CAPACITY BUILDING ONDEMAND

The Greenhouse remains committed to providing quality service during the evolving nature of COVID-19, including the delivery of technology-based learning opportunities. Virtual learning pathways are under development to facilitate and guide the entrepreneur’s learning experience.  Select your appropriate pathway below or view all OnDemand  titles HERE.

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Disaster Preparedness/Recovery for Small Business
Topic: Disaster Mitigation      Provider: The Greenhouse, St. Pete Fire & Rescue, SBA

Is your business prepared for a disaster? Unfortunately, the sun does not always shine in Tampa Bay; but if you are prepared, your business may shine through no matter what the forecast. Learn strategies for preparing your business for hurricane season and other potential disasters. SBA Disaster Recovery Loan information will also be provided. This is a required workshop for certification as a City of St. Petersburg Small Business Enterprise (SBE). All are welcome to attend.

Speaker(s): Amber Boulding, City of St. Petersburg – St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue/Office of Emergency Management and Kyla Breland – SBA

Once you complete Greenhouse registration, you will be automatically directed to GoToWebinar to view the recording.

Fee: No Cost

 

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Pricing for Profit
Topic: Business Basics      Provider: The Greenhouse & SCORE

Many businesses set their selling prices by simply copying what their competitors charge. While this might work, this will often lead to losses and not profits for any individual company. In order to Price for Profit, a company needs to know their costs – both variable and fixed. A company also needs to know what the market will pay for a given product and what their competitors are charging. After all of these factors have been reviewed, a reasonable price structure can be established. In this workshop, clients will learn the basics of understanding your costs of doing business and relate these costs to an understanding of Gross Profit, Margin and Markup. With this information, you should be in a much better position to put the RIGHT PRICE on your product or service.

**This is a required workshop for certification as a City of St. Petersburg Small Business Enterprise (SBE) in the “goods and services” category. All are welcome to attend.**

Speaker(s): Bert Seither, SCORE

Fee: No Cost

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Estimating & Bidding

Topic: Government Contracting    Provider: The Greenhouse & Austin Commercial

Learn some of the secrets that can make the difference between a good estimate and a profitable estimate. Find out how your estimates can be more accurately and where to find “leaks” in your bids that may be draining your profit margins. This class is geared toward construction industry professionals, however these principles are universal.

This is a required workshop for certification as a City of St. Petersburg Small Business Enterprise (SBE) in the “construction” category. All are welcome to attend.

Speaker: Robert Nidzgorski, CPE Lifetime, VMA, CCHM, Austin Commercial

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Basics of Bonding

Topic: Financial Security       Provider: The Greenhouse and Peak Performance Bonds

This workshop includes a discussion of the function, types and cost of surety bonds; and how to obtain them.

This is a required workshop for certification as a City of St. Petersburg Small Business Enterprise (SBE) in the “construction” category. All are welcome to attend.

Speaker: Glenn Arvanitis; Peak Performance Bonds, LLC

 

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How the City Buys

Topic: Government Contracting        Provider: The Greenhouse and City of St. Petersburg Procurement

The city purchases a wide array of goods, professional services and construction services for various operations and projects. If you operate a business, small or large, and are interested in learning about contracting and procurement opportunities with the City of St. Petersburg, attend this workshop to learn about how the City sources its supplies and services and how to become a registered city supplier.

iSupplier Portal
Suppliers will also learn to use the city’s iSupplier Portal for two-way communication with the procurement staff. The class will teach suppliers how to view purchase orders, view invoices and payments, contact procurement staff and update profile information.

Online Bidding
The online sourcing module enables suppliers to do the following: receive notifications of Requests for Information (RFI), Request for Quotations (RFQ) and Invitation for Bids (IFB); complete and submit RFI, RFQ and IFB online; and communicate directly with procurement staff in order to get answers to questions or receive information related to a solicitation.

Speaker: Angel Cook, City of St. Petersburg Procurement and Supply Management Department

 

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City Services and Incentives

Topic: City Services and local business incentives        Partners: City of St. Petersburg Greenhouse, Planning and Development Services, and Water Resources Staff

Are you considering opening up or relocating your business to a physical location?

Join this webinar to learn about key points for selecting your business location from a zoning and permitting compliance standpoint. Grease trap requirements for food and beverage establishments, economic development incentives, and other city services are also discussed.

This is a required workshop for certification as a City of St. Petersburg Small Business Enterprise (SBE). All are welcome to attend.

 

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Basics of Bonding
Topic: Financial Security       Provider: The Greenhouse and Peak Performance Bonds This workshop includes a discussion of the function, types and cost of surety bonds; and how to obtain the... Read More
How the City Buys
Topic: Government Contracting        Provider: The Greenhouse and City of St. Petersburg Procurement The city purchases a wide array of goods, professional services and construction service... Read More
City Services and Incentives
Topic: City Services and local business incentives        Partners: City of St. Petersburg Greenhouse, Planning and Development Services, and Water Resources Staff Are you considering opening... Read More