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Business Plan Development Workshops 
Registration will Open Feb. 1, 2021

 

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Texas State Entrepreneurial Network has developed Business Plan Development workshops starting this spring semester 2021. Participants can do the self-paced online version and/or attend one of 3 all day workshops (March, May, June). These 1-day workshops will provide hands on development of business plans for businesses at any development stage.

For participants completing all Modules, in July, you will have the opportunity to present your business plan to experts in the field. These workshops are sponsored by the Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA) and the Texas Workforce Commissions (TWC).  Any resident of the State of Texas, that is 18 years or older, can attend these workshops tuition free due to the generous support of our sponsors.  Participants just need to complete a pre-survey for the TWC. 


SBDC Pre-Recorded Workshops

Analyzing and Managing Your Cash Flow

Analyzing and Managing Your Cash Flow

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

#ATXTalksSeries: Girl on Fire, Uncle Ray's Peanut Brittle

#ATXTalksSeries: Girl on Fire, Uncle Ray's Peanut Brittle

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

Startup U (Pre-Recorded)

Startup U (Pre-Recorded)

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

Employer Dilemma: Hiring During COVID

Employer Dilemma: Hiring During COVID

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

Tough Conversations- Hiring, Firing and Managing Employees

Tough Conversations- Hiring, Firing and Managing Employees

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

#ATXTalksSeries: Head Above Water

#ATXTalksSeries: Head Above Water

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

Move Your Brick-and-Mortar Business Online (4 Part Series)

Move Your Brick-and-Mortar Business Online (4 Part Series)

Please email sbdc@txstate.edu for slides and videos.

DIY PR Project: Observe Media Trends (4 Part Series)

DIY PR Project: Observe Media Trends (4 Part Series)

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

CRE Workshop

Small Business and CRE (4 Part Series)

Please email sbdc@txstate.edu for links to videos.

Marketing through Pictures: Instagram Tips and Tricks

Marketing through Pictures: Instagram Tips and Tricks

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

Is Your Website Ready for the Holidays? E-Commerce Strategies to Boost Seasonal Sales

Is Your Website Ready for the Holidays? E-Commerce Strategies to Boost Seasonal Sales

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


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Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The transportation industry is enormous, grossing nearly $1 trillion dollars annually, and trucking counts for three quarters of that amount. Tim will explain the ins and outs of the trucking industry-- how to get started and how to grow the business with ease. He will cover these areas:
Getting started and understanding formation
Building your personal and business credit
Securing financing for your business
Understanding Federal contracting
Getting your small business certifications
Drafting your capability statement for contraction
How to purchase your truck and what to look for
Dealing with carriers
Do you need an authority?
Financial statement basic and accounting
Finding opportunities and working with brokers
Safety and compliance
Hiring employees
Drafting a business plan
 
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
Austin SCORE Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
What are the myths and realities of entrepreneurship? How do you plan for success? This workshop will introduce you to the world of small business and guide you to prepare for being a business owner.  
Willis will help you explore what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how to develop a business concept, and how to plan for becoming a business owner. He will explain your choices for owning a business and guide you to get the help you need to succeed including use of library resources for market research.
Franchises as an option for business ownership will be addressed by Kyle DeHaas.
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City Of Austin Small Business Program
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. 
 
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
As a business owner you wear many hats. Leave this workshop with a streamline strategy for creating content, growing engagement,and increasing sales with your ideal customers!
 
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

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SBDC
Google Analytics is a fantastic, free tool.  No matter if you have a 2-page website or a massive eCommerce website, you can use Google Analytics to understand how your customers are using your website and where you can improve their experience. We will go through a walk-through of how you can set up Google Analytics so you can start getting data from your own website. 
 
