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August 2019

Understanding Business Taxes

$35.00

Preparation of business tax returns can be very complex in light of the ever-changing tax laws. This class can help your navigation. Gain familiarity with the tax forms, due dates and the financial information required to accurately complete various business tax returns. Reduce your stress and frustrations by understanding what is needed before you start. This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification. Cost:…

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BizAid Business Orientation

Free

BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session, you will be informed of key questions to consider when developing your business and resources to take you to the next level. Cost: Free Parking: Free

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How to Write a Business Plan

$35.00

This course provides a practical, step-by-step instruction in how to develop a business plan for a small start-up business or the expansion of an existing business. A business plan can be submitted to a financial institution or private investor for funding or used for implementation. Emphasis will be placed on a plan's components, format, marketing and financial projections and analysis. This class will teach you how to review all the various components of a business plan and apply learned concepts…

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Evidence-Based Investing (EBI)

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Texas Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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$39

There is substantial evidence about how difficult it is to pick & trade stocks, while breaking-even or exceeding the overall performance of the market. One of the best tools for improving investment practices is Evidence-Based Investing (EBI). EBI involves the judicious use of current best evidence and applies it towards each investor’s specific needs. This challenges financial strategies on portfolios, in order to formulate optimal investing solutions. The goal of EBI is to maximize your after-tax returns, while minimizing risk…

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PON DI BEAT: AFRO BEATS. NIGERIANJAWN ALL LEVELS AFROBEAT DANCE MASTERCLASS

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Inspired Movement, 2311 S Congress Ave
Austin, 78704
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$32 – $50

This month's Pon Di Beat class features a dance class from choreographer Nigerianjawn! We hope to see you for this event and for the rest of the 2019 Pon Di Beat series.  AFRO BEATS with NIGERIANJAWN Take Afro beats to the next level in this class! You'll leave with new vibes and a newfound understanding of the E in energy as you explore varieties of styles in a fun beginner friendly way! ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR: NIGERIANJAWN Susan Olayungbo aka Nigeiranjawn is a…

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PON DI BEAT: AFRO BEATS. NIGERIANJAWN ALL LEVELS AFROBEAT DANCE MASTERCLASS

August 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Danzversity, 2110 White Horse Trail
Austin, 78757
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$32 – $50

This month's Pon Di Beat class features a dance class from choreographer Nigerianjawn! We hope to see you for this event and for the rest of the 2019 Pon Di Beat series.  AFRO BEATS with NIGERIANJAWN Take Afro beats to the next level in this class! You'll leave with new vibes and a newfound understanding of the E in energy as you explore varieties of styles in a fun beginner friendly way! ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR: NIGERIANJAWN Susan Olayungbo aka Nigeiranjawn is a…

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September 2019

Manage Your Cash Flow

$35

Cash flow- you can live and die by it. Many small business owners get stuck in the day to day business operations and fail to pay enough attention to cash flow. This class will help you understand cash flow and how to use it as a tool to keep your business healthy. This course will provide you with the fundamentals needed to manage, measure, understand, and improve business cash flow. This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor…

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Google: Help Customers Find You!

$35

Make your business stand out on Google and attract new customers for Free! Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to: Create an online Google My Business Listing; Understanding why being online matters; Be found online with advertising; Understand how Gsuite can give your business the tools to Connect, Create and Control and Connect with customers with compelling videos on YouTube. This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6-course requirement…

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BizAid Business Orientation

September 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Austin Public Library – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd.
Austin, 78741
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Free

BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session, you will be informed of key questions to consider when developing your business and resources to take you to the next level.

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Social Media Best Practices

$35

Social media like Facebook and Twitter are not only great ways for people to stay in touch with one another, they're also a great marketing tools when implemented well. Businesses throughout the world want to use social media to: increase their brand image and awareness, develop stronger customer relations, and improve ROI. This class is designed to familiarize you with social media itself, the do's and don'ts of social media, and best practices in social media. You'll understand how to…

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Interviews and Hiring Employees

$35

Of all the decisions business owners make, none impacts the effectiveness of their business more profoundly than hiring. Understanding how to interview a potential employee and hire for the right fit is necessary for any small business owner. This course will teach you how to develop your own structured interviewing techniques, help you to differentiate between behaviors and traits, and show you how to write effective behavioral based questions so that you can prepare to ask the right questions when…

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Launch Pad Job Club Employment Expo!

