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Upcoming SBDC & SBA Webinars/Seminars in June 2018

Financing your Small Business

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 9 am to 10 am EST

Please join us online for a free information session on financing your small business.

In this seminar you will learn about:

  • The different SBA loan programs offered through various lenders.
  • The SBA’s role in assisting small businesses.
  • The information needed to obtain a small business loan.

SBA resource partners that can assist you in developing your business plan and financial statements for your loan package

Representatives from the Small Business Development Center, the Women’s Business Border Center, Service Corps of Retired Executives, and community lenders will occasionally participate in this online session 



How to Multiply Yourself as a Brand with Social Media

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, from 3 pm to 4 pm EST          

In this episode of Let’s Talk Business, learn how to use social media to market yourself as a brand and multiply your encounters with the marketplace. The workshop series is free, but registration is required.



Cracking the Credit Code: Credit Reports and Scores Explained

Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 7 pm to 8 pm EST

Your credit score can impact everything from where you live to how much you pay for insurance.  Isn’t it about time you learned how credit reports and scores really work? John Jackson of Consumer Credit Counseling Services of the Mid-Ohio Valley will explain factors that influence credit scores, how to dispute errors, and more.



LLC v. S-Corp: Which is Right for You?

Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 11:30 am to 12 Noon EST

Starting and managing a business is tough enough without worrying about if the legal organization you chose is right for you. Add in the confusion around the differences between Limited Liability Companies and S-Corporations and it’s no wonder we’re confused. Join us as we explore the advantages and disadvantages of each form.



From Credit to Capital: How Personal Finances Drive Business Success

Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 12 Noon to 1:30 pm EST

Did you know that lenders look at your personal finances when deciding whether to loan you business capital?  Join WBDC’s personal finance expert as we journey from personal credit to business finance.  We will explore personal credit scores, debt and equity financing options, and the steps you can take to get your financial house in order.



Why Your Small Business Needs Video Marketing

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from 3 pm to 4 pm EST

Video marketing is quickly becoming an important marketing venue for many small businesses. You might wonder why your business may even need video marketing, but the more pressing question to ask is actually what is video marketing and how your company can benefit from powerful video marketing strategies? Video gives you the opportunity to interact with your customers by allowing them to get to know you and your business, and feel comfortable with you. This is especially important for small, local business. In this webinar, we will discuss what is video marketing, why it is critical for increased engagement, and what strategies you can implement to take your business to the next level.



Find Investors and Finance Your Business with Equity Crowdfunding

Thursday, June 28, 2018, from 1 pm to 2 pm EST

Are you seeking investors to help you fund your business idea or growth? With the launch of equity crowdfunding in 2016, businesses can now raise money from ordinary investors online. This webinar will share the ins and outs of equity crowdfunding and highlight the type of businesses that can benefit from this opportunity.  You will learn:

  • What is equity crowdfunding?
  • Equity vs Rewards-based crowdfunding, and which is the best for your business
  • How to evaluate an equity crowdfunding platform
  • Keys to a successful crowdfunding campaign and how to attract investors
  • Understand the impact to your business of raising money via equity crowdfunding



Starting Your Business Seminar!

Thursday, June 7th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. South Florida State College in Avon Park, Building H, Room 110

This seminar covers all the essentials that will help you get started including information about forming a business entity such as a corporation or LLC, to the types of licenses you’ll need and business tax registrations. Customized for entrepreneurs and start-ups in Highlands County and surrounding areas, this seminar will uncover successful launch strategies and help attendees avoid common start-up mistakes.

Call SFSC at 863-784-7405 to reserve a seat. Refer to CRN 30346. Cost is just $10 and includes seminar materials. To find out more about Florida SBDC at USF no-cost business consulting and low-cost seminars, visit us online at http://www.SBDCTampaBay.com.

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