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July 13, 2020

QuickBooks Online Version Series: Part 1 of 6

Online

Chapter 1: Decision Time -Learn which version of QuickBooks is best for you (QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online), how to create your company and walk through the set up process? Chapter 2: Preferences - How do you want the program to work, general preferences, reporting preferences, accounting preferences and more.

9 a.m.

QuickBooks Online Version Series: Part 2 of 6

Online

Chapter 1: Working with Lists (customers, vendors, employees, etc.), Products & services, inventory & non-inventory, Terms, and more. Chapter 2: Working with Accounts (assets, liabilities, equity -balance sheet accounts), income and expenses - profit & loss accounts , etc.

2 p.m.

After the Pandemic: How to Buy and Sell a Business

Online

Even before the Pandemic, every business needed to have a succession plan and often times that plan is to sell the business. Now is no different. Come join to learn what it now takes to sell a business and what you now need to know in order to buy a business.

6 p.m.

July 14, 2020

10 Steps to Build Your Brand on Instagram

Online

In this 90-minute workshop you'll learn what you need to know to build your brand on Instagram. Our SCORE mentor will walk you through why Instagram could be a good fit for your business and what niches work best on Instagram. You'll leave with the knowledge to create your own Instagram strategy.

12:30 p.m.

Plant Combos and Companions

Online Event

You know the plants; now learn the combinations that will make each of your plantings pop! This class will help you create year-round aesthetic beauty by combining plants that offer refreshing seasonal interest with vibrant contrasting colors and textures. Learn how to improve visual harmony while getting to the root of those problem areas. Revamp poor drainage zones, deep shade spots or heat islands with ecologically friendly combos that will save you time and money. Companion plantings can even optimize the success of your edible garden by utilizing natural biological controls!

6 p.m.

Certification Training for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

There are lots of opportunities for certified Minority, Women, Small, or Disadvantaged-Owned Business Enterprises (M/W/S/DBE) to bid on public and private-sector contracts, increase their capacity and effectively contribute to the economy. If your target market is to sell to federal, state, or local government institutions, corporations or construction prime contractors, you should consider one or more of these certifications. This workshop teaches participants about the nine different types of certifications, and helps take the mystery out of the certification process.

6 p.m.

July 15, 2020

QuickBooks Online Version Series: Part 3 of 6

Online

Chapter 1: Accounts Receivable- Creating estimates and invoices, receiving payments, recording deposits, credit memo statements and reports. Chapter 2: Accounts Payable- Creating purchase orders, entering & paying bills, applying vendor credits and reports.

9 a.m.

5 Key Actions to Growing Your Sales

Online

If you need a proven process for generating sales, growing your top line revenue and achieving your growth objectives, this workshop is for you. You will learn how to focus on five key areas of the sales process and apply actual practices.

9 a.m.

QuickBooks Online Version Series: Part 4 of 6

Online

Chapter 1: Bank accounts and Credit card Accounts- Writing checks, entering credit card charges, downloading bank transactions, bank reconcilements and reports. Chapter 2: Customizing Forms- adding logos or watermarks, estimates, invoices & statements, turning forms into letters and email & printing preferences.

2 p.m.

July 16, 2020

Crime-Free Multi-Housing Workshop (Refresher)

East Division Head-Quarters, 1100 Nashville

All participants must pre-register! Send an email to Michael Grigsby (Michael.Grigsby@fortworthtexas.gov) this course is for all apartment personnel-management, leasing agents and maintenance personnel. The 4 Hour is not for the 8 Hour Certification. Only one CFHM certified person needs to be in attendance.

9 a.m.

Prototyping to Prove Your Product

Online

Use of prototyping will help you find investors, test product market fit and figure out what you really need to build without spending a fortune.

1:30 p.m.

What You Should Know for Pricing in Today’s Economy

Online

In this workshop you'll learn the key components of pricing strategy and tactics with special focus on recent world events and disruptions to the supply chain.

6 p.m.

July 17, 2020

QuickBooks Online Version Series: Part 5 of 6

Online

Payroll- Setting up payroll: THE RIGHT WAY, Adding employees & W4 information, setting up payroll items, salaries & wages, sick & vacation, medical insurance or 401k, additions (reimbursements), deductions (advance repayment) and processing payroll (forms & reports).

9 a.m.

QuickBooks Online Version Series: Part 6 of 6

Online

Chapter 1: Setting up & tracking inventory- inventory items (buy, sell & remaining), transactions to buy & sell inventory, adjustments to inventory and reports. Chapter 2: Tricky Transactions- bounced checks, bad debt write offs and AP/AR trade (barter).

2 p.m.

