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2011 Growth Conference
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5/16/2011 to 5/20/2011
When: May 16-20
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In this FREE conference series by the Small Business Development Center, you'll learn the strategies and gain the tools necessary to grow your business through:

  • Town hall meetings with legislative representatives
  • Minority certifications
  • Expanding into international markets
  • Marketing strategies
  • New media marketing strategies
  • Business Financing

The SBDC at USF hosts its second annual Growth Conference as an opportunity for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. The one-day conference series will tour the 10-county area as part of National Small Business Week.


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Location Schedule:   

May 16 Hillsborough and Polk

May 17 Pinellas and Highlands   

May 18 Pasco and Desoto

May 19 Hernando

May 20 Hardee, Sarasota and Manatee



Daily Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 Wachovia, SBA and SBDC Welcome

9:00 - 10:15 Certifications for Growth   

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:45 Growing Globally

11:45 - 1:15 Legislative Town Hall Meeting and Lunch 1:15 - 3:15 Growing Through Traditional and New Media Marketing

3:15 - 3:30 Break

3:30 - 4:45 Financing Growth

4:45 - 5:00 Wrap-up

The SBDC at the USF is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a partnership with the USF College of Business.