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
THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE UPDATED FREQUENTLY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH TIMELY, QUALITY INFORMATION
Grow Your Marketing List, May 23, 6:00pm Eastern. When it comes to email marketing, you know how valuable your email list can be. But coming up with new ways to get people to sign up for your emails isn’t always easy. That’s why we put together this collection of list growth ideas! Attend this session to learn how to grow your list and take your email marketing to the next level! Whatever methods you use, be sure to start with a reason “why” someone should join your email list. What’s in it for them? This will make it more likely that people will say yes. Register Here
You Created a Business Plan; Now What? May 24, 1:00pm Eastern. In this webinar, expert business coach Jennifer Dawn will guide you in creating a powerful, one-page action plan you can use to execute your business plan. Having a plan is highly useful because it helps you to be focused and clear about your business. However, all the planning in the world means nothing if you don’t know how to execute. Register Here
Disaster Resiliency: It’s Your Business, May 24, 1:00pm Eastern. Business interruptions and disasters affect every business at some stage in their growth. Whether it is a hurricane, power outage, or road construction, adversity can strike at any time. There are key steps you can take today to reduce downtime and keep operations running if you are impacted. Attend this training to learn more about disaster preparedness tips and local resources available to you to get better prepared. Register Here
Website Planning 101: Take Your First Step to Website Success, May 24, 6:00pm Eastern. 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 to: Define your audience; Set your website’s goals; Determine key functionality and features; Plan your website content; and Get your accounts and logins in order. Register Here
Marketing Series – Part 3 of 4 – Email Marketing Secrets, May 25, 12:00pm Eastern. According to Hubspot, email generates $42 for every $1 spent, which is an astounding 4,200% ROI, making it one of the most effective options available. We’ll share with you the secrets to effective email marketing campaigns. Register Here
Recovering from a Disaster: Sometimes Gray Clouds Bring a Silver Lining, May 25, 1:00pm Eastern. This workshop will address SBA Disaster Recovery programs like the various loans available for physical and economic damage after a catastrophe. If you are interested in pursuing federal contracts, the SAM.gov Disaster Registry is a database your company needs to be listed under. The presenter will explain how emergency contracting takes place, will address some of the provision of the Stafford Act to protect impacted area small businesses, and will highlight some of the federal agencies that make use of contractors to fulfill their disaster recovery mission: FEMA, US Army Corps of Engineers, and others. Register Here
Federal Government Contracting 101, May 26, 10:00am Eastern. Ready…set…sell to the federal government! This workshop provides information on registering with the federal government, how to locate federal opportunities, who to market to within the federal government, and so much more! Register Here
SBA/State Agency for Surplus Property/Veteran Business Outreach Center’s 8(a) & Veterans Surplus Property Program Information Session, May 26, 10:15-12:15 Eastern. 8(a) and Veterans Surplus Property Program: Among the resources that are designed to foster the business growth and development of 8(a) BD Program Participants and Veteran-Owned firms, the Federal Surplus Property Program provides a great opportunity for 8(a) and veteran-owned firms to access additional equipment and items needed to expand and grow their business. SBA has signed Memorandum of Agreements with the General Services Administration (GSA) and State Agencies for Surplus Property (SASP) to provide this resource. The Federal Surplus Property Program is available in every state. The Florida SASP Program Director, Kelly Ferrell, and Director of the Veterans Business Outreach Center, Brent Peacock, will headline this information-filled event! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about accessing surplus property. Register Here
Your Business – From Vision to Reality, May 26, 6:00pm Eastern. Answer the 8 questions that are at the heart of any entrepreneurial business plan. Whether you have a fully established business or are just formulating your ideas, one of your biggest challenges is making your vision a reality. In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to clarify for yourself (and your team). Register Here
How to Find Grant Opportunities for Your Small Business, May 31, 1:00pm Eastern. The pandemic and economic relief efforts have led to more grant opportunities than ever for the nation’s small businesses. With the main federal relief programs now over, small businesses are seeking out other funding opportunities that may be available to them. In this workshop, we will help you understand the small business grant landscape, things to consider, where to find funding and more. The different types of grants available to small business owners; tips for crafting your grant application; other free and low-cost capital options for your business; and question and answer period. Register Here
Military Spouse Entrepreneur Resource Program Monthly Webinar Series: Available Resources and Training, June 9, 4pm Eastern. Let’s take a peak at some of the free resources available as a military spouse entrepreneur. Register Here
Military Spouse Entrepreneur Resource Program Monthly Webinar Series: After the Training, July 14, 4:00pm Eastern. Next steps after the training and programs can be tricky to navigate. Where to go from here? Register Here
Military Spouse Entrepreneur Resource Program Monthly Webinar Series: Types of Funding, August 11, 4:00pm Eastern. One of the number one questions is regarding how to fund a small business. There are a lot of resources and we will cover some of them during this hour. Register Here
Military Spouse Entrepreneur Resource Program Monthly Webinar Series: More Funding, September 8, 4:00pm Eastern. Because one conversation about funding isn’t enough! Let’s talk more! Register Here
Military Spouse Entrepreneur Resource Program Monthly Webinar Series: Action!, October 13, 4:00pm Eastern. Where are you at in your entrepreneurship journey and what actions are needed to get you to your next step? Register Here
Military Spouse Entrepreneur Resource Program Monthly Webinar Series: Shop Small!, November 10, 4:00pm Eastern. It’s small business month! Let’s discuss what it means and how to market a small business. Register Here
Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s Small Business Executive Program, offered in Broward County, Jacksonville, Orlando, 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.