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  • 6p Series 2-QuickBooks Level 5-(Payroll/Point of Sale)

    Series 2-QuickBooks Level 5-(Payroll/Point of Sale)

    Tuesday, July 01, 2014 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    El Camino College
    Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    Cost: $150 for entire series (Tuesdays, June 3rd through July 1st)

    Category: Record Keeping

    Info:

    In-depth session on how to set-up and use the payroll function.

    In-depth session on how to analyze financial data and use Quick Reports and point-of-sale.

    Instructor: Ronald Amie

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  • 10a GUIDED Business Plan™

    GUIDED Business Plan™

    Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    Pacific Coast Regional SBDC
    3255 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1501
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    We are located on the corner of Wilshire Blvd and New Hampshire Ave. just one block west of Vermont Ave.

    PARKING:
    In our building for a flat rate of $8.00 before 10:00am, after 10:00am it will be $8.00 an hour (we do not validate).
    Street Metered Parking: $1 an hour
    Metro Red Line/ Purple Line: Wilshire/Vermont Stop (one block east from our office)

    Cost: $60

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    Create your business plan with the easy, simple and GUIDED approach!

    Whether you need motivation or practical step-by-step instruction, the GUIDED Business Plan™ | Starter Plus can help you develop a foundation for your company and ultimately increase your chances of having a successful business.

     

    The GUIDED Business Plan™|Starter Plus simplifies the process of getting started. During the class, you will see examples of effective business plan writing. You will learn how to respond when asked “what is your business model” or “what is your unique selling proposition”. This format has been approved by bank executives who agree that a GUIDED Business Plan™ formatted plan will make a loan applicant stand out.

  • 3p Business Loans 101

    Business Loans 101

    Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    El Camino College
    Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    Cost: Free

    Category: Finances

    Info:

    This class will teach what you need to know to apply for a business loan. You will learn what documents and paperwork you will need to use for the application process from major banks. We will also show you which banks are currently loaning money and what you will need to qualify. You will also learn why a business may need financing, sources of credit, and what you should know about credit.

    Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

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  • 8:30a How to Successfully Start Your New Business - COC - 07/09/14

    How to Successfully Start Your New Business - COC - 07/09/14

    Wednesday, July 09, 2014 | 8:30am to 10:30am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    University Center at College of the Canyons
    Room 222
    26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355

    Cost: $30 + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    This hands-on workshop will help you get started quickly as you learn the steps necessary to successfully launch your new business. Learn to prepare a written plan you can use to build and grow a profitable business. Learn the best way to structure your business as you identify and focus on the key marketing, sales and financial issues of your business and how to bring it all together. This powerful event has helped many entrepreneurs just like you  achieve success.

    Instructor:  Connie Sparks

  • 10a SBDC Orientation

    SBDC Orientation

    Wednesday, July 09, 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Long Beach, CA

    Cost: FREE + $1 Parking Pass that must be purchased from parking machine at parking lot entrance

    Category: Orientation

    Info:

    This orientation and info session is a mandatory starting place for those seeking services with the Small Business Development Center at Long Beach City College. The event will provide you:  Overview of SBDC including description of services, how to become a client (process), program partners/resources and what are the expectations for those that want to become clients of the SBDC.

    The second half of the workshop will go over the necessary concepts that any aspiring entrepreneur needs to think about when they have a business idea including small business environment, defining your product/service, what is a target market and identifying your competition.

     

    Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in starting up a small business or those that need assistance in developing their business idea or concept who are seeking more clarity from the Small Business Development Center at Long Beach City College.

     

    **Please keep in mind this orientation only covers those that are interested in working with the SBDC in Long Beach.  This doesn’t apply to SBDC’s in other cities.  It is recommended that you attend the orientation at your local SBDC.

     

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  • 9a Small Business Orientation

    Small Business Orientation

    Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 9:00am to 10:00am

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    El Camino College
    Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    Cost: Free

    Category: Orientation

    Info:

    This workshop will provide new clients with information about the Small Business Development Center such as, the different services and workshops offered at the center. In addition, the basics of a business start-up will be provided.

    Instructor: LauraLee Garinger

  • 10a  Online Campaigns That Drive Action - Designing Offers & Promotions

    Online Campaigns That Drive Action - Designing Offers & Promotions

    Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    El Camino College
    Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    Cost: Free

    Category: Internet

    Info:

    This session will help you learn what you need to know about successful deals, and promotion strategies and what elements you need to integrate to create an effective online promotion or event. From a simple coupon or a Facebook campaign online you can achieve your goals by using this method to plan and implement your promotion strategies.

    Online promotions & campaigns can accomplish a lot for small business & non-profits alike:

    • Drive action to accomplish your goals

    • Identify prospects or target market opportunities

    • Populate events with prospects or users

    • Increase your sales or non-profit leads for donors or sponsors

    • Grow your Email Marketing List

    • Increase your online connections and followers

    • Share your online content with cross platforms on social media 

  • 5:30p New Client Orientation - COC - 07/10/2014

    New Client Orientation - COC - 07/10/2014

    Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    University of Antelope Valley
    Room 119
    44055 North Sierra Highway
    Lancaster, CA 93534

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn about what the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has to offer and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars. We offer the New Client Orientation free of charge to all new clients.

    Instructor: Romaine Roberts
    Room: UAV 119

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  • 9a Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

    Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

    Friday, July 11, 2014 | 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    Carson Community Center
    801 E. Carson St.
    Carson, CA 90745

    Cost: Free

    Category: Employees

    Info:

    You will learn: California payroll reporting requirements, including forms, employer obligations, reporting, and payment requirements. About independent contractor reporting requirements. Electronic filing and payment requirements and options. Federal payroll reporting requirements, including Forms 940, 941, 1099, W-2, W-4, W-9, and alternative filing.

    Instructor: EDD

  • 10a New Client Orientation - COC - 07/11/2014

    New Client Orientation - COC - 07/11/2014

    Friday, July 11, 2014 | 10:00am to 11:00am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    University Center at College of the Canyons
    Room 222
    26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355

    Cost: FREE + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn about what the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has to offer and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars. We offer the New Client Orientation free of charge to all new clients.

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  • 9a Mastering QuickBooks I: The Basics

    Mastering QuickBooks I: The Basics

    Saturday, July 12, 2014 | 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Campus: Santa Monica College

    Location:

    SMC SBDC at Bundy Campus
    3171 S Bundy Drive Room 127
    Los Angeles, CA 90066

    Cost: $50

    Category: Finances

    Info:

    This workshop will take you through the basic set-up functions when utilizing QuickBooks. You will further learn invoicing, receiving payments, making deposits, cash memos, cash sales, and estimates.

    This class will be taught on Windows-based computers; users do not need to bring their own software to take this workshop.

    PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN USB Flash Drive to save all your work.

    Primary Topics (include, but are not limited to):

    Company set-up
    Invoicing
    Receiving payments
    Making deposits
    Credit Memos and Cash Sales

    Facilitator: Miriam Aguilar

     

    For questions on this workshop email:  workshops@smcsbdc.org

    We encourage you to register as soon as possible as workshops with low enrollment may be cancelled.

    The deadline for receiving a refund is 2 business days. If you wish a refund please notify workshops@smcsbdc.org by email.

  • 9a RESCHEDULED Start Your Home-Based Business - COC - 07/12/2014

    RESCHEDULED Start Your Home-Based Business - COC - 07/12/2014

    Saturday, July 12, 2014 | 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    University Center at College of the Canyons
    26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355

    Cost: $35

    Category: Business Planning, Marketing

    Info:

    THIS CLASS IS RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014.

