Jason and Jade Seibert love yoga. In fact, they fell in love attending yoga class together. As their love for yoga and each other grew, they decided the time was right to open their own studio, Sublime Yoga, in their hometown of Dunedin. But before they did, they contacted Kurt Forster, a Certified Business Consultant at the Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County Economic Development. “Starting a business can be a confusing process for so many new entrepreneurs,” explains Kurt. “Our goal at the SBDC is to help folks like the Seiberts take a big idea and break it down into manageable parts.”
Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 12 – 18!
Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrates the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life and drive economic growth. Pinellas entrepreneurs can join the celebration by taking advantage of programs designed to help them succeed…
Learn how to Build Your Business Plan on Nov. 15. A great business plan can help you stay on task, develop a solid plan for success, and satisfy lenders and investors. Learn how to choose the best format for your purpose, the relevant sections you will need to complete, and how to find helpful resources. $25 includes course materials. Register here.
Join the Tampa Bay Innovation Center on Nov. 14 for IDEA Camp, a day-long workshop focused on helping you perfect your 60-second business pitch. Visit www.tbinnovates.com/ideacamp.cfm for details.
Or take in TECH Talk on Nov. 16, where Barry Shevlin will present “An Entrepreneur’s Story: From Boot Strapping to Venture Backing.” Click here to register.
Introduction to Medical Device Manufacturing – Nov. 9St. Petersburg College will host this industry-recognized certification course at its Clearwater campus, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants will receive an introduction to medical device manufacturing and an overview of medical device industry regulations. Click here for more information and to register.
Aerospace & Defense Industry Webinar: Aviation Market Opportunities in Panama and Colombia, Nov. 14Learn how Aviation Sector Opportunities in Panama and Colombia can help increase the exports of U.S. airport and aircraft products and services to these markets. $40. Learn more at http://goo.gl/soh8B.
Tampa Bay Partnership Annual Community Update: Nov. 9
The Tampa Bay Partnership’s Annual Community Update celebrates accomplishments made over the past year and thanks those involved, and also presents an opportunity to focus on the year ahead. Keynote speaker Carol Johnson, founder of Continuous Dialog, will challenge the Tampa Bay community as a whole to take ownership of the opportunities ahead and commit to working together to create a stronger, more prosperous region. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Learn more here.
Long Range Transportation Planning: What Are Your Priorities?
The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) represents the long-term vision for Pinellas County’s transportation system for all principal modes of travel including automobile, air flight, public transportation, bicycling and walking. Public input shapes the policies in this plan, which guides local decision making on transportation issues, as well as priorities for public investment in transportation improvements. Please take a few moments to complete this citizen’s survey: http://www.pinellascounty.org/surveys/mpo/ to share your thoughts and comments about transportation in Pinellas County and the region.