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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Valley Sierra SBDC

(209) 422-6416|| https://www.valleysierrasbdc.com

Upcoming Events

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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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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August 2017

Modesto: Business Startup

August 8 @ 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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Sonora: QuickBooks Desktop Training

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Workplace Sonora, 320 W. Stockton Street
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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$149

Dates Tuesday, August 8th Tuesday, August 15th Never used QuickBooks before? No problem. Using QuickBooks and still have questions? We’re here to help. Our expert QuickBooks Pro Advisor will teach you what it takes to get you up and running. From setting up your company to managing your chart of accounts. This two part series will cover accounting basics and beyond such as: Creating a company Reviewing the chart of accounts Working with customers & estimates Reconciling a credit card…

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Merced: Business Startup Workshop

August 17 @ 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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September 2017

Modesto: Business Startup

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2017

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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Modesto: QuickBooks Desktop Training

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Valley Sierra SBDC Modesto, 1020 10th Street
Modesto, 95354 United States
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$149

Dates Tuesday, September 19th Tuesday, September 26th Never used QuickBooks before? No problem. Using QuickBooks and still have questions? We're here to help. Our expert QuickBooks Pro Advisor will teach you what it takes to get you up and running. From setting up your company to managing your chart of accounts. This two part series will cover accounting basics and beyond such as: Creating a company Reviewing the chart of accounts Working with customers & estimates Reconciling a credit card…

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Merced: Business Startup Workshop

September 21 @ 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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October 2017

Modesto: Business Startup

October 10 @ 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

October 19 @ 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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November 2017

Modesto: Business Startup

November 14 @ 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

November 16 @ 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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December 2017

Modesto: Business Startup

December 12 @ 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

December 21 @ 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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