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Training is something else that all of us "resource partners" offer to the small business community. The good thing is, we all work together planning and promoting workshops, classes and events so there's very little duplication of effort. Listed below is a calendar of events that's updated frequently, if not daily, that includes our SBDC events AND those of our resource partners and other organizations. If it's training that may help you, we want you to know about it, even if it's not our event!

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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin
4029 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. Suite 110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
$15
Contact:
City of Austin Small Business Program
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This class is designed for people beginning their entrepreneurial journey. It's most valuable to those interested in starting their own business or who have been in business for less than two years. Before you invest your time and funding into your small business discover the “lean start-up process” and how it differs from a traditional start-up plan. Determine which process is most appropriate for your business as you develop and test your product with minimal startup costs, informed by your customer’s values and feedback.
Free parking. 
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Location:
SCORE
5524 Bee Cave Road
(at the rear of the complex)
Austin, TX, 78746
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Join Carleton for a lively discussion of how to grow your business by stepping away from the day-to-day operation to assess your situation and set and attain goals for growth. Click here for more information
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Location:
theworkplace
100 Commons Rd, Suite 11
Dripping Springs, TX, 78620
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Google has a suite of amazing tools designed to help businesses of all sizes thrive online. Learn to leverage all of Google's tools for local businesses from a certified Google Partner. Click here for more information
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Location:
Leander Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center
100 N Brushy Street
Leander, TX, 78741
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.918.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This class is hands on and you will leave empowered to grow your business using FACEBOOK, the strongest social media tool available! Bring your laptop. Click here for more information
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Location:
Carver Library
1161 Angelina St
Austin TX
Cost:
Free
Contact:
BCL of Texas Business Assistance Centers
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Did you know that more entrepreneurs use their credit cards to fund their business than those who use a bank line of credit or a business loan? Our “Business Credit Basics” seminar will set you on the right track to build positive credit so that you can expand your access to lending products to grow your business! We are offering classes at 3 times and dates across the Austin area this April. Click "register" to view locations and times. Click here for more information
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Location:
UTSA PTAC
501 W. Cesar Chavez Rm 3.202
San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
Clara Chavez (210) 458-2458
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Learn what it takes to do federal contracting and what the opportunities are.  This high level overview will streamline the federal contracting steps that are needed to begin the contracting journey.  Do you have what it takes? Click here for more information
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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin
4029 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. Suite 110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
$35
Contact:
City of Austin Small Business Program
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:
Huston-Tillotson CEI
Springdale General
1023 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX 78721
Cost:
Fees/Admission: Free for members with RSVP $15 for non-members $20 at the door for everyone
Contact:
Jennifer Xie, GAACC
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Join us for a pitch event sponsored by USPAACC and Wells Fargo where competitors will pitch their ideas on consumer goods, life sciences, healthcare, technology, and energy and utilities. The top five winners will move forward to USPAACC's elimination round competition where the top five will be selected to the final round. The first two hours will consist of pitches and the last hour will be for networking.

You must RSVP above to attend. Non-members will be charged $15 with RSVP and everyone will be charged $20 at the door. Registration closes on April 23

Thank you to Huston-Tillotson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for hosting this event.
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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin
4029 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. Suite 110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
$35
Contact:
City of Austin Small Business Program
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Gain basic accounting knowledge and skills, manage current operations, ensure timely and accurate tax compliance 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:
Capital One Cafe at the Domain
11801 Domain Blvd
Ste 160
Austin, TX, 78758
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
You will learn to effectively deal with the “human” element and navigate the myriad of compliance issues when you hire and work to retain employees. Best practices, practical checklists and helpful “free” resources are covered. Lunch is provided by Capital One. Click here for more information
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Location:
Center: UTSA Alliance TxDot
Location: 501 W. Cesar Chavez Durango Building, Suite 3.202, San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Center For Government Contracting (210) 458-2458
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The UTSA Alliance Program will be conducting a training workshop on navigating through the TXDOT Diversity Management System. Which will cover the following topics:

