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

Women’s Roundtable, September 30, 10:00am Eastern. Discover the strength of building a strong network and how today’s businesswomen are accomplishing more than ever before. Our open discussions review: Converting leads into cash; Aligning with and supporting your goals through strategic alliances; Processes that guarantee results; Creating community partners to leverage your time and money; Initiating action instead of “the deer in the headlights” apathy; and Believing in your products, services and yourself. Register Here

Business Tax Credits in Your Favor, September 30, 1:00pm Eastern. In this Webinar, hosted by the Small Business Administration, Mr. Garcia will cover tax credits that many small business owners neglect taking advantage of. From the work opportunity credit to empowerment zone to alternative fuel and energy efficient credits, there are numerous opportunities to increase your refund. Register Here

Intellectual Property: Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law, October 3, 6:00pm Eastern. By investing a few hours in this workshop, you will have up-to-date information on a key issue that you should address to decide if you need to protect or enhance the value of your business for any intellectual property Register Here

DISCover Effective Selling, October 4, 6:00pm Eastern. This workshop will use the DISC Model of Human Behavior to help business owners, salespeople and anyone involved in sales learn how to quickly connect with the buyer and sell the way the customer wants to buy. Register Here

Why Consider Franchising? October 5, 12:00pm Eastern. Have you considered buying into a franchise rather than starting your own business from scratch? Susan Mell has been a franchisee owner for over 20 years and will cover the pros and cons of franchises. She will also compare two franchise models from Home One. Register Here

Procrastination Negation – Get Moving!, October 5, 6:00pm Eastern. Learn how to beat procrastination – stay focused – get results – take control. We will discuss how to develop a mindset of excellence in life and business, how to avoid the 4 steps to failure, how to take immediate action to achieve your goals, why change is difficult, and more! Register Here

Business Beyond the Battlefield (there IS a fee to attend this on-site conference), October 5-7 in Arlington Texas, sponsored by the North Texas VBOC. This is a live, 3-day event that provides collaborative, hands-on, interactive learning opportunities including inspirational keynotes, subject matter expert breakout sessions, opportunities to develop connections with experienced coaches and mentors, expert referrals and dynamic business development networking activities. Learn More

From Side Hustle to Solopreneur: The Steps You Need to Take to Make the Move, October 6, 11:00am Eastern. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone. No matter your stage in life – from just starting out, to launching a new business after retirement – evaluating whether or not your idea, plan, and strategies are worth executing is a difficult task. Fortunately, we have experts who have all successfully made the journey from side hustle to solopreneur to help you determine the steps along the way. Register Here

Simple Steps for Starting a Business: Ready to Start?, October 6, 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. Register Here

Email Marketing Trends, October 6, 6:00pm Eastern. Now is the perfect time to determine the next move for your business and how to stand out from your competitors. Join us as we explore the top email marketing trends for small businesses and simple ideas to incorporate them into your marketing strategy. Register Here

Kidpreneur Camp, October 8, 12:00pm Eastern. The Rosie Network’s Military Kidpreneur Club empowers the next generation of military entrepreneurs through an interactive curriculum and daily small group mentoring by inspiring critical thinking, problem solving, creative brain-storming techniques and having FUN. Explore the possibilities in a positive environment and supportive approach that encourages teambuilding, collaboration, and promotes self-confidence.  Register Here

Use a Six-Month Budget to Guide Your Business’s Recovery, October 10, 6:00pm Eastern. No product or service can sell without a marketing plan and networking strategy. Learn how to increase your network, understand the value and plan for joining associations, how to work your territory, how to review a sales report as you learn how to engage your customers. Register Here

Cybersecurity 101 – How to Protect Your Business from Cyber Threats, October 11, 1:00pm Eastern. Today, more entrepreneurs are starting, managing, and growing their small businesses online. Even in-store businesses have turned to the internet to help them with e-commerce, customer payment, and marketing. However, with convenience comes risk. Cyber threats and scams are rising, and you must know how to protect your business. In this webinar, a certified SCORE mentor will teach you the basics of Cybersecurity and what you can do to keep your business and your customers safe from cyber threats. Register Here

