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No. No. COC-02.17.10-SBDCworkshop
February 16, 2010
SBDC Offers Free Workshop to Businesses Affected by Sayre Fire
The Small Business Development Center hosted by College of the Canyons (SBDC) is reaching out to offer assistance to business owners affected by the 2008 Sayre Fire.
The SBDC is offering a free workshop entitled ‘The Small Business Toolbox’ from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 23, in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, room 107, located on the COC Valencia campus.
Providing small business owners access to the tools needed to take their business to the next level, the workshop will be hosted by SBDC business advisors Tora Brown and Connie Sparks and focus on topics including determining business needs, attracting new clients and accessing capital.
“We understand the severe devastation that this fire caused to businesses in our service area, and we are here to help,” said Steve Tannehill, Director of the SBDC hosted by College of the Canyons.
The SBDC system is the Small Business Administration's largest service program, providing high-quality business and economic development assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs.
The SBDC hosted by College of the Canyons was launched in January 2006 and serves the Santa Clarita, Antelope Valley, and San Fernando Valleys. SBDC business advisors assist prospective and existing small business owners in starting, retaining or expanding their businesses by providing workshops, one-on-one consulting, and many other resources to the business community.
If your business was affected in any way by the 2008 Sayre Fire or if you would like to register to attend the free workshop ‘The Small Business Toolbox’ please call (661) 362-5900 or visit www.cocsbdc.com.