ASU-SBDC eNewsletter
Mastering Your Business

 MAY 2012
In This Issue
Success Story: Jesse Ramirez - West Texas Guitar
Business Tips Articles Wrap-Up
How to do Business with the Government


Dave Erickson


If you as a small business owner or manager have ever thought about selling your goods or services to the federal, state or local government; then considering attending the Free How to do Business with the Government seminar on Tuesday, May 8th. The afternoon event includes eight different speakers from various government agencies each sharing on how to sell to them.


You can network with your fellow small business owners, get contact information from agency purchasing folks, get great "how to" information on selling to the government, and be able ask questions about your specific products/services or problems. Consider taking advantage of this opportunity to learn how to expand your sales by selling to government agencies.


As always we are here to serve you, free and confidentially, if you need our assistance.



Dave Erickson


Small businesses + ASU-SBDC = SUCCESS!
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Owner/Managers : Jesse Ramirez
Nature of Business : Guitar Instruction
City : San Angelo
SBDC Business Advisor : Cindy Hartin  

Jesse came to the SBDC for assistance with the management of his business, customers and bookkeeping. Jesse and Cindy Hartin worked together to set up a system through QuickBooks to track his students as well as his inventory. 

"The ASU SBDC helped me learn QuickBooks. Without this, I wouldn't have a way to manage my students' monthly tuition, and sale of lesson books and guitar accessories.

The SBDC is very helpful and are very easy to schedule appointments with. They have helped my business by making the managing part nearly effortless. It allows me to concentrate on my private students, weddings, and concert events knowing that bookkeeping won't be a chore.

I highly recommend the ASU SBDC to all new and seasoned business owners." - Jesse Ramirez

Written by ASU-SBDC Staff
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May 8th, 2012

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May 15th, 2012

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How to do Business With the Government
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MAY 8: How to do Business with the Government 

1:00pm - 5pm: Are you interested in doing business with the government? At this event, our various speakers will cover these topics as well as share resources and guidelines to having the best opportunity to do business with such government entities as Universities, City and County Governments, and Military Bases. Government entities need a variety of goods that range from light bulbs to furniture, food, decorations, and much more. If you are interested in learning more about how to do business with the government, register for this event today! 

LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center - 1620 University Ave., San Angelo, TX 76904 

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Women's Business Roundtable Event

Save the Date Sept. 18, 2012!
4:00pm - 8:30pm:
The Women's Business Roundtable is an annual networking event dedicated to the professional development of the business women of San Angelo. The evening features vendor and exhibitor booths, keynote speakers, roundtable discussions, catered dinner, and coffee and desserts.
Cactus Hotel
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(Sponsorship/Exhibitor/Vendor available now! Take advantage of Early Bird Special Pricing -- Register Now!)


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