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Jan
11
Thu
Start Smart – Spring 2018 @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center
Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Start Smart

Business Empowerment

Thinking about starting a business? You’re not alone. Every year, thousands of Americans catch the entrepreneurial spirit, launching small businesses to sell their products or services.  In fact, given the new economic reality of our time, more people than ever before have found the “job” they thought was waiting for them doesn’t exist. Others have come to the conclusion that they would rather create work they love, constructed to fit with their own life goals.

Many times entrepreneurs are starting a business based on­ an idea, but lack the personal hands-on experience of running a business from all aspects.  The more you know about starting a business, the more power you have to form a business that develops into a lasting source of income and satisfaction.

BiGAUSTIN’s Start Smart program provides all the key essentials for starting and operating a business.

Start Smart provides practical business training, helping students hone the skills they need to create, manage, and grow a small business.  In addition, the start smart program connects entrepreneurs with business insights, leadership skills, and professional networking connections so you can create a new business or expand an existing enterprise.

Start Smart is a 14-session course designed for people who want to start a business and need the skills to test the feasibility of their business concept.  Participants develop a business plan which acts as the blueprint for their start-up venture.

Start Smart Students Benefit from:

  • Completing Feasibility Study
  • Cultivating a Business Plan
  • Insight into Marketing & Market Research
  • Understanding Financials
  • Knowledge of Legal Considerations
  • Access to Expertise
  • Working with other aspiring like-minded entrepreneurs

Instructor:

Matt Sparks website 2 

Tuition:

$197.99 {registration is required}

Early Bird Special – 30% discount registration until December 22nd, 2017

Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify & reside in the City of Austin.

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 $58,600 would pre-qualify for a scholarship from the city of Austin.

Application Documents:

Please click the forms below and once completed email to startsmart@bigaustin.org

Start Smart Application

Client Intake Form

Business Concept Statement

When:

Usually a 7-week course – 14 session dates

January:  11, 16, 18, 22, 25, 29

February:  1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 20, 22

March: 6

Time:  6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Classes are held at:

BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center 5407 North Interstate Highway-35 Suite 200 Austin, 78723

Note:  We are located in Capital Plaza shopping center – Chase Bank building – 2nd flr.

If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact startsmart@bigaustin.org

 

FAQs

Can we bring children?

Please make arrangements for children; childcare services are not available in our offices.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event(s)?

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