Career & Entrepreneurship Center

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Career & Entrepreneurship Center

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


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 l Register to Attend

Starting a Business: Licenses, Permits & Legal Req
Tuesday, October 7th; 12-2PM

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 l Register to Attend

SCORE How to Start and Operate a Manufacturing Business
Tuesday, October 7th; 6-8PM

Description: This workshop will review key manufacturing related topics such as realistic marketing projections, production planning, supply chain management, specifications, product cost and pricing, quality control, continuous improvement, financing the manufacturing startup, and more!
Where: St Petersburg College, 2465 Drew Street Room ES322, Clearwater, FL 33765
FREE l Please RSVP to Attend.

Business Growth Series for Existing Businesses
Tuesday, October 14th: 8:30-10:30AM

Description: Part 3 of the Business Growth Training Series: Growth Strategies that Make a Dramatic Difference on Business Success.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$25 l Register to Attend.

CEO Entrepreneurship Club
Thursday, October 16th ; 5-7PM
SPC Seminole Campus UP156

Description: Come enjoy our two speakers this month!  Come hear Attorney Ronald W. Gregory II of the Gregory Law Firm, PI  who specializes in working with business owners throughout the life cycle of their business from start-up to the sale of the business and Stefan Cerf owner and founder of Tropicool, the local home for artisanal gelato & sorbet.
Please RSVP by clicking HERE.

Responding to RFPs, RFIs, and RFQs
Tuesday, October 21st: 10AM-12PM

Description: Each bid proposal is unique... In order to stand out in the sea of competing firms and to get an insider’s look into writing a business proposal that will generate more successful results; Gain real insight into the bid writing process and discover proven tools for responding to proposals. In this seminar you will learn the do’s and don’ts in writing and submitting a proposal. This class is facilitated by supplier diversity expert, Felix Bratslavsky, MBE Manager for Tampa General Hospital.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$20 l Register to Attend.

Doing Business with Pinellas County for Existing Businesses
Tuesday, October 28th; 12-2PM

Description: Pinellas County’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program gives local small businesses opportunities to participate in the competitive process for County contracts. You'll learn about the County purchasing system and receive personal assistance to help you register to do business with Pinellas County Government.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
FREE l Click to Register.

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 Preparing Your Business Plan Workshop
Saturday, September 27th; 9AM-noon

Description: For new and existing businesses covering in depth the following key elements of a written business plan.
Where: SCORE Training Center, Corporate Square Building 400. 7402 N 56th St, Suite 425, Tampa 33617
$35. | Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Advanced QuickBooks (Q&A)
Tuesday, Sept. 30th; 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 l Register to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, October 1st; 9-10AM

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.

City Services and Incentives
Thursday, October 2nd; 2-3PM

Description: An overview of tax credits and refunds for qualifying business and zoning and permitting services for startup and expansion.
Where: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Register to Attend.

Introduction to Business Taxes
Thursday, October 2nd; 6-8PM

Description: Learn recent business tax law changes, handling business profits/losses, possible tax-filing deadlines, commonly missed tax deductions, avoiding common IRS penalties for startups and more! Geared toward startup businesses.
Where: The Greenhouse . 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE l RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Elements of the Marketing Plan
Tuesday, October 7th; 6-8PM

Description: Learn your target market, competition, business environment and how to write and implement a marketing plan.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE l RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, October 8th; 9-10AM

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

How to Research & Write Your Business Plan
Wednesday, October 8th; 5:30-8PM

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.
$20 l RSVP to Attend.

SCORE New Marketing: Social, Experiential & Viral
Thursday, October 9th; 6-8PM

Description: Get the most out of your social media marketing!  Learn about Facebook, Twitter, etc.; strategies for effective use; and what "viral" means for your business.
Where: THE GREENHOUSE. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
$20 l Please RSVP to Attend.

Tampa Bay Innovation Center Presents TECH Talk
“What is Your Business Really Worth” Featuring Steven E. Schuetz
Tuesday, October 14th; 8:30-10:30AM

Description: Presenter, Steve Schuetz, is the managing director of Valuation Research Corporation. He will discuss the different value perpectives (value to owner, investor and lender) and why they may be different; valuation approaches and which are appropriate in various business scenarios; the differences between the value of an asset and the value of a business; and strategies for preparing for a sale and their potential impacts on the future value of a business.
Where: Microsoft, 5426 Bay Center Drive, 7th Floor, Tampa 33609
FREE | Register to Attend.

How To Do Business with the City of St Petersburg
Tuesday, October 14th; 2-3PM

Description: Learn to become a Small Business Enterprise and approved vendor, locate bid opportunies and appear on bid lists. Seciton 3 certification included.
Where: THE GREENHOUSE. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE l Click Here to Register.

SCORE Business Startup Basics
Tuesday, October 14th; 6-8PM

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 l RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Pricing for Profit
Wednesday, October 15th; 6-8PM

Description: Learn about bid preparations with a financial overview of how gross profit margin & markup affect your pricing and profitability.
Where: The GREENHOUSE 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE l RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, October 15th; 9-10AM

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 Creating Your Web Presence
Wednesday, October 16th; 6-8PM

Description: Learn everything you need to know to have a great website.
Where: THE GREENHOUSE. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
$20 l RSVP to Attend.

ETSY Craft Entrepreneurship
Thursday, October 16th; 6-8PM
Saturday October 18th; 10AM-2PM
Thursday, October 23rd; 6-8PM
Saturday, October 25th; 6-8PM
Thursday, October 30th; 6-8PM

Where: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North, City Hall Annex, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Description: In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, The Greenhouse is offering free classes to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income. Please note there is a wait list for this workshop. For additional information contact Carly Helliesen at chelliesen@stpe​te.com

SCORE Estimating and Bidding
Tuesday, October 21st; 6-8PM

Description: Discussion of what it takes to create practical, reliable bids and estimates that are cost effective.
Where: THE GREENHOUSE. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE l Please RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, October 22nd; 9-10AM

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 Legal Structures
Wednesday, October 22nd; 6-8PM

Description: Learn the most common business legal structures to consider, plus advantages & disadvantages of each, and more!
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE l Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE 10 Tips for Advertising Your Business
Thursday, October 23rd; 6-8PM

Description: The media, positioning your business; the internet; and marketing tips for small business owners.
Where: Enoch Davis Recreation Center. 1111 18th Ave South, St Petersburg, FL 33705
FREE l Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Establishing a Home Based Business
Tuesday, October 28th; 6PM-8PM

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: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Register to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, October 29th; 9-10AM

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.

TEC Garage: Green Tech Meetup
Monthly event hosted by Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Wednesday, October 29th 5-7PM

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
Wednesday, October 29; 5:30-8PM

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 l To Register, click here.

“Life Transitions as Opportunities for Growth”- Encore Discussion Group
Thursday, October 30th; 10:30AM-12PM

Description: Transition is a process that we go through to come to terms with the new situation.  Often, the beginning of change actually starts with endings; if transitions do not occur, change does not happen! The possibilitys of moving from the past into our Third Act for a full and happy life can occur through understanding the gift of transitions. Presented by Encore Tampa Bay. http://encoretampabay.com?
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE l To Register, click here.

2014 National CEO Conference
#CEONAT2014
October 30th-November 1st, 2014

Description: For information, please click HERE.
Our CEO Club is working with SGA to try and make it possible for our Active SPC-CEO Club members to attend the conference. 
Fill out the survey if you are interested in attending the conference. CEO Survey Link.