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Digital Marketing Skills Training
(5 Part Series)

Growth and sustainability is a main goal of all businesses. Attend this 4 part series, designed to equip you with the knowledge and the right skills to thrive in the digital economy.

Part 1: Content is King - April 8
Understand the important role content plays in driving traffic to your website and attracting new clients, without ever having to hire an agency or to pay for expensive advertising. 

Part 2: Canva - April 15
Understand the basics of Canva, which provides done-for-you editable templates that allow you to elevate the look and feel of your brand easily.

Part 3: Websites Made Easy - April 22
Learn to make your first website in just minutes with a live demo of Weebly. We'll discuss dos and don'ts and get your business on the map.

Part 4: Blogging Skills Training - April 29
Understand how to easy it can be to share what you know with clients who are actively searching for you. We'll explore how easy it is to write, for non-writers, and how simple inspiration can be.

Part 5: Putting it altogether - May 6
We'll work through and refine your social media calendar, content calendar, your blog ideas, review your basic website, and social media posts.

Time: 11:30Am - 1:00PM
Find your inspiration to begin your dream business. Understand the merits and challenges and set your course for greatness and beyond...
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Successful Start Up: Part 1
Find your inspiration to begin your dream business. Understand the merits and challenges and set your course
Time: 4:00 - 6:00PM

Successful Start Up: Part 2: Business Planning
Take the dream and make it reality. Plan your future success step-by-step.
Time: 4:00 - 6:00PM

Amazing leadership is a key component of a business's success. Join our Director for two very special events.
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Vallejo Entrepreneur's Round Table - Peer-to-Peer
Join the former VP of Global Sales for Fedex / your SBDC Director, Tim Murrill as he facilitates this peer-to-peer Round Table. Seats are limited! Sponsored by the City of Vallejo to support Vallejo businesses. This month's topic: Boomers to Gen Z. Communication with Different Ages.

We meet the 2nd Thurs of the month.

Time: 4:00 - 6:00PM

Leadership Training: Decision Making
Join the former VP of Global Sales for Fedex / your SBDC Director, Tim Murrill as he shares about the structure of decision making and how to use that structure to be a more effective business owner.

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Our marketing advisors assist with every area of marketing for new or established businesses. We offer advising on the best of basics to the most advanced tactics for growing revenue.
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Digital Marketing Skills (5 Part Series)
Get hands on experience with this special training class designed to help you attract new clients and revenue in 4 key areas:
  • Design
  • Blogging
  • Website
  • Growing Revenue through Content Creation

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Social Media: Analytics
Gain an understanding of how your analytics can help with decision making for audience choosing, content, and boosting.

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Sales 101
Improve your sales ability with this introductory class designed to give you a stronger foundation and help you get faster results.

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM


CRM (Part 1 and 2)
Leverage your time better by using a CRM - Client Relationship Management system. .

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Our advisors are here to assist with every area of finance / accounting from bookkeeping to Quickbooks set up, analysis, and beyond.
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HR w/ Chana Anderson
From SEO to SEM, platforms to process, this 4 part series will give you a fresh outlook on how to attract more clients.
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Shuttered Venue Operators
Understand how to apply for the Shuttered Venue Operator.
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Employee Retention Tax Credit
Get updated on the Employee retention tax credit.
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Doing Business with the State of CA
Understand how to do bueinss with the State of California.
Time: 10:00AM - 11:00PM
The Restaurant Group serves success daily in all 38 counties in NorCal and are experienced, exceptional restauranteurs, financial experts, and planners.

Apply for no-cost advising and get the resources to recover or begin that dream restaurant. Someday is now!
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Artisan Food (2 Part Class)

The goal of this two webinar course is to jump start entrepreneurs on launching a local artisan food business locally and regionally. From creative decisions to legal requirements, this course covers topics you need to know to successfully initiate your artisan food product.
 
-What are Artisan Foods? A subset of consumer packaged goods, local and regional by nature
-The legal requirements from permitting and licensing
-How to find a kitchen and/or production space
-Goal Setting
-What to consider with packaging, sales and delivery
-Food trends, branding and finding your market
-Promote and connect with buyers, from
consumers to restaurants, markets and provisioners

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM


Thriving has as much to do with leveraging resources, as it has to do with understanding the anatomy of a well-run business and what needs fixing...yesterday. Thrive faster.
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Business Assessments: Discover What You're Doing Right or Wrong
This special program is designed to reveal your strengths and weaknesses.of the 7 Pillars of your business. We'll review over 40 aspects of your business and provide you with a new roadmap for your future success.


Want a private review over your business from one of our expert advisors?


Registering is Easy
The one-time, free registration process is simple: create a login using your name, email, password, phone number and
zip code.
The NorCal SBDC Regional Training team has curated the best of our region's recorded trainings.

The entire library is available to you free of charge.

Learn as much as you want, as often as you want, on any topic you want.
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Small businesses can get their COVID-19 lending / legal questions answered by phone, email or webinar:

Phone: 1-833-ASK-SBDC

Email:

Webinar:
The Workforce Development Board is our gracious host for our SBA grant. Their main purpose is to help build Solano County's economy by assisting businesses and their employees.

They administered the Layoff Aversion Grant, Solano Grant, Vallejo Grant and work tirelessly to get Solano Business the help they need. Programs offered are:

On the Job Training
50% wage reimbursement program that pays your employee's salary while they learn.

Incumbent Worker Training
UpSkill your workers easily with up to 90% reimbursement for skills training.

Job Placement Assistance for Displaced Workers
Let our team of WDB Advisors help your talent find new places to call home.

Hiring Help - Find Talented Employees with the assistance of WDB
Let our team of WDB Advisors help you find and attract the best talent to and in Solano County.

For more information, contact
Pamela Clemmons
e: Pclemmons@solanowdb.org
o: 707-863-3551

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Funding is not an endorsement of any product, opinion, or service. All programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. For more information, please contact us at:
(707) 646-1071 or info@solanosbdc.org. 

Funded in part through a grant with the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development,
the SBA, or the SBDC.

The team of business consultants at the Solano Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network provide no-cost business consulting and no-cost training programs in business operations and management, marketing, financing business planning, and more.