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Analyzing and Managing Your Cash Flow

Analyzing and Managing Your Cash Flow

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

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

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Startup U (Pre-Recorded)

Startup U (Pre-Recorded)

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Employer Dilemma: Hiring During COVID

Employer Dilemma: Hiring During COVID

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Tough Conversations- Hiring, Firing and Managing Employees

Tough Conversations- Hiring, Firing and Managing Employees

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#ATXTalksSeries: Head Above Water

#ATXTalksSeries: Head Above Water

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

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

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DIY PR Project: Observe Media Trends (Part 1 of 4)

DIY PR Project: Observe Media Trends (Part 1 of 4)

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EGBI Presents: 90 Days to Biz Success

90days

 

90 DAYS TO BIZ SUCCESS is a two-part process that helps business owners develop SMART 90-day business goals; and then meet weekly for 3 months with other business owners to solve problems that prevent you from moving forward. The series uniquely focuses on both external and internal barriers to business success.

Join other business owners that want create success through goal setting and accountability.

Learn from business owners who have had success with a long-term vision and short-term motivation and understand what YOUR business needs to do to position itself to win.


Entrepreneur Boot Camp Webinar Series

Interested in Getting Started, Business Foundations, and/or Growth for your business? We have Entrepreneurial Webinars to assist you! At no cost to you, just your time.

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Texas State University Service-Learning Excellence Program, through support from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (Austin), Texas State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), & Founders Academy.



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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
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SBDC
Do you want to be known as the #1 AUTHORITY in your field? Imagine attracting high-end clients, charging exactly what you're worth and being sought after in your industry! Sound too good to be true?
With the right brand you can have all those things and more. Did you know that the wrong brand can repel clients and cause you to lose business? You are your brand, weak or strong, everyone has a brand. Is your brand reflecting the true you? Does this sound like you?
• You struggle with how to market yourself.
• You don't know how to make your messaging clear and enticing.
• You want to stand out from the crowd, but you’re not sure how.
• You’re frustrated that all your hard work still isn’t paying off.
• You keep hearing about how branding is important but you don’t really understand why.
At this workshop you will:
• Learn how to create messaging that engages and entices your perfect client.
• Discover why your uniqueness is your secret sauce.
• Know how to clearly message what you do.
• Stand out from your competition.
• How to attract high caliber clients.
• Walk away with actionable steps for branding AND growing your business.
Be ready to be engaged, educated and inspired. You will leave with practical actions that you can implement for your marketing and branding to grow your business straight away.
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City Of Austin Small Business Program
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SBDC
This a virtual instructor led webinar and will be on the Zoom platform. You must have a Zoom account in order to enter this webinar.
Starting a new business? Expanding operations of an existing one? You will always need capital. This class explores a wide spectrum of opportunities in seeking venture capital or risk capital investors. All potential sources of capital - friends, family, professionally managed venture capital funds, and more - are reviewed and considered. This course explains the processes of determining capital needs for small businesses and will help you to understand the difference between equity investors and business partners. You will learn the different methods of finding and raising capital and how to research and contact potential business investors.
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
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SBDC
If your brand feels lost or weak right now, it’s not too late to recover. Join John Paulsen to learn more about your Brand Story and why it’s so important for the future success of your business. Is your business struggling to find its place in the midst of a changing world?. Now, more than ever, it’s critical for you to ensure your brand is built on a solid foundation that will withstand external changes and internal pivots. The good news is, if your brand feels lost or weak right now, it’s not too late to recover. The secret is in uncovering your Brand Story – that defining moment of purpose that gave way to the birth and growth of your business. Learn more about your Brand Story and why it’s so important for the future success of your business. Click here for more information
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This a virtual instructor led webinar and will be on the Zoom platform. You must have a Zoom account in order to enter this webinar.
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Organizer City Of Austin Small Business Program
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SBDC
Learn the basics before you hire that first employee or independent contractor including what records you need to have thereafter. Topics covered include Independent contract vs. Employee; record-keeping requirements; overtime wages; taxable and non-taxable fringe benefits.


