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April 2014

"Power Africa" Energy B2B Summit

April 22, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Intercontinental Hotel Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131

The Power Africa B2B Summit will present informational sessions to help you better understand the $7.5 billion White House Energy Initiative, to assist selected African countries double their power capacity. This summit will bring buyers, power providers and government officials from selected African counties that are engaged in this Initiative. Discussion topics will include business development opportunities, contract project financing and technical support. This free event will include a power lunch, break-out sessions, resources exhibitors and B2B meetings.

Register online.    

Florida Association of Minority Business Enterprise Officials Spring Training

April 23 - 25, 2014

Embassy Suites
1601 Belvedere Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

The Florida Association of Minority Business Enterprise Officials (FAMBEO) presents this event themed "Refocusing Efforts to Sustain Vibrant Business Communities". The purpose of the event is to train professionals in the effective administration of Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) programs.  Fees apply to participate.

Register online.

Affordable Care Act 101 Webinar

April 24, 2014
2:00 p.m.

Virtual Environment

The U.S. Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority will continue to host free weekly webinars to teach small business owners the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces.

Register online.

Smart City Startups 2014

April 24 & 25, 2014

Miami, FL


This two-day, inaugural event aims to connect entrepreneurs and cities. Startups, investors, foundations, researchers and cities will engage in dialogue on three main themes - Partnerships, Procurement and Funding.

There is no cost to attend this event which may include meals; however, attendance is limited to 100 participants. Anyone interested in attending must submit a complete application to receive event details.

Making Sense of Change Workshop

April 25, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

GALLERYone Hotel
2670 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304


Presented by Cultureal Talent Consultants, this workshop aims to improve human relations and communication in the workplace for managers and supervisors. Participants will learn how to understand their personality type in a professional setting.  

A fee applies to participate, which includes catered lunch and snacks. View online registration form.

Grants & Fundraising Tools for Not-for-Profit Organizations

April 26, 2014
9:30 a.m.

African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 N.W. 22 Ave.
Miami, FL 33147

The Diaspora Arts Coalition presents this event featuring presenter Mr. Terry C. Parker, Senior Grants Analyst, Miami-Dade County Office of Management and Budget, and consultant and trainer for the Miami-Dade College Non-Profit Institute. Topics will include non-profit business operations and management, applying for grants and preparing grant applications and proposals. Fees may apply to participate in this event which includes breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m.

RSVP on or before April 23, 2014 by email or call 786-237-5079.

 

SBA/SCORE Encore Entrepreneur Day

April 30, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Nova Southeastern University
Alvin Sherman Library
3100 Ray Ferraro Jr., Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

The U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE and AARP present this event in honor of Encore Entrepreneur Day, which focuses on entrepreneurs over 50.

Register online.

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May 2014

Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars

May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 2014
2:00 p.m.

Virtual Environment

The U.S. Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority will continue to host free weekly webinars to teach small business owners the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces.

Register online.

eMerge Americas Techweek Expo  

May 5-6, 2014

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr.
Miami, FL 33139

This expo is part of eMerge Americas Techweek, a technology conference aimed at showcasing and boosting South Florida's role as a tech and business hub for innovation in North, South and Central America. Fees apply to attend. The conference which runs May 1-7, includes this expo which will feature over 100 speakers and the eMerge Techweek LAUNCH competition. 

Early-stage and later-stage companies may now apply to compete in the LAUNCH competition. Winners in each track will be eligible for cash and in-kind prizes total value of up to $150K. View more information on the LAUNCH competition online.

Register online. 

Inbound Trade Mission From Bolivia

May 5 - 6, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Broward College
111 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

The Global Trade Chamber invites South Florida businesses to welcome the Inbound Mission from Bolivia. Meet the delegation of companies that are seeking to network with providers, vendors, suppliers, alliances, sellers and buyers. Opportunities include such industries/sectors as baby products, cargo, clothing, construction materials, cosmetology products, green products, industrial equipment, jewelry / silver, pharmaceutical products, production facilities, and tourism.

Matchmaking appointments will be free. Registration deadline is May 1.  Call 954-839-8866 x 102 or email.

Doing Business with: Bolivia

May 7, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Broward College
111 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Room 1208
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Broward County businesses are invited to attend this free special presentation on export opportunities to Bolivia presented by the Global Trade Chamber.

RSVP by email or call 9454-357-7894.

Broward College Corporate and Continuing Education Open House

May 8, 2014
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Broward College South Campus
7200 Pines Blvd.
Bldg. 71, Room 141
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Broward College presents this open house to share information on its upcoming schedule course that may be of interest to entrepreneurs and existing business owners. Attendees are eligible to enter a drawing to win a free course.

