New Year, New Business @ Action Spot
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Launch and Grow Your Dream Business

This Overview Workshop Will Introduce:


  • The importance of a business plan – Can you make a living?
  • Financing your ideas
  • Business taxes
  • Accessing San Jose contracting and purchasing opportunities
  • The building permitting process in San Jose
  • Alternatives to leasing — Bonus: Tour of ActionSpot

Presentations from SCORE, SBDC, City of San Jose, and Action Spot


Contracting with California State Government @ Silicon Valley SBDC
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

California wants to buy your products or services. Are you ready to sell them? The state of California is the fifth largest economy in the world! State agencies purchase everything from office supplies to construction services to goat rentals (seriously!), and everything in between. If you sell it, they probably buy it!

You Will Learn How To:

  • Find, bid on and win state government contracts
  • Navigate Cal eProcure
  • Easily get certified as a Small Business or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SB/DVBE)
  • Market your business to state agencies
  • Advertise to prime contractors
  • Receive free procurement assistance from Norcal PTAC and the Caltrans DBE Support Program
Basic Bookkeeping for Small Businesses @ Silicon Valley SBDC
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Silicon Valley SBDC offers this free workshop to help you understand:

  • Bookkeeping system components 
  • Cash versus Accrual Accounting 
  • Financial Statements 
  • Employee Related Records 
  • Computerized Accounting Systems