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July 2024

Saturday July 13

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
SCORE: Starting Your New Business

This workshop is designed to guide you through the steps necessary for starting a business.

It covers the different legal business entities, licenses needed, taxes and insurance. We explain what business plans are all about and show you how to collect business information and research. You will learn about capital funding and the lender’s view of the borrower. To register, follow this link >> https://score.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fFgrLa0wSMSqvXokwAT9ww#/registration

Tuesday July 16

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
SCORE: Decision Catalysts: 6 sales & marketing factors that drive customers to say ‘Yes’

In the intricate dance of sales, marketing, and business, understanding what propels a customer or investor towards a ‘yes’ or steers them to a ‘no’ is invaluable. This webinar is an in-depth exploration of these driving forces for entrepreneurs and marketers, illuminated by the patented Conversion Sequence heuristic.

This webinar will delve into the essence of customer (really, all human) decision-making, unearthing the complexities and nuances that define the pathway to conversion. Our focus will pivot around the Conversion Sequence heuristic, a methodically developed tool that encapsulates over two decades of research and experimentation in understanding customer psychology and online marketing effectiveness.

Entrepreneurs and marketers will gain insight into each of the six critical factors identified as instrumental in influencing customer decisions. More than just identifying these factors, we will explore how they interact in complex ways to either propel potential customers towards a favorable decision or hinder their pathway to conversion.

The session is designed not just to impart knowledge but to equip participants with the practical tools and strategic foresight needed to apply this understanding to their sales and marketing efforts. By integrating these insights, attendees will be better positioned to craft strategies that resonate with their target audience, enhance customer engagement, and significantly improve conversion rates.

Whether you are a seasoned marketing professional looking to refine your approach or a newcomer eager to lay a solid foundation for your marketing initiatives, this webinar promises to be a light on your path. Join us to transform your sales and marketing strategies into a robust mechanism that consistently drives customers to say ‘yes.’ 

To register, follow this link >> https://score.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KTU40cBPT4WOnmWd8wVL6A#/registration

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
SCORE: Best Interview Questions and the Psychology of WHY

You’ve put out the job ad, sifted through the resumes, called candidates, and scheduled interviews. In this workshop, we’ll review best practices for a great interview, plus examples of great (and not so great) interviews that the presenter has held! You’ll walk away with a foundation to create an efficient and effective interview process. 

This interactive presentation will cover: 

  • Human behavior in the interview: aka, humans are weird, but you still have to hire them. 
  • Cognitive biases that could cause you to make a bad hiring decision. 
  • How anxiety impacts your interviewee
  • Other ways to assess if your interviewee is the right match
  • Avoiding illegal questions and how to NOT make your interviewee uncomfortable
  • Tips for virtual interviews
  • Best practices for standardizing interviews

Plus, time for a Q&A to ask your burning questions about how to have a great interview. To register, follow this link >> https://score.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F44DnlInT6Seg_soMXkFRQ#/

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
SCORE: Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

Starting a business can be exciting, but it’s easy to make mistakes that can hinder your success. Join our upcoming webinar to learn how to avoid common pitfalls and gain valuable insights to help you navigate the difficulties of starting a business.

In this webinar, you will learn how to avoid common mistakes and practical strategies for a successful startup. Whether you’re just starting your business or looking to improve, this session will provide you with valuable guidance to keep you on track. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of effective business planning and learn how to create a roadmap for success

  • Discover how to define and communicate a clear business vision that aligns with strategic goals and objectives

  • Identify pitfalls, learn strategies to prioritize tasks and maintain focus on core business activities

  • Find out how to cultivate disciplined practices to ensure consistent execution of your business strategies

  • Enhance your self-awareness to improve decision-making, leadership skills and business success.

Live attendees will receive the slide deck and a link to this webinar recording. To register, follow this link >> https://app.webinar.net/e26GWd3LyrV?mcc=bizsuccess

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
SCORE: How to Increase Profitability – Part 2 of 2

In Part Two, we will review ways to increase revenue by covering the following topics:

Product Pricing – We will review different methods of product pricing and demonstrate how to determine the impact price changes will have on the number of units sold and gross profit.

Price Discounting Strategies – Entrepreneurs often resort to lowering prices when they can’t figure out what else to do. We will review alternatives to price discounting first. We will then review nine price discounting strategies along with when to use them, if at all!

Product & Customer Profitability Analysis – The 80/20 rule states that 80% of your revenue and profit come from 20% of your customers. The same rule applies to products if you offer multiple products. This section will explain how to figure out which products and which customers are in the 20% and how to get more customers like them.

