Hillsborough County Training Calendar

Understanding Business Cash Flow Management, Thursday, February 21, 2019

Where: Robert R. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, Tampa

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Ever wished you had a crystal ball to help predict your business outcomes? Well, you do! And, it’s probably sitting on a shelf collecting dust. Get rid of the excuses that keep you from looking at the numbers. We’ll teach you how to comprehend your business’ financial statements so you can focus on the big picture. After this course, you’ll be able to use the numbers to evaluate the condition of your business and effectively manage its financial performance by learning how to:
. Read, review and understand your statements in as little as one hour per month
. Use your statements to recognize negative trends before it’s too late
. Speak the same language as your banker and CPA
. Perform vertical & horizontal comparative analyses
. Ask financially intelligent questions

Speaker: Marvalene King
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.

Fee: No Cost
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Social Media Marketing Strategies, Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Where: Bruton Memorial Library, Plant City

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
It’s time to go beyond simply posting updates and images to your business’ social media. In this workshop we will show you how to use the tools provided by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn to help you reach your target audience. We’ll point out hidden features that can support your social media strategy and make it easier to increase brand awareness and drive sales.

Speaker: Ebony Grimsley-Vaz
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.

Fee: No Cost
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Food Industry Basics, Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Where: Brandon Regional Library, Brandon, Florida

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Focused on the food industry? Get the information you need to run a small business food enterprise. This course will cover the basic requirements for starting your own restaurant, catering business, or a mobile food dispensing cart.
Speaker: Andrew Ware
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.
Fee: No Cost
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Pricing Your Product, Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Knowing what to charge for you product is an important aspect of going into business. We will discuss costs, pricing strategies and market research in order to determine an answer.
Speaker: Charles Young / Albert Lee
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.

Fee: No Cost
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Food Industry Basics, Thursday, March 07, 2019

Where: Robert R. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, Tampa

When: Thursday, March 07, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Focused on the food industry? Get the information you need to run a small business food enterprise. This course will cover the basic requirements for starting your own restaurant, catering business, or a mobile food dispensing cart.
Speaker: Andrew Ware
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.
Fee: No Cost
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Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Where: South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 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 licenses you’ll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started.
Speaker: Dottie Minnick
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.
Fee: No Cost
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SBA Export Financing and Other Programs, Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Where: SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, Apollo Beach

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Access to Capital
Learn about SBA Export Loans to finance your Exporting operation and how to qualify, the State of Florida Trade and Export Promotion Program STEP Program, as well as other SBA Programs.
Speaker: Charles Long
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.

Fee: No Cost
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Social Media Basics, Thursday, March 14, 2019

Where: West Tampa Branch Library, Tampa

When: Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and LinkedIn are all relationship building tools you can use to win the hearts and minds of your customers (so they think of you first when it comes time to buy). These tools also serve as a way to help prospective customers discover your business. This seminar focuses on what you need to know to use social media to promote your business.
Speaker: London James
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.
Fee: No Cost
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SBA and How It Works, Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Where: Brandon Regional Library, Brandon, Florida

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Access to Capital
Learn how to prepare to apply for a business loan, what lenders look for, and how they rate your loan application. Receive a review of U.S. Small Business Administration loan programing and what SBA looks for in a loan application.
Speaker: Charles Long
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.

Fee: No Cost
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Understanding Business Cash Flow Management, Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Ever wished you had a crystal ball to help predict your business outcomes? Well, you do! And, it’s probably sitting on a shelf collecting dust. Get rid of the excuses that keep you from looking at the numbers. We’ll teach you how to comprehend your business’ financial statements so you can focus on the big picture. After this course, you’ll be able to use the numbers to evaluate the condition of your business and effectively manage its financial performance by learning how to:
. Read, review and understand your statements in as little as one hour per month
. Use your statements to recognize negative trends before it’s too late
. Speak the same language as your banker and CPA
. Perform vertical & horizontal comparative analyses
. Ask financially intelligent questions

Speaker: Maravlene King
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.

Fee: No Cost
Link

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Bookkeeping Basics, Thursday, March 28, 2019

Where: Temple Terrace Public Library, Temple Terrace

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 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: Michelle James
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.
Fee: No Cost
Link

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