Career & Entrepreneurship Center

  CEC at St. Petersburg College

Career & Entrepreneurship Center

Upcoming Events


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Better Business Bureau Programs & Services
Tuesday, July 24th: 12-2PM
Description: Learn about the Better Business Bureau's mission to advance marketplace trust, through honest advertising and safeguarding your Customers Privacy. BBB is dedicated to fostering honest and responsive relationships between businesses and consumers – instilling consumer confidence and advancing a trustworthy marketplace for all.
Where: EpiCenter 13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL 33760
$20 | Click to Register.

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.

SCORE Elements of the Marketing Plan
Tuesday, July 17th; 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. 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, July 18th; 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 Intermediate QuickBooks for Windows ($12)
Wednesday, July 18th; 6-830PM
Description: Are you struggling to learn QuickBooks and know little about accounting? This workshop covers many of the common problems that small businesses encounter and includes the Super Quick Guide to QuickBooks by John Alexander. Join us for a hands-on workshop to address topics like recording sales and posting revenue to books, tracking revenue, managing expenses, and reconciliations and reports. Previous QuickBooks experience is required.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Register to Attend

Entrepreneurship 101: Opportunities in Franchising
Wednesday, July 19th; 630-830PM
Description: Who doesn't love the idea of being their own boss and controlling their own destiny? This workshop is the first step for anyone who is thinking about going into a franchise business for themselves. During this session, you will learn about business ownership and be enlightened as to the numerous options available in the franchise world.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Register to Attend

SCORE Business Startup Basics
Tuesday, July 24th; 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.
Where: The Greenhouse. 440 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
FREE | Register to Attend

1 Million Cups
Wednesday July 25th; 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
Wednesday, July 25th; 530-8PM
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
Wednesday, July 25th; 6-8PM
Description: Avoid IRS violations and penalties by learning the rules and requirements concerning employees vs independent contractors.
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend

Understanding and Optimizing Nonprofit Board Governance
Thursday, July 26th; 6-8PM
Description: This workshop starts with an overview discussion of board leadership and engagement, including roles and responsibilities; productive collaboration between the board and the executive; how to be strategic in your approach; and techniques for strengthening your board. Next, a panel of nonprofit experts will share their tips and strategies for board recruitment and development, as well as best practices of boards that excel.
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend

SCORE Sales 101: How to Close Deals and Make Money
Thursday, July 26th; 6-8PM
Description: Becoming a master at selling your product or service and getting clients to buy can be a challenging task for many small business owners. This FREE workshop is focused on how to sell your product or service. Learn how to determine distribution channels, evaluate your sales process, build a sales team and motivate them, using sales tools and much more!
FREE | Register to Attend

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Small Business Owners
Tuesday, July 31st; 2-4PM
Description: Learn strategies for preparing your business for hurricane season and other potential disasters as well as SBA Disaster Recovery Loan info.
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend

Introduction to the Cooperative Business Model
Tuesday, July 31st; 6-8PM
Description: This introduction provides an overview of what a co-op is, the five types of co-ops, the seven co-op principles, and shared co-op values followed by a fun interactive review and discussion.
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend

How To Apply for a SBA Loans
Tuesday, July 31st; 630-8PM
Description: Learn about how to apply for SBA loans and financing programs. Loan programs, loan eligibility, and available SBA Lenders for your type of business will be discussed.
FREE | Please RSVP to Attend