Small Business Workshops and Classes Offered

Webinars

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 2:00 P.M., How to Leverage a Staffing Company to Grow Your Business

This webinar is design for small business who have an interest in potentially growing their business utilizing the benefits of a staffing company.

Topics covered will include:

a) How to get started ‘

b) The benefits of using a staffing agency

c) Types of staffing services

d) How can a staffing agency help your growth.

In-Person Events

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10:00 A.M., West Palm Beach, Introduction To Business Ownership

Introduction to Business Ownership is a FREE workshop that will help you decide if you are ready to start your own business. If you have already started your small business you’ll find out what it will take to be successful, the risks, rewards, obstacles, and myths about business ownership and much more. Have all of your questions answered. This event is being held by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10:15 A.M., Coral Springs, Thinking of Owning a Business . . .

Do you dream about starting a business? You are not alone – millions of Americans share that dream. And yet, not everyone has the courage to get started. But if you are reading this you have already taken the first steps towards turning your dream into a reality. This interactive three-hour seminar will deal with the key information you need to be considering as you move forward. The workshop is a solid first step. It helps you to understand what is involved in starting and running a business and your stage of readiness. This is time well spent. You will walk away with a head full of ideas for your next steps. This event is being hosted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Monday, March 21, 2016, 8:30 A.M., Delray Beach, Monday Morning Small Business Roundtable

Join us for Monday Morning Small Business Roundtable… We are focused on supporting the increase in Revenue & Profit for your business. Put the processes in place that will give you the time to do what you do BEST… GROW YOUR BUSINESS!! An opportunity to connect with other business people to start the new year with a BANG! People do business with people they know, like and trust. Don’t miss this opportunity…bring your appointment gadgets, business cards, and a “Good Morning” that smiles! This event is being held by the Florida Women’s Center.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 9:30 A.M., Delray Beach, Overview – Small Business Admin. (SBA) Programs (including loan programs, grants, etc.) – Delray Beach

The SBA serves entrepreneurs nationwide through its programs and services, including targeted resources to women, minorities, veterans, boomers, etc. Learn about loan guarantees, training, counseling, partners and more. At the end of the day, you want to get paid and sell to solid customers with whom you have an excellent relationship. This seminar will paint a vision of what you can do and highlight the tools, resources and people that can help you achieve that vision. This event is being held by the Florida Women’s Business Center.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 8:00 A.M., Miami, Cybersecurity Workshop for Businesses

In partnership with SBDC at FIU, a member of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network which is celebrating its 40 Anniversary & FIU Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center invites you to Cybersecurity Workshop for Business. The theft of digital information has become a norm in today’s society. Which means that businesses need to take appropriate action to properly secure all pertinent information. There is a lot you can do to start preparing your business for the potential impact of a cyber-breach. Topics covered: Cybersecurity Readiness Identifying and Protecting Critical Records For more information, call 305.779.9230 or email entrepreneurship.fiu.edu. This event is being held by FIU SBDC.

Friday, March 25, 2016, 9:00 A.M., Kissimmee, Financing Your Business in Today’s Economy

Looking to obtain financing for your business? Join us at this workshop and learn about other financing options, such as non-bank micro lenders, crowd funding and how to approach your bank for financing. This class discusses the multiple sources of capital for starting and growing a small business. The pros and cons of the funding sources are also reviewed. Speakers include Naomi Norris from BB&T Bank, Lonnie Koyama from the US Small Business Administration, and Rodrigo Cerveira from ACCION Microlenders. This event is being held by the SBDC in FIU.

Friday, March 25, 2016, 11:00 A.M., Delray Beach, Overview – Small Business Admin. (SBA) Programs (including loan programs, grants,etc.) – Delray Beach

The #SBA serves entrepreneurs nationwide through its programs and services, including targeted resources to women, minorities, veterans, boomers, etc. Learn about loan guarantees, training, counseling, partners and more. At the end of the day, you want to get paid and sell to solid customers with whom you have an excellent relationship. This seminar will paint a vision of what you can do and highlight the tools, resources and people that can help you achieve that vision. This event is being held by the Florida Women’s Business Center.

Save the Date!!!

Friday, April 15, 2016, 8:30 A.M., North Miami – ChallengeHER

Join the SBA’s South Florida District Office, Women Impacting Public Policy, American Express Open, SBDC at FIU and Broward SCORE sponsors of the ChallengeHER “Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting” in North Miami, FL. ChallengeHER works specifically with the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) federal contracting program as a tool to help to assist women business owners leverage federal awards, learn the federal procurement process, and to connect them with the right people. The event will include educational presentations and a matchmaking event where small businesses can meet federal agencies and prime contractors.

Date: 03/17/2016 Author Information: Tina Davis, Economic Development Specialist

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