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    Meet the Lender Business Loan Fair

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program

    May 1, 2017

    Hosted by the City of Austin Economic Development Department, Meet The Lender is a business loan tradeshow featuring two dozen small business-friendly lenders and funding opportunities in Austin. This tradeshow provides an open and friendly setting for entrepreneurs to connect and learn more about funding-related resources with face-to-face interactions in a one-stop shop.

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    CLASS: "On The Hero's Journey: Discovering Plot, Character, and Meaning for Your Novel"

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas

    May 6, 2017

    Joseph Campbell's analysis of the archetypal hero's journey inspired George Lucas to write Star Wars and led to a widespread use of the pattern by scriptwriters and story analysts...more

    Free Intro to Improv & Improv Singing

    Presented by ZACH Theatre at ZACH Whisenhunt Stage, Austin

    May 9, 2017

    Want to test the water before you decide to take the plunge? At this free class, you’ll get a sample of our style as we play fun, fast-paced games. This class is for those who want to learn how...more

    Strategic Pricing

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    May 11, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    NOTE: FORMERLY TITLED "USING STRATEGIC PRICING TO DRIVE GREATER PROFITABILITY FOR YOUR BUSINESS." 

    Pricing is the fastest and most effective...more

    New Way of Being: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat

    Presented by Renee Trudeau & Associates at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin

    May 12, 2017

    New Way of Being: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat, Friday May 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, TX (Mother’s Day Weekend!)

    Do you long to reconnect with who...more

    Second Saturdays are for Families: Recycled Robots

    Presented by The Contemporary Austin

    May 13, 2017

    Put everyday materials together to form a robotic work of art, then stop by our animation station to bring your metallic creation to life!

    The Contemporary Austin offers free monthly...more

    Small Business Financing Workshop

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    May 16, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    This informative session brings in expert U.S. Small Business Administration SBA lender Sue Malone to first introduce current trends in accessing capital for...more

    BizAid Business Orientation

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program

    May 17, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session,...more

    How to Write a Business Plan

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    May 17, 2017

    NOTE: FORMERLY TITLED "ROADMAP TO SUCCESS: HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN."

    This course provides a practical, step-by-step instruction in how to develop a business plan for a small...more

    May Third Thursday

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas at BookPeople, Austin

    May 18, 2017

    Romance is the bestselling literary genre in the world, but the appeal of love stories isn't confined to books with covers featuring beautiful people showing a bit of skin. 

    This...more

    Google: Help Customers Find You!

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    May 18, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    NOTE: FORMERLY TITLED "GOOGLE: MAKE SURE YOUR CUSTOMERS CAN FIND YOU."

    This introductory course provides hands-on, step-by-step instructions for...more

    Roots & Rhythms Weekly Residency

    Presented by Roots & Rhythms

    November 4, 2016 - May 19, 2017

    Roots & Rhythms will continue to offer a free, weekly drum program at Houston Elementary in Dove Springs for the 9th consecutive year!! Must be enrolled in the ACE Afterschool program...more

    BizAid Business Orientation for Creatives

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    May 19, 2017

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    Artists and creatives are businesses too! BizAid Business Orientation For Creatives, focuses on the needs of artist-run-businesses by providing guidance on...more

    Understanding Business Taxes

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    May 23, 2017

    NOTE: FORMERLY TITLED "THE TAX MAN COMETH: BUSINESS TAX OBLIGATIONS."

    Preparation of business tax returns can be very complex in light of the ever-changing tax laws. This class can...more

    Quickbooks- Introduction

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    May 26, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    Whether you are a brand new user looking to master the fundamentals of QuickBooks, or an existing user wishing to take your QuickBooks knowledge to another...more

    Storytelling through Stop Motion Animation with Johnny Villareal

    Presented by VSA Texas at AGE Building, Austin

    May 13 - May 27, 2017

    Learn the basics of the classic animation style of stop-motion animation and creat 2-5-minute digital stories. Classes are for young adults with disabilities ages 16-22. Learn how to...more

    CLASS: "Developing Conflict in Fiction" with Brian Yansky

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas at St. Edwards University, Austin

    May 27, 2017

    Conflict is at the heart of all stories. It's what makes a novel move, drives plot, and develops character. Though we may want to avoid conflict in real life, it must be in our fiction. Faulkner...more

    Supervisory Excellence

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    June 1, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    NOTE: FORMERLY TITLED "SUPERVISORY EXCELLENCE: BE THE BOSS YOU ALWAYS WANTED."

    Supervisory Excellence plays a critical role in any organization's...more

    Supervisory Excellence

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    June 1, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    NOTE: FORMERLY TITLED "SUPERVISORY EXCELLENCE: BE THE BOSS YOU ALWAYS WANTED."

    Supervisory Excellence plays a critical role in any organization's...more

    BizAid Business Orientation

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    June 6, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session,...more

    Women's Entrepreneurial Luncheon

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin

    June 9, 2017

    MUST REGISTER

    The City of Austin Small Business Program is hosting a celebration of women's entrepreneurial spirit. Austin area women entrepreneurs are invited to join us in recognizing...more

    Human Resources Basics

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    June 13, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    NOTE: FORMERLY TITLED "HIRING EMPLOYEES: THE BASICS OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW."

    "I can't do it all by myself anymore! I need HELP! I need to hire...more

    Immigration Options for Hiring Foreign Professional and Visa Options for International Entrepreneurs

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    June 14, 2017

    NEW CLASS!
     

