Webinars, Courses & Workshops

Below are various educational offerings from partners in the entrepreneurial industry. Please visit our EVENTS page for educational offerings from the Florida Veterans Business Outreach Center. 

SCORE webinars, courses, and workshops, VIEW HERE 

National Women’s Business Council:Visit HERE to view upcoming topics for Webinar Wednesdays, webinars to support women entrepreneurs in starting and growing your business.

The State of Small Business: Market Outlook and Return to the Workplace Considerations, Monday, September 28 at 2:00pm Eastern Time. Several questions still remain after Treasury Guidance (issued August 28) implementing the Payroll Tax Deferral was released. While guidance clarifies certain aspects of the Presidential Memorandum (signed August 8), some aspects of the payroll tax deferral remain unsolved and interpretation complicated for HR leaders and business owners alike. Join this special edition webinar with ADP experts who will help make sense of these updates and provide critical insights on how the Memorandum and Notice apply to you and your workforce.

Understanding Lease and Rent Agreements During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 6:00pm Eastern Time: $15 fee; When cash is as tight as it is for many business owners paying the business’ major expenses like rent is often a challenge. This online workshop will cover the what a lessee or renter’s responsibilities are in normal circumstances and advise on actions and steps that might be taken in crisis situations like this one.

How to Become a Federal Government Contractor Through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Wednesday, September 30 at 6:00pm Eastern Time, $15 fee: With over 12 million commercial items, the GSA Schedules Program is one of the largest programs for commercial products and services and a great opportunity for many businesses. Get basic knowledge and understanding of new vendor qualification, the GSA Schedules Program, the application process and more.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business – Ready to Start?, Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 6:00pm Eastern Time, This is a 4 module workshop series that will take you through the basics of starting up a business. If you are willing to roll up your sleeves & work with the instructors you’ll come away with a good understanding of the specific challenges & opportunities you will face. You will have a financial plan, a marketing plan, and an estimation of the funding you will need to get started.

STOPfakes Roadshow Goes Virtual – Available to the public via webinar. Questions from participants will be accepted by email and posted online. Join these upcoming webinars: Trademark Infringement: Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions – October 6 @ 12:00pm EDT

Making Money in Real estate – Flipping, Rentals, and More, Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00pm Eastern Time, $15 fee, What does it takes to be a successful real estate investor?
Come and learn the bits and pieces that you should know before purchasing a property. Find out how to select the property best suited for you, and hear about remodeling and how to set yourself up for a successful flip or rental property business. Get the facts and tips from a successful real estate agent and investor.

Website Planning 101: Take Your First Step to Website Success!, Wednesday, October 7 at 6:00pm Eastern Time, $15 fee, Ready for a new website? Whether you’re building it yourself or you decide to work with a pro, getting organized is the key to your website’s success! Learn what it takes to have a successful website for your business.

Strategies for Surviving Year End Reporting, Tuesday, October 13 at 2:00pm Eastern Time. For many employers, the year-end reporting cycle can be quite overwhelming as they prepare for year-end compliance activities such as balancing tax accounts and preparing to distribute Forms W-2. In addition, this year employers have had to react to dynamic regulatory and legislative guidance resulting from COVID-19. Keeping pace with all of these tasks — while remaining compliant — can be daunting. To help with these efforts, join us and get critical insights on what’s new and what’s coming next from Washington DC and the states that affect employer responsibilities.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “The Big Week for Small Business” virtual event, October 13-15, 2020, in partnership with Chase for Business, we’ll connect business owners like you with the tools you need to navigate a business world that’s been forever changed. Register now to reserve your spot to this complimentary virtual event. Share you successes and challenges with your peers and gain the skills and perspective you need to come out on the other side stronger than ever. Together, we will recover and rebuild.

National Farmer Veteran Coalition 2020 Virtual Conference, Save the Date for November 18-19, 2020. Registration and details to become available in September, but you can visit their site to learn about the organization.

U.S. Government Trade Events – Connect with foreign buyers and expand international sales by attending a U.S. Commercial Service global trade event.  Full list of upcoming events/webinars.

  • Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum – September 22, 2020
  • Discover Global Markets Intelligent Manufacturing (VIRTUAL/Indianapolis, IN) – October 7-9, 2020

SBIR Roadtour, through November 6, 2020: Between 2015 and 2019, the SBIR Road Tour visited every state and Puerto Rico – mostly traveling by bus between stops. These stops brought together local innovation ecosystems around the country with agency decision makers, and connected entrepreneurs to additional resources to help their small businesses start and grow. Amid travel and event challenges, the decision was made to go virtual for the 2020 events. Rebranded as Regional SBIR Weeks, these events are virtual, collaborative outreach efforts connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early stage funding – the SBIR/STTR programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide over $3.7 billion in funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas. Each virtual event, hosted by a local organization, will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear directly from the participating federal agency program managers that administer over 5,500 new awards annually and to meet virtually one-on-one with program decision makers.

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The Florida Veterans Business Outreach Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with Gulf Coast State College and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.