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On-Demand Webinars

Below is a list of previous live webinars hosted by the ASU SBDC. Please use the register now button attached to each event to access the on demand version of the webinar. 


October 14th, 2021

  • Virtual: How to Write Your Business Plan Part I: Focus on the Narrative

    Attend this training event to learn how to write your business plan. A good business plan can save a business thousands of dollars in the long run and is a great way to avoid common pitfalls in the start up stage of any business venture.
    This seminar is part one of a two-part Business Plan Series that we provide. Part one will focus on the business outline, writing a proper narrative, and more. Part two will be focusing on how to create proper financials for your business plan.

    Speaker: James Leavelle, Certified Business Advisor

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October 13th, 2021

  • Virtual: Essentials to Business Start

    Join the ASU-SBDC professional staff as they present a comprehensive, basics of starting a new business seminar for entrepreneurs and new business owners. We will help answer your basic business start-up questions and share resources that will help you along the way.

    At this NO-COST LIVE webinar, you will learn the basics of writing a business plan, how to estimate start-up costs, contacts, and resources you will need, and more. You will receive an “Essentials of Starting a New Business” Workbook, “Starting a Business in San Angelo” guide, and a business plan summary to help you begin.

    Speaker: Alejandro Castanon, Certified Business Advisor at ASU-SBDC

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October 12th, 2021

  • Virtual: Starting an eCommerce Business

    In this seminar, attendees will learn how to choose an eCommerce platform for their online business. As well as understanding the fundamentals for operating an online business. Learn tips and find resources to operate your eCommerce store.

    Speaker: Alejandro Castañon, Certified Business Advisor

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October 7th, 2021

October 6th, 2021

  • Virtual: “IP Basics” for the business community - Part 1

    Are you interested in learning about intellectual property (IP)? This webinar provides an overview of the different types of IP (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights) protections available. Learn the importance of each type for your small business.

    The South-West Texas Border Region SBDC’s have partnered together to bring you expert content to help your small business grow and succeed.

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October 5th, 2021

  • Virtual: Rate My Website

    Get a professional critique of your website during this webinar. Share your website with the attendees and our trainer will provide feedback you can use to improve your website to increase business. Note - Websites shared during this webinar will be seen by all attendees. Speaker: Doug Mansfield. Doug Mansfield is the president and founder of Mansfield Marketing LLC. Doug has worked in sales, marketing, and advertising since ’95 and has specialized in digital media since ’01. He is an instructor of marketing workshops and webinars for colleges, chambers of commerce, and SBA organizations.

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September 30th, 2021

  • Virtual: Build Your Website on A Budget

    The South-West Texas Border Region SBDC’s have partnered together to bring you expert content to help your small business grow and succeed.

    Learn to build a website using affordable resources and services. During this webinar, we will focus on simple but professional tools for building a business website and managing it without paying others.

    Speaker: Doug Mansfield

    Doug Mansfield is the president and founder of Mansfield Marketing LLC. Doug has worked in sales, marketing, and advertising since ’95 and has specialized in digital media since ’01. He is an instructor of marketing workshops and webinars for colleges, chambers of commerce, and SBA organizations.

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September 29th, 2021

  • Virtual: Where’s the Money Now? Financing Your Small Business in 2021

    The South-West Texas Border Region SBDC’s have partnered together to bring you expert content to help your small business grow and succeed.

    The coronavirus crisis has resulted in rapid changes to small business lending. Learn about the current lending landscape: who is lending and what has changed? How do you find financing for your business as we move beyond PPP and EIDL? Learn about myriad financing options, identify the crucial factors lenders are evaluating now, and steps you can take to position your business for financing in the coming months and years.

    Nav’s Education Director Gerri Detweiler has more than twenty years of experience guiding individuals through the confusing world of credit and has earned a reputation as a reliable and independent resource on personal and small business credit. As Education Director for Nav, she develops educational programs and content for small business owners and works on advocacy initiatives. Her articles have been featured on popular websites such as Yahoo!, MSN Money, Forbes, The Today Show website, and others. She’s been interviewed in more than 4000 news interviews.

