Celebrating 15 years of success: Smiley’s Junk Removal & Recycling

Recycling with a smile!

Every year, we celebrate the achievements of our clients and their contribution to the local economy at our annual success celebration. This year, we will celebrate the 15th anniversary of EGBI supporting local businesses so they may become profitability, sustainability and an asset the community through our training, coaching, and support services. Ahead of our big anniversary, we are having weekly interviews with 15 of our clients to share their success stories. If you missed last week’s story, you can read about Silvia Solorzano and Jason McClain HERE.

Spencer Costley is owner of Smiley’s Junk Removal & Recycling, a company that hauls off most junk, trash or unwanted items. His services are both residential and business locations.

Below is a Question & Answer we recently had with Spencer.

Q: How has your career added value to your life? To the community around you?

A: Ever since starting Smiley’s, it feels like I’m living my purpose and making a difference in the world. I’m able to help others and the community by recycling and donating what we can to minimize the impact on local landfills.

Q: How long have you been working with EGBI and how have they helped you?

A: I have been working with EGBI since 2011. EGBI has helped me in numerous ways, from taking care of my bookkeeping, being a mentor, and having access to information to help my business succeed. The staff are always just a phone call away.

Q: What would you like everyone to know about you or your business?

A: I am proud of the fact that I do have a successful business and grateful for it. I do feel I am making a difference. What I do at Smiley’s helps residents and businesses with their junk or trash problem. I try to donate or recycle as much as we can before items ever go to the landfill.

Q: Tell us a fun fact about yourself

A:  I’m a workaholic and stay busy, but I’m creative and I like to smile a lot.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

A: In my down time I like reading comic books and creating art.

Spencer Costley is the fourth of the 15 clients, we have shared stories about leading up to our 15 year celebration. Please continue to follow us to read more about the businesses we assist.  If you would like to further support these businesses, think about using the products and services of our alumni. To do so, visit our CLIENT BUSINESS DIRECTORY.

SAVE THE DATE! Celebrating Success Luncheon will be on September 6th, 2019. If you are interested in attending, reserving a table, or sponsoring our annual event, please contact Monica Peña at monica@egbi.org and 512-928-2594 . More information about the event HERE.

Celebrating 15 years of success: mcclain metalworks

The Metal Wizard turns talent into a growing business.

Celebrating Success is our annual event, we applaud our clients’ achievements and their impact to the local economy. This year will be extra special as we celebrate our 15 year anniversary as we continue in our vision that all businesses should be profitable, sustainable, and an asset to the community. Leading to our big commemoration we will be interviewing a client each week to share their success story, with a total of 15 clients. Previously we featured Christina Paz and Raymond Walker.

Silvia Solorzano and Jason McClain are owners of McClain Metal Works, a Sheet Metal Fabrication Shop that makes all types of metal objects from architectural products for interior designers and home builders to art objects for collectors.

Below is a Question & Answer we recently had with Silvia and Jason.

Q: How has your career added value to your life? To the community around you?

A: Silvia studied Hotel and Tourism Management in the Food Industry, as well as in the Hostelry Business. Companies work hard to maximize space. We provide these companies functionality, durability, and beauty with the products we fabricate for them.

Q: How long have you been working with EGBI and how have they helped you?

A: We have worked with EGBI since 2012. EGBI provided me the information I needed to start our business. We thank EGBI for the coaching and help to connect us with professional experts specialized in helping small business.

Q: What would you like everyone to know about you or your business?

A: Our business is a husband and wife team. I (Silvia) became a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend, and an entrepreneur all at the same time.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

A: When I am not at the shop, I devote my self to my family. When I am not with my family and friends, I try to go hiking and at night I like to see the sky through my telescope.

Silvia Solorzano and Jason McClain are the third of the 15 clients we will share stories about each week leading up to our 15 year celebration. Please continue to follow us to read more about the businesses we serve. If you would like to further help these businesses, consider using the products and services of our alumni. To do so, visit our CLIENT BUSINESS DIRECTORY.

