Biz.ability

Biz.ability: Taxes for Your Small Business

The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sept. 20 through Oct. 25. SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start, develop and maintain their businesses.

These free timely workshops, presented by recognized experts and practitioners, will cover a variety of issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs including finances, marketing, and strategic planning. 

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Join us on Friday, Oct. 25 for Taxes for Your Small Business, presented by Lisa Bargsley, CPA, MBA. Preparation of business tax returns can be very complex in light of the ever-changing tax laws. Gain familiarity with the tax forms, due dates and financial information required to accurately complete various business tax returns. Reduce your stress and frustrations by understanding what is needed before you start. This workshop will also give you the key to understanding that tax is a good thing!

This Workshop Will Help Participants:

  • Identify the Types of Tax Forms to be Completed for Various Types of Business Entities
  • Be Familiar With the Filing Dates for Both Federal and State Tax Return Filings
  • Be Acquainted with Income Tax Jargon and Concepts Including Self-Employment Tax
  • Understand the Interrelationship of the Business Owner and the Business Entity and How the Taxes Due are Ultimately Calculated

About the Presenter

Lisa Bargsley, CPA, MBA

For more than twenty-five years, Lisa Bargsley, CPA, MBA, has worked and consulted with business owners and entrepreneurs on business systems management, work life balance, and federal income tax requirements. Currently, Lisa owns Lisa Bargsley, CPA which provides tax, accounting and consulting services to business owners and individuals. She is responsible for leading the vision and strategic planning process, long-term and short-term management decisions, client development, retention and service strategies. Lisa’s passion is to work with people to help them understand tax and accounting theory as it relates to their business or personal circumstances. Lisa approaches teaching business concepts by asking her students to play with her, to have fun and to laugh.

Biz.ability: Instagram for Your Business

The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sept. 20 through Oct. 25. SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start, develop and maintain their businesses.

These free timely workshops, presented by recognized experts and practitioners, will cover a variety of issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs including finances, marketing, and strategic planning.

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Join us on Friday, Oct. 18 for Instagram for Your Business, presented by Jenn Denham. Learn how you can use Instagram to market your services and products and how you can connect with your ideal customers.

Jennifer will address these important topics:

  • Instagram myths
  • The BIO (how to make your bio more efficient for conversion)
  • Branding your Instagram
  • Define who your ideal customer is (research time)
  • Finding your ideal client on Instagram
  • Getting noticed
  • Engagement
  • The content creation process

About the Presenter

Jenn Denham has 12 years in the ever-changing marketing industry with extensive knowledge in social media, branding, and analytics tracking. She designs effective marketing strategies for small business owners, start-up and non-profits to bring their business into the social spotlight.

 

Biz.ability: Protecting Your Intellectual Property

The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sept. 20 through Oct. 25. SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start, develop and maintain their businesses.

These free timely workshops, presented by recognized experts and practitioners, will cover a variety of issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs including finances, marketing, and strategic planning.

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Join us on Friday, Oct. 11 for Protecting Your Intellectual Property, presented by Bill Hulsey. Protecting your intellectual property can mean the difference between success and failure. It can prevent competitors from copying you ideas. Bill addresses essentials of patent law for small and growing businesses and provides practical advice for how to protect the intellectual property of your business. He identifies various types of IP and will help you discover how rights in them arise, the extent of these rights, and the remedies for infringement.

About the Presenter

Bill Hulsey is a principal in the firm Hulsey Hunt & Parks, PC and a highly regarded Intellectual Property attorney. Among other honors he is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Patent Law and has a lawyer rating: 10 of 10-Superb @ www.Avvo.com.

Biz.ability: Understanding Your Financial Statements

The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sept. 20 through Oct. 25. SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start, develop and maintain their businesses.

These free timely workshops, presented by recognized experts and practitioners, will cover a variety of issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs including finances, marketing, and strategic planning.