    Ty Kiisel is a Main Street business advocate, author, and marketing veteran with over 30 years in the trenches writing about small business and small business financing. He is also a former small business owner. As director of content for Nav, his mission is to make the maze of small business financing accessible by weaving personal experiences and other relevant anecdotes into a regular discussion of one of the biggest challenges facing small business owners today.

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September 23rd, 2021

  • Virtual: The Great Resignation: Goodbye 9-5

    In 2021, employers are struggling to both hire and retain. In what’s called The Great Resignation, valuable, long-term employees are quitting for better telework arrangements or to start their own businesses. Meanwhile, inflation and labor cost have risen dramatically. In this round-table event, we will discuss the current trends and recommendations for finding and keeping your best employees. We will hear from an expert panel to help small businesses thrive in 2021. Speakers: CJ Petitt, Owner of MY HR Consulting; Jeremy David, SBDC COVID Advisor

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September 21st, 2021

  • Virtual: Business Brown Bag: Six Steps to “Texas Friendly” Customer Service in the Pandemic

    The pandemic has affected every business and organization over the past year and future years to come. What do we plan to do differently that will keep our customers happy, satisfied, and coming back for more shopping, genuine conversations, and fun! In this session, you will learn how to apply the “Make It A Great Day”, Six Steps to Excellence in Customer Service. What kind of customer service experience are you creating? Was it a “WOW” Experience? Let us get back to the basics of excellence in customer service. Anna Hay, founder of Learn the Ropes, will be sharing a customer service training program to build your brand and grow your customer loyalty. A friendly, simple, and authentic approach to excellence in customer service, hospitality, and business etiquette. In today’s economy we have so many shopping options, so making a good first and lasting impression is key to growing any business.

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September 16th, 2021

  • Virtual: Use Youtube to Grow Your Business

    In this workshop we’ll cover:

    • Creating and organizing a YouTube channel
    • Adding videos and streaming with YouTube Live

    Video ad formats

    Guest Speaker: Alejandro Castañon

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September 7th, 2021

  • Virtual: Holiday Promotion How-To

    We’ll discuss creative, socially distant, and safe ways to reach your customers, especially during a time when “business as usual” no longer applies. We’ll also explore ideas to help product and service-based businesses selling in both online and in-person environments.
    Guest Speaker: Nikki Riojas

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August 17th, 2021

  • Virtual: Business Brown Bag: Recruiting Ram Talent: Hiring ASU Students

    The ASU Small Business Development Center is excited to partner with the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce and the Business Factory to host this no-cost webinar.

    If you are looking to fill student work opportunities for your business or more long-term talent, ASU offers a variety of resources to connect employees to employers!

    Guest speaker: Meredith Copeland, Employer Relations Coordinator at Angelo State University

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

August 12th, 2021

  • Virtual: Restaurant Reality 2021 Series

    You will learn from Special guest speaker Chris Tripoli, who has 40 years of service in the Hospitality Industry as a designer, developer, owner and operator presents. Each session has a different focus to help you ramp up your restaurant, everything from startup and reopening, to managing the menu and your team. Don’t miss this stand out opportunity to improve your restaurant.

    July 22: Opening Your Restaurant after COVID 19* Concept development…creating your point of distinction* Market Trends* Building an opening plan and budget* Managing the opening process and why things take so long

    Watch on Demand

    July 29: Making Your Start Up Restaurant Menu Work For You* Developing the right amount of menu items* Proper cross utilization of main items ingredients* Determining if separate pick up and delivery menus are right for your restaurant* Creating seasonal offerings that help increase revenue and decrease food cost* Menu items cost, design-layout and pricing strategies that work

    Watch on Demand

    August 5: Building your Opening Staff in Today’s Post COVID Market* Determining your proper opening staff levels* Creating position responsibilities and job descriptions* Where to find and how to promote to get the best applicants* Developing a selection process with interview format, questions and evaluations* Designing training materials and schedules that work for each position

