Got a business idea that’s also good for people and the planet? Learn how to start your path to financial viability and social impact at the Social Business Plan Workshop.

The workshop is hosted by the Fresno Pacific University Center for Community Transformation (CCT). The two-hour event begins at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Bitwise South Stadium, 700 Van Ness Ave., Fresno. Admission is free. Register at

Top ideas will have the opportunity to be pitched at the CCT’s 8th Annual Spark Tank Pitch Fest for Social Enterprises, which awards thousands of dollars in start-up capital. Spark Tank Award winners have generated $3.7 million. Participants in the Social Business Plan Workshop will walk away with the practical knowledge and tools to develop their ideas into social enterprise plans that use business to help people as well as provide a product or service.

CCT connects the strengths of FPU with the resources of the region to transform cities. Part of the Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary, CCT supports entrepreneurial creativity, spiritual freedom, economic vitality and justice, environmental integrity, cross-cultural/social collaboration and political health in the Central Valley. 

The workshop will be led by Andrew Shinn, MBA, business instructor at Fresno Pacific University and founder of The Craft of Entrepreneurship. For more information, contact Carlos Huerta at









Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations