Shasta Cascade SBDCRedding California

How to Start Your Business

How to Start Your Business

Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:00pm to 5:30pm

A brief introduction to entrepreneurship and the creation and development of new business ventures. Includes a high level overview of the critical success factors for entrepreneurs, including business structures, the development of the business plan, and permits and licensing procedures.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Evaluate how well suited you are to launch and run your own business.
  • Understand the steps you will need to take to asses your business idea.
  • Make some informed decisions about the legal structure of your business and the licenses & permits you will need to obtain.
  • Decide what format of business plan you will most likely need to create.


Instructor: Joe Rodola, SBDC Consultant

Joe Rodola comes to the SBDC with over 45 years experience in the Credit field. 25 years in lending, 13 years as Director of CCCS Redding, a debt consulting agency, 20 years teaching various financial classes, 10 year owner of his own service business (Joe Rodola's Debt Consulting) and 8 years helping small business startups and helping them gain access to capital for both SCED and the SBDC.


*Please note that this webinar is specifically for those wanting to start a business in Shasta or Trinity county in Northern California. If you are outside of this area you may find value in it, but we do recommend you reach out to your local SBDC to see if they have a startup class that is catered to your location. You can find your local SBDC here:

(530) 222-8323
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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation.