Hillsborough County Training Calendar

Smart Start Your Business, Monday, May 21, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Monday, May 21, 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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Introduction to QuickBooks, Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Where: Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Brandon

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
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
Fee: No Cost
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How to Apply for an SBA Loan, Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Where: South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 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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Social Media Basics, Thursday, May 24, 2018

Where: Temple Terrace Public Library, Temple Terrace

When: Thursday, May 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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Bookkeeping Basics, Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 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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Financing Your Business, Thursday, May 31, 2018

Where: Maureen B. Gauzza Public Library, Tampa

When: Thursday, May 31, 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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Introduction to Marketing, Friday, June 01, 2018

Where: 5508 Coworking & Collaboration Exchange, Tampa, FL

When: Friday, June 01, 2018 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
Fee: No Cost
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Benefits of Certification in Hillsborough County, Monday, June 04, 2018

Where: Temple Terrace Public Library, Temple Terrace

When: Monday, June 04, 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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SBA Export Financing and Other Programs, Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Where: East Tampa Redevelopment Office, Tampa

When: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 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: Charles Long
Fee: No Cost
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Tax Awareness and Your Business, Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 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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Business Plan In A Day, Monday, June 18, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

When: Monday, June 18, 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.
Speaker: Corey McCaster & Dottie Minnick
Fee: No Cost
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Smart Start Your Business, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 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: Danielle Moreda
Fee: No Cost
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Understanding Personal & Business Credit, Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Where: New Tampa Regional Library, Tampa

When: Wednesday, June 20, 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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