Free Weekly Webinars for Entrepreneurs - Business Smart Tookit!

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SBA Dallas/Fort Worth District Office

Summer Biz

Join SBA for the Business Smart Toolkit Webinars Wednesdays, June 7, 14 and 21

Linda Williams, Economic Development Specialist for the Small Business Administration is presenting these important mini-workshops for the business owner.  These are the first to be offered as part of her "Webinar Wednesday" series.  Since the sessions are held via Webinar, you do not have to leave your desk to attend!  All are free, but registration is required and classes fill up quickly!   Attend one or attend them all - registration is separate for each workshop. 

Program Overview:  Business Smart Toolkit Series (June 7, 14 and 21)

Join SBA’s Linda Williams via your own computer and/or phone for a mini-workshop series on entrepreneurship.  There are three stand-alone modules of 1 ½ hour duration that can be taken in sequence, or taken individually without the others.  The modules are titled Ready, Set, Go.  Module 1 (Ready) includes tips on Starting Your Business such as understanding your competitive market and business plan development.  Module 2 (Set) moves into credit-worthiness and financing strategies.  Module 3 (Go) covers information on free and low cost resources available to every business owner as well as ways to find and start using them!  

The Business Smart Toolkit series is an eye-opener for many entrepreneurs who think they have the ticket for success, but actually lack basic information very critical for survival and growth.  Ready, Set, Grow – are you ready to start and grow your small business into optimal success?  Don’t miss these workshops – it is time you “know what you don’t know” about business ownership and success.  

Module Descriptions:

Module 1 – “Ready” – June 7, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon

The “Ready” module provides an Entrepreneurship Readiness Assessment and instruction on Steps to Starting a Small Business, Determining Your Offering and Market Demand, Understanding Your Competition, Determining Your marketing Strategy, Determining Your Start-up Costs, Meeting Your Legal Requirements, Preparing Yourself Financially, Developing a Business Plan and Getting Help.  Click this link to register for Module 1:

Module 2 – “Set” – June 14, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon

The “Set” module covers steps for getting ready to seek financing for your business (either a new business or existing business).   Topics include the 5 C’s of Credit (5 Things Lenders Need to Know About You), Sources of Funding for Small Businesses, Getting Introduced to a Business Lender, What You Need to Know about Traditional Lenders, Non-Traditional Lenders, Microlenders, Preparing to Ask for a Loan, the Basics of Your Loan Request, Preparing Financial Reports, and Unfair Lending Practices to name a few.  To register for Module 2, click this link:

Module 3 – “Go” – June 21, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon

The “Go” module covers information on organizations that can assist small business owners in realizing their dream of business ownership.    This module introduces common technical assistance and financing resources for small businesses.  Resources include information offered through the Small Business Administration’s Website and through the SBA Resource Partners.  Learn about the SCORE Mentoring Program and Educational Workshops, Small Business Development Center Programs, the Veterans Business Outreach Center at UTA and SBA’s Lending Partners such as national banks, community banks, microloan lenders, Community Advantage lenders and the SBA 7(a) Small Business Loans.  Did you know that SBA has a matching service for lenders and borrowers?  It is called LINC and you can learn all about it in this workshop.  To Register for Module 3, click this link:

Register for one or for all three, but register today!  

To see a calendar of all workshops offered, visit the website for SBA's Dallas/Fort Worth District Office at and click on Events Calendar.


** This activity is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) contract number SBAHQ-15-C-0040.  SBA's funding is not an endorsement of the contractor or any products, opinions or services. All SBA Programs and services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangement for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.