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Location:
Division of Workers' Compensation
Texas Department of Insurance
7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 100,
Austin, TX 78744
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
safetytraining@tdi.texas.gov; 512-804-4610
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The OSHA 30-hour construction courses (English Only) intended to provide workers that have safety responsibilities as part of their job duties a greater understanding of hazards and requirements involved on the construction jobsite. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention.

Promotes safety culture through peer training

Training is intended to be participatory, using hands-on activities

Outreach training content includes hazard recognition and avoidance,
workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint; it emphasizes the value of safety and health to workers, including young workers

Monday October 14th 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday October 15th  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday October 16th 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday October 17th 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday October 18th 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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Location:
HTU Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

1023 Springdale Rd

Austin, TX 78721
Cost:
Free
Contact:
City of Austin, Small Business Program | 5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 400, Austin, TX 78741
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The Challenge Studio is an intensive 9 month program that forms and supports a team of entrepreneurs as they solve challenge areas outlined in the City of Austin's Strategic Direction 2023 plan. The goal of the Challenge Studio is to create a new business whose products and services result in a local public benefit. Click here for more information
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Location:
Round Rock Chamber located at 212 E. Main St., Round Rock, TX 78664.
Cost:
Tuition for ERR is $150 and is due by October 4, 2019.
Contact:
Please contact Amy Mizcles, vice president of community enhancement, with any questions.
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The mission of ERR is to provide individuals who are just beginning or considering an entrepreneurial enterprise a supportive and nurturing environment where they can thoroughly evaluate their respective business models. Click here for more information
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Location:
SCORE Office
5524 Bee Cave Road
Westland Office Park
Building M (at the rear of the complex)
Austin, TX 78746
Cost:
30$
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Success comes when your team communicates effectively. Your nonprofit will benefit by learning how to access people’s attention quickly and the importance of graphics and experience. Click here for more information
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Location:
SCORE office
5524 Bee Cave Road
Westland Office Park, Building M
(at the rear of the complex)
Austin, TX 78746
Cost:
30$
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@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. Click here for more information
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Location:
International Trade Center SBDC
Location: Lancer Corporation 6655 Lancer Blvd. , San Antonio TX 78219
Cost:
12$- Lunch Included
Contact:
Point of Contact: Anabel Guerra (210) 458-2470
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The presentation will cover section 232 and 301 as well as the types of international regulatory topics of concerns to most companies that purchase from, operate, or sell abroad. Click here for more information
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Location:
Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
GEETA HALLEY, Assistant Director | Round Rock Public Library
(512) 218-7018 | ghalley@roundrocktexas.gov
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Instagram for business, Protecting your intellectual property, Taxes, HR 101 Click here for more information
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Location:
Thryv Hotel & Conference Center, 2200 West Airfield Drive, Grapevine, TX 75261
Cost:
Early Bird Rate of $99 — a savings of $100 from the full conference pass. Early Bird pricing expires August 31, 2019.
Contact:
Client Care: 844-339-6334
Sales: 888-733-9482
Campus Sponsor:
Sbdc
About the conference. At this action-packed, one-day entrepreneur summit, you will learn to build and grow your business — and avoid the killer mistakes that others make. Click here for more information
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Location:
Round Rock Chamber located at 212 E. Main St., Round Rock, TX 78664.
Cost:
Tuition for ERR is $150 and is due by October 4, 2019.
Contact:
Please contact Amy Mizcles, vice president of community enhancement, with any questions.
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The mission of ERR is to provide individuals who are just beginning or considering an entrepreneurial enterprise a supportive and nurturing environment where they can thoroughly evaluate their respective business models. We base our curriculum on the Business Model Canvas. With the help of SCORE’s expert business mentors, we facilitate small group discussions that are focused on strengthening the business models designed in the class. We couple this high quality curriculum and mentorship to enhance the material that is being taught. Regardless of where they begin, participants will exit this course well-equipped to take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. Click here for more information
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Location:
SCORE Office
5524 Bee Cave Road
Westland Office Park
Building M (at the rear of the complex)
Austin, TX 78746
Cost:
30$
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Your nonprofit will benefit by knowing why people say yes to requests for funds. Learn who is most likely to give and to what they give. Learn how, when, and how often to ask. Learn how to represent the value of gifts. VALUABLE TAKEAWAYS FROM ROBIN Why People Give, and How Much! Who Gives — and for What! Getting to the Essence of Your Brand Click here for more information
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Location:
the workplace - Dripping Springs
100 Commons Rd, Suite 11
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Cost:
30$
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
Austin SCORE Chapter 249
5129282425
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Our main speaker 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. Click here for more information
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Location:
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
$25 for Members, $50 for Non-members
Contact:
Liz Gori at liz@arma-tx.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Join us on Thursday, October 24th for the 2019 Central Texas Manufacturing Expo & Conference, taking place at Palmer Events Center from 10am-5pm. The expo will feature over 100 vendors showcasing advanced products, capabilities, and services. A full day of panels and presentations will explore challenges and opportunities in advanced operations, logistics and industry updates, innovation in Central Texas, and more. Drinks, food and door prizes included! And don’t miss out on getting your FREE professional headshot.

