Throughout the year, the SBDC offers a diverse selection of low cost classes to area businesses. Each course is designed to give you helpful tools, tips, and techniques to assist you in your business. Choose a location under “Event Category” below to view a calendar of upcoming classes. You can register online, or by calling our offices.

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June 2017

Modesto: Ag Business Workshop for Stanislaus County

June 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Valley Sierra SBDC Modesto, 1020 10th Street
Modesto, 95354 United States
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Come join us in this free event connecting Stanislaus County Ag businesses (farmers, processors, manufacturers, ect) with resources and finance opportunities! The workshop will feature presentations from various experts, including: Small business financing: Fresno Community Development Financial Institution Tax Incentives for the Ag industry and manufacturers: California Board of Equalization Cottage Food Laws and Regulations: How To Start A Food Business In Your Kitchen And more! Refreshments to be provided. Presented by Central Valley AgPLUS and Valley Sierra Small Business…

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Modesto: CA Competes Tax Credit Presentation

June 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Modesto Centre Plaza, 1010 10th St, Arbor Theatre
Modesto, CA 95354 United States
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Don't Leave Money on the Table: State of California Offering Over $200 Million in Tax Credits to Businesses of All Sizes The application is easy to fill out on-line, open to any business owner, free and coming your way. Join senior officials from the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) for a free one hour business development presentation in your area and get custom instructions on how to apply for this tax credit program. Register at www.business.ca.gov   …

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Sonora: Workplace Sonora Grand Opening

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Workplace Sonora, 320 W. Stockton Street
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Join us for an open house and learn how to make your business thrive. We’ll be celebrating our opening as a hub for independent workers in Tuolumne County AND as a satellite office for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). SBDC consultants will be on hand to talk with you about the program, which provides no-cost consulting on topics from business plans to financing to marketing and permits. The Grand Opening festivities: - Ribbon cutting (5:00 pm) - Live music…

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July 2017

Modesto: Business Startup

July 11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Valley Sierra SBDC Modesto, 1020 10th Street
Modesto, 95354 United States
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Do you dream of owning your own business? Do you think you have what it takes to be successful? Take this free one hour workshop that introduces the entrepreneur to the basics of starting a new business: Is your idea viable? What kind of financing will it take to open your business? Why do you need a business plan? What are the risks, pitfalls and requirements of opening a new business? This workshop is intended for the budding entrepreneur who…

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Merced: Business Startup Workshop

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Valley Sierra SBDC Merced, 1735 M Street
Merced, CA 95340 United States
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Do you dream of owning your own business? Do you think you have what it takes to be successful? Take this free one hour workshop that introduces the entrepreneur to the basics of starting a new business: Is your idea viable? What kind of financing will it take to open your business? Why do you need a business plan? What are the risks, pitfalls and requirements of opening a new business? This workshop is intended for the budding entrepreneur who…

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