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Federal Contracting Certification: Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB)
–  October 10   11 am
This class provides an overview of the WOSB and EDWOSB Federal Contracting Program as well as eligibility requirements.
The Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) program is designed to help more women owned small businesses to win federal contracts by providing a level playing field for WOSBs to compete. This class provides an overview of the WOSB and EDWOSB Federal Contracting Program as well as eligibility requirements. All small businesses that are interested in submitting an offer on a solicitation that has been set aside for WOSBs under the WOSB Program must complete this certification prior to submitting the offer. This class also covers recent regulatory changes regarding sole source authority and self-certification.
Federal Contracting Certification: Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) – The Centre

5 documentos para estar listos para un pequeño préstamo commercial   –  October 10    1 pm
Sabia que si su negocio tiene estos 5 elementos siempre listos tendrá mas posibilidades de ser considerado para un préstamo? Los esperamos para conversar acerca de los 5 requisitos fundamentales.
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Start Your Business: Test the Viability   –  October 10   6 pm
Think you have a great business idea, but don’t know how to start? In this FREE webinar we will help you understand what is involved to start a business and your personal stage of readiness.
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.
Start Your Business: Test the Viability | SCORE

Legal & Tax Implications of Starting a Business in Florida  –  October 10    6 pm
Set your business up the right way and minimize taxes and personal liability. Learn how to protect your assets.
Many new business owners do not spend enough time & planning to ensure they choose the right legal entity when formally setting up their business. They push off legal and tax issues, and see them as boring and confusing. As a result, they neglect to view the law and the tax system as avenues to potential success in their businesses and roadways away from potential pitfalls. When a business owner understands legal and tax issues that affect his or her business, however, he or she may become more empowered to discover the paths to success in business.
Join Eric for an interactive workshop that will provide you with a wealth of information necessary to start or formalize your young or evolving business.
Legal & Tax Implications of Starting a Business in Florida | SCORE

How to Make Your Business Bankable   –  October 11   12 pm
This is an in-person event in Key West. Are you looking to take your business to the next level? Don’t know where to begin to fast track business growth?
The Truist Small Business Growth Certificate Series is here for you! This series will help you better understand key areas of growth such as financing, marketing and government contracting, identify ways to overcome common obstacles such as cyber threats, and give you insights into being a bankable business.
Overview ⋮ How to Make Your Business Bankable ⋮ Blackthorn ⋮ Events

Tips For Writing Successful Business Plans  –  October 11   12 Noon
This presentation could also have been titled “The Art of the Start”. You no longer need to experience writer’s block when staring at a blank page attempting to draft a Business Plan. Follow the suggested steps to create a winning business plan that uniquely fits your situation. 
Tips For Writing Successful Business Plans | SCORE

Consumer Fraud and Scams Prevention   –  October 11   6 pm
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Division of Consumer Services is the state’s clearinghouse for consumer complaints, information, and protection. We regulate various businesses, such as motor vehicle repair shops, charitable organizations, pawnbrokers, health studios, sellers of travel, intrastate movers, professional surveyors and mappers, sweepstakes/game promotions and telemarketers. In addition, we protect consumers and businesses from unfair and unsafe business practices across a wide range of market sectors, including gasoline, brake fluid, antifreeze, liquefied petroleum gas, amusement rides, and weighing and measuring devices.
Consumer Fraud and Scams Prevention | SCORE

“ASK MARILYN” Allows You To Ask Questions And Get Answers To Support The Growth Of Your Business   –  October 12   11:30 am
Census Bureau data expert, Marilyn Stephens will present data available from current economic sources. You will learn about the different types of business data available via business surveys from County Business Patterns, Non-employer Statistics, Business Dynamics, Statistics of U.S. Businesses, and the Economic Census. This live session will show you how to find the data along with illustrations of real world applications.