    Home-Based Businesses are one of hottest trends in business today.  The benefits of working from home are endless:  be independent, do away with traffic, office politics and more.  Learn how to develop the entrepreneurial qualities – motivation, discipline, and creativity – that you will need.  This class is a great way to start your own home-based business or enhance an existing one.   This workshop will walk you through:

    · Entrepreneurial Qualities

    · Business Selection Process

    · Start-up Procedures and Legal Requirements

    · Licenses, Permits and the Zoning Board

    · Banking and Record Keeping

    · Sales, Marketing, Advertising and Promotion

    · Business Image

    · Balancing your Life

     

    Instructor:  Helene Liatsos

     

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  • 8:30a GUIDED Sub-Contracting

    GUIDED Sub-Contracting

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | 8:30am to 11:30am

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    Pacific Coast Regional SBDC
    3255 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1501
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    We are located on the corner of Wilshire Blvd and New Hampshire Ave. just one block west of Vermont Ave.

    PARKING:
    In our building for a flat rate of $8.00 before 10:00am, after 10:00am it will be $8.00 an hour (we do not validate).
    Street Metered Parking: $1 an hour
    Metro Red Line/ Purple Line: Wilshire/Vermont Stop (one block east from our office)

    Cost: $30

    Category: Certification, Government

    Info:

    GUIDED Sub-Contracting Plan™ workshop

    Have you considered adding the government to your client roster? Do you want to work with Fortune 500 companies as a sub-contractor? If you have been in business for more than two years and are ready to grow your business with contracting, then attend the GUIDED Sub-Contracting Plan™ to shave months off your learning curve.

    During the workshop…

    • You will prepare proposal content that differentiates your business
    • You will discover how to use certification to your advantage to gain access to even more sub-contracting opportunities
    • You will learn strategies to cultivate relationships with buyers
    • Plus discuss where to find bids, who to contact for assistance, and how to organize your research, etc.

    It is ideal for those who are…

    • Not Certified
    • Certified but Unsure of the Next Steps
    • Certified and Seeking Contracts Greater Than $25,000

    This GUIDED Sub-Contracting Plan™ book was written from the perspective of a woman business owner who has built a multi-million dollar business with government contracting. You will hear common pitfalls that keep small businesses in a constant loop of applying for bids and wondering why they did not get a call back even though they are certified.

    We invite you to attend a pilot workshop where you will work on a step-by-step guide to prepare your company for your next milestones. The GUIDED Sub-Contracting Plan™ is still in development. We value your feedback and are offering a discounted price for the pilots.

    Space is limited so register early to build your business with a guided approach!

  • 9a Keys to the SBA Loan Process - Culver City

    Keys to the SBA Loan Process - Culver City

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | 9:00am to 11:30am

    Campus: Santa Monica College

    Location:

    Culver City Chamber of Commerce
    6000 Sepulveda Blvd. #1260
    Culver City, CA. 90230-6425

    Cost: $15

    Category: Finances

    Info:

    LIMITED SEATING – REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

    This workshop will cover the hidden factors of getting an SBA-backed loan.

    Primary Topics (include, but are not limited to):

    Learn and understand the 10 major benefits of getting an SBA-backed loan.
    Learn the five KEYS to getting your loan funded.
    What it takes for the lender to work on your first loan.
    How to make your loan package stand out ahead of others.

    Facilitator: Jeffrey Francis

     

    For questions on this workshop email:  workshops@smcsbdc.org

  • 9a Small Business Orientation

    Small Business Orientation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | 9:00am to 10:00am

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    El Camino College
    Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    Cost: Free

    Category: Orientation

    Info:

    This workshop will provide new clients with information about the Small Business Development Center such as, the different services and workshops offered at the center. In addition, the basics of a business start-up will be provided.

    Instructor: LauraLee Garinger

  • 10a Marketing Basics for Your Small Business

    Marketing Basics for Your Small Business

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Long Beach

    Cost: $20 (+$1 parking pass that must be purchased at parking machine located in front of Building #1)

    Category: Marketing

    Info:

    Entrepreneurs often struggle to find marketing solutions that bring them business without wasting their money. In this seminar, learn about the foundation and basics of marketing and how to start developing marketing strategies to meet your goals.

    Topics include:  What is marketing?  Why are you in business? What is your competitive advantage?  Who is your ideal customer?

  • 10:15a The Basics of Starting a Business

    The Basics of Starting a Business

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | 10:15am to 12:15pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    El Camino College
    Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    Cost: Free

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. Also included is an overview of the SBDC program and what to expect if you become an SBDC client.

    Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

  • 3p Marketing 101

    Marketing 101

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    El Camino College
    Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    Cost: Free

    Category: Marketing

    Info:

    Understanding the basics of marketing is vital to the success of your business. This workshop provides an overview of the principles of marketing and how to develop a marketing plan aimed at the needs and desires of your target market.

    Instructor: Charlie Lowe

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  • 9a Social Media Marketing for Your Business - COC - 07/16/14

    Social Media Marketing for Your Business - COC - 07/16/14

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | 9:00am to 11:00am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    ITT Technical Institute
    12669 Encinitas Ave.
    Sylmar, CA
    5 Freeway at the Roxford Exit

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Marketing

    Info:

    More  small businesses and non-profits than ever are turning to social media to generate new  business and connect with customers. There is no doubt that social media  has become an essential marketing tool, but many small businesses are  not taking full advantage of its potential.

    Learn how small businesses can better leverage social media networks like  Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to create new opportunities and reach  customers. This session will provide social media strategies to grow  traffic and increase sales for your business.

    In this  introductory session, we cover strategies and best practices to get the  most out of your social media activities, including:

    • What social media marketing really is and why use it
    • Introduction to social media channels and how to evaluate what’s right for your business or organization
    • How small businesses are using these low-cost tools to gain visibility, develop relationships and drive sales and response
    • How to create good content for your social media marketing campaigns and time management
    • How to balance social media marketing with email marketing and your other marketing efforts.

    Plus, we will take a deeper look at how Facebook can be used to promote your business or non-profit. We will discuss best practices and show you real-world examples of how others are using this exciting marketing platform to stay top of mind with their audience.

    Instructors:  MJ Finstrom and David Finstrom

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  • 9:30a 20 Rules for Marketing and Sales Success for Every Small Business - COC - 07/17/14

    20 Rules for Marketing and Sales Success for Every Small Business - COC - 07/17/14

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 | 9:30am to 12:30pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    DeVry University
    15301 Ventura Blvd.
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Marketing

    Info:

    Come prepared to listen, learn and discuss how these proven rules / techniques / strategies can and should be applied to your small business to help you become more successful.  Increase sales. Build your brand. Cut costs.  Grow your profits.  Accomplish all of this and more from these 20 proven rules.  Then it will be your turn to ask questions as you tell about your business situation and receive customized answers and recommendations on what you should be doing.  Led by an SBDC Senior Business Advisor to over 500 clients who is a marketing and sales expert with more than 35 years of successful business experience – first, as a corporate executive at Disney, Activision and Panasonic and then as a small business owner just like you.  Ideal for both existing business owners and those just getting started.

    Instructor:  Ben Tenn

  • 10a Social Media Marketing + Pinterest Sells

    Social Media Marketing + Pinterest Sells

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 | 10:00am to 3:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    SouthBay Pavillion Mall
    20700 Avalon Blvd.
    Carson, CA 90746

    Cost: Free

    Category: Social Media

    Info:

    Part 1 Free: Social Media Marketing + Pinterest Sells! 10:00am-11:30am

    Social
Media
is
the
new word of mouth advertising
and
it
is
always
changing.
Recently
facebook,
LinkedIn
and
Twitter
made
changes
and
you
need
to
know
how
it
will
affect
you.

