Pinellas County

Business Workshops  

September, 2019
Special Event: Export Finance Forum
Sept. 19
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn about the products, programs and services available to aid U.S. exporters' financing needs. Topics of discussion will include:
  • Getting Paid - International Payment Methods
  • SBA Trade Financing
  • IC-DISC - Tax Incentives for Exporters Explained
  • Export Credit Insurance - Federal and Industry Options
  • Trade Grants & Export Marketing Plans
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Gaining Access to Bids
Sept. 10
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This is an introduction to our vendor database for opportunities: The Pinellas County Contract Compliance Management System-B2G workshop will cover system functions including using the dashboard, system navigation and purpose by entering sub-contractors information, payments and reporting. The class will also cover the types of insurance required to do business with Pinellas County.

Starting a Business
Sept. 13
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.

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How to Do Business with Pinellas County Government
Sept. 17
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.

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Special Event: Veteran-Owned Business Breakfast Meeting
Sept. 19
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Learn how Veteran-Owned Small Businesses can utilize the Pinellas County Small Business Enterprise Program to increase your bottom line. Network with Veteran-Owned Small Business owners to discover information about federal contracts and procurement opportunities.

Accounting & Tax Procedures
Sept. 20
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.

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Minority Certifications
Sept. 24
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.

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Sept. 27
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.

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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.