Prepare to be inspired! This forum is designed to educate the Texas entrepreneur and Texas small business community of the challenges in starting, operating, and growing a business while illuminating the many opportunities, tools, and resources available to the greater small business community. Please join us!
Jon Schallert is an internationally-recognized speaker and business expert specializing in teaching businesses and communities how to turn themselves into Consumer Destinations. Schallert speaks to thousands annually on his proprietary 14-step "Destination Business" process, which he developed over the course of nearly 30 years of working with independent business owners.
Jon’s Destination Business strategy has been used extensively by cities, towns, downtowns, shopping centers, retail chains, franchises, and independent entrepreneurs and owners. This strategy has the advantage of pulling a greater number of consumers, from a greater geographic distance, to a business, causing increases in sales and profits, while improving the marketplace where the business resides.
Schallert's insights are frequently seen in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Entrepreneur Magazine. He is the only consultant in the world to receive the "Top Motivator" Marketing Award from Potentials Magazine. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, the International Downtown Association, and the National Main Street Network.
A powerful voice of reason in a culture of chaos, Dr. Rick Rigsby is a favorite among audiences worldwide. Whether he is motivating financial giants on Wall Street or fifth grade teachers at an elementary school—Rick Rigsby encourages and empowers audience members to become great people who do great things.
Dr. Rigsby now devotes his full attention to empowering people worldwide—from presenting leadership principles in Nigeria to speaking to Fortune 500 companies in the Americas, Europe and Canada. In high demand among educational, business and service organizations and a favorite among professional sports organizations including the PGA and the National Football League, Rick offers common-sense wisdom to those desiring to rise to greater levels of excellence.
7:50 Opening Remarks
8:00 Commissioner Andrade, Workforce Solutions-Rural Capital Area
9:00 Dr. Rick Rigsby, "Attitude Adjustment"
10:30 Jon Schallert, "Building a Consumer Destination Business"
12:30 Lunch Buffet Catered By
12:50 Presentation of the Governor's Small Business Awards
1:00 Jon Schallert, "Building a Consumer Destination Business"
2:30 Break out Sessions with Jon Schallert*
2:30 Sheila Scarborogh, "Create Once, Use Many Times
3:30 Sarah Page, "Seeing is Believing: Using Visual Content in Your Social Media Marketing"
4:30 Closing Remarks
*Break out Sessions: "Individual Mentoring" - 10 minute bootcamps with Jon Schallert
BiGAUSTIN is home to Central Texas only SBA Women’s Business Center , specializing in meeting the needs of women entrepreneurs.The Small Business Administration contract makes the WBC™ the place for one-on-one business coaching.
The Center is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.
We are ready to help make your business dreams a reality. Women-owned businesses are 26 percent of the greater Austin area’s privately held firms, generate $5.3 billion in sales, and employ 43,000 workers. BiGAUSTIN hopes to provide the necessary tools to initiate and grow these businesses. Through training, one-on-one counseling, effective roundtable discussions, innovative networking opportunities, and lending programs, BiGAUSTIN’s SBA Women’s Business Center helps a woman turn her inspiration into action.
WBC™ Hours By Appointment Only 8:30 a — 5:30 p Monday-Friday *After hours and weekend appointments are also available. Please call or email to schedule. 512.928.8010 firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Technology Center state-of-the-art computer lab, internet access, training.
Business Financing applying for and securing business credit and investment capital.
Individual Business Counseling free, but by appointment only at 512.928.8010 or Make an appointment online.
If you are not sure where you need help or just have a question, please make the call anyway. Our counselors can help you with:
All SBA programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance by contacting the Women’s Business Center Director Claudia Conner @ (512) 928-8010, 5407 North IH 35, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78723
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