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SBDC event

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
08:00AM – 09:00AM PST


The STEP grant program has helped thousands of small businesses obtain grants and find customers in the international marketplace since 2011. The Individual Company Export Promotion (ICEP) program is a sub-program of California STEP and exporting businesses cash reimbursements for activities related to exporting. Find out if you are eligible and learn how to submit a successful application on this virtual webinar.   

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023
09:00 PST

Discover what goes into a winning business plan. Learn how to put your vision on paper in a way that will convince investors, lenders, and yourself that you can succeed.

This workshop will be held IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM. Registration deadline is midnight the day before all events.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

3:30PM – 5PM PST


VBOC and the WBC presents Steps to start your LGBTQ+ owned business.

Are you a queer, trans or gender non-conforming person looking to launch a business?  If so, this workshop will help get you headed in the right direction.

We’ll discuss things you should consider before starting a business including:

  • Permits and licenses
  • Business entities
  • Business plans
  • LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) Certification
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Boots to Kitchen 


Tuesday, January 24, 2023

10:00AM – 12:00PM PST


Are you a Veteran, transitioning service member, Mil-Spouse or military connected family member looking to grow or start a food business? If so, this workshop is for YOU! Be ready to study, plan and evaluate your own next steps for a restaurant or business idea by joining the NorCal VBOC as we partner with the NorCal SBDC Restaurant Program to bring you this new informative and innovative workshop. BOOTS to KITCHEN is a training tailored for Veterans that will provide a customized introduction to a variety of Food Businesses.

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On Demand Webinars

Many upcoming trainings (in-person and online) and on-demand webinars are offered by SBA and our resource partner organizations. Use the links below to view them all. (Most are free. Some have a nominal fee.)

SBA’s participation in these events is not an endorsement of any products, service, or entity. SBA does not endorse the views, opinions, products, or services of any participant, speaker, or presenter of these events and is not responsible for the content, accuracy, or relevance of information provided by third parties at the events. 

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