Upcoming Business Webinars from Santa Barbara County and Caltrans

COVID-19 Update

The City of Goleta is sharing the information below on upcoming business webinars from the Workforce Development Board of Santa Barbara County and Caltrans District 5 .

COVID-19 Webinar for Business Assistance

The County of Santa Barbara is hosting a business assistance webinar with topics that include the banking and loan environment; support from the local chambers of commerce and organizations like Women's Economic Ventures (WEV); and the countywide and regional effort for economic recovery.

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. - noon, TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 29

The webinar is free but  please register at: https://bit.ly/2VUXBtr. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Nancy Anderson, Assistant County Executive Officer, County of Santa Barbara
  • Roger Gilbert, AVP/Government Guaranteed Lending Manager, Montecito Bank & Trust
  • Melissa James, President, REACH 2030 (formerly known as the Hourglass Project)
  • Kathy Janega-Dykes, President & CEO, Visit Santa Barbara
  • Ray McDonald, Executive Director, Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board
  • Kristen Miller, President & CEO, Goleta Chamber of Commerce
  • Glenn D. Morris, ACE, President & CEO, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Kathy O'Dell, CEO, Women's Economic Ventures (WEV)
  • Bruce Stenslie, President & CEO, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Please send questions in advance to COVIDbiz@countyofsb.org.

The Q&A and a video of the webinar will be posted at ReadySBC.org.

WDB SBC Business Webinar

Caltrans District 5 to Hold a Series of Small Business Webinars Starting May  7

Caltrans District 5 is joining state and local partners to host a series of webinars for small business owners beginning Thursday, May 7.
The SB/DVBE Certification Webinar Series:
This introductory series will provide an overview of the state certification options for small business and disabled veterans business owners and an introduction to Cal eProcure, the state’s online procurement website. A facilitator from the Department of General Services will guide virtual attendees through a series of webinars to register businesses on Cal eProcure and work towards certification. Business owners interested in Small Business (SB), Micro Business (MB), Small Business for the purpose of Public Works (SB-PW) or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) certification are encouraged to attend all four sessions. This series of webinars will begin on Thursday, May 7 and end Thursday, May 21. 
The Contracting Webinar Series:
This series is tailored for certified small businesses and disabled veteran business enterprises who are registered on Cal eProcure and looking to sell goods or obtain contracts with the State of California. It offers webinars on a variety of topics ranging from contracting with state government, navigating websites and information on local supplier and contracting opportunities. In one webinar, the Office of Civil Rights will guide attendees through the process of how to apply for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification.  This series begins Friday, May 22 and ends on Friday, May 29.
Every webinar will begin at 10 a.m. and most are one hour long. To register, visit:
Caltrans Small Business Webinars