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May 2020

Free

Resources for Tax & Accounting During COVID-19

May 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am
tax calculator

Burton McCumber & Longoria, LLP, presents a webinar May 20 at 10 a.m. on resources for tax and accounting for businesses. Topics include: Funding status for the Payment Protection Program Applicability of PPP to non-profits PPE tax considerations Families First Coronavirus Relief Act payroll credits The CARES Act and employee retention credits and deferral of payroll taxes Extended tax deadlines Changes to net operating loss rules Changes to retirement plan…

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June 2020

Free

Protect Your Business: Tax Planning with Insurance & Legal

June 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
tax calculator

Learn how to protect your business through tax planning in a session on June 23. Accounting firm CAS CPA LLC leads this webinar which also features the Rafael Salgado Insurance Agency and a local attorney. This webinar focuses on the importance of tax planning and the insurance and legal aspects linked to the financial health and continuity of a small business. Topic  include: Lowering your tax rate Avoiding the most common…

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HR, COVID-19 and Your Business Roundtable

June 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
UTRGV SBDC

The "HR, COVID-19 and Your Business Roundtable" live webinar on June 11 features Deirdre Pattillo of the UTSA SBDC COVID Business Recovery Accelerator leading a discussion on HR issues and COVID-19. Topics include: 1. Paycheck Protection Plan – Worker retention/rehire, safe harbor, forgiveness application 2. Families First Coronavirus Response Act (paid sick leave) TWC employer resources - Timely response, chargeback protection, work refusal documentation, non-traditional applicants. This will include a…

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COVID-19 Impact on Education in 2020 and Beyond Webinar

June 15, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
COVID-19 Impact on Education in 2020 and Beyond

Mike Morath of the Texas Education Agency and Senator Eddie Ludio Jr. update the community on the "COVID-19 Impact on Education in 2020 and Beyond" with a webinar June 15. Participants will receive updates on: Pre-kindergarten through high school education TEA recommendations for the summer and fall of 2020 HB3 and its sustainability State senate working group on public schools and higher education Participants must register in advance.

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FFCRA and Your Business

June 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

How do the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act apply to your business? Learn more about the FFCRA and your business at this online session June 16, presented by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division. Topics include: - Coverage - Employee Eligibility - Qualifying Reasons for Leave - Number of Weeks and Hours of Leave…

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Business Certifications: Qualifications and Benefits for your Business

June 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SBA logo

SB“Business Certifications: Qualifications and Benefits for your Business” on June 17 is a workshop in a series of 10 specifically developed with the local entrepreneur in mind. The 10-part series addresses a variety of subjects while also connecting participants with experts from federal, state and local business resources. The U.S. government is the largest customer in the world. It buys all types of products and services in both large and…

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SBDC Smart Start

June 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The SBDC Smart Start webinar on June 18 provides with the information and steps necessary for a smart start. It will also get participants ready for one-to-one, business advisement session for ongoing assistance. Registration deadline is June 17. Register online.

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Tax Planning with Insurance & Legal

June 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
tax tips

Owning a small business can reap great rewards, especially for those who plan for its long-term, financial success. The "Tax Planning with Insurance & Legal" webinar on June 23 focuses on the importance of tax planning. It also explores the insurance and legal aspects linked to the financial health and continuity of a small business. Learn how to protect your business through tax planning in a session led by the…

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GET DIGITAL: The New Norm!

June 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
attract first customers

"Get Digital: The New Norm!" on June 23 helps business owners transform their businesses and sell online. Topics include: Grow your business Maintain profit margins intact Keep a positive cash flow Minimize sales and service disruptions Register online. For more information, contact the UTRGV Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Center.

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The Strong Entrepreneur Boot Camp

June 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This virtual workshop on June 25 will address core business concepts (financial management, digital marketing, etc.) to assist small businesses adjusting to the 'new normal.' Don't just aim to survive and recover. Address the future challenges and maintain sustainability to ensure you come back stronger than ever. This event is presented by Workforce Solutions and the UTRGV Small Business Development Center. Register online.

