THIS SMALL BUSINESS WEEK, WE CELEBRATE
THE 99.9% DRIVING OUR ECONOMY FORWARD
Celebrate Small Business Week with SBDC (April 30 – May 6)
Join us for a series of exciting virtual and in-person events to celebrate Small Business Week. Network with fellow entrepreneurs, learn from industry experts, and discover opportunities to grow your business. Check out our event highlights below and follow the links to register.
SANTA CRUZ ANNUAL SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT
April 28 9 AM-4 PM
Connect with business professionals and entrepreneurs at a day-long conference in Santa Cruz.
Registration : https://sccsmallbusinesssummit.com/
EAST BAY SBDC LOCAL EVENTS
Oakland City Center Advising Launch
May 1 9AM
Launch event for the Oakland City Center Advising program.
Visit East Bay SBDC Events page for more info: https://www.eastbaysbdc.org/events/?e_source%5B%5D=local
Small Business Roundtable
May 2 5:30PM
Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce event.
East Bay Mixer
May 5 4PM
East Bay SBDC and CoBiz host local businesses.
Visit East Bay SBDC Events page for more info:
SONOMA SHOWCASE & PITCHFEST
May 3 4 PM-8 PM
Attend the largest business expo in Sonoma County featuring PitchFest and Food INC.
SHASTA-CASCADE WRITING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PLAN WORKSHOP
May 3 6:15PM-7:45PM
Learn the basics of writing a successful business plan.
MARIN SBDC WORKSHOPS
May 3 12 PM-1:15 PM
Succession Planning Workshop, TBA
Focus on employee ownership and marketing strategies for childcare businesses. Registration Link: https://www.marinsbdc.org/event/succession/
CA HISPANIC CHAMBER SBA SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS
May 4 10AM-2PM
Network and celebrate small businesses at the SBA Small Business Awards ceremony.
CAPITAL REGION SMALL BUSINESS WEEK
ALL-WEEK Join the week-long celebration of small businesses in the Capital Region. More information on events here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DORfMU9_5330qyQED8oT0OYoaCj8x7rNNuN-dM_7DsA/edit?usp=sharing
BUTTE COLLEGE SBDC BOOT CAMPS
May 3 9 AM-5 PM
Learn about patents in a one-day boot camp.
May 4 9 AM-5 PM
Learn about trademarks in a one-day boot camp.
SAN JOAQUIN SBDC TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT
May 4 8:30AM-2:30PM
Explore procurement opportunities with transit agencies from Sacramento and San Joaquin counties.
NORCAL VBOC Veteran Business Ownership Resources
May 4 3PM
Join Pete Estrada from the NorCal VBOC and Veteran guest speaker, Lawrence Garcia with AmeriGuard Security.
SIERRA PATENTS BOOTCAMP
May 5 9AM-5PM
Attend a one-day patents boot camp with the USPTO in Roseville, CA.
SAN MATEO SBDC
May 6 10AM-11:30AM
Celebrate the Grand Opening of Coastside Baking Company
127 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA
No registration is needed; in-person event.
SOLANO NAPA OPEN HOUSE
May 10 5:30 PM-7 PM
Join an open house event with food, door prizes, and client success stories at Solano Napa SBDC Offices.
No registration is needed; walk-ins are welcome.
SAN FRANCISCO SBDC WORKSHOPS
May 9 12 PM-1 PM
Introduction to Pitch Decks, San Francisco
Learn the basics of creating a pitch deck for your business.
May 11 12 PM-1 PM
Intro to Online Advertising in 2023, San Francisco
Get insights on online advertising strategies in 2023.
CALIFORNIA SHOP SMALL – VIRTUAL LAUNCH DAY
Support local businesses by participating in the virtual launch day for California Shop Small.