The ASU-SBDC (Small Business Development Center), Chamber of Commerce, and The Business Factory (part of the Concho Valley Center for Entrepreneurial Development) have teamed up to provide entrepreneurs and business owners an informative speaker series called the Business Brown Bag Series.

The next Business Brown Bag series will be on Tuesday, September 15, from 12 noon – 1 p.m. at the Chamber Riverview Room (418 W. Ave. B.) and the topic is
“Are YOU Prepared for Chip Card Technology?”

Credit card transactions are a need in most businesses; changes in credit cards and processing will transfer liability to businesses that are not prepared. If you are unaware of the new technology and how this will impact your business you need to register today!

Diane Johnson from Sonora Bank, will inform you on the upcoming changes and help you prepare to reduce your liability for fraud. You will also learn about Merchant Card Services and different options available to you.

This event is FREE to attend and open to the public with an RSVP Box lunches (optional) are available for a nominal $7 fee.  To find out more about this seminar or to RSVP please call (325) 655-4136. More information about the Business Brown Bag series can be found on this website:

You can also attend “How to Write Your Business Plan Part I: Focus on the Narrative” Thursday, September 17th at 6:00p.m. for FREE.

Looking for your road map to success? Then you need a business plan. Attend this seminar to learn how to write your business plan. A good business plan can save a business thousands of dollars in the long run and is a great way to avoid common pitfalls in the startup stage of any business venture. This seminar is part one of a two part Business Plan Series. Part one will focus on the business outline, writing proper narrative, and more. Part two will be focusing on how to create proper financials for your business plan.

Seating for participants is limited so you must register in advance. To find out more about this program or to register please call the ASU-SBDC at (325) 942-2098 or register online at