ASU-SBDC eNEWSLETTERAUGUST 2012
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THIS WEEK
August Training Events
Local Business News
News Across the Web
Success Stories: MedHab
Success Stories: Forward Motion Counseling
Business Tips Articles
Women's Business Roundtable
Worker's Compensation for Medical Office Staff
THIS WEEK
8/2/2012 (TODAY!)
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Rassman 100
 

Are you interested in doing business with the government? This informative seminar will help you make sure you are taking the proper steps and precaution to get your bid accepted. 

  

Topics to be covered: How to get started with federal contracts, Understanding RFPs, Searching for contracts, Developing past performance descriptions, Costing strategies, Forming teaming relationships, and Understanding key terms

 
August Training Events
August 2nd, 2012

Image preview Federal Government Contracts: Find the Missing Pieces to Your Success. 

6:00pm - 8:30pm:

TONIGHT! NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER! CALL OR REGISTER ONLINE BY 5 P.M.

 

August 7th, 2012

Image preview Starting Your Own Business? What You Need to Know! 6:00pm - 8:30pm:

 

August 9th, 2012

Image preview Basic Worker's Compensation for Medical Office Staff 9:00am - 4:00pm:

REGISTRATION ENDS AUGUST 6, 2012

 
August 14th, 2012

Image preview Intro to QuickBooks 3:00pm - 5:30pm:*

 

August 16th, 2012

Image preview Business Brown Bag: Facebook Tips and Tricks 

12:00pm - 1:00pm:

 

Image previewQuickBooks Basics 3:00pm - 5:30pm:*

 

August 21st, 2012

Image preview QuickBooks Advanced 

3:00pm - 5:30pm:*

 

August 22nd, 2012

Image preview Facebook Pages for Business BOOTCAMP 

3:00pm - 5:30pm:

LIMITED SEATING! ONLY 2 SPOTS REMAINING

 

August 23rd, 2012

Image preview QuickBooks Financial Reporting 3:00pm - 5:30pm:*

 

*REGISTER ASAP FOR THE QUICKBOOKS SERIES. LIMITED SEATING AND SPOTS ARE FILLING UP FAST! 

 

August 28th, 2012

Image preview Franchise Ownership: Is It Right for You?$ 1:00pm - 2:00pm:

 

Local News
August 1, 2012 at 7:39pm
San Angelo-area news in brief
Small Business News from Across the Web
August 2, 2012 at 8:35am
My teenage sons decided to create their own job opportunities this year. Their experience helped me remember a few key ground rules.

August 2, 2012 at 8:15am

You're the CEO of your company. But do you look and act like a leader? Here are five ways to get started

 

 

August 2, 2012 at 9:22am
Serial entrepreneur Ted Leonsis talks about how you can increase productivity by being a happier person.
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What is an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem?
Greetings!

Dave Erickson

What is an entrepreneurial ecosystem? It is the new buzzword/phrase in entrepreneur assistance.  To put in more easily understood terms, it is a local business support system. 

 

Basically it refers to the partners of a local area that provide assistance and encouragement to the individual entrepreneur or an entrepreneur's team. 

 

Entrepreneurs are more successful when they operate in an environment where partners are available to encourage them, provide the guidance and assistance they need, along with a government that is supportive and does not burden them.

 

An improved entrepreneurial ecosystem for San Angelo area is what the local economic development partnership group is facilitating with the soon to be opened Business Resource Center (BRC) facility in downtown San Angelo. For more information on the BRC see http://www.cvbiz.org/brc.html, or you can contact me at david.erickson@angelo.edu.

 

Best Regards,

Dave Erickson, Director

FEATURED SUCCESS STORIES
Johnny Ross and Tim Sanghera, MedHab
In May 2009, SBDC Director Dave Erickson attended a meeting with a few community leaders to view a presentation by two entrepreneurs, Johnny Ross and Tim Sanghera. Johnny and Tim had a company called MedHab with a medical device called Step Rite in the early prototype stage. ... Read More
Crystal Garcia, Forward Motion Counseling
As a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Crystal had the opportunity to begin her own private counseling service after working a few years for the state as counselor. She saw beyond the opportunity to open an office with a physical address to the online opportunities that were also available for her services. ... Read More

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BUSINESS TIPS ARTICLES

July 30, 2012Image preview
What is licensing? Did you know, if you develop a new product, you don't have to create the processes to manufacture, sell, and distribute? Licensing is a great alternative to getting your product to market and it may be right for your business idea...

 

Flying thumbs can't replace face time

July 23, 2012Image preview
Do you rely too heavily on text or e-mail communication? You may be missing an opportunity build more meaningful relationships with those involved in your business. 
 
July 16, 2012Image preview
Could a Franchise be right for you? As with any business venture, it has a number of risks and benefits to consider. Paul Howard explains what a typical Franchise relationship looks like, its benefits, and the challenges it could present. 

 

July 09, 2012Image preview
Do you struggle with getting things done? One of the most difficult things to do is to wade through a growing pile of to-do lists. Not to worry. There are ways to break down that mountain of tasks and be sure you are in control, not your to-dos. Peggy Rosser shares how.
 
July 02, 2012Image preview
In times of intense stress or "too much to do, too little time," take a moment to look at the big picture. What are the things that have to be done that make the biggest difference toward the success of your business? 

 

FEATURED UPCOMING EVENT

Women's Business Roundtable 2012
Women's Business Roundtable
Sept. 18, 2012 | 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Historic Cactus Hotel

General registration is NOW AVAILABLE! Print your brochure, complete, and return with payment via mail or hand deliver to reserve your seat in 2012!

 

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.

 

FMI about this year's event visit: angelo.edu/roundtable

 

WOMEN'S BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE EVENT 2012

 

Quick Links:

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER BRENDA GUNTER | AGENDA | FIRST TIME ATTENDEES | Connect with us on Facebook!

FEATURED UPCOMING EVENT

WORKER'S COMPENSATION FOR MEDICAL OFFICE STAFF 
Thurs. August 9, 2012

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fee: $45 (includes lunch and morning refreshments)
Payment collected at the door by CA/CK/CC

West Texas Training Center
3501 North US Highway 67
San Angelo, Texas.


Presented by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation. 

Description:
The educational seminar will provide medical office staff practical information about rules and processes affecting health care delivery to injured employees, enabling them to effectively participate in the Texas workers' compensation system.

Topics to be covered include:
* Doctor Roles and Responsibilities
* Treatment Guidelines
* Processes
* Preauthorization
* Billing and reimbursement for professional services
* Dispute Resolution

TDI-DWC will provide six (6) general insurance continuing education credits. Attendees must provide their license number at the seminar to receive credits. 

REGISTER BEFORE AUGUST 6!

Register Online: http://utsa.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=18952
THANK YOU!

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