Upcoming Webinars & Workshops
Leveraging Government Funding Opportunities – Lender Match Panel – April 12 9am
Does your business need capital to grow? Are you dreaming of the next phase for your business? Join us for an in-person panel discussion and meet and greet event. Learn more about the SBA loan program and meet with local representatives from banks, credit unions, CDFI and other local SBA lenders. Organized by SBA Senior Area Manager, Ft. Pierce AWS/South Florida District Office, Vince LoPresti, in partnership with weVENTURE and the SBDC at Eastern Florida State College and Indian River State College. Business is booming in Florida. Don’t miss this chance to network with local lenders. Register online. Limited in person seating
Government Contracting & Positioning Webinar – April 14 1pm
This webinar will offer an overview of the steps required to position oneself for Government Contracting. The Federal Government is the largest buyer in the U.S, spending billions in products and services annually. We will discuss the following: • Laws and Regulations • Three Phases of the Acquisition Process • Methods of Procurement • Types of Contracts • Social Economic Interests Government Contracting & Positioning (sbanavigator.org)
Ask an Expert – Smart Money Moves for Your Business – April 14 1pm
So you have finally started to see consistent profits. The next step is to learn money management strategies that improve your business’s cash flow.
Join us for this LIVE Q&A session with expert presenter Justin Krane, dedicated to answering your questions.
In this webinar, we will answer questions about:
• How to set up your business to fund your personal financial life
• Increasing your profits
• Proactive cash flow planning
April 14: Ask an Expert – Smart Money Moves for Your Business | SCORE
Miami-Dade Business Navigator Resource Fair – April 15 10am
The Miami-Dade Business Navigator (MDBN) program is an exciting new local initiative funded, in part, through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The program brings together local groups working to expand their reach and support small and micro-businesses like yours. This local Resource Fair will bring together MDBN groups and additional small business organizations from around the County to connect directly with Miami businesses. Meet one-on-one with these community groups who can help you access resources and information to start and grow your business. Sign up today!
Miami-Dade Business Navigator Resource Fair (sbanavigator.org)
Manage Your Business Without Breaking the Bank with Zoho – April 18 6pm
Zoho is an affordable and robust alternative to Salesforce. CRM Software, eMarketing Software, Accounting Software, Project Management, Helpdesk, Website and Social Engagement, and various other software and tools you need to run your business. Subscriptions for all these can really add up. Zoho One gives you one integrated system to replace your patchwork of cloud applications, legacy tools, and paper-based processes with one operating system for your entire business…
Manage Your Business Without Breaking the Bank with Zoho | SCORE
Succession Planning – April 18 6pm
Learn how to change the ownership of a business through selling, closing, or handing the business to successors. Discover how to establish an exit strategy for retirement, which includes a succession plan, transferring ownership of the business, and paying taxes.
Selling Succession Planning | SCORE
Make Better Decisions with Analytics – April 19 10am
Learn best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then
turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions.
In this session we’ll cover:
• An introduction to Google Analytics
• Creating and understanding reports
• Making goals
• Using Analytics with other Google tools
Managing Business Cash Flow – April 19 1pm
Welcome to Managing Cash Flow. Taking this class is an important step to building a better financial future for you and your family.
About this event
As a small business owner, it is important to know how much cash is moving in and out of your business. You need to think ahead in order to meet financial obligations and run a profitable business on a long-term basis. This class introduces some basic cash flow concepts that can get you started.
Managing Business Cash Flow Tickets, Tue, Apr 19, 2022 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite
Start Your Business: Test the Viability – April 19 6pm
We will not only discuss the basics behind starting a business, but also give you the tools you need to decide whether or not you have a viable business. Topics covered are: Myths and realities of Entrepreneurship. Do you have what it takes to start and run a small business? – Assess your skills & Experience. What is the difference between a Strategic Plan and a Business Plan? – And why do you need them. Is Your Business Idea Viable? Hands on exercise to help you test the viability of your Business Start-up. This workshop is guaranteed to be the first, solid step towards achieving the success you desire.
