SBA South Florida District Office
Upcoming Webinars & Workshops
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
8a Contracting Certification & Eligibility – May 10 11am
This webinar focuses on the benefits of this program. It also covers the eligibility requirements necessary to participate.
• The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
• There are substantial benefits of partaking in the program, such as the consideration and preference for government procurement.
• The 8(a) Program is an essential instrument for helping socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain access to the economic mainstream of American society. The program helps thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs to gain a foothold in government contracting.
Federal Contracting Certification: 8(a) Tickets, Tue, May 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM | 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)
Grow Your Business on LinkedIn Without Spending a Dime – May 10 6pm
This webinar will focus on how companies can leverage LinkedIn to build their credibility and business leads without spending a dime.
The topics covered in the webinar include:
• Get your social selling score and see how you compare within your industry and network
• Learn how to create a business page on LinkedIn
• Establishing the goals for your business presence on LinkedIn
• Connecting with the target companies, job titles, and influencers in your “space”
• Creating a pillar and cluster content strategy to support your business goals
• Find out how to get more mileage from your posts (from hundreds to thousands of views)
• Learn the Pros and Cons of hosting an event on LinkedIn
Grow Your Business on LinkedIn Without Spending a Dime | SCORE
Marketing Series – Part 1 of 4 – Is Print Marketing Dead? – May 11 12pm
Should you consider adding print marketing to your marketing mix? SCORE Manasota’s experts will show you which print marketing outlets you should consider including in your mix.
Marketing Series – Part 1 of 4 – Is Print Marketing Dead? | SCORE
Marketing for Small and Micro Business – May 11 1pm
Small and Micro businesses are always looking for new ways to promote their businesses to attract clients. However, these businesses present unique marketing challenges.
During this webinar, we will:
1. Explore the benefits of marketing for mini and micro businesses
2. Explain how to create a marketing plan for a mini or micro business
3. Discuss various marketing channels available to mini and micro businesses
4. Provide tips for budget-conscious marketing for mini and micro businesses
5. Conclude with a call to action
Effective Employee Selection, Interviewing & Hiring – May 11 5pm
Learn how to hire good people.
Selection and interviewing skills can be learned. Your employees can make or break you. Whether you have 1, 10, 20, or more, this workshop will develop the skills you can use immediately to select & hire the right kind of people.
The workshop objectives:
• Determining desired candidate skills and abilities based on business needs
• Evaluating resumes
• Phone screening
• Preparing and leading a candidate interview
• Making a decision on your best fit candidate
Learn from an expert the basic strategies that you can use immediately to make your selection process more effective.
Effective Employee Selection, Interviewing & Hiring | SCORE
Start Up Your Business For Success! – May 11 6pm
If you have considered owning your own business, you are not alone – millions of Americans share that dream.
Topics covered are:
• The truth about business ownership
• Assessing your skills & experience
• Different types of businesses
• Understanding the many roles you’ll play as a business owner
• The nuts & bolts of launching a new business
Start Up Your Business For Success! | SCORE
SEO Strategies to Improve Your Google Rankings – May 12 10am
Search engine optimization (SEO) is a major component of online marketing. This seminar will teach you how to develop an effective SEO strategy for your business. More specifically, attendees will learn: • basic SEO terminology • how a website is indexed • how to conduct keyword research • on-page optimization strategies • developing quality content
Take a SCORE Workshop | SCORE
Sourcing Capital For Your Small Business – May 12 6pm
Innovative strategies for getting the money you need for your business. The goal of this workshop is to prepare you to get the funding that you need to start your business or to grow and expand it. This is an interactive seminar where participants will share their objectives with the presenter. In this workshop, we will walk you through the basics of: Bank Lending Venture and Angel capital Alternative Financing Strategies Private Investors The participant will leave the workshop with an understanding of what banks and investors are looking for when providing capital to small businesses. They are lending and investing! This is a unique opportunity to get insight that is typically not available. Resources of Banks (that are actually lending) and investors will be shared with the participants.
Sourcing Capital For Your Small Business | SCORE
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