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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Instagram: Tips, Tricks & Techniques for Small Business Owners

Is Instagram a complete mystery to you? Do you question where to start or how to keep going? Then this workshop is for you! We will discuss the Instagram planning tool, Planoly, and how it can help you use Instagram more efficiently. Learn how to select images, caption and schedule posts and create a beautiful Instagram feed. Let’s dive into how Instagram can help connect you to your ideal customers!

Friday, September 13, 2019

12:00 - 1:00 PM

MCSC Women’s Business Center

71 Zaca Lane Suite 130

San Luis Obispo, CA


Planning for Succession

Are you a small business owner who is considering selling your business? Have you wondered how much your business would be worth? Here are just some of what you’ll learn in this workshop:

  • The factors that kill a business owner’s wealth

  • Why 80% of companies don’t sell

  • How your desire to sell can be a major value destroyer

  • Why so many entrepreneurs have failed exits

  • The most important exit timing factors

  • How to avoid major post-sale surprises

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

8:30 - 10:30 AM

The Inn at Morro Bay

60 State Park Rd.

Morro Bay, CA

Marketing Through Google Ads and YouTube Videos

YouTube, you know it, you use it, your love it, but did you know you can promote your business on it? The second largest search engine in the world has a vast array of untapped features for you to grow your business. Join Steve Burnside in our 3-hour crash course and discover how you can use YouTube with to grow your business.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

2:00 - 5:00 PM

The Kinney

1800 Monterey Street

San Luis Obispo, CA

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Daring to Rise: An exploration into the art of female leadership styles.

Learn how these dynamic local leaders are breaking the mold and growing their businesses by truly empowering their people. Hear from four women on the art of serving and leading human beings, integrating the entrepreneur lifestyle, and leading and designing company culture from within.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

4:30 - 7:30 PM


651 Tank Farm Road
San Luis Obispo, CA