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, […]

Financial Planning for the Business Owner

Tools for Business Asset Protection, Employee Retention, and Tax Reduction We have all heard the expression “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” However small business owners and entrepreneurs have the overwhelming tendency to do just that. The goal of most entrepreneurs is to have a better income and […]

CA Relief Grant Rounds (7, 8, 9)

We will cover:* Who is eligible, When and If they need to Reapply* What is allowable expenses for the Ca Relief Grant Proceeds* How they determine Eligibility* Where and Exactly How to Apply And we will have much time each session to answer your personal one on one questions. Register […]

Hours of Power

We Know You Need A Power Hour in Your Month!This is why we created a monthly, highly-caffeinated shot of fun in these powerfully innovative, life and leadership sessions. Facilitated by Alexis Asbe, a high-level business mentor and motivational coach. Grab your journal, coffee, and pressing questions and join this online […]

How to Build Startup Partnerships w/ Mastercard Lighthouse

About this event Partnerships are the key to scaling your startup! To learn more about how to build successful startup partnerships, join our virtual discussion session with Eleonore Hinlopen and Lana Brandorne, from Mastercard Lighthouse, the leading partnership platform in the Nordics and Baltics. In this virtual event we discuss: 1- What is Mastercard […]

Unique Value Proposition, Solution, Existing Alternatives, Early Adopters, Jobs-to-be-Done, and Assumptions

Part of the Carlson Center Virtual Entrepreneurship Virtual Toolkit Series Document your offering, its key features that solve the customers’ problems/needs, and determine what unique competitive advantage you might have.Learn Design thinking concepts such as brainstorming and practice creating prototypes of a new product/service.Identify your early adopters Register HERE.