City of Brentwood Offers

Entrepreneur Business Training Program



BRENTWOOD, Calif., September 28, 2010 - The City of Brentwood is now offering an Entrepreneur Business Training Program - for new and existing businesses in Brentwood.


The intensive 12-week business management program focuses on developing a business plan, while at the same time providing the basic business education needs that are required to implement the plan. The program provides participants with a hands-on approach to instruction, including presentations from a professional trainer, videos, guest speakers, group and peer discussion, individual and group work sessions, as well as one-to-one consulting.


"The City is excited about bringing this program back for another year," said Hazel Wetherford, Program Coordinator. "We would like to encourage those considering a business, and those already in business to take advantage of this unique opportunity."


Funding for this program ($15,000) is being provided through a grant from the City's Business License Grant program. Through this grant, the City is able to offer the program free of charge to Brentwood businesses and residents; however, participants will be responsible for paying a one-time non-refundable $250 fee for registration and training materials. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come first-serve basis.


The Program will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Main Presentation Room at the Brentwood Education and Technology Center, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Classes will run from January through the end of March 2011.


Applications are now being accepted. To apply, please call Hazel Wetherford at (925) 516-5106 or email at



**Press release from the Planning/Economic Development Division of the
City of Brentwood**