Boost your local business

CSUDH City of Carson Small Business Growth Academy (CCSBGA)

If you run a small business in the City of Carson, the city wants to help your business grow.

Proud joint venture

In Collaboration with


Selected city of Carson small businesses with up to 100 employees and/or revenue up to $20 million per year.



There will be 9 weekly workshops with homework and/or group work outside of the learning environment, culminating in a showcase on Week 10.



10 consecutive Fridays. Apply for the Spring 2024 session.

January 26, 2024 - March 29, 2024

7:30-8:00 am Light continental breakfast

8:00-10:00 am Workshop sessions to grow your business



Sessions will be held at the CSUDH Innovation Incubator
1000 E Victoria Street,
Carson CA 90747
Bldg: I&I 2110

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Mayor of Carson City in California State University, Dominguez Hills

Topic Included highlighted

  • 1. Planning Growth: growth-oriented leadership planning
  • 2. Marketing Growth Strategies: pathways to new and expanded revenue streams
  • 3. Building Technical Growth: CRMs, accounting software, and other technical infrastructure
  • 4. Sales and Marketing Strategies for Growth : upgrading digital and physical presence
  • 5. Customer Service/Customer Relations : growth through service and customer experience
  • 6. Business Financing : internal and external sources of financial capital
  • 7. Human Resources/Legal/Regulations/Permitting : getting it right the first time
  • 8. Branding/Advertising 2.0 : conveying your customer promise
  • 9. Leadership : ongoing growth leadership techniques for your business
  • 10. Showcase of Participant’s Businesses : with invited guests/city officials

Additional Information

Continuing Education Units: Two (2) CEUs for participants who request it and complete the program.

Cost of the Academy: The cost is free to all selected participants.

Are you ready to grow your business? Space is limited! Get on the waitlist for the next cohort.

Got questions? Contact or call 310-243-3444.