Webinars, Courses & Workshops

Below are various educational offerings from partners in the entrepreneurial industry. Please visit our EVENTS page for Boots to Business and Reboot classes, as well as other educational offerings from the Florida Veterans Business Outreach Center. 

  • SBA’s Online Learning Platform, VIEW HERE
  • Florida’s SBA District Offices’ events: North Florida and South Florida
  • 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
  • Rutgers Employee Ownership Education Program: With the support of the Kellogg Foundation, this free online program is designed to help minority and female owners learn about employee ownership strategies for business succession planning. It will help business owners assess the relevance of establishing one of two options, based on the status of the business. VISIT HERE

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE UPDATED FREQUENTLY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH TIMELY, QUALITY INFORMATION
listed chronologically

Growth Accelerator Fund Competition Info, February 6, 7, 8, & 9, 3:00pm Eastern Time. Learn about this competition for funding of STEM related start-ups and businesses. Register Here

Financial Management, February 7, 11:00am Eastern. This webinar will teach you about managing your businesses finances. Register Here

How to Find Funding Opportunities for Black-Owned Businesses, February 7, 1:00pm Eastern. In celebration of Black History Month, our expert presenter, Phyllis Johnson, owner & CEO of PKJ Consulting, will discuss funding and financial opportunities available to the black community. Register Here

Defining Your Business Model, February 7, 6:00pm Eastern. Have an existing business? Use this class to step back and look at your existing business model and determine future opportunities. Have an idea for a new business? Let’s lay it out so we can see how it will work. A business model canvas is a simple business planning tool that shows the key elements of your business on one page – activities, customers, suppliers, sales channels, revenue streams, etc. For entrepreneurs, owners, and managers. Register Here

Entrepreneurs Bootcamp Virtual Informational Webinar, February 7, 6:00pm Eastern. In order to bring a business from concept to public offering, entrepreneurs need more than strategy. The right mindset is often more valuable than a winning strategy. Often lacking sufficient capital and mentorship, successful entrepreneurs learn to embrace obstacles and failure as opportunities to develop new skills and techniques. Included in the 4-Session Entrepreneur Bootcamp series, this workshop was designed for new and emerging entrepreneurs. Register Here

5 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do to Be Unstoppable, February 8, 12:00pm Eastern. Business acumen isn’t enough—50% of businesses don’t make it past year 5, but those who reach great success have mastered the entrepreneur’s mindset. If you want to have this advantage too, join us for The Entrepreneur’s Mindset Workshop! Discover the secrets of the mental game so that you can avoid the self-induced roadblocks that stop most entrepreneurs from achieving what they’re capable of. Register Here

Military Entrepreneurship Forum, February 8, 9:00-5:30 Eastern, in-person, Jacksonville. The D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University is hosting a regional Military Entrepreneurship Forum, sponsored by Fiserv, that focuses on providing veteran and military spouse owned businesses in the Jacksonville area the opportunity to learn from, and network with, subject matter experts, resources in the space, Fortune 500 companies, fellow entrepreneurs, and more! Register Here

Grow Your Business with Gift Cards, February 8, 12:00pm Eastern. Gift cards have the power to increase the total number of customers and the amount each customer spends on products and services. Identify whether gift cards are the right approach for your company and how best to use them. Register Here

Financial Management, February 8, 2:00pm Eastern. Understand this critical practice. Register Here

Understanding Banking Services, February 8, 6:00pm Eastern. The Banking Services available for a Small Business presentation provides an overview of business banking services. Learn to Identify the banking services commonly available to a small business, explain how these banking services work, and more. Register Here

HR101: Hiring, Firing, and Other Key HR Basics for Small Business Owners, February 8, 6:00pm Eastern. If you are a business owner with employees or preparing to hire employees for the very first time, understanding the various ever-changing employment laws can feel a bit overwhelming. This webinar will help you familiarize yourself with essential HR and employment law topics that you should be aware of when it comes to recruiting, hiring, firing and everything in between. Register Here

Using Information Technology to Run and Grow Your Business, February 9, 12:00pm Eastern. Information technology can be simple or complex, but as your company grows, so will your IT needs. Companies often start simple: setting up a website and social media accounts, using Google Apps, sending emails and running cybersecurity programs to prevent viruses. Growing companies will quickly need to address more complex issues, such as identifying the right infrastructure that allows your data to flow from one program to another and incorporating solutions for future growth. Register Here

Small Business Tax Questions – Ask the CPA 2023, February 9, 1:00pm Eastern. Tax season will be here sooner than you think! If you have tax questions, we have tax answers. Register Here

