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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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March 22, 2018
  • Placer Business Development Day

    March 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Placer Business Resource Center : 1000 Sunset Blvd, Suite 105, Rocklin, CA 95765

    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.

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April 6, 2018
  • Executive Series Presents: Marketing for Small Teams Doing Big Things by Gordon Fowler

    April 6, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    1 Capital Mall Suite 700 Sacramento, CA 95814

    The marketing challenges small teamsface doesn’t have to hinder business growth or the spread of great ideas. Witha little extra knowledge and planning, you can overcome the realities of havingfewer staff members, smaller budgets or less marketing expertise.


    This workshop will cover thefundamentals needed to build an effective marketing strategy, including andunderstanding of who you’re marketing to, why you’re marketing, what you’remarketing, and how you’re marketing. Attendees will leave with implementablestrategies and tactics for communicating their big ideas, including marketingtools and tips for use, how and why to build hyper-local relevance, anddeveloping a realistic implementation calendar. 


April 10, 2018
  • Referral Round Table: Haney Business Ventures

    April 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Haney Business Ventures 4465 Granite Dr. Rocklin, CA 95977

    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 Danni or Samantha for information - Make sure to let them know you are an SBDC client! 916-319-4269  


  • Business Basics

    April 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    5100 Sierra College Blvd in the Fireside Room, Rocklin CA 95677

    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.

    No fee

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  • QuickBooks Pro 2015 Level 1

    April 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Tech/Adult Center, Computer Lab 13055 Bill Francis Drive, Auburn

    Placer School for Adults Online Registration

    You'll create a sample company and learn how to use items, classes, and accounts, input purchase and sales transactions by writing checks, using check registers, credit card accounts, petty cash accounts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
    Prerequisites:  Accounting Level 1 and Accounting Level 2 or accounting knowledge.

    Fee $68.00

    Register Here:


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