Special Programs

The Northeastern California SBDC has a number of special intiatives under development.

CSU, Chico College of Business and Center for Economic Development Student Consulting Program

  • Need help with a social media plan?
  • Need a business or marketing plan?
  • Want a marketing feasibility study for your new business or a new product?
  • Need assistance building an ecommerce site or ecommerce strategy?
  • Not sure how to best utilize or integrate business intelligence technologies?
  • Would you like to streamline and standardize your processes?
  • Need process improvements in your supply chain and human resource activities?

Our business students may be able to help! The CSU, Chico College of Business and Center for Economic Development (CED) are collaborating on an initiative to give business students valuable field experiences while working on projects for local businesses.  
Teams composed of undergraduate or MBA students will be matched up with your business to help you succeed. Clients can have student teams work on an existing project or initiate a new project, process, or plan.  Projects will be part of a university course and have specific deliverables.  At the end of the semester your project will be delivered to you  as both a written and oral report. READ MORE

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Growing Your Business Technology Made Simple

The Technology Made Simple Program provides attendees with a learning experience on how to transform your business through the use of best practices in Web Site creation, email marketing, and effective social media. Experts in each area will present inside knowledge in an easy-to-understand approach that will help your business grow.

Open for Business - Video Magazine Series

The purpose of this video magazine series is to profile successful entrepreneurs, the challenges the faced, and the tool, skills, information and resources they used to overcome these challenges.

Business Technology Simplified Publication

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), this book is designed to help small business owners explore how technology can make their businesses more competitive and efficient.

In today’s business world, technology has a major impact on business success. And yet, for many small business owners, it can be a challenge to get technology to really work for the business.

Through the lens of 16 successful small business owners and leaders, this book provides you with a firsthand look at how simple, modern technology can make businesses more competitive and efficient. Find practical, useful advice on making smart technology decisions—whether you’re just starting out or your technology has grown alongside your business and you now need to simplify. Get new ideas on how to make better use of your time, from eliminating phone tag to keeping your business humming even when you’re on the road. And discover how technology can help you harness information to steer your business toward bigger profits and happier customers.

Download your FREE copy today: Business Technology Simplified