July 20, 2020

Switching Gears from Employee to Entrepreneur

Online

This workshop will help you understand the challenges and opportunities in transitioning from being a team member in a corporate organization, to taking the risk of starting your own business. What are your best options: developing your own idea, a business resale or a franchise? You will learn the key steps as well as the expected emotional highs and lows.

10 a.m.

July 21, 2020

Crime-Free Multi-Housing Workshop

Canyons Apartments, 2751 River Park Drive (Media Room)

All participants must pre-register! Send an email to Officer JB Henderson (Johnny.Henderson@fortworthtexas.gov). This course is for all apartment managers, assistant managers, leasing agents and maintenance personnel. The 8 hour course is for those that have not attended in the past. Any questions contact Officer JB Henderson.

9 a.m.

July 22, 2020

Tips to Strengthen Your Online Presence

Online

In this workshop you’ll learn our top tips to strengthen your online presence, including the importance of having your business show up in local search results and how you can leverage online reviews to attract more customers.

10 a.m.

Simple Steps to Starting Your Business

Online

DREAM BIG! Do you dream about starting a business? You're not alone -millions of Americans share that dream. And yet, not everyone has the courage to get started. But if you're ready to branch out on your own, this workshop is for you.

6 p.m.

July 23, 2020

Create Your In-Demand Brand

Online

The right brand means everything. Did you know that the wrong brand can repel clients and cause you to lose business? You are your brand, weak or strong, everyone has a brand. Is your brand reflecting the true you?

10 a.m.

July 27, 2020

Navigating Medicare 101

Online

Navigating the ins and outs of Medicare planning can be a daunting task. If you are turning 65 or retiring soon, or advising someone else, this Medicare educational presentation by Michelle Feibus will be helpful.

8:30 a.m.

July 28, 2020

Landscape CPR

Online Event

Does your landscape need a lifeline? Do you have problem areas where nothing seems to grow? Whether you are dealing with pests and disease, issues with too little sunlight, or problematic soils that are keeping your plants brown and crispy, this class will get to the root of your horticultural headaches AND help you learn the skills to bring new life to your garden. We will also prescribe tips on how to hire a landscape or irrigation professional to help you revive even the most disheartening of Texas landscapes.

6 p.m.

July 30, 2020

Grow Your Own Vegetables-Fall

Online Event

"Lettuce" talk about vegetables! Whether you are 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 is 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.

Aug. 1, 2020

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. 6, 2020

Grow Native, Not Wild!

Online Event

Gardening with native plants doesn’t mean giving up your yard to the weeds! Texas plants look stunning when artfully combined in styles to please every taste-- traditional, cottage, modern, or architectural! Learn how to cultivate key strategies from natural systems to control your landscape while still enjoying the dynamic, natural beauty of native plantings. This class will send you home with the dirt from cutting-edge landscape designers, teach you to plant like a pro, plus we’ll help you find the balance between sensational and sustainable to make your neighbors green with envy!

6 p.m.

Aug. 13, 2020

Vendor Informational Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Are you a minority or a woman business owner? Maybe you can't quite figure out how to get your foot in the door, or are looking to diversify your business? Fort Worth's Office of Business Diversity helps businesses like yours businesses gain access to the direct contracting and sub-contracting opportunities offered by city procurement, in compliance with the City Council-approved Business Diversity Enterprise (BDE) Ordinance.

11:30 a.m.

Aug. 20, 2020

Crime-Free Multi-Housing Workshop

East Division Head-Quarters, 1100 Nashville

All participants must pre-register! Send an email to Michael Grigsby (Michael.Grigsby@fortworthtexas.gov) this course is for all apartment personnel-management, leasing agents and maintenance personnel. The 8 hour course is for those that have not attended in the past.

9 a.m.

Sept. 1, 2020

Next Women's Business Forum

Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive

Presented by SCORE Fort Worth, this forum is filled with speakers and workshops that will give attendees new tools to take their business to the next level.

8:30 a.m.

Sept. 10, 2020

Made for the Shade: Shade Gardening

Online Event

Are your trees throwing shade? Does your landscape have problem areas where nothing seems to grow? Do you have mature trees and areas where your turf is receding? Don't accept being shaded out! Learn about the many native and adapted plants that not only survive, but thrive in shadier spots along with tips and tricks to create beautiful shade gardens that beat the Texas heat. We'll also cover gardening under mature trees as well as turf alternatives and hardscape options for low light areas.

6 p.m.

Sept. 17, 2020

Crime-Free Multi-Housing Workshop (Refresher)

East Division Head-Quarters, 1100 Nashville

All participants must pre-register! Send an email to Michael Grigsby (Michael.Grigsby@fortworthtexas.gov) this course is for all apartment personnel-management, leasing agents and maintenance personnel. The 4 Hour is not for the 8 Hour Certification. Only one CFHM certified person needs to be in attendance.

