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Beginning with QuickBooks

 Feb 5, 2016 9:00am - 1:00pm
 Feb 5, 2016
Closed
$100.00
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Join UTSA SBDC and Certified Public Accountant Richard Garcia for this introduction to QuickBooks. Participants will learn the basic features of QuickBooks and have the opportunity for hands-on practice in a computer lab. Participants will walk away from this workshop with familiarity of the most common QuickBooks tasks and learn about resources to assist them QuickBooks features. Topics covered in this workshop include: setting up QuickBooks, working with lists and working with bank accounts. This workshop is the introduction to the three-part “QuickBooks Pro Series”.


QuickBooks Pro Series (2/5, 2/12, 2/19)

 Feb 5, 2016 9:00am - 1:00pm
 Feb 5, 2016
Closed
$250.00
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Are you in the beginning stages of using QuickBooks and want to expand your knowledge? Or are you an experienced user and just need more help? Either way, we've got you covered. Attend our unique hands-on QuickBooks Pro Series taught by Certified Public Accountant Richard Garcia who guides participants through QuickBooks and offers basic, practical accounting advice throughout the three-part series. Small business owners will learn how QuickBooks can be applied to their day-to-day business accounting procedures. Participants will also receive one-on-one assistance from UTSA senior level accounting students and UTSA SBDC QuickBooks Pro Advisors during the workshops. This series is offered in conjunction with the QuickBooks Intern Program and allows participants to meet students who could provide free QuickBooks assistance to their businesses. Call the SBDC for more information on this program. The three-part QuickBooks Pro Series, taught in a computer lab, includes “Beginning QuickBooks”, “Working with QuickBooks” and “Customizing QuickBooks”. Each workshop is $100, but if you register for the series you will save $50!


QuickBooks: Putting Financial Management to Work for your Business

 Feb 5, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
 Feb 5, 2016
Closed
$50.00
5201 University Blvd.- Pellegrino Hall Room 221, Laredo TX 78041-1920



No-cost online Webinar: Is Your Website & Marketing Mobile Friendly?

 Feb 8, 2016 6:00-7:00 pm
 Feb 8, 2016 - 18 places remaining
None
 Online Course/Webinar
No-cost online webinar Did you know that 44% of email is opened on a mobile device? Are you designing your communications to be read on a cell phone or tablet? Whether you’re a B2C, B2B, or non-profit, this webinar provides simple, practical tips for adapting your marketing and message to mobile devices. We’ll discuss how your audiences are using mobile devices to find what they need to assess their options, to make decisions, and to make purchases and donations. Businesses and nonprofits that start embracing mobile now, will be the ones best able to compete tomorrow and into the future. Register here
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Food Managers Certification & Examination

 Feb 9, 2016 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 Feb 9, 2016
$125.00
Sul Ross Campus- D Building 3107 Bob Rogers Dr. , Eagle Pass TX 78852
Are you Planning on selling food at any upcoming event or you need it for a food establishment...Now is your chance to obtain the Food Safety Manager Certification that is required. The Texas Department of Health requires that food establishment owners and managers must have a State of Texas Food Handlers Certificate at all times. Register today!
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Growing Your Sales with Marketing - Part 1 & 2 - Seguin (2/9/16; 2/23/16)

 Feb 9, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
 Feb 9, 2016 - 23 places remaining
None
210 East Gonzales Street, Seguin TX 78155-5643
What makes your business products or services different than your competition? Can you describe your target customer? Do you have a written goal-oriented promotional plan to reach your customers? If you answered NO to any of these questions, join us for this comprehensive and interactive two-part session on growing your business sales with marketing.
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Growing Your Sales with Marketing - Part 1 - Seguin

 Feb 9, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
 Feb 9, 2016 - 14 places remaining
None
210 East Gonzales Street, Seguin TX 78155-5643
What makes your business products or services different than your competition? Can you describe your target customer? Do you have a written goal-oriented promotional plan to reach your customers? If you answered NO to any of these questions, join us for this comprehensive and interactive two-part session on growing your business sales with marketing.
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Online Business Toolkit - Geekdom Event Center

 Feb 9, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 Feb 9, 2016 - 14 places remaining
None
131 Soledad Street, San Antonio TX 78205-
Do you wish you had better tools to stay organized, productive and growing in your business? There are hundreds of options available which can be pretty overwhelming . This class will highlight the best of the best...including some still in beta format that are truly incredible! The focus will be on free or budget friendly choices and reviews on premium choices. Tools for: content creation, project management, podcasting, webinars, outsourcing, social media, contact management systems, mastermind groups and much more.
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Understanding Government Contracting 101

 Feb 9, 2016 9 am to 12 pm
 Feb 9, 2016 - 36 places remaining
$30.00
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
This is a basic level or introductory course to understanding Government Contracting. This course will provide some basic information on regulations, laws, terminology, classifications, certifications/ registrations needed to conduct business with the federal government. Finally we briefly discuss basic marketing strategies and benefits to business owners. No per-requisite required for this course and all levels of business owners are encouraged to attend.
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Finding Funding for Your Business

 Feb 10, 2016 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
 Feb 10, 2016 - 45 places remaining
None
69 N. Chadbourne St., San Angelo TX 76903-5848
Are you looking for funding to start or expand your business? Not sure what the best option may be or even what is available? Attend this seminar to learn about the many funding options available and how to go about obtaining them. Topics include - overview of sources of start-up funding, alternative financing options (such as venture funding and angel investors), SBA loan guarantees, how to put together a loan proposal, tips on what the banker is looking for, how to estimate your funding needs, and more. Before you head to the bank, attend this training event!
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No-cost online Webinar: Is Your Website & Marketing Mobile Friendly?

 Feb 10, 2016 Noon-1:00 pm
 Feb 10, 2016 - 18 places remaining
None
 Online Course/Webinar
No-cost online webinar Did you know that 44% of email is opened on a mobile device? Are you designing your communications to be read on a cell phone or tablet? Whether you’re a B2C, B2B, or non-profit, this webinar provides simple, practical tips for adapting your marketing and message to mobile devices. We’ll discuss how your audiences are using mobile devices to find what they need to assess their options, to make decisions, and to make purchases and donations. Businesses and nonprofits that start embracing mobile now, will be the ones best able to compete tomorrow and into the future. Register here
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OSHCON: OSHA Compliance & Workers' Compensation Training

 Feb 10, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
 Feb 10, 2016 - 10 places remaining
None
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411
OSHCON Consultants Can Help You: (OSHCON consultation services are FREE for small private sector Texas employers.) • Reduce workplace injuries and illnesses • Stay informed of and become compliant with OSHA requirements • Avoid fines for safety and health training • Maintain successful safety and health programs • Plan safety and health training • Improve safety and health management systems • Consider return-to-work options for injured employees Controlling Costs of Job Related Injury for Texas Employers Texas employers are not required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. Making the right choice is critical. This session will provide the information needed to make the best decision regarding coverage for your business. • Learn how to eliminate costly unnecessary lost time and see a significant reduction in your costs • Learn how to avoid some of the pitfalls and difficulties often faced when trying to get employees back to work following an injury Employers with workers’ compensation coverage will leave the session with the tools needed to manage workers’ compensation costs and the important employee issues often surrounding workers compensation claims. Room 132

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Small Business Orientation

 Feb 10, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Feb 10, 2016 - 13 places remaining
None
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411-2524
This seminar will provide prospective new business owners the information they need to start a successful business. Topics will include: The services provided by the Small Business Development Center, Starting a Small Business, Small Business Loans & Financing Requirements, Business Plan, Licensing/Permit Information, Resources, Questions & Answers Rm 146

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Small Business Tax Workshop

 Feb 10, 2016 1:30-3:00 p.m.
 Feb 10, 2016 - 14 places remaining
None
3007 N. Ben Wilson St UHV University North Rm 110A, Victoria TX 77901-5731
Our very best no-cost workshop for start-ups and existing small businesses about federal taxes for small businesses and home-based tax breaks. Registration closes February 9, 2016 Seating is limited. Register today at 361-485-4485, toll free at 1-877-895-7232 or email sbdc@uhv.edu Seminar may be canceled if minimum registration is not met.
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Supplier/Vendor Network Breakfast - San Antonio

 Feb 10, 2016 8 am to 10 am
 Feb 10, 2016 - 32 places remaining
None
911 N. Main Avenue , San Antonio TX 78212-4735
Held at Luby's Cafeteria, this dynamic networking breakfast provides opportunities for small business owners to highlight their product/services to contractors, suppliers, and vendors. Small Business Procurement advocates from government agencies are invited monthly as guest speakers to provide valuable insights on how to do business with their agency and announce contracting opportunity updates. Thanks to our sponsors these events are available at NO COST. However, no shows will be billed $10 if proper notification is not emailed to ptac@utsa.edu 24 hours in advance.
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The Business Plan

 Feb 10, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
 Feb 10, 2016
Full
$40.00
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Whether you need a business plan to map out your plan for your business or are writing a plan because you want to expand, this is the class for you. At this workshop, our experienced instructors will teach you the components of a business plan using an interactive format in a computer lab setting. Walk away from this workshop with the start of a business plan written specifically for your business, an electronic template and resources to guide you through the process! Topics discussed in this workshop include: business plan basics, feasibility process, business plan structure, and financial analysis.
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First Steps to Starting Your Own Business