Learning what DMS is and how it works today
Creating your company’s account
Account “Lookup” techniques
Reviewing Company Information entered
Importance of having all company information entered
Updating your company information to ensure data is current and correct
Learning about events and trainings available
Creating and submitting your 1391 reports
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Location:
UTSA PTAC (DLA)
501 W. Cesar Chavez Rm. 3.202,
San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
Clara Chavez (210) 458-2458
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This small business development program enables minority owned businesses to obtain business support from the SBA. Under the 8a program, small businesses can be introduced by the SBA to contract directly with federal agencies that are in need of qualified 8a contractors in order to meet their congressional budgetary guidelines for spending.

Benefits of the Program:

Participants can receive sole-source contracts
You will have access to competitive set-aside contracts
You will severely limit your potential competition
It is easier for your federal prospects to buy from you It is a much faster contract award process
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Location:
Microsoft Store in the Domain
3309 Esperanza Crossing #104
Austin, TX, 78758

Austin, TX, 78701
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Today’s consumer is searching online throughout all phases of the purchase process. Fernando will discuss where to invest to win online. Click here for more information
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Location:
Austin Central Library, Special Event Center
710 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin TX
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
To kick off National Small Business Week, join us for an intimate conversation with one of Austin’s dynamic entrepreneurs, ABC Home and Commercial Services owner and CEO, Bobby Jenkins. Local KVUE news anchor and reporter, Jenni Lee, will open up discussions with Jenkins as he covers the journey of the original ABC Pest Control brand to its expansion as a full-service company with over 800 employees throughout the state. Jenkins attributes the growth of his business on great customer services, building trust, and leveraging those relationships.

Following the discussion, the 6th Annual City of Austin Small Business Awards will recognize entrepreneurial excellence in our community.

A free continental breakfast will be provided. Check out other sessions offered by the City of Austin Small Business Program in celebration of National Small Business Week.
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Location:
PeopleFund
2921 E. 17th Street Building D Suite 1
Austin, TX 78702
Cost:
Free
Contact:
PeopleFund
512-472-8087
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Celebrate entrepreneurship in style with over 30 engaging panels, interactive workshops, and thought-provoking sessions designed to help you grow your business. Full agenda below – click on the dates to access session information. Click here for more information
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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room
4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
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; recordkeeping requirements; overtime wages; taxable and non-taxable fringe benefits.
This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification.

Arrive early!  This session is overbooked and will be subject to venue capacity.  Free parking.  Check out other sessions offered by the City of Austin Small Business Program in celebration of National Small Business Week.
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Location:
PeopleFund
2921 E. 17th Street Building D Suite 1
Austin, TX 78702
Cost:
Free
Contact:
PeopleFund
512-472-8087
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Celebrate entrepreneurship in style with over 30 engaging panels, interactive workshops, and thought-provoking sessions designed to help you grow your business. Full agenda below – click on the dates to access session information. Click here for more information
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Location:
HTU Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
1023 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX 78721
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Join Leigh Christie, Senior Vice President of Global Technology and Innovation with the Austin Chamber of Commerce, as she moderates a panel on scaling your business. Hear from successful business executives on their unique perspectives and what it takes to scale and thrive in today's economy. Click here for more information
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Location:
Cedar Park Library
550 Discovery Blvd
Cedar Park, TX, 78613
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Finally! Hamid Yazdanpanah will be revealing the marketing and branding trade secrets that the big brands have been using for decades! You will learn the reasons why certain methods do better than others, what the successful blueprint for marketing actually is, why consumers are choosing other brands over yours and much, much more! Click here for more information
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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room
4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Social media like Facebook and Twitter are not only great ways for people to stay in touch with one another, they're also a 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 is designed to familiarize you with social media itself, the do's and don'ts of social media, and best practices in social media. You'll understand how to best employ social media like Facebook and Twitter to better position your businesses in your markets.
This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification.

