SBA District Office Education Calendar| November 2020

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Ten cybersecurity misconceptions for SMBs

As we move into a time where digital age is now, cyber security is no longer an option for small businesses to consider but more of a necessity. Cyber security and cyber awareness can close the vulnerabilities against your small business.

Cyber attacks are a growing threat for small businesses and the U.S. economy. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Report, the cost of cybercrimes reached $2.7 billion in 2018 alone. Small businesses can be cyber security targets because they often lack a security infrastructure.

Many small businesses understand the need for cyber security but have not taken the measures needed for one reason or another. They have not taken the time to create a contingency plan in response a cyber attack and then do not have the resources to recover. 

One of the best lines of defenses you can have is when you and your employees are empowered with the resources and knowledge to protect your organization from cyberthreats. This includes breaking down often-quoted cybersecurity misconceptions

Check out this podcast series – assembled by the National Cyber Security Alliance, in collaboration with public and private partners – is based on the experiences of business leaders and employees from across the United States.

Workshops and Events

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Business Resources for Minorities 

Nov 12 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

For San Antonio, Texas and surrounding areas! Are you a small business owner, or you have the intention to start one? Do you want to chat and exchange your ideas with other peers and receive the available resources to improve your business? Join us and get the chance to receive helpful information for your small business!

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Work-Life Balance in a Post-COVID world

Nov 11 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Webinar | Register Now

Join Amanda Wetegrove-Romine and Women's Business Center for Health Builds Wealth! The events of 2020 have created unprecedented stressors for entrepreneurs. As the landscape continues to change for small business owners, it is important to learn how to navigate new challenges while managing the stress they will inevitably create.


Financial Friday: LLC's

Nov 13 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

Join David Plemons of Plemons CPA and Women's Business Center for Financial Friday as he reviews what LLC's are  and what are the benefits if you want to be one or are already one.


QuickBooks Bank Feed Automation

Nov 20 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

Join Rita McDaniel of Plemons CPA and Women's Business Center for Financial Friday as she reviews how the live bank feed really works, and define what “add”, “match” and “transfer” really mean.

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Year-End Tax Reporting

Nov 11 | 10:00 am - 11:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

Attend this workshop and learn what is on the horizon for changes that could impact your tax filing. The year-end tax reporting for 2020 could be a little different this time! Topics include: PPP / EIDL loans impact on taxes | 1099’s for Contractors | Contractors vs. Employees - know the difference | What are “Information Returns”? 


Using Project Management Techniques and Tools

Nov 17 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

Is your business running you or are you running your business? Using project management and a work breakdown structure can let you organize and take more control over your business and create a series of successes that lead to overall success. A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. Ahmed will teach you to apply project management tools and techniques to small business projects and to manage your business as a series of successful projects. You will learn that a work breakdown structure is simply taking business milestones and breaking them down into the tasks required to reach each milestone.


Legal Issues for Small Business

Nov 18 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

Please join us for this interesting webinar on Legal Issues for Small Business. Which covers common legal issues that owners and managers must decide: Choosing the name and brand (trademarks) | Best structure for the company  | Taxes, regulations, and more taxes … | Employee vs. independent contractor | Your Intellectual Property (IP) – trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets 


How to Form an LLC or Corporation in One Day

Nov 19 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

While it seems as if filing the proper paperwork to establish your LLC or Corporation is a big task, this workshop will give you the ins and outs on how to file for a Corporation or LLC and an EIN in Texas.  Best of all, we'll show you how to get approved in one day. Additionally, we will talk about legalities and liabilities of a DBA (Doing Business As), Corporation/LLC, and Partnerships. By the end of this workshop you will have a document that is ready to submit electronically to the State of Texas to form an LLC or Corporation in one day.

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Preparing for the SBA PPP Forgiveness Application: Part 2

Nov 10 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Webinar |Register Now

If you have received a Paycheck Protection Program Loan and are planning to apply for forgiveness, join us for this two part webinar. 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


Approachable Accounting: A Guide to Small Business Accounting

Nov 11 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

New and existing small business owners face an intimidating challenge in managing their first year of operations. Join the UTSA SBDC and San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) for this webinar session with James Shiveley, CPA, CIA, CISA with LOWREY, POWELL, STEVENS & MANGUM P.C., is designed to quickly brief you on the information you need to understand the fundamentals of accounting, translating that information into actionable business insights, and demystifying the year end processes you’ll need to execute. This interactive session will guide you through the first year of operations of an example small business and engage you in case study discussion about basic journal entries, financial ratios, and the tax implications of your form of business.


Learn Now, Lunch Later: Women with a Vision

Nov 12 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

The SRSU Small Business Development Center will be hosting a Virtual Women's Roundtable where we will bring together diverse women and provide opportunities to help them grow personally and professionally. Our topic for this one hour webinar will be stress relief by Elias Diaz, LMFT Mental Health Clinician, from Eagle Pass, TX.


Spruce Up Your Holiday Marketing Plan

Nov 17 | 11:00 am  - 12:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

Learn how to sell online to customers as they kick off their holiday shopping this season. We’ll walk through the benefits of setting up an online store with Shopify and how to list your products on Google so that you can sell from anywhere. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.


Digital Marketing during COVID19

Nov 17 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Online | Register Now

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.


Social Media Bootcamp: Use YouTube to Grow Your Business

Nov 19 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Webinar |Register Now

Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand. In this workshop we'll discuss best practices for: Understanding different video formats, How to setup a YouTube channel, and Making good creative, and how to target and measure the results. 


(onDEMAND) Startup U

Nov 30 | Webinar | Register Now

This no-cost class will provide an overview to Texas State University SBDC while discussing the basics of starting a business, the pitfalls of startups, and common misconceptions. At the end of the overview we will open the floor for Q&A with one of our very own SBDC senior advisors to answer any remaining questions you may have. All those in attendance will have the chance to complete a brief one page assessment to help us determine your next step.

Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program (TAP).  Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), Veterans of all eras, and spouses are eligible to participate.

The “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” course is the foundational piece of Boots to Business (B2B). Participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. 

Next Boots to Business class will be held online:

Nov 12-13 | Register Today

 

After completing the “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” course, participants can elect to further their study through one of many B2B online courses, delivered through partnerships with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University and Mississippi State University (MSU). Online Follow-on courses are offered at no cost to Service members, Veterans and military spouses. 

2020 SADO Resource Guide

 

Small Business Resource Guide 

You'll find information on counseling, training, capital, contracting, disaster assistance, business advocacy, local directories and more. 

 

 

** On the cover is Local Success Story Jae Kim who launched Chi'Lantro in Austin and has expanded thanks to expert SBA-powered business guidance.

 

Click on the photo to view our digital resource guide!