Tampa Training Calendar

Business Startup Series, Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 6 sessions ending Thursday, January 31
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. 15 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. 17 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. 22 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. 24 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. 29 from 5:30-8:30 PM Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions. . Financing Your Business- Thurs., Jan. 31 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 Business Consultants
*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in North & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 199.00
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Starting Your Business, Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 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
*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lot Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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Marketing Your Business, Thursday, January 17, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Thursday, January 17, 2019 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: Pablo Arroyo
*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 25.00
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Basic Business Taxes, Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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: Special Guest: Todd Unbehagen, EA, Unbehagen Advisors
*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 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
*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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Subcontracting & Teaming, Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 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
*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 20.00
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Growing a Successful Federal Contracting Small Business, Thursday, January 24, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
"Growing a Successful Federal Small Business Contractor" Speaker: Lauren Weiner, is CEO and founder of Wittenberg Weiner Consulting (WWC), a company that was founded in 2004 and has been increasing their federal footprint over the years. WWC was recently awarded the largest contract to a women-owned small business in the history of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The five-year, $200 million Enterprise-Wide Training and Exercise Program Support (UEWTEP II) contract provides management and subject matter expert support to USSOCOM worldwide. With this award, WWC is set to become the largest defense contractor headquartered in Tampa, based on the latest published numbers in the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Federal GovCon Roundtable Breakfasts are hosted by the Florida PTAC at USF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at USF.
Speaker: Lauren Weiner, CEO and founder of Wittenberg Weiner Consulting (WWC), Karen Krymski, Business Consultant, Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center USF
Registration will open on January 2, 2019
Fee: $ 15.00
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Building Your Business Plan With LivePlan, Thursday, January 24, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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: Brad Owens
*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 99.00
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Bookkeeping Basics, Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 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: Bill Burnham
*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 45.00
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Financing Your Business, Thursday, January 31, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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
Speaker: Mitch Lairmore
*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location. *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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