• SBDC Free Business Counseling

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    Name: SBDC Free Business Counseling
    Date: April 28, 2021
    Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
    Kurt Forster
    Event Description:
    Kurt Forster, from the Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development offers free Small Business Counseling sessions as a benefit to Safety Harbor Chamber members.  Kurt’s specialty is marketing, and he found his interest in business consulting and training working at the USF Center for Organizational Communication while completing his master’s in communication. Later, he put that experience to use, owning and operating two market research businesses. The entrepreneurial spirit stuck with Forster even while working in large organizations, opening new offices for St. Petersburg College and later the State of Wyoming’s Business Council. Additionally, he led marketing efforts to redevelop downtown St. Petersburg as the Director of Marketing for Bay Plaza Companies. He developed his enthusiastic facilitator style working in a variety of teaching positions from alpine ski instructor and Sea World animal trainer to college instructor. Forster is also a certified instructor for NxLevel Business Training Programs and Kauffman Foundation FastTrac TechVenture Program. Forster also founded Common Ground, a downtown development organization in St. Petersburg, and assists a variety of technology and entrepreneurship organizations throughout Tampa Bay
    Event Media:
    Kurt Forster meets with clients in the Chamber conference room on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  
    Date/Time Information:
    Appointments are available the 4th Wednesday of every month from 10am to 4pm.
    Contact Information:
    Please contact Annette to schedule an appointment. 727-726-2890
    There is no charge to members, but please call ahead to the Chamber office to schedule an appointment. Appointments are one-on-one and confidential. 
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    "The Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce is it’s own little gem hidden in a treasure of the Safety Harbor Community. From the staff to the members, they have all been so generous, kind, helpful and supportive. They’ve helped me to grow my business from its beginning ten years ago and have been the first to offer guidance through the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thank you!!!!!"

    ~Alice Lange
    Massage and Skin Care Solutions


    "We joined Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce when we opened Whistle Stop Grill & Bar 20 years ago!  They have been a wonderful source of promoting and supporting our business. The staff at the Chamber are warm and welcoming and encourage visitors to enjoy all Safety Harbor has to offer.  Thank you, Safety Harbor Chamber,."

    ~Dawn Pendola/ Whistle Stop Grill & Bar


    "Grow Financial has been around since 1955 when we opened as MacDill Federal Credit Union for military personnel. In an effort to expand our membership the decision was made to change our name in 2007 to Grow Financial Federal Credit Union. The Gulf to Bay store opened in December 2014 and one of the best decisions we made was to join The Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce, which has helped to increase traffic at this location. Thank you Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce."

    - Cynthia Whiting-Burton, Market Manager 





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