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SBDC - Business Startup Series

March 10, 2020
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Date & Time:  Tuesday, March 10, 2020 
                        (5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
6 sessions ending Thu, Mar 26
Location: FSBDC at the USF Port Tampa Bay Building 
Registration: $ 199.00

Topic: Start-up Assistance

After working with thousands of business owners each year, we’ve put together six courses that make up the critical business foundation all entrepreneurs need to know before starting a business. The series will take you through determining feasibility and legal structures; developing financial projections; obtaining a loan; accounting and bookkeeping processes; and attracting customers. Don't be intimidated, go ahead and take the first step. Learn from the experts.

Week 1

  • Starting Your Business- Tues., March 10 from 5:30-8:00 PM
    You’ve got the idea. Now, learn the essentials you need to get started. Course covers taxes, licenses and entity selection for forming partnerships, LLCs and corporations.
  • Marketing Your Business- Thurs., March 12 from 5:30-8:30 PM
    Build it and they will come” is NOT a marketing strategy! This pivotal seminar will help you avoid the “Big Mistake” made by unsuccessful start-ups.

Week 2

  • Basic Business Taxes- Tues., March 17 from 5:30-8:30 PM
    Every business must report taxes but how you pay depends on the type of business you have. Taught by a CPA
  • Building Your Business Plan with LivePlan- Thurs., March 19 from 5:30-8:30 PM
    Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture. Receive all the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan. Registration includes a six-month subscription of the LivePlan web-based business planning software.

Week 3

  • Bookkeeping Basics- Tues., March 24 from 5:30-8:30 PM
    Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions.
  • Financing Your Business- Thurs., March 26 from 5:30-8:00 PM
    In this course, an experienced SBA business loan specialist will teach you how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and find money in a tight-fisted economy.

Included: 6 classes over 3 week period, 17 hours of instruction, handouts and software. Plus: By taking the course as a series you’re getting the Starting Your Business Seminar for free.

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