Learn
how
to leverage
social
media
to
grow
your
business
or
non‐profit
&
how
your
strategy
affects
your success.
Learn
to
make
the
most
of
your
time
using
free
online
tools.
We’ll
cover
today’s
best
practices
including
why
21%
of
Pinterest
users
have
purchased
through
PInterest
(the
most
direct
response
social
platform
yet).
Learn:

    • Who
uses
Social
Media
Platforms
well
&
what
features
recently
changed.
    • How
to
set
goals
&
achieve
success
&
how
to
measure
your
efforts.
    • How
to
write
&
share
content
that
drives
a
response.
    • Who
uses
different
Social
Media
platforms
(demographics).
    • What
kinds
of
offers
work
best
on
different
social
networks.
    • Which
Social
Media
platforms
provide
direct
response
results.
    • How
Pinterest
has
become
the
#1
direct
response
social
media
platform
to
date
&
how
to
use
it
to
achieve
your
goals!

    Lunchtime Panel-Bring Your Own or Optional Pieology Lunch ($10) 11:30am-1:00pm

    Part 2 Free: Building Your Marketing ToolKit 1:00pm-3:00pm

    Many
small
businesses
&
organizations
are
seeking
the
right
strategies
to
make
their
marketing
efforts
as
effective
as
possible.
This
workshop
is
designed
to
uncover
some
of
the
core
concepts
&
show
that
a
little
bit
of
marketing
strategy
can
go
a
long
way
using
worksheets
&
tools
to
increase
your
online
impact.

    Learn:

    • What
marketing
really
is
(and
isn’t).
    • How
marketing
has
changed
in
ways
that
benefit
small
businesses
and
non‐profits.
    • The
importance
of
setting
goals
and
objectives
for
your
marketing
efforts.
    • The
4
Pillars
or
Marketing
Success
–
a
framework
that
shows
how
different
marketing
activities
all
fit
together,
and
will
help
small
businesses
reflect
on
their
own
marketing
program.
    • Connecting
the
dots
by
leveraging
today’s
marketing
tools
to
boost
your
message
online.
  • 3p Business Licensing, Corporations and LLC's

    Business Licensing, Corporations and LLC's

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    El Camino College
    Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    Cost: $30

    Category: Legal

    Info:

    One of the first decisions that you will have to make as a business owner is how the company should be structured. This decision will have long-term implications, so consult with an accountant and attorney to help you select the form of ownership that is right for you. In making a choice, you will want to take into account the following: Your vision regarding the size and nature of your business. Number of employees. Type of business operation. Legal restrictions. The level of control you wish to have. The level of “structure” you are willing to deal with. The business’s vulnerability to lawsuits. Tax implications of the different ownership structures. Expected profit (or loss) of the business and capital needs. Whether or not you need to re-invest earnings into the business. Length of business operation. This session will educate you on the permit process and review how to apply for the permits needed to operate a business. Business licensing requirements will be reviewed along with a brief discussion on the implications of legal structure. The workshop is led by a business attorney so please be prepared with your questions.

    Instructor: Daniel Hancuff

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  • 9a Constant Contact: Power of Email Marketing

    Constant Contact: Power of Email Marketing

    Friday, July 18, 2014 | 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: Santa Monica College

    Location:

    SMC SBDC at Bundy Campus
    3171 S Bundy Drive, Room 121
    Los Angeles, CA 90066

    Cost: $20

    Category: Internet, Social Media, Technology

    Info:

    Power of Email Marketing (POEM)

    Email is the most cost-effective, targeted, trackable, and efficient way to build and maintain relationships in all types of business and organizations. This session will teach you how to master email marketing communications with a comprehensive look at best practices and winning strategies that lead to increased profits, revenue and engagement.

    •    What is permission-based email marketing and becoming a trusted sender
    •    Email list building
    •    Increasing deliverability and open rates
    •    Writing good subject lines and content – getting readers to take action
    •    Tracking results and what to do with this information
    •    How email and social media marketing work together to achieve goals

    Facilitator: MJ & David Finstron

    For questions on this workshop email:  workshops@smcsbdc.org

    Complementary parking (student lot only).

     

  • 10a Starting A Small Business

    Starting A Small Business

    Friday, July 18, 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Long Beach, CA

    Cost: $20 + $1 parking fee that must be purchased at parking machine located at parking lot entrance

    Category: Business Management, Business Planning

    Info:

    Have you always wanted to start your own business but didn’t know how or where to start?  This seminar will get you on the right path to starting a small business.   Topics to be discussed include researching your business ideas, outlining your business plan, learning about start-up expenses and financing, legal aspects, and general management issues.

    Course Level: Beginner

    You Will Learn:

    • Life of an entrepreneur
    • Assessing your business idea
    • How to develop a business plan
    • Introduction to business entities
    • Required licenses and permits
    • Where to find other resources that may help you succeed

     

    Who Should Attend:  Aspiring entrepreneurs, owners of start-up businesses

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  • 9a Mastering QuickBooks II: Beyond the Basics

    Mastering QuickBooks II: Beyond the Basics

    Saturday, July 19, 2014 | 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Campus: Santa Monica College

    Location:

    SMC SBDC at Bundy Campus
    3171 S Bundy Drive, Room 127
    Los Angeles, CA 90066

    Cost: $60

    Category: Finances

    Info:

    This 4 hour workshop goes beyond our introductory workshop, QuickBooks I, and is for anyone who wants to optimize their use of QuickBooks. You will learn the following transactions: Purchase Orders, Inventory, Entering and Paying Bills, Writing Checks, Sales Tax, Reports, Memorizing Transactions, and Bank Account Reconciliations.

    You do not need to own the software to take this workshop.

    Primary Topics (include, but are not limited to):

    Accounting techniques using QuickBooks.
    Purchase Orders
    Inventory
    Reports
    Bank Account Reconciliations

    Facilitator: Miriam Aguilar

     

    We encourage you to register as soon as possible as workshops with low enrollment may be cancelled.

    The deadline for receiving a refund is 2 business days. If you wish a refund please notify workshops@smcsbdc.org by email.

  • 9a How to Write a Business Plan

    How to Write a Business Plan

    Saturday, July 19, 2014 | 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Campus: Santa Monica College

    Location:

    SMC SBDC at Bundy Campus
    3171 S Bundy Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90066

    Cost: $40

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    Category: Business Planning

    *** Required for SBA Loans ***

    • This workshop will acquaint participants with the theory and practical strategies in working on a formal business plan document.
    • Business Plan theory: concept and mission development, target market identification, operating capital, strategic planning, loan packages.
    • Strategies for completing the major sections of the business plan including sources of data.

     

    Facilitator: Trevor Schickman

     

    For questions on this workshop email:  workshops@smcsbdc.org

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  • 6p Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Monday, July 21, 2014 to Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location:

    4900 E. Conant Street Building O-2, Suite 108 Room 233 Long Beach, CA 90808

    Cost: see body

    Info:

    213

     

    This comprehensive course to prepare for the upcoming Customs Brokers License Exam provides detailed review in areas such as:

    • Customs Broker Regulation
    • Entry Requirements
    • Valuation of Imports
    • Harmonized Tariff Classification
    • Free Trade Agreements and Other Duty-Free Exemptions
    • Foreign Trade Zones, Bonded Warehouses and Drawback
    • Fines and Penalties
    • Various other topics typically covered on the exam
    • Exam-Taking Techniques

    In addition to being well-prepared for the exam, the course will also assist in developing a better understanding of critical areas of Customs Compliance even for people not planning on taking the brokers exam. The knowledge you receive will assist in enhancing skills for career advancement. If you already posses a broker’s license, this is an excellent review course. Certified Customs Specialists completing the course will receive 20 CCS credits from the NCBFAA.

