Career & Entrepreneurship Center

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Career & Entrepreneurship Center

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SBA Loans & Services for New and Existing Businesses
Tuesday, July 29th; 1-3PM

Description: Learn detailed information on SBA loan requirements and receive update on current programs and services.  Meet Robert Chavarria, SBA Senior Area Manager. 
Where: EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$10 | Please RSVP to Attend.

Business & Trade Opportunities in Chile
Wednesday, July 30th; 8:30AM-10AM

Description: Chile is Florida’s 4th largest export destination and due to free trade agreements 90% of U.S. exports enter duty free. There are no healthcare registration requirements for most medical devices, so entering this open, stable and prosperous Latin American market is an easy way for Pinellas companies to expand market reach and increase sales. Join Isabel Margarita Valenzuela of the U.S. Embassy in Santiago and Laura Beth Ebert of the U.S. International Trade Administration for an informative no cost introduction to opportunities for your business in Chile.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend.

Finance Fair Business Registration
Thursday, July 31st; 12-2PM, Room 1-451

Description: The SBDC at Pinellas County 9th Annual Finance Fair is a chance for business owners to talk with a variety of small business lenders in a trade show format without having to fill out any loan applications or guessing which lender is the best match. Learn about SBA loans, bank loans, alternative financing, and other sources. Browse among the lender tables to find the best option for your current or future business finance needs.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend.

Starting a Business: Licenses, Permits & Legal Req
Tuesday, August 5th; 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 | Please RSVP to Attend.

QuickBooks
Thursday, August 7th; 3-5PM

Description: Setting up a chart of accounts, creating invoices, paying bills, writing checks and tracking customers; this introductory class takes you through the basics.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$20 | Please RSVP to Attend.

Business Growth Series for Existing Businesses
Tuesday, August 12th: 830-1030AM

Description: Part 6 of the Business Growth Training Series. Creating Business Sustainability.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$25 | Click to Register.

Business Plans for New and Existing Businesses
Thursday, August 21st; 3-5PM

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, August 28th; 12-2PM

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.

 

     

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.

Green Tech Meetup
NEW monthly event hosted by Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Thursday, July 24th, 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, marines 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:
Green Bench Brewing Co. 1133 Baum Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL
RSVP to attend.

STARTUP WEEKEND TAMPA BAY
Friday, July 25th at 6PM-Sunday, July 27th at 9PM

Description:
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. You'll have 54 hours to assemble your team and launch a startup! Whether you have an idea you want to build and share with the world, or just want to break into Tampa's entrepreneurial community, this is the event for you! No Talk. All Action. See you there!
For more info: http://tampa.startupweekend.org/
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“Practice What you Preach (or Pitch)!
Tuesday, July 29th; 6-8PM

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:
St Pete Brewing Co., 544 1st Ave North
RSVP:
Jen Suereth at suerethj@tbinnovates.com or call 727-547-7340.

SCORE New Marketing: Social, Experiential & Viral
Tuesday, July 29th; 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 | Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Legal Structures
Thursday, July 31st; 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.
$20 | Please RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, July 30th; 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.

10 Tips for Advertising Your Small Business
Tuesday, August 5th; 6-8PM

Description: Workshop topics include: the media; positioning your business; the internet; and marketing tips for small business owners.
Where: THE GREENHOUSE. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE. Please RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, August 6th; 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.

Introduction to Business Startup
Wednesday, August 6th; 6-8PM; 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.

How to do Business with the City of St Petersburg
Thursday, August 7th; 2-3PM

Description: Learn to become an SBE and approved vendor, locate bid opportunies and appear on bid lists. Section Three Certification information is included.
Where: THE GREENHOUSE. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Going into Business Workshop
Saturday, August 9th; 9AM-Noon

Description:
Workshop covering in depth important topics of starting up a new business.
Where:
SCORE Training Center, Corporate Square Building 400. 7402 N 56th St, Suite 425, Tampa 33617
$35 | Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Marketing Your Business Online
Tuesday, August 12th; 6-8PM

Description: Learn how to promote your business online and how to make sure your business is found on the internet.
Where: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
$20 | To Register and Pay, Click Here.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, August 13th; 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, August 13th; 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 | Register to Attend.

City Services and Incentives
Thursday, August 14th; 6-8PM

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.

SCORE Preparing Your Business Plan Workshop
Saturday, August 16th; 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.

StartUp Xchange hosted by Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Tuesday, August 19th; 5-7PM

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.

SCORE Establishing a Home Based Business
Tuesday, August 19th; 6-8PM

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, August 20th; 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 Sales Skills for Business Success (Part 1)
Wednesday, August 20th; 6-8PM

Description: First of a two night program, this session will be a combined full group seminiar plus small group workshops on the 10 basic components of a strong small business sales program.  Part 2 of this series will be held on August 27th.
Where: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Register to Attend.

Green Tech Meetup
NEW monthly event hosted by Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Thursday, August 21st, 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 Business Startup Basics
Thursday, August 21st; 6-8PM

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 Pricing for Profit
Thursday, August 21st; 6:30-7:45PM

Description: The basics of understanding your costs of doing business and relate these costs to an understanding of Gross Profit, Margin and Markup for a better position to put the right prices on your product or service.
Where: Safety Harbor Library, 101 2nd Street North, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Social Media
Tuesday, August 26th; 6-8PM

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, August 27th; 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.

Tampa Bay Innovation Center: Pitch Practice
Wednesday, August 27th; 6-8PM

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

SCORE Sales Skills for Business Success (Part 2)
Wednesday, August 27th; 6-8PM

Description: Part two of this series features attendee presentation on small business sales programs developed for their own company with SCORE help during the interim week between workshops. Attendees are REQUIRED to complete Part 1 of this series offered on Wednesday, August 20th from 6-8PM.
Where: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Register to Attend.

Nonprofit Business Startup (Introduction)
Thursday, August 28th; 6-8PM

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.

Tampa Bay Innovation Center Presents TECH Talk
Tuesday, September 9th; 8:30-10:30AM

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.