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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March 2015

Sonora: Online Communication

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sonora Fire Department,
201 S. Shepherd St., Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Never before in history have we had the ability to communicate as we do today. In this class, we’ll take a look at some of the tools available to communicate with your customers, vendors, and team. We’ll also present some ideas for managing your ever increasing flow of information. We’ll even provide a non-technical overview of how the Internet works, so you can understand where you fit in. In this class, we’ll cover: Internet 101: How your network & computer connects to the Internet Written…

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Modesto: Business Start Up

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
SBDC Modesto Office,
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 two 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 has…

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$199.00

Mariposa: The Restaurateur Series

March 11 @ 8:00 am - March 13 @ 5:00 pm
Mariposa Chamber of Commerce,
5158 Highway, Mariposa, CA 95338 United States
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The Restaurateur Series March 11th 2pm-5pm – Customer Service Strategies Tangible products & intangible experiences Building the right team Well-coordinated & successful programs using Smart Goals Server training techniques to enhance the guest experience, creating brand ambassadors Guest recognition & loyalty programs March 12th 8:30am-12pm – Cost Controls & Strategic Operations The profit & loss statement, structure & formatting tips The Weekly Flash, running your restaurant by the week Using yield testing to ID actual product costs Recipe & menu…

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Sonora: Connecting With Mobile Customers

March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sonora Fire Department,
201 S. Shepherd St., Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Mobile isn’t just another way to connect to the Internet. For the majority of consumers, the use of their mobile device is a part of everyday life. Forrester Research reports that smartphones’ share of online retail sales jumped 50 percent in 2014. Is your business taking advantage of this sales opportunity? In this class, we’ll cover: Creating and managing mobile websites Web browser vs. mobile app Geotargeting Leveraging mobile for local businesses In-store mobile experience

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Sonora: Intro Facebook for Business

March 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sonora Fire Department,
201 S. Shepherd St., Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Introduction: This workshop is designed for individuals interested in utilizing Facebook as a business tool. Attendees have a personal Facebook page and perhaps an under utilized business page. Topics to be covered: page structure, establishing your personality, posting frequency, and conditioning your audience.

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