    Watch on Demand

    August 12: Marketing and Promotion For Your Restaurants Opening!* Developing an opening marketing plan* Budget considerations* Using your community to promote your restaurants opening* Using digital advertising* Pros and cons of introductory menu discount offers

    Watch on Demand

August 10th, 2021

  • Virtual: Increasing Employee Engagement in a Post-Covid Workplace

    Let’s face it, the need to keep the employees you have is greater than ever before. This program will provide business owners and managers with low or no-cost strategies to address the three essential components that turn a disengaged employee into a more enthusiastic employee who is committed to you and your vision.

    Topics covered:

    • Engagement essentials for wellbeing
    • Positivity “banking” through feedback
    • Trust-building through coaching techniques
    • Employee burnout prevention

    Guest Speaker, Vicki Terrill, Career Coach, ACC, CPLC

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

August 5th, 2021

  • Virtual: Brand management tools to utilize in the pandemic

    Knowing the how-to and best practices to learn how you’re showing up when someone’s doing a search for a product, a service, and a business category directly impacts your business.

    In this session, you’ll learn:
    ● Local SEO and using reviews to optimize further
    ● How many reviews do I need?
    ● How to respond to negative reviews.
    ● Does responding to reviews have an impact?
    ● Leveraging user-generated content on review sites.
    ● Gaining and utilizing positive reviews.

    Guest Speaker: Maria Duron- Marketing Coach and Small Business Trainer

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • Virtual: Restaurant Reality 2021 Series

    You will learn from Special guest speaker Chris Tripoli, who has 40 years of service in the Hospitality Industry as a designer, developer, owner and operator presents. Each session has a different focus to help you ramp up your restaurant, everything from startup and reopening, to managing the menu and your team. Don’t miss this stand out opportunity to improve your restaurant.

    July 22: Opening Your Restaurant after COVID 19* Concept development…creating your point of distinction* Market Trends* Building an opening plan and budget* Managing the opening process and why things take so long

    Watch on Demand

    July 29: Making Your Start Up Restaurant Menu Work For You* Developing the right amount of menu items* Proper cross utilization of main items ingredients* Determining if separate pick up and delivery menus are right for your restaurant* Creating seasonal offerings that help increase revenue and decrease food cost* Menu items cost, design-layout and pricing strategies that work

    Watch on Demand

    August 5: Building your Opening Staff in Today’s Post COVID Market* Determining your proper opening staff levels* Creating position responsibilities and job descriptions* Where to find and how to promote to get the best applicants* Developing a selection process with interview format, questions and evaluations* Designing training materials and schedules that work for each position

    Watch on Demand

    August 12: Marketing and Promotion For Your Restaurants Opening!* Developing an opening marketing plan* Budget considerations* Using your community to promote your restaurants opening* Using digital advertising* Pros and cons of introductory menu discount offers

    Watch on Demand

August 3rd, 2021

  • Virtual: Employment Issues On the Other Side of COVID

    This session will cover 3 key areas to focus on as your team returns to work.

    3 Key Areas: Regulatory Compliance, Recruiting, and Retention.

    • Regulatory Compliance update that includes COVID-specific rules and continuing guidelines
    • Recruiting trends and developing a hiring philosophy
    • Retention strategies and company culture to keep your workforce.

    Guest Speaker: Deirdre Pattillo, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - Project Manager for Employer Services of the UTSA SBDC Center for Government Contracting

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

July 30th, 2021

  • Virtual: HUB Virtual Forum

    Maya Ingram, Statewide HUB Program Manager for the Comptroller of Public Accounts office will give an in-depth view of the new online HUB certification portal. This will include details on what information is needed and how to complete the application to become HUB certified.You will want to stick around for the second part of this session to hear the details of upcoming contracts and the secrets of working with each organization. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Angelo State University will all have representatives available to share about their individual purchasing needs and procedures. Hosted in part by the Angelo State University SBDC.

