The Business Week Ahead For Tampa Bay: January 30th, 2017

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


Hillsborough County Public Schools – Early Release Day – students released 1 hour early
The Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce – Personal Income & Consumption (REPORT).
8:00am – 4:00pm
Clearwater Chamber of Commerce
New Business Prospecting Boot Camp (seminar)
If you or any of your people struggle with reaching new prospects, you owe it to yourself, your company, and your sales team to change your approach and prospect more effectively. Our intensive day-long boot camp will give you and/or your team the confidence they need to succeed. AND, we’ll be making live calls to your prospects! Reservations required: $299 per person; includes lunch, workbook and a copy of the Sandler best-seller “Five Minutes with VITO.”
Price: ?
Location: Rocky Point Centre Training Facility, 3030 N. Rocky Point Drive, West, Suite 100, Tampa, Florida 33607
For Information: 813/287-1500
Purchasing managers’ organizations and Federal Reserve banks (aka, Chicago PMI) – Regional Manufacturing Surveys – (REPORT)

The Conference Board – Consumer Confidence (REPORT).

SCORE – St. Petersburg
Franchising 101 – Exploring the Myths & Facts in Franchising (seminar)
Who doesn’t love the idea of being their own boss, controlling their own destiny? This workshop is the first step for anyone who is thinking about going into a franchise business for themselves. During this session you will learn about business ownership and be enlightened as to the numerous options available in the franchise world.
Price: Free.
Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
Info: 727/893-7146
SCORE – Clearwater
Business Start-up Basics (seminar)
Find out if you have what it takes to start your own business, and learn the key elements that will help you be successful.
Price: Free.
Location: Tarpon Springs Library, 138 East Lemon Street, Clearwater, FL 34689
For information: Cliff Sullivan, 727/437-0990,



National Freedom Day
The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – Construction Spending (REPORT).

Individual auto manufacturers, seasonal factors by the Commerce Department – Auto and Truck Sales (REPORT).

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Pinellas County Economic Development
Introduction to Business Startup at The Greenhouse (seminar)
Are you thinking about living your dream of owning your own business? Are you in the planning stages of business start-up? Having the best information helps you make the best decisions when starting your business. This class addresses legalities, business plans, financing, marketing and the realities of being a business owner.
Price: Free.
Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
To register: 727/893-7146
Ground Hog Day
The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor – Initial Claims (Unemployment) (REPORT).

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor – Productivity and Costs (REPORT).

11:15am – 1:30pm
2017 CFO of the Year
Sponsored by the Tampa Bay Business Journal
Price: Varies.
Location:: The Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave. Tampa FL, 33606
Click for INFO.

5:30pm – 7:30pm
University of Tampa
Sykes Hall of Fame Business Speaker Series
This event features John West, chairman of Hire Velocity and Lion Investments, and Dan Ciprari, CEO of Pointivo.
Price: Free?
Location: UT, Falk Theatre
For Information: Whitney Vance,, 813/257-3782
SCORE – Safety Harbor
Super Charging Your Etsy Store (seminar)
Are you a seasoned Etsy seller? Or are you just thinking about starting an Etsy shop? Regardless, there are several key aspects to Etsy selling that you need to consider, including: marketing your products, branding, and product development.
Price: Free.
Location: Safety Harbor Library, 101 2nd Street North, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
For information: Walter McCracken, PhD, 727/437-0990,
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor – Employment Report (REPORT).

The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – Factory Orders (REPORT).


Super Bowl Sunday (LI)
Huffington Post – TECHNOLOGY CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM – Farewell to the “Greatest Show on Earth.” – Jan 24th

Huffington Post – WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TRAVEL EXPENSE REPORT? – Are your employees abusing travel expenses? – Jan 25th


Gallup: US Economic Confidence Index at Post-Recession High – Jan 24th


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


Keep the Faith!