• 10 Free Business Seminars For Start-up, Existing, Profit and Not For Profit Small Businesses

                   

    Date & Time

    Seminar Title

    Location

    Tuesday

    March 7, 2017

    from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Building a Business Plan for a Successful Business 

    The Business Plan is the manual that guides the company’s daily operation and activity towards the goals and objectives that have been established.  The plan answers the – who, what, when, where, how and whys of your company.  Who are you?  What are you going to do?  Where are you going to do it? When are you going to do it?  How are you going to be successful?  Why does this make good business sense?  You will learn what data is required to write your plan, review the techniques used to acquire it, and how to use this data to establish realistic goals and objectives.  Instructional handouts, sample plans, and business development material will be distributed to all seminar participants. 

    • Research – its importance, sources, and usages
    • Target marketing using demographic profiles of customers
    • Types, styles, and uses of an effective business plan
    • Format and content of the business plan acceptable to the SBA and local banks
    • Cash Flow Management
    • How to win against competition
    • The importance of a good marketing strategy to give the best return on investment

    Centennial Park Branch Library 

    5740 Moog Road
    Holiday, FL 34690  

    Wednesday

    March 8, 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.

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

    Thursday

    March 9, 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.

    New River Branch Library 

    34043 SR-54
    Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 

    Thursday

    March 9, 2017

    from 5:30 PM to 7:30 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.

    Regency Park Branch Library 
    9701 Little Road
    New Port Richey, FL 34654

    Tuesday

    March 14, 2017

    from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Introduction to QuickBooks 

    This two-hour seminar is designed for persons planning to start a business, or who have recently started a small business, but who have not yet set up an effective record keeping system.  The seminar is a basic hands-on introduction to QuickBooks, the popular automated business record keeping system. Note that this is an introduction to QuickBooks, i.e., not designed for the experienced QuickBooks user.

    Spring Hill Branch Library 

    9220 Spring Hill Drive
    Spring Hill, FL 34608 

    Tuesday

    March 14, 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

    New Port Richey Library 

    5939 Main St
    New Port Richey, FL 34652 

    Tuesday

    March 14, 2017

    from 5:30 PM to 7:30 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.

    Land O’Lakes Branch Library 

    2818 Collier Parkway
    Land O’Lakes, FL 34639 

    Wednesday

    March 15, 2017

    from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Commercial Insurance Issues for Small Business 

    Discover various types of commercial insurance policies available for your business, ways to reduce insurance costs, what is covered and not covered, insurance requirements, how insurance premiums are rated, limits of insurance and deductibles, and much more.  You will learn about Workers Compensation, Commercial Auto, Property, Flood, and different types of Liability insurance.

    South Holiday Branch Library 

    4649 Mile Stretch Drive
    Holiday, FL 34690

    Tuesday

    March 21, 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

    Hudson Regional Library 

    8012 Library Road
    Hudson, FL 34608 

    Thursday

    March 23, 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.

    Regency Park Branch Library 
    9701 Little Road
    New Port Richey, FL 34654

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