Small Biz Webinars and Workshops (09 - 15 February 2019)

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Webinar

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 3:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M., Federal Contracting Certifications: Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) & Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)

During this free webinar, Lonnie Koyama of the U.S. Small Business Administration will provide an overview of the WOSB and EDWOSB Federal Contracting Program as well as eligibility requirements. All small businesses that are interested in submitting an offer on a solicitation that has been set aside for WOSBs under the WOSB Program must complete this certification prior to submitting the offer. This webinar also covers recent regulatory changes regarding sole source authority and self-certification. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the weVENTURE at Florida Tech's College of Business.

In-person

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Tampa, Going into Business Workshop

A three hour workshop covering in depth the following important topics on starting up a new business: Why do you want to go into business; General information on small businesses: successes/failures; How to organize and much more. $15 to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Tampa SCORE Chapter.

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:15 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., Pembroke Pines, 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. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 8:30 A.M. – 9:30 P.M., Miami, HUBzone Benefits and Opportunities 

Meet and learn from Jonel Hein, Deputy District Director with the SBA South Florida District Office. Takeaways: HUBZone Program – •How the HUBZone program works; •Benefits from the HUBZone program; •Eligibility for HUBZone certification. This workshop is free and open to the public. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the CIC Miami, Getaround & Emineo Media.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., Melbourne, Business Planning

A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues. At the same time the plan identifies and incorporates risks that the enterprise might face, so the small business owner is prepared. Call the FSBDC at 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.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., West Palm Beach, How to Increase Email Marketing Results with Videos

Learn how to easily create videos on your laptop. This email and video marketing class is for you . . If you are frustrated by: Low email open and click-through rates Little or no engagement on social media Lack of sales Then register to attend this business building class. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 12:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M., Margate, Marketing - 4 Part Sessions [recurring]

This 4 part series will cover the following areas: Introduction to Marketing Managing the Product and or Service (Pricing) Distribution- Promotion- Advertising- Social Media Making & Keeping Customers - Ethical & Legal Issues-Rivals and Competitors. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Florida Women's Business Center.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M., Ruskin, 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. Our expert advice simplifies conducting necessary research to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don’t be intimidated, take the first step. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC at Hillsborough County.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M., West Palm Beach, Marketing - 4 Part Sessions [recurring]

Marketing - 4 Part Workshop Series consist of the following: Identifying the Customer, Defining the Product or Service Managing the Product and or Service - Determine Pricing Distribution- Promotion- Advertising- Social Media Making & Keeping Customers - Ethical & Legal Issues - Rivals & Competitors. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Florida Women's Business Center.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., West Palm Beach, Free Workshop: Using Data to Improve Your Business

This workshop will focus on using FREE data provided by Google, Bing and other sites to help improve online marketing. We will mostly focus on Google Analytics and the Google Search Console with a brief introduction to each and examples of how they can provide actionable data for marketing. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Friday, February 15, 2019, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.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. You’ll explore: • SBA loans: when, where and how to apply • How to plan your financing request to banks, and much more. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC at Hillsborough County.

Friday, February 15, 2019, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Kissimmee, Banking and Financing Your Business in Today’s Economy

Looking to obtain financing for your business? Join us at this workshop and learn about financing options such as banks, non-bank micro lenders, and crowd funding. Learn how to approach your bank for financing. This class discusses the multiple sources of capital for starting and growing a small business. The pros and cons of the funding sources are also reviewed. Speakers include Lonnie Koyama, U.S. Small Business Administration; Rafael E. M. Pratts, FSBDC at UCF; Naomi Norris, BB&T Bank; and Michael Medina, ACCION Microlenders. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the SBDC at Hillsborough County.


National African-American Histroy Month

We’re highlighting the valuable contributions African-American #smallbiz owners make to our economy and communities during #BlackHistoryMonth. Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities. Click the graphic below for 10 steps to "Starting Your Business."
SBA Celebrates African-American History Month

Date: 02/08/2019; Author Information: Heather Hines, Public Affairs Specialist