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UPCOMING EVENTS

Small Business Meet & Greet: Making Connections with Austin Energy

Tue, September 25, 2018

 

 

 

Austin Fast Start: Sustainable Business

TUE, September 25, 2018

 

Austin Young Chamber

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

October 13 & 14, 2018

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a global giving movement / #GivingTuesday

Tue, November 27, 2018

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Face Your Fears to Achieve Small Business Growth!

Thu, Aug 2, 12:00 PM – Thu, Aug 23, 2:00 PM

 

Conquer the numbers.
Grow your business!
Did you know? Most small business failures are due to lack of solid financial knowledge.Don’t let a lack of financial knowledge keep you from strong business growth! Join BCL of Texas for a free seminar to face your fears, conquer your financials, and grow your business.

We are offering classes at 4 locations and dates across the Austin metro area this August.

Topics that will be covered in this segment: 

  • Small business financial basics:
    • Income statements
    • Balance sheets
    • Cash flow statements
  • Financial analysis practice activities
  • Revenue and expense analysis

Seating is limited! Register now for this must-attend event!

Event Speaker

Brian K. Marshall
Director of Entrepreneurship
Register online
Event Schedule 

August 2:
BCl of Texas
2212 S. Congress, Austin

August 9
Comerica Bank
7820 Burnet Rd, Austin

August 16
Comerica Bank
810 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park

August 23
Carver Library
1161 Angelina St, Austin

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP BY BCL, HERE!

 

 

 

INNOVATION WEEK ATX

by PeopleFund

Innovation Week ATX

 

 

 

Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney?

 

What is a Real Estate Attorney?

There are two types of real estate lawyers.

– Residential real estate lawyers can help you buy a home, deal with foreclosures, and resolve landlord/tenant disputes.
– Commercial real estate lawyers deal with construction and development projects, as well as zoning issues. If you don’t own a business, you probably won’t ever have to deal with a commercial real estate lawyer.

Real estate attorneys specialize in the particulars of real estate law. Their job is to preside over proceedings in any way a client requires. An attorney brings experience that takes a level of risk out of real estate transactions and can aid all parties in understanding the associated legalities.

You should consider hiring a real estate attorney if you need help with:

– Creation of documents such as deeds, rental agreements or purchasing contracts
– Proper filing of deeds with local government offices
– Negotiating terms with banks and brokers
– Establishing a business
– Doing a title search to determine if there are any liens or encumbrances associated with a property
– Reviewing a sale before it becomes final to check for potential legal problems
– Mortgage and trust deed foreclosures

Benefits of a Real Estate Attorney

Working with an attorney who knows Texas real estate law makes buying or selling your real estate less overwhelming. In every transaction, having an attorney guarantees that all legal requirements are met. This includes wording on deeds or contracts and any specific regulations regarding rentals that need to be included on leases.

As a seller, hiring an attorney frees you from having to juggle paperwork while trying to clear out your home and show it to prospective buyers. For buyers, obtaining the services of an attorney can make it easier to understand local rules and regulations and recognize any potential problems. Business owners or investors looking to purchase new property may benefit even more from the services of a real estate attorney. Running a business and preparing for a move or expansion is hard enough without trying to understand everything about real estate law.

 

 

 

 

Law Office of Roberto A. Ramirez

ramirez@rmz-law.com

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

GAHCC Summer Social & Professional Mixer

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Register for this event by gahcc, HERE!

 

 

From Networking to Netgiving:

Creating Authentic Professional Relationships That Last – Small Business Edition

July 16, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

Networking.

Say that word in any crowd and half the folks will cringe with thoughts of faking “happy” at happy hours and making nice with perfect strangers. Yuck! While professionals may engage in the “necessary evil” of networking for their employer, small business owners need to because they are the employer!

In this workshop, you will learn valuable tips and strategies to ease the knots in your stomach and get you to where you really want to be: building strong, diverse professional relationships that last and contribute to the bottom line for your business. Patricia V. Hayes will change your perspective on networking utilizing the skills, strategies and tips she has accumulated from over twenty-five years of relationship building.

Instructor: Patricia V. Hayes, J.D.

Patricia V. Hayes, J.D., is a strategist, executive advisor and empowerment coach who owns PVH Consulting Group, LLC, a management consulting and leadership development firm, where she supports executive-level leaders and professionals in achieving their personal, business and programmatic goals.

