SED offers new biz classes

By From page A5 | February 4, 2011

Anyone can start a business. But to start a business that succeeds and continues to flourish isn’t so easy. Did you know at least half the new companies started go out of business before their third anniversary, and one in four new enterprises don’t survive longer than one year.

If you’re going to start a business that has staying power, you need to be informed and take advantage of resources, tools and workshops.

The Sierra Economic Development Corp. (SEDCorp) is offering affordable classes for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Auburn, Grass Valley and Placerville in February.

New for February are state and federal agencies bringing a series of government workshops for small business owners to Auburn. The workshops will run from noon-2 p.m. each Thursday in February.

Feb 17 —  You Want To Start A Business? Department of Treasury, IRS. Learn what you need to know about federal income and payroll taxes as a small business owner; running your business from your home; new tax credits and incentives.

Feb 24 — How to Do Business with the California State Government and Unraveling the Mysteries of eProcurement, state Dept. of General Services. You will learn: How to register as an interested vendor within eProcurement; get certified with the state and learn where contracting opportunities are available.

Cost is $10 per workshop. SEDCorp, a regional nonprofit, who is in the business of supporting the growth of small businesses through training workshops and small business loans, is providing the Government workshops in SEDCorp’s Training Room 560 Wall Street, Suite F, Auburn. SEDCorp also offers other business development classes in Auburn, Grass Valley and Placerville.  Classes fill up fast and there is limited seating. Call 530-823-4703 or visit for class details.

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