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July 12, 2011
SBDC Partnership to Provide Free Small Business Training
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), hosted by College of the Canyons, has partnered with Citi Community Development (CCD) to begin offering a series of free seminars to help entrepreneurs develop the skills needed to launch and grow small businesses.
The Small Business Essentials: Building Financial Capacity training series will provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with information and real-world insight on a number of business-related subjects.
“We are thrilled to offer this series of core business training at no charge to the small business community, thanks to the support of Citi Community Development,” said SBDC Director Steve Tannehill. “These courses cover the essential topics for anyone looking to start a small business or grow an existing business.”
The seminar series began Tuesday, July 12, with meetings scheduled to take place through September in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, located on the college’s Valencia campus.
The schedule of topics includes:
- Basics of Business Plans -- Tuesday, July 26
- Accessing Capital -- Thursday, Aug. 11
- Monster Marketing Mistakes -- Thursday, Sept. 15
- Social Media -- Friday, Sept. 30
Each session will be hosted by a combination of SBDC business advisors and local Citibank business bankers, and conducted free of charge thanks to a $10,000 sponsorship from Citi Community Development.
“College of the Canyons is a strong partner in expanding financial inclusion,” said Rashi Kallur, community officer for Citi Community Development. “This series of classes enables us to build on our commitment to helping small businesses grow and succeed, and represents a terrific resource for underserved entrepreneurs in the Santa Clarita area.”
Citi Community Development (CCD) is leading Citi’s commitment to achieve economic empowerment and growth for underserved individuals, families and communities by expanding access to financial products and services and building sustainable business solutions and innovative partnerships. CCD’s focus areas include: commercial and philanthropic funding; innovative financial products and services; and collaborations with institutions that expand access to financial products and services for low-income and underserved communities.
The SBDC hosted by College of the Canyons was launched in January 2006 and serves northern Los Angeles County, including the Santa Clarita, Antelope 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 other resources to the business community.
To register for a seminar or obtain information about the SBDC, contact the SBDC at (661) 362-5900 or email@example.com, or visit www.cocsbdc.org.
For more information about Citi Community Development, contact David Roskin at (212) 559-4767 or firstname.lastname@example.org.