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Due to recent legislative budget cuts, the DIY Video program will be suspended on September 30, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience. Questions or concerns can be directed to Donna Taylor at drt54@txstate.edu.
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CANCELLED - Small Business Emergency Workshops

Location:
Off Campus; See link for more info
Cost:
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Contact:
Donna Taylor , 512.423.8450
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Small Business Emergency Workshops

MITIGATE  ·  PREPARE  ·  RESPOND  ·  RECOVER

Small business owners from all counties are invited to attend any, or all, of our half-day emergency planning workshops. We're making it easy by bringing engaging, knowledgeable speakers and community resources to you. Time spent preparing for an emergency could end up being the most valuable investment you've ever made in your business. Please join us!

What to Expect at the MITIGATE Workshop: 

Learn how to reduce exposure & insure against risk

Hear case studies

Learn best practices

Discover the biggest "gotchas"

Meet the people you need to know when disaster strikes 

Location & Dates 

Hampton Inn & Suites

240 S. Hasler Blvd., Bastrop, TX 78602

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

MITIGATE

PREPARE

RESPOND

RECOVER

 July 25, 2017

 Sep. 26, 2017

 Nov. 28, 2017

 Mar. 27, 2018

Registration 

Registration Fee for Each Workshop:  $50 

(includes breakfast & lunch)

*$30 for Members of the Bastrop Chamber


More Info: http://business.bastropchamber.com/events/details/small-business-workshop-mitigate-13479 

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Session Information: Data on a Deadline: Quick Access Tools and Reports

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Off Campus; See link for more info
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Contact:
Donna Taylor , 512.423.8450
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC

Looking for statistics at your fingertips? Learn how to use a variety of data access tools available online at census.gov that can quickly provide a snapshot of you community. During this training you will learn about U.S. Census Bureau programs and products through live exercises and instruction using tools such as QuickFacts, Easy Stats, Community Facts (AFF), Voting Hot Reports, Census Business Builder, QWI and more.

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Shelf Mastery

Location:
Off Campus; Frost Bank 401 Congress Avenue 11th Floor Austin, TX 78701
Cost:
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Contact:
Nora Saim, 512-610-0996
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State SBDC

Food innovation is hot—and competitive.  In recent years, the sector has attracted more attention and more participation from start-ups, media, investors and industry giants alike. New food entrepreneurs are attracted to and enter into food production because they are passionate about what they make and want to launch more natural, healthier and better-for-you products. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs may not be prepared for the realities of entering this market.  

That’s why we created Shelf Mastery—a unique course designed to help small businesses better understand and navigate the unique aspects of the retail supply chain.  The curriculum is based on in- depth, field research and introduces a framework intended to help entrepreneurs examine and choose between strategies, opportunities, business models, and operational plans—at every stage of growth within their business.

Workshop Structure:

The workshop curriculum combines conceptual presentations, group discussion and interactive exercises to fully engage participants and create a rich, educational experience.   In each of four modules, one each week for four consecutive weeks, we will focus on the following subjects.

  • Module 1 - market players, supply chain and trade relations
  • Module 2 - operations and financial concepts
  • Module 3 - trade promotion, consumer promotion, marketing plans
  • Module 4 - carrying the vision

Who will benefit from attending this course: 

  • graduates of the Texas State SBDC "Get Shelf Made" class
  • early-stage and growing packaged food businesses selling in retail outlets beyond the Famers' Market
  • other CPG companies that sell via 3rd party retail

Seating is limited so register early!

Questions about the course? Email Peg Richmond at peg.richmond@txstate.edu or call at 512.243.8636.

Questions about registration? Email Nora Lai at n_d82@txstate.edu.


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Getting Ahead with Business Model Canvas: Session 1 (Repeated) in Four Workshop Series

Location:
Off Campus; See link for more info
Cost:
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Contact:
Donna Taylor , 512.423.8450
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC


Learn a powerful, internationally-acclaimed tool to create a framework to invent, design, improve or pivot your business model. Whether you are a new entrepreneur or have already started your business, a one-page business model makes it easy to communicate about your business approach. It also provides input for a written business plan.

This first workshop is offered on both September 13 and again September 27. It is an introduction to the Business Model Canvas. 

Attendance of Session 1 is required for registration to any or all of the following 3 workshops where you will work on specific building blocks of the framework.

A business model answers these questions:

  • What problem are you trying to solve and for whom are you solving it?
  • How will you will create revenue and manage the operations so you will make a profit?

