Innoventure Consulting Group in San Diego has announced that it started a new training and leadership program called Encore Learning specifically for small- to medium-sized businesses.
“Most small, and even many medium-sized companies lack the resources in terms of staff and budget to provide the comprehensive training and leadership development they know they need,” said Roslyn Mancinelli, founder of Innoventure. “This not only hinders their ability to cultivate strong leaders, it’s also hurting their ability to grow, and affecting employee satisfaction and turnover.”
Mancinelli says the program allows employees to share ideas and develop best practices with other companies as well as problem-solving skills.
For information on the program, go to www.encorelearning.com.
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The Chula Vista-based Small Business Development & International Trade Center, which offers small-business owners resources to be successful, offers help with taxes and startup issues, according to its Web site.
For instance, on Aug. 18, the center said it will put on an all-day, free workshop to educate small-business owners on how federal and state systems apply to them.
Another workshop, scheduled for Aug. 31, covers basic steps on how to start a small business from filing for a business fictitious name to eligibility on financing.
Both workshops take place at the Southwestern College Small Business Development & International Trade Center in Chula Vista.
For more information, visit the Internet at www.sbditc.org.
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Time Warner Cable is hoping for a good reception by community members to donate long lines of business clothing.
The cable company runs its sixth annual “Clothes 4 a Cause” clothing drive this month.
All donations will benefit men and women in job training programs of the Alpha Project, which strives to end homelessness for its clients, and YWCA Becky’s House, which provides transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence, the cable company said.
In 2004, the drive drew more than 1,500 business outfits. More than 5,000 outfits have been donated since the initiative started.
For every complete business outfit donated, participants can enter to win a $1,000 shopping spree at Fashion Valley Center, courtesy of Lifetime Television, Warner Cable said.
Other sponsors include Carlsbad-based Jenny Craig Inc. and KOOL 99.3 FM radio.
For locations to make donations, go to www.twcsd.com.
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