Mar
26
Tue
Collin SBDC: Marketing Strategy and Tactics for Small Business
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All businesses start with the intention of becoming successful, and most of those businesses start with a product or service that could get them there, but after a few years, many of those same businesses struggle to find success. How could this be? One main reason could be that they started without a marketing budget or plan. They don’t understand marketing and they don’t understand how important marketing is in making their business a success. This class will cover:

  • Marketing basics
  • Driving awareness of your business, product or service
  • Elements of a marketing plan
  • Goal planning
  • Marketing budget planning
  • Online marketing, including search and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Tactics including a focus on social media planning
  • Innovation and Ideation

After taking this class, you should understand the basics of marketing, the definition of an impression, the goals of an impression and the types of general tactics that you can use to help drive awareness. You should be able to develop your own marketing strategy with goals, tactics, timelines and costs. You should understand the basics of search, SEO and social media. Finally, you should understand the importance of ideation and innovation for the future success of your business.

Presented by: Steve Shalosky│Business Advisor
Collin Small Business Development Center

Mar
27
Wed
Contracting SBDC: Proposal Preparation
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this two hour workshop, participants will learn about getting the process started for government contracting no matter if they sell a commodity, service, or construction. It is also a refresher course of those that are seasoned with government contracting personnel. In the second hour, participants will learn about the preparation needed for a technical proposal. Topics to be discussed include the actual preparation, cover letter, the SF 1442, the Source Selection Evaluation Board, and other related topics.

Mar
29
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientación en español (Dallas)
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Aprenda cÛmo los servicios del Dallas Metropolitan SBDC pueden ayudar a iniciar o crecer su negocio. Temas incluyen:

plan de negocio
regulaciÛn/licencias
prestamos
estructuras legales
impuestos federales
estales
y más

Presentador: Sergio Bento, Senior Business Advisor

Se requiere preinscripción. 

No habr· registro en el sitio.

Descargo de responsabilidad: El DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, socios, asociados, empleados y el instructor de esta sesiÛn no proporcionan asesoramiento legal. La informaciÛn proporcionada en este taller no pretende ser un sustituto del asesoramiento de un abogado.

Apr
1
Mon
Contracting SBDC: SBA Certification Class
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The SBA Certification Class provides a general understanding of the three core procurement certification programs. An SBA representative will be presenting the information to help you determine which one(s) might be appropriate for your business.

  • Federal Woman-Owned Small Business Contracting Program
  • 8(a) Business Development
  • Historically Underutilized Enterprise Zone (HUBZone) Program

If you have any questions, contact us at 214-860-5889

McLennan SBDC: How to Write a Business Plan (Waco)
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Moderator – Tim Holtkamp, Business Advisor, McLennan SBDC

Location – Community Services Center, MCC, Room E153

Description – How to Write a Business Plan

Cost – $29

Protect your family, business, and your assets with this lifelong learning class.  This class will teach you in detail the seven essential sections of a business plan: what you should include, what you shouldn’t include, how to work the numbers and additional resources you can turn to for help. Anyone is welcome to come and learn from Tim Holtkamp and pairs perfectly with the other “HOW TO” series about small business.

Register by calling 299-8888 or click here: https://cereg.mclennan.edu/courses.aspx?Parameter=18&Topic=CP&Subtopic=Personal+Finance&SubtopicCode=CEPF

Apr
2
Tue
Collin SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Do you know your tax responsibilities as a small business owner? This workshop is designed as an awareness seminar to inform business owners of their tax obligations. Tax information for each of the small business structures is provided along with a review of independent contractors versus employees, and an introduction to tax forms required from a small business.

Apr
4
Thu
Collin SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This is a comprehensive overview of the different funding options available for your small business and the qualifications for each. This class will cover:

  • Sources of funding
  • Lender Requirements
  • Other funding considerations
Apr
5
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientation (Dallas)
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn how the services of the Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center can assist starting or growing your business. A few of the topics included are: what it takes to be an entreprenuer, financing your business, and developing a business plan.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Apr
8
Mon
McLennan SBDC: How to Finance Your Small Business (Waco)
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Moderator – Tim Holtkamp, Business Advisor, McLennan SBDC

Location – Community Services Center, MCC, Room E111

Description – Finance Your Small Business

Cost – $29

This class is a comprehensive overview of the different funding options available for your small business and the qualifications for each. This class will cover topics such as: Sources of Funding, Lender Requirements and Other Funding Considerations. Anyone is welcome to come and learn from Tim Holtkamp and pairs perfectly with the other “how to” series about small business.