Arrive early!  This session is overbooked and will be subject to venue capacity.  Free parking.  Check out other sessions offered by the City of Austin Small Business Program in celebration of National Small Business Week.
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Location:
El Mercado Backstage
1302 South First Street
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
$35
Contact:
Hosted by Austin Independent Business Alliance in partnership with the City of Austin Small Business Program
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
We are thrilled to present Amy’s EDU: The Amy’s Way. Amy’s Ice Creams has been “Making People’s Days” since 1984. This Texas staple is known for their award-winning super-premium ice cream, high flying ice cream acrobatics, and world-class customer service. But what a lot of people don’t know, that the ice cream business is just a front for what it really is... an entrepreneurial training business. Learn how to organically grow your culture, curate the total customer service experience, and gamify your sales goals.  Click here for more information
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Location:
PeopleFund
2921 E. 17th Street Building D Suite 1
Austin, TX 78702
Cost:
Free
Contact:
PeopleFund
512-472-8087
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Celebrate entrepreneurship in style with over 30 engaging panels, interactive workshops, and thought-provoking sessions designed to help you grow your business. Full agenda below – click on the dates to access session information. Click here for more information
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Location:
Manchaca Road Branch Public Library
5500 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78745
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin Small Business Program
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:
Austin Board of REALTORS® Headquarters
4800 Spicewood Springs Rd.
Austin, TX, 78759
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Join us for an inspiring day of inspiration, networking and success tips to help your business grow. Click here for more information
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Location:
Carver Library
1161 Angelina St
Austin, TX 78702
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Contact us at (512) 912-9884. Learn more at www.bcloftexas.org
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
BCL of Texas is excited to partner with Carver Library to offer our “Finding Hidden Markets for Business Growth” seminar from our Small Business Strategies for Growth series.
The one thing all businesses need is NEW CUSTOMERS. It’s time to diversify and increase your revenue!
Whether you’ve recently launched a startup, or operate an existing business, come receive professional advice on how to find hidden revenue and overlooked marketing gems.
Topics that will be covered in this segment:
Differentiation of product and service
Market Segmentation
Value-added services
Pricing & Sales terms
Finding untapped & underserved markets
Marketing Campaigns
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Location:
PeopleFund
2921 E. 17th Street Building D Suite 1
Austin, TX 78702
Cost:
Free
Contact:
PeopleFund
512-472-8087
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Celebrate entrepreneurship in style with over 30 engaging panels, interactive workshops, and thought-provoking sessions designed to help you grow your business. Full agenda below – click on the dates to access session information. Click here for more information
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Location:
Carver Branch, Austin Public Library
1161 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The City Of Austin's - Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR)
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
In honor of National Small Business Week, the City of Austin's Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) presents Certification 101 which is an overview of the various types of Certification offered by SMBR.
For-profit business owners interested in participating on local government contracts are invited to come out and learn more.
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Location:
Webinar
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
Small Business Administration
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
How do I know I am ready to export? Who can help me, and where do I start?
How do I target markets and find foreign buyers? Prepare your company to export, learn how
to tap the expertise of international trade experts, and connect with foreign buyers.
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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room
4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas is providing a FREE small business legal clinic in the Austin metro area. Volunteer attorneys will be available for one-on-one 30 minute consultation sessions to cover topics important to small businesses, such as entity formation, general liability, contracts, employment procedures, negotiations, patents and trademarks and more. Participants must arrive and sign in before 5:30 p.m.

Arrive early! This session is overbooked and will be subject to venue capacity. Free parking. Check out other sessions offered by the City of Austin Small Business Program in celebration of National Small Business Week.
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Location:
George Washington Carver Museum
1165 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Austin Resource Recovery
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Rewrite Your Story: How to Add Social Impact to Your Business Through Circularity
During National Small Business Week, join the Circular Economy Program to learn how your business can add social impact to your business narrative through circular strategies. Five Austin businesses will share how they have used these circular strategies to create innovative business models that are more sustainable and set them apart from their competitors.
After the panel, we'll break into small groups where you can brainstorm with other business owners and panelists about how you can add an element of circularity into your business.
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Location:
Webinar
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The BizOpen Orientation Live 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.
Material will cover the following: Development Assessment, Land Use and Zoning, Site Plan Review, Building Plans and Permits, and Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy.

