Dec 10, 2020
Opportunities for partnerships and funding usually pop up when you least expect them to.

To celebrate December being National Write a Business Plan month, America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Texas Tech will be hosting a FREE webinar to walk you through the process of writing a business plan.

Sign up to attend our webinar this morning at 11:00 am by clicking HERE. Also, visit the event’s Facebook event and RSVP to let us know you’ll be there. I promise you won’t regret it!
If your business was impacted by COVID-19 and you a have need and you have not applied for an SBA EIDL Loan, consider applying because the deadline is fast approaching.
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners, including agricultural businesses, and nonprofit organizations in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories can apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

The EIDL program is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that experienced a temporary loss of revenue due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The first round of COVID-19 vaccines could arrive in Texas as early as next week if the Food and Drug Administration approves Pfizer's candidate in the days ahead. Governor Greg Abbott says a range of providers are ready to administer the doses including hospitals, nursing homes, and pharmacies. “And, over the past month, we have already signed up more than 7,200 providers in the state of Texas that are awaiting for these vaccines as we speak right now, ready to make sure that we do put needles in arms within 24 to 48 hours as soon as we get those vaccines.” Abbott was speaking Tuesday at a White House vaccine summit. He added Texans who get the vaccine will receive appointment cards, text messages, phone calls, and e-mails reminding them to come back and get the second shot that they'll need to be fully vaccinated. 
Hendrick Health Systems has received word that it will receive nearly 3,000 doses of the vaccines in the initial distribution. (SOURCE: KACU)
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DEC 9 THE SERVICE CONTRACT LABOR STANDARD STATUTE The service contract act was enacted in 1965 to ensure that service workers are paid established wage rates and benefits for the work being performed.  Join Northwest Texas PTAC, Senior Field Advisor, Mark Snyder as he provides you with a general understanding of the Service Contract Labor Standard Statute. You’ll learn about the prevailing wage, how to search wage determination section, conformances, collective bargaining agreements, and other topics applicable to this Act. Register here.

DEC 9 MANAGING MUSEUM RISKS DURING A PANDEMIC 10 a.m. CT, Texas Association of Museums. Register here.

DEC 9 HEALTH AND SAFETY IN DISASTERS 1 p.m. CT, American Institute for Conservation. Register here.

DEC 14 TXBIZ TALKS WITH LT. GOVERNOR DAN PATRICK With the 87th Session just around the corner, join us as we continue the TCCE Government Affairs series in a partnership event with the Texas Association of Business for a conversation with Lt. Governor Dan Patrick. In this session we will discuss the state's economy, legislative priorities and the Texas response to COVID. Register here.

DEC 15 CAN YOU WEATHER THE STORM? Tips on Budgeting, KPIs, and Reviewing Financial Statements, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m. CT. Register here.

DEC 16 COMMISSIONER OF TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY The TCCE Government Affairs series continues with a conversation with TEA Commissioner Mike Morath. Education and workforce remain key priorities for business and our state. COVID-19 has put new pressure on both the state budget and the state's education system. Learn how we will weather the storm and continue building great young people and an excellent future workforce. Register here.

DEC 17 WHAT'S NEXT FOR GLOBAL TRAVEL Go behind-the-scenes with top luxury travel advisors for perspective on the current state of travel, what luxury guests are looking for in 2021, and how advisors are addressing guest health safety concerns. This powerhouse panel offers incredible insight into the global travel market as it evolves through the pandemic and into the future. Register here.

Learn best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions. Register here.

JAN 13 INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING The Federal Government spends over half of a trillion dollars on goods and services each year. States and local governments spend 1.5 trillion dollars on goods and services cumulatively each year. This webinar covers the basics of doing business in the public sector at all levels. Register here.