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START SMART - January 2019


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

START SMART - January 2019

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Business Empowerment

BiGAUSTIN Business Empowerment offers comprehensive training and support services to build the entrepreneurial capacity of socially and economically diverse women and men who want to start or grow a business. Minorities, women, and low-income adult applicants are encouraged for all BiGAUSTIN programs.

Thinking about starting a business? You're not alone. Every year, thousands of Americans catch the entrepreneurial spirit, launching small businesses to sell their products or services.  In fact, given the new economic reality of our time, more people than ever before have found the "job" they thought was waiting for them doesn't exist. Others have come to the conclusion that they would rather create work they love, constructed to fit with their own life goals.

Many times entrepreneurs are starting a business based on¬ an idea, but lack the personal hands-on experience of running a business from all aspects.  The more you know about starting a business, the more power you have to form a business that develops into a lasting source of income and satisfaction.

BiGAUSTIN’s Start Smart program provides all the key essentials for starting and operating a business.

Start Smart provides practical business training, helping students hone the skills they need to create, manage, and grow a small business.  In addition, the start smart program connects entrepreneurs with business insights, leadership skills, and professional networking connections so you can create a new business or expand an existing enterprise.

Start Smart is a 14-session course designed for people who want to start a business and need the skills to test the feasibility of their business concept.  Participants develop a business plan which acts as the blueprint for their start-up venture.

Start Smart Students Benefit from:

  • Completing Feasibility Study
  • Cultivating a Business Plan
  • Insight into Marketing & Market Research
  • Understanding Financials
  • Knowledge of Legal Considerations
  • Access to Expertise
  • Working with other aspiring like-minded entrepreneurs

Instructor:  Daniel Frunza 


TUITION:  $197.99

Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify & reside in the City of Austin.


  1. Must reside in Austin city limits
  2. Meet income guidelines. Example if you are in a household of 3 making less than $56,050 would pre-qualify for a scholarship from the city of Austin.



7-week course – 14 session dates
January: 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
February: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 

Time:  6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Classes are held at:

8000 Centre Park Dr., 
Ste. 200 
Austin, TX 78754

Please contact Brandi-  or Daniel –  if you are interested in attending or if you have any questions.

Please make arrangements for children; there is no childcare available in our offices.



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8000 Centre Park Dr.
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78754

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

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BiGAUSTIN is Central Texas’ single-source solution for entrepreneurial education, tailored business counseling and flexible loans.

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