New Program Provides Late Shift Employees Direct Rides to and From Work
Broward County Transit (BCT) recognizes the need for a transportation solution that can provide residents access to/from employment opportunities outside the regular fixed-route service span. Late Shift Connect provides on-demand and direct transportation for late shift workers when regular transit services are generally not available.
Participants can request rides to/from their places of employment and home if their work shift begins or ends between 11PM and 6AM, 5 days per week. Anyone who works the late shift in Broward County is eligible. Your contact information and employer address and contact information are required.
For more information or to enroll, visit lateshiftconnect.org.
Register for Franchise Expo South and meet face-to-face with leading franchise brands in every industry, across every investment level, and see how you can become a small business owner! During this Expo you will have the opportunity to explore the comprehensive conference program led by industry experts to gain the ins and outs and behind-the-scenes information needed for success and talk to the experts in person to find the right franchise business for you.
Registration for September 9th
Registration for September 10th
2022 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND Join Broward County's Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) and partners at the Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) October 19th & 20th at the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center. General Admission is FREE - Learn more and register
CULTURAL EXPO (FITCE)
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.
Increase Sales and Profits Webinar
Are you looking to understand sales process and achieve your small business goals? Buying behavior changes, new sales trends emerge, and new competitors come into play all of the time. Every business wants to increase sales. Identifying the type of salesperson you are and training your sales people is one way to achieve your goal and become more profitable. The sales process is based on three components: product, price and salesperson. Once product and price are set, it’s the salesperson who makes the difference. Every salesperson – novice or veteran – should be able to add value to every interaction. Without a clear strategy, even experienced salespeople may in time skim over important components of the sales process or miss them altogether. Sales are lost and the salesperson loses motivation.
In this webinar you will learn how to achieve your sales goals by building an effective sales strategy and motivating your salesforce to implement key techniques in each customer contact. Your sales team will improve their skills and gain satisfaction, and you will see your profits grow!
Tuesday, August 30 • 10:00AM • Webinar • Free • Register
Small Business Finance 101
Accountants and lenders are often the key players in assisting you in growing your company through access to capital. Most business owners do not understand and speak the financial language that can assist them get the maximum amount from the lenders. It's important to increase your financial acumen and understand the financial statements that will help you maximize and increase the opportunity to get the financial capital for funding to fuel your business growth.
In this webinar, we'll cover a basic review of financial statements and basic concepts. After the training, you will be better positioned to seek capital and position your business for success.
Tuesday, August 30 • 6:30PM • Webinar • Free • Register
Federal Contracting for Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans
This class provides an overview of the SDVOSB Federal Contracting Program as well as Veteran Owned Small Business eligibility requirements.The government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the SDVOSB program. Joining the disabled veterans’ business program makes your business eligible to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts. You can still compete for contract awards under other socio-economic programs you qualify for.
This training session will also include an overview of the Veteran's Administration (VA) Programs and certification processes.
Wednesday, August 31 • 11:00AM • Webinar • Free • Register
Prepare to Meet Your Banker
In this webinar, will prepare small businesses seeking for funding to have an effective communication with their banker. The do’s and don’ts as well as your personal financial health and how it affects your business.
Wednesday, August 31 • 11:30AM • Webinar • Free • Register
Planning a Revenue Generating Sales Strategy
This dynamic four session series is full of strategies for a successful and profitable sales program. In each session participants will gain insightful and easy to initiate tools and strategies for increasing business networks and profits. Sales people compete for potential customers and this series will ensure you can separate yourself from the competition. In four sessions the sales series will be like no other you have ever attended - full of tips, tools and strategies for building your business.
Tuesday, September 6 • 12:00PM • Webinar • Free • Register
How a Small Business Owner Can Dominate his/her Market Position
In this presentation, we will focus on what we consider the five key elements to make you, as a business owner, able to create value to your business offer, and in the process, fully differentiate your business from your competitors and dominate your specific market.
We will analyze why we must focus on the 20% of your business activities that generate 80% of your business results, and train you on identifying and applying the essentials of marketing and business growth fundamentals.
The target in this presentation is to help you build a robust and productive business and quickly increase your business revenue/profit rate.
Wednesday, September 7 • 6:00PM • Webinar • Free • Register
The Top 10 Challenges of Leaders Today
Learn what today's Top Leader Challenges are AND what you can do to make these challenges become a core strength.
- LEARN: Learn the Top 10 Challenges of Leaders Today.
- DO: Collaborate with other leaders to discuss how these challenges play out. Engage in polls and interactive discussions, hearing from others on how they are addressing these core challenges in today's unique climate.
- GET: A Summary of the Top Challenges and ways in which you can tackle and overcome today's top leadership challenges.
Thursday, September 8 • 6:00PM • Webinar • Free • Register