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Sept. 24, 2019

Employee Life-Cycle - Interviewing, Hiring and What Comes Next

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Learn how to avoid some of the most common employee handbook mistakes for small businesses, including important HR issues like which federal laws might impact your hiring practices, how to handle employee performance issues, legal issues around employee termination, and more.

11:30 a.m.

Sept. 25, 2019

The Secrets to Buying a Franchise

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

This workshop will provide you with the information you need to decide if franchising is the right business opportunity for you, including teaching you about the benefits and challenges of owning a franchised business.

9 a.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.

The Neighborhood Awards How-To-Workshop

Hazel Harvey Peace Center, 818 Missouri Avenue

"In It to Win It" neighborhood awards, learn how-to complete 2019 neighborhood awards application.

6:30 p.m.

Sept. 27, 2019

Building Out a Successful Sales Program

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

This workshop is for entrepreneurs looking to improve or establish a successful customer acquisition approach to selling their products or services. Specifically, participants will learn about the importance and clarity of business value propositions, defining customer demographics, developing a sales projection process, and more.

9 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.

The Neighborhood Awards How-To-Workshop

Hazel Harvey Peace Center, 818 Missouri Avenue

"In It to Win It" neighborhood awards, learn how-to complete 2019 neighborhood awards application.

9 a.m.

Oct. 3, 2019

The Neighborhood Awards How-To-Workshop

Hazel Harvey Peace Center, 818 Missouri Avenue

"In It to Win It" neighborhood awards, learn how-to complete 2019 neighborhood awards application.

9 a.m.

Oct. 7, 2019

Business Basics for Business Owners

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Learn how to choose the correct entity type for your business, how to register as an entity, how to file a DBA/assumed name certificate, and get internal documentation together so your business can get up and running.

6:30 p.m.

Oct. 8, 2019

6 p.m.

Oct. 9, 2019

The Essentials of Your Business Plan

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

If you're considering starting a business, or need to refresh your business plan, then this is the workshop for you! This workshop will help you think strategically about your business, write your business plan from scratch, and learn how to establish cash flow projections.

8:30 a.m.

Oct. 10, 2019

Quickbooks Online

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Get instruction and hands-on assistance using the Quickbooks accounting program - specifically, Essentials version or higher. Topics will include company set-up, financial reports, downloading bank and credit card transactions, and more. You must bring your laptop or tablet with Quickbooks already installed.

8:30 a.m.

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.

Compost 101

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.

Oct. 17, 2019

Federal Contract Ready

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Is your business federal contract capable? This workshop covers the five Do's and one Don't that you should consider.

6 p.m.

Oct. 25, 2019

How to Improve Your Top Line Revenue

Fort Worth 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 or services. Participants will leave this workshop with hands-on experience that they can use in their business immediately.

9 a.m.

Oct. 26, 2019

Simple Steps to Starting Your Business - Presented in Spanish

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

If you dream of starting your own business, this is a great place to get started. This workshop covers the myths and realities of entrepreneurship, the legal and regulatory framework, financing, and more. Course will be presented in Spanish.

9 a.m.

How to Write an Effective Business Plan - Presented in Spanish

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

This workshop will cover the characteristics of a business plan that reflects your vision as an entrepreneur, communicates your ideas to investors and financial agencies, and conveys the ambition of your business. Presented in Spanish.

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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.