March 4, 2013 - In This Issue:

SBDC Staff 2013
ASU-SBDC Staff (left to right): James Leavelle, Adriana Balcorta Havins, Paul Howard, Dave Erickson, Melissa Farr, Jessica Lambert, Peggy Rosser
Dave Erickson


As health care reform unfolds it is important to understand how it will affect you r business. The implications for your business will basically depend on the number of people you employ. For a good overview on how the Affordable Care Act will affect your business based on employment level, see the SBA webpage on healthcare


In addition, some small businesses I have discussed this with have mentioned their CPA was able to provide good information and guide them on the financial and tax implications of the Act.  Please take a look at the SBA website above and contact your CPA and your insurance professional to help guide you and help you understand how the Affordable Care Act will affect your business. Now is the time to understand the implications. If you still have questions, feel free to give me a call and I will do everything I can to get you the answers you need.



Dave Erickson

ASU-SBDC Director

(325) 942-298 

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March 7th, 2013

Image previewStarting A Business? What You Need to Know!

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March 12th, 2013

Image previewCANCELLED - How to Protect Your Business from Fraud


March 13th, 2013

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March 14th, 2013

Image previewBusiness Plan II: Financials

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March 19th, 2013

Image preview2013 Business Brown Bag Series: Leadership in Business

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March 20th, 2013

Image previewWebsite Design Workshop

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March 21st, 2013

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March 26th, 2013

Image previewShaking the Money Tree: Finding Funding For Your Business

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March 28th, 2013

Image previewGuerilla Marketing Tactics: Get Creative and Get Your Business Noticed  6:00pm - 8:30pm: $10


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    Health care reform is an area of concern and uncertainty for many employers.As it unfolds in the coming years, there may be confusion about how it applies to certain sized businesses.To help answer some of the questions about health care reform, Angelo State University and Wells Fargo are hosting a forum, "Understanding the Implications of Health Care Reform on Employers," on Wednesday FEBRUARY 27. (If you are interested in the information which was shared at this event please contact us!)
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    It started simple. I had cut some mistletoe out of the tree and hung it above my front door. The grandchildren liked knowing it was there and wanted some to take home. I assured them that they probably already had some growing in one of their trees, but nonetheless they set a plan in motion...
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    As you and your business have begun the new year, have you given thought to the customer service your business delivers? 

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