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.




Friday, March 29th, 2019

12:00 - 1:30 PM


MCSC’s Women’s Business Center

71 Zaca Lane, Suite 130

San Luis Obispo, CA

March Brown Bag Workshop

Beyond the Shoe Box: Book keeping for Small Business


Bookkeeping for small businesses need not be a nightmare but it can be! Come learn how to tame the paper monster, bookkeeping fundamentals and how you can make taking care of the financial piece of your business faster, easier and more effective. This workshop will help you discover ways to get more organized, help you become better acquainted with your numbers and get you ready for having your taxes done without stressing. 

*Bonus, we will also be discussing the changes in 1099 reporting that can make or break you this tax season.


Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

4:00 - 6:00 PM

201 State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA

March Workshop

Creating an Irresistible Company Culture


Small businesses on the Central Coast are having a hard time finding and retaining talented employees because of today’s tight job market. The good news is some businesses have discovered the secret to increasing the quality and quantity of applicants while also drastically improving their employee retention. 

Traci Hozie, Founder of the Brown Butter Cookie Company, will share what she’s discovered about creating an irresistible company culture that not only has talented people excited to work for her company, but helps reduce turnover and improves bottom line profits.