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Fountain Place Building
1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75202

sbaSOURCE:  Small Business Administration

Women Impacting Public Policy, American Express OPEN, and the U.S. Small Business Administration have partnered to host women business owners for this special contracting event to empower the success of the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program.

WOSB federal contractors can have a unique opportunity to:

  • Learn from Federal Buyers how to do business with their agency
  • Learn about the WOSB set aside program and how to market your business using this set aside.
  • Network with peer mentors and other WOSB and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) firms working in your field.

Please join us:

Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 8:00 am – 12:30pm  (CDT)

Registration and networking opens at 8:00am

Sessions from 9:00am – 12:30pm

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING A VALID PHOTO ID

Also remember to bring ample business cards for networking purposes.

 

sbaAttend Business Seminars and Workshops – June 15th to July 3rd, 2015

San Francisco Classes

Using Localized 2012 Economic Census Data to Grow Your Business   6/16 – Tuesday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM A representative from the U.S. Census Bureau will explain how you can read, understand and apply localized 2012 Economic Census Data in your business and will demonstrate industry sectors using available NAICS codes to display the value and applications of Census Data to the local geography.  The knowledge gained from this class will help you to identify trends, define or determine your market and quite possibly open your mind to strategies that you may take to grow your new or existing business. 

The Art of Plastic – The Smart Way to Accept Credit Cards 6/16 – Tuesday 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM This course will explore who should be looking into opening a merchant account, methods of accepting payments from your customers, current trends, how you can turn a merchant account into greater profits for your business, where you can go to set up a merchant account, how the entire process flows and works, what you should consider before signing on the dotted line, merchant account terminology, and how you can save yourself money. 

Business Law Explained Simply for Startups 6/16 – Tuesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM $30 –Learn the essentials for:  Incorporating–what is the best kind of incorporation, and options for setting it up; Business licenses–how many do you need?; Wholesaling agreements; Customer end-user agreements; Bylaws and partnership agreements; Independent contractor agreements; Employee Agreements; Leasing Agreements; Non-disclosure agreements.  Learn the most important elements such as what agreements should contain, and point you to online resources where you can draft your own. 

What You Need to Know to Write a Business Plan 6/17 – Wednesday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  $75 – Whether you are planning to start a new business or developing the potential of your existing company, a business plan is a critical foundation. In this hands-on workshop, we will demystify the process. You will also develop a template for your own business that covers: Products/Services, Organization, Marketing, Customers, Finances and Market Research. 

QuickBooks Introduction 6/18 – Thursday 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM $65 – This overview will discuss setting-up, updating and running financial reports, and efficient procedures for entering your accounting data.  This is a hands-on workshop and laptops will be provided.

Combine Email and Social Media to Make Money & Get Your Emails Opened 6/19 – Friday  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM $10 – This workshop is in two parts: Topic 1: Combine Email and Social Media to Make Money and Topic 2: Subject Line Tips to Get Your Emails Opened.

Restaurant – Benchmarking Performance and Financial Reporting Tools 6/22 – Monday  6:00 PM – 8:30 PM $40 – Learn how to develop an operating budget for your restaurant based on industry average target cost ratios to include key expense categories and important profit line.  Weekly and period-end reporting strategies will be demonstrated, comparing actual performance to budget and how to turn variances into actionable goals.  We will walk through how to create a weekly flash report template.  A basic understanding of Excel and accounting principles will be helpful.

Affordable Care Act 101: What the Health Care Law Means for Small Business 6/23 – Tuesday 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Learn how the Affordable Care Act law applies to small business.  Topics to be covered will be essential health benefits, extension of coverage to adult children, notice requirements, general administration and appeals.

Corporations and LLCs Offer Different Options 6/23 – Tuesday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM $35 – Learn how to make the best use of your corporation or LLC to save money and shield yourself from liabilities. Learn the compliance details of when and how to properly set up your entity, including medical insurance plans, compensation strategies for tax planning, records management, and banking.

Getting Your First Client 6/23 – Tuesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Learn about how to identify your ideal client, different marketing strategies you might use, and what makes people want to work with you rather than someone else. This is an interactive workshop so come prepared to talk, think, write and walk away with ideas on how to get your first client!

