Business Classes

Write your business plan

Gilroy – Good planning is the basis of any successful business start-up, and a necessity for a loan application. This workshop will lead you to focus on a marketing plan, financial projections and a strategic plan to put your business on the road to success.

The workshop will be held on Monday, from 6 to 9pm at the Gavilan College SBDC offices, 8351 Church St., Building E. Please note that registration begins at 5:45pm. The cost for this 3-hour workshop is $30 (includes price of workbook) payable in advance or at the door.

Due to limited space please call in advance to pre-register: 847-0373.

Basic bookkeeping

Gilroy – This workshop is for the small business owner who knows that bookkeeping is important for success, but is intimidated, confused, or unskilled in keeping financial records. Get control of your business with the basic, written (no computers), double entry bookkeeping system, along with simple filing and record keeping techniques. Business banking, auto and petty cash records and working with an accountant will also be touched on in this fast passed workshop.

The workshop will be held Tuesday, from noon to 3pm at the Gavilan College SBDC office, 8351 Church St., Building E.

The cost for this 3-hour workshop is $20 payable in advance or at the door.

Due to limited space please call in advance to pre-register, 847-0373.

Learn customer service

Hollister – Learn why customer service skills are so important, the keys to quality service and the 10 deadly sins of customer service. Gain the tools to deal with challenging customers and good customer service strategies and much, much more.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, from 10am to noon located at the Briggs Building, 365 Fourth St., Room 6. The cost for this 2-hour workshop is $20 payable in advance or at the door.

Due to limited space please call in advance to pre-register, 847-0373.

Get your business running

Hollister – Learn how to get started the right way by participating in this 2-hour workshop presented by the Gavilan College Small Business Development Center. “Starting Your Own Business” presents an overview of marketing essentials, produce selection, business goal setting, legal issues, licenses required, risk evaluation, bookkeeping, financing and management issues.

The workshop will be held Wednesday, from 1 to 3pm at the Briggs Building, 365 Fourth St., Room 6. The cost for this 2-hour workshop is $20 payable in advance or at the door.

Due to limited space please call in advance to pre-register: 847-0373.

Small business marketing

Gilroy – This class is an overview of basic marketing strategies. The instructor will discuss creating a plan to successfully market your business products or services. Come learn action oriented strategies for your small business marketing needs. Exchange marketing strategies with other small business owners

The workshop will be held Wednesday Nov. 16, from 10am to noon at the Gavilan College SBDC offices, 8351 Church St., Bldg. E. The cost for this 2-hour workshop is $20 payable in advance or at the door.

Due to limited space please call in advance to pre-register at 847-0373.

Yahoo upgrades mapping service

Sunnyvale – Yahoo Inc. has redesigned its online maps to make it easier to get driving directions to multiple destinations and find local merchants — the latest move in the company’s duel with Internet powerhouse, Google Inc.

The Sunnyvale-based company planned to unveil its latest mapping improvements Wednesday, less than a month after Google upgraded its maps service.

Yahoo is matching some of Google’s features, such as the ability to scroll across a map without reloading a Web page, as well as introducing tools that haven’t been available previously on the Internet.

“There are four or five ‘only at Yahoo’ features” included in the upgrade, said Paul Levine, Yahoo’s general manager of local services.

The innovations include the ability to obtain driving directions to several different city locations and have all the routes simultaneously displayed on the same Web page.

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