• 12 Free Business Seminars

                                           For Start-up, Existing, Profit and Not For Profit Small Businesses

    Date & Time

    Seminar Title

    Location

    Tuesday

    January 31, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM

    How To Really Start Your Own Business

    This seminar presents key issues you need to know to start your own business. The seminar highlights important issues such as business structure, the importance of a Business Plan, cash flow charts, etc.

    Spring Hill Branch Library 
    9220 Spring Hill Drive
    Spring Hill, FL 34608 

    Tuesday

    February 7, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    How to Apply for Non-Profit Grants 

    This interactive seminar will explore the truths, the how’s, and the why’s of grant writing.  The participants will gain information on the key steps in the process of grant writing, matching their needs invariably as not-for-profits with the goals of grantors.

    • Understanding The Grant Application Process 
    • Who is Eligible for Grants?
    • Grants Are Not Free
    • Sources For Funding 
    • Corporate Directory User’s Guide
    • Where Proposals Fail 
    • We Turned You Down Because… 
    • Grant Proposal Score Sheet 

    Hudson Regional Library 
    8012 Library Road
    Hudson, FL 34608 

    Tuesday

    February 7, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Pricing for Profit 

    “Pricing For Profit” is a lot more than just a catchy phrase. Many businesses set their selling prices by simply copying what their competitors charge. While this might work, this will often lead to losses and not profits for any individual company. In order to Price for Profit, a company needs to know their costs – both variable and fixed costs. But, they also need to know what the market will pay for a given product and what their competitors are charging. After all of these factors have been reviewed, a reasonable price structure can be established.

    Selling your product at the right price is one of the more important Keys to Success in Business. In this workshop, the presenter will go over the basics of understanding your costs of doing business and relate these costs to an understanding of Gross Profit, Margin and Markup. With this information, you should be in a much better position to put the RIGHT PRICE on your product or service.

    Land O’Lakes Branch Library 

    2818 Collier Parkway
    Land O’Lakes, FL 34639 

    Tuesday

    February 7, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Marketing to Grow Your Business 

    This 2-hour seminar focuses on how to profitably grow your business.  We begin by conducting a growth audit with emphasis on planning, marketing, and human resource availability, followed by analysis of factors affecting growth and expansion.  You will learn how and where to find some of the answers about what works and doesn’t work, what information is required to write a sales & marketing plan, how to profile your customers, determine the best type of advertising and/or promotions, what you can learn from your competitors, and how to analyze your program’s effectiveness for best return on investment. Instructional handouts and materials will be distributed to all seminar participants.

    [if !supportLists]·        [endif]Market Research – its importance, sources, and usages

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    [if !supportLists]·        [endif]Analyzing economic factors and competition that can affect your business

    [if !supportLists]·        [endif]Determining market strategies that give you the best ROI (return on investment)

    [if !supportLists]·        [endif]Discussions of promotion, pricing, and channels of distribution

    [if !supportLists]·        [endif]Establishing the advertising budget

    Centennial Park Branch Library 

    5740 Moog Road
    Holiday, FL 34690  

    Wednesday

    February 8, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Financial Tips for Your Small Business 

    You’ll learn how to finance your business, budget for future success, and take control of your cash flow situation.

    Hugh Embry Branch Library 
    14215 Fourth Street
    Dade City, FL 33523 

    Thursday

    February 9, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Preventing Fraud in a Small Business 

    You’ll learn how to protect yourself from fraud, types of fraud, and how to recognize the warning signs.

    New River Branch Library 

    34043 SR-54
    Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 

    Tuesday

    February 14, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Legal Structure for Small Businesses 

    LLC’s, Corporations, Sole Proprietorships, and more – What you need to know if you are starting a business in Florida.  Our legal seminar covers a plethora of topics ranging from what documents are needed in order to start a limited liability company (LLC) in Florida to how to file a trademark in Florida.  Additional topics include the protections that an LLC can provide, necessary legal filings that are required for LLC’s, the different forms of corporations, and registered agents and fictitious names and why you may need them.

