Tampa Training Calendar

Marketing Your Business - Online, Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, January 19, 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.

Register at GoToWebinar

Title Partner: Spectrum Reach

Speaker: Scott Carpenter, Business, Consultant Florida SBDC at USF


Fee: No Cost
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Cash Flow vs Profitability - Online, Thursday, January 21, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, January 21, 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.

Register at GoToWebinar


Speaker: Brad Owens, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF
Co-Sponsor: Wells Fargo


Fee: No Cost
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Women/Minority & Veteran Certification - Online, Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, January 26, 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

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
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Basic Government Contracting 101 - Online, Thursday, January 28, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, January 28, 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

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
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Starting Your Business - Online, Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, February 02, 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: Scott Carpenter, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
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Financing Your Business - Online, Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, February 09, 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

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

Register at GoToWebinar


Co-Sponsor: BankUnited


Fee: No Cost
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Basic Business Taxes - Online, Thursday, February 18, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 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: Simplice Essou, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
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Women/Minority & Veteran Certification - Online, Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, February 23, 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

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
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Subcontracting & Teaming - Online, Thursday, February 25, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, February 25, 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

Starting Your Business - Online, Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, March 02, 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: Greg Manning, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
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Cash Flow vs Profitability - Online, Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, March 09, 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.

Register at GoToWebinar


Speaker: Brad Owens, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF
Co-Sponsor: Fifth Third


Fee: No Cost
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Building the Ultimate Business Plan - Online, Thursday, March 11, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, March 11, 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: Brad Owens, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
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Marketing Your Business - Online, Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, March 16, 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: Carl Hadden, MBA, CME

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
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Social Media Strategies, The Basics - Online, Thursday, March 18, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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, Marketing & Communications Officer, Florida SBDC at USF

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
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Women/Minority & Veteran Certification - Online, Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, March 23, 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

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
Link

Federal Government Contracting 101 - Online, Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Where: Online
When: Wednesday, March 31, 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.

Register at GoToWebinar


Fee: No Cost
Link