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Mar
29
Wed
Business Plan 101 “A goal without a plan is a wish” @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Business Plan 101 "A goal without a plan is a wish" @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center

Business Plan 101

“A goal without a plan is a wish”

Most businesses fail due to lack of proper planning. Don’t let yours be among them nor allow opportunities to get partners or funding slip away by not having a complete plan for your business.

This class will help you to clearly understand the strategic process of developing a business plan. Using BiGAUSTIN’s very own business plan template, the instructor will go over each section of the plan and explain what needs to be discussed in it.

The class also touches on the Business Model Canvas – a relatively new approach to business planning – considered by many, including the Harvard Business Review, “the big game changer”.

So bring a pen, let the ideas flow, understand how feasible your business is or could be and learn how to maximize its potential.

Instructor: Daniel Frunza, BiGAUSTIN

Registration open to public

Tuition:  $20.00

In today’s world, even two-income families struggle to make ends meet.  At BiGAUSTIN we offer tuition assistance to those who are City of Austin residents.

Pre-qualifications:

  1. Must reside in Austin city limits
  2. Meet income guidelines. Example if you are in a household of 3 making less than $56,050 would pre-qualify for a scholarship from the city of Austin.

If you do not reside Austin please contact melissa@bigaustin.org to discuss what other tuition assistance is available.

Date:  Wednesday, March 29th

Time:  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location:

BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center

5407 North IH 35

Suite 200

Austin, TX 78723

Note:  We are located in the Capital Plaza shopping center-Chase Bank Building-2nd floor.

Register Online!

 Contact:  info@bigaustin.org

 

Class offered as a part of BiGAUSTIN’s Women’s Business Center, the center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

All SBA programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance by contacting the Women’s Business Center Director Claudia Conner @ (512) 928-8010, 5407 North IH 35, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78723

 

FAQs

 

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Feel free to bring your lunch/snack.

The room is often cold, you may need a sweater.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to bring copy of ticket to this workshop.

 

Apr
7
Fri
Business Law Basics @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center
Apr 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Business Law Basics

Steps for Starting Your Business

Are you ready to start your own business, but unsure of how to go about it? Let BiGAUSTIN provide you with the basic information all small business owners should consider.

This workshop covers:

  • Legal forms of business,
  • Name registration & taxes,
  • Business licenses, permits and regulations,
  • The law related to contracts and purchase orders

After this class you will have:

  • A resource packet and tips to get you started
  • Pros and cons for each business entity
  • A better understanding of what steps to take for small business success
  • A better underrating of contract law and how to use contracts to further your business goals

 

Instructor(s):

Mary-Wommack Barton Tatum – Dwyer Murphy Calvert

Mike Wallace – Dell

Tuition:  FREE – Registration Required

Date:  Friday, April 7th

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location:

BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center

5407 North IH 35

Suite 200

Austin, TX 78723

Note:  We are located in the Capital Plaza shopping center-Chase Bank Building-2nd floor.

Register Online!

 Contact: info@bigaustin.org

 

In partnership with 

 

Class offered as a part of BiGAUSTIN’s Women’s Business Center, the center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

All SBA programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance by contacting the Women’s Business Center Director Claudia Conner @ (512) 928-8010, 5407 North IH 35, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78723

 

FAQs

 

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Feel free to bring your lunch/snack.

The room is often cold, you may need a sweater.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to bring copy of ticket to this workshop.

 

Apr
18
Tue
Borrowing Basics @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center
Apr 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Borrowing Basics @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center

Borrowing Basics

Do you know what your lending officer is looking for in your loan package?

Regardless of where you seek funding – applying for a loan can be an unsettling process.  Borrowing Basics allows you to get an insider’s peek at the loan evaluating process.

Topics will include:

  • Basic components of credit analysis
  • Sources of loans for small businesses

 

Instructor:  Rachel Fausett, Business Development Officer for Greater TEXAS Federal Credit Union, has been teaching seminars since graduating with honors from Texas State University – San Marcos.

 

Tuition:  Free (Registration is required)

 

Date:  Tuesday, April 18

 

Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

Location:

BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center

5407 North IH 35

Suite 200

Austin, TX 78723

Note:  We are located in the Capital Plaza shopping center-Chase Bank Building-2nd floor.

Register Online!

 Contact:  info@bigaustin.org

 

Class offered as a part of BiGAUSTIN’s Women’s Business Center, the center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

All SBA programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance by contacting the Women’s Business Center Director Claudia Conner @ (512) 928-8010, 5407 North IH 35, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78723

 

 

FAQs

 

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Feel free to bring your lunch/snack.

The room is often cold, you may need a sweater.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to bring copy of ticket to this workshop.

 

 

May
17
Wed
Commercial Leasing @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center
May 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Commercial Leasing

Free class designed to speak to commercial leasing needs and how to negotiate the best deal for your small business.  Taking the mystery out of leasing and bring clarity to the terms and conditions set forth in most commercial leases.

Instructor:  Victor Henry

Tuition:  FREE (registration required)

Date:  Wednesday, May 17th

Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location:

BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center

5407 North IH 35

Suite 200

Austin, TX 78723

Note:  We are located in the Capital Plaza shopping center-Chase Bank Building-2nd floor.

Register Online!

Contact:  info@bigaustin.org

Class offered as a part of BiGAUSTIN’s Women’s Business Center, the center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

All SBA programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance by contacting the Women’s Business Center Director Claudia Conner @ (512) 928-8010, 5407 North IH 35, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78723

FAQs

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Feel free to bring your lunch/snack.

The room is often cold, you may need a sweater.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to bring copy of ticket to this workshop.

Aug
16
Wed
Commercial Leasing @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center
Aug 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Commercial Leasing

Free class designed to speak to commercial leasing needs and how to negotiate the best deal for your small business.  Taking the mystery out of leasing and bring clarity to the terms and conditions set forth in most commercial leases.

Instructor:  Victor Henry

Tuition:  FREE (registration required)

Date:  Wednesday, August 16th

Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location:

BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center

5407 North IH 35

Suite 200

Austin, TX 78723

Note:  We are located in the Capital Plaza shopping center-Chase Bank Building-2nd floor.

Register Online!

Contact:  info@bigaustin.org

Class offered as a part of BiGAUSTIN’s Women’s Business Center, the center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

All SBA programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance by contacting the Women’s Business Center Director Claudia Conner @ (512) 928-8010, 5407 North IH 35, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78723

FAQs

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Feel free to bring your lunch/snack.

The room is often cold, you may need a sweater.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to bring copy of ticket to this workshop.

Oct
11
Wed
Commercial Leasing @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center
Oct 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Commercial Leasing

Free class designed to speak to commercial leasing needs and how to negotiate the best deal for your small business.  Taking the mystery out of leasing and bring clarity to the terms and conditions set forth in most commercial leases.

Instructor:  Victor Henry

Tuition:  FREE (registration required)

Date:  Wednesday, October 11th

Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location:

BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center

5407 North IH 35

Suite 200

Austin, TX 78723

Note:  We are located in the Capital Plaza shopping center-Chase Bank Building-2nd floor.

Register Online!

Contact:  info@bigaustin.org

Class offered as a part of BiGAUSTIN’s Women’s Business Center, the center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

All SBA programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance by contacting the Women’s Business Center Director Claudia Conner @ (512) 928-8010, 5407 North IH 35, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78723

FAQs

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Feel free to bring your lunch/snack.

The room is often cold, you may need a sweater.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to bring copy of ticket to this workshop.