Gaining Access to Pinellas County Government Contracting
Feb. 4 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Learn what it takes to contract or subcontract with Pinellas County. Gain insights to Pinellas County's sourcing methods, online resources, and tips for doing business with Pinellas County. Find out what it takes to become a Pinellas County Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and the benefits the program offers, as well as the new Contract Compliance Management System-B2Gnow software system being used to assist companies.
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.
Improve your sales and maximize your time with the right marketing strategies to fit your business and your personal style. Learn to combine marketing activities such as networking, event marketing, email and social media to move customers from awareness to raving fans of your products and services!
Creating a Winning Capability Statement & 30-Second Business Pitch
Feb. 11 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Prime contractors and procurement agencies are interested in your company's capabilities. Learn the 5 key pieces of an effective capability statement and the skills needed to present a memorable 30 second business pitch to propel your business to the next level.
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to help your business achieve financial success. Learn how to use your balance sheet and income statements and a few simple ratios to benchmark success and make decisions that will improve your bottom line.
Understanding Cash Flow is the key to projecting and tracking your business success and it's the easiest way to do it. Learn to build your own simple cash flow statements that help you reach your goals or to borrow money from a bank.
Get Certified! Learn the benefits and how to become certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Small Business Enterprise (SBE) or Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) to best access government contracts and purchasing opportunities. Learn how to find and identify potential bids and improve your position in the bid evaluation process.
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.
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.