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

July 29th, 2021

  • Virtual: Restaurant Reality 2021 Series

    You will learn from Special guest speaker Chris Tripoli, who has 40 years of service in the Hospitality Industry as a designer, developer, owner and operator presents. Each session has a different focus to help you ramp up your restaurant, everything from startup and reopening, to managing the menu and your team. Don’t miss this stand out opportunity to improve your restaurant.

    July 22: Opening Your Restaurant after COVID 19* Concept development…creating your point of distinction* Market Trends* Building an opening plan and budget* Managing the opening process and why things take so long

    Watch on Demand

    July 29: Making Your Start Up Restaurant Menu Work For You* Developing the right amount of menu items* Proper cross utilization of main items ingredients* Determining if separate pick up and delivery menus are right for your restaurant* Creating seasonal offerings that help increase revenue and decrease food cost* Menu items cost, design-layout and pricing strategies that work

    Watch on Demand

    August 5: Building your Opening Staff in Today’s Post COVID Market* Determining your proper opening staff levels* Creating position responsibilities and job descriptions* Where to find and how to promote to get the best applicants* Developing a selection process with interview format, questions and evaluations* Designing training materials and schedules that work for each position

    Watch on Demand

    August 12: Marketing and Promotion For Your Restaurants Opening!* Developing an opening marketing plan* Budget considerations* Using your community to promote your restaurants opening* Using digital advertising* Pros and cons of introductory menu discount offers

    Watch on Demand

July 22nd, 2021

  • Virtual: Restaurant Reality 2021 Series

    You will learn from Special guest speaker Chris Tripoli, who has 40 years of service in the Hospitality Industry as a designer, developer, owner and operator presents. Each session has a different focus to help you ramp up your restaurant, everything from startup and reopening, to managing the menu and your team. Don’t miss this stand out opportunity to improve your restaurant.

    July 22: Opening Your Restaurant after COVID 19* Concept development…creating your point of distinction* Market Trends* Building an opening plan and budget* Managing the opening process and why things take so long

    July 29: Making Your Start Up Restaurant Menu Work For You* Developing the right amount of menu items* Proper cross utilization of main items ingredients* Determining if separate pick up and delivery menus are right for your restaurant* Creating seasonal offerings that help increase revenue and decrease food cost* Menu items cost, design-layout and pricing strategies that work

    August 5: Building your Opening Staff in Today’s Post COVID Market* Determining your proper opening staff levels* Creating position responsibilities and job descriptions* Where to find and how to promote to get the best applicants* Developing a selection process with interview format, questions and evaluations* Designing training materials and schedules that work for each position

    August 12: Marketing and Promotion For Your Restaurants Opening!* Developing an opening marketing plan* Budget considerations* Using your community to promote your restaurants opening* Using digital advertising* Pros and cons of introductory menu discount offers

    Register Now

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

July 20th, 2021

  • Virtual: Making Sense of Online Marketing in the Pandemic: A Simple Checklist for Success

    If you’re just getting started with online marketing or not seeing the results you’ve hoped for…this session is for you. You’ll learn the foundational elements that will help you get the word out about your business and you won’t need a marketing degree to do it!

    In this session you’ll learn:

    • How people find you online
    • How to set yourself up for success
    • How to encourage new and repeat business

    Guest Speaker: Maria Duron, Marketing Coach, and Trainer

    Business Brown Bag event brought to you by the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, the ASU-SBDC, and the Business Factory.

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

July 8th, 2021

  • Virtual: Pinpointing Your Brand and Target Market in the Wake of COVID-19

    Learn the fundamental rules of perfecting your brand and defining your target markets so you can maximize your marketing. You will find this discussion helpful to create consistency in your presence that will help you build your audience instead of confusing them. This workshop is perfect for business owners who want to put the right message in front of the right audience to build their customer base and convert more sales. If you are new to business, early on in business, considering a rebrand, trying to navigate a pivot (because, aren’t we all?), or haven’t worked on your brand messaging before, you’ll find this material especially helpful!

