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One-on-one confidential consulting will continue. We are available to assist you by email, phone, or video conference.
Some traditional classroom-based training/events will be available electronically.
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Customer Service Is a Powerful Marketing Tool! How Good is Yours? : Workshop Spotlight

Sid_Hurbert_Workshop_UTSA_SBDCLearn the real reason customers quit and what you can do about it! 85% of our success in life comes from our “people skills”…our ability to deal with others! Join the UTSA SBDC on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 as Sidney Hurlbert teaches the art of “What to Say & How to Say It” in any situation using his 5 “STEPS” method!

Sidney Hurlbert shared a bit about the upcoming no-cost workshop and his background.

  1. What are you most looking forward to teaching when the customer service workshop at the UTSA SBDC? The facilities are excellent and the people I get work with are fabulous! So, I get to do something I love and work with great people at the same time!
  1. What are some of the key pieces of information an attendee will learn? A few highlights of the course. Attendees will learn the surprising secrets to giving great customer service. I am going to share with them why employees don’t give fabulous customer service at times and what to do about it! They will learn how to get employees to give great customer service!
  1. From your perspective, why is this an important course for small business owners/ entrepreneurs to attend? Small business owners and entrepreneurs need to find customers and keep them. Word-of-mouth advertising is the best way to accomplish that. Customer service is a powerful marketing tool and gets results! If you want to keep the customers you have now, find new ones, and keep them too, this is the seminar to attend!
  1. Your background and how you became connected with the UTSA SBDC? February 8th is my 46th year of teaching communication skills! Senior Business Advisor, Crystal Darby, whom I admire and respect approached me. I know Michael Espinoza who speaks so highly of UTSA SBDC that I had to get involved!

“Customer Service Is a Powerful Marketing Tool! How Good is Yours?” workshop on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building 2.316. No-cost to attend. Pre-registration strongly encouraged, walk-ins are also welcome.

To register for the course, click here. Questions? Need help with registration? Call: 210-458-2460.

About the UTSA SBDC:

The UTSA SBDC is a part of the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network and the UTSA Institute for Economic Development and is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. It is one of the largest and most established centers within the network. In addition to serving San Antonio, it serves 10 surrounding counties including Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr, Medina and Wilson.

The UTSA SBDC provides professional, confidential one-on-one business advising services at no charge. In addition to personalized advising services, the SBDC offers low-cost and no-cost training workshops for both experienced and prospective business owners. These workshops cover a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs start or grow businesses.

 

*Photo by: www.sidneychurlbert.com