The Federal Technology Center
The Federal Technology Center (The FTC) is a not-for-profit public benefit corporation that promotes economic development in California by teaching small businesses how to successfully compete for government contracts. Since the Federal government spends more than $500 billion on goods and services every year, The FTC increases the potential of these dollars being brought to California. To learn more amount how The FTC can help small businesses in your area, contact Jack Toney, Director of The FTC's Procurement Assistance Center at jack@TheFTC.org.
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Go to www.TheFTC.org for more information on upcoming courses and seminars that teach small businesses in the Bay Area how to sell their products or services to the government (federal, state and local).
Welcome to Tri-Valley Green Drinks
What is Green Drinks you ask? Green Drinks is an informal gathering of green-minded folks mixing it up over a pint or two to network, socialize, find green resources and learn about the green business movement in the Tri-Valley area.
The event is simple and unstructured where many have found employment, made new contacts, shared and developed new ideas, discovered new partnerships as well as made new friends. All are welcome. Just ask, "are you green?"
We hope you can stop by and join us for some fun, food, drink and good wholesome conversation about the greening of business.
Learn more and become part of the growing movement. Be sure to bring along a friend.
When: Second Tuesday of every month. 5:30-7:30 pm.
(unless otherwise announced- i.e., holidays or special events)
Where: Redcoats British Pub & Restaurant (upstairs)
336 St. Mary Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566
For directions and more information about our new host you can visit www.redcoatspub.com
Come on by and check out our new location for 2010. It's Free Networking! No group to join! No membership dues!
Contact: Steve Melgoza at 925-371-6732 or email at gozagear.com or visit the website at www.greendrinks.org
OBDC Small Business Finance
OBDC Finance offers commercial loans to start-up and existingbusinesses in the San Francisco Bay Area, with emphasis on Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Solano counties. All products are fully-amortized term loans at fixed competitive interest rates offered to firms unable to obtain conventional financing.
Our mission is to strengthen the local economy by providing small business loans and other resources to entrepreneurs capable of stimulating economic development and job creation in Oakland and other low-moderate income Bay Area communities.
The Alameda County SBDC
The Alameda County SBDC (formerly know as the East Bay SBDC) provides tools and expertise to business owners interested in minimizing risk and accelerating the success of their ventures.
Through expert no-cost counseling, top-notch free seminars and low-cost technology training, to support in navigating licensing & permit issues and identifying resources, the Alameda SBDC guides small businesses to increased success rates.Serving all of Alameda County, the Alameda County SBDC connects small business owners with Business Advisors who work hands-on with clients to address challenges, seize opportunities and grow our clients' bottom line.
Visit www.acsbdc.org for more information on upcoming seminars: