Sep
24
Tue
Collin SBDC: Marketing Strategy and Tactics for Small Business
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All businesses start with the intention of becoming successful, and most of those businesses start with a product or service that could get them there, but after a few years, many of those same businesses struggle to find success. How could this be? One main reason could be that they started without a marketing budget or plan. They don’t understand marketing and they don’t understand how important marketing is in making their business a success. This class will cover:

  • Marketing basics
  • Driving awareness of your business, product or service
  • Elements of a marketing plan
  • Goal planning
  • Marketing budget planning
  • Online marketing, including search and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Tactics including a focus on social media planning
  • Innovation and Ideation

After taking this class, you should understand the basics of marketing, the definition of an impression, the goals of an impression and the types of general tactics that you can use to help drive awareness. You should be able to develop your own marketing strategy with goals, tactics, timelines and costs. You should understand the basics of search, SEO and social media. Finally, you should understand the importance of ideation and innovation for the future success of your business.

Presented by: Steve Shalosky│Business Advisor
Collin Small Business Development Center

Sep
27
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientación en español (Dallas)
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Aprenda cÛmo los servicios del Dallas Metropolitan SBDC pueden ayudar a iniciar o crecer su negocio. Temas incluyen:

plan de negocio
regulaciÛn/licencias
prestamos
estructuras legales
impuestos federales
estales
y más

Presentador: Sergio Bento, Senior Business Advisor

Se requiere preinscripción. 

No habr· registro en el sitio.

Descargo de responsabilidad: El DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, socios, asociados, empleados y el instructor de esta sesiÛn no proporcionan asesoramiento legal. La informaciÛn proporcionada en este taller no pretende ser un sustituto del asesoramiento de un abogado.

Oct
1
Tue
Collin SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Do you know your tax responsibilities as a small business owner? This workshop is designed as an awareness seminar to inform business owners of their tax obligations. Tax information for each of the small business structures is provided along with a review of independent contractors versus employees, and an introduction to tax forms required from a small business.

Oct
4
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientation (Dallas)
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn how the services of the Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center can assist starting or growing your business. A few of the topics included are: what it takes to be an entreprenuer, financing your business, and developing a business plan.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Oct
5
Sat
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Small Business Start-up Workshop
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come learn about the expertise available to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs from one of the largest management assistance programs serving small businesses in the United States. SBDCs assist start-up and existing businesses to start, expand and remain competitive in the complex market place and ever-changing global economy. This session will provide participants with information on the in-depth management and technical assistance provided by the North Texas SBDC Network throughout the 49 counties in northeast Texas.  Our only mission is to accelerate the economy by helping entrepreneurs grow sustainable businesses.

Pre-registration is required. No onsite registration will be available.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Oct
8
Tue
Collin SBDC: How to Start a Small Business
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Why start a small business?

  • What are your goals
  • What are your strengths
  • What are your values
  • How do you work

How do I start a small business?

  • How to analyze feasibility of your idea
  • How to prepare business plan
  • Selecting legal form
  • Sources of capital
  • Business licenses and permits
  • Sources of information
Oct
9
Wed
Collin SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This is a comprehensive overview of the different funding options available for your small business and the qualifications for each. This class will cover:

  • Sources of funding
  • Lender Requirements
  • Other funding considerations
Oct
11
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Small Business Start-up Workshop
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come learn about the expertise available to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs from one of the largest management assistance programs serving small businesses in the United States. SBDCs assist start-up and existing businesses to start, expand and remain competitive in the complex market place and ever-changing global economy. This session will provide participants with information on the in-depth management and technical assistance provided by the North Texas SBDC Network throughout the 49 counties in northeast Texas.  Our only mission is to accelerate the economy by helping entrepreneurs grow sustainable businesses.

Pre-registration is required. No onsite registration will be available.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Oct
16
Wed
Collin SBDC – Legal Aspects of Starting a Business
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to start? Confused by all the different types of entities you could form for your business and wondering which type will be best? This class will address:

  • How to Effectively work with your Attorney (and save $$$ doing it)
  • Choice of Entity & Documents Required
  • Minimizing Liability
  • Assumed Names (Doing Business As)
  • Financing the Business – loans, angels & VC’s
  • Intellectual Property – Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets & Patents
Oct
22
Tue
Collin SBDC: Marketing Strategy and Tactics for Small Business
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

All businesses start with the intention of becoming successful, and most of those businesses start with a product or service that could get them there, but after a few years, many of those same businesses struggle to find success. How could this be? One main reason could be that they started without a marketing budget or plan. They don’t understand marketing and they don’t understand how important marketing is in making their business a success. This class will cover:

  • Marketing basics
  • Driving awareness of your business, product or service
  • Elements of a marketing plan
  • Goal planning
  • Marketing budget planning
  • Online marketing, including search and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Tactics including a focus on social media planning
  • Innovation and Ideation

After taking this class, you should understand the basics of marketing, the definition of an impression, the goals of an impression and the types of general tactics that you can use to help drive awareness. You should be able to develop your own marketing strategy with goals, tactics, timelines and costs. You should understand the basics of search, SEO and social media. Finally, you should understand the importance of ideation and innovation for the future success of your business.

