Fall Events and PSPS

Generator loan assistance, technology showcase, QuickBooks training, and more. Check it out below!

Superior California Economic Development (SCED) is offering short-term loans for the purchase of back-up power generators for businesses located within Power Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) affected areas in Shasta, Siskiyou, Modoc and Trinity Counties. 
  • Loans up to $5,000 for 24 months to purchase back-up generators
  • Streamlined application and expedited processing
More information  here

FREE Workshops
November 5th, 7th, 12th, & 14th at 3:00pm
Want to start your own artisan packaged food business? Have you already started and wish that you had more support and resources? If so, let us help you with launching and growing your artisan food business. 
In this 4 part webinar series, we will work through the steps from idea to launch and profitability by learning the foundations of consumer packaged goods success, operations, financial viability and brand development, marketing plan and leadership skills for an emerging brand.
Thursday, November 7th, 5:30pm
This workshop will better equip you to manage your business financials by learning how to i nterpret financial statements. This will allow you to better manage and understand your operations, cash flow, and profitability. Topics also include: learning how to identify your cash flow cycle and how it impacts your business; and develop forecasts and budget techniques to improve profits.
Wednesday, November 13th, 11:30am
Join our group of experts in the Shasta Cascade area to learn important advances in new manufacturing technologies and the process of raising capital for the procurement of equipment and fostering growth. Hear how technologies such as Smart Manufacturing and Robotics and Machine Vision are changing the way in which products are made and the innovative solutions that can be used to acquire this new technology. 
*Cost: Free for Manufacturers . Non- Manufacturers will be changed $50 to attend
Thursday, November 14th, 9:00am
Contrary to what you might have heard, there are not a lot of grants available for small businesses from the US government. But, if you have an innovative product idea, or if you think your unique product or service might be of interest to the federal government, there may be a grant available to help bring your idea to the market.
Topics:  How federal grants work;  How to avoid scams;  An overview of grants.gov; and  An overview of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
Thursday, November 14th, 5:30pm - Saturday, November 16th, 3:00pm
Join us for  one or all of the following sessions where you will learn the basics of using the online version of QuickBooks. From setting up your account for the first time to learning how to run reports. 

More info here.
Thursday, November 21st, 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, including business structures, the development of the business plan, and permits and licensing procedures.
Thursday, November 21st, 5:30pm
This workshop will provide attendees with an introduction into the various elements under the "Marketing Mix" and how they all work together to support a marketing plan. We will also touch on the misconceptions between Advertising, Branding, Public Relations, and other functions that are used to reach customers, drive sales, and make those cash registers ring.
Wednesday, December 4th, 5:30pm
Getting started with Instagram can seem a bit overwhelming. However if you get started with a plan, you'll have a much better chance of being successful when utilizing this popular social media platform. This workshop will guide you through the process of setting up your business profile and creating a strategy, while offering 10 tips for success. There will be time for practicing what you learn so bring your mobile phones to the workshop.
Thursday, December 5th, 5:30pm
This training is designed for businesses who have created a Business Facebook page and want to gain a better understanding of how to leverage the various features,
settings, and advertising opportunities available on this social media platform.
The first hour includes a general overview of the many features of Facebook, how
to draft a content calendar for posting, and how to create an Ad.
During the second hour of the workshop attendees will have the opportunity to
work on their own pages with the trainer assisting as needed.
More classes coming soon. To stay up to date, go to our events page here.
Check out these other Workshops in Shasta & Trinity Counties.
So many helpful business events in our community.
Thursday, November 14th, 12:00pm
Over time, a business can become complex, demanding, and move at lightning speed. This is when it's crucial to breathe, assess, and to ensure you are doing the right things at the right time.
Throughout this engaging webinar, we will explore how your actions TODAY create your business FUTURE and how to Build a Business That Gives You the Freedom to Be Happy ™.
Thursday, November 21st, 11:00am
Global Entrepreneur Week (GEW) is an international initiative that introduces entrepreneurship to young people in six continents. It's a celebration of innovators who dream big and bring those ideas to life as startups....GEW reaches new audiences and connects participants to a network that can help them take the next step, no matter where they are on their entrepreneurial journey.
And more! Click here for more information and for the full list of WBC JEDI workshops.
Wednesday, November 6th, 7:30am-9:30am
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is now required for ALL employees if your business employs five or more. 
Training is one hour for employees and two hours for supervisors, managers, and owners. By signing up for this training through the Redding Chamber of Commerce, you will be able to take advantage of O2 Employment Services' group discount. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best at a special discounted rate! 
Click here for more information on this event and/or the current requirements.
*There is a fee associated with this training.
And more! Click here for more information and for the full list of the Redding Chamber of Commerce events.
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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