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13805 58th Street N.
Clearwater, FL 33760
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The Florida Small Business Development Center Network at Pinellas County offers business training, consulting, referrals and resources. Workshops fill quickly and advanced registration is requested. Classes are cancelled on holidays or any day county offices are closed.PCED.org/SBDC
Upcoming Special Events Pinellas County Reverse Trade Show
Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Begin the day with an informative session that will teach you how to sell your products on Amazon Business, and then network directly with procurement staff from local agencies who are responsible for purchasing the types of products or services that your company can provide.
Registration is free. Visit our website for more details and to register.PCED.org/ReverseTradeShow
October Virtual Workshops
Starting a Business
Oct. 3, 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.
Best Marketing Strategies
Oct. 3, 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 registration
Responding to RFP’s, RFI’s, and RFQ’s
Oct. 10, 12:00 – 1:00 p.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. Facilitated by Yolanda Goodloe, the Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center. This Procurement Technical Assistance Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.Free registration
Business Plans Made Easy
Oct. 17, 12:00 – 1:00 p.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 registration
Meeting Your Workforce Needs
Oct. 24, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Looking to hire employees or train your existing staff? Meet with local business services representatives to understand how current incentives and programs and services might benefit your business and help your workforce needs.Free registration
Gaining Access to Pinellas County Government Contracting
Oct. 24, 12:00 – 1:00 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 registration
The FSBDCN 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 FSBDCN 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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