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The CSUMB SBDC regularly offers basic workshops on an ongoing basis. Anyone thinking about starting a business is encouraged to attend. They are also great refresher workshops for those who have been in business for a while! Workshops are offered at no or small charge. Space is limited and Pre-registration is required.    

 
TRAINING EVENTS SCHEDULE
TITLE   DESCTIPTION   DATE/ TIME/ LOCATION 

Circle of Women

Lead by: Rossana Giannini

  Women Building Community and Creating Wealth and Prosperity- Women gather to laugh, eat, create community, grow, and manifest their destiny. Join us and get to know the women in your community. This is an opportunity to meet and learn from business owners and entrepreneurs. Circle of Women is pot-luck style so bring your favorite dish!   

April 21

6-8 pm

SBDC Office
106 Lincoln Ave. Salinas

Get Ready to Export Seminar Series: Prepare Your Product to Export

By: Bob Komoto

 

Did you know that 96% of the world’s consumers live outside of the US? Now is the time to take your business global and explore new markets! Come learn from industry experts how to maximize your business’ potential by developing a comprehensive export strategy.

Pre-Registration required via Eventbrite.com
Registration Fee: $20/ session or $65 for all 4 sessions

For more information, please contact:
Allison Mello, Bay Area Center for International Trade Development
melloa@smccd.edu/ 650-738-7098 

Sponsored by: Bay Area Center for International Trade Development

 

April 23

8-11 am

SBDC Office
106 Lincoln Ave.
Salinas

The One Page Business Plan

By: Keith Holtaway

  Having difficulty putting together your business plan? Don’t be intimidated by the business planning process, join us and learn how you can create a One Page Business Plan! Go over every section of a business plan.  

April 24

3-5 pm

SBDC Office
106 Lincoln Ave. Salinas

Building Sales & Increasing Bottom Line in your Restaurant

By: Tom Bruce

 

Do you have a family-owned and operated restaurant, a one-person operation, or a high-end sophisticated dining establishment? If so, this seminar is for you! Join us and learn how to manage a successful profitable restaurant. Go over menu design and pricing menu items.

Sponsored by the Community Foundation for San Benito County
 

 

May 1

3-5 pm

243 Sixth St. Ste 100 Hollister
 

QuickBooks for the Service Based Business

By: Tajni Diller

 

This is a 2-day Hands-On Training session. You will learn: How QuickBooks works and how you can get around the program, how to manage bills and loans, how to track customer payments and sales data, and how to reconcile accounts. Run standard financial reports and generate your custom financial reports.

Registration Fee: $79 

 

May 2 & 9, 2014
1-4 pm

Hartnell College
Building E Room 215
411 Central Ave. Salinas 93901

Access to Capital

By: Andrea Nield

 

Are you considering applying for a small business loan? Seeking alternative sources of funds to finance your business? Whether you are starting a business or have an existing business, this workshop is for you!

Sponsored by the Community Foundation for San Benito County

 

May 8

1-3 pm

243 Sixth St. Suite 100 Hollister

Tourism Marketing

By: John Avella

 

“Marketing is EVERYTHING you do to promote your business, from the moment you conceive of it to the point at which customers buy your product or service and begin to patronize your business on a regular basis. The key words to remember are everything and regular basis.” – Jay Conrad Levinson

Join Us and Learn Key Strategies and Best Practices for Tourism Marketing

Sponsored by the Community Foundation for San Benito County
 

 

May 8

3-5 pm

243 Sixth St. Ste 100 Hollister

Managing Your Team Legally and Effectively All the Time

By: Sheila Dundon

  Learn to legally: manage work time, respond to time off requests, manage WC, and retain and submit employment data. You’ll learn ways to motivate and retain good people so productivity soars while having fun. You’ll also receive book lists, posting requirements and guidelines to help you become an employer of choice.  

May 14

3-5 pm

SBDC Office
106 Lincoln Ave. Salinas

Starting a Successful Business

By: Moises Cruz

  An introduction to the start-up process. Making your start-up process easier, more organized, help generate new ideas and provide a self-assessment of your readiness to take on a new business venture.
 
 

May 15

6-8 pm

SBDC Office
106 Lincoln Ave. Salinas
 

Get Ready to Export Seminar Series:

Prepare Your Business for Export

By: Bob Komoto

 

Did you know that 96% of the world’s consumers live outside of the US? Now is the time to take your business global and explore new markets! Come learn from industry experts how to maximize your business’ potential by developing a comprehensive export strategy.

Pre-Registration required via Eventbrite.com
Registration Fee: $20/ session or $65 for all 4 sessions

For more information, please contact:
Allison Mello, Bay Area Center for International Trade Development
melloa@smccd.edu/ 650-738-7098

Sponsored by Bay Area Center for International Trade Development

 

May 21

8-11 am

SBDC Office
106 Lincoln Ave. Salinas

Government Contracting

By: Brooks Merritt

 

Want to Sell to the Government? Need to Diversify your Customer Base? Want to make New Contacts? The Monterey Bay Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is here to serve Monterey County Businesses! Join us and learn how your Small Business can contract with the government.

Information & Registration: www.montereybayptac.com/Training

Sponsored by Monterey Bay PTAC

 

May 22,
10 am-12 pm

SBDC Office
106 Lincoln Ave. Salinas

QuickBooks for the Product Based Business

By: Tajni Diller

  This is a 2-day Hands-On Training session. You will learn: How QuickBooks works and how you can get around the program, how to manage bills and loans, how to track customer payments and sales data, and how to reconcile accounts. Run standard financial reports and generate your custom financial reports. Learn how to track and manage your business inventory products.
Registration Fee: $79 
 

May 23 & 30, 2014
1-4 pm

Hartnell College
Building E Room 215411 Central Ave. Salinas 93901
 

 

Services of the SBDC are partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration; Cal State University at Monterey Bay and the University of California, Merced. SBDCs are supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration and extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Any opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.