Silicon Valley SBDC Business Bootcamp ’24

Apr 5 3:00 pm — 6:00 pm

Event Details

This is an introductory course providing basic knowledge of the business startup process as facilitated by the Silicon Valley SBDC. Our work together will focus on the startup process, through a 4-week program consisting of 3 hours of dedicated time each week, including 90 minutes of classroom training and 60 minutes of work with a no-fee consultant provided by Silicon Valley SBDC Network. Learners are expected to complete all 4 classes, complete a business plan, and launch their business.

This program will go over a foundational, comprehensive knowledge base covering:

  • Ideation and Concept Feasibility
  • The SBDC Network & Center
  • Business Entities
  • Business Licensing & Permits
  • Business Insurance
  • Elements of a Business Plan
  • Budgeting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Taxes
  • Human Resources
  • Networking
  • And other salient elements of starting a business.

The registrant can expect to be ready to finish a business plan with an SBDC Advisor, receive a certification of completion from the SBDC, and launch their business.  Additionally, as the program is highly interactive, to network with their collogues and hopefully, collaborate in the future.


General Session: 4/5/2024 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM (PDT)

Session #2 4/12/2024 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM (PDT)

Session #3 4/19/2024 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM (PDT)

Session #4 4/26/2024 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM (PDT)

About the Instructor:

Dr. Pablo Paredes Romero is a Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at California State University-Stanislaus and Visiting Professor of Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, International Business, and Management at Menlo
College in Atherton, CA. He is a Latinx small business owner who grew up in Puerto Rico, and a People Operations, Human Resources, Organizational
Behavior/Development consultant, and professional coach.

He specializes in serving small Latinx businesses in the Central Valley, Bay Area, and South Florida. Dr. Paredes
Romero is a professionally trained, ICF-certified, and experienced coach specializing in partnering with entrepreneurs, small business owners, human resources professionals, graduate students, and other high-achieving individuals and groups in high-profile leadership positions.

He currently serves on the board of directors at the Stanislaus Latino Chamber of Commerce. In his over 25-year career, he has served organizations practicing directorial level and strategic HR, on both the East and West Coasts, in industries as diverse as Intermodal Transportation & Freight, Retail Distribution,
Recruitment & Staffing, Ornamental Horticulture, Supermarkets, and Direct Marketing. He holds a BSc in Communications (Public Relations) from Florida International University, an MSc in Human Resources Management from Nova Southeastern University, and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Education from Barry University.

The information provided in this webinar and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. No registrant should act or fail to act on the basis of any material contained in this webinar without obtaining proper financial, legal or other professional advice specific to their situation. The Northern CaliforniaSmall Business Development Center, and its host, the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the information presented in this webinar. By registering for this webinar you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, accept and agree to the above disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the Northern California Small Business Development Center or it’s host, the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.