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Join us on Friday, Oct. 4 for Understanding Your Financial Statements, presented by Lisa Bargsley. Financial statements can be overwhelming sometimes. But if you think of them as pictures revealing the story of your financial decisions, the story becomes fascinating and not just about numbers. This interactive class will show you how to read and understand the story.

This workshop will help participants:

  • Understand the accounting equation
  • Become familiar with accounting terminology
  • Understand the differences and relationships of a balance sheet, a profit and loss statement, and a cash flow statement
  • Tell the story and realize that there might be more to it than just the numbers!

About the Presenter

Lisa Bargsley, CPA, MBA

For more than twenty-five years, Lisa Bargsley, CPA, MBA, has worked and consulted with business owners and entrepreneurs on business systems management, work life balance, and federal income tax requirements. Currently, Lisa owns Lisa Bargsley, CPA which provides tax, accounting and consulting services to business owners and individuals. She is responsible for leading the vision and strategic planning process, long-term and short-term management decisions, client development, retention and service strategies. Lisa’s passion is to work with people to help them understand tax and accounting theory as it relates to their business or personal circumstances. Lisa approaches teaching business concepts by asking her students to play with her, to have fun and to laugh.

Biz.ability: Making Your Business Legal

The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sept. 20 through Oct. 25. SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start, develop and maintain their businesses.

These free timely workshops, presented by recognized experts and practitioners, will cover a variety of issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs including finances, marketing, and strategic planning.

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Join us on Friday, Sept. 27 for Making Your Business Legal, presented by Darin P. Siefkes. Every new business needs advice from an attorney to avoid legal problems while operating. When you set up your business will you make the best choices? This workshop is designed to be interactive to allow you to ask questions to better understand these and other legal concepts.

  • Why do we form an entity?
  • What are the types of entities?
  • Where to form your entity?
  • Why is entity liability protection no substitute for proper insurance?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different forms of business organization?

The speaker will also offer invaluable tips for dealing with an attorney.

About the Presenter

Darin P. Siefkes is a small-business attorney and has practiced in Texas since becoming licensed in 2005. After working for a couple years doing patent litigation at a major Texas firm, Darin opened his own practice and has represented small and large businesses ever since. Clients include software developers, electronics designers, artists, restaurants, property developers, landlords and other industries. Darin’s legal experiences include employment issues, intellectual property issues, drafting contracts and civil litigation. The mission of The Law Office of Darin Siefkes is to provide effective legal counsel and representation for small business owners and their companies. They focus on small business law including formations, trademarks, copyrights, franchise law, contract negotiations and contract review.

Biz.ability: HR 101—Hiring and Retention

The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sept. 20 through Oct. 25. SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start, develop and maintain their businesses.

These free timely workshops, presented by recognized experts and practitioners, will cover a variety of issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs including finances, marketing, and strategic planning.

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Join us on Friday, Sept. 20 for HR 101—Hiring and Retention, presented by Cherylann Campbell.

Running a small business requires you to wear a lot of hats.

A seasoned local HR professional, with small business and non-profit experience, presents an overview of key concepts necessary to manage the employee life cycle (from to hire to fire). Participants will leave with an increased awareness of legally protected groups and best practice solutions to address common personnel challenges Practical solutions include how to: write a helpful job description, create meaningful interview questions, conduct background checks, develop an employee handbook checklist, preparing for the first day of employment. Also covered are typical small business mistakes such as using contractors and interns, misclassifying workers, and managing overtime.

This is the right workshop for you if you are considering hiring, are about to hire or you just need some new ideas to deal with persistent “people” issues keeping you from the strategic responsibilities of growing your business.

 

About the Presenter

Cherylann Campbell brings over twenty five years of experience delivering positive HR results.

Biz.ability: ReferenceUSA After Hours Data Demo

Learn how ReferenceUSA, a resource available at the Round Rock Public Library, can boost your business at this FREE After Hours Demo Session, Thursday, April 18, from 6 to 7 p.m., Round Rock Public Library, Meeting Room B. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

With ReferenceUSA, the premier online research and reference tool for area business professionals, sales reps, marketers, and job seekers, you can research many aspects of business and entrepreneurship including market segmentation and research, historic sales data, legal forms, and demographic information to help you identify potential customers.

