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Tips from the Pros on How to Start Your Own Business, 08/30

August 10, 2011 2:55 PM

August 10, 2011

Tips from the Pros on How to Start Your Own Business, August 30th

Challenging economic times do not have to block a dream of starting a successful business, says Paul Bozzo, who is featured as the keynote speaker at a special Sonoma State University Alumni Association networking event on Tuesday, August 30, from 7:30am - 10:00 a.m. at the Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster Event Center in Rohnert Park.

Admission is $5 general public and free to Alumni Association members.

"A sound business idea, the right knowledge, access to community resources and strong determination can lead to a successful start-up," says Bozzo, who will present tips from his "Insider's Guide to Starting and Growing a Successful Small Business." The guide is a review of the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them as well as the five most important keys for a successful start-up venture.

Bozzo, an expert in business start-up strategies, has more than 20 years of experience in working with entrepreneurial ventures and specializes in strategic business planning and Venture Capital/Angel/Small Business Association funding.

Hard to find resources in Marin and Sonoma County about how to start a business - or grow an existing one - will also be available.

Representatives from a wide range of business and financial concerns will be on hand to address questions in a face-to-face setting so attendees can come away from the event with  a clearer sense of how to start their own business or create their own jobs.

Organizations involved include:

  • SBDC Santa Rosa JC, NextStep
  • North Coast SCORE - Chapter 450
  • College of Marin
  • Santa Rosa Young Professionals Network
  • Sonoma County Economic Development Board
  • Exchange Bank SBA Loans
  • City of Santa Rosa Economic Development
  • Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster/I-Hub
  • North Bay Angels
  • Sonoma County Alliance
  • Chamber of Commerce
       - San Rafael
       - Santa Rosa
  • SBDC: San Rafael

For further information, contact the SSU Alumni Association at 707-664-2426 or e-mail

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