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June 2017

Hiring Smart: What You Need to Know – New Braunfels

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Honors Hall, New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, 390 S. Seguin Ave
New Braunfels, TX 78130 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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Business Model Canvas

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Launch San Antonio, 600 Soledad St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Starting and running a business requires time, commitment and passion, and at times it feels like you are putting a puzzle together –always organizing the pieces. With the business model canvas, you can focus on what you need to know to start your business simply. In this session Carlos Acosta of LiftFund Women’s Business Center will cover the key elements of the business model canvas. We’ll go over definitions, tactics, question and research that can help you utilize the canvas…

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Tackling Challenges: Clarity for Your Business (Picture Spark)

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
UTSA Downtown Campus (Durango Building, 2.316), 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Small Business Development Center - Durango Building 2.316
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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Whether you need creative ideas, a strategic steer or a trusted sound board to your thinking, PictureSpark is an ideal opportunity to help you find clarity in your business ventures, purpose in your vision, and strategic action in reaching your goals. It is an interactive two hour workshop facilitated by an experienced business innovator, Matt Guiver, who helps key decision makers find clarity and direction to one of their pressing business challenges by using professional picture cards that help identify…

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Commercial Real Estate for the Small Business Owner – IN SPANISH

June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UTSA Downtown Campus (Durango Building, 2.316), 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Small Business Development Center - Durango Building 2.316
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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*PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE PRESENTED IN SPANISH* Looking to purchase, rent or lease commercial property? Visit us before you do. This workshop with Marcelino Garcia and the UTSA SBDC is tailored specifically for small business owners looking for the right commercial property to complete their business dream. Discuss basic considerations in commercial real estate such as factors in negotiating a lease or sales price, and how to assess property lease vs. purchase decision. At the end of this…

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LinkedIn 102: Using it Effectively

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UTSA Downtown Campus (Durango Building, 1.402), 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Small Business Development Center - Durango Building 1.402
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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Join Charity Matthews and the UTSA SBDC for this Part two of the LinkedIn series classes. Using your professional LinkedIn profile you will be walked step by step through advanced sales techniques. Learn how to cultivate a targeted lead list, connect with the decision makers, market yourself as an industry expert, boost your SEO, build your list, have your dream clients request to meet with you and more. *Prerequisites: It is preferred that attendees have a working knowledge of computers…

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1 Million Cups

June 21 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Launch SA, 600 Soledad Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
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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. This…

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New Trends in Social Media

June 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
LiftOff, 2014 S Hackberry
San Antonio, TX 78210 United States
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Join Luis Sandoval of SWEB Development for a discussion on the latest trends in social media and how best to utilize them for your small business' marketing needs. More info to be announced closer to the event date.

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Using the Business Model Canvas for Strategic Thinking

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
UTSA Downtown Campus (Durango Building, 2.316), 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Small Business Development Center - Durango Building 2.316
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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New Trends in Social Media (Evening)

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Launch San Antonio, 600 Soledad St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Join Luis Sandoval for the evening session of his discussion on new trends in social media, and how best to utilize them for your small business' marketing needs.

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Pitch Tab #2

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Burleson Yard Beer Garden, 430 Austin St
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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Pitch Tab is an evening version of 1 Million Cups where entrepreneurs fast-pitch their business ideas in hopes of having the Best Pitch. At the completion of the fast-pitches a winner is selected for the Best Pitch, and receives their bar tab paid for! For this 2nd edition, we will be featuring 10 entrepreneurs who will fast-pitch their business ideas in hopes of getting free booze. All entrepreneurs are invited to attend to offer feedback for our 10 entrepreneurs! UPDATE:…

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New City Council Reception

June 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunset Station, 1174 E Commerce St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Join us for a special reception to honor our recently elected City Council members. The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting the event, along with several other influential community and business partners. The event is a great opportunity for our business leaders, Mayor, and Council members to interact, strengthen ties, and forge new relationships. Come enjoy a memorable evening meeting and congratulating our recently elected city leaders. Sponsorship $1,000 | Individual…

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Live Streaming: Broadcast Your Business

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UTSA Downtown Campus (Durango Building, 2.316), 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Small Business Development Center - Durango Building 2.316
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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Have you ever used live steaming video to talk about your products and services? You've probably heard new social media apps like Snapchat, Meerkat and Periscope and now Facebook live. What makes them unique and powerful! Why is it becoming the next big thing in social media trend! In this workshop, with Yusuf Chowdhury and the UTSA SBDC, you will learn which social media channel you can select, what strategies you can implement to generate targeted leads for your business…

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