Brown Bags & Workshops



MCSC offers monthly workshops that are open to the public commonly known as Brown Bag workshops. In addition to providing a networking platform, Brown Bags are designed to increase your understanding of important and current business topics and trends. Brown Bags are typically held every third Friday of each month from 12 pm to 1 pm at MCSC headquarters in SLO. Registration is highly encouraged for these events, however, drop-ins are also welcomed. 


MCSC also offers stand-alone or series workshops in partnership with other organizations. These workshops are typically 2 hours or more, are designed to be more interactive, and may have a small fee. MCSC partners with many resource providers locally and in neighboring communities. The topics of these workshops also vary depending on what is trending and current within the business community.



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Are you tired of just wishing and hoping something in your life or business would change? Or, are you already rocking it and ready to take your game to the next level? In this fast-moving workshop, you’ll learn: The three essential pieces of an effective action plan, and how to set yourself up for success from the very beginning. The secret to optimal planning that almost everyone ignores. And most important, how designing the right action steps leads to big changes in your confidence and motivates you to achieve even more! Come to this session with one goal you want to achieve in 2018, and we’ll create a roadmap to success right on the spot.


Friday, January 19, 2018

12 - 1 PM (Networking from 1 - 1:15 PM)


Women's Business Center Office:

71 Zaca Lane Suite 130

San Luis Obispo, CA



WBC Consultant Lorna Whiteaker will help you manage your books with ease! This workshop is interactive and will cover beginner to intermediate bookkeeping and QuickBooks topics. Be prepared this tax season!


Thursday, January 18, 2018

1 - 4 PM


Location: America's Job Center of California

880 Industrial Way

San Luis Obispo, CA

Fee: $50


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Friday, February 2, 2018


Location: MCSC's Women's Business Center

71 Zaca Lane, Suite 130

San Luis Obispo, CA


This free workshop will show you how and what is needed to get your business certified as a WOSB with the system. 


This workshop will be taught by SBA staff. Learn what's required to become certified, find out how to obtain certification, and discover how to use certification to find and win government contracts, and grow your small business! 


Space is very limited, so please register today.