March 26: The business counseling nonprofit SCORE is hosting a workshop “Understanding Business Legal Liability Related to Employment.” Details: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Courtyard by Marriott hotel, 2481 Carmichael Dr. Chico. The event is free, but reservations are needed and can be made here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 342-8932. The workshop provide an overview of the employment related legal issues for California small businesses. Topics to be covered include discrimination, Fair Labor Standards, wage and hours, and record keeping related to discipline and discharge. Speaker Jackie McClain has 30 years of higher education in human resource management.
April 3-24: The New Venture Entrepreneurial Workshop series for start-up or new businesses will be presented by the Small Business Development Center at Butte College. Details: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd. Chico. Cost: $50 prepaid or $60 at the door. Reservations: 895-9017 or www.buttecollegesbdc.com. The four-part series provides information for those starting a new business or already a small business owner. Topics include legal requirements, market and cost analysis, funding, business plans.
April 2: “QuickBooks Online or Desktop — Which one is right for your business” will be offered by the Small Business Development Center at Butte College. Details: 9 to 10 a.m. at the center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd. Cost: free, but must register. Reservations 895-9017 or www.buttecollegesbdc.com. The 2019 QuickBooks Desktop version and QuickBooks Online version will be reviewed. The focus will be on Intuit’s comparative online tools with open discussion.
April 3: SCORE will be offering the workshop “Principles of Business Valuation” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Courtyard by Marriott hotel, 2481 Carmichael Dr. Chico. The event is free, but reservations are needed and can be made here or by emailing email@example.com or calling 342-8932 Whether buying, selling, or seeking financing, it is important to know the value of a business. Speaker Dan Irving of Chico, retired business broker and expert court witness, discusses the methods employed to determine the value of a business entity.
April 9: Introduction to Online Marketing will be presented by Butte College Small Business Development Center. Details: 9 to 11 a.m. at the Butte College Glenn County Center, 604 E. Walker St. Orland. Cost: $30 in advance, $40 at door. Reservations 895-9017 or www.buttecollegesbdc.com. The training introduces the beginning steps of online marketing, exploring marketing fundamentals and how the new platforms of exposure have changed the game. Covers how new technology shapes traditional marketing theory.
April 11: The Oroville Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner is planned. Details: 6 p.m. at Feather Falls Casino and Lodge, 3 Alverda Dr. Reservations: 538-2542.
April 30: “Local, State and Federal Contracting” will be offered by Butte College Small Business Development Center. Details: 9 to 11 a.m. at the center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico. Cost: free, but must register. Sponsored by California Capital PTAC. Reservations: 895-9017 or www.buttecollegesbdc.com. The workshop includes an overview on state and federally recognized certifications, marketing techniques when considering government opportunities, market research to identify opportunities, and responding to solicitations, among other topics.