    The U.S. immigration system places many hurdles in front of U.S. companies looking to hire international professionals, as well as foreign national investors and...more

    Social Media Practices

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    June 16, 2017

    NOTE: FORMERLY TITLED "USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS."

    Social media like Facebook and Twitter are not only great ways for people to stay in touch with one another,...more

    LOVESTREAM

    Presented by special events live at Pan Am Recreation Center, Austin

    June 16 - June 17, 2017

    LOVESTREAM is a global art celebration and we merged with Solstice Fest—TWO festivals for the price of one! Several Chakras around the world connected via live streaming to Austin. Austin will...more

    BizAid Business Orientation

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program

    June 21, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session,...more

    BizOpen Orientation Live Webinar

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Online

    June 21, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    The BizOpen Orientation Live Webinar provides a general overview of the potential steps in the City of Austin's development process. The objective is to help...more

    Quickbooks - Introduction

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    June 23, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    Whether you are a brand new user looking to master the fundamentals of QuickBooks, or an existing user wishing to take your QuickBooks knowledge to another...more

    Business Structure: Forming and Maintaining a Business Entity

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    June 27, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    Many factors must be considered when choosing the best form of business ownership or structure. Whether you are an individual owner or a partner, the choice you...more

    How to Write a Business Plan

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    June 28, 2017

    NOTE: FORMERLY TITLED "ROADMAP TO SUCCESS: HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN."

    This course provides a practical, step-by-step instruction in how to develop a business plan for a small...more

    Setting Goals for Small Business Excellence

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    June 29, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    Setting Goals for Small Business Excellence provides a hands-on, step-by-step instructions for establishing goals & strategies, defining core values. The...more

    2017 The Love of China Kids Dance Summer Camp

    Presented by The Love of China School of Dance

    June 26 - June 30, 2017

    Age: 5–11 years: both girls and boys are welcome.
    Program: Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Chinese dance, taught by professional teachers. Each day will feature a different style of dance. Friday...more

    Marketing Essentials

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    July 6, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    This class covers five essentials to marketing your small business. Marketing requires a blend of traditional and emerging practices, creativity, and 100%...more

    Horticulture Arts

    Presented by VSA Texas and Mobile Art Program at AGE Building, Austin

    April 30 - July 16, 2017

    Nature-based classes with instructor Mary Kraemer: combining growing gardening materials with creative activities by using plants for art materials. A healthy therapeutic set of classes...more

    18th European Diabetes Congress

    Presented by Conference Series LLC

    July 17 - July 18, 2017

    It takes us immense pleasure to announce the conference that 18th European Diabetes Congress which is going to be held during July 17-18, 2017 at Lisbon, Portugal.
    Euro Diabetes 2017...more

    BizAid Business Orientation

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    July 18, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session,...more

    Summer Film Camp

    Presented by Austin Film Festival

    June 5 - July 28, 2017

    Our Summer Film Camp is all about storytelling. We encourage aspiring filmmakers ages 9-18 to find and tell their own stories. Then we teach them how to turn those stories into their very own...more

    BizAid Business Orientation

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    August 1, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session,...more

    SBA- 504/CDC Loan Program

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    August 1, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    The 504 Loan program is an economic development program that supports American small business growth and helps communities through business expansion and job...more

    ACC MBPT Summer Workshop for High School Students

    Presented by Music Business, Performance and Technology

    July 24 - August 4, 2017

    Session 1 (7/24 - 7/28)

    Session 2 (7/31 - 8/4)

    An introduction to audio production. Lecture and discussion on how a commercial "pop" song is conceived, constructed, and produced -...more

    How to Write a Business Plan

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    August 10, 2017

    NOTE: FORMERLY TITLED "ROADMAP TO SUCCESS: HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN"

    This course provides practical, step-by-step instruction in how to develop a business plan for a small...more

    Quickbooks - Advanced

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    August 11, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    Now that you've mastered the processes of entering sales, expenses, payroll, sales tax, and inventory, it's time to take your QuickBooks usage to the next...more

    BizAid Business Orientation

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program

    August 15, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session,...more

    Understanding Business Taxes

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    August 15, 2017

    NOTE: FORMERLY TITLED "THE TAX MAN COMETH: BUSINESS TAX OBLIGATIONS"

    Preparation of business tax returns can be very complex in light of ever-changing tax laws. This class can help...more

    BizOpen Orientation Live Webinar

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Online

    August 16, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    The BizOpen Orientation Live Webinar provides a general overview of the potential steps in the City of Austin's development process. The objective is to help...more

    BizAid Business Orientation

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Austin Public Library - University Hills, Austin

    August 23, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session,...more

    Free Improv Mixer

    Presented by Merlin Works at Topfer Theater at ZACH Theater, Austin

    March 26 - August 27, 2017

    Merlin Works hosts free improv mixers on the fourth Sunday of every other month at the ZACH. The Mixer is a free, facilitated improv comedy jam intended to introduce new...more

    BizAid Business Orientation

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    September 5, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session,...more

    Market Essentials

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    September 7, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    This class covers five essentials to marketing your small business. Marketing requires a blend of traditional and emerging practices, creativity, and 100%...more

    BizAid Business Orientation

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Austin Public Library - Carver Branch, Austin

    September 20, 2017

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session,...more

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