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February 2018

1 Million Cups

February 7 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Launch San Antonio, 600 Soledad St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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We’re helping to build our community one cup at a time. Every week two local entrepreneurs present their business ideas to an audience of fellow entrepreneurs, advisors and mentors via a 6-minute, live presentation with audience feedback and questions. Presenters gain invaluable, supportive insight to help foster their business, and have the opportunity to network with members of the San Antonio entrepreneurial community. Audience participants hear about exciting business concepts and engage with presenters in a casual, responsive environment. Join…

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Marketing to the 4 Generations

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
UTSA Small Business Development Center – DB 2.316, 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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Does your client prefer Lady Gaga or Sinatra? Do they read the newspaper or get their news from Twitter? How well do you know your clients and how do you best reach them? When crafting a marketing message, it’s important for your business that you understand the four generations in today’s workforce and consumer market. Though individuals vary, many of the characteristics of the societal groupings hold true and can make the difference in whether or not you connect with…

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Challenge 3 Session

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Launch San Antonio, 600 Soledad St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Join us for Challenge 3 Session of The Venture Challenge to learn how to map out the uses and value of results, targets and milestones in driving venture development. Get tips on how to map out a month to month milestone achievement plan for (1) market and customer,(2) team and (3) product development achievements. If you haven't done so. register here to get the full Venture Challenge program! http://launchsa.org/contact/venture-challenge-registration/ Remember to submit the final challenge on or before March 21st…

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Hiring Smart: What You Need to Know

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
UTSA Small Business Development Center – DB 2.316, 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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Join CJ Petitt, from My HR Consulting and the UTSA SBDC to learn how to hire for small business. Learn what regulations apply to your hires, from payroll taxes to employment laws. Learn tips on how to avoid expensive pitfalls of hiring and managing employees. Learn about cost savings tools that will help your small business as you grow.

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U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

February 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown, 125 E Houston St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Congressional leaders delivered on their promise to enact the most sweeping overhaul of America’s tax code in more than 31 years. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been signed into law by President Trump and is already growing paychecks and revitalizing our nation’s economy. However, it was no easy task. Join us for an informative luncheon featuring U.S Congressman Kevin Brady, (R-TX-8), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, as he discussed how he made it happen and…

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Challenge 3 session

February 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us for Challenge 3 Session of The Venture Challenge to learn how to map out the uses and value of results, targets and milestones in driving venture development. Get tips on how to map out a month to month milestone achievement plan for (1) market and customer,(2) team and (3) product development achievements. If you haven't done so. register here to get the full Venture Challenge program! http://launchsa.org/contact/venture-challenge-registration/ Remember to submit the final challenge on or before March 21st…

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Business Model Canvas

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
UTSA Small Business Development Center – DB 2.316, 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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You will learn in many places that having a business plan is essential to success. Often, however, even if you have a template, it is hard to figure out where to start in building your plan. In addition, once you have a business plan it is all too easy to leave it on a shelf and not use it to manage your business strategy as you try to meet the challenges of a changing marketplace and competitive landscape. This session…

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Business Licensing and Certifications

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
LiftOff, 2014 S Hackberry
San Antonio, TX 78210 United States
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Did you know that small business owners can obtain free business certifications that can work towards your advantage in securing contracts? Join the LiftFund WBC as we host Charles Johnson of the South Central Regional Certification Agency and Hugo Villarreal of the City of San Antonio Economic Development Department for an informative session on licensing and certifications. This presentation will cover: Required permits and licenses for San Antonio based business The benefits of becoming certified How certifications work An overview…

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1 Million Cups

February 14 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Launch San Antonio, 600 Soledad St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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We’re helping to build our community one cup at a time. Every week two local entrepreneurs present their business ideas to an audience of fellow entrepreneurs, advisors and mentors via a 6-minute, live presentation with audience feedback and questions. Presenters gain invaluable, supportive insight to help foster their business, and have the opportunity to network with members of the San Antonio entrepreneurial community. Audience participants hear about exciting business concepts and engage with presenters in a casual, responsive environment. Join…

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Women Owned Small Business Certification Info Session

February 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Launch San Antonio, 600 Soledad St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program (WOSB) provides equal access to federal contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). The program allows contracting officers to set aside specific federal contracts for WOSBs and EDWOSBs. SBA Business Opportunity Specialist, Sean Smith, will lead this informational session that will provide an overview of the eligibility requirements and application process for the SBA Women-Owned Small Business Program. Come learn about the program and how the SBA…

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Commercial Real Estate for the Small Business Owner

February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UTSA Small Business Development Center – DB 2.316, 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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For the 6th consecutive year Marcelino Garcia, Broker Associate, KW Commercial - Heritage will be conducting his quarterly workshop, “Commercial Real Estate For The Small Business Owner” in conjunction with the University of Texas at San Antonio, Small Business Development Center Network. In 2011, Marcelino recognized that small business owners were often lacking in a fundamental understanding of commercial real estate and its tools. For owners as they delved into the intricacies of commercial real estate, their decision-making process became…

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Pitch Tab 1

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hoppy Monk – San Antonio, 1010 N Loop 1604 E
San Antonio, TX 78232 United States
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Pitch Tab is a casual, fun, competitive way to get feedback on your ideas and prepare yourself for further growth and development. One evening a quarter, we gather in a local venue to grab a drink and pitch our ideas. As a community we provide constructive feedback and camaraderie to support each other’s endeavors. The format is simple, those that are interested in pitching can request to do so through our application on our website at http://www.launchsa.org. Attendees may also…

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