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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 8, 2019

The Secrets to Buying a Francise

James Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus , 1159 S. Freeway

This workshop will provide you with the information you need to decide if franchising is the right business opportunity for you. Sara Waskow, FranNet Franchise Consultant for Dallas/Fort Worth, will teach participants the benefits and challenges of owning a franchised business.

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 11, 2019

Social Media Strategic Bootcamp

James Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, 1150 S. Freeway

This bootcamp is aimed to educate and empower small business owners to teach participants why businesses need to be social, and how to do so with purpose and intent that increases brand awareness and sales.

9 a.m.

May 14, 2019

Crowdfunding Ins and Outs

James Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, 1150 S. Freeway, Suite 108

This workshop demystifies the world of crowdfunding and the specific strategies that will help you tap into the revolution. We’ll outline a variety of the most popular platforms, including Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and how to choose the right one of you.

11:30 a.m.

May 16, 2019

Quickbooks Online

James Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, 1150 S. Freeway

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

8:30 a.m.

May 17, 2019

The Essentials of Your Business Plan

James Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, 1150 S. Freeway

If you're considering starting a business or need to refresh your business plan, this is the workshop for you!

8:30 a.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.

May 21, 2019

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

James Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, 1150 S. Freeway

While it seems as if filing the proper paperwork 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 it approved in one day.

1 p.m.

May 22, 2019

Making Prospect Calls - Prospecting for Success

James Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, 1150 S. Freeway

There is no magic answer to prospecting success, but there are behaviors and techniques that will make you more effective. Participants will learn how to initiate a compelling conversation on a prospecting call, how to determine your prospecting options and opportunities, what behaviors and techniques give you the best chance for success, and how to create a prospecting plan.

11:30 a.m.

May 28, 2019

Shaping Your Policy and Company Culture with Employee Handbooks

James Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, 1150 S. Freeway

A central part of every on-boarding process is integrating new employees into their teams – a process that heavily depends on familiarizing new recruits with the company's culture. Learn how you can use an employee handbook not only to communicate company policies and meet legal requirements, but also to build company culture.

11:30 a.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

Do you want to have the yard people envy on your street? Come and learn basic design principles, plant placement, and all about the newest hardscape trends so you can 'do it yourself' and save big! Learn tips on how to use the ULandscapeIT tool on the website (wateruniversity.tamu.edu) to become your own landscape designer!

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.