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Small Business Financing in the Twilight ZoneMain Library
Ted and Phil, from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), discuss the current state of small business financing … which is chaotic! The bad news: it’s harder to get money from certain sources. The good news: there are weird new opportunities to find money. Travel to the Twilight Zone of small business capital. Presented by Palm Beach State College’s Florida SBDC. (2 hr.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
Bids & BusinessMain Library
Carole Hart, Certified Business Analyst, Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center, will discuss the following: a hands-on process for how to register your firm, an explanation of how the bid response process works, using PBC as an example, as well as a resource list for background reading and exploration of potential business opportunities by viewing other websites. (60 min.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
Power Tools for WomenMain Library
Jackie Rule, Certified Business Analyst, Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center, will discuss the following: the development of a capability statement, tips on scheduling a power lunch, practicing your elevator speech, recommendations of websites and textbooks for educational development, and a few other tips for success. Bring your business cards for a drawing! This presentation is geared toward a firm that is considered in the startup phase (1-2 years). (60 min.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
How to Approach a FoundationMain Library
Nonprofits, do you want to learn how to build relationships with foundation prospects and prepare for calls and meetings with funders? This workshop, presented by Louise Milone, Foundation Center Regional Training Specialist, will offer insight into the grantseeking and grantmaking processes, focusing on the many opportunities for communication between grantseekers and potential funders. You’ll learn how to initiate contact with potential funders, plan calls and meetings, including site visits, and effectively communicate with funders during the grant process. (60 min.)
Government 101Main Library
Jackie Rule, Certified Business Analyst, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, will discuss the mechanics of government contracting. Whether it's a local government entity or federal, if you wish to develop a better understanding of the processes, join the PTAC group for this special workshop. You will learn the role of small business with regard to government contracting, how to develop a process to find bid opportunities, learn about the SBA's certification programs, and other pertinent information. (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
Investment Databases: What are they? How can they help me?Main Library
Our Business Librarian will show you how to use the library’s investment and financial databases to help you with your major monetary decisions. Library databases you will learn to access include Dun and Bradstreet’s Million Dollar Database, Morningstar’s Investment Research Center and Valueline’s Research Hub. (90 min.)