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Centers offers workshops for new, growing businesses

• Business Start Up
8 a.m. to 10 a.m. June 9
• New PTO/Sick Leave Law
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 16
Both of these workshops will be held at the SBDC Modesto Office, 1020 10th St.


Budding entrepreneurs and future business owners looking for direction may have a resource to turn their ideas into a reality: Stanislaus Business Alliance workshops.

The SBDC is hosting a range of workshops in Mariposa, Merced, Tuolumne and Stanislaus counties to ensure that businesses have resources to thrive as well as the tools to get started.

"In the past few years we have seen growing interest in folks wanting to start or expand a business. The role of the SBDC is to help them become more successful by offering these no-cost/low-cost workshops,” said SBDC Director Kurtis Clark.

Workshop topics include how to start a business, making decisions with your business numbers, how to value your business, beginning and intermediate QuickBooks, labor law updates, Google for business, maximizing your bottom line, keeping compliance records, and the basics of starting a business.

“The Alliance SBDC continues to respond to the needs of the local small business community with training and private no-cost consulting. Our mission is to help business owners improve operations and profitability,” said Clark.

The Stanislaus Business Alliance is a private-public workforce development organization dedicated to assisting businesses with hiring and individuals in pursuit of jobs. Within the Alliance are several key components, including:  Corporate Relocation, Business Assistance, Business Resource Center, Enterprise Zone Assistance, Education Foundation, the Alliance Worknet, and the Small Business Development Center.

The SBDC workshops run throughout June. To learn more about the Stanislaus Business Alliance SBDC workshops and no-cost consulting services access