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SBA Monthly Webinars

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, offer a variety of free webinars and trainings to strengthen businesses and help them succeed. Below is a highlight of the free webinars that are available this month to businesses in Sebring, Lake Placid, and Avon Park, Florida as well as nationwide.The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, offer a variety of free webinars and trainings to strengthen businesses and help them succeed. Below is a highlight of the free webinars that are available this month to businesses in Sebring, Lake Placid, and Avon Park, Florida as well as nationwide.


 

Hot Businesses, Markets & Trends for 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 1pm to 2pm EST

Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to start a business or an existing business owner trying to grow, you need to know about 2019’s hottest industries, business ideas, products and markets.

Attend this session, presented by small business expert and best-selling author Rieva Lesonsky, to find out what specific businesses are poised to grow this year and which trends can help your small business grow.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to market to baby boomers and Generations X, Y and Z
  • Why consumer and B2B buying habits are changing
  • Which demographic buys more “stuff” than any other
  • How to get into the food business—for less
  • And much more!

https://readytalk.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1224084&tp_key=adc2bc1f9f&sti=score-eventpage

 


 

Alternative Financing Options for Small Businesses

Friday, February 8, 2019 from 10am to 10:30am EST

What can you do when the bank says no? This intensive, half hour webinar will explore alternatives to commercial bank loans that, while not your first choice, may be the best choice for you and your business.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alternative-financing-options-for-small-businesses-tickets-50238909932

 


 

Developing a Marketing Strategy for Your Startup Business

Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 1pm to 2pm EST

Every business is different, and what works for one may not work for another. That goes for your marketing plan too. To be successful, your marketing must be true to your vision and your business — and true to your customers. This webinar, presented by Kurt Engelmeier with Deluxe Corporation, will give you the tools you need to quickly, easily and effectively create your ideal marketing strategy.

 

When you attend, you’ll:

See why marketing is crucial to success

Learn how to define your business goals

Understand how to identify your target audience

Get tips on attracting your target customer

Identify the problems you solve for your customers

Get a free interactive worksheet to build your marketing strategy.

 

https://readytalk.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1225773&tp_key=669bc76a25&sti=score_eventpage

 


 

Live Q&A: Masters of Marketing with John Lawson and Ramon Ray

Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 1pm to 2pm EST

Are you starting or growing an online business? Do you need advice about selling on eBay, Amazon, Shopify and other channels? Then, join our second “Live Q&A: Masters of Marketing” webinar to get your ecommerce and marketing questions answered—LIVE!

Our expert entrepreneurs are John Lawson, online selling expert and CEO of ColderICE Media, and Ramon Ray, founder of Smart Hustle Magazine. Both are serial entrepreneurs, marketing leaders, best-selling authors and global speakers. The full hour will be dedicated to your questions. Submit your questions via the registration form or bring them to this interactive Q&A session.

https://readytalk.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1224315&tp_key=4de7d26a39&sti=score-eventpage

 


 

File and Pay Florida Taxes with Confidence

Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 2pm to 3pm EST

 

During this webinar presented by the Florida Department of Revenue’s tax specialists Tiffany Mackey and Michael Massey, you will learn steps for filing and paying Florida sales taxes confidently every time.

 

By attending this session, you'll get tips for successful filing such as:

  • How to enroll to file and pay electronically
  • Where to file and pay on the Department’s website
  • Line-by-line information using long and short form sales tax returns
  • Other resources that will help

https://readytalk.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1224564&tp_key=72694a9551&sti=score-eventpage

 


Blog

7 Marketing Mistakes That Can Come Back to Haunt You

https://www.sba.gov/blogs/7-marketing-mistakes-can-come-back-haunt-you?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 


Recorded Business Training Videos

 

Financing Options for Small Business

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to financing options for your business.Topics include; determining your financial needs, loans, grants, venture capital, angel investors, crowd funding and other financial options available to small businesses.

https://www.sba.gov/course/financing-options-small-businesses/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

5 Key Ingredients in Creating a Small Business Website

A website is an essential element for running a successful business. If your business does not have a website, you can lose out on great opportunities if current and potential customers can’t reach you or learn about you online.

https://www.sba.gov/blogs/5-key-ingredients-creating-small-business-website?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

Growing an Established Company

https://www.sba.gov/course/growing-established-company/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

Marketing - 43-things-to-do-during-downtime

https://www.sba.gov/blogs/catch-marketing-43-things-do-during-downtime?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

Recorded webinars from SCORE - click here

https://www.score.org/recorded-webinars?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


SBA Learning Center - click here

https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/search/training?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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