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
Excel – Advanced, July 26, 6:30pm Eastern. This advanced level, information-packed session will demonstrate with realistic examples some of the advanced functionalities of Excel. Register Here
Word – Advanced, July 26, 6:30pm Eastern. This high level review of WORD will cover the basics and will help you learn how to navigate the program in order to create basic documents and forms on your own. Register Here
US Federal Trade Commission’s PrivacyCon 2021, July 27, 9:00am-5:00pm Eastern. This is the FTC’s 6th annual event, which will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government regulators, to discuss the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security. No Registration Required
The Art of Grant Writing, July 27, 10:00am Eastern. $20 fee. Join us for a LIVE 90 minute crash course in grant-writing where you will receive step by step guidance for preparing each section of your proposal – including your budget! We’ll also share examples so that you will see exactly how simply this can be done! After completing this webinar workshop you can apply for funding with confidence because you’ll understand: How to develop a Statement of Need How to write your Project Description How to develop great SMART Goals How to simply and easily state your Evaluation Process How to describe your organization’s Sustainability How to create your Nonprofit Budget We’ll also share tips for getting approved for funding and where to locate nonprofit funders. Register Here
How to Leverage LinkedIn for Lead Generation, July 27, 1:00pm Eastern. LinkedIn is now the world’s #1 LARGEST professional network. It’s one of the only places where you can build a network of like-minded professionals and command authority in your industry. If you are wondering how to use LinkedIn properly so you can get noticed, build your 1st-degree connections, gain exposure, and boost revenue for your business, tune in! UPDATED specifically for 2021, Lead Generation Expert Mike Corso will teach the art of building a list and utilize LinkedIn to leverage your business. Register Here
Grow Your Business with SEO 2.0, July 27, 1:00pm Eastern. Join Ben Theis of Skol Marketing & discover how to get found & attract customers online. With SEO 2.0 we will take a more hands on approach to discovering the power of SEO & how to gain success online. Learn how Google, Yahoo, & Bing are actually analyzing your website & online presence; plus tips & tools you can use to enhance your online presence. Register Here
How to Set a Price for Your Product or Service, July 27, 5:30pm. This workshop will cover five methods of product pricing with step-by-step instructions on how to implement them. The methods discussed will include: * Value Added Pricing * Cost Plus Pricing * Modified Cost Plus Pricing * Competitive Pricing * Value Based Pricing We will also discuss how to combine some of these methods to determine a specific price and sales volume while generating a profit amount that you specify as part of the process. Register Here
Stand Out Online with Google’s Tools for Small Businesses, July 27, 6:00pm Eastern. This workshop will introduce you to Google’s many tools to help you operate your business. Register Here
Selling a Business, July 28, 10:00am Eastern. Learn: identifying and screening potential buyers, valuing your business, working with a business broker, structuring the sale, creating the Letter of Intent, and financing options. Register Here
The State of Florida Federal Market Place Virtual Event, July 28, 10:00am Eastern. Are you looking to accelerate your success in the federal marketplace? Learn about SBA programs, services, and tools needed to be “procurement ready” and grow in the federal marketplace. Past program graduates will share lessons learned and there will the Q&A. Register Here
Funding Opportunities for Female Entrepreneurs, July 28, 5:00pm Eastern. Most entrepreneurs will at some point have to source capital from outside their business. This is especially true for female entrepreneurs. Female non-entrepreneurs say that a lack of start-up funding is the main reason they have not started a business and female entrepreneurs start businesses with an average of 53% less capital than their male counterparts. Venture capital funding is the most lucrative form of finance and only 13% of this goes to female founded companies. Learn about grants, start-up loans, business loans, angel investment, venture capital, peer-to-peer lending, equity crowdfunding, export finance, and venture debt. Register Here
How to Buy a Business/Franchise with the New Normal, July 28, 6:00pm Eastern. Succeeding at starting a new business has associated risks, even more so in today’s uncertain times. Purchasing an existing business can mitigate the risk of starting a new business. Existing Businesses have a much higher long term success rate. Register Here
Veterans Florida Virtual Expo, July 29. This event is sponsored by Bank of America and is stacked with more than 30 panels, speakers, and workshops featuring industry experts. Sessions will highlight agriculture, careers, entrepreneurship, and workforce. Learn more about this exciting, free event. Register Here
Build Your Sales Machine: Creating a Sales Outreach Campaign, July 29, 10:00 Eastern. Take a big picture approach to growing your small businesses that gets results. At the top of the list of important questions, “Do they find you or do you find them?”. “They find you” means you need an ECommerce / Digital Marketing approach. “You find them” means a Sales Outreach Campaign. This presentation is a discussion of the latter, a step-by-step review of the process focusing on existing forms and formats that work. Register Here
Passions to Profits: Money to Start and Grow Your Business, July 29, 6:00pm Eastern. Fund Your Business – What You Need? Where Do You Go? Register Here
Revvin’ Your Biz Workshop #2: Marketing: Become a Marketing Maven, July 29, 6:00pm Eastern. Survival and recovery involves acquiring new customers and encouraging existing ones to buy more. New and existing customers must learn about your goods or services. Small businesses have more tools than ever to get the word out. Register Here
SAM.gov – New Look, New Search Too, New Numbers – Same Old Questions!, August 3, 10:00 Eastern. Join us for this training session to get an update on the newest changes to beta.SAM.gov, including: • the correct way to login; • how to search, save searches, and follow a specific solicitation; • becoming familiar with the tools in your work station; • how to find and get onto the IVL (interested vendors list); and • any other questions you may have. Register Here
Making the Leap to Entrepreneurship – Is the Right Time Now? August 3, 1:00pm Eastern. Sara Blakely, Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos did it. you don’t have to build something huge or take crazy risk to be a successful quit-to-starter. Today, it is more accessible than ever to be an entrepreneur. But, it is the time right for you? Join to hear from an expert. Register Here
Small Business Human Resources Inclusion and Diversity, August 3, 6:00pm Eastern. This session will provide insight regarding the foundational processes to ensure a culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is created in your organization. Register Here.
