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January 2015  

USASBE 2015 Conference
Advancing Entrepreneurship Teaching and Research

January 22 - 25, 2015

Downtown Tampa Hilton
211 N. Tampa St.
Tampa, FL 33602

The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) is dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. This annual event is the premier conference for entrepreneurship scholars and educators and for attendees to learn best practices in entrepreneurship education and program development.

Fees apply to attend. Register online.

Know Your Numbers Series

January 23, 2015
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room
330 N. Federal Highway
Hollywood, FL 33020

The Florida Women's Business Center hosts this free 3-part series presented by Dr. Eldon Bernstein, Lynn University. This session will cover the basics including revenue, cost, break-even and markup. The series continues with Accounting on January 30 and Pricing on February 6. Registration is required for each session.

Register online.

Leveraging Corporate Social Responsibility to Create Business Opportunities Luncheon

January 24, 2015
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Westin Fort Lauderdale
400 Corporate Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
 

Businesses Building Businesses (BBB) Global Alliance is presenting this event for profit and nonprofit organizations to connect and foster corporate social responsibility. The featured guest speaker is Victoria Hughes, Director of the Florida Women's Business Center.

Fees apply to participate. Registration is required.

Broward College Institute for Economic Development Course: Small Business Development

January 24 - February 21, 2015
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Broward College, North Campus
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33066

The Broward College Institute for Economic Development presents this course (512546; EDI 0426)as part of its Corporate and Continuing Education course offerings. Students will learn business essentials such as business plan rationale, financials, marketing and leadership skills.

Register online. A fee applies to participate. For more information call 954-201-7800 or email.

Turner School of Construction Management Program

January 26 - April 15, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mitchell/Moore Community Center
901 N.W. Tenth St.
Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The Turner Construction Company is hosting this event to launch its FREE 2015 educational program designed to assist disadvantaged, minority and women owned businesses in the construction industry. The program provides management training and certification to potential subcontractors with each graduate earning credits which can be used toward a general contractor license.   A Kickoff Reception & Orientation will be held at 6 PM on January 26 at the E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 MLK Blvd., in Pompano Beach. 

The course is free to participants. Registration is first come, first served. Register online. 

Broward County Workforce Investment Program Training

January 28, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

African-American Research Library and Cultural Center - Auditorium
2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311


The Office of Economic and Small Business Development will be facilitating a brief training session on the Workforce Investment Program, providing an overview of the program developed to increase potential employment opportunities for the economically disadvantaged and “hard to hire” in connection with County-funded projects of at least $500,000 in annual payments.

For more information contact Steven Tinsley by email or phone at 954-357-6400.

2015 Florida Venture Capital Conference

January 29-30, 2015

Diplomat Resort
3555 S. Ocean Dr.
Hollywood, FL 33019

This conference showcases high growth companies before a nation audience of angel investors, venture capitalists and industry professionals.

Register online. Fees apply to participate.

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February 2015 

Entrepreneur Growth Conference

February 4, 2015
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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

This free conference marks Entrepreneur Magazine's seventh annual event for businesses and is presented by The UPS Store. Speakers include Mark Kohler, CPA and author of "What Your CPA Isn't Telling You: Life-Changing Tax Strategies", Sally Outlaw, CEO of crowdfunding platform peerbackers.com and keynote speaker Barbara Corcoran, from TV's Shark Tank. Attendees will be afforded the opportunity to pitch their businesses to be featured in Entrepreneur magazine, network with like-minded peers, meet the Entrepreneur of the 2014 award winners, and more.

Register online.  

 

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

February 5, 2015
2:00 - 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 February 12, February 19 and February 26.

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

 

Expedition Leadership:
Leadership Summit

February 6, 2015

Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six
2301 S.E. 17 Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

The Leadership Broward Foundation presents this inaugural one-day leadership development event featuring export workshop presenters in four interactive learning tracks: Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading Organizations and Leading Community. Registrants will pre-select four workshops with an opportunity to mix and match from each track.

Expedition Leadership is limited to 320 total attendees; Workshops are limited to 40 people each to promote an intimate and interactive experience. Fees apply to participate.

Register online.  

Broward County Workforce Investment Program Training

February 06, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

African-American Research Library and Cultural Center - Auditorium
2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

The Office of Economic and Small Business Development will be facilitating a brief training session on the Workforce Investment Program, providing an overview of the program developed to increase potential employment opportunities for the economically disadvantaged and “hard to hire” in connection with County-funded projects of at least $500,000 in annual payments.

For more information contact Steven Tinsley by email or phone at 954-357-6400.

Complying with U.S. Export Controls and Export Control Reform

February 10-12, 2015

Embassy Suites - 17th Street
1100 SE 17th Street            Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

The Leadership Broward Foundation presents this inaugural one-day leadership development event featuring export workshop presenters in four interactive learning tracks: Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading Organizations and Leading Community. Registrants will pre-select four workshops with an opportunity to mix and match from each track.

Expedition Leadership is limited to 320 total attendees; Workshops are limited to 40 people each to promote an intimate and interactive experience. Fees apply to participate.

Register online.  

OESBD Training Program: Completing Your Certification Application (Local)

February 11, 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 CBE/SBE combo 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.

 

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.

 

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 - 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.

 

SAVE THE DATE
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 

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.

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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.

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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

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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. 

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June 2015

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Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Airport Business Diversity Conference

June 11- 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

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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

TBD 

 

 

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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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