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There is $750.00 per existing employee or more from the State of Texas Skills Development Fund of Workforce Solutions and WCJC.  These dollars could be used for additional existing employee training on
·         Osha guidelines or safety training
·         CPR
·         QuickBooks
·         Specialty welding
·         Record keeping
·         Math measurements skills
·         English as a second language
·         Medical record keeping
·         Customer service skills
·         Excel training
·         Salesmanship
·         Marketing merchandise
·         PowerPoint
·         Cold calling for sales
·         Leadership training
·         Programing controls

And other skills your company needs to upgrade your employee with additional training.  The key is it is customized training!!!!
This could be 2 to 10 to 20 to 60 persons, only trained on the material you want them to covered and at the time at a time you allow designated for the employees.
Training a be at your work location or in another setting of your choosing.
If you have any interest, please contact for setting up a meeting to discuss:
FAX 281-239-1628

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This Small Business Planner includes information and resources that will help you at any stage of the business lifecycle. Small Business Administration  

This link will give you access to all of the laws, regulations and policy guidance that you need to know when hiring employees. EEOC Laws and Guidance

This link gives lots of helpful tips to Businesses and Employers. Texas Workforce

This link has alot of good tax information for businesses and also questions and answers on the IRS HIRE Act

This link has very good information on Energy, Water and Communtity Services. LCRA

This link is a good resource for starting a business from scratch or for growing your exsisting business. UH SBDC

This link is a good one to look at for USDA rural development programs. USDA

This a very informative link on economic growth and job opportunities. Department of Commerce

If you need to know how to file/pay taxes, this link will be very helpful. Window on State Government

Click here to find out about our Wharton Economic Development Corporation. WEDC

The Business and Community Lenders of Texas help increase employment and economic development. BCL of Texas

This link will give small businesses alot of daily tips and is very useful. Business News Daily

American Brahman Breeders Association
Day Forecast, National Weather Service
20th Century Technology Museum
Apple Computer
Bay City Chamber of Commerce
City of Wharton
Coastal Bend Groundwater Conservation District
Colorado River Trail
El Campo Chamber of Commerce
Federal Aviation Administration
Fox, Smolen & Associates
Wharton Journal-Spectator
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Internal Revenue Service

Colorado Valley Transit Authority
KULP 1390 AM

Lower Colorado River Authority

Colorado River, Lower Basin streamflow
Wharton Police Department
National Sorghum Producers
Office of Emergency Management
San Bernard River
Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Wharton
Texas Brahman Association
Texas Department of Agriculture
Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife
Texas Department of Transportation
Texas Governor Rick Perry
Texas Legislature Online
The Plaza Theatre
The Texas Association of Business
TravelTex Home
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Senate
United States House of Representatives
USA Rice Federation
City of Wharton EMS
Welcome to the Texas Education Agency
Wharton Fire Department
White House
Wharton County Junior College
Wharton County Historical Courthouse

Wharton County Historical Museum

Wharton County Library

Wharton County Sheriff's Office
Wharton County Youth Fair
Wharton County, Texas
Wharton Independent School District
Czech Heritage Society
Republican Party of Texas

Democratic Party of Texas

Texas Secretary of State

Texas Secretary of State-Elections

Newgulf, Texas

South Texas Medical Clinics
Gulf Coast Medical Center

Rio Colorado Chapter-American Red Cross

East Wharton County Habitat for Humanities

This is a great IRS website with alot of vital information!,,id=238335.00.html?portlet=7

 Resources for technology

 This link is a good starting point if you are thinking about starting up a small business.

This link will help you on writing a business plan.

The next step will be to establish your business and this link can definetly help with that.

These are the business laws and regulations that you will need to know.

For developing marketing on your knew business check out this link

For updated laws and regulations on your business, click here

For licenses and permits check out this link