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Below is a list of previous live webinars hosted by the ASU SBDC. Please use the register now button attached to each event to access the on demand version of the webinar. 


  • Ready… Set… Go… Essentials to Business Startup

    At this NO-COST LIVE webinar, you will learn the basics of writing a business plan, how to estimate start-up costs, contacts, and resources you will need, and more. You will receive an “Essentials of Starting a New Business” Workbook, “Starting a Business in San Angelo” guide, and a business plan summary to help you begin.

    Speaker: Alejandro Castanon, Business Development Specialist and Certified Business Advisor at ASU-SBDC

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Please visit this Webinar website to access the webinar at the scheduled time.


  • Tips to Strengthen Your Online Presence

    In this workshop you’ll learn our top tips to strengthen your online presence, including the importance of having your business show up in local search results and how you can leverage online reviews to attract more customers. We’ll also show you ways you can use different types of paid ad strategies to get in front of more of your targeted customers. Lastly, we’ll touch on using social media to build your brand and create a more personalized experience for your followers. You don’t want to miss this!
    What You Will Learn :
    • How to get your business to show up higher in local search results
    • Leveraging online reviews to attract more customers
    • Successful paid advertising strategies to better target new customers
    • Successful social media tips to build your brand online
    Guest Speaker:Kristi Lloyd, Sr. Digital Consultant, Revlocal

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Please visit this Webinar website to access the webinar at the scheduled time. 


  • Finding Funding for Your Business

    Attend this seminar to learn about the many funding options available and how to go about obtaining them.
    Topics include - overview of sources of start-up funding, alternative financing options (such as venture funding and angel investors), SBA loan guarantees, how to put together a loan proposal, tips on what the banker is looking for, how to estimate your funding needs, and more.
    Before you head to the bank, attend this training event

    Speaker: Dave Erickson, Director andCertified Business Advisor of ASU-SBDC

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Please visit this Webinar website to access the webinar at the scheduled time.

  • Digital Marketing during Covid 19

    Now, more than ever, business owners face unprecedented challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath are going to continue to cause major disruptions for businesses across the country and change consumer buying behavior indefinitely.
    It’s in these moments of uncertainty and rapid change when a digital marketing strategy is vital. This is a pivotal time to invest your energy and efforts into building a digital marketing strategy that can support your business now and prepare you for acceleration in the future.

    What you will learn:

    • How internet traffic during quarantine is impacting marketing for small businesses
    • Your digital marketing first steps
    • The best Google features you should use
    • Successful social media tips

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  • The Financial Plan YOU Need for YOUR Business

    Join us to discuss financial planning, expanding, financing options, benefits planning, building your advisory team, and the importance of an exit strategy when you are ready to transition out of your business. Explore a wealth of resources to assist you along every step of your journey.

    Guest Speakers:
    Julie Kasberg, Senior Vice President - Wealth Management, Legacy Wealth Management Group at UBS Financial Services
    Erika Lara, Financial Advisor, Legacy Wealth Management Group at UBS Financial Services

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  • Preparing for the SBA PPP Forgiveness Application: Part 2

    There are many questions surrounding the process of correctly utilizing PPP funds and how to successfully apply for forgiveness. This webinar will cover the complete process of applying for PPP loan forgiveness.

    Session one will focus on the basic concepts of forgiveness and the details of applying for forgiveness. Session two will take a deeper look into the process of completing the PPP Forgiveness application and cover various scenarios that business have faced while utilizing PPP funds.

    Guest Speaker: Nestor Astorga, Senior Business Advisor at UTSA SBDC COVID Business

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  • Preparing for the SBA PPP Forgiveness Application: Part 1

    There are many questions surrounding the process of correctly utilizing PPP funds and how to successfully apply for forgiveness. This webinar will cover the complete process of applying for PPP loan forgiveness.
    Session one will focus on the basic concepts of forgiveness and the details of applying for forgiveness.

    Session two will take a deeper look into the process of completing the PPP Forgiveness application and cover various scenarios that business have faced while utilizing PPP funds.

    Guest Speaker: Nestor Astorga, Senior Business Advisor at UTSA SBDC COVID Business

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  • Presenting to Investors: How to Create a Pitchdeck

    Topics include: How to structure your pitch, important elements to include from the business plan, and overall presentation skills.