SAVE THE DATE! Celebrating Success Luncheon will be on September 6th, 2019. If you are interested in attending, reserving a table, or sponsoring our annual event, please contact Monica Peña at monica@egbi.org and 512-928-2594 . More information about the event HERE.

Celebrating 15 years of success: Siller preferred services

Creating opportunity through jobs.

Every year, we honor the achievements of our clients and their contributions to the local economy at our annual Celebrating Success event. This year we will be celebrating our 15 year anniversary from when we were initially created to improve the technology digital divide in our community to now evolved to help business owners better understand how to run a successful business. Leading to our big commemoration we will be interviewing a client to highlight their success story each week, 15 in total .

Christina Paz is owner of Siller Preferred Services, an employment agency that specializes in the hospitality and warehouse industry.  Her company works closely with their clients to help them secure and maintain jobs that will allow their workers to grow their financial freedom.

Below is a Question & Answer we recently had with Christina.

Q: How has your career added value to your life? To the community around you?

A: I have more freedom, independence, and can support my family. Also, I take pride knowing my business helps workers support their family.

Q: What are struggles you have overcome?

A: Originally I had a partner.  Now I have my business alone without my old business partner. It was hard to start, but now running my business is better.

Q: How long have you been working with EGBI and how have they helped you?

A: I have been working with EGBI for 5 years. I took a class in which Barbra Boeta was an instructor, as a Program Coordinator (now Executive Director).  EGBI helped me successfully establish my business. They gave me a huge help and much support as far as business coaching and we office out of their incubation space. EGBI is always available when I need them. I highly recommend EGBI to others.

Q: What would you like everyone to know about you or your business?

A: I approach every client with customized advice to fit their situation and I pride myself on treating each client individually. Additionally, I greatly value my employees and create a family environment for the business.

Christina Paz is the first of the 15 clients we will share stories about each week leading up to our 15 year celebration. Please continue to follow us to read more about the businesses we serve. If you would like to further support these businesses, consider using the products and services of our alumni. To do so, visit our CLIENT BUSINESS DIRECTORY.

SAVE THE DATE! Celebrating Success Luncheon will be on September 6th, 2019. If you are interested in attending, reserving a table, or sponsoring our annual event, please contact Monica Peña at monica@egbi.org and 512-928-2594 . More information about the event HERE.

¡Encuentra la alegría con dulces artesanales que nunca has probado!

Por Hye June Park

Dulces tradicionales mexicanos son un gran deleite que toda la familia y amigos pueden comer juntos. Los dulces artesanales hechos localmente por Sweet Tsopelik tienen una variedad de ingredientes desde frutas, nueces, miel, jarabe, harina, y maíz los cuales los hacen perfectos para cualquiera que tiene gusto por lo dulce.

Daniela Ariza, la dueña de Sweet Tsopelik se especializa en crear sus propios dulces artesanales los cuales las personas tal vez no han visto en Estados Unidos. Tsopelik quiere decir “dulce” en Náhuatl un lenguaje ancestral de México. Ella utiliza ingredientes orgánicos y menos azúcar que los dulces originales de México. También tiene opciones para veganos. “No quería utilizar ingredientes que necesitaran refrigeración como leche o huevo. Así ahora cualquiera desde un niño pequeño a un adulto mayor puede probar mis dulces”

Ella comenzó su negocio después de tomar la serie de talleres de Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI) “Tome las clases para ayudarme a encontrar mi idea de negocio”

“Hice Garapiñados de mi ciudad que son Cacahuates cubiertos con azúcar. A pesar de que fue la primera vez que hacía dulces, leí libros, investigué y me enseñé a mí misma. Tuve muchos fracasos para obtener el producto perfecto pero lo que me hacía falta era más paciencia. Finalmente, compartí los buenos con mis cuñadas y a ellas les encantaron las golosinas. Así fue como decidí que mi negocio sería de dulces”, explicó.

