Small Biz Webinars and Workshops (18 - 24 August 2019)

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Webinar

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M., Webinar: Financial Management 

This is a class to teach you about managing your businesses finances. After completing this training, you will be able to: -Explain how the personal finances of a business owner impact the ability of a business to get credit. -Identify financial management practices, rules, and tools that are commonly available to a small business -Explain financial management basics for a small business -Explain the basics of financing working capital. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by  Lonnie Koyama of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Tampa Bay Women's Business Centre.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Webinar - Financing Your Business with BBIF - a Micro & Alternative Lender

This Small Business Administration (SBA) sponsored webinar will teach you about BBIF, Florida’s leading non-traditional lender. BBIF is also a financial coaching provider. They specialize in bridging the gap between small businesses, and the money and education they need to reach their economic potential. Learn about the programs and services of BBIF. BBIF’s area covers the entire State of Florida. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by Lonnie Koyama of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Black Business Investment Fund.

In-person

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., West Palm Beach, 2 CPE Credits: Basic Excel for Your Business

In this workshop we will go through the basics of setting up a simple spreadsheet and how to format the cells for the type of information you want to report. We will go over basic formulas, how to auto fill, make simple charts and then print and save your data. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Click here to register. The event will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, How To Sell Your Products Or Services To The Federal Gov’t.

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. This presentation is beneficial to new vendors seeking federal contracts, and existing vendors seeking to expand their capabilities. $35 for online pre-registration; $50 at the door. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, When It Comes To Credit How Much Do You Know?

When it comes to credit, how much do you know? You have the opportunity to build, maintain and acquire credit both individually and as a business owner. You do not have to rely solely on your personal credit to build and grow your company. $35 for online pre-registration; $50 at the door. Click here to register. The event will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.,  West Palm Beach, 2 CPE Credits: Financial Forecasting for your Business Plan 

 When you attend this workshop, you will leave with an understanding of how to accomplish this task as well as a blueprint and structured method to develop realistic projections for a good business plan: Learn how to do your research, analysis, and outlook. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Click here to register. The event will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Build Revenue With An Effective Marketing Strategy for Your Business

Through this interactive and informative Marketing Strategy Workshop, current and future business owners will learn the basics of marketing, the key platforms to utilize when marketing, and the tools they can use to engage their clients and grow their sales. $35 for online pre-registration; $50 at the door. Click here to register. The event will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 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. Free to attend. Click here to register. The event will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., Tampa, Drive 8(a) Summit - Tampa

The SBA South Florida District will host an event to help you understand how to sell your goods and services to the federal government. Guest speakers will include current and former successful 8a firms, government contracting officers, and small business experts from the Small Business Development Center at USF. Free to attend. Click here to register. The event will be conducted by the Small Business Administration.

Friday, August 23, 2019, 08:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Digital Marketing Seminar - Free Event

This joint seminar begins with continental breakfast and networking, followed by a keynote presentation and two great sessions in the Chamber Board Room. Attendees also have the options to attend two breakout sessions and/or sign up for a 15-minute "Digital Marketing Speed Mentoring" session. Free to attend. Click here to register. The event will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Tampa, Preparing Your Business Plan

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 event will be conducted by Tampa SCORE Chapter.

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M., Miami, Comienza Tu Negocio: ¡Prueba la Viabilidad!

¿Crees que tienes una gran idea para un negocio, pero no sabes cómo empezar? En este taller GRATUITO, te ayudaremos a comprender lo que implica iniciar un negocio y tu etapa personal de preparación. Click here to register. The event will be conducted by the Miami Dade SCORE Chapter.

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:15 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, 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 seminar will deal with the key information you need to be considering as you move forward. Click here to register for this free event. The event will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Save the Date

Drive 8a

The SBA South Florida District will host a series of Drive 8(a) events to help entrepreneurs understand how to sell their goods and services to the federal government. Each year the federal government's goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses.

If accepted into the SBA's 8(a) program, these social and economically disadvantaged businesses will receive nine years of business development assistance and will also be able to compete for federal contracting dollars.

Drive 8a Recruitment - Cocoa event will help new applicants with understanding the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program. Experts from the Small Business Administration and recognized resource partners will be in attendance.

When:
Tues., September 10, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where:
Eastern Florida State College
1519 Clearlake Blvd.
Bldg 3, Room 103
Cocoa, FL 32922

Seating is limited. Click here to register.


Date: 08/152019; Author Information: Heather Hines, Public Affairs Specialist