THIS IS A TWO DAY CLASS. October 7 & 8, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration for this webinar automatically registers you for both days.
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

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SBDC
QuickBooks is presented as a tool for storing transaction data for your business. In this basic introduction, you will see how the user interface works. The different versions of QuickBooks will be compared, so you can make the choice that best meets your needs. You will be prepared for 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 your financial reports. Supporting the presentation are several short video tutorials using the online version of Quickbooks. There is time allowed for discussion and answering questions.  This is not a hands-on workshop, so a computer is not needed. At  individual mentoring sessions after the workshop, we will help you to set up your business in QuickBooks with an appropriate chart of accounts and with an understanding of how to do data entry. Click here for more information
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
Austin SCORE Chapter 249

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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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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
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SBDC
Is your business website slow? Is it causing customers to leave and go to your competitors? Are you losing money on bad user experience? Join Mo to learn the different ways you can speed up your website. Click here for more information
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This class will be held on Zoom. This is an all day class, with a one hour lunch.
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Organizer City Of Austin Small Business Program
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SBDC
This a virtual instructor led webinar and will be on the Zoom platform. You must have a Zoom account in order to enter this webinar.
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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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

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SBDC
Call us optimists but we believe the current environment presents some unique opportunities for potential franchise owners. From a more collaborative real estate market to business-friendly banking products and rates, now might be a good time to start exploring your next business endeavor.
 Join FranNet's Kyle DeHaas as we discuss the state of the industry and what the future holds for franchising. This will help give you a well-rounded view of what the future might hold.
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

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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. Click here for more information
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

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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. Click here for more information
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City of Austin Small Business Program
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SBDC
This a virtual instructor led webinar and will be on the Zoom platform. You must have a Zoom account in order to enter this webinar.
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

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Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Chris will address the business taxes issues related to IRS emergency business funds under CARES Act. For example, the Act provides that the debt discharge of a PPP loan is excluded from the gross income of the business for federal income tax purposes. 
He will also advise you if your business is looking to obtain tax refunds as a result of 2020 Tax Code changes on Net Operating Loss (NOSs) carryback.
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City of Austin Small Business Program
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SBDC
The 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.
This virtual meeting will be on the Zoom platform.
About the Instructor:
Danny Brewer oversees BizOpen: Commercial Property Requirements, a program that assists small business owners with navigating the City of Austin’s development and permitting process. He serves as an instructor for BizAid: Business Orientation.
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

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SBDC
You will learn about the different loan programs including 7A, CDC/504, and Microloan that the SBA will guarantee for your lender. Also, Leo will cover when SBA guaranteed loans are appropriate, the benefits for small businesses, eligibility, loan details, and approved use of loan proceeds. Click here for more information
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

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Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This workshop is designed to give small business owners an optimal digital marketing plan you will complete during the workshop to take home and implement yourself or with an outside service.
You should leave with a clear understanding of how to outsource services effectively. Workshop materials include a Digital Marketing Plan Workbook.
Workshop Outline:
How Internet Marketing Has Changed
How To Know What Will Work Best For Your Business
Developing Your Customer Profile
Picking The Best Marketing Channels For Your Business
Digital Assets - Websites, Facebook Pages, Yelp Page, Google Listing, Sales Funnels, Blogs, Podcasts, etc.
Digital Ads - Budget, Platforms
Organic Marketing Options
Promotions, Offers, Sales Incentives
Outsourcing
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Organizer City Of Austin Small Business Program
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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 Click here for more information
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Chapter 249

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SBDC
Jacquelyn will help you to understand the importance of creditworthyness and will describe how to maintain a good business credit score. Then she will  define the different forms of credit that businesses can use. Click here for more information
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

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Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Just starting your business and need simple steps to succeed on social media? This class is perfect for start-ups, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits. Leave this workshop empowered with the knowledge and skill set to post confidently to your audience. Using Jenn's Audience Engagement Method™, you will deliver a message to your prospective clients and customers clearly, concisely and that converts them into raving fans.
Topics covered:

Social Set-Up
Content Per Platform: FB & Instagram
Audience Engagement Method ™
Content Planning
Hashtag Development
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

