STRENGTHEN. ASSIST. EXPAND.
The Business & Entrepreneurship Center (BEC) Program, an initiative of the Economic and Workforce Development Program through the California Community Colleges, is a network of Community College professionals working in strategic partnerships with businesses, industry and community organizations to identify and meet California’s economic development needs in the areas of business improvements and entrepreneurship training.
STRENGTHEN the entrepreneurial spirit in California by encouraging young people to engage in entrepreneurship as a legitimate lifetime career path.
ASSIST with regional and statewide efforts to increase the success of business through partnerships and collaborations with business, industry, education and government.
EXPAND entrepreneurship curriculum across community college campuses.
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Programs going on right now:
The BEC Boost business plan contest is now open to legal California residents! Plans must be written and shared using LivePlan business planning software. Competition will close on May 1st, 2013. For contest rules and judging criteria, visit bec.liveplan.com.
CAPITAL READINESS TOUR
Eleven “Capital Readiness” events have been scheduled throughout the state to provide small and family operated farm owners, agriculture-related small business and small business owners in rural communities with information on how to get capital to grow their business and improve their local economy. Visit CapitalReadiness.eventbrite.com.
2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
In 2012, the Business & Entrepreneurship Center (BEC) Program continued to focus on business success within and around our California community college campuses. Targeted sector work was done with existing business owners, and the BEC also facilitated a great increase in entrepreneurship education offerings on our campuses. The benefactors of this increase in entrepreneurship education offerings are the community college students who can combine, stack or partner these entrepreneurship courses, certificates and degrees with their own skills to actually start viable businesses in their very own communities. In this review of our 2012 successes, we invite you to enjoy just some of the BEC team’s achievements in the last year. Read more.