Hillsborough County Training Calendar

Understanding Business Cash Flow, Friday, April 23, 2021

Where: Online
When: Friday, April 23, 2021 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

For more information and to register for this workshop, please visit FSBDC at Hillsborough County.


Speaker: Maravlene King
Co-Sponsor: Riverview Chamber of Commerce


Fee: No Cost
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Social Media Strategies, Thursday, April 29, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 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.

For more information and to register for this workshop, please visit FSBDC at Hillsborough County.


Speaker: Ebony Grimsley-Vaz
Co-Sponsor: Plant City Chamber of Commerce


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

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, May 04, 2021 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.

For more information and to register for this workshop, please visit FSBDC at Hillsborough County.


Speaker: Robert Pierce


Fee: No Cost
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Digital Marketing, Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Where: Online
When: Wednesday, May 05, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales

Learn what digital marketing will change and how to use it to relaunch your business and establish a new normal for business growth. Go beyond the marketing basics to 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 keep them coming back.

For more information and to register for this workshop, please visit FSBDC at Hillsborough County


Speaker: Jason Crawford
Co-Sponsor: Brandon Chamber of Commerce


Fee: No Cost
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Purchasing and Selling a Business in the New Normal: What Has Changed, Thursday, May 06, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, May 06, 2021 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

This panel discussion will examine the due diligence necessary in consideration of purchasing or selling a business in the post-pandemic environment. Whether purchasing a privately-owned business or a franchise, there are important steps to take that have been impacted by the global crisis. Likewise, if you are seeking to sell a business, you must understand how the pandemic has changed the process and affected your ability to set the right asking price. Panel experts will answer questions and explore paths to achieve your goal of selling or purchasing a business today.

For more information and to register for this workshop, please visit FSBDC at Hillsborough County.


Fee: No Cost
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Business Plan In A Day, Thursday, May 06, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, May 06, 2021 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance

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.

For more information and to register for this workshop, please visit FSBDC at Hillsborough County.


Speaker: Shawn Ferguson and Robert Pierce, III
Co-Sponsor: Uptown Chamber of Commerce


Fee: No Cost
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Benefits of Certification in Hillsborough County, Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting

This workshop will cover how to register with Hillsborough County, how to find bidding opportunities, and where to receive assistance.

For more information and to register for this workshop, please visit FSBDC at Hillsborough County.

This workshop will cover how to register with Hillsborough County, how to fi nd bidding opportunities, and where to receive assistance.
Speaker: Rita Sauri
Co-Sponsor: South Tampa Chamber of Commerce


Fee: No Cost
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Financing Your Business, Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 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. 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 affect your business

. Busting the myths about small business grants

For more information and to register for this workshop, please visit FSBDC at Hillsborough County.


Speaker: Corey McCaster
Co-Sponsor: Suncoast Credit Union


Fee: No Cost
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Tax Awareness and Your Business, Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Where: Online
When: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Tax Planning

This workshop provides an overview of business taxes, including employment taxes, business deductions, record keeping and electronic filing.

For more information and to register for this workshop, please visit FSBDC at Hillsborough County.


Speaker: Michael Carlisle
Co-Sponsor: SouthShore Chamber of Commerce


Fee: No Cost
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Food Industry Basics, Friday, May 21, 2021

Where: Online
When: Friday, May 21, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 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.

For more information and to register for this workshop, please visit FSBDC at Hillsborough County.


Speaker: Janette Blanco
Co-Sponsor: Riverview Chamber of Commerce


Fee: No Cost
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Starting Your Business, Thursday, May 27, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, May 27, 2021 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.

For more information and to register for this workshop, please visit FSBDC at Hillsborough County.


Speaker: Shawn Ferguson
Co-Sponsor: Plant City Chamber of Commerce


Fee: No Cost
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Small Business Idea Camp, Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Where: Online
When: Wednesday, June 02, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Self-Employment Workshop Program Event

Thinking of starting a business but don't know where to begin? The Small Business Idea Camp 8 part series, meeting two times per week, is designed to inspire and engage new and future business owners in the fundamentals of entrepreneurial thinking.

This Small Business Idea Camp requires a commitment for 8 sessions from 6 pm to 8 pm starting Wednesday, June 2, 2021 through Monday, June 28, 2021. Please note that space is limited.

For more information and to register for this workshop, please visit FSBDC at Hillsborough County.


Speaker: Carol MInor
Co-Sponsor: Equity in Entrepreneurship THAP Accelerator Program Operation Hope


Fee: No Cost
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