Building Your Network – Building Your Business, October 11, 12:00pm Eastern. This dynamic four session series is full of strategies for a successful and profitable sales program. In each session Louis shares insightful and easy to initiate tools and strategies for increasing your business network and profits. Sales people compete for potential customers and this series will ensure you can separate yourself from the competition. Having educated thousands of sales and marketing professionals in the US, Canada and Europe, Louis focuses on increasing profits. In four sessions the sales series will be like no other you have ever attended – full of tips, tools and strategies for building your business. Register Here

How to Create an Effective Capabilities Statement, October 11, 2:00pm Eastern. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), hosts business development webinars to help entrepreneurs highlight their capabilities and past performance.  In this training, attendees will learn the critical components for creating a clear and concise version of their business journey that reflects their past performance. An effective capabilities statement includes core competencies, past performance, differentiators, company data, and pertinent codes. By attending this training, participants can participate in an interactive small group workshop that allows business owners to ask questions directly to VA OSDBU staff to provide peer interaction and one-on-one in-depth training while creating a quality Capability Statement. A question-and-answer period will follow, and attendees will be provided with an extensive list of internet business resources.  Register Here

How to Break Barriers, October 11, 3:00pm Eastern. Ann Mukherjee chats with host Jason Nazar about her 30-year career as an executive at the world’s biggest brands, from Kraft and PepsiCo to SC Johnson. Topics include: – Breaking barriers as a BIPOC female executive – Building a sustainable business – Creating a customized employee experience – Turning adversity into opportunity – Marketing to the savvy consumer – How to make an impact in your career Register Here

IGNITE in Partnership with AUSA 2022, October 12, 9:00am-3:00pm Eastern, IN-PERSON EVENT, Washington DC. Over the course of this day-long event, you will be exposed to a robust team of nationally acclaimed speakers, expert instructors, military-friendly business resource providers, and successful veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs, all prepared to help you explore the lifestyle of an entrepreneur, pathways to small business ownership, and the community of support available to you. If you are considering entrepreneurship as a career path, we invite you to join us to: Connect with other veterans and military spouses/life-partners; Network with local and national business resources; and Learn if small business ownership is for you. Register Here

The Value Proposition – Your Business Success Starts Here, October 12, 12:00pm Eastern. Often, businesses fail to create a good value proposition. They don’t highlight it on their website or simply use the wrong one. In fact, some businesses don’t even have a value proposition. In this way, they often don’t know how to overcome challenges in business development. But a value proposition is one of the most important things you can have as a business development professional. If you design a good one, it will spark an interest in people. If, on the other hand, you don’t have one, people won’t see the value that your business can bring to their lives. Register Here

Increase Your Holiday Sales with Google Tools, October 12, 12:00pm Eastern. Learn quick ways to promote your products online using Google tools as consumers shop during the holiday season. We’ll show how local brick-and-mortar businesses can list products on a Google Business Profile. We’ll also cover Google Merchant Center, a no-cost tool that allows both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar businesses to create free Product Listings on Google. This workshop is most beneficial to small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to drive holiday. Register Here

Florida Sales & Use Tax, October 12, 12:00pm Eastern. In this workshop you will learn about Florida sales and use tax, tax exemptions, annual resale certificates, and tax rates. Register Here

Grow Your Business and Increase Sales Through Exporting, October 12, 6:00pm Eastern. Nearly 95% of the world’s population lives outside the United States, which means additional sales growth is likely from exporting. Exporting is a business that can be started by anyone with a good idea and product. Learn how to access the limitless market! Register Here

How to Repay Your EIDL Loan, October 13, 11:00am Eastern. This is an overview of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, including: loan details, how to make payments, how to identify your loan servicing center, help with planning your payment, FAQs, and Q&A. Register Here

Overview of SBA Programs and Services, October 13, 12:00pm Eastern. This Webinar covers the programs and services the Small Business Administration (SBA) has to offer to help you start and grow your business. Although the SBA is usually associated with loans, this overview will run trough the SBA Loan Programs as well as or other programs and services including Counseling, export assistance ,Government contracting, Surety Bonds, Disaster assistance, and advocacy services. 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

How to Stay Out of the SPAM Folder, October 13, 6:00pm Eastern. There are many factors that influence whether emails you send make it to the inbox or the spam folder. Join us to learn how to improve your Sender score and get your emails seen. Time to give your business the attention it deserves! Register Here

