Tampa Training Calendar

Top 5 Mistakes Businesses Make with QuickBooks, Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Mistakes in QuickBooks are easy to make but sometimes difficult to fix, and can have an effect on your eventual lending needs. In this webinar, learn the top five mistakes our specialists see business owners make, and learn how to fix those mistakes to improve your chances of gaining access to capital, when the time comes.

Speakers: Bill Burnham and Brad Owens

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Fee: No Cost
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SBA Federal Surplus Property Program, Thursday, September 30, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting

This webinar will explain the SBA federal surplus property programs currently available to 8(a) firms and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs). The workshop will address the regulatory guidance applicable to both programs, eligibility criteria, and the role of the district office monitoring these programs if you receive a property transfer. The Florida State Agency for Surplus Program (SASP) will be discussed, their interaction with SBA and GSA, and what their role in the federal surplus program is, including discussing what documentation will be needed to be considered. Finally, we will briefly discuss the VA's Certification, Verification and Eligibility (CVE) process which will be critical for VOSBs that are not yet actively registered with the VA's VETBIZ Portal.

Speaker: Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration; Ramos is assigned to Central Florida

This webinar is offered via the Florida PTAC at USF. This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

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Fee: No Cost
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Starting Your Business - Online, Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, October 05, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance

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 basics that will help you get started.

Speaker: Brad Mix

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Fee: No Cost
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Building the Ultimate Business Plan - Online, Thursday, October 07, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, October 07, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds, or growing your existing business. It serves as an important roadmap for your business. Receive the basic tools necessary to complete a practical business plan in this seminar, including how to conduct the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections.

Speaker: Bill Burnham, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF

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Fee: No Cost
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What You Need to Know About Minority Lending, Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Access to Capital

If you are a minority business owner seeking capital in the coming year, join us in this panel discussion regarding what you should know to increase your chances of getting funded.

Speaker: Brad Owens

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Fee: No Cost
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Women/Minority & Veteran Certification - Online, Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:00 AM to 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.

Sponsored by: First Home Bank

Speaker: Yanina Rosario, Associate Director, Florida SBDC at USF

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Fee: No Cost
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Financing Your Business - Online, Thursday, October 21, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Access to Capital

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. Our financing veteran will educate you on how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and where to find money in a tight-fisted economy. You'll explore:

. SBA loans: when, where and how to apply

. How to plan your financing request to banks

. Which banks are making loan

. Angel investors and venture capitalists

. Six Cs of credit and how credit scores affect your business

. The fundamentals of royalties, licensing and supplier credit

. Busting the myths about small business grants

Sponsored by: Fifth Third

Speaker: Brad Owens, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF

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Fee: No Cost
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Subcontracting & Teaming - Online, Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting

For many small businesses, entry into government contracting will or should begin as a subcontractor. This seminar 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, Procurement Specialist, Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center at University of South Florida

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This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.


Fee: No Cost
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Use YouTube to Grow Your Business, Thursday, October 28, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales

Learn how to use YouTube and the power of video to promote your business or brand.

In this workshop we'll cover: Creating and organizing a YouTube channel Adding videos and streaming with YouTube Live Video ad formats

Speaker: Joey Young

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Fee: No Cost
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Starting Your Business - Online, Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, November 02, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance

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 basics that will help you get started.

Speaker: Simplice Essou

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Fee: No Cost
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Cash Flow vs Profitability - Online, Thursday, November 04, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, November 04, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Cash Flow Management

Understanding the difference between cash flow and profitability can prevent the number one reason businesses fail - insolvency. Learn how to use each of them to manage your business more effectively in this one-hour seminar, presented by Greg Manning, business consultant, Florida SBDC at USF.

Sponsored by: BankUnited

Speaker: Greg Manning

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Fee: No Cost
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Marketing Your Business - Online, Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, November 09, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales

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, CME

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Fee: No Cost
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Women/Minority & Veteran Certification - Online, Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 10:00 AM to 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.

Sponsored by: First Home Bank

Speaker: Yanina Rosario, Associate Director, Florida SBDC at USF

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
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Federal Government Contracting 101 - Online, Thursday, November 18, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, November 18, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting

Ready.set.sell to the federal government! This workshop provides information on registering with the federal government, how to locate federal opportunities, who to market to within the federal government, and so much more!

Speaker: Karen Krymski, Procurement Specialist, Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center at University of South Florida

This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
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SEO Strategies to Improve Your Google Rankings, Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a major component of online marketing. This seminar will teach you how to develop an effective SEO strategy for your business.

More specifically, attendees will learn:

  • basic SEO terminology
  • how a website is indexed
  • how to conduct keyword research
  • on-page optimization strategies
  • developing quality content

Speaker: Gina Smith

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Fee: No Cost
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Starting Your Business - Online, Thursday, December 02, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, December 02, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance

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 basics that will help you get started.

Speaker: Pablo Arroyo, CGBP, Florida SBDC at USF

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Fee: No Cost
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Financing Your Business - Online, Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, December 07, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Access to Capital

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. Our financing veteran will educate you on how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and where to find money in a tight-fisted economy. You'll explore:

. SBA loans: when, where and how to apply

. How to plan your financing request to banks

. Which banks are making loan

. Angel investors and venture capitalists

. Six Cs of credit and how credit scores affect your business

. The fundamentals of royalties, licensing and supplier credit

. Busting the myths about small business grants

Sponsored by: TD Bank

Speaker: Brad Owens, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
Link

Building the Ultimate Business Plan - Online, Thursday, December 09, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, December 09, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds, or growing your existing business. It serves as an important roadmap for your business. Receive the basic tools necessary to complete a practical business plan in this seminar, including how to conduct the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections.

Speaker: Bill Burnham, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
Link

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification - Online, Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 10:00 AM to 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.

Sponsored by: First Home Bank

Speaker: Yanina Rosario, Associate Director, Florida SBDC at USF

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
Link

Subcontracting & Teaming - Online, Thursday, December 16, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting

For many small businesses, entry into government contracting will or should begin as a subcontractor. This seminar 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, Procurement Specialist, Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center at University of South Florida

Register at GoToWebinar

This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.


Fee: No Cost
Link