crystallizations 2011

September 2011


 Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.

-  William Arthur Ward 



I started my business in April 1999 as a desktop publisher. I had a contract with my former employer to write and layout newsletters and search for and write grants.  As I met more people, I discovered a niche in writing, training, and desktop publishing for small businesses as well as non-profit organizations and government agencies. That morphed into doing consulting for small businesses, especially with their marketing plans.


But now, an opportunity has come along that has me truly excited.  


Starting September 19, I will be a Business Advisor for the University of Texas at San Antonio's Small Business Development Center (UTSA SBDC.) Read more... 

Training for Small Businesses


UTSA's Small Business Development Center offers low-cost training workshops for both experienced and prospective business owners. These  workshops cover a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs start or grow businesses.  


Topics this month include  

  • The Business Plan  
  • Financing Your Energy Saving Solutions
  • QuickBooks Pro (I, II, III)  
  • Business Start-Up Essentials
  • How to Start a Restaurant
  • Construction Cost Estimates
  • Commercial Real Estate Principles
  • Wide Area Work Flow
  • The Marketing Mix
  • Sustainability In Your Business: How Going Green Saves Tho$and$
  • How to Respond to a Government Request for Proposal
  • Your Global Edge: Now is the Time to Export to the Middle East
  • Starting and Planning Your Business
  • Sustainable Manufacturing Concepts: Cost Control Tools for Small Manufacturers.  

 Check the calendar for details and to RSVP.  



Network with Dynamic San Antonio Women


WGN has several exciting networking events over the next few months, including free Roundtables where you get in-depth resources for expanding your business, while building referral relationships.  Registration for these events fills up quickly, so register today to reserve your seat! Click here for the calendar or email Andrea Nocito for more info. 



Last month, Mercedes Ramcharan at  Indatatech was the first person with a correct answer to a word that could be created by putting the same three letters in front and behind the letters ERGRO - UNDERGROUND.

Here's the puzzle for September. The following equation is wrong:  

101-102 =1  

Move one numeral to make it correct. The first person to correctly respond will win a Starbuck's gift card ($25 value).   

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