Micro-business Events in California

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    April 15, 2015 - Jefferson Economic Development Institute Webinar: How Chambers Benefit You -

    Chambers of Commerce are interconnected groups of businesses and professionals working together to grow local business and promote the community. Learn ways to market your business through the Chambers and the benefits of Chamber membership.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    4:00 to 5:00 pm

    Webinar format: participate from any computer with internet connection or you can listen live via phone


    Facilitator is Joy Taylor with guest Jim Mullins, Executive Director of the Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce

    Click the link below to register:

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    April 15, 2015 - 7th Annual San Diego Microfinance Summit - San Diego, CA

    The 7th Annual San Diego Microfinance Summit will bring together leading microfinance practitioners, social entrepreneurs, students and members of the general public to explore the expanding horizons of the microfinance industry.

    The San Diego Microfinance Summit aims to educate those interested in or passionate about the field of microfinance on the local and international work of San Diego’s microfinance organizations, in order to promote collaboration across the area’s microfinance community.

    The summit will feature a keynote speech from Alex Rizzi, deputy director at Smart Campaign. The Smart Campaign is a global effort to unite microfinance leaders around a common goal: to keep clients as the driving force of the industry. It works with microfinance leaders from around the world to provide microfinance institutions with the tools and resources they need to deliver transparent, respectful, and prudent financial services to all clients.

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    April 16, 2015 - Taste of Microfinance - San Francisco, CA

    Join Bay Area philanthropists, food enthusiasts and civic leaders to support Opportunity Fund. We’re stopping traffic, lining up ‘Opportunity Funded’ gourmet food trucks on Minna Street and filling the gallery with tasting stations featuring cuisine from up-and-coming chef entrepreneurs in the local food scene. With an open bar and live DJ, the fun-factor is running high!

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    April 20, 2015 - CALED 35th Annual Training Conference - Riverside, CA

    Save the Date for “Seizing Opportunities” CALED’s 2015 Economic Development Training Conference.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to network with colleagues while learning about how to create and take full advantage of opportunities to help your businesses thrive.

    Online registration will open in November 2014.

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    April 27, 2015 - NAWBO California "Propel Your Business" Conference - Sacramento, CA

    Think Bigger-Grow Strategically-Network Statewide

    Join NAWBO in Sacramento for this 2-day educational event. Critical topics to make an immediate impact on your business.

    * “Think Like a Negotiator” – Eldonna Lewis Fernandez, Msgt USAF Retired
    * “Money Talks” – Bank of America, Crowd Funding, and Venture Capitalists will tell you how to obtain capital for your business.
    * “What’s Next After Success?” – Women in Leadership, Women on Boards, Women in Politics, Women in Philanthropy
    * Enjoy great breakout sessions with all of the “Woman Business Owner of the Year” Nominees!
    * “Real Time-Electronic Polling” – How do your opinions line up with elected officials in the same room? – Meet Women Legislators
    * And more…

    Celebrate at the “Under The Dome” VIP reception Monday evening, as we honor the California’s “Woman Business Owner of the Year” at the Capital. Tour the Capital and meet with your legislators.

    Register Today for EARLY BIRD RATES!

    *Receive Promo code for NAWBO National Boot camp upon checkout.

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    May 4, 2015 - Pacific Community Ventures Annual Luncheon - San Francisco, CA

    Get ready for an empowering luncheon on creating quality jobs for people who need them most. John C. Williams — President of the San Francisco Federal Reserve — will join Pacific Community Ventures to celebrate job creation, small business, and investing for social impact at our 2015 Annual Luncheon.

    The program includes lunch at Hotel Nikko, a panel discussion, and networking opportunities with Bay Area economic development professionals. 100% of the proceeds will go to creating and maintaining quality jobs paying good wages to workers living in lower-income communities.

    Employees of small businesses need their paychecks. Lower-income communities need their tax dollars. And small business owners need support and guidance in order to generate this kind of positive economic impact.

    We want to enable small businesses to grow and invest in quality jobs. With support from community economic development leaders such as yourselves, PCV is working to help meet the needs of lower-income workers today by empowering small businesses and driving more capital toward underserved communities.

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    May 11, 2015 - Small Business Leadership Summit - Washington D.C.

    Small Business Majority is busy planning its first-ever Small Business Leadership Summit–an event being held in Washington, D.C. May 11-13 at the National Press Club and the White House–and they want your members to be involved!

