TAMIU-SBDC Offers Diverse July Workshops

TAMIU-SBDC Offers Diverse July Workshops

The Texas A&M International University Small Business Development Center (TAMIU-SBDC) will sponsor several workshops during the month of July.

Friday, July 17: Managing Cash-The Small Business Owner's Guide to Financial Control workshop scheduled from 9:00 to 12:00 noon at the TAMIU Student Center, room 120. A $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. Tina Rodriguez, 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.

Thursday, July 23: Strategic Management Learning System (SMLS) Human Resource Management Workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm in Western Hemispheric Trade Center (WHTC) room 125. Gladys Rangel will cover the seven-step process on how to avoid most of the commonly observed people problems. People are a critical asset, a critical resource within the business. It is essential to make sure that this resource is used to its maximum advantage. A $20 fee will include workbook.

Friday, July 24: Business Planning and Financing Options workshop from 9:00 to 12:00 noon at the TAMIU Student Center, room 120. Fee for the seminar is $20, and each participant will receive 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, July 29: Understanding Credit and Budgeting workshop will be held from 9:00 to 12:00 noon, at the TAMIU Student Center room 120. A $20 fee will include workbook. Tina Rodriguez, business advisor, will go over credit reporting myths, disputing inaccuracies, rebuilding credit and debt management.

Thursday, July 30: Understanding Financial Statements workshop will be held from 9:00 to 12:00 noon, at the TAMIU Student Center, room 120. A $20 fee will include workbook. Gladys Rangel will help you understand your financial statements. One statement cannot diagnose a company's financial health, but by putting several statements together, one can make smart financial, investment and management decisions. For lending purposes, statements will help to determine if one can afford to pay a loan, the loan amount, the loan term (number of years), which assets one should buy versus which assets should be financed and what collateral is available to secure a loan.

Friday, July 31: The Think like a Marketing Guru Workshop will be offered from 9:00 to 12:00 noon at TAMIU Student Center, room 120. Fee is $20. What is a marketing plan and why is it so essential to the success of a business? Instructor Norma Rodríguez will define components of a marketing strategy.

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

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