SBDC Day 2019

Stop by for our open house on March 20th, 10am-2pm to see how we can help you.
All are welcome to this event and we hope to see some familiar faces stop by to catch up as well. 

*Refreshments will be provided by "Hartline's West Mex"
FREE Workshops
How to Start your Business

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.

Instructor: Joe Rodola, SBDC Consultant

Date: 3-28-19
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

This workshop made possible through generous underwriting by Wells Fargo.
Marketing and Beyond

Marketing is a key component of a successful business that every owner must fully understand.  However many businesses are investing in various marketing tactics and still are not seeing the sales they desire.

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.

Instructor: Lani Lott, SBDC Consultant

Date: 4-4-19
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

This workshop made possible through generous underwriting by Wells Fargo.
QuickBooks Online
For Small Business Owners

This workshop will help you learn the skills needed to set up QuickBooks Online for your company, perform fundamental bookkeeping tasks, understand file management and use some of the more advanced features of QuickBooks Online.

Ideal Participants for This Workshop:
Beginning QuickBooks Online users who want to expedite the setup process and begin using QuickBooks for their cash based business.

*Note: This workshop covers the Online version of QuickBooks. Not recommended  for those interested in using QuickBooks Desktop. 

Instructor: Rebecca Lehman, SBDC Consultant

Date: 4-11-19
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

This workshop made possible through generous underwriting by Wells Fargo.
Contracting with California State Government

The state of California is the fifth largest economy in the world!
State agencies procure everything from construction and
fencing to marketing and pest control services.
They even buy goats for grazing.
If you sell it, they probably buy it!

You Will Learn How To:
  • Find, bid on and win state government contracts
  • Navigate Cal eProcure
  • Easily get certified as a Small Business or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SB/DVBE) 
  • Market your business to state agencies
  • Advertise to prime contractors
  • Receive free procurement assistance from Norcal PTAC and the Caltrans DBE Support Program

Date: 4-3-19
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location:  Caltrans District 2 Office

More classes coming soon. To stay up to date, go to our events page here.
  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.
  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