On Wednesday, May 1, Hartnell College will host a seminar designed to assist small businesses and agriculture-related businesses in accessing capital to grow their businesses. The two-hour seminar begins at 2 p.m. in Room 107 of Building C on the Alisal Campus. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.
The free seminar--the result of a partnership between the California Community Colleges and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program--is one of 11 to be held in rural communities across the state. Representatives from local lending institutions, USDA Rural Development, the California Community Colleges' Workforce & Economic Development office, the Business & Entrepreneurship Center (BEC) Program, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Hartnell College will provide valuable information and resources that attendees can use to obtain loans and receive available services.
"This new partnership ensures that our rural colleges continue to be beacons of help for the communities they serve," Community College Chancellor Brice W. Harris said. "I'm pleased to see that the federal government through the USDA recognizes the great job our colleges have done already in the workforce and economic development area and that we are uniquely positioned to provide further services and training.
"We are excited to partner in this effort to expand our existing relationships with California's community colleges," USDA Rural Development's California State Director Dr. Glenda Humiston said."
Small business owners may register for any of the FREE Capital Readiness events at http://CapitalReadiness.eventbrite.com
What: Capital Readiness 2013 seminar
When: Wednesday May 1, 2013, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.)
Where: Hartnell College, Alisal Campus, 1752 East Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905, Room C-107
Who: For small businesses, family-owned businesses, agriculture-related businesses to meet with representatives from the USDA, SBDC, local lenders, and colleges to explore resource opportunities.