U.S. Small Business Administration, City of Austin and PeopleFund present Small Business 101
AUSTIN, TX – November 14, 2017 - Small business ownership is often labeled the great American dream. Come chase your dream as the City of Austin’s Small Business Program, PeopleFund, and the U.S. Small Business Administration share the basics of starting your business, funding basics, and getting assistance at Small Business 101 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 8:30 – 11:45 a.m. in City Hall Council Chambers.
“We wanted to create an educational opportunity for people in our community who are considering starting a business but are not quite sure how or where to start,” said Joy Miller, Marketing and Outreach Manager. “People don’t always know where to start which is why the Small Business Program and our partners wanted to provide this communitywide opportunity to learn the basics and ask questions.”
Small Business 101 is a great opportunity to learn if you are a good candidate for business ownership, how to test your product or idea in the market, how to ensure you are credit-ready, and where to find available resources to assist along the way. The class is the ideal starting point for people who dreamed of starting a small business and for those who may find it difficult to compete in the traditional job market. Industry experts will be on hand to answer questions.
The Small Business 101 session and parking for the event are free.
About the City of Austin Economic Development Department – Small Business Program
The Small Business Program is a division of the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department and 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 social media @SmallBizAustin.
PeopleFund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is a U.S. Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and SBA certified lender. PeopleFund provides business loans up to $350,000 to Texas businesses that do not qualify for bank loans, client business assistance and education. The target market is minority, women, and veteran business owners and those residing in low to moderate income census tracts. Learn more about PeopleFund at www.peoplefund.org
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
Created by Congress in 1976, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government. Appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the Chief Counsel for Advocacy directs the office. The Chief Counsel advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers. Economic research, policy analyses, and small business outreach help identify issues of concern. Regional Advocates and an office in Washington, DC, support the Chief Counsel’s efforts. For more information on the Office of Advocacy, visit www.sba.gov/advocacy, or call (202) 205-6533.
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