Jan
23
Wed
Collin SBDC – Legal Aspects of Starting a Business
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan
24
Thu
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Hire to Retire for Small Business
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn how to utilize the distinct advantage garnered by small businesses to hire employees for the long term.
*Understanding the unique strengths that small businesses can offer employees
*Recruitment 101 – don’t wait for the perfect employee to come to you
*Creating a culture that entices and retains employees

Presenter: Summer Jelinek
(LinkedIn Profile)
Summer Jelinek is the President of Boss Mom Consulting, focused on helping professionals find and maintain their version of balance while remaining centered on personal and professional excellence. Previously, she led training and front-line operations including at the Walt Disney World Resort where she also taught Fortune 500 CEOs and senior leaders as a facilitator for the renowned Disney Institute. She is an Experienced Leader with over 20 years in the corporate world with a passion for Recruitment, Training, Employee Development/Motivation, Guest Service, and Leadership Development.

Hire to Retire for Small Business: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Bill J. Priest Center Small Business Innovation Center
1402 Corinth Street Road | Suite # 1215 | Dallas, TX 75215
Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

$25.00

On-line registration is required 48 hours prior to attending this class. Please register by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2019. No on-site 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.

Jan
25
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientación en español (Dallas)
Jan 25 @ 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.

Feb
1
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientation (Dallas)
Feb 1 @ 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.

Feb
5
Tue
Collin SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop
Feb 5 @ 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.

Feb
7
Thu
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Big Negotiation Skill for Small Businesses
Feb 7 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Business success ultimately depends upon your ability to negotiate a good deal – Period! Your marketing, branding and product pricing efforts carry you only so far. You will eventually go toe-to-toe with a potential client or business/service provider where using powerful negotiation techniques with confidence helps prevent a suboptimum deal for your company. Your small business depends on it.

  • Why “Splitting the Difference” short-changes you
  • The Negotiation Process and Power Negotiating Strategies to “Get What You Want!”
  • Dealing with Various Negotiating Styles and Bullies
  • Negotiation Pitfalls and When to Walk Away

Presenter: Irene P. Zucker
Ms. Zucker, Principle of VerbaCom® Executive Development, has been an executive consultant, course developer, corporate trainer, personal coach for 25 years. She brings her unique, dynamic style, to the public and private sectors with nationally offered courses. Ms. Zucker has a B.A. Degree in Economics / Finance, with post-graduate studies in Organizational Management (University of Texas-Dallas). She has a “Teaching Negotiation in the Corporation” (Harvard) Certificate, is a Texas Credentialed Advanced Mediator, has many leadership and training certifications, and earned extensive Six Sigma certifications. She has been recognized for her leadership and excellence nationally, in both public and private sectors, serves on dispute resolution advisory boards, and has been featured in national media, including the Wall Street Journal, and Investor’s Daily.

On-line registration is required 48 hours prior to attending this class. Please register by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. No on-site 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.

Big Negotiation Skill for Small Businesses, Thursday, February 7, 2019
Bill J. Priest – Small Business Innovation Center | Bill J. Priest – Small Business Innovation Center | 1402 Corinth Street, Ste. #1534 | Dallas, TX 75215
Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM (CST)
$25.00

Collin SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business
Feb 7 @ 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
Feb
8
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Small Business Start-up Workshop
Feb 8 @ 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.

Feb
11
Mon
McLennan SBDC: How to Start a Small Business (Burleson)
Feb 11 @ 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.

Feb
13
Wed
McLennan SBDC: Planning Your New Business (Temple)
Feb 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Learn about using a business plan to outline your roadmap to opening your business.  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. Instructor Jason Ehler will cover the process of using the business plan to show how to analyze feasibility of your idea, financial projections, and how to create a competitive analysis.

Register here or call Jason Ehler at 254-624-5440

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.

 

 

Government Contracting SBDC: Essential Small Business Marketing Tools for Federal Contracting
Feb 13 @ 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
Feb 13 @ 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
Feb
15
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Business Planning (An Intro)
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

An introduction to planning for success.  Learn the components of a business plan and how to write it.   This is a living document that defines and projects business growth for the first 3-5 years.