Simple Steps for Starting a Business: Great Idea!, October 13, 6:00pm Eastern. In this workshop, you will learn to refine your business idea – steps to develop – fine-tune your business concept, how to do market research – steps to identify your target audience & learn how they buy, and more! Register Here

Get Your Local Business on the Google Search and Maps in Time for the Holiday Season, October 19, 12:00pm Eastern. Learn about Google’s free tool for local businesses who want to connect with local customers on Google Search and Maps. Attend this webinar live to get your questions answered. In this session you’ll learn how to: create, claim or update your Profile on Google in time for the busy holiday season and manage your business info across Google Search and Maps. Use this tool to connect with potential customers Register Here

Do You Have What it Takes to Run a Business? October 19, 1:00pm Eastern. Do you have the skills, perseverance, and resilience required to be a business owner? Running a small business is challenging, and knowing exactly what you’re getting into is essential. In this webinar, our expert presenter will take you step-by-step through our self-assessment workshop. You will learn: The common skills and qualities successful business owners share; What experience is necessary to run a business; What skills, qualities, and experience do you have; and What qualities do you need to develop. Register Here

How to Use Your Financial Statements to Make Better Decisions, October 20, 12:00pm Eastern. Running a business requires making many decisions each day many of which will impact the future of your company. Good decisions are oriented decisions. In this Webinar you can learn how to use the financial information available in your company to improve the quality of those decisions. Register Here

Starting a Business: Real Stories & Knowledge Exchange from Women Entrepreneurs, October 20, 1:00pm Eastern. Join us for an hour-long panel discussion and Q&A in celebration of National Women’s Small Business Month as we recognize women entrepreneurs across the United States. In this webinar, our panel includes insights from two business owners and SCORE mentor who will share their business journey, and they’ll be answering your business questions. Register Here

How to Leverage LinkedIn to Create More Opportunities, October 26, 12:00pm Eastern. LinkedIn is the most powerful social platform because it has over 830 million users and more millionaires than any other platform.Join our session to learn Joe Apfelbaum’s unique 9 step process for success on LinkedIn. How to get exposure, build credibility and book meetings. Register Here

SBA Cyber Summit, October 26, 5:00pm Eastern. “America’s small businesses are pivoting to digital technologies and online strategies at historic rates to reach new customers and improve operational efficiencies, but that pivot has also exposed them to significant new threats from cyberattacks,” said SBA Administrator Guzman. “Our SBA team has mobilized to support them against these potentially disruptive threats with cybersecurity resources and trainings across our resource partner networks, as well as through our recently launched Small Business Digital Alliance. Launching the SBA’s first annual Cybersecurity Summit will help us build on that work and ensure America’s 33 million small businesses and innovative startups can pivot safely online and grow resilient businesses. Register Here

How to Repay Your EIDL Loan, October 27, 11:00am Eastern. This is an overview of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, including: loan details, how to make payments, how to identify your loan servicing center, help with planning your payment, FAQs, and Q&A. Register Here

What You Need to Know Before Moving Forward with Your Business Idea, October 27, 1:00pm Eastern. Does the thought of building a business and being your own boss make your heart beat faster? It sounds like you’re an entrepreneur, but before starting your business journey, you need to lay the groundwork. In this webinar, our expert presenter will explain what it means to run a business, what you should expect, and how to set yourself up for success. By the end of this webinar, you will know if you’re ready to move forward with your business idea or if you need more time to prepare. Register Here

“Introduction to Google Ads for the Holiday Season, November 9, 12:00pm Eastern. Learn how to reach more customers and grow your business with Google Ads. Attend this webinar live to get your questions answered. This session covers: how to create an account and set up an ad campaign, how to write ads that are more likely to help you achieve success, and how to understand the difference between Google Smart Campaigns and Ads expert mode. 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

Reach Customers Online with Google in the New Year, December 7, 12:00pm Eastern. Are you ready for 2023? Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business in the New Year using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads. Attend this webinar live to get your questions answered. In this workshop you will learn how to: improve your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices and maximize SEO strategies, and attract new prospects with low-cost advertising. 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. 

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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.