Career & Entrepreneurship Center

  CEC at St. Petersburg College

Career & Entrepreneurship Center

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Business Plans for New and Existing Businesses
Thursday, Aug. 21; 3-5 p.m.

Description: Learn how to make your business plan specific to your purpose. You will learn the best format for your purpose and best sources to research to guide your plan.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$20 | Click to Register.

Ready, Set, Sell to the Federal Government for New and Existing Businesses
Thursday, Aug. 28; 12-2 p.m.

Description: Obtain information on how to register with the Federal government, how to locate federal opportunities and the steps necessary to obtain federal certifications and so much more!
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$20 | Click to Register.

Starting a Business: Licenses, Permits & Legal Req
Tuesday, Sept. 2; 12-2 p.m.


Description: Learn detailed information on choosing a legal structure, specific state requirements, federal regulations, and local permits that your business may need to get started in Pinellas. If you have not yet started your business, this is the place to start!
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$10. RSVP to Attend

Business Growth Series for Existing Businesses
Tuesday, Sept. 9: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Description: Part 7 of the Business Growth Training Series. Upping Your Borrowing Power.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$25. Register Now

Marketing Your Business for New & Existing Business
Tuesday, Sept. 16; 3-5 p.m.


Description: Learn a simple strategic marketing plan that will attract customers and increase revenues without increasing expenses. Discover your unique selling proposition and choose the right strategies to win over the best customers and crush the competition!
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$20. Register Now

Accounting and Tax Procedures for New and Existing Business
Tuesday, Sept. 23; 12-2 p.m
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Description: Understand proper accounting procedures and record keeping requirements necessary to manage your business, calculate payroll, and pay state and federal taxes.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$20. Register Now

Internet Marketing Strategies for New and Existing Businesses
Tuesday, Sept. 30; 3-5 p.m.


Description: Learn how to use your resources in the most efficient way to master internet marketing strategies!
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$20. Register Now

SPC's Career Services offers free workshops, job fairs and other events. See SPC Career Services Events.

The event information provided is updated regularly, but these events are not managed by SPC. Students are encouraged to confirm event times, locations and costs prior to attendance.

SCORE Social Media
Tuesday, Aug. 26; 6-8 p.m.

Description: Learn the benefits and risks associated with the use of social media as a marketing tool.
Where: THE GREENHOUSE. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
$20 | Please RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, Aug. 27; 9-10 a.m.

Description:
Each week, Kaufman Foundation’s 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their start-up to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors and entrepreneurs.
Where: THE GREENHOUSE. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE |
Register to Attend.

Tampa Bay Innovation Center: Pitch Practice
Wednesday, Aug. 27; 6-8 p.m

Description: The Innovation Center’s biweekly Pitch Practice is challenging all entrepreneurs to give them their best pitch! Come and join the Innovation Center’s Client Service Manager, JJ Roberts and other entrepreneurs to practice pitching your startup. You will have a change to give your best 30 second pitch and you will receive support and feedback!
Where: TBA
RSVP: Jen Suereth at suerethj@tbinnovates.com or call 727-547-7340

Nonprofit Business Startup (Introduction)
Thursday, Aug. 28; 6-8 p.m.

Description: Interested in starting a non for profit organization? Learn about start-up, funding and collaborations specific to this sector through presentations and panel discussion.
Where: Enoch Davis Recreation Center, 1111 18th Avenue South, St Petersburg, FL 33705
FREE | Register to Attend.

How To Do Business with the City of St Petersburg
Tuesday, Sept. 2; 2-3 p.m.


Description: Learn to become a Small Business Enterprise and approved vendor, locate bid opportunities and appear on bid lists. Section 3 certification included.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE. Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE How to Make Your Business Thrive, Not Just Survive
Tuesday, Sept. 2; 6-8 p.m.


Description: A systematic approach to solving business problems.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE. Please RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, Sept. 3; 9-10 a.m.


Description: Each week, Kaufman Foundation’s 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their start-up to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors and entrepreneurs.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Register to Attend

Introduction to Business Startup
Wednesday, Sept, 3; 6-8 p.m.; First Wednesday of the month


Description: Covers concept feasibility, marketing, business planning, financing and licensing issues.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE. Please RSVP to Attend.

Introduction to Business Financing
Thursday, Sept. 4; 2-3 p.m.


Description: Learn about small business financing programs and requirements.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE. Register Now.

Tampa Bay Innovation Center Presents TECH Talk
Tuesday, Sept. 9; 8:30-10:30 a.m.


