Nov. 13:"Restaurant Management: Controlling Costs and Management in Lean Times" will be offered by the Small Business Development Center at Butte College. Details: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico. Cost: $50 prepaid, $60 at the door. Info: 895-9017. Topics: running the restaurant by the week, flash reports, forecasting and budgeting, reducing controllable costs, make or buy analysis and more.

Nov. 15:Information about the local organization Catalyst will be shared during the Chico Business and Professional Women meeting. Details: noon to 2 p.m. at Country Waffle, 690 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Lunch from menu. Reservations: Trudy, 865-5120 or ilovebpw@yahoo.comThe organization responds to victims of domestic violence, and welcomes volunteers.

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.