Hillsborough County Training Calendar

Introduction to QuickBooks, Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Where: Bloomingdale Regional Library, Valrico

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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: Michael Carlisle EA
Fee: No Cost
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Bookkeeping Basics, Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Where: North Tampa Branch Library, Tampa, FL

When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:30 AM to 12:30 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: Michelle James
Fee: No Cost
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Smart Start Your Business, Thursday, May 02, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Thursday, May 02, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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: Robert Pierce III
Fee: No Cost
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Understanding Personal & Business Credit, Friday, May 03, 2019

Where: Riverview Branch Library, Riverview

When: Friday, May 03, 2019 10:30 AM to 12:30 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
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Employer Taxes, Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Where: Brandon Regional Library, Brandon, Florida

When: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
Navigating tax issues around hiring workers can be challenging. Prepared by the IRS, this class can help you determine whether workers are employees or independent contractors, as well as guide you through the tax requirement for each. This class is a must for any entrepreneur who will be paying people to work in his or her business.

Speaker: Andrew Vulpis
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.
Fee: No Cost
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Social Media Basics, Thursday, May 09, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Thursday, May 09, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 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
Fee: No Cost
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Ask An Expert, Friday, May 10, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Friday, May 10, 2019 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Connect with local business expert in various disciplines to answer questions on key topics for starting a growing a business. Topic: Understanding Contractor Insurance and Bond Requirements
Speaker: Evan Christina Williams, Pro Player Insurance Group
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, Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Where: South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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: CJ Castro
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.
Fee: No Cost
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Smart Start Your Business, Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Where: Maureen B. Gauzza Public Library, Tampa

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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: Robert Pierce III
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.
Fee: No Cost
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Food Industry Basics, Thursday, May 16, 2019

Where: Plant City Chamber of Commerce, Plant City

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 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
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.
Fee: No Cost
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Digital Marketing, Friday, May 17, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Friday, May 17, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 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 keep them coming back.

Speaker: Adam Sparks
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Fee: No Cost
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Pricing Your Product, Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Where: SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, Apollo Beach

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 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 and Charles Young
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Fee: No Cost
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Introduction to Marketing, Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 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.
Speaker: Janette Blanco
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Fee: No Cost
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Business Plan In A Day, Thursday, May 30, 2019

Where: Temple Terrace Public Library, Temple Terrace

When: Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.
Fee: No Cost
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