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The business model of Texas State SBDC went through a significant change in 2011 resulting in a focus on existing businesses and those that are scalable and executable.  The majority of our clients are at the stage where they have to start hiring people to get to the next level.  They're facing more complex challenges that require more in-depth, hands-on training so we're transforming our training program away from the "how-to" sessions that are available through many of our resource partners. Our focus is now on developing growth strategies and providing access to subject matter experts.

The calendar below is updated daily with classes and events hosted by a wide range of our partners in the business community. 

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Turn Online Traffic into Real Paying Customers - How To Build A Digital Sales Machine

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link
Contact:
SCORE Austin , 512-928-2425
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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Round Rock Public Library Presents: Small Business Workshops (Ongoing)

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link
Contact:
SCORE Austin , 512-928-2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

The Round Rock Public Library and the Austin SCORE will offer a series of free workshops for small business owners (or those who are interested in starting their own business) on Fridays, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Jan. 19 through Mar. 23. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

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


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Brand Development and Protection

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

The Brand Development and Protection class aims to educate and empower you to release the full potential of the brands you manage.  The emphasis will be on legal aspects of creating s distinct brand and maximizing rights in the brand, including a walk-through on how to obtain registered trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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SBA Access to Capital

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
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Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Find out how the SBA 7(a) loan guaranty program can be an alternative to finance your startup or growing business. The workshop will cover the loan process, eligibility, rates as well as other possible financing alternatives.

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Building an Effective Company Culture

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link
Contact:
SCORE Austin , 512-928-2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC


Building an Effective Company Culture 

We all know that an effective company culture is important. It keeps employees actively and passionately engaged, it drives results, it facilitates internal communication, and it impacts innovation and customer service. It is not enough to have a great product and strategy to be successful, a strong culture is essential to make it all work. Culture is often seen intangible and difficult to influence as it involves attitudes and behaviors that employees as a group have. At the end of the workshop, you will have gathered insights into what you can do to build the company culture that best fits your business.


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The 5th Annual H-E-B Primo Picks Quest For Texas Best

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

H-E-B Primo Picks: Quest for Texas Best is a statewide contest that offers an opportunity for food and beverage suppliers to showcase their delicious and uniquely Texan products to win a cash prize along with the chance to have their product featured as a Primo Pick at H-E-B stores. 

Attendees will receive contest information and instructions on how to register and make sure their products are retail ready.


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Compliance 101

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
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Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Join The Small & Minority Business Resources Department's (SMBR) Compliance division to learn more about compliance with the City of Austin's Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) Procurement Program.


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Connect Forum for Minority Business

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Are you a minority owned business enterprises (MBE), women owned business enterprises (WBE)? Attend the certification workshop conducted by Joy Simmons, Business Development Counselor with the City of Austin's Small & Minority Business Resource department's. Learn how this program can help you to do business with local, state, and federal government, or prime contractors.

After the workshop there is a round-table networking session with public agencies and businesses looking for minority enterprises to contract with. Come and learn what their needs are and develop relationships with these organizations and prime contractors.

Vendors participating the networking include the following Texas Departments; Criminal Justice, Health and Human Services, Park and Wild Life Departments, Juvenile Justice, Comptroller of Public Accounts, Commission on Environmental Quality, and Purchasing Department from City of Austin, Austin Community College, and more.

You don't have to attend the certification workshop to come to the roundtable networking session.

Agenda
      1:30 PM MBE/WBE certification workshop 
      3:00 PM Roundtable networking

If you are an agency with a minority business program, or a prime contractor and want to be a vendor at this event, please complete this online Vendor Registration Form

This event is offered through a grant from USPAACC and WellsFargo and in collaboration with AARC. Free to attend but please register to let us know you are coming.


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PowerUp Austin! Top 10 To-Do's to Expand Abroad

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Have you ever thought about selling your products abroad? You might be surprised to know 97% of your potential customers are not in the United States. Hear first-hand how it's done from Betsy Neidel, owner of Blue Heron Holdings, LLC, an Austin company that demystifies doing business in China and Polly Glasses, founder of SKINourishment, who experts all around the world.