For more information, email or call 954-201-7800.

Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Symposium

May 9, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

The Broward County Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards presents this free event designed for professionals in industries impacted by the ADA, including architects, attorneys, contractors, building code officials, engineers, human resource professionals and interior designers. The symposium will promote awareness and training about ADA regulations and laws for business owners and others. The event will include two tracts, continental breakfast and lunch, national guest speakers and continued education.

Preregistration is required, call 954-357-6500.

A Creative and Cultural Industries Symposium

May 9, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Museum of Art / Fort Lauderdale
Nova Southeastern University

Horwitz Auditorium
One E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

All members of the South Florida business and arts community, chambers of commerce, trade, banking, artists, cultural entrepreneurs and media are invited to this free informative panel discussion on The Future of the Latin America, Caribbean & South Florida Economies. The discussion will focus on the findings of the recently released report The Orange Economy: An Infinite Opportunity, which highlights the contribution of creativity as a key element of economic and social development.  

Register online.  

Business Development Mission to the Republic of Korea

May 9-17, 2014

Seoul and Busan,
Republic of Korea

Firms across Florida are invited to participate in this mission to Korea. The purpose of this mission organized by the Economic Development & International Trade unit of Miami-Dade County, is to foster bilateral trade, commerce, tourism and cultural ties between the Republic of Korea and Florida. Best prospects/sectors for U.S. exports and investment for the Korea market include: aerospace industry, agriculture, cosmetics, education, energy, entertainment/media, food and beverage, medical equipment and travel/tourism.

For more information email or call 305-375-3526.

Florida Logistics and Trade Conference

May 15 - 16, 2014

Double Tree Airport Convention Center
711 N.W. 72 Ave.
Miami, FL 33126 

This is the second annual forum of discussion and networking designed to connect industry stakeholders and leaders from all modes of transportation, academia, government and economic development to address the state of the logistics sector in Florida. Fees apply to participate.

Register online.

Winn-Dixie Vendor Opportunity Power Net

May 16, 2014
9:00 a.m.

Broward College
111 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Building 33 - Room 1208
(DTC Boardroom)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Winn-Dixie and the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council present this free event. Winn-Dixie, a subsidiary of BI-LO Holdings, LLC, is one of the largest food retailers in America. Attendees will meet with Winn-Dixie's purchasing team and find out about the goods and services of interest which include pest control, maintenance service vehicles, safety supplies, electrical services, ceramic tile, IT-Peripherals, restroom upgrades and more.

Register online.

Business Development Workshop 

May 17, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Weston Branch Library
4205 Bonaventure Blvd. 
Weston, FL 33332


Join OESBD for the 2014 Business Development workshop series, an update to the annual 12-part "How to Do Business with Broward County". This free series is focused on developing, creating capacity and providing resources to local small businesses. Featuring guest speaker Jay Leopardi, Founder & CEO, Bad Boy Branding. Leopardi is a lifestyle and pop culture branding expert whose skills range from concept actualization and innovative inventions to new business funding techniques and product launch techniques.

Featured Topic:
Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Inventors Workshop

Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief presents Business Loan Seminar Series

May 24, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Hallandale Beach Branch Library
2050 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL 33025


Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief (District 8 Commissioner) presents this FREE series of six seminars designed to increase awareness about the State of Florida's loan programs for the benefit of small businesses. Information about Florida's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) will be discussed.

Featured Speaker: David Rodriguez, Enterprise Florida

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June 2014

SAVE THE DATE
Broward County Go SOLAR and Renewable Energy Fest 

June 6-7, 2014

Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are available.

U.S. DOE Small Business Forum & Expo 

June 10 -12, 2014

Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization is presenting this event featuring plenary sessions, educational workshops, exhibit hall and business matchmaking. Expected attendees will include federal, state and local government, small businesses, prime contractors and more. Fees apply to participate.

Register online. 

 

SAVE THE DATE
National Association of Minority Contractors National Conference

June 18 - 20, 2014

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

 

The National Association of Minority Contractors provides access, advocacy and development for members in collaboration with strategic alliances. This event marks the organization's 45th conference which includes an agenda designed be productive and enjoyable for attendees. Fees may apply to participate in this event.

Business Development Workshop 

June 19, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Deerfield Beach Percy White Branch Library
837 E. Hillsboro Blvd. 
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441


Join OESBD for the 2014 Business Development workshop series, an update to the annual 12-part "How to Do Business with Broward County". This free series is focused on developing, creating capacity and providing resources to local small businesses.