Register by calling 299-8888 or click here: https://cereg.mclennan.edu/courses.aspx?Parameter=18&Topic=CP&Subtopic=Personal+Finance&SubtopicCode=CEPF

 

 

Apr
10
Wed
McLennan SBDC: Financial Planning and Statements (Temple)
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Learn how to read financial statements and what they mean to your business.  It’s back to basics! If you want to know the difference between and cash flow, income statement and balance sheet, then this class is for you. This class will address many of the questions you may have for your tax professional or bookkeeper. Instructor Jason Ehler will cover the process of using projections to analyze feasibility of your idea and how to create a competitive analysis.

For the sake of personalized interaction and to allow for addressing individual questions, the seminars will be limited to 12 individuals. They will detail various topics critical to the success of small businesses. Themes such as basic start-up knowledge, technical financial assistance, strategic planning, leadership, marketing, expanding your business, and more will be addressed.

New entrepreneurs and businesses will have the chance to schedule appointments for free, in-depth counseling and consultation on several topics including business planning, financial analysis and strategic sales plans. These services provided by the SBDC are open to any small business in the greater Temple community.

The McLennan SBDC gives management and technical assistance to local small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Their business consultation services provide face-to-face meetings discussing topics ranging from business plan development, capital acquisition, marketing, regulatory compliance, to global trade. The SBDC partnership includes the Small Business Administration, the North Texas SBDC, the McLennan Community College and the Temple Chamber of Commerce.

Collin SBDC: How to Start a Small Business
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Why start a small business?

  • What are your goals
  • What are your strengths
  • What are your values
  • How do you work

How do I start a small business?

  • How to analyze feasibility of your idea
  • How to prepare business plan
  • Selecting legal form
  • Sources of capital
  • Business licenses and permits
  • Sources of information
Apr
12
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Small Business Start-up Workshop
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come learn about the expertise available to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs from one of the largest management assistance programs serving small businesses in the United States. SBDCs assist start-up and existing businesses to start, expand and remain competitive in the complex market place and ever-changing global economy. This session will provide participants with information on the in-depth management and technical assistance provided by the North Texas SBDC Network throughout the 49 counties in northeast Texas.  Our only mission is to accelerate the economy by helping entrepreneurs grow sustainable businesses.

Pre-registration is required. No onsite registration will be available.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Apr
15
Mon
McLennan SBDC: How to Market Your Small Business (Waco)
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Moderator – Tim Holtkamp, Business Advisor, McLennan SBDC

Location – Community Services Center, MCC, Room E111

Description – How to Market a Small Business

Cost – $29

Protect your family, business, and your assets with this lifelong learning class. This class will give a small business owner an overview of Marketing not advertising. We will help you determine who your customer is and how your product or service is positioned and perceived in the marketplace. We will show you how to determine what your strengths and weakness are as well as those of your competition. Anyone is welcome to come and learn from Tim Holtkamp and pairs perfectly with the other “HOW TO” series about small business.

Register by calling 299-8724 or click here: McLehttps://cereg.mclennan.edu/courses.aspx?Parameter=18&Topic=CP&Subtopic=Personal+Finance&SubtopicCode=CEPFnnan Community College Continuing Education

 

 

Apr
17
Wed
Contracting SBDC: How to Develop a Capability Statement
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The purpose of this workshop is to help participants write a good Capabilities Statement. The class will cover (1) the purpose of the (door opener) Capability Statement, (2) tailor Capability Statements to the specific agency, prime, or opportunity, (3) understand the difference between past performance and past experience, (4) factors affecting best value determination, and (5) company information and core competencies.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (214) 860-5889.