CONFERENCE & EXPO AGENDA

A full day of panels and presentations will explore challenges and opportunities in advanced operations, logistics and industry updates, innovation in Central Texas, and more. Detailed list of speakers and presentations coming soon.

9:30am to 10:00am Registration and Breakfast Tacos

10:00am to 10:45am Grand Challenges in Manufacturing Keynote: Travis Hessman, Editor in Chief at IndustryWeek

10:45am to 11:30am Industry 4.0 Now | Opportunities in Advanced Operations

Moderator: Travis Hessman, Editor in Chief - IndustryWeek

Michael Raiford, Corporate VP - Samsung Austin Semiconductor

Cory Engen, VP of Operations - Flex

Mark Stratton, General Manager - Caterpillar Inc.

Peter Kramer, VP and Plant Manager - ICU Medical (invited)

11:30am to 12:30pm Lunch

12:30pm to 1:00pm Manufacturing Workforce Talent (speaker TBA)


1:00pm to 2:00pm Overcoming Workforce Challenges
Tom Hibbs, Director of Operations - TECO Westinghouse
Dave Stewart, VP of Operations - HID Global
more panelists TBA

2:00pm to 3:00pm Innovating in Central Texas: Cutting Edge Companies Making Cutting Edge Products

3:30pm to 5:00pm Happy Hour, appetizers, open bar, and raffle winners announced.


FREE Breakout Sessions

11:30am to 12:30pm Corrective Action, Problem Solving, and Mistake Proofing: Kristin Wheatley, TMAC

2:30pm to 3:30pm Session TBA

Registration Information:

Tickets to walk the expo floor and view exhibitors are FREE, but still requires registration.