    Before you head to your first business pitch meeting, attend this training event!


    Guest Speaker: Hall T Martin, CEO, TEN Capital Network

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  • Boost your sales on Etsy

    Learn how to optimize and improve your current Etsy shop. Gain knowledge on ways to increase sales during the holidays, learn how to read metrics, and more. This class will cover best practices, listings, promotions, marketing, and more


    Speaker: Alejandro Castañon, Certified Business Advisor

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  • Flip Your Focus & Watch Your Business Change

    There is power in putting people first! In a busy world where we are all doing our best to be our best, putting people first is something that can be unintentionally forgotten. You have to hit pause and truly evaluate what your personal and business goals are. Ask yourself, what has been most important to you, and what should be most important? Building relationships in this difficult COVID-19 environment is more important than ever. Attend this session with guest speaker, Julie Schniers who will help you to learn to LEAN IN and improve your relationship-building skills to improve your business one relationship at a time.

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  • SBA Resources for Women Owned Businesses

    Calling all Women-owned small businesses!

    The presentation is designed to help business owners and entrepreneurs understand that the SBA is their go-to resource across all stages of their business lifecycles (growing, expanding, and recovering).
    Learn about these three major resources during this no-cost webinar:

    1. Financial Resources offered by the SBA
    2. Government Procurement: the benefits and process of selling to the government
    3. Women-Owned Small Business Certification program (WOSB), how to apply, the benefits of certification, how to locate opportunities

    Guest Speakers:
    Annie Hudspeth, Lender Relationship Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration
    Don Owens, Business Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration
    Sheena Little, Procurement Center Representative, U.S. Small Business Administration

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • Traversing through changes during Covid-19

    This presentation will walk you through the 3 stages of transition. Knowing where you are and deciding where you are headed are powerful tools to make your journey more manageable.

    Guest Speaker: Becky Benes, Transformational Speaker, Author and Coach

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  • Cybersecurity 101 for Small Business

    In this presentation, we’ll cover 10 basic cybersecurity principles that will assist in establishing good cyber hygiene. Some of the topics that we’ll cover include: protection against malicious code such as viruses and malware, securing your networking environment, data back-up and recovery, and password practices.

    At the conclusion of the presentation, we’ll answer as many questions as we can.

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  • Sell Online This Holiday Season with E-Commerce Tools

     We’ll walk through the benefits of setting up an online store with Shopify and how to list products on Google to sell from anywhere. We’ll also discuss some helpful tools for standing out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.

     

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  • Organizational Types: Pros & Cons of Business Legal Structures

    This session provides an overview of business organizational types and is designed to help participants to understand how selecting the correct organizational type can benefit their business.


    We will cover what you need to consider such as liability, taxes, duration, complexity, and costs of the different legal structures to help you make the best decision for your business. Learn how to protect your personal assets and learn the tax and legal attributes of each structure, and much more!
    Speaker: Dave Erickson, SBDC Director and Certified Business Advisor

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  • The Impact of COVID 19 on the Creation and Implementation of Your Succession Plan

    Exhaustion of owners, employees, and team members can expose faults in your program. Still, bonding by fire and opportunities created can also infuse new opportunities that may leverage previously unseen skills. Join us for discussion and a great learning opportunity.

    This session is geared towards businesses that plan to pass the management and operations onto family members or specific employees to become future owners of the business. Or those interested in selling the business as an exit strategy.

    Guest Speaker: Amy Wirtz, Family Business Consultant, The Family Business Consulting Group

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  • Digital marketing: What it is, How to Determine the Best Fit for your Business , and How to use it.

    In this session, we will cover questions like; What is digital? What does the terminology mean? How do I choose a digital service provider?

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    Guest Speakers:
    - Andi Markee, CEO and Media Director for Media Advantage
    - Chrys Forbes, CEO and Creative Director for Media Advantage


  • Covid-19, the Cares Act, and Your Retirement Savings

    This no-cost LIVE webinar will focus on the economic impact of COVID-19, as well as the recent Cares Act legislation as it pertains to individuals and small business owners.

