Cultivating Your Business
Series of Informative Business Presentations​
2nd Tuesday of Every Month, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Education Center Conference Room
First United Methodist Church, 329 N. Bowie, Jasper, Texas
Light supper will be provided​​​
Please RSVP so that we can set the room up properly and determine supplies
RSVP to 409.384.2762 or​​

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Lloyd Arnold, Small Business Advisor, SBDC

​This workshop session covers the basic information for early stage entrepreneurs and is designed to equip you with the tools needed to build a successful business.
Topics covered:
*How to start your own business
*How to write your own successful business plan
                                                 *Corporate structure options​​​​​​ ​​
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Financial Management

Ana Pereda, Small Business Advisor, SBDC

​Money management is key to running a business! Do you ever wonder where the money goes at the end of the month? This workshop will help you manage your money and could help you gain financial freedom.
                                                 Topics covered:
                                                *Understanding accounting statements
                                                *Essential internal financial controls​​​​​​
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Social Media Strategy

Abby McManus, Advisor Associate, SBDC

Get your goals in gear with this social media workshop! In this workshop we will target marketing areas to help outline a successful social media plan for your business.
                                                 Topics covered:
                                                 *The C's of Social Media - Consistency, Creativity, Conversation, Community​​​​​
                                                 *How to create a social media calendar
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Let's Put Jasper on the Map

Google & Jasper-Lake Sam Rayburn Chamber of Commerce

This will be a hands on workshop where you can learn how to put your business correctly on Google Maps. Since 2011, our Get Your Business Online team has been on a mission to make it fast, easy, and free for businesses to get online. Only 37% of businesses have claimed a local business listing on a search engine - that's a lot of missing information. And, with 4 out of 5 people using search engines to find local info like business hours and directions, it also means a lot missed opportunities for local                                                 businesses.​​​
Tuesday, August 18, 2017
Customer Relationship Management - Redux

Round Table Discussion

Last December we had a lively presentation and discussion about using customer data to help you enhance your customer relationships and grow your business. We want to further explore this area that is partly driven by technology and partly by your own imagination. Whether you're using software that costs tens of thousands of dollars - or a tickler file - come be a part and learn from others and/or teach us a few things!​​​