Collin SBDC – Legal Aspects of Starting a Business
Apr 17 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to start? Confused by all the different types of entities you could form for your business and wondering which type will be best? This class will address:

  • How to Effectively work with your Attorney (and save $$$ doing it)
  • Choice of Entity & Documents Required
  • Minimizing Liability
  • Assumed Names (Doing Business As)
  • Financing the Business – loans, angels & VC’s
  • Intellectual Property – Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets & Patents
Apr
18
Thu
Contracting SBDC: Doing Business with the City of Dallas
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Doing Business with the City of Dallas Come engage with the City of Dallas and hear about how to do business with the City of Dallas, the basics steps of submitting bids, how to navigate through our bidding system and the new initiatives underway to build a robust diversity foot print for the City contracting.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (214) 860-5889.

Apr
20
Sat
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Small Business Start-up Workshop
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come learn about the expertise available to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs from one of the largest management assistance programs serving small businesses in the United States. SBDCs assist start-up and existing businesses to start, expand and remain competitive in the complex market place and ever-changing global economy. This session will provide participants with information on the in-depth management and technical assistance provided by the North Texas SBDC Network throughout the 49 counties in northeast Texas.  Our only mission is to accelerate the economy by helping entrepreneurs grow sustainable businesses.

Pre-registration is required. No onsite registration will be available.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Apr
26
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientación en español (Dallas)
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Aprenda cÛmo los servicios del Dallas Metropolitan SBDC pueden ayudar a iniciar o crecer su negocio. Temas incluyen:

plan de negocio
regulaciÛn/licencias
prestamos
estructuras legales
impuestos federales
estales
y más

Presentador: Sergio Bento, Senior Business Advisor

Se requiere preinscripción. 

No habr· registro en el sitio.

Descargo de responsabilidad: El DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, socios, asociados, empleados y el instructor de esta sesiÛn no proporcionan asesoramiento legal. La informaciÛn proporcionada en este taller no pretende ser un sustituto del asesoramiento de un abogado.

Collin SBDC: Government Contracting Orientation
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Interested in doing business with the government? Come learn about the Government Contracting SBDC and how we can help make it happen.

Apr
29
Mon
McLennan SBDC: House Flipping 101
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Moderator – Tim Holtkamp, Business Advisor, McLennan SBDC

Location – Community Services Center, MCC, Room E111

Description – House Flipping 101

Cost – $99 (Includes classes on April 29, May 6, May 13)

Are you a new investor or a part-time investor looking to make money or build your wealth through real estate? This comprehensive class includes all materials and teaches fundamentals, advanced strategies, and TRADE SECRETS for how to find, negotiate, buy, and sell properties, HERE IN WACO! How a full or part-time career in Real Estate can generate profit, income, and wealth. You will be introduced to all of the top strategies (wholesaling, short selling, sub-to’s, wraps, options, and more. This course designed to introduce you to everything you need to hit the ground running and start investing immediately!

Register by calling 299-8888 or click here: McLennan Chttps://cereg.mclennan.edu/courses.aspx?Parameter=18&Topic=CP&Subtopic=Personal+Finance&SubtopicCode=CEPFommunity College Continuing Education

May
2
Thu
Collin SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This is a comprehensive overview of the different funding options available for your small business and the qualifications for each. This class will cover:

  • Sources of funding
  • Lender Requirements
  • Other funding considerations
May
3
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientation (Dallas)
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn how the services of the Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center can assist starting or growing your business. A few of the topics included are: what it takes to be an entreprenuer, financing your business, and developing a business plan.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

May
6
Mon
McLennan SBDC: Government Contracting 101 (Temple)
May 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Learn what it takes to get started and participate in Government Contracting on both the State and Federal level. Items covered include registering with SAM(System Awards Management) system, CMBL(Central Masters Bidders List) and HUB(Historical Underutilized Business).

For the sake of personalized interaction and to allow for addressing individual questions, the seminars will be limited to 12 individuals. They will detail various topics critical to the success of small businesses. Themes such as basic start-up knowledge, technical financial assistance, strategic planning, leadership, marketing, expanding your business, and more will be addressed.

New entrepreneurs and businesses will have the chance to schedule appointments for free, in-depth counseling and consultation on several topics including business planning, financial analysis and strategic sales plans. These services provided by the SBDC are open to any small business in the greater Temple community.

