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Tahoe Silicon Mountain & Sierra Business Council Present: 

Tahoe Pitch Camp & Showcase

Sierra Business Council (SBC) and Tahoe Silicon Mountain (TSM) are launching Tahoe Pitch Camp and Tahoe Pitch Showcase, a series of workshops culminating in a showcase for Tahoe/Truckee entrepreneurs, startups, and founders to present to the community their innovative companies & ideas.

On September 11th at 6pm at Pizza on the Hill in Truckee, entrepreneurs will present their pitch deck at TSM’s Mountain Minds Monday for the chance to win prizes and receive feedback from an expert panel of judges, as well as the audience.

Tahoe Pitch Camp, a series of workshops presented by Sierra Business Council, is designed for entrepreneurs to hone their skills, learn about successful pitch techniques, and craft a winning pitch. Taught by SBC’s Kristin York in collaboration with Tahoe Silicon Mountain, participants will hone their presentation skills and information into a five-minute presentation, referred to as a pitch, identifying their value proposition and their organization’s capital needs. The Showcase will feature some of the entrepreneurs from the Pitch Camp.

Entrepreneurs at any stage, startups, founders, and established businesses are all welcome to apply for Tahoe Pitch Camp and Showcase. The series, held at SBC’s office in Truckee, will begin on August 16th and continue on August 23rd and 30th from 6-8pm. In addition to the classes, entrepreneurs are encouraged to take advantage of free one on one consulting with SBC’s Small Business Development Center staff.

Sierra Business Council is currently accepting sign-ups from interested entrepreneurs, startups & businesses. To apply, follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/ijyKGPLTZYtcAS1Q2 

To attend the pitch showcase, RSVP here: http://bit.ly/PitchTahoe

Tahoe Pitch Camp Curriculum Overview

Pitch Deck Overview

What do Investors look for?
Business Plan vs Pitch Deck
Review examples of pitch decks
Business Model Canvas
Proof of Concept/MVP
Go through all 10 slides + Template

Pitch Deck Elements:

Clarify Vision & Value Proposition
Define problem & solution
Define Market & Competition
Proof of Concept / Market traction
Revenue Model & Financials
The Deal & exit strategy
Team
 

Start Up Basics - Truckee
Tuesday, August 8th at 5:30pm

Our third Start Up Basics course will be in Truckee on Tuesday, August 8th at 5:30pm, at Sierra Business Council. Have you ever thought of starting your own business, but have so many questions? This class is for you! Join Sierra Business Council and SCORE of Northern Nevada to learn how to start your own business. Please spread the word to anyone you know who would benefit from attending this FREE workshop!
Topics covered will include: 
-Critical Success Factors
-Evaluating, Testing, and Protecting your idea
-Legal Structures of your business
-Financial Planning & Cash Flow
-Business Plan 
-Funding your business
LAUNCHING!!

All of these topics are super important for all entrepreneurs. Come join us at this interactive, in-depth workshop to learn how to start your own business! 

Sign up here: http://www.northernnevadascore.org/workshops/

 

Start Up Bootcamp - Plumas County/Portola
Monday, September 18th at 5:30
280 E Sierra St Portola, CA 96122 

Join us at this FREE business workshops, open to anyone who has started or wants to start their own business! 

Topics covered will include: 

-Critical Success Factors
-Evaluating, Testing, and Protecting your idea
-Legal Structures of your business
-Financial Planning & Cash Flow
-Business Plan 
-Funding your business
LAUNCHING!!

All of these topics are super important for all entrepreneurs. Come join us at this interactive, in-depth workshop to learn how to start your own business! 

Sign up is required, follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/CzEymr7gacucsJRD3
Contact Jessica Carr with questions: jcarr@sierrabusiness.org  

SBDC Partners with EDD

Sierra Small Business Development Center is here to help employers learn more about EDD’S Quick E-File & E-Pay for Employers and the New CA Law for Employers. 

Beginning January 1, 2017, employers with 10 or more employees will be required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department (EDD). All remaining employers will be subject to this requirement beginning January 1, 2018. Any employer required under existing law to electronically submit wage reports and/or electronic funds transfer to the EDD will remain subject to those requirements.  For more information, visit FAQs – E-file and E-pay Mandate for Employers.

Benefits of Electronic Filing and Payments

-Increases data accuracy.
-Protects data through encryption, which is safer and more secure than paper forms.
-Reduces paper and mailing costs.
-Eliminates lost mail.
-Faster processing of returns and payments.

File and Pay Electronically with e-Services for Business

Employers can use e-Services for Business to comply with the e-file and e-pay mandate. e-Services for Business is a fast, easy, and secure way to manage your employer payroll tax accounts online. With e-Services for Business, you can:

-Register for an employer payroll tax account number.
-File returns and reports.
-Make payroll tax deposits and pay other liabilities.
-View and update account information.
-And more!

For more information, please visit: http://www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Taxes/E-file_and_E-pay_Mandate_for_Employers.htm

About Employment Development Department

The Employment Development Department (EDD) is California’s largest tax collection agency and handles the audit and collection of payroll taxes and maintains employment records.