Small Business Education and Sustainability Event

Sac Hub’s Exclusive e-blast ad 3.15.10

 Register Now to Learn How at The April 2nd Event

It's good to be green graphic

Green Business – Sucess and Sustainability

Harness the Power of Green – April 2nd at Sofia
green in hand

Green business is all the buzz right now, but few people understand even the basics necessary to get started on “greening” their business.  Did you know there is special funding and resources available for green businesses? Energy cost savings? Free marketing services?  Grant funding and more? Available exclusively for green businesses!
Join First Fridays, UC Davis, City of Sacramento, Sacramento Sustainable Businesses and others at the April 2nd Innovative Solutions – Small Business Education and Sustainability Event, taking place at Sofia Restaurant 815 11th Street in downtown Sacramento from 9 am until 2:00 pm.  Get simple answers to important questions:

  • Does “green” always have to mean higher cost, administration, and hassles? 
  • Can going green be simple, hassle-free, and have a direct impact the bottom line?
  • How does a business “go green”?  Where do you start?
  • If you are currently using or thinking about using lean methods, how do lean and green go hand in hand?
This half-day workshop and luncheon will provide small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with the fundamentals of Harnessing the Power of Green, and teach you how to take advantage of the economic downturn as as opportunity to grow!  Session topics include:

  • The Business Logic of Sustainability -Meing Economic Growth with Social Responsiblity
  • Money for Your Green Business
  • Offering Essential Products and Services for the Current Economic Climate
  • Leveraging Relationships – Innovative Networking and Marketing Solutions
  • Green Business Roundtable Discussion 
  • Resources to Support Your Lean/Green Initiative
The cost is only $25 per person (includes event material and luncheon).  Limited space available. Click here to register or call (916) 307-3742.  Exhibitor space is also available.



More About the April 2nd Success & Sustainability Event:



lady with training material

Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs will not want to miss interactive workshops, discussion, and a networking luncheon taking place on Friday, April 2nd at Sofia, 815 11th Street in Sacramento.  Learn from the experts: how you can take your business to the next level despite tough economic times! 
Event Features
· How to Thrive in These Crazy Times
· Growing Against the Grain – Diversify and Launch
· The Business Logic of Sustainability – Merging Economic Growth with Social Responsibility
· Entrepreneurship and Innovation
· Networking & Exhibitors Break
· Luncheon
Event Participants
BERC/Sacramento Sustainable Businesses
California Black Chamber of Commerce
City of Sacramento
Greater Sacramento Urban League
Kristene Smith Advertising
Mindsets Business Solutions
Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce
UC Davis, Innovative Access
UC Davis, Office of Campus Community Relations
US Small Business Administration
Cost: $25 discounted registration rate extended through March 25th! Price includes workshop materials and luncheon) Register online at     
Sponsored by UC Davis and City of Sacramento
UC Davis new logo
DNS logo   City of Sac EDD
Presented by First Fridays
Event info:
Location: Sofia Restaurant, 815 11th Street, Sacramento, CA  95814
Time: 9 am ’til 1:30 pm 
Cost: $25 (through March 15, 2010)
Exhibitor space and sponsorship opportunities are also available!  Call (916) 307-3742 for more information.



Award Winning Marketing Communications Consultant

Will Go 1-on-1 with Small Business Owners on April 2nd

Kristene photo 771


Meet Kristene SmithCEO of Kristene Smith Advertising and Kristene Smith Inc., at the Small Business Success and Sustainability Event Innovative Solutions 2010 and Beyond, April 2nd at Sofia (815 11th Street in Sacramento). 
Don’t miss this rare and valuable opportunity to get 1-on-1 marketing and advertising advice from this award winning marketing consultant, author and designer who has created successful campaigns for public and private companies such as The FBI, City of Sacramento, Universal Studios and Disney.  Get the tips you need to help you take your business to the next level!  Kristene will also offer expert advice on such topics as Brand Image Design and Management, Creative Direction, Ad Styling, and Effecitve Marketing Campaigns during our 11:00 am workshop -and last but not least, Kristene will be on hand to sign and discuss her newest Style Tips book! 
Sign up now for this exciting event, designed to help small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs survive and succeed despite tough economic times. 1-on-1 sessions with Kristene are limited to time available and will be scheduled on a first-come basisClick here to register for Innovative Solutions on April 2nd  and request your appointment with Kristene Smith.  Call us at 916) 307-3742 or email us  for more information about this exciting opportunity!



FF biz and education logo

Visit our new website at our new web address

Get the “Sac Hub Exclusive E-blast Ad” – Call (916) 470-2337 or (916) 838-9267

(916) 838-9267 or (916) 470-2337


with a “Sac Hub Exclusive E-blast Ad” – See why so many users open, read, and respond to our e-blasts!

Do you need to reach 15,000 plus people at one time in one place? Our target market are urban professionals of the African American population

between the ages of 24-54 years in the Greater Sacramento Valley Region.