Enhance Your Business Capacity! Enroll in the City of San Antonio Bonding Assistance and Mentor Protégé Programs

city of sa economic development dept logoThe City of San Antonio is now accepting applications for the upcoming session of the Business Empowerment Plan, which starts on May 7, 2013. The Business Empowerment Plan is composed of the City of San Antonio Bonding Assistance and Mentor Protégé Programs.

Need help with bonding? Join the Bonding Assistance Program!
The City of San Antonio Bonding Assistance Program helps participants understand bonding requirements and manage their business and personal credit in ways that increase their bonding capacity and thereby increase their likelihood of participating in City contracts. Visit besanantonio.com to apply!

Learn business practices of Industry leaders by Joining the Mentor Protégé Program!
The City of San Antonio Mentor Protégé Program connects small, minority and women-owned businesses with more-established and successful firm owners and managers for guidance and training in areas such as office procedures, estimating and bidding, bookkeeping and accounting, management of funds, project management, supplier relationships, bonding and insurance, etc. Visit besanantonio.com to apply!

Participants in the Bonding Assistance or Mentor-Protégé Programs also receive three hours of free business counseling!

To participate in the Bonding Assistance and Mentor Protégé Programs, firms must have a significant business presence in the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined in the City’s Small Business Economic Development Advocacy (SBEDA) Ordinance: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina or Wilson counties. In addition, firms must be certified as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) through the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA).There is a reimbursable enrollment fee of $100, which is refunded upon completion of courses.

Please visit besanantoino.com for more information on the Business Empowerment Plan, including class dates, featured business stories and applications. If you have any questions, please contact Janice Wehrman, Coordinator of Occupational Programs, Alamo Colleges, at 210-485-0818 or by email, jwehrman1@alamo.edu.