The Sales Funnel – The sales funnel tracks the various stages of a sale from identifying your target market through the closing of a sale. We will demonstrate all the stages, how to move prospects from one stage to the next and how to measure the number and value of prospects at each stage.

Tracking Metrics – This section will provide some Key Performance Indicators (or KPIs) you can use to track sales and profitability over time in order to make sure you are headed in the right direction. To register, follow this link >> https://score.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fy2rTmtrSY-OdkvOpUwMbg

Wednesday July 17

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
SCORE: Banking Basics & Cash Flow

In this workshop we discuss some banking basics for business including why it is important to have a separate business account from personal and we discuss what cash flow is as well as introducing a basic cash flow worksheet. To register, follow this link >> https://score.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j16PzEp0RXewHE6CFe4Enw#/registration

Thursday July 18

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
SCORE: How to Protect Your Business and Invention Using Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights

If you’re an entrepreneur, start-up or small business owner, it’s important to understand how to protect yourself using intellectual property rights. In this session, we’ll be joined by experts from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and a successful inventor and entrepreneur who will break down the basics of patents, trademarks and copyrights.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss the federal trademark registration process, the importance of trademarking goods and services, how patents can protect innovative ideas and preserve your creative work with copyrights. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different types of intellectual property

  • Learn the federal trademark registration process

  • Practical application of trademarks, patents and copyrights in the business world

Live attendees will receive free business resources and a link to this webinar recording. To register, follow this link >> https://app.webinar.net/VB81NxyQ43j?mcc=bizsuccess

Friday July 19

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
FCHCC Social Cafecito (FOR MEMBERS ONLY)
4651 Salisbury Rd suite 400, Jacksonville, FL 32256, USA

Social Cafecito is a space for FCHCC Members created to expand your business network and learn from the best.

Topic: Benefits of FCHCC
Date: July 19, 2024
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE

Limited Capacity!

Location: FCHCC Office – Regus, Quadrant 1
4651 Salisbury Road, Suite 400
Jacksonville, FL 32256  >> https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/emf/fchcc/july2024social-cafecito

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
SBDC: STARTUP Your Own Business Webinar

This workshop will give an overview of the seven basic requirements for business STARTUP:

  • Selecting an idea
  • Testing the market
  • Acquiring capital
  • Writing a plan
  • Turning for help
  • Understanding legal requirements
  • And putting it all together

Cost: Free
To register, follow this link >> https://events.blackthorn.io/en/6g3Q8Wa7/startup-your-business-webinar-5a1e6g4ToM8/overview

Tuesday July 23

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
SBDC: Coffee & Contracting: Virtual Roundtable for Government Contractors

The Florida APEX Accelerator at the University of North Florida is hosting monthly roundtable discussions on topics related to government contracting. These no-cost, virtual and informal sessions are for business owners or those thinking about entering into the government contracting sector; federal, state or local. You will be able to ask questions about doing business with the government; each session will start with one or two specific topics, then we will open the floor to attendees to ask our Government Contracting Consultants their specific questions.

Cost: Free
To register, follow this link >> https://events.blackthorn.io/en/6g3Q8Wa7/coffee-and-contracting-virtual-roundtable-for-government-contracting-5a1e6g4TxXQ/overview

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
SCORE: Should I Own a Small Business?

This workshop will discuss the characteristics, backgrounds and mindsets of successful small business owners. This should allow you to see whether you have what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. We will also show you how to evaluate your skills to understand what areas you need to work on to increase your chances of success.

  • This workshop will cover the following topics:
  • What is entrepreneurship?
  • What is the entrepreneurial process?
  • Is entrepreneurship limited to certain age groups or gender?
  • Do I need a college degree in business to be successful?
  • What are the paths to owning a business?
  • How do successful entrepreneurs think?
  • What are the personal characteristics of successful entrepreneurs?
  • What are the chances my business will succeed?
  • How will I know if I have the skills needed to succeed?

To register, follow this link >> https://score.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xeIgsgtkSMqewObECA-eSw#/registration

Thursday July 25

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
VIPcare Healthy Happy Feet Event
10920 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256, USA

You’re invited to VIPcare’s Healthy Happy Feet Event! Join VIPcare and learn the importance of foot care maintenance as you age. Enjoy a little pampering from Amour Mobile Nails and receive an at-home care feet kit. RSVP to 904-830-6690.

