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Sept. 5, 2019

Crowdfunding - The Ins and Outs

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

This workshop demystifies the world of crowdfunding and provides participants with 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 for you. Combined with real-world examples from a variety of successful campaigns, this inspiring and creative workshop will leave you confident and ready to start building for your project now.

11 a.m.

Sept. 7, 2019

Community Engagement Summer Workshop

The Villages Of Woodland Springs Amenities Center, 12209 Timberland Blvd.

9 a.m.

Sept. 11, 2019

Fort Worth Brownfields Program and Environmental Cleanup Resources Workshop

Stockyards, 2501 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, Tx 76164

This workshop will include information about the re-launch of the Environmental Division's Brownfields Program as well as host several guest speakers regarding additional Brownfields resources.

9 a.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. 13, 2019

Government Contracting Boot Camp - Winning Government Business

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

This course is designed for those new to doing business in the federal sector, explaining the process and focusing on many federal contracting best practices. Lunch is included.

9 a.m.

Sept. 16, 2019

Global Business Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Do you have what it takes to become a successful international business? Are you ready to make or significantly increase international sales? This workshop will help you gain the knowledge to develop and implement a global business plan, or to even significantly expand your existing international sales. Learn how to use the internet to reach and sell to international customers, how to get export trade financing through SBA, and more.

6 p.m.

Sept. 17, 2019

The Right Words Just Work - Message Clarity Workshop

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

This workshop is about crafting the right words you need to win customers. During this fast-paced working session, we'll audit and edit your customer-facing copy to help you understand why you're not connecting with your ideal customer.

6:30 p.m.

Sept. 18, 2019

Quickbooks Online

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

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

8:30 a.m.

Sept. 21, 2019

Presentations and Pitches Bootcamp

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

This workshop will teach participants how to focus on creating high-impact narratives that will communicate a pitch concisely, clearly, and compellingly to a target audience. Plus, get group feedback on your presentation style.

9 a.m.

Tax Planning for Small Business

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

There are many tax strategies available to small business owners, some which fit the owner's personal tax position, and some that fit for the business itself. Learn how to structure a strategy that reduces your amount of taxable income, lowers your tax rate, helps you claim any available tax credits, and much more!

9 a.m.

Compost 101

Botanic Garden, 3408 W.Freeway

This event is free, but requires registration. To get notified of new class dates and composting events, sign up for the newsletter. composting@fortworthtexas.gov To learn more, email composting@fortworthtexas.gov or call 817-392-1234.

1 p.m.

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.

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.

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.