Could you or a friend use some extra money, training or guidance to help improve your career or life?

The County of Riverside will give you $4 for every $1 you save to start or expand a business, learn a new trade or buy a house.

The program is part of the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County and meant to give low income residents a hand at changing their lives in a positive way. The catch? You are required to complete a series of workshops to help you prepare for that business, job or financial undertaking that you are contemplating. How easy is that? Maximum family income to be part of this program ranges from $22,980 to $79,260 and is based on family size.

To find out more, call 951.955.4900, 800.511.1110 or visit


On July 16th, ShareKitchen hosts its monthly ServSafe class and certification examination. ServSafe is a certification program required by the Department of Environmental Health of anyone who manages a commercial kitchen for a restaurant, hotel or other food establishment. Register today at

Finally, are you 50 years of age or older? Do you have an interest, hobby or talent that you have always wanted to turn into a business? On Thursday, June 19th from 9am to noon is an important event for you. The Workforce Development Center at 44199 Monroe Street in Indio will be holdingEncore Entrepreneur: Your Second Career in a Life Well-Spent. This free event is hosted by the Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center (for men, too), the Riverside County Office on Aging and the Indio Workforce Development Center and includes a continental breakfast and refreshments. More information is at

As you can see, summer is a great time to set your plans in motion and be prepared for October when our season gears up!

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