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SBDC Offers Free Business Workshops

Ventura County entrepreneurs can attend a host of free workshops presented by the Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County’s Small Business Development Center of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. All workshops are held at EDC-VC, 1601 Carmen Dr., Ste. 215, Camarillo, and include networking opportunities with other consultants and business owners.

Starting a Small Business Workshop is a monthly workshop presented by SBDC advisor Mary Anne Rooney and is an overview of the steps needed to establish a business. The workshop will be 3-5 p.m., Feb. 17.

Consultant Professional Development is presented by SBDC advisor Joe Huggins and is an ongoing group for established consultants and those who are interested in entering the field. The workshop will be 8:30-10 a.m., Feb. 21 and meets the third Friday of each month.

Topic will focus on critical elements for business success, including defining a clear purpose and effective communications and implementation practices.

Entrepreneurial Academy*, also presented by Huggins, is an introduction to the entrepreneurial mindset, the planning stages, products and pricing, marketing practices, managing sales, operations and HR, legal considerations, financing and funding sources. The workshop will be 1-3 p.m., Feb. 21and meets the third Friday of each month. *Pre-approval required for participation.

Topic will focus on effective business planning, including developing a successful business plan that encompasses long-term goals.

To register or for more information, contact EDC-VC at 805-384-1800 ext 9159

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