How to Start Your Business – In Person & Online

Jun 11 6:15 pm — 7:45 pm

Event Details

Turn your business idea into reality! This monthly series is your one-stop shop for launching your dream venture. Each session dives deep into a critcal aspect of entrepreneurship, equipping you with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed.

Here is what you’ll gain:

  • Clear understanding of the entrepreneurial journey
  • Guidance on choosing the right business structure
  • Step-by-step approach to crafting a winning business plan
  • Know-how on navigating permits and licensing requirements.

This monthly series is brought to you in-partnership with the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Join us in-person for this transformative learning experience.

Please join us for this in-person transformative learning experience at:

Shasta-Cascade SBDC & NorCal VBOC Redding Office
1305 Sacramento Street, Redding CA 96001

Note: This event has a start time of 6:15pm due to the new parking rules for downtown Redding. Since the public parking (street and lot) is free and unrestricted starting at 6pm, we wanted to make sure all attendees had time to park for free before the event starts.

About the Instructors

Joe Rodola, SBDC Consultant

Joe Rodola comes to the SBDC with over 45 years experience in the Credit field. 25 years in lending, 13 years as Director of CCCS Redding, a debt consulting agency, 20 years teaching various financial classes, 10 year owner of his own service business (Joe Rodola’s Debt Consulting) and 8 years helping small business startups and helping them gain access to capital for both SCED and the SBDC.

Bryan Rheem, SBDC Consultant

Bryan is a business consultant that loves effective and efficient solutions, always searching for ways to help people maximize their output and productivity.

About the NorCal VBOC Representative

Keli Benham-Anthis, Director NorCal VBOC
Keli Behnam-Anthis

Keli is a progressive-minded professional with more than 20 years of combined experience in education, small business development, economic development, civic and non-profit management, workshop curriculum development and presentation, hospitality and tourism, project coordination and community outreach. Her passion is assisting Veteran entrepreneurs to start or grow their businesses through marketing, business plans and access to capital. She received my MBA from Cal State University Chico.

Darren Gurney
Darren Gurney

Darren is a member of the NorCal VBOC team as a business consultant and trainer. His areas of expertise consist of entrepreneurial development, fiscal management, strategic planning, marketing, and sales. He has an entrepreneurial background in a family manufacturing/retail business, financial and lending experience in the banking industry. He was the Director of the Business and Entrepreneurship center hosted at Shasta College that served 10 northern counties. He currently work as an entrepreneurship instructor for Shasta College in the business department.

With many family members and friends who have or are currently serving in the military, he could not be more excited for the opportunity to serve our Veterans. His goal is to provide any help and resources he can to Veterans who are pursuing their own dreams and goals of starting or growing a business.

Darren received his M.B.A in Management from CSU, Chico and a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship from CSU, Chico, he is also a licensed realtor.

About the SBA Representative

Trisha Funk, SBA
Trisha Funk

Trisha Funk is a 4th generation entrepreneur who started her career out of college in the finance industry with Funk Financial and Insurance Services, through her 20+ year career she’s served in many facets of financial capacity building and supporting the entrepreneurship ecosystem. She now serves the 22 northernmost counties as the outreach and marketing specialist for the US SBA connecting entrepreneurs with the tools, resources, and mentorship support to be successful.

The information provided in this webinar and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. No registrant should act or fail to act on the basis of any material contained in this webinar without obtaining proper financial, legal or other professional advice specific to their situation. The Northern California Small Business Development Center, and its host, the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the information presented in this webinar. By registering for this webinar you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, accept and agree to the above disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the Northern California Small Business Development Center or it’s host, the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.