Tampa Training Calendar

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification - Online, Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, June 22, 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: Eileen Rodriguez

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Fee: No Cost
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Subcontracting & Teaming - Online, Thursday, June 24, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, June 24, 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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SEO Strategies to Improve Your Google Rankings, Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, June 29, 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, Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, July 06, 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

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Fee: No Cost
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Davis Bacon and Related Acts - Government Construction Contracts 101, Thursday, July 08, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, July 08, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

This webinar will provide information on Davis Bacon and Related Act regulation with examples on common problems found in the industry. A brief Q & A will follow.

Speaker: Lourdes Bahr is the Community Outreach and Planning Specialist for the Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor. As a former federal investigator for the Department of Labor, she enforced a variety of Acts that included MSPA (Agriculture), Child Labor, Government Contracts, Fair Labor Standards, Family Medical Leave and the H program wage requirements for guest worker visas. Bahr travels throughout Central Florida and provides federal labor law training in addition to her other responsibilities. A graduate of Emory University, she has received numerous Secretary Exceptional Achievement Awards for her work with agricultural workers and low wage earners.

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Fee: No Cost
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Building the Ultimate Business Plan - Online, Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, July 13, 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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Cash Flow vs Profitability - Online, Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, July 20, 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 expert Brad Owens, a former commercial lender.

Sponsored by: Regions

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Fee: No Cost
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Women/Minority & Veteran Certification - Online, Thursday, July 22, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, July 22, 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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Federal Government Contracting 101 - Online, Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, July 27, 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.

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Fee: No Cost
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Financing Your Business - Online, Thursday, August 05, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, August 05, 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: Wells Fargo

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

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Fee: No Cost
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Reaching Consumers Across Screens: The Convergence of TV, OTT and Digital Video, Thursday, August 12, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, August 12, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

The world has changed exponentially for all of this past year. Every business has had to make some tough decisions and small business owners are taking a closer look at their advertising efforts to ensure it's having an impact on the bottom line. Driving measurable results is more important than ever. In this webinar, get access to ideas on how you can plan, execute and measure your video campaigns with a more holistic approach across all screens.

Speaker: : Adam Phelps, Advanced Advertising Sales Manager, Spectrum Reach

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Fee: No Cost
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Women/Minority & Veteran Certification - Online, Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, August 17, 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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Subcontracting & Teaming - Online, Thursday, August 19, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, August 19, 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

Starting Your Business - Online, Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, September 07, 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, September 09, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, September 09, 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: BBVA

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Fee: No Cost
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Building the Ultimate Business Plan - Online, Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, September 14, 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
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