Client Success

So many wonderful things happening this Summer!
See below for available workshops and counseling opportunities. 
Client Success: Accessing Capital
Mandina's Custom Cabinets

Seeking Loan Options
Mandina's Custom Cabinets, currently owned by Scott Jones, has been servicing Shasta County since 1984 and specializes in making and installing custom cabinets, office furniture, carpentry trim, fireplace mantles, outdoor kitchens and more.

Mr. Jones wanted to purchase equipment to expand his business, but was facing lower than average income for the last half of 2018 and early 2019 (as was most of the North State). He decided to reach out to the SBDC for assistance. His relationship with the SBDC had been fostered for many years and he knew it was a good option for help with obtaining capital. Scott noted that he has "... been working with the SBDC and Joe Rodola for over 7 years and they have been a great help, on several occasions, in finding me financing for my business."
Scott Jones, owner of Mandina's Custom Cabinets.
Getting Expert Help
Scott met with our loan advisor, Joe Rodola on March 11th 2019 to go over his loan options and was advised to apply for an SBA EI loan. Joe walked Mr. Jones through the loan process and what he needed to apply for the loan. Mr. Rodola continued to assist in the application process as needed and made sure the application was moving forward.
Just What He Needed
After about ten weeks of beginning the process, Scott was approved by the SBA for a loan of $50k. With this money he was able to focus his efforts on business growth by purchasing some needed equipment to help with his expansion as work begins to increase again and expand even further.







Things are looking great for Mandina's. Have you thought about reaching out to your local SBDC for business assistance?  Visit the NorCal SBDC website for more information and to find an SBDC near you: https://www.norcalsbdc.org/

Or visit the Shasta-Cascade SBDC page here: https://www.sbdcsc.org/
Writing a Successful Business Plan
Thursday, July 18th, 5:30pm
Every business, whether it's a new venture or an established enterprise, should have a written business plan outlining the who, what, why and how of their operations.  This workshop will cover the basics of how to write a successful business plan.  
How to Start your Business
Thursday, July 25th, 5:30pm
A brief introduction to entrepreneurship and the creation and development of new business ventures. Includes a high level overview of the critical success factors for entrepreneurs.
Email Marketing Made Simple - Weaverville
Wednesday July 31st, 5:30pm
Email marketing is still ranked as the most effective marketing channel, beating out social media, SEO, and affiliate marketing (based on 2018 data). How can you ensure your email campaigns are a success?  This course will teach you how to create an email marketing strategy that will help you grow your business. 
Email Marketing Made Simple
Thursday August 1st 5:30pm
Email marketing is still ranked as the most effective marketing channel, beating out social media, SEO, and affiliate marketing (based on 2018 data). How can you ensure your email campaigns are a success?  This course will teach you how to create an email marketing strategy that will help you grow your business. 

Where's the Money? 
Accessing Capital in Shasta-Trinity
Tuesday August 6th, 1:00pm
If you are thinking of starting or growing your business and plan to look for a loan or other funding, this panel will provide you with the insight you need to make that opportunity a reality.
This panel discussion will feature expert small business lenders and resource partners who are ready to answer questions.

These workshops made possible through generous underwriting by Wells Fargo. 

More classes coming soon. To stay up to date, go to our events page here.
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  In addition to the workshops above we also provide FREE one-on-one consultation to assist local entrepreneurs in growing their business. This service is for current business owners as well as those who are looking to start a business. If you are interested in getting assistance with your business, give us a call at  (530) 222-8323 or visit our website at 

  
Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation.
  
Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of GO-Biz.
 
  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Emily Christensen at 530.222.8323 or emily@norcalsbdc.org
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