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

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

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!

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wellness Y Tu

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 11:30 AM – 01:30 PM

Register for this seminar 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.

July 16, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Carver Branch Public Library
1161 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702

 

Register for this seminar by City of Austin Small Business Program, HERE!

 

 

Simplifying QuickBooks

July 26, 2018, 9:00am CDT

 

Are you joining the many small businesses that use QuickBooks for accounting? We will provide a very basic introduction to the versions, interfaces, use and reports. For experienced users, we recommend using SCORE’s free one-on-one mentoring.

DATE & TIME: July 26, 2018, 9:00am CDT

Address: Leander Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center
100 N Brushy St.
Leander, TX, 78641

Register for this seminar by score, HERE!




Upcoming Events

National Small Business Week
April 30 – May 4, 2018
Join The City of Austin Small Business Program for five days of free sessions covering funding, marketing, legal, and business planning.
Check out sessions below and reserve your seat!
Business Planning Sessions: Woman getting advice from a business coach
Tuesday – May 1, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Business Coaching Open Office Hours
Wednesday – May 2, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Test Before You Invest
Thursday – May 3, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Writing a Winning Business Plan
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Business Coaching Open Office Hours
List of more offered by the city HERE. 
Other events you may want to be a part of:
April 21st, Saturday 10 AM to 1 PM
Join PeopleFund for a free credit review.  Confidential and personal credit checks are available through the experts at BB&T! On Thursday, April 20th, experts from BB&T will be on site to review your personal credit and evaluate credit reports for FREEAvailable in English or Spanish.
Here’s your chance to access your free credit report, notice any errors or discrepancies, and learn what you can work on to improve your credit!
Contact dbranch@peoplefund.org to reserve your spot.
 April 30th, Monday 8 AM to 10 AM State of Small Business in Austin Breakfast

The City of Austin Economic Development Department will host the 5th Annual State of Small Business in Austin breakfast at the Norris Conference Center on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 8:30 to 10:00am.

As the kickoff to National Small Business Week, the program will focus on small businesses issues in Austin. Keynote speaker Rosa Rios Valdez, President and CEO of Business and Community Lenders (BCL). Ms. Valdez will discuss the role of economic development organizations to ensure equitable economic development for all small businesses (including creatives). Ms. Valdez will discuss how small businesses are dealing with affordability challenges, funding/ finance issues and trends toward social entrepreneurship. Our intention is that Austin’s civic leaders and small business partners will be able to translate this message into actionable items to prepare our entrepreneurs for upcoming opportunities.

Following the discussion, City of Austin Small Business Awards will be presented to recognize entrepreneurial excellence in our community.

RSVP HERE .

May 9th, Wednesday 9th at 9 AM to 12 PM  8 AM to 10 AM Vietnam and Southeast Asia Briefing
Join us for a briefing on Vietnam and Southeast Asia by US-ASEAN Business Council and Becamex IDC. They will present on business opportunities and resources for entrepreneurs looking to expand to Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
Who should attend?
• Manufacturers
• Supply Chains Enterprises (packaging, components, parts)
• Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare
Related Industries
• High-Tech, Electrical & Home Appliances
• Electronic & Telecommunication Equipment, IT, Gaming, Software
• Food & Agri-Business (machinery, processing technology, animal feed)
• Property Developers (retail, condo, hospitality, entertainment & sports)
• Investment & Banking

Agenda
9:00 AM Registration & Networking
9:30 AM Welcome & Program
11:00 AM Q&A
11:30 AM One-on-One meetings
This event is presented by in partnership with the Global Business Expansion City of Austin Economic Development, World Affairs Council of Austin, Becamex, and US ASEAN Business Council.
RSVP HERE. 

May 15th

 

 

Upcoming Events

 April 5th, 2018 from 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM –  Women’s Club Creative Ways to Delight Customers
Guest speaker Crystal Matterson, President and Founder of CrystalRaven Consulting LLC will share creative ways to set your business apart by delighting your customers and turning them into Raving Fans for your business.

Crystal is an international business consultant with an MBA from the University of Dallas. She lived in Asia for ten years and consults in management, business structures, project management, operations, trade import/export, Asia sourcing and manufacturing, and digital marketing.
Registration fee is $15 and includes lunch.

This club is for our women entrepreneurs to learn from, network with and support each other. If you’d like to attend and are not a member, you will need to sign up for membership first.   Find out more HERE.
April 6th, 2018 from 8:00 AM- 11:00 AM
WtB Last Chance
April 11th, 2018 from 8:00 AM- 4:15 PM – Local U sponsored by Google

Attend Local University–a full-day workshop about Internet marketing for Austin area businesses.

