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March 28, 2019

WORKSHOP: Code Compliance 101

Northside Community Center, 1100 Nw 18th St.

6:30 p.m.

April 4, 2019

City of Fort Worth Workshops - RFP, RFQ, ITB and Best Value Solicitations

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

8:30 a.m.

WORKSHOP: Parks & Community Services-Forestry

Northside Community Center, 1100 Nw 18 St.

6:30 p.m.

April 6, 2019

How to Start A Food Truck and Mobile Catering Business

Score Conference Room At The Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Opening a food truck can seem daunting at first. There are many things to consider, from choosing the right location and finding financing, to buying equipment and selecting the right name. This class will help you get started and explore the differences between a brick and mortar location versus a mobile location, like a food truck.

8:15 a.m.

Code Rangers

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Code Rangers seek to promote health neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between resident organizations and the Code Compliance Department.

9 a.m.

Everything You Need to Start A Business

Score Conference Room At The Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

This workshop will provide participants with an invaluable overview of the major challenges facing a new business owner/manager, with industry professionals available to answer your questions.

9 a.m.

April 9, 2019

6 p.m.

April 10, 2019

The Essentials of Your Business Plan

Score Conference Room At The Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Need to create an effective business plan? This is the workshop for you!

8:30 a.m.

How to Break the Rules and Win at Sales

Score Conference Room At The Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Learn five rules to better selling, and see how these rules are applied in a different sales approach.

11:30 a.m.

April 11, 2019

Informational Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

11:30 a.m.

Texas Plants

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, Tx 76107

There’s a growing trend to incorporate native plants in landscapes not only for their ability to save water, but also for the incredible beauty and the countless ecosystem services they provide! Learn how to grow our favorite native wildflowers, trees, shrubs as well as perennials with lush vibrant colors and textures to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood. We’ll also talk about proper soil preparation, proper installation, and provide tips for long term maintenance to keep your native landscape looking its best. You’ll be provided a plant list as big as the Lone Star State!

6 p.m.

WORKSHOP: Disaster Preparedness & Fire Safety 101

Northside Community Center, 1100 Nw 18th St.

6:30 p.m.

April 20, 2019

Compost 101

Fort Worth Botanic Garden Compost Outpost, 3408 W.Freeway

Learn the basics of backyard composting with this FREE one-hour program.

1 p.m.

April 23, 2019

How to Form an LLC or Corporation in One Day in Texas

Score Conference Room At The Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

While it seems as if filing the proper paper work to establish your LLC or corporation is a huge task, this workshop will give you the ins and outs on how to file for a corporation or LLC and an EIN in Texas. Best of all, you'll learn how to get approved in one day!

6:45 p.m.

April 25, 2019

Quickbooks Online

Score Conference Room At The Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

This workshop is designed for a small group to receive instruction and hands-on assistance in using the Quickbooks accounting program. The emphasis will be on Quickbooks Online, for those using the Essentials version or higher. Participants must bring their laptop or tablet with the QuickBooks program already installed.

8:30 a.m.

Financial Statements Basic for Small Businesses

Score Conference Room At The Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

This workshop will introduce the non-financial person to their financial statements, in terms that anyone can understand. Participants will learn what income statements, cashflow statements, balance sheets and budgets are used for.

11:30 a.m.

April 26, 2019

Building Out a Successful Sales Program in 2019

Score Conference Room At The Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

This workshop is for entrepreneurs looking to improve or establish a successful customer acquisition approach to selling their product and services.

9 a.m.

May 9, 2019

Foodscaping

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, Tx 76107.

Edible landscapes are one of the hottest trends in garden design! Utilizing areas in your landscape to grow edibles is a great way to add food to your table and reduce your grocery bill. This program teaches you how to incorporate edible plants into your home garden and landscape by taking advantage of their ornamental value. You will learn how herbs, fruits, and vegetables can add to the colors and textures of your permanent landscape combining both aesthetics’ and functionality.

6 p.m.

May 18, 2019

Compost 101

Fort Worth Botanic Garden Compost Outpost, 3408 W.Freeway

Learn the basics of backyard composting with this FREE one-hour program.

1 p.m.

June 8, 2019

Code Rangers

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Code Rangers seek to promote health neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between resident organizations and the Code Compliance Department.

9 a.m.

June 13, 2019

Informational Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

11:30 a.m.

Selecting the Perfect Turf

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, Tx 76107

One of the most important factors in achieving a lush green and healthy lawn is picking the right turfgrass for your home. This class will walk you through the best turf options for North Texas, addressing shade tolerance, maintenance requirements, disease susceptibility and their ability to handle foot traffic. Come learn how to take back YOUR turf by selecting the grass that’s right for you!

6 p.m.

June 27, 2019

City of Fort Worth Workshops - RFP, RFQ, ITB and Best Value Solicitations

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

8:30 a.m.

July 9, 2019

6 p.m.

July 11, 2019

Drip Irrigation DIY

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, Tx 76107

Make every drop count! Whether you have an existing sprinkler system or just an outdoor faucet, learn how to install, convert and maintain a drip irrigation system. Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method for landscape beds, potted plants, vegetable gardens or home foundations. The flow of information from our experts will make “do it yourself” drip irrigation seem easy!

6 p.m.

Aug. 8, 2019

Informational Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

11:30 a.m.

Aug. 10, 2019

Code Rangers

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Code Rangers seek to promote health neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between resident organizations and the Code Compliance Department.

9 a.m.

Aug. 15, 2019

U Landscape It: Water Efficient Landscape Design

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, Tx 76107

What are you doing for your landscape? Save water, money and time by giving your sprinkler system a “Spruce Up”. Come learn how minor do it yourself repairs and simple irrigation tips can make a MAJOR impact on your water waste and your water bill. If you’ve got questions about your controller or how much your lawn and landscape really needs, we’ve got a stream of info to get your plants looking their best!

6 p.m.

Sept. 12, 2019

Weed ‘Em and Reap: Weeds and Watering

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, Tx 76107

This class makes sense of two of the most challenging issues many homeowners face. If you’re having trouble controlling unwanted plants in your lawn and landscape or if you’re confused about when to water and when to wait, we’re here to help. Learn the best approach to managing weeds effectively without over use of chemicals and your time so you can reap the rewards of a green environment.

6 p.m.

Sept. 26, 2019

City of Fort Worth Workshops - RFP, RFQ, ITB and Best Value Solicitations

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

8:30 a.m.

Sept. 28, 2019

Code Rangers

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods , 818 Missouri Ave.

Code Rangers seek to promote health neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between resident organizations and the Code Compliance Department.

9 a.m.

Oct. 8, 2019

6 p.m.

Oct. 10, 2019

Informational Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

11:30 a.m.

Composting

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, Tx 76107

Compost is absolutely one of the best soil amendments money can buy, but you don’t have to! Learn how to make high-quality compost at home using materials most folks throw away. This class gives you the “dirt” on the most effective composting methods with a focus on practical techniques and “piles” of problem-solving tips to get your compost system back to its peak.

6 p.m.

Nov. 14, 2019

Herb Your Enthusiasm: Herb Gardening

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, Tx 76107

Get the most out of your landscape or kitchen garden by choosing from the assortment of tasty and beautiful herbs adapted to Texas. We’ll talk about everything from design and plant selection, proper soil prep and planting techniques, to the many uses of our favorite herbs inside and outside the home. This class is sure to be a great thyme!

6 p.m.