Thrive in the Recession Through the Power of No-Bid Federal Contracts, February 9, 6:00pm Eastern. This workshop will give you a solid understanding of how to find the government purchases that fit your business. Learn how to identify the right person who controls that purchasing, and the steps required to become an authorized supplier. Once you understand how to get the door open, business men and women usually find many opportunities that fit their company’s product or service lines. Register Here

How to Build an Effective Home Page: Best Practices, February 9, 6:00pm Eastern. Attendees will learn: The Purpose of a Home Page, 4 Things Your Home Page Must Do, How to Lay Out Your Home Page, What to Put on Your Home Page, and Modern Trends in Home Page Design. Register Here

Social Media for Your Small Business, February 10, 9:30am Eastern. You know Social Media is important, but you might not know exactly why and more importantly, how it can help your business. In this workshop, you will learn why your business should be on social media and get key data about each platform in order to help you determine where you should focus your efforts. You will also leave with tips and best practices to help get you started! If you don’t have a social media presence for your business or just getting started and are not sure what you should be doing exactly, this workshop is for you! Register Here

Excel – Advanced, February 11, 9:30am Eastern. This information-packed session will demonstrate with realistic examples some of the advanced functionalities of Excel, hand-picked based on our clients’ requests and based on our 20 years of experience in the IT Training industry. Register Here

Metrics that Matter: Protect, Grow, and Create Value for Your Business, February 13, 12:00pm Eastern. Business owners and financial leaders understand that there are certain metrics that should be measured–accounts payable/accounts receivable, cash flow, and many others. But when hard-pressed, many of them can’t tell you why measuring each of these are important and, moreover, how each impacts your bottom line. Register Here 

Business Contracts – Must Knows, February 13, 6:00pm Eastern. This webinar is designed to help business owners who want to learn more about creating business contracts for their businesses. The webinar will provide tools to help business owners avoid common mistakes when using contracts. Register Here

Learn How to Know What to Fix Next In Your Business, February 13, 6:00pm Eastern. The biggest challenge entrepreneurs have, the fact that they don’t know what their biggest challenge is. As a result they are constantly reverting to address the apparent and urgent issues, while (unintentionally) disregarding the most impactful one. In Fix This Next, you will have a system to pinpoint your businesses most vital need. Additionally you will have steps to track the improvement of the vital need. And, you will be able to pick the next vital need and the next after that. Finally you will have a simple, methodical method to grow your business to your vision. Register Here

How to Make Your Business Appear on Google & Google Maps, February 14, 1:00pm Eastern. If you want your business to appear in Google search or on Google maps, you need to have a Google Business Profile. Having a profile and keeping it up to date makes you 70% more likely to attract location customers and 50% more likely to lead to a purchase. Register Here

Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps, February 14, 1:00pm Eastern. Learn how your business can appear on Google search and Google maps by creating a Google Business Profile. Register Here

Basic Accounting to Run Your Business, February 14, 6:00pm Eastern. In this informative financial webinar, you will learn about the components that create a basic Accounting System. We will discuss Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable, and how it all gets incorporated into the General Ledger to produce the reports that are the cornerstone of your business. This would include the most important reports such as a Profit/Loss statement, and Balance Sheet. We will also discuss additional valuable reports that are generated by these modules. This is a must-attend for anybody in business who wants to understand their financial position. Register Here

Shifting from an Employee to an Entrepreneurial Mindset (Bootcamp Session 1), February 14, 6:00pm Eastern. In order to bring a business from concept to public offering, entrepreneurs need more than strategy. The right mindset is often more valuable than a winning strategy. Often lacking sufficient capital and mentorship, successful entrepreneurs learn to embrace obstacles and failure as opportunities to develop new skills and techniques. Included in the 4-Session Entrepreneur Bootcamp series, this workshop was designed for new and emerging entrepreneurs. Participants who complete all four sessions will be eligible to receive a SCORE-issued Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship Certificate. Register Here

Start Your Business: Test the Viability, February 14, 6:00pm Eastern. 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. Register Here

Tax Planning for Your Business, February 15, 12:00pm Eastern. New tax rules for 2023 present important opportunities for businesses to improve their bottom line. Know which new or expanded deductions and credits you can use and how to factor tax changes into your budget and business practices. Register Here

Managing Human Resources in 2023, February 15, 12:00pm Eastern. It’s critical to protect your company and yourself as an employer, whether you are about to hire your first employee or have 50 employees, by creating and developing strong human resource procedures. Whether you are a small business owner, human resources manager or office manager, this seminar will address five critical HR issues that all employers face. Register Here