345 - 4:00 p.m.: Registration
4:00 - 4:35 p.m.: Presentation
4:35 - 5:15 p.m.: Round Table Discussions
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.: Happy Hour

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Payments Education for Small Businesses - Austin

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

EPMG’s Payments Education for Small Business is an overview on the management of electronic payments (cards, ACH and the like) from the merchants’ perspective and education on the industry. We briefly cover the fundamentals as well as innovations in payments. Over 1,000 merchants have attended our workshops - join them!

This session will cover the following topics:

  • How merchants view their payments?

  • How they evaluate vendors? 

  • What’s hot right now and how does that vary by industry?

  • What is Payments Management and why is it needed?

This workshop is designed to help you get “inside the head” of other merchants to understand how they make payment decisions and why.

In this workshop, an EPMG advisor will share lessons and insights from our extensive and ongoing work with merchants over the last fifteen years. Start your day thinking like a merchant.

The seminars are small-group events with ample time for interaction with the instructors and with other participants. Our seminars are attended by both business owners and senior or middle level managers.

Seminars are taught by the payment professionals at EPMG – seasoned industry veterans with deep expertise in payments systems acquired during years of work at banks, card networks, payments processors, and technology firms. 

Light breakfast will be served.

Email us at events@epmgadvisors.com with any questions you may have! We would be happy to speak with you.



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From Start to End: Simple Steps for Exiting Your Business

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

The statistics on businesses surviving through multiple generations are poor. Just making it through the second generation is a milestone event for a business. The good news is business owners can buck these trends with proper planning. Every business owner needs a plan for how to exit their business. This program focuses on the tactical steps business owners can take now to create a plan for exiting their business smoothly. It is a call to action for business owners to develop a plan for exiting their business, or assess the current plan they have in place to ensure their future success. This 3-part series workshop will help you plan for the next stage for your business, for yourself, and for generations to come.

Part 1: Succession Planning   This workshop begins by helping entrepreneurs understand the steps to planning for the eventual transfer of the business. This includes knowing the value of the business, choosing and preparing the appropriate successor, and having it all in writing. At the end of this section, you should be prepared for a variety of business exit strategies both voluntary and involuntary ones.

Part 2: Retirement Planning   Once you have determined the next steps for your business and its worth, you can start focusing on the next steps in your own life. This section will address issues that arising with having your business be part of your retirement planning, and other options to save and provide for your retirement. 

Part 3: Estate Planning   This workshop will culminate discussing multiple future planning scenarios, including the difference between estate reduction, liquidity and equalization, and the planning documents needed to leave a lasting legacy. It is never too early to start planning ahead.


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EGBI's Ice Cream Social!

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

March 1st, we will host our annual ice cream social. We look forward to mix and mingle with everyone at this family friendly event. This will also be our AmplifyAustin Party. EGBI participates in I Live Here, I Give Here's Amplify Austin, an initiative that promotes 24 hours of online giving to Central Texas nonprofits. 

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Website Design and Optimization

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link
Contact:
SCORE Austin , 512-928-2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Website Design and Optimization 

Do you want to learn to build your website and increase traffic to grow your business? A case study and live demonstration will conclude an informative presentation.

Irina will address:

  • Planning your site
  • Website platforms
  • Hosting services
  • Technical optimization
  • On-page optimization and meta descriptions
  • Off-site optimization, link building
  • Traffic analysis


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Round Rock Public Library Presents: Small Business Workshops (Ongoing)

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link
Contact:
SCORE Austin , 512-928-2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

The Round Rock Public Library and the Austin SCORE will offer a series of free workshops for small business owners (or those who are interested in starting their own business) on Fridays, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Jan. 19 through Mar. 23. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

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


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Taxes! Seriously, How Much Do I Owe and By What Date?

