Webinars & Podcasts

Check back often, we will be adding more webinars as they are scheduled.

Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC):

  • COVID-19 Updates Live Q&A
    Alternate Week Wednesday’s at 10:30am PDT

    Register Here

    Northern California SBDC is hosting a regular drop-in meeting for Small Business Owners.
    The Finance Center will share the latest COVID-19 Disaster Loan and Grant updates with the SBA and other sources followed by an extensive question and answer session.

    Alternate Week Wednesday sessions will be joined by attorneys from the CASE Task Force who will be on hand to answer legal questions relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Upcoming dates:
    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

U.S. Census Bureau 2021 Data Series:

Designed for the novice data user, the series will present a high-level overview of several data products and demonstrate how they can be used to assist organizations and businesses and help identify data-driven solutions to challenges.

Click Here to Register for any of the webinars

Schedule:

Tuesday, April 20, 2021. 11:00am PT
Accessing Census Bureau Data for Rural Communities

Thursday, April 22, 2021. 11:00am PT
Statistics in Schools — Bringing Census Bureau Data to Classrooms

Thursday, April 29, 2021. 11:00am PT
Census Business Builder for Small Business Retailers and Service Establishments

Thursday, May 6, 2021. 11:00am PT
COVID-19 HUB Demographic and Economic Resources

Tuesday, May 11, 2021. 11:00am PT
Census Data for Librarians

Wednesday, May 12, 2021. 11:00am PT
Economic Recovery: Workforce Patterns

Thursday, May 13, 2021. 11:00am PT
Census Bureau Data About Housing Characteristics

Congressman Jerry McNerney:

  • Conversation on COVID-19 and Health Disparities in the Latino Community
    Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    5:30pm – 6:30pm PT

    To join online:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89283273152?pwd=MHZuVlJLLzlVTTBRaEc5Q2hOSE02QT09
    Passcode: 730833

    To join by phone:
    Dial-in: (669) 900-6833 
    Webinar ID: 892 8327 3152
    Passcode: 730833

    While significant progress has been made in the effort to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates, health disparities within already vulnerable communities have made it challenging to equitably reach some among our diverse population. This has resulted in a growing gap in vaccination rates for Latino Americans, who are already 1.7 times more likely to contract COVID-19 and 4.1 times more likely to be hospitalized from the disease. Join Congressman McNerney as he hosts a virtual town hall on Tuesday, April 20th from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM to discuss how these disparities have impacted the Latino community, with special guests Dr. Hector Bonilla, Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease at Stanford University, Jose R. Rodriguez, President & CEO of El Concilio, and Juan Francisco Prieto from California Human Development. 

    Rep. Jerry McNerney Hosts Conversation on COVID-19 and Health Disparities in the Latino Community With Special Guests:

    Dr. Hector Bonilla, Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease at Stanford University
    Jose R. Rodriguez, President & CEO of El Concilio
    Juan Francisco Prieto, California Human Development 

    Participants can join via phone or by using the webinar link above and can submit questions in advance here.

Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua:

  • Virtual Health Town Hall – Vaccine Updates and Heart Health for You
    Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    10:00 a.m. PT
    RSVP Here

    View live on Assemblymember Villapuda’s Facebook Page or YouTube Page

    Join Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua for a Town Hall livestream with Dr. Manshadi to hear about how and why you should get the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as general health information related to your heart.

    Please email any questions you have on the subject matter to Assemblymember.Villapudua@assembly.ca.gov with the subject line “Vaccine Town Hall.” Pre-submitted questions will be answered at the end of the town hall.

    This town hall will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the vaccine and clarify any misinformation. We’ll also be covering information about heart health, and ending with a live Q&A. In the meantime, you can visit visit the state’s COVID-19 vaccination webpage for up-to-date information, and sign up on My Turn to be notified when you are eligible to be vaccinated!

    Please do not hesitate to reach out to Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua’s Office, (209) 948-7479, if you have any questions regarding resources that may be available to you.

Main Street Launch: Business Finance 102 Series: 

Main Street Launch’s upcoming workshop series titled: Business Finance 102. This workshop is being administered by Main Street Launch in partnership with NCBW:100BW of the Bay Area and sponsored by Wells Fargo and SFBMBAA. This workshop is funded through a grant from GO-BIZ. The series begins with a conversation around mindset, covers everything from Accounting basics, P&Ls and Balance Sheets, to Succession/Estate Planning and Supplier Development.  