Comenzar un negocio no siempre fue fácil y Daniela tuvo algunos obstáculos. Debido a su falta de transporte, los lugares donde podía vender sus productos fueron limitados. EGBI la conectó con varias organizaciones como The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Las Comadres para las Americas y Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas. Daniela ha recibido ayuda y apoyo de estos recursos y de la comunidad, para llegar a más clientes. Su próximo objetivo es expandirse a una audiencia más amplia mundialmente que le compre sus productos.

Estos dulces especiales artesanales se pueden encontrar todos los domingos de 11 de la mañana a 3 de la tarde en el mercado HOPE ubicado en 412 Comal St. Austin. Para más información visita sweetsopelik.com.


Por: Hye June Park

Alicia’s Tacorriendo de Austin agrega algo extra a su comida; ¡Amor!

Max Varela, dueño de Alicia’s Tacoriendo. Cocina todas las comidas con pasión y amor por el gusto de una comida deliciosa. Alicia, quien es famosa en Mustang Ridge por sus tamales, es su madre. Así que él utiliza las recetas de ella. Su negocio local, de propiedad familiar se especializa en auténtica comida mexicana de Monterrey, México a un precio accesible. Él ofrece servicio de alimentos para cualquier tipo de ocasión o lugar, junto con tamales disponibles para tu deleite.

“Yo he trabajado al lado de mi madre en muchos festivales y eventos de venta de alimentos. Mi madre tiene más de 30 años en la industria del servicio de alimentos y es propietaria de su propio carrito de comida. Quiero ofrecerle oportunidades a mi familia a medida que vamos creciendo “, el comentó.  La comunidad que visita su carrito de comida recibe el amor que él le pone a cada platillo.

A pesar de que él tenía la experiencia, le fue muy difícil establecer y promover su negocio. Para resolver su problema, Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI), le ayudó a refinar su plan de negocio y le brindó ideas de mercadeo. Pero más importante aún, es que continúan ofreciéndole consejos y asesoramiento empresarial. Al completar la serie de talleres para pequeños negocios de EGBI. Él fue elegible para una membresía de un año en la Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC). Y al ser parte de (GAHCC) le daría mayor exposición a su negocio a posibles clientes. Puedes visitar su carrito de comida el cual está ubicado en 8503 Hilmoore Drive, Austin, Texas 78719. Para más información sobre Alicia’s Tacoriendo visita:  www.facebook.com/aliciastacoriendo.

comida mexicana

Planeando para el futuro

Por: Barbra Boeta

Marzo, para mi personalmente fue un mes horrible – mi carro decidió dejarme varada al lado de la carretera y perdí a dos de mis seres queridos.  Reparación de carro, funeral y gastos de viaje casi me llevaron hasta al borde. Por tiempos como estos me doy cuenta de lo importante que es tener una cuenta de ahorros de emergencias.

Como pequeños empresarios, rara vez nos tomamos un momento para guardar dinero para tiempos difíciles. Principalmente porque estamos muy ocupados tratando de mantenernos y cuando tenemos un algo extra queremos reinvertirlo en nuestros negocios. Invertir en tu negocio es grandioso, pero también tienes que invertir en ti.

Todos sabemos que necesitamos una cuenta de ahorros y una cuenta de jubilación. Pero el saber que necesitamos algo a realmente hacerlo son dos cosas MUY diferentes.

Aquí están algunos de mis consejos para comenzar una cuenta de ahorros personal.

  1.  Establecer una meta razonable – establecer y lograr objetivos es la mejor formar de sentir que uno está avanzando en lugar de ir solo en círculos. Por ejemplo, yo quiero ahorrar $200 en tres meses. Necesito agregar $30 a mis ahorros cada dos semanas para lograr mi objetivo.
  2. ¿Dónde poner tu dinero? Cuando pongo mi dinero en mis ahorros de emergencia trato de que sea en un banco diferente al de mi cuenta de cheques personal. De esta forma es menos probable que me lo gaste. Yo creo en la teoría: fuera de la vista, fuera de la mente.
  3. Respeta tu horario – si planeaste guardar dinero en tu cuenta asegúrate de hacerlo. Pero si algo sucede que no puedes hacerlo por una semana no te castigues, ni te rindas. Vuelve al buen camino y continúa ahorrando.
  4. Una vez lograda la meta establece otra. No tienes que aumentar la cantidad que estas ahorrando. Si aún no estás listo solo continúa ahorrando. Tu nuevo objetivo podría ser en tres meses quiero tener un total de $400 en mi cuenta de ahorros.

