Tampa Training Calendar

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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 license you’ll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started.
Speaker: Yanina Rosario
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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Social Media Strategies – The Basics, Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Want to utilize social media to grow your business but not sure where to start? Join us to learn the basics of how to use the most popular social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube – as an essential addition to your marketing mix. This seminar will touch on the basics of utilizing the most successful platforms and show real-world examples of how to use them effectively.

Speaker: Stacey Dadd
Fee: $ 25.00
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Financing Your Business, Thursday, August 24, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Financing
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

Speaker: Special Guest Speaker: Krys Patterson, Vice President, Business Banking Relationship Manager
Fifth Third Bank and Bill Burnham, FSBDC at USF

*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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Business Startup Series, Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 6 sessions ending Thursday, September 28
Topic: Start-up Assistance
After working with thousands of business owners each year, we’ve put together six courses that make up the critical business foundation all entrepreneurs need to know before starting a business. The series will take you through determining feasibility and legal structures; developing financial projections; obtaining a loan; accounting and bookkeeping processes; and attracting customers. Don’t be intimidated, go ahead and take the first step. Learn from the experts.

Week 1

. Starting Your Business- Tues., Sept. 12 from 5:30-8:00 PM
You’ve got the idea. Now, learn the essentials you need to get started. Course covers taxes, licenses and entity selection for forming partnerships, LLCs and corporations.

. Marketing Your Business- Thurs., Sept. 14 from 5:30-8:30 PM
“Build it and they will come” is NOT a marketing strategy! This pivotal seminar will help you avoid the “Big Mistake” made by unsuccessful start-ups.

Week 2

. Basic Business Taxes- Tues., Sept. 19 from 5:30-8:30 PM
Every business must report taxes but how you pay depends on the type of business you have. Taught by a CPA

. Building Your Business Plan with LivePlan- Thurs., Sept. 21 from 5:30-8:30 PM
Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Registration includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software.

Week 3

. Bookkeeping Basics- Tues., Sept. 26 from 5:30-8:30 PM
Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions.

. Financing Your Business- Thurs., Sept. 28 from 5:30-8:00 PM
In this course, an experienced SBA business loan specialist will teach you how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and find money in a tight-fisted economy.

Included: 6 classes over 3 week period, 17 hours of instruction, handouts and software.
Plus: By taking the course as a series you’re getting Financing Your Business for free.

Speaker: Several Consultants
*Parking Available in North & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 199.00
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Starting Your Business, Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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 license you’ll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started.
Speaker: Bill Burnham, FSBDC at USF
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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Marketing Your Business, Thursday, September 14, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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.

SBDC Quick Tip: Marketing Your Business is a must-take class to attend before launching that website, product or new business!

Speaker: Karen Krymski
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 25.00
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Basic Business Taxes, Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
There’s no way to get around it-every business must report taxes. But how you pay your taxes all depends on the type of business you have. This class explores the taxation process and filing requirements for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.
Speaker: Pearl Dahmen
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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: Yanina Rosario
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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Subcontracting & Teaming, Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 20.00
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Using SEO to Improve Your Google Rankings, Thursday, September 21, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Search engine optimization is a major component of any successful online marketing. This seminar will teach you how to develop a SEO strategy, based on methods of the book, “SEO: 2015 & Beyond,” by industry expert, Dr. Andy Williams. You’ll learn how to select keywords that are proven performers, combine the keywords into site content and boost site popularity. More specifically, attendees will master:

* Basic SEO terms
* Understanding Google Search results
* How to use several free SEO tools
* How to build quality content into your site
* How to measure results using free tools, such as Google Analytics

All attendees get a copy of Williams’s, “”SEO: 2015 & Beyond.”

Speaker: Gina Smith
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 60.00
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Building Your Business Plan With LivePlan, Thursday, September 21, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your existing business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Seminar registration includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software. Our expert advice simplifies conducting the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don’t be intimidated, take the first step today!

Speaker: Bill Burnham
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 99.00
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Bookkeeping Basics, Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Proper bookkeeping is essential to managing your business. Learn how to classify and record basic business transactions, enter data into an account, chart accounts, and many basic accounting terms. You’ll also learn what you must hold on to for tax compliance and find out what accounting software might be useful to help make your bookkeeping easier.
Speaker: Pearl Dahmen
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 45.00
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Managing Risk for Government Contracts Compliance, Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
Companies often choose to avoid doing business with the federal government because of the legal compliance burden. But, is the burden of compliance as large as companies believe? Are there ways to minimize the compliance risk? This program will outline the scope of legal compliance that government contractors – particularly small businesses – actually face. We will also discuss best practices for ensuring compliance and avoiding costly problems.

Speaker: Special Guest Speaker: Mary Beth Bosco, Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., Office
Fee: $ 25.00
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Starting Your Business, Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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 license you’ll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started.
Speaker: Yanina Rosario
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
Link

Financing Your Business, Thursday, September 28, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Financing
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

Speaker: Special Guest Speaker: Tammy Youst
SVP/SBA & USDA Dept Manager
Centennial Bank and Mitch Lairmore, FSBDC at USF

*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
Link

International Trade Master Series, Monday, October 02, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Monday, October 02, 2017 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 6 sessions ending Wednesday, October 25
Topic: International Trade
Take an in-depth look at the principal areas of international trade with Tampa Bay’s leading global experts. Information covered will help you strengthen your international business and become more competitive abroad. The master series will focus on the following components of international trade:

. Export Readiness and Market Research – Mon., Oct. 2, 2017
. Cross Cultural Communication & Marketing Plan – Wed., Oct., 4, 2017
. Tax, Accounting & Legal Issues & Market Entry – Wed., Oct., 11, 2017
. Export Compliance, Controls and Licensing – Wed., Oct. 18, 2017
. International Pricing and Logistics – Mon., Oct., 23, 2017
. Payment Methods and Trade Finance – Wed., Oct. 25, 2017

All series classes will be held 4:30-8:30 p.m.

For those interested, the Master Series is a NASBITE-accredited training program that will help prepare you for the Certified Global Business Professional exam. Textbooks and manuals are provided and a certificate of completion is given at the end of the series. Dinner and refreshments will be served nightly and are included in the series cost.

Partners: Enterprise Florida, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, United States Commercial Service, and Port Tampa Bay.

Note: The Master Series is offered only once a year.

Speaker: Industry Leading Professionals
*Free Parking
Fee: $ 450.00
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Starting Your Business, Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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 license you’ll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started.
Speaker: Bill Burnham
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
Link

Marketing Your Business, Thursday, October 05, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Thursday, October 05, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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.

SBDC Quick Tip: Marketing Your Business is a must-take class to attend before launching that website, product or new business!

Speaker: Karen Krymski
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 25.00
Link

Ignite Your Online Marketing, Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Stuck in “the web?” Online marketing doesn’t have to be so frustrating. Attend this seminar to learn how you can take advantage of incredible online marketing tools that will enable your business to have a successful online presence. You’ll learn about the four Google resources that can help you attract customers as well as how to get local exposure with Google Places; how to increase productivity with Google Apps; and how to measure success with Google Analytics.
Speaker: Gina Smith
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 45.00
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Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Thursday, October 12, 2017

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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