This newsletter contains information on the workshops coming to Solano SBDC this August, returning thanks to popular demand!
Successful Startups in Solano startupsjune

Wednesday, August 22
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce
1111 Webster St.
Fairfield, CA 94533

First Steps: Learn the pros and cons of starting your own business and how to position yourself as a successful entrepreneur. We will share invaluable resources to take a new business through the nuts and bolts of starting your business including licenses and permits.

Business Planning: The second session will provide an overview of the business planning process and share a multitude of key information sources for developing your business plan.

You will also learn how to take advantage of the Small Business Development Center's free training and advising services for your new business, and more! 
Instructor Sandy Markus has been in entrepreneurial environments her whole professional career in corporate divisions, venture capital funded start-ups, and launched her own small business. She has been a lead SBDC Advisor and Trainer for startup businesses for six years.

Sandy brings a unique understanding and experience in and with start-ups, marketing and business development in the service, retail, wholesale, software-as-a-service, education, and nonprofit sectors.
Getting Customers Online with
Google My Business, Bing and Yelpgettingonline

Wednesday, August 29
2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce
1111 Webster St.
Fairfield, CA 94533

Are you getting all the traffic and leads that you deserve? Don't have tons of time to devote to this aspect of your business?

Learn how to use Local Search optimization with Google My Business, Bing Places & Yelp to increase your digital presence and bottom line. This workshop will provide insights and hands-on training who want to be professional online efficiently as possible, so please bring your laptop and be prepared to optimize your business during the workshop.

You don't have to have any experience as a marketer to be successful at growing your digital presence!

Elaine S. Bulawin is a self-taught balloon artist, face painter, author and entrepreneur with a passion to help small business owners unlock their social media success. Her children's entertainment business specializes in helping busy moms and corporate clients conquer children's entertainment challenges.
Author of Twist Balloons Profitably, How to Build a Balloon Twisting Side Hustle, she grew her online marketing presence leveraging social media platforms including Yelp, Facebook, Google My Business, Bing Places for Business and Instagram as well as creating a content rich, keyword focused website in her niche.

Solano SBDC


Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance of our workshops. Contact the Solano SBDC at 707.646.1071 or email intakes@solanosbdc.org