 Feb 11, 2016 10 a.m.-Noon
 Feb 11, 2016 - 12 places remaining
None
3007 N. Ben Wilson St., UHV North Building, Room 110, Victoria TX 77901-4497
Our recommended workshop for those considering opening a business. Begin your business the right way! Do you have a great idea you think could be a successful business but just don’t know how to get started? Cover the basics in this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you. Must register by February 9, 2016
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Introduction to GSA Schedules

 Feb 11, 2016 1:30 pm to 4:30 p.m.
 Feb 11, 2016 - 36 places remaining
$30.00
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
According to the federal website a GSA Schedule Contract, also referred to as the Federal Supply Schedule or GSA Contract, is a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Contract administered by the General Services Administration (GSA). The GSA Schedule Contract is the most widely used government contract vehicle. How widely used? In fiscal year 2012 federal, state, and local government spent over $37 billion through GSA Contracts. - GSA Contracts help companies sell to government buyers. - They contain pre-negotiated pricing, terms, and conditions which streamline the government sales process. At this workshop you will learn if GSA is right for you by understanding some of the basics of a GSA Schedule. You will get familiar with the unique features of a GSA Schedule, learn what every business should know and understand some of the basic qualifications to obtaining a GSA Schedule. You will also review the GSA toolbox and get some helpful hints to accessing your readiness to becoming a GSA schedule holder. Pre-requisite: You must be a current business owner (GSA is not for start-ups) for this course.
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Networking for Success

 Feb 11, 2016 11:30 a.m.
 Feb 11, 2016
$15.00
Monte Carlo Reception Hall/La Roca 6415 McPherson Rd., Laredo TX 78041-6138

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No-cost online Webinar: Is Your Website & Marketing Mobile Friendly?

 Feb 11, 2016 9:00-10:00 am
 Feb 11, 2016 - 20 places remaining
None
 Online Course/Webinar
No-cost online webinar Did you know that 44% of email is opened on a mobile device? Are you designing your communications to be read on a cell phone or tablet? Whether you’re a B2C, B2B, or non-profit, this webinar provides simple, practical tips for adapting your marketing and message to mobile devices. We’ll discuss how your audiences are using mobile devices to find what they need to assess their options, to make decisions, and to make purchases and donations. Businesses and nonprofits that start embracing mobile now, will be the ones best able to compete tomorrow and into the future. Register here
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Print Advertising in a Digital World

 Feb 11, 2016 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm
 Feb 11, 2016 - 43 places remaining
$20.00
69 N Chadbourne St, San Angelo TX 76903-5848
Print advertising in a Digital World—How to build your brand and advertise effectively with print collateral.

In today’s digital marketing world, print collateral is often overshadowed. Marketers bombard you with need-to-know methods on an effective digital presence but forget to mention print. Print collateral is still vital in today’s advertising, especially for small business. Learn how to build your brand and advertise effectively with print collateral and market in both worlds.

Speaker: Leonor Constancio, Creative Project Coordinator for the Angelo State University Office of Communications and Marketing.
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The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Program

 Feb 11, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
 Feb 11, 2016 - 27 places remaining
None
Economic Development Center 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411
The Department of Transportation’s DBE [Disadvantaged Business Enterprise] program provides certain business owners with a marketing tool to increase participation of minorities and women in State and Local contract opportunities. Attend this seminar to explore the potential of doing business with the CCRTA and the Department of Transportation. Experts from the Del Mar College Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will review DBE eligibility and provide practical assistance in getting your applications started. Federal regulations require that state and local transportation agencies receiving Department of Transportation funds establish a DBE program and set goals for participation by DBE certified businesses. If you are a small business owner who feels your firm is qualified for DBE certification, it makes good business sense to explore this seminar. No cost Room 118

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The Mindset of a Sales Champion

 Feb 11, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
 Feb 11, 2016 - 37 places remaining
None
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Learn the most important secrets author & master sales trainer Stephanie Scheller has to share about how her sales life has completely changed. The mindsets that were required to become a champion in sales and the techniques she learned to employ to take home the big paychecks!
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Six Steps to Effective Networking Series: Preparing for Networking Events

 Feb 12, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
 Feb 12, 2016 - 36 places remaining
None
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio TX 78207-4415
For an event to be successful you must do the proper research and prep work so you know how to make the event successful. This session will cover how to research an event, how to research the people involved in the event. Then with the proper information you will be prepared to make it a successful networking event and get the most out of it.
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Working with QuickBooks

 Feb 12, 2016 9:00am - 1:00pm
 Feb 12, 2016 - 19 places remaining
$100.00
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio TX 78207-4415
In this QuickBooks workshop, Certified Public Accountant and small business owner Richard Garcia completes the introduction to the basic features of QuickBooks and provides more in-depth, hands-on practice in a computer lab. Topics covered in this workshop include: using other accounts in QuickBooks (credit card, asset, liability & equity), entering sales and invoices, receiving payments and making deposits, entering and paying bills, setting up inventory and tracking and paying sales tax.
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Empower Your Small Business with the Federal 8(a) Business Development Program

 Feb 16, 2016 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 Feb 16, 2016 - 34 places remaining
None
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) certification programs can be essential instruments for eligible small business men and women who are interested in selling their products or services to the various federal government agencies throughout the United States. SBA District Director, Anthony Ruiz will outline the eligibility criteria, application processes for the 8(a) Business Development Program.
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Marketing & Branding Your Start-Up Business

 Feb 16, 2016 5:00pm - 7:30pm
 Feb 16, 2016 - 15 places remaining
None
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411
Your company's brand is so much more than what is printed on your business card. Your logo, motto, company story, and even the words you use all affect what your customers believe about your products or services. We will teach you all of the basics of branding and give you the tools you need to succeed in a difficult marketplace. What you will learn: 1. Define what we mean by the B-word 2. Introduce you to two key concepts – Positioning & differentiation 3. Understand why branding matters 4. Introduce you to some tricks of the trade No charge Room 118

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Start Smart - Geekdom Event Center

 Feb 16, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 Feb 16, 2016 - 63 places remaining
None
131 Soledad Street, San Antonio TX 78205-
Are you ready to turn your business idea into reality? Come to this workshop and have all your questions answered! The SBDC business advisors will present the basics of starting a new business and help answer your start-up questions. If you are considering opening a small business, you want to START SMART! Topics discussed in this workshop include: evaluating your business idea, business legal structure and name, local, state and federal resources & requirements and business start-up costs.
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Constant Contact Module 1: Getting Started with Email Marketing: A Live, Guided Demonstration

 Feb 17, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
 Feb 17, 2016
None
5201 University Blvd.- WHTC Room 125, Laredo TX 78041-1920
In this time-efficient, highly practical 2-hour session, you will learn the basics so you can get going with your own marketing.
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How to Write Your Business Plan Part I: Focus on the Narrative

 Feb 17, 2016 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
 Feb 17, 2016 - 44 places remaining
None
BRC, 69 North Chadbourne Street, San Angelo TX 76903-5848
Looking for your road map to success? Then you need a business plan. Attend this seminar to learn how to write your business plan. A good business plan can save a business thousands of dollars in the long run and is a great way to avoid common pitfalls in the start up stage of any business venture. This seminar is part one of a two part Business Plan Series that we provide. Part one will focus on the business outline, writing proper narrative, and more. Part two will be focusing on how to create proper financials for your business plan.
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Marketing to the 4 Generations

 Feb 17, 2016 9:00am - 12:00am
 Feb 17, 2016 - 41 places remaining
None
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Does your client prefer Lady Gaga or Sinatra? Do they read the newspaper or get their news from Twitter? How well do you know your clients and how do you best reach them? When crafting a marketing message, it’s important for your business that you understand the four generations in today’s workforce and consumer market. Though individuals vary, many of the characteristics of the societal groupings hold true and can make the difference in whether or not you connect with your customer. Walk away from this workshop armed with the characteristics of those you are trying to reach and the best way to connect with them. Topics discussed in the workshop include: the four generational groups, techniques and marketing strategies to consider for each group and much more.
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Microsoft Store QuickBooks Boot Camp for Veterans

 Feb 17, 2016 2pm to 5pm
 Feb 17, 2016 - 38 places remaining
15900 La Cantera Pkwy # 6560, San Antonio TX 78256-2440
FREE EVENT - This Veteran Bootcamp will take place at the MICROSOFT STORE located in La Cantera (San Antonio Tx). AGENDA: 1. SOCORRO HERRERA – QuickBooks Specialist – Topic: QUICKBOOKS 2. JORGE HERRERA, CPA – Topic: Business Taxes Overview. 3. THE MICROSOFT STORE - Tour thru the new tools, hardware and gadgets, specially to the ones oriented towards business. This will be a Fun Bootcamp and learning opportunity. WHEN: Wednesday 17 from 02:pm to 05:pm. WHERE: MICROSOFT STORE Shops at La Cantera - 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio Tx 78256 Phone: 210-507-6650 Walk-In’s are welcome. Cost: FREE EVENT !! REGISTRATION: http://utsa.ecenterdirect.com/events/24756
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Small Business Orientation

 Feb 17, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Feb 17, 2016 - 16 places remaining
None
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411-2524
This seminar will provide prospective new business owners the information they need to start a successful business. Topics will include: The services provided by the Small Business Development Center, Starting a Small Business, Small Business Loans & Financing Requirements, Business Plan, Licensing/Permit Information, Resources, Questions & Answers Rm 146

