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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

SBDC for Innovation
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

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Coffee & Conversation


Wednesday, May 28th

@ 8:00 am
SLO HotHouse, 955 Morro Street

"Get Creative: Branding your Business with Great Content "

Facilitated by: Missy Reitner-Cameron, Creative Director & Co-Founder, (iii) Design

Missy Reitner-Cameron’s career is a direct reflection of her passion to create compelling marketing that not only accomplishes its objectives, but looks good doing it. Though every project has its own complex amalgam of objectives, conditions and requirements, it is that simple philosophical approach that has helped Missy create award-winning graphic design, advertising and marketing work for international clients such as Disneyland, Razor Scooters, Seiko and the Sundance Film Festival.

Whether you've got an established business or are part of a budding startup, come TOMORROW morning to find out Missy's tips and tricks for great content marketing. And don't forget, Free Coffee!


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Advancing Technology Enterprises in SLO County


One of a network of regional small business development centers, the Cal Poly Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for Innovation promotes the development of technology-focused ventures.  By providing high quality business assistance to start-ups and established companies, the Cal Poly SBDC for Innovation helps entrepreneurs launch companies, create and retain jobs, attract capital investment and contribute to the prosperity of the Central Coast.

The Cal Poly SBDC for Innovation represents a partnership between the university and economic development organizations already making a difference in San Luis Obispo County and neighboring areas.  In “hub and spoke” style, the Cal Poly SBDC for Innovation is a central clearinghouse for clients through its SLO HotHouse headquarters.

If you're looking to start or grow a technology business, contact us to request services.  We can help with services that can make the difference in developing a business plan, exploring markets, establishing a patent strategy, solving a product development problem, finding financing, getting a product to market, making and implementing a marketing plan, and many other challenges small businesses face.

If you have services to offer businesses in our area, join us.  We are always adding to our network of mentors, service providers, and technical experts who enjoy adding value to new and growing technology ventures -- and building our local economy.

Follow the link below to view upcoming training and workshop opportunities.

Schedule of Events for the Cal Poly SBDC for Innovation