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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.

  • 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:

Webinar: Storytelling to Authentically Captivate Customers

Thursday, August 20, 2020; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Your prospects and customers have more choices than ever, which means getting and keeping your customers' attention has never been more challenging. This webinar will explain why a fundamental "storytelling" structure works to captivate your audience to create a more human, emotional connection.

Lean Into Strategy: Best Practices for Video on Social Media

Coming Summer 2020

Video permeates every social channel and is only projected to get more popular as the years go on. If you are a marketer or part of creating the social media and content efforts at your job/business, you need to know the best practices for video on social media. This session will cover statistics, strategy, and some simple (but helpful) tips and tricks.

Leadership & Management Essentials Webinar Series

UC San Diego Extension's Corporate Education & Custom Training team has put together a series of free one-hour webinars designed to provide participants with leadership and management tips to navigate today's workplace challenges.  These sessions are valuable to companies large and small.


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


Coming soon!

Webinar Series


Evolve Your Work-From-Home Capabilities to go the Distance

Many workers are experiencing working from home (WFH) in light of CDC guidance or state/local government directives during this COVID-19 outbreak. In this webinar, Kate De Jong, an Organizational Development Consultant and former VP of Red Door Interactive, covers best practices and resources for how to be productive and not get distracted, keeping communication lines open, and how to stay connected and avoid feeling isolated.

Contact Us

Nathan Owens
(858) 534-8638

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