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Steps to Succeed in Government Contracting

 Feb 17, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
 Feb 17, 2016 - 25 places remaining
None
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411
This no-cost session will be an overview of business considerations and procedures for selling to State, Local and Federal Government Purchasing Agencies. Agenda: - Analysis of the Government Market - Business Assessment for Gov’t Contracting - Business Registrations - Government Certifications - Marketing for Government Contracting - Contract Opportunity Targeting - Solicitation & Proposal Review - Debriefing & Contract Performance - Government Contract Administration -Electronic Invoicing Room 108

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Veterans Boot Camp

 Feb 17, 2016 9 am to 12 pm
 Feb 17, 2016 - 37 places remaining
None
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
This seminar is for veterans who are thinking about starting their own business. The basics of owning a business will be discussed, including the feasibility of the idea, determining the right legal structure for the small business and exploring the initial paperwork involved with starting a new business. A brief summary of getting started in working with the government will be presented including an overview of the VetBiz certification.
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Cost Proposal

 Feb 18, 2016 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 Feb 18, 2016 - 36 places remaining
$30.00
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
Ensure that you get a profit from government work. Learn how to determine G&A and overhead costs, and how to follow government approved accounting procedures.
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How to: Turn Facebook Fans Into Paying Customers

 Feb 18, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
 Feb 18, 2016 - 36 places remaining
None
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio TX 78207-4415
"How To Turn Facebook Fans Into Paying Customers" will teach you how to increase your reach on Facebook to generate leads and close sales. Topics covered are - planning your Facebook strategy, directing fans to your company website, turning leads into customers, and "closing the loop" on Facebook.
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The Basics of LinkedIn & Twitter for Your Business

 Feb 18, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
 Feb 18, 2016 - 12 places remaining
None
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411
The Basics of LinkedIn: Do you have a profile on LinkedIn but know little about how to leverage your presence for your small business? Unsure how to connect with a network that will benefit you? During this workshop, attendees will learn how to: • Understand the difference between a personal profile and company page • Relate LinkedIn (a social network) with face-to- face networking • Understand the benefits of LinkedIn • How to build a basic profile and company page The Basics of Twitter: Why all the noise about Twitter? While many businesses are already taking advantage of Twitter, most business owners don't correctly understand how Twitter can benefit their business or if it's even appropriate for their business. During this seminar, you'll learn: • The basics of Twitter • Choosing the right Twitter Account ID • Finding your audience • Monitoring your Twitter account • Twitter terminology • How to develop a following of both existing clients and potential clients • More effective Tweets through the use of "hash tags" Room 140; No charge

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Customizing QuickBooks

 Feb 19, 2016 9:00am - 1:00pm
 Feb 19, 2016 - 16 places remaining
$100.00
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio TX 78207-4415
In this advanced QuickBooks workshop, Certified Public Accountant and small business owner Richard Garcia will lead participants through advanced QuickBooks concepts and teach them how to customize QuickBooks to meet their needs. Topics covered in this workshop include: analyzing financial data, doing payroll with QuickBooks, estimating and progress invoicing, tracking time, customizing form and writing letters. Additionally, the instructor, SBDC QuickBooks Pro Advisors and UTSA senior level accounting students will spend individual time with participants helping set up and modify their companies on QuickBooks.
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Foundations of Website Design

 Feb 23, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 Feb 23, 2016 - 12 places remaining
$45.00
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411
Join us for an easy approach to designing your company’s website (code free). We will cover: -What’s in a Domain Name? -Business Basic OR Business Plus? -Templates Tell the Story -Layout of Home Page & Navigation -Adding Pages & Photos -Keep the Content Coming! -Basic SEO -Conclusion and Q&A The pre-reqs for this class: -Must be a Small Business Owner or soon-to-be Small Business Owner -Have a basic understanding of email and how to use the internet -Have a basic mission/vision statement for their Small Business -Be prepared to spend at least 5 hours on the website design after the class -After the class, be prepared to pay basic website start-up fees Instructor: Cassandra Strom Cost: $45.00 Room: 140 Refund Policy: A full refund will be given if requested 24 hours prior to the start of the seminar/workshop. If there is a special circumstance and you are not eligible for a full refund, please call Monica Benavides at 698-2422 to discuss other options. If the event is cancelled, all fees will be returned.

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Growing Your Sales with Marketing - Part 2 - Seguin

 Feb 23, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
 Feb 23, 2016 - 18 places remaining
None
210 East Gonzales Street, Seguin TX 78155-5643
**Please note that Growing Your Sales with Marketing - Part 1 is a prerequisite to this class. What makes your business products or services different than your competition? Can you describe your target customer? Do you have a written goal-oriented promotional plan to reach your customers? If you answered NO to any of these questions, join us for this comprehensive and interactive two-part session on growing your business sales.
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HR Series: The Employment Life Cycle

 Feb 23, 2016 9 am to 12 pm
 Feb 23, 2016 - 39 places remaining
$30.00
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
This seminar will review the current trends and requirements in recruiting, hiring, developing, disciplining and terminating employees. Learn the fair and legal procedures for recruiting and interviewing applicants. Discover best practices that lead to well trained and productive employees. Evaluate employee discipline strategies and develop clear and concise processes if employee termination becomes necessary.
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LinkedIn 101: Set Up - New Braunfels

 Feb 23, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 Feb 23, 2016 - 21 places remaining
None
390 S Seguin Ave, New Braunfels TX 78130-5121
Part one of the LinkedIn series classes. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their laptop or tablet. Be prepared with a professional business image that you can upload and bring with you a recent resume or professional portfolio. You will leave this class with a well organized, professional LinkedIn profile that you can now utilize to promote yourself and your business as will be detailed in the follow up LinkedIn 102 class. Even if you already have a LinkedIn profile this class will help enhance your profile for the maximum return for this site. Limited spaces available, RSVP to ensure your spot this semester.
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Online Low-cost Workshop: How to Create Professional Images

 Feb 23, 2016 Noon-1:30 p.m.
 Jan 27, 2016
Closed
$65.00
 Online Course/Webinar
There is a fee for this webinar of $65 Even if you’re not a graphic designer and even if you don’t have Photoshop, you really can make beautiful, compelling images for your website and online marketing. In this 60 minute workshop, we’ll cover tips and tricks of the pros to help you look better on line. You’ll get instruction on how to use free tools to edit your images and graphics into exactly what you need and use calls-to-action that will inspire your visitors to buy. Learn how to add optimize your images for the web. As part of the workshop, you’ll get a free icon, button, and call-to-action pack that you can use on your website. Don’t miss this opportunity to take your graphics and images to the next level.


Selling a GSA Schedule to Uncle Sam

 Feb 23, 2016 9 am to 12 pm
 Feb 23, 2016 - 40 places remaining
$30.00
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
10 Do-It-Yourself Marketing Strategies that outline and demonstrate the passive, active and strategic approach to selling a GSA schedule to Uncle Sam.
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First Steps to Starting Your Own Business

 Feb 24, 2016 10 a.m.-Noon
 Feb 24, 2016 - 15 places remaining
None
3007 N. Ben Wilson St., UHV North, Conference Room 110A, Victoria TX 77901-5731
Our recommended workshop for those considering opening a business. Begin your business the right way! Do you have a great idea you think could be a successful business but just don’t know how to get started? Cover the basics in this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you. Must register by February 24, 2016.
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How to Write Your Business Plan Part II: Focus on Financials

 Feb 24, 2016 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
 Feb 24, 2016 - 46 places remaining
None
69 N. Chadbourne St., San Angelo TX 76903-5848
At this seminar we will be focusing on the financial sections of your Business Plan. Your Business Plan financials can make or break a deal. You will learn how to draft your own cash flow projections and review financial reports. We suggest taking this seminar following our "Narrative" Business Plan seminar.
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Small Business Basics of the FAR

 Feb 24, 2016 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 Feb 24, 2016 - 38 places remaining
$30.00
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
This class will help you gain a basic understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Learn about the different types of government contracts and agreements, key parts of the FAR and gain an understanding of the contracting methods used by government contracting officers. Learn how to: - Effectively use the FAR - Where to find the terms - Conditions and forms for contracts that may have been awarded This class is for the beginner business owner that wants to learn the basic regulations of federal contracting. Cost is $30 per person if paid in advance or $40 if paid at the door.
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Small Business Orientation

 Feb 24, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Feb 24, 2016 - 15 places remaining
None
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411-2524
This seminar will provide prospective new business owners the information they need to start a successful business. Topics will include: The services provided by the Small Business Development Center, Starting a Small Business, Small Business Loans & Financing Requirements, Business Plan, Licensing/Permit Information, Resources, Questions & Answers Rm 146

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Steps to Succeed in Government Contracting

 Feb 24, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
 Feb 24, 2016 - 30 places remaining
None
Del Mar College Northwest Campus 13725 Northwest Blvd., Corpus Christi TX 78410
This no-cost session will be an overview of business considerations and procedures for selling to State, Local and Federal Government Purchasing Agencies. Agenda: - Analysis of the Government Market - Business Assessment for Gov’t Contracting - Business Registrations - Government Certifications - Marketing for Government Contracting - Contract Opportunity Targeting - Solicitation & Proposal Review - Debriefing & Contract Performance - Government Contract Administration -Electronic Invoicing

