Fall Workshops

There are some great training events coming up for your small business. Check it out below!
Business Tip of the week:
Entrepreneur Magazine Article by John Rampton

" Numerous research projects have found that having friends at work is a good thing.  Science  has found that meaningful friendships in the workplace have benefits like increased emotional well-being, trust, and loyalty. It's also good for you physically. Making and keeping workplace friends will reduce stress and anxiety and increase your productivity. Your career friendships lead to more candid feedback, a greater sense of belonging, and  improved teamwork and collaboration . "

See the full article   here

FREE Workshops
Thursday, October 24th, 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 7th, 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 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.
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.
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.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 9:00am
Caltrans' Office of Business and Economic Opportunity invites you to participate in a "Meet the Primes - Construction" event. This is a free networking activity with prime contractors who have been awarded both state and federally funded Caltrans construction contracts.
This event will include a dedicated question and answer session with participating prime contractors, which is your opportunity to ask relevant questions for which answers may have proven elusive. 
And more! Click here for more information and for the full list of PTAC workshops.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 12:00pm
Are you intrigued by the power of live streaming but also afraid to take the plunge?
Have you done some live streaming but wonder if it can really help you grow your business?
Come join us as we look at how Facebook LIVES can become part of your marketing mix and how you can have fun doing them.
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