August 2, 2010

ASU Small Business Development Center Newsletter

Your Ideas. Our Expertise. Your Success. AUGUST 2010   
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 Each month, the ASU-SBDC brings you training event announcements, registration updates, local small business news and opportunities, recently published business tips articles, and more... 
Franchise/Margin Tax Training Seminar
Decoding the Franchise/Margin Tax August 4, 2010 
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ASU Rassman 100
(2222 Dena Dr.)
Jerry Ramirez, CPA
Register Online or call (325) 942-2019 (No walk-ins please)
We are proud to announce that three of our ASU-SBDC staff have recently earned certifications through training to further enhance their advising abilities.
Andreas GauerMr. Andreas Gauer of the ASU-SBDC International Trade Office has earned his Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Certification from NASBITE International. The CGBP designation demonstrates an individual's ability to conduct global business including Global Business Management, Global Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Trade Finance.
Peggy Hodges Ms. Peggy Hodges of the ASU-SBDC has earned her Certified Business Advisor Certification IV (CBA IV) from the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network.CBA IV is the highest level of business advisor certification awarded. Peggy Hodges joined the SBDC in June 2007. Peggy is the Rural Business Advisor and assists clients in the following counties: Runnels, Concho, McCullough, Mason, Kimble, Menard, Sutton, and Schleicher. 
Cindy HartinMs. Cindy Hartin has earned her CBA I from the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network. Cindy is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist and has completed the Texas mediation training program. Cindy is available to help with all areas of small business ownership, with an emphasis on human resource issues, operations, and marketing development.
Starting a Business in San Angelo GuidebookguidSTARTING A BUSINESS IN SAN ANGELO GUIDEBOOK UPDATED!
The ASU-SBDC has recently updated a business start-up guidebook specific to San Angelo available through the SBDC website. This guidebook can assist you with gathering information and acting as a directory for following most of the steps you need to successfully start a business. It's a great reference tool for any small business owner or entrepreneur.Download or print your copy here or pick up a copy from our office.    

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See what you can attend this month to help you start or improve your company and your bottom line. Register today! 
Please visit our training page for the training calendar, free online training, and information about the Small Business Management Certificate Program.
8/3 Essentials of Starting a New Business
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. / Rassman 100 / FREE!
8/4 Decoding the Franchise Tax
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Rassman 100 / FREE!
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8/5 How to Write Your Business Plan: Your Road-map to Success
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. / Rassman 100 / FREE!
8/9 TMAC: Lean Manufacturing Workshop
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. / UC 203&204 / $20 (lunch included)
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8/10 Business Plan Financials
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. / Rassman 100 / FREE!
8/12 All About Sales Tax
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. / Rassman 100 / FREE!
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8/19 The Art of Public Relations: How Customer Service can help you Gain and Retain Loyal Customers 
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. / Rassman 100 / FREE!
Speaker: Ellen Brown
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8/19 Financing Options for Your Small Business
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. / Rassman 263 / FREE!
8/24 Worker's Compensation 101
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. / WTTC / $45
8/24 Marketing 101
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. / Rassman 100 / FREE!
8/25 How to Buy a Business
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. / Rassman 263 / FREE!
8/31 Advanced Marketing
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. / Rassman 100 / FREE!
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-- Register by Phone: (325) 942-2019 or (325) 942-2098
Training Locations:
Rassman 100 & 263 - 2222 Dena Dr., San Angelo, TX 76909
WTTC - West TX Training Center - 3501 N. Highway 67
UC 203/204 - ASU University Center - 2601 W. Avenue N.

San Angelo Standard Times

BUSINESS TIPS articles written by SBDC staff members and published in the San Angelo Standards times this past month.
July 25 - Peggy Hodges
I know from personal experience that being an entrepreneur can be hard. It's hard on friendships, family and bankers. I consider myself somewhat of an entrepreneur. At least to the point that I always have ideas...
July 18 - Pedro Ramirez
During the Small Business Development Center's Essentials of Starting a New Business seminar, the advisers speak about the necessary skills required to succeed as a business owner. One of the items discussed is the Trinity of Management, composed of marketing, ...
July 11 - Paul Howard
As advisers of the Small Business Development Center, we have begun to see the effects of the current economic downturn. Many of our clients have lost their jobs, by being laid off or experiencing a reduction in force. They now ... 
July 4 - Cindy Hartin
Have you given your business a well-business checkup? Many small businesses are not successful because owners are not aware of the many areas that prevent the business from growing and being successful. Often, business owners will focus on their area ...
The Small Business Management Certificate Program was designed for the aspiring entrepreneur or for business owners with less than one year of service. Completion of this program will enhance your management skills and provide a good foundation for success. See the website for more information about this program including FAQs. 
"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ASU-SBDC is dedicated to the assistance of small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Concho Valley. Please see our website to learn more about us. Need some training but don't have the time? Take advantage of our FREE online business training or fill out this short training survey to let us know what your training needs are!

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