Small Business Training Course

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Our StartHER Grant winners are required to attend this small business training.

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs has opened these workshops to anyone to lend support and guidance in running a new or existing business. These workshops are designed to give you useful information to help make your business more successful.

Denton Public Library Resources

Tuesday, Nov 7th, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Join us for the first session of our Small Business Training Course: Denton Public Library Resources with Stacey Irish-Keffer, Denton Public Library.

This workshop will give you an overview of the resources available for small businesses at the Denton Public Library. (Many of these resources are available at other libraries in Texas.)

You will walk away knowing how to find business information at the library and electronic resources you can access easily.

Speaker bio

Stacey Irish-Keffer is the Adult Services Librarian at North Branch Library, specializing in small business resources. She has over 25 years of library experience and enjoys helping customers find the answers they need and making book recommendations for everyone.

Risk Management and Insurance for Small Businesses

Tuesday, Nov 14th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join us for session #2 of our Small Business Training Course: Insurance for Small Business with Amy Normond, Frost Insurance.

In this workshop, you will walk away with an understanding of the following:

  • What is Risk Management? 
  • What are the most common types of business insurance?
  • What is a "risk profile?"

Speaker bio

Amy brings over 15 years of professional experience to the Frost Risk Management team. Her team provides resources, including tools and training, to protect your company’s bottom line, employees, customers, vendor relationships, and investors. Amy has a finance degree from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Legal Considerations in Entity Selection

Tuesday, Nov 21st, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join us for session #3 of our Small Business Training Course: Legal Considerations in Entity Selection with Rebecca Smith, The Rebecca Smith Law Firm, PLLC.

This session will be a lively presentation on which factors you should consider when deciding on the entity type that is right for your business.

You will walk away from this presentation with the following:

Understanding the key considerations in determining which entity is right for their business.

Speaker bio

Rebecca Smith is a retired U.S. Army and a service-connected disabled veteran who understands the meaning of service and sacrifice. In keeping with her values of integrity and service, she started her own firm to assist business owners and individuals with their legal needs. When not in the office, she volunteers with the San Antonio Legal Services Association (SALSA), St. Mary’s Legal Clinics, and the Veteran’s Legal Clinic, providing pro bono legal services to the underserved and veterans in our community. Rebecca uses her talents, experience, and expertise to benefit the community and those in need.

Learning to Love Your Numbers

Tuesday, Nov 28th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join us for session #4 of our Small Business Training Course: Learning to Love Your Numbers, with Linda Bullwinkle, EA, MBA, Linda Bullwinkle Financial Services LLC.

In this workshop, you will Learn How to Love Your Numbers and see it’s Easy and Necessary for Good Business.

You will walk away with a simple Excel Outline to use as a starting place. Don’t fear the numbers.

Speaker bio

Linda Bullwinkle, EA, MBA, has been working with small business start-ups for 20 years, after earning her MBA in 2003. She earned her Series 7 and 66 in 2008 and her Enrolled Agent License in 2017. These credentials have built on her 15 years in corporate executive positions in new products and new business development. Ms. Bullwinkle sold her tax practice in 2022 and is currently establishing a small "boutique" tax works and small business support business.

Leveraging the KLT Factor

Tuesday, Dec 7th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join us for the final session of our Small Business Training Course: Leveraging the KLT Factor with Sammi Bivens, Digital Marketing Maven & Associates.

Consumers like to purchase from people they like, know, and trust. There is a strategic way to elevate and monetize your personal brand in a way that can help your business grow and thrive. 

After this workshop, you will walk away with:

How to show up authentically and still thrive. You no longer have to fit into a certain box to do business and the Digital Marketing Maven will give you some tips on how to do this.

Speaker bio

The word “maven” in the Oxford Dictionary means an expert or connoisseur, and with the success of Sammi Bivens’ agency, while helping her clients achieve the visibility they desire, she is just that.

Bivens is a business owner, entrepreneur, and digital marketing guru based in Dallas, Texas. She is the founder and CEO of Digital Marketing Maven & Associates, a full-service digital marketing and business development hub for business owners who desire to perfect their branding while making themselves more visible to attract their ideal audience.

With the amount of success she’s gained, it’s hard to believe the Arkansas native and adoptee initially didn’t want to take on entrepreneurship. A 2009 graduate of the University of Arkansas Little Rock, Bivens had to find a way to make a living after graduation. She eventually took matters into her own hands and started her first business venture, a fashion-based business called “Tainted Rose.” The endeavor would grow into so much more as it made her want to use the skills she developed to benefit others. From there, Sammi used her talents in social media marketing, eCommerce and branding to create DMM. She also has a Masters in Business Administration.

Bivens worked as a marketing manager for a global corporation before pursuing DMM full-time. She has been featured in notable publications such as Essence magazine, Sheen magazine, and the 2021–2022 winter issue of Inc. magazine, to name a few. In addition, Bivens has gained the attention of the UPS Store as she won third place in their 2021 Small Biz Challenge.

Register for the workshops now!

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