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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

This event consists of Department of Transportation Civil Rights Directors from various states. It is primarily attended by civil rights transportation professionals, both public and private; as well as other transportation partners throughout the United States. Fees apply to participate.  Learn more and Register Online.

 

How to be Successful Exhibiting in International Trade Fairs/Shows Workshop

August 4, 2015
8:30AM - Noon

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

Come and learn best practices on “How to be Successful in International Trade Fairs/Shows” with tips in the following areas, such as choosing the right fair/show and planning and budgeting and more.   
Register Online.

 



Small Business Day

August 4, 2015
9:30AM

U.S.  Department of Transportation Headquarters West Atrium
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590

Join the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OESBDU) for a day of networking with prime contractors, federal, state, and local representatives. For more information call 202-366-1930.

 

2015 National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce International Business and leadership Conference

August 11-14, 2015

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

The NGLCC conference is the largest LGBT business development event in the world and brings together more than 800 LGBT and allied entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate representatives, and LGBT chamber leaders from across the country and around the globe. Register Online.

South Florida Career Fair

August 13, 2015
10AM - 2PM

Broward County West Regional Library
8601 W. Broward Blvd
Plantation, FL 33324

The Broward County Chamber of Commerce and its Community & Media Partners present this event every six weeks. Save time and cut recruiting costs, making connections face to face with qualified candidates, reach the most local qualified talent. Click here to learn more.

For more information, please contact Jake Kilby at 954-334–0772.

 

Small Business Administration (SBA) 101 Seminar - Calling all New Americans

August 14, 2015
1PM - 2PM


SBA South Florida District Office
100 S. Biscayne Blvd, 7th Floor
Miami, FL 33131

Recognizing the impact New Americans have on our economy, in November 2014, President Obama created a formal interagency body, the White House Task Force on New Americans. The SBA's role is key to task force by supporting its goal of economic integration. Join U.S. SBA Deputy District Director Jonel Hein to discuss the resources and programs that the SBA has available to make your American dream of business ownership come true.  Register Online.


 

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

August 15, 2015
10:30AM - NOON

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 agency buyers from various agencies. This is your chance to get your foot in the door.  Bring your business cards and brochures. For more information, call 954-357-6400. Register Online.

 

Social Media Strategies Summit (SMSS)

August 19-20, 2015

Westin Buckhead
3391 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

 

The Summit (SMSS) provides a large depth of social media strategies and will focus on sharing the solutions to challenges such as internal social media integration,content strategy, storytelling and more. Fees apply to participate. Register Online.

 

Florida Export Opportunities to Honduras

August 21, 2015
8:30AM  - 11:30AM

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

Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development in collaboration with its partners Enterprise Florida and the U.S. Commercial Service invite you to explore global market growth through our “Florida Export Opportunities” series. Honduras ranks as Florida’s 9th top merchandise trading partner having exported nearly $4.5 million of merchandise in 2014. Honduras is expected to continue to grow and will provide Florida exporters a wide range of opportunities for U.S. goods and services. Register Online.

 

American Contract Compliance Association (ACCA): 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, in partnership with Morgan State University, in the areas of affirmative action, economic business development, labor compliance, and contract compliance. Fees apply to participate. Register Online. For more information please leave a message at 866-ACCA-2698.

 

11 Steps to Exporting - A Roadmap to your Exporting! District 3

August 26, 2015
1PM - 4PM

Northwest Regional Library
3151 N. University Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 33065

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. 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: Completing Your Certification Application (Local)

August 26, 2015
3PM - 4:30PM

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

 

Learn how to complete the SBE/CBE certification application for your existing firm. Broward County certification staff will guide you through the 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. Parking tickets from the GovGarage will be validated.

 

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 September 2015

 

OESBD Training Program: Completing Your Certification Application (Federal)

September 9, 2015
3PM - 4:30PM

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

 

Learn how to complete the Federal DBE/ACDBE program, in this FREE training session. OESBD staff will guide you through  step by step and answer your questions. Preregistration is required. Register online or call the Community Relations and Outreach Section at 954-357-6400. Space is limited;  Parking tickets from the GovGarage will be validated.

 

Export Readiness Seminar

September 14,16 and 18, 2015
1PM - 5PM


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 and more. 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
3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

 

Effective public communicators are vital to local government success, linking citizens to the essential information they need to access services. Fees apply to participate. Learn more and Register Online.

 

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

September 30, 2015
3PM - 4:30PM

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 small business programs, 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; Parking tickets from the GovGarage will be validated.

 

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October 2015


 

2015 Business Development Workshop: FY 2016 Capital Projects and Contracting Opportunities

October 7, 2015
2PM to 4PM


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 Program: Responding to Other Solicitations – City of Miramar

October 8, 2015
3PM - 4:30PM

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. Preregistration is required. Register online or call the Community Relations and Outreach Section at 954-357-6400. Space is limited; Parking tickets from the GovGarage will be validated.

 

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. Come and learn directly from community leaders how to establish and grow their business in South Florida. Meet and network with the region's leading industry and government officials and experience U.S. and global companies.

OESBD Training Course: How to do Bid Estimating

October 21, 2015
3PM to 5PM

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; Parking tickets from the GovGarage will be validated.

 

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November 2015

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)

November 16-22, 2015

Multiple Locations 

 

 

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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