The Business Week Ahead: January 9th, 2017

A schedule of major business events in the Tampa Bay area.



Hillsborough County Public Schools – Early Release Day – students released 1 hour early


Federal Reserve – Consumer Credit (REPORT).




The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – Wholesale Trade (REPORT).


6:00pm – 8:00pm
SCORE – St. Petersburg
Elements of the Marketing Plan (seminar)
Finding the right customers, and crafting the right strategies to attract them to your product or service, are the essential elements to a successful marketing plan.
Defining your target market, understanding your competition, and communicating what makes your product or service unique are the foundation for your marketing plan. In this workshop, you will learn how to write a marketing plan that will drive your business success.
Price:  Free
Location:  Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Avenue S, St. Petersburg, FL, 33705
Click to REGISTER.


7:45am – 9:00am
Clearwater Chamber of Commerce
Government Affairs Meeting
The Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce coordinates government affairs efforts on behalf of its members and the Clearwater business community. The Chamber’s member driven Government Affairs Committee includes establishing positions on issues that impact our members and the economic advancement of the region, educating elected officials about these issues and encouraging membership involvement in the Chamber’s advocacy efforts.
Location:  Clearwater Regional Chamber, 600 Cleveland Street Suite 200, Clearwater, FL 33755
For Info:  727/461-0011




6:00pm – 8:00pm
Pinellas County Economic Development
How To Research & Write Your Business Plan (workshop)
This 2-part workshop provides insight and access to business databases available through the City library services, including premium business databases for industry, market and demographic information critical to your business plan. Next, discover the importance of a business plan, including fundamental concepts and the process of writing your plan.
Price:  Free.
Location:  The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
For info or to register:  727/893-7146




The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce – International Trade (REPORT).


The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor – Initial Claims (Unemployment) (REPORT).


12:00pm – 2:00pm
Pinellas County Economic Development
Accounting & Tax Procedures (seminar)
An overview of tax requirements needed satisfy IRS regulations and the generally accepted accounting procedures your business needs to manage your growth. Guest presenter John Gordos, Enrolled Agent.
Price:  $20
Location:  The EpiCenter, 13805 58th Street North, Suite 1-200, Clearwater, Florida 33760; 727/464-7332
For info:  727/453-7200
Click to REGISTER.




Friday the 13th


Bureau of Labor statistics, U.S. Department of Labor – PPI Producer Price Index (REPORT).


The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – Retail Sales (REPORT).


The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – Business Inventories (REPORT).












Gallup – Strengths-Based Cultures Attract Top Talent – Jan 3rd


Gallup – The Best Business Articles of 2016 on the Workplace – Dec 27th


OUT WITH THE OLD… – Time to clean house as we start 2017. – Jan 4th


Project Management requires a Roadmap – Project Smart (UK) Jan 5th


News Talk Florida – A NEW TWIST ON COMPANY VACATIONS – Are unlimited vacations practical?


News Talk Radio does not necessarily endorse third party conferences, workshops, or seminars.  If you have any significant business related events planned, please e-mail it to Tim Bryce [email protected]


Keep the Faith!

Tim Bryce is a freelance writer and management consultant located in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. As an avid writer and speaker, Tim discusses everything from business and management, to politics and morality, to systems and technology, and our ever changing world. His columns are educational and entertaining, discussing the things we tend to take for granted or overlook in our walk through life. He has published over a thousand such articles. In addition to his columns, Tim's audio segments are syndicated on the radio and in podcasts. He is also a former correspondent for the Tampa Tribune. As a management consultant, Tim specializes in systems and technology. He has traveled extensively around the world training and supporting a variety of companies of all sizes and shapes, from the boardroom to the trenches. Tim has authored several books on a variety of computer and management related subjects including "The IRM Revolution: Blueprint for the 21st Century" which was on the Top Ten list in Japan, and penned the "PRIDE" Methodologies for IRM." More recently, he published a four volume set entitled, "Bryce’s Uncommon Sense Series." Tim graduated from Ohio University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. His blog can be found at: E-mail: [email protected] Twitter: @timbryce