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Contact:
Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Is your business running you or are you running your business? Using project management and a work breakdown structure can let you organize and take more control over your business and create a series of successes that lead to overall success. A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. Ahmed will teach you to apply project management tools and techniques to small business projects and to manage your business as a series of successful projects. You will learn that a work breakdown structure is simply taking business milestones and breaking them down into the tasks required to reach each milestone. Click here for more information
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand.  
In this workshop we’ll discuss best practices for:
Understanding different video formats
How to setup a YouTube channel
Making good creative, and how to target and measure the results
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
A business plan is a tool for thinking more clearly about your business idea. It helps you stay organized and on track, gain a better understanding of your market, confirm that your financial model is realistic, and create a long term vision and strategy. We will introduce you to the essential elements for preparing a plan for business success. This workshop will provide general and individual guidance for preparing a business plan utilizing essential elements. Your presenter will identify content and format for a business plan--including sources of information to aid in the development of your business plan.  You should understand that a business plan is a valuable internal tool, even when not required for the benefit of investors or loan officers. A business plan may force you to think about your idea in new ways and to question the validity of your product/service target markets. It can serve as a guide or benchmark to allow you to track your progress and to stay committed to your long-term goals. If you have partners, it can help avoid misunderstandings. It will help you to better describe and to speak more concisely about your company. All these elements of a business plan can contribute to successful implementation of your business idea.
 
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Learn how to manage cash flow and credit for your business. Ryan defines three types of cash flow and discusses solutions and potential loans to meet your credit needs.
 
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
If your goal is to own and run an excellent business, you need to monitor some key financial relationships. Over these three morning online sessions, Dave will teach you the basics of business financial analysis so you can do projections, anticipate problems, and better communicate with bankers and CPAs. Register to receive the instructions for joining the workshops online. In case you need to miss one of the sessions, we plan to record the workshops and send a link to the recording to everyone who registered.

Monday, Jan 25, 8:30 to 10:00 am -- Financial Statements
Tuesday, Jan 26, 8:30 to 10:00 am -- Cash Flow
Wednesday, Jan 27, 8:30 to 10:00 am -- Financial Planning

YOU WILL LEARN:
1.            Analyzing the balance sheet and income statement.
2.            Measuring operating performance.
3.            Understanding the difference between profits and cash flow.
4.            Forecasting financial statements, key ratios and cash flow.
5.            Keys to getting what you ask for at the bank.
A copy of Dave’s book, 60 MInute CFO, will be mailed to everyone who attends the workshops. Dave also provides spreadsheets to simplify analysis and forecasting.
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This workshop is shared by the Fort Worth Chapter of SCORE. To level the playing field in the federal marketplace for Women Owned and Economically Disadvantage Women Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB), the federal government has established a 5 percent goal. In FY18, the government awarded 4.75% or $22.5 billion dollars in federal contracts to WOSB/EDOWSB.  Women entrepreneurs left .25% of federal contracting opportunities on the table; that translates to $1.2 billion dollars. Learn more about this program and how you can take advantage of this opportunity.
 
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Aaron will highlight the importance of managing your business transactions to ensure all expenses are captured correctly as well as storing receipts and invoices.  After going over the importance and methods of keeping track of transactions, he will address key budgeting tactics to assist with decision making, cashflow, and profitability.
 
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Aprenda como manejar el flujo de efectivo y el crédito para su negocio. Ryan define tres tipos de flujo de efectivo y  los posibles préstamos para satisfacer sus necesidades de su negocio. 
(Learn how to manage cash flow and credit for your business. Ryan defines three types of cash flow and discusses solutions and potential loans to meet your credit needs.)
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
What drives conversions, business growth, and branding is how well you connect with people you are trying to help and empower. Michele offers six steps that you can take to build professional relationships with the media, businesses, and local influencers to help you to grow and brand your business.
 
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SCORE Austin
Tel: (512) 928-2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
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In this workshop you will learn how to reach more customers and grow your business with Google Ads.

IN THIS SESSION, WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO
How to create an account and set up an ad campaign
How to write great ads, refine keywords, and include ad extensions
How to measure success
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Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Mo will clarify SEO and help you to understand how you can use it to leverage your marketing dollars. He will cover:
What is Search Engine Optimization and how does it work?
What is SEO/organic traffic vs paid traffic?
What you should know about on-page vs off-page SEO?
Is SEO right for you? Is it more effective to spend your marketing dollars elsewhere?
What questions should you ask the marketing firm you hire to do your SEO?
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Contact:
Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This intermediate to advanced social media class from Jenn will teach you how to see deficits in their social media data, set a goal, and create a strategic campaign of content to accomplish that goal while tracking data for success along the way.
 
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Funded in part through the State of Texas and a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the cosponsors’ or participants’ opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products or services. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Texas State University SBDC by phone at 512.420.9379 or via email at sbdc@txstate.edu.