Tampa Training Calendar

Growing a Successful Federal Contracting Small Business, Friday, May 31, 2019

Where: The Undercroft, Tampa
When: Friday, May 31, 2019 7:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
STRATEGIC teaming, joint venturing and the "art" of the mentor-protégé agreement Your takeaways for this session: 1) What federal prime contractors look for in teammates. 2) What factors come into play when choosing Protégés for Mentor-Protégé Agreements. 3) Significant benefits federal government contractors look for when joint venturing. 4) Benefits, pitfalls, and practical application of joint venturing through the Mentor-Protégé program. Featured Speaker: Garth Arevalo, CEO of Lukos. LLC, a small business headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Founded in 2008, Lukos provides professional services to the DoD and they are considered to be one of the most successful and diversified support companies for USSOC since 2010. Lukos supports all five defense branches and some federal civilian agencies. To date, they have entered into 3 joint venture agreements (and working on a fourth currently). The company has won 4 major IDIQ contracts, several other contracts, and dozens of task orders through joint venturing.
Speaker: Garth Arevalo, CEO of Lukos. LLC
*Registration Opens on Wednesday, 5/22 *Full Breakfast Included with Fee *Pre-Registration Required. No Walk-Ins
Fee: $ 15.00
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Business Marketing Series, Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
In addition to the Business Startup Series, we've put together this three-course Business Marketing Series providing additional tools all entrepreneurs need to have to assist with marketing their business. Learn about online strategies, and be empowered to start implementing and improving on your client reach utilizing social media and other tools. Learn from the experts. Week 1. Ignite Your Online Marketing - Tues., June 4, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & Using SEO to Improve Your Google Rankings - Tues., June 4, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM Week 2. Social Media Strategies - The Basics - Tues., June 18, 2019 from 1:00 - 3:30 PM Included: 3 classes in a two week period, 7.5 hours of instruction, handouts and textbooks. *Plus: By taking the classes as a series you save $10.00
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 Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 120.00
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Ignite Your Online Marketing, Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 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
*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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Using SEO to Improve Your Google Rankings, Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 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 Dr. Andy Williams's, "SEO 2019", Actionable Step-By Step Visual Guide to Top 10 Rankings
Speaker: Gina Smith
*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: $ 60.00
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Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Thursday, June 13, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Thursday, June 13, 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: Eileen Rodriguez
*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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Basic Government Contracting 101, Thursday, June 13, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 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
*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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Social Media Strategies - The Basics, Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
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
*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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Business Startup Series, Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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., July 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., July 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., July 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., July 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., July 23 from 5:30-8:30 PM Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions. . Financing Your Business- Thurs., July 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 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, July 09, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, July 09, 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: 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: $ 15.00
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Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Wednesday, July 10, 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: Eileen Rodriguez
*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, July 10, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Wednesday, July 10, 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. This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.
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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Marketing Your Business, Thursday, July 11, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Thursday, July 11, 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: Kyle King
*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, July 16, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, July 16, 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: Dan Crick, CPA Consulting/Accounting/Compliance
*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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Building Your Business Plan With LivePlan, Thursday, July 18, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Thursday, July 18, 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: 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: $ 99.00
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Bookkeeping Basics, Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, July 23, 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, July 25, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Thursday, July 25, 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: Brad Owens, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF & Cecily A. Gathings, Assistant Vice President, Business Development Officer, Wells Fargo
*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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Business Marketing Series, Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
In addition to the Business Startup Series, we've put together this three-course Business Marketing Series providing additional tools all entrepreneurs need to have to assist with marketing their business. Learn about online strategies, and be empowered to start implementing and improving on your client reach utilizing social media and other tools. Learn from the experts. Week 1. Ignite Your Online Marketing - Tues., August 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & Using SEO to Improve Your Google Rankings - Tues., August 6, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM Week 2. Social Media Strategies - The Basics - Tues., August 13, 2019 from 1:00 - 3:30 PM Included: 3 classes in a two week period, 7.5 hours of instruction, handouts and textbooks. *Plus: By taking the course as a series you're getting Social Media Strategies - The Basics for only $15.00 (regular fee is $25.00)
Speaker: Gina R. Smith, Castro Communications & Stacie Dadd, Florida SBDC at USF
*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: $ 120.00
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Ignite Your Online Marketing, Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 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
*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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Using SEO to Improve Your Google Rankings, Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 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 Dr. Andy Williams's, "SEO 2019", Actionable Step-By Step Visual Guide to Top 10 Rankings
Speaker: Gina Smith
*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: $ 60.00
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Social Media Strategies - The Basics, Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
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
*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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Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Wednesday, August 14, 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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Basic Government Contracting 101, Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 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! This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.
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: $ 15.00
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