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Starting an eCommerce Business

Starting an eCommerce Business

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Business Plan: 2 Part Series

Business Plan: 2 Part Series

October 14th & 27th, INFO COMING SOON!

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

October 19th, LINK COMING SOON!

Women EMPOWER Week

Women EMPOWER Week

(OCTOBER 18-22) MORE INFO COMING SOON!

Let's Get Texas Working!

Let's Get Texas Working!

November 4th, LINK COMING SOON!

Buying, Building, and Opening your Food Truck

Buying, Building, and Opening your Food Truck

November 10th from 10-11am LINK COMING SOON

Starting a Handmade Business

Starting a Handmade Business

November 11th, LINK COMING SOON!

Is Your Website Ready for the Holidays?

Is Your Website Ready for the Holidays?

November 18th, LINK COMING SOON!

Grow with Google: Connect with Customers and Manage Your Business

Grow with Google: Connect with Customers and Manage Your Business

December 2nd, LINK COMING SOON!

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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
City of Austin
www.smallbizaustin.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Cash flow- you can live and die by it. Many small business owners get stuck in the day to day business operations and fail to pay enough attention to cash flow. This class will help you understand cash flow and how to use it as a tool to keep your business healthy. This course will provide you with the fundamentals needed to manage, measure, understand and improve business cash flow.

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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Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
HUB PROGRAM STAFF
Yolanda Strey, CTCM, CTPM - HUB Director
512.475.0453,
Shonte Gordon, CTCM, CTPM - HUB Coordinator
512.305.9269
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Back by popular demand TFC is presenting “Meeting the Prime Webinar Series”. These weekly webinars will be offered every Tuesday at 1PM for the next 12 weeks starting July 27th thru October 12th.

Take advantage of this networking opportunity to meet with the Prime Vendors who are in the professional services and construction industries. These Primes currently are working on TFC projects.
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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
City of Austin
www.smallbizaustin.org
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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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
SCORE Austin
512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
A social media audit is the process of examining your current online presence and assessing growth opportunities Nicole will lead you through the steps of conducting a social media audit for your small business and provide free resources to help get you s Click here for more information
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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
City of Austin
www.smallbizaustin.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
he BizOpen Orientation Webinar 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.
The material will cover the following: Development Assessment, Land Use, and Zoning, Site Plan Review, Building Plans and Permits, and Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy.
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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
SCORE Austin
512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Drew will begin with the basics of the cooperative model and cooperative principles. You will gain the knowledge and tools to consider whether creating a worker co-op could be right for your business idea. Click here for more information
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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
SCORE Austin
512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
As one of the most important B2B social media platforms, LinkedIn can help you attract more eyes on your business. Patty will help you with your LinkedIn marketing strategy to grab the attention of top-level executives. Click here for more information
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Contact:
512-218-7018
ghalley@roundrocktexas.gov
www.roundrocktexas.gov…
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free virtual workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Sept. 24 through Oct. 29. 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.
Click here for more information
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Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
HUB PROGRAM STAFF
Yolanda Strey, CTCM, CTPM - HUB Director
512.475.0453,
Shonte Gordon, CTCM, CTPM - HUB Coordinator
512.305.9269
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Back by popular demand TFC is presenting “Meeting the Prime Webinar Series”. These weekly webinars will be offered every Tuesday at 1PM for the next 12 weeks starting July 27th thru October 12th.

Take advantage of this networking opportunity to meet with the Prime Vendors who are in the professional services and construction industries. These Primes currently are working on TFC projects.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
City of Austin
www.smallbizaustin.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Pricing is the fastest and most effective way for companies to increase profitability. Studies show that a 1% increase in pricing has a greater positive impact on profitability than does a 1% increase in sales volume or a 1% decrease in costs. Unfortunately, too many companies do not think tactically about pricing and do not effectively price for profitability. This workshop is designed to help small business owners and managers to understand common mistakes that companies make in pricing and learn best pricing practices that will enable them to maximize company profitability.
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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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
SCORE Austin
512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Creating amazing content for social media can be as simple as using the tools available. Learn how to structure a social media post that grabs the user's attention and moves them closer to becoming a potential client! Click here for more information
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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
SCORE Austin
512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
If you’re just starting out, SBA resources can help organize your thoughts on what type of business you want to open, help you obtain loans, and develop your business management skills. If you’re already in business, you can use SBA resources to expand yo Click here for more information
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Cost:
See link.
Contact:
512-218-7018
ghalley@roundrocktexas.gov
www.roundrocktexas.gov…
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free virtual workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Sept. 24 through Oct. 29. 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.
Click here for more information
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Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
HUB PROGRAM STAFF
Yolanda Strey, CTCM, CTPM - HUB Director
512.475.0453,
Shonte Gordon, CTCM, CTPM - HUB Coordinator
512.305.9269
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Back by popular demand TFC is presenting “Meeting the Prime Webinar Series”. These weekly webinars will be offered every Tuesday at 1PM for the next 12 weeks starting July 27th thru October 12th.

