The Business Week Ahead: September 12th, 2016

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

By: Tim Bryce – Columnist News Talk Florida


8:00am – 9:00am
Identify and Mitigate Your Company’s Cyber Risk (seminar)
Cyber Risk is a buzz word that we’ve all heard. But what is it really, how will it effect your company and what can you do to protect yourself and your business?
Please join three local cyber liability experts as they discuss how to identify and mitigate your company’s cyber risk.
Location:  BB&T, 4820 S. Himes Ave, Tampa, FL 33611
Click for more INFO.

U.S. Treasury Department – Treasury Budget (REPORT).

6:00pm – 8:00pm
SCORE – St. Petersburg
Establishing a Home Based Business (seminar)
Understand the unique challenges that go with running a home based business.
Imagine being able to roll out of bed and work in your pajamas. No more long commutes, fighting crowds and traffic just to get to work. Sound like a pipe dream? Well, it’s a reality for millions of home-based business owners.
While there are many advantages to a home-based business, there are challenges as well. This workshop focuses on unique issues such as: what address to use, tax implications, insurance requirements, homeowner association covenants, and how to create a private and professional space for visiting clients.
Location:  The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Price:  Free
Click to REGISTER.

6:00pm – 8:00pm
SCORE – Clearwater
Do you have a Social Media strategy for your business?  Did you know that approximately three-quarters of shoppers today will research a company online before making a purchase? Effective use of “Social Media” can help you gain and maintain customers.  You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of how to make Social Media work for your business.
Location:  Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33755
Price:  Free
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The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce – International Trade (REPORT).

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Pinellas Economic Development
How To Research & Write Your Business Plan (seminar)
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.
Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Price:  Free
To register:  727/893-7146


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

The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – Retail Sales (REPORT).

Bureau of Labor statistics, U.S. Department of Labor – PPI Producer Price Index (REPORT).

Federal Reserve – Industrial Production (REPORT).

The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – Business Inventories (REPORT).

4:00pm – 7:00pm
South Tampa Chamber of Commerce Business Expo
Location:  Tampa Convention Center
Price:  Free
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6:00pm – 8:00pm
SCORE – St. Petersburg
How to be Successful at Raising Money via Crowdfunding (seminar)
Crowdfunding is not just generating buzz – it’s generating real money for real entrepreneurs!
Crowdfunding is empowering entrepreneurs to raise the funds needed to launch their innovative products and companies.  Last year over $16 billion dollars was raised by 10,000’s of entrepreneurs.  Next year, crowdfunding is expected to almost double. Attend this crowdfunding seminar to get the knowledge, develop the strategy and learn the tools to successfully crowdfund your big idea.
Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Price:  Free
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Bureau of Labor statistics, U.S. Department of Labor – CPI Consumer Price Index (REPORT).


Citizenship Day & Constitution Day




News Talk Florida – PROACTIVE VS. REACTIVE MANAGEMENT – We have plenty of time to do things wrong.

PERSONAL INTRODUCTIONS – My, how they have changed.

News Talk Florida – PROOF OF TECHNOLOGY ADDICTION – Yes, it is a drug.

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 timb001@phmainstreet.comep the Faith!