Piensa como si agregar dinero en tus ahorros fuera pagar tu renta. No es una opción. Una vez tengas ese habito de poner dinero en tu cuenta de ahorros ya ni siquiera extrañaras el dinero que ahorras. Y después cuando tengas esa emergencia, tendrás algo extra para ayudarte a calmar tu estrés.

¡Buena Suerte Mis Amigos!


By Hye June Park

El número de empresas de propiedad negra en Austin está creciendo. Febrero es el Mes de la Historia Negra, una celebración anual de los logros de los afroamericanos y un momento para reconocer el papel central de los negros en la historia de los Estados Unidos. Para celebrar el Mes de la Historia Negra, Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI) reconoce a dos clientes que operan un mercado de comida africano y una organización sin fines de lucro que destaca la historia negra. Uno lleva la comida etíope a la comunidad de Austin, mientras que el otro ayuda a los jóvenes a moldear su identidad y aprender de su pasado.

Sitotaw Degefaw, uno de los propietarios de Selam International Mart & Café en North Lamar, vende alimentos y especias importados de Etiopía y África Oriental en su tienda de comestibles. Los visitantes pueden explorar la cultura de África oriental mientras disfrutan de la comida tradicional etíope sin la necesidad de viajar a Etiopía. Selam International Mart & Café es un lugar donde la comunidad de África Oriental en Austin puede venir y disfrutar de su cultura nativa de Etiopía, así como un lugar para que los no africanos prueben algo nuevo en un ambiente muy amigable. La parte favorita de Degefaw de ser dueño de su negocio es conocer gente nueva y tener un lugar donde su comunidad pueda reunirse.

Comenzó su negocio con sólo una idea. Llegó a EGBI para obtener el apoyo que necesitaba para su pequeña empresa, con la idea de comenzar un matadero para un tipo particular de carne de res importante para la comida etíope. EGBI lo ayudó a comprender las regulaciones gubernamentales sobre el procesamiento de carne y, a medida que su idea se definía mejor, tuvo la oportunidad de comprar una tienda de comestibles que tenía espacio para agregar una carnicería para su carne especial.

Trabajó con Joni Foster, Director de Programas de EGBI, a través de sesiones de entrenamiento uno a uno. “Ella me conectó con el proveedor que sacrifica la carne especial según la costumbre de mi país”, ofreció Degefaw. “Trabajó conmigo para hacer realidad mi sueño”. Sigue visitando a Joni una vez al mes para hablar sobre este negocio. Para obtener más información sobre Selam International Mart & Café, visite selamcafe.com

The Living History Foundation se fundó en febrero de 2018 cuando el primer grupo de personas se sentó alrededor de la mesa y ordenó la reunión. El año pasado, la organización recibió su estado 501 (C) (3) del IRS y presentó tres programas de historia de vida en el centro de Texas. Edgar B. Garza, presidente de la Junta de Living History Foundation, dijo: “La misión de la Fundación es inspirar a los niños y jóvenes de corazón a conocer las contribuciones de la gente de color en la construcción de esta gran nación del mundo. Tiempo antes de los primeros europeos hasta nuestros días.

“La historia es una parte importante de nuestra vida personal”, continuó Garza. “Es la clave para entender quiénes somos como humanos. Los jóvenes finalmente desarrollarán su propia perspectiva sobre la vida humana y la sociedad. Una que se basa en historias sobre personas comunes, como los jóvenes que están en el programa. También aprenderán de la gente común lecciones de coraje, liderazgo y protesta constructiva.

