March 2008

Sonoma County Business Forecast Forum

Hosted by the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Business Forecast Breakfast Forum will feature presentations by:

Friday, March 14, 2008 • 7:30-9:00 am (registration 7am)
Sonoma Golf Club, 17700 Arnold Drive, Sonoma

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Doing Business with the Feds

If you have a product or service you would like to sell to Uncle Sam take a look at FedBizOpps (Federal Business Opportunities), the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet and commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor, and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.

Writing Effective & Useful Business Plans – SCORE Workshop

“In this workshop, you will get a start on writing your business plan, and how it can be fun and exciting rather than tedious. A straightforward process of “telling your business story” will serve as your writing guide. You will learn about the main components of a good business plan: Position your product or service within your industry; reaching your target customers through methods of guerilla marketing; and how operations, marketing, and sales work together. Then, you’ll hear about the choices you have to legally “form” your business: sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, S or C corporation. Considerable time will be spent on another crucial topic: how to convince an underwriter at a bank to fund your business. We will talk about the entire process from application to managing the loans prudently.”

March 8, 2008 • 8:30am – 12:30pm
SRJC, Emeritus Hall on Elliott Avenue, Room 1520

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