Here's Nate at our last Workshop (in Grass Valley, CA with the Nevada County Online meetup group) discussing the importance of tempo with your newsletters to keep your customers engaged.

HUGE thank you to Doug Greene who handled the video & audio, and our wonderful host Nevada County Online!

Here's a peek from our latest Workshop (in Grass Valley, CA with the Nevada County Online meetup group) where Nate discusses how you can approach key influencers in your industry with humility in order to connect with them.

HUGE thank you to Doug Greene ( who handled the video & audio, and our wonderful host Nevada County Online (!

Here's Nate in action at our latest Workshop (in Grass Valley, CA with the Nevada County Online meetup group) discussing the brutal importance of being specific with email subject lines, using a vivid description of a rock climbing wall as an example.

HUGE thank you to Doug Greene who handled the video & audio, and our wonderful host Nevada County Online!

Continuing our clips from our March 2015 CA Workshop Roadshow (at Grist&Toll in Pasadena, CA), Kathleen Minogue (our PrimeImpulse partner during this workshop) discusses the five most common crowdfunding mistakes. Watch the clip below to make sure you aren't one of them.

Crowdfunding expert (& partner in our latest March 2015 CA Workshop Roadshow, held at Grist&Toll in Pasadena, CA) Kathleen Minogue, of PrimeImpulse breaks down how to crowdfund a better customer experience. She describes the difference of having your hand out and building relationships before you even ask for monetary support. Check out the clip below to see how she recommends going about that process.


Agenda (incl. workshops, happy hours, hangs, food, beer, beach)

Small Biz Triage is hitting the road again this March, for a California Roadshow. We'll be running 4 workshops in 3 different cities, meeting with clients, hanging with amazing food biz owners, and re-connecting with our SoCal team. Read on for our detailed agenda.


Sponsored by: and PrimeImpulse



port-workspaces-signage-bw11AM - Workshop @ the Port Workspaces (Jack London Square) - Snag a Seat. FREE.

3PM - Workshop @ The Port Workspaces (Kaiser Center) - Snag a Seat. FREE.

5PM - SBT-hosted happy hour for workshop attendees @ Plum Bar

TUESDAY, MARCH 17TH, San Francisco & San Luis Obispo, CA



2PM - PCH to SLO - TBD Roadside Eateries (any suggestions??)

7PM - Dinner Hang in San Luis Obispo - Venue TBD 


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18TH, San Luis Obispo & Santa Maria, CA


 10:00AM - 11:30AM - Brunch Hang in SLO - Venue (near beach preferred) TBD

3:30PM - Drive to Santa Maria

6:00PM - 7:30PM - Multi-Cultural MailChimp Workshop @ MIYB - Snag a Seat. FREE.

8PM - Drive to Santa Monica

THURSDAY, MARCH 19TH, Santa Monica, CA


12pm - 1:30PM Pepperdine University, Malibu w/ PrimeImpulse

2:00PM - 3:00PM - WYLD Meeting w/ Chris Chandler

7PM - 8:30PM: Food Biz Workshop @ Grist & Toll (Pasadena, CA) - $20 grabs your spot


FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH - Los Angeles, CA

Credit: The 1970 Hamtramck Registry

Credit: The 1970 Hamtramck Registry

1PM - 2PM - Pearl Paradise Site Visit & Lunch


finding the nearest beach (Oceanside!), kicking it with family

SUNDAY, MARCH 22ND - Temecula, CA

kicking it with family, food, drink and ridiculously long conversation

Heading back to Chico


Want to connect human style during our March Small Biz Roadshow?
Contact Mark Holder, and we'll work on getting something scheduled.



chico-stn-crowdfunding-crash-courseWhen: October 23rd, 6:30 PM

Where: CSU Chico, Langdon Hall Room 300

A 90-minute workshop with small business trainer, Nate Wright, will help you unearth fruitful (and profitable) connections within your community and business eco-system. You’ll leave the workshop with the tools you need to establish a connection, provide value, and answer the all important questions: “Who are you?” and “Why the f*@#! should I care?”

Some topics we’ll cover:

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required, just show up!

stroheim-typewriterEmail Marketing Unplugged

Most small business owners consider email a ‘necessary evil’ however, a small batch of well-crafted emails sent to the right people can catapult your product, service or cause into a whole new level of growth.

So how can your business get the most out of email?

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll spend the first hour identifying more receptive targets (clients/customers/users/donors) while unearthing the true influencers in your industry. In the second hour, we’ll help you create your own easily personalized, reusable sales and outreach templates, and debunk some ‘so-called’ best practices.

In this workshop you’ll:

About Nate: In the five years since founding Small Biz Triage in Seattle, WA, Nate has helped 100’s of owners strengthen their businesses via better marketing, sales and productivity and has personally designed and launched 1,000+ marketing campaigns for non-profits, startups, and bricks and mortar businesses. Their client list includes: Carla Harris (the Chair of the National Women’s Business Council), myLanguage (app developer featured in the NY Times with 3M+ downloads) and Doug Pray (Emmy-winning director).

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WHEN: Wednesday, September 10th, 4:00PM - 6:00PM

WHERE: Chico Start, 411 Main Street, Chico, CA 95928

COST: Free (RSVP Required)


mailchimp-logoChicoStart Presents

MailChimp = MakeMoney

with Nate Wright

Get a crash-course in one of the top three email marketing platforms. During this highly interactive, hands-on workshop, you’ll get acquainted with the inner workings of this robust platform and prepare your first, or next, newsletter, with content sure to grab the attention of your audience.

After a rapid-fire do’s and don’ts session looking reviewing actual recent campaigns, you will write your next monthly newsletter for your business, including:

You will leave with a list of truly engaging topics for their subscribers, your next newsletter plotted out top to bottom, and a plan for segmentation of future campaigns. Finally, Nate will be available to answer follow up questions via email for 4-weeks after the workshop, to help you implement what you learned to engage your customers and prospects with MailChimp and start making some money through this often misused marketing channel.

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WHENAugust 6th 2014, 4PM-6PM

411 Main Street
Suite 101 (First Floor)
Chico, CA 95928

COST: Free (40 seats, last workshop was overbooked)


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