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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. 


  • Build and Leverage Credit to Get Financing & Grow Your Business

    But if you’re not careful, your business can hurt your credit scores. In addition, your business also has its own credit scores and reports which are used in a variety of credit and business decisions, but many business owners don’t know that.Nav’s credit and small business expert Gerri Detweiler has been answering individual’s credit questions for more than twenty years. You’ll learn:- Which credit bureaus compile business credit reports and how they are used,- Business credit scores and the factors that help build strong scores- Quick steps you can take now to build business credit (even if you have no business credit or poor personal credit);- Personal credit strategies for entrepreneurs- And much more!Credit expert Gerri Detweiler has written five books, including the first mass market book about FICO scores and the first one about business credit. She has answered over 10,000 credit questions online and testified before Congress on credit legislation. She serves as Education Director for Nav, the only place offering business owners free business credit reports.

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  • Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps

    Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use. In this workshop, you will learn how to create and manage a Google business profile from start to finish.

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  • How to win at Social Media during a Pandemic

    Learn how to build a powerful online presence and community for your business, even in the midst of a pandemic. We’ll cover organic methods of growing your audience and your brand that is critical for social media marketing success, whether you have an advertising budget or not.

    Guest Speaker: Melissa Fortziat, a Southern California-based marketer, speaker, consultant, and author.


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  • Harnessing Internet Video to Generate Sales and Leads

    In this exciting session, Eric Spellmann shows you how to make better use of limited marketing resources to produce effective video campaigns. From equipment lists to essential video ingredients, Eric gives you the roadmap you need to successfully navigate this exciting path!

    Eric Spellmann has established himself as a leader in helping customers meet their online goals through practical, hands-on-application. In addition, he is a featured speaker at a number of national technology conferences. His unique style appeals to all levels of audiences. He is often hired to convey technically challenging topics to non-technical people. He is often labeled a “Technology Evangelist.” His free online marketing videos continue to go viral with over 1.7 million views and climbing. Eric Spellmann is a is a featured speaker at a number of national conferences. His online marketing video series is one of the most popular on the subject and tens of thousands of fans follow his national video blogs.

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  • WOTC 101- How to get Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans, Ex-Felons, Long Term Unemployed

    As your business grows, so will your savings. Learn more about WOTC, eligibility criteria, how much you can potentially earn, and more!
    With over 6 years of experience helping small to medium market companies with their payroll and HR needs, Lindsay Ramirez, Senior Product Advisor at Heartland Payment Systems, is excited to share the power of Worker Opportunity Tax Credits and share how you can earn thousands in unclaimed tax dollars every year to help grow your business!

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  • How the Pandemic has affected your taxes?

    New regulations and executive orders have changed the way we operate and it’s important you understand what you need to be doing.

    Special guest speakers Brandy Owens, CPB, Specialist-Accounting Services and Meghan Kauten, CPA, Partner Oliver, Rainey & Wojtek, LLP will share the ins and outs of how COVID has affected you this tax year.

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  • Ready… Set… Go… Essentials to Business Startup

    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: James Leavelle, Senior Business Development Specialist and Certified Business Advisor at ASU-SBDC

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  • Tips to Strengthen Your Online Presence

    In this workshop you’ll learn our top tips to strengthen your online presence, including the importance of having your business show up in local search results and how you can leverage online reviews to attract more customers. We’ll also show you ways you can use different types of paid ad strategies to get in front of more of your targeted customers. Lastly, we’ll touch on using social media to build your brand and create a more personalized experience for your followers. You don’t want to miss this!
    What You Will Learn :
    • How to get your business to show up higher in local search results
    • Leveraging online reviews to attract more customers
    • Successful paid advertising strategies to better target new customers
    • Successful social media tips to build your brand online
    Guest Speaker:Kristi Lloyd, Sr. Digital Consultant, Revlocal

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  • Finding Funding for Your Business

    Attend this seminar to learn about the many funding options available and how to go about obtaining them.
    Topics include - overview of sources of start-up funding, alternative financing options (such as venture funding and angel investors), SBA loan guarantees, how to put together a loan proposal, tips on what the banker is looking for, how to estimate your funding needs, and more.
    Before you head to the bank, attend this training event

    Speaker: Dave Erickson, Director andCertified Business Advisor of ASU-SBDC

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  • Digital Marketing in 2020 - Be Found, Be Chosen, Be Easy To Do Business With!

    Large or small, you know your business needs help online. Many have tried different things, some with success and some say they feel they were burned. As a Google Premier Partner, Revlocal can give you advice on current tools and even what to do to prepare for coming changes in the online world.

    Join our guest speaker, Kristi Lloyd, Sr. Digital Consultant, Revlocal to learn about the key online places to appear and techniques to help you accomplish your business goals.

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  • The Financial Plan YOU Need for YOUR Business

    You are absolutely an expert in your field. You put your blood, sweat, and tears into growing your business. You know you need to pay attention to planning the financial aspect, but who has the time?

    That’s when you call on a financial manager, who is there to help! Join us to discuss financial planning, expanding, financing options, benefits planning, building your advisory team, and the importance of an exit strategy when you are ready to transition out of your business. Explore a wealth of resources to assist you along every step of your journey.

    Guest Speakers:
    Julie Kasberg, Senior Vice President - Wealth Management, Legacy Wealth Management Group at UBS Financial Services
    Erika Lara, Financial Advisor, Legacy Wealth Management Group at UBS Financial Services

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  • Preparing for the SBA PPP Forgiveness Application: Part 2

    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

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  • Preparing for the SBA PPP Forgiveness Application: Part 1

    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

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  • Boost your sales on Etsy

    Learn how to optimize and improve your current Etsy shop. Gain knowledge on ways to increase sales during the holidays, learn how to read metrics, and more. This class will cover best practices, listings, promotions, marketing, and more


    Speaker: Alejandro Castañon, Certified Business Advisor

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  • Use YouTube to Grow Your Business

    In this workshop we’ll discuss best practices for:Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand.

