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Pinellas Business Events & Deadlines (November 16, 2018)

Nov. 20, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Accounting & Tax Procedures
An overview of tax requirements needed satisfy IRS regulations and the generally accepted accounting procedures your business needs to manage your growth. Guest presenter John Gordos, Enrolled Agent. $20 registration: https://pinellas.obsres.com/economic/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=11/20/2018

Nov. 27
, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Profit Mastery
Do you want to make more profit? Improve your cash flow? Profit Mastery will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to help your business achieve financial success. Learn how to use your balance sheet and income statements and a few simple ratios to benchmark success and make decisions that will improve your bottom line. $20 registration: https://pinellas.obsres.com/economic/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=11/27/2018

2019 Florida Venture Capital Conference - Apply to Present
Is your Pinellas business a contender for venture capital? Apply to present at the Florida Venture Capital Conference, Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2019 in St. Petersburg, FL. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of venture capitalists and private equity investors. Learn more and register at
https://flventure.org/2019-florida-venture-capital-conference/.

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 Tools, Announcements & Opportunities to Grow Your Business

Automation & the Economy
Visit www.PCED.org/DataCenter to check out our new report about how automation will affect the local economy. New technology means the nature of work is rapidly changing - view the Automation & the Economy report here.

Develop talent from within through the Employed Worker Training program

CareerSource Pinellas offers the Employed Worker Training grant program to assist local employers with staff training needs. A 2018 Request for Proposal has been issued and local employers may apply until funding is fully obligated. The program will reimburse for pre-approved, direct training costs of industry and occupational training at a rate of up to 50 percent of the training cost. Learn more and apply at http://www.careersourcepinellas.com/pages/rfps.

For Sale: 41 Dansville parcels
Pinellas County is soliciting sealed Requests for Negotiation (RFN) for the sale of 41 residential parcels in the Dansville area. Please visit www.PCED.org/ForSale for full details and RFN instructions.

Veterans Florida Business Training Grant Program
The Veterans Florida Business Training Grant program provides grant funding for customized, skills-based curriculum development and training to businesses in Florida’s targeted, high-growth and high-wage industries. Funding is provided in the form of a performance-based reimbursable grant for a 12-month maximum term per new employee. A business pays for pre-approved, direct training-related costs and is reimbursed by Veterans Florida, up to $8,000 per veteran employee trained. Learn more in this
short video and visit http://www.veteransflorida.org/grant/ for full details.

Explore the Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center
The statewide online directory of agencies has been revamped to provide an improved browsing experience for all stages of entrepreneurship. Discover resources to assist you in developing a business idea, formulating an action plan, launching a start-up, and growing and optimizing an existing small business. Additionally, scroll down the portal to read start-up success stories from entrepreneurs located in Pinellas County.
https://flvec.com/pinellas

Florida's Online Global Program
Globalize your website by making it local - with fully customized websites in your target markets. Enterprise Florida's Florida Online Global was created to help small to medium-sized companies expand internationally through an online globalization program to build and market country-specific websites. Choose between a Two Market Expansion or a Fully-Customized Multi-Market Web Presence. Qualifying participants will automatically receive a $6,000 reimbursable trade grant from Enterprise Florida to offset the cost of the website development. Learn more at
http://ibtpartners.com/us/clients/state-economic-development-agencies/florida/.

Foreign Trade Zone 193: The Best Kept Secret for Manufacturers and Distributors
Do you manufacture, assemble or process imports? Would you like to defer, reduce or eliminate duties paid on imported products? FTZ 193 can increase your profits and decrease your frustration. Learn more about FTZ 193 at
www.pced.org/FTZ.

Free Pesticide Pick Up & Disposal for Pinellas companies, up to 750 lbs!
Operation Cleansweep provides farmers, nursery operators, golf course operators, and pest control services a one-time safe and economical way to dispose of their cancelled, suspended, and unusable pesticides.  Click here to learn more and see if your company is eligible.

Mechatronics Training Available to Local Manufacturers
A wide range of training opportunities is now available through the College Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing, a partnership between local manufacturers, St. Petersburg College, and Polk State College. Find a listing of upcoming classes and other offerings, as well as additional information about the program and grant funding opportunities, at https://www.polk.edu/corporate-college/caam/.

Need help financing employee training? Florida's Incumbent Worker Training and Quick Response Training programs offer opportunities to help businesses seeking to add to their employees' skills. The two programs collectively provide a variety of options to suit a company's unique needs. Contact us at (727) 464-7332 to learn more about the programs, or visit www.pced.org/incentives.

AMSkills, the American Manufacturing Skills Initiative, seeks Manufacturing Partners

Pinellas County's AMSkills program is seeking local manufacturers to partner in training initiatives for the next generation of manufacturing professionals.  This innovative program, using the German dual education model, will train apprentices tailored to employer partners' needs, and design programs to develop highly skilled employees who are prepared for long-term careers. Visit AMSkills.org to learn more, and click here to contact the team and become a manufacturing partner.

Attention Pinellas businesses: Upcoming SBIR/STTR Phase 1 Solicitations
Find a full list of the numerous upcoming Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Phase 1 opportunities at https://www.sbir.gov/solicitation-listing/open.

Internship Portal for Pinellas Employers. An internship program was rated by employers as one of the most effective recruiting methods for hiring college students.  Find the perfect intern for your team from St. Petersburg College, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Eckerd College, CareerSource Pinellas or the Pinellas County Job Corps Center at http://www.pced.org/?page=interns.

 

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