Tampa Training Calendar

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, December 05, 2017

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

When: Tuesday, December 05, 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: Mitchell Lairmore
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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International Trade: Is It Right for Your Business?, Tuesday, December 05, 2017

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

When: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 5: 30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: International Trade
Is international trade right for your business? If you have a thriving domestic business, maybe it’s time to consider exporting to take it to the next level. Companies that export grow faster, are more profitable and are less affected by downturns in domestic demand for their products and services. This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview on what it takes to go international.

You will learn how to:

Determine if you are export ready
Identify indicators for potential markets
Utilize research tools
Identify necessary costs for international transactions

Note: Businesses new to export or entering new export markets.
Speaker: Selma Canas
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 25.00
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Marketing Your Business, Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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

When: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 9: 00 AM to 12:00 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: Kyle King
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 25.00
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Ignite Your Online Marketing, Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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

When: Wednesday, December 06, 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
Link

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Thursday, December 07, 2017

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

When: Thursday, December 07, 2017 1: 30 PM to 3:30 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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Basic Government Contracting 101, Thursday, December 07, 2017

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

When: Thursday, December 07, 2017 10: 00 PM to 12:00 PM
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
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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Financing Your Business, Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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

When: Tuesday, December 12, 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: Bill Burnham
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
Link

Business Startup Series, Tuesday, January 09, 2018

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

When: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 5: 30 PM to 8:30 PM, 6 sessions ending Thursday, January 25
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., Jan. 9 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., Jan. 11 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., Jan. 16 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., Jan. 18 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., Jan. 23 from 5:30-8:30 PM
Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions.

. Financing Your Business- Thurs., Jan. 25 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 the Financing Your Business Seminar for free.

Speaker: Florida SBDC at USF Consultants : Mitchell Lairmore, Kyle King, Pearl Dahmen, & Bill Burnham
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 199.00
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Starting Your Business, Tuesday, January 09, 2018

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

When: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 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: Mitchell Lairmore
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
Link

Marketing Your Business, Thursday, January 11, 2018

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

When: Thursday, January 11, 2018 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: Kyle king
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 25.00
Link

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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

When: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 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
Link

Subcontracting & Teaming, Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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

When: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 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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Basic Business Taxes, Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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

When: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 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
Link

Building Your Business Plan With LivePlan, Thursday, January 18, 2018

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

When: Thursday, January 18, 2018 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
Link

Bookkeeping Basics, Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 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
Link

Starting Your Business, Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 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: Kyle King
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
Link

Financing Your Business, Thursday, January 25, 2018

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

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 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 loans
. 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: Bill Burnham
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
Link

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, February 06, 2018

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

When: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 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

Ignite Your Online Marketing, Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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

When: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10: 00 AM to 12:00 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
Link

Using SEO to Improve Your Google Rankings, Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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

When: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 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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