Start-Up

Start-Up Business Basics  

The 4-hour Start-up Business Basics, an intensive small group meeting, includes four unique training segments plus one-on-one consulting follow-up:

  • Overview, including structure, entity creation
  • Understanding business taxes
  • Show Me the Money: alternate financing, business loans, credit repair, apps to build credit, seed money, potential for angel investing
  • Creating a business plan, market analysis 

Introduction to Government Contracting 

The 2-hour Government Contracting Workshop will help you obtain your specialty certification designation, and understand how to become an approved supplier or vendor.

  • Introductory session to cover Small Business Enterprise, Women Owned, Minority Owned, Veteran Owned, Disadvantaged, and Disabled Veteran Owned Business 
  • Overview of Federal, State, Local Government, and USD certification programs available to small businesses 
  • Benefits of certification
  • Understanding who accepts certifications
  • Identifying certifying agencies
  • Eligibility requirements 
  • University of San Diego & County of San Diego procurement process  

Food & Beverage Bootcamp

Ready, Set, SCALE! Learn the step-by-step process to make a category-killing product that lands on shelves at big chains like Whole Foods, Von’s, Walmart & Costco. Led by industry guru and ex-Nestle executive Dave Hubinger, you will learn about pricing strategy, sales channels, product testing, market research, product packaging, manufacturing, bench samples, pitching big chains, & more.

OUTCOMES

  • Understand your product category, its dynamics, & why it matters
  • What to say, and not say, to the big chains
  • Answer the question, “Will We Make Money?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • You have developed your product & are currently selling
  • You have a Consumer-Packaged Goods product & want to sell to stores and/or restaurants
  • Not for restaurants or catering businesses

Register

Product Development

Coming soon

Financial Literacy

The 3-hour Financial Literacy Workshop focuses on providing useful information about operating a financially sustainable business. Topics include: 

  • Understanding the difference between different types of bank accounts
  • Choosing the best financial institution for you and how to avoid predatory lenders
  • Understanding the U.S. Credit System 
  • Credit: building good credit, credit repair

Customer Service for Growth

Customer understanding and activation is the heartbeat of every business.

We help entrepreneurs strategically craft a customer-centric omnichannel experience. Through our interactive 12-week program, we educate, inspire, and call to action the participating organizations to level up their marketing game.

Contact Rachel Christensen to sign up.

Or click to Request one-on-one consulting services to meet with an expert confidentially and at no cost.

Contact Us

E-mail: info@innovate-up.com

University of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park, MRH 149
San Diego, CA 92110

www.sandiego.edu/SBDC

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SBA

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S Small Business Administration.