"Jump-Start" Your Small Business


Brownsville Independent School District employees.
Los Fresnos C.I.S.D.
U.T.B.  employees (all public educators)...

AND...special inviation extended to the general public!!!

onsidering retiring this year or near future? Have you ever dreamed of starting your own small business?  Is the lack of business experience and financial resources holding you back?  Well great news!  ERS, UTB, UTPA, INTUIT, and SBA/Accion Texas are teaming together to sponsor a series of business management and marketing workshops to help you “jump-start” your new business. 

Over 12 seminars geared to help you start your new endeavor!  These workshops are exclusive for qualified B.I.S.D., Los Fresnos C.I.S.D. employees and qualified U.T.B. employees (WE JUST EXTENDED a special limited seating to the general public).  Gain the skills needed to start, implement, and market your business! 
You will receive numerous business ideas , resources and a website.  That's right! A professional &  personalized FREE business website courtesy of UTB Computer Science for all program attendees!  Learn Quick Books, design and graphic marketing, business management and much more.  Receive links to legitimate work-from-home companies and learn how to avoid scams and fraud.  


NEXT workshop series:  JUNE 20, 2011 for english session June 21, 2011 spanish session. 
Schedule: 6pm - 9pm Mondays (english) 6pm-9pm Tuesdays

 PLEASE CALL OR FILL OUT THE ENTRY FORM AND reserve your spot.  Space is limited.


REGISTRATION is a MUST due to limited seating.  

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Call NOW.... Seating is Limited.  Register by calling:
Linda Torres, program coordinator: 956-440-8774  ext 11 or  956-525-6016  or
completing our
ONLINE form.


Workshops OVERVIEW

-Start by fully understanding during orientation your options and benefits from TRS (Teacher Retirement System).  Learn exactly how much your take-home will be after all deductions.  We will discuss your health and survivor benefits and what will work best for your family.  Secondly, a social security representative will talk about the impact of TRS on your Social Security benefit and Medicare A & B.  Understand how the Government Pension Offset or Windfall Elimination Provision will affect you as a widower or those that have earned their 40 credits.
-Learn from Arturo Gonzalez (UTPA: Small Business Development)   why a business plan is important.  Hear how a business plan helps define and focus on business objective.  Learn to prepare your business plan.  Find out how to uncover omissions and/or weaknesses in your business idea and planning process.
• Business Concepts: Learn excellent and new business ideas and trade secrets.  How to import from China/ customs clearance.  Buying wholesale.  Online trading.  Top SBA business tips. Thinking outside-the-box.  Work-from-home: pros and cons.  Links to legitimate work-from-home companies.
• Hear about financial resources available through the SBA and ACCION Texas brought to you by Mrs. Perez SBA Harlingen, TX
• Discover how to expand your business: online, doing business with  the government, schools, large corporations, etc.  Ideas on moving your business from local to national.  How-to register your domain and get help building a free professional website courtesy of Computer Science UTB/TSC.   Dr. Iglesias will explain the importance of online presence, social networking for your business and much more. 
• Hear from Mrs. Beatrice Castillo -Applied Technology, on how you can get certified to better and fully manage your small business in as little as one year!
• WORD 2007: Learn how to create your own eye-catching: brochures, business cards, promos, flyers.   How to create/save templates. How to create mail-merge for mass marketing. Creating FORMS and   SmartArt.  
• EXCEL 2007: Find out how to create basic formulas, and forms to facilitate day-to-day business activities.  Create client databases.  EXCEL shortcuts for formatting/ formulas/ importing-exporting. 
• Gain the skills from top Fortune 500 companies CS workshops.  Customer Service: key to a successful business.  Maximize your selling skills to achieve high volume sales.
• Legal Issues: Listen to attorney H. Tijerina and Find 
out what business entity will work best for you: sole 
proprietor, incorporate, limited, partnership, etc. 
  All required IDs to conduct business: EIN, State Comptrollers. Learn everything that is needed to start your business legally.
• Quick Books Overview. Listen to what Quick Books can do for your business, for your personal management.
• ACTUAL WORKSHOP (3 days):  Learn the basics and what Quick Books PRO can do for you and your business. Entering vendors/suppliers.  Keeping track 
of your budget/sales progress.  Payroll. A MUST for all small business owners.