The Business Week Ahead: April 25th, 2016

 

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

 

 

MONDAY, APRIL 25TH

 

8:30am – 11:30am
Pinellas County
Landscape Maintenance Best Management Practices (en Español)
This training, offered in Spanish, is required for anyone who works in the landscape industry who has not already completed a Green Industries BMP training course. Training is focused on using FloridaFriendly LandscapingTM practices and reducing non-point source pollution resulting from landscape maintenance activities like mowing and pruning. The class provides the training and testing necessary to obtain the L-BMP certificate.
Cost: $15, and free for Pinellas County government employees, members of the school board or Master Gardeners.
Registration required: http://www.landscapebmp.eventbrite.com UF/IFAS Extension
Location: Pinellas County, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

 

10:00am
The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – New Home Sales (report).

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 26TH

 

8:30AM
The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – Durable Goods Orders (report).

 

10:00am

The Conference Board – Consumer Confidence (report)

 

8:30am – 11:30am
Pinellas County
Landscape Maintenance Best Management Practices (in English)
This training, offered in
Spanish, is required for anyone who works in the landscape industry who has not already completed a Green Industries BMP training course. Training is focused on using FloridaFriendly LandscapingTM practices and reducing non-point source pollution resulting from landscape maintenance activities like mowing and pruning. The class provides the training and testing necessary to obtain the L-BMP certificate.
Cost: $15, and free for Pinellas County government employees, members of the school board or Master Gardeners.
Registration required: http://www.landscapebmp.eventbrite.com UF/IFAS Extension
Location: Pinellas County, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Webinar: The Value of Search Engine Marketing
There are many types of Advertising, but learn why all small business should be investing in search engine marketing. Learn how to optimize your advertising to ensure you get the most from your marketing budget.
Cost: Free
Click for INFO.

 

6:00pm – 8:00pm
SCORE – St. Petersburg
How to Make Your Business Thrive, Hot Just Survive
In this workshop you will receive practical advice about using the essential disciplines of Money, Marketing, and Management to build a better business. Don’t just sell what you are selling…Sell what your clients are buying! This SCORE business educational workshop helps you take a look at your business from the outside and see what your clients are seeing.
Costy: Free
Contact: 727/893-7146 – [email protected]
Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Click to REGISTER.

 

6:00pm – 8:00pm
SCORE – Clearwater
How to be Successful at Raising Money via Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is not just generating buzz – it’s generating real money for real entrepreneurs! Crowdfunding is empowering entrepreneurs to raise the funds needed to launch their innovative products and companies.
Cost: Free
Contact: John Montelione – 727/437-0990 – [email protected]
Location: St. Petersburg College – Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew Street Room ES 320, Clearwater, FL 33765
Click to REGISTER.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th

 

(none)

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 28TH

 

Take Your Daughter to Work Day

 

8:30am
Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce – Gross Domestic Product (report).

 

8:30am
The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor – Intial Claims (Unemployment) (report).

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH

 

8:30am
The Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce – Personal Income and Consumption (report).

 

11:30am
University of Tampa – Sykes Business School
Sustainable Business Awards
The Sustainable Business Awards are sponsored by the Sustany Foundation and recognize and honor for-profit businesses in the Tampa Bay Area that engage in practices that increase economic opportunities and improve the environment and community.
The businesses will be recognized for contributions in building a sustainable economy in Tampa Bay, while embracing the “triple bottom line” — advancing the interests of people, planet and profit through innovative practices, products and services.
Contact: Whitney Vance – [email protected] – 813/257-3782
Location: University of Tampa, Vaughn Center, 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa
Cost: $50 (includes lunch)
Click for INFO.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH

 

(none)

 

SUNDAY, MAY 1ST

 

May Day

 

If you have any significant business related events planned, please e-mail it to Tim Bryce [email protected]

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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.