June 3, 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
SBDC to partner with ASU for HUB/VENDOR Fair June 26th



Anyone wishing to sell goods and services to Angelo State University should consider registering for the free ASU HUB/Vendor Fair to be held the morning of June 26th at the CJ Davidson Center on campus. The one day event is designed to give HUB and non-HUB vendors an opportunity to market their products and services to various departmental purchasing representatives on the ASU campus. There will also be a HUB certification workshop to help historically underutilized businesses (minority or women owned) become HUB certified. Additional details and information on how to register are included below in this month's newsletter.



Hope to see you there,


Dave Erickson

ASU-SBDC Director


(325) 942-298


Register today! Click on the links below to find out more.
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Don't miss these special events. Register Now!
HUB / Vendor Fair

June 26, 2013

Time: 10:30am - 1:00pm

Location: CJ Davidson Conference Center, Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont

Angelo State University's Purchasing Office in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center invites you to attend and participate in our HUB/Vendor Fair.

Vendor Fair

The one day event is designed to give Historically Underutilized

 Businesses (HUBs) and Non-HUB 

Vendors an opportunity to market their products and/or services to the various departmental purchasing representatives on the ASU campus.

  • The vendor fair is FREE for exhibiting vendors and open to the ASU community.
  • Set up time is 9 a.m.
  • Exhibits open 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Set-up: one table with two chairs per vendor
  • Door prizes from each vendor are encouraged.

"HUB Certification" Workshop  Also included in the event is a "HUB Certification" Workshop from 9:30-10 a.m. presented by the Small Business Development Center at ASU.

Contact Info:
For further information contact:  

Margaret Mata - margaret.mata@angelo.edu - 325-942-2012 

Stacey Sauer - stacey.sauer@angelo.edu - 325-942-2012

Employee Handbook Workshop

June 20, 2013

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., $45 (lunch provided)

This clinic is a hands-on event for the creation of an employee handbook. Utilizing an electronic template, each attendee will be able to create or revise their personnel policies with the direction and assistance of Human Capital staff. 


Small business owners regularly tell us that they feel that employee handbooks and written policies are important and would be valuable to their organizations, they just can't find the time to work on them. This clinic will allow them to focus their efforts, without the interruptions that occur all the time in small businesses. 


Attendees of this clinic will: 

* Identify the key elements of an Employee Handbook 

* Determine the federal and state regulations that apply to your company 

* Consider the policies you want to include in your "house rules" portion of the handbook 

* Create or revise your handbook using a computer and handbook template provided for this class. 

* Receive assistance in developing your handbook and a critique when it is completed. 

June Business Brown Bag: 
Employee Resources for Employers

June 18, 2013

Time: 12 noon - 1p.m.

EAT. LEARN. NETWORK. Don't miss this FREE monthly noontime "bring your own brown bag" business focused speaker series. "Resources for Hiring New Employees" by Cathy Ballard, Director of Planning, and Bernie Coffee, Workforce Navigator, Concho Valley Workforce Development Board. Taking a non-traditional look at where employees come from. Learn what services are available from the Workforce Development Board and through Workforce Solutions. We will be looking at hiring from different angles. The winds of change are very active in the Concho Valley. We want to give employers extra tools to take advantage of the changes. 

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