    The Summit will bring 100 small business leaders from across the country to the nation’s capitol for three days of education, collaboration and action. It will feature unique opportunities for our nation’s primary job creators to discuss important issues and learn about resources and programs to strengthen their businesses. You’ll hear from key policymakers, policy experts and Administration officials about the most pressing issues facing small businesses today.

    If you have individuals you think would appreciate the opportunity to participate, please reach out to Chris Armstrong at (202) 535-3224. Slots are going fast, so don’t delay!

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    May 31, 2015 - California Program for Entrepreneurs Registration (FREE) - Santa Clara

    California Program for Entrepreneurship

    The Leavey School of Business and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Santa Clara University are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 cohort of The California Program for Entrepreneurship (CAPE). Now in our sixth year, we are able to offer space for up to 45 participants.

    CAPE is a 6-month program for early-stage entrepreneurs who seek a dynamic and rigorous schedule in which to learn the fundamentals of starting and building a business here in California. By providing business education and mentoring, it is the CAPE mission to help entrepreneurs develop and implement business plans that will contribute to the growth and well-being of the California economy.

    For applicants selected for the 2015 CAPE cohort, Santa Clara University has secured program funding to cover the cost of all:
    Books/Class Materials

    Candidates will be selected based on application quality, experience, the stage of development and likelihood for success of the business idea, and, of course, the potential contribution to the California economy. All candidates must complete an online application–this process includes multiple exercises designed to refine the candidate’s business idea. We recommend using the application planning document to prepare for the process.

    Applications will be accepted through May 31, and the program will begin with a virtual assignment in June, 2015. For more information or to apply, please visit CAPE on the CIE website.

    Program Schedule:

    7 Intensive, On-Site Weekends &
    Online Work

    · Virtual Exercises, Readings & Case Studies
    · Mentor Meetings
    · Bronson Scholar Designation
    · Focused and personalized education on all aspects of a professional business plan
    · Expert Business Advisors and Panels
    · Preparation of Professional Pitches
    · Networking Opportunities
    · $5,000 Business Pitch Competition

    All on-site classes held at the historical Santa Clara University campus here in the heart of Silicon Valley.

    Now held over 7 weekends in addition to virtual work to better fit busy schedules.
    Travel to and from Santa Clara University for all on-site program sessions (consisting of a total of 7 weekend sessions) is at the expense of each participant.

    Application submission does not imply acceptance into the program. A Selection Committee will review all applications and select up to 45 participants for the 2015 cohort.

    For questions or more information, please contact Stephanie Singh, Senior Administrative Assistant at Santa Clara University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at

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    June 10, 2015 - 2015 BALLE Conference - Phoenix, AZ

    Join the leading lights of the local economy movement at the 2015 Annual BALLE Conference What’s Working Locally, June 10-12, in Phoenix. Get inspired, strengthen your network, and advance your work using place-based business and investing to solve our toughest environmental, social, and economic challenges.

    The conference will feature eight key conversation tracks follow the solution areas BALLE has identified as the path to advancing the emergence of a new economy that’s just, fair, and healthy for people and places.

    Over the past 14 years, BALLE has built a unique peer learning community of the most innovative independent business leaders around North America. The annual BALLE business conference is the national forum for visionary local economy connectors, providing an immersive experience that includes inspiring speakers, 1-1 mentoring, practical how-to’s and case studies, local economy tours, entertainment and parties that showcase Localism at its best.

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    July 8, 2015 - Credit Building Symposium - Washington, D.C.

    In July 2014, Credit Builders Alliance hosted their first ever Credit Building Symposium. The gathering was so successful that they have decided to make it an annual event and extend an invitation to the entire CBA Credit Builder Community to come to Washington, DC this July 8-9!
    The Credit Building symposium is a dialogue between non-profit organizations involved in credit building and those corporate entities whose business practices include credit reporting, credit scoring and/or extending credit.
    CBA’s goal is to broker more discussion between these two connected industries with the intent of continuing to bridge the gaps in understanding and strengthen bonds in the credit reporting arena. The symposium will focus on advances in the credit building field and connections to issues of income inequality, poverty reduction, and asset building. This is a great opportunity to learn and build relationships with industry partners.
    July 8th: Pre-symposium training day featuring CBA’s signature Credit as an Asset training and FICO’s Credit Boot Camp.
    July 9th: Symposium featuring:
    * Evidence and Strategies for Investing in Credit Building
    * Financial Coaching: Outcome Measures Project
    * Credit Building Non-profit Panel: Challenges & Solutions
    * Serving the “Credit Invisibles”
    * Credit Building Products- Roundtable
    * Alternative Data: Is more better?
    For additional details and to reserve your space visit CBA here.

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