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Monday, May 18, 1 PM.  Introduction to Construction Project Management.  This webinar is designed for 7j eligible firms. This webinar will allow participants to: define the principals of Construction Project Management and Controls; key accounting procedures and forms; the importance of job cost accounting and more!

Tuesday, May 19, 1 PM.  Understanding RFPs.  This webiniar is for 7j certified firms. This webinar will enable participants to: describe the Government’s Request for Proposal structure and purpose; explain the key documentation included in the Request for Proposal and more.

Tuesday, May 19, 2 PM.  Assuring Fairness in Regulation for America's Small Businesses. During the webinar, the panelist will explain the mission, goal and how SBA's Office of the National Ombudsman (ONO) provides assistance for small businesses. Case examples will be used to discuss the types of issues ONO address and the successful outcomes obtained for small business. 

Tuesday, May 19, 4 PM.  Lo Que Significa la Ley de Salud para su Pequena Empresa . Acompáñenos a un webinar sobre la nueva ley de salud - La Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible - y lo que significa para pequeñas empresas.

Wednesday, May 20, 9 AM.  Federal Contracting Certification: Woman Owned Small Business. This class provides an overview of the WOSB and EDWOSB Federal Contracting Program as well as eligibility requirements.

Wednesday, May 20, 1 PM.  Developing Technical and Past Performance Volumes in Response to RFPs.  This webinar is designed for 7j eligible firms. This webinar will allow participants to: describe elements of the federal contracting process; explain how the proposal’s technical volume is organized in response to a solicitation and more. 

Thursday, May 21, 1 PM.  Developing Pricing and the Cost Volume in Response to RFPs.  This webinar is for 7j certified firms. This webinar will enable participants to:  describe when audits may occur and how to prepare for them; discuss ways for small businesses to conduct a formal review prior to submission of a proposal and more.

Most webinars are scheduled for one hour. Participants can ask questions about the information. Log-in and connection information can be accessed by clicking on course titles. Registration is encouraged so instructors can provided last minute log-in instructions or other change information if needed.

Are You Ready to Lead Your Company Through a Crisis? May 26 Webinar Will Help You Navigate Your Way

Thursday, May 26, 2 PM.  Leading with Resiliency During a Disaster.  It has unfortunately become painfully evident in the wake of recent disasters that the human ability to properly lead and direct becomes increasingly impaired during times of disaster. Disaster Recovery Industry veteran, Paul Sullivan, General Manager of Agility Recovery. Paul will share his take on the obstacles to proper leadership, and strategies for developing our own capacity to be more resilient as a leader.

In Person Events

Thursday, May 14 - Saturday, May 16, Miami Beach.  AARP Life@50+ Event.  SBA South Florida will be inspiring the next "Encore Entrepreneurs" at this Expo.  Come see the SBA team at Booth 406 to learn what resources are available for starting a business. 

Saturday, May 16, Miami, 9:30 AM.  Building Your Brand.  Building your brand is often intangible aspect of running your business, but it is vitally important. Learn specific (and often very easy, cost-effective) things you can do to build a well-conceived brand name.

Tuesday, May 19, Fort Lauderdale, 5:30 PM.  How to Set Prices for Your Business.  Too often owners and managers treat pricing as a tactical marketing challenge or worse an accountant’s financial problem.  The workshop looks at different way to approach pricing your products and/or services.

Tuesday, May 19, Miami, 6 PM.  Email and Social Media Marketing.  Learn how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business. Gain an understanding of marketing basics like goals and objectives. Learn what a “campaign” is and what to write about and offer in that campaign.

Wednesday, May 20, Tampa, 11 AM.  How Do I Protect My Brand? Copyrights, Patents & Trademarks.  Failure to safeguard your intellectual property can result in someone else infringing on what you took time and capital to develop. Attend this workshop and find out the necessary steps to protect what you created.

Wednesday, May 20, West Palm Beach, 5:30 PM.  Palm Beach SCORE's Quickbooks 201 Optimizing Your System .  This advanced QuickBooks workshop will teach you how to fully develop your Chart of Accounts and your Items List. Learn to set up QuickBooks correctly to help you to manage your business effectively.

Wednesday, May 20, Fort Lauderdale, 6 PM.  Word of Mouth Marketing.  This workshop will focus on creating a system of referrals so that you will create a steady stream of referrals that constantly renews itself and keeps your business moving forward.

Wednesday, May 20, Fort Lauderdale, 6 PM.  Sourcing the Capital to Start/Grow Your Business.  Classic as well as innovative strategies for sourcing the capital you need for your business. Learn about bank lending, private investors, venture & angel capital, crowd funding, micro-lending, etc. Finding funding can be difficult but there are ways.

Wednesday, May 20, Fort Lauderdale, 6 PM.  How to Get Fed. Gov't Contracts Without Bidding & Red tape.  The Federal Government buys large amounts of goods & services from local small businesses in most communities. Learn how to go after that business without getting involved with the bidding system.

Wednesday, May 20, Tampa, 6 PM.  Writing My Business Plan Part -1.  In this workshop you will roll-up your sleeves, learn each component of the business plan and craft a skeleton plan that gives you direction for your business now and in the future.

Thursday, May 21, Coral Gables, 6 PM.  Grassroots Marketing: Getting Back to Basics!  This workshop goes further and revisits tried-and-true basics that may not cost you anything, but make a world of difference such as branding, community outreach, networking and more. 

Some "In Person" events may charge a fee. Please click on link for more details and any costs

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