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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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September 26, 2018
  • Networking Strategies: Online Marketing Strategy Hacks for the Small Business Owner

    September 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Placer Business Resource Center 1000 Sunset Blvd Suite 105, Rocklin CA 95765

    Please join us as Veronika Monell, owner of JumpStartNOW, will be speaking about getting noticed online focusing on modern websites, online and social media marketing tips, tools, best practices and strategies.

    Topics will include:

    How to create a powerful website
    Understand Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
    Get found in local searches
    Pick your ideal social media platform
    How to build a video marketing strategy
    Build your LinkedIn strategies

    Register Here: https://nc.ecenterdirect.com/events/44181

     

September 27, 2018
  • Placer Business Development Day with Umpqua Bank

    September 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Placer Business Resource Center 1000 Sunset Blvd Suite 105, Rocklin CA 95765

    Speical Guest, Umpqua Bank!

    This no-cost workshop is packed with information with our two most popular workshops combined into one! Topics to be covered: • Business startup considerations: • Strong Detailed Business Plan with assumptions. • 12-24 months of Projections-Revenue, Expenses, Profit/Loss, with assumptions. • 12 months of working capital expenses. • Start a relationship with a CPA—worth the investment. • Prepare monthly financial statements, diligently. • SBA financing options. • Leasing options. • Lines of Credit. Business Plan Development: 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. Loan Readiness: • How can the SBDC help if you are turned down for a loan? • How does a small business get money? Bank loans— are they impossible? • Doing your homework before applying for a loan— who might be able to help • you? What is the SBA Loan Guarantee Program—how can SBA help? • How does SBA look at my loan request? • Are their tips for dealing with lenders? • What else can SBA do for my business? • Differences in Bank Lending and Alternative Lending, and resources available? Financing ABC's - How the SBA (Small Business Administration) and the SBDC (Small Business Development Centers) can assist in financing needs for startup and expanding businesses. Why and How Understanding Business Finance is necessary Alternative Financing Options - Alternatives to the same old, same old... Out-of-the-Box Finance Options How You Can Help Yourself when looking for Money to Start or Expand Your Business.

    Register Here: https://nc.ecenterdirect.com/events/43904

     

October 2, 2018
  • Business Basics

    October 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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.

    Register Here: https://nc.ecenterdirect.com/events/44182

     

October 3, 2018
  • Looking to Buy a Building?

    October 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Rancho Cordova City Hall 2729 Prospect Park Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA

    Enjoy a free Breakfast and a no-cost workshop!

    Dave Nelson
    Vice-President Business Banking with First Citizens Bank
    Jerry Huynh
    VP | SBA Loan Officer SBA Lending with First Citizens Bank

    Interested in learning about the process of buying a commercial building? You will not want to miss this workshop! We will have top SBA and conventional lenders sharing their insights and experience with helping business owners buy commercial buildings. Come learn from the experts including SBA, conventional, and the SBDC.
    Free Breakfast!

    Register Here: https://nc.ecenterdirect.com/events/44276

     

October 5, 2018
  • Executive Series Presents: LinkedIn Strategies: Build Business Relationships Online

    October 5, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    1 Capitol Mall, Suite 700, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

    Please join us as Veronika Monell, owner of JumpStartNOW, teaches you how to develop an All-Star LinkedIn profile, gives you tips and tools how to build business relationships and find warm leads when you are not out networking.

    Topics covered in this session will include:

    Jumpstart your LinkedIn profile
    Write a powerful LinkedIn bio
    Know your power partners
    Grow your connections
    Build relationships via messenger
    Utilize LinkedIn Premium

    Register Here: https://nc.ecenterdirect.com/events/43946

     

October 9, 2018
  • Business Plan Development

    October 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Placer Business Resource Center 1000 Sunset Blvd Suite 105, Rocklin CA 95765

    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.

    Register Here: https://nc.ecenterdirect.com/events/44212

     

October 17, 2018
  • Loans-Expanding, Buying or selling Business

    October 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Placer Business Resource Center 1000 Sunset Blvd Suite 105, Rocklin CA 95765

    Buying or Selling a Small Business
    Then this workshop is for you. Learn to position your business for sale, get the best price possible, and learn what the buyer and the lender will need from you during the process.
    If you’re interested in purchasing an existing business learn the process, understand the terms and conditions of the purchase. Understand what the lenders are looking for in order to fund your deal. How much of your own money is required when purchasing an existing business. How important is the existing lease agreement when negotiating your deal? And what are you willing to pay for rent. What if you’re purchasing the business as well as the property, what should you expect?
    Should you have an appraisal done on the business when selling or when buying, who should pay for the appraisal? Learn to negotiate your deal. Learn to close the deal.

     

  • Loan Readiness with Umpqua Bank and InnoGrove!

    October 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    InnoGrove 8153 Elk Grove Blvd., Suite 20, Elk Grove CA CA 95814

    Special Guest:

    Alicia Wuebker

    Small Business Relationship Banker

    Umpqua Bank

    Alicia’s business clients share a great deal of courage, passion and commitment. She’s
    seen first-hand how hard small business owners work every day, and strives to form
    partnerships with them built on collaboration and meaningful solutions. Over the
    past 15 years, Alicia has taken the time to truly listen to her clients, so she can really
    understand their unique goals for today and tomorrow. She loves working closely with
    her client’s entire organization, lending ideas that help streamline efficiencies and set
    everyone up for success.

    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: https://nc.ecenterdirect.com/events/43900

     

October 19, 2018
  • 2018 Power Lunch Series: Piatti Restaurant & Bar

    October 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    571 Pavilions Ln, Sacramento, CA 95825, USA

    The Metro Chamber Power Lunch series are a great way for Metro Chamber businesses to build connections within the Metro Chamber membership and hear from speakers on issues currently affecting the Capital Region's businesses!

    The Metro Chamber continues to show our commitment to helping our region’s businesses grow. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards and be ready to increase your network!
    Due to limited space, please register you and your guest early.

    MEMBER COST IS $20 & NON-MEMBER COST IS $45. It is the policy of the Metro Chamber to issue refunds up to 72 hours prior to the start of the event. No refunds will be issued after that point. Transfers to names may be made same-day for the event, but no roll over of payment may be made for future events.

    Tello them you heard about it from the SBDC! To register contact Samantha Beck, 916-319-4266

     

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