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DIVAS IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY   –  September 12   9:30 am
Event description Help clients to understand the “industry” Identify profitability Determine how to get a “slice of the pie” Develop & manage successful businesses sept 12 Divas in the Trucking Industry (

Building the Ultimate Business Plan   –  September 12   10 am
Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds, or growing your existing business. It serves as an important roadmap for your business. Receive the basic tools necessary to complete a practical business plan in this seminar, including how to conduct the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections.
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How to Become a Federal Government Contractor Through the U.S. General Services
–   September 12   6 pm
Over 12 million commercial items are available under various Schedules. While the GSA Schedules Program is only one of GSA’s procurement vehicles, it is one of the largest programs and the most preferred for commercial products and services.
This workshop provides a basic knowledge and understanding of the process required for new vendors to qualify and get on the GSA Schedules Program. You will learn the benefits of being a GSA Schedules holder, how to find federal contracting opportunities, learn about the application process and the required documents to submit your application.
How to Become a Federal Government Contractor Through the U.S. General Services | SCORE

ORIENTATION TO FUNDING  –  September 13   11:30 am
This Workshop is Mandatory for business owners who need
to move their idea or business to the next level 
Info will be provided on types of funding and their use, documents required to apply for funding, incl. Business Plan Template, 5 page PowerPoint Presentation and Next Steps to Move Forward 
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Use LinkedIn to Drive Revenue   –  September 13    6 pm
In today’s digital age, LinkedIn has evolved beyond just a professional networking platform; it has become a powerful tool for businesses and individuals to generate substantial revenue and achieve their financial goals. This workshop is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and strategies to harness the full potential of LinkedIn, enabling you to leverage its unique features and reach your target audience effectively. Get ready to unlock a wealth of opportunities as we dive into the art of maximizing revenue through strategic LinkedIn engagement and lead generation techniques. Whether you’re a business owner, sales professional, marketer, or entrepreneur, this workshop will empower you to turn connections into clients and transform your LinkedIn presence into a revenue-generating powerhouse. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together and revolutionize your approach to business growth with LinkedIn!
Using LinkedIn To Drive Revenue | SCORE

Introduction to QuickBooks   –  September 13   6 pm
This is the last in a 6-part Business Accounting series designed to enhance a micro-business’ ability to develop or strengthen its accounting system. It will detail the use of QuickBooks as an accounting tool for Micro-business.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn how to,
1. Implement and use QuickBooks Online efficiently and effectively to get to know their numbers.
2. Organize their business finances.
3. Improve their cash flow.
4. Use basic and intermediate features including updates that will save time and money.
5. Avoid common mistakes.
6. Create their accounting statements.
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When Banks Say No–Financing Options  –  September 14    12 noon
It’s tough for small businesses to get funding. In fact, 75-80% of small business loan requests are denied by banks. So, what’s a small business owner to do when the bank says no? Find alternative funding sources! “When Banks Say No” provides an overview of alternative funding options for small business owners who need money to start, support or grow their businesses.
What you will learn from attending “When Banks Say No”:
1. Hope! A “no” from the bank is not the end of the road. There are many options available for nearly any business situation.
2. Understanding! We’ll explain many funding options that banks just don’t offer. One might be just what you need!
3. Direction! When you identify one or two loan options that work for you, you can take the steps towards acquiring that money to start or support or grow your business.
When Banks Say No–Financing Options | SCORE

Financing Solutions For Your Business   –  September 14   4 pm
Leveraging Advisors and Resources for Business Growth and Success. (Learning Series)
Learn more about how to build a strong team of business advisors to strengthen business financial and succession planning options.
A panel discussion on different types of financing options (CDFI, SBA Loans, Banks, Microlenders, Crowd Funding, etc.) and the process for determining best options for a small business. Panel to include: SBDC (moderator), TD Bank, Ascendus, BBIF, SBA, and Prospera.
Financing Solutions For Your Business 9/14/2023 (Virtual Series) Tickets, Thu, Sep 14, 2023 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite

Grow Your Business and Increase Sales Through Exporting   –  September 14   6 pm
Nearly 95% of the world’s population lives outside the United States, which means additional sales growth is likely from exporting.
Advantages: 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

