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					12 | LMT BUSINESS JOURNAL                                                                                                                                                         MONDAY, JULY 21, 2008    MONDAY, JULY 21, 2008                                                                                                                                                                               LMT BUSINESS JOURNAL | 5

      TAMIU-SBDC begins
                                          fied business adviser
                                                               SEMINARS, FORUMS, WORKSHOPS AND MORE
                                          appointment with an SBDC-certi-         for “Managing Cash: The Small
                                                                                  Business Owner’s Guide to
                                                                                                                          valuable, but one must be able to
                                                                                                                          understand statements in order to:
                                                                                                                                                                  ed behaviors and describes differ-
                                                                                                                                                                  ent styles of communication offer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bears Karate aims for healthy lifestyle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      By PAUL S. MARTINEZ             question,” he said. “Someone can
      business orientation                    Upon completion of the pro-         Financial Control,” offered by the          ! realize the vital role money      ing strategies to turn conflict into               LAREDO MORNING TIMES             call and say, ‘You know, Vito, I want
                                          gram, a reception will be held in       Texas       A&M        International    plays in every business decision        cooperation.                                                                        to do weights. What do I do?’ or ‘I’m
   The Texas A&M International            honor of the participants, and each     University       Small      Business        ! determine if a business is           The seminar will cover:                   The goal of the instructors at         in a restaurant. What do I get?’ We
University       Small      Business      will receive a Certificate of           Development Center on Friday, July      making a profit or losing money            ! how we got here — generations       Bears Karate International is to           don’t just want to be a place you
Development Center will hold free         Completion recognizing their            25, from 9 a.m. to noon at the              ! calculate current and future      and expectations                         teach more than just “how to kick          come to a couple times a week.”
monthly orientations on the “Art of       accomplishment.                         TAMIU Western Hemispheric               financial needs.                           ! Who are the difficult people?       and punch,” said owner Ovid “Vito”             The new dojo also features sev-
Starting a Business,” beginning               The        Small       Business     Trade Center, Room 126.                     For lending purposes, state-           ! What’s your style?                  Rodriguez III.                             eral plasma televisions and video
Wednesday, July 23, from 5:30 p.m.        Management Program is valued at             The $20 fee includes a work-        ments will help determine if a             ! What’s their style?                     “Everybody knows how to be             equipment. Vito and the instructors
to 7:30 p.m. at TAMIU’s Pellegrino        $150; those enrolling now pay only      book.                                   loan is affordable, loan amount            ! strategies — blending, redi-        healthy, but can you stay healthy?”        will film the students, then go over
Hall, Room 106.                           the enrollment fee.                         Cash flow is what comes into        and loan term (number of years).        recting listening, trying it out         Vito Rodriguez said in a recent            the video with them.
   Every first Wednesday of the               The first course of the program     and goes out of a business. Gaining     They also help determine which             To register, contact the TAMIU-       phone interview. “That’s the key in            “We do it like they do in football:
month, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the        starts July 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30   financial control by understanding      assets one should buy versus            SBDC office at 326-2827 or               life — not just punches and kicks —        They look at the tape, see their mis-
orientation will be presented in          p.m. at TAMIU’s Pellegrino Hall,        cash flow is crucial to business suc-   which assets should be financed or register online        we want our kids and adults to stay        takes and try to become better,” Vito
Spanish.                                  Room 106, with the topic “The Art       cess.                                   and what collateral is available to     at                healthy.”                                  Rodriguez said. “You can keep
   The monthly orientations are           of Starting a Business: Basic               “Many people think their busi-      secure a loan.                                                                       Founded in 1973 by Vito                telling a student ‘You’re doing this
ideal for those contemplating or
starting their own business. They
                                          Business Essentials.”
                                              For more information or to regis-
                                                                                  ness is sound as long as more
                                                                                  money is coming in than is going
                                                                                                                              One statement cannot diagnose
                                                                                                                          a company’s financial health, but by
                                                                                                                                                                           EEOC schedules                  Rodriguez’s father, Ovid A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Rodriguez Jr., the karate academy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      wrong,’ but it’s (not) until they see
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      it” that they can correct it.
will help those attending to avoid        ter, contact the TAMIU-SBDC office      out. This way of thinking can weak-     putting several statements together,             July conference                 recently opened a new location at              Bears Karate International also
common pitfalls; evaluate strengths       at 326-2827 or          en a business’ short-term stability     business owners can make smart                                                   5517 McPherson Road, Suite 23,             has a black belt program.
and weaknesses and the skills                                                     and its long-term growth. A certain     financial, investment and manage-           The Lone Star State’s workforce      more than doubling the size of the             “You don’t get a black belt. You
needed to succeed. Further, they
will explore the initial paperwork,
                                              SBDC, SBA to discuss                amount of cash must be on hand at
                                                                                  all times for day-to-day operations
                                                                                                                          ment decisions.
