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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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December 13, 2018
  • Placer County Executive Series Presents Effective Communication Workshop

    December 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Placer Business Resource Center 1000 Sunset Blvd Suite 105, Rocklin CA 95765

    Our Effective Communication Workshop helps examine your own communication style, offering solid skill development and tools meant to boost your abilities for working with, and adapting to, all kinds of audiences including employees, vendors and customers. This workshop teaches you the key differences between communication styles based on audiences and the best platforms to use in reaching your goals.

    Led by Erika Bjork, the 2016 PR Professional of Year and brand strategist behind building audiences for Sacramento Republic FC and various industries and businesses, will lead the conversation. Workshop will include sample handout on netiquette policies and persona definitions for sales styles.

    Workshop time is spent:
    1. Reviewing different communication styles that are important with internal and external stakeholders
    2. The importance of listening
    3. Learning the power of asking good questions
    4. Scenarios and examples on when to best use various forms of communication, especially digital vs. verbal

    Participants will receive:
    - Cheat sheet on communication styles
    - Sample netiquette policy for organizations

    Register Here:


December 19, 2018
  • Loan Readiness

    December 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Meet with financial experts on how to get the capital you need to grow your business. This seminar is free, but seating is limited.

    Your success is our success. You'll learn:

    · What the bank needs to see to say Yes!

    · Alternative Financing Options: SBA and-SBA

    · How to get the line of credit you need

    · Development of a strong business plan and financial projection

    · Keys to Being Loan Ready

    · Accessing Capital - Bank Lending vs. AlternativeLending

    · Organizing and Structuring your Financials

    · Completing the Lending Process

    · How does a small business get money?

    · Bank loans-are they impossible?

    · Doing your homework before applying for a loan and who might be able to help

    · Why banks might not be able to lend to your business. How SBA might help

    · SBA loan guarantee program overview

    Tips for dealing with lenders

    Register Here:


January 9, 2019
  • Business Basics

    January 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Placer Business Resource Center 1000 Sunset Blvd Suite 105, Rocklin CA 95765

    This workshop is the first of a 3 series (Business Basics, Business 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, legal structure, formulate a plan to move forward, and where to seek out some excellent resources.

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