Career & Entrepreneurship Center

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Career & Entrepreneurship Center

Upcoming Events


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Starting a Business: Licenses, Permits & Legal Req
Tuesday, November 4th; 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 Please RSVP to Attend

SCORE Developing a Web Presence in Today’s Marketplace
Tuesday, November 4th; 6-8PM

Description: The workshop will describe how to create and maximize your company’s website. It will explain the options of developing a website on your own versus hiring a professional.
Where: SPC Clearwater Campus. 2465 Drew Street Room ES322, Clearwater 33765.
FREE. Please RSVP to Attend.

Reverse Trade Show Businesses
Thursday, November 6th; 8:30-11:30AM -How to do Business with Pinellas County Reverse Tradeshow & 12-1PM- Panel Discussion: Tips for doing business with Pinellas County Government

How to do Business with Pinellas County Reverse Tradeshow Description: Allows vendors and Small Business Enterprises to meet with Pinellas County buyers; learn how to navigate each department’s vending process; gather information on future contracts and bid solicitations; and identify opportunities in the purchasing chain.

Panel Discussion of Tips for doing business with Pinellas County Government
Description:
A panel of government representatives share knowledge about public procurement activities. Get tips on how to obtain notices of proposed government procurement actions, pointers on contract awards, and information on how to respond to bids effectively to be awarded contracts will be answered and discussed.

Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
FREE I Click to Register Your Business

QuickBooks
Thursday, November 13th; 12-2PM

Description: Setting up a chart of accounts, creating invoices, paying bills, writing checks and tracking customers; this introductory class takes you through the basics. Presented by the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Society of Enrolled Agents. Cost includes course materials.
Where: EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$20 I Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Basic Steps for the Start-Up of Restaurants, Coffee Shops and Caterers
Tuesday, November 18th; 6-8PM

Description: This workshop covers all of the basic steps necessary to go into the food service business. Each participant will receive significant detailed information, including handout materials.
Where: SPC Clearwater Campus. 2465 Drew Street, Room ES322, Clearwater 33765
FREE I To Register, click here.

Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights
Thursday, November 20th: 12-2PM

Description: Join Michael Myers, Patent Counsel at Shumlear, Loop & Kenrick, LLP for a lively discussion about the best ways to legally protect your good name, creative ideas, innovative products, and hard work through patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.
Where: Pinellas County Economic Development, EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$20 I Click to Register.

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.

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.

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.

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.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, November 5th; 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, November 5th; 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.

Basics of Bonding, Part 2
Thursday, November 6th, 6-8PM

Description: Continue the discussion of the function, types and cost of surety bonds, while learning more about the financial aspects of what is needed to qualify for surety credit. Includes SBA Surety Bond Guaranty Program.
Where: The Greenhouse - 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Register to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, November 12th; 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
Tuesday, November 12th; 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 I Please RSVP to Attend.

Social Media
Tuesday, November 12th; 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.
FREE I Please RSVP to Attend.

Intellectual Property Anyone?
Thursday, November 13th; 6-8PM

Description: Fundamentals of copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets critical to protecting your business.
Where: The Greenhouse-440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | RSVP to Attend.

Tampa Bay Innovation Center Presents TECH Talk
“Tales from the Entrepreneurial Trenches”
Tuesday, November 18th; 8:30-10:30AM

Description: November's TECH Talk is a special Global Entrepreneurship Week editon featuring a panel of local startups. They will share their efforts to get funded and how they are getting their businesses off the ground.
Presented by Tampa Bay Innovation Center as part of the eHub, TECH Talk is the area's premier networking and educational event developed specifically to meet the interest of local entrepreneurial community. 
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, November 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 information is included.
Where: Enoch Davis Recreation Center. 1111 18th Ave South, St Petersburg, 33705.
FREE I To Register, click here.

SCORE Franchising 101: Exploring the Myths and Facts
Tuesday, November 18th; 2:00-4:00PM

Description: Learn about options in the franchise world, the benefits and how to find the right franchise.
Where: Palm Harbor Library. 2330 Nebraska Ave, Palm Harbor 34683.
FREE I To Register, click here.

Business Startup Basics
Tuesday, November 18th; 6-8PM

Description: Covers concept feasibility, marketing, business planning, financing and licensing issues.
Where: The Greenhouse-440 2nd Ave North, St Petersburg, 33701.
FREE I Please RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups (1MC) St. Petersburg
Wednesday, November 19th; 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.

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Small Business Owners
Wednesday, November 19th; 2-4PM

Description: Learn strategies for preparing your business for hurricane season and other potential disasters as well as SBA Disaster Recovery Loan info. **Please note that this workshop will be videotaped. **
Where: The Greenhouse- 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE I Please RSVP to Attend.

SBA Loans and Programs
Wednesday, November 19th; 6-8PM

Description: Overview of the Small Business Administration programs, resources and services.
Where: The Greenhouse- 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE I Please RSVP to Attend.

QuickBooks (Inter.) Part 2: Tracking Revenue
Thursday, November 20th; 6-8PM

Description: Learn how you can use QuickBooks to track business revenue in this hands-on workshop.  Previous QuickBooks experience recommended.  **Please note that this class has a limited number of laptops for attendee use and is capped at 16.  If registration is full, call (727) 893-7146 for wait list details.**
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE I Please RSVP to Attend.

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.