FREE WORKSHOPS

With Summer in full swing, now is a great time to plan your next (or first) step in your successful venture. 
See below for available workshops and counseling opportunities. 
Writing a Successful Business Plan

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 plan.  Topics will include:
 
  • Purpose of a written business plan
  • Overview of the key components within the plan
  • How to conduct the market research to make your plan stand out
  • Utilizing business plan templates
  • Diving into the financial section of the plan including financial projections and why you need them
 
Instructors:   Lani Lott & Joe Rodola. Lott and Rodola are both seasoned SBDC advisors who will bring their long-term business expertise in teaching this informative workshop.


Date: 7-18 -19
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM


This workshop made possible through generous underwriting by Wells Fargo. 

How to Start your Business
Thursday, July 25th, 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.
Email Marketing Made Simple - Weaverville
Wednesday July 31st, 5:30pm
Email marketing is still ranked as the most effective marketing channel, beating out social media, SEO, and affiliate marketing (based on 2018 data). How can you ensure your email campaigns are a success?  This course will teach you how to create an email marketing strategy that will help you grow your business.
Email Marketing Made Simple
Thursday August 1st, 5:30pm
Email marketing is still ranked as the most effective marketing channel, beating out social media, SEO, and affiliate marketing (based on 2018 data). How can you ensure your email campaigns are a success?  This course will teach you how to create an email marketing strategy that will help you grow your business.
Where's the Money? 
Accessing Capital in Shasta-Trinity
Tuesday August 6th, 1:00pm
If you are thinking of starting or growing your business and plan to look for a loan or other funding, this panel will provide you with the insight you need to make that opportunity a reality.
This panel discussion will feature expert small business lenders and resource partners who are ready to answer questions.

These workshops made possible through generous underwriting by Wells Fargo. 

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