Career & Entrepreneurship Center

  CEC at St. Petersburg College

Career & Entrepreneurship Center

Upcoming Events


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CEO Entrepreneurship Club
Thursday, February 22nd; 3:30-5PM
Description: Financial Tips for Small Business & Protecting Small Business From Fraud - Guest speaker Jada Murray, Branch Manager, Regions Bank
Where: SPC Seminole Campus-Room UP324
FREE I Please RSVP To Attend.

CEO Entrepreneurship Club
Thursday, March 22nd; 3:30-5PM
Description: Financial Tips for Small Business & Protecting Small Business From Fraud - Guest speaker Jada Murray, Branch Manager, Regions Bank
Where: SPC Seminole Campus-Room UP324
FREE I Please RSVP To Attend.

8th Annual Business Plan & Elevator Pitch
Thursday, April 19, 2018; 6PM
Description:
Students compete to win more than $10,000 in cash prizes to launch their business ideas!
Where: Digitorium, SPC Seminole Campus
Click to Submit your Intent to Compete.  Email competition@spcollege.edu for more information. Please RSVP if you plan on attending. 

SPC's Career Services offers free workshops, job fairs and other events. See SPC Career Services Events.

The event information provided is updated regularly, but these events are not managed by SPC. Students are encouraged to confirm event times, locations and costs prior to attendance.

How the City Buys
Thursday, February 8th; 2-3PM
Description: The City of St. Petersburg's Procurement & Supply Management Department has automated its entire procure-to-pay process. In this class, suppliers will learn how the City sources its supplies and services and how to communicate effectively with the City.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE |
Register to Attend.

Grant Writing Basics
Thursday, February 8th; 6-8PM
Description: Is your nonprofit organization looking for additional funding and considering pursuing grants to meet this need? Is your organization ready? Attend this workshop to gain an understanding of what the grant writing process involves.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE |
Register to Attend.

Introduction to Business Financing
Thursday, February 8th; 6-8PM
Description: What documentation is required when accessing capital? What are some capital access programs available to small businesses? Representatives from the Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation (TBBBIC) and Accion will address questions like these, outline requirements in applying for a loan and will offer best practices to help you with your business plan presentation to lenders. Various SBA loan programs will also be discussed.Speaker: Tahisia Scantling, TBBBIC; Adriana Contreras, Accion
Where: The Greenhouse - 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Legal Structures
Thursday, February 8th; 6-8PM
Description: If you are doing your ‘homework’ to start a business, you will definitely want to explore the different legal structures that are available to you. Common legal structures include Sole Proprietor, Partnership, Limited Liability Company, or Corporation. Your decision will affect what kinds of taxes you pay and who can be legally liable for a business dispute.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend.

Introduction to the Cooperative Business Model
Tuesday, February 10th; 6-8PM
Description: There are many advantages to a home-based business. This workshop focuses on the unique issues that go with it: addresses, tax implications, insurance, homeowner association covenants, and creating a private and professional space for visiting clients.
Where: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue N 2nd floor, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. 
FREE |  Click to Register.

Tampa Bay Innovation Center Presents TECH Talk
Diary of an Entrepreneur Program features
Kyle Taylor, founder and CEO, The Penny Hoarder
Tuesday, February 13th; 8:30-10:00AM
Description: The Penny Hoarder is a personal finance website that reaches millions of readers each month. With a mission of putting more money in people's pockets, The Penny Hoarder shares job opportunities, personal success stories, practical tips and more. Topics may include information on weekend side hustles, ways to shave dollars off the grocery budget, the differences between an IRA or 401(k) and many other subjects to help people make and save more money.
Where: Microsoft 5426 Bay Center Drive , 7th Floor, Suite 700, Tampa, FL 33609
FREE | Register to Attend.

1 Million Cups
Wednesday, February 14th; 9-10AM
Description: A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Petersburg.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE |  More Information.

SCORE Pricing for Profit
Thursday, February 15th; 6-8PM
Description: Learn about bid preparations with a financial overview of how gross profit margin & markup affect your pricing and profitability.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Business Startup Basics
Tuesday, February 20th; 6-8PM
Description:  Are you ready to start a new small business? This workshop will lead you through the steps you should take to be successful. Some of the topics for discussion are startup myths, critical success factors, your roles as a business owner, the most important business functions, cash flow, dealing with regulations, and finding good professional advisers. Sign up for this workshop to learn a no-nonsense approach to starting a business with a higher chance for success.
Where:  The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend.

1 Million Cups
Wednesday, February 21st; 9-10AM
Description: A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Petersburg.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | More Information.

How to Research and Write Your Business Plan; Second Wednesday of the month
Wednesday, February 21st; 5:30-8PM
Description: Businesses that fail to plan, plan to fail. Most business problems arise from not planning ahead. Your business plan provides you a method to take a look inward at yourself and your business, find the STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES, and THREATS (SWOT) and be able to assess, analyze, and correct the direction of your business BEFORE it becomes a critical threat to your success.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend.

SCORE Employee vs Independent Contractor
Thursday, February 22nd; 6:30-7:30PM
Description: Avoid IRS violations and penalties by learning the rules and requirements concerning employees vs independent contractors.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend.

City Services and Incentives
Tuesday, February 27th; 6:30-8PM
Description: Are you considering opening up or relocating your business to a physical location? Attend this workshop to learn about key points for selecting your business location from a zoning and permitting compliance standpoint, grease trap requirements for food and beverage establishments, economic development incentives, and other city services.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Register to Attend.

1 Million Cups
Wednesday, February 28th; 9-10AM
Description: A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Petersburg.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | More Information.

Website Marketing - Understanding and Success Steps
Wednesday, February 28th; 6-8PM
Description: This workshop provides an overview of the importance of a business website and growth strategies for online marketing. This class will not teach you how to develop a website, but will present resources and strategies for your customers to find you, stay connected and buy from your business.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Click to Register.