System Requirements:
An internet connection: broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
Speakers and a microphone built-in
USB plug-in
Wireless Bluetooth
A webcam
HD webcam - built-in
USB plug-in
A HD cam
HD camcorder with video capture card
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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room
4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This course provides a practical, step-by-step instruction in how to develop a business plan for a small start-up business or the expansion of an existing business. A business plan can be submitted to a financial institution or private investor for funding or used for implementation. Emphasis will be placed on a plan's components, format, marketing and financial projections and analysis. This class will teach you how to review all the various components of a business plan and apply learned concepts in developing a plan for your own 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.

Arrive early!  This session is overbooked and will be subject to venue capacity.  Free parking.  Check out other sessions offered by the City of Austin Small Business Program in celebration of National Small Business Week.
Click here for more information
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Location:
PeopleFund
2921 E. 17th Street Building D Suite 1
Austin, TX 78702
Cost:
Free
Contact:
PeopleFund
512-472-8087
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Celebrate entrepreneurship in style with over 30 engaging panels, interactive workshops, and thought-provoking sessions designed to help you grow your business. Full agenda below – click on the dates to access session information. Click here for more information
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Location:
Lockhart Chamber of Commerce
702 S. Commerce St.
Lockhart, TX, 78644
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
What are the myths and realities of entrepreneurship? This workshop will introduce you to the world of small business and guide you to prepare for being a business owner. With lunch by Capital One Cafe. Click here for more information
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Location:
Austin City Hall
301 West 2nd Street
City Council Chamber
Austin, TX 78701
Cost:
Free
Contact:
City of Austin Economic Development Department
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
It can be easy to setup a website or open an online store but finding success for your business online can be difficult. Cutting through the noise and reaching customers is not always easy, plus you have to deal with being an international company as soon as you launch online. The world of ecommerce is competitive for all businesses but especially difficult for small businesses with limited resources. Learn from the pros about how your small business can best leverage its position to master your ecommerce performance and be prepared for global growth. Find out about different resources available and hear about tips to success that will help you grow your online sales. Ecommerce is easy for anyone to do but difficult to do well. This panel discussion will provide insight to some of the biggest challenges small businesses are facing with online sales and talk about mastering international expansion. Click here for more information
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Location:
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
1023 Springdale Road, Bldg. 12, Suite A
Austin, TX 78721
Cost:
Free
Contact:
BCL of Austin Business Assistance Center
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
A Panel Discussion: Innovation and Diversity Through Entrepreneurship Click here for more information
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Location:
Austin Public Library - Central
710 W Cesar Chavez St
(parking entrance is on West Avenue)
Austin, TX, 78701
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This class is hands on and you will leave empowered to grow your business using FACEBOOK, the strongest social media tool available! Bring your laptop. Click here for more information
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Location:
SCORE office
5524 Bee Cave Road
Westland Office Park, Building M
Austin, TX, 78746
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Are you joining the many small businesses that use QuickBooks for accounting? With a focus on the online version, we offer a basic introduction to using QuickBooks. For experienced users, we recommend using SCORE's free one-on-one mentoring. Click here for more information
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Location:
UTSA PTAC (DLA)
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Durango Bldg, Room 2.112 ,
San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
Clara Chavez, Training Coordinator (210) 458-2458
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
To provide clarification between LPTA and Trade Off, and the benefits of either. Content: Part I: Definitions of LPTA and Tradeoffs, Government Determination of “Best Value” & Determination Process Part II: Non-Price Factors & Price Factors including Source Selection Determination Methods Part III: Step by Step LPTA and Trade Off process including FAR Regulation Requirements, Competitive Ranges, Oral Presentations, Discussions during Contract Evaluation Process, Statement of Work (SOWs), Master Service Agreements (MSAs) Part IV: LPTA and Tradeoff industry scenarios, competitive business portfolios, government contracting strategies to leverage their company to “win” proposals! Click here for more information
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Location:
Webinar
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Small Business Administration
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This webinar will provide an overview of techniques and
resources to avoid challenges abroad, such as protecting
intellectual property, encountering trade barriers, and
competing for foreign government procurement.
Click here for more information
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Location:
SCORE
5524 Bee Cave Road, Bldg M
Westland Office Park (at rear of complex)
Austin, TX, 78746
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Laura will cover a list of common and expensive mistakes that business owners make but that can easily be avoided. This is the introduction to three more workshops that are essential information for every small business owner. Click here for more information
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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room
4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Whether you are a brand new user looking to master the fundamentals of QuickBooks, or an existing user wishing to take your QuickBooks knowledge to another level, the QuickBooks Introduction can help you improve the way you use QuickBooks accounting software to manage your business. This class covers accounting basics, tracking revenue and expenses, bank reconciliation and file setup using QuickBooks Pro accounting software. Don't waste time through trial and error learning. If you want to reduce frustration, and increase accuracy in your business, this training is for you. QuickBooks 2018 software will be loaded onto the PCs provided for you during the class session. Software or Mac computers are not provided for students during this training session. 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:
SCORE
5524 Bee Cave Road, Bldg M
Westland Office Park (at rear of complex)
Austin, TX, 78746
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Every business owner must have ready access to legal, banking, insurance, and accounting professionals. The Essentials Series is here to help. 2 of 4 workshops are May 17 and the other 2 are May 22. Instead of registering for the workshops individually, register for all 4 at a discounted fee of $75.--Offer ends May 10th Click here for more information