Record Keeping (SBA Money Smart Series), February 15, 2:00pm Eastern. The Record Keeping for a Small Business module provides an overview of record keeping and is designed to help participants to understand how record keeping can benefit their business. Register Here

How to Build and Elevate a Black-Owned Brand, February 15, 3:00pm Eastern. There are often unique cultural and environmental nuances that drive how a Black-owned brand is developed and launched, ultimately shaping how it is received and grows in the marketplace. In this upcoming webinar, learn from global executive leader in public relations and brand elevation, Zakiya Larry, how to shape and grow a Black-owned brand. Register Here

Lean Small Business Management 2023 – Organizing a Workplace to Clear the Clutter, February 15, 6:00pm Eastern. Are you having trouble finding things and everything seems like a mess?  Learn how to conduct a 5S event and apply visual controls to organize your workplace and streamline your operation.  Create a transparent physical and online environment which makes work easier, safer, more productive, and more enjoyable.  Learn how to recognize the five types of visual controls and how these controls provide critical feedback and information to managers and employees. Register Here

Procrastination Negation – Get Moving!, February 15, 6:00pm Eastern. Learn how to develop a mindset of excellence in life and business, how to overcome procrastination, how to avoid the 4 steps to failure, how to take immediate action to achieve your goals, why change is difficult, how to make change happen, how to be more productive, and how to start taking immediate action to do more, achieve more and have more! Register Here

Small Business Reorganization Remedies: Is Bankruptcy an Option for Me?, February 16, 12:00pm Eastern. Many of us are suffering with our finances due to the pandemic. In this workshop, we will explore solutions to financial problems, including the different procedures for starting the bankruptcy process. We are going to discuss the conditions required to apply each of the following chapters 7, 11, and 13 concerning bankruptcy laws. We will also teach options for avoiding bankruptcy and what to do when filing for bankruptcy is not an option. Register Here

How to Start an Online Business on a Budget, February 16, 1:00pm Eastern. Starting a business online has helped entrepreneurs avoid the enormous costs of opening a traditional brick-and-mortar business, but that doesn’t necessarily mean starting an online business is inexpensive. Register Here

LinkedIn Fitness Workshop, February 16, 6:00pm Eastern. If you are looking to learn how to use LinkedIn, learn about the benefits of having an optimized LinkedIn profile, and leverage the whole platform, join the next LinkedIn Fitness Webinar. Register Here

Local SEO – Get More Free Leads, February 20, 6:00pm Eastern. Learn what SEO is, On-Page SEO, Detailed On-Page Tips And Tricks, discuss Off-Page SEO, Tips And Tricks For Easy SERP JUICE, and time for Q&A’s. Register Here

Marketing Plan 101 – Create Your Roadmap to Success (part 1 of 3), February 21, 12:00pm Eastern. Are you overwhelmed by all the choices for marketing your business in the new year? Not sure where your time and money would be well spent? Are you just following what everyone else is doing and hope it works for you too? A well executed marketing plan will help you, and we’ll show you how. Register Here

Small Business Cash Flow – Understanding Money Management, February 21, 1:00pm Eastern. Understanding cash flow and money management is critical to tracking profits and reinvesting for business growth. Register Here

Reading Financial Statements, February 21, 6:00pm Eastern. Join us as Lois Margolin, CPA and Entrepreneur, show us how to read the balance sheet, perform mini-audits on our numbers, analyze the profit and loss statement and create a cash flow.  This one-hour session will set your company up for success. Register Here

Turning Ideas Into a Business Foundation (Bootcamp Session 2), February 21, 6:00pm Eastern. In order to bring a business from concept to public offering, entrepreneurs need more than strategy. The right mindset is often more valuable than a winning strategy. Often lacking sufficient capital and mentorship, successful entrepreneurs learn to embrace obstacles and failure as opportunities to develop new skills and techniques. Included in the 4-Session Entrepreneur Bootcamp series, this workshop was designed for new and emerging entrepreneurs. Participants who complete all four sessions will be eligible to receive a SCORE-issued Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship Certificate. Register Here

Get More Opens with Great Subject Lines, February 22, 12:00pm Eastern. In the busy inbox, you have just a few milliseconds to convince someone to open your email. Beyond the relationship you’ve been building with your contacts, your subject line must capture their attention and entice them to open and read your email. In this presentation, we’ll provide tips and plenty of examples to get you writing subject lines that work. Register Here

2023 African American/Black History Month EventsDay 1 – Resources for Small Businesses in Underserved Markets, February 22, 1:00-2:30-pm Eastern. Presented by the SBA North Florida District Office in celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth. This workshop is composed of two virtual events geared toward unlocking tools for those in the planning stages, aspiring entrepreneurs, and small business owners. Learn More

