Career & Entrepreneurship Center

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Career & Entrepreneurship Center

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Starting a Business: Licenses, Permits & Legal Req
Tuesday, Mar. 3, 12-2 PM

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, Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Emailing Marketing with Constant Contact
Thursday, Mar. 5, 6 - 8 PM

Description:  This workshop will discuss the advantages of using email marketing for business, and present tips on setting up and managing an email marketing account in Constant Contact, SCORE’s email marketing platform partner. Bob Gaynor will be presenting.
Where: SPC Clearwater Campus. 2465 Drew Street, Room ES324, Clearwater 33765.
FREE | Register to Attend.

Tampa Bay Innovation Center Presents TECH Talk
“The Four Ways to Grow Your Business” presented by Jolene Loos, CPA, cofounder and partner of C&L Value Advisors, LLC

Tuesday, March 10th; 8:30-10:30AM

Description: Presenter Jolene Loos will offer practical, hands-on advice on how business owners can learn and apply the four things they need to do to take their business to the next level.
Where: Microsoft, 5426 Bay Center Drive, 7th Floor, Tampa 33609
FREE | Register to Attend.

SBA Loans and Services
Tuesday Mar. 10, 12-2 PM

Description:  Meet Robert Chavarria, SBA Senior Area Manager. Receive an overview of the Federal Small Business Administration’s loans and services programs for small businesses.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend.

Effective Marketing
Tuesday Mar. 17, 12-2 PM

Description:  Develop a plan to market your business effectively and efficiently to the right customers all the time. Effective marketing will help you find more customers and increase revenue.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$20 | Click to Register.

SCORE Keys to Effective Business Writing
Thursday Mar. 19, 6-8 PM

Description:  The ability to write clearly and effectively remains an essential skill in the modern business world. This workshop will explore the basic concepts of business writing.
Where: SPC Clearwater Campus. 2465 Drew Street, Room ES324, Clearwater 33765.
FREE | Register to Attend.

Selling to Pinellas County Government
Tuesday Mar. 24, 12-2 PM

Description:  Get an overview of the Pinellas County Purchasing Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. Learn how to register to do business with County Government.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend.

5th Annual Business Plan and Elevator Pitch Competition
Thursday, April 30, 6 PM

Description:  Join us for the 5th annual college-wide competition where SPC students will receive up to $10,000 in prizes for their great ideas, business plans and elevator pitches!
Please contact our staff at competition@spcollege.edu for more details or if you are an enrolled student interested in participating!
Where: SPC Seminole Campus, UP Building, Digitorium
Please click HERE to RSVP.

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.

Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference- SEEC 2015
Friday, Feb. 27, 8AM- Saturday, Feb. 28, 5PM

Description:  SEEC 2015 is a two day conference that will allow students to engage in networking opportunities with students and business professionals from across the nation. The main event is the Spartan Pitch Competition. There will be 25-20 speakers from all over the country as well.
Where: The University of Tampa-Entrepreneurship Center, 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606
***Tickets are discounted for SPC Students. Tickets are $25. Use the discount code "SPCROCKS". To learn more about SEEC 2015 and to register click HERE.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wed. Mar. 4, 9-10 AM

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 | Please Register to Attend

Introduction to Business Startup
Wed. Mar. 4, 6-8 PM; 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

SCORE Intellectual Property Anyone?
Thurs. Mar. 5, 6-8 PM

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

SCORE Creating Your Web Presence
Tues. Mar. 10, 6-8 PM

Description: Learn everything you need to know to have a great website.
Where: Enoch Davis Center. 1111 18th Avenue South, St Petersburg 33705.
Please RSVP to Attend

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wed. Mar. 11, 9-10 AM

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 | Please Register to Attend

How to Research & Write Your Business Plan
Wed. Mar. 11, 5:30-8 PM

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

How To Do Business with the City of St Petersburg/Online Bidding Basics
Thurs. Mar. 12, 2-3 PM

Description: Learn to become a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and approved vendor, locate bid opportunities and appear on bid lists. Section 3 Certification information will be included.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | To Register, Click Here

SCORE Social Media
Thurs. Mar. 12, 6-8 PM

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.
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend

SCORE Business Startup Basics
Tues. Mar. 17, 6-8 PM

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

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wed. Mar. 18, 9-10 AM

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 Financing
Wed. Mar. 18, 2-3 PM

Description: What documentation is required when accessing capital? What are some capital access programs available to small businesses? Representatives from a financial institution will address questions like these, outline requirements in applying for a loan and will offer best practices to help you with your business plan presentation to lenders. Various SBA loan programs will also be discussed.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | To Register Click Here

SCORE Franchising 101: Exploring the Myths & Facts
Wed. Mar. 18, 6-8 PM

Description: This workshop is the first step for anyone who is thinking about going into a franchise business for themselves.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | To Register Click Here

SCORE Marketing Your Business Online
Thurs. Mar. 19, 6-8 PM

Description: Strong online marketing can be critical to your success. This workshop will cover how to identify and reach out to your best customer base, which social media platforms to start with, and how to write copy that will connect your audience.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend

The Florida Small Business and Entrepreneurship Forum-2015
March 24-25, 2015; Tampa, FL

Description: The Florida Small Business Forum agenda features a roster of financial experts from across the state to educate you on how to position your company for capital raising and prepare you for financial growth and success. The program features two tracks designed specifically for Small Business owners and Start-Up companies. For more information click here
Where: The Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore. 5303 west Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, 33609.
Early Registration: The early registration prices is only $145 per person( $50 off the regular price). Use the special TEC Garage discount code “Garage50” to receive an additional $50 discount. Price includes pre-conference workshop, all of the educational sessions, refreshment breaks, lunch, etc. To register, click HERE.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wed. Mar. 25, 9-10 AM

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

Successfully Launching Your Business: Grand Openings & Beyond
Wed. Mar. 25, 6-7:30 PM

Description: Tips for preparing for a successful grand opening and strategies for growing your customer base after the ribbon is cut.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | to Register, Click Here

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Small Business Owners
Thurs. Mar. 26, 2-4 PM

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
Thurs. Mar. 26, 6-8 PM

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

SCORE Advanced QuickBooks (Q&A)
Tues. Mar. 31, 6-8 PM

Description: QuickBooks is a powerful tool for managing your business finances. This hands-on workshop is for advanced QuickBooks users who are having difficulties with specific QuickBooks applications, and/or have tax questions that may not be covered by basic and intermediate workshops.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | to Register Click Here

SSCORE Developing a Web Presence in Today’s Marketplace
Tues. Mar. 31, 7-9 PM

Description: The workshop will describe how to create and maximize your company’s website. It will explain the options of developing a website on your own versus hiring a professional.
Where: Tarpon Springs Public Library. 138 East Lemon Street, Tarpon Springs 33469.
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend