California Capital hosts and participates in many local small business events where business are offered the opportunity to receive free resources and connect with other local business owners.  Please frequently check our calendar for upcoming events in the Sacramento area.


Quick Books Lab- ADVANCED @ California Capital FDC
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Quick Books Lab- ADVANCED
***In order to participate in this hands-on Quick Books Lab, you MUST have a laptop with the Quick Books software already installed.***
If you are new to Quick Books along with feeling overwhelmed and intimidated by accounting software, especially if you are not an Accountant or Bookkeeping then this course will explain. Understanding the difference between debits, credits, assets, liability , equity and much more. This course will teach you to understand the difference and make your financial records clearer for you and your business.
What you learn…

Getting Started and Setting Up
Working with Lists and Inventory
Entering Everyday Transactions
Customizing Forms
Understanding Accounting.
Manage Employees/Process Payroll
Work with Reports
Tips and Tricks
Presented by: Anita Johnson, founder of Money Wisdom for Women

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LLCs and S Corps—What to do After Filing the Articles @ California Capital FDC
Feb 22 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How LLCs and S corps help to protect assets and manage risk
  • Articles, tax identification numbers and fictitious business names
  • Agent for service of process and statement of information
  • Holding the First Meeting—what should be included and why
  • Bylaws, operating agreements and shareholder agreements
  • Issuing stock or certificates and limited offering exemption
  • Loans v. capital—problems if not documented
  • S elections for corps and LLCs and late filings
  • Avoiding the “disregarded” LLC
  • Importance of legal standing and California issues
  • The best way to treat vehicles and home offices
  • Reasonable compensation for working owners of S corps
  • Reimbursing expenses—accountable v. non-accountable plans
  • Out-of-state formations, California and nexus issues
  • Alter ego—how it derails asset protection and tax benefits
  • Annual and special meetings— waivers of notice and recording minutes
  • Contracts, agreements and official records books
  • Entity tax returns, deductions and balance sheets
  • Distributing earnings and property
  • Amending articles, bylaws and operating agreements
  • On-going compliance and best practices
  • Dissolving LLCs and corporations


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Disability Insurance Elective Coverage (DIEC) with Employment Development Department (EDD) @ California Capital FDC
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The workshop will provide a general overview of the Disability Insurance Elective Coverage with special emphasis on the following:

Benefits and Costs
Eligibility and Enrollment Requirements
Reporting Requirements

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Driving Workplace Engagement Through A Strengths-Based Lens @ California Capital FDC
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The strengths movement is strong, with over 15 million taking the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment. Learn at this workshop the latest strategies and tools based on Gallup’s decades of research what the top leaders of businesses and organizations do differently to drive high performing and highly engaged teams. Gain valuable information and practical experiences about implementing the strengths-based approach within your business or non-profit organization.

Do you want to be part of a team where everyone looks forward to coming to work, brags about the company they work for, helps team members look at each other in a new light where they discover ways to be more collaborative? Gallup researcher found teams that focus on strengths every day have a 12.5% greater productivity and 6 times as likely to be engaged in their jobs.

Good news for participants of this workshop…get 20% off one StrengthsFinder assessment code given out by the Strengths-Based Institute (SBI), a division of the Youth Development Network and a free 30-minute group coaching session at the Women’s Business Center-California Capital.

Presented by the Strengths-Based Institute (SBI)

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How to Advertise Your Business on Google @ California Capital FDC
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

How to Advertise Your Business on Google

Google Adwords plays a vital role in online marketing. When potential customers are searching for new products or services, they are likely going to search for it on Google. Google Adwords gets you to the top of the search engine to help new customers find your business and services. 

Learn how to setup and use the Google Adwords platform and create your campaign in this interactive training with the experts from Uptown Studios. 

About Uptown Studios:

Uptown Studios has been a creative source since 1992. We are a Sacramento-based visual communications firm specializing in website design, graphic design, video production and social media management, marketing and training. We do not outsource our work – it is done by our team in Sacramento, California. Visit our website to find out more about us at www. 

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Payment Processing- What You Need to Know (and What Merchant Companies Don’t Tell You) @ California Capital FDC
Mar 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

You Will Learn

The basics of merchant processing
Various payment methods available for your business
how to read merchant statements

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Facebook for Small Businesses @ California Capital FDC
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

So you started a Facebook company page, but don’t know what to do now? Uptown Studios is here to help. Join us as we discuss best Facebook practices and look at how to reach your objectives through Facebook ads and promotions. This course is best suited for those who already manage Facebook business page and are now looking for help building their audience and reaching their marketing goals. Bring your questions and leave with applicable tips.

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How to Set Up a Non- Profit @ California Capital FDC
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The legal nuts and bolts of starting and maintaining Non-Profit. A comprehensive review of everything you need to make sure your nonprofit is in top legal shape. Topics included are formation, corporate formalities, handling donation receipts, and managing the board of directors.

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Values-Based Leadership @ California Capital FDC
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Have you ever felt frustrated at work or in your business, but can’t figure out what exactly is causing the distress? In many cases, it’s when a situation is in conflict with one or more of your core values. Values-based leadership is becoming increasingly important for organizations & individuals. In this workshop, you will have a chance to take a self-assessment to identify your own core professional values & explore how staying true to these values -especially in difficult circumstances or environments- can make your work more fulfilling & engaging.

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5 Trends Fueling Big Growth for Small Business @ California Capital FDC
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Digital marketing is changing quickly thanks to widespread ownership of smartphones, ever-increasing data and video streaming and combined with a cultural desire for digestible and personalized content. Do you know which trends will impact YOUR organization in 2017? How can you jump on some of these trends to get an edge on your competition? You’re about to find out…
By the end of this session, you’ll know exactly how to leverage what’s working now in:

  • Marketing Automation
  • Content Marketing
  • Video
  • Mobile
  • Big Data

Join us as we explore the top trends in digital marketing that we believe small businesses should be paying attention to in 2017. We’ll explore each trends and provide some simple ideas for incorporating them into your overall marketing strategy.

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