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February 2016

Estimating Basics Seminar Series

February 9 & 16, 2016
5PM - 8PM

Franklin Park 
2501 Franklin Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Learn about the basic fundamentals of construction estimating and gain valuable information to become better skilled players, have better project results, and bigger profit margins. Topics include historical cost estimating, pricing units and pitfalls, design development estimating, advanced schematic estimates, conceptual estimates, key elements of project estimation, budget estimating and bidding procedures. Also, learn how to find projects to estimate.
 
Must attend both nights of this FREE seminar series to receive a certificate. Free parking in lots surrounding the park.
 
To reserve your slot or to get for more information, contact Rhonda Wimberly, 786-621-9000. Sponsored by Turner Construction Company and the Office of Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness (District 9).
Completing Your Federal Certification Application (DBE/ACDBE)

February 10, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM


Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room GC 302
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Let us help you in completing the U.S. Department of Transportation Uniform Certification Application (for the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs) for your firm. Broward County OESBD certification staff will guide you step by step through the application providing tips along the way. At the end of the course, attendees will be better equipped to a complete application with all supplemental documentation to aid in minimizing processing time.
 

Winter Business Expo 2016

February 11, 2016
4PM – 8PM

Greater Fort Lauderdale | Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Exhibiting at the South Florida  Business Expo allows your organization to showcase your brand’s products and services in front of hundreds of top-level executives, professionals, and key decision makers. Exhibiting not only allows you to connect with your current customers and generate brand awareness, but offers a great opportunity to debut new products/services. Fees apply to participate.

Register Online.

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.

Grant Writing USA Class

February 16-17, 2016

Miramar Police West District Station
2811 Southwest 186th Avenue
Miramar, Florida 33025

Learn how to find and write grants.  Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend. Fees apply to participate.

Register Online.

2nd Annual eCommerce Expo South Florida

February 17, 2016

Bahia Mar on Fort Lauderdale Beach
801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316

​Do you currently own or manage an eCommerce website, or are you a manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, or retailer that is considering expanding into eCommerce? Join leading eCommerce experts from around the country to discuss topics such as web design, development, marketing, security, hosting, and much more.

Register Online.
 
February 24, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room GC 302
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 course will help new and previously certified firms develop a strategy to maximize their small business certification(s) and explore new opportunities.
 
 
 

March 2016



Small Business Expo​ 2016​

March 3, 2016

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139


Come join us in Miami for this can’t-miss opportunity to connect 
with peers and professional who are eager to meet you. You’ll gain exposure for your business, learn about the latest trends and strategies, and network with like-minded entrepreneurs and industry experts all in one place. Fees apply to participate. 

Register Online.

Capacity Building Conference

March 4-5, 2016

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

This two day conference will emphasize the theme of "Strategic Pathways for Growth," participants will get an inclusive opportunity to network and learn in a stimulating setting. The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD)​ is proud to present this unique event which promises participants new insights and connections. It is a must attend event for established business owners!

ITEX National Conference and Expo 2016

March 7-9, 2016

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


This national event for the office document technology and services industry. Are you looking to expand your opportunities into Cloud, Mobility, and Managed Services, or maybe you are resellers and value-added reseller (VARs) looking to connect with new Managed Print Service (MPS) suppliers and share best practices with peers in the transition to recurring revenue models, then this event is for you. Fees apply to participate.

3rd Annual U.S. Cuba Corporate Counsel Summit


March 15, 2016

The Convene Midtown East
730 Third Ave
New York, NY 10017

Tourism. Aviation. Infrastructure. Hospitality. Agriculture. Food. Retail – Every industry will have its own set of Cuban regulatory hurdles that will need to be overcome in order for U.S. businesses to successfully stake a claim. With the political and regulatory landscape shifting at a rapid pace its essential that US corporate counsel and the organizations they represent remain fully apprised of the constantly changing situation. For organizations considering a move into the Cuban market building a trusted network is key. Fees apply to participate.

Register Online.

2nd Cuba Opportunity Summit: High-Velocity Growth

March 17, 2015

Nasdaq Marketsite
4 Times Square
New York, NY 10036

History was made at the inaugural Cuba Opportunity Summit, the very first U.S. summit dedicated exclusively to exploring opportunities in the Cuban market after President Obama announced his policy shift on. Join the second iteration of what Frank Del Rio, Chief Executive Officer and President, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd called, “a wonderful event, destined to become one of the cornerstones of Cuba’s reemergence on the world business stage.” Fees apply to participate.

