Career & Entrepreneurship Center

  CEC at St. Petersburg College

Career & Entrepreneurship Center

Upcoming Events


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Starting a Business; First Tuesday of every month
Tuesday, December 6th; 12-2PM
Description: The best way to get started! Receive information on the necessary licenses, permits, legal documents and requirements to do business in the State of Florida. Learn to refine your ideas into a plan for success.
Where:, Epi-Center 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$10 | Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE How to Qualify and Apply for an SBA Loan
Thursday, December 8th; 6-8PM
Description: Do you and your small business qualify for a small business loan guaranteed by the Small Business Administration? This workshop will focus on 7(a) loan requests and will include a detailed review of loan requirements and how to complete the loan application.
Where:  SPC Clearwater Campus , 2465 Drew Street, Room ES113, Clearwater, FL 33765 
FREE | Register to Attend.

Quickbooks
Tuesday, December 13th: 12-2PM
Description: Get an overview of Quickbooks accounting software. Learn to set up the chart of account and the basic functions of the most popular software among accounting professionals today. Guest presenter Michael Carlisle, Enrolled Agent.
Where: EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$20 | Click to Register.

SCORE Establishing a Home Based Business
Thursday, December 15th; 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:  SPC Clearwater Campus , 2465 Drew Street, Room ES113, Clearwater, FL 33765 
FREE | Register 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 the City Buys
Tuesday, December 6th; 2-3PM
Description:
The City of St. Petersburg's Procurement & Supply Management Department has automated its entire procure-to-pay process. In this class, suppliers will learn how the City sources its supplies and services and how to communicate effectively with the City.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE |
Register to Attend

Basics of Bonding, Part 1
Tuesday, December 6th; 6-8PM
Description: This is an introductory course for both contractors and subcontractors providing vital information for meeting the bonding requirements of your projects.
Where: The Greenhouse - 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Register to Attend.

SCORE How to Start and Operate a Non-Profit Business
Tuesday, December 6th; 6-8PM
Description: Are you struggling to learn QuickBooks and know little about accounting? This workshop covers many of the common problems that small businesses encounter and includes the Super Quick Guide to QuickBooks by John Alexander. Join us for a hands-on workshop to address topics like recording sales and posting revenue to books, tracking revenue, managing expenses, and reconciliations and reports. Previous QuickBooks experience is required.
Where: Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33755
FREE I RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Keys to Running a Successful Business
Tuesday, December 6th; 6:30-7:45PM
Description:
In this workshop, Larry Hunt will first highlight the Key reasons for business failure. Once that has been covered, he will go through several of the KEYS TO RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL SMALL BUSINESS and how you can master these KEYS to make sure that you meet your profit goals.
Where: Tarpon Springs Library, 138 East Lemon Street, Tarpon Springs 34689.
FREE |
Register to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, December 7th; 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; First Wednesday of the month
Wednesday, December 7th; 6-8PM
Description: Are you ready to start a new small business? This workshop will lead you through the steps you should take to be successful. Sign up for this workshop to learn a no-nonsense approach to starting a business with a higher chance for success.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE I Register to Attend.

SCORE How to Be Successful Raising Money via Crowdfunding
Thursday, December 8th; 6-8PM
Description: How Entrepreneurs can use Crowdfunding to Launch and Fund Their Big Ideas. If you’re an entrepreneur, crowdfunding is your avenue to success. Last year, entrepreneurs with great product ideas raised over $16 billion to launch their companies.
Where: Enoch David Center. 1111 18th Ave S, St Petersburg 33705.
FREE I Please RSVP to Attend.

Tampa Bay Innovation Center Presents TECH Talk
December Diary of an Entrepreneur: "How adapting your business strategies can lead to dramatic growth"
Tuesday, December 13th; 8:30-10AM
Description: The December Diary of an Entrepreneur program, "How adapting your business strategies can lead to dramatic growth," will be presented by Michelle Mueller, owner, chief marketing officer and chief strategist of Garden Light LED, a 20-year-old Tampa-based designer, engineer and manufacturer of high quality architectural and outdoor LED lighting. Presented by Tampa Bay Innovation Center, TECH Talk is the area's premier networking and educational event developed specifically to meet the interest of the local entrepreneurial community. 
Where: Microsoft, 5426 Bay Center Dr., Suite 700, Tampa, FL  33609
FREE | Register to Attend.

SCORE Advanced QuickBooks (Q&A)
Tuesday, December 13th; 6-8PM
Description: If you want to run a profitable business, you need access to complete and accurate information about your finances. QuickBooks is a powerful tool for managing your business finances. This 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 I To Register, click here.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, December 14th; 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 and Write Your Business Plan; Second Wednesday of the month
Wednesday, December 14th; 5:30-8PM
Description: Businesses that fail to plan, plan to fail. Most business problems arise from not planning ahead. Your business plan provides you a method to take a look inward at yourself and your business, find the STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES, and THREATS (SWOT) and be able to assess, analyze, and correct the direction of your business BEFORE it becomes a critical threat to your success.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE I Register to Attend.

Introduction to Business Financing
Thursday, December 15th; 6-7PM
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.