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Making the American Dream a Reality

MCSC featured in the SLO City News!

Click the photo or follow the link to read the article here: http://www.tolosapressnews.com/making-american-dream-reality/

Excerpt from the article: 

"If knowledge is power, then the MCSC is a powerhouse for small business entrepreneurs. The non-profit offers consulting and learning programs to aide people in starting their business venture.

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, small business that receive consulting have an 80% improved chance of being in business after 3 years than those that do not receive consulting.

In 2006, MCSC of San Luis Obispo joined the Women’s Business Center (WBC) national network to educate would be small business owners on the intricacies of starting and maintaining a business. In 2016 alone, the organization held 214 training events that had 2,834 attendees and totaled more than 7300 training hours. Through grants from the Small Business Association (SBA) and matching donations from community sponsors, MCSC has helped launch 165 businesses in the last 10 years and has brought an estimated $26.5 million to the Central Coast economy.

Their entrepreneur-training course entitled “Start, Run & Grow” is a 12-week course with three hour classes held once a week. There is also a Spanish equivalent of the course called “Empezando.” Apart from the classes and free consultations, MCSC also does monthly workshops that explore different venues to promote and fund current businesses. Scheduled for April 18, the next two-hour workshop will be about utilizing Instagram for a company’s digital presence. They also host monthly 1.5-hour sessions called Brown Bag Workshops, the upcoming one is called Freelancing Your Way to Freedom.

MSCS reports that the average of women starting business for SLO County is 1.4, just below the national average of 1.5. In the past 3 years 78% of their SLO clientele was female and 61% for Kern County."

For more information, visit www.mscorp.org or call 805-595-1357

Thank you for a great event!

Last week, MCSC and The Morro Bay Chamber came together to host the Business Forum on generational diversity. Thank you to all who attended.

We could not have held this forum without the generosity of Cuesta College and the Doing What Matters Program. Special thank you to Gayla Jurevich, Deputy Sector Navigator, and the Business & Entrepreneurship Center at Cuesta College for bringing us Key note speaker Patty Pistoresi. Patty had a phenomenal and interactive presentation on Generational Diversity and how to connect and interact with customers that were born in different generations, especially Millennials and Baby Boomers!

Special thanks to our other fantastic speakers, Lee Ann Vermeulen-Roberts, and Jennifer Gosnell and to the Inn at Morro Bay for being our host. We look forward to continuing this forum next month.

Spring Entrepreneurial Courses Open!

Our Spring Entrepreneurial Training Courses are now open for registration!

On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 our popular Start, Run, Grow Your Business, entrepreneurial training class will be held at America's Job Center, in San Luis Obispo. This class will be from 6-9PM Tuesday evenings, with the final class and graduation on May 16th.  There is a fee for this class but scholarships are available on a sliding scale.

Our Empezando class, taught in Spanish, will be held at America's Job Center in San Luis Obispo on Thursday evenings from March 9 to May 18, 6-9PM. There is a fee for this class but scholarships are available.

See flyers below for more information. Please call for more information (805) 595-1357

Para mayor información de Empezando, por favor llamar a Gabe Quiroz 805-570-4171.

START, RUN & GROW YOUR BUSINESS

EMPEZANDO: Como Iniciar Un Negocio

Haz clic el volante para mas informacion LLama Gabe Quiroz para inscribase         (805) 570-4171

Haz clic el volante para mas informacion

LLama Gabe Quiroz para inscribase         (805) 570-4171

MCSC Celebrates 10 years as a Women's Business Center

Mission Community Services wants to thank everyone who came out to our 10 year anniversary celebration and open house last Friday! A special thank you to Jill Stollmeyer of EAST Wellbeing & Tea for sharing your business wisdom with us.

Food was provided by our wonderful MCSC Clients/success stories: Quesadillas from Las Delicias de Zacatecas, Cake and cookies by The GMO Free Baker, pomegranate products from J & S Family Farms, and toffee from Sallie Hoge.

MCSC has been host to the Woman's Business Center for 10 years providing business startup classes and no cost consulting to new and existing small business owners. MCSC has over 165 business startup success stories and this year it was recognized as the "2016 Woman's Business Center of the Year" by its SBA district." Our team has expanded over the years and overcame challenges along the way, but our commitment to you remains the same, your success is our business!