Es la primera vez que muchos de los miembros de la junta directiva forman parte de una organización sin fines de lucro, pero EGBI se reúne con los directores un par de veces al mes para ayudarles a poner todo junto. La junta se reunió en diciembre de 2018 para hacer planes para 2019, y Joni Foster, Directora de Programas de EGBI, facilitó la conversación. Manténgase atento a uno de los 12 programas de historia viva que la organización ofrecerá en los próximos meses. Para obtener más información sobre The Living History Foundation, visite facebook.com/livinghistoryfoundation.

Board members of Living History Foundation
Black History
Salem Mart




wednesdAY, november 7, 2018


Join us in San Antonio on November 7 for PeopleTalk with Elijah May of The Experience Firm.

Elijah May is co-founder and managing partner of The Experience Firm, a customer experience consultancy focused on building brands and driving word of mouth. Elijah’s career as a brand strategist spans over two decades and began at his alma mater, the University of Southern California, where he managed the University’s appearance in commercials, TV shows and movies. Since moving to Austin in 2006, he has launched numerous startups, lectured at every college and University in town, and designed customer experiences for some of the world’s most famous brands. His personal mission is to help companies realize the ROI of investing in people.

When: Wednesday, November 7 from 11:30am – 1:00pm

Where: PeopleFund San Antonio, MAUC Center  

2300 W. Commerce St. #309

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Certification 101: Overview and Application Forms Review

Thursday, November 15, 2018


The City of Austin’s Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) invites for-profit business owners interested in working with government contracts are invited to learn more about small and minority business enterprise certifications and how they can be used as a marketing tool for businesses that are qualified.

  • Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) for City of Austin funded contracts and projects
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) for federally-funded aviation, transportation, and highway projects such as Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Cap Metro), Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE) which is a race and gender neutral certification for single scoped construction projects.

The City also has an agreement with the State of Texas to review applications for Historically Underutilized Business Enterprise (HUB) certification when application is submitted with MBE/WBE or DBE application. If approved, qualified HUB candidates will receive their certificate from the State of Texas.

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Corridor Construction Program Workshop for Businesses

Tue, October 16, 2018 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM


Mobility, safety and connectivity improvements are planned for nine major Austin roadways. The City of Austin Corridor Program Office and the Austin Chamber of Commerce are hosting workshops for businesses located along those roadways to request their input in preparation for construction. The improvements are funded in part by the voter-approved 2016 Mobility Bond and are part of the Corridor Construction Program that Austin City Council adopted in spring 2018. Attendees will also have an opportunity to review improvements coming to each corridor and speak with project team members.

Join us for one of the three Sessions on October 16. The same information and input opportunities will be available at each of the three times listed below. Please RSVP by selecting the ticket cooridinating to the session you plan to attend so we can adequetly prepare.

SESSION 1: 10-11:30 a.m.

SESSION 2: 2-3:30 p.m.

SESSION 3: 5:30-7 p.m.

The corridors in the Corridor Construction Program are:

  • North Lamar Boulevard from US 183 to Howard Lane/I-35
  • Burnet Road from Koenig Lane to Mopac Expressway
  • Airport Boulevard from North Lamar Boulevard to US 183
  • East MLK Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 from US Hwy. 183 to Decker Lane
  • South Lamar Boulevard from Riverside Drive to Ben White Boulevard/US 290
  • East Riverside Drive from Riverside Drive to SH 71
  • Guadalupe Street from MLK Jr. Boulevard to West 29th Street
  • William Cannon Drive from Southwest Parkway to McKinney Falls Parkway
  • Slaughter Lane from FM 1826 to Vertex Boulevard

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PeopleFund will be hosting a series of free workshops called Financial Education Fridays under BBVA Compass Center’s Pilot Program. The goal of this program is to provide free financial education, which includes classes on small business and personal finance.

