Sept. 25 — The 14th annual Women in Business Conference will be sponsored by the Small Business Development Center at Butte College.
Details: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 East Ave., Chico. Cost: $99 by Sept. 14; $110 after Sept. 14; $120 at the door. Reservations: 895-9017.
This year’s theme will be using social media to grow a business.
Oct. 4 — A Serve Safe Food Safety Training and Certification is planned by Small Business Development Center at Butte College.
Details: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., inside Butte College Skyway Center, Chico. Cost: $120 in advance, $130 at the door. Reservations: 895-9017.
The program fulfills California law for food facilities. The course includes the exam, essentials, manual, test sheets and certificate.
Oct. 11 — “Introduction to QuickBooks I” will be offered in Orland by Butte College.
Details: 9 to 11 a.m. at Butte College Center, 604 E. Walker. Cost: $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Reservations: 895-9017.
The workshop covers how QuickBooks works. Topics include common business terms, company file, preferences, balances, new customers, vendors, accounts and more. The trainer is a certified public accountant and QuickBook Pro Advisor. Manual included.
Oct. 19 — Americans With Disabilities Act and Sexual Harassment Prevention Certification will be offered by the Yuba/Sutter/Colusa Employer Advisory Council in partnership
with the state Employment Development Department.
Details: 7:30 a.m. to noon at Peachtree Golf and Country Club, 2043 Simpson Dantoni Rd., Marysville. Cost: $45 members and $50 nonmembers. Reservations by Oct. 10, 671-3950.
The workshop provides information for human resource professionals, hiring managers and supervisors regarding hiring people with disabilities. In addition, the state-mandated sexual harassment prevention training for certification will be provided.
Michelle Alford-Williams is a trainer with Windmills/ADA, and Lizbeth V. West is an attorney who defends and trains employers on legal actions and human resource issues in compliance with state and federal laws.
Oct. 30 — “Using Emerging Technologies to Market Your Business” will be offered by the Small Business Development Center at Butte College.
Details: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd. Cost: $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Reservations: 895-9017.
Businesses will learn how to have a strong online presence, including website maximization strategies, search engine optimization, social media, video tools and more.
Oct. 31 — A series of workshops for start-up and new businesses will be offered by Small Business Development Center at Butte College.
Details: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico. Cost: $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Reservations: 895-9017.
The four part series will provide information for individuals thinking about starting a new business, or for new business owners. Topics include market and cost analysis, markets, start-up costs, funding and more.
Nov. 15 — A series of workshops “Financial Management Training for Existing Businesses” will be offered by Small Business Development Center at Butte College.
Details: 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday through Nov. 15 at the center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico. Cost: $75 in advance, $85 at the door.
The five-week series is designed to teach existing business owners how to manage their business financials. Topics include interpreting financial statements, identifying cash flow cycles, calculate and use financial ratios to troubleshoot; financial tools and more.
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