Register Online.
Courtyard Marriott Cypress Creek
2440 West Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

This one-day conference is designed to support mission-driven and conscious businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals that wish to experience a quantum leap in their life, business and career. Come and learn from industry expert speakers, network, and be pampered. Fees apply to participate.

March 18, 2016
7:45AM -3PM

Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, Florida 33612

The Business of Biotech Conference brings together biomedical companies, startups, entrepreneurs,  investors for networking, partnership discussions and service providers. 

April 2016

April 13, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room GC 302
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 four-part unit will feature procurement staff from valued Broward County partner agencies presenting helpful tools and tips on their purchasing process and more.
 
Export Sales Mission to Korea & Taiwan

April 15-23, 2016

Seoul, Korea and Taipei, Taiwan

Join the Secretary of Commerce, Bill Johnson, on an export sales mission to these two strong and growing Asian markets. Over the past several decades, South Korea has achieved a remarkably high level of economic growth and is now the United States’ sixth largest goods trading partner with a trillion-dollar economy. The United States is Taiwan’s third largest trading partner, accounting for more than10 percent of its total trade.
 
 
April 27, 2016
3PM - 5PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room GC 302
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.

Register Online.


South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC)
 
April 28-29, 2016
 
Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

This premiere activity draws business leaders and corporations from across the state and around the county. The event consists of a trade fair, workshops and a luncheon that provides a forum to network and showcase your company's products and services. Learn from and network with procurement specialists, and much more. Fees apply to participate.

Register Online.

May 2016

 
May 11, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room GC 302
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 four-part unit will feature procurement staff from valued Broward County partner agencies presenting helpful tools and tips on their purchasing process and more.

May 25, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room GC 302
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 ​
Whether this is your first contract or your twentieth, as a prime contractor or a subcontractor there's much to do between winning the job and successfully reaching the closeout phase. Learn the ins and outs of effectively managing a Broward County contract including terms and processes. Get valuable dos and don'ts directly from Broward County OESBD compliance staff.

June 2016


Completing Your Federal Certification Application (DBE/ACDBE)

June 8, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room GC 302
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

​Let us help you in completing the U.S. Department of Transportation Uniform Certification Application (for the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs) for your firm. Broward County OESBD certification staff will guide you step by step through the application providing tips along the way. At the end of the course, attendees will be better equipped to a complete application with all supplemental documentation to aid in minimizing processing time.
 
Register Online.

Startup Acceleration Forum

June 8-10, 2016

Marriott Biscayne Bay
1633 North Bayshore Drive
Miami, Florida 33132

Join like-minded startup founders for 48 hours of inspiration and insight, networking and learning, and proven strategies to help your company grow. This invitation only events brings handpicked entrepreneurs and industry experts from the U.S. and Latin America together to discuss pain points and brainstorm about remedies on topics most relevant to you and your business. Fees apply to participate.


You're Certified: Now What?
 
June 22, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room GC 302
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 course will help new and previously certified firms develop a strategy to maximize their small business certification(s) and explore new opportunities.
 
Register Online.

July 2016

July 13, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room GC 302
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 four-part unit will feature procurement staff from valued Broward County partner agencies presenting helpful tools and tips on their purchasing process and more.
July 27, 2016
3PM - 5PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room GC 302
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.

Register Online.

August 2016

TBD

September 2016

 
September 14, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM
 
Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room GC 302
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 four-part unit will feature procurement staff from valued Broward County partner agencies presenting helpful tools and tips on their purchasing process and more.
 

October 2016


Awarded a Contract? Compliance and You

May 25, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room GC 302
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 ​

Whether this is your first contract or your twentieth, as a prime contractor or a subcontractor there's much to do between winning the job and successfully reaching the closeout phase. Learn the ins and outs of effectively managing a Broward County contract including terms and processes. Get valuable dos and don'ts directly from Broward County OESBD compliance staff.

Register Online.

November 2016

TBD

December 2016

TBD
 

January 2016

TBD
 
 
Additional Event and Training Resources
OESBD Kauffman Training Affiliate Website FastTrac Training Affiliate Website - Learn more about upcoming courses for entrepreneurs
The Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) - PTAC Seminars and conferences
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