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Location:
SCORE
5524 Bee Cave Road, Bldg M
Westland Office Park (at rear of complex)
Austin, TX, 78746
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This Essentials Series workshop will explain how to read and understand your business financial reports and will guide you in determining what you need from a bookkeeper and/or accountant. Click here for more information
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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room
4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Boots to Business Reboot provides assistance to those interested in exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. In addition, participants are introduced to SBA resources available to access start-up capital, technical assistance and contracting opportunities. This course is open to Veterans of all eras (Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses. Click here for more information
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Location:
SCORE office
5524 Bee Cave Road
Westland Office Park, Building M
Austin, TX, 78746
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
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. Click here for more information
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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room
4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Boots to Business Reboot provides assistance to those interested in exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. In addition, participants are introduced to SBA resources available to access start-up capital, technical assistance and contracting opportunities. This course is open to Veterans of all eras (Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses. Click here for more information
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Location:
SCORE
5524 Bee Cave Road, Bldg M
Westland Office Park (at rear of complex)
Austin, TX, 78746
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This Essentials workshop will include tips on how to properly protect your business, whether you are just getting started or have been in business for many years. It will also address medical insurance for businesses. Click here for more information
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Location:
SCORE
5524 Bee Cave Road, Bldg M
Westland Office Park (at rear of complex)
Austin, TX, 78746
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This Essentials Series workshop will explain the importance of developing a good banking relationship. Be prepared when you need credit and advice to start or grow your business. Click here for more information
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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room
4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This course is a more advanced look at how to use QuickBooks Pro to best meet your business' accounting needs. This course covers these advanced topics: sales tax, payroll setup and processing, billable expenses, time tracking, budgets, estimates, sales orders and year end closing procedures using QuickBooks Pro accounting software. QuickBooks Pro is one of the most cost effective and best supported small business accounting software application on the market today. This class will teach you how to use the more complicated features that QuickBooks can perform. QuickBooks 2018 software will be loaded onto the PCs provided for you during the class session. Software or Mac computers are not provided for students during this training session. 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:
UTSA PTAC (DLA)
501 W. Cesar Chavez Durango Building, Rm 3.202,
San Antonio TX 78207-4415
Cost:
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Contact:
Clara Chavez (210) 458-2458
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Learn what it takes to do federal contracting and what the opportunities are.  This high level overview will streamline the federal contracting steps that are needed to begin the contracting journey.  Do you have what it takes? Click here for more information
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Location:
Webinar
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Small Business Administration
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Discover the power of data for researching foreign market
opportunities through online tools courtesy of the Department of Commerce.
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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin
4029 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. Suite 110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
$15
Contact:
City of Austin Small Business Program
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This class is designed for people beginning their entrepreneurial journey. It's most valuable to those interested in starting their own business or who have been in business for less than two years. Before you invest your time and funding into your small business discover the “lean start-up process” and how it differs from a traditional start-up plan. Determine which process is most appropriate for your business as you develop and test your product with minimal startup costs, informed by your customer’s values and feedback.
Free parking. 
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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin
4029 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. Suite 110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin Small Business Program
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:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room
4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This introductory course provides hands-on, step-by-step instructions for getting websites found through high ranking on Google and other search engines. Using real world examples, local author Greg Bright will present Search Engine Optimization using non-technical, layman's terms - from one small business owner to another. Included with the course is a copy of the instructor's book Play Google's Game.
The book contains 101 simple tips for high ranking and growing businesses online and is formatted like a workbook with blank lines and objectives at the end of each chapter. Every technique covered in the course can be implemented immediately! Search Engine Optimization is all about getting high ranking in the natural search results and it is free -- not to be confused with the sponsored (paid for) ads.
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:
Webinar
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Small Business Administration
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Small business exporters can truly make the world a better place by doing good. Gain insights into the work of U.S.development agencies and find opportunities that can grow your business while solving the world’s most pressing problems. Click here for more information
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Location:
SCORE office
5524 Bee Cave Road
Westland Office Park, Building M
Austin, TX, 78746
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Are you joining the many small businesses that use QuickBooks for accounting? With a focus on the online version, we offer a basic introduction to using QuickBooks. For experienced users, we recommend using SCORE's free one-on-one mentoring. Click here for more information
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Location:
UTSA PTAC (DLA)
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Durango Building, Room 3.202
San Antonio TX 78207
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
Clara Chavez (210) 458-2458
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The Small Business Administration (SBA) will provide guidelines on the HubZone requirements, application process, and benefits of having HubZone certification.

