The Business Week Ahead: August 15th, 2016

Mid Summer Business schedule is lite


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

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

Federal Reserve – Industrial Production (REPORT).

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Pinellas County Economic Development
Accounting & Tax Procedures (seminar)
An overview of tax requirements needed satisfy IRS regulations and the generally accepted accounting procedures your business needs to manage your growth. Guest presenter John Gordos, Enrolled Agent.
Price:  $20
Location:  Epi-Center, 13805 58th Street North, Suite 1-200, Clearwater, Florida 33760; 727/464-7332
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7:00pm – 9:00pm
SCORE – Tarpon Springs
10 Tips for Advertising Your Business (seminar)
In tough economic times, why advertise? According to a recent study, firms that advertised during a recession increased in value and got more marketing bang for their buck. Today you have an incredible opportunity to increase sales and build market share by following these 10 tips for advertising your business.
Price:  Free
Location:  Tarpon Springs Library, 138 East Lemon Street, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Information:  Bob Gaynor, 727/437-0990,
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August 17th – 20th
National Society of Accountants Annual Meeting & Expo
The NSA Annual Meeting & Expo is at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. Accountants and tax professionals can earn up to 16 hours of CPE on taxes. Former IRS official Karen Hawkins will keynote.
Price:  $679 for NSA members and $825 for nonmembers
Contact:  members@nsacct.org800/966-6679
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11:30am – 1:30pm
South Tampa Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon
Price:  $35 members, $45 nonmembers
Location:  Centre Club
Contact:  Stephanie Hyman – 813/637-0156
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6:00pm – 8:00pm
SCORE – St. Petersburg
How to Develop a Plan for Financing Your Business (seminar)
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.
In addition to SBA and non-SBA bank loans, we will discuss alternative financing options, including factoring receivables, P/O, contract and equipment financing and several unsecured programs. The workshop will review how to apply for funding, what is required by the lender and what you can expect after the application is submitted.  After this workshop, you should have a better idea on how to develop a plan for financing your business and the resources that are available to help you.
Price:  Free
Location:  The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor – Initial Claims (Unemployment) (REPORT).

6:00pm – 8:00pm
SCORE – St. Petersburg
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:  The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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8:00am – 11:00am
Pinellas County
Brooker Creek Preserve Work Day
Citizens can join the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve to remove exotic vegetation and nuisance plants from the preserve. Participants are asked to bring work gloves, clippers, shovels, hand saws and loppers. This is hard work and recommended for strong volunteers ages 12 and up. Water and snacks provided.
Information:  Evan Earle – 727/515-9545
Brooker Creek – 727/453-6800; 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs




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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!