SBA Florida Small Business Webinars, Workshops and Classes Offered June 17 - 23

Date: June 17 - 23, 2017

Webinar

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 9:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M, Introduction to Federal Gov't Contracting

The United States government is the single largest buyer of goods and services worldwide. With small businesses represent over 99% of all businesses in the nation,  winning a federal contract is more than a notion when the yearly marketplace has a value of $500 billion!  Join Althea A. Harris from the SBA South Florida District Office as she offers an introduction to the federal marketplace and your first steps to determining if it's the market for you. The event is free to attend, however, registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M, Start Your Business; Start with a Plan!

Every good endeavor starts with a plan. Make sure your small business has one, too--ideally, BEFORE you start! Join Althea A. Harris from the SBA South Florida District Office as she explains the component parts of Business Plans, how to develop one, how to use it to track your progress, and attract funding. The event is free to attend, however, registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M., Consider Taking your Business Global with EXPORTING!

Now is the time to consider Exporting! An emerging global market and a growing worldwide middle class with 96% of the world’s consumers outside of the U.S. It’s time to check out the world of Exporting! Join Charles Long, International Trade Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration and learn how Governmental Agencies can help you start Exporting or expand into new markets. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. This workshop will be conducted by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M., Attn Women Business Owners: The US Gov't Wants Your Products & Services!

In recent years, SBA introduced a new certification for women business owners who want to compete for federal government contracts: the Woman-Owned Small Business Program. Join Althea A. Harris from the SBA South Florida District Office as she explains the WOSB program and its recent updates including the industries involved, and how women-owned small businesses can benefit. The event is free to attend, however, registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M., SBA: Who We Are & What We Do to Help Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration's mission is to help entrepreneurs start, grow and succeed in business by offering access to Capital, Contracts, and Counseling and Training, and by helping communities recover after a declared disaster with long-term financial assistance. Join Althea A. Harris from the SBA South Florida District Office as she explains how SBA fulfills its mission and how you can benefit. She will go over the Myths & Truths about SBA and briefly discuss a few little-known programs SBA has to help small firms succeed. The event is free to attend, however, registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

In-person Events

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:15 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., Coral Springs, Thinking of Owning a Business...

Do you dream about starting a business? This interactive three-hour seminar will deal with the key information you need to be considering as you move forward. Topics covered are: Myths and Realities of Entrepreneurship, The truth about business ownership, and much more! The event is free, however, registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M., Lake Worth, Building Your Restaurant's Marketing Plan: Part 2

Advanced Marketing Strategies for your Restaurant is a continuation from Part I and will prepare you for the planning and integrated marketing stage of your restaurant. We will work with you to create a marketing plan designed with your success in mind. The blue print will provide tactics for execution, tracking and accountability as well as strategies to grow revenue immediately. $30 in advance, $50 at the door. Registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.    

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., Tampa, Food Services

Focused on the food industry? Get the information you need to run a small business food enterprise. This course will cover the basic requirements. The event is free, however, registration is required: click here.  This workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC Hillsborough County.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., Sebastian, Sales Training for Business Owners and their Salespeople

Learn about the sales process. Help customers choose your products and services. How much is a customer worth? Why do you lose customers? How do we get more sales per transaction? You will learn these things and more. Presenter: Lonnie Koyama, Lead Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration. The event is free to attend, however, registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the Treasure Coast SCORE Chapter.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M., Melbourne, Marketing Plan for Your Small Business

Marketing takes time, money, and lots of preparation. A strong small business marketing plan will ensure you’re not only sticking to your schedule, but that you’re spending your marketing funds wisely and appropriately. The event is free, and reservations are required. To register, visit www.floridasbdc.org/get-training/ or call 321-433-5570 or 321-433-5514.  The workshop will be conducted by the FSBDC at Eastern Florida State College.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 5:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.,Sarasota, Simple Steps Startup 5 - Funding Sources 

Learn about the traditional and non-traditional capital sources you may need to fund your business. Learn what potential lenders/investors require and how using the Business Canvas can help you complete your presentation. $25.00 to attend, and registration is required: click here.  This workshop will be conducted by the Manasota SCORE Chapter.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, How To Drive Traffic To Your Website

This workshop is for small business owners who want to learn more about SEO (search engine optimization) in order to grow the traffic to their website.  Websites ranking higher on Google, Bing and Yahoo search engines get more website visitors and consequently more customers. $32 in advance, $42 at the door. Registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M., West Palm Beach, Writing a Winning Business Plan

A step-by-step workshop that arms participants with the fundamentals on writing an effective and winning business plan, perhaps the most important thing you can do to help understand your business. The workshop is interactive, and each participant will perform a number of exercises that will assist in developing a business plan. $30 in advance, $50 at the door. Registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., West Palm Beach, Introduction to Business Ownership

Are you thinking about starting your own business? This workshop will help you decide if you are ready to take the plunge to become a business owner or if you may be better off keeping your day job. Have all of your questions answered by SCORE District Director: Jerry Steinberg. $10 in advance, $20 at the door. Registration is required: click here. The workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Friday, June 23, 2017, 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., Hollywood, Cash Flow for Your Business

Wells Fargo Bank & partners will introduce you to types of funding/cash flow for your businesses: merchant services, lines of credit, business credit cards, etc. - resource tools that can support the growth of your business. Seating is limited, and registration is required. To register, visit www.FLWBC.org – Events Tab. This workshop will be conducted by the Florida Women's Business Center.