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Upcoming Events

NACCE 2017 - The Power of Partnership

This year’s theme is “Leveraging Your Communities and Relationships Through Entrepreneurial Thought and Action.” Conference details and registration information can be found at the NACCE website.

October 8-11, 2017
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Dr.
Tampa, FL 33607

Students Using Co-Working Space in the Gig Economy

Free for faculty and industry representatives. Come learn about engaging students in a co-working space with entrepreneurs, how to provide students with work-based experience opportunities, and more. For more information, view the Event Flyer.

October 20, 2017
Tahoe Mountain Lab
3079 Harrison Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

CBEA 2017 Annual Conference

Join the Small Business Sector team at the CBEA 2017 Annual Conference in Southern CA. Twilight discount tickets to Disneyland and California Adventure are available for conference registrants.

Program details including breakouts, workshops, silent auction and more are available on the CBEA website.

October 27-29, 2017
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

CCCAOE Fall Conference

The Fall CCCAOE Conference will be held on November 1-3, 2017 in Rancho Mirage, CA. Go to
the CCCAOE website for conference registration and hotel information.

November 1-3, 2017
Omni Rancho Las Palmas
41000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

USASBE 2018 Conference

The Small Business Sector will be supporting the upcoming USASBE Conference in Hollywood. This year’s theme is Lights, Camera, Entrepreneurship! Registration opens in August. Conference details are posted on the USASBE website.

January 10-14, 2018
Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Recent Events

Virtual Enterprise Los Angeles Area Trade Show in Pasadena

The Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy Small Business Sector sponsored and participated in the Virtual Enterprise Los Angeles Area Trade Show in Pasadena on February 13th which had 1,200 total attendees from 59 Schools.  This was one of several regional VE Trade Shows across the state where students participate in experiential learning and compete with other high schools from across the state and nation.  Click here to view a video of the Trade Show.

Learn more about the Virtual Enterprise Trade Shows

"Get a Taste of Success" Business Pitch Competition

The annual "Get a Taste of Success" Business Pitch Competition provides an opportunity for high school and community college students to develop entrepreneurial skills necessary to succeed in business. After an exciting final round live-pitch event, the top three community college and high school winners were announced:


Community College Division:

1st Place: Fleur A Cheval  - Irvine Valley College

2nd Place: MicroModula Mobile Design Studio for Female Creatives – San Diego Continuing Education

3rd Place: Crossings – Fresno City College


High School Division:

1st Place: Drop Stop – Carpinteria High School

2nd Place: ReProduce – Murrieta High School

3rd Place: NOVUSJobs – Whitney High School

Click here for more information

2017 Digital Media Educators Conference

The Small Business Sector partnered with the ICT-Digital Media Sector to host the 2017 Digital Media Educators Conference in June, 2017. The conference brought together nearly 300 business and digital media faculty from across the state to discuss the expanding fusion of digital media in business, government and healthcare. Keynote presentation videos and presentation slides will be posted soon for those who were unable to attend.

Click here for more information


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