Description: Diary of an Entrepreneur. TECH Talk continues the Diary of an Entrepreneur series with Charlotte Baker, founder & CEO of Digital Hands.  This quarterly series will feature successful Tampa Bay made, Tampa Bay proud entrepreneurs who will share their stories and what they learned along the way.
Where: Microsoft, 5426 Bay Center Drive, 7th Floor, Tampa 33609
FREE | Register to Attend

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Small Business Owners
Tuesday, Sept. 9; 2-3 p.m.


Description: Learn strategies for preparing your business for hurricane season and other potential disasters as well as SBA Disaster Recovery Loan info.
Where: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE. Please RSVP to Attend.

SBA Loans and Programs
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2-4 p.m.


Description: Overview of the Small Business Administration programs, resources and services.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE. RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Establishing a Home Based Business
Tuesday, Sept. 9; 6-8 p.m.


Description: Focuses on unique issues of home based business, including tax implications, insurance, homeowner association covenants, and creating a private and professional ambiance for clients.
Where: Tarpon Springs Library. 138 East Lemon Street, Tarpon Springs 33469.
FREE | Register to Attend

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, Sept. 10; 9-10 a.m.


Description: Each week, Kaufman Foundation’s 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their start-up to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors and entrepreneurs.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Register to Attend

QuickBooks Basics
Wednesday, Sept. 10; 4:30-5:30 p.m.


Description: Hands on seminar for new QuickBooks users.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE. Please Call to RSVP to Attend. Please call 727-893-7146.

QuickBooks (Inter.) Part 1: The Sales Process-Setting Up Customers, Sales, ETC.
Thursday, Sept. 11; 6-8 p.m.


Description: Hands on seminar. Previous QuickBooks experience recommended.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE. Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Business Startup Basics
Tuesday, Sept. 16; 6-8 p.m.


Description:  Covers concept feasibility, marketing, business planning, financing and licensing issues.
Where: Enoch Davis Recreation Center. 1111 18t Ave South, St Petersburg, FL 33705
FREE. Please RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, Sept. 17; 9-10 a.m.


Description: Each week, Kaufman Foundation’s 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their start-up to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors and entrepreneurs.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Register to Attend

StartUp Xchange hosted by Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Wednesday, Sept. 17; 5-7 p.m.


Description: Monthly gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators and Innovation Center Mentors held in a different restaurant in the Tampa Bay area. Innovation Center mentors are available to share their advice and experience. Mentors and locations vary each month.
Where: TBA
Please RSVP to Attend.

QuickBooks: Online & Beyond- Benefit From Cloud Accounting and Apps
Wednesday, Sept. 17; 6-8 p.m.


Description: Hands on seminar. Previous QB experience recommended.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE. Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Intellectual Property Anyone?
Thursday, Sept. 18; 6-8 p.m.


Description: Fundamentals of copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets critical to protecting your business.
Where: The Greenhosue. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE. Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Marketing Mysteries Solved
Thursday, Sept. 18; 6:30-7:45 p.m.


Description: Interactive discussion that will reveal the roles and relationships between marketing, advertising, and sales.
Where: Safety Harbor Library. 101 2nd Street North. Safety Harbor 34695.
FREE. Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Franchising 101: Exploring the Myths and Facts
Tuesday, Sept. 23; 6-8 p.m.


Description: Learn about options in the franchise world, the benefits and how to find the right franchise.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE. Register Now

Green Tech Meetup
NEW monthly event hosted by Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Thursday, Sept. 25, 5-7 p.m.


Description: Two hour happy hour each month with all of your green tech friends. Green Tech meetup is open to all and all are welcome! This is an informal opportunity for individuals in green energy, marine science and sustainability fields to network with one another and share their experiences and challenges. The meetup is in St. Petersburg, Florida’s first designated “Green City”.
Where: TBA
RSVP to attend

SCORE Research and Planning for Your Business
Thursday, Sept. 25; 5:30-8 p.m.


Description: Access premium business databases for industry, market and demographic information critical to your business plan. Included concepts and process of writing the business plan.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE. Register Now

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, Sept. 24; 9-10 a.m.


Description: Each week, Kaufman Foundation’s 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their start-up to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors and entrepreneurs.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Register to Attend

SCORE Advanced QuickBooks (Q&A)
Tuesday, Sept. 30; 6-8 p.m.


Description: A question and answer session for experienced QuickBook users.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE. Register Now