Show me the money – Financing options for your small business   –  October 12   1 pm
This webinar discusses the multiple sources of capital for starting and growing a small business. The pros and cons of the funding sources are also reviewed. Topics to be discussed include familiar options such as self-financing, funding from friends and family, and partnerships. Other sources are reviewed such as: Small Business Loans SBA Loan Guaranty Program Microloans Some less conventional financing sources along with their pros and cons are also discussed, including selling equity (shares), venture capital, angel investors, and crowd funding.
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Introduction to Starting Your Nonprofit   –   October 12    6 pm
Do you have a big heart and interested in solving some of the biggest social problems in the world? Starting a non-profit and carrying out a social mission can be an extremely rewarding entrepreneurial experience. But just like starting a for-profit business, there are steps that you need to take to ensure that your non-profit organization is effective, competitive and sustainable. 
If you are thinking of starting a non-profit organization, you should attend this workshop. During the session we will discuss: What to know before starting a non-profit organization Framework for your strategic plan and financial projections Legal and Organizational requirements Options for Funding a non-profit organization Introduction to Starting your NonProfit | SCORE

Cyber Security – Lessons From the Criminal Underground   –  October 12   6 pm
Learn how to prevent and protect from data loss and data leakage resulting from cyber threats. At the end of the course, participants will have multiple, actionable steps to both recognize attacks as well as new behaviors that will thwart attacks.
Cyber Security – Lessons From the Criminal Underground | SCORE

Social Media…Content Creation Made Easy   –  October 13   12 noon
This webinar will introduce you to specializing in driving awareness and engagement through strategic online campaigns. We will review building an influential online presence to maximize conversations.
Social Media – Content Creation Made Easy | SCORE

Ecommerce Internacional para Pequeños Empresarios   –   October 14    9:30 am
Lo que hace poco tiempo era considerado una práctica solo para empresas globales que contaban con los recursos necesarios para una expansión internacional, ahora se ha convertido en algo vital para que pequeños empresarios puedan prosperar. En este taller compartiremos las bases y herramientas sobre las cuales podrás construir tu estrategia de comercio electrónico internacional. Dentro de los temas que vamos a revisar encontraras:
Introducción al concepto Cross Border / comercio electrónico internacional
Ventas y Marketing eCommerce internacional, comunicación trasnacional
Como hacer un análisis de mercado de otro país?
Como diferenciar los diferentes tipos de compradores?
Ecommerce Internacional para Pequeños Empresarios | SCORE

Content 101: The 365 Hack to Making Content All Year Round   –   October 14   10:30 am
Creating content is a tough job.
Where does one get the time to make all of these things happen? How can we manage our businesses AND still have an online presence.
What platforms should I start using first? How do I create a formula for success that I can rinse and repeat 365 days of the year? Come out for a light-hearted discussion, and we’ll break down the steps for creating content all year long.
Content 101: The 365 Hack to Making Content All Year Round (Virtual) | SCORE

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 in October
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

Succession Planning   –  October 16   12 Noon
Thinking ahead to ownership transfer and/or exit strategies. Many business owners don’t think about this process until it is too late.  A good succession plan takes over one year to plan and execute.  This session will also cover Business Valuations – How to determine how much your business is worth.    Presenters: SBDC, TD Bank Trust/lender, Estate planning attorney, and others.
Succession Planning Tickets, Mon, Oct 16, 2023 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite

COMERICA BUSINESS $ENSE   –  October 16   11:30 am
Participants will learn what a credit score is, its importance and how to read a credit report.  The will also the tools to maintain a healthy credit score and repair bad credit.
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DISCover Effective Selling   –   October 16  6:30 pm
This workshop will use the DISC Model of Human Behavior to help business owners, salespeople and anyone involved in sales learn how to quickly connect with the buyer and sell the way the customer wants to buy. 
Selling is influencing, therefore, establishing credibility is essential to sales effectiveness. A strategy built on adapting to the “right fit” for a given prospect will reinforce credibility with every interaction! 
The training teaches you how to apply behavioral-based selling strategies, then adjust for each prospect’s behavior style.
DISCover Effective Selling | SCORE

DIVAS IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY   –  October 17   9:30 am Help clients to understand the “industry” Identify profitability Determine how to get a “slice of the pie” Develop & manage successful businesses Oct-17 Divas in the Trucking Industry (

