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UTSA San Antonio Small Business Development Center: November Training

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(Oct.29, 2013) -- The San Antonio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UTSA invites small business owners and entrepreneurs in San Antonio and surrounding counties to attend its many free and low-cost training sessions. The San Antonio SBDC November training schedule includes:

>> Business Start-Up Essentials


Turn your business idea into a reality by asking all of your questions at this workshop. SBDC business advisers 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.

Friday, Nov. 1
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/1cXC71K

Wednesday, Nov. 13
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/1a7GEA

>> 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 5
9 a.m.-noon
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/H2q8Vp

Thursday, Nov. 21
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/1640adK

>> QuickBooks Pro Series
Save money and pay for all three QuickBooks Pro workshops as a series!

-QuickBooks Pro I (Set-up): Topics discussed include setting up QuickBooks, working with lists and bank accounts.
-QuickBooks Pro II (Intermediate): Topics discussed include using other accounts in QuickBooks (credit card, asset, liability and equity), entering sales and invoices, receiving payments and making deposits, entering and paying bills, setting up inventory and tracking and paying sales tax.
-QuickBooks Pro III (Advanced): Topics discussed include analyzing financial data, doing payroll with QuickBooks and estimating and progress invoicing

>> QuickBooks Pro I (Set-up)
Wednesday, Nov. 6
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building Room 1.402
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207

Online fee: $100, door fee: $120 (or pay $250 for the three-part series)
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/1cgaswc

>> QuickBooks Pro II (Intermediate)
Wednesday, Nov. 13
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building Room 1.402
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207

Online fee: $100, door fee: $120
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/18gyz5O

>> QuickBooks Pro III (Advanced)

Wednesday, Nov. 20
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building Room 1.402
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207

Online fee: $100, door fee: $120
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/17iRe55

>> Small Biz Technology Roundtable: Google. More Than a Search Engine
Learn about Google and the services it has to offer to make you and your business more effective. Michael Espinoza from Technology Coaching will lead this free roundtable session. (Michael is not affiliated with Google and is not selling any products.)

Thursday, Nov 7
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building Room 2.316
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207

Free
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/166SPtK

>> Are You Ready for Commercial Space?
Attend this new and exciting workshop before looking for the right commercial property to complete your business dream. Understand the lease or buying process from beginning to end and how to develop a letter of intent (LOI). Discuss factors in negotiating a lease or sales price and how to assess property lease vs. purchase decision in commercial real estate.

Thursday, Nov. 7
6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building Room 2.316
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207

Online fee: $25, door fee: $45
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/18Q9eDY

>> Affordable Care Act Update
Small business owners who will be affected by the Affordable Care Act are encouraged to attend this free workshop. Attorney/Owner Alicia Haff of Haff Consulting Services LLC presents the latest information. Topics include an analysis of the health care reform laws and other regulatory activities with a focus on the importance of recordkeeping.

Tuesday, Nov. 12
9 a.m.-11 a.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building Room 2.316
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207
Free
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/1d3whfm

>> Creating a Simple Website for Your Small Business
Obtain the information you need to create a Weebly website for your business. Leave this workshop with a template for your business website, an understanding of the content that matches your business goals and steps to help you get your customers to your site.

Tuesday, Nov. 12
4-8 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/HjYjI0

>> Starting and Planning Your Business
Save time and money by registering for this free course. This session is a combination of Business Start-up Essentials and The Business Plan workshops. Topics include starting your small business, a business’ legal structure and name, tax responsibilities, federal, city and county resources and requirements, business plan basics, feasibility process, business plan structure and financial analysis.

Friday, Nov. 15
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
One Randolph Brooks Pkwy., San Antonio, Texas 78233
Free
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/1a4xXmG

>> Lunch n’ Learn: How to Get Started with Text Marketing
Communicate with your customers in a low-cost and highly effective way with this free workshop. Text message marketing professional Duffy Hobbs will guide you step-by-step to help you put your message into the hands of your customers. Light snacks provided; feel free to bring your own lunch.

Friday, Nov. 15
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building Room 2.316
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207

Free
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/1am1p9A

>> Small Biz Technology Roundtable: What Technology Should You be Buying For Your Business?
Know what technology to buy, where to buy it and how long it will last with this free workshop. Michael Espinoza of Technology Coaching will help you create your purchasing checklist based on your business’s needs. (Michael does not sell technology and is not affiliated with any retail company.)

Thursday, Nov. 19
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building Room 2.316
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207

Free
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/1aJIBxP

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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.

 

 

 

Events
Feb. 5, 6:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy's Curtis Vaughan Observatory will offer free stargazing for the public beginning on top of the 4th floor of the Flawn Science Building. Experienced astronomers will be on hand to show a variety of astronomical objects and answer any questions. This event is free and open to the public, so feel free to invite friends and family.
Curtis Vaughan Observatory

Feb. 6, All Day

10th annual San Antonio Writing Project Teachers' Conference

This year's keynote speaker is Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisper. The event will feature breakout sessions and a presentation by the Creative Writers from North East School of the Arts. The event is free and open to all teachers from Pre-K through university level. Attendees can earn a certificate for 3 hours of Professional Development Credit.
Riklin Auditorium (FS1.406), Downtown Campus

Feb. 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 6 - 9 p.m.

Rowdy Gras 2016

The UTSA community is invited to attend the 3rd annual Rowdy Gras celebration! This year Rowdy Gras includes a daytime event from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. with a free food tasting and music on the UC Paseo. The main event takes place from 6 - 9 p.m. in the UC Lawn. The event includes free food, live jazz music, activities and giveaways.
University Center Paseo & Lawn, UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning 2015-16 Speaker Series

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series continues with Dana Cuff, Ph.D., a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. In her talk, Cuff will discuss new forms of “studio” and new types of practices. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), UTSA Downtown Campus

Feb. 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

29th annual Asian Festival - Year of the Monkey

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Feb. 13, 1 p.m.

2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium

Join the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in celebrating interdisciplinary inquiry at the 2016  Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium.  The colloquium will include a panel of faculty and recent doctoral graduate and a showcase of the best IDS undergraduate inquiry projects of the year 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.

African-American Social Welfare Pioneers Responding to Community Needs

The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Iris Carlton LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Presentation and Book Signing with Luis Carlos Montalvan

Please join us for a presentation and book signing by Luis Carlos Montalván (Fmr. Capt., USA), author of the New York Times Bestseller Until Tuesday and the international award-winning childrens book Tuesday Tucks Me In. His books will be available for purchase at the UTSA Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.
Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus

Feb. 25, 6 p.m.

12th Annual Black Heritage Gala

The 12th Annual Black Heritage Gala is a formal event which includes a student performance, keynote remarks by Michael Brown, an award presentation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $10 for UTSA students and $15 for all other guests. Tickets are on sale now at Roadrunner Express. Contact (210) 458-4770 for more information.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Feb. 27, 9 a.m.

Cultural Contrasts in Latin America

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host a free workshop focusing on teaching Latin American culture and geography for students seeking their teacher certification. The workshop includes free resources for teaching Latin American subject matter as well as presentations on language, identity, music, geography, and political and developmental history, and a special educators’ tour of the museum’s Los Tejanos exhibit. Free with registration.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC 3.01.02)


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