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.