Thursday’s through April 29 

2:00pm – 3:30pm PT 

Schedule: 

4/22: Supplier Diversity: Developing the Supplier – Pt 1 

4/29: Supplier Diversity: Developing the Supplier – Pt 2 

Stockton Chamber Educational Series:

  • Radically Improve Your Google Search Ranking
    Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    11:30am – 1:00pm PT
    Join the Zoom Meeting Here

    https://us02web.zoom.us/s/82265913826?pwd=WFI3NG1hWFpGcjg1aEJnOW5pVHFvZz09
    Passcode: 544871

    Chamber Member Bill Clough, Captivating Photos/Virtual Tours, will give an informational presentation on how to “Radically Improve Your Google Search Ranking”.  This analysis will look at every aspect of a “Google My Business” profile and provide the training on how to improve your google ranking and searchability. 

San Joaquin Delta College & UNCLE Credit Union:

  • Financial Literacy Workshop
    Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    12:30pm PT
    Register Here

    April is Financial Literacy Month!  UNCLE Credit Union is teaming up with San Joaquin Delta College to offer a free webinar about “Understanding Your Credit Report & Credit Score.” Click the link above to register.

California Public Utilities Commission:

  • Driving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: CA Energy STEM Initiative Virtual Summit
    Wednesday, April 28, 2021
    9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT
    Click Here For WebEx Link and Call in Info

    This forum is designed to form a working partnership between the largest energy providers in our state, including Pacific Gas & Electric, Sempra Energy, Southern California Edison, and California Community Choice Association with our higher education community, including University of California institutions, California State Universities, and California Community Colleges. Our goal is to develop pathways for African American, Native American, Asian American, and Latinx students to succeed in Energy focused Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The forum will focus on how this partnership could attain a goal of 25,000 diverse STEM graduates by 2025.

    California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Hispanics In Energy (HIE) would welcome your remarks and engagement during public comment on how to build a collaborative partnership with California Colleges and Universities, and the State’s largest energy providers to achieve the goal of 25,000 diverse STEM graduates. The forum will be held virtually via WebEx.

Business & Entrepreneurship Sector, California Community Colleges:

  • Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence
    Friday, April 30, 2021
    8:30am – 10:30am PT
    Register Here

    The California Regional Directors of Business & Entrepreneurship are pleased to announce that Disney Institute will be offering an exclusive 2-hour Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence online live course on April 30, 2021 from 8:30am to 10:30am for our industry partners! Presented live online by Disney Institute leaders, Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence course offers you the opportunity to build your professional knowledge and discover proven Disney business insights from their chain of excellence. The presentation will include Disney best practices in leadership excellence, employee engagement and quality service that can be adapted and applied to your own profession, team or organization to achieve greater results.

    Hurry, seats are limited!

Centro Community Partners:

  • Basic Entrepreneurship Program Online
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 18, 20, 25, 27, June 1, 3, 8, 10&15, 2021 (9 Sessions)
    5:30-8:30pm PT
    Register Here

    Join us for our new 9-session Online Basic Entrepreneurship Program! This online course is for entrepreneurs with a business idea or in a business start-up mode seeking to create or enhance their business planning. All you need is a smartphone or computer, the desire to learn, and dedication to making your business the best it can be! What does the program look like?

      • 27 hours of online class training on basic business competencies.  
      • Two hours of one-on-one coaching with one of our experienced business trainers.
      • Guidance to support the development of your critical thinking and decision making skills.
      • Delivered using Centro’s Business Planning App.
      • Create and improve your business plan. 

    Register by May 11th to save your spot!

