September 7, 2010

ASU Small Business Development Center Newsletter

ASU Small Business Development Center Newsletter

Your Ideas. Our Expertise. Your Success. SEPTEMBER 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... 
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Women's Event 2010 
ASU LeGrand Center
Only $15 before September 10th! FMI
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SurveyWE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK!
The 2011 SBDC Training Survey is NOW AVAILABLE! Let us know when, where, and what seminars you would like to see. What times are most convenient for you? What can we do to help you get more out of your training? Your feedback helps us know how to better assist you. PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY TODAY!  
 
San Angelo Business Lunch & Learn SeriesguidLUNCH AND LEARN SERIES
We are excited to announce that starting in October, business owners and entrepreneurs can attend FREE brown-bag-lunch seminars to learn from experts,
local and statewide, about various important business topics. If you will be attending, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at (325) 655-4136 to register. If you wish to reserve a boxed lunch, please request when you register. See the flyer for more information!  
 
advisingTIME FOR SOME BUSINESS ADVISING?
Did you know our five business advisors have approximately 80+ years of combined business ownership, business management and business development experience? They have the experience and knowledge to help you and they have access to a vast array of resources. We have hundreds of success stories over the past 20 years. You can be the next one!
 
Business advising is FREE for those looking at starting a business or those existing businesses needing help. It's never too early or too late in the business development process to start using our services. Learn more about our business advising and register for a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL session today!

 
bizplanBUSINESS PLAN & BUSINESS PLAN FINANCIALS SEMINARS
You may have noticed that our business plan seminar has been broken up into a two part series. Although we suggest people to take both of these seminars together, perhaps you want to take your time and spread out when you take them. That's fine, too! We understand that writing a business plan is a serious and time consuming undertaking and we want to assist as much as needed. We encourage each business to create a business plan for their business. It's a great way to prepare for the many stages of business growth and avoid many common pitfalls. Need more business plan assistance? Don't forget you can also meet with an advisor for FREE one-on-one help! (This month don't miss our Business Plan seminars Sept. 8th & 9th, 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)
qbTRAINING UPDATE   
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See what you can attend this month to help you start or improve your business 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.
 
 
9/1 Essentials of Starting a New Business
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. / Rassman 100 / FREE!
 
9/8 How to Write Your Business Plan
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. / Rassman 100 / FREE!
 
9/9 Business Plan Financials
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. / Rassman 263 / FREE!
 
** 9/9 IRS TAX REQUIREMENTS HAS BEEN CANCELED**
Sorry for any Inconvenience
 
9/14 12th Annual Women's Roundtable Event
4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. / ASU LeGrand Center / $15 or $25
9/16 Worker's Compensation for Medical Office Staff
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. / WTTC / $45 (lunch included)
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9/28 Understanding Financial Statements
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. / Rassman 100 / $15
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9/30 Social Media Marketing
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. / Rassman 100 / $15
View Flyer 
 
REGISTRATION:
-- Register Online Now!
-- 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.
btBUSINESS TIPS ARTICLES  

San Angelo Standard Times

BUSINESS TIPS articles written by SBDC staff members and published in the San Angelo Standards times this past month.
 
As we sat at our table in a local restaurant, I watched as the hostess struggled to seat a customer and her companion. The difficulty was that one of the two customers was in a wheelchair.

LEARN FROM NEW ORLEANS: FOCUS ON A SINGLE GOAL
August 22 - Pedro Ramirez 
This past week I traveled to New Orleans for a lenders conference held in the shadow of the French Quarter District. I had not visited this city since before Hurricane Katrina made its now famous arrival... 
 
SIFTING THROUGH SBA LOAN CONFUSION
August 15 - Paul Howard
Many small business owners have to consider financing at some point in the life of their business. You may want to expand your business. You may need to purchase a building or new equipment, or infuse capital into your small ...
 
BUSINESSES MUST CHECK CASH FLOW IN BID FOR LOAN
August 8 - Cindy Hartin
The requirements for a small-business loan extend beyond a good credit score and a business plan. The saying that it takes money to get money still holds true. Banks evaluate two potential sources of money when considering a business loan: ...
 
August 1 - Jessica Lambert
Have you ever driven by a business and instantly been motivated to stop and go inside? Maybe it was a restaurant you had never noticed before or a new clothing store that appealed to you. What do you think prompted ...
 
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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. 
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
- Confucious (BC 551 - BC 479) Chinese Philosopher 
 

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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