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October 10, 2018



Small Business Success Series: Tips for Local Business Success

Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
An educational workshop series presented in partnership with Cathedral City and the US Small Business Administration for entrepreneurs and small businesses, with different topics each month. This month: Tips for Local Business Success.

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The Key Business Competitive Advantage- Customer Service

Monday, October 15, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Take this workshop and discover the difference that having a written customer service action plan can make. We all know that customer service is sorely lacking area-wide.

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Financial Literacy for Women Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Want to ensure your financial future? This highly informative workshop is designed to provide women who are just getting started in business a solid foundation of knowledge about all the financial tools available to them that will make building, running, and preserving their business easier.

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Business Budgeting

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Learn how to use your budget to meet your objectives, manage your money more effectively, identify potential problems before they occur, monitor performance, improve your confidence in decision-making, clarity and performance!

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SBDC Brick by Brick - Retail Startup Academy

Tue, Oct 23, 2018, 5:00 PM –Tue, Nov 13, 2018, 7:00 PM
Brick by Brick is an exciting, four-week startup program to help aspiring retailers just like you take a concept for a new store and make it a reality! We’ll help you identify your market, build a solid foundation for your new business and share with you the keys to growing your business through a strong following. Your future just popped up, register today to start your business!

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Police Chief and Business Roundtable

Police Chief Travis Walker conducted a roundtable discussion with Cathedral City business leaders on September 25th.  This first-time event hosted by the City’s Police and Economic Development Departments was held at IHOP Restaurant on Date Palm Drive and Dinah Shore Drive.  Local business owners were invited to meet with Chief Walker to discuss the important relationship between the Police Department …

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Business Walk

Business Walks Coming Your Way. . .

If you haven’t already, you may soon get a friendly and informative visit by the City’s Business Development Manager, Leisa Lukes, and the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Account Executive for Cathedral City, Kimberly Krause.  The City Economic Development Department and the Chamber of Commerce are two separate entities that are working in partnership to support local business.  Leisa …Read more.

Quote of the Week

“Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories you tell.”

- Seth Godin

Participation opportunities are available at the following upcoming  City events:

Halloween Spooktacular
October 28, 2018

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival
November 16 -18, 2018

North Pole Village at Snow-Fest
December 8, 2018

For information, contact Eric Davis at
(760) 770-0340 ext 134 or email at