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June 2015

Learn the Secrets of Writing a Business Plan - Broward
SCORE


June 30, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Nova Southeastern University 3301 College Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

If you are ready to sit down and lay out a plan for your business plan this is the workshop for you. A business plan can be a simple document for your own use or a formal one for presentation to lenders and investors, both will be covered. Understand what is important and how to organize your thoughts to get them on paper. SCORE counselors can work with you on your business plan after you complete this workshop.

Fees apply to participate. Register Online.

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July 2015 

Legal & Tax Implications When Setting Up Your Business in Florida - Broward SCORE

July 1, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Keiser University
1500 NW 49th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Learn legal strategies to avoid pitfalls when starting or formalizing your business. Understand tax, liability, asset protection, management, and other legal issues associated with sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs, S Corporations, and C Corporations. Presented so you can understand it.

Fees apply to participate. Register Online.

Miller Lite's "Tap the Future"

July 7, 2015
7:30 PM

The Fillmore Miami Beach
1700 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The 2015 Miller Lite Tap the Future business plan competition is underway! Entries have been scored and the competition down to the top 30 businesses. Now it's time to see if these entrepreneurs can deliver a winning business pitch - and we want you to join us.

Miller Lite Tap the Future will host its Live Pitch Event on Tuesday, July 7 at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Five semifinalists will stand before a live audience and a panel of bigshots, including Daymond John from ABC's "Shark Tank," and deliver their best business pitch.The semifinalist with the best pitch of the night will win $20K and go on to the National Finals where they will compete for the $200K grand prize.

*** PITCH YOUR BUSINESS IDEA TOO! ***
 
Get your pitch ready because three lucky attendees will be randomly selected to pitch their business on the spot. Daymond and the crew of judges will provide their expert advice to help take your pitch - and your business - to the next level, and will award the best pitch a $500 American Express gift card.

Register Online.

National Association of Counties Annual Conference

July 10-13, 2015

Charlotte, North Carolina

NACo’s 80th Annual Conference and Exposition provides an opportunity for all county leaders and staff to learn, network and guide the direction of the association. The Annual Conference, held each July, is hosted by a NACo member county.

This year, the conference will be held in Mecklenburg County, (Charlotte) North Carolina. The Annual Conference provides county officials with a great opportunity to vote on NACo’s policies related to federal legislation and regulation; elect officers; network with colleagues; learn about innovative county programs; find out about issues impacting counties across the country; and view products and services from participating companies and exhibitors.​

Fees apply to participate. Register Online.

Thinking of Owning a Business - Broward SCORE

July 11, 2015
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM


North West Regional Library
16835 Sheridan St.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33331

Having an idea for a business is a start. SCORE can help you work through whether it's enough to launch a business and if being a business owner will suit you. 

In this free workshop you'll learn what is involved in being a business owner. Many people think it will be great not to have a boss. Think again. You won't have a boss but you will have a lot of people telling you what you should be doing - your customers, suppliers, creditors, investors, government officials, attorneys, accountants.  You might look back at the good old days when only one person told you what to do.
 
There are a lot of positives to owning your own business. Make sure you have a good enough understanding of what is involved. Came to the workshop and go through:
• Myths & realities of entrepreneurship
• Do you have what it takes?
• Different types of businesses
• Components of business ownership
• Making it legal
• Business plan basics

Register Online.

Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO)44th National Meeting & Training Conference

July 11-14, 2015

Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza at Arlington, St.
Boston, Massachusetts  02116-3912

COMTO members are leading transportation professionals in all sectors of the transportation industry. This event helps to ensure a level playing field and maximum participation for minority individuals, businesses and communities of color through advocacy, information sharing, training, education and professional development.

Fees apply to participate. Register Online.

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11 Steps to Exporting - A Roadmap to your Exporting Success! District 5


July 14, 2015
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Davie/Cooper City Public Library
Conference 111
4600 SW 82nd Ave, Davie, FL 33328

The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development invites you to join us for a special seminar series on the key steps to exporting. We will demystify the process together and see why exporting can be a key to your company’s future success. The seminar will also introduce you to Broward County’s local, state and federal resources for international trade. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in short on-one-one meetings with the experts after the main presentation.

All industries are invited to participate!

Free admission; Limited Spaces. Register Online.

OESBD Training Program: Responding to Other Solicitations – City of Pompano Beach

July 25, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

Are you interested in exploring government work for your business? Learn how to develop and submit a complete response to a solicitation from local agencies beyond Broward County government. This series will feature procurement staff from the City of Pompano Beach, a partner agencies that recognize Broward County's small business certifications in their purchasing process.

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

 

OESBD Training Course: How to do Bid Estimating

July 29, 2015
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Have you identified the perfect solicitation for your firm but need help calculating costs? This course will assist business owners with project planning and scheduling, creating an effective cash flow and improving essential business operations. This course is geared towards the construction trade.

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

 

Career and Networking Fair - Urban League of Broward County

July 30 - August 1, 2015

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

NOT YOUR AVERAGE CAREER FAIR! Get ready for your next opportunity with workshops, networking, activities, and the ability to connect with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and nonprofit institutions at the FREE Career & Networking Fair! Whether you’re looking for a new job or looking to gain new strategies to take your career to the next level, join us for dynamic tips, resources and prizes!

Register Online: Meetup, Eventbrite, or Facebook

2015 Small Business Matters Summit is a day filled with workshops on Money, Marketing, and Management. The workshop takes place on Saturday, August 1, 2015 and the event expects to draw upwards of 200 focused participants who will also have the opportunity to network with industry leaders and thriving entrepreneurs to enable them to leverage their knowledge and expertise. 

