The Business & Entrepreneurship Center (BEC) at Shasta College
Program is a network of Community College professionals working in strategic partnerships with businesses, industry and community organizations to identify and meet California's economic development needs in the areas of business improvements and entrepreneurship training. Specific attention is given to providing small business assistance and encouraging youth entrepreneurship.
The BEC works with private, public and non-profit resources to build strong, sustainable and successful businesses. The end result is wealth creation, job creation and retention and better economic health in California. By partnering with local, well-respected business growth organizations and community colleges, the BEC and the entrepreneurs they serve can tap into an abundance of resources and know-how already in place, thereby enhancing the long-term growth and viability of these companies.
Strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit in California by encouraging young people to engage in entrepreneurship as a legitimate lifetime career path.
Assist with regional and statewide efforts to increase the success of business through partnerships and collaborations with industry, education and government.
Expand entrepreneurship curriculum across community college campuses.
The BEC supports local economic development corporations, chambers of commerce, community-based business outreach centers and other community-based organizations whose primary mission is to assist small businesses. Centers are strategically placed throughout California to serve you.