    This course begins July 21st and runs for 10 weeks every Monday, with the exception of one class on Tuesday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

    Enroll on or before July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price: $535

    Non-Member Price: $635

    Enroll after July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price; $575

    Non-Member Price: $675

    The course is recommended for individuals with some experience in customs brokerage or import operations. IF in doubt about your level of experience please call the instructor, Erik Smithweiss, at 213-624-1970

    Instructors:

    Erik Smithweiss & Tony Piscitelli

    Erik Smithweiss is a partner with Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt. Erik has over 20 years experience in the field of customs law and procedure and has taught customs broker exam preparation courses for over ten years.

    Tony Piscitelli has 6 years as a Compliance Specialist with Expeditors International, as well as a 32 year career with U.S Customs and Border Protection. Tony serves as a Field National Import Specialist in NY and a Supervisory Import Specialist in Los Angeles/Long Beach and LAX.

    Link to flyer: http://www.foreigntradeassociation.com/Resources/Documents/Brokers%20Prep%20Class,%207.21.14-1.pdf

     

     

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  • 6p Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Monday, July 21, 2014 to Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location:

    4900 E. Conant Street Building O-2, Suite 108 Room 233 Long Beach, CA 90808

    Cost: see body

    Info:

    213

     

    This comprehensive course to prepare for the upcoming Customs Brokers License Exam provides detailed review in areas such as:

    • Customs Broker Regulation
    • Entry Requirements
    • Valuation of Imports
    • Harmonized Tariff Classification
    • Free Trade Agreements and Other Duty-Free Exemptions
    • Foreign Trade Zones, Bonded Warehouses and Drawback
    • Fines and Penalties
    • Various other topics typically covered on the exam
    • Exam-Taking Techniques

    In addition to being well-prepared for the exam, the course will also assist in developing a better understanding of critical areas of Customs Compliance even for people not planning on taking the brokers exam. The knowledge you receive will assist in enhancing skills for career advancement. If you already posses a broker’s license, this is an excellent review course. Certified Customs Specialists completing the course will receive 20 CCS credits from the NCBFAA.

    This course begins July 21st and runs for 10 weeks every Monday, with the exception of one class on Tuesday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

    Enroll on or before July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price: $535

    Non-Member Price: $635

    Enroll after July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price; $575

    Non-Member Price: $675

    The course is recommended for individuals with some experience in customs brokerage or import operations. IF in doubt about your level of experience please call the instructor, Erik Smithweiss, at 213-624-1970

    Instructors:

    Erik Smithweiss & Tony Piscitelli

    Erik Smithweiss is a partner with Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt. Erik has over 20 years experience in the field of customs law and procedure and has taught customs broker exam preparation courses for over ten years.

    Tony Piscitelli has 6 years as a Compliance Specialist with Expeditors International, as well as a 32 year career with U.S Customs and Border Protection. Tony serves as a Field National Import Specialist in NY and a Supervisory Import Specialist in Los Angeles/Long Beach and LAX.

    Link to flyer: http://www.foreigntradeassociation.com/Resources/Documents/Brokers%20Prep%20Class,%207.21.14-1.pdf

     

     

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  • 8:30a Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan - COC - 07/22/14

    Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan - COC - 07/22/14

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 8:30am to 11:30am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    College of the Canyons
    University Center Room 222
    26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355

    Cost: $35 + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    A business plan is a necessity for the success of your business! This workshop will cover all aspects of creating a business plan. Critical topics such as business development, marketing plans, advertising strategies, financial analysis & budgeting will be covered.   Attendees may bring a laptop to work on their business plan during the training.

    Instructor: Connie Sparks

  • 1p SBDC Orientation

    SBDC Orientation

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Long Beach, CA

    Cost: FREE + $1 Parking Pass that must be purchased from parking machine at parking lot entrance

    Category: Orientation

    Info:

    This orientation and info session is a mandatory starting place for those seeking services with the Small Business Development Center at Long Beach City College. The event will provide you:  Overview of SBDC including description of services, how to become a client (process), program partners/resources and what are the expectations for those that want to become clients of the SBDC.

    The second half of the workshop will go over the necessary concepts that any aspiring entrepreneur needs to think about when they have a business idea including small business environment, defining your product/service, what is a target market and identifying your competition.

     

    Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in starting up a small business or those that need assistance in developing their business idea or concept who are seeking more clarity from the Small Business Development Center at Long Beach City College.

     

    **Please keep in mind this orientation only covers those that are interested in working with the SBDC in Long Beach.  This doesn’t apply to SBDC’s in other cities.  It is recommended that you attend the orientation at your local SBDC.

     

  • 3p How to Estimate Start-Up Costs/Cash Flow

    How to Estimate Start-Up Costs/Cash Flow

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    El Camino College
    Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    Cost: Free

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    How much will it cost to start your business? It is important to know this figure so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture. This workshop will take you through the steps needed to calculate start-up expenses. Start-up cost categories, calculating initial costs, calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs, and conducting a breakeven analysis and an initial cash flow projection will be reviewed and presented in this hands-on session. Please bring a hand held calculator for your convenience.

    Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

  • 6:30p Social Media and Marketing

    Social Media and Marketing

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 6:30pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Santa Monica College

    Location:

    SMC Bundy Campus
    3171 S Bundy Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90066

    Cost: $25

    Category: Marketing, Sales, Social Media

    Info:

    • Learn new technology platforms and social media to reach customers.
    • Create marketing and sales strategies to increase business.


    Facilitator: Johanna Hulme

     

    For questions on this workshop email:  workshops@smcsbdc.org

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  • 6p Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Monday, July 21, 2014 to Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location:

    4900 E. Conant Street Building O-2, Suite 108 Room 233 Long Beach, CA 90808

    Cost: see body

    Info:

    213

     

    This comprehensive course to prepare for the upcoming Customs Brokers License Exam provides detailed review in areas such as:

    • Customs Broker Regulation
    • Entry Requirements
    • Valuation of Imports
    • Harmonized Tariff Classification
    • Free Trade Agreements and Other Duty-Free Exemptions
    • Foreign Trade Zones, Bonded Warehouses and Drawback
    • Fines and Penalties
    • Various other topics typically covered on the exam
    • Exam-Taking Techniques

    In addition to being well-prepared for the exam, the course will also assist in developing a better understanding of critical areas of Customs Compliance even for people not planning on taking the brokers exam. The knowledge you receive will assist in enhancing skills for career advancement. If you already posses a broker’s license, this is an excellent review course. Certified Customs Specialists completing the course will receive 20 CCS credits from the NCBFAA.

    This course begins July 21st and runs for 10 weeks every Monday, with the exception of one class on Tuesday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

    Enroll on or before July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price: $535

    Non-Member Price: $635

    Enroll after July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price; $575

    Non-Member Price: $675

    The course is recommended for individuals with some experience in customs brokerage or import operations. IF in doubt about your level of experience please call the instructor, Erik Smithweiss, at 213-624-1970

    Instructors:

    Erik Smithweiss & Tony Piscitelli

    Erik Smithweiss is a partner with Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt. Erik has over 20 years experience in the field of customs law and procedure and has taught customs broker exam preparation courses for over ten years.

    Tony Piscitelli has 6 years as a Compliance Specialist with Expeditors International, as well as a 32 year career with U.S Customs and Border Protection. Tony serves as a Field National Import Specialist in NY and a Supervisory Import Specialist in Los Angeles/Long Beach and LAX.

    Link to flyer: http://www.foreigntradeassociation.com/Resources/Documents/Brokers%20Prep%20Class,%207.21.14-1.pdf

     

     

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  • 6:30p DIY: Building Your Business' Website

    DIY: Building Your Business' Website

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 6:30pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Santa Monica College

    Location:

    SBDC at SMC Bundy Campus
    3171 S Bundy Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90066

    Cost: $25

    Category: Internet

    Info:

    In the first half of this workshop we will explore a number of web development platforms, technologies, and approaches and help the entrepreneur determine which may be right for her situation. Special focus will be placed on the benefits of using WordPress as a solution and will provide specific instruction on how to deploy it. We will discuss hosting, ecommerce, and other content management systems.

    The second half of this workshop will take participants through the basics of the design process. We will cover analysis, user experience design, information architecture, content development, and page layout.

    This workshop will serve as preparation for the second workshop in this series, DIY: Customizing Your Business’ WordPress Theme. This is a hands-on course and will take place in a computer lab.  Participants will work on their websites in the computer lab with direct guidance and instruction from the lecturer.

    Primary Topics (include, but are not limited to):

    • Overview of the main technologies, approaches, and platforms for building a website:
      • Benefits and limitations of each
      • Rank them from ease of use to complex
      • Determine which may be right for you
    • Overview of WordPress (WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org):
      • Vs. other content management systems
      • Hosted by WordPress vs. hosted by you
      • How to evaluate a hosting provider and how to install WordPress on their web servers
      • Themes and plugins
    • Planning and designing the website
      • User analysis and designing for the user
      • Information architecture and page layout
      • Feature sets
      • Theme and plugin selection

    For questions on this workshop email:  workshops@smcsbdc.org

    We encourage you to register as soon as possible as workshops
    with low enrollment may be cancelled.

    The deadline for receiving a refund is 2 business days.
    If you wish a refund please notify workshops@smcsbdc.org by email.

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  • 6p Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Monday, July 21, 2014 to Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location:

    4900 E. Conant Street Building O-2, Suite 108 Room 233 Long Beach, CA 90808

    Cost: see body

    Info:

    213

     

    This comprehensive course to prepare for the upcoming Customs Brokers License Exam provides detailed review in areas such as:

    • Customs Broker Regulation
    • Entry Requirements
    • Valuation of Imports
    • Harmonized Tariff Classification
    • Free Trade Agreements and Other Duty-Free Exemptions
    • Foreign Trade Zones, Bonded Warehouses and Drawback
    • Fines and Penalties
    • Various other topics typically covered on the exam
    • Exam-Taking Techniques

    In addition to being well-prepared for the exam, the course will also assist in developing a better understanding of critical areas of Customs Compliance even for people not planning on taking the brokers exam. The knowledge you receive will assist in enhancing skills for career advancement. If you already posses a broker’s license, this is an excellent review course. Certified Customs Specialists completing the course will receive 20 CCS credits from the NCBFAA.

    This course begins July 21st and runs for 10 weeks every Monday, with the exception of one class on Tuesday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

    Enroll on or before July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price: $535

    Non-Member Price: $635

    Enroll after July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price; $575

    Non-Member Price: $675

    The course is recommended for individuals with some experience in customs brokerage or import operations. IF in doubt about your level of experience please call the instructor, Erik Smithweiss, at 213-624-1970

    Instructors:

    Erik Smithweiss & Tony Piscitelli

    Erik Smithweiss is a partner with Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt. Erik has over 20 years experience in the field of customs law and procedure and has taught customs broker exam preparation courses for over ten years.

    Tony Piscitelli has 6 years as a Compliance Specialist with Expeditors International, as well as a 32 year career with U.S Customs and Border Protection. Tony serves as a Field National Import Specialist in NY and a Supervisory Import Specialist in Los Angeles/Long Beach and LAX.

    Link to flyer: http://www.foreigntradeassociation.com/Resources/Documents/Brokers%20Prep%20Class,%207.21.14-1.pdf

     

     

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  • 8a SBALA District Office-2nd Annual Faith-Based Summit

    SBALA District Office-2nd Annual Faith-Based Summit

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 8:00am to 3:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    California Science Center
    700 Exposition Park Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90037

    Cost: Free

    Category: Networking

    Info:

    Learn from business and faith based leaders how to accelerate business growth.

    Who should attend:

    • Faith based leaders and non-profits seeking to create a small business.
    • Entrepreneurs and individuals seeking value added information and networking options effective TODAY!
    • Learn from business and faith based leaders how to leverage technology to accelerate business growth.
    • Business owners poised for accelerated growth.

    An information-filled Summit to bring Business and Faith Based leaders together to explore:

    • Maximizing technology to engage parishioners and customers alike.
    • How to leverage free SBA resources to propel business.
    • Capital access options to Promote Growth.

    Attendance includes materials, continental breakfast, lunch, outstanding speakers, and power networking.

    Special partnership opportunities: Table Sponsors available.

    Partners/Supporters: Please visit www.ampac.com for an updated list of programming and partner/supporters. LA Regional SBDC Network, Women’s Business Centers, SCORE, JeankimMedia.com and WelcomeFaith.com

  • 10a Get Your Business Online: WordPress I

    Get Your Business Online: WordPress I

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Long Beach, CA

    Cost: $20 (+ $1 Parking Pass that must be purchased from parking machine located in front of Building #1)

    Category: Technology

    Info:

    Having a website online is as important as having an ‘Open for Business’ sign on your front door because it notifies the public that you have a product or service that potentially meets their needs.  With WordPress it is possible to have an effective and optimized website that is easy to use and update. WordPress is an effective content management system that is used to run everything from simple blogs to CNN.com.

    This seminar is part II of our three-part Get Your Business Online Series.*

    *It is suggested that potential attendees take these workshops in order to properly grasp the sequence of building a proper website for their business.

    Course Level: Intermediate

    You Will Learn: • Basic Web Terminology • Introduction to WordPress • Strengths and features • Why is it important?

    Who Should Attend:  Existing business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs or anyone that needs to build a business website

  • 1:45p FULL--Small Business Orientation

    FULL--Small Business Orientation

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 1:45pm to 2:45pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    El Camino College
    Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    Cost: Free

    Category: Orientation

    Info:

    This workshop will provide new clients with information about the Small Business Development Center such as, the different services and workshops offered at the center. In addition, the basics of a business start-up will be provided.

    Instructor: LauraLee Garinger

  • 3p The Basics of Starting a Business

    The Basics of Starting a Business

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    El Camino College
    Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    Cost: Free

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. Also included is an overview of the SBDC program and what to expect if you become an SBDC client.

    Instructor: Daniel Hancuff

  • 3p CANCELLED-Import Workshop

    CANCELLED-Import Workshop

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    El Camino College
    Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    Cost: $30

    Category: Import/Export

    Info:

    This workshop will provide new-to-import and new-to-market clients with information on getting started in international trade. International trade basics will be provided as we walk through to the four import development stages and are introduced to trade assistance resources on the federal, state and local level.

    Instructor: Charlie Lowe

  • 4p New Client Orientation - COC - 07/24/2014

    New Client Orientation - COC - 07/24/2014

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    University Center at College of the Canyons
    Room 222
    26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355

    Cost: FREE + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn about what the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has to offer and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars. We offer the New Client Orientation free of charge to all new clients.

