Launching and growing a dream – BOS events offer small business guidance

A full roster of events, workshops, skills sessions, clubs and clinics are held every month courtesy of Business Owners Space, one of the City of San Jose’s economic development programs. Here are two worth noting:

New Year, New Business @ Action Spot
Designed for entrepreneurs, start-ups and ambitious people with ideas, the Feb. 6 workshop is designed to provide real-life guidance to getting your business off the ground in San Jose. The issues to be covered include:
–The importance of a business plan – Can you make a living?
–Financing your ideas
–Business taxes
–Accessing San Jose contracting and purchasing opportunities
–The building permitting process in San Jose
–Alternatives to leasing

Presenters include representatives of SCORE, SBCD, City of San Jose,  and ActionSpot. The event includes a tour of ActionSpot, San Jose’s newest co-working space.

Wed, February 6, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST

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453 W San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95110
The event is free, but to hold a seat, please register


Success in Start-Ups and Small Businesses, by Minority Business Development Agency, San Jose

Attend this free event made especially for new business owners, but open to all types of entrepreneurs. Get a firmer grasp and understanding on the important details of building a business such as business certifications, access to capital, bonding and procurement. You’ll also have the opportunity to talk to experts about other business concerns such as worker’s compensation and liability insurance. This is a great opportunity to network with other fellow small business owners such as yourself as well as talk one-on-one with business experts and representatives of larger companies.
Participants/Speakers for this event will include City of San Jose, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, California Capital Procurement Technical Assistance Center, California Department of General Services, and Caltrans, among others.

A light breakfast and free parking validation at the 4th Street Parking Garage by the library will be offered to attendees of this event.

Wed, February 13, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 East San Fernando Street, 3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112

The event is free, but please register to reserve a seat. –

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