Financial Management for Small Business – April 20 11am
The Financial Management for a Small Business module will take you on an important first step to building a better financial future for your business.
After completing this training, you will be able to:
• Explain the concept of financial management and why it is important to a small business.
• Identify financial management practices, rules, and tools that are commonly available to a small business.
• Explain the most common financial statements.
• Explain how these financial management practices, rules, and tools work.
• Explain financial management basics for a small business.
• Importance of cash flow management.
• Explain the basics of financing for start-up and growing businesses.
Financial Management for Small Business Tickets, Wed, Apr 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite
Sales Series – New Digital Sales Tools; Same Old Bad Habits – April 20 12pm
Certainly, selling in our digital world requires a great website capable of attracting prospects, presenting the goods, fulfilling orders, and coordinating with a live presence. However, unless you are marketing a cure for cancer, pursuing the digital holy grail while ignoring the basics of selling is never a formula for success. This seminar is a wake-up call that sales fundamentals still count. We will review market segmentation, product positioning, asking good questions, listening, handling objections, telephone skills, and follow-up. Recall the salespeople you have stopped listening to or walked away from. Don’t let yourself be one of them!
Sales Series–Part 3 of 4–New Economy;New Digital Sales Tools; Same Old Bad Habit | SCORE
Sell Your Products Online with Google’s e-Commerce Tools – April 20 6pm
Learn how to sell your products online. We’ll walk through listing your products for free with Google Business Profile and Merchant Center. And we’ll show you one way to sell on your website, using an E-Commerce store built with Shopify. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.
In this workshop, we’ll:
• Discuss the Products tab in a Google Business Profile
• Introduce Google Merchant Center and the basics of creating a free account and a product feed
• Show you how to set up an E-Commerce website using Shopify
Sell Your Products Online with Google’s e-Commerce Tools | SCORE
Grow Your Business and Increase Sales Through Exporting – April 20 6pm
Nearly 95% of the world’s population lives outside the United States, which means additional sales growth is likely from exporting.
• Exporting is a business that can be started by anyone with a good idea and product.
• Limitless market (the main advantage of exporting).
• Foreign markets can offer higher prices and better margins
• Government benefits for exporters.
• Payments received faster than in the local market.
Grow Your Business and Increase Sales Through Exporting | SCORE
Marketing and Networking That Makes a Difference – April 21 6pm
No product or service can sell without a marketing plan and networking strategy. Learn how to increase your number of contacts a day, the value and plan for joining associations, how to impact your territory, review a sales report and engage your customers.
Marketing and Networking That Makes a Difference | SCORE
Simple Steps for Starting a Business: Marketing Your Business – April 21 6pm
This is a 4 module workshop series that will take you through the basics of starting up a business. If you are willing to roll up your sleeves & work with the instructors, you’ll come away with a good understanding of the specific challenges & opportunities you will face. You will have a financial plan, a marketing plan, and an estimation of the funding you will need to get started.
Simple Steps for Starting a Business: Marketing Your Business | SCORE
Show Me the Money – Financing Options for your Small Business – April 27 11am
This class discusses the multiple sources of capital for starting and growing a small business. The pros and cons of the funding sources are reviewed. Topics to be discussed include familiar options such as self-financing, funding from friends & family, and partnerships. Other sources are reviewed such as:• Small Business Loans• SBA Loan Guaranty Program• MicroloansSome less conventional financing sources along with their pros and cons are also discussed, including selling equity (shares), venture capital, angel investors, and crowd funding.
Show me the money – Financing options for your small business Tickets | Eventbrite
Franchising: What You Need to Know – May 10 1pm
Are you a small business owner looking to franchise? Are you an entrepreneur interested to purchase a franchise? This dynamic workshop will give you key business and legal insights to make an informed decision on franchising. In particular, the workshop will cover:
• Outline franchising options
• Pro’s & Con’s of franchising
• How to evaluate franchise opportunities
• Preparing a business to be franchised.
Franchising: What You Need to Know (floridasbdc.org)
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