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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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Legislative training and adocacy visits march 17 and 18 2010

Taking on the Business of Economic Recovery

Legislative Training and Adocacy Visits

March 17 and 18, 2010


Impetus for this meeting
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
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
Welcome!

  • Introductions

  • Event Briefing

  • Folks who will be joining us throughout the day


State update organizational changes
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
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
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 partnerships1
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
Legislative Update: Federal

  • Annual Trip to Washington D.C.

  • Federal Appropriation level possibly as high as $135 million


Legislative update state
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
Legislative Message: Key Points

  • SBDC as an Asset for the State

  • “Feet on the Street”

  • Proven Results

  • ROI


Legislative message regarding ewd
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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