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. 

Launch of the Consular Assistance Special Campaign for Mexican Nationals in Central Texas

The Consulate General of Mexico in Austin announced the launch of the Consular Assistance Special Campaign for Mexican Nationals in Central Texas, a new effort sponsored by the Mexican Government to promote “know your rights” seminars, US citizenship workshops, financial education clinics, and individual consultations with immigration attorneys, among other services.
This initiative is the result of extraordinary resources allocated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico to its consular network in the United States. In Austin, funds will be used in a capacity building effort to better protect the rights and interests of Mexican nationals within the Consulate’s jurisdiction.
The main activities and programs that are part of the campaign are:

  • Know Your Rights Information sessions. Attendees of these sessions will receive information about their rights, what to do in case of detention by an authority, and information about SB4.
  • Immigration screening consultations with immigration attorneys. Through an individualized screening consultation, a person will be able to talk to an immigration attorney to find out if he/she qualifies for any type of immigration relief. The person will receive legal counsel as to his or her potential options, and what next steps to follow.
  • Naturalization clinics. At these clinics, Legal Permanent Residents who qualify will receive legal assistance to apply for U.S. citizenship.
  • Emergency preparedness clinics. Attendees to these clinics will receive information on how to protect their children and properties in case of deportation proceedings. They will receive assistance executing powers of attorney forms, and other legal instruments, as needed. They will also receive useful information in case they decide to return to Mexico.
  • The Financial Assistance Window.This service, located within the Consulate, will provide training and guidance on how to protect patrimony, as well as cultural and linguistically appropriate financial and educational advice with the purpose of increasing financial literacy among the immigrant community.

All services offered will be free of charge to participants. This program was made possible in the collaboration of several organizations and attorneys throughout Central Texas.   Economic Growth Business Incubator was proud to be one of the organizations along with American Gateways,  Asociación de Restauranteros Mexicanos de Texas, Casa Marianella, Catholic Charities of Central Texas, De Mott, McChesney, Curtright and Armendáriz, LLP (DMCA), Education Austin, Equal Justice Center, Foundation Communities, Hispanic Alliance, Lincoln – Goldfinch Law, Migrant Clinician Network, Mis Cuentas, RAICES Texas, The Law Office of Yohana Saucedo, P.C., The Lyttle Law Firm, and Volunteer Legal Services.

  • Mexican and other Latino immigrants interested in knowing more about the campaign or how to take advantage of this opportunity for free services can register at the Consulate’s website https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/austin/, under the Protección tab (Centro de Defensoría).

Upcoming Events:

Small Business Breakfast: June 10th, 8-10 AM, at Juan in a Million. RSVP REQUIRED: Barbra.boeta@egbi.org

Building Success Program (Focus: Business Financials, Accounting and Taxes): Begins June 25. Monday & Thursday, 6PM-8PM, at EGBI – Register here

Curso Empresarial (Enfoque: Contabilidad, Impuestos y Estados Financieros): Comienza el 10 de agosto. Lunes y Jueves, 6PM-8PM, en EGBI – Registrate aqui

Call EGBI for more information: 512-928-2594.

Check out our calendar periodically for our schedule of 2015 sessions.