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How Businesses Obtain Credit

June 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The "How Businesses Obtain Credit" workshop on June 30 hosts financial experts providing information, tips and resources to help with everyday finances and long-term financial goals. The financial education topic teaches business owners about the types of credit available to a small business owner. This includes lines of credit, credit cards and term loans, as well financing options from the SBA. The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and BBVA present this…

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July 2020

Public Affairs Live Stream: COVID-19 Healthcare Forum

July 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Edinburg Healthcare forum

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Committee hosts a panel of hospital CEOs and government leaders in a live stream. These leaders will share first-hand insights and experiences on July 1. Find out what leaders have learned and what they have to say about where we are. Hear where they think we are going as the situation continues to evolve and unfold. Register online. For more information, contact the…

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FFCRA and Your Business

July 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
FFCRA

The Family First Coronavirus Response Act includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. Does this act apply to you and your business? Learn more about the FFCRA during this webinar July 2 with the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division. Topics include coverage, employee eligibility and qualifying reasons for leave. Also in the discussion are number of weeks and hours…

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A Simple Recipe for Social Media Success

July 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
social media

As a small business, social media is overwhelming and often feels like you’re just spinning your wheels. You have to figure out where to be, how to be engaging, and how to get results -- all with a limited amount of time and resources. SCORE provides a recipe for social media that saves time and gets results to grow your business. Learn how to get started and choose the right…

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Economic Indicators in Housing and Commercial Markets

July 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Economic Indicators seminar

Luis Torres, research economist at the Real Estate Center of Texas A&M leads a discussion on "Economic Indicators in Housing and Commercial Markets" July 30 online. Topics include: Regional indicators that measure economic activity in the real estate industry Forecast housing and commercial markets Outlook for the Texas economy Texas border economy Attendees must register online in advance.

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Women-Owned Small Business Program + System for Award Management Webinar

July 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, SBA and the UTRGV Procurement Technical Assistance Center host the Women-Owned Small Business Program + System for Award Management workshop July 30. The federal government's goal is to award at least five percent of contracting dollars to women-owned small businesses each year. Learn about the WOSB and the Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business Program. Other topics include benefits of being an Women-Owned Small Business…

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August 2020

Protect Your Business! The What, How and Why of OSHA Standards and Compliance

August 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Join the SBA Corpus Christi Branch office as they partner with the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation Texas Occupational Safety & Health Consultation program. OSHCON is a no-cost confidential service helping small- and medium-sized private sector Texas employers. Many of OSHCON’s no-cost services are available to public sector employers too. Unlike OSHA enforcement, OSHCON cannot fine, cite, nor come on premise without being invited by the employer.…

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COVID-19, Cybersecurity and Your Business

August 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

On Aug. 18, Troy Richardson, business development specialist with the SBDC COVID Business Recovery Accelerator, discusses some of the ramifications that cybersecurity threats have on businesses, as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include: Increase of phishing attacks, Managing a likely increase in cyber risks Best cyber safe practices for working remotely Employee training and awareness Preparing a return-to-normal operations Registration deadline is Aug. 17. Register online.

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Personal Finance: Budgeting

August 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce for a financial education workshop Aug. 20. In this workshop with the chamber and BBVA, financial experts will provide information, tips and resources to help with everyday finances and long-term financial goals. The financial education topic on budgeting will allow participants to understand the value of creating a budget. Learn strategies to build a simple budget and pay off debt. Participants will also learn…

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Effective Legal & Communications Strategies for Distressed Businesses

August 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"Effective Legal & Communications Strategies for Distressed Businesses" on Aug. 25 discusses some of the legal and strategic communications tools available to distressed businesses seeking to optimize their opportunities for survival. Businesses of all types and sizes are sorting through their options for dealing with the economic shock created by COVID-19. The legal landscape offers a variety of tools for distressed situations. It is often wise to consider how such…

