Upcoming Events

    • Wed, March 27, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Capital Cruises Boat Dock, 208 Barton Springs Rd. Boat Dock Behind The Hyatt

    Come have a fabulous time on one of Austin's most beautiful treasures with a cruise on the lake. Capital Cruises takes us on their double decker for a cruise with food, friends, music and drink. And it's all free! This cruise is dedicated to growing two great organizations—AIBA and SOS Alliance. So bring your friends and colleagues to support these important organizations through joining us. Free for members and prospective members of AIBA or SOS Alliance. We'll have great pizza from Conans Pizza, a Special Dillo Drink with Tito's Vodka as well as other selections to wet your whistle.

    The boat opens at 5:30 and we leave the dock at 6 sharp. Parking is available in the Hyatt parking garage for $6.00 for the first four hours and $13 for 4-7 hours. Valet parking is available at the Hyatt for $15.00. Some street parking is available.

    • Tue, April 09, 2019
    • 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
    • BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

    Julie Niehoff will leave you with simple, manageable steps you can take right now to get more out of your own marketing without having to change the way you do everything and without having to spend a lot of money. She will cover social media and other marketing methods for local business—what's changed, what hasn't and does it even matter? This session will include time for Q&A with a focused discussion on whatever topics our participants bring into the mix.

    2 for 2 Member Showcase features Blain Haig from Gold Standard Floor Care.

    Free for AIBA members and prospective members. Thank you to Texas Coffee Traders for fabulous coffee and Tacodeli for delicious breakfast tacos to start our day off right! 

    Julie Niehoff is an executive marketing coach, helping small businesses and nonprofit organizations tel their story and find their stride. She also helps big brands like Facebook, Microsoft and UPA better understand, reach and teach small organizations. She serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Austin-based Distance Learning Media and founded a popular event series called Local Biz Camps in 2016

    Niehoff has more than 20 years in technology marketing and her background is largely focused on education and training. One of her most recent projects was to build the new AIBA website, IBuyAustin.com. Her speaking style is informal, non-technical and practical.

    • Thu, April 25, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.

    Party starts at 5:30. Show starts at 7.

    Join us for a spectacular party celebrating local business so mark your calendar for April 25 now. 

    We will announce and honor five finalists in each of seven categories as well as the winner of the Armadillo. 

    And it's ith Indie Biz party of the year. Come meet the who's who of local business and newcomers alike. Fabulous local food from your favorite local restaurants.

    Rick “Daddy” McNulty will be playing the best of local Austin music at the pre-awards and after party. The Rollergirls are in the house! TXRD (Texas Roller Derby) will rev up the party with a wild ride. World Famous Bob is our dynamic comedic MC!.

    Be sure to get your raffle tickets for the Dillo Fundraiser Raffle. The party is free so you'll have a little extra for tickets. Take a chance on collections of items donated by your favorite local businesses such as Keep Austin Weird, Wine & dine Austin Style, A Family Affair-Pets Included Too and others. Your tickets will be ready for you at the awards when you donate to AIBA.

    • Wed, May 08, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • El Mercado Backstage, 1302 South First St.

    We are thrilled to present Amy’s EDU: The Amy’s Way. Amy’s Ice Creams has been “Making People’s Days” since 1984. This Texas staple is known for their award-winning super-premium ice cream, high flying ice cream acrobatics, and world-class customer service. But what a lot of people don’t know, that the ice cream business is just a front for what we really are...an entrepreneurial training business.

    This workshop was so well received at out Local Resource Academy, that we're offering an encore for lunch. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing YOU there!

    Enjoy a delicious taco bar at El Mercado Backstage and walk away with a new perspective from your friends at Amy's Ice Creams.

    In partnership with the City of Austin Small Business Program.

    Check out other sessions offered by the City of Austin Small Business Program in celebration of National Small Business Week.