Celebrate National Small Business Week with FREE business workshops!
April 30 – May 6, 2017 has been designated #SmallBusinessWeek and the Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development is celebrating with no-cost business workshops:
Starting a Business May 2, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The best way to get started! Receive information on the necessary licenses, permits, legal documents and requirements to do business in the State of Florida. Learn to refine your ideas into a plan for success.
Financing When it Counts May 3, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Need a loan to help with your Growing Business? Is your lack of cash flow is hindering your progress or restricting your ability to fulfill purchase orders? Tampa Bay BBIC can assist.
The Truth About Patents and Trademarks May 4, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Decoding the common myths and misunderstandings about patents and trademarks. Presented by Patent Attorney Chris Tanner.
Pinellas County is offering an opportunity to purchase and develop vacant residential land located in a non-evacuation area in mid-county. Forty-Six parcels ranging from .145 to .352 acres are being offered through a Request for Negotiation (RFN) process. This is a high and dry location close to the Intracoastal and Gulf of Mexico beaches, and walking distance to recreation center, parks, the Pinellas Trail and PSTA bus stop. It is a short drive to many amenities including Largo Mall, Largo Golf Course, Botanical Gardens, Cooperative Extension Center and Heritage Village. The area has A-rated elementary schools, and easy commuter access to Ulmerton Road.
The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (County) seeks statements of interest in response to this Request for Negotiations (RFN) to enter into negotiations to complete the sale and purchase of this property. Learn more at www.pced.org/forsale.
September 2017: Tampa Bay Export Alliance Export Sales Mission to Bogota, Colombia
U.S. exports to Colombia have increased 15% since the implementation of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which immediately eliminated import tariffs on 80% of U.S. consumer and industrial products. Due to Colombia’s close ties to the United States and Colombians’ appreciation for the quality and reliability of U.S products, consumers in Colombia often favor U.S. products and services over those of foreign competitors, making the United States Colombia’s largest trading partner. Watch for more details to come at www.pced.org/international.
South St. Petersburg CRA Grant Applications, May 9 – June 16
The South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Plan calls for the use of tax increment financing to support private investment in the CRA through a competitive grant program. Through five programs, the City will provide a matching grant with a maximum cap to encourage commercial and multifamily housing rehabilitation and construction. Property owners and businesses located within the South St. Petersburg CRA are eligible to apply. Learn more at http://www.stpete.org/city_departments/southside_cra.php.
May 8 – 9: Florida Medical Device Symposium
On May 8-9, 2017, Florida’s medical device industry will convene in St. Petersburg, Florida for the annual Florida Medical Device Symposium – Florida’s premier event for medical device manufacturing firms, featuring nationally recognized speakers, expert panels on regulatory issues and industry trends, company exhibits, legislative updates and quality networking opportunities. Registration is now open for attendees, and sponsorship and exhibit packages are available. Learn more at http://www.floridamedtech.com/?page=Symposium2017.
May 18: Trends in Raising Capital Workshop, sponsored by the Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development
The Florida Venture Forum and the Angel Resource Institute are collaborating to bring you “Trends in Raising Capital” Workshop, taught by the Angel Resource Institute’s lead instructor, Troy Knauss on May 18, 2017 from 2:30 P.M.- 5:30 P.M. at the Omni ChampionsGate Resort (National C Ballroom) in Orlando, Florida. Whether you are an early stage investor or an entrepreneur, having a strong understanding of the latest trends in the world of early stage equity investing can help ensure that your next deal is a good one. The Angel Resource Institute has developed a fact-driven workshop, Trends in Raising Capital, that strips away the opinions and anecdotes and gets straight to the point. Click here to register.