Business retention and expansion (BR&E) began as a business visitation program in which community members would interview businesses, identify and prioritize action areas to support businesses, then establish and follow steps to accomplish those priority actions. A BR&E program can benefit any community-regardless of locale, existing businesses are the engine of economic growth. This factsheet discusses what BR&E programs are available and how they benefit the community. (2 pages).
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Course Information Battleground to Breaking Ground – Mentor Training Program is designed specifically for graduates of the BattleGround program to strengthen their mentorship skills. The mission of this program is to increase the number of qualified and dedicated mentors available to our BGBG program participants. Mentors work with our beginning farmers & ranchers to enhance […]
This course is for Texas landowners, and it identifies five key estate planning documents that every Texan should have and explains the purposes and requirements of each. If you are interested in more than one agricultural law topic, be sure to check out our Owning Your Piece of Texas course before purchasing this course.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be difficult to administer. Employee situations can vary greatly and FMLA laws change frequently. This course provides an overview of the FMLA, the roles and responsibilities of both employers and employees, military leave and FMLA enforcement. (TDLR #25844)
This course is designed to help supervisors and managers understand key components of personnel management. Topics examined include employer/employee communication, personnel policies, legal concerns, and best practices related to hiring, performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, and termination. (TDLR #25793)
County budgets can be complicated but provide for county services for citizens. Tax Assessor-Collectors and their staffs will understand the basic responsibilities of a budget officer, recognize the procedures for planning a budget and identify the fees, expenses, and methods of collecting costs for providing services.