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Business Basics

Details Start your dream business. Whether you’re locally famous for cookies or fixing cars, now is the best opportunity to turn your skill or service into your dream business. This business basics workshop provides you with guidance and an overview of all the essentials to consider when starting and owning a business. It’s the perfect starting point to build the knowledge you need to succeed so sign up to get…

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ABCs of Making Videos

Details Learn to make great videos for marketing your business. This workshop will focus on simple techniques for capturing your media and editing it like a pro. We’ll focus on learning video editing through the application Splice because it’s easy and free. All attendees need to download Splice on their smartphones BEFORE the webinar starts. Splice is a free video editing application that’s available as a free download. Note: you…

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Beauty Industry Roundtable

Details Do you own a hair salon or spa in Mendocino County? Please join local beauty business owners to discuss how to reopen and recover during COVID-19. In this roundtable, business owners can come together as equals and talk candidly about the challenges they’re facing. The West Business Development Center supports every industry in Mendocino County to come together and share ideas for recovery and the specific changes they’re making…

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Reopening and Recovery: Workplace Safety

Details Bring your ideas, concerns, and questions to this industry-led health safety panel. West Business Development Center panelists will address the most current safety protocols in place to ensure COVID-19 guideline compliance. Learn what local industries are doing to work together in order to reopen safely and build confidence with consumers and neighbors. Topics of discussion: Self-certification Contact tracing Checklists by industry Register Sign up at

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ABCs of the 24-Hour Website

Details Find out how how to create and launch a website for your business in 24 hours or less. Your website is the front door to your business, but it doesn’t have to be complex or difficult. You can start with just one page. A business website can help people find you and bring in new customers for a whole new revenue stream. Learn how to complete this essential first…