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Business Readiness Assessment - Evaluate your business

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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.

09/30/2014 02:00 PM PDT
Santa Clara County Placarding/Scoring Program
The County of Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health (DEH) will be hosting public workshops for consumers and business owners during the month of September. The goal of the workshops will be to introduce our new Food Facility Placarding & Scoring system; review the new Food Facility Inspection Results website; and provide information on the meaning of the color placard and compliance score. The workshops will be presented in five languages including English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean.
09/30/2014 06:00 PM PDT
Is Starting a Business Right for Me?
Volunteers from SCORE will talk about the necessary requirements and personality characteristics to consider before starting a business. They will also discuss the different types of business options such as franchises.