SBA South Florida District Office
Upcoming Webinars & Workshops
Subcontracting & Teaming – April 26 10am
For many small businesses, entry into government contracting will or should begin as a subcontractor. This webinar will provide the small business owner with an understanding of the overall subcontracting process, including the format for a Subcontract and Teaming agreement, how to protect your company during the relationship and the overall benefits of subcontracting. This seminar will also provide the suggested rules of engagement and the contractual relationship between prime contractor, subcontractor and the government, for small businesses in the Tampa Bay region. Attendees of this webinar will have the opportunity to join Karen in a separate GoToMeeting Virtual Meetup from 11am – Noon, for networking with other government contractors. This event space will allow attendees to be on camera, network with other contractors, and present a :30 business pitch. Separate invite details will be sent via email.
Leveraging Government Funding Opportunities: SBIR – April 26 10am
This Spring, weVENTURE WBC is hosting an informative three-part series on how you as a small business can leverage Government Funding Opportunities to build the business of your dreams.
In our first session, we will help you explore the Small Business Innovation Research Program. The SBIR program has over $4 billion in annual funding opportunities, intended to help small businesses conduct research and development. Every federal agency has SBIR funding opportunities, meaning this is a fantastic opportunity for innovative entrepreneurs across all industries.
Speaking will be Lawrence Pollack, DoD/Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD) SBIR/STTR Program Manager; Amy Beaird, Program Director at Cenfluence (a program of The Florida High Tech Corridor) and Mike Vinje, Small Business Technology Manager at Kennedy Space Center.
SBDC/WBC – Leveraging Government Funding Opportunities: SBIR (ecenterdirect.com)
Thrive in the Recession Through The Power of No Bid Federal Contracts – April 26 6pm
The Federal Government spends large amounts of money in almost every community. Many of those dollars go to local businesses that provide the needed goods and services that the government needs on a local basis.
Figuring out how to deal with bureaucracy is a challenge that many small business owners cannot overcome. You can, with guidance from this workshop. Federal government business can be a source of long-term, steady, and dependable revenue, and invoices must be paid in 30 days – it’s the law!
This workshop will give you a solid understanding of how to find the government purchases that fit your business. Learn how to identify the right person who controls that purchasing, and the steps required to become an authorized supplier. Once you understand how to get the door open, business men and women usually find many opportunities that fit their company’s product or service lines.
The workshop leader has many years of experience in this field and brings a wealth of practical information to the table.
Thrive in the Recession Through The Power of No Bid Federal Contracts | 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
Sales Series – Identifying the Golden Ticket Client – April 27 12pm
Identifying the “Golden Ticket Client” walks a business owner through the process of reverse engineering their most common client. We will show you how to develop a sales tracking system that allows an owner to identify the trends of their clientele and how to home in on the top 3 largest purchasing groups of clienteles. Once this is identified marketing becomes a much more strategic pathway to increasing sales and growing the company efficiently. Join us as we discover who your “Golden Ticket Client” is!
Sales Series – Part 4 of 4 – Identifying the Golden Ticket Client | SCORE
Business Contracts & Agreements in Unsettled Times – What You Need to Know – April 27 6pm
When you operate a business, you make commitments to clients, customers, and vendors. They do the same with you. Some of those agreements are formalized in written documents. Others are implied. A crisis often brings to the forefront who is responsible for doing what and when. Understanding contracts and agreements helps give clarity to current situations. How you negotiate leases, payment terms, guarantees, warranties, returns, intellectual property, confidentiality, etc. can also define how you will run your business going forward. Learn some important and key points about the commitments you have made to others, as well as agreements they have made to you.
Business Contracts & Agreements in Unsettled Times – What You Need to Know | SCORE
Women, Minority & Veteran Certification – April 28 10am
It’s no myth…women, minority and veteran certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government.
Using Your Inner Guidance to Better Manage Your Business – April 28 11am
In this webinar, attendees will learn strategies to engage the most genuine parts of themselves to make business decisions that most satisfy both the mission of their business and the reasons for being in business in the first place.
Using Your Inner Guidance to Better Manage Your Business Tickets, Thu, Apr 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite
Understanding Business Insurance – April 28 1pm
Determine the precise insurance needs for your business. Topics of discussion will include Business Property, Business Liability, Professional Liability, Umbrella/Excess Liability, Cyber Liability, Workers Compensation, Commercial Auto, and Bonds. This is an excellent session for getting many of your insurance questions answered.
Start Up, Start Right Webinar – April 28 1pm
A great small business always starts out as an idea, but eventually that idea needs to be turned into a reality. Most businesses never get started because individuals tend to overthink and feel overwhelmed with the process. Getting a business started is easier than you think.
During this interactive webinar, we will cover basic steps to turn your idea into a reality. Like any big goal, we will start by breaking it down into smaller tasks. This course will cover the Legal, Financial and Marketing aspects you’ll be able to tackle in order to get started
Start Up, Start Right Webinar (floridasbdc.org)
Branding Your Sales Strategy with Quality Service – April 28 6pm
Session #4 of the “Create a Profitable Sales & Marketing Strategy”, series presented by Louis Feuer, MA, MSW – a nationally known sales, marketing and customer service educator and presenter. Nothing is more talked about than the service of a salesperson or organization. This program is a crash course in quality service from comments to avoid, how to earn key service strategies from your customers as consultants, the value of a thank you note for a complaint, how to create a customer driven mindset, and the difference between reality and appearance in creating the best customer service experience for your customers. And time to ensure you understand the message, “pick up the phone, there is money on the line.”