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Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Running a business has risks associated with it. There are simple steps business owners can take to protect their personal and business assets against those risks. This workshop will look at ways to protect assets through business formation decisions, trade secret protection, and appropriate legal documents. It is always better to make some protective decisions early on than to put out fires later. Click here for more information
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

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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. Click here for more information
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

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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
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SBDC
Cherylann focuses on how to maximize the performance of your employee workforce while staying compliant with key labor regulations. Objectives include how to:  write performance expectations, establish a reward and review system, give constructive feedback, and reduce risk when dealing with poor performance and termination challenges. You will learn practical solutions, HR checklists and hands-on exercises.  The instructor’s style makes the program fun and allows ample time for individual questions and scenarios.  This is the right workshop if you have already hired employees and are looking to maximize and manage their performance in order to reach your goals. Click here for more information
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Use these quick tips to improve your Instagram following in your local community or industry so followers convert to revenue. Become confident with IGTV (Instagram TV), Stories and Highlights. Maximize your reach with all the newest techniques of Instagram for your business growth. 
Topics covered:
Create an InstaPRO Profile
Create A Branded Photo System
Audience Engagement Method™
LOCAL Brand Ambassadors
Stories Set Up
Highlights Set Up
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Financial statements can be overwhelming sometimes. But if you think of them as pictures revealing the story of your financial decisions, the story becomes fascinating and not just about numbers. Knowing and staying up-to-date on this information is critical for business planning for and measuring your success. This interactive class will show you how to read and understand the story by helping you to:
Understand the accounting equation
Become familiar with accounting terminology
Understand the differences and relationships of a balance sheet, a profit and loss statement, and a cash flow statement
Tell the story and realize that there might be more to it than just the numbers!
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
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. Click here for more information
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Use your vision to inspire and your mission to guide. John believes that businesses built to last are ones that make an impact. Knowing how your business fits into the world, what you want to accomplish, and how you want to do it can position your brand on a path to success. Whether your business has defined its mission and vision or not, the ideas to shape these statements are alive and active within your organization. Sometimes your just need to discover them. Click here for more information
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

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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! Click here for more information
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

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SBDC
Contracts protect businesses from all types of risks. Ms. Ward will discuss concepts and vocabulary every business owner should know as they review and enter contracts. She will arm you with basic contract law principles so you can avoid common legal pitfalls. Ms. Ward will also discuss best practices for entering relationships with customers, vendors, employees, and other third parties. Click here for more information
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Preparation of business tax returns can be very complex in light of the ever-changing tax laws especially the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017.  Get familiar 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:
•  Understand the effects of the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 including an overview of  the new QBI deduction for business owners and the new tax brackets
•   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
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf) 
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249 
 
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

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SBDC
Become a more educated borrower. Kyle will discuss several alternatives including online lending and will guide you to access the capital needed to fuel the startup and growth of your business.
Alternatives include:
Non-profit lenders for micro and small business loans.
Crowdfunding
Invoice Financing (Factoring)
Online Business Loans
He will cover capital needs and considerations and sample financing scenarios and will help you to:
understand how likely you are to get approved
how to apply for financing
what to expect after submitting your application
He will help you with answers to these questions:
What types of financing can I qualify for?              
Which of those is the best fit for my business?
How much do I really need?
Do I have all the information I’ll need?
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This is the second Google Analytics workshop from Mo Hossain. Google Analytics is a fantastic free tool for everyone to use! 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. In this workshop, learn how to create goals for your business that you can track through Google Analytics and review through the built-in reports.
In this workshop, Mo will discuss:
Importance of Analytics
Creating SMART Goals
Asking the Right Questions
Important Google Analytics Reports
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
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SBDC
Laura Fowler will talk about a variety of topics currently relevant to small business owners while providing some interesting history for context. She will answer these questions:
Did that Release your Client or Customer Sign Do Anything to Protect Your Business?
What are the limits of using others' image and identity without their permission?
Other topics that Laura may address if there is time:
Do you need a business entity?
How do I file with the Texas Secretary of State?
Why is an operating agreement important?
How should you raise money?
Do you need licenses or permits?
What should you use insurance to cover?
Should you consider certification as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)?
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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.