Nov. 18:"SBA Financing Options for Your Small Start-up Business" will be offered by the Small Business Development Center at Butte College. Details: 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Butte Community Employment Center, 78 Table Mountain Blvd., Oroville (San Gabriel room). Cost: free, but must register to attend, 895-9017. The U.S. Small Business Administration offers a variety of loan guaranteed programs for start-up businesses. Topics include funding options, new guaranteed loan programs, loan requirements and application process, among others.

Nov. 19:" Building Trust" will be offered by The Training Place, Butte College. Details: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Skyway Center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico. Cost: $65. Info: 895-9015. The training focuses on taking steps to strengthen trust, encouraging communication, developing an action plan, and gaining commitment and integrity. The trainer has more than 15 years of professional training, facilitating change, and team building.

Nov. 20:"Using QuickBooks Everyday/QuickBooksd Basics II" will be offered by the Small Business Development Center at Butte College. Details: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Medical Specialty Center, 284 Spruce, Gridley. Cost: $50 prepaid, $60 at the door. The workshop focuses on working with lists, bank accounts, using other account types, sales information, payments and making deposits, entering and paying bills, among others. Related reports will be run. The trainer is a certified public accountant and QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Dec. 2:"How to Manage Your Retail Business" is planned by the Small Business Development Center at Butte College. Details: 9 to 11 a.m. at Business Connection, 332 Pine St., Red Bluff. Cost: $30 prepaid, $40 at the door. Info: 895-9017. Topics include reading and using financial statements, understanding inventory and the bottom-line; warning signs; and strategy.

Dec. 3:"QuickBooks Online" will be offered by the Small Business Development Center at Butte College. Details: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico. Cost: $50 prepaid or $60 at the door. Info: 895-9017. The workshop focuses on how QuickBooks Online works compared to the desktop versions. The course includes navigation, setting up the feature, including importing data and setting preferences, recording transactions and more. The trainer is a certified public accountant and QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Includes manual.

Dec. 4:"ServSafe Food Safety Training and Certification: will be offered by the Small Business Development Center at Butte College. Details: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico. Cost with textbook: $120 prepaid or $130 at the door; cost without book $80 prepaid or $90 at the door. Info: 895-9017. The workshop meets California state law requiring re-testing and re-certification in food safety and sanitation every five years. Retaking and passing this required test is necessary to renew certification. The course includes the national exam, ServeSafe Essentials, manual, test sheets and certificate.