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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 (4 Part Series)

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

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EGBI Presents: 90 Days to Biz Success

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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.



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

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This new virtual world has lasted far longer than we might have imagined and will change the way we operate in the future! Having to transition from in-person meetings, job interviews and interaction to communicating and doing business virtually can be intimidating. But the skill of being on camera has never been more important, and it doesn’t have to be so overwhelming.
Kim & Mike Barnes will teach you how to show up well for virtual meetings and presentations.  From looking good and keeping your audience engaged to virtual etiquette and using technology to your advantage, they'll share tips & tricks to make you more effective. Everyone will leave with a better understanding of what they’re doing (or not doing) to create more impactful virtual connections.
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Location:
Online
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Contact:
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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Online
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Contact:
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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Online
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Contact:
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! Click here for more information
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Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
City of Austin Small Business Program
Campus Sponsor:
SBD
Social media like Facebook and Twitter are not only great ways for people to stay in touch with one another; they are also great marketing tools when implemented well. Businesses throughout the world want to use social media to increase their brand image and awareness, develop stronger customer relations, and improve ROI. This class will familiarize you with social media, the do's and don'ts, and best practices for your business.

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

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
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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Location:
Online
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Contact:
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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Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf) 
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249 
 
score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
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Online
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Contact:
Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
With over 500 million users, LinkedIn is by far the number one place to find and begin business conversations with other professionals. The challenge, however, is not the social network. The issue is how to use the social network to find, keep, and grow a successful business. Most business leaders are experts in their particular fields, but struggle with finding the time, technology, and knowledge required to build powerful, funnel-based marketing campaigns that can attract clients while they spend their time running other aspects of their businesses. When marketing and sales are strategized and executed correctly using LinkedIn, business owners can see incredible gains in client acquisition rates, all automated, and all working for them in the background.
 In this program, you will learn:
 How to optimize your LinkedIn profile and company presence to guarantee a steady flow of incoming, interested ideal clients.
How to generate leads on autopilot by selecting the exact profile of your ideal prospects and having them come to you, instead of the other way around.
How to create and deliver content that attracts the attention and interest of your ideal clients, ensuring that you are seen as the center of influence for your particular business niche.
How to turn incoming, interested leads into clients who will refer you willingly to future clients.
This program is delivered by Dr. Pelè, who is a bestselling author of Big-Ticket Clients, a book and system that has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants, and small business owners leverage the power of online marketing and sales to grow and sustain successful businesses using LinkedIn.
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Location:
Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Cost:
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Contact:
Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
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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Location:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
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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Online
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Contact:
Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
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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Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
City of Austin Small Business Program
Campus Sponsor:
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.
Paperwork? I don't have time to spend keeping up with details - I'm too busy growing my business and doing the work! Have you ever asked yourself - what documents do I need for me, the IRS, the State of Texas, my bank, and the people I do business with? Sound familiar? Then this class is for you. Learn the basics of what records to create, how long to keep them, and how to use this information to grow your business!
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:
City of Austin Small Business Program
Campus Sponsor:
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.
Supervisory Excellence plays a critical role in any organization's success. The responsibility and accountability of supervising require a new, improved, or a completely different skill set than what you currently have. This course is designed to help you to better understand the full range of management responsibilities, learn what employees and other managers expect of you, and help you assess your management style to make improvements that will help you to achieve personal and professional success.
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:
Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf)
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249

score.austin@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
What core values define your brand? Whether you identified them or not, core values are baked into the fabric of your organization and lived out every day. With intrinsic momentum to carry your brand forward, these values should be aligned with your brand, flowing from your brand story and illuminating the heart of your organization. When you put them into action, values become guides that govern the culture of your brand from the inside out. Click here for more information
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Online
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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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Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
City of Austin Small Business Programwww.eventbrite.com…
Campus Sponsor:
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.
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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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.