                                                                                                                              For more information or to regis-
                                                                                                                                                                  is more diverse than ever. Do you
                                                                                                                                                                  know everything you need to know
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bears Karate International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      become a black belt,” Vito
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rodriguez said. “We teach the
assessment process, legal struc-           procurement opportunities              and to pay expenses on time,”           ter, contact the TAMIU-SBDC office      to keep your organization in compli-     teaches its own unique style of            black belt about respect and how to
tures and business plan needed.                                                   explained Richard Pérez, SBDC           at      (956)      326-2827       or    ance with the law? Come to the           karate, called Kakuto Bushido              teach. The worst thing to have is a
   The first step on the road to start-      The Texas A&M International          director.                      Register online at      source for EEOC training, the U.S.       Karate, which was developed by             black belt who cannot teach.”
ing a business is the feasibility         University        Small     Business        “Inevitably, a gap will occur                  Equal Employment Opportunity             Ovid A. Rodriguez Jr.                          Bears Karate International has                                                                                                                 Photo by Cuate Santos | Laredo Morning Times
study. This first step helps the          Development Center and the San          when bills are due before the cash                                              Commission, and see why the San              “It’s a combination of traditional     five instructors: Ovid A. Rodriguez       Left to right, Ovid Rodriguez Jr., Ovid III, Oly Ramirez and Rosie Vasquez of Bears Karate International cut the ribbon for their new location,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5517 McPherson Road, Suite 25, on Tuesday. Chamber members Bryan Benway, Donald Thompson and Al Chavez, as well as Mayor Raul
prospective business owner deter-
mine the practicality and viability of
                                          Antonio District Office of the U.S.
                                          Small Business Administration will
                                                                                  that’s owed the business is collect-
                                                                                  ed. In addition, unexpected expens-
                                                                                                                                 Learn to deal with               Antonio seminar is one of the high-
                                                                                                                                                                  est-rated and best-attended semi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and       modern        karate,”   Vito
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Rodriguez, 23, said. “The tradition-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jr., Vito Rodriguez, Oly Ramirez,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Louie Medina and Carlos Morales.          Salinas, were on hand for the occasion.
the business idea. A feasibility study    conduct “The Marketplace for            es, like equipment repair, can really           difficult people                nars year after year. This year’s sem-   al karate are the low stances, low
provides an indication of market          Contracting Opportunities for           complicate operations,” he noted.                                               inar is scheduled for Thursday, July     kicks and forms. Modern karate is
opportunity and growth potential.         Women in Business,” a noontime              The workshop will offer advice         The Texas A&M International          31, at Omni San Antonio Hotel at The     the high kicks and the tournament
Having such information is vital          roundtable Thursday, July 24, from      on the following:                       University       Small      Business    Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd.          sparring.”
before the potential business person      11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at the Embassy         ! cash — the fuel that runs your    Development Center will provide a           Rodney Klein, education and              After fours of review, Kakuto
risks valuable time and money.            Suites, 110 Calle del Norte.            business                                seminar targeted for business own-      training manager for the EEOC’s          Bushido Karate was officially sanc-
   To register for the free orienta-         This event is free and open to the       ! how to maximize your cash         ers dealing with difficult people       Dallas District, will start our          tioned by the Universal Martial
tion sessions, contact the TAMIU-         public, but registration is required.   flow                                    Thursday, July 31, from 9:30 a.m.–1     program by providing an                  Arts Hall of Fame, said Vito
SBDC office at (956) 326-2827 or          Lunch and refreshments will be              ! tools for to speed up cash col-   p.m.     at    TAMIU’s       Western    enlightening and practical guide         Rodriguez, a fifth-degree black belt. Register online at        provided.                               lections                                Hemispheric Trade Center, Room          for conducting your own sexual               “We want to make (each stu-                       Learn how to build a business            ! overdue invoices                  116.                                    harassment           investigations.     dent) a complete martial artist,” he
   TAMIU-SBDC hours are from 8            profile, register on Central Contract       ! three tools for helping with         The registration fee is $30. Those   Become an honorary EEOC                  said. “We want you to be able to
a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday.                Registration and search for contract    accounts receivable                     registering and paying prior to July    investigator and learn how to            defend yourself standing up, in
                                          opportunities on FedBizOpps.                ! cash flow statements              28 receive a $5 discount.               interview witnesses like the pros        close quarters and on the floor.”
