Hillsborough County Training Calendar

Food Industry Basics, Friday, July 20, 2018

Where: HCC at The Regent, Riverview

When: Friday, July 20, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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: Dottie Minnick
Fee: No Cost
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Financing Your Business, Monday, July 23, 2018

Where: Seffner Mango Library, Tampa, FL

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Access to Capital
Are you looking for money for your business? Are you considering an SBA loan? This seminar will help you zero in on the right funding choices for your business and avoid money scams. Learn how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank, and where to find money.

You’ll explore:

. SBA loans: when, where and how to apply
. How to plan your financing request to banks
. Which banks are making loans
. Angel investors and venture capitalists
. Six Cs of credit and how credit scores efect your business
. Busting the myths about small business grants
Speaker: TBA
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Where: Bloomingdale Regional Library, Valrico

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 10:30 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 licenses you’ll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started.

Speaker: TBA
Fee: No Cost
Link

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How to Apply for an SBA Loan, Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Where: Temple Terrace Public Library, Temple Terrace

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 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
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Estrategias Exitosas para Nuevos Negocios, Thursday, July 26, 2018

Where: Town ‘N’ Country Regional Public Library, Tampa

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Esta sesión es para dar información básica sobre cómo comenzar un negocio. Temas incluyen: licencias, requisitos del estado, opciones de financiamiento y cómo Prospera le puede proveer asistencia para comenzar o expandir su negocio. Esta sesion esta asociada con SBDC.***This course provides basic information and resources to help entrepreneurs start a business. Topics include: licenses and permits, state regulations, financing options, and business development services offered by Prospera.

Co-Sponsor: Prospera
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Smart Start Your Business, Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Where: 5508 Coworking & Collaboration Exchange, Tampa, FL

When: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 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: TBA
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Understanding Business Cash Flow Management, Friday, August 03, 2018

Where: Bruton Memorial Library, Plant City

When: Friday, August 03, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 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
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Tax Awareness and Your Business, Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Where: Seminole Heights Branch Library, Tampa

When: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
This workshop provides an overview of business taxes, including employment taxes, business deductions, record keeping and electronic filing.
Speaker: Michael A. Carlisle
Fee: No Cost
Link

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How to Apply for an SBA Loan, Thursday, August 09, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Thursday, August 09, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 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
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Pricing Your Product, Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Where: Direct Marketing and Training Agency, Tampa

When: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Managing a Business
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
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Advanced Marketing, Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Where: South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa

When: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Go beyond the marketing basics. This class will build on marketing fundamentals to help you clarify your business’ target markets and competition, develop marketing strategies, and learn techniques to enhance your business by attracting more customers and keeping them coming back.
Speaker: Amanda Kelly
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Profit Mastery, Friday, August 17, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Friday, August 17, 2018 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Have you been in business at least 3 years? Do your sales exceed 0,000? Do you want to make more profit? Improve your cash flow? It all starts with smart money management. If your firm’s success is dependent on the financial management skills of you and your staff – then improving your “numbers know-how” makes good business sense!

Over the last 20 years, thousands of business owners have applied this financial management and planning resource to their businesses resulting in greater profits and improved cash flow. Course ideal for business owners, bankers and CPA’s.
 
Business must meet the minimum requirements:

-Minimum three (3) years of business operations
-Minimum 0,000 in sale/revenue
-Minimum of five (5) employees
-Must commit to two full days of training
-Must be an existing client or sign up to be a client of the Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County
-Limited to 10 business owners. One owner per business.

Speaker: TBA
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Business Plan In A Day, Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Our expert advice simplifies conducting necessary research to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don’t be intimidated, take the first step.

Speaker: Janette Blanco
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Smart Start Your Business, Friday, August 24, 2018

Where: Bruton Memorial Library, Plant City

When: Friday, August 24, 2018 12:30 PM to 2:30 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 licenses you’ll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started.

