Tampa Training Calendar

Business Startup Series, Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 6 sessions ending Thursday, March 26
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., March 10 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., March 12 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., March 17 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., March 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- Tues., March 24 from 5:30-8:30 PM Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions. . Financing Your Business- Thurs., March 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, March 10, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 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: 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: $ 15.00
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Marketing Your Business, Thursday, March 12, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Thursday, March 12, 2020 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: Carl Hadden, Associate Director 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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Ignite Your Online Marketing, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 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, March 17, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 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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Basic Business Taxes, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 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: Todd Unbehagen, CPA 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, March 18, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 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, , Associcate Director 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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Subcontracting & Teaming, Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 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, Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center
*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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Meet the Small Business Experts, Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Where: Representative Susan Valdes' Office, Tampa
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Join us on National SBDC Day, March 18, for an opportunity to speak to two of our expert consultants who specialize in pre-venture, startups, marketing, business certification, and international trade. This is your chance to learn about the no-cost resources the Florida SBDC at USF offers. Drop in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 pm to meet the experts and pick their brains when it comes to what's going on in your small business!
Speaker: Eileen Rodriguez, Regional Director Florida SBDC at USF & Selma Canas, International Trade Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF
Registration is required
Fee: No Cost
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Building Your Business Plan With LivePlan, Thursday, March 19, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Thursday, March 19, 2020 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: 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, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 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, 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, Thursday, March 26, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Thursday, March 26, 2020 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 & Special Guest Speaker Dennis Drolet, with BankUnited
*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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Starting Your Business, Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:30 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: Pablo Arroyo, Florida SBDC Business Consultant
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only
Fee: $ 15.00
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Avoid the Pain of Business Loss - Discover The Most Common Pitfalls, Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
With a rich history of guiding thousands of small businesses through treacherous waters, tax accountant Todd Unbehagen, EA, MAFM, ATA, ATP of Unbehagen Advisors, and Attorney Joe Russo, Esq. of Joseph C. Russo, PA ,will be at the Florida SBDC at University of South Florida to not only provide valuable insight and stories of what has made their small business clients succeed over many years, but to also answer general attendee questions. You will explore many topics ranging from legal tax avoidance strategies to legal entity protection. You will learn to strengthen your business's cash flow, and protect it from others during all phases of business. Topics include: business start-up, business growth, business maturity, and business transition/sale.
Speaker: Special Guest Speakers: Todd Unbehagen with Unbehagen Advisors & Joseph Russo with Joseph C Russo, P.A.
*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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Financing Your Business, Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:30 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, Florida SBDC at USF Business Consultant
*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, April 29, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 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, Florida SBDC at USF Associate Director
*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, April 29, 2020

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 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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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
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
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
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
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
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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