Take advantage of this networking opportunity to meet with the Prime Vendors who are in the professional services and construction industries. These Primes currently are working on TFC projects.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
City of Austin
www.smallbizaustin.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Accounting provides the framework to evaluate the financial health and success of a business. Small Business Accounting is a practical introduction to basic accounting concepts and primary financial statements. Gain some basic accounting knowledge and skills so you can better manage current operations, ensure timely and accurate tax compliance, evaluate new opportunities, and attract new partners or investors.
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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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
SCORE Austin
512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Nicole will describe local SEO strategies that benefit your business and the connection between Google My Business (GMB) and a GMB Listing (the map location). Learn to engage with customers directly and manage how your business appears on Google Search an Click here for more information
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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
City of Austin
www.smallbizaustin.org
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
more about event

Location:
Online
Cost:
See link
Contact:
City of Austin
www.smallbizaustin.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
he BizOpen Orientation Webinar 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.
The 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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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
In this “hands-on” workshop, Jenn will empower you with the knowledge to use these Social Media tools and skill set to post confidently to your audience. Click here for more information
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Cost:
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Contact:
512-218-7018
ghalley@roundrocktexas.gov
www.roundrocktexas.gov…
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free virtual workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Sept. 24 through Oct. 29. 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.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
HUB PROGRAM STAFF
Yolanda Strey, CTCM, CTPM - HUB Director
512.475.0453,
Shonte Gordon, CTCM, CTPM - HUB Coordinator
512.305.9269
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Back by popular demand TFC is presenting “Meeting the Prime Webinar Series”. These weekly webinars will be offered every Tuesday at 1PM for the next 12 weeks starting July 27th thru October 12th.

Take advantage of this networking opportunity to meet with the Prime Vendors who are in the professional services and construction industries. These Primes currently are working on TFC projects.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Online
Cost:
See link.
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Increase Your Shopify Business with Automation and the Right Staff. As a current large, Shopify-based business, your company's success is dependent on its ability to grow effectively. Join this conversation to learn about what's working in the market. Click here for more information
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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
bill.grosskopf@gmail.com
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Jenn will teach you to master your marketing like a PRO. Learn scheduling tips and content generation know-how that will empower your company’s social media marketing to be time and cost-effective. Click here for more information
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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
City of Austin
www.smallbizaustin.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This class covers five essentials to marketing your small business that has proven success with businesses like yours. This class gives you the tips, tricks, and best practices to succeed without wasting valuable time and money. The class covers these 5 essentials for small business marketing, including how to:
1. Understand your customers better and sell more to them
2. Know your competition and out-market them (even if they are bigger than you)
3. Know and own your business/product/service value in the mind of the customer
4. Know what marketing works and doesn’t for you and why
5. Know how to adapt, improvise and overcome any obstacles
This class is one of the highest-rated classes in our series and one you won’t want to miss.
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Cost:
See link.
Contact:
512-218-7018
ghalley@roundrocktexas.gov
www.roundrocktexas.gov…
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free virtual workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Sept. 24 through Oct. 29. 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.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Online
Cost:
See link for info.
Contact:
City of Austin
www.smallbizaustin.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
If you are contemplating a business loan, familiarize yourself with the SBA’s alternative business loan programs such as microloans. The SBA has various loans distinguished by their different uses of loan proceeds and their dollar amounts. Click here for more information
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Location:
Online
Cost:
See link
Contact:
City of Austin
www.smallbizaustin.org
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
more about event

Location:
Online
Cost:
See link
Contact:
SCORE Austin
512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
In this hands-on workshop, you will build out a template page using Squarespace. You must sign up for a free 2-week trial of Squarespace prior to the workshop to participate. Click here for more information
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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
City of Austin
www.smallbizaustin.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
he BizOpen Orientation Webinar 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.
The 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
more about event

Location:
Online
Cost:
See link
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Do you struggle with creating social media content? Do you find it exhausting to generate new content? Discover the secret of master social media content creators and get back your most valuable commodity, your time! Click here for more information
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Cost:
See link.
Contact:
512-218-7018
ghalley@roundrocktexas.gov
www.roundrocktexas.gov…
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free virtual workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Sept. 24 through Oct. 29. 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.
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Online
Cost:
See link
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
In this first of three sessions, Dave Duryee will show you how to use your financial statements to determine the financial health of your business with ratios that will let you compare your business to industry averages. Dave will cover cash flow next. Click here for more information
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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Having cash available is critical for operating your business. Dave will show you how to use the information in your financial statements to manage your cash flow. Finally, Dave will bring it all together with a discussion of financial planning. Click here for more information
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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
City of Austin
www.smallbizaustin.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This course will provide you with enough information about the following: Introduction to Business Entities; Business Entities in Texas and description of Focus on LLC; establishing and know the benefits of the LLC. You will absorb enough information about business entities and business law to know when to retain an attorney. A key objective of the class is to give the attendees a general comfort level with the concept of business entities, business law, CPAs and accountants, and business attorneys. Knowing when to solicit professional advice is a critical component in controlling cash outflows of a young business while maintaining appropriate protections for the business owner.
This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6-course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification.
Click here for more information
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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Dave will guide you to understand and use your financial statements to plan for financial success. Don’t forget--if you registered for all three sessions, please provide your mailing address, so we can send you a free copy of Dave’s book. Click here for more information
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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Learn to set up and use Google Analytics to understand how your customers are using your website and where you can improve their experience. Click here for more information
more about event
Cost:
See link.
Contact:
512-218-7018
ghalley@roundrocktexas.gov
www.roundrocktexas.gov…
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free virtual workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Sept. 24 through Oct. 29. 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.
Click here for more information
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Grow Your Business With Google

