Napkin Venture to Lead Traction Program for Small Businesses through the Texas State University SBDC Round Rock Campus

Friday, January 25th 2013

Austin consulting firm Napkin Venture in partnership with the Texas State University Small Business Development Center, Round Rock Campus has created the Traction Program for post-revenue small businesses to help them gain the skills they need to grow and scale to the next level. The program will provide a virtual "Nano-MBA" for participating businesses.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 25, 2013

Local consulting firm Napkin Venture will partner with the Texas State University Small Business Development Center, Round Rock Campus to provide a series of courses to help small businesses accelerate to their next level of success. The Traction Program will provide a 10-week course to post-revenue businesses seeking to reach the next level of profitability. The experienced team of consultants at Napkin Venture will provide a challenging curriculum with coursework designed to give business owners tools they can implement immediately in the real world. Topics will include strategy, scaling, leadership, intellectual property, market assessment, operations, and more. This course will provide a virtual “Nano-MBA” for business owners to help them increase their skillset quickly and affordably.

“Napkin Venture is the perfect partner to provide this curriculum for our businesses. They’ve ‘been there, done that’ and bring practical, real-world experience to their teaching,” said Joe Harper, SBDC Director. “We expect this to be the first of many collaborations between Napkin Venture and the Texas State SBDC.”

“We are excited to work with the SBDC,” said Tina Cannon, Partner at Napkin Venture. “Part of our mission has always been to provide education to entrepreneurs and business owners. We are excited that we will be able to work with so many great businesses to help them succeed.”

The first round of classes will begin in March. Enrollment will be available at

About SBDC:
The Texas State University SBDC serves Austin and 12 central Texas counties. We are your key to business success from launching and sustainability, to growth and transition. Our team accesses the latest techniques, technology, and expertise to facilitate your success through technical assistance, training, and mentorship.

We are a proud member of a network of SBDCs servicing 79 counties in the South-West Texas Border, and of a larger national family of SBDCs representing 64 lead centers and 1100 field centers like ours hosted by Texas State University.

This past year we worked with 722 clients launching 64 new businesses and the expansion of 43 others. Our contribution to economic growth has lead to the creation of 490 new jobs, the retention of 275 jobs, the acquisition of over 19.3 million dollars of new capital, and over 60 million dollars in new contracts for the central Texas economy. Learn more at

About Napkin Venture:
Napkin Venture was built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We can help you launch, protect, pivot, grow and prep you for funding. Our expert team has the expertise, resources and support you need to move your company to the next level. If you just started a business or are thinking about it, we can help you make the right decisions to get going. Look around and let us know how we can help you move your idea from the napkin to reality! Big or small, we are ready to work for you. Napkin Venture offers, business entity formation & legal documents, branding & Identity, business strategy & training, mentoring and drop-in support teams.

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