  • 6:30p CANCELLED Legal: Contracts - The Devil is in the Details

    CANCELLED Legal: Contracts - The Devil is in the Details

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 6:30pm to 9:30pm

    Campus: Santa Monica College

    Location:

    Santa Monica College
    Bundy Campus
    3171 S. Bundy Drive, Rooms 123
    Los Angeles, CA 90066

    Cost: $25.00

    Category: Legal

    Info:

    Get a detailed understanding of the agreements you use every day to buy, sell and barter.  What is a contract?  How are they created?  Oral vs. Written.  Enforcement.  Broken promises.  Plus, bring your own leases to go over the clauses and issues. Facilitator: Robert Klepa For questions on this workshop email:  workshops@smcsbdc.org *Please check white board at the entrance for classroom details.* Parking is free.

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  • 6p Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Monday, July 21, 2014 to Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location:

    4900 E. Conant Street Building O-2, Suite 108 Room 233 Long Beach, CA 90808

    Cost: see body

    Info:

    213

     

    This comprehensive course to prepare for the upcoming Customs Brokers License Exam provides detailed review in areas such as:

    • Customs Broker Regulation
    • Entry Requirements
    • Valuation of Imports
    • Harmonized Tariff Classification
    • Free Trade Agreements and Other Duty-Free Exemptions
    • Foreign Trade Zones, Bonded Warehouses and Drawback
    • Fines and Penalties
    • Various other topics typically covered on the exam
    • Exam-Taking Techniques

    In addition to being well-prepared for the exam, the course will also assist in developing a better understanding of critical areas of Customs Compliance even for people not planning on taking the brokers exam. The knowledge you receive will assist in enhancing skills for career advancement. If you already posses a broker’s license, this is an excellent review course. Certified Customs Specialists completing the course will receive 20 CCS credits from the NCBFAA.

    This course begins July 21st and runs for 10 weeks every Monday, with the exception of one class on Tuesday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

    Enroll on or before July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price: $535

    Non-Member Price: $635

    Enroll after July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price; $575

    Non-Member Price: $675

    The course is recommended for individuals with some experience in customs brokerage or import operations. IF in doubt about your level of experience please call the instructor, Erik Smithweiss, at 213-624-1970

    Instructors:

    Erik Smithweiss & Tony Piscitelli

    Erik Smithweiss is a partner with Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt. Erik has over 20 years experience in the field of customs law and procedure and has taught customs broker exam preparation courses for over ten years.

    Tony Piscitelli has 6 years as a Compliance Specialist with Expeditors International, as well as a 32 year career with U.S Customs and Border Protection. Tony serves as a Field National Import Specialist in NY and a Supervisory Import Specialist in Los Angeles/Long Beach and LAX.

    Link to flyer: http://www.foreigntradeassociation.com/Resources/Documents/Brokers%20Prep%20Class,%207.21.14-1.pdf

     

     

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  • 10a Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan - COC - 072514

    Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan - COC - 072514

    Friday, July 25, 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    University of Antelope Valley
    Room 127
    44055 North Sierra Highway
    Lancaster, CA 93534

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    A business plan is a necessity for the success of your business! This workshop will cover all aspects of creating a business plan. Critical topics such as business development, marketing plans, advertising strategies, financial analysis & budgeting will be covered.   Attendees may bring a laptop to work on their business plan during the training.

    Instructor: Connie Sparks

  • 10a QuickBooks Boot Camp - COC - 07/25/14

    QuickBooks Boot Camp - COC - 07/25/14

    Friday, July 25, 2014 | 10:00am to 4:30pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    College of the Canyons
    University Center Room 309
    26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355

    Cost: $99 + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

    Category: Record Keeping

    Info:

    In this day long workshop, participants will learn how to set up their company file from scratch; how to create a quality chart of accounts; how to create new vendors, customer, items and accounts. You will also learn how to pay bills, invoice customers, receive payments, make deposits and reconcile bank accounts. An introduction to the report center will be covered, including how to create a Profit & Loss Statement and a Balance Sheet. Ideal for business owners, office managers, and bookkeepers who are brand new to QuickBooks, as well as, existing users who would like some formal education in one of these QuickBooks features. Please note that there will be a one hour lunch break (lunch not provided).  Not compatible for MAC users.

    Instructor:  Helene Liatsos

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  • 6p Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Monday, July 21, 2014 to Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location:

    4900 E. Conant Street Building O-2, Suite 108 Room 233 Long Beach, CA 90808

    Cost: see body

    Info:

    213

     

    This comprehensive course to prepare for the upcoming Customs Brokers License Exam provides detailed review in areas such as:

    • Customs Broker Regulation
    • Entry Requirements
    • Valuation of Imports
    • Harmonized Tariff Classification
    • Free Trade Agreements and Other Duty-Free Exemptions
    • Foreign Trade Zones, Bonded Warehouses and Drawback
    • Fines and Penalties
    • Various other topics typically covered on the exam
    • Exam-Taking Techniques

    In addition to being well-prepared for the exam, the course will also assist in developing a better understanding of critical areas of Customs Compliance even for people not planning on taking the brokers exam. The knowledge you receive will assist in enhancing skills for career advancement. If you already posses a broker’s license, this is an excellent review course. Certified Customs Specialists completing the course will receive 20 CCS credits from the NCBFAA.

    This course begins July 21st and runs for 10 weeks every Monday, with the exception of one class on Tuesday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

    Enroll on or before July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price: $535

    Non-Member Price: $635

    Enroll after July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price; $575

    Non-Member Price: $675

    The course is recommended for individuals with some experience in customs brokerage or import operations. IF in doubt about your level of experience please call the instructor, Erik Smithweiss, at 213-624-1970

    Instructors:

    Erik Smithweiss & Tony Piscitelli

    Erik Smithweiss is a partner with Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt. Erik has over 20 years experience in the field of customs law and procedure and has taught customs broker exam preparation courses for over ten years.

    Tony Piscitelli has 6 years as a Compliance Specialist with Expeditors International, as well as a 32 year career with U.S Customs and Border Protection. Tony serves as a Field National Import Specialist in NY and a Supervisory Import Specialist in Los Angeles/Long Beach and LAX.

    Link to flyer: http://www.foreigntradeassociation.com/Resources/Documents/Brokers%20Prep%20Class,%207.21.14-1.pdf

     

     

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  • 6p Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Monday, July 21, 2014 to Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location:

    4900 E. Conant Street Building O-2, Suite 108 Room 233 Long Beach, CA 90808

    Cost: see body

    Info:

    213

     

    This comprehensive course to prepare for the upcoming Customs Brokers License Exam provides detailed review in areas such as:

    • Customs Broker Regulation
    • Entry Requirements
    • Valuation of Imports
    • Harmonized Tariff Classification
    • Free Trade Agreements and Other Duty-Free Exemptions
    • Foreign Trade Zones, Bonded Warehouses and Drawback
    • Fines and Penalties
    • Various other topics typically covered on the exam
    • Exam-Taking Techniques

    In addition to being well-prepared for the exam, the course will also assist in developing a better understanding of critical areas of Customs Compliance even for people not planning on taking the brokers exam. The knowledge you receive will assist in enhancing skills for career advancement. If you already posses a broker’s license, this is an excellent review course. Certified Customs Specialists completing the course will receive 20 CCS credits from the NCBFAA.

