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Franchise How-to with Professor John P. Hayes

October 10, 2017 from 6pm – 8pm

Clematis Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

Ever wondered how to run your own Dunkin Donuts or Burger King? This workshop will make you a critical consumer of franchises, teach you about the franchise structure, how to ask the right questions, how to avoid pitfalls, and how to get financing.  This workshop will lay out the basics of selecting, buying, financing, and running a franchise.  Presented by Dr. John P. Hayes, Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership, Palm Beach Atlantic University.

No registration required. Please call 561-868-7701 for more information.

Have you prepared for the holidays – Maximize sales this holiday season

October 12, 2017 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Marketing is THE critical factor to your business success. Discover powerful, cost-effective techniques to build your business. In this workshop, you’ll get an intro to planning an integrated communications campaign across all of your communication channels to effectively promote your products or services as the perfect holiday gift.

Beyond Google: Free Market Research at Your Library

October 12, 2017 from 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Whatever stage your business is at, it’s vital to stay ahead of the competition. Information is key to success, but can be expensive or time-consuming if you don’t know where to look. Find out how to easily navigate various databases available through your local library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Also, gain valuable information and insights to better understand local economic conditions, customers, and more.

Are you a veteran looking to start or grow your business?

October 31, 2017 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm

This class covers the programs and services the Small Business Administration (SBA) offers to veterans to help start and grow a business. Although the SBA is usually associated with loans, this overview will run through the SBA Loan Programs as well as our other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, Surety Bonds, and Disaster Assistance. Some of these services are for all businesses, while others are specifically for veterans.

Palm Beach County Internship Expo

November 8, 2017
Join hundreds of business leaders to showcase the available internships within your company to hundreds of college students.

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Startup Palm Beach hosts “marquis” events during Global Entrepreneur Week (GEW).

Palm Beach County Tech Meetup Event

Join a monthly meetup of technology professionals, enthusiasts, and stakeholders hosted by the Palm Beach Technology Association!

Philanthropy “Shark Tank” Application Opens

Developed by Advisors for Philanthropic Impact (API), Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank challenges and empowers young philanthropists in Palm Beach County to develop and execute high impact and sustainable projects that address social issues confronting our community.

Palm Beach County 7th to 12th grade students have the opportunity to secure mentoring and funding (up to $15,000) over a 12-month period. In 2016, local studnet Je’Cynthia Nonar, of Glades Central High, was a winner for teen summit project.

DEADLINE: Sunday, November 12, 2017

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For more information on how to apply or about our students, program, event, or if you’d like to volunteer, click here to visit our website.

Claim Your Future Showcase

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County is partnering with the School District on this event and they will be bussing in nearly 1,000 students to the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Local businesses have the opportunity to display their company with an interactive booth.  Our CLAIM YOUR FUTURE SHOWCASE will spotlight your firm and get 1,000 junior and senior high school students excited about what your company does!

WHEN: February 6, 2018 at 9:00am – 3:00pm

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Palm Beach County Startup Digest Calendar