Financial Seminars

Building Business For The Future

Financial Seminar

The Financial Seminar is a series of FREE professional business seminars hosted by the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival and the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center . The series takes place throughout the summer and fall months with the larger seminar taking place during the annual Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival in January.

The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Entrepreneur Advisory Board, are comprised of local professional business owners who encompass a vast amount of knowledge and skills to help you better your business.   See Featured Speakers for advisory board members.

The Summer Financial Seminar Series has come to an end and the feedback was phenomenal.   We are approaching the January seminar, which will be held during the 17th Annual Festival, January 12 – 22, 2017.    If you attended the Summer Series, then you know how informative they were and the knowledge shared by the professional staff.   We intend to keep the knowledge going.

Join us:

                   Date:    Friday, January 20, 2017

                   Topic:   “Protecting Your Assets”

                   Where:   Entrepreneur Collaborative Center 

                   Time:    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm  (Doors open at 5:30)


 Protecting your Business Assets: The Tangible and the Intangibles


 Rolanda McDuffie, Owner of Rolanda S. McDuffie, CPA ~ Accounting, Tax and Business Advisory Services

Attorney Shaunette Stokes, Managing Partner of Stokes Law Group

For small to midsize businesses, prevention management is a much easier problem to solve than attempting to rectify infringement on intellectual property or cash flow issues when you’re faced with it.

Far too many entrepreneurs spend time and energy focused on business symptoms rather than the causes of the symptoms. During this session, we will cover some of the underlying cause of a cash flow issues and intellectual property (copyright, patents and trademarks) infringement.

  • We will help you mine through your tangible and intangible assets as you continue to grow in your business.
  • Learn some ways to manage, improve and avoid common cash flow problems in your small business.
  • We will also show you how to harvest your intangible assets in the most profitable way for your business to also increase your cash flow.

 Protect your business’ greatest asset, YOUR BUSINESS IMAGE!


 Sean Josephs, Internet Marketing & Advertisement Guru | Vice President, Blue Lynx Marketing

 Ebone Cruz, Radio Personality | Social Media Expert | Motivational Speaker | Founder/President of Hat-Attitude, Inc.

If your business is not ONLINE, commanding a presence, it does not EXIST! Everything your business does on the web starts with your Brand and Value-Proposition. In this dynamic intensive workshop, you will learn from the industry’s leading Business Branding and Internet Marketing Experts how to:

  •         Design a Business Image and Brand to be chosen OVER your competitors
  •         Understand how to create the Value-Proposition buyers can’t so no to
  •         Learn how your business Brand and Web Presence will lead you to greater levels of success

Protect your greatest asset, YOU!


Leighton Kyler, EA, MBA, PMP, Sales & Peak Performance Expert | Change Agent | Motivational Speaker and Founder/Principal at Peak Performance Management, LLC

Angie Speller, LMHC, NNC, Change Agent | Owner at Enso Behavior Healthcare and Clinical Director at SunspireHealth – Hyde Park.

They have been called the dream team of change. With this impressive blended focus of peak performance strategies and industry leading clinical techniques, you will become more impactful, persuasive and confident. You’ll experience the confidence needed when introducing yourself  while networking with prospects; engage in effective one-on-one or group communication; be more confident in sharing your opinion; and gain comfort and balance in your relationship with others. You will learn:

  • Things Which Affect Your Self-Image
  • Five Signals of Poor Self-Image
  • 12 Ways To Improve Your Self-Image

Where’s my money ? Your investment and tax protection solutions

Bill Trotman, LHA 215, Financial Services Representative – TD Bank
Ken Russell, RICP- Principal Financial
Rolanda McDuffie , CPA- Rolanda McDuffie CPA Services
If you’re not diversifying your investment strategies for yourself and your business you’re not maximizing your potential to earn extra dollars and may leave gaps open to potentially lose money. Learn how to earn, protect your investment from liabilities, build your exit strategy and the tax benefits of doing so.
     • Tax deferred plans
     •  Gain protection from creditors
     • Wealth transfer solutions


 -  Vendor Spaces available $50  (Click on Buy Tickets, top right corner, then Vendor)

The purpose of these seminars is to provide information and direction to small and aspiring business owners on how to build their business for the future.

Registration and attendance is open to the public and all are FREE to attend.

For people and organizations who are interested in helping with the continued success of these events, sponsorship opportunities are available. Interested persons are encouraged to register for each event held monthly at the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center at 2101 East Palm Ave., Ybor City, (Tampa, FL)

For the convenience of our attendees, parking is FREE across the street in the Sheriff’s lot.  Register today.  



Seminar Sponsor


2101 East Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL, United States

Where: Entrepreneur Collaborative Center, 2101 E. Palm Avenue, Tampa (Ybor City)

**Parking across street in Sheriff’s Office Parking Lot

Date: January 20, 2017 (Saturday)

Time:  6:00 pm to 9:00 pm  (doors open at 5:30 am)

Cost:  Free

Vendor Space Available:  $50  (Click on Buy Tickets, then Vendor)

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To register for the next seminar please click the link above.


Financial Seminars

featured speakers

Leighton Kyler
Bill Trotman
Shaunette Stokes
Rolanda McDuffie
Ken Russell
Lionel Shipman
Sean Josephs
Ebone Cruz
Harland Henry
Eric Brown
Carol Johns
Drew Hoist
Keyur Patel
Angie Speller
Financial Seminars

past speakers

Porch Talk Radio
Series II – Finance
Series III – Credit Building
Series IV–Business Technology
Series V – Management/Leadership