Atascadero, Calif. – October 3, 2022: The Atascadero Chamber has partnered with the Central California Women’s Business Center (WBC) serving North County, a full-service, technical assistance and training resource for entrepreneurs. This resource is a partnership with Mission Community Services Corporation (MCSC), a 501(c)3 that has been host to the Small Business Administration WBC since October 2006. The WBC focuses especially on underserved, low-to-moderate income, minority women and veterans, but welcomes everyone, not only women. All services are free and also offered in Spanish.

According to Charlene Rosales, Program Director, “We’re proud to partner with the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce to provide better, in person accessibility to our clients residing or operating businesses in North County. In addition to consulting services, we offer workshops and 12-week entrepreneurial training courses throughout the year. We are here to help our clients become successful, self-sustaining contributors to our local economy and assist them in advancing their dreams.”

Office hours with the WBC’s professional business consultants are available by appointment at the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce. Interested participants can sign up for free one-on-one consulting sessions by calling 805.595.1357 or emailing Email, phone and virtual consulting are also available.

“Whether you’re just starting your business or five years in, the Women’s Business Center can help,” says Josh Cross, Atascadero Chamber President/CEO. “A variety of free, online workshops are offered weekly covering accounting, marketing, networking, writing a business plan, even how to create a work culture of kindness.”

The MCSC website ( and its You Tube channel offer many free public resources. Upcoming workshops include Obtaining a SBA Small Business Certification, Understanding Trademarks, Copywriting Your Creative Work, Leveraging Your S.W.O.T Analysis, and Understanding the SBA’s Woman Owned Small Business Certification.

People interested in learning more are encouraged to contact the Atascadero Chamber at 805.466.2044 or visit

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