Upcoming Events and Training for North Florida Entrepreneurs 4.6.2021

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North Florida District Office  - April 6, 2021

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Local Business Assistance

We are always adding new events and workshops to our district website. Please check for newly added events. 

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Paycheck Protection Program

This forgivable loan helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program provides emergency assistance for eligible venues.

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SBA Sponsored and Participating Events

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*Our events are currently online, unless noted otherwise. 

Learn about the Ascent Platform

Online digital learning platform that utilizes a modern, e-learning experience specifically targeted for female entrepreneurs who want to grow or scale their existing business.

Dates and times

April 15, 2021 | 3:30 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

April 21, 2021 | 3:30 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

Contact: Thaddeus Hammond


(904) 443-1965

Virtual|NFDO Virtual Hours

Please “Dial In” and join the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) North Florida District Office (NFDO) as we host our monthly Live Calls to provide the latest information on SBA programs and resources that will help entrepreneurs and current business owners launch, grow, & recover. During the call, we will have NFDO team members available who can speak to you about government contracting, business loans (Access to Capital), veterans business resources, women’s business resources, and other SBA initiatives. Ask questions and address all your concerns during the call-We will be ready to answer them. If you don’t wish to ask any questions during the call, you can email them in advance to: natalie.hall@sba.gov. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your question(s) answered during this Live Call. You can choose to exit the call once your inquiry has been answered by our experts, or you can stay on the line to hear what others are inquiring about. No registration is needed, just dial in, bring pen and paper, and be ready with your questions.

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Dial In Number: (202)765-1264 * Conference ID: 434 711 874#

Date: May 13, 2021 | 10:00 am EDT - 11:00 am EDT


Virtual|Veteran + Franchise = Success Franchise Event

Date: May 18, 2021 | 9:00 am EDT - 10:30 am EDT

Please join the Small Business Administration (SBA) and our guest, Heidi Simos from The Entrepreneur’s Source, as we present this franchise event, that will be packed with information which will take the guess work out of becoming a Franchisee! SBA will provide the latest information on the programs, services and resources available to help our Veterans and their spouses tap into franchising. To save your virtual spot, you must register for the event!


Boots to Business (B2B) 

Virtual Sessions

Boots to Business Reboot is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Veterans of all eras, Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), and spouses are eligible to participate. During Reboot, 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. The program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA and their extensive network of skilled business advisors. If you are interested in attending this free 2 day training, please register to save your spot.

Upcoming Dates: 

April 8, 2021 | 8:30 am EDT - April 9, 2021 | 12:30 pm EDT

June 10, 2021 | 8:30 am EDT - June 11, 2021 | 12:30 pm EDT

August 12, 2021 | 8:30 am EDT - August 13, 2021 | 12:30 pm EDT

October 7, 2021 | 8:30 am EDT - October 8, 2021 | 12:30 pm EDT

Registration Required


Resource Partner Events

SBA resource partners provide business consulting, mentoring and training services

Below are additional training and events provided by our resource partners in North Florida. Events/training may have a cost. Please check with the organization listed to ensure the event is still scheduled to occur or with any other questions. 

April 2021