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The Business Plan - Bulverde/Spring Branch

 Feb 24, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
 Feb 24, 2016 - 34 places remaining
None
131 Bulverde Crossing, Bulverde TX 78163-6227
Whether you need a business plan to map out your plan for your business or are writing a plan because you want to expand, this is the class for you. At this workshop, our experienced instructors will teach you the components of a business plan using an interactive format in a computer lab setting. Walk away from this workshop with the start of a business plan written specifically for your business, an electronic template and resources to guide you through the process! Topics discussed in this workshop include: business plan basics, feasibility process, business plan structure, and financial analysis.
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What Investors Look for In an Investable Company - Geekdom Offices

 Feb 24, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
 Feb 24, 2016 - 10 places remaining
None
110 E Houston St, San Antonio TX 78205-2990
What kind of company, in what stage of growth, is suitable for equity investment? What are some alternatives to consider? What are the characteristics of the different types of equity investors? After participating in this training, you will better understand the mindsets and points of view of typical equity investors, and will be better informed about critical strategic choices in fundraising and management team construction.
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Closing the Sale

 Feb 25, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
 Feb 25, 2016 - 43 places remaining
None
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Closing the sale is often the most misunderstood and misapplied portion of the sales process. More often than not, lack of knowledge leads to failure to close. Stop losing sales to lack of knowledge. Learn the process for offering the close and the most common mistakes to avoid to increase your closing ratio.
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Online Low-cost Workshop: The 24 Hour Website

 Feb 25, 2016 7 am-4 pm
 Feb 25, 2016 - 15 places remaining
$750.00
 Online Course/Webinar
There is a fee for this webinar of $750.00 Are you ready to take control of your web presence and knock your competition on their butts?!! Then get ready. The 24 Hour Website Workshop is going to help you transform your website, your vision, and your bottom line. What You Get Premium WordPress theme 3 months of VPS WordPress managed hosting Video instruction to access and use after the class Development site ready to go Step-by-step instruction during class Workbook to print off and reference during and after the workshop All websites made in this class belong to their owners and can be moved to any web host after the class or when the free hosting offer is over This workshop is a hybrid online webinar and online workshop, lead by WordPress online marketing expert and serial entrepreneur, Kim Butler, The URL Dr. Part 1 The first part of the workshop is a self guided exploration of small business planning, search engine optimization basics, and building the framework of your new website. This part of the program takes 4-6 hours to watch the prerecorded webinars and work through the exercises to get you ready for building your new website. Part 2 Now it’s time to get to work. This live, interactive all day session (8:00 am to 5:00 pm with a couple of breaks) covers an introduction to WordPress and the custom theme you’ll be using, how to construct each of the six pages you’ll be building out (home page, landing page, about us page, contact us page, content page, and a blog), and how to create professional images and graphics when you’re not a graphic artist. The day ends with an extensive Q&A session and a website review by The URL Dr. Register at http://www.theurldr.com/portfolio-item/24-hour-website-workshop/?ref=uhvsbdc
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SHOP: The Best Kept Secret in Health Insurance

 Feb 25, 2016 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 Feb 25, 2016 - 48 places remaining
$20.00
69 N. Chadbourne St., San Angelo TX 76903-5848
"Uncovering the Advantages of The Small Business Health Options Program"

This is the only tool specifically created to lower the cost of health insurance for small businesses. If you have less than 100 employees, this workshop is for you.

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Using YouTube for Your Business

 Feb 25, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 Feb 25, 2016 - 48 places remaining
None
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Did you know YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google? It's a great social media platform that can help you build your business brand, generate targeted leads and grow your business. Come join Digital Marketing Consultant Yusuf Chowdhury and learn YouTube strategies, what equipment to use, where to start and much more at this workshop. You don't want to miss this!
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Six Steps to Effective Networking Series: Your Business Networking Scripts

 Feb 26, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
 Feb 26, 2016 - 42 places remaining
None
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio TX 78207-4415
To network properly you must have a good introduction for yourself, carry on interesting conversations and ask the right questions. These are all key to successful networking. This part of series we will do hands-on exercises to help create the scripts you’ll use in networking situations so you will always be prepared for any networking scenario.
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How to Write a Business Plan for Your Business

 Mar 1, 2016 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
 Mar 1, 2016 - 15 places remaining
319 Broadway, Rockport TX 78382-2762
There is a fee for this Lunch and Learn sponsored by the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. How to Write a Business Plan for Your Business
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HR Series: Job Descriptions & Performance Appraisals

 Mar 1, 2016 9 am to 12 pm
 Mar 1, 2016 - 39 places remaining
$30.00
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
This seminar is designed to provide small business owners and managers with information for developing competency based job descriptions and performance appraisal processes. Find out how these can assist with recruitment, orientation and communication. Keep current with judicial leanings regarding the connection between well-defined job descriptions and the ADA and the importance of job descriptions on performance appraisal and progressive discipline.
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Building a Proposal and Submitting an Offer

 Mar 2, 2016 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Mar 2, 2016 - 38 places remaining
$30.00
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
This three part training session is sure to give you the skills for submitting an offer to the government. Curtis Mohler, SBDC PTAC's Sr. Business Development Specialist delivers an informative and insightful presentation. You will leave with practical techniques you can apply now! Part I: Train clients on how to collect, evaluate and assess information and data-then effectively apply that data to a working and successful proposal—with the primary goal of “winning” the contract by operationally selling to their “strengths”. Part II: Clients will learn “how” to set-up a Proposal Operational Business War Room enabling them to determine “bid or no-bid” scenarios, interpretation, pricing structures, margins structures and offertory strategies. Part III: Clients will learn step by step instructions on “how” to apply workable raw data into a completed technical offertory proposal template including scope of work, key personnel, and past performance. In addition, clients will learn “how” to present the offertory proposal to potential customers including how to make an offer, negotiate an offer, and close the offer as well as post-award execution requirements. Cost: $30 in Advance or $40 at the door.
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Fort Sam Houston Acquisition Forecast Open House

 Mar 2, 2016 8:00am - 1:00pm
 Feb 23, 2016
None
FSH Theater 2472 Stanley Road, Bldg. 2270 Ft. Sam Houston , San Antonio TX 78234
The Mission & Installation Contracting Command - Fort Sam Houston invites you to an Acquisition Forecast Open House with representatives from Fort Sam Houston activities and contracting representatives providing their anticipated forecast opportunities for 2016 & 2017. Event sign-in begins at 7:30 am. No fee to attend, but registration is required no later than February 23, 2016! Registration is also required and information will be provided to the 502nd Security Forces Squadron to allow gate access onto Fort Sam Houston. If you have questions, please contact Ryan D. Johnson, SSG, USA at 210-466-2217 or ryan.d.johnson6.mil@mail.mil or Joseph Williams at 210-808-6486 or joseph.l.williams17.mil@mail.mil
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Munch & Learn - Owning a Franchise: Why should You Consider It

 Mar 2, 2016 9:30 am - 11:30 am
 Mar 2, 2016 - 39 places remaining
None
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411-2524
Everyone has a dream of owning their own business and enjoying all that life has to offer. More time for yourself, more time for the family, more time to travel. Franchises provide the playbook for you to execute your business ownership dreams. And statistics have shown that franchise businesses succeed at a considerably higher rate than do start-up businesses. Don’t live under the false impression that franchising is just fast food, retail and it costs a million dollars to get into the game. Find out the real facts from this informative seminar. We’ll cover: • Why Own Your Own Business? • Facing the Fears of Business Ownership • Misconceptions about Franchising: Way More Than Fast Food & Retail • Finding the Ideal Franchise for You We’ll cover everything you need to know about investigating business ownership so that you are prepared to make the right decision for you. Snacks provided by SCORE Corpus Christi - No cost Rm 117

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Small Business Orientation

 Mar 2, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Mar 2, 2016 - 16 places remaining
None
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411-2524
This seminar will provide prospective new business owners the information they need to start a successful business. Topics will include: The services provided by the Small Business Development Center, Starting a Small Business, Small Business Loans & Financing Requirements, Business Plan, Licensing/Permit Information, Resources, Questions & Answers Rm 146

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Start Smart

 Mar 2, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
 Mar 2, 2016 - 48 places remaining
None
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Are you ready to turn your business idea into reality? Come to this workshop and have all your questions answered! The SBDC business advisors will present the basics of starting a new business and help answer your start-up questions. If you are considering opening a small business, you want to START SMART! Topics discussed in this workshop include: evaluating your business idea, business legal structure and name, local, state and federal resources & requirements and business start-up costs.
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The Basics of Marketing & Branding

 Mar 2, 2016 3 p.m. - 5 p.m
 Mar 2, 2016 - 47 places remaining
$20.00
69 N. Chadbourne St., San Angelo TX 76903-5848
Are you ready to increase profits and attract new customers? Marketing is a powerful tool that business owners can use to get noticed and attract new business. However, the many different options for marketing can seem overwhelming. Attend this seminar to learn about the many different types of media and marketing strategies you can use to market your business. You will also learn how to create a strong marketing message to help you earn the best return on your marketing investments.
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Veterans Boot Camp