Location:
Carver Branch Public Library
1161 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702

Register for this workshop by City of Austin, HERE!

 

 

BBasics on Marketing ROI

July 24, 2018, 10am – 11am CDT

 

Do you know how to measure the ROI on your marketing budget? In this workshop we will look at ways to measure the effectiveness of a wide variety marketing activities from traditional to digital. We’ll review historical metrics and benchmarks, and then discuss strategies to optimize your campaigns for maximum return.

Our speaker is Sameer Shah, a veteran marketer with over 20 years of experience. His firm, Khaana Marketing focuses on helping small companies grow. He has extensive experience with Dell, Yardi, and Smart Flour Foods. In addition, Sameer has a MS in Finance and was a CPA. This unique combination of creative and quantitative skills helps his clients achieve their goals.

BBasics is GAACC’s series of free business workshops. It is open to the public but we request that you register to reserve your spot as seating is limited.

Location:
Asian American Resource Center
Conference Room
8401 Cameron Rd
Austin, TX 78754

Register for this free workshop by GAACC, HERE!

 

 

 

Woman Entrepreneur’s Exchange

 

Click here  for more information and to register. 

 

 

10 Essential Contracts for Every Small Business

By:  Roberto A. Ramirez with Law Office of Roberto A. Ramirez, PLLC 

Starting and running a small business often involves a staggering number of legal contracts.  Below are a list of essential contracts for small businesses.

1. Business Contracts – You need more than a handshake. Make sure it’s a done deal with a professional Business Contract. When it’s in
writing, it’s easier to prevent miscommunication because the details of your agreement are clearly outlined.

2. Service Contracts – Service contracts outline exactly what you will provide as a business. Service contracts are agreements for
specific acts, such as painting your house or tuning your car, and are distinguishable from contracts for goods.

3. Independent Contractor Agreement- Independent Contractor Agreements are a way of clearly outlining the scope of the work, payment schedules
and deadline expectations of a freelance arrangement. Make sure you have signed agreements with every
consultant or short-term employee you use.

4. Release of Liability – As an operator of a business, use this form to release your company from liability for any injuries or damages
sustained by a participant in an activity either owned or sponsored by your business.

5. Equipment Lease – Use this contract if you will be leasing equipment or plan to lease out your own equipment. You’ll want to
complete your equipment lease agreement before the equipment changes hands. That way, if either party has
any questions or concerns, you can refer to your lease agreement to resolve things.

6. Non Disclosure Agreement – Nondisclosure agreements are fairly common in many business settings, as they offer one of the most surefire
ways to protect trade secrets and other confidential information meant to be kept under wraps. Ask potential
employees or current employees to sign this so your proprietary information doesn’t leave your business.

7. Provisional Patent Application-  Protect your product or invention in advance of a full patent filing. A provisional filing allows you to use the
“Patent Pending” notice and establish an official patent filing date.

8. Noncompete Agreement- Noncompete Agreements are intended to help you protect your business. They restrict your employees, business
associates or clients from directly competing against your company.

9. Employment Agreement- This agreement between an employer and employee specifies the rights and obligations of each party. The
employee’s compensation, job duties, expense reimbursement, benefits, and confidentiality obligations may be
described in detail.

10. Employee Handbook- Employee Handbooks are an important part of your hiring package. They include necessary legal statements,
outline employment expectations, relate your business vision, and define benefit packages.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Finding Hidden Markets

BCL of Texas is excited to partner with the City of Austin Small Business Program to offer our Finding Hidden Markets for Business Growth seminar.The one thing all businesses need is NEW CUSTOMERS. It’s time to diversify and increase your revenue!

Whether you’ve launched a startup or operate an existing business, come receive professional advice on how to find hidden revenue and overlooked marketing gems. This lunch & learn session will be held at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin on Tuesday, July 10th from 11:30am-1:30pm. Can’t stay the whole time? Drop by when you can!

Topics that will be Covered in this Segment:

  • Differentiation of product and service
  • Market Segmentation
  • Value-added services
  • Pricing & Sales terms
  • Finding untapped & underserved markets
  • Marketing Campaigns

Reserve your space today!