    Hudson Regional Library 
    8012 Library Road
    Hudson, FL 34608 

    Tuesday

    February 14, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Using the Internet in Your Business 

    So, everyone else has a website, why don’t you?  This seminar will review the various roles that a website can support in enhancing your business.  These range from serving simply as a quickly and widely accessible marketing brochure, to providing more mechanisms allowing customers to communicate their needs easily and effectively, to becoming your very inexpensive, primary “storefront”.  We will demystify much of the gobbledygook and walk you through an eight-step process of key activities needed to allow you to quickly leverage this technology in almost any business.

    New Port Richey Library 

    5939 Main St
    New Port Richey, FL 34652 

    Wednesday

    February 15, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    How to Apply for a Business Loan 

    This is a workshop, rather than a lecture.  Focus is on the individual requirements of the participants, including start-ups, mature businesses, and purchasing of existing businesses.  Loans sources for amounts from $5,000 to $5,000,000 will be covered, as well as business plans to accompany loan applications.

         1- What do lenders want
         2- Sources for conventional & SBA business loans
         3- How to select a bank
         4- Buying real estate for your business
         5- The importance of credit reports & scores
         6- How to obtain a free credit report without any obligation
         7- Loan documents, including business plans

    South Holiday Branch Library 

    4649 Mile Stretch Drive
    Holiday, FL 34690  

    Thursday

    February 23, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Marketing to Grow Your Business 

    This 2-hour seminar focuses on how to profitably grow your business.  We begin by conducting a growth audit with emphasis on planning, marketing, and human resource availability, followed by analysis of factors affecting growth and expansion.  You will learn how and where to find some of the answers about what works and doesn’t work, what information is required to write a sales & marketing plan, how to profile your customers, determine the best type of advertising and/or promotions, what you can learn from your competitors, and how to analyze your program’s effectiveness for best return on investment. Instructional handouts and materials will be distributed to all seminar participants.

    • Market Research – its importance, sources, and usages
    • Developing a Sales & Marketing Plan
    • Target marketing using demographic profiles of customers
    • Analyzing economic factors and competition that can affect your business
    • Determining market strategies that give you the best ROI (return on investment)
    • Discussions of promotion, pricing, and channels of distribution
    • Establishing the advertising budget

    Regency Park Branch Library 

    9701 Little Road
    New Port Richey, FL 34654

    Tuesday

    February 28, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM

    How to Apply for a Business Loan 

    This is a workshop, rather than a lecture.  Focus is on the individual requirements of the participants, including start-ups, mature businesses, and purchasing of existing businesses.  Loans sources for amounts from $5,000 to $5,000,000 will be covered, as well as business plans to accompany loan applications.

         1- What do lenders want
         2- Sources for conventional & SBA business loans
         3- How to select a bank
         4- Buying real estate for your business
         5- The importance of credit reports & scores
         6- How to obtain a free credit report without any obligation
         7- Loan documents, including business plans

    Spring Hill Branch Library 
    9220 Spring Hill Drive
    Spring Hill, FL 34608 

    Tuesday

    February 28, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM

    Internet Marketing 

    Attendees will obtain an understanding of the Internet Marketing technologies and how they may help to enhance the ability of a small business to reach customers and communicate their brand, products, and services.

    This workshop is part of a curriculum addressing doing business on the internet.  We also offer a workshop on Using the Internet in Your Business.  This Internet Marketing workshop takes the next step with a look at E-Marketing and the efforts/knowledge needed to effectively implement a marketing campaign using the internet. The workshop is divided into five focus areas: 

    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Web Analytics
    • Social Media
    • E-Mail Marketing

    This workshop also provides a foundation of E-Marketing knowledge to establish a baseline for further one-on-one SCORE counseling and a prerequisite to more advanced E-Marketing and or E-Business workshops to follow.

    Zephyrhills Public Library 
    5347 8th Street
    Zephyrhills, FL 33542

     

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