Featuring a presentation by Google: Learn how to use Google’s local products to acquire new customers, while also engaging and retaining existing ones. We’ll start by walking through claiming your Local Plus page, and then explore other local products.
We’re bringing in some of the leading online marketing experts for an intensive eight-hour crash course in Internet marketing that will help you navigate the possibilities for marketing your business on the web. You’ll learn Search & Social Marketing tips and techniques that will lead to sustained, long-term search engine rankings (and new customers) in your local markets and world wide. Receive a FREE review of your website.

For more details, click HERE. 

 April 21st, Saturday 10 AM to 1 PM
Join PeopleFund for a free credit review.  Confidential and personal credit checks are available through the experts at BB&T! On Thursday, April 20th, experts from BB&T will be on site to review your personal credit and evaluate credit reports for FREEAvailable in English or Spanish.
Here’s your chance to access your free credit report, notice any errors or discrepancies, and learn what you can work on to improve your credit!
Contact dbranch@peoplefund.org to reserve your spot.
 April 30th, Monday 8 AM to 10 AM State of Small Business in Austin Breakfast

The City of Austin Economic Development Department will host the 5th Annual State of Small Business in Austin breakfast at the Norris Conference Center on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 8:30 to 10:00am.

As the kickoff to National Small Business Week, the program will focus on small businesses issues in Austin. Keynote speaker Rosa Rios Valdez, President and CEO of Business and Community Lenders (BCL). Ms. Valdez will discuss the role of economic development organizations to ensure equitable economic development for all small businesses (including creatives). Ms. Valdez will discuss how small businesses are dealing with affordability challenges, funding/ finance issues and trends toward social entrepreneurship. Our intention is that Austin’s civic leaders and small business partners will be able to translate this message into actionable items to prepare our entrepreneurs for upcoming opportunities.

Following the discussion, City of Austin Small Business Awards will be presented to recognize entrepreneurial excellence in our community.

RSVP HERE .
May 9th, Wednesday 9th at 9 AM to 12 PM  8 AM to 10 AM Vietnam and Southeast Asia Briefing
Join us for a briefing on Vietnam and Southeast Asia by US-ASEAN Business Council and Becamex IDC. They will present on business opportunities and resources for entrepreneurs looking to expand to Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
Who should attend?
• Manufacturers
• Supply Chains Enterprises (packaging, components, parts)
• Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare
Related Industries
• High-Tech, Electrical & Home Appliances
• Electronic & Telecommunication Equipment, IT, Gaming, Software
• Food & Agri-Business (machinery, processing technology, animal feed)
• Property Developers (retail, condo, hospitality, entertainment & sports)
• Investment & Banking

Agenda
9:00 AM Registration & Networking
9:30 AM Welcome & Program
11:00 AM Q&A
11:30 AM One-on-One meetings
This event is presented by in partnership with the Global Business Expansion City of Austin Economic Development, World Affairs Council of Austin, Becamex, and US ASEAN Business Council.
RSVP HERE. 

Couple Sells Business to Employee of 20 years

 

Gabriel Orozco Goes from Technician to

Proud Owner of S.T.A.R. Windshield Repair


 
Austin, TX:  After working at S.T.A.R. Windshield Repair for more than 20 years, on January 2, 2018, Gabriel Orozco bought the business from the retiring owners, Eileen and Larry Smith.
Larry and Eileen are happy to see Gabriel take over the business that has been serving the Austin area since 1986. “We wish nothing but the best for Gabe,” said former owner, Larry Smith. The Smiths will be helping Orozco through a three-month transition period, to prevent any disruption in service as Orozco makes the transition from technician to owner.
For the last 6 months, Gabriel Orozco has consulted with Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI), an organization that provides training, coaching, and support to aspiring and existing business owners. He completed EGBI’s business workshop series and will continue to be coached by EGBI staff to sharpen his business skills through the changeover.  EGBI helped Orozco qualify for a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan from PeopleFund for the purchase, and connected Orozco to the University of Texas School of Law Entrepreneurship & Community Development Clinic for legal support.
Orozco looks forward to providing the same excellent service S.T.A.R. Windshield Repair clients are accustomed to.  “As a longtime customer, we are excited to hear Gabriel will be taking over the business and preserving the excellent customer service he has always provided us,” said Roy Reyes at Double R Sport Imports.
About S.T.A.R. Windshield Repair: S.T.A.R. Windshield Repair has served the Austin area as the rock damage repair specialist since 1986. Their mobile service has a lifetime money-back guarantee and provides insurance deductible waivers. For more information, contact the new owner, Gabe Orozco, at 512-576-5154.