Why Lease Terms and Location Matter This seminar will provide the tools and information necessary to assist business owners with location and lease term negotiations, while keeping in mind City zoning and building codes. As a business owner, you want to ensure the location you have selected is in the right area of town, near […]
We’re excited to support Mission Main Street SM Grants from Chase, who is awarding 12 grants of $250,000 to small businesses across America. We are looking for businesses that have big plans. By encouraging your members to complete a business profile, a grant questionnaire, and meeting relevant eligibility requirements, your small business members will have […]
Congratulations to Our Clients!! The IE SBDC successfully assisted clients in obtaining 16 business certifications in the month of September. If you are interested in learning more or obtaining assistance for your business with DBE/SBE/WBE/MBE/DVBE/WOSB and 8(a) certifications contact the IE SBDC at 951.781.2345 to make an appointment with Karla Gonzalez.
Congratulations are in order for Vincent McCoy, Director of the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center. On September 24th, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors reappointed Mr. McCoy to the Workforce Investment Board (WIB), effective through December 13, 2015. Congratulations! For more information on the Riverside County WIB, please visit www.rivcoworkforce.com.
Come and learn tools for being a more Effective Business and/or Faith Based Leader! Thursday, October 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium, 3485 Mission Inn Avenue in Riverside. Registration is now open at https://6thannualiefaithbasedsummit.eventbrite.com. For more information, please contact AmPac Tri-State CDC at (909) 915-1706.
We all have stories about Customer Service . . . sometimes we were on the receiving end of the experience and other times we were on the giving end of that experience. It doesn’t matter if the customer service was good or bad we’ve been there and done that. Now that social media sites like […]
The City of Menifee hosted the IE Small Business Development Center “Marketing for your Small Business” workshop on Tuesday, September 17,2013. Entrepreneurs learned how an effective marketing plan can help a business increase its sales and profitability while effectively managing its marketing dollar. The “Marketing Your Small Business” workshop was presented by Vincent McCoy, SBDC […]
Often, when you read an article on the use of Social Media in the workplace, it focuses on how a company might use Social Media to develop its brand or keep in contact with its customer base. There are other aspects to its use however. How does the human resources department utilize it? Are there […]
As business owners and individuals involved in marketing we are always talking about leveraging our marketing/advertising dollars to get the most bang for our buck. I recently read a blog by Sandra Forrest of 4BN that provides some great tips on how to “LEVERAGE” Social Media for success: Listen, Educate, Video-fiy, Entertain, Rally, Amplify, Get […]
As more customers find, compare and evaluate where they want to shop, stay, and eat it becomes increasingly more important for the small businesses to be aware of their online image. For example, while shopping for a oil change I found the closest shop had only one review on Yelp! and it was extremely negative […]