• SBDC April Entrepreneur Workshops

    Financing Your Business in Today’s Economy, Tuesday, April 02, 2013

    Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa
    When: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Topic: Financing
    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 . SPECIAL BONUS: Find out 88 ways to get money without going to the bank!
    Speaker: Marty Zients
    Fee: $ 10.00

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    Starting Your Business, Tuesday, April 02, 2013

    Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa
    When: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Topic: Start-up Assistance
    You’ve got the idea. Now you need to know how 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.
    Speaker: Mark Narus
    Fee: $ 25.00

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    Women/Minority & Service-Disabled Veteran Certification, Thursday, April 04, 2013

    Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa
    When: Thursday, April 04, 2013 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    It’s no myth.women, minority and service-disabled certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government.
    Speaker: Yanina Rosario
    Fee: $ 10.00

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    Business Taxes, Tuesday, April 09, 2013

    Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa
    When: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Topic: Tax Planning
    There’s no way to get around it-every business must report taxes. But how you pay your taxes all depends on the type of business you have. This class explores the taxation process and filing requirements for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.
    Speaker: Mario Iezzoni
    Fee: $ 10.00

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    Employer Taxes, Tuesday, April 09, 2013

    Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa
    When: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Topic: Tax Planning
    Navigating tax issues around hiring workers can be challenging. Prepared by the IRS, this class can help you determine whether workers are employees or independent contractors as well as guide you through the tax requirements for each. This class is a must for any entrepreneur who will be paying people to work in his or her business. By the end of this course, you’ll: . Recognize the difference between employees and independent contractors. . Understand employer responsibilities related to taxes, filing, and IRS and Florida requirements. . Be able to comply with IRS payroll tax deposit and reporting requirements for employees and independent contractors. . Have greater confidence in managing the tax requirements.
    Speaker: Pearl Para
    Fee: $ 25.00

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    Ignite Your Online Marketing: A Guide to 4 Essential Google Tools, Tuesday, April 09, 2013

    Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa
    When: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Topic: Marketing and Sales
    Stuck in “the web?” Online marketing doesn’t have to be so frustrating. Learn how to take advantage of incredible online marketing tools in this interactive, two-part seminar, which serves as a comprehensive overview of what it takes to have a successful online presence. Part 1 introduces attendees to the vast opportunities for marketing on the web while Part 2 features an introduction to four Google resources that help you attract customers. You’ll learn how to get local exposure with Google Places, increase productivity with Google Apps and measure success with Google Analytics. Attendees receive a Google Reference Guide and a complimentary $100 Gift Card toward a Google Adwords account.
    Speaker: Mark Narus
    Fee: $ 45.00

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    Basic Government Contracting 101, Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa
    When: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Topic: Government Contracting
    Ready.set.sell to the federal government! This workshop provides information on registering with the federal government, how to locate federal opportunities, who to market to within the federal government, and so much more!
    Speaker: Charlene Bostic
    Fee: $ 10.00

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    Marketing Your Business, Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa
    When: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:30 PM to 8:30 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. SBDC Quick Tip: Marketing Your Business is a must-take class to attend before launching that website, product or new business!
    Speaker: Bill McKown
    Fee: $ 25.00

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    Understanding QuickBooks, Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa
    When: Thursday, April 11, 2013 1:00 PM to 4:30 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. Taught by a Certified Public Accountant, this course gets you started on making your company’s bookkeeping simpler.
    Speaker: Mario Iezzoni
    Fee: $ 60.00

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    Starting Your Business, Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa
    When: Thursday, April 11, 2013 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Topic: Start-up Assistance
    You’ve got the idea. Now you need to know how 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.
    Speaker: Marty Zients
    Fee: $ 25.00

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    Bookkeeping Basics, Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa
    When: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    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: Pearl Para
    Fee: $ 45.00

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    Starting Your Business, Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa
    When: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Topic: Start-up Assistance
    You’ve got the idea. Now you need to know how 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.
    Speaker: Mark Narus
    Fee: $ 25.00

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    Women/Minority & Service-Disabled Veteran Certification, Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa
    When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Topic: Business Basics
    It’s no myth.women, minority and service-disabled certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government.
    Speaker: Yanina Rosario
    Fee: $ 10.00

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    Going Global: International Trade Basics, Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa
    When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Topic: International Trade
    International firms are more stable than strictly domestic companies. It could benefit you to expand your market beyond the border. Find a starting point and learn the fundamentals of international trade. By getting a broad overview of the trade arena, you’ll be able to formulate a strategy, understand how to develop a viable trade plan and support your effort through readily accessible resources. Get ready to go global!
    Speaker: Maria Yepes
    Fee: $ 10.00

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    Building the Ultimate Business Plan, Thursday, April 18, 2013

    Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa
    When: Thursday, April 18, 2013 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Topic: Business Basics
    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, including a copy of the Ultimate Business Planner software. Our expert advice simplifies conducting necessary research to make decisions and develop financial projections. Don’t be intimidated, take the first step.
    Speaker: Yanina Rosario
    Fee: $ 90.00

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