Upcoming Redding Workshops

With topics from Contractors to QuickBooks,   you won't want to miss out on October's FREE training opportunities! 
 See below for more information.
    Wells Fargo helps fund the Shasta-Cascade SBDC in its efforts to assist those impacted by the Carr Fire
The team and clients of the Shasta-Cascade SBDC are very grateful for the Wells Fargo contribution to our recovery efforts in Shasta and Trinity counties," said Ann Johnson-Stromberg, associate region director for the Norcal SBDC Network and the interim director of the Shasta SBDC. "We've just scratched the surface of the devastation so many  businesses have experienced -- in particular those recreation-industry businesses who lost significant summer sales. It's easy to pinpoint burned down structures, and a much harder task to determine who is struggling and considering layoffs or closures because of cashflow shortfalls."
Was your business impacted financially 
by the Carr fire? 

It may not have been physically damaged but if you have lost income due to the Carr fire then the SBA   (Small Business Association)  has low interest rate loans available to help you bounce back from your economic distress.
  • The  Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) available for the Carr Fire can cover up to $2 million for anyone's business that was impacted economically by the fire. This applies to businesses of all sizes.
We at the Small Business Development Center are here to help you navigate this difficult time for your business. Whether you need advice on what to do next, how to get a loan, or other business advice, give us a call at (530) 222-8323 or fill out an application for counseling at www.sbdcsc.org

SBA disaster loans: The deadline to apply for economic injury is May 6th, 2019

FREE October 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: 10-18-18
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

Public Works Contractor Workshop

This workshop will cover:
DBE Good Faith Effort &  Bidding and Estimating 101
There will also be a time for networking. See flyer for more information.

Featured speaker: Edward R. Duarte, Lead business consultant, Norcal PTAC

Date: 10-19-18
Time: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Redding, CA 96001
Cost:  Free

QuickBooks Online
For Small Business Owners

This workshop will help you learn the skills needed to set up Online QuickBooks 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: 10-25-18
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

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 emily@norcalsbdc.org