    Guest Speaker: Travis Taylor, a financial advisor at  Edward Jones Investment

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  • Get your local business on Google Search and Map

    If you’ve already created a Business Profile but it’s not showing on Google Maps, Search, or other Google properties, this no-cost webinar will provide you with the information to tackle the issues, and more helpful tips to efficiently use Google tools for your business.

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  • Finding Funding for Your Business

    Topics include - overview of sources of start-up funding, alternative financing options (such as venture funding and angel investors), SBA loan guarantees, how to put together a loan proposal, tips on what the banker is looking for, how to estimate your funding needs, and more.

    Before you head to the bank, attend this training event!

    Register Now


  • A Dive into Traditional Media: The Backbone of Advertising

    At this NO-COST training event, you will learn: what are the different traditional media avenues? What will work best for you and your business? How do you know who will have the best reach? And more topics that will focus on traditional marketing solutions.

    Guest Speakers:

    - Andi Markee, CEO and Media Director for Media Advantage

    - Chrys Forbes, CEO and Creative Director for Media Advantage

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  • Ready… Set… Go… Essentials to Business Startup

    At this NO-COST training event, you will learn the basics of writing a business plan, how to estimate start-up costs, contacts, and resources you will need, and more. You will receive an “Essentials of Starting a New Business” Workbook, “Starting a Business in San Angelo” guide, and a business plan summary to help you begin.

    Register Now


  • How to Write Your Business Plan Part II: Focus on Financials

    During this LIVE webinar, we will be focusing on the financial sections of your Business Plan. Your Business Plan financials can make or break a deal. You will learn how to draft your own cash flow projections and review financial reports. 

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  • How to Write Your Business Plan Part I: Focus on the Narrative

    This seminar is part one of a two-part Business Plan Series that we provide. Part one will focus on the business outline, writing a proper narrative, and more. Part two will be focusing on how to create proper financials for your business plan.

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  • The Basics of a Marketing Strategy

    These are just some of the questions we will cover during this first presentation, which will focus on marketing your small business. Our next two sessions will focus on traditional media and digital media, so stay on the lookout for those dates and times!

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  • Financial Tools & Resources to Help Small Business
    If you have received an Economic Injury Disaster Loan and you have questions related to it, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the loan program, uses of proceeds, and other important details. 
     
    Guest Speakers: Nina Ramon, Public Affairs Specialist, SBA San Antonio District Office and Elizabeth Vargas, Public Information Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Disaster Assistance

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  • Reach Customers Online with Google

    This workshop explains how Google Search works and how you can improve a website’s visibility with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The session also introduces products like Google My Business, Google Trends, Search Console, Google Analytics, Google Ads, and more.

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  • Turn Up Your Business Instagram for 2020

    At this NO-COST training event, you will learn

    - How to maximize #hashtags to find the right followers and clients

    - Increase real followers that love your business

    - How to set up your Instagram account to stand out from the competition

    - How to post creative and eye-catching pictures

    - Learn the secrets of Instagram’s algorithm and use it to your advantage

    - How to use DM (direct messages) to increase sales locally

    And more!

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  • Building Your Marketing Strategy to Grow Sales During COVID-19

    At this NO-COST training event, you will learn how to build a marketing funnel for your business to grow each member of your audience to their maximum potential of revenue, referrals, or loyalty. During a time of COVID-19, having a lead retention strategy is critical to have a profitable business! We will examine how to drive every conversation forward with the right calls to action so you can start generating more sales.

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  • Understanding PPP Loan Forgiveness: A Review of the Application Process

    Guest Speakers: David Smith and Kenny Heaton of the Abilene SBDC & David Erickson, Director of the ASU SBDC.

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Contact Us!

  • ASU-SBDC

    Phone: 325-942-2098
    Email: sbdc@angelo.edu
    www.sbdc.angelo.edu

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    Small Business Development Center

    Phone: 325-942-2098
    Fax: 325-942-2096
    Email: sbdc@angelo.edu

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    Physical Address:
    69 North Chadbourne St.
    (Old Coca Cola Administration Bldg.)
    Mailing Address:
    ASU Station #10910,
    San Angelo, TX 76909-0910
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