– This session will explore planning for success.
– Learn the components, and how to start today!

Presenter:  Gordon Edwards, Business Advisor

Online registration is required 24 hours prior to attending this class. 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

Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Marketing Messaging & Content Creation
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Creating content and a marketing message that makes potential customers care – and take action – should be the goal of all businesses and should be top of mind for all businesses. “Marketing communication is not just telling the Who/What/When and Where, but also the Why and the How”. We discuss consumer psychology, customer motivations, marketing secrets, effective and appropriate calls-to-action, paid and free advertising and more. We then discuss where this content and message might appear: website, press releases, printed marketed materials, online advertising, blogs, vlogs, YouTube videos, your elevator speech, and elsewhere.

Presenter: Leslie Connally; Business Advisor, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC

On-line registration is required 48 hours prior to attending this class. Please register by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. No on-site 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.

Marketing Messaging & Content Creation – Friday, February 15, 2019
Bill J. Priest – Small Business Innovation Center | 1402 Cornith Street | Suite # 1534 | Dallas, TX 75215
Friday, February 15, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
$25.00

Feb
16
Sat
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Small Business Start-up Workshop
Feb 16 @ 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.

Feb
21
Thu
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Interviewing 101 – For the Hiring Manager
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Human Resources: Interviewing 101 – For the Hiring Manager
Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Bill J. Priest – Small Business Innovation Center
1402 Cornith Street, Suite # 1534
Dallas, TX 75215

Description: Learn how to effectively create an interview that focuses on the unique needs of your business.
Why the best interviews are anything but cookie cutter
Behavior based interview techniques
What are you allowed or not allowed to ask during an interiew

Presenter: Summer Jelinek
Summer Jelinek is an experienced leader with over 15 years in the hospitality industry with a passion for Recruitment, Training, Employee Development/Motivation, Guest Service, Revenue Generation and Consulting. She is Founder of Boss Mom Consulting and Talent Coach for Central Market.

On-line registration is required 48 hours prior to attending this class. Please register by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. No on-site 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.

Summary:
Human Resources: Interviewing 101 – For the Hiring Manager, February 21, 2019
Bill J. Priest – Small Business Innovation Center | 1402 Cornith Street | Suite # 1534 | Dallas, TX 75215
Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
$25.00

Feb
22
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientación en español (Dallas)
Feb 22 @ 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.

Feb
28
Thu
Government Contracting SBDC: Introduction to GSA Schedules
Feb 28 @ 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.

Mar
1
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientation (Dallas)
Mar 1 @ 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.

Mar
5
Tue
Collin SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop
Mar 5 @ 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.

Mar
7
Thu
Collin SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar
8
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Small Business Start-up Workshop
Mar 8 @ 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.

Mar
11
Mon
McLennan SBDC: How to Finance Your Small Business (Burleson)
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Ken Byrd, Business Advisor, of McLennan Small Business Development Center teaches this FREE class. Register by calling 817-426-9211.

* This program does not constitute endorsement by the library of the individual presenter’s policies or beliefs.

 

 

Mar
13
Wed
Collin SBDC: How to Start a Small Business
Mar 13 @ 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
Mar
21
Thu
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Generational Diversity in the Workplace
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn why a generationally-diverse workplace is good for morale, innovation and your bottom line and how to navigate working with a workforce from young to experienced.

Mar
25
Mon
McLennan SBDC: How to Start a Small Business (Waco)
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Moderator – Tim Holtkamp, Business Advisor, McLennan SBDC

Location – Community Services Center, MCC, Room E111

Description – How to Start a Small Business

Cost – $39

Protect your family, business, and your assets with this lifelong learning class.   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. Instructor Tim Holtkamp will 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.

Register by calling 299-8888 or click here: McLennan Community College Continuing Education

Mar
27
Wed
Government 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
Government 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
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