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Business Readiness Assessment - Evaluate your business

Locating Business Space - Search LoopNet database to locate available retail & commercial space

Business Plan Template - Create a business plan

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Procurement Opportunities - Find out how government and private contracting works

EconoVue - Access local and national economic datasets

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Green Assessment Tool - Evaluate how Green your business is

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Small Business Ignite

Join a Small Business Ignite session to learn from industry experts, network with other owners of local businesses, develop your business plans and marketing strategies and expand your customer base through social media. Small Business Ignite offers free in-person training and networking sessions paired with virtual mentoring with private sector industry leaders for small businesses in the City of San José.

Santa Clara County Placarding/Scoring Program

On April 29th, 2014 the County Board of Supervisors voted and approved the combined placarding and scoring system. The Restaurant Placarding/Scoring System includes posting colored placards (green, yellow, red) at food facilities and detailed inspection results with numerical compliance scores online.

UPCOMING EVENTS
04/27/2015 04:00 PM PDT
Nonprofit Funding
This class will cover how the vision statement, mission and organizational objectives translate into funding strategies. The major fund development programs include: annual campaigns, capital campaigns, major gifts, grant funding, corporate giving, planned giving and events. Strategies and preparation for each type of fundraising will be discussed along with their budgetary requirements. Upon completion of the course, class participants will have an overview of the best practices in fund development today and an appreciation of the hard work, but great satisfaction that comes with raising money for great causes.
04/28/2015 12:00 PM PDT
Franchising and other Business Ownership Options
What’s stopping you from owning your own business? In corporate life, career advancement always depends on others. What if you could control your own destiny and create a future where you directly reap the rewards of your efforts? Join us for this FREE educational workshop and learn if small business ownership is right for you. In this workshop we will cover the following topics:  Learn the different ownership options, giving you flexibility and the lifestyle you want  Learn the differences between starting a business from scratch, buying an existing business, and buying a franchise  Diversify your investment portfolio through business ownership  Learn about funding options: 401K Rollovers, SBA Loans, Credit Lines, Private Equity, etc.  Franchising Myths and misconceptions – Get informed!  Discover the reality of creating an asset for your future through a business  Personalized Assessments for finding the right business