Hillsborough County Training Calendar

Tax Awareness and Your Business, Thursday, December 13, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018 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.
Speaker: Jerry Joyce
Fee: No Cost
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Small Business Idea Camp, Thursday, January 03, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Thursday, January 03, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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.
Speaker: Dottie Minnick
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.

Fee: No Cost
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Bookkeeping Basics, Thursday, January 03, 2019

Where: 78th Street Library (Palm River), Tampa

When: Thursday, January 03, 2019 10:30 PM 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
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.
Fee: No Cost
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Introduction to QuickBooks, Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Where: South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa

When: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 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: Dottie Minnick
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.
Fee: No Cost
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Business Plan Series, Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Looking to assess the viability of your business idea? This six-part business planning series will introduce you to the crucial elements you need to consider when you start a business. Business planning is essential to developing a thriving enterprise that provides essential goods or services while providing a return on investment for its owner. At the conclusion of the series you will have completed a draft business plan that will serve as a roadmap for operating your business.

Attendees will:
. Examine the key aspects of your business including finance, marketing and operations and identify and prepare for potential challenges before you invest money, time and resources
. Identify key trends and factors that can affect your success or threaten your livelihood
. Understand the importance of knowing your competition, target market and industry
. Ask tough questions that challenge your assumptions
. Understand what it takes to start and grow a small business
Speaker: Carol Minor
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.

Fee: No Cost
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Social Media Strategies, Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Where: SouthShore Regional Library, Ruskin, FL

When: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 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.

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

Fee: No Cost
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Benefits of Certification in Hillsborough County, Thursday, January 10, 2019

Where: 5508 Coworking & Collaboration Exchange, Tampa, FL

When: Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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
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, Monday, January 14, 2019

Where: West Tampa Branch Library, Tampa

When: Monday, January 14, 2019 10:30 AM to 12:30 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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Introduction to Marketing, Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Where: East Tampa Redevelopment Office, Tampa

When: Tuesday, January 15, 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
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.
Fee: No Cost
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Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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

When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 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: Sonia Quinones
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.
Fee: No Cost
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Pricing Your Product, Thursday, January 17, 2019

Where: Plant City Chamber of Commerce, Plant City

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Knowing what to charge for your 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
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.

Fee: No Cost
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Smart Start Your Business, Friday, January 18, 2019

Where: HCC at The Regent, Riverview

When: Friday, January 18, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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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Digital Marketing, Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Where: Brandon Regional Library, Brandon, Florida

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.

Fee: No Cost
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Financing Your Business, Thursday, January 31, 2019

Where: Temple Terrace Public Library, Temple Terrace

When: Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 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 effect your business
. Busting the myths about small business grants
Speaker: Corey McCaster
If you have any special ADA needs, please contact us in advance.
Fee: No Cost
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Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Where: Bruton Memorial Library, Plant City

When: Tuesday, February 05, 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: Dottie Minnick
Fee: No Cost
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