End of the Year Events

Winter is fast approaching. So are a number of our no-cost workshops. Check it out below!
Business tip of the week:
SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration) Business guide

"Business assets fall into three broad categories: tangible, intangible, and intellectual property. Depending on the asset type, you'll have to decide whether you want to buy or lease assets for your business. The first step is figuring out which assets will help your business succeed."

See full business guide here.
FREE Workshops
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.
Wednesday, December 11th, 9:00am
Join us for a practical discussion on how to motivate and lead employees - especially when they'd rather not be at work.  Topics to be explored include:  Supervising vs leading in the real world;  Motivating people with different interests;  Identifying and dealing with the "toxic employee";  Creating an appealing culture; and  Leading by example.
Wednesday, December 11th, 10:00am
The Federal, State, and Local Government seek qualified vendors to supply a wide variety of goods and services.  Agencies regularly purchase anything from dog food to lab equipment and lawn care to IT services. Find out if you are ready to do business with government and what steps you should take to compete successfully in the government marketplace.  
Thursday, December 12th, 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.
Tuesday, December 17th, 9:00am
Join us for a practical discussion on how to attract and keep good employees.  Using a combination of research data and practical experience, we will talk about the main reasons people stay and leave their jobs, how to understand different generations and what to do to attract and keep talented young people and older experts.
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, December 5th, 2:00-5:00pm
This workshop will familiarize you with strategies to take your online marketing to the next level. You will evaluate your business and more clearly identify your customer and what your message to them should be, leave with a greater understanding of the power of social media and how to incorporate more of it into you marketing plan and learn strategies of email marketing that automatically sell for you.
Thursday, December 5th, 2:00-5:00pm
Are you a woman ready to make a shift in your business and community leadership/management skills?: Find out what is most important about effective leadership for women; Understand and practice how to generate more self-confidence and leadership awareness; Discover how to effectively create and act on priorities - the key to your success; etc.
And more! Click here for more information and for the full list of WBC JEDI workshops.
Wednesday, December 4th, 7:30am-9:30am
"Wa lk away from this class with a better understanding of prevailing wages and how to remain in compliance. This class is recommended for any staff member working with prevailing wage; payroll, project manager, estimator, owner."

*There is a cost associated with this event.
Thursday, December 5th, 8:00am-5:00pm
The seminar will provide participants an overview of the HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) regulations and the roles and responsibilities of hazardous waste workers, chemical and physical recognition, toxicology, hazard controls, selection and use of personal protective equipment, field operations (drum handling, trenching and excavation, etc.), site control, basic emergency response and decon procedures.

*There is a cost associated with this event.
And more! Click here or for more information and for the full list of the Shasta Builders' Exchange 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