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Growing a small business can be as challenging as it is rewarding. Critical decisions often have to be made quickly. There are a lot of aspects to running a business that are not always covered in traditional business classes.

The Small Business Management suite of offerings is designed to fill this gap. Through 1 hour sessions, workshops and courses, expert practitioners will dive into key topics that are not only important for day-to-day operations, but to also help companies become successful over the long term.


1-Hour Monthly Sessions


These interactive sessions explore key topics that are important daily operations and company success.

The sessions are FREE and open to the public. Cross Campus and Downtown Works are collaborators and hosts of the various sessions.

  • Short, one-hour sessions on topics relevant to small businesses
  • Speakers are leading industry practitioners
  • All sessions are complimentary (FREE!)
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Upcoming Sessions:
How Can You Stay Ahead of the Competition?

On top of everything else you have to do to run a business, you also have to keep an eye on what your competition is doing. This webinar will cover how focusing on your customers and using the "jobs to be done" framework is key to keeping a leg up on your competitors.

Leadership & Management Essentials Webinar Series

UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies' Corporate Education & Custom Training team has put together a series of free one-hour webinars designed to provide participants with leadership and management tips to navigate today's workplace challenges.  These sessions are valuable to companies large and small.

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Essentials of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Are you a Creative, Disruptor, Manager, Individual Contributor, Changemaker, or...? Whether you are creating something new or want to improve processes in business, projects, or development, this course gives you the tools to view problems in a different way, validate solutions with customer discovery, and pitch ideas to stakeholders.


Previous Webinars


Evolve Your Work-From-Home Capabilities to go the Distance

Many workers are experiencing working from home (WFH) in light of CDC guidance or state/local government directives during this COVID-19 outbreak. In this webinar, Kate De Jong, an Organizational Development Consultant and former VP of Red Door Interactive, covers best practices and resources for how to be productive and not get distracted, keeping communication lines open, and how to stay connected and avoid feeling isolated.

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Nathan Owens
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