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Apr 02 2019

Small Biz Webinars and Workshops (30 March - 05 April 2019)


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Webinar

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M., Webinar - Process Improvement & Working Smarter - WBC Tampa

This class focuses on applying “Lean” process improvement to add efficiencies to your business and improve your bottom line potential. Learn ideas about making your work processes flow better, faster, cheaper? We can show you how to apply “Lean” thinking to any business process, regardless of your industry. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Lonnie Koyama of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

In-person

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Create an Effective Website for Your Business

This workshop is for business owners who want to create a website or improve their existing website. Attendees will learn the basics of website hosting, design, ecommerce and tracking. $35 for online pre-registration; only advance registration and payment for this event. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., Melbourne, Business Start Up Info Session

This session will cover the basics of “How to start your business” as well as resources in the community. Free to attend. Call 321-433-5570 or 321-433-5514 or register online: http://floridasbdc.org/get-training. The workshop will be conducted by the Florida SBDC at Eastern Florida State College.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., Miami, How To Attract & Retain Key People 

Are you wondering how to identify and maintain these employees that are essential to your business growth? Florida SBDC at FIU is proud to partner with AXA Advisors to give business owners insight into how to retain their key people through executive benefit plan strategies. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Florida SBDC at FIU & AXA Advisors in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., Fort Myers, Turn Leads into Cash with Digital Marketing

By using social media and email marketing, you can generate leads, build relationships with prospects and close business. The great news is these activities can all be handled online, using social media, email marketing, and a properly designed website and shopping cart $25 to attend. Lunch included.  Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Southwest SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Creating a Competitive Edge

Give customers a compelling reason to choose you over your competitors! What makes your company GREAT. Describe who you are, define yourself and your mission! $35 in advance; $50 at the door. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Fort Lauderdale, Basics of Grant Writing

This workshop, offered by SCORE in partnership with Forging Alliances will focus on three critical components of the grant-writing process. •Cultivating donor relationships •Developing winning grant proposals •Developing effective program budgets.  $35 in advance; $50 at the door. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M., Tampa, SBA Roundtable: Discuss the Army Corps and EPA’s Proposed Rule to Revise

The purpose of the roundtable will be to hear directly from small businesses about the proposed rule. Request for Comments on the Army Corps and EPA’s Proposed Rule to Revise the Definition of Waters of the United States On February 14, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a proposed rule to revise the definition of waters of the United States (WOTUS). Free to attend. Email Prianka.Sharma@sba.gov if you're interested in attending this event, sponsored by the SBA's Office of Advocacy.

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M., West Palm Beach, Strategic Steps to Growing Your Business Certificate Program -Workshop #5: "Managing Operations"

Learn how to more effectively operate a profitable business, including setting goals, identifying, managing, and measuring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and more. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Palm Beach SCORE Chapter.

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 1:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., Tampa, SBA Lender's Training

97 percent of all U.S. exporters are small businesses. Exporting can be a real advantage for small businesses because 96 percent of their customers reside outside of the U.S. Small businesses can reach these customers by financing their exporting transactions with help from the SBA. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop, conducted by the Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women, will feature an SBA Regional Manager for Exporting Solutions and SFDO Senior Area Managers.

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M., Tampa, SBA Advocacy: Roundtable to Discuss DOL’s Proposed Rule to Increase the Overtime Exemption to $35K

The U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy will be hosting this roundtable to discuss DOL’s new Overtime Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which increases the minimum salary for the "white collar" overtime exemption from $23,660 annually to $35,308 annually. This means that workers making under $35,308 annually would be eligible for overtime pay. The purpose of the roundtable will be to hear directly from small businesses about the impact of the proposed rule. Comments on the rule are due mid-May 2019. Free to attend. Email Janis.Reyes@sba.gov if you're interested in attending this event, sponsored by the SBA's Office of Advocacy.


Date: 03/29/2019; Author Information: Heather Hines, Public Affairs Specialist


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