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

The Round Rock Public Library and the Austin SCORE will offer a series of free workshops for small business owners (or those who are interested in starting their own business) on Fridays, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., January 19 through March 23. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

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

Join us on Friday, March 2 for Taxes! Seriously, How Much Do I Owe and By What Date? Preparation of business tax returns can be very complex in light of the ever-changing tax laws. Gain familiarity with the tax forms, due dates and financial information required to accurately complete various business tax returns. Reduce your stress and frustrations by understanding what is needed before you start. This workshop will also give you the key to understanding that tax is a good thing!

This Workshop Will Help Participants:

  • Identify the Types of Tax Forms to be Completed for Various Types of Business Entities
  • Be Familiar With the Filing Dates for Both Federal and State Tax Return Filings
  • Be Acquainted with Income Tax Jargon and Concepts Including Self-Employment Tax
  • Understand the Interrelationship of the Business Owner and the Business Entity and How the Taxes Due are Ultimately Calculated

Presenter: Lisa Bargsley, CPA, MBA

For more than twenty-five years, Lisa has worked and consulted with business owners and entrepreneurs on business systems management, work life balance, and federal income tax requirements. Currently, Lisa owns Lisa Bargsley, CPA which provides tax, accounting and consulting services to business owners and individuals. She is responsible for leading the vision and strategic planning process, long-term and short-term management decisions, client development, retention and service strategies. Lisa’s passion is to work with people to help them understand tax and accounting theory as it relates to their business or personal circumstances. Lisa approaches teaching business concepts by asking her students to play with her, to have fun and to laugh.


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Workers' Compensation Fundamentals - Navigating Your Claim (English)

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
Please contact , 800-252-7031
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC


Workers' Compensation Fundamentals - Navigating Your Claim (English)

Location: Division of Workers’ Compensation Central Office - Metro
7551 Metro Center Drive, #100
Austin, TX

March 06, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Workers' Compensation Fundamentals is a new educational outreach course designed to help injured employees increase their knowledge and understanding of the basics of the Texas workers' compensation system and what to expect when processing a workers' compensation claim.

Registration is free and required. Space is limited.

For more information and to register, call 800-252-7031.

Workers' Compensation Fundamentals - Know How to Navigate Your Claim Presentation (English)


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Budgeting for Entrepreneurs

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

In Budgeting for Entrepreneurs, you will receive step-by-step instructions on creating a budget for your business, as well as cost-effective ways to grow your business from the ground up. As entrepreneurs it's easy to lose sight of your finances as you constantly seek new ways to move your business forward. This class will teach you how to utilize every dollar you make to its full potential so that you can grow faster and become more profitable sooner.

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Simplifying QuickBooks

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

QuickBooks is presented as a tool for storing transaction data for your business. You will be introduced to the interface for data entry. The different versions of QuickBooks will be compared, so you can make the best choice to meet your needs. Our goal is to prepare you for the free, one-on-one sessions with a SCORE mentor to help your set up your company in QuickBooks, begin the data entry process, and generate the reports to aid tax preparation and to monitor the financial status of your business. This workshop includes short, online tutorials to introduce the QuickBooks interfaces for both desktop and online versions. After this workshop, free one-on-one mentoring is available through SCORE where we work with you individually on a chart of accounts appropriate to your business and your data entry.

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Business Selection and Taxation: Fearless Business Ownership

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

The presenters place strong emphasis on asset protection, both inside and outside the business entity. They will help you think very carefully about the following:

  • What are you trying to do and where do you hope to be in a few years?
  • What is the status of your business(es)?
  • What is your employment status?
  • With whom do you want to do your business. This has a huge impact on what you do, particularly if it is a spouse, a foreign investor, or a business for which you must have significant funding.
  • Do ownership, brand, financing, and insurance match?
  • What are the assets--Intellectual property, licenses, personal wealth--you want to protect, inside and outside the business entity?


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Big Data for Small Business

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

In this workshop, latest data capture and analyzing techniques will be introduced to illustrate the basic principles of big data application in the modern market. Artificial intelligence, developed to reveal and predict the interpretation of business metrics, has emerged as a promising business automation trend. After this introduction to Big Data, Lillian will introduce Infusionsoft and MailChimp, tools that you can use to boost your business.

Infusionsoft is an integrated platform specially designed for small businesses, available at a reasonable cost. MailChimp provides marketing automation and email marketing service for free for customers with less than 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails per month, which could be an advantageous start of your marketing automation effort.


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U.S.-Africa Business Matchmaking

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Conference Overview

The 4th Annual U.S - Africa Cultural  Expo, Business Matchmaking an Awards  Conference will explore business opportunities in Africa and US markets

The event will bring together U.S. and African business owners in Austin, to discuss and explore new opportunities for their goods and services in markets in Africa and the United States. Theconference will provide a platform for global business partnerships and expansion, and create development in Africa and the US through business attraction. The Expo will also assist African and U.S. businesses with international expansion and trade. This event will give U.S. and Africa business owners the opportunity to explore new partnership for business ventures in Africa and as well as in the U.S..

Hosted by the AFTV5 together with its strategic partners, the three-day event will showcase cultural exhibitions and business matchmaking sessions, with additional opportunities for partnerships with local, national and international businesses. A series of panel discussions will explore various business topics such as connecting with capital and financing sources, challenges and developments in Africa business opportunities, strategies for growth and competitive advantage, incentives for foreign investment and establishment of global companies, and access to finance for the African businesses including government incentives. The agenda will also include breakaway matchmaking sessions with business owners, and entertainment activities such as a fashion show, musical and cultural group performances. 

Breakaway Matchmaking Sessions with Business Owners

The Business Matchmaking is uniquely designed to target the right contacts and fulfill your market objectives in order to establish a long-lasting relationship in U.S. and African Markets. 


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Website Design and Optimization

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Do you want to learn to build your website and increase traffic to grow your business? A case study and live demonstration will conclude an informative presentation.

Irina will address:

  • Planning your site
  • Website platforms
  • Hosting services
  • Technical optimization
  • On-page optimization and meta descriptions
  • Off-site optimization, link building
  • Traffic analysis

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Google Tools

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Irina will cover:

  • Introduction to Google
  • Google My Business
  • Google Trends
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Search console
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Site Ranking

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Round Rock Public Library Presents: Small Business Workshops (Ongoing)

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link
Contact:
SCORE Austin , 512-928-2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

The Round Rock Public Library and the Austin SCORE will offer a series of free workshops for small business owners (or those who are interested in starting their own business) on Fridays, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Jan. 19 through Mar. 23. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

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


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SXSW CONFERENCE

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

With one unified conference that spans 24 tracks of programming plus our SXSW Eco curated Cities Summit, we’ll be offering more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before from March 9-17.

Explore KeynotesFeatured SpeakersSession Formats, and programming tracks below.

Stay tuned to SXSW News for the latest 2018 SXSW Conference announcements and updates throughout the season.


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U.S.-Africa Business Matchmaking

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Conference Overview

The 4th Annual U.S - Africa Cultural  Expo, Business Matchmaking an Awards  Conference will explore business opportunities in Africa and US markets

The event will bring together U.S. and African business owners in Austin, to discuss and explore new opportunities for their goods and services in markets in Africa and the United States. Theconference will provide a platform for global business partnerships and expansion, and create development in Africa and the US through business attraction. The Expo will also assist African and U.S. businesses with international expansion and trade. This event will give U.S. and Africa business owners the opportunity to explore new partnership for business ventures in Africa and as well as in the U.S..

Hosted by the AFTV5 together with its strategic partners, the three-day event will showcase cultural exhibitions and business matchmaking sessions, with additional opportunities for partnerships with local, national and international businesses. A series of panel discussions will explore various business topics such as connecting with capital and financing sources, challenges and developments in Africa business opportunities, strategies for growth and competitive advantage, incentives for foreign investment and establishment of global companies, and access to finance for the African businesses including government incentives. The agenda will also include breakaway matchmaking sessions with business owners, and entertainment activities such as a fashion show, musical and cultural group performances. 

