Almost every business requires a team to help it grow and be successful. Even those who run a solo business need to understand the best practices for human resources.

From hiring a website designer to permanent part or full-time employees, navigating personal requires thorough knowledge. In addition, knowing how to hire for the job you need to be done can make the difference between smooth sailing or months of frustration and starting the hiring process all over again. 

Over 80% of employers believe attracting and retaining talent is a growing challenge. So how do you go about hiring and keeping the right employees? Whether you are a sole proprietor or run a business with employees, West Business Development Center (West BDC) has a new Human Resources 101: Workshop & Webinar Series that will provide key insights into the importance of Human Resources to your business. 

From learning to make HR policies to understanding which laws apply to your business, building an effective Human Resource system for your business is the key to long term growth. This workshop is taught by human resource specialist Lisa McCormack of Affogato Consulting. With Lisa McCormack’s long experience of helping businesses in the development of HR programs, you will understand how you can grow your company.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • What are Human Resources and your responsibility as a business

  • Understand the difference between employees, interns, and contractors

  • Learn what employee benefits are mandatory or voluntary

  • Understand which laws apply to your company size

Register for this newest Workshop in its Ukiah and Fort Bragg locations. 

Human Resources 101 Workshop – Ukiah

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

West Business Development Center

185 E Church St. 

Ukiah, CA 


Human Resources 101 Workshop – Fort Bragg

Event will be rescheduled-TBA

West Business Development Center

345 N Franklin St. 

Fort Bragg CA

Included with the live Human Resources 101 Workshop is our NEW Webinar Series:

In addition to this workshop, you will receive access to 2 webinars that will dive deeper into the topics covered in the live workshop.

Webinar 1: October 23, 2019, 12:00-1:00 PM – Hiring for Success – The difference between a good and a bad hire

  • Learn how to improve the efficiency of your hiring process

  • Consistently make better hires

  • Reduce turnover by hiring the right person for the job

Webinar 2: November 6, 2019, 12:00-1:00 PM – Take a wrecking ball to your annual performance review process!

  • Understand why traditional performance review processes fail

  • Gain knowledge of alternatives to traditional performance reviews

  • Feel confident to implement a new approach to performance management that your managers and employees will embrace

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 – October 25th, Fort Bragg