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UTSA hosts Oct. 19 forum on improving business during economic downturn

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(Oct. 18, 2011) -- UTSA will host the New Markets and Opportunities Forum from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the Durango Building Southwest Room (1.124) at UTSA Downtown Campus. The forum is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. The event is directed to business owners and entrepreneurs who want to explore proven ways for growing their businesses.

The event is presented by the South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a thriving economic development educational center that last year served more than 30,000 clients, helped start more than 500 businesses and helped another 400 expand. A key feature of the forum will be adviser-client conversations that give first-hand testimony about building a business with the help of UTSA's small-business resources.

Attendees will learn about a variety of ways to expand their businesses and hear from business owners who have done just that. Topics will be:

  • Exporting: An SBDC international trade adviser and client showcase the potential of expanding your products and services globally.
  • Accessing capital: An SBDC adviser and client will discuss the lending process and why business plans and financial projections are so important.
  • Government contracting: SBDC advisers and clients will talk about the process of securing federal and state contracts.
  • Saving energy: An SBDC adviser will show how becoming energy-efficient improves the triple bottom line.

"We're reaching out to the public to let business owners know that we can help them prepare for growth -- or grow right now," said Albert Salgado, director of the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network. "This forum pulls together a lot of our expertise and offers an introduction in one time-saving format."



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

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Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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