Tag Archives: Mission

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

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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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Expert-In-Residence Emphasizes Social Innovation

Alberto Altamirano and Alberto Gomez head up Cityflag, Mission EDC's upcoming Expert-In-Residence.

Mission EDC program connects residents with STEAM fields San Antonio-based, social innovation company Cityflag will be the new Expert-in-Residence for Mission EDC’s Expert-in-Residence program connecting Mission residents with STEAM field experts. “Thanks to the overwhelmingly positive response we have received on past tech-focused initiatives, we believe that our residents are ready to embrace social innovation. Now, with Cityflag as our Experts, Mission residents will build citizen-focused technology that will get…

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Small Business Branding

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. This particular workshop is designed to give owners a better understanding of the process of successfully branding a business, top branding myths, the three branding principles, and how to protect a brand. “A brand is much more than a logo or a…

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