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Learn Business Basics to Turn Ideas into Action

April 4, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT

Do you see successful small business owners and sometimes wish you could do the same? Do you have a passion that you’ve thought about turning into profit? Join the 3.9 million other small businesses in California that are turning dreams into reality. This workshop is the perfect starting point to build the knowledge you need to succeed.

This engaging and informative workshop provides you with start-up guidance and a general overview of elements to consider when starting and owning a business. Whether your idea is a food truck, Etsy store, or a brick-and-mortar store, West Business Development Center can get you started now.

Topics include:

  • Business licensing requirements
  • Business taxes
  • Legal form of organization
  • Components of a business plan
  • Financial readiness
  • Business loans
  • Marketing messages
  • Target markets
  • Technology tools for business productivity

You’ve seen those entrepreneurs succeed in following their passions. Now it’s time to join them.


Free West Center clients; $25 Coast Women in Business and Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce; $30 general admission


Stephen “SteveO” O’Mara has been helping folks start and grow their businesses since 1995. Working in Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake, and Sacramento Counties, SteveO has advised entrepreneurs from all over the world. A business advisor, professor, and investor, SteveO says, “Business startup is simple. I explain it simply and share the lessons taught me by entrepreneurs like you. So tell me – what’s your “Big Idea?’.”


The West Business Development Center (West Center) prepares entrepreneurs to adapt to rapid technology shifts, a mobile workforce, and the growth of customization. West Center supports Mendocino County small business owners and the communities they serve so they may thrive in the decades ahead. Established in 1988, West Center is a nonprofit 501(c) (3), with two locations: in Fort Bragg, California, and Ukiah, California.

To become a West Center client, visit Get Started, and an advisor will contact you to schedule a meeting.


April 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
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West Business Development Center – Ukiah, CA
185 East Church Street
Ukiah, CA 95432 United States
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