News & Press Releases
The Northeastern California SBDC provides regular updates on events, special funding, trainings, and other services available to regional businesses and entrepreneurs. This page will contain the latest information.
February 28, 2013
Wells Fargo donates $100,000 to Northeastern Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – Greater Sacramento / Sierra & Center for Employment and Training
Two of eleven recipients of Economic Opportunity Grants awarded to urban and rural organizations and programs supporting workforce development and job creation for individuals, self-employed, small business owners and military veterans
Sacramento, CA., March 1, 2013 – Wells Fargo & Company today announced it will give Northeastern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Greater Sacramento/Sierra and Center for Employment and Training, both technical-assistance providers to small businesses, a grant of $50,000 each. This grant is part of $1.5 million in grants to California, Washington, Oregon and Alaska organizations and programs that support workforce development and job creation. Award recipients were selected in both urban and rural locations within each state based on their support for individual job seekers, the self employed, small business owners and military veterans.
Cities and urban areas with the highest level of unemployment as measured by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics were selected. Urban organizations were selected in the following cities:
• California: Oakland, San Jose, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Francisco, San Diego, and Riverside-San Bernardino.
• Washington: Seattle.
• Oregon: Portland.
• Alaska: Anchorage.
Rural organizations were selected in each of the four states with the stipulation that 75% or more of the grant must benefit programs directly serving rural communities.
“Wells Fargo understands the importance of workforce development and helping create sustainable economic communities in our urban and rural areas that have been hard hit with unemployment,” said Kevin Barri, Community Foothills President. “These grants will go a long way to help strengthen and
reinforce the efforts of these organizations as they focus on creating job growth in their communities.” The $1.5 million in grant funds have been allocated among both urban and rural locations, with $1.1 million designated for urban locations and $400,000 allocated to rural. READ MORE
February 28, 2013
Technology experts to speak at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – Greater Sacramento / Sierra
Sacramento, CA—Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of technology experts by attending “Growing Your Business --- Technology Made Simple” workshop at the SBDC in Sacramento on April 11, 2013 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
Registration cost is $50, including continental breakfast and lunch. Click here for more information and registration.
The Technology Made Simple workshop provides attendees with a powerful learning experience on how to transform your business through the use of best practices in Web Site creation, email marketing, and effective social media.
The SBDC and CED have teamed up with following industry experts who will present inside knowledge in an easy-to-understand approach that will help your business grow:
- Jason Eatmon, Vice President, Development Group, Inc.
- Jonny Clark, Information Technology, Center for Economic Development
- Karen Rice, Regional Development Director, Constant Contact
- Brent Gummow, Multi-talento, Jimdo
- Jessica Murr, Social Media Advisor, Law Student
- Panda Morgan, Director, Small Business Development Center - Greater Sacramento/Sierra
Last year, in coordination with the Center for Economic Development, seven workshops were held, and hundreds of business owners in Northern California attended the full day event. In its 2nd year, this full day workshop is predicted to reach many new locations. Previous attendees provided the following testimonials. “Great workshop! Looking forward to taking next steps for success,” said Rose Bradshaw, workshop attendee in Yreka, CA. "This is a great program! I am glad to see organizations reaching out to small businesses," said Jenise Howell, workshop attendee from Marysville, CA.
We want to thank our premiere sponsors AT&T, CDC Small Business Finance, and Constant Contact for making this workshop possible. In addition, we would like to thank our workshop sponsors Microsoft, Jimdo, and Small Business Administration (SBA).
For more information about the workshop, visit us online at Growing Your Business --- Technology Made Simple or www.cedcal.com/events/. For registration information, call (530) 898-4598.
September 11, 2012
NECSBDC ANNOUNCES Michael Suplita AS STATE STAR
Northeastern California Small Business Development Center (NECSBDC) Director Dan Ripke announced that Michael Suplita has been selected as the 2012 State Star of the NECSBDC.
"I am delighted to make this announcement, and to recognize Michael Suplita for extraordinary contributions to the work of the NECSBDC and small business in the Northeastern California Region," said Dan Ripke.
Michael Suplita is a Project Manager at the Center for Economic Development at CSU, Chico. Michael was chosen by the NECSBDC for being an outstanding performer, making a major contribution to the Northeastern CA SBDC program, and showing a strong commitment to small businesses.
"It is an honor to accept this award," said Michael "and to have the opportunity everyday to assist so many entrepreneurs achieve the dream of starting and succeeding in their own business."
America's Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) Network is a partnership uniting private enterprise, government, higher education and local nonprofit economic development organizations. It is the Small Business Administration's largest partnership program, providing management and technical assistance to help Americans start, run and grow their own businesses. With about 1,000 centers across the nation, America's SBDC network provided business consulting to approximately 200,000 clients, training for more than 400,000 attendees, and other forms of management and technical assistance to approximately 600,000 small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.
September 11, 2012
BOOST YOUR BUSINESS. LAUNCH YOUR WEBSITE.
SmallBizRocket is a joint initiative of Jimdo and the Small Business Development Centers throughout California with the goal of getting as many of the state's 3 million+ small businesses onto the web with their own site. Additionally, the project hopes to give the businesses the support and education they need to succeed on the web with their endeavors.
Jimdo puts the power of website creation in the hands of ordinary people. Anyone can share their passions and interests on the Internet --- on their own website --- simply and easily. Jimdo is free, and you don't need to know how to code or run a server to have a website. And not just any old website! You can start an online business, write a blog, send a newsletter, add your tweets, embed YouTube videos, link your Facebook Page, and embed almost any kind of widget you can imagine. Jimdo is a website creator for today's web.
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Updated April 22, 2013 at 10:56 am by Josh Brown