Small Biz Webinars and Workshops (23 - 29 June 2018)

South Florida District Office

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Webinars

Monday, June 25, 2018, 11:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Been There, Done That! Podcast #68 - Ebay Selling (download 24/7)

Including eBay in your marketing strategy is a great way to expand your reach.    In this episode, Dennis Zink and Fred Dunayer speak with Danna Crawford, a nationally recognized and highly successful eBay sales expert, the founder and CEO of powersellingmom.com, and a SCORE mentor, who will tell you everything you need to know to get started selling in this worldwide marketplace. Click here to listen for free. The workshop will be conducted by the Manasota SCORE Chapter.

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., EXPORTING! Get Started or Expand into New Markets

Now is the time to consider Exporting! An emerging global market and a growing worldwide middle class with 96% of the world’s consumers outside of the U.S. It’s time to check out the world of Exporting! Join Charles Long of the U.S. Small Business Administration and learn how Governmental Agencies can help you start Exporting or expand into new markets. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M., How to Certify as a Minority Business with Hillsborough County

This workshop provides an overview of the certification process for Disadvantaged Minority/Disadvantaged Woman Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise offered by Hillsborough County. The program benefits businesses in construction, professional consultant services, service contracts, and SBE set-asides. Presenter: Rita Sauri, Minority & Disadvantaged Business Community Service Program Coordinator II, Hillsborough County. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Tampa Bay Women's Business Centre.

Friday, June 29, 2018, 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M., Elements of a Business Plan

Thinking of starting a business? Don't know where to start with a business plan? This webinar will cover the basics of preparing a business plan and will discuss where to go for assistance. Click here to register. This workshop will be conducted Vince LoPresti of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

In-person Events

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Tampa, Preparing Your Business Plan Workshop

A three hour workshop for new and existing businesses covering in depth the following key elements of a written business plan. $15 to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Tampa SCORE Chapter.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Tampa, Women/Minority & Veteran Certification

It’s no myth…women, minority and veteran certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government. $15 to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Florida SBDC at USF.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M., Miami, Government Contracting

The federal government is the largest buyer of goods and services worldwide, spending over $500B every year to make government work. Althea Harris of the SBA will introduce you to the federal marketplace, reveal the minimum requirements to do business with the federal government, and show you how to identify which agencies buy what you sell. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Emineo Media and CIC Miami.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., Brandenton, Powerful & Effective First Impressions

Attendees will learn about the value of the first impression, in-person vs. electronic impressions, verbal and visual elements, and how to develop a 30-Second Elevator Pitch. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to bring their questions about how to put their best foot forward in business interactions. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Manasota SCORE Chapter.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., Tampa, Basic Government Contracting 101

Ready…set…sell to the federal government! This workshop provides information on registering with the federal government, how to locate federal opportunities, who to market to within the federal government, and so much more! Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Florida SBDC at USF.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, HR Compliance for Small Business

Employment Regulation Compliance is not just HR’s business … it’s YOUR business! This session will address new developments in employment and labor regulations along with practical application for your small business. $32 in advance; $42 at the door. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Tuesday's Panel Series Digital Marketing - How to Promote Your Business through Social Media....

Some of the questions that will be answered will include: With limited time and a limited budget, how does one decide where to start; What are some of the most important questions one must answer to create successful campaigns; and much more. $32 in advance; $42 at the door. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Melbourne, Shoestring Marketing for Your Small Business

You will learn about the different types of plans and how to customize them for your particular situation: external or internal, start-up or established growth venture…Business modeling or full business plan. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC at Eastern Florida State College Melbourne Campus.

Wednesday, June 27 , 2018, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M., Tampa,  Legal Issues and Trade Finance

In the first session, participants will learn about legal issues that often present themselves with export transactions and different types of legal protection needed. The second session will cover the risks involved in international trade, payment methods including letters of credit, and financing solutions available for our export shipments. $60 to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Florida SBDC at USF.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., West Palm Beach, Immigration Tips for Avoiding Exposure to your Business

During this presentation, business owners will learn about: Current civil and criminal enforcement trends Ways to legally avoid civil and criminal risk; How to conduct internal audits and protect the interests of your company; Guidelines when participating in the I-9 employment eligibility verification process. If you are a business owner with employees, this workshop is a must!  $30 in advance; $50 at the door. Free to attend, however, registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Pursuing a GSA Schedule Contract

Through this presentation, you will learn the steps, procedures, processes of how to submit your application to get on GSA MAS Schedule. You will also learn about subcontracting opportunities, how to register your business, market your products or services, and find contracting opportunities. $32 in advance; $42 at the door. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Getting Started With Email and Social Media Marketing

The success of a small business depends largely upon creating a marketing strategy that drives results. This workshop will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for small businesses seeking to make their social media marketing more effective. $32 in advance; $42 at the door. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M., West Palm Beach, Exiting Your Business - Simple Steps - "Coffee & Learn" Morning Workshop Series

The statistics on businesses surviving through multiple generations are not good. Just making it through the second generation is a milestone. The good news is business owners can buck these trends with proper planning. Simple Steps for Exiting Your Business, a 3 part series, will help business owners plan for the next stage of their business and their lives. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., West Palm Beach, Free Workshop: Introduction to Business Ownership

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 Certified Mentor. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M., Melbourne, Are you a veteran looking to start or grow your business?

Lonnie Koyama of the U.S. Small Business Administration will discuss the SBA Loan Programs as well as our other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, Surety Bonds, and Disaster Assistance. Some of these services are for all businesses, while others are specifically for veterans. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Space Coast Florida Alliance of Veteran Owned Business.

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 1:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., Melbourne, SBA Loan Program

This workshop will provide the participants with an understanding of the different SBA loan programs and how they can benefit your business. Topics covered include: - How the process works - What types of businesses are eligible - How to take advantage of SBA's Lender Match Tool. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by weVENTURE at Florida Institute of Technology.


Date: 06/22/2018; Author Information: Heather Hines, Public Affairs Specialist