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San Antonio Small Business Development Center: July training calendar

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(June 3, 2013) -- The San Antonio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) invites small business owners and entrepreneurs in San Antonio and surrounding counties to attend one of its many free and low-cost training sessions. The San Antonio SBDC’s July training schedule includes:

>> Business Start-Up Essentials
Are you ready to turn your business idea into a reality? Ask all of your questions at this workshop. SBDC business advisors will present the basics of starting a new business. Discussion topics include evaluating your business idea; a business’ legal structure and name; local, state and federal resources and requirements; and business start-up costs. Participants will receive a Small Business Resource Guide and other resources to help them get started.

Wednesday, July 10
9 a.m.-noon
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building Room 2.316
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207
Online fee: $30, Door fee: $50
Registration link: http://bit.ly/12QVgSa

Tuesday, July 23
4-7 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building Room 2.316
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207
Online Fee: $30, Door fee: $50
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/14e3Ohy

>> Social Media Roundtable
Is your business social? From blogging to Facebook, LinkedIn to Twitter, and Yelp to YouTube, learn what social media can and cannot do for your business. This roundtable will address the social media channels that work best for each business. Topics will include how to develop and evaluate your social media strategy, how to increase traffic to your website, how to market your business and how monitor your online presence. This roundtable is highly interactive; participants should come prepared to share their ideas and learn from others’ strategies.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
9-11 a.m.
Seguin Chamber of Commerce, 116 N. Camp St, Seguin, Texas 78155
Fee: None
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/14GgoZg

>> The Business Plan
Participants in this workshop will learn how to write a business plan and will begin to write a plan of their own. They will receive an electronic template and resources to guide them through the business planning process. Discussion topics will include business plan basics, feasibility, the structure of a business plan structure and financial analysis.

Thursday, July 18
9 a.m.-noon
UTSA Downtown Camus, Durango Building Room 1.402
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207
Online Fee: $40, Door fee: $60
Registration link: http://bit.ly/11UnsjH

Wednesday, July 31
4-7 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building Room 1.402
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207
Online Fee: $40, Door fee: $60
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/16A2jfO

>> Spark of Genius Business Camp
You know those great talks you have in the hallway at so many conferences and events? This is a whole day made of those moments. Peer-led discussions will take place throughout the day. Topics addressed will be submitted and voted on by participants prior to the seminar’s start. Popular topics include technology, marketing, leadership, time management, mobile tools, email and the local media. The cost of attending Spark of Genius is your participation. The seminar was created by Benn and Lani Rosales of AGBeat.com, home of Spark of Genius Camp, a day devoted to practical business survival strategies.

Friday, July 26
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista Building Room 1.328
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207
Fee: None
Registration link: http://bit.ly/19JVCM2

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The San Antonio SBDC is a part of the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network and the UTSA Institute for Economic Development. It is one of the largest and most established centers within the network. In addition to serving San Antonio, it serves 10 surrounding counties including Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr, Medina and Wilson.

In 2012, the SBDC served more than 5,300 businesses and provided training to more than 3,900 participants, while assisting clients in obtaining more than $54 million in capital. This capital infusion resulted in the creation of 1,081 new jobs and the retention of 991 existing jobs in San Antonio and the surrounding communities.

>> Learn more at the San Antonio SBDC website, on Facebook or on Twitter.

 

 

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