TAMIU-SBDC Presents Various Business Workshops in January
Posted: 1/10/13

TAMIU-SBDC Offers Various
January Business Workshops

The Texas A&M International University Small Business Development Center (TAMIU-SBDC) will sponsor several workshops throughout January.

Wednesday, January 16: the Art of Starting a Business: Basic Business Essentials, free of charge workshop from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., classroom location will be provided with registration confirmation.  Instructor Tina Rodríguez, SBDC-certified business advisor, will present this practical workshop that helps businesses to avoid common pitfalls, evaluate strengths and weaknesses, and the skills needed to succeed. Participants will also explore initial paperwork, assessment process, legal structures and importance of the business plan.

Wednesday, January 23: Anatomy of a Business Plan Workshop is from 9:00 to 12:00 noon, classroom location will be provided with registration confirmation.  Fee for the seminar is $20, and each participant receives Linda Pinzon’s “Anatomy of a Business Plan: a Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Business and Securing your Company’s Future,” a $50 value. Instructor Angelo Piccirillo explains that planning is the map to success in the business world.  One needs to write a business plan when:  starting or buying a business, financing or refinancing a business, or raising debt or equity capital.

Wednesday, January 30: Managing Cash - the Small Business Owner's Guide to Financial Control Workshop is scheduled from 9:00 to 12:00 noon. Classroom location will be provided with registration confirmation; $20 fee includes Workbook. Cash flow is what comes into and goes out of a business. Gaining financial control by understanding cash flow is crucial to business success. Norma Rodríguez, SBDC-certified business advisor, will review cash – the fuel that runs your business, maximizing your cash flow, tools for speeding up cash collections, overdue invoices, three tools for helping with accounts receivable, cash flow statements and four short-term financing solutions.

For more information or to register for any of these workshops, please call the TAMIU-SBDC office at 956.326.2827, e-mail:sbdc@tamiu.edu or register online at http://sbdc.tamiu.edu


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