What You Need to Know to Start a Business   –  October 17    6 pm
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.
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Make Your Small Business More Accessible   –  October 17    6 pm
Accessibility ensures people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with products, services, and tools. In this online webinar you will learn: What is accessibility? Design best practices Email accessibility Physical accessibility Be inclusive Make Your Small Business More Accessible | SCORE

Business Financials   –  October 18   12 noon
Understand how your business financial statements are viewed and utilized in the financial industry to better prepare you for making a loan request.
Business Financials | SCORE

Start Up, Start Right! Webinar   –   October 18   1 pm
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’ll be able to tackle in order to get started.
Overview ⋮ Start Up, Start Right! #3 (English) ⋮ Blackthorn ⋮ Events

All You Want to Know About Contracts   –  October 18   1 pm
Contracts are a daily part of our professional and personal lives (purchase orders; commercial and/or residential lease agreements; equipment lease agreements; service contracts; partnership agreements; non-compete agreements; vendor agreements; vehicle lease agreements, etc.).
It’s important to have an understanding of how contracts work since Florida law generally provides that parties are charged with knowledge of all agreements that they sign (regardless of whether they actually understood or not). It’s also imperative to have an understanding of detrimental contract provisions you should avoid when signing a contract, and crucial terms which you should insist are included in your contracts.
All You Want to Know About Contracts | SCORE

How Businesses Obtain Credit  –  October 18   6 pm
In this workshop, business owners will learn the value of creditworthiness and how to maintain a good business credit score. They’ll also discover the documents necessary to make a successful application for a business loan.
A good banking relationship belongs in your business toolbox! Learn more about the modern banking services that can empower your business!
How Businesses Use Credit | SCORE

City of Miami Pathways to Public Procurement Summit 2023  –  October 19 – 20   8 am
This is an in-person event in Miami. Learn how to actively succeed in government contracting through interactive workshops, Business to Government (“B2G”) and Business to Business (“B2B”) Matchmaking, and an EXPO made up of industry professionals, local resource partners, and state/local/federal government officials.
Receive pre-scheduled matchmaking meetings (“speed dating for government contracting”) with industry experts and local/state/federal agencies, this event is not one to miss for any small, local, or minority business looking to expand in the local corporate and government sector.
The event will provide impactful training, education, and resources to small, local, and minority businesses interested in expanding their business with local large corporations (s.a. Amazon World Services and many others) and government contracting. This event will be geared towards connecting high-impact small, local, and minority businesses with public and private sector entities to deliver exceptional performance, surpass small business goals, learn about contracting opportunities, and bolster the South Florida economy.
City of Miami Pathways to Public Procurement Summit 2023 Powered by: My Business Matches (

Small Business Administration (SBA) Programs and Services  –  October 25   9am
This class covers the programs and services the Small Business Administration (SBA) offers to help start and grow a business. Although the SBA is usually associated with loans, this overview will run through the SBA Loan Programs as well as our other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, SuretyBonds, and Disaster Assistance.

SBA Programs for Veterans looking to start or grow their business   –  November 1   12 noon
This class covers the programs and services the Small Business Administration (SBA) offers to help start and grow a business. Although the SBA is usually associated with loans, this overview will run through the SBA Loan Programs as well as our other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, SuretyBonds, and Disaster Assistance.
SBA Programs for Veterans looking to start or grow their business Tickets, Wed, Nov 1, 2023 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite

Federal Contracting for Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans   –  November 2   12 Noon
The Federal Government spent $ 20.6 billion on Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) contracts in 2018. This class provides an overview of the SDVOSB Federal Contracting Program as well as Veteran Owned Small Business eligibility requirements.
The government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the SDVOSB program. Joining the disabled veterans’ business program makes your business eligible to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts. You can still compete for contract awards under other socio-economic programs you qualify for.
This training session will also include an overview of the new SBA Programs and certification processes. 
Federal Contracting for Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans Tickets, Thu, Nov 2, 2023 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite

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