SMALL BUSINESS NEWS
Can you believe it's August already? That means the Women's Business Roundtable Event is only a month away AND our Jobs Act Forum: Access to Capital is coming up soon as well!
Both of these events are special events that you don't want to miss! The Women's Event registration is now available! And, there are still spots available for vendor/exhibitor booths and sponsorship (but they're going fast!).
The Jobs Act Forum: Access to Capital is FREE to attend and you can register online, just like a regular seminar. If you are looking for funding or just want to see what options are available, this is the event to attend.
Ladies, if you have not attended the Women's Business Roundtable Event in the past, I want to encourage you to attend this year. Due to it's growth, we are moving it to the beautiful Historic Cactus Hotel but are maintaining the traditions we all love with a catered dinner, inspiring businesswomen guest speakers, exciting roundtable topics, vendor/exhibitor booths, and for the second year, the delicious Desserts portion of the evening.
Networking is a powerful business tool and both of these events provide valuable opportunities to network with other businesses, banks, and economic development partners.
Sure, we can do business on our own, but why not enjoy the benefits of being stronger together?
ASU-SBDC Training Coordinator
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|AUGUST'S FEATURED SUCCESS STORY |
Learn how SBDC advisor Peggy Hodges assisted Premiere Auto!!
Advising Services: (325) 942-2098
Training Services: (325) 942-2019
Website: www.sbdc.angelo.eduProudly serving the small businesses of San Angelo and the Concho Valley for over 20 years.
AUGUST 2011 TRAINING EVENTS
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Start-Up Basics: Essentials of Starting a New Business
TUE 8/2/11 · 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. FREE RASSMAN 100
Business Plan I: Writing the Narrative
THU 8/4/11 · 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. FREE RASSMAN 100
Business Plan Part II: Financials
TUE 8/9/11 · 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. FREE RASSMAN 100
Intro to QuickBooks
WED 8/10/11 · 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. $30 MCS 111B
Decoding the Franchise (aka Margin) Tax
TUE 8/16/11 · 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $10 RASSMAN 100
WED 8/17/11 · 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. $30 MCS 111B
Lunch & Learn: Social Media Marketing **
THU 8/18/11 · 12 noon - 1 p.m. FREE CHAMBER
Small Business Technology and Computing
THU 8/18/11 · 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $10 RASSMAN 100
Finding Funding: Financing Options for Your Small Business
TUE 8/23/11 · 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. FREE RASSMAN 100
WED 8/24/11 · 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. $30 MCS 111B
Basic Workers' Compensation for Medical Office Staff
THU 8/25/11 · 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $45 WTTC
Marketing 101: Know Your Market
TUE 8/30/11 · 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. FREE RASSMAN 100
QuickBooks Financial Reporting
WED 8/31/11 · 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. $30 MCS 111B
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Click on the event above to learn more about each event and to register!
Register for our upcoming events by visiting the upcoming event website at http://utsa.ecenterdirect.com/Conferences.action?CenterID=40 or calling the SBDC at (325) 942-2098
Seminar fees are payable at the door by CA/CK/CC. Cash or Check are recommended. No refunds.
RASSMAN 100 | ASU Rassman Building | 2222 Dena Dr., San Angelo, TX 76904
WTTC | West Texas Training Center | 3501 North U.S. Highway 67 | San Angelo, TX 76905 | Diirections 325-942-2800
Can't make it to one of our events?
Don't forget about our FREE ONLINE BUSINESS TRAINING available as well!
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Each week, a member of the ASU-SBDC staff submits a Business Tips article for the San Angelo Standard Times business section. (Articles published Mondays). You can also find them here each month.
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|FEATURED SUCCESS STORY|
AUGUST'S FEATURED SUCCESS STORY
Business: Premiere Automotive
Owner: Julio Vasquez
Nature of Business: Automotive Repair
Advisor: Peggy Hodges
Top Notch Automotive Services
Julio Vasquez wanted to own his own automotive repair business. As an ASE certified mechanic, he spent several years working at the Toyota dealership and then as a salesman for automotive service fluids.
When he decided to get serious about his own business, he contacted the Angelo State University - Small Business Development Center.
"Peggy Hodges with the Small Business Development Center helped get together a business plan to approach the bank (for funding). The bank reviewed the plans and Premier Automotive is now a reality." Julio commented.
The newly constructed building is located in a prime location just off Arden Road at 620 Glenna. The 3,200 square foot building has four bays, an office area and a customer waiting room. The opening of Premier Automotive added two jobs to the local economy with more jobs to follow as business grows.
Read more success stories on our website and learn about the many ways the ASU-SBDC can assist entrepreneurs and small business owners just like you start or grow successful businesses.
|"Informal conversation is probably the oldest mechanism by which opinions on products and brands are developed, expressed, and spread." --Johan Arndt
Angelo State University SBDC | San Angelo, TX
"Building the Concho Valley Economy one Business at a Time"
Mailing Address: ASU Station #10910, San Angelo, TX 76909
Office Location: Rassman Room 201, 2222 Dena Dr., San Angelo, TX 76909