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Hernando's Business Digest for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

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WOMEN-N-CHARGE GRANT PROGRAM: Women-n-Charge, whose mission in part is to support and assist professional women in managing their businesses more effectively, is offering two $1,000 grants this spring. The business advancement grant is for business-related equipment or services; the career advancement grant is for continuing education.

Learn more at women-n-charge.com/Grants.html. Applications are available online and are due March 15. For information, contact Judy Nicolosi, president, at (813) 600-9848 or info@women-n-charge.com.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: SCORE Chapter 439 is looking for volunteers, especially those who reside on the east side of Pasco, to mentor small businesses. For information, visit score439.org and click on "Volunteer."

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FREE BUSINESS CONSULTATIONS: The Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida and the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce provide free consultations to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the county.

A business consultant is available at the chamber office to provide access to all of the center's services. The center's Hernando office is at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. To schedule a session, call Jerry Karp at (352) 796-0697.

Events

CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTINGS: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting for LRE Ground Services, 1115 S Main St., Brooksville, at 1 p.m. Friday. Call Jim Flynn at (352) 796-0229.

WILSON TECHNOLOGY GROUP CELEBRATES 10 YEARS: Wilson Technology Group, 24332 Dorsey Smith Road, east of Brooksville, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 12.

Founder Chuck Wilson is a registered communications distribution designer. Refreshments will be served. To RSVP, call (352) 796-9891 or send email to tlweaver@wilsontechgroup.com.

LUNCH BUNCH EXCHANGE: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch Bunch Exchange at noon Feb. 14 at Southern Hills Plantation Club, 4200 Summit View Drive, Brooksville.

Ann-Gayl Ellis of the Hernando County Health Department will discuss health care. The cost is $13 for members who preregister or $15 for nonmembers and those who pay at the door. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com/events.

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SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: SCORE Chapter 439 will present a series of free business seminars.

• "E-Marketing Concepts," 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday.

• "How to Apply for a Business Loan," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St.

• "Using the Internet in Your Business," 5 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

• "How to Really Start Your Own Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

• "E-Marketing Concepts," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road.

• "How to Apply for a 501c3," 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive.

• "Marketing to Grow Your Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.

• "Focused Selling Skills," 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 15, Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway.

• "How to Apply for Non-Profit Grants," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road.

• "Creating a Business Plan," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills.

If you have business announcements to share with our readers, mail the details to Jean Hayes, Business Digest, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613-6174. You may also email them to jhayes@tampabay.com or fax them to (352) 754-6133. Items may be edited for length and clarity. Photos are published as space permits; they will not be returned.

Networking and mixers

BNI Winning Edge: 7:15 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Lisa Cornett at (352) 345-1377.

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Eastside Business Networking Group: 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sherman Hills Golf and Country Club, 31200 Eagle Falls Drive, Ridge Manor West. Call Tammy Heon at (352) 754-4405.

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Networking Group: 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Call Phil Undestad at (352) 796-1451 or Lindsey Hack at (352) 796-6000.

BNI Leaders by Design: 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The cost is $9 and includes breakfast; the cost is waived for first-time visitors. Call Marianne Zirk at (352) 340-4456.

Nature Coast Business Professionals: 8 a.m. Friday, IHOP restaurant, 3636 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Attendees may order from the menu. Call Dana Cutlip at (352) 293-4317.

Hernando's Business Digest for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 01/31/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 31, 2014 3:14pm]

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