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SBDC - Business Startup Series

May 5, 2020

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Date & Time:  Tuesday, May 5, 2020 
                        (5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
6 sessions ending Tue, May 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., May 5 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., May 7 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., May 12 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- Tues., May 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., May 21 from 5:30-8:30 PM
      Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions.
    • Financing Your Business- Tues., May 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 Financing Your Business Seminar for free.

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