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
accruent, 11500 Alterra Parkway #110
Austin, 78758 United States
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FREE

ALL Job Seekers Are Welcome! ALL is FREE! You're invited to attend the 4th Annual Launch Pad Job Club Employment Expo Activities: Resume Tweaking (bring copies to show and share!) Linkedin Profile Review Training sessions on best use of Indeed website -- hosted by club partner and sponsor Indeed Linkedin Headshots (say, "Hire Me!") Excellent speakers sharing insights into the job search Job Fair Area (companies participating ): ACC Accruent CapMetro City of Austin Consulting Solutions.Net Edward Jones Financial – Office of…

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BizOpen: Commercial Property Requirements Webinar

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

The BizOpen Orientation Live Webinar provides a general overview of the potential steps in the City of Austin's development process. The objective is to help you identify which processes are relevant to your business location development, and how to navigate the steps in a timely and efficient manner.   Material will cover the following: Development Assessment, Land Use and Zoning, Site Plan Review, Building Plans and Permits, and Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy.System   Requirements: An internet connection: broadband wired…

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BizOpen: Commercial Property Requirements

Free

The BizOpen Orientation provides a general overview of the potential steps in the City of Austin's development process. The objective is to help you identify which processes are relevant to your business location development, and how to navigate the steps in a timely and efficient manner. Material will cover the following: Development Assessment, Land Use and Zoning, Site Plan Review, Building Plans and Permits, and Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy.

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SBA-504/CDC Loan Program

Free

The 504-loan program provides long-term, fixed -rate, subordinate mortgage financing for acquisition and/or renovation of capital assets including land, buildings and equipment. Some refinancing is also permitted. The SBA's 504 Certified Development Companies (CDC) serve their communities by financing business expansion needs. Find out about this loan and SBA resources to help your business grow. Instructor for this class is Lionel Leo Davila with Small Business Administration (SBA) who is the Lender Relations Specialist/Veterans Representative.

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Introduction to QuickBooks Desktop

$75

Whether you are a brand-new user looking to master the fundamentals of QuickBooks, or an existing user wishing to take your QuickBooks knowledge to another level, the QuickBooks Introduction can help you improve the way you use QuickBooks accounting software to manage your business. This class covers accounting basics, tracking revenue and expenses, bank reconciliation and file setup using QuickBooks Pro accounting software. Don't waste time through trial and error learning. If you want to reduce frustration, and increase accuracy…

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Strategic Pricing

$35

Pricing is the fastest and most effective way for companies to increase profitability. Studies show that a 1% increase in pricing has a greater positive impact on profitability than does a 1% increase in sales volume or a 1% decrease in costs. Unfortunately, too many companies do not think tactically about pricing and do not effectively price for profitability. This workshop is designed to help small business owners and managers to understand common mistakes that companies make in pricing and…

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Build Your Business Plan

September 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Austin Public Library – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd.
Austin, 78741
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Free

Business resources can empower you when starting, managing, and optimizing your small business or nonprofit organization.  In our training workshop, you will have the opportunity to use your business resources to build a business plan, develop financial projections, explore your target market, or create a marketing mailing list based on demographics.  We will explore two of your Gale Business resources, DemographicsNow, a comprehensive business and residential reference and Gale Small Business Builder a step-by-step online planning tool with an intuitive…

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BizAid Business Orientation

Free

BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session, you will be informed of key questions to consider when developing your business and resources to take you to the next level.

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Small Business Recordkeeping

$35

Paperwork? I don't have time to spend keeping up with details - I'm too busy growing my business and doing the work! Have you ever asked yourself - what documents do I really need for me, the IRS, the State of Texas, my bank, and the people I do business with? Sound familiar? Then this class if for you. Learn the basics of what records to create, how long to keep them, and how to use this information to grow…

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