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Payroll Compliance

August 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Payroll Compliance webinar Aug. 26 sheds light on the compliance requirements of payroll. Are you planning on hiring employees? Hiring employees involves more than just signing a paycheck. Before hiring employees, business owners must understand and prepare for the additional obligations that come with being an employer. Learn about the following: Steps to meeting general state and federal requirements Laws and types of payroll taxes business owners must pay…

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Wellness Wednesday Seminar: National Immunization Awareness Month

August 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Committee hosts a virtual Wellness Wednesday seminar on National Immunization Awareness Month Aug. 26. During NIAM, the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce share information and resources on social media to highlight the importance of vaccines. Follow the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and use #ivax2protect to share why you choose to vaccinate. Participants may submit questions for the expert(s) online. This event is free and open…

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How to Succeed at Selling Remotely

August 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

"How to Succeed at Selling Remotely" is an online discussion Aug. 27 about key behaviors that you can implement on helping your sales. This includes the process of having a correct mindset when processing sales such as changing sales behavior that will help increase productivity within your sales group. Effective communication is essential for acquiring and keeping happy clients. Tech advances have made communicating with clients all over the world…

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Customer Service Plus!

August 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
customer service

This "Customer Service Plus!" on Aug. 27 is a condensed, no-cost version of the two-hour session. The workshop gives participants a better understanding of why customer service is so important to the success of a business. Learn tips on the following: Meeting customer expectations and satisfy customer needs Delivering excellent customer service Becoming a powerful problem-solver The UTRGV SBDC offers the session. Promotional support comes from the Rio Grande City…

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September 2020

Sen. Cruz COVID-19 Updates

September 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz U.S. Senator Ted Cruz will provide an update Sept. 2 on COVID-19 relief efforts and participate in a Q&A as part of his second statewide tele-tour to connect with communities working to combat COVID-19. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Register online.

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September 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce virtually for the Women of Distinction 2020 Awards Sept. 2. The chamber will recognize talented and giving women for their accomplishments in their fields. Honorees include: Government - Ellie Torres - Hidalgo County Commissioner Education - Dr. Mollie Ramon - Instructional Technology Coordinator, La Joya ISD Entrepreneur - Edna Posada - Owner Spa La Posada Professional - Deborah Cordova - Partner at Walk,…

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How to Do Business with Federal Agencies

September 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
SBA logo

Learn how to do business with federal agencies in this informative webinar Sept. 10 with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The U.S. government buys all types of products and services and is required by law to provide opportunities for small businesses. Federal contracting may be one tool to help your business grow. Whether you are just starting a small business or expanding to take advantage of federal contracting opportunities, your…

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Jingle All the Way to Online Marketing Success

September 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Plan specials, treats and events to lure in holiday shoppers.

Plan specials, treats and events to lure in holiday shoppers. The holidays are the biggest spending season of the year — are you ready for your business to claim a piece of the pie? With all of the holiday promotions out there, it can be difficult to get your audience’s attention. During this presentation, the SBA guides attendees through planning an online marketing strategy this holiday season. The SBA will…

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Business Financial Statements

September 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce Sept. 15 for a financial education workshop. Financial experts from BBVA will provide information, tips and resources to help with everyday finances and long-term financial goals. The financial education topic on Business Financial Statements will allow business owners to learn the three most important financial documents. These include balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and cash flow reports. At the end of the workshop,…

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A Return to the Work Environment: Cybersecurity Considerations

September 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
cybersecurity

In this webinar Sept. 15, Troy Richardson of the SBDC COVID Business Recovery Accelerator discusses some of the ramifications on cybersecurity as it relates to returning to a work environment following the pandemic. Topics include: Ramping back up Network safety Data transfer and protection Sterilization of operational equipment Lessons learned Preparing for the next unknown This session is offered by the UTRGV SBDC with promotional support by the Brownsville Chamber…

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The HR Process

September 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

“The HR Process” webinar on Sept. 16 covers the appropriate steps to take when planning for human resources in a small business. Find out what each step entails and its importance. Promotional support for this webinar comes from the Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation, Rio Grande City Public Library, San Benito Chamber of Commerce and Starr County Industrial Foundation. There is no fee to participate. Register online.

