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Growing a small business can be as challenging as it is rewarding. Critical decisions often have to be made quickly. There are a lot of aspects to running a business that are not always covered in traditional business classes.

The Small Business Management suite of offerings is designed to fill this gap. Through 1 hour sessions, workshops and courses, expert practitioners will dive into key topics that are not only important for day-to-day operations, but to also help companies become successful over the long term.


1-Hour Monthly Sessions


These interactive sessions explore key topics that are important daily operations and company success.

The monthly sessions are FREE and open to the public. Cross Campus and Downtown Works are collaborators and hosts of the various sessions.

  • Convenient morning and lunch sessions
  • Short, one-hour sessions on topics relevant to small businesses
  • Speakers are leading industry practitioners
  • All sessions are complimentary (FREE!)
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Upcoming Sessions:
Update on the War for Attracting Top Talent...Talent Won! Now What?

Friday, January 24, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

The way talent is sourced is changing.  The resume is being replaced by tools like LinkedIn, and AI bots will likely soon automate the search process.  Meanwhile, there is fierce competition for talent.  Learn what your small business can do to navigate these changes and make a difference when it comes to attracting top talent.

How Your Small Business Can Leverage AI to Grow Faster

Friday, February 28, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Many businesses are talking about artificial intelligence (AI), but not everyone understands what it means or how it can benefit their company.  This session will give you an overview of the technology and review several affordable AI tools that can help inprove business functions like sales, marketing, decision making, and more.  Come learn which ones can help you become more efficient, competitive, and boost your bottom line.


Half-Day Workshops


The small business management series now includes half-day workshops.  Take a deeper dive on topics that are important to you and your small business.

The sessions are scheduled throughout the year at our UC San Diego Extension, University City Center location.

  • Convenient Friday sessions
  • Four-hour sessions designed to develop the the knowleege and skills to help you create a successful business
  • Speakers are leading industry practitioners
  • All sessions come with complimentary refreshments, a light meal, and (FREE!) parking


Upcoming Workshops:
Building a Responsible Startup Through Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Stewardship

Friday, January 31, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Startups are understandably focused on trying to break even in their first few years.  However, revenue isn't the only way to measure progress, especially if your startup has a social or environmental benefit component.  This workshop will provide an introduction to corporate social responsibility (CSR), why it's important, and how to incorporate it into a sustainable business model.  Get useful guidance and one-on-one counseling to help your company be profitable while also making a positive impact.



Contact Us

Nathan Owens
(858) 534-8638

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