FL SBDC

Small Business Development Centers around the country provide resources through counseling and education for entrepreneurs and business owners. Join the SBDC at USF Channelside for a variety of growth and development topics to help you take your venture to the next level.

 

  • The Small Business Development Center
  • University of South Florida Main Office
  • 1101 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602-3613

Tuesday, Nov. 12 Join the SBDC at USF for the Business Start-up Series

Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa

This three-week series will take you through determining feasibility and legal structures; developing financial projections; obtaining a loan; accounting and bookkeeping processes; and attracting customers. Take the first step and learn from the experts. Courses are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and can be registered for as a package or independently.

Register at: https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610330592

Wednesday, Nov. 13 Join the SBDC at USF for Women, Minority and Veteran Certification

Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa

Learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government.

Register at: https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610330593

Wednesday, Nov. 13 Join the SBDC at USF for Legal Considerations and Basic Business Organizations

Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa

Take this to determine which business structure is best for you. Course led by attorney Joe Russo of Donnelly & Russo, P.A., a practicing Tampa attorney.

Register at: https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610330589

Thursday, Nov. 14 Join the SBDC at USF for International Trade Basics

Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa

International firms are more stable than strictly domestic companies. It could benefit you to expand your market beyond the border. Join us to find a starting point and learn the fundamentals of international trade.

Register at: https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610330594

Thursday, Nov. 14 Join the SBDC at USF for Marketing Your Business

Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa

You know why your business rocks. Now make sure others do too. This class uncovers the characteristics that make up your business’ DNA and shows you how to boost consumer loyalty and company profits. It’s a must-take before launching that Web site, product or new business.

Register at: https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610330595

Monday, Nov. 18 Join the SBDC at USF for Improving Your Google Rankings

Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa

A major component of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is on-site optimization. This course will teach you how to develop a SEO strategy based on methods of the Amazon best-selling book, “The Small Business Owners Handbook to SEO in Just 15 Steps.”

Register at: https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610330596

Tuesday, Nov. 19 Join the SBDC at USF for Financing Your Business in Today’s Economy

Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa

Zero in on the right funding choices for your business and avoid money scams. In this course, our financing veteran will educate you on how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and where to find money in a tight-fisted economy.

Register at: https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610330597

Wednesday, Nov. 20 Join the SBDC at USF for Starting Your Business

Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa

You’ve got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of license you’ll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help get you started.

Register at: https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610330598

Wednesday, Nov. 20 Join the SBDC at USF for Building the Ultimate Business Plan

Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa

Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds or growing your business. Receive all the necessary tools to complete a practical business plan, including a copy of the Ultimate Business Planner software.

Register at: https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610330238

Thursday, Nov. 21 Join the SBDC at USF for Basic Business Taxes

Where: SBDC at the University of South Florida, Tampa Port Authority Building, Tampa

There’s no way to get around it. Every business must report taxes, but how you pay your taxes all depends on the type of business you have. This class explores the taxation process and filing requirements for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.

Register at: https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=610330599