 Mar 2, 2016 9 am to 12 pm
 Mar 2, 2016 - 40 places remaining
None
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
This seminar is for veterans who are thinking about starting their own business. The basics of owning a business will be discussed, including the feasibility of the idea, determining the right legal structure for the small business and exploring the initial paperwork involved with starting a new business. A brief summary of getting started in working with the government will be presented including an overview of the VetBiz certification.
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Veterans Financing and Business Resources Seminar

 Mar 2, 2016 2 pm to 5 pm
 Mar 2, 2016 - 40 places remaining
None
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
The MBDA and PTAC CHASE Veteran's Business Development Program is proud to invite you to this SERIES of Training Seminars which will feature a variety of speakers, financial and business topics and tools to help you start or grow your veteran owned Business. Every seminar will provide different information to enrich your financial and business knowledge.
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Content Marketing: What to Say and When to Say It

 Mar 3, 2016 9:30am - 11:00am
 Mar 3, 2016 - 49 places remaining
$20.00
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio TX 78207-4415
*PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED* This seminar will teach you the time-saving tips, techniques, and apps that will help your content - and the way you share it - succeed! You'll learn how to: Create, Curate and Extend ...the content that will help you achieve your goals. We’ll cover tidbits like how many links create the most engagement, how to turn questions into high-open subject lines, tips on using graphics, pictures and videos, re-purposing content across multiple platforms, and more. And, we’ll give you the structure and tools to make creating your content fast, easy and effective. Immediately following the workshop, our speaker Debi Pfitzenmaier, an authorized local expert for Constant Contact, will present a live, guided demonstration on the tools and features inside Constant Contact’s Email Marketing.
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DMX 2016 Digital Media Expo

 Mar 3, 2016 8:00 am.-3:00 pm.m
 Mar 3, 2016 - 50 places remaining
$60.00
3007 N. Ben Wilson St. University North, Walker Auditorium, Victoria TX 77901-5731
Hosted by UHV Small Business Development Center, UHV School of Business and Advocate Digital Media. Platforms, budgeting, creating content and multi-platform content integration is ever changing. DMX 2016 is all about Digital Media strategy. Local speakers are featured. Geared for those who want to learn more about using digital media effectively in a business world. Register at http://www.uhvsbdc.net
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How to Win Contracts with Past Performance

 Mar 3, 2016 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 Mar 3, 2016 - 39 places remaining
$30.00
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
This interactive workshop focuses on the importance of Past Performance as a proposal evaluation factor and how it contributes to a winning proposal. Throughout lecture, discussion, and exercises, workshop participants will learn what Federal evaluators expect and how those inputs are evaluated. First, what are the different types of past performance and how is it evaluated. Second, why past performance has increased in importance. Third, training on Single Acquisition Thresholds (SAT) for every product and service industry. Fourth, training on Contractor and Sub-Contractor grading criteria(s). Fifth, training on systems contractors and agencies used to evaluate your past performance, including Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS), Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), and Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information Systems (FAPIIS). Sixth, how to keep my past performance updated to remain competitive in today’s government contracting market. Finally, strategies to overcome past performance deficiencies.
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No-cost online Webinar: Social Media 101 for Business

 Mar 7, 2016 6:00-7:00 pm
 Mar 7, 2016
None
 Online Course/Webinar
No-cost online webinar Interested in marketing your business or organization with social media, but not sure where to get started? Don’t feel overwhelmed. This social media webinar was designed for you. We’ll cover the value of using social media to reach your customers and how it can lead to new customers, as well as driving repeat sales. We’ll go over the basics of the big 5 social media networks: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. Register at: http://www.theurldr.com/portfolio-item/webinar-social-media-101-for-business/?ref=uhvsbdc
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Financial Statements Made Easy

 Mar 8, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
 Mar 8, 2016 - 13 places remaining
None
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411
This seminar is designed for new entrepreneurs with no financial statement background. You will learn: * Six Basic Financial Transactions * Three Basic Financial Statements - What is a Balance Sheet? - What is a Profit & Loss or Income Statement? - What is a Statement of Cash Flow? * Five Types of Financial Statement Accounts * What is Double-Entry Accounting? - Debits equals Credits * Ten Common Transactions -- How They Are Recorded on the Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Statement * Statement of Cash Flow - Example from QuickBooks Room 140

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HR Series: Employee Handbook Clinic

 Mar 8, 2016 9 am to 4 pm
 Mar 8, 2016 - 10 places remaining
$30.00
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
This clinic is a hands-on event for the creation of an employee handbook. The first half of the seminar will identify key elements of an Employee Handbook. Utilizing an electronic template, each attendee will be able to create or revise their personnel policies with the direction and assistance of Human Resource Specialist. This clinic will allow you to focus your efforts without the interruptions that occur all the time in small businesses.
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LinkedIn 102: Using it Effectively - New Braunfels

 Mar 8, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 Mar 8, 2016 - 24 places remaining
None
390 S Seguin Ave, New Braunfels TX 78130-5121
Part two of the LinkedIn series classes. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their laptops or tablets. Using your professional LinkedIn profile you will be walked step by step through advanced sales techniques. Learn how to cultivate a targeted lead list, connect with the decision makers, market yourself as an industry expert, boost your SEO, build your list, have your dream clients request to meet with you and more. Limited spaces available, RSVP to ensure your spot this semester.
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Subcontracting Opportunities for Your Small Business

 Mar 8, 2016 12 pm to 3 pm
 Mar 8, 2016 - 39 places remaining
$30.00
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
The goal of this workshop is twofold: First, to provide small business owners in the construction and service industries some current information on business opportunities and networking with point of contacts. Second, to provide large business owners (Primes) the opportunity to meet some small business owners in the construction or services field to assist in meeting their project goals.
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D.I.Y. Video at the SBDC Studio

 Mar 9, 2016 1pm-4pm
 Mar 9, 2016 - 5 places remaining
$95.00
1555 University Blvd, Round Rock TX 78665-8017
Have you been wanting to add video to your website or social media but didn't know where to start? Well, the Texas State SBDC is here to help! We have a video studio in our Round Rock office, complete with Canon EOS 60D DSLR that shoots HD Video, a Canon XA10, a Sony Bloggie Live Camcorder, audio, lighting, backdrops & tripods. The studio and equipment are available at no cost to SBDC clients once they have completed a 3- hour Video Studio Orientation class. Classes are very informal and limited to 5 clients at a time. Topics include: The storyboard/ video shot & script list What makes a great video What NOT to do Examples of videos that work Adding voiceover, music & graphics Adding to YouTube & Vimeo Using videos on your website & in social media Cost range (from DIY to professional) SBDC studio & equipment Policies & Procedures How to schedule studio time & check out equipment
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First Steps to Starting Your Business

 Mar 9, 2016 10 a.m.-Noon
 Mar 9, 2016 - 15 places remaining
None
3007 N. Ben Wilson St., UHV North, Rm 110, Victoria TX 77901-4497
Our recommended workshop for those considering opening a business. Begin your business the right way! Do you have a great idea you think could be a successful business but just don’t know how to get started? Cover the basics in this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you. Registration closes March 7, 2016.
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No-cost online Webinar: Social Media 101 for Business

 Mar 9, 2016 Noon-1:00 pm
 Mar 9, 2016
None
 Online Course/Webinar
No-cost online webinar Interested in marketing your business or organization with social media, but not sure where to get started? Don’t feel overwhelmed. This social media webinar was designed for you. We’ll cover the value of using social media to reach your customers and how it can lead to new customers, as well as driving repeat sales. We’ll go over the basics of the big 5 social media networks: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. Register at: http://www.theurldr.com/portfolio-item/webinar-social-media-101-for-business/?ref=uhvsbdc
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Small Business Orientation

 Mar 9, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Mar 9, 2016 - 16 places remaining
None
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411-2524
This seminar will provide prospective new business owners the information they need to start a successful business. Topics will include: The services provided by the Small Business Development Center, Starting a Small Business, Small Business Loans & Financing Requirements, Business Plan, Licensing/Permit Information, Resources, Questions & Answers Rm 146

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Steps to Succeed in Government Contracting

 Mar 9, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
 Mar 9, 2016 - 15 places remaining
None
Kingsville Community Federal Credit Union 605 E. Caesar Avenue, Kingsville TX 78363
This no-cost session will be an overview of business considerations and procedures for selling to State, Local and Federal Government Purchasing Agencies. Agenda: - Analysis of the Government Market - Business Assessment for Gov’t Contracting - Business Registrations - Government Certifications - Marketing for Government Contracting - Contract Opportunity Targeting - Solicitation & Proposal Review - Debriefing & Contract Performance - Government Contract Administration -Electronic Invoicing

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Supplier/Vendor Network Breakfast - San Antonio

 Mar 9, 2016 8 am to 10 am
 Mar 9, 2016 - 117 places remaining
$10.00
911 N. Main Ave. , San Antonio TX 78212-4735
This dynamic networking breakfast provides opportunities for small business owners to highlight their product/services to contractors, suppliers, and vendors. Small Business Procurement advocates from government agencies are invited monthly as guest speakers to provide valuable insights on how to do business with their agency and announce contracting opportunity updates. Thanks to our sponsors these events are available at NO COST. However, no shows will be billed $10 if proper notification is not emailed to ptac@utsa.edu 24 hours in advance.
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The Business Plan

