Tag Archives: Mission

Financing Options for Small Businesses

Lending experts lead a panel discussion on small business loans at this workshop covering requirements that a business owner should meet in order to secure a loan. Panelists include the U.S. Small Business Administration, LiftFund, and PeopleFund. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions relevant to their own small businesses. This session is part of a set of workshops at the Mission Chamber for the business community, as part…

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Meade Sworn In as TSTC Board Regent

Mission EDC CEO Alex Meade, center, is sworn in to the Texas State Technical College System Board of Regents. (photo Mission EDC)

Mission EDC CEO to serve four years Alex Meade, CEO of the Mission Economic Development Corporation has recently been sworn into the Texas State Technical College System Board of Regents. In his role, Meade will help provide state-wide perspective and leadership to the 10-campus TSTC system. With headquarters in Waco, TSTC has its local campus in Harlingen. Mead will serve through 2021 on the nine-member board which meets quarterly, The board provides leadership…

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Legal Tips for Small Businesses

This session is part of a set of workshops at the Mission Chamber for the business community, as part of its “Thinking Outside the Box” small-business, startup series. This particular workshop covers information on business structures; signing contracts; negotiating a lease; hiring employees; workplace safety; intellectual property; and much more. The session is presented by Attorney Amber VanSchuyver with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. The session is sponsored by the UTRGV…

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Forbes 30 Under 30 Includes RGV Native

Alberto Altamirano

Cityflag co-founder is also Mission EDC’s Expert-in-Residence Cityflag CEO Alberto Altamirano is part of Forbes 2018 30 Under 30 list. The Mission native was selected for the social entrepreneurs category. The list includes 600 winners, ranging from top entrepreneurs and innovators to philanthropists and game-changers. Altamirano is the first San Antonio tech startup leader to be chosen by Forbes. Altamirano’s accomplishment further solidifies Cityflag’s ongoing growth and momentum. He and Cityflag are serving…

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Building Your Online Presence

Find out how to create an effective online presence for your small business. Highlights include: Optimizing your online small business reputation Managing your brand online through proactive engagement Enhancing your marketing strategy through social media, listings, email and mobile websites Connecting your business with customers Business “online scorecard walk-throughs RSVP by calling 956-585-2727.

Start Up Steps & Basic, Key Financial Elements

he session is part of a set of workshops at the Mission Chamber for the business community, as part of its “Thinking Outside the Box” small-business, startup series. This particular workshop covers the responsibilities of a business owner; steps to getting started in business; the importance of maintaining separate finances; and record-keeping; as well as how to identify key, financial components, such as revenue; costs; pricing; and expenses. The session…

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Local Cybersecurity Training Gets $500k Boost

TWC grant aids Mission EDC’s bootcamps The Mission Economic Development Corporation is the recent recipient of a Wagner Peyser grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The $496,120 grant allows Mission EDC to continue their series of CompTIA cybersecurity bootcamps. Through this training, participants receive the CompTIA series of professional certifications that includes A+, Network+, and Security+ at graduation. “This bootcamp is focused on filling a need in professional certification of…

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Payroll Compliance

Small business owners are invited to learn the steps they need to take when hiring employees and what specific government agencies to contact over payroll. The session is part of a set of workshops at the Mission Chamber for the business community, as part of its “Thinking Outside the Box” small-business, startup series. The session is sponsored by the UTRGV Small Business Development Center and hosted by the Greater Mission…

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