Branding Your Sales Strategy with Quality Service | SCORE
Simple Steps for Starting a Business: Revenue & Profit Projections – April 28 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. Workshop #4: Revenue & Profit Projections In this workshop, you will learn: Financial Planning – Why you need it – How to forecast your sales, costs, profits and assets Understanding and using financial statements- 3 primary financial statements you need to know about Marketing your business with social media – What you need to know to use social media effectively finding financing.
Simple Steps for Starting a Business: Revenue & Profit Projections | SCORE
The Ultimate Talent Competition and Interviewing Skills – May 3 9am
Big vs. Small & Medium. In addition to the current talent shortage, small and medium businesses must compete against the brand recognition, salaries, and benefits of larger companies. However, before you throw in the towel on your search for the best and the brightest, bear in mind that not everyone wants to work for a big company. In fact, there are several small and medium-sized businesses that are winning the ultimate talent competition.
The Ultimate Talent Competition and Interviewing Skills (floridasbdc.org)
Space Coast SCORE Biz Fest 2022 – May 3 10am – 4pm
SCORE Space Coast Chapter invites you to our Biz Fest 2022 in Cocoa, Florida. Small business owners will benefit from educational sessions at this event. Let’s get together and discuss some great topics that will help you take your business to the next level.
• Digital Marketing
• Social Media
• Banking for the Self Employed
• Branding for your Business
• Credit for Business
• And many more.
Build & Improve Your Social Media Presence: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google – May 3 6pm
Social Media is a powerful marketing channel—and potential game-changer. In this webinar, we’ll guide your strategy with effective tools to establish and grow your online presence. SOCIAL BRANDING TIPS: How to design a memorable online brand with personality, The secret to connecting through value, The best way to identify and find your ideal online client, Social automation essentials to free up your time. SOCIAL MARKETING TOOLS: The key to understanding a Social Media Plan: True North Approach, The formula to make your business more tech savvy/friendly, How to master your online messaging with this easy 1-2-3 technique, Easy steps to integrate your social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google, Twitter.
Build & Improve Your Social Media Presence: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google | SCORE
Step Up Your Startup – May 4 1pm
A great small business always starts out as an idea, but eventually that idea needs to be turned into a reality. Most businesses never get started because individuals tend to overthink and feel overwhelmed with the process. Getting a business started is easier than you think. During our workshop, we will cover basic steps to turn your idea into a reality. Like any big goal, we will start by breaking it down into smaller tasks. This course will cover the legal, financial and marketing aspects you will be able to tackle in order to get started. Also highlight resources available to ensure your success.
Step Up Your Startup (floridasbdc.org)
Tax Awareness and Your Business – May 4 1pm
This workshop provides an overview of business taxes, including employment taxes, business deductions, record keeping and electronic filing.
From Hobbyist to Entrepreneur – Where Can Your Dreams Take You? – May 4 6pm
The program consists of 4 classes, held for two hours (6-8 PM EDT), over 4 weeks. Those attending all four classes will be DBBA Graduates and will receive a graduation certificate, be honored by the City Commission, and be recognized on the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) website. As the CRA’s investment in our businesses, all classes are free! May 4th: Class 1 – From Hobbyist to Entrepreneur -Where Can Your Dreams Take You? What is an entrepreneur? How to commercialize your passion/hobby into a successful business. Where can it take you?
Webinar Registration – Zoom
How a Small Business Owner Can Dominate his/her Market Position – May 4 6pm
In this presentation, we will focus on what we consider the five key elements to make you, as a business owner, able to create value to your business offer, and in the process, fully differentiate your business from your competitors and dominate your specific market. We will analyze why we must focus on the 20% of your business activities that generate 80% of your business results, and train you on identifying and applying the essentials of marketing and business growth fundamentals. The target in this presentation is to help you build a robust and productive business and quickly increase your business revenue/profit rate.
How a Small Business Owner Can Dominate his/her Market Position | SCORE
What You Need to Know to Start a Business – May 5 10am
You’ve got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of licenses you’ll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started.
Free QuickBooks Online Series – May 5 4pm
Learn how to properly prepare and manage your business’s finances from start to finish !
This free 8-weeks course will walk you through best practices related to the setup and customization of QuickBooks Online, along with valuable financial literacy concepts including:
Getting to know your Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss
Why your Statement of Cash Flows is important and how to use the report
How to create a budget
What lending institutions look for/need
Small Business Administration (sba.gov)
Procrastination Negation – Get Moving! – May 5 6pm
How to Beat Procrastination – Stay Focused – Get Results – Take Control. What we will discuss: How to develop a mindset of excellence in life and business. How to overcome procrastination. How to avoid the 4 steps to failure. How to take immediate action to achieve your goals. Why change is difficult. How to make change happen. How to be more productive. How to start taking immediate action to do more, achieve more and have more!
Procrastination Negation – Get Moving! | SCORE
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)
SBA South Florida District
51 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 201
All SBA programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance
Small Business Administration (SBA) · 409 3rd St, SW · Washington DC 20416 · 1-800-827-5722