 Mar 9, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
 Mar 9, 2016 - 15 places remaining
$40.00
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Whether you need a business plan to map out your plan for your business or are writing a plan because you want to expand, this is the class for you. At this workshop, our experienced instructors will teach you the components of a business plan using an interactive format in a computer lab setting. Walk away from this workshop with the start of a business plan written specifically for your business, an electronic template and resources to guide you through the process! Topics discussed in this workshop include: business plan basics, feasibility process, business plan structure, and financial analysis.
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Understanding Financial Statements

 Mar 9, 2016 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
 Mar 9, 2016 - 48 places remaining
$20.00
69 N. Chadbourne St., San Angelo TX 76903-5848
What are your financial statements saying about your business’s health? Learn how to understand your financial statements and how to use them to determine how you can make changes to increase profits and overall success. Attendees will learn how to read basic financial statement formats such as balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements, in addition to analysis tools such as break-even points and ratio analysis to learn more about their business.
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Employee Files and What Documents to Keep

 Mar 10, 2016 10:00 am-Noon
 Mar 10, 2016 - 15 places remaining
None
3007 N. Ben Wilson St., UN Rm 110A, Victoria TX 77901-5731
A fun, interactive workshop about business and employee records. Hands on practice in determining which records to keep, how to organize records and retention requirements. Get the “Top 10 Tips for Employee Files.” Registration closes 3/8/2016.
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Handling Any Objection

 Mar 10, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
 Mar 10, 2016 - 46 places remaining
None
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio TX 78207-4415
"I need time to think about it." "I need to talk with my business partner." "It's too expensive." "Not right now...." If you've been hearing these answers to your sales pitch, it's time to learn what to do about it! Learn how to handle ANY objection with ease and become a champion at closing!
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How to Do Business with the Government

 Mar 10, 2016 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
 Mar 10, 2016 - 48 places remaining
$20.00
69 N. Chadbourne St., San Angelo TX 76903-5848
Interested in Federal Government Contracting? Looking to do business with local and state agencies? Find the Missing Pieces to Your Success! At this training event you will learn how to get started with federal contracts, understanding RFPs, searching for contracts, developing past performance descriptions, costing strategies, forming team relationships, understanding key terms, and much more. If you are interested in doing business with the government soon or even a few years down the line you don't want to miss this informative event!
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No-cost online Webinar: Social Media 101 for Business

 Mar 10, 2016 9:00-10:00 am
 Mar 10, 2016
None
 Online Course/Webinar
No-cost online webinar Interested in marketing your business or organization with social media, but not sure where to get started? Don’t feel overwhelmed. This social media webinar was designed for you. We’ll cover the value of using social media to reach your customers and how it can lead to new customers, as well as driving repeat sales. We’ll go over the basics of the big 5 social media networks: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. Register at: http://www.theurldr.com/portfolio-item/webinar-social-media-101-for-business/?ref=uhvsbdc
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Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification

 Mar 10, 2016 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 Mar 10, 2016 - 37 places remaining
$30.00
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
The WOSB federal program allows contracting officers to set-aside federal contracts to WOSBs or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSB). This ruling levels the playing field for WOSBS to compete for federal contracts. To compete for these contracts you must be certified as a WOSB or EDWOSB. This workshop will provide you with a complete program overview of the WOSB/EDWOSB Program to include the following: • Outline the eligibility requirements, • Provide step by step guidance on how to self-certify • Demonstrate how to access and navigate through the General Login System (GLS) to upload required documents into the repository. If you are a WOSB with 51% ownership, control the day to day operations of your business, and a woman holds the highest position in your company, you may be eligible for this program.
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Six Steps to Effective Networking Series: Your Plan to Successfully Work a Room

 Mar 11, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
 Mar 11, 2016 - 43 places remaining
None
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio TX 78207-4415
For a networking event to be successful you need to have a plan, know what to say, know how to work the room properly. With a successful plan when you get to the event your chances of success will be much greater. This session will cover how to effectively work a room at a networking event as well as giving you tips and tricks when you’re at the event.
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Understanding Government Contracting 101 for Veterans

 Mar 16, 2016 9 am to 12 pm
 Mar 16, 2016 - 40 places remaining
None
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
This is a basic level or introductory course designed for Veterans to understand Government Contracting. This course will provide some basic information on regulations, laws, terminology, classifications, certifications/ registrations needed to conduct business with the federal government. Finally we briefly discuss basic marketing strategies and benefits to business owners. No per-requisite required for this course and all levels of business owners are encouraged to attend.
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Ready... Set... Go... Essentials to Business Startup

 Mar 17, 2016 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
 Mar 17, 2016 - 48 places remaining
None
69 N. Chadbourne St., San Angelo TX 76903-5848
Ready to turn that business idea into a reality? Join the ASU-SBDC professional staff as they present a comprehensive, basics of starting a new business seminar for entrepreneurs and new business owners. We will help answer your basic business start-up questions and share resources that will help you along the way. At this NO-COST training event, you will learn the basics of writing a business plan, how to estimate start-up costs, contacts and resources you will need, and more. You will receive an "Essentials of Starting a New Business" Workbook, "Starting a Business in San Angelo" guide, and a business plan summary to help you begin.
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Constant Contact Module 2: The Power of the Inbox – Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing

 Mar 17, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
 Mar 17, 2016
None
5201 University Blvd.- , Laredo TX 78041-1920
What is the first impression you give when they see you in their email inbox? And when they see you there, what do they do? This powerful seminar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing.
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How to Write Your Business Plan Part I: Focus on the Narrative

 Mar 22, 2016 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 Mar 22, 2016 - 48 places remaining
None
BRC, 69 North Chadbourne Street, San Angelo TX 76903-5848
Looking for your road map to success? Then you need a business plan. Attend this seminar to learn how to write your business plan. A good business plan can save a business thousands of dollars in the long run and is a great way to avoid common pitfalls in the start up stage of any business venture. This seminar is part one of a two part Business Plan Series that we provide. Part one will focus on the business outline, writing proper narrative, and more. Part two will be focusing on how to create proper financials for your business plan.
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The Business Plan

 Mar 22, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
 Mar 22, 2016 - 28 places remaining
$40.00
131 Soledad Street, San Antonio TX 78205-
Whether you need a business plan to map out your plan for your business or are writing a plan because you want to expand, this is the class for you. At this workshop, our experienced instructors will teach you the components of a business plan using an interactive format in a computer lab setting. Walk away from this workshop with the start of a business plan written specifically for your business, an electronic template and resources to guide you through the process! Topics discussed in this workshop include: business plan basics, feasibility process, business plan structure, and financial analysis.
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Low-cost Webinar: Small Business Planning for Website Success

 Mar 23, 2016 Noon-1:30 p.m.
 Mar 23, 2016 - 15 places remaining
None
 Online Course/Webinar
There is a fee for this webinar of $99 If you’re an entrepreneur, small business owner, or if you want to start your own business, this hands-on workshop for small business planning is a must. This workshop has been especially designed to lead you through a series of planning steps to increase your success online. (But it will help you a ton offline too!) Register at http://www.theurldr.com/portfolio-item/small-business-planning-for-website-success-workshop/?ref=uhvsbdc&campaign=email
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SBA 504 Program Buy or Build It

 Mar 23, 2016 1:30-3:00 p.m.
 Mar 23, 2016 - 15 places remaining
None
3007 N. Ben Wilson St. University North, Conference Room 110A, Victoria TX 77901-5731
SBA 504 Program Buy or Build It
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Small Business Orientation

 Mar 23, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Mar 23, 2016 - 16 places remaining
None
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411-2524
This seminar will provide prospective new business owners the information they need to start a successful business. Topics will include: The services provided by the Small Business Development Center, Starting a Small Business, Small Business Loans & Financing Requirements, Business Plan, Licensing/Permit Information, Resources, Questions & Answers Rm 146

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Start Smart

 Mar 23, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 Mar 23, 2016 - 49 places remaining
None
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Are you ready to turn your business idea into reality? Come to this workshop and have all your questions answered! The SBDC business advisors will present the basics of starting a new business and help answer your start-up questions. If you are considering opening a small business, you want to START SMART! Topics discussed in this workshop include: evaluating your business idea, business legal structure and name, local, state and federal resources & requirements and business start-up costs.
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Supplier/Vendor Network Breakfast - Austin

 Mar 23, 2016 8 am to 10 am
 Mar 23, 2016 - 79 places remaining
$10.00
415 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin TX 78748-1666
Held at Luby's Cafeteria, this dynamic networking breakfast provides opportunities for small business owners to highlight their product/services to contractors, suppliers, and vendors. Small Business Procurement advocates from government agencies are invited monthly as guest speakers to provide valuable insights on how to do business with their agency and announce contracting opportunity updates. Thanks to our sponsors these events are available at NO COST. However, no shows will be billed $10 if proper notification is not emailed to ptac@utsa.edu 24 hours in advance.
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The Basics of Bookkeeping

 Mar 23, 2016 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
 Mar 23, 2016 - 48 places remaining
$20.00
69 N. Chadbourne St., San Angelo TX 76903-5848
Need a better way to organize your finances? Want to learn some helpful tips for managing your business’s money? In this seminar, you will learn the importance of adequate record keeping for business survival and how to properly organize and manage your business’s financial data.

Speaker: Elaine Johnston, Owner of EJ's Bookkeeping Services.

