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Marin SBDC classes at College of Marin: Small Business Entrepreneurship

Small Business Workshops For Entrepreneurs

Grow your Business with the Marin Small Business Development Center

College of Marin’s small business classes are created in partnership with the Marin Small Business Development Center (SBDC).


The SBDC conducts a wide variety of business workshops and a variety of best practice programs designed to help small businesses increase sales and profits.

Workshops are led by experienced professionals who overview their topics, provide several real-world examples and answer questions from workshop participants.

Most workshops finish with a panel of experts that provide additional insight, participate in a lively question-and-answer session and then stay to speak with attendees one-on-one after the seminar.

Or register via phone – call 415-485-9305

Marin SBDC

Business Basics – Marketing: Thursday, September 27 2018

- Learn what it takes to start a business and succeed! This series of 3 classes is perfect for those exploring business ownership and want more information about what it takes to run a business. This workshop series is also helpful for new business owners who want to brush up on strategic planning, finances and marketing. More Details

Getting the Yes: Communication Tactics for Better Sales: Thursday, October 04 2018

- If you don’t like sales or think you are terrible at sales, this is workshop for you.  You will learn how to make sales fun and approachable so that you can get the yeses you deserve. Sales have gotten a bad reputation.  You may have even been “sold” to in the past in a way that feels More Details

Storytelling Marketing: Tuesday, October 09 2018

- Whether you sell muffins or plumbing services, people don’t buy what you sell, they buy the story about how the purchase makes them happier or does good in the world. In this interactive workshop we will explore the magical world of marketing storytelling and learn how to tell a story your customer wants to hear. More Details

Facebook Advertising + Marketing: Wednesday, October 24 2018

- During this class, you will learn how to leverage social media to directly target and engage customers. The topics covered include: Part 1: Familiarizing with Ads Manager Interface Understanding Terms Creating Audiences Part 2: Ad Bidding Ad Creative Options Advertising Strategy Understanding Stats and Improving Results This workshop is provided by Marin SBDC (Small Business More Details
cooking a food product

From Kitchen to Market: Tuesday, November 06 2018

- Have you thought of taking that delicious family recipe and turning it into a business? Already own a food manufacturing business and want to expand? Whatever your motivation you will gain a competitive edge by learning the ups and downs, and the ins and outs of the rapidly growing specialty food industry from an insider. More Details

Crowdfunding Made Easy: Wednesday, November 14 2018

- This workshop will dive deep into Kickstarter and Indiegogo platforms to give you the tools to do a successful campaign. You’ll walk away with tips and knowledge of how crowdfunding could help you raise from $1,000 to $1,000,000 for your business. This workshop is provided by Marin SBDC (Small Business Development Center), in partnership with More Details

Or register via phone – call 415-485-9305