Upcoming Business Events in North Florida

North Florida District Office  - December 2018

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Small Business Week Nominations

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In recognition of the small business community’s contribution to the American economy and society, the President of the United States designates one week each year as National Small Business Week. The national celebration will take place in May of 2019 in various cities across the Country. The SBA often in conjunction with public- and private-sector small business supporters, will host special events at the local and state levels to honor and present awards to local entrepreneurs and those who support and advocate for small businesses.

The North Florida District Office currently accepting nominations for the following categories:

2019 North Florida District Small Business Week Awards

National Awards (Accepted by the District Office):

Small Business Person of the Year

Small Business Exporter of the Year

District/State Level Awards (Accepted by the District Office):

Veteran Small Business Person of the Year

Minority Small Business Person of the Year

Woman Small Business Person of the Year

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Community Partner of the Year (Organization)

Small Business Advocate (Individual)

Statewide winners of the Small Business Person of the Year and the Small Business Exporter of the Year awards will also be eligible to compete for their respective titles nationally. National award winners will be announced during National Small Business Week in May of 2019.   

For a full description of these awards and instructions on how to apply, please visit the North Florida District Website. All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 9, 2019.  All applicable nomination packages must be hand delivered or mailed to the SBA Office.  Email submissions will not be accepted.

Additional National categories include: Phoenix Awards (for disaster recovery), Federal Procurement Awards, Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Awards, and SBA Resource Partners Awards. For more information about these additional categories, please visit www.sba.gov/nsbw/awards.

 


SBA Training and Events

Events to be held at 

7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite 100B

Jacksonville, FL 32256

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 10:30 am 

Don’t miss these quarterly informational workshops on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Programs and Services and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program. The WOSB Program is designed to help small businesses who are owned by women and economically disadvantaged (ED) women compete in the federal marketplace. The WOSB Program promotes competitiveness for federal contracts set-aside for eligible WOSB and ED WOSB firms. There are many benefits, requirements, and an online application process for the WOSB Program.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 9:00 am

• GSA contracts • How to market your GSA contract • GSA e-Tools • What’s new for GSA

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:30 pm 

Open to existing lenders and anyone considering SBA lending within their institution. Are you new to SBA lending? Is your lending institution SBA approved but inactive? The SBA is a critical link between participating lenders and the small business community that provides access to capital while mitigating the risk of participating lenders and ultimately reinforcing the strength of the U.S. economy. This training will enhance your knowledge as to how utilizing SBA’s lending programs can expand opportunities for your lending institution to help small businesses start, grow and succeed and provide a source of liquidity to lenders. (Please park on the Lakeside of the building.)

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 6:00 pm 

Please Join Us on a Thursday from 6pm – 8pm for a “FREE” Workshop. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Florida District Office (NFDO) will conduct a workshop designed to take the mystery out of who is the “Small Business Administration”. Whether your enterprise is a startup, established, expanding business or just looking for guidance, the SBA’s resources and services can help you. Note: Please park on the Lakeside of the building.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:00 am 

All small business owners are invited to join us for this workshop to gain more insight about the best kept secret in the federal government. The 8(a) Program is designed to help small businesses who are owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals compete in the federal marketplace. Benefits: Sole-source contracts – up to $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing Specialized business training, marketing assistance, counseling and high-level executive development

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:00 am 

The U.S. federal government contracts represent a tremendous sales and revenue opportunity for small businesses because: •The U.S. Government is the world’s largest customer •It buys all types of products and services in both large and small quantities •It is required by law to provide opportunities for small businesses Learn more about the Government Contracting Programs: 8(a) Business Development Program, HUBZone Program, Women-Owned Small Businesses, Service-Disabled Veteran and the Small Disadvantaged Business.


Resource Partner Training

SCORE Orlando: Funding Your Business Seminar

SCORE Business Mentor

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 9:30am EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E Colonial Dr, A-20

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

SCORE Orlando: Introduction to Social Media Marketing

SCORE Business Mentor

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 9:30am EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E Colonial Dr, A-20

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

Small Business Guide for Managing Employees

SCORE Business Mentor

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 9:00am EST

Power Plant Business Incubator

405 SE Osceola Avenue

Ocala, FL 34471

Registration Required

 

Small Business Center Orientation

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 12:00pm EST

JaxChamber

3 Independent Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32202

 

SCORE Orlando: You, Your Business Idea, How SCORE Can Help!

SCORE Business Mentor

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E Colonial Dr, A-20

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

SCORE Business Mentor

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 12:00pm EST

Lake Square Mall

10401 US-441

Leesburg, FL 34788

Registration Required

 

Cómo Empezar a Exportar e Importar (seminario web)

SCORE Business Mentor

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 7:00pm EST

Registration Required

 

SCORE Orlando: Starting Your New Business Seminar

SCORE Business Mentor

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 6:00pm EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E Colonial Dr, A-20

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

Starting A Business

Small Business Development Center

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:00pm CST

Greater Pensacola Chamber

890 S. Palafox

Pensacola, FL 32502

 

Starting A Business

Small Business Development Center

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 1:00pm CST

UWF-FWB Campus

1170 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547

Registration Required

 

SCORE Orlando: Marketing Your Business Seminar

SCORE Business Mentor

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 9:30am EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E Colonial Dr, A-20

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

SCORE Orlando: Supercharging Facebook & Email Marketing

SCORE Business Mentor

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 6:00pm EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E Colonial Dr, A-20

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

Simplified Business Plan Preparation

SCORE Business Mentor

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:00am EST

Saint Leo University

1930 SE 38th Avenue

Ocala, FL 34474

Registration Required

 

Government Contracting 101

Small Business Development Center

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 11:00am CST

Greater Pensacola Chamber

890 S. Palafox

Pensacola, FL 32502

Registration Required

 

SCORE Orlando: Building Your Business Plan Seminar

SCORE Business Mentor

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:00pm EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E Colonial Dr, A-20

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

SCORE Workshop - Marketing Series #5 - Building the Advertising ...

SCORE Business Mentor

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6:00pm EST

Small Business Administration Office

7825 Baymeadows Way

Jacksonville, FL 32256

Registration Required

 

Federal Certifications Managed by SBA

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 1:00pm EST

PTAC @ National Entrepreneur Center

3201 East Colonial Drive, Suite A20

Orlando, FL 32803-5140

Registration Required

 

SCORE Orlando: Building Your Financial Plan Seminar

SCORE Business Mentor

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 9:30am EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E Colonial Dr, A-20

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 


North Florida District Office

7825 Baymeadows Way Suite 100B
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 443-1900
www.sba.gov/northflorida

 

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