How to Do Business with GSA (General Services Administration) 6/24 – Wednesday 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM The Office of Small Business Utilization is the “front door” to contracting with the General Services Administration (GSA).  Get information that will make purchasing easier for Government customers and learn what puts your company in a better position to do business with the Federal Government.

HUBZone and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program Certifications 6/25 – Thursday 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM This workshop will explain provisions of the HUBZone Program and the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program.  Eligibility requirements, application and certification will be explained.

SBA 8(a) Business Development (BD) Certification Workshop 6/25 – Thursday 10:30 AM –   12:00 PM This workshop is for small firms owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals interested in being certified for SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program.

How to Start and Manage a Small Business 6/29 – Monday  8:30 AM – 5:00 PM $80 – Learn best practices and insider tips as a moderator and industry experts guide you through the basics of:  Business Plans, Insuring Against Risk, Accounting, Legal Structures, Marketing & Sales, and Financing. 

Contract Negotiation Workshop 6/29 – Monday  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM This interactive workshop by the San Francisco Community Business Law Center will first teach you some basic win/win contract negotiating skills, and then give you a fun and informative opportunity to practice them with hypothetical business cases in small groups.   Although taught by experienced business attorneys, this class does not constitute legal advice.  

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

SBA Linc – Connecting Borrowers with SBA Approved Lenders. 

 Migration to EMV Chip Card Technology and Your Small Business – Beginning on October 1, 2015, the liability for card-present fraud will shift to whichever party is the least EMV-compliant in certain fraudulent transactions.  Learn more by visiting title link above.

 Millennial Twitter Chats – Kauffman Founders School and SBA are partnering to host monthly Twitter Chats targeted toward Millennial entrepreneurs (#MillennialTreps). Join us@SBAgov, June 23, 2015, for our next chat at 1:00 PM (EST). 

 myRA: A Retirement Savings Option for Small Businesses  Small businesses now have a new way to help their employees save for retirement. The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently introduced myRA (my Retirement Account), a new retirement starter savings account that is simple, safe and affordable for both employers and their employees. It was created for employees who do not have access to a retirement savings plan through work including part-time, seasonal, temporary and contracted employees. Visit the myRA (my Retirement Account) website for more information about how myRA can help your employees and how to participate.

Cloud Support for Small Business Growth 7/22 – Wednesday 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Pleasanton, CA Cloud-based software services now enable small business owners/managers to tap technologies previously available only to large companies with deep pockets who could afford big on-site costs.  Our panel of experts will share how to tap the cloud without breaking the bank and take your small business to new heights.FREE to attend but pre-registration is required to guarantee your seat as space is limited. Cloud Support for Small Business is part of the 2015 Tri-Valley Small Business Assistance series which is designed to provide information and support to small businesses and startups in the Tri-Valley region. The series kicked off with the “Small Business Resource Fair” in Livermore last May 1; “Cloud Support for Small Business Growth”, on July 22nd is the 2nd part in the series; and “Meet the Lenders” will be the final part of the series which will be held on Thursday, October 8, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Dublin Shannon Community Center, 11600 Shannon Ave, Dublin, CA.  For more information call Emily.navarra@sba.govor email at emily.navarra@sba.gov To register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cloud-support-for-small-business-growth-tickets-16947137344 Location:  Pleasanton Library Community Meeting Room, 400 Old Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, CA  94566

San Jose Classes

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USCENSUS_footerWelcome to the International Trade University Webinar Series!

SOURCE:  U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

Presented by the U.S. Census Bureau’s International Trade Management Division

2015 Spring Term

This series will give you targeted training on:

  • Foreign Trade Regulations
  • Automated Export System (AES)
  • Guidance on classifying your product
  • Bureau of Industry and Security’s 600 series

All courses begin at 2:00 pm (EST) and are scheduled for 1 hour.

For more information and a full description of these FREE webinars click here.

 

BUREAU OF INDUSTRY & SECURITY

BIS 601: Introduction to 600 series

Date: June 25, 2015

FTR 501: Best Practices

Date: July 9, 2015

DATA COLLECTION

AES 101: Overview of the Automated Export System (AES)

Date: July 23, 2015

 

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