Getting Your Message Out: Easily Create Content and Repurpose It   –  September 14   6 pm
We all understand the importance of staying connected with our audience, but the truth is, tasks like blogging, social media posting, and email blasts can be time-consuming and overwhelming. But what if there was a simpler way to create amazing content for your customers and repurpose it effectively?
Join us for an insightful webinar that will show you ways to craft versatile content that serves multiple purposes.
During this webinar, practical strategies and techniques to effortlessly keep in touch with your valued constituents will be shared. Discover how to create content that not only resonates with your audience but also becomes a valuable asset for your brand. Leave behind the days of one-time use content and begin to repurpose your content with great results!
Getting your message out: Easily Create Content and Repurpose it | SCORE

QB Avanzado   –  September 16   9:30 am
Este webinar está diseñado para personas que tienen experiencia o conocimientos básicos de QuickBooks.
Nosotros le vamos a enseñar lo siguiente:
– Configuración de documentos (Invoices, Purchases Order, Bills, etc.), que pueden ser modificados de acuerdo a sus necesidades, incluyendo la inserción del logo de su empresa y el idioma del documento (español, japones, aleman, etc.)
– Configuración de la Lista de Inventarios (Productos y Servicios)
– Configuración de la Lista de Precios
– Configuración de los Sales Taxes
– Customer (Clientes): informacion, control histórico de todas las transacciones (facturacion, cobranzas, etc.)
– Vendor (Proveedor): informacion, control histórico de todas las transacciones (bills, pagos, etc.)
Bancos: Preparación de depósito bancario Preparación de cheques Transferencias bancarias Registro de gastos pagados con Credit Card QB Avanzado | SCORE

Virtual Networking: Learn How to Create More Win-Win Outcomes Virtually  –  September 18   6 pm
Networking is important in our daily lives both professionally and personally.
Virtual networking specifically has created even more opportunities and has made a major impact on the future of communication. Get tips and ideas on how to use virtual networking and virtual calls to your advantage and grow your business.
Virtual Networking: Learn How to Create More Win-Win Outcomes Virtually | SCORE

Market with Confidence: Quick Tips for Mastering Customer-Centric Marketing   –   September 19    1 pm
Every business owner benefits from customer-focused marketing. When you tailor your efforts to where prospective customers are on the customer journey, you’re more likely to get the results you want. Changing up your marketing strategy at different phases of the journey is better for your customers and better for your business.
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Sales Training for business owners. Build your Sales Skills!  –  September 19   1 pm
Would you like your business to bring in more revenue? Would you like to become more valuable as an employee?
This Sales Skills webinar is just the ticket. Learn to grow your revenue, increase your average sale, “Close the sale”, and help an irate customer. Help customers choose your products and services.
You will learn these skills and more. This webinar is taught by a business professional with many years of coaching and sales experience. Most of the sales knowledge passed on in this webinar applies regardless of your products or services.
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Show Me the Money: Financing Your Business   –  September 19    6 pm
Are you looking for money for your business? Are you considering a SBA loan? This seminar will help you zero in on the right funding choices for your business and avoid money scams. Our financing veteran will educate you on how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and where to find money in a tight-fisted economy.
You’ll explore:
• SBA loans: when, where and how to apply
• How to plan your financing request to banks
• Which banks are making loan
• Angel investors and venture capitalists
• Six Cs of credit and how credit scores affect your business
• The fundamentals of royalties, licensing and supplier credit
• Busting the myths about small business grants
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Use AI to Promote Your Business Presence Online   –   September 20   12 Noon
You may have played around with ChatGPT or heard about using Artificial Intelligence in the workplace. This webinar will showcase techniques to: Harness the potential of AI Writing Assistants  Seamlessly integrate them into your workflow Use them to achieve greater productivity Use AI to Promote Your Business Presence Online | SCORE

Managing Your People Resources – Legally   –  September 20   6 pm
Understanding the employer responsibility in the ever-changing federal employment law landscape is difficult and time consuming. This workshop focuses on educating business owners regarding current employment laws and how they impact business practices. Discussing the Immigration Reform & Control Act (IRCA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and many other Federal Regulations, this session provides insight regarding what employers need to do to ensure their business is in compliance with these regulations and many more.
Managing Your People Resources – Legally | SCORE