Tuesday July 30

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
SCORE: Protecting and Growing Your Small to Medium-Sized Business

It’s a tale as old as time: How can businesses scale and grow successfully while protecting their revenue and brand from fraud? Businesses can leverage technology and third-party partners to implement smart payment solutions, but what indicators should they look for before fraud and chargebacks become a problem? No business wants to lose hard-earned revenue to fraudsters, and our webinar aims to help merchants learn how to protect their businesses.

Our payment, fraud and dispute experts from Authorize.net and Verifi will be sharing how businesses can improve their payment experience, expand payment methods, protect their business against fraud and minimize post-purchase risk.

Attendees will learn:

  • Actionable tips and best practices to boost revenue through improved card conversion and additional payment methods.

  • The technology and tactics available to businesses to prevent true fraud and combat friendly fraud and chargebacks.

  • Trends and market factors affecting small to medium businesses and their customers.

Live attendees will receive the slide deck and a link to this webinar recording. To register, follow this link >> https://app.webinar.net/9XoA4glzMPR?mcc=bizsuccess

August 2024

Monday August 5Wednesday August 7

Florida Blue: Florida Conference on Aging

Save the Date!

The 2024 Florida Conference on Aging, Florida’s most comprehensive and largest multi-disciplinary aging conference, will be held August 5-7 in Orlando, Fla. Please monitor Florida Council on Aging’s website for information on the agenda, speakers, costs, and how to register.

Tuesday August 6

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SCORE & JAX Chamber Foundation: Achieve Your Business Dream - 4 Part Series (IN-PERSON)
JAX Chamber, 3 Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA

Perfect for aspiring and emerging business owners. This 4-part series is taught by a team of experienced entrepreneurs and business professionals. Payment of $99.00 grants you access to all 4 sessions.

Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the business issues needed to be a successful entrepreneur. By the end of the course, you should have what you need to build your own business plan and begin your journey to financial independence..

This workshop consists of:

  • Session 1: Business Foundations – What Will Your Business Be?
  • Session 2: Marketing Basics & Social Media
  • Session 3: Financial Basics, Business Naming & Market Analysis
  • Session 4: The Business Plan, Financial Projections & Funding

Participants have the option to attend in person or via Zoom. Advanced registration is required. Chamber membership is not required to participate. Certificates of Completion will be awarded at the end of each four-part series. For more information on the workshop series, contact Georgia Pinner at georgia.pinner@myjaxchamber.com

By signing up for this program, you agree to be photographed, filmed, and/or recorded and give permission to use your likeness in live webinars, promotional, and/or marketing materials, without compensation.

Fee: $ 99.00

All materials are included. No refunds, however make up sessions are available. Payment must be made online. To register for the August series here >> https://jaxcoc.centerdynamics.com/workshop.aspx?ekey=390440029&nocache=y

If you are unable to attend the August AYBD Series but are interested in attending a future Installment, registration link for the next workshop series’ is listed below:

Register for the October series here >> https://jaxcoc.centerdynamics.com/workshop.aspx?ekey=390440030&nocache=y

Tuesday August 13

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SCORE & JAX Chamber Foundation: Achieve Your Business Dream - 4 Part Series (IN-PERSON)
JAX Chamber, 3 Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA

Perfect for aspiring and emerging business owners. This 4-part series is taught by a team of experienced entrepreneurs and business professionals. Payment of $99.00 grants you access to all 4 sessions.

Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the business issues needed to be a successful entrepreneur. By the end of the course, you should have what you need to build your own business plan and begin your journey to financial independence..

This workshop consists of:

  • Session 1: Business Foundations – What Will Your Business Be?
  • Session 2: Marketing Basics & Social Media
  • Session 3: Financial Basics, Business Naming & Market Analysis
  • Session 4: The Business Plan, Financial Projections & Funding

Participants have the option to attend in person or via Zoom. Advanced registration is required. Chamber membership is not required to participate. Certificates of Completion will be awarded at the end of each four-part series. For more information on the workshop series, contact Georgia Pinner at georgia.pinner@myjaxchamber.com

By signing up for this program, you agree to be photographed, filmed, and/or recorded and give permission to use your likeness in live webinars, promotional, and/or marketing materials, without compensation.

