Friday, August 21, 2015

Small Business Boost Conference August 26, 2015

Solano EDC working with Congressman John Garamendi to collaborate on the Small Business Boost Conference at UC Davis

 WHAT:    Solano EDC  in collaboration with Congressman John Garamendi and 40 public-private partners will host the Small Business Boost Conference to help small businesses in our local region grow. At the conference, small business owners will learn about:

·        Best practices on developing a results-oriented business strategy

·        Cutting-edge tips on marketing techniques, operational optimization, and business-to-business networking

·        Special programs and resources for women and veteran business owners

·        Resources available through Covered California, our regional Workforce Investment Boards, and local Small Business Development Centers

·        Educational opportunities at UC Davis Graduate School of Management and Sacramento State College of Business Administration

·        Financing opportunities available through traditional lenders, alternative lenders, government lenders, crowdfunding, venture capital, the Small Business Administration, and more…
Conference participants will receive a Small Business Resource Manual, and be encouraged to complete a Business Strengths Assessment & Strategic Plan worksheet. With ample opportunities to network, all conference participants are encouraged to bring business cards. People unable to attend the Small Business Boost Conference can also stream a live webinar. More information will be available at closer to the event.
WHO:                   Participating organizations include:

                             U.S. Small Business Administration
                             University of California, Davis,

                             Capital Region Small Business Development Center,

                             Sacramento State College of Business Administration,

                             Constant Contact,

                             Third District Chambers of Commerce,

                             .…and many more regional business organizations

WHERE:             UC Davis Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane, Davis
WHEN:              Wednesday, August 26

8:30am – 1:00pm
SCHEDULE:      8:30am - Coffee and bagel networking session
9:00am - Business strategy presentations by Pierre Balthazard, Dean of the Sacramento State College of Business Administration; Andy Hargadon, Professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management; and Alec Stern, Vice President of Strategic Innovation at Constant Contact
10:00am - Panel Discussion, “Accessing Capital for your Small Business”
11:00am -Workshop boot camps on business operations, marketing, and networking
12:00pm - Small Business Resource Fair & Networking

RSVP:                Business owners interested in attending should RSVP at (530) 753-5316 or by email at The conference is complimentary, however seating is limited. Therefore, RSVP today. As a small business owner, you’re busy and may not have the time to attend in person. If you aren’t able to get away from the shop, join in by webinar at

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