Welcome to Caltrans District 4

George Crosby, Small Business Liaison
Caltrans, 111 Grand Ave, MS #12L, Oakland CA 94612

Our policy is to promote and enhance contracting opportunities with disadvantaged, small, and disabled veteran’s business enterprises (DVBE). It is also the Department’s policy to ensure nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin. These policies were established to promote equality for all California businesses, in accordance with Federal and State Statutes and Regulations. We are committed to achieving these goals by continuing to be advocates for Small Businesses and keeping the community informed about the contracting opportunities within the State of California.



Upcoming Small Business Outreach Event:

Upcoming Caltrans/BART Procurement Fair, Nov 4th, 2015
Registration 9:30-10:00 am, Fair 10am 12pm
Jack London Aquatic Center, 115 Embarcadero Oakland CA

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caltransbart-fall-procurement-fair-tickets-18871502171



Upcoming Small Business Outreach Event:

Prime DBE Cooperative Workshops Introduction

November 10, 2015
111 Grand Avenue- Auditorium
Oakland, Ca. 94612

Caltrans, in partnership with CPM Logistics, is seeking Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBEs) and potential DBEs to participate in a series of Prime/DBE workshops designed to address common issues that exist between them. The purpose is to help improve the relationships, communication, and mutual responsiveness among both groups. If you are interested in learning more about the upcoming workshops, please register at:




District 4 Small Business Update
Presented at July 17, 2015 Statewide SBC Meeting

D4_Small Business Update Vol. 1. Issue 4 (July 2015)



Northern California SBDC Upcoming Events:


Build Your Business! Social Media Puzzle Santa Cruz Tue, 07/28/2015 -2:00pm - 4:30pm
Kick Start Your Business Plan San Jose Tue, 07/28/2015 -2:00pm - 5:00pm
Business Modeling Development Arcata Wed, 07/29/2015 -5:30pm - 7:30pm
SONOMA: Social Media Toolkit for Business Pt II #67186 Sonoma Wed, 07/29/2015 -5:30pm - 8:30pm
Kick Start Your Business Plan San Jose Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:00am - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:00pm
BEC: Food Manager Safety Training (Napa) #67189 Napa Sat, 08/01/2015 -9:00am - 3:00pm
BEC: YEP Napa Valley College Ag Entrepreneurship Boot Camp (NAPA) #67497 Napa Mon, 08/03/2015 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 3:00pm
BEC: Direct to Consumer - Winery Tasting Room Sales (Napa) #67199 Napa Tue, 08/04/2015 -9:00am - 12:00pm
BEC: Food Handler Safety Training (Napa) #67188 Napa Tue, 08/04/2015 -4:00pm - 7:00pm
SONOMA: Build a Better Business-Business Start-up Orientation #67181 Santa Rosa Wed, 08/05/2015 -12:00pm - 3:00pm
NAPA: Build a Better Business: Business Start-up Orientation #67203 Napa Thu, 08/06/2015 -12:00pm - 3:00pm
Managing Your Finances to Maximize Profitability Fairfield Thu, 08/06/2015 -6:00pm - 7:00pm
Build Your Business! Recordkeeping for Small Business Aptos Sat, 08/08/2015 -9:00am - 1:00pm
Build Your Business! Writing Your Best Business Plan Aptos Sat, 08/08/2015 -9:30am - 12:00pm
First Steps to Successful Start-Ups-Brentwood Brentwood Tue, 08/11/2015 -9:00am - 12:30pm
Kick Start Your Business Plan San Jose Tue, 08/11/2015 - 2:00pm - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 5:00pm
Brown Bag Series: LinkedIn for Small Businesses Santa Cruz Wed, 08/12/2015 -12:00pm - 1:00pm
SONOMA: Build a Better Business: Business Plan Basics #67182 Petaluma Wed, 08/12/2015 -12:00pm - 2:00pm
How to write a business plan - Build a Better Business! San Jose Thu, 08/13/2015 -10:00am - 12:00pm
Employee or Independent Contractor Seminar San Jose Tue, 08/18/2015 -9:00am - 12:00pm
BEC: Food Handler Safety Training (Sonoma) #67496 Santa Rosa Tue, 08/18/2015 -9:00am - 12:00pm
Preparing to Finance your Business Eureka Tue, 08/18/2015 -5:30pm - 7:30pm
Jump Start Your Business- Action Planning-Brentwood Brentwood Wed, 08/19/2015 -9:30am - 12:30pm
Planning for Success Eureka Wed, 08/19/2015 -5:30pm - 7:30pm
BEC: NxLeveL Entrepreneurial Orientation - Sonoma Santa Rosa Thu, 08/20/2015 -6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creative Financing for Businesses - Brentwood Brentwood Tue, 08/25/2015 -9:30am - 12:30pm
Kick Start Your Business Plan San Jose Tue, 08/25/2015 -2:00pm - 5:00pm
BEC: NxLeveL Entrepreneurial Orientation - Sonoma Santa Rosa Tue, 08/25/2015 -6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kick Start Your Business Plan San Jose Wed, 08/26/2015 -9:00am - 12:00pm
Business Modeling & Technology for Visual Modeling Arcata Wed, 08/26/2015 -5:30pm - 7:30pm
BEC: NxLeveL Entrepreneurial Orientation - Napa Napa Thu, 08/27/2015 -6:00pm - 8:00pm



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