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HR Red Flags

September 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
HR

The "HR Red Flags" webinar on Sept. 22 explores issues of particular concern to employers, including key trends in HR and employment. Deirdre Pattillo, project manager with the UTSA SBDC COVID Business Recovery Accelerator leads the discussion. Topics include: Employee classification – Employee vs. independent contracto Employee classification – Exempt vs. nonexempt (overtime rules Record keeping Worker Eligibility - I-9s and best practices Current trends Myths and misnomers Hosted by…

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2020 The Strong Entrepreneur Boot Camp

September 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Strong Entrepreneur Boot Camp

"The Strong Entrepreneur Boot Camp" live webinar focuses on "Overcoming the COVID-19 Challenge: Small Business Resiliency" on Sept. 24. The year 2020 has seen unprecedented times for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. This virtual workshop will address core business concepts. This includes financing, safety and personnel, branding and social media, etc. to assist small businesses adjusting. Brought to you by Workforce Solutions in partnership with the UTRGV Small Business Development…

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SBA Overview: Assistance For Your Business

September 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
SBA logo

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office presents information for small businesses on Sept. 29 to help them grow and prosper in difficult times. This webinar is held in collaboration with the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center. Throughout the program participants will hear about: Overview of SBA Programs to assist business Updates on the available SBA funding options Small Business Advising & Counseling Times…

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Women-Owned Small Business Certification Workshop

September 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Women-Owned Small Business

The federal government is looking to do business with women-owned small businesses. To help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned and controlled by women, the federal government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the Women-Owned Small Business Program. This workshop is on the WOSB and the Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business certification. Discover and Learn: If government contracting is for you. What is…

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SBA Federal Contracting Certifications

September 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
SBA logo

In this "SBA Federal Contracting Certifications" webinar Sept. 30, learn about federal contracting certifications to help small businesses grow. These certifications provide business assistance to small businesses to compete in the federal marketplace. These include small disadvantaged businesses, small businesses located in HUBZones and those that are woman-owned. Attendees will learn about: 8(a) Business Development Program Historically Underutilized Business (HUBZone) Certification Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certifications Other programs Register online.

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October 2020

Boots to Business Reboot

October 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Boots to Business Reboot on Nov. 6 provides assistance to veterans interested in exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities. The virtual event leads participants through the key steps for evaluating business concepts. It provides foundational knowledge to develop a business plan. Participants receive an introduction to a broad spectrum of entrepreneurial business concepts and resources. These are available to access start-up capital, technical assistance, contracting opportunities and more. Register…

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Governor’s Small Business Webinar

October 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

A Governor's Small Business Webinar on Oct. 7 addresses "Business Strategies for an Evolving Future: Dynamic Financial Planning." This webinar will help small businesses enhance their business planning and cash flow management strategy to increase resiliency and maintain a competitive edge. The event includes a live Q&A with a panel of experts. Panelists: Scott Jensen, Rhythm Superfoods & co-founder of Stubbs Gina Woodward, SBDC West Texas, Amarillo Randy Burch, SBDC…

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Credit Scores & Reports

October 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Credit Scores & Reports

Join the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce for "Credit Scores & Reports," a financial education workshop Oct. 8. BBVA financial experts will provide information, tips and resources to help you with everyday finances and long-term financial goals. Credit Scores & Reports will allow participants to learn what a credit score is and its importance. Attendees will also learn how to read a credit report. Experts will also offer tools to maintain…

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Operations Management: Taking Control of Your Business

October 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Is your company operating efficiently? "Operations Management: Taking Control of Your Business" on Oct. 14 covers some of the basic concepts in operations management that can greatly benefit your business. Big or small, tools such as “continuous improvement” and “managing by objectives” can help any-sized business take control, be efficient and be more profitable. Workshop highlights include: Continuous Improvement Customer value Common wastes in a business process Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)…

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How Businesses Use Credit

October 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
business credit workshop

