Pinellas County

Business Workshops  

June, 2018
How to do Business with Pinellas County Government
June 5
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Get a general overview of the organizational structure, sourcing methods and tips for doing business with the Board County departments and online resources. Presented by the Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department.
Credit, What You Need To Know From the Inside Out
June 7
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Credit plays an important role in our society.  It can allow us easy access to goods and services or have a negative impact on our lives for many years if no used responsibly.  This workshop will provide a basic understanding of credit, how to read their credit reports, how to establish and build your credit, and learn about the role credit plays in helping you gain access to capital.  Guest presenter Harold Gillespie.

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June 12
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Get an overview of Quickbooks accounting software. Learn to set up the chart of account and the basic functions of the most popular software among accounting professionals today. Guest presenter Michael Carlisle, Enrolled Agent.

Minority Certifications
June 19
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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.

Social Media Marketing
June 26
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Learn how and why to interact with your customers across several different social media platforms to open the door to higher customer satisfaction and brand loyalty. This introductory workshop is ideal for busy small business owners and employees who want to make the most of their time when using social media. You will receive useful tips and best practices to be successful. It is not suited to those already working as social media professionals.

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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.