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(727) 453-720013805 58th Street N.Suite 1-200Clearwater, FL 33760Join Our Mailing ListThe Florida Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County offers business training, counseling, referrals and resources. Workshops held at the Center fill quickly and advanced registration is requested. Classes are cancelled on holidays or any day county offices are closed.
www.PCED.org/sbdc Due to COVID-19, the Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Pinellas County Economic Development has suspended face-to-face meetings. The following workshops will be held online in a virtual format.Pinellas County Reverse Trade ShowAt the Reverse Tradeshow, government contractors and business owners meet dozens of local agencies from the Tampa Bay Area who are ready to do business with small business enterprises! Our mission is to offer real opportunities to businesses by providing you with the information you need to succeed in the regional marketplace in a no-pressure environment. This community event is presented by Pinellas County Economic Development and the Florida Small Business Development Center. Sponsored by United Bank.
October 15, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.Visit www.PCED.org/reversetradeshow for more information and to register.Staring a BusinessSept. 7, 9:00 – 10:00 a.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.
Free | Virtual WorkshopClick here to registerGaining Access to Pinellas County Government ContractingSept. 7, 12:00 – 11:00 p.m.Learn what it takes to contract or subcontract with Pinellas County. Gain insights to Pinellas County’s sourcing methods, online resources, and tips for doing business with Pinellas County. Find out what it takes to become a Pinellas County Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and the benefits the program offers, as well as the new Contract Compliance Management System-B2Gnow software system being used to assist companies.
Free | Virtual WorkshopClick here to registerBusiness Risk ManagementSept. 14, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.Learn how to determine and grade your business risk to decide if the risk is acceptable or unavoidable. You will learn how to avoid or mitigate risk by performing a Risk Analysis.
Free | Virtual WorkshopClick here to registerBest Marketing StrategiesSept. 14, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.Improve your sales and maximize your time with the right marketing strategies to fit your business and your personal style. Learn to combine marketing activities such as networking, event marketing, email and social media to move customers from awareness to raving fans of your products and services!
Free | Virtual WorkshopClick here to registerResponding to RFPs, RFIs, and RFQsSept. 21, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.Each bid proposal is unique. In order to stand out in the sea of competing firms and to get an insider’s look into writing a business proposal that will generate more successful results; Gain real insight into the bid writing process and discover proven tools for responding to proposals. In this seminar you will learn the do’s and don’ts in writing and submitting a proposal.
Free | Virtual WorkshopClick here to registerBusiness Growth and Exit StrategiesSept. 21, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.What is your Business Exit Strategy? Learn how to get out of your own way and make sure that you are focused on working towards the big picture.
Free | Virtual WorkshopClick here to registerBusiness Plans Made EasySept. 28, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.Develop the right plan for your business needs. Receive an overview which features easy financials, a simple pitch format, and performance tracking. Ideal for new or experienced business owners to manage business growth, communicate ideas, or borrow money.
Free | Virtual WorkshopClick here to registerUnderstanding Business InsuranceSept. 28, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.Determine the precise insurance needs for your business! Topics of discussion will include Business Property, Business Liability, Professional Liability, Cyber Liability, Workers Compensation, Business Owners Policy, Bonds and many other areas of interest to the business owner. This is an excellent session for getting many of your insurance questions answered and eliminate any insurance knowledge fears.
Free | Virtual WorkshopClick here to registerThe FSBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution. For disability accommodations please contact St. Petersburg College Security at (727) 791-2560 a minimum of five days in advance. The FSBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.
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