Career & Entrepreneurship Center

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Career & Entrepreneurship Center

Upcoming Events


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Selling to Pinellas County Government
Tuesday, June 23rd; 12-2PM

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 I Please RSVP to Attend.

Starting a Business
Tuesday, July 7th; 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: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$10 I Please RSVP to Attend.

SBA Loans and Services
Tuesday, July 14th; 12-2PM

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 I Please RSVP to Attend.

Selling to the Federal Government
Thursday, July 16th; 12-2PM

Description: The Florida SBDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will provide 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 I Please RSVP to Attend.

Business Success
Tuesday, July 21st: 12-2PM

Description: Ideal as a next step after starting a business or for refocusing experienced businesses. Learn the 3 essential steps to ensure your business success including planning, targeting customers, and managing cash.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$20 I Please RSVP to Attend.

Food Tech Industry Symposium
Tuesday, July 28th; 9AM-12PM

Description: Food Tech will give you tools to grow your business at the speed of technology. This conference focuses on how technology is transforming the food industry and is designed for restaurant owner, caterers, and aspiring food entrepreneurs.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$10 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.

HR Does Not Have To Be A Burden
Tuesday, June 23rd; 6:30-7:30PM

Description: Learn the basics of what you need to have a compliant human resources department as a small business owner.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE I Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Business Startup Basics
Tuesday, June 23rd; 7-9PM

Description: Are you ready to start a new small business? This workshop will lead you through the steps you should take to be successful.
Where: Tarpon Springs Public Library. 138 East Lemon Street, Tarpon Springs.
FREE I Please RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, June 24th; 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 I Please RSVP to Attend.

StartUp Xchange hosted by Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Thursday, June 25th; 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. This month's mentors will be available to share their advice and experience. They include: Intellectual Property Attorney - Chris Paradies, Paradies Law PA Marketing & Sales Consultant - Ron Stein, FastPath Marketing Social Media Expert - Kellye Dash, The Busy Buddy Director, JJ Roberts, Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Where: Lee Roy Selmon’s. 4302 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa 33607.
FREE I Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Franchising 101: Exploring the Myths and Facts
Thursday, June 25th; 6-8PM

Description: Learn about options in the franchise world, the benefits and how to find the right franchise.
Where: Enoch Davis Recreation Center. 1111 18th Avenue South, St Pete 33705.
FREE I Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE How to Research/Plan for Your Business
Tuesday, June 30th; 5:30-8PM

Description: Understand the importance of a business plan, what kind you need, and its major elements. You will be able to start writing a business plan, and make an appointment with a SCORE counselor to guide you through the process.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE I Please RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, July 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 I Please Register to Attend.

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Small Business Owners
Tuesday, July 7th; 2-4PM

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 I Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Pricing for Profit
Tuesday, July 7th; 6:30-7:45PM

Description: Learn the basics of understanding your costs of doing business and relate these costs to an understanding of Gross Profit, Margin and Markup. With this information, you should be in a much better position to put the Right Price on your product or service.
Where: Palm Harbor Library. 2330 Nebraska Avenue, Palm Harbor 34683
FREE I Please RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, July 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 I Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Keys to Running a Successful Small Business
Thursday, July 9th; 5-6:45PM

Description: To run a successful small business, an owner must be able to wear many hats. They will be required to manage: the growth in sales, pricing, cost controls, equipment purchases, cash flow, employee productivity, etc. This workshop will highlight the Key reasons for business failure and several of the keys to running a successful small business and how you can master these keys to meet profit goals.
Where: Clearwater Main Library. 100 N Osceola Ave. Clearwater 33755.
FREE I Please RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, July 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 I Please RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, July 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 I Please RSVP to Attend.

I Need A Loan/ Accion Microloans
Tuesday, July 28th; 6-7:30PM

Description: Are you in need of a small amount of funding for your business? Do you think that your credit score may be a hindrance? Find out more about the microlending process from Accion. Accion is a nonprofit organization that offers small business loans from $500 to $50,000 and financial education to small business owners in the United States. This 1.5 hour workshop reviews the basics of credit, micro-finance, and how to obtain a small business loan.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE I Please RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, July 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 I Please RSVP to Attend.