Hillsborough County Training Calendar

Starting Your Business, Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 1:00 PM to 3:00 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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Bookkeeping Basics, Thursday, July 29, 2021

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

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


Speaker: Michelle James
Co-Sponsor: Plant City Chamber of Commerce


Fee: No Cost
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Business Plan Series, Monday, August 02, 2021

Where: Online
When: Monday, August 02, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance

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

Please note that this is a six (6) part series meeting every Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting Monday, August 2, 2021 through Monday, September 13, 2021. (Please note that class will not meet on Monday, September 6th due to the Holiday.)

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


Speaker: Robert Pierce, III


Fee: No Cost
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Social Media Strategies, Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Where: Online
When: Wednesday, August 04, 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: Brandon Chamber of Commerce


Fee: No Cost
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Introduction to QuickBooks, Thursday, August 05, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, August 05, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

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.

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


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


Fee: No Cost
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Starting Your Business, Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 1:00 PM to 3:00 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: Navin Veerapa
Co-Sponsor: South Tampa Chamber of Commerce


Fee: No Cost
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Competitive Bidding, Thursday, August 12, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, August 12, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting

This workshop will help businesses understand the bidding process for government agencies. Topics covered include: improving the odds; proposal preparation; how to create a winning capability statement; and types of solicitations. Learn to create successful bids or brush upon your current techniques and processes.

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


Speaker: Janette Blanco


Fee: No Cost
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Tax Awareness and Your Business, Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, August 17, 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: Suncoast Credit Union


Fee: No Cost
Link

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Social Media Strategies, Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Where: Online
When: Wednesday, August 18, 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: SouthShore Chamber of Commerce


Fee: No Cost
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Understanding Personal & Business Credit, Friday, August 20, 2021

Where: Online
When: Friday, August 20, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 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.

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


Speaker: Pamala McCoy
Co-Sponsor: Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce


Fee: No Cost
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Starting Your Business, Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, August 24, 2021 1:00 PM to 3:00 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
Link

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Financing Your Business, Thursday, August 26, 2021

Where: Online
When: Thursday, August 26, 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: Plant City Chamber of Commerce


Fee: No Cost
Link

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