Creating your very own Business Model Canvas (BMC)  –  September 20    6 pm
This Webinar is the first in a series of three training sessions and will cover the fundamentals of a BMC and how it can be used as a strategic tool to visually display a business model’s viability in a one-page template.
Participants will learn what is:
1. A Business Model Canvas
2. The 9 Elements of a Business Model Canvas and how they are defined.
3. The process to build a BMC
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SEO Strategies to Improve Your Google Rankings   –  September 21    10 am
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
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Overview of SBA Programs and Services   –  September 21   12 Noon
This workshop covers the programs and services offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help owners start and grow their small businesses. Although the SBA is usually associated with loans, this overview will go over the SBA Loan Programs, as well as the other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, Surety Bonds and Disaster Assistance.
Overview of SBA Programs and Services | SCORE

Digital Marketing 101   –  September 21   6 pm
During this presentation, we will be doing a high-level overview of the digital marketing space, opportunities for business owners, and highlighting upcoming trends in digital marketing on social media. With advancements in technology and changes in the digital marketing space happening every day, there are some amazing platforms and tools out there that can make any person or business a marketing expert. However, starting up can seem daunting without a good overview of the opportunity as a whole. Find out how you can take advantage of these digital marketing platforms to take your business to the next level and ultimately grow your bottom line.
Digital Marketing 101 | SCORE

Local Business SEO – Get More FREE Leads   –  September 23    9:30 am
Learn the SEO basics to get more leads. Join us to learn: What Is SEO Discuss On-Page SEO Provide Detailed On-Page Tips And Tricks Discuss Off-Page SEO Provide Tips And Tricks For Easy SERP JUICE Q&A’s Local SEO – Get More FREE Leads | SCORE

Small Business Matchmaker / Networking Event  –  September 27   9am
IN PERSON EVENT – This event is designed to help local businesses and entrepreneurs grow their dreams and find their perfect match at the Small Business Matchmaker.
Attendees will learn about grant opportunities, connect with experts in business planning and marketing, and meet with local lenders.
Organizations and lenders in attendance will include: City of Homestead, U.S. Small Business Development Center at FIU (SBDC), South State Bank, Score Homestead, Miami Dade College Homestead Campus, Miami Bayside Foundation, Credit 360, Civic Consulting, South Dade Chamber of Commerce, Homestead Main Street, Inc., Startup FIU, Partners For Self-Employment, South Dade Connections, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., and Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT)
Small Business Matchmaker Tickets, Wed, Sep 27, 2023 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

Developing A Strong Team Of Advisors For Your Biz   –  September 28   4 pm
Leveraging Advisors and Resources for Business Growth and Success. (Learning Series)
Learn more about how to build a strong team of business advisors to strengthen business financial and succession planning options.
Who are the counselors and professionals you need on your team to manage the business successfully? What are their roles and why are they so important. A major role of small business advisory services is to keep up with current business strategies, trends, methodologies, and technologies. Presenters/panel: SBDC Consultants, TD Bankers, Prospera, CPA, and Attorney.
Dvlpg. A Strong Team Of Advisors For Your Biz 9/28/2023 (Virtual Series) Tickets, Thu, Sep 28, 2023 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite

SBA Cyber Summit – each Wednesday in October 2023. This is your chance to immerse yourself in a world of opportunities, insights, and inspiration that will shape your cybersecurity journey for years to come.  Register today at
SBA CYBER SUMMIT 2023 (each Wednesday in October) Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
 and be a part of the cybersecurity revolution!

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – Multiple Dates
Part I of the Intellectual Property Basics series will focus on an introduction to the different types of IP including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.  The discussion will also cover how to determine whether your invention is novel and illustrate the difference between provisional and non-provisional patent applications.
Intellectual Property Basics and Helpful Resources Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Resources for Veterans from SBA and other Agencies  –  November 14   12 Noon
This class covers the programs and services the Small Business Administration (SBA) offers to help veterans start and grow a business. Although the SBA is usually associated with loans, this over view will run through the SBA Loan Programs as well as our other programs and services for veterans including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, Surety Bonds, and Disaster Assistance.  In addition, other veterans support programs will be covered.
Resources for Veterans Starting a Business | SCORE

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