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Jan. 20, 2018

Business Planning with Stratpad Tools

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Need to create an effective business plan? This is the workshop for you. If you’re considering starting a business or need to refresh your business plan, this is a workshop for you.

8:30 a.m.

Jan. 22, 2018

Is Owning a Business a Good Fit For You?

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Idea Works, 600 E. Rosedale St.

After this workshop, participants will be able to distinguish the myths and realities of small business ownership, start a self-assessment to determine their readiness to become business owners, and set a plan of action gathering feedback from family, friends and potential customers.

6 p.m.

Jan. 24, 2018

Small Business Expo 2018

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Hall A, 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas, Texas 75202

Free one-day event for small businesses to network, build new business relationships, attend cutting-edge and business-building workshops/seminars, exchange ideas, shop for new vendors and learn from leading industry experts.

9 a.m.

1 Million Cups - Fort Worth

Ensemble Coworking, 1617 Park Place Ave. Suite 110, Fort Worth, Tx 76110

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, the Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups - a free program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities.

9 a.m.

Recruiting and Hiring Great People

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

One of the greatest challenges for a small business is hiring the right people. After all, a business is only as good as the people who keep it going. There are steps you can take to recruit and hire great employees. In this workshop you will learn: tips for becoming an employer of choice for employees; how to develop an effective selection process, where to find qualified applicants; and hiring mistakes to avoid.

11:30 a.m.

Jan. 27, 2018

Email Marketing: The Power of the In-Box

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

What is the first impression you give when they see you in their email inbox? And when they see you there, what do they do? This powerful seminar takes you step-by -step through the keys to effective email marketing.

9 a.m.

Jan. 31, 2018

1 Million Cups - Fort Worth

Ensemble Coworking, 1617 Park Place Ave. Suite 110, Fort Worth, Tx 76110

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, the Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups - a free program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities.

9 a.m.

Feb. 1, 2018

Breakfast at the BAC

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

"This will NOT be Taxing." Congress has overhauled the tax laws and you haven't read the thousands of pages, so what the heck does your business do now? Last year, Susan Roberts, a Partner with accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen, gave Breakfast at the BAC attendees an A+ education on tax law, tax tips and tax savings ... even areas to skirt the edge without going over.

7:30 a.m.

Feb. 3, 2018

Code Rangers

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave, Fort Worth, Tx 76104

Code Rangers seek to promote healthy neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between citizens’ organizations and the Fort Worth Code Compliance Department.

9 a.m.

Feb. 22, 2018

Master Composter Class

Tarrant Area Food Bank Administrative Building, 2525 Cullen, 76107

The Master Composter class is a three-day class that teaches participants the principles of backyard composting. Cost: $40.

6 p.m.

Feb. 23, 2018

Master Composter Class

Tarrant Area Food Bank Administrative Building, 2525 Cullen, 76107

The Master Composter class is a three-day class that teaches participants the principles of backyard composting. Cost: $40.

6 p.m.

Feb. 24, 2018

Master Composter Class

Tarrant Area Food Bank Learning Garden At Ridglea Christian Church, 6720 W. Elizabeth Lane, 76116

The Master Composter class is a three-day class that teaches participants the principles of backyard composting. Cost: $40.

8:30 a.m.

March 1, 2018

Water-Saving Seminar: Rainwater Harvesting

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive

Think big for your home and save big on your water bill! This program covers design, construction, maintenance and benefits of a large rainwater collection system. Participants will learn how to calculate rainwater capture and detailed design of an above ground collection system for your home, ranch or business’s outdoor water needs.

6 p.m.

March 15, 2018

City of Fort Worth Workshops: RFP, RFQ, ITB, A+B & Best Value Solicitations

James Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

8 a.m.

March 22, 2018

Breakfast at the BAC

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Jason Duling has an peculiar way to sell his product -- company security courtesy of Johnson Controls/ Tyco Security. He surveys your premises as a thief might and points out areas where you appear most at risk. Join us at the BAC for a free breakfast and a presentation/Q&A about making your facility more secure.

