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Yard Party for Startups, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

It’s a quarterly Social Happy Hour creating space for you to plug 🔌 into the people and organizations that offer help and guidance in the business community…and an opportunity to connect 🤝 with fellow innovators and trailblazers in meaningful conversation. Join us and connect with the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. -Casual attire and casual networking environment. -Self-pay for drinks and food. -Come & go at your leisure.

SBA Certification Matrix & Selling to the Government

The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that by 2050, 55 percent of the population will be composed of minorities. This means that our small businesses will be more diverse, and inclusion will be a critical component of business. The federal government and many corporations remain committed to do the right thing through greater diversity and inclusion of suppliers. This workshop explores certifications at the corporate, federal, state, and local government levels. You will also learn how to utilize them to improve your bottom line. Presented by: Nancy N. Alvarez serves as the Head of the 8(a) Business Development Program for the U.S....

SBA Money Grab – Funding Your Small Business

With all the different options for funding your business, what's the best one for you? In this Interactive Small Business Administration (SBA) Workshop, Linda Williams will provide an overview of the business funding landscape including loans, grants, equity funding, and where the SBA fits in. This webinar is for anyone considering starting a small business or growing one already in operation. Find out what you don't know about financing your small business. Presenter: Linda Williams serves the Dallas/Fort Worth District Office as an Economic Development Specialist. She joined SBA in 2001 and has also held positions as a loan specialist and...

10 Big Mistakes…….

Buying a franchise can be risky if you don’t have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Choosing the concept best suited to your skills, personality, and long-term objectives is critical. This session will tell you what mistakes to avoid while helping you manage risk by laying out success strategies. A Franchise Attorney will also provide advice on important things to look for in a Franchise Disclosure Document and Agreement.

SBA Federal HUBZone

Learn how to become a HUB Certified Business.The HUBZone program fuels the growth of small businesses in historically underutilized business zones (HUBZones) by providing certification for preferential access to federal contracts. The federal government has a goal to award at least 3% of all federal contracting dollars to HUBZone-certified small businesses each year. HUBZones provide an opportunity for federal contracting assistance to qualified small business concerns located in historically underutilized business zones. They represent an effort to increase employment opportunities, investment, and economic development in these designated areas. If your small business is located in a designated HUBZone, it may be eligible...

How to Write a Focused Business Plan

In this workshop you will gain understanding why we plan and the three questions that will determine success or failure. We'll also learn key items like. How do I price? What will this cost? and What is my financial return? We will cover: The concept of planning for today and the future The three fundamental questions that determine everything else Are you writing a novel or a short story? What will it cost me to get started What are my monthly costs How...

Maximizing your Social Media for the holidays

Who Should Attend: Any business owner or entrepreneur who wants to sharpen their social media marketing tactics for the holidays. What You'll Learn: Effective techniques to captivate your audience with holiday-themed content. Leverage trending hashtags. Optimize your social media profiles for a festive look and feel. Walk away from this discussion equipped with actionable knowledge on creating compelling holiday content that resonates with your target audience, leveraging user-generated content to build community, and strategically planning and scheduling your social media posts for maximum impact. Learn how to monitor feedback, respond to inquiries, and utilize analytics to measure your success and refine your approach for future...

Virtual Workshop: Entitlements for your business

Join BBB and The Enrichment Group, LLC to discuss two major programs for business owners: Employee Retention Credit and The Champ Plan. The Employee Retention Credit – This entitlement can give you up to $26,000 per w-2 employee with no additional reporting, no pay back, and does not count as revenue. These funds are on a timeline and will run out if not obtained within the specified time frame. The Champ Plan - A health management program that allows you to offer $0 cost medical insurance to your employees. Although it can take the place of major medical insurance, it can complement...

The Age of the SHE-cosystem!

Have you ever heard the term “women rule the world”?  Of course you have, and if not, tadaaahhh, today is your day!  What an awesome time to be a woman!  As we look at the landscape and how the professional scope is changing, it is important for us to know and understand how we fit into the fold of what some may call….The SHE-cosystem.  As life evolves and the landscape of the workplace changes, taking on additional tasks, assuming higher positions and taking on life’s everyday challenges can become a bit overwhelming at times.  As tradition would have it, women tend...