We will be offering a series of workshops in different PeopleFund offices, including:

  • Austin -2921 E. 17th Street Building D Suite 1
  • Dallas – 2801 Swiss Ave. Suite 120
  • Fort Worth – 1150 South Freeway, Suite 129
  • Houston – 2101 South Street Suite 127
  • Edinburg – 300 S. Closner Blvd. Ste. 1

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Strategic Pricing

Tue, October 30, 2018 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Pricing is the fastest and most effective way for companies to increase profitability. Studies show that a 1% increase in pricing has a greater positive impact on profitability than does a 1% increase in sales volume or a 1% decrease in costs. Unfortunately, too many companies do not think tactically about pricing and do not effectively price for profitability. This workshop is designed to help small business owners and managers to understand common mistakes that companies make in pricing and learn best pricing practices that will enable them to maximize company profitability.

This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification.


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PowerUp Austin! City of Austin & Wells Fargo

Thu, Oct 11, 4:00 – 6:30PM at LCRA Red Bud Center



The PowerUp Austin! series engages in conversation around “hot topics” to drive your success.

This Power Up Austin! event will bring together two dynamic topics presented by industry experts.

Managing Business Credit

Good credit is one of a business owner’s most valuable assets. Building credit is an active, ongoing process that takes careful management. Wells Fargo Bank’s Business Banking Manager Mike Lancaster and Senior Business Relationship Manager Eeva Carr will focus on the credit and financing needs of businesses like yours. They’ll cover how credit and lending work, explore access to capital and cash flow analysis, and show you how to make the most of your credit opportunities – both traditional and nontraditional.

7 Ways to “Get It Right” in Improving your Workplace Dynamics

Companies in the Austin region work hard to operate at peak performance by focusing on the fight to retain talent, alternative ways to get work done, and perfecting lean and fast operations. David Hughen will share his experiences working with hundreds of companies and how they ‘get it right’. Come learn how employers are addressing the evolution of workplace dynamics.


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Truth, Racial Healing, Transformation | Verdad, Sanación, Tranformación

October 13 & 14, 2018

En español abajo

Facilitators: Gail Christopher, ND and Jamie Harvey, PE
“Our work is overcoming a great divide… the hierarchy of human value.” –Dr Gail Christopher

Austin Health Commons is fully committed to a new paradigm shift to conscious health care and affordable access for everyone to holistic healthcare.

Planned to be a public trust, the Austin Health Commons shifts ownership of health care from corporations back to community, and cultivates root cause community healing.

In October, we will welcome Dr. Christopher and Jamie Harvey as our facilitators. Dr. Gail Christopher, formerly Senior Advisor at the Kellogg Institute & architect of Truth, Racial Healing, Transformation circles, for our Austin Health Commons 2018 Vision in Creation gathering: Truth, Racial Healing, Transformation. Jamie Harvie, PE is the Executive Director of Duluth, MN based Institute for a Sustainable Future (ISF) and is nationally recognized for his extensive experience at the intersection of health, community, environment and healthcare.

Join us as we bring together diverse groups of Austinites to share our stories to create connection and understanding. That sharing is healing, and once we heal from our collective past, it is transformative for our city.

Event Details

Location: Huston-Tillotson University
10/13 King-Seabrook Chapel
10/14 Davage-Durdon Student Union

  • Cost – FREE
  • Childcare provided upon request (contact us @ austinhealthcommons@gmail.com)
  • Lunch and snacks provided
  • Please register for each day separately

October 13: Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation Circles

On Day 1, we will gather in circles of 25 diverse community members and respond to questions designed to foster authentic exchange and affirm our shared human experience. This deep relational process will help us build capacity for listening and a deeper sense of connection to folks ‘different’ than us, which allows us to begin to address root cause healing in our community.

October 14: Austin Health Commons: Racial Healing in Action

On Day 2, we will build on our newly created capacity to collectively envision a Healthy Healed Austin, map assets, and set priorities. We will deepen together, co-create, and define what we Conscious Health Care to look like in Austin – ending the economic segregation of healthcare.

