Business Digest 12/18/2019

Chamber breakfast meeting
The Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have its breakfast meeting on Dec. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., at Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., in Trinity. The speaker will be from Youth And Family Alternatives, and collections will be accepted for the RAP House Christmas. Donations needed are: Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or Discover gift cards; department store gifts cards; or, cash donations. For more information, call (727) 842-7651.

Women-N-Charge is a group of professional women who support and assist each other in managing their businesses more effectively, furthering their professional goals, and promoting their health and financial independence. The group meets on the first Friday of each month, with the next meeting set for Jan. 3, at Plantation Palms Golf Club 23253 Plantation Palms Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes. Doors open at 11:15 a.m., with a lunch buffet served at 11:45 a.m., and the meeting to start at noon. Members pay $15 and guests pay $18, if they preregister and pay online. For more information, go to the group’s website,, or call Nicolosi at (813) 600-9848.

Using the Internet for business
Learn about e-Business and why to get online at this free session offered by SCORE Pasco-Hernando, on Jan. 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the SMARTstart East Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 15029 14th St., in Dade City. To register, go to SCORE’s website,, and look under upcoming events.

How to value your business
This workshop is designed to help people who are interested in buying a business, or those interested in selling one to assess a fair market price for the company. Key topics covered include financial risks, conservation of value, four methods of valuation, and anticipation of business uncertainties. The free workshop is on Jan. 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the New Port Richey Library, 5929 Main St. To register, go to, and look under upcoming events.

Tax implications for small businesses
Learn how to create federal and Florida business entities, find out about state and local licensing requirements, and learn about federal and state employment taxes, such as FICA, FUTA, withholding and reemployment. The free session is on Jan. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., in Dade City. To register, go to, and look under upcoming events.

Business card exchange
The Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have a business card and brochure exchange at Pizza Villa, 21501 Village Lakes Shopping Center Drive in Land O’ Lakes, on Jan. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., sponsored by Architectural Signage & Printing. A special priced lunch menu will be available.

How to Do a Podcast
Learn how to do a podcast on Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the SMARTstart West Pasco Entrepreneur Center, on the first floor of 4532 U.S. 19, in New Port Richey. For more information and to register, check the Pasco Economic Development Council’s website,

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