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

April 2017

Modesto: 2017 Employment Law Update

April 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Valley Sierra SBDC Modesto, 1020 10th Street
Modesto, 95354 United States
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-SB 3-CA Minimum Wage -Executive Order 13706-Paid Sick Leave -Overtime Exemptions -Meal Periods and Rest Breaks -Payroll and Wage Statements -SB 1234-Retirement Savings Plans -Prop 64-Marijuana Legalization

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Merced: Business Startup

April 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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May 2017

Modesto: Small Business ADA Compliance Workshop

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:45 am
Valley Sierra SBDC Modesto, 1020 10th Street
Modesto, 95354 United States
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Join us for a special workshop for local small businesses on American Disability Act compliance requirements and the various programs and services that are available to help business owners. The workshop features a panel presentation moderated by California Small Business Advocate Jesse Torres and leadership from the California Commission on Disability Access, the California Division of State Architects, and the Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center. Agenda: 9:00-9:30am Registration/Networking 9:30-9:35am Welcome 9:35-10:30am Panel Presentation Jesse Torres (Moderator), Calfiornia Small Business…

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Modesto: Business Funding

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Valley Sierra SBDC Modesto, 1020 10th Street
Modesto, 95354 United States
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Looking for capital to start or expand your business? We can help you! Come learn about: SBA loans, Lines of Credit & Micro Loans, Entrepreneurship Opportunities, Preparing for a Loan Application and much more!

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Modesto: Préstamos a Empresas

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Valley Sierra SBDC Modesto, 1020 10th Street
Modesto, 95354 United States
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¿Está buscando capital para comenzar o expandir su negocio? ¡Te podemos ayudar! Venga a aprender acerca de: Préstamos SBA, líneas de crédito y micro préstamos, oportunidades de emprendimiento, preparación para una solicitud de préstamo y mucho más!

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Modesto: Cyber Security

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Brenden Theaters, 1021 10th Street
Modesto, CA 95354 United States
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Computer Security is an ever changing environment. We invite you to come learn how to keep your data and IT systems safe from attack and exploitation. It is essential that you stay educated on how to protect yourself and your organization. RansomeWare • How is it spread? • What businesses must do to defend themselves. The Cloud • Is it safe? • How do I train my employees? Data Protection • What if a business laptop is stolen? • Where…

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Modesto: Business Startup

May 9 @ 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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$149

Modesto: QuickBooks Desktop Training

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Valley Sierra SBDC Modesto, 1020 10th Street
Modesto, 95354 United States
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Dates Tuesday, May 9 Tuesday, May 16 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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Oakdale: Planning for Business Success

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oakdale Community Center, 280 N. Third Avenue
Oakdale, CA 95361 United States
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Learn critical strategies for starting and expanding a business: Targeting the right customer Profitable operations Locating capital to start or grow a business Developing strategic goals for business success

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June 2017

Modesto: Stanislaus Procurement Expo “Purchasing Power 2017”

June 7 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Stanislaus County Harvest Hall, 3800 Cornucopia Way
Modesto, CA 95358 United States
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Modesto: Business Startup

June 13 @ 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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$149

Merced: QuickBooks Desktop Training

June 20 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Valley Sierra SBDC Merced, 1735 M Street
Merced, CA 95340 United States
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Dates Tuesday, June 20th Tuesday, June 27th 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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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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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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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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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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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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