Monthly Client Focus:
Beldon Roofing, Inc. participated in the Energy Saving Solutions (eS2) program to reduce overhead costs and save energy. The eS2 team conducted an energy analysis of three buildings including measuring each building's lighting needs, insulation levels and the heating and cooling systems. After an on-site visit and review of Beldon's utility bills, the eS2 team provided Beldon with a list of recommendations for improving energy efficiency. Beldon is projected to save $8,000 - $10,000 in 2012.
"Andrea Nocito and the Energy Saving Solutions (eS2) program far exceeded our expectations. From the initial, very thorough investigations, to the well written presentation, we were amazed at the savings opportunities. This program is a must for anyone looking to create less of a carbon foot print and/or anyone that just wants to save money." - Brad Beldon, Beldon Roofing.
March Upcoming Workshops
Thursday, March 8
Women-Owned Small Business Workshop
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14
Supplier/Vendor Network Breakfast
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Thursday, March 15
Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Cost: $100
Tuesday, March 20
1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost $30
Wednesday, March 21
Women-Owned Small Business - Roundtable
12 to 2 p.m. Bring Your Lunch
Tuesday, March 27
Job Descriptions and Performance Appraisals
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Cost: $30
Wednesday, March 28
Energy Savings Solutions Brown Bag
12 to 1 p.m.
Friday, March 30
How to Do Business with the University of Texas Health Science Center
12 to 2 p.m.
All workshops are free unless otherwise indicated and will be held at 215 S. San Saba, San Antonio, Texas 78207.
|Got a Minute? Business Tip:
by Aaron Sams, CRC SBDC Project Manager
Understanding Your Franchise Account Status
If your business is structured as a limited liability company (LLC) or Corporation (S Corp, C Corp), you are required to maintain your businesses' good standing with the State of Texas by submitting your franchise tax documents to the Secretary of State on an annual basis.
You can verify your company's good standing by utilizing the link below and filling in your entity's name.
If you have any questions or would like additional assistance related to your company's franchise account status, please contact Aaron Sams a 210-458-2458.
Government Contracting Opportunities
Via Metropolitan Transit: Invitation for Bids
Sealed bids will be received by the Contract Administrator until 2:00 PM March 16, 2012
RFQ for Civil Engineering Services - City of Seguin
Request for Painting Services - San Marcos TX
Request for Medical Equipment - University Health System
Private Sector: Are You Interested in Doing Business With Booz Allen Hamilton?
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The Hispanic Contractors Association Presents:
Taking Your Business to the Next Level Bonding Series:
March 8 - CPA: How to Prepare to be Bondable
March 15 - How the Industry Judges Your Bond - Worthiness
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For questions call (210) 444-1100 or email email@example.com
The U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Regional Forums
The Mentor-Protege program is designed to enhance the capability of 8(a) participants to compete more successfully for federal government contracts. The program encourages private-sector relationships and expands SBA's efforts to identify and respond to the developmental needs of 8(a) clients.
Click here for event details and to register
Fraud Alert: Online Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification
If you are seeking federal certifications such as the Women-Owned Small Business, and Economically Disadvanged Small Business beware of online services offered by web-based businesses. Fees vary from $299 to $1000 for the application and a " WOSB or EDWOSB certificate" that is issued once you apply.
Certificates are NOT issued by the U.S. Small Business Administration for the WOSB or the EDWOSB certification.
If you need assistance please call the Contracting Resource Center for FREE assistance with obtaining your WOSB or EDWOSB certification or with any SBA Federal certification.
Online Government Contracting Training Modules
Is your schedule too hectic to attend classes? Register for online government contracting training today. It's free, convenient, and available 24/7.
Government modules include:
- Get Started in Government Contracting
- Technical Proposals
- Cost Proposals
These courses will help you understand some of the key issues when pursuing government contracts.
Please click on the picture to register today!