Conference tickets are $25 for members and $50 for non-members
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Location:
Georgetown Event Center
1 Chamber Way
Georgetown, TX 78626
Cost:
25$
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Jenn will teach the basics of working on Facebook business pages and help you with action items to apply after leaving the class. You will learn about: Defining Your Goals Content Creation Likes + Comments + Shares = Engagement Insights in Action Who is Your Audience? Facebook in 2019 Click here for more information
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Location:
Leander Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center
100 N Brushy St. Leander
Leander, TX 78641
Cost:
20$
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Learn new business systems, which will help you become more successful and productive. Click here for more information
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Location:
Reed Par Room, 11th Floor JCK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
TX STATE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
a hands-on workshop on how to develop and improve the marketing of a small business. Click here for more information
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Location:
Capital One Cafe at the Domain
11801 Domain Blvd, Ste 160, TX 78758
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@gmail.com
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Serious business disruptions become a growing threat as mistakes in storing important data and attacks on data, computers, programs, and networks become ever more common. Thomas Dillig, a computer scientist, and Aurelie Beaumel, a business IT expert, will explain how putting data on connected computers creates potential business risks and share the ways in which systems and data can be compromised. They will present the principles and concrete steps that every business can apply to mitigate different types of risks, as well as their relative effectiveness and costs. Using real-world examples, they will discuss both the seriousness of careless handling of data and cyber threats to businesses as well as examples of effective security methods. Click here for more information
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Location:
Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
GEETA HALLEY, Assistant Director | Round Rock Public Library
(512) 218-7018 | ghalley@roundrocktexas.gov
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Instagram for business, Protecting your intellectual property, Taxes, HR 101 Click here for more information
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Location:
Round Rock Chamber located at 212 E. Main St., Round Rock, TX 78664.
Cost:
Tuition for ERR is $150 and is due by October 4, 2019.
Contact:
Please contact Amy Mizcles, vice president of community enhancement, with any questions.
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The mission of ERR is to provide individuals who are just beginning or considering an entrepreneurial enterprise a supportive and nurturing environment where they can thoroughly evaluate their respective business models. We base our curriculum on the Business Model Canvas. With the help of SCORE’s expert business mentors, we facilitate small group discussions that are focused on strengthening the business models designed in the class. We couple this high quality curriculum and mentorship to enhance the material that is being taught. Regardless of where they begin, participants will exit this course well-equipped to take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. Click here for more information
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Location:
Norris Conference Center
2525 W. Anderson Ln, Ste. 365
Austin, TX 78757
Cost:
Free
Contact:
+1 210-858-7379
info@mybusinessmatches.com
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The UTSA PTAC will host a Business Matchmaking Sessions in Austin, which will provide small business owners from all industries the opportunity to connect with prime contractors in addition to local, state, and federal agencies. BUSINESS MATCHMAKING BENEFITS Click here for more information
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Location:
SCORE Office
5524 Bee Cave Road
Westland Office Park
Building M (at the rear of the complex)
Austin, TX 78746
Cost:
30$
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Small Business Owners and Employees with an interest in promoting social responsibility through their business. Click here for more information
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Location:
Microsoft Store at the Domain
3309 Esperanza Crossing #104
Austin, TX 78758
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@gmail.com
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
You will learn about valuing your tech start up and making a pitch for funding. We'll cover key issues for the entrepreneur, understanding angel funding, stages of funding, and how investors will judge your pitch. You will be provided all the tools and direction to construct an effective pitch deck. As part of the workshop, Alan will cover the Structure of the Pitch: Introduction Team Opportunity Solution Competition Business Model The Ask Click here for more information
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Location:
Round Rock Chamber located at 212 E. Main St., Round Rock, TX 78664.
Cost:
Tuition for ERR is $150 and is due by October 4, 2019.
Contact:
Please contact Amy Mizcles, vice president of community enhancement, with any questions.
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The mission of ERR is to provide individuals who are just beginning or considering an entrepreneurial enterprise a supportive and nurturing environment where they can thoroughly evaluate their respective business models. We base our curriculum on the Business Model Canvas. With the help of SCORE’s expert business mentors, we facilitate small group discussions that are focused on strengthening the business models designed in the class. We couple this high quality curriculum and mentorship to enhance the material that is being taught. Regardless of where they begin, participants will exit this course well-equipped to take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. Click here for more information
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Location:
SCORE office
5524 Bee Cave Road
Westland Office Park, Building M (at the rear)
Austin, TX 78746
Cost:
30$
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
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 the mentoring sessions after the workshop, we will help you individually 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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Location:
Spicewood Springs Branch, Austin Public Library
8637 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78759
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@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. Click here for more information
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Location:
SCORE Office
5524 Bee Cave Road
Westland Office Park, Building M
(at the rear of the complex)
Austin, TX 78746
Cost:
30$
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@gmail.com
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
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 Click here for more information
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Location:
Round Rock Public Library, 221 East Main Street, Round Rock TX 78664
Cost:
No Fee
Contact:
Francisca Arana (512) 420-9379
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This no-cost class will provide an overview to Texas State University SBDC while discussing the basics of starting a business, the pitfalls of startups, and common misconceptions. At the end of the overview we will open the floor for Q&A with one of our very own SBDC senior advisors to answer any remaining questions you may have. All those in attendance will have the chance to complete a brief one page assessment to help us determine your next step. Click here for more information
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Location:
Burnet Meeting Center / Burnet Chamber of Commerce
303 E Jackson St
Burnet, TX 78611
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
Austin SCORE Chapter 249
5129282425
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Our main speaker 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. Franchises and how to use library research resources to tailor your business to the marketplace will also be addressed. Click here for more information
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Location:
Courtyard Marriott Pflugerville,
16100 Impact Way, Pflugerville, TX 78660
Cost:
$20
Contact:
Texas Economic Development
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The Governor’s Small Business Forums provide small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with timely, relevant, actionable advice on how to start, operate, grow and sustain their businesses. The events feature private and public small business resources, practical solutions, best practices and expert assistance on a broad range of business topics and challenges. It is also an opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, and business-oriented non-profits, as well as local, regional, state and federal agencies.

