The Business Week Ahead: March 21st, 2016

 

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

 

MONDAY, MARCH 21ST

 

Pinellas County Spring Break – schools closed all week.

 

9:00am – 6:00pm (Mon-Wed)
Coaching Certification Training (Spanish and English)
Impact Coaching Solutions is a Leadership and Coaching organization and it is the first International Coaching Community (ICC) representation in the USA awarding International Coach Certifications and Leadership Development Programs. The ICC was founded in 2001, and has certified more than 10,000 coaches all over the world.
$5,997 tuition.
Contact: Guillermo Mendoza – 832/334-3583 – [email protected]
http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/calendar/494692#register

 

10:00am
The National Association of Realtors – Existing Home Sales (report).

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 22ND

 

8:00am – 5:00pm
Pinellas County
Fertilizer Green Industry:
This training is recommended for anyone who wants to apply fertilizers and required for anyone who wants to apply fertilizers commercially. Training is focused on reducing water pollution. The class provides the training and testing necessary to obtain the GI-Best Management Practices certificate. The program is $15 per participant and free for Pinellas County government employees, members of the school board or Master Gardeners.
Register online at http://www.pcehort.eventbrite.com.
UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County, (727) 582-2100; 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

 

6:00pm – 8:00pm
SCORE – St. Petersburg
QuickBooks: Online & Beyond
Do you know how QuickBooks Online, cloud accounting and apps can be useful for your businesses? Running your small business from a tablet or smart phone is now possible.
Cost: Free
Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Contact: 727/893-7146
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6:00pm – 8:00pm
SCORE – St. Petersburg
Employee vs. Indepentent Contractor WHICH ONE ARE YOU?
Sort out the gray areas surrounding the status of employees and independent contractors to avoid IRS violations, penalties and interest.
Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Cost: Free
Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Contact: 727/893-7146
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7:00pm – 9:00pm
SCORE – Tarpon Springs
Keys to Running a Successful Small Business
In this workshop, I will first highlight the key reasons for business failure. Once that has been covered, I will go through several of the KEYS TO RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL SMALL BUSINESS and how you can master these KEYS to make sure that you meet your profit goals.
Location: Tarpon Springs Library, 138 East Lemon Street, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Contact: Larry Hunt – [email protected] – 727-437-0990
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7:00pm – 9:00pm
FranNet of Greater Tampa Bay Webinar
A free webinar featuring three (3) franchise companies that are looking to expand in the Tampa Bay area.
Click for INFO.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23RD

 

8:00am – 5:00pm
Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Pesticide Training or Limited Lawn & Ornamental Review:
This class provides the training and testing necessary to obtain a Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance pesticide license. This license will allow landscape maintenance personnel to apply caution label pesticides to a customer’s landscape beds only. This class is also offered as a review for the Limited Lawn and Ornamental license. $60 per participant; free for Pinellas County government employees. Participants must bring a driver’s license or equivalent for identification. Pre-paid registration required.
Register online at http://www.pcehort.eventbrite.com.
UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County, (727) 582-2100; 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

 

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

 

6:00pm – 8:00pm
SCORE – St. Petersburg
Franchising 101: Exploring the Myths & Facts in Franchising
Are you thinking of buying a franchise? Start by taking a workshop on the basics. Do you love the idea of being your own boss and controlling your own destiny?
Cost: Free
Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Contact: 727/893-7146
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THURSDAY, MARCH 24TH

 

8:00am – 5:00pm (Thurs – Fri)
CPAs in Industry Accounting Conference
This conference is designed for certified public accountants working in the Industry setting. Get the latest information on the subjects that matter most to you including A & A for Industry; FASB; ACA Compliance: CGMA; Selling your Business and more.
$445 Member $695 Non-Member
Location: Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel, 4200 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa FL 33607
Info: Member Service Center – 850/224-2727 – [email protected]
http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/calendar/495332

 

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

 

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

 

6:00pm – 8:00pm

SCORE – St. Petersburg

How to Develop a Plan for Financing Your Business
You have written your business plan and have estimated how much money you will need to launch and operate your business until it is cash flow positive. Now you need to find the financing to implement your plan. This workshop will review the different types of third party financing options that are available to you.
Contact: Cheryl Gowen – [email protected] – 727-437-0990
Click for INFO.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH

 

Good Friday

 

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

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH

 

(none)

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH

 

Easter

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

@timbryce

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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.