SPARK HOLLYWOOD 5.26.2022Here's your opportunity to get to know Hollywood Florida's up and coming entrepreneurs. SPARK Hollywood contestants who were selected as finalists, will pitch their ideas to investors and innovators during the upcoming SPARK Hollywood Pitch Competition.
Contestants will give a three-minute presentation of their innovative business proposal to a panel of judges comprised of local investors, business professionals and compete for cash.
SPARK Hollywood FL aims to bridge the gap between investors, businesses, and entrepreneurs.
USDA and EDA Launch Resource Guide to Boost Economic Development in Rural CommunitiesThe U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development released a joint resource guide to help community organizations access USDA and EDA resources to build strategies to boost economic development in rural America.
VIEW THE JOINT PLANNING RESOURCE GUIDE FOR RURAL AMERICA
This joint planning resource guide for rural America will better equip our communities with an easy to access and easy to use tools to maximize the work of providing greater and inclusive economic prosperity across our country.
The resource guide outlines programs and services that can be used to advance community and economic development in rural communities through four key focus areas:
The guide also features information and links to USDA Rural Development and U.S. Economic Development Administration key priorities and resources.
- Planning and technical assistance
- Infrastructure and broadband expansion
- Entrepreneurship and business assistance
- Workforce development and livability
Paycheck Protection Program borrowers: If your loan is $150,000 or less, you may be eligible to apply for direct forgiveness through the SBA, using their online portal. Follow the steps below. 1. Find out if your lender is participating. 2. Watch a video about how to use the portal. 3. Apply for forgiveness.
Grow Your Marketing List
When it comes to email marketing, you know how valuable your email list can be. But coming up with new ways to get people to sign up for your emails isn’t always easy. Attend this session to learn how to grow your list and take your email marketing to the next level! Monday, May 23 • 6PM • Webinar • Free • Register Here
Join Kurt Valmond for this informative webinar and learn to: Identify the common risks associated with a small business. Identify the external and internal factors which affect risk for a small business Identify situations which may cause risk for a small business.Monday, May 23 • 6PM • Webinar • Free • Register Here
Disaster Resiliency: It’s Your Business
Protect Your Business Against Future Hazards! Business interruptions and disasters affect every business at some stage in their growth. Whether it is a hurricane, power outage, or road construction, adversity can strike at any time. There are key steps you can take today to reduce downtime and keep operations running if you are impacted. Attend this training to learn more about disaster preparedness tips and local resources available to you to get better prepared. Topics include:Tuesday, May 24 • 1PM • Webinar • Free • Register Here
- How to turn business continuity into a competitive advantage
- Learn about free disaster planning tools and resources
- Review of key disaster recovery programs.
Recovering From a Disaster: Sometimes Gray Clouds Bring a Silver Lining!
This workshop will address SBA Disaster Recovery programs like the various loans available for physical and economic damage after a catastrophe. If you are interested in pursuing federal contracts, the SAM.gov Disaster Registry is a database your company needs to be listed under. The presenter will explain how emergency contracting takes place, will address some of the provision of the Stafford Act to protect impacted area small businesses, and will highlight some of the federal agencies that make use of contractors to fulfill their disaster recovery mission: FEMA, US Army Corps of Engineers, and others.
Wednesday, May 25 • 1PM • Webinar • Free • Register Here
Celebrating Asian American Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Thursday, May 26 • 1PM • Webinar • Free • Register Here
Join SBA's webinar to celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month. The webinar will feature an armchair discussion about the importance of financial wellness, creating generational wealth through business ownership, and increasing equity and access to opportunities to help uplift and support Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander-owned small businesses. The webinar will also include SBA initiatives and resources that support small business recovery, new AANHPI startups seeking to launch, and existing AANHPI-owned small businesses as they pivot and grow in a post-COVID world.
Your Business - From Vision to Reality
Answer the 8 questions that are at the heart of any entrepreneurial business plan. Whether you have a fully established business or are just formulating your ideas, one of your biggest challenges is making your vision a reality. In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to clarify for yourself (and your team): Who you are (and what kind of people do you want to surround yourself with) Why do you do what you do (what ignites your passion, purpose or cause) What do you do better than everyone else What are your long and short-term goals and how will you get there You will come out of the session with a clear and actionable plan and tools to keep you accountable for executing your strategy.
A&O Mesa redonda de pequeñas empresas: Beneficios y problemas con la subcontratación de servicios de contabilidad
A medida que crecen, muchos dueños de negocios luchan por mantener la contabilidad y la nómina internamente o subcontratar estos servicios. Este panel discutirá cuándo y cuándo no subcontratar y otros factores a considerar, como el uso de software como QuickBooks.
Noise Regulations in Effect
Effective June 1st, select Hollywood businesses must have a Noise Level Detection Device installed. Learn more about the new rules in effect for residents, business owners, and vacation rental property owners HERE.