UTSA San Antonio Small Business Development Center: October training

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(Oct. 3, 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 October training schedule includes:

>> Quickbooks III (Advanced)
This workshop offers instruction from certified QuickBooks Pro advisers and one-on-one assistance from UTSA senior-level accounting students to customize QuickBooks Pro and meet your business needs. Topics discussed in this workshop include analyzing financial data, doing payroll with QuickBooks, estimating and progress invoicing, tracking time and writing letters.

Thursday, Oct. 3
4-8 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/1dWbScm

>> 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, Oct. 4
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/1eZXjaN

Tuesday, Oct. 15
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/GzDUiA

>> 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 9
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/173aUWJ

Wednesday Oct. 23
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/16Z6fE8

>> Small Biz Technology Roundtable: The Cloud Explained
Save your business time, money and resources with cloud computing. Attend this free workshop for a step-by-step guide of the many cloud computing services, applications and devices that will help get you business on the cloud.

Thursday, Oct 10
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building Room 1.402
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207
Free
Registration link: http://bit.ly/GzQIVl

>> Hands-on Quickstart with EventSpot
Leave this workshop with your event prepared and ready for registration. You will learn how to create an event using Constant Contact EventSpot, set up event settings, edit and customize your registration form and notifications, create an event landing page and integrate email marketing with your event.

Participants should bring their Constant Contact username and password, company images (company logo and product photos) and an Excel file with their client and customer contacts. This workshop will be in a computer lab, so participants do not have to bring a laptop.

Wednesday, Oct. 16
10 a.m.-noon
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building Room 1.402
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207
Online fee: $25, door fee: $45
Registration link: http://bit.ly/15Ly0Rv

>> Small Biz Technology Roundtable: Mobile Apps You Should Know
In this free workshop, we'll define the different types of mobile devices and explain how they all work together and can benefit you. With a better understanding of mobile technology and their capabilities, learn how going mobile will allow you to work from anywhere with more flexibility.

Thursday, Oct. 24
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/173eXlZ

>> Business Essentials for the Artist
This new workshop is designed specifically for artists, photographers and others in creative endeavors that want to learn how to operate their businesses more profitably. Topics discussed include promoting your business with social media, determining your prices, writing a business plan to increase profits, how and where to sell your work, and local and federal tax and legal requirements.

Tuesday, Oct 29
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/1hl6aRd

>> Hands-on Quickstart with Email Marketing
You will leave this workshop with an email ready to send to your uploaded contact list. Topics include how to create an email marketing template, how to upload images and contacts into your account, how to navigate through the Constant Contact email marketing product and how to integrate your social media presence into your email.

Participants should bring their Constant Contact username and password, company images (company logo and product photos) and an Excel file of their client and customer contacts. This workshop will be in a computer lab, so participants do not have to bring a laptop.

Wednesday, Oct. 30
10 a.m.-noon
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building Room 1.402
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207
Online fee: $25, door fee: $45
Registration link: http://bit.ly/1brlsq5

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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.