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Training is something else that all of us "resource partners" offer to the small business community. The good thing is, we all work together planning and promoting workshops, classes and events so there's very little duplication of effort. Listed below is a calendar of events that's updated frequently, if not daily, that includes our SBDC events AND those of our resource partners and other organizations. If it's training that may help you, we want you to know about it, even if it's not our event!

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BizOpen: Commercial Property Requirements

Cost:
FreeSee link for more information!
Contact:
No number available
000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The BizOpen Orientation provides a general overview of the potential steps in the City of Austin's development process. The objective is to help you identify which processes are relevant to your business location development, and how to navigate the steps in a timely and efficient manner. Material will cover the following: Development Assessment, Land Use and Zoning, Site Plan Review, Building Plans and Permits, and Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy. Click here for more information
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BizAid Business Orientation

Cost:
See link for more information!
Contact:
No number available
000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session, you will be informed of key questions to consider when developing your business and resources to take you to the next level. Click here for more information
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Starting a Business Successfully

until Sept. 21
Cost:
See link for more information!
Contact:
No number available
000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Join us for a lunch and learn. Our speaker brings his experience in business to help you explore what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how to develop a business concept, and how to plan for becoming a business owner. He will explain your choices for owning a business and guide you to get the help you need to succeed. Click here for more information
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3 Pillars of a Successful Digital Marketing Campaign: Mastering Google & Facebook Lead Generation

Cost:
See link for more information!
Contact:
No number available
000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Today's marketer isn't worried about wasting marketing dollars, because they know:

Where their money is being spent wisely and where it is being wasted
Down to the penny how much it costs to make their phone ring
Exactly how much it costs them to produce a lead and new customer
The only difference between today's marketing and you is a little bit of knowledge on how to run a successful digital marketing campaign - one that puts your hard earned money to work, producing you high quality leads over and over again.
In this workshop you will learn the 3 Pillars of a Successful Digital Marketing Campaign which are:

The "Know How and Why Now" mojo
Killer, high converting "landing pages"
Best in class products and customer service
Specifically you will walk away with the following knowledge:
The basics of Google AdWords and Facebook ads
The top "intermediate and advanced" tips and tricks for AdWords and Facebook ads
The 3 Pillars of a Successful Digital Marketing Campaign
Common myths/pitfalls about online marketing and how to avoid them
How to track, down to the penny, your lead generation and customer acquisition costs
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Human Resources Basics

Cost:
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Contact:
No number available
000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Learn the basics before you hire that first employee or independent contractor including what records you need to have thereafter. Topics covered include: Independent contract vs. Employee; recordkeeping requirements; overtime wages; taxable and non-taxable fringe benefits.

This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification.
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Terrible Mistakes Business Owners Make You Easily Can Avoid

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more information!
Contact:
No number available
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This upbeat and humorous presentation by experienced attorneys with  decades of experience representing small to mid-size business owners, nonprofits, and governmental  agencies covers what you as a business owner easily can do--and also teach your team to do--to avoid costly legal mistakes. Much what is addressed can be done at no cost using standard public agency resources and templates.

1.  How to choose the right business entity in 2018.

2.  What do PBC’s and nonprofits do and when might  you really need and want them?

3.  How to draft lean, simply worded effective contracts and business operating procedures  that really protect you with focus on commercial leases.

4.  Understand what to do to get insurance policies that cover your business operations and employees and what insurance agents often fail to offer or don’t understand themselves.

5.  Learn when and how to  assert insurance claims in a way that will lock in the coverage you paid for.

6.  Learn how to select consulting professionals, contractors  and vendors that really are who they say they are and really will do what they promise to do.

7.  Learn  to protect your business entity if something happens to you or your partners.
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SCORE Austin and Round Rock Library Presents: Biz.ability Training (Fridays)

until Sept. 28
Cost:
See link for more information!
Contact:
No number available
000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., through October 26. SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start, develop and maintain their businesses.

These free timely workshops, presented by recognized experts and practitioners, will cover a variety of issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs including finances, marketing, and strategic planning.

Join us on Friday, Sept. 21 for Digital Marketing Made Easy! Are you overwhelmed with the possibilities and the workload of implementing Digital Marketing? At this workshop, we will boil it down to the basics, so you can learn what it can do for your business and have a starting place. This workshop covers:
  1. An overview of the Digital Marketing Universe. (Web site, social media, pay per click, email campaigns, SEO, Google Analytics)
  2. Key to success: Before you begin—set goals and define brand
  3. Why is digital marketing more like a science than traditional marketing?
  4. Quick look at a sample digital marketing plan
  5. Is your web site ready because all digital media will be directed here.
  6. Starting budget—there is good news here!
  7. Which tools should you choose (Two to three)? Which one depends on who you are and what your business is
  8. Implementation of your plan.
  9. Measurement and Optimization. How did your science experiment turn out?
  10. Go it alone, get coaching, or hire out depending on time available, budget, and your personal interest in developing this skill
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SCORE Austin Celia Bell Entrepreneur Awards - 2018 Event

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more information!
Contact:
No number available
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
SAVE THE DATE
SCORE AUSTIN SECOND ANNUAL CELIA BELL ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS

3 Austin Businesses to Receive Cash Awards

Start Small. Think Big!

WHO: SCORE Austin

WHAT: 2nd ANNUAL SCORE Austin CELIA BELL ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS

WHEN: September 24, 2018 at 11:30 am.

WHERE: Canyon View Event Center, 4800 Spicewood Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78759

SCORE Austin, a non-profit resource partner of the Small Business Administration, is proud to announce its second annual SCORE Austin Celia Bell Entrepreneur Awards, which annually recognizes three Austin-area businesses for their commitment to growth and entrepreneurism.

Winners will be announced at a luncheon on September 24 at the Canyon View Event Center. Kenneth Yancey, CEO of SCORE will assist in award presentations and Amy Simmons of Amy’s Ice Creams – once a SCORE Austin client – is scheduled to be the featured speaker.

Click here to see last years winner.
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Procurement Matchmaking

Cost:
See link for more information!
Contact:
No number available
000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
**** Plan to attend even if meeting are not available on line – we will match you on the spot!!!!
WE ARE SEEKING LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL AGENCIES & PRIME CONTRACTORS TO MATCH WITH SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS FOR THIS NO COST EVENT!!
The Suppliers will benefit by:
•Meeting a variety of government agencies/ buyers/ Prime contractors to increase exposure and opportunities.
•Networking with a wider variety of large & small businesses seeking teaming opportunities on contract/ projects.
• Visibility for company- Increased activities/ contract opportunities (3 Cities’ Business Match Making Events in San Antonio- June 19th, San Marcos July 16th, and Austin- Sept 26).
•Having the exposure to current opportunities for all major industry fields (NAICS/ PSC).

The Buyers will benefit by:
•Meeting a variety of contractors.
•Networking with other buyers.
• Visibility (3 Cities’ Business Match Making Events in San Antonio- June 19th, San Marcos July 16th, and Austin- Sept 26).
•Having the opportunity share with contractors and meet some that may be able to meet the unique requirements needed by your company/ agency.

PTAC will also prepare you for any Match Making event, plan to attend the Pre-training so that you are ready!
FREE Training: Preparing for Small Business Match Making Events- Practice your elevator speech & network with peers
Sept 11th & 20th (9am – 12pm) – Registration link coming soon
Next Business Match Making Event: Sept 26– Austin Norris Conference Center – 2525 W Anderson Ln Ste 365, Austin, TX 78757- Link coming Soon

Buyers Registered as of 7/30/2018 (changes daily):
DELL, Texas Dept of Agriculture, TX Dept. of Information Resources, Tx Dept of Motor Vehicles, UT Austin, TURNER Construction Company, UTSA PTAC
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Facebook to Grow Your Business

Cost:
See link for more information!
Contact:
No number available
000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Jennifer will teach the basics of working on Facebook business pages and help you with action items to apply after leaving the class. You will learn about
  • Defining Your Goals
  • Content Creation
  • Likes + Comments + Shares = Engagement
  • Insights in Action
  • Who is Your Audience?
  • Facebook in 2018
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How to Leverage Instagram to Find Your Ideal Client

Cost:
See link for more information!
Contact:
No number available
000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Eric will help you understand why and how to leverage Instagram to find, interact with, and sell to your ideal customer as a small business. He will address:

Your Complete Profile Setup
Optimization Tips, Emojis, and Hashtags
Create and Launch the insta-marketing Recipe
You will leave with actions you can begin implementing immediately.
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Small Business Financing Workshop

Cost:
See link for more information!
Contact:
No number available
000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This informative session brings in expert U.S. Small Business Administration SBA lender Sue Malone to first introduce current trends in accessing capital for small business owners. The second half of the session will focus on the SBA Small Loan Advantage V2 through Superior Financial Group. Learn step-by-step how to apply for these unsecured, working capital loans at $5,000-$25,000 for start-ups, existing businesses, up to $150,000 and SBA approved franchises.

Free parking.
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Writing A Winning Business Plan

Cost:
See link for more information!
Contact:
No number available
000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
A business plan is a tool for thinking more clearly about your business idea. It helps you stay organized and on track, gain a better understanding of your market, confirm that your financial model is realistic, and create a long term vision and strategy. We will introduce you to the essential elements for preparing a plan for business success. This workshop will provide general and individual guidance for preparing a business plan utilizing essential elements. Your presenter will identify content and format for a business plan--including sources of information to aid in the development of your business plan.  You should understand that a business plan is a valuable internal tool, even when not required for the benefit of investors or loan officers. A business plan may force you to think about your idea in new ways and to question the validity of your product/service target markets. It can serve as a guide or benchmark to allow you to track your progress and to stay committed to your long-term goals. If you have partners, it can help avoid misunderstandings. It will help you to better describe and to speak more concisely about your company. All these elements of a business plan can contribute to successful implementation of your business idea. Click here for more information
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Interviews and Hiring Employees

Cost:
See link for more information!
Contact:
No number available
000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Of all the decisions business owners make, none impacts the effectiveness of their business more profoundly than hiring. Understanding how to interview a potential employee and hire for the right fit is necessary for any small business owner. This course will teach you how to develop your own structured interviewing techniques, help you to differentiate between behaviors and traits, and show you how to write effective behavioral based questions so that you can prepare to ask the right questions when interviewing a potential employee. This class also looks at the legal environment of hiring and will help you to create a defendable hiring process.

This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification.
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Turn Online Traffic into Real Paying Customers - How To Build A Digital Sales Machine

Cost:
See link for more information!
Contact:
No number available
000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Your next paying customer searching for you online right now, literally right now. From website tweaks and compelling calls-to-action (CTAs), to digital lead-generation and review marketing, you can optimize your new customer sales machine to generate loyal customers for your business. Join us as we share the digital tips and tricks used by the top performing local businesses to generate a consistent stream of new customers every month.

What You'll Gain From this Workshop:
  • Walk away with a clear plan for the top 5-10 new sales actions you can implement at your business within 48 hours
  • The important difference between lead generation and advertising and how to best use your budget to drive sales
  • Strategies for automating the sales process for your business
  • The top digital applications/services you can use to build a new customer sales machine
  • Best practices for implementing these new applications and services
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Funded in part through the State of Texas and a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the cosponsors’ or participants’ opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products or services. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Texas State University SBDC by phone at 512.716.4800 or via email at sbdc@txstate.edu.