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February 2015 

OESBD Training Program: Completing Your Certification Application (Federal)

February 25, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD)
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room A680
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

Learn how to complete a small business program certification application for your firm, in this FREE training session. Broward County certification team leaders will guide you through the DBE/ACDBE application step by step to help you submit an application complete with all applicable information and documentation to minimize processing time.

Preregistration is required. Register online or call the Community Relations and Outreach Section at 954-357-6400. Space is limited; first come, first served.

 


Annual Construction Diverse Vendor Open House

February 26, 2015
9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Broward Health North
201 E Sample Rd
Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

Come and watch informative presentations from Broward Health’s: Design & Construction, Facilities Management, Prime Architects Contractors, General Contractors, and GPO - MedAssets Construction Services. Participate in one-on-one networking opportunities, immediately following the presentations with all Presenters, the Bid & Contract Teams and Construction Buyers.

Space is limited. Register online.

The Small Cap & Alternative Financing Revolution Cocktail Event

February 26, 2015
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Baker Sponder Gallery
608 Banyan Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Crowdfinance industry leaders and Wall Street veterans will gather in South Florida to explore new paths of capital formation through equity crowdfunding and P2P / marketplace lending. Venture investors, financial advisors, underwriters and more will all discover how to capitalize on this financial revolution. Discussion will include rising asset classes, profiting from the marketplace lending explosion and fostering robust secondary markets for both private equity and private debt. Fees apply to participate.

Register online.

The Money Conference for Women in Business

February 27, 2015
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

South County Civic Center
16700 Jog Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446

The Florida Women's Business Center presents this event featuring 12 breakout sessions and a keynote luncheon. This conference is designed to motivate and empower attendees to manage available resources to achieve financial goals such as starting or expanding a business.

Fees apply to participate.

Register online.

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March 2015 

 

Affordable Care Act 101 Webinar: What the New Healthcare Law Means for Your Business

March 5, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Virtual

The U.S. Small Business Administration in conjunction with Small Business Majority hosts this free webinar to help small business owners learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces.

Register online. Additional webinars scheduled for the month will be held at 2 PM on March 12, March 19 and March 26.

NOTE: Spanish language webinars - "Lo Que Significa la Ley de Salud para su Pequena Empresa" - will be held at 4:00 PM on March 10 and March 24.

You're Certified: Now What?

March 11, 2015
3:00 - 4:30 PM

Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD)
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room A680
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

 

Already certified in Broward County as a County Business Enterprise (CBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) or Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE), but not sure what to do now? This FREE course will help new and previously certified firms develop a strategy to maximize their small business certification(s) and explore new opportunities.

Preregistration is required. Register online or call the Community Relations and Outreach Section at 954-357-6400. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Doing Business in China: The Challenge of Doing Business in a Volatile Economy

March 11, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Port Everglades Administration Building
1850 Eller Drive
Suite 401
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

 

Participants will be briefed on upcoming Enterprise Florida (EF) trade mission to China and gain valuable insight on how to do business in China. They will learn how Chinese culture/politics and business/economics intertwine and each affect the other, tips on how to be successful in the market, as well as learn which are the most promising sectors for U.S. companies.

Fees apply to participate.

Register Online.

 

Kaufman FASTTRAC: Listening to Your Business Workshop Series

March 18, 2015
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd. 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 333 


No one knows your business better than you. Listening to Your Business™ gives you the tools you need to take a closer look at where your business is today, what you want it to look like in three years, and the steps to get there.

Listening to Your Business™ provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Examine your business today, including its strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities;
  • Visualize your business three years from now;
  • Formulate an internal planning process to establish interim goals and strategies;
  • Identify resources to assist you in reaching your business goals; and
  • Examine and respond to challenges and transitions.

Preregistration is required. Register online or call Herb Parlato at 954-357-6400. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Business Development Workshop Series: Ask the Director

March 19, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Broward County Commission Chamber
115 S. Andrews Ave.
Room 422
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

Spend an evening with Broward County Agency Directors as they discuss their needs, strategies, and opportunities for working on County projects. This event will be an open forum dialogue and Q & A session providing invaluable insight from these key leaders on key issues such as perceived obstacles in obtaining County work, agency requirements, contractor unbundling, and future project opportunities. This is a must-attend session for primes, subcontractors, vendors, and anyone who is interested in doing business with Broward County.

 

 

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The Entrepreneur's Boot Camp: Short Course (MIAMI)

March 19-21, 2015

Coral Gables, FL

 

Babson College presents this three-day program designed for entrepreneurs who seek to create new opportunities in the form of a start-up. Presenters include Babson College Entrepreneurship professors Andrew Corbett and Angelo Santnelli.

Fees apply to participate. Register online. For more information, email or call 781-239-4354.

Responding to Other Solicitations – BSO

March 25, 2015
3:00 - 4:30 PM

Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD)
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room A680
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

 

Already certified in Broward County as a County Business Enterprise (CBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) or Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE), but not sure what to do now? This FREE course will help new and previously certified firms develop a strategy to maximize their small business certification(s) and explore new opportunities.

Preregistration is required. Register online or call the Community Relations and Outreach Section at 954-357-6400. Space is limited; first come, first served.

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April 2015 

Kaufman FASTTRAC: Listening to Your Business Workshop Series

April 1, 2015
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Miramar Branch Library
2050 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL 33025

No one knows your business better than you. Listening to Your Business™ gives you the tools you need to take a closer look at where your business is today, what you want it to look like in three years, and the steps to get there.