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Biz.ability: Google Tools

The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Feb. 1 through March 8. SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start, develop and maintain their businesses.

These free timely workshops, presented by recognized experts and practitioners, will cover a variety of issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs including finances, marketing, and strategic planning.

Join us on Friday, March 8 for Google Tools, presented by Brent Werbeck. With a little bit of training, tips, tricks and a few best practices, you can learn how to squeeze every ounce of value out of all that Google has to offer your business (most of which is 100% free).

Brent, a certified Google Partner, will cover:

  • Introduction to Google
  • Google My Business
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Search console
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Google Website Grader

The presentation will conclude with a case study and live demonstration.

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About the Presenter

Brent Werbeck is Co-Founder of Get More Reviews and has spent his entire career empowering local business owners with the latest digital tools to gain and retain customers. At Google, Brent helped local businesses around the globe maximize the power of various Google applications including gSuite, Maps, Search and Offers. After Google, Brent joined a local Austin startup, RxWiki (now called Digital Pharmacist), and launched its Digital Pharmacist Program, growing the business to more than 1,500 community pharmacies nationwide. As Co-founder of Get More Reviews, Brent continues to educate and serve local business owners with a focus on reputation marketing and review management solutions.

Biz.ability: Turn Online Traffic into Real Paying Customers—How To Build A Digital Sales Machine

The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Feb. 1 through March 8. SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start, develop and maintain their businesses.

These free timely workshops, presented by recognized experts and practitioners, will cover a variety of issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs including finances, marketing, and strategic planning.

Join us on Friday, March 1 for Turn Online Traffic into Real Paying Customers—How To Build A Digital Sales Machine, presented by Brent Werbeck. Your next paying customer searching for you online right now . . . literally right now. From website tweaks and compelling calls-to-action (CTAs), to digital lead-generation and review marketing, you can optimize your new customer sales machine to generate loyal customers for your business. Join us as we share the digital tips and tricks used by the top performing local businesses to generate a consistent stream of new customers every month.

What You’ll Gain From this Workshop:

  • Walk away with a clear plan for the top 5-10 new sales actions you can implement at your business within 48 hours
  • The important difference between “Lead Generation” and “Advertising” and how to best use your budget to drive sales
  • Strategies for automating the sales process for your business
  • The top digital applications/services you can use to build a new customer sales machine
  • Best practices for implementing these new applications and services

 

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About the Presenter

Brent Werbeck is Co-Founder of Get More Reviews and has spent his entire career empowering local business owners with the latest digital tools to gain and retain customers. At Google, Brent helped local businesses around the globe maximize the power of various Google applications including gSuite, Maps, Search and Offers. After Google, Brent joined a local Austin startup, RxWiki (now called Digital Pharmacist), and launched its Digital Pharmacist Program, growing the business to more than 1,500 community pharmacies nationwide. As Co-founder of Get More Reviews, Brent continues to educate and serve local business owners with a focus on reputation marketing and review management solutions.

Biz.ability: Facebook to Grow Your Business

The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Feb. 1 through March 8. SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start, develop and maintain their businesses.

These free timely workshops, presented by recognized experts and practitioners, will cover a variety of issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs including finances, marketing, and strategic planning.

Join us on Friday, Feb. 22 for Facebook to Grow Your Business, presented by Jennifer Denham. Jennifer will teach the basics of working on Facebook business pages and help you with action items to apply after leaving the class. You will learn about

  • Defining Your Goals
  • Content Creation
  • Likes + Comments + Shares = Engagement
  • Insights in Action
  • Who is Your Audience?
  • Facebook in 2019

 

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About the Presenter

Jennifer Denham has 12 years in the ever-changing marketing industry with extensive knowledge in social media, branding, and analytics tracking. She designs effective marketing strategies for small business owners, start-up and non-profits to bring their business into the social spotlight.