ACC Bid Opportunity

ACC Bid Opportunity

Austin Community College (ACC) District invites all “qualified professional financial services firm(s)” to submit request for qualification (RFQ) responses for ACC’s DistrictWide External Financial Auditing Services for the following solicitation: District-Wide External Financial Auditing Services.
More information about becoming a small business vendor for ACC and the ACC Small Business Development Program. For more information about bidding, please visit: ACC Advertised Solicitations. 



Team(work?): The Pros and Cons of Working in Teams (Webinar)

Team(work?): The Pros and Cons of Working in Teams (Webinar)

Webinar Leader: Mary Rose, PhD
Webinar Date: March 4, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CDT
Most of us can probably think of examples in which working with others led to great insights and helped our motivation. But we can probably also recall some counter-examples, in which we felt as if other people got in the way of clear thinking, made us inefficient, or we felt unfairly saddled with the work of others who were not performing.

In this webinar, Dr. Mary Rose will review the social psychological science on group effects. Under what circumstances do we perform better in the presence of others, and when do groups get in our way? Are some tasks better suited than others to teamwork? The discussion will ultimately point to some practical questions to ask about whether team efforts will likely help or hurt in getting work done.
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UT Design Thinking Workshop

UT Design Thinking Workshop

Design thinking sounds fun, but what can it really do for me?

After a great launch in 2019, UT Austin’s Human Dimensions of Organizations & School of Design and Creative Technologies are teaming up again to host two new design thinking workshops in 2020.

Design thinking is an ideal framework for any professional who wants to create desirable innovative solutions by turning ideas into action, and to empower creativity and collaboration in any team.

Our three-day workshops are collaborative efforts between UT Austin’s Human Dimensions of Organizations program and the School of Design and Creative Technologies.

Learning new skills, or upskilling, is essential to excelling in today’s workplace. The problems we encounter in our professional lives—losing customers, broken processes, products that don’t have the impact we hope—need creative, innovative solutions if our organizations are to stay relevant.

The same holds true for our more complex social issues – poverty, healthcare, education, and the environment. Design thinking offers ways to upskill so that you can develop creative solutions to the problems you care most about.

Join us at an upcoming workshop and engage the power of design thinking. Learn More and Save Your Spot.

SCORE February Classes

SCORE February Classes

SCORE offers a variety of classes for local business owners.

Save time and avoid the traffic. Use the (+online) option to attend designated workshops remotely. Register and then contact me for the meeting ID to participate in the workshop from your home or office.
Workshops at all libraries, Capital One Cafe, Burnet Event Center, and Microsoft Store are always free. Others are only $20-$30. All income goes to support volunteer services to SCORE clients.


Mastering Business Finance—A special 3 hour workshop at SCORE on February 25 from 8:30 – 11:30 AM
You will leave with the tools to create reports that your lender will love.
February 19-20, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
SCORE – 5524 Bee Cave Road

Attend 4 workshops for the price of 3 or choose individual workshops that fit your schedule.

SCORE offers workshops throughout the month. See their calendar here. February events include:

KiwiTech Startup 808 Series: The Entrepreneur Workshop
(Topics: Product, Design, Technology, Strategy)
Complimentary event with breakfast and lunch included
February 18, Workshop: 9:00 AM – Noon
Consulting Sessions: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
SCORE – 5524 Bee Cave Road
Apply to attend

ESSENTIALS SPECIAL: 4 Workshops for the Price of 3
February 19, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
February 20, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
SCORE – 5524 Bee Cave Road (+online)

Essentials: Use Financials to Make Good Business Decisions
February 19, 9:00 – 10:30 AM
SCORE – 5524 Bee Cave Road (+online)

Essentials: Guard Your Capital with a Banking Relationship
February 19, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
SCORE – 5524 Bee Cave Road (+online)

Essentials: Protect Your Investment with Insurance
February 20, 9:00 – 10:30 AM
SCORE – 5524 Bee Cave Road (+online)

Essentials: Legal Mistakes (Scary Monsters) You Can Easily Avoid
February 20, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
SCORE – 5524 Bee Cave Road (+online)

3 Ways to Grow Your Business
February 18, 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce

Writing a Winning Business Plan
Hutto ISD Community Education
Hutto Middle School
February 20, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Demographics Now
Research and Writing a Winning Business Plan
February 21, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
Round Rock Public Library

Mastering Business Finance
Special 3 hour workshop $55
February 25, 8:30 – 11:30 AM
SCORE – 5524 Bee Cave Road

Employee Hiring and Retention
February 26, 10:00 AM – Noon
theworkplace in Dripping Springs

7 Ways to Turn Your Dream into a Profitable Business
February 26, 10:00 AM – Noon
SCORE – 5524 Bee Cave Road (+online)

Launch Your Social Media
February 27, 10 AM – Noon
Leander Visitors Center

3 Ways to Grow Your Business
Hutto ISD Community Education
Hutto Middle School
February 27, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Maximizing Employee Performance
February 28, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Capital One Café at the Domain (lunch is provided)

Launch Your Social Media-The Basics
February 28, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
Round Rock Library