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Events and workshops

At the Capital Region SBDC, we offer no-cost business-related workshops. It doesn’t matter if you are just thinking about starting your business, or you already have one, we are happy to help you. 

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June 28, 2018
  • Small Business Tax Workshop

    June 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Sacramento County, Voter Registration and Elections, 7000 65th St # A, Sacramento, CA 95823, USA

    As you start and grow your business it is important to remember that a good record keeping system should be easy to operate; it must also be manageable and accessible.
    Attend this NO COST Interactive workshop on June 28th and learn:
    • How to set-up a good record keeping system
    • How to maximize all the business related expenses
    • How to comply with your tax obligations
    • How to avoid over/under tax payments
    • And much more!
    To attend this NO COST workshop please respond to this email or call: 1-916-875-3280


  • Placer Executive Series Presents Intentional Learning Organization

    June 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Placer Business Resource Center: 1000 Sunset Blvd, Suite 105, Rocklin, CA 95765

    Intentional Learning Organization™with Dr. Larry Hiner 

    You may have heard of a Learning Organization. The term was popularized in the 1990’s book from Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline. Almost everyone has or had a copy on their bookshelves; and everyone thought/thinks that it is a great idea. “Yes, we should have/be a Learning Organization – it rhymes with innovation and everyone wants to be innovative in the 90’s and the 21st Century, right?”

    In the intervening almost 30 years, there have been many attempts at growing Learning Organizations, with varying degrees of success. Some of the shortfalls include subscribing to a learning services company and posting the catalog of courses on the company intranet for anyone to enroll and complete. (Issue – not aligned to any path for betterment or promotion, so they were rarely used.) Others purchased LMS software and installed it on internal servers or licensed it as a SaaS; and some even licensed or developed content for it. (Issue – same as the catalog, so the default use has been for mandatory compliance-related courses.) Some hired Learning & Development or Training specialists to develop curricula for the organization. (Issue – again, not tied to any progress measure and resulted in spot courses based on departmental or company need that were sponsored by people with budget.) And many hired “one and done” training specialists to deliver multi-hour and multi-day courses – on and off site. (Issue – they generated enthusiasm for about a week, and were promptly shelved and forgotten because they were not linked to an expected competency and behavior in the workplace, leading to a specified, measurable business result.

    An Intentional Learning Organization implies that there is a grand design for the learning environment, and a reason for each learning activity that is proposed by the organization and undertaken by the participant. That design includes:

    1. An Individual Development Plan (IDP) for every individual in the organization;

    2. A Team Development Plan (TDP) for each team that is assembled for a project lasting more than a Quarter;

    3. An inculcation of Manager-as-Coach for every person who supervises others – from Team Leaders to Executives;

    4. Competency in Vision-Alignment-Enablement approach to Leadership for all leaders at all levels.

    The Intentional Learning Organization presentation and interactive learning activity provides a 1-2-hour overview of this material, interactive exercises for various learning points, covering these topic areas:

    • Definition of an Intentional Learning Organization (ILO)

    • Levels of the organization impacted by the ILO

    • Benefits of deploying an ILO

    • ILO integration models

    • ILO and change management

    • Complementarity with Lean/Agile models

    • What an ILO is not

    • Related concepts

    Register here:


July 10, 2018
  • Referral Round Table: Depot Park

    July 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Depot Park, 16 Business Park Way, Sacramento, CA 95828, USA

    Meet other Metro Chamber Members & Business Professionals to develop rapport and business relationships! Please bring plenty of business cards and be prepared to tell the group a 30 second overview of your name, business and what you will need a referral for in the next 90 days!

    The Referral Round Table provides an on-going forum for Metro Chamber members to develop strategic relationships with other members and professionals to grow their business while learning new networking skills. Participants connect with companies they can do business with through an exchange of legitimate business leads. Coffee and Pastries provided! 

    Call Samantha for details, make sure to tell her you are an SBDC Client! Samantha Beck 916-319-4266


July 13, 2018
  • Executive Series Presents: Networking Strategies and Mindset Workshop - Learn how to turn business

    July 13, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Sacramento Metropolitan, 1 Capitol Mall # 700, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

    Networking Strategies and Mindset Workshop - Learn how to turn business cards into relationships

    No more speed-dating your way through mixers. Start putting power into power partners and influencing your own network.

    Please join us as Veronika Monell, Owner of JumpstartNOW, and Rich McDonald of Concierge Realtors, show you how to increase your sphere of influence by employing some simple networking strategies. All we ask is that you come with a positive mindset, and they will show you how to turn business cards into relationships.

    They will share with you ideas on how to not only survive and maximize your next networking event but how to select the best types of networking events and audiences for you. Learn how to mingle like a pro and have killer conversations to build rapport with those you meet. Finally, understand how to capture more of those contacts using your professional LinkedIn profile and stay in touch.

    Bio - Veronika Monell

    Veronika Monell is the owner of JumpStartNOW, a local Sacramento consulting firm. She has helped hundreds of businesses navigate the ever changing marketing and business dynamics of today’s faced paced world. She helps to strategically put the pieces for her clients’ businesses together to create a clear picture. She is the Ambassador of the Year 2017 for the Sacramento Metro Chamber and served as Membership Chair of LeTip of Sacramento. More info at and

    Bio - Rich McDonald

    Rich McDonald is a Realtor and real estate broker with Concierge Realtors. Rich has been specializing in residential real estate services since 2013 and has received Masters Club status from his Realtor association every year since. Rich earned his broker’s license in late December of 2017 and shortly thereafter took Concierge Realtors into the marketplace. Rich is currently an ambassador with the Sacramento Metro Chamber as well as with the Sacramento Asian Pacific-Islander Chamber of Commerce.

    Prior to his real estate career Rich worked as a consultant helping people develop better communication and leadership skills. Rich enjoys public presentations and is passionate about helping others overcome their fears of public speaking so they have more fun and ultimately more success in all of their daily interactions with others.

    Please visit my LinkedIn page:


July 17, 2018
  • Business Basics

    July 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Yolo County Office of Health & Human Services, 25 N. Cottonwood St Woodland CA

    This workshop is the first of a 3 series (Business Basics, Bussiness Plan Development, and Loan Readiness) for those who are looking to start their business. This workshop covers the first steps in building the foundation of your small business. If you are ready to take the next step and start your business. This class is for individuals who are looking for practical information for determining if they are ready to be an entrepreneur and the essentials for launching a business. We will learn about the initial steps to starting a business, formulate a plan to move forward, and where to seek out some excellent new resources. 

    Fee is $10.00 per workshop and free for Woodland Chamber Members 

    To register please contact



    July 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    950 Tharp Road, Ste. 1303 Yuba City, CA 95993

    Have you heard the saying, “Businesses don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan?” It’s true – whether you are just starting out or are growing your business -- having a well thought-out, written business plan can help you stay on track for success. A business plan can help you get organized, support an application for a loan, and serve as a roadmap to take your business in the right direction.
    Although business plans generally follow a generic outline, no two plans are exactly alike. Your plan would include key success factors for your specific industry. And you would write your plan for a specific audience: a plan written as an internal document to guide your day-to-day operations would be different from one developed for a banker or an investor.

    Fee is $20.00 per workshop

    To register please contact YSEDC at (530)751-8555 or for questions


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