    Guest Speaker: Melissa Forziat, Internationally-renowned small business marketing consultant and event manager

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

June 22nd, 2021

  • Virtual: Review Marketing and Management in the Pandemic

    Reviews are extremely valuable to your digital marketing strategy if you are a local business, but how do they work, and how do you make them work for you? Knowing the how-to and best practices to: how you’re showing up when someone’s doing a search for a product, a service, and a business category directly impacts your business.

    In this session, you’ll learn:

    • Local SEO and using reviews to optimize further
    • How many reviews do I need?
    • How to respond to negative reviews.
    • Does responding to reviews have an impact?
    • Leveraging user generated content on review sites.
    • Gaining and utilizing positive reviews.

    Guest Speaker: Maria Duron, Marketing Coach and Trainer

    Register Now

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

June 17th, 2021

  • How to Write Your Business Plan Part I: Focus on the Narrative

    Looking for your roadmap to success? Then you need a business plan. Attend this training event to learn how to write your business plan. A good business plan can save a business thousands of dollars in the long run and is a great way to avoid common pitfalls in the start up stage of any business venture.

    This seminar is part one of a two-part Business Plan Series that we provide. Part one will focus on the business outline, writing a proper narrative, and more. Part two will be focusing on how to create proper financials for your business plan.

    Speaker: Alejandro Castañon, Certified Business Advisor

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    This event will be held live and in person at the Small Business Development Center Training room, located downtown in the Business Resource Center.

June 15th, 2021

  • Virtual: Business Brown Bag Series: Profiting with Partnership Marketing in a Pandemic

    Small businesses can exponentially increase their marketing power without exponentially increasing your marketing budget. Learn how to find allies in marketing and how you can collaborate with them for best results. Partnership marketing can work for almost any type of business. Find out how it can make a difference in your bottom line and what to do next to use this as a marketing tool for your business during this pandemic. This session includes take-home tools to help you build these partnerships with specific action items.

    Guest Speaker: Melissa Forziat - Internationally-renowned small business marketing consultant and event manager

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

June 8th, 2021

  • Virtual: Ready... Set... Go... Essentials to Business Startup

    Ready to turn that business idea into a reality? Join the ASU-SBDC professional staff as they present a comprehensive, basics of starting a new business seminar for entrepreneurs and new business owners. We will help answer your basic business start-up questions and share resources that will help you along the way.

    At this NO-COST LIVE webinar, you will learn the basics of writing a business plan, how to estimate start-up costs, contacts, and resources you will need, and more. You will receive an “Essentials of Starting a New Business” Workbook, “Starting a Business in San Angelo” guide, and a business plan summary to help you begin.

    Speaker: David Erickson, Director and Certified Business Advisor at ASU-SBDC

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

June 3rd, 2021

  • Virtual: Five common legal mistakes Small Business Owners can make

    Owning your own business can be a little scary when you think about all the potential legal pitfalls. Attend this session to hear from Guest Speaker Samuel Allen, a Partner at Jackson Walker, L.L.P. to learn how to avoid some of the common legal mistakes small businesses owner can make.

    Tips in this session Include:

    • Small Business Contracts
    • Basic Employment Law
    • Asset Protection
    • And More!

    Guest Speaker: Samuel Allen, Partner at Jackson Walker, L.L.P.

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

May 20th, 2021

May 18th, 2021

  • Virtual: Business Brown Bag Series: Be the next San Angelo Business Plan Competition Winner!

    Join us for a review of the San Angelo Business Plan Competition. This Annual competition is hosted in partnership by the ASU Small Business Development Center, the ASU Norris – Vincent College of Business, and the City of San Angelo Development Corporation. The panel will discuss the competition guidelines, how to apply, the application window, and how the grant funds can be utilized. The presentation will include an overview of the elements of the business plan to help you submit an award-winning application!

    Guest Speakers:

    - Nora Nevarez, Economic Development Assistant & Corporation Secretary for COSADC - Vince Mangano, Sr. Professor at Norris-Vincent College of Business - Dave Erickson, Director of the ASU SBDC

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

     

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