Breakaway Matchmaking Sessions with Business Owners

The Business Matchmaking is uniquely designed to target the right contacts and fulfill your market objectives in order to establish a long-lasting relationship in U.S. and African Markets. 


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more about event

SXSW CONFERENCE

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

With one unified conference that spans 24 tracks of programming plus our SXSW Eco curated Cities Summit, we’ll be offering more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before from March 9-17.

Explore KeynotesFeatured SpeakersSession Formats, and programming tracks below.

Stay tuned to SXSW News for the latest 2018 SXSW Conference announcements and updates throughout the season.


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more about event

U.S.-Africa Business Matchmaking

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Conference Overview

The 4th Annual U.S - Africa Cultural  Expo, Business Matchmaking an Awards  Conference will explore business opportunities in Africa and US markets

The event will bring together U.S. and African business owners in Austin, to discuss and explore new opportunities for their goods and services in markets in Africa and the United States. Theconference will provide a platform for global business partnerships and expansion, and create development in Africa and the US through business attraction. The Expo will also assist African and U.S. businesses with international expansion and trade. This event will give U.S. and Africa business owners the opportunity to explore new partnership for business ventures in Africa and as well as in the U.S..

Hosted by the AFTV5 together with its strategic partners, the three-day event will showcase cultural exhibitions and business matchmaking sessions, with additional opportunities for partnerships with local, national and international businesses. A series of panel discussions will explore various business topics such as connecting with capital and financing sources, challenges and developments in Africa business opportunities, strategies for growth and competitive advantage, incentives for foreign investment and establishment of global companies, and access to finance for the African businesses including government incentives. The agenda will also include breakaway matchmaking sessions with business owners, and entertainment activities such as a fashion show, musical and cultural group performances. 

Breakaway Matchmaking Sessions with Business Owners

The Business Matchmaking is uniquely designed to target the right contacts and fulfill your market objectives in order to establish a long-lasting relationship in U.S. and African Markets. 


Click here for more information
more about event

SXSW CONFERENCE

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

With one unified conference that spans 24 tracks of programming plus our SXSW Eco curated Cities Summit, we’ll be offering more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before from March 9-17.

Explore KeynotesFeatured SpeakersSession Formats, and programming tracks below.

Stay tuned to SXSW News for the latest 2018 SXSW Conference announcements and updates throughout the season.


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more about event

U.S.-Africa Business Matchmaking

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Conference Overview

The 4th Annual U.S - Africa Cultural  Expo, Business Matchmaking an Awards  Conference will explore business opportunities in Africa and US markets

The event will bring together U.S. and African business owners in Austin, to discuss and explore new opportunities for their goods and services in markets in Africa and the United States. Theconference will provide a platform for global business partnerships and expansion, and create development in Africa and the US through business attraction. The Expo will also assist African and U.S. businesses with international expansion and trade. This event will give U.S. and Africa business owners the opportunity to explore new partnership for business ventures in Africa and as well as in the U.S..

Hosted by the AFTV5 together with its strategic partners, the three-day event will showcase cultural exhibitions and business matchmaking sessions, with additional opportunities for partnerships with local, national and international businesses. A series of panel discussions will explore various business topics such as connecting with capital and financing sources, challenges and developments in Africa business opportunities, strategies for growth and competitive advantage, incentives for foreign investment and establishment of global companies, and access to finance for the African businesses including government incentives. The agenda will also include breakaway matchmaking sessions with business owners, and entertainment activities such as a fashion show, musical and cultural group performances. 

Breakaway Matchmaking Sessions with Business Owners

The Business Matchmaking is uniquely designed to target the right contacts and fulfill your market objectives in order to establish a long-lasting relationship in U.S. and African Markets. 


Click here for more information
more about event

SXSW CONFERENCE

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

With one unified conference that spans 24 tracks of programming plus our SXSW Eco curated Cities Summit, we’ll be offering more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before from March 9-17.