What does this mean for you? The U.S. Government encourages small businesses to locate in, and hire employees from economically disadvantaged areas of the United States. Companies participating in the program will receive largely competitive advantages in winning federal contracts.

ADVANTAGES

Sole Source - By law the Federal Government has to award a percentage of all contracts to HUBZone qualified businesses.
Evaluation Preference - Receive preference in open bid contracts.
Subcontracting - Subcontract out the job that was awarded to you.
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Location:
SCORE
5524 Bee Cave Road
Westland Office Park, Building M
Austin, TX, 78746
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
What are the myths and realities of entrepreneurship? This workshop will introduce you to the world of small business and guide you to prepare for being a business owner. Click here for more information
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Location:
Microsoft Store in the Domain
3309 Esperanza Crossing
#104
Austin, TX, 78758
Cost:
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Contact:
SCORE Austin 512.928.2425
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Learn how you can use Instagram to market your services and products and how you can connect with your ideal customers. Click here for more information
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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin
4029 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. Suite 110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
$15
Contact:
City of Austin Small Business Program
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This class is designed for people beginning their entrepreneurial journey. It's most valuable to those interested in starting their own business or who have been in business for less than two years. Before you invest your time and funding into your small business discover the “lean start-up process” and how it differs from a traditional start-up plan. Determine which process is most appropriate for your business as you develop and test your product with minimal startup costs, informed by your customer’s values and feedback.
Free parking. 
Click here for more information
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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room
4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
This introductory course provides hands-on, step-by-step instructions for getting websites found through high ranking on Google and other search engines. Using real world examples, local author Greg Bright will present Search Engine Optimization using non-technical, layman's terms - from one small business owner to another. Included with the course is a copy of the instructor's book Play Google's Game.
The book contains 101 simple tips for high ranking and growing businesses online and is formatted like a workbook with blank lines and objectives at the end of each chapter. Every technique covered in the course can be implemented immediately! Search Engine Optimization is all about getting high ranking in the natural search results and it is free -- not to be confused with the sponsored (paid for) ads.
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:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin
4029 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. Suite 110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
$35
Contact:
City of Austin Small Business Program
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Gain basic accounting knowledge and skills, manage current operations, ensure timely and accurate tax compliance 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:
Webinar
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The BizOpen Orientation Live 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.
Material will cover the following: Development Assessment, Land Use and Zoning, Site Plan Review, Building Plans and Permits, and Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy.

