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June 12th, 2018


Test Before You Invest: The Lean Startup Method (6/12/2018)

Before you invest your time and funding into your small business discover the “lean start-up process” and how it differs from a traditional start-up plan. Determine which process is most appropriate for your business as you develop and test your product with minimal startup costs, informed by your customer’s values and feedback.

Free parking.
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Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room
Address: 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110, Austin, TX 78704
Parking: Free Parking in front of building
Fee: 15

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June 13th, 2018


BizOpen: Commercial Property Requirements Webinar (6/13/2018)

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 or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
Speakers and a microphone built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card.

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: WEBINAR
Fee: Free

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June 15th, 2018


Be Your Own Publicist (6/15/2018)

What would it mean to see your company in your local newspaper, a national magazine, or even on TV? It would mean exposure to an audience of new customers excited to do business with you. Media attention can be the catalyst for success, but most solopreneurs and small business owners don’t know how to tell their own story or who to tell it to. If only the deserving entrepreneur knew how to connect with traditional media outlets to get their story out there.
Fortunately, with just a few straight-forward strategies, you can get media attention to your story and business. During this workshop, you will learn:

A framework of ideas that capture the media's attention
What outlets are for you and who to contact there
Writing pitches that don't get deleted
Follow-up etiquette to get through the noise

Public relations is a skill every business owner can use. With this insight, you can successfully be your own publicist, get the media attention you deserve, and increase sales!

About the instructor:

Rebekah Epstein is the founder of fifteen media, a boutique PR firm specializing in media relations over the last seven years. Working on both sides of the industry has given Rebekah a unique perspective on what works and what doesn’t.

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room
Address: 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110, Austin, TX 78704
Parking: Free Parking in front of building
Fee: $15

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June 19th, 2018
09:00AM ~12:00PM


Take Back Your Time (6/19/2018)

Build a comprehensive calendar that maximizes your most valuable resource - time. In this class, you will develop a decision making framework to identify the essential parts of your day, week, month and quarter to help you do more with less. You will learn basic time blocking skills, efficiency tactics, contact and organizational mapping.

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room
Address: 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110, Austin, TX 78704
Parking: Free
Fee: $25

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June 22nd, 2018


14th Annual Women's Entrepreneurial Luncheon (6/22/2018)

The City of Austin Small Business Program is hosting a celebration of women's entrepreneurial spirit. Austin area women are invited to join us for the 14th annual Women’s Entrepreneurial Luncheon, recognizing the contributions of local women business owners.

Our panelist include: Rachel Musquiz is the chef and founder of Curcuma, a plant-based food trailer in East Austin that serves superfood drinks and Ayurvedic inspired cuisine. Shelley Delayne founder of Orange Coworking which provides a welcoming, professional, easy workplace for the support of the growth and happiness of entrepreneurs, businesses owners, freelancers, remote employees, and other location-independent professionals. Natasha Harper-Madison is a social entrepreneur, award-winning small business owner and is the founder of East Austin Advocates.

The diverse panel will be moderated by long-time favorite, Lolis Garcia-Baab, chief marketing and communications officer for the Girl Scouts of Central Texas.

Our panelists will share their insights, challenges, and successes in achieving entrepreneurial success. Time is allowed for questions and answers. Come prepared to network with other female business owners.

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Austin
Address: 208 Barton Springs Road Foothills II - 17th Floor Austin, TX 78704
Parking: Free Parking
Fee: $45

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COA Contract Procurement information, 2009
Key offices for Procurement information: SMBR, Purchasing, Public Works, and Land and Contract Management
SMBR, (512) 974-7600
Purchasing, (512) 974-2500
Dates fit to customers
Training thru TxDOT grant
Training provided by Alpha Sim Technology, Inc.
Classes includes project management, business planning, accounting, marketing, computer, internet, etc. Contact Carolyn McClanahan, tel. 281-698-8004 Email:
Training at customer's office site
Monthly Newsletters 2010
About activities of contractors & engineers
Prepared by Greater Austin Contractors and Engineers Association
Contact Lisa Lamb, 512-836-3160
All times
ACA Plan Room service
Construction plans, reports, and consultation service available
City of Austin, AISD, Cap Metro, Travis County, UT System, and Private contractors deliver construction plans to ACTA office regularly; ACTA staff is avalable for consultation on various procurement matters
Contact ACA at 926-5400 or 300-7644 Aletta Banks
* networking and workshop events every 2~3 months to be posted

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