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By Times Staff
Published January 5, 2004

"Business Resource Center" sessions, featuring personal computers that have Internet access and business software, graphic workstations, CD-ROM technology, interactive videos and an extensive business reference library for research and planning, are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Friday at the St. Petersburg Business Development Center, 1045 16th St. S. For information, call (727) 893-7146.

"Business Counseling" sessions, by the St. Petersburg Business Development Center, will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Friday at the center, 1045 16th St. S. For information, call (727) 893-7146.

"Business Counseling" sessions, by the Service Corps of Retired Executives, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the St. Petersburg Business Development Center, 1045 16th St. S. For information, call (727) 893-7146.

"Business Counseling" sessions, by the University of South Florida's Small Business Development Center, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Petersburg Business Development Center, 1045 16th St. S. For information, call (727) 893-7146.

"Confidential Custom Business Counseling" sessions, by SCORE, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Friday at the Clearwater Airport Business Center, 4707 140th Ave. N, Suite 311. For information or an appointment, call SCORE at (727) 532-6800.

"Sales Tax" workshop, by the Florida Department of Revenue, will be from 10 a.m. to noon today and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Clearwater Service Center, 19337 U.S. 19 N, Suite 200. For information, call Larry Fast at (727) 538-7155.

"Confidential Extended Mentoring and Custom Business Counseling" sessions, by the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Staples' Business Resource Center, 1130 Cleveland St. For an appointment or information, call the chamber at 727 461-0011 or visit www.clearwaterflorida.org under Business Assistance, E-mail Counseling.

"Business Loan Counseling and Assistance" sessions, by the Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corp., will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the St. Petersburg Business Development Center, 1045 16th St. S. For an appointment or information, call (727) 826-5785.

"Women/Minority Certification" workshop, by the USF Small Business Development Center, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at USF's Downtown Center in the Tampa Port Authority Building, 1101 Channelside Drive, Room 111. For registration or information, call (813) 905-5800 or visit sbdc.usf.edu.

"Preparing Your Business Plan" workshop, by the Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center, will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the center, 7402 N 56th St., Building 400, Suite 425, Tampa. Cost is $20. For information, call (813) 914-4028.

"Ten Steps to Small Business Success" workshop, by SCORE, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Petersburg Business Development Center, 1045 16th St. S. For registration or information, call (727) 893-7146.

"IRS Tax Awareness" workshop, by the Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center, will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the center, 7402 N 56th St., Building 400, Suite 425, Tampa. For information, call (813) 914-4028.

"Steps to Start a Business" workshop, by the USF Small Business Development Center, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Petersburg Business Development Center, 1045 16th St. S. For information, call (727) 893-7146.

"Business Taxes" workshop, by the USF Small Business Development Center, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at USF's Downtown Center in the Tampa Port Authority Building, 1101 Channelside Drive, Room 111. For registration or information, call (813) 905-5800 or visit sbdc.usf.edu.

"How to Do Business With Pinellas County" workshop, by the Pinellas County Purchasing Department, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the St. Petersburg Business Development Center, 1045 16th St. S. For registration or information, call (727) 893-7146.

"How to Make Your Business Thrive, Not Just Survive" workshop, by SCORE, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the St. Petersburg Business Development Center, 1045 16th St. S. For registration or information, call (727) 893-7146.

"Como Empezar Un Negocio (Going into Business in Spanish)" workshop, by the Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the center, 7402 N 56th St., Building 400, Suite 425, Tampa. For registration and information, call (813) 914-4028.

"Servicio al Cliente (Customer Service in Spanish)" workshop, by the Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center, will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the center, 7402 N 56th St., Building 400, Suite 425, Tampa. For registration and information, call (813) 914-4028.

"Business KIT, Know It Today, All Business - All Day" seminar, by the Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ruskin Library, One Dickman Place Drive SE, Ruskin. Cost is $10 (includes lunch). For information, call (813) 914-4028.

"How to Get a Business Loan" seminar, by SCORE, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the SunTrust Bank Conference Center, 6128 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Cost is $25. For information, call Hap Fairman at (727) 869-2466 or Stu May at (352) 688-6903.

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