The Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center (it’s for men, too) has a full slate of learning opportunities this week.  On Tuesday, April 14th at 5:30pm, Carla Ulloa helps you walk through the steps necessary to qualify for a business loan.  Her tips and suggestions will save you time and aggravation as you look for loans.

The next night (Wednesday, April 15th) at 5:30pm, Kim Scanlon walks you through the ABCs of starting your own business.  This class will help you in such things as creating your business plan, finding free and low cost support, licensing requirements as well as an overview of legal structures to consider as you build your business.

On Thursday, April 16th at 5:30pm, Haddon Libby will provide a more detailed discussion of the different legal structures to consider when starting a business.  This discussion will include the tax impact of each legal structure as well as the ways to minimize your personal liability when running a business.

To register for any of these classes, go to www.cvwbc.org or call 760.345.9200.



How cool would it be if you designed THE LOGO for the Coachella Valley that designates a product as locally grown or made?   Sponsored by the USDA and ShareKitchen, you have until April 19th to submit your design.  For more information, go to www.CVFresh.info or call 760.459.4259.


On May 2nd, there will be a GLOW IN THE DARK walk/run (1 mile/5K) beginning and ending at City Hall in Cathedral City.  As you make your way through the course, you will be doused with glow paint.  When you hit the finish line, a party begins with an after party DJ!  Runners of all ages are invited to participate in this fun walk/run.  There will also be a Health Fair with cooking demonstrations, health screenings, education, exercise demonstrations as well as fun, healthy and tasty food options.  To register, go to www.healthglo5k.com.