Join the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce for "How Businesses Use Credit" Oct. 20. BBVA financial experts will provide information, tips and resources to help with everyday finances and long-term financial goals. The financial education workshop will allow business owners to learn the types of credit available to a small business owner. These include lines of credit, credit cards and term loans, as well as financing options from the Small Business…

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Cybersecurity Awareness for Small Business

October 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
cyber security

Cybersecurity threats are increasing, and sometimes, overlooked or not a priority. As more and more devices become internet capable, it is important to recognize the current trends in security threats, identify vulnerabilities in your internet security and protect your small business against these threats. If not done correctly or at all, poor cybersecurity could leave your business and customer data at risk. This webinar covers 10 basic cybersecurity principles that…

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Small Business Federal Government Contracting Certifications

October 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
SBA logo

Learn about the different SBA Socio-Economic Certifications that you may apply for to help you land government contracting opportunities. In this on Oct. 22 webinar, attendees will learn about: 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program HUBZone Certification Woman-Owned Small Business CertificationSBA and Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business Certification Register online.

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SBA Funding Options and Resources for Small Businesses

October 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
loan, grant money ,funding

In this webinar Oct. 28, learn a step-by-step approach to apply for an SBA loan for your small business. The workshop will also cover SBA’s disaster loan program which is available to small businesses, homeowners and renters after a declared disaster. Lastly, learn about government contracting opportunities and free business counseling services. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) works with approved lenders and community development organizations to offer SBA-guaranteed loans…

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Governor’s Small Business Webinar: Optimizing Online Marketing & Selling

October 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The next Governor’s Small Business Webinar on Oct. 28 offers guidance on developing effective ecommerce and social media strategies. This webinar can help you improve your current online presence or help anyone thinking about starting an online business. The Small Business Team hosts this webinar to highlight the keys steps to take and where to get information. They will also share who can help you successfully get started. The panel…

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Personal Finance: Debt Management

October 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Debt Management workshop

"Personal Finance: Debt Management" is a free financial education workshop Nov. 19 features financial experts providing information, tips and resources on debt management and solutions. Participants will:  Explain common reasons why people find themselves in debt and the most common types of debt Describe the value of using debt management strategies such as loan consolidation, budgeting, and debt management plans Compare various debt management solutions Create a personal plan for…

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November 2020

Free

Financial Basics (Financial Planning 101)

November 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am
financial basics

Learn the basics of financial planning with the free "Financial Basics (Financial Planning 101)" webinar Nov.17. This presentation by the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and Northwestern Mutual covers the five key considerations: know where you are today picture where you want to be grow your savings protect your assets and ability to earn an income and make your money last Participants will need to download the following documents to follow…

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Women-Owned Small Business Certification Program Information Session

November 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Women-Owned Small Business

To help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned and controlled by women, the federal government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the Women-Owned Small Business Program. The federal government's goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to certified Women-Owned Small businesses each year. This Nov. 18 workshop is on the SBA’s WOSB and the Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned…

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SBA Funding Options and Resources for Small Businesses

November 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
loan, grant money ,funding

On Nov. 19, learn a step-by-step approach to apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration loan for your small business. SBA works with approved lenders and community development organizations to offer SBA-guaranteed loans to help small businesses start, grow, expand, and recover. The workshop will also cover SBA’s disaster loan program which is available to small businesses, homeowners and renters after a declared disaster. Lastly, learn about government contracting opportunities…

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December 2020

Free

SBA Exporting Basics Webinar

December 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

To be more competitive in the global economy, the United States must grow its exporter base. Even though exporting is a proven source of growth for both U.S. companies and the U.S. economy, we are just beginning to tap its export potential. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration's Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office for a no-cost exporting webinar Dec. 1 on programs, resources and services available from the U.S.…

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January 2021

Free

Developing a Business Plan

January 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce Jan. 21 for the financial education workshop, Developing a Business Plan. This virtual workshop teaches business owners the seven parts of a good business plan and what to consider when writing a business plan. At the end of the workshop, business owners will have a blueprint or first draft of a business plan. Financial experts from BBVA will also provide information, tips and resources…

