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Upcoming SBA Workshops in Southwest FL

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SBA South Florida District Office

Monday, August 31, 2015 11:00 AM Business Plan Basics

Starting a business? You're going to need a business plan, but it doesn't have to be difficult!Join Althea Harris, Area 1 Assistant District Director from the US SBA South Florida District Office to find out the information you'll need to include and why, to ensure your business can be successfully started and ultimately profitable. She'll also share some resources to help you prepare and complete your business plan.

Monday, August 31, 2015 1:00 PM  Federal Contracting 

This webinar is designed for 7j eligible firms. This webinar will allow participants to: - Define common terms used in government contracting - Identify the steps in the Acquisition Process - Identify the most commonly used contract types - Explain how to identify federal business opportunities - Recall the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) General Structure and Uniform Contract Format Registrants will be asked to self-certify themselves as 7j firms.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 1:00 PM  Succession Planning – Can you retire from your business? 

Join Lonnie Koyama, Lead Economic Development Specialist, as he provides an overview of succession planning, its importance, and some tips on increasing your business’ value well before you sell your business and retire. After completing this training, you will be able to: • Explain how to change the ownership of a business through selling, closing, or transferring the business to successors. • Some factors to consider on passing on a business within a family • Explain how to establish an exit strategy for retirement which includes a succession plan, transferring ownership of the business, and paying taxes.

Thursday, September 3, 2015 6:30 PMOrientation and Business Counseling (Webinar) 

Interested in starting a small business? This webinar will provide you with an overview of how the WBC helps you get started with the process of owning your own business. Learn about the WBC’s services, including business education, consultations, and networking opportunities. This will allow for a more productive counseling session. Prior to the webinar a SBA 641 form must be completed - email: msosa@thecentre.org to obtain form and access information for the webinar. Presenter: Stacey Banks Houston, MBA, WBC’s Program Director and author of the Passion Plan: Journaling Your Business from Passion to Position to Profit. Cost: FREE (Advance Registration Required).

Friday, September 4, 2015, 11:00 AMIntro to Federal Government Innovation: SBIR & STTR Programs 

Join Althea Harris, Area 1 Assistant District Director from the US SBA South Florida District Office to discuss how the federal government pursues and assists small businesses engaged in innovations that better our economy, nation, and world. This webinar will take a look at two federal grant programs that propel innovation: SBIR and STTR programs.

In Person Events


 

Tuesday, September 1, 5:30 PM , Fort Lauderdale, Creating Your Business Plan 

You will receive templates that you can start to populate right away with your newly gained insights and knowledge. You will learn what to include, what to exclude, and what to emphasize while sharpening your management skills in key functional areas of business: marketing research and strategy, business modeling, operations, human resources, and financial. Owning your own business is one of the classic American dreams; if you are committed to taking your new or existing venture to the next level, then this workshop will send you on your way to developing an effective plan tailored to your needs. The best plan is the one that works for you, not a generic template! And very important to know is that Broward SCORE mentors will be available to guide you as you develop your plan over the following weeks. This is part of the expert mentoring support that the organization offers to the community. This event is hosted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 6:00 PM, Fort Lauderdale Quickbooks Online 

QuickBooks Online is different from the desktop version. This workshop is all about QuickBooks Online and how to use that program for managing your business. It’s a great program and available from wherever you are via the Internet. The workshop is designed for those who have recently purchased the program and for those who are thinking of getting a formal accounting system to use for their business and want to know more about how they work. We will go over” The general design and operation of an accounting system Learn about the menu bars Preferences How to setup lists Invoicing customers Tracking and paying bills Importing transactions from your bank Reconciling your bank account Creating useful reports – P&L. You will get the information you need to see how QuickBooks Online works, how to see if it is right for your business, and how to get started using the program. This event is hosted by Broward SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 6:00 PM, Fort Lauderdale, Build Your Total Online Presence 

If the pace of change of marketing online seems to be moving faster than you can keep up, you’re not alone. And yet, a recent survey by the folks at ComScore suggests that as high as 92% of consumers and businesses in the market for products or services turn online first to source and engage local businesses. So, if you’re not focused on creating a total web presence, one that gives you a distinct competitive advantage in the marketplace, your business won’t survive long in the marketing world as we know it today. Online marketing isn’t really that complicated. If fact, the fundamentals of gaining Know, Like and Trust using online tools are essentially the same offline as they are online. You have most of the answers you need to compete online; you may simply lack a systematic approach to building the basic elements that will allow your business to thrive. This event is hosted by Broward SCORE Chapter.

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September 16-18, 2015 LENDERS ONLY- 4th Annual FLAGGL Lender Conference

Join the North and South District Offices and SBA Region IV Administrator, Cassius Butts at the 4th Annual FLAGGL Lender Conference in Kissimmee, FL.  SBA staff will present on the current state of SBA lending in Florida.  FLAGGL (Florida Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders) provides networking, education and promotes awareness of all Government Guaranteed Lending Programs to the small business community throughout Florida.  LEARN MORE

Join the North and South District Offices and SBA Region IV Administrator, Cassius Butts at the 4th Annual FLAGGL Lender Conference in Kissimmee, FL.  SBA staff will present on the current state of SBA lending in Florida.  FLAGGL (Florida Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders) provides networking, education and promotes awareness of all Government Guaranteed Lending Programs to the small business community throughout Florida.  LEARN MORE

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