    This course begins July 21st and runs for 10 weeks every Monday, with the exception of one class on Tuesday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

    Enroll on or before July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price: $535

    Non-Member Price: $635

    Enroll after July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price; $575

    Non-Member Price: $675

    The course is recommended for individuals with some experience in customs brokerage or import operations. IF in doubt about your level of experience please call the instructor, Erik Smithweiss, at 213-624-1970

    Instructors:

    Erik Smithweiss & Tony Piscitelli

    Erik Smithweiss is a partner with Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt. Erik has over 20 years experience in the field of customs law and procedure and has taught customs broker exam preparation courses for over ten years.

    Tony Piscitelli has 6 years as a Compliance Specialist with Expeditors International, as well as a 32 year career with U.S Customs and Border Protection. Tony serves as a Field National Import Specialist in NY and a Supervisory Import Specialist in Los Angeles/Long Beach and LAX.

    Link to flyer: http://www.foreigntradeassociation.com/Resources/Documents/Brokers%20Prep%20Class,%207.21.14-1.pdf

     

     

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  • 6p Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Monday, July 21, 2014 to Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location:

    4900 E. Conant Street Building O-2, Suite 108 Room 233 Long Beach, CA 90808

    Cost: see body

    Info:

    213

     

    This comprehensive course to prepare for the upcoming Customs Brokers License Exam provides detailed review in areas such as:

    • Customs Broker Regulation
    • Entry Requirements
    • Valuation of Imports
    • Harmonized Tariff Classification
    • Free Trade Agreements and Other Duty-Free Exemptions
    • Foreign Trade Zones, Bonded Warehouses and Drawback
    • Fines and Penalties
    • Various other topics typically covered on the exam
    • Exam-Taking Techniques

    In addition to being well-prepared for the exam, the course will also assist in developing a better understanding of critical areas of Customs Compliance even for people not planning on taking the brokers exam. The knowledge you receive will assist in enhancing skills for career advancement. If you already posses a broker’s license, this is an excellent review course. Certified Customs Specialists completing the course will receive 20 CCS credits from the NCBFAA.

    This course begins July 21st and runs for 10 weeks every Monday, with the exception of one class on Tuesday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

    Enroll on or before July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price: $535

    Non-Member Price: $635

    Enroll after July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price; $575

    Non-Member Price: $675

    The course is recommended for individuals with some experience in customs brokerage or import operations. IF in doubt about your level of experience please call the instructor, Erik Smithweiss, at 213-624-1970

    Instructors:

    Erik Smithweiss & Tony Piscitelli

    Erik Smithweiss is a partner with Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt. Erik has over 20 years experience in the field of customs law and procedure and has taught customs broker exam preparation courses for over ten years.

    Tony Piscitelli has 6 years as a Compliance Specialist with Expeditors International, as well as a 32 year career with U.S Customs and Border Protection. Tony serves as a Field National Import Specialist in NY and a Supervisory Import Specialist in Los Angeles/Long Beach and LAX.

    Link to flyer: http://www.foreigntradeassociation.com/Resources/Documents/Brokers%20Prep%20Class,%207.21.14-1.pdf

     

     

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  • 6p Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Monday, July 21, 2014 to Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location:

    4900 E. Conant Street Building O-2, Suite 108 Room 233 Long Beach, CA 90808

    Cost: see body

    Info:

    213

     

    This comprehensive course to prepare for the upcoming Customs Brokers License Exam provides detailed review in areas such as:

    • Customs Broker Regulation
    • Entry Requirements
    • Valuation of Imports
    • Harmonized Tariff Classification
    • Free Trade Agreements and Other Duty-Free Exemptions
    • Foreign Trade Zones, Bonded Warehouses and Drawback
    • Fines and Penalties
    • Various other topics typically covered on the exam
    • Exam-Taking Techniques

    In addition to being well-prepared for the exam, the course will also assist in developing a better understanding of critical areas of Customs Compliance even for people not planning on taking the brokers exam. The knowledge you receive will assist in enhancing skills for career advancement. If you already posses a broker’s license, this is an excellent review course. Certified Customs Specialists completing the course will receive 20 CCS credits from the NCBFAA.

    This course begins July 21st and runs for 10 weeks every Monday, with the exception of one class on Tuesday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

    Enroll on or before July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price: $535

    Non-Member Price: $635

    Enroll after July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price; $575

    Non-Member Price: $675

    The course is recommended for individuals with some experience in customs brokerage or import operations. IF in doubt about your level of experience please call the instructor, Erik Smithweiss, at 213-624-1970

    Instructors:

    Erik Smithweiss & Tony Piscitelli

    Erik Smithweiss is a partner with Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt. Erik has over 20 years experience in the field of customs law and procedure and has taught customs broker exam preparation courses for over ten years.

    Tony Piscitelli has 6 years as a Compliance Specialist with Expeditors International, as well as a 32 year career with U.S Customs and Border Protection. Tony serves as a Field National Import Specialist in NY and a Supervisory Import Specialist in Los Angeles/Long Beach and LAX.

    Link to flyer: http://www.foreigntradeassociation.com/Resources/Documents/Brokers%20Prep%20Class,%207.21.14-1.pdf

     

     

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  • 10a GUIDED Business Plan™

    GUIDED Business Plan™

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    Pacific Coast Regional SBDC
    3255 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1501
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    We are located on the corner of Wilshire Blvd and New Hampshire Ave. just one block west of Vermont Ave.

    PARKING:
    In our building for a flat rate of $8.00 before 10:00am, after 10:00am it will be $8.00 an hour (we do not validate).
    Street Metered Parking: $1 an hour
    Metro Red Line/ Purple Line: Wilshire/Vermont Stop (one block east from our office)

    Cost: $60

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    Create your business plan with the easy, simple and GUIDED approach!

    Whether you need motivation or practical step-by-step instruction, the GUIDED Business Plan™ | Starter Plus can help you develop a foundation for your company and ultimately increase your chances of having a successful business.

     

    The GUIDED Business Plan™|Starter Plus simplifies the process of getting started. During the class, you will see examples of effective business plan writing. You will learn how to respond when asked “what is your business model” or “what is your unique selling proposition”. This format has been approved by bank executives who agree that a GUIDED Business Plan™ formatted plan will make a loan applicant stand out.

  • 7p Tax Deductions for the Savvy Start-up

    Tax Deductions for the Savvy Start-up

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | 7:00pm to 9:30pm

    Campus: Santa Monica College

    Location:

    SMC SBDC at Bundy Campus
    3171 S Bundy Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90066

    Cost: $25

    Category: Finances

    Info:

    Almost every business has deductible startup costs-sometimes into the thousands of dollars. Don’t leave anything on the table! Let us help you identify common startup deductions that your business may be able to take advantage of.

    Primary Topics (include, but are not limited to):

    • The official rule for deducting business expenses
    • The official startup expenditure rule
    • The unofficial startup expenditure loophole
    • Tax planning tips for the startup business
    • The semi-official loophole for deducting hobby expenses
    • The “secret” to deducting hobby losses

     

    Facilitator: Emir Phillips

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  • 6p Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Monday, July 21, 2014 to Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location:

    4900 E. Conant Street Building O-2, Suite 108 Room 233 Long Beach, CA 90808

    Cost: see body

    Info:

    213

     

    This comprehensive course to prepare for the upcoming Customs Brokers License Exam provides detailed review in areas such as:

    • Customs Broker Regulation
    • Entry Requirements
    • Valuation of Imports
    • Harmonized Tariff Classification
    • Free Trade Agreements and Other Duty-Free Exemptions
    • Foreign Trade Zones, Bonded Warehouses and Drawback
    • Fines and Penalties
    • Various other topics typically covered on the exam
    • Exam-Taking Techniques

    In addition to being well-prepared for the exam, the course will also assist in developing a better understanding of critical areas of Customs Compliance even for people not planning on taking the brokers exam. The knowledge you receive will assist in enhancing skills for career advancement. If you already posses a broker’s license, this is an excellent review course. Certified Customs Specialists completing the course will receive 20 CCS credits from the NCBFAA.