The McLennan SBDC gives management and technical assistance to local small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Their business consultation services provide face-to-face meetings discussing topics ranging from business plan development, capital acquisition, marketing, regulatory compliance, to global trade. The SBDC partnership includes the Small Business Administration, the North Texas SBDC, the McLennan Community College and the Temple Chamber of Commerce.

McLennan SBDC: House Flipping 101
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Moderator – Tim Holtkamp, Business Advisor, McLennan SBDC

Location – Community Services Center, MCC, Room E111

Description – House Flipping 101

Cost – $99 (Includes classes on April 29, May 6, May 13)

Are you a new investor or a part-time investor looking to make money or build your wealth through real estate? This comprehensive class includes all materials and teaches fundamentals, advanced strategies, and TRADE SECRETS for how to find, negotiate, buy, and sell properties, HERE IN WACO! How a full or part-time career in Real Estate can generate profit, income, and wealth. You will be introduced to all of the top strategies (wholesaling, short selling, sub-to’s, wraps, options, and more. This course designed to introduce you to everything you need to hit the ground running and start investing immediately!

Register by calling 299-8888 or click here: McLennan Chttps://cereg.mclennan.edu/courses.aspx?Parameter=18&Topic=CP&Subtopic=Personal+Finance&SubtopicCode=CEPFommunity College Continuing Education

May
7
Tue
Collin SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Do you know your tax responsibilities as a small business owner? This workshop is designed as an awareness seminar to inform business owners of their tax obligations. Tax information for each of the small business structures is provided along with a review of independent contractors versus employees, and an introduction to tax forms required from a small business.

May
8
Wed
McLennan SBDC: Lender Requirements – Working with your Bank (Temple)
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

This class is a comprehensive overview of the different funding options available for your small business and the qualifications for each. This class will cover sources of funding, Lender requirements, and other funding considerations how to work with your lender.

For the sake of personalized interaction and to allow for addressing individual questions, the seminars will be limited to 12 individuals. They will detail various topics critical to the success of small businesses. Themes such as basic start-up knowledge, technical financial assistance, strategic planning, leadership, marketing, expanding your business, and more will be addressed.

New entrepreneurs and businesses will have the chance to schedule appointments for free, in-depth counseling and consultation on several topics including business planning, financial analysis and strategic sales plans. These services provided by the SBDC are open to any small business in the greater Temple community.

The McLennan SBDC gives management and technical assistance to local small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Their business consultation services provide face-to-face meetings discussing topics ranging from business plan development, capital acquisition, marketing, regulatory compliance, to global trade. The SBDC partnership includes the Small Business Administration, the North Texas SBDC, the McLennan Community College and the Temple Chamber of Commerce.

Contracting SBDC: Essential Small Business Marketing Tools for Federal Contracting
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Essential Small Business Marketing Tools for Federal Contracting training is designed to assist small business owners to determine if small business certificaiton programs can be an effective marketing technique to grow their business with federal government.

This training will include:

  • Market research (identify your federal customer)
  • How to effectively market your business to the government
  • How to reach out to the appropriate government contacts
  • How to sharpen your presentation skills

If you have any questions, please contact us at 214-860-5889.

Collin SBDC: How to Start a Small Business
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Why start a small business?

  • What are your goals
  • What are your strengths
  • What are your values
  • How do you work

How do I start a small business?

  • How to analyze feasibility of your idea
  • How to prepare business plan
  • Selecting legal form
  • Sources of capital
  • Business licenses and permits
  • Sources of information
May
10
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Small Business Start-up Workshop
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come learn about the expertise available to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs from one of the largest management assistance programs serving small businesses in the United States. SBDCs assist start-up and existing businesses to start, expand and remain competitive in the complex market place and ever-changing global economy. This session will provide participants with information on the in-depth management and technical assistance provided by the North Texas SBDC Network throughout the 49 counties in northeast Texas.  Our only mission is to accelerate the economy by helping entrepreneurs grow sustainable businesses.