Taking the Plunge – Webinar Series to Start your Own Business, August 4, 11, 18, 25, 6:00pm Eastern. 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. Register Here.
Revvin Your Biz Workshop #3: Finance: It’s All About the Money, August 5, 6:00pm Eastern. Innovative strategies for getting the money you need for your business. This workshop is to prepare you to get the funding that you need to start your business or to grow and expand it. Register Here.
Business Planning Using a Bubble Chart Road Map, August 10, 4:30pm Eastern. The thought of writing a business plan can sometimes be daunting. There is so much to cover and a ton of research that needs to take place. So where do you start? Let us break it down into small manageable chunks before you write complete comprehensive thorough paragraphs. Wendy Klug, VBOC of the Dakotas Director, will lead attendees through a bubble chart approach and discuss simple research tricks that will help you lay the foundation for key categories of the business plan. From these methods, you will be ready to take the next step and transform your brainstorming session information to sections of a full business plan with ease. This session can be helpful to those looking to start a business as well as helping current business owners analyze what is working and areas for improvement. Register Here.
Quickbooks Online, August 10, 6:00pm Eastern. This workshop is suitable for entry-level and beginner users of QuickBooks Online version only. Register Here.
Understanding Your Business Finances, August 11, 10:00 Eastern. Attend this session to learn smart strategies that make managing your business easier. Review how to read and interpret key financial statements, including the Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Statement and Cash Flow Statement and how to use your financial statements to set growth goals. Gain understanding to calculate and analyze which of your products / services offer the biggest opportunities to drive profits. Learn how to optimize your financial strategy for retirement or purchase from an outside buyer. Become comfortable with your business financials and the impact you can have on them by attending this critical training! Register Here.
Taking The Plunge: Got The Idea, Now What?, August 11, 6:00pm Eastern. You will learn how to refine your business ideas, the steps needed to develop your business, and how to fine-tune your business concepts. Additionally, you’ll be doing market research, steps to identify your target audience, and learn how they buy. Register Here.
Ready: Business Start-Up Basics, August 12, 9:00am Eastern. Join SBA for the Business Smart Series to Ready, Set, Go your business! Learn ways to lay the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs like you launch a business idea and to understand the steps to building a business. Register Here.
Revvin Your Biz Workshop #4: HR: Getting Human With Human Resources, August 12, 6:00pm Eastern. Making the transition from “solopreneur” to “business owner with employees” brings opportunities for growth – along with new challenges. It’s natural to feel intimidated by the prospect of hiring employees. Register Here.
Veteran’s Resource Brief, August 14, 10:00am Eastern. This brief goes over the different resources and resource partners the SBA provides for active duty, reservists, and all era veterans and the family members. Veteran owned firms represent a unique force within the American economy. Veterans own approximately 2.4 million small businesses, or 9 percent of all small firms in the U.S. In addition, some 200,000 veteran owned firms are owned by service-connected disabled veterans. Veteran entrepreneurs play an incredibly important role in the U.S. economy, and therefore special programs have been created to assist veteran owned and service-disabled veteran owned small businesses start and grow. Register Here
Become Credit-Ready, August 19, 10:00am Eastern. Learn ways to lay the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs like you launch a business idea and to understand the steps to building a business. Register Here
A Simple Process to Manage Your Time and Identify Which Items to Delegate, August 19, 1:00pm Eastern. the way to really grow your business, without increasing the amount of time you work is to stay in your zone of genius, doing the work you excel at and delegating the rest. An expert will help you with best practices for manage your time. Register Here
Marketing Your Business Using Website Techniques and Your Google My Business Listing, August 24, 11:00am Eastern. Briana Manning will cover the latest Search Engine Optimization techniques anyone can use to help get your website ranked high. We will also look at how to properly set up your Google My business listing and discuss best practices. There will be time for Q & A at the end of the webinar. Register Here
Go: Finding Additional Support and Resources, August 26, 9:00am Eastern. Join SBA for the Business Smart Series to Ready, Set, Go your business! Learn ways to lay the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs like you launch a business idea and to understand the steps to building a business. The three modules focus on: basics of business start-up, essentials of becoming credit-ready, and how and where to find additional small business support and educational resources. Register Here
Doing Business with the Federal Government, September 14, 4:30pm Eastern. Learn what is required to do business with the Federal Government, e.g. SAM registration, Business notary, NAIC, Representation, and Certification as well as how to find business opportunities with the Federal Government. Register Here
Veteran EDGE Conference, September 30-October 3, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. The Institute for Veterans and Military Families 2021 Veteran EDGE Conference is a unique event dedicated solely to veteran and military spouse business owners and the ecosystem that supports them. Over the course of four days, stakeholders, IVMF program graduates, and veteran and military spouse business owners from around the country gather to network, and learn about the latest opportunities, best practices, and resources available to their growing companies. Register Here
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), A Legal Overview, October 5, 10:00am Eastern. The rules for cybersecurity in defense contracts have changed. In this presentation, participants will receive an overview of the CMMC and the steps they need to take now for achieving certification. This topic is critical for all existing or aspiring prime and subcontractors doing business with the Department of Defense. 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. Click here for information; then click the location link on the left or at the bottom for information and to register.
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.