Presented by: Steve Shalosky│Business Advisor
Collin Small Business Development Center

Oct
25
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientación en español (Dallas)
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Aprenda cÛmo los servicios del Dallas Metropolitan SBDC pueden ayudar a iniciar o crecer su negocio. Temas incluyen:

plan de negocio
regulaciÛn/licencias
prestamos
estructuras legales
impuestos federales
estales
y más

Presentador: Sergio Bento, Senior Business Advisor

Se requiere preinscripción. 

No habr· registro en el sitio.

Descargo de responsabilidad: El DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, socios, asociados, empleados y el instructor de esta sesiÛn no proporcionan asesoramiento legal. La informaciÛn proporcionada en este taller no pretende ser un sustituto del asesoramiento de un abogado.

Collin SBDC: Government Contracting Orientation
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Interested in doing business with the government? Come learn about the Government Contracting SBDC and how we can help make it happen.

Nov
1
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientation (Dallas)
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn how the services of the Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center can assist starting or growing your business. A few of the topics included are: what it takes to be an entreprenuer, financing your business, and developing a business plan.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Nov
4
Mon
Contracting SBDC: SBA Certification Class
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The SBA Certification Class provides a general understanding of the three core procurement certification programs. An SBA representative will be presenting the information to help you determine which one(s) might be appropriate for your business.

  • Federal Woman-Owned Small Business Contracting Program
  • 8(a) Business Development
  • Historically Underutilized Enterprise Zone (HUBZone) Program

If you have any questions, contact us at 214-860-5889

Nov
5
Tue
Collin SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Do you know your tax responsibilities as a small business owner? This workshop is designed as an awareness seminar to inform business owners of their tax obligations. Tax information for each of the small business structures is provided along with a review of independent contractors versus employees, and an introduction to tax forms required from a small business.

Nov
8
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Small Business Start-up Workshop
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come learn about the expertise available to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs from one of the largest management assistance programs serving small businesses in the United States. SBDCs assist start-up and existing businesses to start, expand and remain competitive in the complex market place and ever-changing global economy. This session will provide participants with information on the in-depth management and technical assistance provided by the North Texas SBDC Network throughout the 49 counties in northeast Texas.  Our only mission is to accelerate the economy by helping entrepreneurs grow sustainable businesses.

Pre-registration is required. No onsite registration will be available.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Nov
12
Tue
Collin SBDC: How to Start a Small Business
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Why start a small business?

  • What are your goals
  • What are your strengths
  • What are your values
  • How do you work

How do I start a small business?

  • How to analyze feasibility of your idea
  • How to prepare business plan
  • Selecting legal form
  • Sources of capital
  • Business licenses and permits
  • Sources of information
Nov
13
Wed
Collin SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business
Nov 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This is a comprehensive overview of the different funding options available for your small business and the qualifications for each. This class will cover:

  • Sources of funding
  • Lender Requirements
  • Other funding considerations
Contracting SBDC: Essential Small Business Marketing Tools for Federal Contracting
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Essential Small Business Marketing Tools for Federal Contracting training is designed to assist small business owners to determine if small business certificaiton programs can be an effective marketing technique to grow their business with federal government.

This training will include:

  • Market research (identify your federal customer)
  • How to effectively market your business to the government
  • How to reach out to the appropriate government contacts
  • How to sharpen your presentation skills

If you have any questions, please contact us at 214-860-5889.

Nov
15
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Business Planning (An Intro)
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

An introduction to planning for success.  Learn the components of a business plan and how to write it.   This is a living document that defines and projects business growth for the first 3-5 years.

– This session will explore planning for success.
– Learn the components, and how to start today!

Presenter:  Gordon Edwards, Business Advisor

Online registration is required 24 hours prior to attending this class. No onsite registration will be available.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney

Nov
20
Wed
Collin SBDC: SBA Small Business Certifications
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Interested in doing business with the government? Come learn about the Government Contracting SBDC and how we can help make it happen.