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast at the BAC

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

It Takes a Thief ... to be more Secure." Jason Duling has a peculiar way to sell his product -- company security courtesy of Johnson Controls / Tyco Security. He surveys your premises as a thief might and points out areas were you appear to most at risk. Join us at the BAC for a free breakfast and a presentation/Q&A about making your facility more secure.

7:30 a.m.

March 31, 2018

Code Rangers

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave, Fort Worth, Tx 76104

Code Rangers seek to promote healthy neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between citizens’ organizations and the Fort Worth Code Compliance Department.

9 a.m.

April 5, 2018

Water-Saving Seminar:Top 100 Plants for North Texas

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive

Are you a “Native Texan” or a transplant? Plants can be native or transplants too! Create a lush and vibrant landscape with our favorite “Top 100” native and adapted plants, ideal for your North Texas landscape. You’ll also learn proper soil preparation, proper planting, how to choose the right plant for the right place, as well as tips to keep your plants beautiful and healthy year-round.

6 p.m.

May 3, 2018

Water-Saving Seminar: ULandscapeIt

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive

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! Transform your landscape into a beautiful low maintenance, water efficient landscape. Learn tips on how to use the ULandscapeIT tool on the WaterUniversity.tamu.edu website to become your own landscape designer!

6 p.m.

May 19, 2018

Code Rangers (Spanish)

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave, Fort Worth, Tx 76104

El programa de Código Rangers busca promover barrios saludables a través de la capacitación y la acción comunitaria mediante el establecimiento y el mantenimiento de una fuerte relación entre las organizaciones de ciudadanos y el Departamento de Cumplimiento de Códigos de Fort Worth.

9 a.m.

June 7, 2018

Water-Saving Seminar: Drip Irrigation

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive

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.

June 21, 2018

City of Fort Worth Workshops: RFP, RFQ, ITB, A+B & Best Value Solicitations

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

8 a.m.

July 12, 2018

Water-Saving Seminar: Water U Doing?: Water Efficient Sprinklers

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University

What are you doing for your landscape? Save water, money and time by giving your sprinkler system a “Spruce Up." Come learn how minor do-it-yourself repairs and simple irrigation tips can make a MAJOR impact on your water waste and your water bill. If you’ve got questions about your controller or how much your lawn and landscape really needs, we’ve got a stream of info to get your plants looking their best!

6 p.m.

July 21, 2018

Code Rangers

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave, Fort Worth, Tx 76104

Code Rangers seek to promote healthy neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between citizens’ organizations and the Fort Worth Code Compliance Department.

9 a.m.

Aug. 2, 2018

Water-Saving Seminar: Put the ‘Care’ Into Lawn Care

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive

Did you fight the lawn and the lawn won? Don’t let it! This course will teach you proper maintenance techniques, efficient watering methods, at the same time simplifying fertilizer and pesticide application to reduce weed and disease issues. We’ll help you create a lush and healthy lawn that will make your neighbors green with envy!

6 p.m.

Sept. 6, 2018

Water-Saving Seminar: Grow Your Own Vegetables

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive

“Lettuce” talk about vegetables! Whether you’re trying to eat healthier, want to know where your food comes from, or just love the idea of growing delicious vine-ripened vegetables at home, this class in for you. Learn proper soil preparation, garden design and layouts, disease and insect identification, as well as the proper planting times for getting the most production out of your favorite vegetables in the challenging climate of North Texas.

6 p.m.

Sept. 20, 2018

City of Fort Worth Workshops: RFP, RFQ, ITB, A+B & Best Value Solicitations

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center , 1150 S. Freeway

8 a.m.

Sept. 29, 2018

Code Rangers

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave, Fort Worth, Tx 76104

Code Rangers seek to promote healthy neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between citizens’ organizations and the Fort Worth Code Compliance Department.

9 a.m.

Oct. 4, 2018

Water-Saving Seminar: Texas Trees

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive

Trees are without a doubt, our most valuable landscape investment! Whether you’re interested in their ornamental value for your property, their contribution to energy and water savings at your home or business, or the many other ecosystem services they provide, this program covers it. Branch out and join us to learn tips on tree selection and proper planting practices, as well as proper watering, pruning, common insect issues and diseases.

6 p.m.

Nov. 1, 2018

Water-Saving Seminar: Composting

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive

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 give 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.