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
- SCORE for Black Small Business Owners, SCORE is here to support all small business owners. Black entrepreneurs face unique barriers to business success. SCORE is working to change that by providing Black small business owners with access to personalized support. Browse the comprehensive collection of resources that address the specific challenges Black business owners face in today’s world. SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs
- National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship: They serve as a strong advocate for AAPI business interests. VISIT 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.
- LGBTQ+ Business: SBA’s Network for LGBT Businesses aims to bring focus on economic empowerment in the LGBT business community by providing access to the SBA’s programs and services. VIEW HERE
THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE UPDATED FREQUENTLY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH TIMELY, QUALITY INFORMATION
Finding Resources as a Small Business, October 26, 10:00am Eastern. In order to help small businesses across the country not just endure, but recover on solid footing, the Small Business Administration and Commonwealth Corporation have partnered to provide critical assistance and support. At this event, entrepreneurs and employees alike can prepare for important milestones by receiving guidance on how to begin looking for help and how to take advantage of everything offered. Register Here
Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC), October 26, 11:00am Eastern. The Employee Retention Credit is a refundable tax credit against certain employment taxes equal to 50% of the qualified wages an eligible employer pays to employees after March 12, 2020, and before January 1, 2021. Eligible employers can get immediate access to the credit by reducing employment tax deposits they are otherwise required to make. Also, if the employer’s employment tax deposits are not sufficient to cover the credit, the employer may get an advance payment from the IRS. Register Here
10 Financial Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know for 2022, October 26, 12:00pm Eastern. Financial innovations and trends can often propel businesses forward in ways they never imagined. But it isn’t always easy to keep tabs on the ever-evolving world of finance, especially when you’re an entrepreneur already stretched thin. We’ll hear from a pair of financial industry experts to uncover the financial tools and strategies every entrepreneur should be aware of when analyzing the full picture of their business. Register Here
Starting a Florida Business, Tuesday October 26, 6:00pm Eastern. Online Workshop. During times like this people often contemplate getting better control of their lives by starting their own business. You can achieve financial independence by owing your own business. Spend some time with us to look under the covers. Register Here
Creating and Nurturing an Entrepreneurial Mindset, October 26, 8:30pm Eastern. Are you a new or a budding entrepreneur who is curious to know what it takes? Do you wonder how success is built as an entrepreneur? Do you wonder whether there are secrets to start up success and what they could be? This event will delve into the experiences of seasoned entrepreneurs talking you through the mentality that will best equip you for your entrepreneurial journey. Whilst you cannot predict what your mindset should be going into your start up adventure, you can learn from the experience of others. You will have the opportunity to hear insights and learnings of entrepreneurs who have faced challenges, internal struggles and overcome the odds to become successful in their own right. Register Here
11th Annual CyberSecurity Summit, October 26, 1:30pm Eastern. The deeply interconnected nature of today’s world means that cyber security can have a direct impact on a small business’ bottom line. Developing a good cyber security culture in your business can help protect profits and enable your organization to thrive in today’s modern business environment. Join the SBA’s District Director Brian McDonald, the Small Business Development Center’s Associate Director Lyle Wright and others for sessions for tactics, tools and approaches you can adopt to ensure your success. Register Here
Process Improvement & Working Smarter, October 27, 11:00am Eastern. How do you improve the work processes in your office or small business? This class focuses on applying “Lean” process improvement to add efficiencies to your business and improve your bottom line potential. Learn ideas about making your work processes flow better, faster, cheaper? We can show you how to apply “Lean” thinking to any business process, regardless of your industry. We will discuss examples of improved processes from many different industries. Register Here
International Trade Financing Options, October 27, 11:00am Eastern. Want to start exporting your products or services globally? Join the SBA Houston and Florida District Offices to hear from export experts about various related export topics. SBA has made it a priority to help small business exporters with several export loans specifically designed to help expand into export activities. Learn how the SBDC can help with your business with training, advising, loan package and more. Hear from two small business owners who received financing through the Export programs to help grow their businesses. Learn how lenders underwrite these types of loans, and more. Register Here