The tool guides you through the essential building blocks of a business, such as the value proposition, the customers, the key activities, the revenue streams and cost structure and helps you examine how they all fit together. At the first workshop, all the building blocks of the Business Model Canvas are introduced and you will create a first sketch of the model for your business.

At the end of the series you will have:

  • a first version of your business model on one page
  • a roadmap, a series of next steps, to test and sharpen your model
  • obtained a good understanding of the business model canvas, so can continue to improve and tune your business model
  • improved your understanding of the elements that will make your business a success

Speaker Name: Mercedes de Miranda

Mercedes will facilitate the workshops. She is an experienced business mentor who has worked with entrepreneurs from all over the world to start and grow their businesses. The Business Model Canvas is a tool she uses often with her mentees to work on business strategy and to focus the efforts of the entrepreneur. Mercedes’s background is in general management, business development, consulting and finance and she holds a MBA from the Wharton Business School. She has worked in both large and small businesses, where she thrived on creating new business opportunities. Mercedes has a passion for enabling others to achieve their goals. 


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2017 Central Texas Manufacturing Tradeshow & Procurement Conference

Location:
Off Campus; See link for more info
Cost:
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Contact:
Donna Taylor , 512.423.8450
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC


2017 Central Texas Manufacturing Tradeshow & Procurement Conference

by Austin Regional Manufacturers Association (ARMA)


DESCRIPTION

2017 Central Texas Manufacturing Tradeshow & Procurement Conference, sponsored by the Business Bank of Texas.

Featuring over 75 vendors showcasing advanced products, capabilities, and services as well as top procurement executives from major OEMS. Drinks and door prizes included!

Procurement Agenda

A full day of panels and presentations will explore opportunities in key sectors like semiconductor, life sciences, medical device, as well as other mid-size electronics OEMs, and the federal government. Learn from executives and supply chain managers about what they look for in companies and how you can be a supplier.

9:30AM to 10:00AM - Registration and Breakfast Tacos

10:00AM to 11:30AM - Semiconductor: Samsung, Applied Materials, and NXP discuss what they are looking for in suppliers and how to get qualified. Discussion will include: Troy Mills, Head of Global Procurement, Applied Materials. Greg Whitehorn, Global Procurement Manager, and Spencer Borschke, Senior Procurement Specialist, Samsung.

12:30PM to 1:30PM - Government: Accessing opportunities within the Federal Government. Presentor: Greg James, Director of the PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center)

2:30PM to 3:30PM - Medical Device and Lifesciences: Luminex, and ICU Medical (formerly Hospira and Pfizer) provide suggestions on supplying FDA regulated facilites. Confirmed: Mark Hunter, Senior Director of Supply Chain, Luminex. Pablo Jiminez, Director of Material Management, ICU Medical.

3:30PM to 5:00PM - Happy Hour

Why Exhibit

The trade show and conference bring together the best suppliers and procurement executives in the area. Here are five reasons to exhibit:

-Generate quality leads

-Build your brand

-Make high level contacts

-Meet peers

-Be a part of the community

What's Included With a Booth

-Draped booth - 10x10 or 10x20

-Table (and table cloth)

-2 chairs

-Wastebasket

-Company signage

-2 company representatives per exhibit booth

-2 complimentary attendee registration for Procurement Conference

-Company listing in Official Show Guide

-Company recognition in electronic communication promoting trade show

-FREE LOCAL SHIPPING of booth to Palmer Events Center, provided by BTX Global Logistics

Trade Show Hours

Wednesday, September 27 12:00PM to 6:00PM - Exhibitor move-in and setup

Thursday, September 28 11:00AM to 5:00PM - Trade show open


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Selling Out Fast! | Manufacturing Trade Show and Procurement Conference

Location:
Off Campus; Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
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Contact:
Liz Gori
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State SBDC

2017 Central Texas Manufacturing Tradeshow & Procurement Conference, sponsored by the Business Bank of Texas.

Featuring over 75 vendors showcasing advanced products, capabilities, and services as well as top procurement executives from major OEMS. Drinks and door prizes included!

Procurement Agenda

A full day of panels and presentations will explore opportunities in key sectors like semiconductor, life sciences, medical device, as well as other mid-size electronics OEMs, and the federal government. Learn from executives and supply chain managers about what they look for in companies and how you can be a supplier.

9:30AM to 10:00AM - Registration and Breakfast Tacos

10:00AM to 11:30AM - Semiconductor: Samsung, Applied Materials, and NXP discuss what they are looking for in suppliers and how to get qualified. Discussion will include: Troy Mills, Head of Global Procurement, Applied Materials. Greg Whitehorn, Global Procurement Manager, and Spencer Borschke, Senior Procurement Specialist, Samsung.

