Free workshops in Fresno offer small-business advice

The Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce and Southern California Edison are teaming up for a series of free entrepreneurial business workshops in October, November and December.

The Entrepreneurial, Development, Growth and Education (EDGE) program consists of three four-hour workshop sessions, each running from 8 a.m. to noon at the Downtown Business Hub at 1444 Fulton St. in Fresno. The session dates and subjects are:

▪ Tuesday, Oct. 18: “Contracts 101.” It covers the basics of dealing with contracts for business, employees or for personal matters.

▪ Tuesday, Nov. 15: “Hidden rules to working with prime contractors.” It covers how small businesses can increase efficiency and understand the expectations of prime contractors and other large businesses.

▪ Tuesday, Dec. 13: “Guide to lead generation.” It covers how businesses can generate leads and convert them to sales, including digital marketing.

The sessions are free, but registration is required. To register, visit the Fresno Black Metro chamber website at or email Jefferson Huoch-Seng at