Registration Fee: $20  l  Parking, continental breakfast, and lunch is included.
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Location:
Buda Public Library
405 Loop Street
Buda, TX 78610
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@gmail.com
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Lillian will explain and demonstrate data mining to conduct the research that can guide your marketing endeavors. She will cover how to evaluate marketing campaigns and offer market research resources for next step business growth strategies. Click here for more information
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Location:
Georgetown Public Library
402 W 8th St
Georgetown, TX 78626
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Social media is an essential ingredient to growing and building your business’s online presence. To help you to target your ideal client faster, Denise will cover these topics: 1. Create an advertisement using free or low-cost solutions. 2. Understand the essential ingredients in creating an advertisement. 3. How to use suspense, emotion and intrigue properly in your content 4. Recognize when to remove your ad from distribution or increase your ad budget. 5. Why some Facebook advertisements go viral and why others do not. Click here for more information
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Location:
Georgetown Event Center
1 Chamber Way
Georgetown, TX 78626
Cost:
25$
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@gmail.com
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Every new business needs advice from an attorney to avoid legal problems while operating. When you set up your business to make careful choices. Darin designed this workshop to be interactive to allow you to ask questions to better understand these and other legal concepts: Why do we form an entity? What are the types of entities? Where to form your entity? Why is entity liability protection is no substitute for proper insurance? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different forms of business organization? Darin also will offer invaluable tips for dealing with an attorney. Click here for more information
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Location:
SCORE Office
5524 Bee Cave Road
Westland Office Park, Building M
(at the rear of the complex)
Austin, TX 78746
Cost:
30$
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
In this workshop you will get tips and resources to quickly become a power user with G Suite tools in the following areas: Setting up your domain for your business Navigating the advanced wonders of Gmail Getting the most out of Calendar, including how to use Hangouts for video conferencing, managing remote teams and utilizing Chat for better collaboration. Storing and sharing files with Drive Creating, editing, and collaborating with Docs Simple and supercharged Sheets Creating dynamic presentations with Slides Collecting data with Forms Quick intro to App Maker Click here for more information
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Location:
Capital One Café at the Domain
11801 Domain Blvd, Ste 160, TX 78758
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This workshop covers public relations topics with explanations and example case studies: • Public relations has changed--a lot. How the advent of digital and social media has affected the industry, and your business • Defining public relations and how it fits in with your overall marketing program • What public relations can do for you and what can happen if you don’t have it • The elements of public relations: situation, objectives & audience, strategy & messaging, tools and tactics, timeline, budget, measurements, and how to get started and to agree on a plan, personnel and budget Click here for more information
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Location:
Spicewood Springs Branch, Austin Public Library
8637 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78759
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bill Grosskopf
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249
512-928-2425
bill.grosskopf@scorevolunteer.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Jenn will teach the basics of working on Facebook business pages and help you with action items to apply after leaving the class. You will learn about Defining Your Goals Content Creation Likes + Comments + Shares = Engagement Insights in Action Who is Your Audience? Facebook in 2019 Click here for more information
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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 512.716.4800 or via email at sbdc@txstate.edu.