Riverside County Hosts No-Cost Business Seminars
Riverside, CA – In the next few months, Riverside County and a number of workforce advocates will be hosting a special series of business seminars. The Workforce Investment Board (WIB), Employer Advisory Council (EAC) and the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are teaming up to bring these no-cost seminars to local county businesses. There will be a wide range of topics covered by this series, such as tips on hiring and retaining workers and business financial fundamentals. The seminars are being offered to local businesses in efforts to help bolster the regional economy while fostering a strong network among the business community.
“There are a lot of small businesses trying to make it in this tough economy,” said Lee Haven, WIB Chairman. “Many get so bogged down in the day to day operations that it’s hard to find time to ask questions about issues that are important for business planning. We offer these seminars at convenient times to make sure that our businesses stay on track for success, and find out about the number of resources available to them. We also know that small businesses help drive this great nation and we want to do everything we can to help those in our own back yard.”
Four seminars will be held throughout the county. Topics will be selected from over 240 training workshops on important business topics offered by the SBDC. Two of the four seminars are scheduled. The first will be held in Riverside and the second will take place at Riverside County’s Indio Workforce Development Center on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Information on upcoming seminars will be posted on the WIB’s website at: www.rivcowib.org in early 2011. For more information on these seminars, please contact Jason Farin at (951) 955-8052.
The Collaborative Effort Consists of:
The WIB is a business-led board that oversees the Riverside County Workforce Development Centers (WDC) to ensure businesses have access to skilled workers and preparing the future workforce through partnerships. All members of the WIB represent the many sectors of workforce development: business, labor, education, economic development, youth, employment and training, and government. For more information visit: www.rivcowib.org.
The Desert Communities Employer Advisory Council (DCEAC) is composed of employer and community volunteers representing a cross section of business, industry and the public sector. The DCEAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting California employers by keeping them informed on relevant workforce issues. For more information visit: www.ceac.org.
The Inland Empire SBDC is a non-profit organization with the goal of stimulating economic growth in the Inland Empire by providing small businesses and entrepreneurs with expert consulting, effective training, and access to resources. Start, grow and expand your business successfully with the SBDC. For more information visit: www.iesmallbusiness.com.