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Taking on the Business of Economic Recovery. Legislative Training and Adocacy Visits March 17 and 18, 2010. Impetus for this Meeting. Realization that there is a lack of understanding about the SBDC in Sacramento Maturity of the CA SBDC

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Taking on the Business of Economic Recovery

Legislative Training and Adocacy Visits

March 17 and 18, 2010


Impetus for this Meeting

  • Realization that there is a lack of understanding about the SBDC in Sacramento

  • Maturity of the CA SBDC

  • Setting the stage for securing state funding in 2011 and beyond


Meeting Objectives

  • Awareness of CA SBDC Legislative Strategy

  • Alignment of statewide priorities and message– “one voice” when talking with legislators and partners

  • Identify individuals throughout the state that are passionate about legislative activities


Welcome!

  • Introductions

  • Event Briefing

  • Folks who will be joining us throughout the day


State Update: Organizational Changes

  • EWD’s selection of BECs

  • New Service Centers

  • Closing Service Centers

  • New Lead Center Director

  • Temporary Changes at District Offices

  • 6 Leads’ Working Group


State Update:Professional Development Opportunities

  • Sacramento Event- March 17 and 18

  • CALED Event- April 21 and 22

  • Annual Conference- May 4 and 5

  • Governor’s Conference- May 5 and 6


State Update:New and Emerging Partnerships

  • CSU Chancellor’s Office

  • Innovation Hubs, Business Transportation and Housing

  • California Emerging Technology Fund and CARAT

  • Dept. of General Services and Business Matchmaking


State Update:New and Emerging Partnerships

  • Governor’s Office of the Small Business Advocate

  • Small Business California

  • CA SBDC All-State Professional Development Conference

  • CALED


Legislative Update: Federal

  • Annual Trip to Washington D.C.

  • Federal Appropriation level possibly as high as $135 million


Legislative Update: State

  • Save EWD Funding

  • Establish Partnerships with Several Other State Agencies

  • Educate State Legislators and Key Staffers

  • Educate Senate and Assembly Committees focused on Small Business

  • CA Pending Legislation that could impact us


Legislative Message: Key Points

  • SBDC as an Asset for the State

  • “Feet on the Street”

  • Proven Results

  • ROI


Legislative Message:Regarding EWD

  • Combat Misinformation: facts speak for themselves

  • One door closes, another one opens: many partners, many opportunities

  • Don’t agree with EWD’s decision; We are moving forward

  • We are not asking for money


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