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Ready Set Launch Your Business
RSL
 

Ready to turn that business idea into a reality?

Attend this FREE seminar presented by SBA Resource Partners: Texas State University SBDC, SCORE and BiGAUSTIN’s Women’s Business Center, along with the City of Austin’s Small Business Development Program. Classes are held about every two weeks. To register, please visit AustinSmallBusinessAnswers.com and check out our training calendar for times/dates.

 
 

Goals of this Class:

  • go over the mechanics of starting a business (filing the DBA, licenses, permits, taxes, etc.)
  • talk about the reality of starting a business
  • show you where to find the best, free resources
  • show you a better way to plan your business
  • introduce you to mentors who can help you get started

What to Expect:

You will be given a Launch Readiness Workbook and will be able to schedule an appointment for follow-up counseling sessions with one of our SBA partners. All of our counseling services are always free. There is no catch or fine print. We are here to help you and sincerely hope that you will take advantage of this valuable training!

 

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The Texas State Small Business Development Center is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the SBA through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co–sponsors’ or participants’ opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products, or services. All SBDC programs are nondiscriminatory and open to the public. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Email: SBDC@txstate.edu, Phone: 512.610.0996

 
INNOVATION READINESS SERIES
Innovation Readiness Series
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The Innovation Readiness Series™ is a 10 module eLearning course that gives entrepreneurs tools to successfully launch their ideas. Based on the commercialization know-how developed at the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin over the past 30 years, this course establishes the baseline for any great idea. It is built for entrepreneurs, engineers, or students to help them gain clarity on their ideas and to build a case so they can begin business planning. The course is provided in a self-paced eLearning program, along with personalized coaching from a Texas State SBDC Advisor.
 
Whether you have a specific product or a great idea, we strongly encourage our clients to enroll in this course to organize and articulate your products' benefits, develop clarity through market analysis, realize important milestones for developing your product or idea, and understand how to effectively present your product or technology. This will allow a clearer path towards launching your business and achieving your goals. Our Small Business Advisors look forward to helping support and advise you on developing your business case and idea.
 
Successful completion of the course will enable the participant to:
 
- Articulate technology quickly & distinctly to potential investors or partners.
- Identify key technology benefits and their potential commercial value.
- Navigate the development status of the technology.
- Understand IP basics and early strategic IP issues.
- Assess the competition.
- Validate the idea through a using a proven market validation methodology.
- Engage in early business development on their technology.
 
Contact your SBDC advisor today to get started! Email: sbdc@txstate.edu or phone: (512) 610-0996.