Tampa Training Calendar

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

When: Tuesday, March 28, 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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Department of Defense Proposal Compliance, Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
This program is especially helpful to those who plan to target the DoD, SOCOM, CENTCOM, etc. and be competitive in responding to their requirements.
The presentation will discuss proposal requirements for cost elements such as Direct Labor, Material, Subcontracts, Other Direct Costs (ODCs), and Indirect Rates.
Participants will gain an understanding as to how a proposal is evaluated as determined through FAR Part 15, Table 15-2 and DFARs 252.215-7009. Finally, presenters will l outline what reference resources are available, such as historical data considerations, FAR Part 31 Unallowable Costs as well as common proposal deficiencies, and regulatory guidance that will assist them in the development of a compliant proposal.

Speaker: Ms. Karen Beckman, Financial Liaison Advisor – Mr. Jim Boyles, Supervisory Auditor & Mr. Matt Rojas, Auditor
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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Successful Employee Relations & Retention Series, Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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

When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Tuesday, April 18
Topic: Managing Employees
In this three-part Series, Linda Bailey, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, a human resources expert with more than 25 years of generalist experience, will educate entrepreneurs on successful hiring techniques, how to develop and promote employees from within and how to stay up-to-date with the latest employment laws.
Get answers to some of the most common employee-related questions:

. What is the real cost of turnover?
. How do you keep from hiring employees who only stay for a day or a week?
. When you can’t find the perfect new hire, how do you decide what you can live without?
. How do I develop and promote employees from within without breaking the bank?
. What has to be done to ensure compliance with the changing laws?

Part 1 – Tues. April 4 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Successful Hiring Techniques:
Interviewing and selecting the best employees for your business involves a number of steps that are critical to success. It involves more than interviewing for skills, and can take some planning. A bad hiring decision can be very expensive. This seminar will teach attendees how to get better at making good hiring decisions.

Part 2 – Tues. April 11 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Developing Employees and Promoting from Within:
Many employees today expect growth opportunities and promotions, but not all are ready or deserving, nor is it always possible or a good idea for your business. Learn how and when to provide opportunities for current employees.

Part 3 – Tues. April 18 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Keeping Up with Employment Laws:
There are many laws that affect the employment relationship and not all of them can be found in one place. It is important to stay up-to-date with employment laws and recent changes and how they impact your business. This seminar will cover the most important employment laws affecting small businesses today,

Speaker: Special Guest Speaker: Linda Bailey, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 95.00
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Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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

When: Wednesday, April 05, 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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Basic Government Contracting 101, Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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

When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 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
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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Ignite Your Online Marketing, Thursday, April 06, 2017

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

When: Thursday, April 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
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Starting Your Business, Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

When: Wednesday, April 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: Eileen Rodriguez
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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Marketing Your Business, Thursday, April 13, 2017

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

When: Thursday, April 13, 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
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Financing Your Business, Thursday, April 20, 2017

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

When: Thursday, April 20, 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: Denise Clemence, SBA Specialist
Marquis Bank

*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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Starting Your Business, Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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

When: Tuesday, April 25, 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

Social Media Strategies – The Basics, Thursday, April 27, 2017

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

When: Thursday, April 27, 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 (instructor will be joining the seminar live, via Skype)
Event will be conducted LIVE via Skype
Fee: $ 25.00
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Business Startup Series, Tuesday, May 09, 2017

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

When: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 6 sessions ending Thursday, May 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., May 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., May 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., May 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., May 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., May 23 from 5:30-8:30 PM
Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions.

. Financing Your Business- Thurs., May 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 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, May 09, 2017

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

When: Tuesday, May 09, 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: Eileen Rodriguez
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
Link

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification, Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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

When: Wednesday, May 10, 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
Link

Subcontracting & Teaming, Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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

When: Wednesday, May 10, 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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Marketing Your Business, Thursday, May 11, 2017

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

When: Thursday, May 11, 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
Link

Basic Business Taxes, Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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

When: Tuesday, May 16, 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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Using SEO to Improve Your Google Rankings, Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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

When: Wednesday, May 17, 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, May 18, 2017

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

When: Thursday, May 18, 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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Starting Your Business, Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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

When: Tuesday, May 23, 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

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