Ellis County SBDC Workshops April 2011announced
How to Get Government Contracts
Do you think your business is too small to get a government contract? Are you intimidated by all the paperwork and red tape? The Navarro College Small Business Development Center will sponsor a workshop on Wednesday, April 20, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Prosperity Bank Conference Room, 500 I.H. 35, Red Oak, Texas 75154.
The cost of the workshop is $25 and pre-registration is required, as seating is limited. To register, call the Navarro College SBDC (903) 875-7667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop, presented by George Kitamura from the Center for Government Contracting of North Texas, will show that the government contracting process at the federal, state and local level is simple. Keys to successful bidding are in understanding the unique aspects, and how much help is available to businesses. George will begin by removing the intimidation factor, confusion and complexity and will show attendees how to succeed in government contracting.
WRITING A WINNING BUSINESS PLAN
Have you ever heard the saying, “If you don’t know where you’re going, be careful because you might get there?” Starting a business without a plan is like going on a trip without a map. A business plan steers you in the right direction to start, build and manage your business.
On Thursday, April 21, from 2– 4p.m., the Navarro College Small Business Development Center will sponsor a session on Writing a Winning Business Plan at the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, 102 YMCA Drive, Waxahachie, Texas 75165.
Cost of the workshop is $20 and is for anyone wishing to start a business or already in business. Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited. To register, call the Navarro College SBDC at (972) 923-6425 or email email@example.com.
Attendees will explore the reasons why a business plan is critical to the success of any business, especially if the business owners are looking to get a loan or an investor. We will explain the general format, the sections of a business plan, and what information is required for each section.
FUNDING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
Learn about the different types of funding sources to start and grow your small business. Topics cover financing options such as bank loans, SBA guaranteed loans, non-bank lenders, and private investors.
The Navarro College Small Business Development Center will sponsor a seminar on Funding Your Small Business on Thursday, April 28, from 2 – 4 p.m., at the Citizen’s National Bank Community Room, 310 N. 9th Street, Midlothian, Texas 76065.
Attendees will discover the variety of loans available and the process for getting funds guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Information will also be presented that covers what lenders want to see when making a business loan, the myths and realities of grant funding, and alternative lending sources to consider.
Cost of this workshop is $20. To register, call the Navarro College SBDC at (972) 923-6425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navarro College SBDC is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration.