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Bidding & Estimating with TxDOT

 Jul 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
 7/28/2016 8:00 AM (CDT)
Closed
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3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411-2524

This brief seminar will focus on estimating and submitting bids to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) utilizing the comprehensive database available from Whitley & Siddons. The presenter will show you how to view projects, bids submitted, and previous projects awarded by TxDOT in order to better inform your bidding process. • TxDOT & Regional Advance Notices • TxDOT & Regional List of Bidders / Planholders • TxDOT Bid Tabulations • TxDOT Lowbid Sheets • TxDOT Plans / Blueprints • TxDOT Bid Proposals • TxDOT Average Bid Price Information • TxDot Pay Estimates • Monthly "Dope" Books • Annual TxDOT "Personnel" Books CED 117
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Small Business Orientation

 Aug 3, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 8/3/2016 10:00 AM (CDT) - 7 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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Predicting the Future (and Other Fun Financial Stuff)

 Aug 4, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
 8/3/2016 6:00 PM (CDT) - 6 places remaining
$150.00
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411

It’s time to take your business to the next level. Whether you are planning for growth, maintaining revenue, or just starting out, your business future depends on creating, tracking, and attaining financial goals. Three Class Series: Thursday, August 4, 2016 - Financial Foundations Thursday, August 11, 2016 - Goal Setting for Sustainable Growth Thursday, August 18, 2016 - Measuring Performance with KPIs $150 Room 117

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The Employment Lifecycle: Creating Fair and Legal Policies

 Aug 9, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
 8/8/2016 11:00 PM (CDT) - 5 places remaining
None
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411

The Employment Lifecycle: Creating Fair and Legal Policies to Recruit, Hire, Develop and Terminate Employees 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 learn about current court rulings on progressive discipline. Develop clear and concise processes if employee termination becomes necessary. Areas discussed will include: - Developing job descriptions and recruiting materials - Appropriate applications, screening and interviewing - The importance of reference checks in today’s climate - Employee orientation and development - the importance of a development plan - Performance appraisals and their relevance in unemployment claims - Progressive discipline strategies - The termination process No cost Room 141

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Small Business Orientation

 Aug 10, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 8/10/2016 10:00 AM (CDT) - 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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The Employee Handbook Overview

 Aug 10, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
 8/9/2016 11:00 PM (CDT) - 5 places remaining
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Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411

The Employee Handbook Overview: What You Need to Know to Develop and Manage Employment Policies This seminar is designed to assist small business owners and managers in developing and communicating effective personnel policies. We will discuss key management responsibilities as well as opportunities to develop company-specific procedures and policies to help your workforce meet your business needs and enhance their own performance capacity. Training topics include: - Overview of elements of an employee handbook - Determining what policies and procedures should be put in place - Legal considerations to keep in mind when writing policies and procedures - Implementing policies and procedures through orientation, communication, coaching and supervision No cost Room 141

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Regional Practitioner Meeting

 Aug 16, 2016 8:00 am - 4:30pm
 8/15/2016 3:00 PM (CDT) - 101 places remaining
$60.00
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411-2524

The IRS and SBDC are partnering to bring 7 CPE hours to tax professionals for a day of informative sessions. In addition, you’ll get the opportunity to hear directly from officials of several IRS divisions...so get your questions ready. Topics will include: - Penalties: Prevention and Abatement - Campus Exams/AUR - Criminal Investigation: Refund Crimes - ACA Provision 4980H - Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions - TIGTA: Our Mission and Current Events (Tyler, Houston, Huntsville, and Midland) - Working with the IRS: Panel Speakers from at least 3 of the following functions: Collection, Exam, Criminal Investigation, Taxpayer Advocate Service, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Taxpayer Assistance Center In case of unforeseen circumstances, speakers and topics are subject to change. Room 106 Fee: $60 (Includes breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks) 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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Lunch & Learn: Drones What to Know Before You Fly

 Aug 17, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
 8/16/2016 4:00 PM (CDT) - 68 places remaining
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Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411

For Business, Industry and Education Applications Learn the Proper Use of Drones (UAS) for Fun and Profit: The use of UASs (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), commonly known as drones, is growing for business and industry, as well as hobby and leisure activities. This seminar introduces community members to important aspects of UAS operations, including capabilities, restrictions and safety. The seminar will cover various drone types, applications and “rules of the air” FAA regulations. 11:00am Doors Open Lunch provided by Del Mar College Workforce Development 11:30am Lunch and Learn Presentation 12:30pm Questions and Answers from Invited Experts No cost Upon registration, please take a moment to fill out the UASTEC Lunch & Learn Pre Seminar Survey by copying this information into your browser - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UASTECPreSeminarSurvey. (Disclaimers, (1) the speakers are not lawyers, and will not be providing legal advice. (2) The speakers will supply you with a basic overview and description of UAS and remote sensing applications and terminology, (3) the speaker will list a multitude of different UAV platforms and sensors as well as UAS software that are available commercially and/or open source. (4) the presenter will supply the UAS presentation participant with the knowledge to begin their search to select the best platform and software to meet their specific needs.)

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SCORE, SBA & PTAC Women's Luncheon: The New WOSB Portal & Additional NAICS Codes

 Aug 17, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
 8/15/2016 7:00 PM (CDT) - 32 places remaining
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Economic Development Center 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411

Join SCORE, SBA & PTAC for a no cost lunch and learn workshop for women-owned small businesses. Hear first-hand about the NEW WOSB Portal - ‘Certify.SBA.GOV’ and how to certify your business as a WOSB and EDWOSB. SBA will detail the process, procedure, and eligibility necessary to gain opportunities for WOSB’s to pursue set-aside and sole source federal contract awards in over 113 NAICS industry groups. Box lunch provided courtesy of SCORE. RSVP by August 15th. Room 117

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Small Business Orientation

 Aug 17, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 8/17/2016 10:00 AM (CDT) - 16 places remaining
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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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Financial Statements Made Easy

 Aug 23, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
 8/23/2016 4:00 PM (CDT) - 17 places remaining
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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 Note: Registration link is not compatible in Internet Explorer Room 118

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Small Business Orientation

 Aug 24, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 8/24/2016 10:00 AM (CDT) - 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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Texas Friendly Customer Service Training

 Aug 25, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
 8/24/2016 7:00 PM (CDT) - 15 places remaining
$25.00
Center for Economic Development 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi TX 78411

The Texas Friendly model provides training in best practices of customer service. We address aspects of personal/professional development, improving business practices to help retain customer loyalty. This comprehensive training focuses on six hospitality habits necessary for quality customer service: 1) make a good first impression, 2) know your job, 3) know your community, 4) communicate clearly, 5) handle problems effectively, and 6) make a lasting impression. Other topics emphasized include business etiquette, phone courtesy, working with difficult people, handling complaints, cultural etiquette and communication. We will show you how to empower your employees, retain loyal customers, provide an edge for your business or community, and to improve both external and internal customer service. $25.00 Room 140

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Small Business Orientation

 Aug 31, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 8/31/2016 10:00 AM (CDT) - 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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Small Business Orientation

 Sep 7, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 9/6/2016 11:00 PM (CDT) - 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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Small Business Orientation

 Sep 14, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 9/14/2016 10:00 AM (CDT) - 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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Small Business Orientation

 Sep 28, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 9/7/2016 10:00 AM (CDT) - 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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