College Area Business Walk!
Posted: September 29th, 2016
City of San Diego’s College Area Business District Survey Walk -About: We need 40 volunteers to help us visit businesses and survey them about their needs, successes and challenges. The City’s Economic Development Department is conducting this survey to determine how to improve San Diego’s business atmosphere.
- DATE: Thursday, October 6, 2016
- TIME: 2pm – 5PM
- STARTING LOCATION: College Area Business District Office (4704 College Avenue, San Diego CA 92115)
- ENDING LOCATION: Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen (6011 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego CA 92115)
Volunteers will be assigned a section of the College Area Business District and asked to survey (written survey will be provided) as many business owners in tier section as possible between 2pm and 5pm. During the visit, volunteers will be asking the survey questions and documenting the answers on the survey form.
The volunteers will be asked to meet up at Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen to hand in their completed surveys and enjoy a debriefing and light refreshments with the City Staff and the College Area Business District Board Members and Staff.
We greatly appreciate the community’s assistance with this project.
Sign Up to Volunteer
Introductory Office Hours Workshop
Posted: September 14th, 2016
The College Area Business District is offering “Office Hours Consulting”: one-on-one consulting exclusively for College Area Business District businesses from the experts of San Diego’s business assistance organizations.
Come to this workshop to meet these experts and learn how you can get FREE guidance for your business from the pros!
This workshop was created as a resource for College Area Business District business owners to introduce San Diego’s premier business assistance organizations. Whether you are struggling with your business’ marketing strategy, looking for business financing, or simply in need of assistance dealing with unrealistic customer expectations, there is an organization that can help you create a plan to tackle whatever business matter you may be struggling with.
In this workshop you will:
- Get to know the 5 leading business assistance organizations
- Learn how each organization can assist your business
- Identify your business’ shortcoming and identify which organization can aid in developing a strategy
- Have the opportunity to ask business specific questions
When: Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Where: College Area Business District Office (4704 College Avenue)
Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Social Media & Google Workshop for Small Businesses
Posted: August 10th, 2016
Struggling to find the right social media platforms that work for you and your business? How does this all tie in to your Google marketing and SEO efforts? So many business owners feel overwhelmed when thinking about implementing a social media strategy. We’re here to help you figure things out!
This two hour workshop will help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of each social media platform so you can find the perfect fit for your business.
Join us for this free workshop and you will learn how to:
* Determine your social media goals.
* Identify which social media platform will work best for you.
* Promote your business in a way that will earn you real engaged followers.
* The role social media plays and how it works within the Google model.
* And so much more!
Date: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
Time: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Platt College San Diego – Term 1 Classroom
Please arrive early and on Facebook since seating will be limited. This is not a webinar and will not be streamed live, you need to attend in person. We have free Wifi for our guests!
**This is a FREE Workshop Open to the Public**
About the Instructors:
Natasha Englehardt has been a Social Media Manager for Platt College San Diego for over 4 years. She’s also a board member for the College Area Business District’s Board of Directors. Helping small businesses, artists and nonprofits discover the benefits of social media is something she is passionate about and loves collaborating with the local community. Thanks to her social media and design skills she has had her work featured by the band No Doubt, Disneyland, The San Diego Safari Park, Adobe and NBC San Diego.
Louis Nava is a Consultant and Technology Coach specializing in helping organizations, businesses, and communities grow online for the past 20 years. He is recognized statewide for his work in helping bridge the digital divide and increase digital literacy for the community. In 2012, Louis became a Google partner and community liaison to help deliver new tools and strategies for business owners, enabling them to increase their visibility and revenue. His IT Technology skills include, but are not limited to, technology instructor, computer education, graphic design, web design, video production, photography, Virtual Reality and animation.
Google Workshop; Let’s Put Your Business on the Map
Posted: July 12th, 2016
It’s time to put our Businesses on the Map, Google Map that is!
Join the College Area Business District for an exclusive Google workshop that will give you all the tools to make your presence on Google known.
This workshop will include the following tips and tricks, to maximize your business’ web presence:
- Enhance your business listing
- Claim and verify your Google “My Business” listing
- Learn the difference between a Local page and a Brand page
- Maximize your business’ Google presence, and more!
This workshop will also give you the opportunity to connect with a Google specialist who can inform you about Google’s new 360 Tour.
Active participation is encouraged, so bring your laptop along with you.
Mark your calendars, as this is a must attend workshop!
See you all on Wednesday, June 27th, 2016 at 8:30am in the College Area Business District Office (4704 College Avenue).
Register for the this Workshop, HERE
Join Us for the College Area Food Experience/ CAFE Event!
Posted: April 29th, 2016
Join the College Area Business District for the College Area Food Experience, C.A.F.É. Visit with over 20 diverse dining destinations on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This foodie event promises to be more delicious than ever. Scope out new favorite eateries and visit your regular “go-to” favorites as you satisfy your stomach with scrumptious samples from quaint cafés to budding bistros around the evolving College Area!
You will work up an appetite on this self-guided tour. Whether you prefer authentic Mediterranean flavors, down home cookin’ like your mom’s, mouth-watering gastropub fare or other sweet or savory treats. The College Area Food Experience has something just for you. Stop into try some of the new restaurants that call the College Area home like Dirty Birds College Area, Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen or Mirch Masala 2go.
Tickets to CAFE are only $25 in advance and $30 the day o the event. Tickets are available on line (see below) or at some of the participating restaurants. See the list of restaurants and other details here.
College Area Business District’s Annual Meeting and Elections Breakfast
Posted: March 28th, 2016
This year, the College Area Business District will be hosting an Annual Meeting Breakfast at Bistro Sixty (5987 El Cajon Boulevard). Included with breakfast will be the final vote for the 2016 Board Elections . We encourage all Commercial Property owners and Business owners of the College Area Business District to attend.
This will be the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle with the over 750 members of the College Area Business District and to get to know the board members of the College Area Business District.
Join us for this year’s Annual Meeting and Board Elections at Bistro Sixty. Tickets are only $10 which includes Food and Drinks. Come mix and mingle with your fellow business and property owners of the area, and bring your ballots with you (if you haven’t already voted), to help the College Area Business District pick the best composition of Board Members to represent, you!
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Where: Bistro Sixty (5987 El Cajon Boulevard)
Time: 8:30 AM
Ticket Price: $10
Visit us at the Rolando Street Fair
Posted: March 18th, 2016
Stop by to visit with the College Area Business District at the Rolando Street Fair, Sunday, March 20, 2016 as we offer Early-Bird Special pricing for College Area Food Experience/ C.A.F.É. tickets.
During the Rolando Street Fair ONLY, get your pre-sale CAFÉ tickets for ONLY $20!
CAFÉ will be held Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This foodie event promises to be more delicious than ever. Scope out new favorite eateries and visit your regular “go-to” favorites as you satisfy your stomach with scrumptious samples from quaint cafés to budding bistros around the evolving College Area!
After the Rolando Street Fair, tickets to CAFE are available for $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. Tickets are e available online NOW and will soon be available at the participating restaurants. CAFE promises to be one of the best food experiences you can imagine!