Featured Topic:
Polish Your Pitch - Developing an Effective Elevator Speech

Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief presents Business Loan Seminar Series

June 21, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Southwest Regional Library
16835 Sheridan Street Pembroke Pines, FL 33331


Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief (District 8 Commissioner) presents this FREE series of six seminars designed to increase awareness about the State of Florida's loan programs for the benefit of small businesses. Information about Florida's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) will be discussed.

Featured Speaker: Jennifer Schrader, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

SAVE THE DATE

PR Hispanic Business Convention & Expo

June 26 & 27, 2014

Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

The PR Hispanic Chamber presents this annual event to help the Hispanic business community navigate the available opportunities. Attendees will get the most up to date resources, products and information; meet and network with other business owners and key decision makers and gain exposure to this community. Fees apply to participate.

For more information, call 954-559-5355 or email.

SAVE THE DATE

South Florida Business & Leadership Conference

June 27, 2014
9:00 a.m.

The Jim Moran Institute is pleased to host this fourth annual event in South Florida. There will be opportunities for business owners, entrepreneurs, nonprofit CEOs, business executives, team leaders and managers to learn, share and grow.

A fee will apply to attend.

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July 2014 

 

Business Development Workshop 

July 19, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

West Regional Library
8601 W. Broward Blvd. 
Plantation, FL 33324

 

Join OESBD for the 2014 Business Development workshop series, an update to the annual 12-part "How to Do Business with Broward County". This free series is focused on developing, creating capacity and providing resources to local small businesses.

Featured Topic:
Entrepreneur and Small Biz EXPO and Job Fair

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship 
Small Business Executive Program - Fall 2014

July 28, 2014 - November 18, 2014

Various Locations

The Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) is designed with for-profit and non-profit businesses in mind. This free program is ideal for entrepreneurs and business owners of companies that have been established for at least two years but not more than five and have three or more employees. Presented over four months, will enable attendees to assess their company's position, develop long-term strategies, create practical action plans and connect with fellow business owners and members of the Jim Moran Institute's network for advice and support.

Register online. The deadline for registering for the Fall 2014 SBEP program is Sunday, June 15.

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August 2014

 

Business Development Workshop 

August 21, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

South Regional / Broward College Library
7300 Pines Blvd. 
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

 

Join OESBD for the 2014 Business Development workshop series, an update to the annual 12-part "How to Do Business with Broward County". This free series is focused on developing, creating capacity and providing resources to local small businesses.

Featured Topic:
Broward County Certified Agency Buyers (CAB) Reverse Trade Show

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September 2014

 

Business Development Workshop 

September 20, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd. 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

 

 

Join OESBD for the 2014 Business Development workshop series, an update to the annual 12-part "How to Do Business with Broward County". This free series is focused on developing, creating capacity and providing resources to local small businesses.

Featured Topic:
Labor Laws and Tax Advice for Your Business

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October 2014

 

Business Development Workshop 

October 16, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Broward County Governmental Center
115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 430
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

Join OESBD for the 2014 Business Development workshop series, an update to the annual 12-part "How to Do Business with Broward County". This free series is focused on developing, creating capacity and providing resources to local small businesses.

Featured Topic:
FY 2015 Capital Projects and Contracting Opportunities

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November 2014

 

Business Development Workshop 

November 15, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

West Regional Library
8601 W. Broward Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33324

 

 

Join OESBD for the 2014 Business Development workshop series, an update to the annual 12-part "How to Do Business with Broward County". This free series is focused on developing, creating capacity and providing resources to local small businesses.

Featured Topic:
Finding Business Financing - Uncover Funding Options for Startup and Growth

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December 2014

 

Business Development Workshop 

December 13, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

South Regional / Broward College Library
7300 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

 

Join OESBD for the finale of the 2014 Business Development workshop series, an update to the annual 12-part "How to Do Business with Broward County". This free series is focused on developing, creating capacity and providing resources to local small businesses.

Featured Topic:
Doing Business Overseas

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January 2015  

 

TBD

 

 

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February 2015 

 

TBD

 

 

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March 2015 

TBD

 

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Additional Event and Training Resources      

Broward College Corporate and Continuing Education - Summer 2014 Schedule   

Broward County Go SOLAR and Renewable Energy Fest - June 6-7, 2014; Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are available.

Broward SCORE - Upcoming Business Workshops

South Broward SCORE - Upcoming Business Workshops

The Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) - PTAC Seminars and conferences

OESBD Kauffman FastTrac Training Affiliate Website - Learn more about upcoming courses for entrepreneurs 

If you are interested in submitting an event for inclusion in this listing, please email your inquiry including all event details. 

NOTE: Events featured in this calendar are provided for informational purposes ONLY. Event dates, times, locations, speakers and activities are subject to change. Users are encouraged to review the "Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy of Information" on the Terms of Use page of this web site.

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