FREE Workshops

There are lots of things happening in the coming months. Here's just  a taste of what we've got going.
FREE 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: 4-18-19
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

 
This workshop made possible through generous underwriting by Wells Fargo.
Understanding Food Costs

Whether you are an existing restaurateur looking for a refresher course, or a start-up looking for training, this seminar is for you. Join us for an afternoon of Understanding Food Cost.
  
Topics to be discussed include:
  •  How to understand a profit and loss statement and what it means for your restaurant
  •  Industry benchmarks for food cost
  • How to work from a budget
  • Weekly flashcard technique
  • Industry techniques for calculating plate cost
  • How to price for profitability
  • Best practices for managing inventory
Instructor: Louise Dawson, Regional SBDC Restaurant Specialist and advisor who brings over 30 years of   experience in the restaurant industry to her seminars.
 

Date: 5-8-19
Time: 2:00-4:00 PM

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This workshop made possible through generous underwriting by Wells Fargo.
Financial Management

This workshop will better equip you in how to manage your business financials. 

Topics include:
  • Interpreting financial statements to better manage and understand your operations, cash flow, and profitability.
  • Identifying your cash flow cycle and how it impacts your business.
  • Learning how to calculate and use financial ratios to troubleshoot fiscal dangers and improve performance.
  • How to think critically when looking at pricing and costs.
  • Developing forecasts and budget techniques to improve profits.

Instructor: Joe Rodola, SBDC Consultant

Date: 5-9-19
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

  In partnership with:
 
This workshop made possible through generous underwriting by Wells Fargo.
Fine-Tuning Your Marketing Strategy

With winter behind us and Trinity County's busy season ahead, now is the perfect time to fine-tune your marketing strategy and re-brand your messaging to remind everyone that Highway 299 is open, the Alps are recovering from the fires, and you are open and ready for business.

This workshop will cover:
  • The key elements under the "Marketing Mix."
  •  The misconceptions between Advertising, Branding, and Public Relations.
  •  And how to re-brand your messaging to remind locals and visitors alike that you are still in business and Trinity County is thriving.
Instructor: Lani Lott, SBDC consultant.
For the last two decades Ms. Lani Lott has been assisting business owners with narrowing in and drafting a marketing strategy tailored to reach their primary customer base thus creating sales and driving profit.

Date: 5-16-19
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

 
This workshop made possible through generous underwriting by Wells Fargo.
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: 5-30-19
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

 
This workshop made possible through generous underwriting by Wells Fargo.
Employee vs. Independent Contractor: What California Companies Need to Know - Webinar

Workers come in many varieties. This workshop will provide key insights into the differences between employees, interns, volunteers independent contractors. We will specifically discuss the new CA ABC independent contractor test and how you can grow your company while complying with the myriad of state and federal regulations.

Join us!
* Gain a thorough understanding of the difference between employees and contractors.
* Practice applying the new ABC Independent Contractor test.
* Find out about resources for hiring employees and contractors.
* Receive a comprehensive handout showing the laws.


Date: 4-24-19
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Webinar:  Register here

Contact:  530.926.6670
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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