Small Business Workshop Offers Vital Resources

Carmichael, CA (MPG)  |  Story and Photo by Jacqueline Fox: Although Citrus Heights resident Gary Winter is just a few years from retirement, he’s not planning to leave his career behind when gets there. Instead, he’ll do what he’s been doing for most of the last decade, except he’ll be the boss. To start putting his “retirement” plan together, Winter attended the second annual Small Business Resources Workshop March 24 at the Carmichael Park Club House, where roughly 75 existing and or future small business owners gathered to collect resources from county, state and federal officials about how to get help for everything from obtaining small business “micro” loans and tax help support, to the bidding process for county and federal contracts and how to get support for women- or minority owned companies, or those in underserved areas.