The Small Business Development Center, at Central Florida Development Council, is offering a several business seminars in May. These are held at SBDC-USF Polytechnic, (Lakeland Campus), 3433 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, Fl 33803-9807.
Steps to Starting a Small Business, May 6, 9:30am– 12:00pm
Building the Ultimate Business Plan-I, May 13, 10:00am–12:00pm
Building the Ultimate Business Plan – II, May 20, 10:00am-12:00pm
Steps to Starting a Small Business, May 20, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
QuickBooks ($65), May 27, 10:00am – 1:00pm
All classes are $35, unless otherwise noted
To register for a seminar, please visit the website at: www.polksbdc.org or for more information, please contact the Small Business Development Center at (863) 667.7913.
Wednesday, April 14, join Polk Businesses for WorldClass Education as they welcome Dr. Richard Greene of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates. This “Champions for Education” Community Luncheon will help to populate the “bus” of individuals and companies that are determined to drive Polk County forward in the search for the best Superintendent of Schools candidate.
Sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities and Mosaic, this luncheon promises to be informative and hopeful. Purchase your ticket to day to be a part of Polk COunty’s educational future.
Details about the event are available from the Learning Resource Center, (863) 688-9477.
If you’re a regular reader – I know, I know, as if someone isn’t a regular – then you are aware of the Google Fiber movement taking place as a part of the ConnectLakeland inniative. If you’re confused, check these posts:
At the end of March, the City of Lakeland submitted an application to be considered as a test site for ultra-high speed borabdband fiber access for our ENTIRE community. The possibilities for Lakeland are endless, especially as we sit on the edge of a major Polytechnic University, tourism destination and commuter rail line. Think epicenter.
Now, we need to show the community’s support. With your help, we can show Google that Lakeland understands the impact this project will have on the area chosen, and we are ready to move forward- everyone, together.
You’ll have an opportunity to vote (of course, we have to ask you to type in Lakeland, FL for “other”). Then, Google is asking for comments to add additional “umph” to our votes. As you’re pondering your comment submission, think ConnectLakeland. What could crazy fast Internet and connectivity make possible in your school, your home, your neighborhood? How can we as a community ensure that everyone, regardless of income, can enjoy access to knowledge?
At one point, it was Lakeland Mayor Gow Fields- that footage still exists somewhere, by the way. Thankfully, Steven Goodman of Neo Net Media volunteered to fill in. Joining him are Shannon Lanier, Executive Director of Lakeland Vision on the scooter and Chuck Welch’s daughter Juliette (sort of) in one of Ford Heacock’s fastest cars. Why?
The County’s School Video Awards are coming up on April 20. ConnectLakeland has offered a prize to the school that can best describe what students would do with 1 gigabit- that’s ultra-high speed, folks. This video, and others like it are something we hope will encourage students to get on board with the effort!
ConnectLakeland is a group of community leaders who have banded together with the purpose of- connecting Lakeland… seems simple, right? It all started with the City’s application to Google to be a beta site for crazy-fast Internet (our words, not Google’s). With the application period behind us, we’re on to educating our community about the benefits and opportunities that an ultra-high speed fiber network would bring to Lakeland homes, schools, businesses and more.
Over the next few months, you’ll be seeing a lot more of the ConnectLakeland crew- at events, ballgames, online, in print, on the radio – everywhere.
Short-term, we want Google.
We want Google to notice us; to recognize that Lakeland is the epicenter of everything that’s happening in Florida; and to bring ultra-high speed fiber to our community.
Long term, we want you.
We want you to love Lakeland like we do; to see Lakeland as the best place to live, work and play; and to feel connected -no- to be connected to your community.