Pinellas County

Business Workshops  

October, 2017
Starting a Business
Oct. 3
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The best way to get started! Receive information on the necessary licenses, permits, legal documents and requirements to do business in the State of Florida. Learn to refine your ideas into a plan for success.
Accounting & Tax Procedures
Oct. 10
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

An overview of tax requirements needed satisfy IRS regulations and the generally accepted accounting procedures your business needs to manage your growth. Guest presenter John Gordos, Enrolled Agent.

Effective Communication
Oct. 18
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Come experience an entertaining hands on approach to understanding how to best communicate with your co-employees. Facilitated by Dr. Scott Goldberg who has more than 35 years' experience in the world of corporate and academic communications.

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Small Business Government Contracting Week: Oct. 23 - 27
Oct. 23, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - How to Price Your Contract Billing Rates for More Profit
Jenny W. Clark, CEO of Solvability, will share tips on how to price more competitively and win more contracts, so that you can improve profits substantially.

Oct. 24, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Cash flow Management for Contractors
Kurt Forster of the Florida Small Business Development Center shares techniques to manage cash flow, while positioning your company for expansion into government markets.

Oct. 25, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Six Steps to Government Contracting
Yolanda Cowart of the Florida Small Business Development Center shares the six simple steps business owners should take before they explore government contracting.

Oct. 26, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - 15 Reasons for Simplified Acquisitions for Small Biz
Guy Timberlake of The American Small Business Coalition provides current and prospective small federal contractors with substantive facts and practical tips to fuel their growth.

Oct. 27, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Financing the Contract Opportunity
Panel discussion on financing government contracts. Sponsored by Wells Fargo during the Pinellas County Reverse Tradeshow.

All Government Contracting Week workshops are FREE, but registration is requested. Click here to register.
Pinellas County Reverse Trade Show
Oct. 27
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Meet Pinellas County department buyers, as well as purchasing agents from surrounding counties, at this free annual event. Learn how to grow your business by providing products and services needed by local government agencies.
Social Media for Business
Oct. 31
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Social Media does not have to be difficult. Online marketing offers small businesses an easy and usually no-cost way to take control of their reputation and gain new customers.  You will receive an overview of several different social media platforms and how to plan out your success online. Suitable for novices but experts will find a few new tips as well. 
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The Florida Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County offers business training, counseling, referrals and resources. Workshops held at the Center fill quickly and advanced registration is requested. Classes are cancelled on holidays or any day county offices are closed.


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Contact Information


(727) 453-7200

13805 58th Street N.
Suite 1-200
Clearwater, FL 33760

The FSBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution. For disability accommodations please contact St. Petersburg College Security at (727) 791-2560  a minimum of five days in advance.
The FSBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.   All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.