This workshop will cover the basic certifications required to do business at the federal level. This two hour workshop will provide an overview and eligibility criteria for the following certifications: Small Business Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB)/Economic Disadvantage Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Service Disable Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)/Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) Small Disadvantage Business/8(a) Business Development Historically Underutilized Enterprise Zone (HUBZone).

Nov
21
Thu
Contracting SBDC: Introduction to GSA Schedules
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This seminar will provide a step-to-step guide on becoming a GSA Schedule contractor. The first major step is to assess the marketing opportunities available with a GSA Schedule contract. The second major step is to understand the GSA solicitation, which will give a potential contractor the information, instructions, regulations and the forms you will use to make an offer. The third major step is to complete the offer document in the GSA e-Offer system. The seminar is for those who want a quick orientation and do-it-yourself “road map” for becoming a GSA Schedule contractor.

If you have any questions contact us at: 214-860-5889.

Nov
22
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientación en español (Dallas)
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Aprenda cÛmo los servicios del Dallas Metropolitan SBDC pueden ayudar a iniciar o crecer su negocio. Temas incluyen:

plan de negocio
regulaciÛn/licencias
prestamos
estructuras legales
impuestos federales
estales
y más

Presentador: Sergio Bento, Senior Business Advisor

Se requiere preinscripción. 

No habr· registro en el sitio.

Descargo de responsabilidad: El DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, socios, asociados, empleados y el instructor de esta sesiÛn no proporcionan asesoramiento legal. La informaciÛn proporcionada en este taller no pretende ser un sustituto del asesoramiento de un abogado.

Dec
3
Tue
Collin SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Do you know your tax responsibilities as a small business owner? This workshop is designed as an awareness seminar to inform business owners of their tax obligations. Tax information for each of the small business structures is provided along with a review of independent contractors versus employees, and an introduction to tax forms required from a small business.

Dec
4
Wed
Collin SBDC – Legal Aspects of Starting a Business
Dec 4 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to start? Confused by all the different types of entities you could form for your business and wondering which type will be best? This class will address:

  • How to Effectively work with your Attorney (and save $$$ doing it)
  • Choice of Entity & Documents Required
  • Minimizing Liability
  • Assumed Names (Doing Business As)
  • Financing the Business – loans, angels & VC’s
  • Intellectual Property – Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets & Patents
Collin SBDC – Employees and Independent Contractors: What You Need To Know
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Wondering whether you should have employees or independent contractors? How much and how often should you pay your employees?
How do you protect your business assets? This class will address:
• Hiring and Firing Practices
• Independent Contractor v. Employee
• Paying Employees – Salaried v. Hourly
• Confidentiality and Non-Competes
• Employee Handbooks
• Policies on Technology Use

 

Dec
6
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientation (Dallas)
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn how the services of the Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center can assist starting or growing your business. A few of the topics included are: what it takes to be an entreprenuer, financing your business, and developing a business plan.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Dec
10
Tue
Collin SBDC: How to Start a Small Business
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Why start a small business?

  • What are your goals
  • What are your strengths
  • What are your values
  • How do you work

How do I start a small business?

  • How to analyze feasibility of your idea
  • How to prepare business plan
  • Selecting legal form
  • Sources of capital
  • Business licenses and permits
  • Sources of information
Dec
11
Wed
Collin SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This is a comprehensive overview of the different funding options available for your small business and the qualifications for each. This class will cover:

  • Sources of funding
  • Lender Requirements
  • Other funding considerations
Dec
18
Wed
Contracting SBDC: Proposal Preparation
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this two hour workshop, participants will learn about getting the process started for government contracting no matter if they sell a commodity, service, or construction. It is also a refresher course of those that are seasoned with government contracting personnel. In the second hour, participants will learn about the preparation needed for a technical proposal. Topics to be discussed include the actual preparation, cover letter, the SF 1442, the Source Selection Evaluation Board, and other related topics.

Dec
20
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientación en español (Dallas)
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Aprenda cÛmo los servicios del Dallas Metropolitan SBDC pueden ayudar a iniciar o crecer su negocio. Temas incluyen:

plan de negocio
regulaciÛn/licencias
prestamos
estructuras legales
impuestos federales
estales
y más

Presentador: Sergio Bento, Senior Business Advisor

Se requiere preinscripción. 

No habr· registro en el sitio.

Descargo de responsabilidad: El DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, socios, asociados, empleados y el instructor de esta sesiÛn no proporcionan asesoramiento legal. La informaciÛn proporcionada en este taller no pretende ser un sustituto del asesoramiento de un abogado.