Write your Lean Canvas Business Plan

In English | Online via Zoom Lean Canvas is an approach to writing your business plan that helps you get your ideas from your head and into a single page with a visual format. It’s helps you understand the core areas of writing a business plan and build your idea into […]


102 Turn your Dream into Action with the Business Model Canvas

Learn how to use the Business Model Canvas to turn your idea into action. This tool allows you to capture the key ingredients of your business idea and how it will work, on a single page using a rigorous, thoughtful process. It holds the nine essential elements needed to create […]


WORKSHOP: Integrating Agritourism Into Your Farm Business – BUTTE COUNTY

Lundberg Family Farms 5311 Midway, Richvale, California

The UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (UC SAREP), UC Cooperative Extension Butte County, and Sierra Oro Farm Trail invite area farmers and ranchers to participate in a full-day workshop that will discuss opportunities, challenges, and considerations for starting or expanding an agritourism business. The workshop will feature presentations […]


ACADEMIA EMPRESARIAL VIRTUAL 2023: Cómo proteger y minimizar los riesgos de su negocio

Esta sesión se enfoca específicamente en la protección de su negocio por medio de seguros y productos financieros. Aprenderá a minimizar los recursos y pérdidas en los negocios. Próximos seminarios web:7 de marzo | Conceptos de mercado digital y cómo crear una ventaja competitiva14 de marzo | Cómo establecer los registros de […]


Cybersecurity Basics

With the impact of the pandemic and some stores closed or partially open, more businesses are looking to bring their “shop” online. How do we protect ourselves and our companies against cyber criminals? We all know that we shouldn’t email our account information to someone claiming to be a Nigerian […]


Butte College Create Space Tour

Butte College Campus Art Building - Room 148 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville,, California

If you geek out on drones, 3D imaging, VR, mechatronics, and more, join Chicostart Wednesday, March 1st to take a tour of Butte College Create Space! They have it all. You just need to sign up to access it.  The tour of the maker space is free and open to the […]


Show Me the Money: Projecting and Presenting Financials

Gallagher Hall 540 Alumni Ln, Davis, California

What do potential investors want to see? Jim Kelly, assistant dean for finance and administration at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, will show you how to forecast and present your financials in a way that effectively demonstrates your understanding of the market and the value of your venture.


How to Use Keywords On Your Website and Social Media to Attract Customers

One of the secrets to online visibility is optimizing your website and social media posts for keywords that people search on search engines and social media (Google, Bing, etc.). In this webinar, you’ll learn how to maximize the power of keywords for your business. Our expert presenter, Stan Booth, will […]


Closing the Best Deal – Negotiation for Start-ups and Small Businesses

As a small business you can’t always come out on top, but you want to make sure you come out ahead. How can we avoid being taken advantage of by bigger companies or more experienced players?  Andrew Lemon has been a small business owner and consultant, as well as part […]


CleanStart Perspectives – Bridging the Gap to Energy Efficient Buildings


Artificial technology connecting with HVAC systems to optimize buildings. BrainBox AI integrates to the HVAC system to make buildings smarter and greener. It feeds the AI engine outside data, like weather forecasts and electricity prices. Individual HVAC equipment is given commands by the AI on its own, which then recognizes […]

How to Start a Business in Sonoma County

8 Sessions: March 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30In English | Online via Zoom Opening a business requires knowledge that goes beyond the talent needed to envision a business. You’ll need to know the key steps to minimize errors that cost money & time and start you on […]


How to Choose The Right Business Structure For Your Business

Of the steps you need to take to start a business, one of the big ones is figuring out what business structure is right for you. But what are the different types of business entities and how do you know which is the right structure for your business? In this […]