Upcoming Events and Training for Entrepreneurs in North Florida -February

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North Florida District Office  - February 2020

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Featured SBA Success Story

Frank Brewer - 2019 North Florida and State of Florida Veteran-Owned Small Business Person of the Year

Frank Brewer SBA Success story photo

Frank Brewer, President of Alpha Omega Global, LLC started his business in 2008 as a consulting firm aimed at providing marketing services. Frank spent 20 years working in the private sector after his service in the U.S. Navy. Six months into starting his business, the economy took a downturn and the company almost went out of business. Frank kept the business going, by trying various service options including consulting and strategic planning. He also got trained in supply chain and international trade.

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Upcoming SBA Events and Training


Jacksonville|Boots to Business @ NS Mayport

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 8:00am EST

NS Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center

Bldg 1, Massey Avenue

Jacksonville, FL 32228

Registration Required

Jacksonville|Boots to Business @ NAS Jacksonville

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 7:30am EST

NAS Jacksonville Fleet and Family Support Center

Bldg 554, Child Street

Jacksonville, FL 32212

Registration Required

During B2B, participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. This two-day in-person program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA and their extensive network of skilled business advisers.

SBA's Programs & Services and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) ...

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 10:30am EST

North Florida District Office

7825 Baymeadows Way

Jacksonville, FL 32246

Registration Required

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 Program.

Orlando|Veterans Empowerment Workshop

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:00am EST

DeVry University

7352 Greenbriar Parkway

Orlando, FL 32819

Registration Required

Please join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), DeVry University, Orlando VA Community Employment Coordinator (CEC) at our free event, to get an overview of entrepreneurship, education and employment fundamentals. This event will also offer an opportunity for you to network and speak one on one which each representative, who will also introduce you to the skills, knowledge, and resources that will be needed, to help get you started or back on track to success in 2020. Seats will be limited, so please register if you plan on attending to save your space! This is a free event open to all Veterans, Service Members, National Guard, Reserves and Military Spouses. A light lunch will be served.


Resource Partner Events and Training

Feb 1

SCORE Orlando: Tax Boot Camp for Small Business

SCORE Business Mentor

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 9:30am EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E. Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

SCORE Orlando: Tax Boot Camp for Small Business

SCORE Business Mentor

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 9:30am EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E. Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

Supercharging Facebook & Email Marketing

SCORE Business Mentor

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 1:00pm EST

Saint Leo University

1930 SW 38th Avenue

Ocala, FL 34474

Registration Required

 

Feb 4

Score Jacksonville - "Achieve Your Business Dream Workshop Series 1 ...

SCORE Business Mentor

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 5:30pm EST

Jax Chamber of Commerce

3 Independence Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Registration Required

 

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

SCORE Business Mentor

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 6:00pm EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E Colonial Dr, A-20

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

QuickBooks Essentials - Session 1 of 2

Small Business Development Center

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 9:00am EST

Lake Sumter State College - North Lake Campus

9909 US Highway 441

Leesburg, FL 34788

Registration Required

 

Feb 5

Successfully Marketing Your Business

SCORE Business Mentor

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 9:00am EST

Saint Leo University

1930 SW 38th Avenue

Ocala, FL 34474

Registration Required

 

Feb 6

FSBDC at UCF: Success is No Accident: Strategic Planning for Small ...

Small Business Development Center

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 9:00am EST

FSBDC at UCF inside the National Entrepreneur Center

3201 E Colonial Dr

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

SCORE Orlando: Build Your Brand With Blogging

SCORE Business Mentor

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 10:00am EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E. Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

Feb 8

Score Jacksonville - "Women Entrepreneurs Conference - Engage - ...

SCORE Business Mentor

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 8:00am EST

FSCJ Advanced Technology Center

401 West State Street, Room T-140

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Registration Required

 

SCORE Orlando: Introduction to Social Media Marketing

SCORE Business Mentor

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 9:30am EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E. Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

Score Jacksonville - "Small Business Center Orientation"

SCORE Business Mentor

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 5:30pm EST

JaxChamber

3 Independent Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32202

 

Feb 10

Score Jacksonville - "Achieve Your Business Dream Workshop Series ...

SCORE Business Mentor

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 6:00pm EST

Jax Chamber of Commerce

3 Independence Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Registration Required

 

Feb 11

Managing Finances for a New Business

SCORE Business Mentor

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 9:00am EST

Saint Leo University

1930 SW 38th Avenue

Ocala, FL 34474

Registration Required

 

Feb 12

SCORE Orlando: Surefire Email Marketing Strategies

SCORE Business Mentor

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:00pm EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E. Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

Feb 13

Marketing Basics: Find and Connect with Customers

Small Business Development Center

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:30am EST

Lake Sumter State College - North Lake Campus

9909 US Highway 441

Leesburg, FL 34788

Registration Required

 

SCORE Orlando: How To Be Effective At Sales

SCORE Business Mentor

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:00pm EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E Colonial Dr, A-20

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

SCORE Orlando: Building Your Business Plan Seminar

SCORE Business Mentor

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 9:30am EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E. Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

Feb 15

FSBDC at UCF: How to Start Your Business

Small Business Development Center

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 9:00am EST

FSBDC at UCF inside the National Entrepreneur Center

3201 E Colonial Dr

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

Feb 18

Score Jacksonville - "Achieve Your Business Dream Workshop Series ...

SCORE Business Mentor

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6:00pm EST

Jax Chamber of Commerce

3 Independence Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Registration Required

 

SCORE Orlando: Marketing Your Business Seminar

SCORE Business Mentor

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6:00pm EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E. Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

SCORE Orlando: Building Your Financial Plan Seminar

SCORE Business Mentor

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6:00pm EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E. Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

Feb 19

Market Research: Know Your Market, Industry, and Options for Growth

Small Business Development Center

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 9:00am EST

Lake Sumter State College - South Lake Campus

1250 North Hancock Road

Clermont, FL 34711

Registration Required

 

Feb 20

Starting a Franchise Business

SCORE Business Mentor

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 3:00pm EST

Sumter County Service Center & Pinellas Library

7375 Powell Road

The Villages, FL 34785

Registration Required

 

Score Jacksonville - "Internet Marketing Series #2 - Building the ...

SCORE Business Mentor

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 6:00pm EST

Small Business Administration

7825 Baymeadows Way. Suite 100 B

Jacksonville, FL 32256

Registration Required

 

SCORE Orlando: Become A QuickBooks Power User

SCORE Business Mentor

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 6:00pm EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E. Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

Feb 24

Value Selling & Negotiation

SCORE Business Mentor

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 12:00am EST

Saint Leo University

1930 SW 38th Avenue

Ocala, FL 34474

Registration Required

 

Feb 25

SCORE Orlando: Managing Human Resource Issues

SCORE Business Mentor

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 9:00am EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E. Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

Score Jacksonville - "Achieve Your Business Dream Workshop Series ...

SCORE Business Mentor

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 6:00pm EST

Jax Chamber of Commerce

3 Independence Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Registration Required

 

Feb 26

Developing Inspired Leaders

SCORE Business Mentor

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 1:00pm EST

Elevate Lake

20763 US Highway 27

Groveland, FL 34736

Registration Required

 

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

SCORE Business Mentor

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 9:30am EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E Colonial Dr, A-20

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required

 

Feb 29

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

SCORE Business Mentor

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 9:30am EST

NEC at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E Colonial Dr, A-20

Orlando, FL 32803

Registration Required