gov 

Business workshop series is targeted to help new and aspiring entrepreneurs learn the basics to organizing and managing a small business. Workshops are FREE of charge.

Financial Management for a Small Business module provides an overview of financial management and it is designed to help participants to understand how financial management can benefit their business. 


SBA Events Conducted in Spanish

Estrategias Exitosas Para Nuevos Negocios

Date: April 18, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Location Name: SBA North Florida District Office 
7825 Baymeadows Way * Suite 100B, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Tiene Ud. un negocio y desea ser mas exitoso? Piensa establecer un negocio propio? La SBA y PROSPERA (HBIF) presentaran un seminario GRATIS para ayudar a las personas con sus anhelos de establecer un negocio o desarrollar su negocio. (Presentado en espanol.) Como hay seminarios dos dias seguidos, favor de indicar las fechas Ud. desea participara. El primer seminario es el dia 18 de abril y el segundo es el 19 de abril a la misma hora. Los temas son diferentes cada dia.

Contratos Con El Gobierno Federal

Date: April 19, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Location Name: SBA North Florida District Office 
7825 Baymeadows Way * Suite 100B, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Este seminario, presentado por SBA y PROSPERA (HBIF), ofrecera temas para los negociantes ya establecidos. Pero qualquier persona puede participar. Desea Ud. saber como contratar con el gobierno? Quiere mas herramientas para constuir un negocio solido? Este seminario gratis y presentado en espanol, ofrecera la informacion necesaria para su exito. Como hay seminarios dos dias seguidos, favor de indicar las fechas Ud. desea participara. El primer seminario es el dia 18 de abril y el segundo es el 19 de abril a la misma hora. Los temas son diferentes cada dia.


Resource Partner Events

Resource partner events may have an additional cost. Please verify event and costs with resource partner. 

SCORE Workshop - Sources of Capital to Fund Your Business
SCORE Business Mentor
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce
One News Place
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Registration Required
 
 
How to Start Your Business
Small Business Development Center
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:00pm
Lake Sumter State College - Leesburg
9909 US Highway 441
Leesburg, FL 34788
Registration Required
 
Legal Entities to Attract Investors
SCORE Business Mentor
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:00pm
Daytona State College
1200 W. Int'l Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Registration Required
 
 
Gainesville | How to STARTUP Your Own Business
Small Business Development Center
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 9:30am
Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center (GTEC)
2153 SE Hawthorne Rd
Gainesville, FL 32641
Registration Required
 
Score Workshop - The Close - Techniques that Increase Sales
SCORE Business Mentor
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
The Villages Public  Library at Belvedere
325 Belvedere Blvd
The Villages, FL 32162
Registration Required
 
 
Small Business Center Orientation
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 5:30pm
SBA Participating
JaxChamber
3 Indepentdent Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
 
SCORE: Building Your Financial Plan
SCORE Business Mentor
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 6:00pm
NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall
3201 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32803
Registration Required
 
SCORE: Breakfast Leadership Series - Social Media
SCORE Business Mentor
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 8:00am
NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall
3201 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32803
Registration Required
 
Subcontracting & Teaming
Small Business Development Center
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 9:00am
 
FSBDC at UCF (At the National Entrepreneur Center in the Orlando Fashion Square Mall)
3201 E. Colonial Drive, Suite A-20
Orlando, FL 32803
Registration Required
 
How to Start Your Business
Small Business Development Center
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
Lake Sumter State College - Clermont
1250 North Hancock Road
Clermont, FL 34711
Registration Required
Success is No Accident: Strategic Planning for Small Business
Small Business Development Center
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
Lake Sumter State College - Leesburg
9909 US Highway 441
Leesburg, FL 34788
Registration Required
 
 
How to Use Video Marketing to Attract New Customers
SCORE Business Mentor
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
Daytona State College
1200 W. Int'l Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Registration Required
 
SCORE Workshop: A Business Plan - What Is It and Why Do I Need One?
SCORE Business Mentor
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 5:30pm
Jacksonville Public Library, Southeast Branch
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Registration Required
 
Preparing Bids & Proposals
Small Business Development Center
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 9:00am
FSBDC at UCF (At the National Entrepreneur Center in the Orlando Fashion Square Mall)
3201 E. Colonial Drive, Suite A-20
Orlando, FL 32803
Registration Required
 
 
 
SCORE: Social Media Marketing Seminar
SCORE Business Mentor
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm
NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall
3201 E Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803
Registration Required
 
Success is No Accident: Strategic Planning for Small Business
Small Business Development Center
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Lake Sumter State College - Clermont
1250 North Hancock Road
Clermont, FL 34711
 
How to Start Your Business
Small Business Development Center
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
FSBDC at UCF (At the National Entrepreneur Center in the Orlando Fashion Square Mall)
3201 E. Colonial Drive, Suite A-20
Orlando, FL 32803
Registration Required
 
Want To Know How To Succeed?
SCORE Business Mentor
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Daytona State College
1200 W. Int'l Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Registration Required
 
 
Score Workshop - Understanding Your Business Using Excel
SCORE Business Mentor
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:00am
Ocala Power Plant Business Incubator
405 SE Osceola Ave
Ocala, FL 34471
Registration Required
 
SCORE: You, Your Business Idea, How SCORE Can Help!
SCORE Business Mentor
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:30am
NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall
3201 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32803
Registration Required
 
SCORE: Starting a NonProfit Seminar
SCORE Business Mentor
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00am
NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall
3201 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32803
Registration Required
 
SCORE: Grow Your Business with Pinterest
SCORE Business Mentor
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:00am
NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall
3201 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32803
Registration Required
 
Small Business Center Orientation
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
SBA Participating
JaxChamber
3 Independent Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
 
 
Score Workshop - How to Deal with Difficult People
SCORE Business Mentor
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
The Villages Public Library at Pinellas
7375 Powell Road
The Villages, FL 34785
Registration Required
 
Winning the Contract: Marketing & Selling to the Government
Small Business Development Center
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:00am
FSBDC at UCF (At the National Entrepreneur Center in the Orlando Fashion Square Mall)
3201 E. Colonial Drive, Suite A-20
Orlando, FL 32803
Registration Required
 
 
SCORE: Effectively Managing Your Business with QuickBooks (Desktop ...
SCORE Business Mentor
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall
3201 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32803
Registration Required
 
SCORE: Top 10 HR Issues Seminar
SCORE Business Mentor
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:00am
NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall
3201 E Colonial Dr
Orlando , FL 32803
Registration Required
 
 
SCORE Workshop: Networking Formula: How to Effectively Network and ...
SCORE Business Mentor
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
Small Business Administration Office
7825 Baymeadows Way
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Registration Required
 
Driving Sales & Productivity by Understanding Generations in the ...
SCORE Business Mentor
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
Daytona State College
1200 W. Int'l Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Registration Required