The Round Rock Public Library and IBM are hosting a free workshop, “Small Medium Enterprise Business Toolkit” on Friday, April 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Workshop participants will be introduced to IBM’s Small Medium Enterprise (SME) toolkit and Supplier Connection, both valuable tools for small business owners.
The SME Toolkit is a repository of resources to help small business owners and budding entrepreneurs grow their business systemically. Topics covered by the SME Toolkit include Accounting, Human Resources, Legal, Insurance, Marketing, Sales, Technology, Reaching Global Markets, and much more!.
Supplier Connection is a free, cloud-based initiative that will help connect small businesses to the supply chains of Fortune 500 corporations and other large companies. Don’t miss IBM’s small business development workshop conducted by Beth Tracy, IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager for Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.
This workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Round Rock Public Library.
About Beth Tracy, Presenter
Beth Tracy serves as IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager for Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. She actively facilitates IBM’s commitment to demonstrate its principle goal of being a great community partner by improving the society in which it functions. She supports local and state community programs and provides extensive internal and external education and awareness of these initiatives. She continually strives to effectively build relationships and create solutions that leverage IBM resources, attract appropriate media attention and bring about desired and meaningful results. Beth integrates IBM business and policy interests with social and public policy issues, while being responsible to local needs, developing strong, quality relationships with key decision makers in their communities, existing IBM clients, elected and appointed government officials and to seed future IBM clients. Beth diligently works to promote IBM’s innovative programs and to expand educational programs and services throughout these five states.
Prior to nearly 15 years at IBM, Beth worked for the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented; Universal Studios Florida marketing, sales, and promotions; and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. publishing company.
Beth served on the United Way Capital Area’s Hands on Central Texas Advisory Board, 2004-2006; Austin Chapter Executive Women International Board President, 2007-2009; Make-A-Wish Foundation Outreach and Advancement Board, 2007-2008; Fox 7 Advisory Board, 2006-2011; United Way for Greater Austin Community Impact Cabinet Board, 2008-2011; University of Texas at Austin Scholars Council, 2011-2012; Texas CASA Corporate Council, 2008-2013. She also served as Vice Chair, Success by 6 Leadership Council, 2010-2011 and is currently Chair, 2012-2014. Beth is an alumnus of Leadership Texas Class 2012. She was recently appointed Vice President to Austin Free-Net Board of Directors; joined Coming of Age Council, August, 2013. Appointed as Coming of Age Board Member, October, 2014. She also serves on the Travis County Mentoring Advisory Council and Greater Austin Corporate Community Engagement Council; 2014; appointed to the United Ways of Texas Board of Directors, January 2015.
In 2014, Beth was the IBM recipient of the Outstanding Philanthropic Large Corporation award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin Chapter. She was presented with the IBM Tech Giant award In 2013 by the Texas Black Expo; in 2011, Beth was presented with a Proclamation from Texas CASA as Outstanding Donor and for her longtime dedication to the Texas CASA mission; Mayor’s Appreciation Award in support of Mayor’s Leadership Forum presented by Mayor Annise Parker, Houston, TX; “Most Helpful Hand” Award from Austin Free-Net. Beth was named 2007 Outstanding Community Affairs Executive of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In September 2006, she received the President’s Award as “Representative of the Year” from Executive Women International and was nominated IBM Austin Women’s Exchange “Woman of the Year” in 2005.