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Learn the Business Basics to Turn Your Ideas into Action

  • West Business Development Center 345 North Franklin Street Fort Bragg, CA, 95437 United States (map)

Learn the Business Basics to Turn Your Ideas into Action

Do you see successful small business owners and wish sometimes you could do the same? Do you have a passion that you have thought about turning into profit? Join the 3.9 million other small businesses in California that are turning dreams into reality. This workshop is the perfect starting point to build the knowledge you need to succeed.  

This engaging and informative workshop provides you with start-up guidance, and a general overview of elements to consider when starting and owning a business. Whether your idea is a food truck, Etsy store, or a brick and mortar, West Business Development Center and instructor Steve O’Mara can get you started now.

What you will learn:

  • Business Licensing Requirements

  • Business Taxes

  • Legal Form of Organization

  • Components of a Business Plan

  • Financial Readiness

  • Business Loans

  • Marketing Messages

  • Target Markets

  • Technology Tools for Business Productivity

You have seen those entrepreneurs succeed in following their passions. Now it’s time to join them. To become a West Business Development Center Client go to, click "Get Started", and an adviser will contact you to schedule a meeting.

Instructor: Stephen “SteveO” O’Mara has been helping folks start and grow their businesses since 1995. Working in Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake and Sacramento Counties SteveO has advised entrepreneurs from all over the world. A business advisor, a professor and investor, SteveO says, “Business startup is simple. I explain it simply and share the lessons taught me by entrepreneurs like you. So, tell me - what is your ‘Big Idea?’ ”

$30 General Admission
$25 Women in Business or Chamber members
Free – West Center clients

Workshop Disclaimer:

In the event West BDC must cancel a workshop for any reason, all registered participants will be notified and 100% of the fee refunded.