Pre-registration is required. No onsite registration will be available.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

May
13
Mon
McLennan SBDC: Government Contracting 101 (Temple)
May 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Learn what it takes to get started and participate in Government Contracting on both the State and Federal level. Items covered include registering with SAM(System Awards Management) system, CMBL(Central Masters Bidders List) and HUB(Historical Underutilized Business).

For the sake of personalized interaction and to allow for addressing individual questions, the seminars will be limited to 12 individuals. They will detail various topics critical to the success of small businesses. Themes such as basic start-up knowledge, technical financial assistance, strategic planning, leadership, marketing, expanding your business, and more will be addressed.

New entrepreneurs and businesses will have the chance to schedule appointments for free, in-depth counseling and consultation on several topics including business planning, financial analysis and strategic sales plans. These services provided by the SBDC are open to any small business in the greater Temple community.

The McLennan SBDC gives management and technical assistance to local small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Their business consultation services provide face-to-face meetings discussing topics ranging from business plan development, capital acquisition, marketing, regulatory compliance, to global trade. The SBDC partnership includes the Small Business Administration, the North Texas SBDC, the McLennan Community College and the Temple Chamber of Commerce.

McLennan SBDC: House Flipping 101
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Moderator – Tim Holtkamp, Business Advisor, McLennan SBDC

Location – Community Services Center, MCC, Room E111

Description – House Flipping 101

Cost – $99 (Includes classes on April 29, May 6, May 13)

Are you a new investor or a part-time investor looking to make money or build your wealth through real estate? This comprehensive class includes all materials and teaches fundamentals, advanced strategies, and TRADE SECRETS for how to find, negotiate, buy, and sell properties, HERE IN WACO! How a full or part-time career in Real Estate can generate profit, income, and wealth. You will be introduced to all of the top strategies (wholesaling, short selling, sub-to’s, wraps, options, and more. This course designed to introduce you to everything you need to hit the ground running and start investing immediately!

Register by calling 299-8888 or click here: McLennan Chttps://cereg.mclennan.edu/courses.aspx?Parameter=18&Topic=CP&Subtopic=Personal+Finance&SubtopicCode=CEPFommunity College Continuing Education

McLennan SBDC: How to Start a Small Business (Burleson)
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It’s back to basics! If you want to start a business but don’t know where to begin, then this class is for you. This class will address many of the questions you should ask yourself before beginning the process of starting a new business. The class will also cover the process of starting the business such as how to analyze feasibility of your idea, business plan, sources of capital, and how to create a competitive analysis.

Ken Byrd, Business Advisor, of McLennan Small Business Development Center teaches this FREE class.

Register by calling 817-426-9211.

May
15
Wed
Collin SBDC – Employees and Independent Contractors: What You Need To Know
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Wondering whether you should have employees or independent contractors? How much and how often should you pay your employees?
How do you protect your business assets? This class will address:
• Hiring and Firing Practices
• Independent Contractor v. Employee
• Paying Employees – Salaried v. Hourly
• Confidentiality and Non-Competes
• Employee Handbooks
• Policies on Technology Use

 

May
16
Thu
Contracting SBDC: Introduction to GSA Schedules
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This seminar will provide a step-to-step guide on becoming a GSA Schedule contractor. The first major step is to assess the marketing opportunities available with a GSA Schedule contract. The second major step is to understand the GSA solicitation, which will give a potential contractor the information, instructions, regulations and the forms you will use to make an offer. The third major step is to complete the offer document in the GSA e-Offer system. The seminar is for those who want a quick orientation and do-it-yourself “road map” for becoming a GSA Schedule contractor.

If you have any questions contact us at: 214-860-5889.

Contracting SBDC: Introduction to GSA Schedules
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This seminar will provide a step-to-step guide on becoming a GSA Schedule contractor. The first major step is to assess the marketing opportunities available with a GSA Schedule contract. The second major step is to understand the GSA solicitation, which will give a potential contractor the information, instructions, regulations and the forms you will use to make an offer. The third major step is to complete the offer document in the GSA e-Offer system. The seminar is for those who want a quick orientation and do-it-yourself “road map” for becoming a GSA Schedule contractor.

If you have any questions contact us at: 214-860-5889.