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Economic Gardening workshops aimed at helping Plumas County businesses grow

Feather Publishing
8/24/2011

The Plumas Business and Career Network is excited to announce free technical assistance training for Plumas County entrepreneurs and small businesses. This training is being offered through four Economic Gardening workshops that are designed to meet the expressed needs of Plumas businesses.

According to Jan Prichard, business service representative at the Business and Career Network in Quincy, “Economic Gardening is the concept of growing businesses within the local community rather than looking to relocate an existing company. Small, local companies are the source of new jobs and wealth, and communities should work to create nurturing environments for these companies.”

The Economic Gardening workshops will offer free training to small business owners and entrepreneurs with the goal of helping them grow their businesses. Prichard said, “This technical assistance program is an enormous opportunity for businesses to obtain the resources (free training) that they need to start, maintain and grow their business. We have listened to the businesses and responded to their needs.”

Workshops are scheduled as follows:

 Increasing Sales: Getting Noticed in Print and Online, Sept. 28, 1 – 5 p.m.

 From the Horse’s Mouth: Learn From the Pros, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 Try It, You’ll Like It: Bookkeeping and QuickBooks, Oct. 11, 1 – 5 p.m.

 Increase Those Profits: Financial Reports Made Easy, Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Economic Gardening workshop series is being introduced following the conclusion of the Rural Microenterprise Assistance Program (RMAP). The RMAP program included various targeted business services including a series of workshops open to all businesses. Topics included marketing/advertising, financial planning and website design. The workshops concluded in June with 64 Plumas County business people receiving pertinent and timely resources to grow their businesses.

Though its business services, the Plumas Business and Career Network strives to meet the needs of local businesses. The Economic Gardening workshops will give entrepreneurs and small business owners further opportunities to receive training designed to meet their needs and grow their businesses.

To sign up for these highly informative free workshops, contact Jan Prichard or Lisa Sanchez at the Business and Career Network in Quincy at 283-1606. Space is limited.


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