    • Understanding different video formats
    • How to setup a YouTube channel
    • Making good creative, and how to target and measure the results

    Presenter Maria Elena Duron Maria- Grow With Google Professional Trainer 

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  • Covid-19, the Cares Act, and Your Retirement Savings

    This no-cost LIVE webinar will focus on the economic impact of COVID-19, as well as the recent Cares Act legislation as it pertains to individuals and small business owners.

    Guest Speaker: Travis Taylor, a financial advisor at  Edward Jones Investment

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  • A Dive into Traditional Media: The Backbone of Advertising

    At this NO-COST training event, you will learn: what are the different traditional media avenues? What will work best for you and your business? How do you know who will have the best reach? And more topics that will focus on traditional marketing solutions.

    Guest Speakers:

    - Andi Markee, CEO and Media Director for Media Advantage

    - Chrys Forbes, CEO and Creative Director for Media Advantage

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  • Financial Tools & Resources to Help Small Business
    If you have received an Economic Injury Disaster Loan and you have questions related to it, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the loan program, uses of proceeds, and other important details. 
     
    Guest Speakers: Nina Ramon, Public Affairs Specialist, SBA San Antonio District Office and Elizabeth Vargas, Public Information Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Disaster Assistance

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  • Reach Customers Online with Google

    This workshop explains how Google Search works and how you can improve a website’s visibility with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The session also introduces products like Google My Business, Google Trends, Search Console, Google Analytics, Google Ads, and more.

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  • Turn Up Your Business Instagram for 2020

    At this NO-COST training event, you will learn

    - How to maximize #hashtags to find the right followers and clients

    - Increase real followers that love your business

    - How to set up your Instagram account to stand out from the competition

    - How to post creative and eye-catching pictures

    - Learn the secrets of Instagram’s algorithm and use it to your advantage

    - How to use DM (direct messages) to increase sales locally

    And more!

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  • Building Your Marketing Strategy to Grow Sales During COVID-19

    At this NO-COST training event, you will learn how to build a marketing funnel for your business to grow each member of your audience to their maximum potential of revenue, referrals, or loyalty. During a time of COVID-19, having a lead retention strategy is critical to have a profitable business! We will examine how to drive every conversation forward with the right calls to action so you can start generating more sales.

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  • Understanding PPP Loan Forgiveness: A Review of the Application Process

    Guest Speakers: David Smith and Kenny Heaton of the Abilene SBDC & David Erickson, Director of the ASU SBDC.

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  • Connect with Your Customers and Manage Your Business Remotely

    At this NO-COST training event, you will learn how to update critical business info online on Google My Business as well as your website, and Google Ads, communicate with customers and employees through Google Meet and Gmail, and access files from anywhere by Google Drive. 

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  • Anti-Fraud and Embezzlement in a COVID19 Environment

    Guest Speaker: Gayla C. Thornton, CPA and Partner,  Armstrong Backus & Co. LLP

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  • A Return to Normal: Cybersecurity Ramifications

    Join us as we discuss some of the ramifications on cybersecurity as it relates to returning to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as there were additional threats and vulnerabilities associated with transitioning to a remote or work from home environment, there will be new considerations as we transition back to a normal business environment. Some of the issues we’ll discuss include: updating your cybersecurity policy and plans, lessons learned, data protection and transfers, sterilization of returning equipment, and reinforcing good cyber hygiene practices with your workforce. At the conclusion of the presentation, we’ll answer as many questions as we can.

    Guest Speaker: Troy Richardson, Business Development Specialist with the UTSA SBDC Center for Government Contracting

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  • COVID WEBINAR: Take Action to Help Your Business Recover: A Review of the San Angelo Business Recovery Guide
    COVID WEBINAR: Take Action to Help Your Business Recover: A Review of the San Angelo Business Recovery Guide

    This session will focus on action steps your business can take today and in the near future to help your business survive and thrive as the state of Texas begins to “Reopen for Business.”

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  • How to Write Your Business Plan Part II: Focus on Financials
    How to Write Your Business Plan Part II: Focus on Financials

    Your Business Plan financials can make or break a deal. You will learn how to draft your own cash flow projections and review financial reports. We suggest taking this seminar following our “Narrative” Business Plan seminar.

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  • Alternative Financing Options for Covid-19 Relief
    Alternative Financing Options for Covid-19 Relief

    Many business owners have found some financial relief with the Disaster funding provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Many businesses may need additional funding options. During this session, the ASU-SBDC will cover some additional financing opportunities to help businesses find financial relief during the Covid-19 crisis. We will cover alternative financing options and highlight local opportunities specific to the San Angelo area. 

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  • Don’t Stop Networking!
    Don’t Stop Networking!

    The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce and the ASU Small Business Development Center have partnered to bring a weekly webinar series focused on topics that are related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    Speaker Steve Black from BNI will share with us some networking tips and tricks to keep business flowing during COVID-19.

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  • Business Recovery Plan: Tools & Information for Your Small Business
    Business Recovery Plan: Tools & Information for Your Small Business
    • Hosted May 22, 2020
    • Join us for this free session and learn about the steps to take toward recovery, access valuable recovery resources, and hear from leading economic development individuals and organizations.

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    Phone: 325-942-2098
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    Email: sbdc@angelo.edu

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