Are you ready?

It takes a village. To keep our momentum moving forward, we need administrative and communications support, event planners, fundraising and legal entity development, childcare, and community participants to grow the vision. Please let us know if you have a skill you would like to bring to our work – email austinhealthcommons@gmail.com.

Together, we can transform the culture of health care.

With love and with gratitude,

Amina Haji, MD and Simel Bey, LAc, DAOM, and Jamie Harvie
Co-Founders, Austin Health Commons

Austin Health Commons: Verdad, Sanación Racial, Transformación –
13 y 14 de octubre de 2018

Creadora y facilitadora: Gail Christopher, ND

“Nuestro trabajo es superar una gran brecha… la jerarquía del valor humano.” –Dr. Gail Christopher

En Austin Health Commons estamos totalmente comprometidos a cambiar el modelo de salud hacia una atención médica consciente y a tener acceso a los cuidados de salud holísticos al alcance de todos.

Planeado para ser un fideicomiso público, Austin Health Commons transfiere la propiedad de la atención médica de las empresas de vuelta a la comunidad, y cultivaremos el proceso curativo basándonos en las raíces profundas de la problemática comunitaria.

En octubre, daremos la bienvenida a la Dra. Gail Christopher, ex asesora principal del Kellogg Institute y arquitecta de los círculos de la Verdad, Sanación Racial, Transformación, para nuestra reunión de la Visión en Creación de Austin Health Commons 2018.

Únase a nosotros mientras reunimos a diversos grupos de residentes de Austin para compartir nuestras historias para crear conexión y comprensión. Compartir esto es sanador, y una vez que sanamos nuestro pasado colectivo, será transformativo para nuestra ciudad.

Detalles del evento

Huston-Tillotson University
10/13 King-Seabrook Chapel
10/14 Davage-Durdon Student Union

  • Gratis
  • Cuidado de niños proporcionado si lo solicita (contáctenos @ austinhealthcommons@gmail.com)
  • Habrá almuerzo y bocadillos para todos
  • Por favor regístrese para cada día por separado

13 de octubre: Círculos de Verdad, Sanación Racial y Transformación

Nos reuniremos en círculos de 25 miembros diversos de la comunidad y responderemos a preguntas diseñadas para fomentar un intercambio auténtico y afirmar nuestra experiencia humana compartida. Este profundo proceso para relacionarnos promueve la igualdad racial y empezará a abordar la curación de la problemática en sus raíces dentro de nuestra comunidad.

14 de octubre: Reunión de la Visión en la Creación de Austin Health Commons

  • Compartiremos nuestro trabajo de atención de la salud consciente: poner fin a la segregación económica de la atención médica.
  • Profundizando juntos


Juntos, podemos transformar la cultura de la atención médica.

Para hacer esto necesitamos a todo el pueblo. Para continuar avanzando, necesitamos apoyo en la administración y la comunicación, planeadores de eventos, recaudación de fondos y desarrollo de una entidad legal, guardería para los niños y participantes que nos ayuden a hacer crecer nuestra visión. Por favor déjennos saber si tienen una habilidad para colaborar en nuestra labor – envíe un email a austinhealthcommons@gmail.com.

Juntos podemos transformar la cultura de los cuidados de salud.

Con amor y gratitud,

Amina Haji, MD y Simel Bey, LAc, DAOM y Jamie Harvie
Cofundadores, Austin Health Commons

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How to Write a Business Plan

Thu, October 18, 2018, 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Entrepreneur Center of Austin / 4029 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. Suite 110 Austin, TX 78704


This course provides a practical, step-by-step instruction in how to develop a business plan for a small start-up business or the expansion of an existing business. A business plan can be submitted to a financial institution or private investor for funding or used for implementation. Emphasis will be placed on a plan’s components, format, marketing and financial projections and analysis. This class will teach you how to review all the various components of a business plan and apply learned concepts in developing a plan for your own business.

This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification.