Career & Entrepreneurship Center

  CEC at St. Petersburg College

Career & Entrepreneurship Center

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Internet Marketing Strategies for New & Existing Businesses
Tuesday, November 25th; 8:30-10:30am

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 I Click to Register.

Starting a Business: Licenses, Permits & Legal Requirements
Tuesday, December 2nd; 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 I RSVP to Attend

Business Plans for New and Existing Businesses
Thursday December 4th: 12-2PM

Description: There are a lot of ways to accomplish a business plan from easy to complex. You will be shown a variety of plan formats to fit your purpose and a variety of resources to guide your plan and research.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$20 I Click to Register

Brains & Bagels
Frirday, December 5th: 9-10AM

Description: Brains & Bagels brings together industry leaders to identify the innovative needs of their companies and the entrepreneurs and techies that can provide the solution.
Where: TEC Garage. Located on the 1st floor of the SPC Downtown Campus.
$10 (Free for TEC Garage clients and coworkers) I Register now to reserve your spot!! HERE.

Accounting &Tax Procedures for New and Existing Business
Tuesday, December 9th; 12-2PM

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 I Click to Register.

Marketing Your Business for New & Existing Business
Tuesday, December 16th: 12-2PM

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 I Click to Register.

CEO Entrepreneurship Club
Thursday, December 18th; 5-7PM

Description: Monthy CEO Club meeting! All are welcome! We will meet in room UP 303 this month.
Where: SPC Seminole Campus, 9200 113th Street N, Seminole, UP Building, Room 303
FREE I Please RSVP to Attend.

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.

How to Make Your Business thrive, Not Just Survive
Tuesday, November 25th; 6-8PM

Description:  This workshop provides a systematic approach to solving business problems.
Where: The Greenhouse- 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE I Please RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, November 26th; 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 QuickBooks (Inter.) Part 3: Managing Expenses
Monday, December 1st; 6-8PM

Description: Learn how to use QuickBooks to manage and track your company’s expenses. Hands on seminar. Previous QuickBooks experience recommended.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE I RSVP to Attend.

Introduction to Business Financing
Tuesday, December 2nd; 2-3PM

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

SCORE QuickBooks (Inter.) Part 4: Reconciliations and Reports
Tuesday, December 2nd; 6-8PM

Description: Learn how to use QuickBooks to generate reports to reconcile your business statements. Hands on seminar. Previous QuickBooks experience recommended.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE I RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, December 3rd; 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, December 3rd; 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 I Please RSVP to Attend.

City Services and Incentives for Business Owners and Startups
Thursday, December 4th; 2-3PM

Description: This workshop features highlights of zoning and permitting services, including selecting your location, complying with building codes and one-on-one assistance.  Valuable business incentive information, for eligible businesses, including tax credits for construction materials, equipment and hiring is also discussed.
Where: Enoch Davis Recreation Center. 1111 18th Avenue South, St Pete, 33705
FREE | Register to Attend.

Brains & Bagels
Frirday, December 5th: 9-10AM

Description: Brains & Bagels brings together industry leaders to identify the innovative needs of their companies and the entrepreneurs and techies that can provide the solution.
Where: TEC Garage. Located on the 1st floor of the SPC Downtown Campus.
$10 I (Free for TEC Garage clients and coworkers) Register now to reserve your spot!! HERE.

QuickBooks: Online & Beyond- Benefit From Cloud Accounting and Apps
Monday, December 8th; 6-8PM

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

Tampa Bay Innovation Center Presents TECH Talk
“Will the economy help or hinder your growth in 2015-and what can you do about it”
Tuesday, December 9th; 8:30-10:30AM

Description: The December program, “Will the economy help or hinder your growth in 2015-and what you can do about it”, will feature panelists Gwynn Davey, Bay Cities Bank executive vice president; Lynn Johler, Bay Cities Bank executive vice president and manager of Small Business Administration (SBA) lending; and Steven Grove, tax group managing director of CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay. Davey, Johler and Grove will discuss what is going on in the local national economies and what may be on the horizon in 2015 that will have an impact on startup and early stage company growth.
Where: Microsoft, 5426 Bay Center Drive, 7th Floor, Tampa 33609
FREE | Register to Attend.

SCORE Business Startup Basics
Tuesday, December 9th; 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 I RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, December 10th; 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, December 10th; 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, City Hall Annex, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE I RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Franchising 101: Exploring the Myths and Facts
Wednesday, December 10th; 6-8PM

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 I To Register, click here.

SCORE Advanced QuickBooks (Q&A)
Tuesday, December 16th; 6-8PM

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

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, December 17th; 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.

Successfully Launching Your Business: Grand Openings & Beyond
Wednesday, December 17th; 6-7:30PM

Description: Get 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 I To Register, click here.

How To Do Business with the City of St Petersburg
Thursday, December 18th; 2-3PM

Description: Learn to become a Small Business Enterprise and approved vendor, locate bid opportunies and appear on bid lists. Section 3 certification included.
Where: Enoch Davis Recreation Center. 1111 18th Avenue South, St Pete, 33705
FREE I To Register, click here.

TEC Garage: Green Tech Meetup
Monthly event hosted by Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Thursday, December 18th; 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 like-minded entrepreneurs & professionals to come together to discuss challenges, best practices, lessons learned and new technology/concepts while growing green tech ventures.
Where: The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge. 540 1st Street Southeast, St Pete.
RSVP to attend.

Nonprofit Business Startup
Thursday, December 18th; 6-8PM

Description: Interested in starting a non-profit organization? Learn about startup, funding and collaborations specific to this sector through presentations and a panel discussion.
Where: The Greenhouse- 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
$20 I RSVP to Attend.