Business Credit Demystified (SBA Money Smart Series), February 22, 2:00pm Eastern. Credit Reporting for a Small Business provides an overview of credit reporting and is designed to help small business owners understand the importance of reporting their credit and how it may benefit their business. Register Here

Stand Out Online with Google’s Tools for Small Business, February 22, 6:00pm Eastern. Having an online presence is important to the success of many businesses. Visibility on search sites can lead customers to your business. Google is one of the “go to” places for online searches. Google can also provide significant cloud based infrastructure for small businesses that empowers owners at little or no cost. This workshop will introduce you to Google’s many tools to help you operate your business. Register Here

One Legal Mistake Can Ruin Your Entire Business, February 23, 12:00pm Eastern. Legal issues can make or break your company, so find out now what you can do when a client doesn’t pay, what your best defenses are against liability, and how correctly classifying those who work for you affects your taxes. Smart decisions about contracts, leases, trademarks and your business type will position your company for greater success and help you avoid costly mistakes that can affect every aspect of your future for a long time to come. Register Here

Recession-Proofing Your Business, February 23, 1:00pm Eastern. Learn what challenges small businesses face during a recession, what is out of your control and what is in your control, and the simple steps you can take to prepare. Register Here

2023 African American/Black History Month EventsDay 2 – Sources of Capital for Small Businesses in Underserved Markets, February 23, 1:00-2:30-pm Eastern. Presented by the SBA North Florida District Office in celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth. This workshop is composed of two virtual events geared toward unlocking tools for those in the planning stages, aspiring entrepreneurs, and small business owners. Learn More

Grants 101 – Be Your Own Grant Writer, February 23, 6:00pm Eastern. Grants are known as a way to get “free money” to support your business but the reality is that there is a lot to the process and grant funds may or may not be a good fit. In this intro to grants workshop, you will learn what grant funds really are, how to qualify, and most importantly how to make a clear decision on whether or not this is a good track for funding your business. Register Here

Review Your Options, Maybe Start Your Own Business? February 27, 6:00pm Eastern. During times like these, people often contemplate getting better control of their lives by starting their own business. You can achieve financial independence by owning your own business. Spend some time with us to look under the covers at what running your own business entails. Register Here

Cross Border E-Commerce for Small Businesses, February 27, 6:00pm Eastern. This workshop will reveal the opportunities and tools needed to successfully launch and grow a B2C revenue stream from international consumers. We will distill the main elements with practical and hands-on activities in order to define a plan and launch within 30 days. Register Here

Brand Development and Positioning (Bootcamp Session 3), February 28, 6:00pm Eastern. In order to bring a business from concept to public offering, entrepreneurs need more than strategy. The right mindset is often more valuable than a winning strategy. Often lacking sufficient capital and mentorship, successful entrepreneurs learn to embrace obstacles and failure as opportunities to develop new skills and techniques. Included in the 4-Session Entrepreneur Bootcamp series, this workshop was designed for new and emerging entrepreneurs. Participants who complete all four sessions will be eligible to receive a SCORE-issued Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship Certificate. Register Here

Tax Planning and Reporting (SBA Money Smart Series), March 1, 2:00pm Eastern. The Tax Planning and Reporting for a Small Business module provides an overview of tax planning and reporting and is designed to help participants to understand how taxes can benefit and affect their business. Register Here

Lean Small Business Management 2023 – Managing Everyday Work to Improve Service, March 8, 6:00pm Eastern. This four-session management training series provides a “Lean” roadmap and practical tools for building and maintaining a highly successful business while minimizing the pressure and stress that owners and managers often face.  From his extensive experience as a business owner, teacher and consultant, David has a deep understanding of what it takes to run a small business and he presents each session with an eye towards solving real-world problems with time-tested tools that participants can take away and immediately apply to their own business operations. Register Here

Lean Small Business Management 2023 – Eliminating Waste to Reduce Lead Time and Cost, March 29, 6:00pm Eastern. Does everything seem to take more time and effort than it should?  Are costs out of control?  Learn how to use the powerful Lean technique of waste elimination to reduce lead times and costs while increasing quality.  Recognize the obvious signals for the four types of waste which include defects, waiting, effort and materials.  Understand how to engage all employees in process management and process improvement by constantly observing, experimenting, measuring, and learning. Register Here

Vets 23 Conference, May 22-25 in Orlando, Florida (fee required for attendance), Learn More

Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s Small Business Executive Program, offered in Broward County, Jacksonville, Orlando, Palm Beach County, Tallahassee, and Tampa Bay. 

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Contact the Veterans Business Outreach Center for more information on these topics, 800-542-7232.

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.