Explore KeynotesFeatured SpeakersSession Formats, and programming tracks below.

Stay tuned to SXSW News for the latest 2018 SXSW Conference announcements and updates throughout the season.


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more about event

SXSW CONFERENCE

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

With one unified conference that spans 24 tracks of programming plus our SXSW Eco curated Cities Summit, we’ll be offering more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before from March 9-17.

Explore KeynotesFeatured SpeakersSession Formats, and programming tracks below.

Stay tuned to SXSW News for the latest 2018 SXSW Conference announcements and updates throughout the season.


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BizAid Business Orientation

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
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.

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Growing Your Sales

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Learning the selling process will help you to develop lifetime customers and advocates. Understanding how your buyers find you and then develop a preference for your products and services will help your business grow.

Suzanne will cover:

a.  selling process – steps, timing (interactive: write down your process)

b.  buyers journey (write down your buyer's journey)

c.  sales vs. marketing

d.  selling vs. taking orders / doing a transaction (including quotes)

e.  managing multiple distribution points and channel partners

f.  sales follow-up

g.  sales goals and metrics

h.  software tools

Event parking at The Cook’s Nook is limited, so please park tightly into the spaces on the 3 driveways.


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SMALL BIZ CAMP WITH JULIE NIEHOFF A Day of Inspiration, Collaboration & Growth

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

SmallBizCamp

Simple solutions to make more money and powerful conversations with your colleagues and local leaders. No long lectures. No sales pitches (for real). No over-your-head tech speak that leaves you wondering what to do next.

YOU-CAN-DO-THIS POWER TALKS 
Increase Sales, Get Efficient & Achieve Balance

-- The Best Mindset for Your Business Model
-- Level Up on Leadership; Find Your Voice
-- Make Your Marketing Work on a Cell Phone
-- Stop Saying You're Not Good At Sales
-- Real Life Local Mentoring Success Stories 
-- How To Scale: Make More $ Doing Less Work
-- Save Time on Social & Get More Response
-- What Not To Do When Pitching A News Story
-- Email Tips That Get People To Take Action
-- Lots To Learn About Podcasts & Video
-- Get Found on Google Without Going Broke

ABOUT THE HOST - JULIE NIEHOFF

Speaker, Author & Growth Coach Julie Niehoff will be your host at Small Biz Camp. Our participants love Julie's relaxed, approachable style. She has coached over a million small businesses at events like this over the past ten years. You'll be in good hands.


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SXSW CONFERENCE

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

With one unified conference that spans 24 tracks of programming plus our SXSW Eco curated Cities Summit, we’ll be offering more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before from March 9-17.

Explore KeynotesFeatured SpeakersSession Formats, and programming tracks below.

Stay tuned to SXSW News for the latest 2018 SXSW Conference announcements and updates throughout the season.


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SXSW CONFERENCE

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

With one unified conference that spans 24 tracks of programming plus our SXSW Eco curated Cities Summit, we’ll be offering more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before from March 9-17.

Explore KeynotesFeatured SpeakersSession Formats, and programming tracks below.

Stay tuned to SXSW News for the latest 2018 SXSW Conference announcements and updates throughout the season.


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Forming and Maintaining a Business Entity

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

In business for yourself without an entity? Are you operating a sole proprietorship, or a general partnership if you have partners? Do you have personal unlimited liability for the business? You can form a business entity through the Secretary of State to house and protect your business. You will learn to how to file paperwork to form your own LLC without incurring the expense of an attorney or legal service provider; learn how to obtain an Employer Identification Number EIN for your LLC for bank account and tax purposes and how to effectively contract in the name of your LLC so to avoid person liability for company obligations to the extent allowed by the law.

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Round Rock Public Library Presents: Small Business Workshops (Ongoing)

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link
Contact:
SCORE Austin , 512-928-2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

The Round Rock Public Library and the Austin SCORE will offer a series of free workshops for small business owners (or those who are interested in starting their own business) on Fridays, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Jan. 19 through Mar. 23. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

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


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SXSW CONFERENCE

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

With one unified conference that spans 24 tracks of programming plus our SXSW Eco curated Cities Summit, we’ll be offering more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before from March 9-17.

