Business Basics

Been in business a while? Just getting started? Self-employed? These workshops are your keys to success. Your teachers are local experts. Two hour, high-intensity, small group setting. Bring your questions.

Then see a SBDC business advisor for no-cost, one-on-one, confidential coaching to use what you’ve learned. These four workshops are offered in Eureka, Garberville, Crescent City–and soon Eastern Humboldt.

Or, for those of you just beginning, consider our Getting Started series. These three workshops are offered at no cost and are best for people wondering if and how they can start a business.

Visit the event calendar to register online. Call (707) 445-9720 x210 or email to register by phone or ask questions.

Upcoming Workshops for 2021

To Be Decided

Getting Started

So you want to start a business?

Are you thinking of going out on your own, but not sure if you’re ready yet? What do you need to know and do first? How do you test your idea against reality? What should your support team look like? When do you decide to go ahead?

Best for: people wondering if they should start a business.

So you’re ready to start a business? 

Get clear answers about the start-up checklist: choosing business name, location, legal structures, business license, fictitious business name filing, federal tax ID, business bank account, retail seller’s permit, insurance, hiring, sales and income tax basics, hiring basics. Resources for your further research.

Best for: people getting ready to start a business.

Financial Basics for the Start-up Phase

Map out your real start-up business costs. How to calculate your personal financial needs. Understand when and how to work with financial professionals. Learn a bit about costing and pricing your product or service. Where to find start-up capital. Learn how to manage your risks.

Best for: people getting ready to start a business or newly in business.