*Please note this seminar will not include IRS Tax information.*
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Which Social Media Best Fits My Business? - Bulverde/Spring Branch

 Mar 23, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Mar 23, 2016 - 38 places remaining
None
131 Bulverde Crossing, Bulverde TX 78163-6227
As a small business owner, you don’t always have the time or resources to be everything to everyone. You can’t afford to be on every social site, but you can’t afford to ignore them either. Which ones make sense for you to use? It’s important to choose the sites that work for you, your business goals, and your customer’s wants - and then use them effectively to engage with your customers. Join Charity Matthews as she helps you navigate through your choices to help you make an informed decision.
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Employee Handbook Clinic

 Mar 24, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Mar 24, 2016 - 11 places remaining
$60.00
69 N. Chadbourne St., San Angelo TX 76903-5848

This clinic is a hands-on event for the creation of an employee handbook. Utilizing an electronic template, each attendee will be able to create or revise their policies with the direction and assistance of the SBDC PTAC’s certified HR professional.

Attendees of this clinic will:

    • Identify the key elements of an Employee Handbook and how to effectively apply policies

   • Determine the federal and state regulations that apply to your company

   • Review legal considerations to keep in mind when writing policies and procedures

   • Establish “house rules” that meet the needs of your company’s unique culture

   • Create or revise your handbook using a computer and electronic handbook template provided for this class

   • Receive assistance in developing your handbook and feedback when it is completed

Who Should Attend:

Small Business owners and managers, HR managers, and anyone who has responsibility for carrying out policies and procedures in the workplace

Lunch will be provided.
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First Steps to Starting Your Own Business

 Mar 24, 2016 10 a.m.-Noon
 Mar 24, 2016 - 15 places remaining
None
3007 N. Ben Wilson St., UHV North, Conference Room 110A, Victoria TX 77901-5731
Our recommended workshop for those considering opening a business. Begin your business the right way! Do you have a great idea you think could be a successful business but just don’t know how to get started? Cover the basics in this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you. Must register by March 22, 2016.
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Follow-Up Secrets

 Mar 24, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
 Mar 24, 2016 - 46 places remaining
None
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio TX 78207-4415
80%+ of all sales are made after the 5th contact - do you know how to ensure you do your follow-up properly to avoid losing the sales through lack of follow up or improper follow-up? Do you know how to follow-up to ensure you get all the sales you deserve from your clients? If you're not 100% sure to the answers to both questions, join us!
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Online Business Toolkit

 Mar 24, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 Mar 24, 2016 - 47 places remaining
None
501 W Cesar Chavez Blvd, San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Do you wish you had better tools to stay organized, productive and growing in your business? There are hundreds of options available which can be pretty overwhelming . This class will highlight the best of the best...including some still in beta format that are truly incredible! The focus will be on free or budget friendly choices and reviews on premium choices. Tools for: content creation, project management, podcasting, webinars, outsourcing, social media, contact management systems, mastermind groups and much more.
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Six Steps to Effective Networking Series: Your Successful Networking Event Follow-up Plan

 Mar 25, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
 Mar 25, 2016 - 43 places remaining
None
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio TX 78207-4415
You’ve done everything you need and have had a successful networking event. Now you have to follow up and make sure all that work pays off. You need to follow-up, keep in contact and know the right tools to accomplish this successfully. We will cover what you need to do after networking events to successfully grow your network and convert leads and sales.
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How to Write Your Business Plan Part II: Focus on Financials

 Mar 29, 2016 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 Mar 29, 2016 - 48 places remaining
None
69 N. Chadbourne St., San Angelo TX 76903-5848
At this seminar we will be focusing on the financial sections of your Business Plan. Your Business Plan financials can make or break a deal. You will learn how to draft your own cash flow projections and review financial reports. We suggest taking this seminar following our "Narrative" Business Plan seminar.
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Online Workshop: The 24 Hour Website

 Mar 29, 2016 7 am-4 pm
 Mar 29, 2016 - 15 places remaining
None
 Online Course/Webinar
There is a fee for this webinar of $750.00 Are you ready to take control of your web presence and knock your competition on their butts?!! Then get ready. The 24 Hour Website Workshop is going to help you transform your website, your vision, and your bottom line. What You Get Premium WordPress theme 3 months of VPS WordPress managed hosting Video instruction to access and use after the class Development site ready to go Step-by-step instruction during class Workbook to print off and reference during and after the workshop All websites made in this class belong to their owners and can be moved to any web host after the class or when the free hosting offer is over This workshop is a hybrid online webinar and online workshop, lead by WordPress online marketing expert and serial entrepreneur, Kim Butler, The URL Dr. Part 1 The first part of the workshop is a self guided exploration of small business planning, search engine optimization basics, and building the framework of your new website. This part of the program takes 4-6 hours to watch the prerecorded webinars and work through the exercises to get you ready for building your new website. Part 2 Now it’s time to get to work. This live, interactive all day session (8:00 am to 5:00 pm with a couple of breaks) covers an introduction to WordPress and the custom theme you’ll be using, how to construct each of the six pages you’ll be building out (home page, landing page, about us page, contact us page, content page, and a blog), and how to create professional images and graphics when you’re not a graphic artist. The day ends with an extensive Q&A session and a website review by The URL Dr. Register at http://www.theurldr.com/portfolio-item/24-hour-website-workshop/?ref=uhvsbdc
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Restaurant Roundtable: 10 Things to Know Before Opening a Restaurant

 Mar 30, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
 Mar 30, 2016 - 47 places remaining
None
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Is your dream to open your own restaurant? Do you have a vision of a great location with great food, and courteous staff? Avoid the many pitfalls and join us to learn more about this very rewarding, yet challenging industry. Topics include start-up forms and checklist, choosing a location, restaurant concepts, licenses and permits, choosing equipment, menu pricing and much more.
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Small Business Orientation

 Mar 30, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Mar 30, 2016 - 16 places remaining
None
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411-2524
This seminar will provide prospective new business owners the information they need to start a successful business. Topics will include: The services provided by the Small Business Development Center, Starting a Small Business, Small Business Loans & Financing Requirements, Business Plan, Licensing/Permit Information, Resources, Questions & Answers Rm 146

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So You Want to Open a Food Truck - Part 2

 Mar 30, 2016 6:00pm -8:00pm
 Mar 30, 2016 - 43 places remaining
None
501 W Cesar Chavez Blvd, San Antonio TX 78207-4415
This is part 2 of "So You Want to Open a Food Truck" with Suzanne, Joseph and Gylon are the owners of the “Lagniappe Today Louisiana Cuisine Food Truck”. The second class in the two part series, Joseph, Suzanne, and Gylon Jackson will pick up where they left off in the first session and continue to share their secrets on making a successful venture of their food truck business. Topics: Food costs, Finding ways to maximize, Best locations to park your truck, How to market your truck and more...
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Subcontracting Opportunities for Veteran Owned Small Businesses

 Mar 30, 2016 9 am to 12 pm
 Mar 30, 2016 - 39 places remaining
None
215 S. San Saba, #100, San Antonio TX 78207-3179
This session will provide veteran owned small businesses current information on business opportunities in the federal sector and opportunities to meet one on one with federal business specialists who can assist with your project goals.
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10 Things Buyer and Tenant Should Know about Commercial Real Estate

 Mar 31, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
 Mar 31, 2016 - 48 places remaining
None
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio TX 78207-4415
This workshop will help you navigate the confusing & intimidating world of commercial real estate to save money, plan for the future, & define the right property – one that fits ALL of your specific needs. Learn how to make your property be an asset, not a liability! It’s not about the property. It’s about your goals!!
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Small Business Management Certificate Program (January- March 2016)

 Mar 31, 2016 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
 Mar 31, 2016 - 50 places remaining
$75.00
 Multi-session Course
Business Resource Center - Training Room69 N. Chadbourne St., San Angelo TX 76903-5848
Are you interested in starting a new business but not sure where to begin? Or are you a new business looking for assistance and guidance to grow your young company? The ASU Small Business Development Center is offering a Small Business Management Certificate program that will cover the basics of starting and running a business in the Concho Valley. There are many challenges associated with starting and running a business but by educating yourself on the potential pitfalls as well as the many resources available, we hope to prepare new entrepreneurs with the skills they need to succeed.

**Graduation Requirements**

> Attend 8 Face to Face Training Events at the Business Resource Center

> Complete 2 Online Training Modules

> View IRS Tax Module Online

> Meet with an SBDC Certified Business Advisor

> Complete Draft Business Plan

Please note the dates and times listed on this event are for reporting purposes only. To view upcoming events that qualify for the Certificate Program visit www.sbdc.angelo.edu

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Twitter Strategies to Gain Leads for Your Business

 Mar 31, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 Mar 31, 2016 - 45 places remaining
None
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Come join UTSA SBDC and Yusuf Chowdhury for this session. This class is geared towards those who want more out of this social media application. Come learn Twitter strategies to gain leads for your business.
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No-cost online Webinar: Why Can’t The Locals Find My Website?