System Requirements:
An internet connection: broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
Speakers and a microphone built-in
USB plug-in
Wireless Bluetooth
A webcam
HD webcam - built-in
USB plug-in
A HD cam
HD camcorder with video capture card
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Location:
One Texas Center, 13th Floor
505 Barton Springs Road
Austin Texas 78704
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The BizOpen Orientation 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.

Material will cover the following: Development Assessment, Land Use and Zoning, Site Plan Review, Building Plans and Permits, and Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy.

Parking is available in the One Texas Center parking garage or in the surface parking lot. Please bring in your parking ticket for validation.
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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin
4029 South Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
$75
Contact:
City of Austin Small Business Program
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Whether you are a brand new user looking to master the fundamentals of QuickBooks, or an existing user wishing to take your QuickBooks knowledge to another level, the QuickBooks Introduction can help you improve the way you use QuickBooks accounting software to manage your business. This class covers accounting basics, tracking revenue and expenses, bank reconciliation and file setup using QuickBooks Pro accounting software. Don't waste time through trial and error learning. If you want to reduce frustration, and increase accuracy in your business, this training is for you. QuickBooks 2018 software will be loaded onto the PCs provided for you during the class session. Software or Mac computers are not provided for students during this training session.

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:
UTSA PTAC (DLA)
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Durango Building, Room 3.202
San Antonio TX 78207
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
Clara Chavez (210) 458-2458
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
Clients will learn step by step instructions on “how” to apply workable raw data into a completed technical offertory proposal template including scope of work, key personnel, and past performance. In addition, clients will learn “how” to present the offertory proposal to potential customers including how to make an offer, negotiate an offer, and close the offer as well as post-award execution requirements. Click here for more information
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Location:
Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room
4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
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 really need for me, the IRS, the State of Texas, my bank, and the people I do business with? Sound familiar? Then this class if 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:
Hyatt Regency Austin
Foothills II - 17th Floor
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
Free
Contact:
City of Austin Small Business Program
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The City of Austin Small Business Program is hosting a celebration of women's entrepreneurial spirit. Austin area women are invited to join us for the 15th Annual Women’s Entrepreneurial Luncheon, recognizing the contributions of local women business owners. Our panelists will share their insights, challenges, and successes in achieving entrepreneurial success. Time is allowed for questions and answers. Come prepared to network with other female business owners. Click here for more information
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Location:
Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road Foothills II - 17th Floor
Austin, TX 78704
Cost:
See link for more information
Contact:
City of Austin SBP
Campus Sponsor:
SBDC
The City of Austin Small Business Program is hosting a celebration of women's entrepreneurial spirit. Austin area women are invited to join us for the 15th Annual Women’s Entrepreneurial Luncheon, recognizing the contributions of local women business owners. Our panelists will share their insights, challenges, and successes in achieving entrepreneurial success. Time is allowed for questions and answers. Come prepared to network with other female business owners. 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.