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Women's Business Roundtable
September Training Events
September 6th, 2012

Image preview Starting Your Own Business? What You Need to Know! 

4:00pm - 6:30pm:

September 11th, 2012

Image preview How to Improve Your Accounts Receivable (A/R) 

6:00pm - 8:30pm:

September 18th, 2012

Image preview Women's Business Roundtable Event 4:00pm - 8:30pm: ***Registration Deadline September 12, 2012***

September 20th, 2012

Image preview Business Brown Bag: The Shifting Paradigm of Sales and Marketing 12:00pm - 1:00pm:


Image preview"Do I Need to Collect Sales Tax?" 6:00pm:

September 25th, 2012

Image preview Business Plan Complete (Part I & II) 10:00am - 3:00pm:

September 27th, 2012

ASU E-DAY (Entrepreneurship Day) All Day:



Local News


September 2, 2012 at 9:57pm
During my tenure at the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, I often heard community visionaries talk about filling or re-purposing empty downtown buildings. Loft-style apartments were frequently proposed as a...


September 2, 2012 at 9:51pm
Time clock business enters partnership TimeClock Plus, a local business and nationally recognized time and attendance industry leader, is pleased to announce an authorized business-partner relationship with Groove IDentification Solutions,...
Small Business News from Across the Web

Why You're Not Really the Boss

September 4, 2012 at 9:00am

Even the boss has to report to somebody. You may think you work for yourself, but these are the people you really work for.

Here's one question I get asked all the time: It must be great to work for yourself, right?

This is a fun subject and one frequently asked of business owners and CEO's. It's a good question but the concept is fallacious. We...


September 4, 2012 at 9:00am

The stakes are high and the pressure is on. Here's how great bosses respond in challenging situations.

It happens every time. You occasionally face a problem or challenge so big, so important, so critical that it requires your total focus... and that's when one of your employees is most likely to feel he must talk to you-right now. Tell me I'm wrong. (Didn't ...

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Women's Event coming up this month, and lots of new events in store!

Dave Erickson


September marks the end our current training schedule. In a few weeks Jessica Lambert will have created a new 3 month schedule of technical business training seminars, workshops and events. 


A lot of exciting training is still on store for this month. On September 11th at 6 p.m. we will have a How to Improve Your Collections: Better Accounts Receivable seminar taught by a local expert. Many businesses face cash flow problems because too much money is tied up in accounts receivable due to less than average credit and collection policies. 


This seminar will help you improve your collections, putting more cash in your business bank account where it belongs instead of someone else's bank account.


As they say, Cash is King in a small business!


Best Regards,

Dave Erickson, Director

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David is passionate about good Bar-B-Q. To take his vendor trailer business to a full blown restaurant he looked to Advisor Peggy Hodges for help.

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When Steve & Steve, partners at Trail's End Gunworks, LLC, decided they needed to move locations, they came to the SBDC looking for answers to questions regarding the move.
Let us help your business, too! Register today for FREE, confidential, one-on-one advising. Simply call us today to get started. (325) 942-2098


New! Business Tips

James Leavelle

September 4
When life begins to run out of "cheese", do you stay put? Or go searching for the next "cheese" source? James Leavelle shares useful advice for business owners to help them accept and adapt to the many changes life can throw our way.




August 27, 2012Image preview
Before fast-tracking to business ownership, take a moment to realistically analyze all of the costs you can expect. Some of the costs may surprise you...


Last in series to "Get Things Done"

August 21, 2012Image preview
Peggy's last article in her series based on the book "Getting things Done," just might help all of us get a little more done...


August 13, 2012Image preview
Why should you be excited about this year's Women's Business Roundtable event? I'll give you three reasons...


August 06, 2012Image preview
Does your project need an extra push to move forward? Many people are good at the beginning stages of developing an idea, but they tend to fall off when it gets to implementation.




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 BY SEPTEMBER 12 to reserve your seat! (No Walk-Ins)


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:




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Starting Your Own Business? What You Need to Know!

9/6/2012 |  4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Rassman 100


Ready to turn that business idea into a reality? Join the ASU-SBDC professional staff as they present a comprehensive, basics of starting a new business seminar for entrepreneurs and new business owners. We will help answer your basic business start up questions and share resources that will help you along the way. At this FREE seminar, you will learn the basics of writing a business plan, how to estimate start-up costs, contacts and resources you will need, and more. You will receive an "Essentials of Starting a New Business" Workbook, "Starting a Business in San Angelo" guide, and a business plan summary to help you begin.  


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"Helping Grow the Concho Valley economy, one business at a time!" 

The ASU Small Business Development Center provides free and confidential one-on-one business advising as well as low-cost, affordable business development training. 
We want to help your business grow and succeed. With many resources and a staff of experienced 
advisers, we have the tools to help you. 
Your friends at the ASU-SBDC
Angelo State University SBDC | San Angelo, TX 
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Training: (325) 942-2019 | Advising: (325) 942-2098
Mailing Address: ASU Station #10910, San Angelo, TX 76909
Office Location: Rassman Room 201, 2222 Dena Dr., San Angelo, TX 76909