The Restaurant and Food Maker Special
Normally every fall your North Coast SBDC runs a very popular "Food Business Mini-MBA". But this is not a normal year.

Whether you're still working on a new business idea or looking for good ideas to stay afloat during the pandemic, we want to know how to best train, coach, and guide you to success this fall and winter

Will you please complete a short needs and hopes survey by Thursday, August 13th at
Meanwhile check out these upcoming Northern California SBDC webinars for food businesses:
Essential Financial Skills for the Restaurateur

Restaurant Branding and Marketing Ideas in the COVID Era

Responding to the New To Go, Delivery and Provisioner Model of Running a Restaurant

Starting a Food Truck: How the Rubber Meets the Road
North Coast SBDC Webinars
Are you working on a new business idea? A new way of running your existing business? You're not alone! Now is the time to get back to Business Basics.
Getting Started Series
Testing your ideas before you plan. Turning a side gig into a business.
So you want to start a business? (8/4)

Are you thinking of going out on your own, but not sure if you’re ready yet? What do you need to know and do first? How do you test your idea against reality? What should your support team look like? When do you decide to go ahead?
So you're ready to start a business? (8/11)

Get clear answers about the start-up checklist: business name, location, legal structures, business license, fictitious business name announcement, federal tax ID, business bank account, retail seller’s permit, and much more!
Financial Thinking for Start-ups (8/18)

This is an excellent workshop if you're working to start up a business. Get exposed to business financial thinking and learn a bit about how to manage your business taxes, start up costs, risks, cash flow, and more!
Business Basics Series
For new or experienced business owners
Think Like a Marketer (9/8)

What is brand identity—and how to create yours. How to find and reach your target markets. Create key customer personas. Analyze your competition. When, why, and how to advertise, etc. Leave with a basic marketing plan.
Financial Basics for Business Owners (9/15)

Using a case study, learn how to read your business' financial statements and calculate your breakeven point. Learn how to identify the management information you will need to run your business successfully. Using this knowledge of your financial statements, we show you how to plan your business' future with a quick overview of how to do financial projections.
Business Planning for the Real World (9/22)

Learn how to create a living plan with a Business Model Canvas. Who’s your competition and what makes you different? What are your true costs? This approach works for new businesses and growth strategies for existing businesses.
North Coast Small Business Development Center
Humboldt: (707) 445-9720 | Del Norte: (707) 464-2168
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