Event Speaker

Brian K. Marshall
Director of Entrepreneurship
Register here!
Date and Time:
Tuesday, July 10th
11:30am-1:30pm

Venue
4029 S. Capital of Texas Hwy.
Suite 110
Austin, TX 78704

 

Register HERE!

 

 

Starting a Business Successfully–Spanish

Friday, July 20, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM CDT

¿Cuáles son losmitos y las realidades del emprendimiento? ¿Cómo planeas el éxito?  Nuestro presentador de SCORE, Dr. Harold Koch, le ayudará a explorar lo quesenecesita para ser un empresario y cómo desarrollar un Plan de Negocio, para queseconvirtiera en un exitosopropietario de negocio. Él le explicará sus opciones para ser dueño de un negocio y le guiará para obtener la ayuda aquí en Austin queustednecesita para triunfar. [What are the myths and realities of entrepreneurship? How do you plan for success? Our SCORE presenter, Dr. Harold Koch, will help you explore what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how to develop a Business Plan for becoming a successful business owner. He will explain your choices for owning a business and guide you to get the help you need to succeed right here in Austin.

Speaker: Harold Koch

Su mentor certificado de SCORE y presentador del taller es Harold Koch, titular de un MBA y Doctorado en Negocios. Trabajó durante once años en Colombia, Bolivia, México y España con el Banco Mundial, la Universidad de Harvard, la Universidad de Tulane, y la empresa multinacional jabonera The Andrew Jergens Company.  También se ha desempeñado como consultor en el Instituto de Pequeñas Empresas (SBI), agencia secundaria de la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA); además, como fundador, actualmente administra una fundación sin lucre [501(c)(3)] en América del Sur que se titula “BECA”.  Un representante de BBVA Bank nos ayudará a comprender cómo las pequeñas empresas, ya sean nuevas o establecidas, pueden obtener y usar crédito para iniciar y hacer crecer su negocio.

Your certified SCORE mentor and workshop presenter is Harold Koch, holder of an MBA and Doctorate in Business.  He worked for eleven years in Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico, and Spain with The World Bank, Harvard University, Tulane University, and a multinational soap manufacturer, The Andrew Jergens Soap Company as the Latin American Marketing Manager.  He also has served as a consultant with the Small Business Institute (SBI) of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and, as a founder, currently manages a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation in South America titled “BECA”. A representative of BBVA Bank will help us understand how small companies, whether new or established, can obtain and use credit to start and grow their business.

Location : BBVA Compass Bank
1703 W 5th. St. Austin, TX

Register HERE!

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Starting a Business Successfully – Spanish

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

 

Nuestro presentador de SCORE, Dr. Harold Koch, le ayudará a explorar lo que se necesita para ser un empresario y cómo desarrollar un Plan de Negocio, para que se convirtiera en un exitoso propietario de negocio. Él le explicará sus opciones para ser dueño de un negocio y le guiará para obtener la ayuda aquí en Austin que usted necesita para triunfar.

Our SCORE presenter, Dr. Harold Koch, will help you explore what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how to develop a Business Plan for becoming a successful business owner. He will explain your choices for owning a business and guide you to get the help you need to succeed right here in Austin.

Speaker: Harold Koch

Su mentor certificado de SCORE y presentador del taller es Harold Koch, titular de un MBA y Doctorado en Negocios. Trabajó durante once años en Colombia, Bolivia, México y España con el Banco Mundial, la Universidad de Harvard, la Universidad de Tulane, y la empresa multinacional jabonera The Andrew Jergens Company.  También se ha desempeñado como consultor en el Instituto de Pequeñas Empresas (SBI), agencia secundaria de la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA); además, como fundador, actualmente administra una fundación sin lucre [501(c)(3)] en América del Sur que se titula “BECA”.

Your certified SCORE mentor and workshop presenter is Harold Koch, holder of an MBA and Doctorate in Business. He worked for eleven years in Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico, and Spain with The World Bank, Harvard University, Tulane University, and a multinational soap manufacturer, The Andrew Jergens Soap Company as the Latin American Marketing Manager. He also has served as a consultant with the Small Business Institute (SBI) of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and, as a founder, currently manages a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation in South America titled “BECA”.

Date & Time : Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM CDT
Location : Ruiz Library, 1600 Grove Blvd., Austin, TX 78741

REGISTER FOR THIS workshop BY score, HERE!