Explore KeynotesFeatured SpeakersSession Formats, and programming tracks below.

Stay tuned to SXSW News for the latest 2018 SXSW Conference announcements and updates throughout the season.


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SXSW CONFERENCE

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

With one unified conference that spans 24 tracks of programming plus our SXSW Eco curated Cities Summit, we’ll be offering more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before from March 9-17.

Explore KeynotesFeatured SpeakersSession Formats, and programming tracks below.

Stay tuned to SXSW News for the latest 2018 SXSW Conference announcements and updates throughout the season.


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FREE Small Business Legal Clinic with LAMP (Eng&Spa)

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

EGBI and The Texas C-BAR again are teaming up to provide a

FREE small business legal clinic in the Austin metro area again.

Volunteer attorneys will be available for one-on-one 30 minutes

consultation sessions to cover topics important to small

businesses, such as entity formation, general liability, contracts,

employment procedure, negotiation, patents and trademarks,

and more.

Volunteer attorneys will offer legal advice in the individual

consultation sessions only. If a business owner is currently

in litigation or needs extended legal services, the clinic will

have resource referrals on hand – these consultations will

not result in the volunteer attorneys providing extended

legal services.

Participants must arrive and sign in before 5:30 p.m. Staff will be

on hand to assist. Business owners should come prepared to

discuss their legal questions and bring all relevant documents.

And if your business is a sole proprietorship, you will have the

possibility incorporate one person LLC's on site, as long as you

have a credit card to pay for the filing fee. Volunteer attorney's

will only be able to do single-member LLC formations at the

clinic. All participants will be required to fill out a thorough intake

questionnaire, the information is secure and will not be used by

Texas C-BAR/LAMP for any other purposes.

Don't miss this opportunity! SAVE your calendar.

Detalles del Evento

EGBI y el Texas C-Bar se unen para proveer consultoría jurídica

gratuita en el área metropolitana de Austin nuevamente.

Abogados ofrecerán consejos de forma voluntaria sobre temas

importantes para las pequeñas empresas como puede ser la

formación constitutiva, responsabilidad general, contratos,

procedimientos para empleados, negociación, patentes y

marcas y mucho más.

Esta consultoría jurídica se llevará a cabo en sesiones individuales

de 30 minutos. Si el empresario está cursando un litigio en este

momento o necesita servicio legal más intensivo, los

profesionales tendrán información a mano para derivarlo-estas

consultas gratuitas no implican consultoría jurídica sin costo

para un servicio legal prolongado.

Y si usted es el único dueño de su negocio, tendrá la posibilidad

de constituir la LLC individual ese mismo día, siempre y cuando

tenga una tarjeta de crédito para pagar el valor de la tasa de

presentación. El abogado voluntario solo podrá hacer formaciones

LLC de un solo miembro.

Los participantes deberán llegar antes de las 5:30pm. Personal

de EGBI asistirá con el registro. Los empresarios deben estar

preparados para hacer sus preguntas legales y traer documentos

relevantes.

Todos los participantes deberán completar un cuestionario

exhaustivo; la información es segura y no será usada por Texas

C-BAR/LAMP para ningún otro propósito.

No Te pierdas esta oportunidad! MARCA tu calendario


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Essentials for Starting a Business

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info
Contact:
SCORE Austin , 512-928-2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Essentials for Starting a Business 

Experts are available as resources to help you operate effectively in the business environment, but you must understand when they are needed and what questions to ask. This workshop introduces the essentials to help you make good business decisions.

This workshop is limited to 10 people. Presenters will help you become familiar with banking and Small Business Administration requirements, basics of marketing and utilizing social media to grow your business, types and benefits of business formation, business insurance, recordkeeping that meets IRS guidelines and more.  The workshop is hosted by SCORE mentors with material presented by local subject matter experts.

Speakers

The presenters are SCORE mentors who have many years of experience and leading businesses and local professionals who are experts in their fields.


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BizOpen : Commercial Property Requirements

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
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.

Parking is available in the One Texas Center Parking Garage or front surface lot. Parking validation is done by the Small Business Front Desk so bring your parking ticket to the class.

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BizAid Business Orientation

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
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.

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Determining Medically Necessary Health Care - Webinar

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link
Contact:
Janice Pousson , (512) 804-4685
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Determining Medically Necessary Health Care - Webinar

Location:
Webinar
Austin, TX

March 21, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

DWC is offering free, monthly webinars covering some of the administrative processes related to providing health care to Texas workers’ compensation injured employees. The webinars are one hour in length.

This webinar focuses on the utilization review process for determining medical necessity when preauthorization and concurrent review of health care is requested, and when a medical bill is being reviewed.  Who should attend: health care practitioners and medical office staff.

Cost/Refunds

Free. Contact opc@tdi.texas.gov to cancel.

Registration

Online Registration Determining Medically Necessary Health Care - Webinar

Registration is required, and attendance is limited. For help with registration, contact Janice Pousson at
Janice.Pousson@tdi.texas.gov or (512) 804-4685.

Related Links:

Comp Connection for Health Care Providers


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Biz Capacitación (Biz Training en Español)

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

  • ¿Necesita tu negocio más clientes?
  • ¿Tienes una idea para tu negocio y necesitas una guía para seguir adelante?

Trabaja sobre tu idea de negocio hasta que tengas el enfoque concreto que te acerque al cliente ideal y desarrolla una estrategia sobre como vas a hacer dinero con tu idea. 

Los asistentes se encontrarán con otros empresarios y/o aspirantes a serlo, para establecer conexiones, recibir comentarios y crear una comunidad.

Bosquejo contiene una serie de 3 talleres. Nuestro próximo Bosquejo se impartirá los días miércoles de las semanas que van del 21 de febrero al 7 de marzo, de 6pm a 8:30pm.  También tenemos programadas fechas alternativas para  Bosquejo, así los empresarios y/o aspirantes tendrán otras opciones para elegir, a saber:

Por la tarde:

1) Los miércoles en las semanas que van del 28 de marzo al 11 de abril, de 6pm a 8pm, ó

2) Los miércoles en las semanas que van del 25 de abril al 5 de mayo, de 6pm a 8pm, ó

3) Los miércoles en las semanas que van del 8 de agosto al 29 de agosto, de 6pm a 8pm, ó

4) Los miércoles en las semanas que van del 12 de septiembre al 26 de septiembre, de 6pm a 8pm

Los participantes recibirán un cuaderno de apuntes para registrar sus ideas y hasta 2 sesiones privadas con un coach de EGBI.  El costo total de esta serie llamada Bosquejo es de $75.00

Bosquejo es la piedra inicial para las siguientes series.


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Performance and Termination for Small Businesses

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

You've hired your team and now you need to ensure you manage the team and team expectations properly to get the most out of your staff. During this class, we will cover employee performance management and best practices.

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Writing a Winning Business Plan

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link for more info!
Contact:
No number available , 000.000.000
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

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.

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Round Rock Public Library Presents: Small Business Workshops (Ongoing)

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
See link
Contact:
SCORE Austin , 512-928-2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

The Round Rock Public Library and the Austin SCORE will offer a series of free workshops for small business owners (or those who are interested in starting their own business) on Fridays, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Jan. 19 through Mar. 23. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

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


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Announcements:

Due to the recent legislative budget cuts, the DIY Video program has been suspended as of September 30, 2017. We apologize for an inconvenience. Questions or concerns can be directed to Donna Taylor at drt54@txstate.edu


For on-site training classes, reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. We require pre-registration to avoid training event cancellations. Training events are subject to change. 

Questions? For more information on training events sponsored by the Texas State SBDC, please contact our main office at sbdc@txstate.edu or by calling 512.716.4800.