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

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Upcoming Events

October 2017

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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Mariposa: Yelp!

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mariposa Goverment Center / Supervisor’s Chambers, 5100 Bullion St.
Mariposa, CA 85338 United States
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Did You Know That Yelp Has 400 Million Global Users MONTHLY? Get Tactics & A Game Plan from an Industry Expert! The Power of Having a High Quality Online Image The Basics to a 5 Star Profile The Impact of 5 Star & 1 Star Reviews

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Dos Palos: Business Startup Workshop

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
WestAmerica Bank, 1507 Center Avenue
Dos Palos, CA 93620 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

Merced: LIVESTREAM Reach customers this holiday season

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Valley Sierra SBDC Merced, 1735 M Street
Merced, CA 95340 United States
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Getting Your Business Ready For The Holidays

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Sonora: LIVESTREAM Reach customers this holiday season

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Workplace Sonora, 320 W. Stockton Street
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PUT ON THE WAITLIST, PLEASE CLICK ON THE "REGISTER NOW" BUTTON.Together with the Small Business Administration (SBA), Facebook, Square, and Constant Contact, we will be hosting a special Holiday live-stream to show small businesses how to be found when this season's shoppers are searching online. Holiday Livestream Workshops Agenda SBA Intro Google (25 minutes): ‘Tis the Season for Site Optimization Join us as we discuss best practices for search…

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Los Banos: LIVESTREAM Reach customers this holiday season

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Los Banos City Hall, 520 J Street
Los Banos, CA 93635 United States
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Together with the Small Business Administration (SBA), Facebook, Square, and Constant Contact, we will be hosting a special Holiday live-stream to show small businesses how to be found when this season's shoppers are searching online. Holiday Livestream Workshops Agenda SBA Intro Google (25 minutes): ‘Tis the Season for Site Optimization Join us as we discuss best practices for search engine optimization (SEO). In this segment, you will learn tips for auditing your website, providing relevant content to attract shoppers and optimizing…

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Business Women’s Symposium

November 3 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Greens On Tenth, 953 10th Street
Modesto, CA 95354 United States
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The 3rd Annual Business Women’s Symposium is a unique event that focuses on core issues impacting today’s business women

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Mariposa: QuickBooks Desktop Training

November 4 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mariposa Fire Department, 5082 Bullion Street
Mariposa, CA 95338 United States
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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.

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Merced: Client Appreciation Day

November 8 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St
Merced, CA 95340 United States
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The Holidays Are Coming...Let's Put YOUR Business On The Map! People in your city and the surrounding areas are holiday shopping for what you offer–and they’re looking online. That’s why we’re teaming up with Google to host a free workshop to help you and your fellow businesses get online and on the map. We will also be handing out marketing resources and materials to share with your customers on Small Business Saturday. Promote your  business for #ShopSmall Saturday, November 25th, to…

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Modesto: Business Startup

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
NEW LOCATION Valley Sierra SBDC Modesto, 1625 I Street
Modesto, CA 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: Client Appreciation Day

November 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
NEW LOCATION Valley Sierra SBDC Modesto, 1625 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354 United States
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The Holidays Are Coming...Let's Put YOUR Business On The Map! People in your city and the surrounding areas are holiday shopping for what you offer–and they’re looking online. That’s why we’re teaming up with Google to host a free workshop to help you and your fellow businesses get online and on the map. We will also be handing out marketing resources and materials to share with your customers on Small Business Saturday. Promote your  business for #ShopSmall Saturday, November 25th, to…

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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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Modesto: Secret Sauce for Success

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NEW LOCATION Valley Sierra SBDC Modesto, 1625 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354 United States
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Learn What it Takes to Build a Successful Business! Developing a Powerful Brand Attracting Customers Hiring Your First Employee “Legally” Pricing to Generate Sales & Profit Planning for Future Success! REGISTER TODAY!

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December 2017

Modesto: Business Startup

December 12 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
NEW LOCATION Valley Sierra SBDC Modesto, 1625 I Street
Modesto, CA 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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