Client Story: Noyo Harbor Tours

Captain Dan Platt is the perfect example of a Mendocino Coast entrepreneur who is using his extensive background in one of the Coast’s mainstay industries, fishing, and leveraging it into an entirely new business. Originally from Point Arena, Platt started fishing with his father when he was fifteen. When he graduated from high school, he moved to Fort Bragg, where the fishing action was, to work on commercial fishing boats. “I was told if you want a job on a good boat you have to go to Fort Bragg,” explained Platt.


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Client Story: Alive Retreat

Karla Downing, a Willits native, has worked as a massage therapist for forty years. Five years ago, she attended a body-mind restoration retreat in Upstate New York. At first, she went twice as a guest, but then she ended up staying on as staff. As she came to the end of her time there, a light went on for Karla, who had been thinking about how she would pass on all of her knowledge. 

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Made in California - Episode 10, Doing Business in an Age of Shutoffs

There is a new Made in California podcast episode out that features how small businesses in northern California have been affected by the recent wildfires and the extended PG&E PSPS power shut off.  

This interview is a conversation with Mary Anne Petrillo CEO of West Business Development Center, and Isabel Guzman from Governor Newsom's Office, Director of GO-Biz of the Small Business Advocate and Aspen Logan, co-owner of The Color Mill in Fort Bragg, California.

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Mendopreneurs Empowerment Night

There are dozens of business articles telling us that networking is an essential piece of the puzzle when building your career or business. However, the term “networking” can sound intimidating, especially if you have never attended a networking event before. So why is networking important to try if you want to help your business grow? More often than not networking can lead to job offers or collaborations that lead to improved business growth. The trouble is that networking can be difficult when you are first starting to build a business or passion project. 

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How to Get Started as a Freelancer

According to Forbes, 56.7 million Americans were doing freelance work as of October 2018 and that total is expected to double by 2020. The current reality is that the 21st-century workforce has been shifting from 9-5 office and factory centric workplaces to work from anywhere and any time environments. Often referred to as the gig economy, businesses are saving resources in terms of benefits, office space and training. The question is are the freelancers benefitting.  

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Clara Shook
It’s Time to Jump Start Your E-commerce Store

It’s undeniable that shopping and business operations have dramatically changed over the past even five years. Now 80% of Americans are online shoppers, with more than half of those shoppers making purchases on mobile devices. Despite the overwhelming amount of success in eCommerce, it can be difficult to know where and how to launch your own eCommerce store.

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Taking The Mystery Out of Finance

Do you struggle with finance in your business? It can be one of those daunting aspects of growing and running a small business. Did you know that micro-businesses can get started for $3,000 or less, whereas a whopping 30% of businesses fail because the owner runs out of money? It’s critical to understand your business's finances as the keys to the future success of your business. 

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Startup Mendocino: How Winners Will Use Their Prize Money

Learn what comes next for each finalist from Startup Mendocino Pitch Competition here.

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Startup Mendocino Gala Event on the Front Page of The Ukiah Daily Journal

We're thrilled at being on the front page of The Ukiah Daily Journal again.

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Startup Mendocino Gala Event Featured KZYX

We're thrilled to read this article featuring Startup Mendocino Gala Event. See the full story here.

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