 Apr 4, 2016 6:00-7:00 pm
 Apr 4, 2016
None
 Online Course/Webinar
No-cost online webinar Interested in marketing your business or organization with social media, but not sure where to get started? Don’t feel overwhelmed. This social media webinar was designed for you. We’ll cover the value of using social media to reach your customers and how it can lead to new customers, as well as driving repeat sales. We’ll go over the basics of the big 5 social media networks: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. Register at: http://www.theurldr.com/portfolio-item/webinar-social-media-101-for-business/?ref=uhvsbdc
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Generating Cash for your Business

 Apr 5, 2016 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
 Apr 5, 2016 - 15 places remaining
319 Broadway, Rockport TX 78382-2762
There is a fee for this Lunch and Learn sponsored by the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. Generating Cash for your Business
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D.I.Y. Video at the SBDC Studio

 Apr 6, 2016 1pm-4pm
 Apr 6, 2016 - 5 places remaining
$95.00
1555 University Blvd Ste. 265, Round Rock TX 78665-8017
Have you been wanting to add video to your website or social media but didn't know where to start? Well, the Texas State SBDC is here to help! We have a video studio in our Round Rock office, complete with Canon EOS 60D DSLR that shoots HD Video, a Canon XA10, a Sony Bloggie Live Camcorder, audio, lighting, backdrops & tripods. The studio and equipment are available at no cost to SBDC clients once they have completed a 3- hour Video Studio Orientation class. Classes are very informal and limited to 5 clients at a time. Topics include: The storyboard/ video shot & script list What makes a great video What NOT to do Examples of videos that work Adding voiceover, music & graphics Adding to YouTube & Vimeo Using videos on your website & in social media Cost range (from DIY to professional) SBDC studio & equipment Policies & Procedures How to schedule studio time & check out equipment
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No-cost online Webinar: Why Can’t The Locals Find My Website?

 Apr 6, 2016 Noon-1:00 pm
 Apr 6, 2016
None
 Online Course/Webinar
No-cost online webinar Interested in marketing your business or organization with social media, but not sure where to get started? Don’t feel overwhelmed. This social media webinar was designed for you. We’ll cover the value of using social media to reach your customers and how it can lead to new customers, as well as driving repeat sales. We’ll go over the basics of the big 5 social media networks: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. Register at: http://www.theurldr.com/portfolio-item/webinar-social-media-101-for-business/?ref=uhvsbdc
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Profit Mastery

 Apr 6, 2016 8 am - 5 pm
 Apr 6, 2016 - 10 places remaining
$395.00
Victoria College Emerging Technology Complex 7403 Lone Tree Road , Victoria TX 77905
There is a fee for this course. Co-sponsored with Victoria College. Our premier course giving you the keys to creating value and building wealth in your business. Master the financial side of your business. Scholarships to defray attendee costs may be available. Course includes all student material and lunch both days. Previous attendees say: "My business has been successful. After taking this course, it makes me wonder how much more successful my business could have been." "The course changed my life." "I enjoyed the small group setting. Made me feel more comfortable asking questions."
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Small Business Orientation

 Apr 6, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Apr 6, 2016 - 16 places remaining
None
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411-2524
This seminar will provide prospective new business owners the information they need to start a successful business. Topics will include: The services provided by the Small Business Development Center, Starting a Small Business, Small Business Loans & Financing Requirements, Business Plan, Licensing/Permit Information, Resources, Questions & Answers Rm 146

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No-cost online Webinar: Why Can’t The Locals Find My Website?

 Apr 7, 2016 9:00-10:00 am
 Apr 7, 2016
None
 Online Course/Webinar
No-cost online webinar Interested in marketing your business or organization with social media, but not sure where to get started? Don’t feel overwhelmed. This social media webinar was designed for you. We’ll cover the value of using social media to reach your customers and how it can lead to new customers, as well as driving repeat sales. We’ll go over the basics of the big 5 social media networks: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. Register at: http://www.theurldr.com/portfolio-item/webinar-social-media-101-for-business/?ref=uhvsbdc
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Does My Business Need to Collect Sales Tax?

 Apr 12, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Apr 12, 2016 - 22 places remaining
None
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411
Come learn if the products and services you offer in your business require you to collect sales tax. The State Comptrollers Office presents this valuable seminar at no charge. Discussion Topics Include: * Tax Forms Completion * Taxability Issues * Your Responsibilities * Comptroller Services * SBDC/PTAC Programs & Services No Charge Rm 119
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Low-cost Online Workshop: Small Business SEO for Website Success

 Apr 19, 2016 Noon-1:30 p.m.
 Apr 19, 2016 - 15 places remaining
$99.00
 Online Course/Webinar
There is a fee for this low-cost workshop of $99 If your website isn’t being found online by your customers, you have a problem. Many small businesses overlook basic search engine optimization (SEO) techniques when building and redesigning their website. Without basic on page SEO practices in place, you run the large risk of not ranking well in Google and Bing. In this 1.5 hour workshop, you’ll learn: -Basics of SEO -On page vs off page SEO elements -How to write for the web -Why content will always be king -How not to rack up Google penalties -How to control SEO elements in WordPress -Creating a keyword strategy and doing keyword research You don’t have to be a tech guru to get basic SEO elements built into your website. Get step-by-step instructions in this workshop that can help you get found and improve your overall rankings and traffic. Register at http://www.theurldr.com/portfolio-item/small-business-seo-workshop/?ref=uhvsbdc
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Quickbooks 2015 Complete

 Apr 19, 2016 6:00-9 p.m.
 Apr 19, 2016 - 19 places remaining
$350.00
3007 N. Ben Wilson St. University Center, Computer Lab 205, Victoria TX 77901-5731
Class start date changed Limited to 20 attendees. Learn QuickBooks 2015 Complete hands-on with a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. It is packed with hands-on step-by-step exercises that have students working directly in QuickBooks while they learn the accounting behind the scenes and the best practices. April 19 to June 16, 2016 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Register at http://www.uhvsbdc.org There is a fee for this course, $350. Course fee includes all course text book, digital student files and flash drive, and a 130 day trial of QuickBooks 2015. Payment for the course can be made via check made out to University of Houston Victoria or via credit card at http://www.uhvsbdc.org
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Constant Contact Module 3: Creating Email Subject Lines that Work! (Get Open, Get Read, Get Results)

 Apr 20, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
 Apr 20, 2016
None
5201 University Blvd.- , Laredo TX 78041-1920
Ignored – or Engaging? How are your subject lines working – or NOT working – to capture the attention and interest of your audience? This fast-paced seminar will take a deeper dive into the mechanics of truly effective subject lines.
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SBA Small Business Financing for Veterans

 Apr 20, 2016 1:30-3:00 p.m.
 Apr 20, 2016 - 15 places remaining
None
3007 N. Ben Wilson St. University North, Conference Room 110A, Victoria TX 77901-5731
SBA Small Business Financing for Veterans
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Online Workshop: The 24 Hour Website

 Apr 27, 2016 7 am-4 pm
 Apr 27, 2016 - 15 places remaining
$750.00
 Online Course/Webinar
There is a fee for this webinar of $750.00 Are you ready to take control of your web presence and knock your competition on their butts?!! Then get ready. The 24 Hour Website Workshop is going to help you transform your website, your vision, and your bottom line. What You Get Premium WordPress theme 3 months of VPS WordPress managed hosting Video instruction to access and use after the class Development site ready to go Step-by-step instruction during class Workbook to print off and reference during and after the workshop All websites made in this class belong to their owners and can be moved to any web host after the class or when the free hosting offer is over This workshop is a hybrid online webinar and online workshop, lead by WordPress online marketing expert and serial entrepreneur, Kim Butler, The URL Dr. Part 1 The first part of the workshop is a self guided exploration of small business planning, search engine optimization basics, and building the framework of your new website. This part of the program takes 4-6 hours to watch the prerecorded webinars and work through the exercises to get you ready for building your new website. Part 2 Now it’s time to get to work. This live, interactive all day session (8:00 am to 5:00 pm with a couple of breaks) covers an introduction to WordPress and the custom theme you’ll be using, how to construct each of the six pages you’ll be building out (home page, landing page, about us page, contact us page, content page, and a blog), and how to create professional images and graphics when you’re not a graphic artist. The day ends with an extensive Q&A session and a website review by The URL Dr. Register at http://www.theurldr.com/portfolio-item/24-hour-website-workshop/?ref=uhvsbdc
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The Power of Email Marketing

 May 3, 2016 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
 May 3, 2016 - 15 places remaining
319 Broadway, Rockport TX 78382-2762
There is a fee for this Lunch and Learn sponsored by the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. The Power of Email Marketing
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D.I.Y. Video at the SBDC Studio

 May 4, 2016 1pm-4pm
 May 4, 2016 - 5 places remaining
$95.00
1555 University Blvd Ste. 265, Round Rock TX 78665-8017
Have you been wanting to add video to your website or social media but didn't know where to start? Well, the Texas State SBDC is here to help! We have a video studio in our Round Rock office, complete with Canon EOS 60D DSLR that shoots HD Video, a Canon XA10, a Sony Bloggie Live Camcorder, audio, lighting, backdrops & tripods. The studio and equipment are available at no cost to SBDC clients once they have completed a 3- hour Video Studio Orientation class. Classes are very informal and limited to 5 clients at a time. Topics include: The storyboard/ video shot & script list What makes a great video What NOT to do Examples of videos that work Adding voiceover, music & graphics Adding to YouTube & Vimeo Using videos on your website & in social media Cost range (from DIY to professional) SBDC studio & equipment Policies & Procedures How to schedule studio time & check out equipment
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