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November 2015

Small Business Saturday

November 28, 2015




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!

December 2015


Kauffman | FASTTRAC NewVentureTM Workshop Series Information Session

December 3, 2015

Innovation Hub at Broward College
6400 N.W. 6th Way
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

This information session will provide an overview of the NewVenture™ program to prospective participants. NewVenture™ will be an exciting opportunity for aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs:

• Identify Market Needs
• Explore Risk and Success Factors
• Build a Business Plan
• Understand Business Fundamentals
• Network with Entrepreneurship Professionals
• Access Business, Financial and Human Resources

Women's Business Economic Empowerment Summit: Breaking Barriers

December 9, 2015

Broward College - North Campus
1050 Coconut Creek Blvd.
Building 60
Coconut Creek, FL 33066

​Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will deliver a powerful video message on the impact of women-owned businesses. Panelist will discuss the main obstacles that negatively impact women-owned businesses and provide workable solutions!

Register Online.

Guerrilla Marketing

December 9, 2015
6PM - 9PM

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

This workshop will provide attendees with the necessary arsenal to develop creative marketing tactics using energy, imagination and limited resources. Learn the fundamentals of guerrilla marketing and how to effectively apply them to your business. Fees apply to participate.

Register Online

Build a Budget for Your Business

December 9, 2015
6PM - 9PM

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

​This hands-on workshop will give you the fundamentals that you need to build a simple budget for your business. Learn how to forecast revenues and estimate your expenses. Putting a budget together isn't hard when you know what to do. Come to this workshop and get the knowledge needed. A good budget will show you what is coming at you. Fees apply to participate.

Register Online

Sourcing Capital for Your Business

December 15, 2015
5:30PM - 8:30PM

Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave, Carl De Santis Bldg. Room 1047, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

​The workshop will walk participants through the basics of: Bank Lending Venture, Angel Capital Alternative Financing Strategies, and private, Private Investors. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of what banks and investors are looking for when providing capital to small businesses. Fees apply to participate.

Register Online

How to Find, Write, Submit and Win Government Bids

December 16, 2015
6PM - 9PM

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

​The U.S. government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world. There are also laws on the books that require the government agencies to purchase billions of dollars of goods and services from small businesses. The course will address where to find government contracting opportunities, how to fill out the bid paperwork, and how to submit the bid to successfully win a government contract for your business. Fees apply to participate.

Register Online.

January 2016

This class focuses on the benefits the program which offers a broad scope of assistance for small disadvantaged businesses. It discusses the benefits of partaking in the program, such as the consideration and preference for government procurement.

Register Online.
Business Day at the Capitol

January 13-15, 2016
FSU Turnbull Conference Center 555 W Pensacola St
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Reserve your space to attend and kick-off the 2016 Legislative Session with Florida’s top business executives, legislators and state leaders. Be a part of the conversation to secure Florida’s future. Fees apply to participate.

Register Online.

Business Mastery

January 16-20, 2016

Palm Beach Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

​This event will help business owners strategically breaks down the innovative approaches used by industry leaders like Apple, Zappos, American Express and Facebook, to help them discover where their business is now and how they can create a map to reach their goals. Fees apply to participate.

Register Online.

Noble Financial Capital Markets Conference (NobleCon12)

January 17-20, 2016

Club Med - Sandpiper Bay
4500 SE Pine Valley St
Port St Lucie, FL 34952

Join this "destination" investor conference, without distractions. 150 emerging growth companies will be showcased to investors with the goal of providing investors with new ideas and the opportunity to follow through and continue the dialogue with more familiar names. Fees apply to participate.

Register Online.


January 25-28, 2016

Greater Fort Lauderdale | Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.
See What's Next in Communications Solutions. Everyone from engineers and IT/telecom managers to C-Level execs and business owners will be in attendance. This is the only event dedicated to communications solutions for the enterprise mid-market, resellers and service providers. Free “Exhibit Hall Only” pass with pre-registration, all others fees apply to participate.

February 2016

SUP-X: The Startup Expo

February 16-17, 2016

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

A two day conference and large exposition that brings together startup and early stage entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and related service providers from throughout North America. Fees apply to participate.  

Register Online.

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June 2016


Turner School of Construction Management

June 2, 2015 - August 20, 2016
6PM - 8:30PM


The program is designed to prepare small, minority and women-owned contractors for contract procurement opportunities in South Florida and has been uniquely designed to enhance the technical, administrative and managerial skills of minority and women businesses in order to make a profit and build a reputation for efficiently managing construction projects.  Individuals enrolled in the program gain insights and meaningful tools that help them target their business for quality and growth and develop new, strategic business relationships. Classes take place every Tuesday and Thursday.

July 2016


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September 2016


Additional Event and Training Resources

OESBD Kauffman Training Affiliate Website 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

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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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