FWDB’s business seminar events offer an excellent chance to network with other business leaders in our region while learning important skills that help you thrive as a professional and help your business compete. Seminars include:
- Developing a Business Plan
- The Art of Small Business Survival
- Marketing to Public Agencies
Businesses can achieve a high level of improvement through successful networking or partnering with local resources. The Business Service Unit can connect your organization with a network of local resources and businesses that could improve your business model, product or service, or marketing exposure.
Check our calendar for the next Successful Networking Techniques workshop .
Developing a Business Plan
A business plan should be a work in progress. That's because your business will evolve over time, and be influenced by outside factors such as the economy and local conditions. The Small Business Administration can provide vital information when writing a business plan that bankers and venture capitalists can readily understand.
Elements of a good business plan include:
- Finding a Niche: Make Your Business Plan Stand Out
Trying to tackle a wide market is usually too broad a scope for any but the largest companies to handle. As a smaller business, it's often better to offer specialized goods and services that are attractive to a specific group of prospective buyers.
- Templates for Writing a Business Plan
What goes into a business plan? There is no single formula for developing a business plan, but some elements are consistent throughout all business plans.
- Why do you need a business plan?
Do you really need to make a business plan? The short answer is yes. The importance of a comprehensive, thoughtful business plan cannot be overemphasized.
Check the calendar for the next “Business Plan” Workshop.
The Art of Small Business Survival
The City and Chamber of Commerce of Pasadena join FWDB in monthly seminars to promote healthy businesses.
Topics include: Start Smart - Ask all the Right Questions Before you Start a Business; Financing your Business; Great Customer Service - Acquiring and Expanding your Customer Base; and E-Marketing Unplugged – Using the Power of Social Marketing to Promote Your Business and Stay in Touch with Your Customers. Check the Business Services Calendar for the next "Art of Small Business Survival" Workshop.
Check our calendar or call us at (626) 796-JOBS to learn more.
Find the talent you need.
We know when your business has access to a qualified, employable workforce, you are able to compete successfully and contribute to a strong economy in our region. We make investments in services for businesses that help you use labor market data effectively, access tax credits or wage subsidies, and fill skill gaps with the right talent for your job openings. Learn more »
Get a job. Get training. Update your skills.
Fine tune your job search skills and get the information you need to make informed decisions about potential careers or updating your education or credentials. Our services provide job seekers with the support or training they need to become career-ready and get to work. Learn more »
Investments in our Community.
We are committed to building a strong economy in our region and increasing local employment. A network of talented community partners in workforce development, education and labor supports our efforts to ensure that businesses have access to qualified, employable talent, and job seekers have the updated skills they need to be successful. About Us »