Fee: $ 99.00

All materials are included. No refunds, however make up sessions are available. Payment must be made online. To register for the August series here >> https://jaxcoc.centerdynamics.com/workshop.aspx?ekey=390440029&nocache=y

If you are unable to attend the August AYBD Series but are interested in attending a future Installment, registration link for the next workshop series’ is listed below:

Register for the October series here >> https://jaxcoc.centerdynamics.com/workshop.aspx?ekey=390440030&nocache=y

Monday August 19Tuesday August 20

Florida SBDC: Small Business Success Summit

The Florida SBDC Network Small Business Success Summit will take place August 19-20, 2024 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. This event will bring small business owners, Florida SBDC Network experienced business consultants, and partners from across the state together to help small business owners walk away with strategies and connections to help further their business. 

The summit will feature keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities that will allow small business professionals to walk away with tangible strategies and connections to help their business start, grow and thrive.

We hope that you’ll join us for this exciting event. Register by July 19 for the early bird discounted rate of $225. 

For more information about the Small Business Success Summit and to register, please visit: floridasbdc.org/success_summit/

Tuesday August 20

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SCORE & JAX Chamber Foundation: Achieve Your Business Dream - 4 Part Series (IN-PERSON)
JAX Chamber, 3 Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA

Perfect for aspiring and emerging business owners. This 4-part series is taught by a team of experienced entrepreneurs and business professionals. Payment of $99.00 grants you access to all 4 sessions.

Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the business issues needed to be a successful entrepreneur. By the end of the course, you should have what you need to build your own business plan and begin your journey to financial independence..

This workshop consists of:

  • Session 1: Business Foundations – What Will Your Business Be?
  • Session 2: Marketing Basics & Social Media
  • Session 3: Financial Basics, Business Naming & Market Analysis
  • Session 4: The Business Plan, Financial Projections & Funding

Participants have the option to attend in person or via Zoom. Advanced registration is required. Chamber membership is not required to participate. Certificates of Completion will be awarded at the end of each four-part series. For more information on the workshop series, contact Georgia Pinner at georgia.pinner@myjaxchamber.com

By signing up for this program, you agree to be photographed, filmed, and/or recorded and give permission to use your likeness in live webinars, promotional, and/or marketing materials, without compensation.

Fee: $ 99.00

All materials are included. No refunds, however make up sessions are available. Payment must be made online. To register for the August series here >> https://jaxcoc.centerdynamics.com/workshop.aspx?ekey=390440029&nocache=y

If you are unable to attend the August AYBD Series but are interested in attending a future Installment, registration link for the next workshop series’ is listed below:

Register for the October series here >> https://jaxcoc.centerdynamics.com/workshop.aspx?ekey=390440030&nocache=y

Wednesday August 21

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
FCHCC Hola Emprende Workshop
Adam W. Herbert University Center, Adam W. Herbert, University Center, 12000 Alumni Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA

Join FCHCC for “Hola Emprende” 2024!
This dynamic seminar is designed to inspire, educate, and empower professionals like yourself.

Our distinguished speakers will delve into cutting-edge strategies, innovative trends and actionable insights aimed at enhancing your business acumen.

This seminar promises to:

  • Explore the latest industry trends and advancements.
  • Provide practical tips for business growth and development.
  • Foster valuable networking opportunities with industry leaders.
  • Equip you with tools to navigate challenges and seize opportunities in today’s dynamic marketplace.

Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity to elevate your business to new heights. Prepare to embark on a journey to innovate, navigate, and elevate to fuel entrepreneurial growth! Sponsored by The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida.

Cost: Free
Event Language: English and Spanish 
To register, follow this link >> https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/emf/fchcc/hola-emprende-2024

Tuesday August 27

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SCORE & JAX Chamber Foundation: Achieve Your Business Dream - 4 Part Series (IN-PERSON)
JAX Chamber, 3 Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA

Perfect for aspiring and emerging business owners. This 4-part series is taught by a team of experienced entrepreneurs and business professionals. Payment of $99.00 grants you access to all 4 sessions.

Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the business issues needed to be a successful entrepreneur. By the end of the course, you should have what you need to build your own business plan and begin your journey to financial independence..

This workshop consists of:

  • Session 1: Business Foundations – What Will Your Business Be?
  • Session 2: Marketing Basics & Social Media
  • Session 3: Financial Basics, Business Naming & Market Analysis
  • Session 4: The Business Plan, Financial Projections & Funding

Participants have the option to attend in person or via Zoom. Advanced registration is required. Chamber membership is not required to participate. Certificates of Completion will be awarded at the end of each four-part series. For more information on the workshop series, contact Georgia Pinner at georgia.pinner@myjaxchamber.com

By signing up for this program, you agree to be photographed, filmed, and/or recorded and give permission to use your likeness in live webinars, promotional, and/or marketing materials, without compensation.