Speaker: Dottie Minnick
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Understanding Business Budgeting, Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Budgeting plays a vital role in your organization’s future. Your budget enables you to pinpoint critical variables that impact profit so your company can successfully pursue business goals and create value.
In this workshop, you will learn how to work with, develop and present budgets aligned with business strategic goals. At the conclusion of this workshop, you will understand important budgeting concepts, budgeting strategies, and be able to see and easily implement savings for your company. This is your opportunity to gain the tools and insights to craft the budget your company needs to overcome obstacles and achieve success.

Speaker: Carol Minor
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Introduction to QuickBooks, Thursday, August 30, 2018

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

When: Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Creating invoices, writing checks and managing customers, QuickBooks makes it all easier. This introductory class takes you through the basics of the software program. This course gets you started on making your company’s bookkeeping simpler.
Speaker: Dottie Minnick
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Estrategias Exitosas para Nuevos Negocios, Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Esta sesión es para dar información básica sobre cómo comenzar un negocio. Temas incluyen: licencias, requisitos del estado, opciones de financiamiento y cómo Prospera le puede proveer asistencia para comenzar o expandir su negocio. Esta sesion esta asociada con SBDC.***This course provides basic information and resources to help entrepreneurs start a business. Topics include: licenses and permits, state regulations, financing options, and business development services offered by Prospera.

Co-Sponsor: Prospera
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Benefits of Certification in Hillsborough County, Thursday, September 06, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Thursday, September 06, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
This workshop will cover how to register with Hillsborough County, how to fi nd bidding opportunities, and where to receive assistance.
Speaker: Rita Sauri
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Understanding Business Cash Flow, Friday, September 07, 2018

Where: HCC at The Regent, Riverview

When: Friday, September 07, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 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
Fee: No Cost
Link

REGISTER ONLINE

Social Media Basics, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Where: Direct Marketing and Training Agency, Tampa

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
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: Janette Blanco
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Food Industry Basics, Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Where: SouthShore Regional Library, Ruskin, FL

When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 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: Dottie Minnick
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Pricing Your Product, Thursday, September 13, 2018

Where: Temple Terrace Public Library, Temple Terrace

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 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: Albert Lee
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Smart Start Your Business, Friday, September 14, 2018

Where: Bruton Memorial Library, Plant City

When: Friday, September 14, 2018 12:30 PM to 2:30 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 licenses you’ll need, this class covers all the essentials that help you get started.

Speaker: Dottie Minnick
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Social Media Basics, Monday, September 17, 2018

Where: West Tampa Branch Library, Tampa

When: Monday, September 17, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 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: Janette Blanco
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Understanding Personal & Business Credit, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Where: South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa

When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Access to Capital
Credit plays an important role in our society. It is often misunderstood and misused, which can have a negative impact on our lives for many years. This interactive workshop will provide students a basic understanding of credit reports. Participants will learn about the importance of credit, budgeting and a resource listing and tips to local professionals and specialists that can help them achieve their goals.
Speaker: Artricia James Heard
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Advanced Digital Marketing, Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Go beyond the marketing basics. This class will build on marketing fundamentals to help you clarify your business’ target markets and competition, develop marketing strategies, and learn techniques to enhance your business by attracting more customers and keeping them coming back.
Speaker: Chris Lawson
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Bookkeeping Basics, Thursday, September 20, 2018

Where: Town ‘N’ Country Regional Public Library, Tampa

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 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
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Where: East Tampa Redevelopment Office, Tampa

When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 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: TBA
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Bookkeeping Basics, Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Where: Town ‘N’ Country Regional Public Library, Tampa

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 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
Fee: No Cost
Link

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Business Plan In A Day, Thursday, September 27, 2018

Where: Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, Tampa, FL

When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Our expert advice simplifies conducting necessary research to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don’t be intimidated, take the first step.

Speaker: Dottie Minnick and Corey McCaster
Fee: No Cost
Link

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