Hillsborough County Training Calendar

Social Media Basics, Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Where: SouthShore Regional Library, Ruskin, FL

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 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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Advanced Marketing, Thursday, January 25, 2018

Where: Temple Terrace Public Library, Temple Terrace

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 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: Terri Hall – Double Take Studios
Fee: No Cost
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SBA Small Business Certification & Surety Bond Programs, Friday, January 26, 2018

Where: HCC at The Regent, Riverview

When: Friday, January 26, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 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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Business Plan In A Day, Monday, January 29, 2018

Where: 5508 Coworking & Collaboration Exchange, Tampa, FL

When: Monday, January 29, 2018 10:30 AM to 3:00 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.

Please note this is a two part class. There will be a 30 minute break for lunch at 12:30 PM.
Speaker: James Chittenden & Corey McCaster
Fee: No Cost
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Marketing 101, Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Where: East Tampa Redevelopment Office, Tampa

When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 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: James Chittenden
Fee: No Cost
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Budgeting, Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Where: Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Brandon

When: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
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
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Financing Your Business, Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Where: East Tampa Redevelopment Office, Tampa

When: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 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 fi nd 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: Corey McCaster
Fee: No Cost
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Social Media Basics, Thursday, February 08, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Thursday, February 08, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 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
Link

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Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Tuesday, February 13, 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: Dottie Minnick
Fee: No Cost
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Doing Business with Hillsborough County, Thursday, February 15, 2018

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

When: Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 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
Fee: No Cost
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Business Plan Series, Monday, February 19, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Monday, February 19, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This is a six-part series that will take you through all the components of creating a fully developed business plan. At the conclusion of the series you will have completed a draft of your business plan.

*Please note this is the first class of a six part series.

Speaker: James Chittenden
Fee: No Cost
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Food Services, Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Where: Seminole Heights Branch Library, Tampa

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 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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Pricing Your Product, Friday, March 02, 2018

Where: HCC at The Regent, Riverview

When: Friday, March 02, 2018 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
Fee: No Cost
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Social Media Basics, Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Where: South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa

When: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 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
Link

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Marketing 101, Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 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
Fee: No Cost
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Food Services, Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Where: Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Brandon

When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
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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Understanding Cash Flow Management, Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Where: West Tampa Branch Library, Tampa

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 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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Smart Start Your Business, Thursday, March 22, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Thursday, March 22, 2018 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: Dottie Minnick
Fee: No Cost
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Understanding Credit, Friday, March 23, 2018

Where: Bruton Memorial Library, Plant City

When: Friday, March 23, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 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
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How to Apply for an SBA Loan, Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Where: SouthShore Regional Library, Ruskin, FL

When: Wednesday, March 28, 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
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