FRANCHISING: If you have decided to be self-employed, but have not identified or developed a specific business concept,
then you might want to review opportunities in franchising. One of the advantages of franchising is that franchisers have tested
their business concept and are prepared to provide much of the infrastructure you will need, from marketing to operations. On
our links page, you will find many franchise concepts that might match your experience, passion and life plan.

MENTORSHIP: Whether you decide to be a franchisee or to develop your own business brand, our objective is to provide you
the practical knowledge and skills to succeed. We offer the following:

•        Business concept assessment
•        Business development
•        Financial management
•        Marketing and Sales
•        Franchise management
•        Human resource strategy
•        Government contracting
•        Advice on international trade


•        Preparing business plan & executive summary
•        Identifying sources of debt financing
•        Finding alternative lenders
•        Applying for an SBA-backed loan
•        Locating alternative lenders
•        Negotiating for equity financing
•        Crowd funding (JOBS Act)

For those who don't live near our offices, we can provide our services remotely through teleconference, Skype or Webex.  
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance before
visiting our offices.    

Contact :
916-393-1690 ~  Click on the links below to browse our workshops, calender of events and other
opportunities we may have posted to support your business.
VRCA Calendar of Events Link
Calendar of Events
Workshop Sign Up Picture - Computer Keys
Workshop Sign Up
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