The Business Week Ahead: October 31st, 2016

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


Halloween (All Saints Day)

Hillsborough Public Schools – Early Release Day – students released 1 hour early

The Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce – Personal Income & Consumption (REPORT).

Purchasing managers’ organizations and Federal Reserve banks (aka, Chicago PMI) – Regional Manufacturing Surveys – (REPORT)


The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – Construction Spending (REPORT).

Pinellas Economic Development
Starting a Business (seminar)
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.
Price:  $10
Location:  The EpiCenter, 13805 58th Street North, Clearwater, Florida 33760
Info:  727/453-7200
Click to REGISTER.

Individual auto manufacturers, seasonal factors by the Commerce Department – Auto and Truck Sales (REPORT).

SCORE – St Petersburg
Intermediate QuickBooks (seminar)
This workshop covers many of the common problems that small businesses encounter and includes the Super Quick Guide to QuickBooks by John Alexander.
Price:  $12 (includes guide)
Location:  The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Click to REGISTER.

SCORE – Clearwater
Options for Manufacturing Your Product (seminar)
This workshop will cover key manufacturing related topics, including should you produce your product yourself or contract it out, how to choose a contract manufacturer, the importance of product and material specifications, the need for quality control, realistic marketing projections, production planning, financing the start-up, and many more.
Price:  Free
Location:  Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33755
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Click to REGISTER.

SCORE – Tarpon Springs
Pricing For Profit (seminar)
In this seminar, I will go over the basics of understanding your costs of doing business and relate these costs to an understanding of Gross Profit, Margin and Markup. With this information, you should be in a much better position to put the RIGHT PRICE on your product or service.
Price:  Free
Location:  Tarpon Springs Library, 138 East Lemon Street, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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8:00am – 4:00pm
AVI-SPL Tampa Technology Day
AVI-SPL, the global leader in AV integration and collaboration solutions, is hosting Tampa Technology Day. The event is ideal for CIOs, CTOs, IT executives, facility managers, operations directors, and similar professionals wanting to learn more about the latest collaboration technology enhancing the workplace environment and improving business outcomes.
Price:  Free?
Location:  Chester H. Ferguson Law Center, 1610 N. Tampa St., Tampa, FL 33602
Click to REGISTER.

Pinellas County Economic Development
Introduction to Business Startup (seminar)
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.
Price:  Free.
Location:  The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
For info or to register:  727/893-7146


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

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor – Productivity and Costs (REPORT).

The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – Factory Orders (REPORT).

5:30pm – 9:00pm
2016 Outstanding Directors Awards
Will honor Tampa Bay area directors who have demonstrated the vital leadership and business savvy skills necessary to help guide their businesses’ success.
Price:  $90
Location:  InterContinental Tampa, 4860 W Kennedy Blvd Tampa FL, 33609
Suggested Dress: Business attire
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SCORE – Clearwater
Tips to Buying or Selling Your Business (seminar)
Buying or selling a business is not easy or simple. Do you place an advertisement and hope the perfect buyer will call? While many entrepreneurs build a successful business through vision, excellent management skills and sheer hard work, most do not have a thorough understanding of the complexities and factors that are present in deal structuring and the process of buying or selling their business. Each deal has its unique challenges and nuances.
Price:  Free
Location:  St.Petersburg College, Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew Street, Room ES113, Clearwater, FL 33765
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Click to REGISTER.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor – Employment Report (REPORT).

The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce – International Trade (REPORT).






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