“The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.†– Dr. Seuss

If you have never attended a webinar before, now is the time to learn more about what you’ve been missing. Webinars are online video lectures or workshops hosted in real-time and are offered in a range of different subjects. These workshops last anywhere from 20 minutes to over an hour, with an expert presenter leading the workshop and interacting with participants to answers questions in real-time. Usually offered for free, these online workshops give an incredible opportunity to gain more knowledge about many business development topics.

Struggling with your business sales or marketing outreach? Try a webinar to learn more and help your business improve. Here are just a few reasons why you might want to try webinars.  

Career Development

Webinars provide an easy platform in which to increase your knowledge on any one topic. There are thousands of webinars offering education on every aspect of the business, from marketing to finance. This is an ideal way to build expertise in your chosen field to benefit your career or business growth. 

Learn from experts

Webinars are hosted and lead by experts on various topics and can offer advice on how to face challenges common in the field. This means that you have the opportunity to learn first hand the most up to date and relevant information. Another feature of attending a webinar is the ability to discuss and ask questions in real-time with the presenter. This provides the chance to learn with fellow entrepreneurs and create new connections, as well as getting your specific questions answered.


Building a career or business, on top of taking care of family and personal responsibilities can leave little flexibility to attend additional events or workshops. Webinars provide the perfect space to learn from these experts and build your business knowledge from the comfort of your own computer or even mobile device. No need to hire a babysitter or ask for extra time off. Just turn on your computer and get ready to learn. 

Webinars at West Business Development Center

Join us for West Business Development Center’s (West BDC) Business Webinars. The purpose of West BDC is to help entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed, improving the local community. From these FREE webinars, you can learn the principles behind finance, e-commerce, marketing, branding, sales, HR, and more! So if you are not able to make it to a live West BDC workshop, you can still get access to information from West BDC instructors. 


West Business Development Center upcoming Webinars:


Ecommerce 101: Online Marketing for Ecommerce

November 7, 2019, 12:00-1:00PM

Marketing & Brand Strategy: Marketing Channels and Messages

November 5, 2019, 10:00-11:00 AM

Human Resources 101: Take a wrecking ball to your annual performance review process!

November 6, 2019, 12:00-1:00PM

Sales 101: Lead Management Foundations

November 20, 2019 – 12:00-1:00 PM

Business Basics: Your Roadmap to a Successful Enterprise: The Complete Business Plan Outline 

Nov 4, 2019, 12:00-1:00 PM

Check out more of West BDC’s upcoming Webinars here. 

Free Business Advising at West Business Development Center

If you are a business of one or a company of 100 employees, at any stage from startup to established, WestBDC offers free business advising  — on whatever topic you might be stuck on. If it’s finding the right loan to expand, staffing your business with the right people or even just wading through new minimum wage requirements, we have experts ready to help you right now. 

Click here to sign up for free advising. We’ll schedule a free, thirty-minute call and then we’ll assign you the free expert advisor you need.

See how these successful businesses set up, grew and expanded with West Business Development Center Free Advising services:

Stan’s Maple Café, Ukiah

MendoTechNet, Ukiah and Lakeport

SlamDunk Pizza, Ukiah

Are you a woman-owned business? 

Please join us for our monthly networking events where you can meet other women entrepreneurs and share best practices, knowledge and make friends.

Women’s Mendopreneurs Empowerment Night – November 8th, Fort Bragg

If you are a women-owned business and are interested in hosting Women’s Mendopreneurs Empowerment Night we would love to hear from you! Send us an email at events@westcenter.org