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In this issue of the Texas State SBDC Newsletter...

Maximize Your Bottom Line with Profit Mastery
Rolling Roadshow: Funding our Foodshed (Georgetown)
Texas Rural Challenge (Waco)
Get Shelf Made: How Food Entrepreneurs Get on the Retail Shelf
Small Business Community Calendar 
Profit Mastery 
Profit Mastery
Profit Mastery is a 16-hour, hands-on workshop presented over four days that teaches you how to actively manage YOUR business and accomplish YOUR goals.  Alongside other business owners and managers, you will analyze real-world business problems and learn how to:
    • Understand your financial position
    • Make effective pricing decisions
    • Evaluate and manage cost patterns
    • Make your business bankable
    • Avoid cash crunches
    • Plan for transition
    • Strengthen your lender relationships 
June 13, 15, 20 & 22, 2017 
8:30 am - 4:00 pm each day
Texas State SBDC
7719 Wood Hollow Dr., Suite 211
Austin, TX 78731
$295 (i ncludes lunch, snacks & materials)
Only 5 Seats Available
Contact Nora Lai at:   n_d82@txstate.edu or (480) 532-8923
Register Here
The Rolling Roadshow - Next Stop:  Georgetown!
AFI Rolling Roadshow
Texas State SBDC is pleased to support Austin Foodshed Investors' "Rolling Roadshow - Funding our Foodshed" in Georgetown!

AFI is touring Central Texas looking for ag and food entrepreneurs who want to learn more about getting their business funded. The Rolling Roadshow presents an overview of the funding and lending landscape for start-up, growing, and mature businesses. Topics include funding sources available to small business owners, their advantages and pitfalls, and how to get started.

In partnership with Capital Farm Credit and Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, AFI's Rolling Roadshow aims to support small businesses or individuals working in the sustainable food space such as farmers & ranchers, processors, shared commercial kitchen operators, co-packers, value-added producers, mid-stream distributors, farm-to-table food, beverage & retailers, water & water technology developers, and those addressing food security, waste management and recycling. 

Friday, June 16, 2017
8:30 am - 12 pm
Williamson County Ag Extension Office
3151 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown, TX 78626
Contact: Jarred Maxwell, jarred@austinfoodshedinvestors (512) 971-7814
No Cost to Attend
Register Here
June 29-30, 2017 - Waco Convention Center
TRC 2017
Join us in Waco, Texas for the 2017 Texas Rural Challenge. The conference features a wide range of best practices, collaboration opportunities, and 'how-to' learning experiences aimed at Empowering Rural Texas. Presentations from top innovators, change agents from across state and federal agencies and the private sector will focus on small business, leadership, and economic and community development. The Texas Rural Challenge, which is hosted by the UTSA Institute for Economic Development - SBDC Rural Business Program and the Office of the Governor, is the largest event of its kind to focus on rural Texans and their communities.
Register Here
How Food Entrepreneurs Get on the Retail Shelf
You have a great food or beverage idea - now what? Whether you are a startup entrepreneur hoping to enter the food & beverage industry or a food service professional thinking of expanding into the packaged, retail space, this is a must-attend academy! Created by former Kraft Foods retail branding expert, Lauren Young, the Get Shelf Made program earned a 2015 Chicago Innovation Award nomination and is exclusively delivered in Austin by trained facilitators at the Texas State Small Business Development Center.

The purpose of this training is to help early-stage food entrepreneurs craft their unique brand story to build sales, connect with retail buyers and achieve the dream of becoming a "shelf-made" success. Many store buyers & category managers see over 200 new products per month; Get Shelf Made will show you how to build their trust, reduce business risk and get shelved!

The workshop curriculum combines conceptual presentations, group discussion, interactive exercises and subject-matter-expert guest speakers to fully engage participants and create a rich, educational experience.

Monday, August 28, 2017 AND  Tuesday, August 29, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (both days) 
Frost Bank Tower
401 Congress Ave., 11th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Early Bird Registration (through July 31, 2017):  $199
Standard Registration:  $299
Register Here
Looking for a workshop or event in the Austin area? Our Small Business Community Calendar is constantly being updated with seminars, webinars and more from our partners in the small business community. Let me know if you have something that you want to share!

Donna Taylor
Public Relations & Training Development 
7719 Wood Hollow Dr., Suite 211, Austin, TX 78731
drt54@txstate.edu |  512-423-8450
The Texas State Small Business Development Center is partially funded  by a Cooperative Agreement with  the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the SBA through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors' or participants' opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products, or services. A limited number of free or reduced price tickets may be available for some events. All SBDC programs are nondiscriminatory and open to the public. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: 7719 Wood Hollow Dr., Suite 211, Austin, TX 78731. Email:  sbdc@txstate.edu , phone: 512.610.0996.      
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