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Jun
2
Fri
Contract Basics @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center
Jun 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Contract Basics @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center

Contract Basics

For Small Businesses

This course is intended to help you identify the contract terms to which you should pay closest attention in your commercial deals.  These terms are common across a wide variety of transactions, and in all cases they are among the ones you should review for any given deal.  Bear in mind that your perspective will depend on your interest or role in a transaction.  It is hoped that with this basic familiarity with top-level issues, you will be better able to assess (and manage) the contract-related risks associated with your business, and that when you meet with your lawyer, you’ll be able to have a better-informed conversation about the terms most critical to include (or exclude) from agreements drafted for you or which you encounter.

This course is not intended to be a comprehensive guide on contract issues, and it does not constitute legal advice.  For that, we strongly encourage you to engage a lawyer. Price & performance specifications are not addressed here–there are just too many possibilities.  That said, do be sure to capture these things in your agreements in a form sufficiently tight such that each party’s rights and/or obligations are clear.  If you get only this part right, you’re in pretty good shape.

The critical point to take away from this course is that for any type of commercial transaction, there are terms that at least one of the parties will have a strong interest in defining clearly and in a way it can enforce against the other party.  In most cases, both parties will have such interests (though the outcomes they desire may differ).  In the end, even the best drafted contract can’t keep conflicts with trading partners from arising, but well thought-out agreements can go a long way to preventing unpleasant surprises when disputes do occur.

 

Instructor:

Brian Falbo, Director, PG and Global Operations – Dell

Michael Wallace, Legal, Senior Contracts Advisor – Dell

 

Tuition:  Free (Registration is required)

Date:  Friday, March 3rd

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 Capital Plaza shopping center – Chase Bank building – 2nd floor.

 

Contact:

info@bigaustin.org

 

Register Online!

 

 

 

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.

Jul
7
Fri
Business Law Basics @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center
Jul 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, Senior Associate – Dwyer Murphy Calvert

Bentley Harris, Associate – Reed & Scardino

Tuition:  FREE – Registration Required

Date:  Friday, July 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

 

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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.

 

Jul
11
Tue
Borrowing Basics @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center
Jul 11 @ 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 required)

Date:  Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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

 

 

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
10
Tue
Borrowing Basics @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center
Oct 10 @ 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 required)

Date:  Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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

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.