9 a.m.

Sept. 23, 2020

Crime-Free Multi-Housing Workshop

Canyons Apartments, 2751 River Park Drive (Media Room)

All participants must pre-register! Send an email to Officer JB Henderson (Johnny.Henderson@fortworthtexas.gov). This course is for all apartment managers, assistant managers, leasing agents and maintenance personnel. The 8 hour course is for those that have not attended in the past. Any questions contact Officer JB Henderson.

9 a.m.

Sept. 24, 2020

RFP, RFQ, ITB, A+B, and Best Value Solicitation Workshop

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Back by popular demand! Fort Worth's Office of Business Diversity is hosting quarterly workshops to help vendors craft convincing responses to requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for qualifications (RFQs), invitations to bid (ITBs), A+B, Best Value and other solicitations. This series of workshops is taught by city project managers, providing an opportunity for M/WBEs to meet them and ask questions about the city's procurement and bidding processes. In this training session, participants learn how to prepare effective bids and proposals for the City of Fort Worth, and how to interpret language for special provisions and required documentation.

8:30 a.m.

Sept. 26, 2020

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, 2020

Vendor Informational Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

Are you a minority or a woman business owner? Maybe you can't quite figure out how to get your foot in the door, or are looking to diversify your business? Fort Worth's Office of Business Diversity helps businesses like yours businesses gain access to the direct contracting and sub-contracting opportunities offered by city procurement, in compliance with the City Council-approved Business Diversity Enterprise (BDE) Ordinance.

11:30 a.m.

Oct. 13, 2020

Certification Training for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

There are lots of opportunities for certified Minority, Women, Small, or Disadvantaged-Owned Business Enterprises (M/W/S/DBE) to bid on public and private-sector contracts, increase their capacity and effectively contribute to the economy. If your target market is to sell to federal, state, or local government institutions, corporations or construction prime contractors, you should consider one or more of these certifications. This workshop teaches participants about the nine different types of certifications, and helps take the mystery out of the certification process.

6 p.m.

Oct. 15, 2020

Crime-Free Multi-Housing Workshop

East Division Head-Quarters, 1100 Nashville

All participants must pre-register! Send an email to Michael Grigsby (Michael.Grigsby@fortworthtexas.gov) this course is for all apartment personnel-management, leasing agents and maintenance personnel. The 8 hour course is for those that have not attended in the past.

9 a.m.

Oct. 22, 2020

Family Friendly Gardening

Online Event

Outdoor living just got a lot more fun and we’re not kidding! In this class, you’ll learn how to create a safe, beautiful, interactive space every member of the family will love. Discover ways to bring your children back to nature with simple tips for butterfly gardening, edible landscapes, and sensory gardening. We’ll also cover practical ways to reduce (or avoid) chemical use, plus toxic plants to steer clear of--for both kid and pet proof plantings. Shrink your lawn & maintenance bill so your household can explore, learn, & grow together!

6 p.m.

Nov. 12, 2020

Crime-Free Multi-Housing Workshop

Canyons Apartments, 2751 River Park Drive (Media Room)

All participants must pre-register! Send an email to Officer JB Henderson (Johnny.Henderson@fortworthtexas.gov). This course is for all apartment managers, assistant managers, leasing agents and maintenance personnel. The 8 hour course is for those that have not attended in the past. Any questions contact Officer JB Henderson.

9 a.m.

The Urban Orchard: Fruits Nuts and Berries

Online Event

Whether you're trying to grow (or planning to grow) fruits, nuts and/or berries at home for their superior flavor, to save money or just want to know where your food comes from, this class is for you! This program teaches you how to become more water-efficient in your "urban orchard", what plants and varieties work best in our area, the basics of pest control, proper pruning methods and other practical ways to increase production. Branch out and join us for a fruitful program!

6 p.m.

Nov. 19, 2020

Crime-Free Multi-Housing Workshop (Refresher)

East Division Head-Quarters, 1100 Nashville

All participants must pre-register! Send an email to Michael Grigsby (Michael.Grigsby@fortworthtexas.gov) this course is for all apartment personnel-management, leasing agents and maintenance personnel. The 4 Hour is not for the 8 Hour Certification. Only one CFHM certified person needs to be in attendance.

9 a.m.

Dec. 17, 2020

Crime-Free Multi-Housing Workshop

East Division Head-Quarters, 1100 Nashville

All participants must pre-register! Send an email to Michael Grigsby (Michael.Grigsby@fortworthtexas.gov) this course is for all apartment personnel-management, leasing agents and maintenance personnel. The 8 hour course is for those that have not attended in the past.

9 a.m.