City of Austin Celebrates Small Business Week

The City of Austin Small Business Program announces a series of educational events to help Austin’s small businesses.  Attendees will receive free advice on subjects including: funding, marketing, legal, and business planning from fellow business owners and experts in their respective fields.
“Austin has a vibrant small business community,” says Rebecca Giello, Economic Development Department Interim Director. “A key goal of the City of Austin is to continue to support our small business sector with the tools and information needed to continue to grow our economy.”
Highlights of the weeklong program include Money Talks: Seed Funding Roundtables on April 30th at 2:00 p.m. and concludes with The Art of Social Media for Advanced Users on May 4th beginning at 10:30 a.m.
“There will be plenty of sessions where new or existing small business owners can learn different ways to do business and develop new skills,” adds Vicky Valdez, Small Business Program Division Manager.
These events celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit in Austin in conjunction with the national celebration which recognizes small business and entrepreneurs across the United States. The Small Business Program is proud to partner with the Austin Public Library to host five small business sessions at branches throughout the city.
Tickets to each event are free, but attendees should arrive early to ensure a spot as tickets do not guarantee admission.  Registration and more details can be found at www.SmallBizAustin.org .

About National Small Business Week in Austin
Who should attend? Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Existing Small Business Owners, and Creative Industries
Monday, April 30 at Norris Conference Center  – 2525 W Anderson Lane #365, Austin, TX 78757
2:00pm – Money Talks: Seed Funding Roundtables
2:00pm – Money Talks: Growth Funding Roundtables
4:30pm – Money Talks: Networking

Tuesday, May 1
2:00pm – Business Coaching Open Office Hours
Pleasant Hill Branch, Austin Public Library 211 E William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78745
12:00pm – Product Launch Success with Digital Marketing
Entrepreneur Center of Austin 4029 S Capital of Tx Hwy, Suite #110 Austin TX 78704
9:00am – Small Business Financing Workshop
Entrepreneur Center of Austin 4029 S Capital of Tx Hwy, Suite #110 Austin TX 78704

Wednesday, May 2
9:00am – Test Before You Invest: The Lean Start Method
Entrepreneur Center of Austin 4029 S Capital of Tx Hwy, Suite #110 Austin TX 78704
3:00pm – BizAid Business Orientation for Creatives
Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731
5:30pm – Managing Liability
Entrepreneur Center of Austin 4029 S Capital of Tx Hwy, Suite #110 Austin TX 78704

Thursday, May 3
5:30pm – Small Biz Lawyer UP! Legal Clinic
Entrepreneur Center of Austin 4029 S Capital of Tx Hwy, Suite #110 Austin TX 78704
10:30am – Writing a Winning Business Plan
Spicewood Springs Branch, Austin Public Library 8637, Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759
2:00pm – Business Coaching Open Office Hours
Carver Branch, Austin Public Library, 1161 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702
10:00am – BizOpen: Commercial Property Requirements Webinar
Virtual Webinar
6:00pm – From Starting a Dream to Living the Dream
ACC Highland Campus, Bldg 1000, 6101 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752
7:00pm – Build Your Business & Life Design in Sync
Manchaca Road Branch, Austin Public Library 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745

Friday, May 4
10:30am – The Art of Social Media for Advanced Users
Carver Branch, Austin Public Library 1161 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702

About the City of Austin Economic Development Department – Small Business Program
The Small Business Program, a division of the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department, is committed to providing opportunities and resources to small businesses to help them grow and prosper in a competitive business environment.  For more information, visit www.SmallBizAustin.org and like/follow on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube at @SmallBizAustin.

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