    This course begins July 21st and runs for 10 weeks every Monday, with the exception of one class on Tuesday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

    Enroll on or before July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price: $535

    Non-Member Price: $635

    Enroll after July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price; $575

    Non-Member Price: $675

    The course is recommended for individuals with some experience in customs brokerage or import operations. IF in doubt about your level of experience please call the instructor, Erik Smithweiss, at 213-624-1970

    Instructors:

    Erik Smithweiss & Tony Piscitelli

    Erik Smithweiss is a partner with Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt. Erik has over 20 years experience in the field of customs law and procedure and has taught customs broker exam preparation courses for over ten years.

    Tony Piscitelli has 6 years as a Compliance Specialist with Expeditors International, as well as a 32 year career with U.S Customs and Border Protection. Tony serves as a Field National Import Specialist in NY and a Supervisory Import Specialist in Los Angeles/Long Beach and LAX.

    Link to flyer: http://www.foreigntradeassociation.com/Resources/Documents/Brokers%20Prep%20Class,%207.21.14-1.pdf

     

     

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  • 3p CANCELLED--Effective Financial Management for Established Businesses

    CANCELLED--Effective Financial Management for Established Businesses

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    El Camino College
    Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.,
    Hawthorne, CA 90250-5806

    Cost: Free

    Category: Finances

    Info:

    Good financial records are vital to understanding how your business is performing, identifying problem areas, and planning for the future. Preparing projected financial statements can be challenging to the first-time entrepreneur. Understanding historical financial information for future planning is equally challenging to existing small business owners, who may find they are making a paper profit, but still suffer from cash flow problems. This course introduces you to the basics of having a system of accounting that works for you.
    How Will You Benefit:
    • Explore basic terminology
    • Learn how to categorize your transactions as income, expense, assets, debts or equity
    • Find out about reports that uncover the financial condition of your business, including the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow information.

    Instructor: Carol Cornell

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  • 6p Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Customs Brokers Licence Examination Course

    Monday, July 21, 2014 to Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location:

    4900 E. Conant Street Building O-2, Suite 108 Room 233 Long Beach, CA 90808

    Cost: see body

    Info:

    213

     

    This comprehensive course to prepare for the upcoming Customs Brokers License Exam provides detailed review in areas such as:

    • Customs Broker Regulation
    • Entry Requirements
    • Valuation of Imports
    • Harmonized Tariff Classification
    • Free Trade Agreements and Other Duty-Free Exemptions
    • Foreign Trade Zones, Bonded Warehouses and Drawback
    • Fines and Penalties
    • Various other topics typically covered on the exam
    • Exam-Taking Techniques

    In addition to being well-prepared for the exam, the course will also assist in developing a better understanding of critical areas of Customs Compliance even for people not planning on taking the brokers exam. The knowledge you receive will assist in enhancing skills for career advancement. If you already posses a broker’s license, this is an excellent review course. Certified Customs Specialists completing the course will receive 20 CCS credits from the NCBFAA.

    This course begins July 21st and runs for 10 weeks every Monday, with the exception of one class on Tuesday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

    Enroll on or before July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price: $535

    Non-Member Price: $635

    Enroll after July 11, 2014:

    FTA Member Price; $575

    Non-Member Price: $675

    The course is recommended for individuals with some experience in customs brokerage or import operations. IF in doubt about your level of experience please call the instructor, Erik Smithweiss, at 213-624-1970

    Instructors:

    Erik Smithweiss & Tony Piscitelli

    Erik Smithweiss is a partner with Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt. Erik has over 20 years experience in the field of customs law and procedure and has taught customs broker exam preparation courses for over ten years.

    Tony Piscitelli has 6 years as a Compliance Specialist with Expeditors International, as well as a 32 year career with U.S Customs and Border Protection. Tony serves as a Field National Import Specialist in NY and a Supervisory Import Specialist in Los Angeles/Long Beach and LAX.

    Link to flyer: http://www.foreigntradeassociation.com/Resources/Documents/Brokers%20Prep%20Class,%207.21.14-1.pdf

     

     

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  • 7a Growth Capital Conference

    Growth Capital Conference

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 | 7:00am to 10:00am

    Location:

    The Olympic Collection
    11301 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles 90064

    Cost: prices may vary please go to their website

    Info:

    Meet 100 entrepreneurs who seek

    • Financing
    • Advisors
    • Strategic Partners

    GROWTH CAPITAL CONFERENCE 53

    http://www.GCC2000.org

    July 31, 2014 (Thursday)

    Registration & Hot Networking Breakfast 7:00 AM Sharp Deals, Capital Sources, Networking 7:30 to 10:30 AM The Olympic Collection, 11301 Olympic Blvd @ Sawtelle West Los Angeles 90064 – one block west of 405 Fwy

    COST TO ATTEND
    Early Bird Discount is $59 and ends July 11.
    Pay at Door is $79 on July 31.

    100 ENTREPRENEURS

    The 100 entrepreneurs at GCC represent varied technologies, including

    • Internet innovations
    • Clean energy
    • E-commerce
    • Social networking
    • Biotech
    • Food products
    • Telecom
    • Security systems
    • Aviation
    • Pollution control
    • Homeland security
    • Games
    • Education
    • Manufacturing
    • …and more

    Many have customers, some are cash flow positive.

    They seek financing, advisors and strategic partners.

    We are pleased to bring them together in a learning experience with dynamic funding sources and experienced advisors.

     

    NETWORK @ GCC

    There’s ample time to network @ GCC.

    You can meet with

    • 100 Entrepreneurs Seeking Capital, Advisors, Partners
    • California Coast Venture Forum
    • Early Stage Venture Capitalists
    • Golden Seeds Angel Network
    • Harvard Business School Network
    • Harvard Investment Group
    • Investment Bankers
    • Newman Capital
    • Pasadena Angels
    • Shaub & Williams
    • SLO Ventures
    • Small Business Development Centers
    • South Bay Entrepreneurial Center
    • Tech Coast Angels
    • Tech Coast Venture Network
    • TriTech SBDC
    • Advisors & Deal Makers

     

    DEALS WELCOME

    Capital sources at GCC are looking for Deals.

    Submit your Deal online at

    http://www.GCC2000.org/sendyourdeal.html

    to be considered for the Deal Display at GCC.

     

    Avoid lines — use your time networking.

    Your badge & notebook will be waiting.

     

    BUSINESS CARDS

    Bring plenty of business cards for networking.

     

  • 10a Get Your Business Online: Understanding Your Business Website

    Get Your Business Online: Understanding Your Business Website

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Paramount, CA

    Cost: $20

    Category: Technology

    Info:

    If you always wanted to build a website but thought it was too hard, then this is the class for you.  We will also show you the tools that it will take to make a functional website that will attract customers no matter what your level of proficiency is.

    This seminar is part I of our three-part Get Your Business Online Series*

    *It is suggested that potential attendees take these workshops in order to properly grasp the sequence of building a proper website for their business.

    Course Level: Beginner

    You Will Learn:

    • Basic Web Terminology

    • What is the internet and a website?

    • Must-have features of any great business website

    • Why is “call to action” important?

    Who Should Attend:  Aspiring entrepreneurs or existing business owners , anyone that needs to build a website for a small business, or anyone that wants to better understand why a website is an integral component of your overal marketing strategy.

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