12:30PM to 1:30PM - Government: Accessing opportunities within the Federal Government. Presentor: Greg James, Director of the PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center)

2:30PM to 3:30PM - Medical Device and Lifesciences: Luminex, and ICU Medical (formerly Hospira and Pfizer) provide suggestions on supplying FDA regulated facilites. Confirmed: Mark Hunter, Senior Director of Supply Chain, Luminex. Pablo Jiminez, Director of Material Management, ICU Medical.

3:30PM to 5:00PM - Happy Hour

Why Exhibit

The trade show and conference bring together the best suppliers and procurement executives in the area. Here are five reasons to exhibit:

-Generate quality leads

-Build your brand

-Make high level contacts

-Meet peers

-Be a part of the community

What's Included With a Booth

-Draped booth - 10x10 or 10x20

-Table (and table cloth)

-2 chairs

-Wastebasket

-Company signage

-2 company representatives per exhibit booth

-2 complimentary attendee registration for Procurement Conference

-Company listing in Official Show Guide

-Company recognition in electronic communication promoting trade show

-FREE LOCAL SHIPPING of booth to Palmer Events Center, provided by BTX Global Logistics

Trade Show Hours

Wednesday, September 27 12:00PM to 6:00PM - Exhibitor move-in and setup

Thursday, September 28 11:00AM to 5:00PM - Trade show open


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Steps for Launching a Professional Business Website

Location:
Off Campus; See link for more info
Cost:
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Contact:
Donna Taylor , 512.423.8450
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC


Join Eric from ITC, for a talk on creating a successful website for your business. Three sessions will include launching a website, best practices for content creation and improving SEO. After each session, a Q&A will take place to explain topics covered. Eric has proven success in growing not only ITC, but many other small businesses. Sign up now!

This first session of the three-workshop series covers:

I. Decide the Purpose of Your Website
a. Informational use, product seller
b. Will it include a blog? c. Can new clients submit requests?

II. Web Management Software a. Do you need it? b. Research different options/prices depending on company nee c. Compare features and designs d. Who will set it up/maintain it? e. Choosing a Web host f. Template choosing and plugins (social media links)

III. Website Organization a. Are you going to have sections-- Listed from top to bottom: Introduction / services listed / online forms / contact info? b. Menu (top left, top right?): What pages will they link to? Menu design?

IV. Develop your Website Content a. Add text with good readability / images help enforce points and add color to the website b. Include testimonials of past clients c. Showcase your services and explain why they need them d. Call to actions throughout the website for immediate access

Speaker Name: Eric Sanchez

No matter the avenue, Eric Sanchez provides small businesses the right tools to help them thrive. He enjoys public speaking, and speaks at many chambers, workshops and business groups year round.

Additionally, he is a consistent contributor to many popular publications, including Austin Business Journal and SCORE. Eric helps people all over the world solve their technology dilemmas through his popular YouTube Channel. With a growing subscriber base and millions of views, Eric makes it easier for people to use technology. Eric is dedicated to assisting businesses in achieving maximum potential through eliminating technology interruptions, and implementing new innovative technologies to streamline processes, and improve performance. "I enjoy working closely with executive teams to understand their business and technology needs. I love doing this by surrounding myself with people that have a strong ethical compass and who prefer to help and inspire others as I do."

Speaker Contact Information:Email: eric@itcaustin.comOffice: (512) 348-8324LinkedIn: /itcericYouTube: /itconflictWebsite: https://itcaustin.com


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Biz.ability Workshop: Securing Capital

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Off Campus; See link for more info
Cost:
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Contact:
Donna Taylor , 512.423.8450
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., September 8 through November 10. 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, Sept. 29 for Securing Capital, presented by Rocio Vallejo and Rene Flores. At some point in setting up or growing most small businesses need access to credit for capital. What financing options are available for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs? This workshop by SCORE provides a view into the world of lending and helps guide businesses to their best funding options.

Rocio and Rene will explain how the different types of financing work and who provides them, which financing options are right for different types of businesses, how to apply for financing, what to expect after the application is submitted, and how likely you are to get approved. Learn what is right for you and the difference between Non-Profit Lenders and conventional Bankers.


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We don't do boring lectures covering information you could easily find online. Our training programs address current, relevant topics and provide engaging, hands-on learning.

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 512.610.0996


NOTES: 

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.

Thank you!