Hillsborough County Training Calendar

Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Where: East Tampa Redevelopment Office, Tampa

When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 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: Danielle Moreda
Fee: No Cost
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Business Cash Flow, Friday, September 29, 2017

Where: HCC at The Regent, Riverview

When: Friday, September 29, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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: Rolanda McDuffie
Fee: No Cost
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Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Where: Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Brandon

When: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 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: Danielle Moreda
Fee: No Cost
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Business Plan in a Day Part I, Thursday, October 05, 2017

Where: Seminole Heights Branch Library, Tampa

When: Thursday, October 05, 2017 10:30 AM to 12:30 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.
Speaker: Corey McCaster
Fee: No Cost
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Bookkeeping Basics, Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Where: SouthShore Regional Library, Ruskin, FL

When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 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
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SBA Small Business Certification & Surety Bond Programs, Thursday, October 12, 2017

Where: Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce, Temple Terrace

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Learn how SBA’s 8(a), Women Owned, Service Disabled Veterans, and HubZone Certification programs help small businesses to grow and sell to the federal and private sector customers. This course focuses on the benefits, eligibility, and how to participate. Learn also about the SBA Guaranteed Surety Bond program to be able to bid when your customers require bonding.
Speaker: Charles Long
Fee: No Cost
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Understanding Cash Flow Management, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Where: South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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: Marvalene King
Fee: No Cost
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Food Services, Thursday, October 19, 2017

Where: Temple Terrace Public Library, Temple Terrace

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:00 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: Andrew Ware
Fee: No Cost
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Social Media Marketing Strategies, Friday, October 20, 2017

Where: HCC at The Regent, Riverview

When: Friday, October 20, 2017 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: Danielle Moreda
Fee: No Cost
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Web Marketing, Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Learn actionable steps you can take to start doing better at generating attention and business leads from the web. Topics include WordPress, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), reviews, social media, local ranking, and more.
Speaker: Chris Lawson
Fee: No Cost
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Smart Start Your Business, Thursday, October 26, 2017

Where: 5508 Coworking & Collaboration Exchange, Tampa, FL

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 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: James Chittenden
Fee: No Cost
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Tax Awareness and Your Business, Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Where: Bloomingdale Regional Library, Valrico

When: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 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: Jerry Joyce
Fee: No Cost
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