Start Smart Business Group

Developed specifically for startup businesses and entrepreneurs in Solano and Napa Counties. The Start Smart Roundtable group meets online via Zoom EVERY MONTH. Owners and founders of fledgling businesses meet to work on their business and solve problems by covering topics including marketing strategy, goal setting, finance, time management, customer loyalty, and more.

Start Smart Benefits

Learn how to level up your business and share your expertise:

  • A FREE Online Business Resource
  • Build a professional network
  • Connect with Solano and Napa County business owners
  • Exchange knowledge and tools
  • Expert and peer feedback
  • Ongoing online events and business support

Am I Eligible to Join?

Start Smart is open to entrepreneurs who are ready for launch or who have just launched their businesses in Solano or Napa County. This is not a group for existing businesses who need help to grow, but for fledgling businesses at the start of their journey; Must be based in Solano or Napa County.

Spaces are limited. By joining the group, you are expected to show up monthly and participate, including providing input and encouragement to others in the group.

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Led by Tara Cruz, Solano-Napa SBDC Business Advisor

In her consulting work, Tara guides businesses at various stages of business development, from start up to planned growth. Her specialty is working with lean start up businesses, pivots, and marketing.

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