Business planning and strategy

Need to fix your credit? Do it like a financial pro (for free) with this self-guided video series

This post originally appeared on the blog of our partner, CDC Small Business Finance.

Are you looking into a small business loan? Before filling out an application, you’ll want to know whether you have a high enough credit score to qualify for financing. And if your score is not quite there yet, don’t give up — you have the power to fix your credit yourself.

Referral Marketing: How to Use Word-of-Mouth to Grow Your Business and Create Loyal Customers – Webinar

Wednesday, March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Free Online Webinar

Referral Marketing: How to Use Word-of-Mouth to Grow Your Business and Create Loyal Customers

Do you wish there was a way to get more ideal customers referred to you?
Do you feel like referrals are out of your control and you just have to wait and hope that they happen?
During this webinar, you’ll learn a referral marketing system that will allow you to predictably create highly qualified referrals for your business.

WE Thrive Together – Stories That Sell: How to Use Stories That Increase Business

Tuesday, March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm at the Women's Business Center at JEDI Redding Office 1670 Market Street, Suite #112 Redding, CA 96001 United States

Stories That Sell: How to Use Stories That Increase Business

A supportive place for women entrepreneurs to meet monthly for inspiring, relevant presentations and connections.
Join us if you are a Woman Entrepreneur, small business owner, professional serving businesses or you have a desire to start a business.

It’s Your Business: How to Launch Your Business for Success and Growth

Monday, March 18 @ 4:00 pm - Monday, May 6 @ 6:00 pm - Cost: $45.00

When you run a business, you wear many hats. You are the lead in operations, product development, financials, and marketing. Often, you are responsible for selling the product or service you offer.

It’s exciting to turn a dream into reality and it takes some time to learn the ins and outs of business.

Is this your year to start or grow a business?

Your 2019 Marketing Tune-Up: Save Time and Money with Inquiry – Webinar

Wednesday, February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Online Webinar

Are you ready to really rock your marketing in 2019?

In this interactive webinar, you will gain clarity and next steps for your 2019 marketing visions and plans!

Before spending time or money on marketing strategies, get clear on who you serve, your industry resources, and potential collaborators. You’ll learn how to do your due diligence before spending a dime on efforts that don’t work.

WE Thrive – Beyond Planning, Explore a Path to Profound Business Success

Tuesday, February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Free at the Women's Business Center at JEDI Redding Office 1670 Market Street, Suite #112 Redding, CA 96001

Beyond Planning, Explore a Path to Profound Business Success. Align your values and desires with your efforts for greater business gain.

Join us on Tuesday, February 19th and learn from speaker June Bell:
• How to stay focused while creating the successful business you desire.
• Where to find the RIGHT mentor and how to foster that relationship.

Small business owners: Ask yourself these 5 essential financial planning questions to ensure you're on the right track

This post orginally appeared on the blog of our partner, CDC Small Business Finance.

If you’re a business owner, money matters are often top of mind. Is my company bringing in enough revenue? Will I have enough saved up for retirement? How much will I owe in taxes this year?

When you might need a loan

As a small business owner, you put more than your sweat and tears into your business—you also put in your own savings and risk your personal credit to get your business off the ground. Loans and other financing options may not seem viable for a startup or you may be cautious about taking on business debt, but financing your business through a loan might be the right avenue to help you expand your business. Read on to find out if you should consider a loan for your business.

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