WORKFORCE ALLIANCE OF THE NORTH BAY AND THE NAPA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER JOIN FORCES IN DOWNTOWN LOCATION TO SOLVE BUSINESS OWNER CHALLENGES

Napa, CA – Small businesses in Napa now have a new access point for no-cost services to help start or grow their business. In partnership with the Workforce Alliance of the North Bay, the Napa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will have a business advisor available every Monday at the Workforce Alliance office to answer any questions business owners have about growing and maintaining a healthy business. Workforce representatives are available in the First Street location every day to help local businesses hire and/or train qualified workers.

With its main offices located at the Napa Valley College, the SBDC is a nonprofit organization that provides expert no-cost advising and low-cost workshops, in English and Spanish, to guide small businesses to success and accomplishment. Both the SBDC and the Workforce Alliance are part of the Northern California SBDC network, and work hands-on with entrepreneurs and business owners to address challenges, seize opportunities and grow their bottom line.

“During our partnership with the SBDC we have worked together to ensure Napa builds a skilled workforce to help drive economic growth for businesses. By having this access point in the heart of downtown we can better serve employers with robust programs for business vitality, “adds Bruce Wilson, Executive Director of the Workforce Alliance.  

“This is a great partnership with the Workforce Alliance. We look forward to providing SBDC services in the downtown”, says Dianna Chiabotti, Dean, Career Education and Workforce Development.

The Workforce Alliance of the North Bay offices are located at 1546 First Street on the second floor. An SBDC business representative will be available Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m or by appointment. To meet with a WANB representative, call 707-699-1969.  To meet with an SBDC Business Advisor, call 707-256-7250 to schedule an appointment.

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The Workforce Alliance of the North Bay leverages regional funding and aligns partners in the North Bay to ensure a skilled workforce today and in the future. Our network of career centers, employment and training initiatives, and programs result in a regional talent pool that drives economic growth for businesses and social mobility for workers and career seekers in the North Bay. If your organization focuses on workforce, education or economic development, join our collaborative efforts to elevate the North Bay’s economic status and make our region the place of choice for businesses and workers.

The Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a nonprofit organization that provides expert no-cost advising and low cost workshops in English and Spanish to guide small businesses to success and accomplishment.

As part of the Northern California SBDC network, the Napa-Sonoma SBDC serves all of Napa and Sonoma counties and is hosted by Napa Valley College. We work hands-on with entrepreneurs and business owners to address challenges, seize opportunities and grow our client’s bottom line.

 

 

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Workforce Alliance of the North Bay’s network of career centers, employment and training initiatives, and programs result in a regional talent pool that drives economic growth for businesses and social mobility for workers and career seekers in the North Bay.