New Venture Series for New and Startup Businesses (Orland)

Date: 2/1/2023 – 2/22/2023 (2/1, 2/8/, 2/15, and 2/22 – all one 4 week program) Registration Deadline: 1/31/2023 12:00 PM (PST) This 4-part training series provides essential information to individuals thinking about starting a business and new business owners (in business one year or less). Topics include: Legal Requirements, Market Analysis, Cost […]


1 Million Cups, Chico CA

Stoble Coffee 418 Broadway St, Chico, California

A weekly event that brings together entrepreneurs and the Chico community over coffee and conversations. It is FREE and open to the public. CHICO: 1MC Chico has another new presenter February 1st! We will hear from Clive Savacool Founder, of a new startup in our region called LOGRX. ⁠ LOGRX […]


Starting Your Business: Part 1

Instructor: Margaret Jackson, radio talent and local celebrity Take the first steps on your journey to being an entrepreneur. This webinar is a brief introduction to entrepreneurship and what goes into creating and starting a new business. This webinar will include a high-level overview of some of the things that […]


Step-by-Step Email Marketing Guide For Your Business

Email marketing has consistently shown to have the highest return on investment than any other form of business marketing, but to see a large return on investment, you need to understand the basics of email marketing. In this webinar, marketing expert Patty Ross will teach you the basics of email […]


Vision, Values, and Market Need

Instructor: Margaret Jackson, local celebrity and radio talk show host  Learn the art of developing your company mission and vision statement. Master the skill of presenting your business to others, identify and screen opportunities, and understand your market need. We will also help you develop a pitch deck and expansion […]


Planning Your Business

Businesses with a plan are 6 times MORE successful than a business without a plan. But there are multiple types of plans so how do you know which type best meets your needs and how do you go about creating one? In this interactive Webinar, we will guide you through […]


Social Media Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

Social media can be a powerful tool for small business owners to market their products and services directly to their customers. However, social media can also be overwhelming. Which platform do you post on? How often should you post? What do you post and when?In this webinar, marketing expert Patty […]


Every Monday Morning (Solano-Napa)

Ready to start your week right? Need an orientation to the week – and a focus on where your business is going?  Join us for a start-of-the-week online huddle – Every Monday Morning – for business owners to make sure you’re putting your strategy first.  We’ll go through a simple […]


Checklist of Opening a Restaurant Part 1

In this two-part series restaurant veteran and SBDC business advisor Germain Michel brings you valuable, key insights into organizational strategies and timelines required from concept—to finding the right location, working through the permit process, and everything else onwards up to opening day. Topics include: Strategies, Investors and Funding, Accounting, Resources, […]


Government Contracting for Black & African American Business Owners

The Sonoma SBDC and Marin SBDC, in partnership with the North Bay Black Chamber of Commerce, will host this two-session training on government contracting. Join us for two Monday sessions over two weeks: 2/6 – Part One:  WHAT IS GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING? The first session will cover what it means to […]

Financial Management Series for Existing Businesses (Chico)

Butte College Skyway Center 2480 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico, California

Date: 2/7/2023 – 2/28/2023 (2/7, 2/14, 2/21, and 2/28 – all one program) Registration Deadline: 2/6/2023 12:00 PM (PST) Point of Contact: Sophie Konuwa, Director (530) 895-9017Location: 2480 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico CA 95928-7136 Training Topics: Cash Flow ManagementDescription: This 4-weeks series (every Tuesday from 8:30am – 10:30am for 4 weeks) is designed to teach you […]


Increase your Sales with Google Tools

Learn how to promote your products online using Google tools. We’ll show how local brick-and-mortar businesses can list products on a Google Business Profile.  We’ll also cover Google Merchant Center, a no-cost tool that allows both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar businesses to create free Product Listings on Google. In this session […]