With the right tools and international marketing strategy, businesses are expanding globally to meet new demands. This workshop introduces Google's Market Finder, a free tool that can help you identify new international business opportunities and plan for success.In this workshop, we’ll:- Discuss the benefits of exporting- Introduce Google Market Finder- […]

The Art of Grant Writing

Join us for this Live Online Workshop, a crash course in grant-writing where you will receive step by step guidance for preparing each section of your proposal - including your budget!  We'll also share examples so that you will see exactly how simply this can be done!   After attending this workshop […]

One Page Business Plan – Business Model Canvas

Every business needs a plan. It is a risk management tool, a tool to make you think, a tool to help you avoid mistakes, and a tool that defines the elements essential to success and how they relate to each other. Using the Business Model Canvas, you can define the […]

All You Want to Know About Contracts

Each of us deals with contracts in our professional and personal lives nearly every day (purchase orders; commercial/residential lease agreements; equipment lease agreements; service contracts; partnership agreements; non-compete agreements; vendor agreements; vehicle lease agreements, etc.). Since Florida law generally provides that parties are charged with knowledge of all agreements that […]

Growth Factory Founder Social

In-person event. The Growth Factory is a new startup accelerator and early-stage venture fund launching in September of 2021. Our team is in search of Sacramento Region founders with World Class potential who are leading pre-seed venture backable companies and want capital, mentorship, and a strong community to support them […]

The Future of Food & Ag in Greater Sacramento

Greater Sacramento is where innovators are revolutionizing food and agriculture technology. The region combines agricultural abundance, highly skilled science and tech talent and the #1 agricultural sciences university in the nation – UC Davis. Join this webinar to learn about innovative food & ag companies and available lab space / […]

Home-Based Business Ownership – Is It the Next Step in Your Career?

Could business ownership be the next step in your career? Many entrepreneurs start with a home-based business that creates, delivers, or improves on a product or service. Register today to hear from the industry’s most trusted leader in matching entrepreneurs with business opportunities, FranNet, as they cover key topics as […]

Develop a Business Plan

The importance of planning should never be overlooked. For a small business to be successful and profitable, the owners must have a clear understanding of their product or service, customers, competition and financial projections. A Business Plan is a key operating tool to help manage your business and enable you […]

Making the Leap to Entrepreneurship – Is the Right Time Now?

Steve Jobs did it. Jeff Bezos did it. Sara Blakely did it. We wouldn’t have Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Nike, Instagram, Pinterest, 23&Me, Starbucks, or Red Bull if aspiring entrepreneurs hadn't left their nine-to-five to chase a dream. Nearly every successful entrepreneur, famous and non-famous, had to quit a job at […]

Marketing Your Business

For people who want to obtain trial by customers and growth for their business, whether it is a product, service or both. It explains various marketing strategies and contains many practical marketing tips. It will help you define your mission, analyze your situation, conduct research, identify your target market, and […]

Customer Segments, Customer Problems, Culture and the Founding Team

Part of the Carlson Center Virtual Entrepreneurship Toolkit Series. Learn how to ensure your proposed solution maps to a customer's problem/need. This is known as the Problem-Solution Fit. The bigger the problem, the bigger the market opportunity. Explore how the leading strategic innovation methods, such as Lean/ Business Model Canvas, […]