Tampa Training Calendar

Business Startup Series, Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 6 sessions ending Tuesday, May 26
Topic: Start-up Assistance
*Due to COVID-19, May seminars are not available for registration at this time. 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 5 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 7 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 12 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 ATTENTION: *There will NOT be a class on Thursday, May 14. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 19 with Building Your Business Plan with LivePlan . Building Your Business Plan with LivePlan- Tues., May 19 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- Thurs., May 21 from 5:30-8:30 PM Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions. . Financing Your Business- Tues., May 26 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 Starting Your Business Seminar for free. Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions.
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: $ 199.00
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Starting Your Business, Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
*Due to COVID-19, May seminars are not available for registration at this time. 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: Pablo Arroyo, Business Consultant, 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: $ 15.00
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Marketing Your Business, Thursday, May 07, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Thursday, May 07, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
*Due to COVID-19, May seminars are not available for registration at this time. 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, Business Consultant, 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: $ 25.00
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Basic Business Taxes, Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
*Due to COVID-19, May seminars are not available for registration at this time. 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 Speaker: Todd Unbehagen, President CEO - 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, May 13, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
*Due to COVID-19, May seminars are not available for registration at this time. 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, May 13, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
*Due to COVID-19, May seminars are not available for registration at this time. 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, Procurement Specialist. 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: $ 20.00
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Building Your Business Plan With LivePlan, Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
*Due to COVID-19, May seminars are not available at this time. 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, Business Consultant 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: $ 99.00
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Bookkeeping Basics, Saturday, May 23, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Saturday, May 23, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
*Due to COVID-19, May seminars are not available for registration at this time. 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, Business Consultant, 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: $ 45.00
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Financing Your Business, Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Access to Capital
*Due to COVID-19, May seminars are not available for registration at this time. 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, Florida SBDC at USF with Special Guest Speaker: Drew Holst, Vice President, Relationship Manager TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank
*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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