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Coffee & Conversation with Chris Labasky

CIE HotHouse + Zoom 872 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

The Art of the Pivot - Finding Opportunities in a Sea of Despair Chris will share the story of Abound’s transition from a consumer facing financial app into a business facing API, along with some of the hard learned lessons.  Chris Labasky is the CFO and Co-Founder of Abound. He is an avid technologist and serial entrepreneur, having previously been a Co-Founder at Favor (acquired HEB). As a software engineer and CFA charterholder, he is particularly fascinated by the intersection of finance and technology. REGISTER


Paso Robles Chamber Membership Mixer

Idler's Home 2361 Theater Dr, Paso Robles

We are excited to bring back this in-person networking event for members of the Paso Robles and Templeton Chamber of Commerce. Membership Mixers provide an opportunity for members to get to know each other and share business contacts all in the friendly confines of a member business. All members are welcome to invite a future member as a one-time guest. Guests will be asked to leave a business card or their contact information and may be contacted at a later date about the benefits of membership. REGISTER

SCORE: Live Q&A – Expert Solutions and Advice for Hispanic-Owned Businesses


Join SCORE for an hour-long Q&A session in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month as we support and recognize Hispanic entrepreneurs and business owners across the united states. According to The International Society of Logistics, Latino business owners grew by 34% in the U.S. over the past 10 years.  To help continue that growth and recognize the Hispanic communities, we have invited a panel of small business experts, SCORE Mentors, dedicated to answering your questions about starting, managing, and maintaining a business. Why should you attend this event? Many Hispanic entrepreneurs are turning to SCORE for help and, like them, you can too. "I was attempting to gain a better understanding of my financial records and improve my managerial skills. Not only did Les Babcock help me with my financial statements, he also helped me with my taxes, legal obligations, marketing strategy, insurance and business planning. We also worked on my personnel needs and developed an employee handbook." Arturo Guillen, Arturos Mexican Restaurant Jackie Mendive, owner of Empanadas on the Go, came to SCORE to understand how to put a business together. SCORE mentor Brian Jarvis helped Mendive with everything from the legal framework to creating the LLC, to bookkeeping. Most importantly, says Mendive, he helped her with branding and […]


YPNG: Networking

Liquid Gravity 675 Clarion Ct, San Luis Obispo

Join the Young Professionals Networking Group on Thursday, September 15th from 5:30-7pm at Liquid Gravity Brewing Company!  Independently owned and operated by SLO native and brew-industry veteran Brendan Gough, Liquid Gravity has a great ambiance and offerings for everyone!  All are welcome to join us on the gorgeous patio, visit with established members and get to know new ones. REGISTER

Inspired Home and Health Expo

Alex Madonna Expo Center 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

Inspired Home & Health Expo of San Luis Obispo connects you the consumer to local businesses for all your health, wellness, home improvement & garden needs. The expo with its over 100 home improvement experts offers resources, medical screenings, remodeling ideas, health advice, home & garden tips, ideas for building, decorating and organizing your home, and educational seminars, cooking demonstrations & workshops. Admission and parking are free. REGISTER

SCORE: Start with WHY to Drive SUCCESS!


o effectively grow personally, professionally, and organizationally, you must know your WHY to be strategic and focused to achieve your personal and business goals. What does success mean to YOU and your ORGANIZATION? How do your personal and business goals align with your WHY? WHY and how are you investing your time and energy in activities to achieve the results YOU desire? By participating in “Start with WHY to Drive SUCCESS!”, individuals will have the opportunity to brainstorm their WHY and explore success strategies through an interactive discussion with a focus on these results and outcomes: Brainstorm your WHY and understand how purpose drives success Determine what SUCCESS means to you Explore goal setting and achieving strategies Identify your personal, professional, business, organizational goals Understand that applied knowledge is power Choose to invest your time and energy in activities to achieve the results YOU desire Workshop Presenter: Lisa Heintzelman,Illuminations Consulting Lisa Heintzelman is the President of Illuminations Consulting, founded in April 2000. She is an expert facilitator with a focus on achieving success through lifelong learning and continuous quality improvement. Lisa celebrates her passion of engaging withindividuals and teams as a business success consultant and coach centered onefficiency, effectiveness, and productivity, by […]


SBA Loan Programs and How To Apply

CIE HotHouse + Zoom 872 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

The U.S. Small Business Administration helps small businesses get funding by setting guidelines for loans and reducing lender risk. These SBA-backed loans make it easier for small businesses to get the funding they need. Learn how SBA loan programs can help you Start, Grow, and Expand your business. 7(a) Loans - A group of SBA loans which guarantee portions of the total amount, cap interest rates, and limit fees. 504 Loans - Long-term, fixed-rate financing to purchase or repair real estate, equipment, machinery, or other assets. Microloans -The smallest loan program, providing $50,000 or less to help businesses start up and expand. REGISTER


SCORE: Business Types that are Recession Resistant


Is this the right time to consider starting a business? With a possible economic downturn on the horizon, it might depend on the type of business you want to start. In this webinar, CEO of Frannet Jania Bailey, will look at past recessions and break down the different business types and models that survived and are considered ‘recession-resistant.’ You will learn: What business trends did we see in past recessions What business concepts, types, and models that thrive during economic downturns Three key takeaways for your business IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FranNet FranNet assists individuals with the entire franchise process – from franchising an existing business to purchasing or selling a franchise. FranNet is committed to providing continuous marketing, business and operational support so that they may be looked upon as the most knowledgeable, professional and successful franchise consultants in the industry. More from FranNet REGISTER


SLO Chamber Membership Mixer

Morris & Garritano Insurance 1122 Laurel Lane, San Luis Obispo

Every month SLO Chamber members gather after hours to catch up, meet new members, do a bit of networking and get an inside glance at a local business. Membership Mixers happen on the third Wednesday of every month and provide an opportunity for members to get to know each other and share business contacts all in the friendly confines of a member business. A benefit to all Chamber members, these networking events provide the opportunity for the host to showcase their digs, show off what they do and maybe even boast a little about the services they offer. All members are welcome to invite a non-member as a one-time guest. The guest will be contacted at a later date about the benefits of a membership. Please see Mixer Guidelines for potential hosts. REGISTER

SLO Chamber: Good Morning SLO

Your community newspaper brought to life. Good Morning SLO is our platform for sharing ideas, news and inspiration. A monthly program that brings community leaders, business owners, nonprofit executives and staffers together, and enables us to reconnect, engage and learn from each other. Our goal is to provide insight into business, community and legislative issues and share the stories of those making a difference. We want audience members to leave with ideas and information about how to better their personal and professional lives. Good Morning SLO happens on the fourth Thursday of every month except November when it is on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Thank you to this month’s featured sponsor: REGISTER

$25 – $35