Free digital training courses and tools to help your small business adapt, grow, and better serve your community. 

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Build Fundamental Business Skill

Microsoft hosts free one-hour virtual trainings and webinars to help your business thrive in the always-on-economy.

 

SWTXB Online Training

The South-West Texas Border SBDC Network and all of our centers are pleased to present these online training courses, all available at no cost to you.

SBA Learning Center

The SBA offers a variety of online courses to help you start and run your business.

SBDC Previous Recorded Workshops

Please email sbdc@txstate.edu for link to video.

  • Is money controlling you? Or are you controlling your money?
    Majority of small businesses fail within the first five years, but a recent study by U.S. Bank determined that 82% of the time, poor cash flowmanagement or poor understanding of cash flow contributes to the failure of a small business. Join TX State SBDC as we help you better understand how to maximize your cash flow and keep a steady flow moving in and out of your business.

    Topics discussed: 

    • What is Cash Flow?
    • Reasons for Cash Flow Problems
    • Cash vs. Accrual Accounting
    • Cash Flow Budgeting
    • More tips to Manage Cash Flow
  • This four-week course helps small business owners learn how to land their brands the media attention it deserves. In this curriculum, special guest Rebekah Epstein will teach her signature four step OPEN Method, which helps get your emails opened by your dream publication.

  • With high unemployment rates, hiring should be easy. People need to work right? Not necessarily. Workers may be afraid to return and unemployment benefits may pay more.

    In this session, we will learn where to find and how hire employees during COVID. We will learn about budget-friendly tools for recruiting and small business resources. Learning objectives include:

    • Where to find Job Seekers
    • Do’s and Don’t during COVID
    • Small Business Resources

  • Having accurate financial reports to work with has never been more important than it is today! Listen as Chris Tripoli and featured guest Jane Bennett of Keystone Business Services share their knowledge of the impact COVID 19 has had on the many independent restaurant owner-operators they work with. They will discuss the benefits from knowing your daily financial status and provide insights and recommendations for ways to increase your profit by better managing your finances. This program includes;

    * What are prime costs and how to track key items daily
    * What makes a good weekly summary report
    * How to better understand your monthly profit and loss statement
    * Why annual plans and quarterly budget reviews make you money

     

  • Join us for our HR Series where CJ Petitt SPHR MBA & Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.  This free speaker lunch & learn workshop series explores a range of Human Resources topics while operating a business during COVID.  

    HR Series Topic: Vaccinations- COVID testing

    Can the COVID vaccination be required for all employees? Attend this session and learn when and how to develop a vaccination strategy for your small business. Sample policies will be available for attendees. 

  • Did you know that visuals increase people’s desire to read content by 80%? 

    As small business owners, that means the images you use in your marketing–specifically in social media–matter A LOT. Join us for a workshop focused on creating captivating visuals that speak to your target customer and strengthen your business’s message with every post. Instagram is an increasingly valuable tool for brands to utilize, and with over 130 million users shopping on the platform every month, it’s that much more important to create memorable online moments. Attendees will leave with a checklist of ideas, tips, and tricks to implement within your own business Instagram account.

     

  • Texas State SBDC in conjunction San Marcos Chamber of Commerce welcome special guest Shane Barker as he discusses how to understand and audit your offline business, explain what the online lifecycle is and why it’s important. Also, he talks about the process of moving your business online through creating, hosting, and optimizing your ecommerce website.

  • COVID continues to impact the small business community and the commercial real estate industry.  Business owners NEED to be proactive and stay steps ahead to survive. 

    In this 4-part series you'll learn from an experienced broker and commercial real estate attorney what the pandemic means for owners and tenants; how to respond to the changing real estate landscape; understand leasing vocabulary and how to reopen and operate your business during COVID.

  • Communicating those decisions is equally tough! In this session, we willl walk through a series of employment actions from hiring to firing and learn how to have difficult conversations with employees. We will also discuss legally defensible layoffs.

    Our Learning Objectives include: 

    • Decision making tools
    • Diverse communication skills
    • Difficult personalities
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