Small business boot camp slated for August 24

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The City of San Marcos and some local non-profit groups have partnered to offer a Small Business Boot Camp in San Marcos on Saturday, August 24 from 9 am to 1 pm at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos.

The free workshop is designed for owners of both start-up ventures and growing businesses and will offer specialized coaching on how to maintain a fiscally fit and thriving business.

The boot camp will feature an extensive resource center consisting of more than 10 local community partners, networking opportunities and two specialized programs led by a team of small business coaches. There will be a Start-Up Program for new and aspiring business owners and a Growth Program for seasoned business owners.

The Start-Up Program will cover:
• How to make a business plan
• All about business entities
• Financing your business
• Marketing with Yelp

The Growth Program will cover:
• Hiring and managing employees
• Increasing profit without increasing sales
• Marketing for sales conversion
• Advanced social media strategies

The boot camp is hosted by Accion San Diego, a nonprofit micro-lender offering business loans from $300 to $50,000, with the support of the Leichtag Foundation and in collaboration with the Business and Entrepreneurship Center, the City of San Marcos, the Housing Opportunities Collaborative, the San Diego County Library and SBDC of North County.

Registration and networking will begin at 9 am. Click here to register

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