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March 2017
Free

Forming a New Nonprofit

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sonoma County Economic Development Board,
141 Stony Circle, Ste. 110 2449 Summerfield Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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FORMING A NEW CREATIVE NONPROFIT Have you been thinking about starting a nonprofit? Do you have a private business and are considering transitioning your work into the nonprofit sector? Are you a young nonprofit, or one with new board members…

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Free

Managing Stress and Avoiding Burnout for Creatives

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Songbird Community Healing Center,
8297 Old Redwood Hwy
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Learn how to set priorities and establish boundaries so that you can manage your creative life and work, while accomplishing work and avoiding burnout. This workshop focuses on helping to prioritize elements of your life based on your mission (whe…

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April 2017
Free

Protect Yourself Or Your Organization: The Abc’s of Agreements & Contracts

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sonoma County Economic Development Board,
141 Stony Circle, Ste. 110 2449 Summerfield Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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Are you someone that works primarily as an independent contractor or by doing gigs? Does your nonprofit hire independent contractors, whether artistic, technical or administrative? Do you rent a studio space, or share space with another creative?…

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August 2017
$30

10 Secrets Of Social Media Success For Small Business

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sonoma County Economic Development Board,
141 Stony Circle
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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Many small businesses struggle with social media and for good reason. It’s hard to get there when you don’t know where you are going! Plus, even if you do know what you want to accomplish in your social media communications, there are plenty of …

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$30

What’s Your Second Act? Starting A Business After Retirement

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sebastopol Center for the Arts,
282 South High Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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business owners

This is training is a 2 for 1 special, so bring a friend! Did you know that 23% of all business owners in the U.S. are between the age of 54-64? This workshop will cover how to: Define what is your “2nd Act”, Create earnings to bridge early retirement & Social Security…

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September 2017
$35

Writing an Effective Business Plan

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Finley Center,
2060 W. College Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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It’s the Roadmap to Success! This hands-on workshop explores key elements of a business plan critical to your business. Learn how to: Find important market and competitive data relevant for your business; Figure out the unique benefits your business has to offer; Position your business and develop a realistic sales projection; Address weaknesses of your idea and how to improve it…

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October 2017

Why You Need a Marketing Plan For Your Business

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Finley Center,
2060 W. College Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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Marketing plan

You need clear marketing strategies to incorporate into your business plan. Learn the importance of: choosing the right business name and branding, completing thorough research and development of your product or service, selecting the best distrib…

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Simple Steps to Hiring Employees

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Finley Center,
2060 W. College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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Hiring employees

Hiring your first employee or next employee is a major milestone, an investment and a risk all wrapped up in one! The key to a successful, snag-free hiring process requires understanding of the legalities, as well as a tried-and-true action plan. …

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November 2017
$45

Ecommerce – Build Your Online Empire

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sonoma County Economic Development Board,
141 Stony Circle
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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Have something you want to sell online, but not sure how? Or already have an online store, but know it could be doing better? If so, then this is the class for you! During this 3-hour hands on workshop we will take you from concept to a fully executed online store…

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$35

How to Start a Business – Step by Step

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Coast SCORE,

Santa Rosa, CA United States
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business

Take the guesswork out of starting a business. This workshop provides an overview of all the essentials: what it takes to be an entrepreneur; entity choices; legal considerations; licensing; insurance; creating a business plan; creating a marketin…

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