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November 2014

Small Business Saturday

November 29, 2014


Join the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development in celebrating our local small business community.  Small businesses can promote their businesses and the public can identify and support small businesses in their neighborhoods by shopping small on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Learn more online.  

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December 2014

Organization of Women in International Trade: International Business Woman of the Year Award

December 3, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

OWIT-South Florida presents this annual event to commemorate international business women who have made significant contributions to international trade and business in South Florida. This year's event will honor fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg with a live interview by Laurie Jennings, WPLG Local 10 news anchor.

Fees apply to attend.  Register online. 

ITPalooza South Florida

December 4, 2014
8:30 a.m.

Nova Southeastern University
Graduate School of Computer and Information Science
3301 College Ave., Carl DeSantis  Bldg.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Local start-ups, entrepreneurs, businesses recruiting IT staff and more should plan to attend this annual gathering of South Florida's non-profit Technology User Groups. The event will feature a "Pre-Con" on December 3 and a Hiring Fair, User Group Exhibit and Hack-A-Thon on December 4.

Attendees can pay for to attend by bringing $25 worth of toys to be donated to the U.S. Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" charity.

Buyers & Sellers Global Convention

December 9 & 10, 2014

Miramar Cultural Center Arts Park
2400 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL 33025

Presented by Global Trade Chamber and hosted by the City of Miramar, this event will unite companies from around the world interested in purchasing or selling products or services. This event is for anyone interested in establishing new business contacts, expanding your business, exploring new markets and/or meeting potential buyers.

Fees apply to participate in this event. Register online.

Florida Export Opportunities to Africa

December 11, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


The U.S. Commercial Services presents this event to educate Broward-based businesses on export opportunities to sub-Saharan countries in Africa.

More information to come.

8 HR QuickBooks Training for Business

December 12, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 PM

Avenue of the Executive Arts Suites
405 N. Avenue of the Arts
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

This training course will teach business owners how to improve the financial health of their businesses. Presented by AABS Accounting, a certified QuickBooks Trainer, the course includes a complimentary business financial analysis with registration. For more information, call 954-247-8832.

A fees apply to participate. Register online or RSVP to


Business Development Workshop 

December 13, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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


Join OESBD for the finale of the 2014 Business Development workshop series, an update to the annual 12-part "How to Do Business with Broward County". This free series is focused on developing, creating capacity and providing resources to local small businesses.

Featured Topic:
Doing Business Overseas

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January 2015  

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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June 2015

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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Additional Event and Training Resources      

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

Broward College Corporate and Continuing EducationFall 2014 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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