The Business Week Ahead: May 16th, 2016


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









Bureau of Labor statistics, U.S. Department of Labor – Consumer Price Index (report).


The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – Housing Starts and Building Permits (report).


Federal Reserve – Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization (report).



12:00pm – 2:00pm
Pinellas County
Quick Books
Get an overview of Quickbooks accounting software. Learn to set up the chart of account and the basic functions
of the most popular software among accounting professionals today. Guest presenter Michael Carlisle,
Enrolled Agent.
Cost: $20
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7:00pm – 9:00pm
SCORE – Tarpon Springs
Sales 201: Overcoming Objections and Closing the Sale
In any business objections are common when trying to make a sale. This can be both frustrating and cost you and your business both time and money.
Location: Tarpon Springs Library, 138 East Lemon Street, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Cost: Free
Register: Bert Seither, 727/437-0990,






11:30am – 1:30pm
South Tampa Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon
Join the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for our membership luncheon. Meet our new members, network with business professionals, get an update on Chamber business and enjoy a featured guest speaker.
Cost: $35 for Members, $45 for Non-Members.
Location: Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, 8th Floor, Tampa
For info: Stephanie, 813/637-0156,



12:20pm – 2:00pm
SCORE – Clearwater
Demystifying Fair Labor Standards Act for Small Businesses
Paychex and SCORE invites you to a special live event led by an HR professional, who will help you understand the regulations that may affect your business and show you steps to help achieve regulartory compliance.
Cost: Free
Location: Banquet Masters, 13355 49th Streen N, Clearwater, FL 33782
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5:00pm – 9:00pm
SCORE – St. Petersburg
Intermediate QuickBooks
Are you struggling to learn QuickBooks? Do you run your own business and know little about accounting? This workshop covers many of the common problems that small businesses encounter and includes the Super Quick Guide to QuickBooks by John Alexander.
Cost: $12 (including guide)
Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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6:00pm – 8:00pm
Pinellas County
How To Research & Write Your Business Plan
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.
Cost: Free.
Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
To register: 727/893-7146






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






The National Association of Realtors – Existing Home Sales (report).



6:00pm – 8:00pm
SCORE – St. Petersburg
Linkedin for Social Selling
Learn about your personal Linkin style – and some amazing success stories! What is your “personal style” and how does this integrate with your social selling on Linkedin?
Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue N 440 2nd Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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USF’s Annual Tampa Bay Entrepreneurship Gala benefiting the Michael W. Fountain Scholarship Fund
USF’s Alumni Society of Entrepreneurs invites you to their 5th Annual Tampa Entrepreneurship Gala at the Centre Club. Join as they recognize some of Tampa Bay’s finest business leaders while enjoying the thrill of entertaining casino games and bidding on unique silent auction items. This year the Alumni Association will be honoring Entrepreneur of the Year and Keynote Speaker, Richard Gonzmart, 4th Generation Gonzmart Family of Restaurants.
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Armed Forces Day









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

Keep the Faith!