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This page covers all those services that package and promote your business—marketing, market research, sales, distribution, graphic design, and web development. When your budget is tight, these services will help you prepare before visiting one of Butte County’s talented marketing and graphic design firms.

Marketing Assistance

Each program below offers marketing assistance from advisors with real-world experience in business or promotion. Services may range from information and advice to actual creative development.

>> Small Business Development Center
Marketing and e-commerce consulting for new and existing businesses
>> 3CORE
Butte County Business Incubator Program mentors existing entrepreneurial concerns with up to 5 employees in marketing, sales, graphic design, and web development
>> The Training Place
Online courses in sales, marketing
>> Butte College Center for International Trade Development
Search for international buyers/distributors, identification of international markets

Market Research

Market analysis demands a set of specialized skills that may exceed your small business’s capabilities. These providers have expertise in areas such as competitor analysis, market area data, and target industry studies.

>> Center for Economic Development & Northeastern California Small Business Development Center
Marketing intelligence, applied research including surveys
>> Butte College Center for International Trade Development
Identification of international markets

Chambers of Commerce

Chambers of commerce promote member businesses through mixers, open houses, networking events, community events and visitor attraction activities. Participation in chamber activities is a low-cost method of business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing.

>> Chico Chamber of Commerce
>> Gridley Chamber of Commerce
>> Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce
>> Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce