Sessions will take place in Canyon Country. Starting Aug. 5, Tuesday afternoons in Canyon Country will be perfect for talking business. Local business owners and entrepreneurs will be able to schedule free one-on-one business counseling sessions with Small Business Development Center representatives at the College of the Canyons Canyon Country Campus.
“We are so pleased that the SBDC, hosted by College of the Canyons, will be offering services at the Canyon Country Campus,” said Dena Maloney, founding dean of the Canyon Country campus. “The SBDC has a wealth of experts with specialized knowledge to assist business owners on the eastern side of our valley. The SBDC can help entrepreneurs launch their business, or expand an existing business and realize their dream of business ownership.”
Funded by federal, state and local community grants from partners such as City of Santa Clarita, City of Palmdale, Poole & Shaffery, Mission Valley Bank, Bank of Santa Clarita, SCV Bank, LBW Insurance, SOsuites and Jon Gardner Insurance, the SBDC offers business consulting, training, and workforce solutions to small businesses (500 employees or less) throughout the Antelope, San Fernando, and Santa Clarita Valleys.
“The SBDC was ranked No. 1 in the network of centers in the Los Angeles area,” said Maloney. “In the past year, the center counseled more than 800 small business owners and helped start-up 97 new businesses.”
The SBDC promotes and stimulates the growth of small businesses by providing expert, no- or low-cost business, financial and loan counseling and training services.
"We are very excited to expand the SBDC's free business counseling services to the Canyon Country Campus,” said Donna Plummer, interim assistant director of the SBDC. “This will provide greater accessibility and convenience to east Santa Clarita Valley businesses and entrepreneurs."
Sessions will be scheduled from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. and held in the Canyon Country campus administration building, located adjacent to Lot 3.
To request an appointment for a session or register for a training seminar, call (661) 294-9375.
For more information, visit the SBDC website at www.canyonsecondev.org