    Learn more about us and our programs by calling (510) 556-4249 or by visiting

Previously Recorded Webinars & Podcasts:

Grow With Google Webinars:

  • Get Your Business of Google Search & Maps
    The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) has kicked off its e-commerce initiative with the first “Grow With Google” webinar happening Tuesday, September 22.  The webinar taught participants about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses that want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. 
    Click here to watch the webinar in Englishclick here to watch the webinar in Spanish

Lunch & Learns:

Jumpstart Your Business Operations webinar series hosted by California State Treasurer, Fiona Ma, CPA.:

  • Strategy for Success: Quickly Re-imagining Your Business & Growth Strategy
    Click here to watch the replay.
    Many businesses will re-open with revenue levels well below previous trends, making growth strategies and cost management even more important. Discover actionable ways to reimagine your business branding and growth strategy to maintain a viable market presence. You’ll learn actionable steps to:
      • Identify the New Important
      • Use the EAR model to pivot your brand
      • Explore new ways to deliver core benefits
      • Find a new market position
      • Prioritize the growth strategies that make sense for your business
  • Idea Magnets: Attracting Innovative Ideas to Pivot & Restart
    Click here to watch the replay.
    Sometimes, coming up with the actual ideas is the toughest part of innovation and change. Fortunately, even if you don’t think of yourself as creative, there are quick and easy ways to dependably attract amazing ideas to help you pivot and restart your business. You’ll learn actionable steps to:

      • Imagine new ways to deliver your brand benefits
      • Leverage current disruption to set the stage for breakthrough thinking
      • Use big questions to generate innovative ideas
      • Find future-oriented ideas in other business models
      • Move ahead with sprint-break-sprint

CalChamber:

  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – Higher Ed Integral to Business Needs
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Lande Ajose, senior policy advisor for higher education to Governor Gavin Newsom, discuss the challenges the state faces in its goal to ensure that higher education remains accessible to all Californians.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – New Supplemental Leave in Effect Now
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Benjamin Ebbink, partner at Fisher Phillips law firm, discuss California’s new COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave requirement (SB 95).
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – Steps to Take for Safely Returning Employees to the Workplace
    What COVID-19 safety measures do employers need to have in place before bringing employees back to the worksite from remote work? Employers who are bringing their employees back to the workplace have several steps and considerations to make.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – How You Can Help End Anti-Asian Hate
    In this edition of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg interviews Sacramento County Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Thienvu Ho.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – No Room for Error on Meal, Rest Breaks
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw share best practices and discuss the importance of strictly following meal and rest period laws.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – Should Employers Offer Unlimited PTO?
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss unlimited paid vacation policies and the types of workplace liabilities these policies may create.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – COVID-19 Vaccine and the Workplace
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss what employers should consider before requiring workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (This podcast was recorded on March 9, 2021. Listeners should be aware that given the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, information shared on this podcast episode may change at any time.)
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – Improving Diversity in the Workplace
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and Lyndon Huling, manager for leadership recruitment and diversity services at the University of California, Davis, share insights on developing diversity and inclusion programs in the workplace.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – Bills Offer Business Economic Relief
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber Policy Advocate Preston Young discuss three CalChamber-supported bills moving through the legislature that will provide economic relief to small businesses: SB 87, AB 83 and AB 80.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – California Labor Law Predictions
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Legislative Advocate Chris Micheli of Aprea & Micheli discuss what employment law changes employers can expect to occur this year at the state level.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – Federal Labor Law Changes to Expect
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Legislative Advocate Chris Micheli of Aprea & Micheli discuss what federal employment law changes employers can expect to occur this year.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – New Role for HR: Mandatory Reporter
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law experts Matthew Roberts and Bianca Saad remind employers about meeting California’s harassment prevention training mandate and discuss AB 1963, a new mandatory reporting requirement that applies to employers who employ minors and have five or more employees.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – Most Popular Questions From HR Seminar

    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law experts Bianca Saad and Matthew Roberts discuss the most frequently asked questions from the 2021 CalChamber Employment Laws Update seminars, which cover the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, face coverings for COVID-19 prevention, COVID-19 prevention plans, COVID-19 testing , and a new California pay data reporting obligation.

    This podcast was recorded on January 22, 2021. Listeners should be aware that given the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, information shared on this podcast episode may change at any time.

  • Common Labor Violations to Avoid

    Representatives from the California Labor Commissioner’s Office joined the CalChamber in a free live webinar to educate employers on common wage-and-hour violations and how to avoid them.

    The webinar is part of the Employer Outreach Series of live webinars with the Labor Commissioner’s Office that break down some of the state’s most important labor laws and include Q&A sessions with attendees.

  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – COVID-19 Vaccine: Can It Be Required?

    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss what employers need to consider before mandating that their employees get the COVID-19 vaccine.

    This podcast was recorded on January 12. Listeners should be aware that given the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, information shared on this podcast episode may change at any time.