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Oct
25
Wed
Business Plan 101 @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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

Tuition: $20.00

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 $56,050 would pre-qualify for a scholarship from the city of Austin.

If you do not reside Austin please contact melissa@bigaustin.orgto discuss further options.

Date: Wednesday, October 25th

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 a copy of the ticket to this workshop.

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Nov
3
Fri
Business Law Basics: Steps for Starting Your Business @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center
Nov 3 @ 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):

Scott Kearns, Dell

Tuition: FREE – Registration Required

Date: Friday, November 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 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 a copy of the ticket to this workshop.

Nov
29
Wed
Business Plan 101 @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Tuition: $20.00

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 $56,050 would pre-qualify for a scholarship from the city of Austin.

If you do not reside Austin please contact melissa@bigaustin.orgto discuss further options.

Date: Wednesday, November 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

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 a copy of the ticket to this workshop.

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Dec
1
Fri
Contract Basics for Small BiZ @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center
Dec 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

MOTIVATIONAL CONTRACT BASICS

Contract Basics For Small Businesses

This course is intended to help you identify the contract terms to which you should pay the closest attention to your commercial deals. These terms are common across a wide variety of transactions, and in all cases, they are 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:

Bentley Harris, Partner, Reed & Scardino

Michael Wallace, Legal, Senior Contracts Advisor – Dell

Tuition: Free (Registration is required)

Date: Friday, December 1st

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 a copy of the ticket to this workshop.

Dec
13
Wed
Business Plan 101 @ BiGAUSTIN Business and Technology Center
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Tuition: $20.00

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 $56,050 would pre-qualify for a scholarship from the city of Austin.

If you do not reside Austin please contact melissa@bigaustin.orgto discuss further options.

Date: Wednesday, December 13th

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

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 a copy of the ticket to this workshop.

 

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