Plan Your Next Technology Project Like a Pro, Wednesday, October 27, 6:00pm Eastern. Online Workshop. Technology projects are good examples of high risk and high rewards. They tend to be expensive, time consuming and disruptive, but done well, they can be the fuel businesses need to reach the next level. Register Here
How to Become a Federal Government Contractor Through the U.S. General Services, Wednesday, October 27, 6:00pm Eastern. The Schedules Program is the most widely used federal procurement program. This workshop provides a basic knowledge and understanding of the process required for new vendors to qualify. Register Here
How To Use YouTube To Grow Your Business, Thursday, October 28, 12:00pm Eastern. Online Workshop. Join us and learn how to tap into the power of YouTube. Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand. Register Here
Essential Tools For Business Success, 4 Webinar Series. Thursdays,
October 21, October 28, November 4, and November 11, 6:00pm Eastern. Online Workshop. Webinar 1: Maximizing CRM Systems Helps Make More Money With Less Resources. Webinar 2: How To Use Video To Promote Your Business. Webinar 3: Plan Your Website for Online Success. Webinar 4: Stand Out Online With Google’s Tools! Register Here
SBA Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month, October 28, 1:00pm Eastern. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for an online panel discussion with disabled-owned small businesses as they share their small business stories and how they utilized SBA economic aid to pivot during the pandemic. Learn more about SBA resources to help entrepreneurs compete in the marketplace, receive counseling, and launch or expand businesses. Also, learn more about disability inclusion and discovering untapped sources of talent. Register Here
Simple Steps for Starting a Business: Ready to Start?, Thursday, October 28, 6:00pm Eastern. Online Workshop. Workshop #1: Ready to Start?: Learn the truth about business ownership, assessing your skills & experience, a closer look at various ways of starting a business, the nuts & bolts of launching a new business, & why you need a business plan. Register Here
How to Scale and Simplify Spend Management with a Small Finance Team, October 29, 1:00pm Eastern. With 82% of small businesses failing due to cash flow problems, you literally can’t afford to not have a clear handle on your spend and expense management. Although every business has its ups and downs, it’s much easier to adjust – and scale – when you have a clear understanding of how to manage your finances. So how do you do this if you’re not an accounting wiz, or have a large team to help? You leverage the right tools and processes to help you get a grip on your cash flow, while still being able to manage other aspects of your business. Register Here
National Veterans Small Business Week, November 1-5. Learn More
Florida VBOC’s Soft Skills to Enhance Your Small Business Series – #2 – Overcoming Career Setbacks, November 4, 12:00pm Eastern. At some point in our careers (working for a company or being our own boss), we will most likely experience a set-back, whether it’s a promotion we didn’t get, an exam we didn’t pass, that perfect job that slipped away from us, or a client that went to another business. Join us for tips to: Understand the types of set-backs that occur in the business world; Learn to accept the reality of the situations; See how to analyze the halt of progress; and Develop resiliency and progress from failures and disappointments to achieve success. Register Here
Florida VBOC’s Cottage Food Law Updates, November 5, 12:00pm Eastern. The “Home Sweet Home Act” has new rules and laws for cottage food operations in Florida. Join us to learn more and find out if this is the right type of small business for you. Register Here
Business Resource Expo, November 8, 4:30-8:30pm, Sponsored by AERO, Alliance of Entrepreneur Resource Organizations, based in South Florida. This is meant to showcase the many free and low-cost resources available to entrepreneurs and business owners in South Florida. Resources include education and training, financial resources, marketing resources, mentoring and consulting, and networking. Register Here
SBA’s 1st Annual Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit, November 15-17, 2021. The U.S. Small Business Administration announces its first annual entrepreneurial ecosystem summit, taking place virtually in November, allowing innovation communities from throughout the country to join and participate from afar. What to Expect: Three days connecting entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) from across thousands of ecosystem communities; Curated content and programming – keynotes, fireside chats & networking; Opportunities to establish a powerful network of fellow ESOs; and Tools to further the economic growth and successes within your own ecosystem. Register Here
Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s Small Business Executive Program, offered in Broward County, Jacksonville, Palm Beach County, Tallahassee, and Tampa Bay.
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.