The Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp) a nonprofit organization, is offering business classes every other month and they are out with the list of classes for February including a couple of free classes being held in Placerville. Sandy Sindt Operations Manager for SEDCorp- says the purpose of the classes is to help small business owners.
“SEDCorp is a non-profit agency in the business of supporting the growth of small businesses through training workshops and small business loans. So we’re also a SBA microloan approved lender. So we also provide lending to those small businesses as well.”
Sindt says one of the most popular classes is social media marketing. For $45 dollars you leave with a facebook page for your business.
“In this particular class, you’ll bring your laptop and you actually sit down and you’ll actually walk out of that class with a facebook business page. So you actually come out of there with something completed and done; nothing for you to go home and try and work on by yourself. It’s done right in the classroom. The instructor will only take ten students in that class because it is such a hands on with the instructor and the students and they get one on one on how to complete their facebook page.”
Others classes include How to Create an Effective Business Plan, How to Start A Business, and the popular QuickBooks (Setup and Data Entry) class.
For more information and to sign up, call SEDCorp at 530-823-4703.