Fee: $ 99.00

All materials are included. No refunds, however make up sessions are available. Payment must be made online. To register for the August series here >> https://jaxcoc.centerdynamics.com/workshop.aspx?ekey=390440029&nocache=y

If you are unable to attend the August AYBD Series but are interested in attending a future Installment, registration link for the next workshop series’ is listed below:

Register for the October series here >> https://jaxcoc.centerdynamics.com/workshop.aspx?ekey=390440030&nocache=y

September 2024

Wednesday September 11

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Florida Blue: Medical-dental Integration Symposium

Plan to join the 2024 Medical-dental Integration Symposium set for September 11, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. The topic for the fourth annual virtual symposium is Health Care for Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled Patients. 

Medical-dental integration (MDI) provides dental teams with a proactive approach that elevates the level of care provided to their patients, thereby improving their systemic health. The fourth annual Florida Combined Life–Florida Blue Foundation MDI Symposium allows dentists and hygienists to convene virtually to earn four dental continuing education units (CEUs) through USAble Life. All members of the dental team, other health care professionals, educators, and state and county health officials will gain practical knowledge from this program. Breaks and a Q&A session will be included. 

Intended audience:

Dentists, physicians, nurses, clinical and administrative staff of private practices, public facilities (Federally Qualified Health Centers [FQHCs], state and county health departments), and nonprofit clinics.

To register, follow this link >> https://web.cvent.com/event/54536d4e-e8e6-408a-b7f0-283be1202a71/

Thursday September 12

12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
FCHCC Hola Business Expo
Adam W. Herbert University Center, Adam W. Herbert, University Center, 12000 Alumni Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA

This event is the largest business expo aimed at helping Hispanic entrepreneurs connect and network with like-minded partners.

FCHCC’s first collaboration of the City of Jacksonville and the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

The Workshops are aimed at putting into practice the lessons learned during Hola Emprende.

Don’t miss this chance to be at the forefront of business innovation within the Hispanic community. Your participation will not only spotlight your business but also contribute to the collective growth and success of our community.

Are you ready to make a significant impact and elevate your business? Secure your spot today and join us at Hola Business Expo 2024! To register, follow this link >> https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/emf/fchcc/hola-business-expo2024

If you’d like to volunteer for this expo, follow this link >> https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/emf/fchcc/hola-business-expo2024-volunteer

Sunday September 15

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Community Event
121 Financial Ballpark, 301 A Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA

Celebrate the Legacy of Roberto Clemente!
Date: September 15, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM 

Location: Jumbo Shrimp Stadium/121 Financial Ballpark
301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

More information to come!

Wednesday September 18

All Day
FCHCC Hola Emprende / Business Expo

FCHCC’s Hola Emprende workshop is a great opportunity to network with organizations, future clients, have access to future opportunities and learn from industry experts that’s invested in your success. Don’t miss out on this incredible journey towards realizing your business dreams!
This FREE event has a full day of activities such as: breakout sessions in Spanish and panel discussions.

More information to come!

October 2024

Tuesday October 1

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SCORE & JAX Chamber Foundation: Achieve Your Business Dream - 4 Part Series (IN-PERSON)
JAX Chamber, 3 Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA

Perfect for aspiring and emerging business owners. This 4-part series is taught by a team of experienced entrepreneurs and business professionals. Payment of $99.00 grants you access to all 4 sessions.

Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the business issues needed to be a successful entrepreneur. By the end of the course, you should have what you need to build your own business plan and begin your journey to financial independence..

This workshop consists of:

  • Session 1: Business Foundations – What Will Your Business Be?
  • Session 2: Marketing Basics & Social Media
  • Session 3: Financial Basics, Business Naming & Market Analysis
  • Session 4: The Business Plan, Financial Projections & Funding

Participants have the option to attend in person or via Zoom. Advanced registration is required. Chamber membership is not required to participate. Certificates of Completion will be awarded at the end of each four-part series. For more information on the workshop series, contact Georgia Pinner at georgia.pinner@myjaxchamber.com

By signing up for this program, you agree to be photographed, filmed, and/or recorded and give permission to use your likeness in live webinars, promotional, and/or marketing materials, without compensation.

Fee: $ 99.00

All materials are included. No refunds, however make up sessions are available. Payment must be made online. To register, follow this link >> https://jaxcoc.centerdynamics.com/workshop.aspx?ekey=390440030&nocache=y


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