The Business Week Ahead: May 2nd, 2016

 

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

 

MONDAY, MAY 2ND
10:00am
The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – Constuction Spending (report).

 

TUESDAY, MAY 3RD
National Teachers Day
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Pinellas County
Starting a Business
The best way to get started! Receive information on the necessary licenses, permits, legal documents and requirements to do business in the State of Florida. Learn to refine your ideas into a plan for success.
Cost: $10
Click for INFO.

 

2:00pm
Individual auto manufacturers, seasonal factors by the Commerce Department – Auto and Truck Sales (report).
6:00pm
SCORE – Clearwater
How to Deveop 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.
Location: Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33755
Contact: Cheryl Gowen, 727/437-0990, [email protected]
Click to REGISTER.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4TH
8:30am
The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor – Productivity and Costs (report).

 

8:30am
The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce – Trade Balance (report).

 

10:00am
The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – Factory Orders (report).

 

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Pinellas County
Introduction to Business Startup at The Greenhouse
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.
Cost: Free
To register or for info: 727/893-7146

 

THURSDAY, MAY 5TH

 

Cinco de Mayo

 

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

 

8:00am – 5:00pm
29th Annual Government Small Business Conference
The road to securing Federal Government contracts can be blurry and uncertain. Sometimes, it becomes treacherous and, very often, frustrating. This conference will assist small business owners in navigating that path by increasing the opportunity for small businesses, government agencies and major corporations to network and develop strategic relationships.
Cost: $149
Location: Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore, 700 N. Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609
Click for INFO.

 

11:00am
Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
Annual Tourism Lunch
Speaker: Kelly Frailey Covato, Travel Lead for Facebook and Instagram
Location: Tradewinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL
The event begins with check in & networking at 11:00am, followed by the program at noon.
Cost is $40 per member or $50 per non-member.
Contact: Julianne Wilhelm – [email protected].
Click for INFO.

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 6TH
8:30am
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor – Employment Report (report).

 

3:00pm
Federal Reserve – Consumer Credit (report).

 

SATURDAY, MAY 7TH
142nd Kentucky Derby

 

SUNDAY, MAY 8TH
Mother’s 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.