 TAMIU starts management                     Federal, state and other agencies        ! four short-term financing            Does “Winnie the Whiner” work        do. It is sure to be as entertain-           The academy teaches student of
                                          spend big dollars every year. Learn     solutions                               in your company? How about “No          ing as it is informative.                all ages and has classes specifically
certification program July 23             how to take advantage of these              For more information or to regis-   Way Ned” or “Passive Patti”? For            Michael Maslanka, acclaimed          for woman that combined self-
                                          opportunities for your small busi-      ter, contact the TAMIU-SBDC office      the first time in history, there are    attorney and editor of the Texas         defense training with a cardiovas-
    The Texas A&M International           ness.                                   at       (956)      326-2827       or   four generations in the workplace       Law Newsletter, will discuss ways        cular workout. The women’s class-
University       Small      Business         The featured speaker will be Register online at      and a strong emphasis on individu-      to make integrity-based decisions.       es are taught by Vito Rodriguez’s
Development Center will kick off          Patricia Suarez, business advisor                  alization.                              If you ever feel caught between the      sister, Oly Ramirez.
its Small Business Management             from the UTSA-SBDC Technology                                                      How do you deal with all the dif-    law and wills of the managers and            Traveling to tournaments are a
Certificate Program on Wednesday,
July 23.
                                          Center, with guest remarks by Mary
                                          Alice Blanco, Women’s Business
                                                                                        Financial statement               ferences? Do you know what your
                                                                                                                          communication style is? Do you
                                                                                                                                                                  supervisors you are asked to assist,
                                                                                                                                                                  this session will teach you how to
                                                                                                                                                                                                           big part of the academy, Vito
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Rodriguez said.
    The         Small       Business      Ownership representative, SBA San              seminar at TAMIU                 think about the communication           walk that tightrope and make deci-           His students travel to tourna-
Management          Program       was     Antonio District Office.                                                        style of others?                        sions that are in the best interest of   ments at least one a month, and
designed for the aspiring entrepre-          To register and reserve your            Registration is under way now           This seminar identifies unwant-      your organization.                       once a year, they travel out of state
neur or existing business owners.         spot, contact the TAMIU-SBDC            for a seminar on how to read finan-                                                                                      for a tournament.
Its goal is to provide essential busi-    office       at      326-2827      or   cial statements offered by the Texas                                                                                         “It’s great to get these kids out of
ness tools. Program completion will Register online at      A&M International University                                                                                             the house and out of Laredo,” Vito
enhance management skills and                     Small Business Development                                                                                               Rodriguez said.
provide a good foundation for suc-           Reasonable accommodations for        Center on Wednesday, July 30, from                                                                                           Vito Rodriguez said he tries to
cess.                                     persons with disabilities will be       9 a.m. to noon.                                                                                                          take a holistic approach to teaching
    Requirements for completing           made if requested at least two             The seminar will be held at the                                                                                       his students.
the program include:                      weeks in advance by contacting the      TAMIU Western Hemispheric                                                                                                    Vito Rodriguez said he and his
    ! A one-time enrollment fee of        SBDC at 326-2827.                       Trade Center, Room 125.                                                                                                  instructors are more than willing to
$25                                                                                  The $20 fee includes a work-                                                                                          dole out advice on nutrition, health
    ! Attending the required seven          SBDC offers workshop on               book.                                                                                                                    and fitness or anything else a stu-
courses and completing two online                                                    Many business owners may not                                                                                          dent might need help with at any
courses within six months of start-         managing cash flow wisely             know how to read their business                                                                                          time.
ing the program                                                                   statements and rely on advisors to                                                                                           “For our adults, we give everyone
    ! Scheduling an advising                 Registration is now under way        interpret the results. Their input is                                                                                    our numbers just in case they have a

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