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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:
Social Media + Small Business: Best Practices for Driving Acquisition

Friday, October 18, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

All businesses have heard by now that they “need to be” on Social Media but what exactly does that mean for YOUR business? What platforms should you be in, and who exactly in your business should run your program? This session is for owners or principals who are curious to learn what Social Media can do for them, and frankly what it can’t. We will discuss what is working for businesses like yours, and have you walk away with tangible action plans.

The New Entrepreneur: Maximizing Impact and Profit

Friday, November 8, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Although it is important for all new businesses, especially those with a social/environmental good component, to know what needs to be achieved to turn a profit, this isn't the only metric to focus on. This session will address the value of a product or service that benefits society and the environment, and present a framework in which entrepreneurs can quantify and leverage their impact to meet business and profit goals.

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:
Develop Your Business Scaling Game Plan

Friday, October 25, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Scaling a business effectively requires a well thought out plan that aligns all aspects of the business.  This workshop will take attendees through three strategic areas - value, resources, and profit model - and lead them to bringing these elements together in a one-year game plan for growing their business.


Contact Us

Nathan Owens
(858) 534-8638

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