The following small business classes and events, presented by Austin's Small Business Development Program, are open for you to sign up:
One month into Austin's Bag Ban and one former resident who refers to himself as "The Plastic Bag Man" has announced his "virtual return" in a You-Tube video manifesto.
How are you getting back to business during SXSW 2013?
Sure, entertainment and parties are what make Austin's most beloved annual event such a popular attraction for people from all over the world. But make no mistake—there are a lot of small business goings-ons during the annual music, film and interactive conference.
Since the mid-1960s, one distinctively soothing voice has been synonymous with radio in the Live Music Capital of the World.
Forefront Austin, a digital media and marketing services company based in Austin, created this neat infographic and we thought we'd share. (Click to view a larger version).
Loking for a tech job in Texas? If so, the Made in Austin Job Fair 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at the Omni Downtown Austin (700 San Jacinto at 8th Street) can connect you with some innovative and exciting businesses.
The MadeinAustin Job Fair was established to bring together talent and fast-growing tech companies right here in Central Texas. Last year, the first annual event featured 115 tech companies looking to hire recent college graduates. Hundreds of internships and jobs were filled.
This second MadeinAustin Job Fair promises to be even more successful, with some of the best and brightest companies and organizations signing up to be a part of the event.
Austin companies participating include:
Indeed.com: The largest online job board
South by Southwest (SXSW): The series of film, interactive and music festivals and conferences
BuildASign: The leading online custom printing provider
Coolhead Tech: A local Google Apps reseller, and HubSpot partner agency
Bazaarvoice: a company that turns social media into social commerce for brands
ConnectTel: a company that specializes in software development for mobile platforms, embedded systems, cloud computing and Windows applications.
Here's the full list of Austin companies that will be recruiting at the MadeinAustin fair. The list is growing daily.
Unlike a typical job fair, this one promises "no booths, bling or B.S." It will be preceded by a "What Matters Most (to Tech Talent)" panel from 6-7 p.m.
The event wouldn't be MadeinAustin if there wasn't an after party. And to kick off Austin Startup Week from 9-11 p.m. organizers have booked one of Austin's hottest bands for candidates to hangout with: Suite709
There is no charge for job-seekers to attend the fair. but Registration is required, Head over to Ticketbud to snag your ticket to the event.
The event kicks off Austin Startup Week (Oct. 8-12), which celebrates the startups that call Austin home. Panels of successful entrepreneurs will discuss how they reached their goals, attendees will network with innovative members of the business community, and the secrets behind Austin's successful startup culture will be revealed. It will be a great place to find a new job or grow an idea for a new business of your own.
Austin Startup Week is right around the corner, and Coolhead Tech will be right there in the thick of things. This five-day event (Oct. 8-12) spotlights Austin startups and the people and ideas behind them.
This past weekend I had the opportunity to see ALTA (Austin Latino Theater Alliance) perform Cuerdas (Strings), their first play outside of their traditional holiday performance of La Pastorela.