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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Startup Mendocino: What A Gala!

What A Gala! Take a look at the event of the year here.

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Startup Mendocino: And the Winners Are . . .

Last night at the Mendocino College Theater, in front of a live audience of more than 225 people, five finalists competed for prizes of almost $20,000.00. Jaime Connolly from the KOZT emceed the hour long event, and every finalist took home a prize.

And the winners are . . .

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Startup Mendocino Featured in Ukiah Daily Journal

We're thrilled at Startup Mendocino Final Round being in The Ukiah Daily Journal.

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Startup Mendocino Special Guest: Isabel Guzman from Governor Newsom's Office

We are very excited to announce that Isabel Guzman, the Director of the Office of Small Business Advocate in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development will be attending the Startup Mendocino pitch competition Gala.

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Startup Mendocino Featured on KZYX Radio

We're thrilled to hear this interview with West Business Development Center CEO Mary Anne Petrillo and KZYX Radio about Startup Mendocino.

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Startup Mendocino: What A Night!

The enthusiasm in the Sequoia Room at North Coast Brewery in Fort Bragg was palpable on Monday night. It was the semi-final round of Startup Mendocino and our esteemed judges Scott Yandell, President/CEO, Savings Bank, Sharon Davis, CEO, Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce, Heather Gurewitz, Executive Director, EDFC, Jennifer Owen, CFO, North Coast Brewing, Una Wirkebau, Executive Director of Explore Ukiah weighed in on which five of our initial 12 would go on to compete live at our Gala event August 25th.

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Startup Mendocino: Five Finalists

We are absolutely thrilled to announce the five finalists who will go on to compete at our Startup Mendocino pitch gala competition August 25th.

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Startup Mendocino Sponsor Spotlight: Adventist Health

Adventist Health is a faith‐based, nonprofit, integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Here in Mendocino County, we have Adventist Health Ukiah Valley (AHUV) and Adventist Health Howard Memorial (AHHM). These two hospitals are a core part of Mendocino County’s quality of life.

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Startup Mendocino Sponsor Spotlight: North Coast Brewery Company

A pioneer in the Craft Beer movement, North Coast Brewing Company opened in 1988 as a local brewpub in Fort Bragg. Possessing an uncompromising commitment to craft, quality and a will to do things differently, President & Co-Founder Mark Ruedrich built and grew North Coast Brewing…

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Startup Mendocino Sponsor Spotlight: Mendocino College

Mendocino College is a public, two-year community college founded in September 1972. The College now encompasses 3,200 square miles of Mendocino and Lake Counties, serving a population of 150,000. With almost 4,000 full-time and part time students, the College is dedicated to its diverse and dynamic community of students and helping them achieve their goals through research, reflection and dialogue.

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Startup Mendocino Sponsor Spotlight: Harvest Market

Harvest Market is a family-owned business started by Tom Honer in May 1985. Well known and loved by customers up and down the Coast of Mendocino County, what began as one traditional grocery store and has evolved into three stores that reflect a unique blend of conventional, specialty, organic, domestic, international, and local products.

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