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Governor’s Small Business Webinar: Understanding the Save Our Stages Act

January 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Governor's Office of Small Business Assistance is partnering with the Texas Music Office on Jan. 21 to connect Texas small businesses in the music industry with vital recovery resources. Attendees will learn about recent legislation that can help their business. This includes the Save Our Stages Act, and other pandemic assistance available through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Industry experts Blayne Tucker and Curtis Monroe join the discussion on…

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SBA Funding Options and Resources for Small Businesses

January 21, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
loan, grant money ,funding

Join the Small Business Administration for the "SBA Funding Options and Resources for Small Businesses" workshop on Jan. 21. Participants will learn about government contracting opportunities and free business counseling services. The online event will also cover SBA’s disaster loan program available to small businesses, homeowners, and renters after a declared disaster. The U.S. Small Business Administration works with approved lenders and community development organizations to offer SBA-guaranteed loans to…

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Export Basics

January 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The UTRGV Small Business Development Center presents "Export Basics" on Jan. 27, helping businesses decide if international sales is right for them. Topics include: Determine your reasons to export Common exporter mistakes Export readiness checklist Global trade resources Senior Business & Trade Advisor presents this webinar with the UTRGV Small Business Development Center. Promotional support comes from the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce, RGV Hispanic Chamber…

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February 2021

Hiring Best Practices

February 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

With "Hiring Best Practices" on Feb. 17, business owners and managers are led through a series of questions to help them meet compliance standards, while customizing practices to suit their culture. Learn how to have a clear, hiring strategy and focused processes when building a team. Discover best practices for developing an effective hiring strategy, focusing on the following areas: Job description Recruitment Interviewing Onboarding Virtual/remote hiring Q&A Deirdre Pattillo,…

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Business Registration: Filing Requirements for Starting a Business

February 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
business registration

“Business Registration: Filing Requirements for Starting a Business” on Feb. 26 is the fourth online workshop in a series of 10 specifically developed with the local entrepreneur in mind. The 10-part series addresses a variety of subjects while also connecting participants with experts from federal, state and local business resources. The most common and the simplest form of business is the sole proprietorship. If the business is conducted under an…

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March 2021

Free

Marketing and Selling to the Federal Government for Small Businesses

March 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Whether you’re just starting or expanding a small business, federal contracting could be a way to grow your business. Learn how in this SBA webinar March 30 as the SBA explains the process of marketing and selling to the federal government. In addition, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center counseling and technical services to assist small businesses interested in doing federal, state or local government contracting will also be explained. Attendees…

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Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery

March 31, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
disaster preparedness

SBA and the Texas Department of Insurance conducts an online workshop on emergency and disaster preparedness on March 31. TDI promotes disaster safety and education, together with the development and enforcement of coastal building codes, to save lives and property. Highlights include: SBA assistance when faced with a disaster. SBA direct financing for your home or business. The importance of knowing and understanding your home and business insurance policies. Awareness…

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April 2021

“Anatomy of Cyber Attacks” Webinar

April 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am
cybersecurity

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its “Anatomy of Cyber Attacks” webinar April 14. Cyber security expert Tom Ervin, a computer scientist at FBI Headquarters San Antonio, will conduct the presentation. Ervin will discuss various cyber threats.This presentation will have a live demonstration of multiple malware, threat vectors and provide examples of the ease at which attackers can compromise your data. About Tom Ervin Ervin has been supporting…

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June 2021

Free

E-Commerce Roadmap: Getting Your Business Online

June 15, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
E-commerce

What tools do you need to get your business online? Are you interested in launching an online business? Do you want to grow your existing business through online sales? "E-Commerce Roadmap: Getting Your Business Online" June 15 is assists any small business owner who is searching for the proper tools in electronic commerce. Topics include:  Overview of electronic commerce  Technical requirements to launching an e-commerce strategy or business  Review of e-commerce…

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The Data Behind Social Media

