Sarasota & Manatee Counties Training

Business Quick Start Series, Monday, April 29, 2019

Where: Gulf Gate Library, Sarasota, Florida

When: Monday, April 29, 2019 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM, 4 sessions ending Monday, May 20
Topic: Start-up Assistance
After working with thousands of business owners each year, we’ve put together four courses that make up the critical business foundation all entrepreneurs need to know before starting a business. This business series will take you through determining feasibility and legal structures; developing financial projections; obtaining a loan; and attracting customers. Don’t be intimidated, go ahead and take the first step. Learn from the experts.

Starting Your Business – Mon., April 29 from 4:30- 7:30 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 license you’ll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. Register for ONLY this seminar at: https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=625390011

Financing Your Business – Mon., May 6 from 4:30-7:30 PM
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. Our financing veteran will educate you on how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and where to find money in a tight-fisted economy. Register for ONLY this seminar at: https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=625390013

Marketing Your Business – Mon., May 13 from 4:30-7:30 PM
You know why your business rocks. Does anyone else? This class will uncover the characteristics that make up your business’ DNA. Soon you’ll be able to boost consumer loyalty and company profits. Register for ONLY this seminar at: https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=625390012

Building the Ultimate Business Plan – Mon., May 20 from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
Our expert advice simplifies conducting the research necessary to make strategic decisions and develop financial projections. Includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software. Register for ONLY this seminar at: https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=625390014

Included: 4 classes over a 4 week period, 12 hours of instruction, handouts and software.
Limited time offer: The cost of this series is normally 0, but thanks to our sponsor, BankUnited, there is no cost for the classes, which includes a six-month subscription to LivePlan Business Plan software This series will fill up quickly. Register now!

Speaker: Pat Gordon and Scott Carpenter Business Consultants, Florida SBDC
Co-Sponsor: BankUnited
Fee: No Cost
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Starting Your Business, Monday, April 29, 2019

Where: Gulf Gate Library, Sarasota, Florida

When: Monday, April 29, 2019 4:30 PM to 7:30 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 license you’ll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started.

Limited time offer: The cost of this class is normally , but thanks to our sponsor, BankUnited, there is no cost for the class, This class will fill up quickly. Register now!

Speaker: Pat Gordon
Co-Sponsor: BankUnited
Fee: No Cost
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Financing Your Business, Monday, May 06, 2019

Where: Gulf Gate Library, Sarasota, Florida

When: Monday, May 06, 2019 4:30 PM to 7:30 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. Our financing veteran will educate you on how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and where to find money in a tight-fisted economy.
You’ll explore:

. SBA loans: when, where and how to apply
. How to plan your financing request to banks
. Which banks are making loan
. Angel investors and venture capitalists
. Six Cs of credit and how credit scores affect your business
. The fundamentals of royalties, licensing and supplier credit
. Busting the myths about small business grants

Limited time offer: The cost of this class is normally , but thanks to our sponsor, BankUnited, there is no cost for the class, This class will fill up quickly. Register now!

Speaker: Pat Gordon, Business Consultant, Florida SBDC and Mark Dunlop, Vice President BankUnited
Co-Sponsor: BankUnited
Fee: No Cost
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Marketing Your Business, Monday, May 13, 2019

Where: Gulf Gate Library, Sarasota, Florida

When: Monday, May 13, 2019 4:30 PM to 7:30 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.

Florida SBDC Quick Tip: Marketing Your Business is a must-take class to attend before launching that website, product or new business!

Limited time offer: The cost of this class is normally , but thanks to our sponsor, BankUnited, there is no cost for the class, This class will fill up quickly. Register now!

Speaker: Scott Carpenter
Co-Sponsor: BankUnited
Fee: No Cost
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Building Your Business Plan With LivePlan, Monday, May 20, 2019

Where: Gulf Gate Library, Sarasota, Florida

When: Monday, May 20, 2019 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your existing business. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Seminar registration includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software. Our expert advice simplifies conducting the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don’t be intimidated, take the first step today!

Limited time offer: The cost of this class is normally , but thanks to our sponsor, BankUnited, there is no cost for the class which includes a six-month subscription to LivePlan Business Plan software. This class will fill up quickly. Register now!

Speaker: Scott Carpenter
Co-Sponsor: BankUnited
Fee: No Cost
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