Tampa Training Calendar

Women/Minority & Veteran Certification - Online, Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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

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Fee: No Cost
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Subcontracting & Teaming - Online, Thursday, April 29, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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, Procurement Specialist, Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center at University of South Florida

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This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.


Fee: No Cost
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Starting Your Business - Online, Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, May 04, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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 licenses you'll need, this class covers all the basics that will help you get started.

Speaker: Brad Mix

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Fee: No Cost
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Cash Flow vs Profitability - Online, Thursday, May 06, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, May 06, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Cash Flow Management

Understanding the difference between cash flow and profitability can prevent the number one reason businesses fail - insolvency. Learn how to use each of them to manage your business more effectively in this one-hour seminar, presented by expert Brad Owens, a former commercial lender.

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Sponsored by: Wells Fargo


Fee: No Cost
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Marketing Your Business - Online, Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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.

Speaker: Scott Carpenter, CME

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Fee: No Cost
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Learn the Basics of Google Ads, Thursday, May 13, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

In this workshop you will learn how to reach more customers and grow your business with Google Ads. This presentation is offered in partnership with Google's Get Your Business Online program.

In this session we'll talk about:

  • How to create an account and set up an ad campaign
  • How to write great ads, refine keywords, and include ad extensions
  • How to measure success

Speaker: Stacey Dadd

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Fee: No Cost
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Women/Minority & Veteran Certification - Online, Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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, Associate Director, Florida SBDC at USF

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Fee: No Cost
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Building the Ultimate Business Plan - Online, Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds, or growing your existing business. It serves as an important roadmap for your business. Receive the basic tools necessary to complete a practical business plan in this seminar, including how to conduct the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections.

Speaker: Bill Burnham, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF

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Fee: No Cost
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Federal Government Contracting 101 - Online, Thursday, May 27, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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, Procurement Specialist, Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center at University of South Florida

This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

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Fee: No Cost
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Starting Your Business - Online, Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, June 01, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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 licenses you'll need, this class covers all the basics that will help you get started.

Speaker: Simplice Essou

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Fee: No Cost
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Financing Your Business - Online, Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, June 08, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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

Sponsored by: BankUnited

Speaker: Brad Owens, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF

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Fee: No Cost
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Building the Ultimate Business Plan - Online, Thursday, June 10, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds, or growing your existing business. It serves as an important roadmap for your business. Receive the basic tools necessary to complete a practical business plan in this seminar, including how to conduct the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections.

Speaker: Bill Burnham, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
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Marketing Your Business - Online, Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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.

Speaker: Scott Carpenter, CME

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
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Women/Minority & Veteran Certification - Online, Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
Link

Subcontracting & Teaming - Online, Thursday, June 24, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, June 24, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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, Procurement Specialist, Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center at University of South Florida

Register at GoToWebinar

This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.


Fee: No Cost
Link

SEO Strategies to Improve Your Google Rankings, Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a major component of online marketing. This seminar will teach you how to develop an effective SEO strategy for your business.

More specifically, attendees will learn:

  • basic SEO terminology
  • how a website is indexed
  • how to conduct keyword research
  • on-page optimization strategies
  • developing quality content

Speaker: Gina Smith

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Fee: No Cost
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