June 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Social Media

"The Data Behind Social Media" webinar on June 22 informs small business owners how to effectively use social media analytics to attract a target audience and build a winning marketing campaign. Optimizing an online presence will help entice, retain and enthuse customers as well as generate revenue for the company. Learn how social media analytics can benefit any small business. Workshop Highlights: Understand how to use social media analytics. Grow…

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June 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
payroll

The "Payroll Compliance" webinar on June 23 sheds light for business owners on the compliance requirements of payroll. Are you planning to hire employees? Hiring employees involves more than just signing a paycheck. Before hiring employees, business owners must understand and prepare for the additional obligations that come with being an employer. Webinar Highlights: Steps to meeting general state and federal requirements Laws and types of payroll taxes business owners must…

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July 2021

Free

The HR Process

July 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
HR Process

The HR Process webinar on July 21 covers the appropriate steps to take when planning for human resources in a small business. This includes what each step entails and its importance. The UTRGV SBDC presents this webinar with promotional support from local chambers of commerce. These include Brownsville, Greater Mission, RGV Hispanic and San Benito. Register online.

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August 2021

Preparing for Financial Emergencies

August 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
time is money

BBVA hosts a free webinar, "Preparing for Financial Emergencies" Aug. 10. In this workshop, participants will: Understand the importance of having an emergency savings plan. Learn tools and resources to develop and implement an emergency savings strategy. Develop skills to protect during times of financial emergency or uncertainty. Register online.

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Business Branding Strategies Webinar

August 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
UTRGV SBDC

Do you have a brand strategy for your existing business? A brand strategy is a long-term plan on what you want your business to “say” about your products and services to new and existing customers. This message, also known as branding, helps you engage and communicate with your customers more clearly. The more consistent and aligned your brand message is, the more likely you are to attract and maintain loyal customers.…

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October 2021

Budgeting Webinar

October 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and BBVA present a financial education virtual workshop on budgeting Oct. 26. In this workshop, participants will: Explore the importance of creating and maintaining a budget. Examine the differences between wants and needs. Set goals for spending, saving, and debt repayment. This event is free and open to the public. Register online.

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Advanced Legal Tips for Small Businesses

October 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
legal

Is your small business protected? Join Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in an informal webinar Oct. 27 as they present advanced legal tips to protect and strengthen your existing business. As a responsible business owner, you need to make certain that all your legal bases are covered and that you are effectively managing your business risk. Webinar highlights: Insurance Intellectual Property Employment Taxes Q&A Webinar participants who qualify can meet one-to-one…

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December 2021

How Businesses Obtain Credit

December 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and BBVA for an online financial education workshop Dec. 16. In this workshop, participants will: Learn how small businesses build and maintain credit Explore how creditworthiness is measured for small businesses Examine the connection between personal and business credit Identify the documents you'll need for small business credit applications Register online.

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January 2022

SBDC: Business Branding Strategies

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do you have a brand strategy for your existing business?A brand strategy is a long-term plan on what you want your business to "say" about your products and services to new and existing customers. This message, also known as branding, helps you engage and communicate with your customers more clearly. The more consistent and aligned your brand message is, the more likely you are to attract and maintain loyal customers.…

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How to do Business With the Federal Government – 2022 New Year Goal

January 26 @ 1:00 pm

Learn "How to do Business With the Federal Government" in this webinar Jan. 26, covering the basics to government contracting for small businesses. Participants will receive instruction on how to get started in marketing and selling to federal agencies. Improve your probability of being “found” by federal contracting offices and large Federal Prime Contractors. Topics include: What is SAM.GOV What are the NAICS codes What is FED Biz Opps How…

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Credits, Deductions and Taxes for your Business

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Did you recently start a business or planning to start one?  While starting a business is an exciting venture, it can be overwhelming and daunting to navigate without proper planning, understanding and execution. Understanding your tax obligation is one key to business success. When you start a business, you need to know about income taxes, payroll taxes and much more. Knowing how to avoid the top tax mistakes that small…

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