- June 8, 2023
GovCon Networking Breakfast: Preventing a Potential Protest/Handling a Federal Contract Protest Once It Is Filed
June 8, 2023 7:30 am - 9:00 am
3814 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL (USF Research Park - 1st Floor Classroom)
Join us for a lively discussion with federal bid protest veterans as they discuss strategies for dealing with protests pre and post-award. Gain insights on how the federal bid protest process works and strategies that companies can take to maximize (or limit) the impact of bid protests.
Speakers: Chuck Jenkins, CEO, CWU, Inc. Richard Arnholt, Member, Bass Berry & Sims PLC; moderated by Todd R. Overman, Bass Berry & Sims PLC
7:30am - Full breakfast and networking
8am - Program
Register at https://secure.touchnet.com/C20235_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=7339&FROMQRCODE=true
Space is limited.
Sponsored by: Bass Berry & Sims PLC
This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.
Contact Nelson Reyes at 813-396-2724 for more information.
Benefits of Certification in Hillsborough County
June 8, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Uptown Chamber University Area CDC 14013 N 22nd St Tampa, FL 33613
Topic: Government Contracting
This workshop will cover how to register with Hillsborough County, how to find bidding opportunities, and where to receive assistance.
Please note that preference will be given to Hillsborough County residents and businesses.
Speaker(s): Rita Sauri
Co-Sponsor(s): Uptown Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce
Fee: No Cost
Register at https://ic.eshcfl.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=675430064
- June 13, 2023
June 13, 2023 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Learn a coordinated approach to marketing your business to create a presence with customers via email, social media, and your website.
Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6048490856889699596
Business Plan in a Day
June 13, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Tampa Chamber of Commerce 3415 W Bay to Bay Blvd UNIT D, Tampa, FL 33629
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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.
For more information and to register for this workshop, please visit FSBDC at Hillsborough County.
Speaker(s): Robert Pierce III
Co-Sponsor(s): South Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Fee: No Cost
Register at https://ic.eshcfl.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=675430066
Magical Mystery Tour of Marketing Your Business
June 13, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
You know why your business rocks. Does anyone else? Take this class to uncover the characteristics that make up your business’ DNA. Soon, you’ll be able to boost consumer loyalty and company profits. After answering the two most important questions in all of marketing, you’ll be ready to skillfully implement customer-winning strategies and face the competition.
Speaker: Scott Carpenter
Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8355931459043932765
Leveraging Business Certification Programs
June 13, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Taking advantage of business certification programs can provide a gateway to benefits and opportunities that help grow your business. Gain access to business leads, sub-contracting opportunities, and special business training designed to give you access to contracts and improve your ability to succeed in government contracting. Facilitated by Yolanda Goodloe, the Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center. This Procurement Technical Assistance Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.
Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3512941176954615053
- June 14, 2023
Intro to Business Insurance
June 14, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: Managing a Business
Determine the precise insurance needs for your business. Topics of discussion will include Business Property, Business Liability, Professional Liability, Umbrella/Excess Liability, Cyber Liability, Workers Compensation, Commercial Auto, and Bonds. This is an excellent session for getting many of your insurance questions answered.
Speaker(s): Robert Brooks
Co-Sponsor(s): Suncoast Credit Union
Fee: No Cost
Register at https://ic.eshcfl.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=675430067
- June 15, 2023
Navigating Small Business lending: Insights from Active Lenders
June 15, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Skip the line at the bank!Entrepreneurs, business owners, and anyone interested in borrowing money to start or grow a business are encouraged to listen in to help understand the state of small business lending now. The discussion will include active lenders from Alternative Funding Solutions, Bank United, Fifth Third Bank, South State Bank, Suncoast Credit Union, and Sunshine State Economic Development Corporation. The event will take place on June 15th at Noon hosted by the Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County Economic Development.
When: June 15th at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrceCppjoiHdJaiL0oz1VJPEPC8T93r1Jy
This activity is free
What You Need to Know to Start a Business
June 15, 2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
You've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of licenses you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started.
Speaker: Pablo Arroyo
Sponsor: Wells Fargo Bank
Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3935847436384450144
- June 21, 2023
June 21, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hillsborough Community College (HCC) at the Regent 6437 Watson Road, Riverview, FL 33578
Topic: Disaster Assistance & Mitigation
This workshop will include topics on strategies to help design, implement and manage disaster recovery and business continuity framework to protect your organizations core assets, people, processes, and hurricane preparedness.
Reasons to attend this Business Continuity Workshop:
- Learn how to protect your business from a crisis.
- Reality check – is your organization prepared?
- Organizations face a crisis every second. Businesses need to be able to properly handle the situations when it occurs. It’s only a matter of time until it happens to you.
- Discover how to minimize the effect of a man-made or natural disaster.
Speaker(s): Robert Pierce, III
Co-Sponsor(s): Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
Fee: No Cost
Register at https://ic.eshcfl.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=675430062
Phone: 813-204-9267 ext 62003
- June 27, 2023
Subcontracting & Teaming
June 27, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
For many small businesses, entry into government contracting will or should begin as a subcontractor. This webinar will provide the small business owner with an understanding of the overall subcontracting process, including the format for a Subcontract and Teaming agreement, how to protect your company during the relationship and the overall benefits of subcontracting. This seminar will also provide the suggested rules of engagement and the contractual relationship between prime contractor, subcontractor and the government, for small businesses in the Tampa Bay region.
Speaker: Karen Krymski, MPH, CVE
This Procurement Technical Assistance Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.
Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8054310130777676631
Business Resiliency and Sustainability
June 27, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Does your business have the ability to act quickly; adapt and implement change during disruptions, to safeguard staff, customers and assets, while maintaining business continuity? This workshop can be the foundation for your Business Resiliency Action Plan.
Speakers: Debra Schweikowsky
Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1266122150943383309
- June 29, 2023
Women, Minority & Veteran Certification
June 29, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
It’s no myth…women, minority and veteran certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government.
Speaker: Eileen Rodriguez, MBA
Sponsor: Suncoast Credit Union
Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6045846533970436955