Listening to Your Business™ provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Examine your business today, including its strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities;
  • Visualize your business three years from now;
  • Formulate an internal planning process to establish interim goals and strategies;
  • Identify resources to assist you in reaching your business goals; and
  • Examine and respond to challenges and transitions.

Preregistration is required. Register online or call Herb Parlato at 954-357-6400. Space is limited; first come, first served.

INC. Magazine Grow Your Company Conference

April 7-9, 2014

Omni Nashville
250 Fifth Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37203

Entrepreneurs, business leaders, bestselling authors and more are invited to this three-day event to encourage business growth. Attendees will get advice, ideas and business solutions from subject matter experts. Featured speakers include Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, and INC. president Eric Schurenberg.

Fees apply to participate. Register online.

SFMSDC Business Expo

April 14 - 15, 2015

Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Anyone interested in business growth should attend this 30th annual event presented by the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council. The event will include a trade fair, workshops, industry forums, networking and on-site contracting opportunities.

Fees apply to attend. View registration information online.


Business of Biotech Conference: Collaborate to Innovate

April 17, 2015
7:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Moffitt Cancer Center, Vincent A. Stabile Research Building
12902 Magnolia Dr.
Tampa, FL 33612

 

Biomedical companies, entrepreneurs, startups, service providers and more are invited to participate in this event which will include networking and partnership discussions. Keynote speaker is Henri Termeer, former President / CEO of Genzyme.

Kaufman FASTTRAC: Listening to Your Business Workshop Series

April 22, 2015
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Northwest Regional Library
3151 University Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 33065

No one knows your business better than you. Listening to Your Business™ gives you the tools you need to take a closer look at where your business is today, what you want it to look like in three years, and the steps to get there.

Listening to Your Business™ provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Examine your business today, including its strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities;
  • Visualize your business three years from now;
  • Formulate an internal planning process to establish interim goals and strategies;
  • Identify resources to assist you in reaching your business goals; and
  • Examine and respond to challenges and transitions.

Preregistration is required. Register online or call Herb Parlato at 954-357-6400. Space is limited; first come, first served.

SAVE THE DATE
2015 Business Development Workshop

April 25, 2015
10:30 AM - 12 PM

West Regional Library
8601 W. Broward Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33324

Details to come!

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May 2015

eMerge Americas 2015

May 1-5, 2015

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33139 

This event will feature five days of hands-on workshops, summits covering various industries and networking events. Featuring speakers such as Deepak Chopra and Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square and LaunchCode, and a Women Innovation & Technology (WIT) Summit. Fees apply to participate.

Register online. 

U.S. Commercial Services - Discover Global Markets: The Americas

May 12-14, 2015

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132

Meet one-on-one with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from the following countries to discuss global opportunities for your organization in North America (Canada and Mexico); Central America/Caribbean (Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago); and South America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru). Fees apply to participate.

Register online.

Kaufman FASTTRAC: Listening to Your Business Workshop Series

May 06, 2015
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Hollywood Branch Library
2600 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, FL

No one knows your business better than you. Listening to Your Business™ gives you the tools you need to take a closer look at where your business is today, what you want it to look like in three years, and the steps to get there.

Listening to Your Business™ provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Examine your business today, including its strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities;
  • Visualize your business three years from now;
  • Formulate an internal planning process to establish interim goals and strategies;
  • Identify resources to assist you in reaching your business goals; and
  • Examine and respond to challenges and transitions.

Preregistration is required. Register online or call Herb Parlato at 954-357-6400. Space is limited; first come, first served.

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June 2015

Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Airport Business Diversity Conference

June 12- 16, 2015

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

AMAC is a non-profit, trade association dedicated to promoting the full participation of minority-owned, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises in airport contracting and the inclusion of minorities and women in the work force. Broward County will host this 31st annual conference.

Fees apply to participate. For information call Jasmine Jones at 954-357-6400.

Register Online.

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July 2015 

TBD

 

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August 2015

SAVE THE DATE
2015 Business Development Workshop

August 1, 2015
10:30 AM - 12 PM

South Regional / Broward College Library
7300 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Details to come!

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September 2015

TBD

 

 

 

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October 2015

SAVE THE DATE

Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE)

October 14-16, 2015

Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center                         1950isenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

 

 

FITCE is expected to draw thousands, including dignitaries and politicians. The three-day event, will include workshops, cultural events, an exhibition hall, luncheons and more.

Attendees will learn directly from community leaders how to establish and grow their business in South Florida. The goal is to educate, promote and welcome international businesses to Broward County. Attendees will meet and network with the region's leading industry and government officials and experience U.S. and global companies. They will meet one-on-one with top business experts, local officials, corporate sponsors, chambers of commerce, business alliance and councils, CVBs, and more to learn the latest Market entry strategies.

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November 2015

TBD

 

 

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December 2015

TBD

 

 

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Additional Event and Training Resources      

OESBD Kauffman FastTrac Training Affiliate Website - Learn more about upcoming courses for entrepreneurs 

Broward College - Corporate and Continuing Education Schedule 

Broward SCORE - Upcoming Business Workshops

South Broward SCORE - Upcoming Business Workshops

The Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) - PTAC Seminars and conferences

If you are interested in submitting an event for inclusion in this listing, please email your inquiry including all event details. 

NOTE: Events featured in this calendar are provided for informational purposes ONLY. Event dates, times, locations, speakers and activities are subject to change. Users are encouraged to review the "Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy of Information" on the Terms of Use page of this web site.

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