Fall Workshops

So much to do in Shasta and Trinity Counties this October, including some great training events available for your small business. Check it out below!
Business Tip of the week:
Information on Bill AB5
Article on CalChamber, September 19, 2019

"Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed legislation placing in law the test for determining when a worker is an independent contract as outlined in a California Supreme Court decision last year...
Much of the talk surrounding AB 5 has focused on the impact the "ABC" test will have on gig economy jobs, as the new classification test jeopardizes the flexibility and income opportunities the modern employment model provides for thousands of California workers. However, the legislation will affect more than those in the gig industry-it stands to affect nearly every sector of the economy."


See the full article   here

FREE Workshops
Tuesday, October 8th, 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.
Wednesday, October 9th
This training is designed for businesses who have a created a BusinessFacebook 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.
Thursday, October 10th, 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, such as: the p urpose and o verview of the plan;  market research,  templates, and  financial projections.
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.
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.
Thursday-Friday, October 10th-11th
Participation in this full day bootcamp will allow you to create your own website for your business or level up one that you already have. No experience necessary. This project is perfect for businesses who may have a Facebook business page but not their own website or feel intimidated by the high cost or skills required to create a website.
*There is a charge associated with this event.
And more! Click here for more information and for the full list of WBC JEDI workshops.
Wednesday, October 16th, 11:55am-1:30pm
Generations in the Workforce is a training program that identifies the four generations of workers who are side-by-side in the workplace for the first time in history. This program will help you manage and work with Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers and Millennials.
And more! Click here for more information and for the full list of the Anderson 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
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