Every business decision, from inventory to employees to equipment needs, are all based upon your sales forecast.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when preparing a marketing or business plan is overestimating your annual sales. It’s common for bankers and investors to use much low sales forecast numbers than what you claim due to typical entrepreneurial exuberance. So how do you get highly accurate sales forecast? Come to this workshop and find out!
$10 – Sign up today!
Participate in the newly redesigned Entrepreneurs’ Forum hosted by TCC Spark.
This forum gives the entrepreneurial community:
TCC Spark! is bringing together students, alumni, community leaders, and businesspeople to build Tallahassee’s entrepreneurial community. Culminating visionary minds simulates innovative solutions that lead to more businesses and jobs in our local economy.
September 18 | Hummingbiird
Diving into the unknown, chasing a vision, and starting a company is never easy. Florida State University graduates and co-founders of the mobile app Hummingbiird, Matthew Solomon and Zachary Polito, know this story all too well.
Hummingbiird is the first on demand service platform exclusively for college students that just launch in the Apple App Store this summer. After recently winning the IBM Innovation Award for Entrepreneurship, the Hummingbiird Founders will be presenting at the TCC Spark Entrepreneur’s Forum on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Center for Innovation, 305 South Duval Street in downtown Tallahassee.
Richard W. & Karen B. Moore Veterans Success Center
Learn about what the Center offers, including our new partnership with Veterans Florida.
TCC – Vet Florida program, Ignite, is designed to build awareness of the services available to veterans in Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla Counties who have made a decision to pursue their entrepreneurial passion with a vetted idea or who are already living out their dream of operating their own business for at least 1- 3 years.
The Ignite program includes a multitude of resources that range from information sessions, mentoring activities, workshops, a 9-week intensive program designed to aid in fast-tracking your business idea or growing your existing business.
Location: Richard W. & Karen B. Moore Veterans Success Center (CT Bldg., 2nd Floor)
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Food will be provided by TCC student activity and service fees.
Tallahassee Community College’s Building Legacies Leadership Series celebrates influential, diverse leaders who are making a major impact in our community. This year’s series includes two very powerful sessions that will provide meaningful content for both emerging leaders and senior leaders as well.
$45/Session or $75/Series | Register
Meet three well-known leaders who are helping to build more diverse and inclusive workplaces and communities. Find out how you can lead a team that values everyone equally and achieves success together!
Patrick J. Geraghty, Chief Executive Officer, Florida Blue, and Chair of the Florida Council of 100
CREATING A CULTURE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Florida Blue embraces inclusion, from its most senior ranks, throughout its workforce, and in the communities it serves. With employee resource groups for veterans, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, diverse ethnicities, and others, the company works to ensure that all team members are valued and have opportunities to contribute to its mission and success as an enterprise.
Sean Pittman, Attorney and Managing Partner, Pittman Law Group, P.L. Founder, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce President and Chairman, Orange Bowl Committee
FILLING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP FOR LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS
The Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce strengthens the local economic and entrepreneurial ecosystems by helping to empower, stimulate, grow and sustain business enterprises owned and operated by women and minorities. BBMC helps fill gaps in opportunities for these businesses so we can all benefit from the energy, ingenuity and innovation they bring to our community.
Kelly Stoetzel, Head of Conferences, TED, and Former TED Content Director
SHAPING CULTURE WITH FORWARD-THINKING TOPICS AND SPEAKERS
TED is a global community that welcomes people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. TED stands for a belief in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. TED conferences are designed to provide experiences that connect participants deeply to ideas and to each other.
The monthly Spark Workshop series is designed in the form of short and practical courses to educate or refresh your knowledge about critical small business topics.
The Target Marketing workshop will cover:
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.
It may feel like a no brainer that your new product or service will work on its own to serve your customers’ needs. But sometimes we have questions about what it really takes to make it a compelling sell. This workshop will explore topics including:
Get a seat in this workshop before they’re gone! Tickets: $5.
Don’t miss this young professionals networking mixer. Learn how to connect your businesses or organization with consumers on the local level. Held monthly.
For more information, reach out to Terrance Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 339-6191.
Entrepreneurs are essential to our economy and community. They have the power to curb productivity for goods and services offered to the world. As an entrepreneur, learn to use your experience and skills to open your own business.
Module 1: Entrepreneur Life – What is an Entrepreneur? Identify Entrepreneurs. Why do I want to be an Entrepreneur? Employee Satisfaction. Model of an Entrepreneur.
Module 2: Leadership and Management of a Business – Leadership vs. Management. Manage your time and energy. What makes a good leader? Individuals vs. Groups vs. Teams.
Module 3: Starting a Small Business – Business Plan. Why a Written Plan? Business Registration. Paths to Business Ownership. Business Legal Form(s).
Module 4: How to Get Money – Money… Money… Money. Financing and Using Proceeds. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Module 5: How to Get Equipment – Equipment. Resources. Upgrading.
Module 6: Developing a Pitch (Shark Tank) – The Pitch. Presentation. Evaluation.
Tickets are $25 (lunch is not included) and are only available at: https://wakullaebootcamp.eventbrite.com.
Entrepreneurs and small business owners need to learn how to pitch their idea or business to family, friends, customers, bankers, and investors. Each one of your pitches will vary according to whom your audience is. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, you will always be its number one salesperson / spokesperson so developing your pitch is critical to the success of your business.
This Entrepreneurs’ Forum will give you the outline needed for you to make an elevator pitch, or a business plan competition pitch.
Rick Paul, TCC Spark Program Coordinator
Rick has developed business plan competitions, created the judge’s rubric for scoring business plan competitions, been a business plan judge, and helped hundreds of students and community members refine their pitches.