Fees apply to participate. Space is limited! Register Online.

 

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August 2015

Southern Transportation Civil Rights Training Symposium

August 3-6, 2015

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

The Southern Transportation Civil Rights Executive Council (STCREC) invites you to the 2015 Southern Transportation Civil Rights Training Symposium to be held August 3 through 6, 2015 at the Marriott Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The STCREC consists of Department of Transportation Civil Rights Directors in the states of: AL, FL, KY, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN. It is primarily attended by civil rights transportation professionals, both public and private; as well as other transportation partners throughout the United States.

The primary purpose of the STCREC is to promote the advancement of Civil Rights Program initiatives within member states

Fees apply to participate. Register Online.

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2015 Business Development Workshop: Broward County Certified Agency Buyers (CAB) Reverse Trade Show

August 15, 2015
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to showcase your products and services directly to buyers representing Broward County government agencies. This is your chance to get your foot in the door and market your business to the right people. Bring your business cards and brochures. Be prepared to provide pricing information and discuss the benefits of your product or service offerings.

For more information, call 954-357-6400.

Register Online.

Social Media Strategies Summit (SMSS)

August 19-20, 2015

Westin Buckhead
3391 Peachtree Road, N.E.,
Atlanta, GA 30326

The Social Media Strategies Summit (SMSS) provides a large depth of social media strategies that are applicable for small to large scale brands at an easy to understand pace.

SMSS Atlanta will focus on sharing the solutions to challenges such as internal social media integration,content strategy, storytelling, and how your organization can create a customer-centric strategy to keep prospects sincerely engaged.

Fees apply to participate. Register Online.

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American Contract Compliance Association: 2015 National Training Institute

August 25-30, 2015

West Palm Beach Marriott Hotel
1001 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

ACCA is the premier organization dedicated to training professionals all across the country in the skills necessary to promote and secure opportunities for all Americans to participate in the economic mainstream of life. In partnership with Morgan State University (Baltimore, Maryland), this National Training Institute offers college credit to public and private sector professionals working in the areas of affirmative action, economic business development, labor compliance, and contract compliance.

This year’s National Training Institute theme is “The Value of Today’s Compliance”
and will be hosted in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Fees apply to participate. Register Online.

For more information please leave a message at 866-ACCA-2698

OESBD Training Program: Completing Your Certification Application (Local)

August 26, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD)
115 S. Andrews Ave., 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.

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 September 2015

 

OESBD Training Program: Completing Your Certification Application (Federal)

September 9, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD)
115 S. Andrews Ave., 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.

 

Export Readiness Seminar

September 14,16,18, 2015
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Broward College Downtown Campus
111 E. Las Olas Blvd., Room 1208
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

The Export Readiness Seminar is a three-part series designed to educate Broward County companies on how to begin exporting. Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Determine their interest and readiness to export
  • Conduct market research to identify desired markets
  • Understand the basics of developing an export plan
  • Comply with regulations of both the United States and the receiving country
  • Access various available resources for export guidance

The Export Readiness Seminar is part of the County's ongoing efforts to reinforce the local economy through a network of sustainable small and medium-sized businesses. This seminar is free and open to the general business community, however pre-registration is required by RSVP to Paola Issac at 954-357-6400.

Register Online. 

City-County Communications & Marketing Association Annual Conference

September 9-11, 2015

Grand Hyatt Atlanta

In a world where information runs rampant and misinformation runs amok only one national conference can reveal the hard-hitting truth behind effective local government public relations. 3CMA – coming soon in 3D Conference-Vision!

Effective public communicators are vital to local government success, linking citizens to the essential information they need to access services and be part of the democratic process, cultivating a shared vision for the community.

For 27 years, 3CMA has championed the role of the public communicator and has delivered innovative education and programming to help communicators and their communities be successful.

Fees apply to participate. Register Online.

 

OESBD Training Program: You're Certified: Now What?

September 30, 2015
3:00 - 4:30 PM

Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD)
115 S. Andrews Ave., 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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October 2015

 

OESBD Training Program: Responding to Other Solicitations – City of Miramar

October 7, 2015
3:00 - 4:30 PM

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

Are you interested in exploring government work for your business? Learn how to develop and submit a complete response to a solicitation from local agencies beyond Broward County government. This series will feature procurement staff from the City of Miramar, a partner agencies that recognize Broward County's small business certifications in their purchasing process.

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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Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE)

October 14-16, 2015

Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center                        
1950 Eisenhower 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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2015 Business Development Workshop: FY 2016 Capital Projects and Contracting Opportunities

October 15, 2015
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM


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

Business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to get pertinent information on current and upcoming Broward County Government projects. Come and learn about potential work for your business.

For more information, call 954-357-6400.

Register Online.

OESBD Training Course: How to do Bid Estimating

October 21, 2015
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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

 

Have you identified the perfect solicitation for your firm but need help calculating costs? This course will assist business owners with project planning and scheduling, creating an effective cash flow and improving essential business operations. This course is geared towards product and services trade - other than construction.

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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November 2015

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)

November 16-22, 2015

Multiple Locations 

 

GEW host organizations around the world are already busy with preparations for A record number of countries and millions of people around the world are preparing for a massive celebration during one week in November that builds and strengthens entrepreneurial ecosystems at the local, national and global levels. For the eighth year, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) events will inspire entrepreneurs to launch and grow new startups while also exploring programs and policies to help new firms start and scale. GEW runs from Nov. 16-22 this year.

Click here to learn more about how you can participate!

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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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