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     Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    | 8:00am to 12:00pm

    Location:

    900 S. Fremont Avenue, Alhambra CA 91803-1331

    Cost: None

    Info:

    In celebration of National Small Business Week, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works will host it’s first annual Small Business Expo: Build, Connect & Grow. The Expo will feature an array of exhibitors from various Government Agencies who are excelling in business and who will provide valuable information to small businesses through networking and workshops.

  • 7:30a California Notary Public and State Exam

    California Notary Public and State Exam

    Saturday, April 02, 2016 | 7:30am to 6:15pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    4900 E. Conant, Building O-2
    Long Beach, CA 90808

    Cost: $80 (Registration Fee) plus $30 (Materials Fee -- Cash only Payable to the instructor) plus $40 (Exam/Test Fee - Check or Money Order Only. Payable to Secretary of State)

    Category: Other, Other Featured Events

    Info:

    Become a notary public and signing agent are great ways to earn extra money, start a business and enhance a current career.

    State approved mandatory education for new and re-commissioning notaries.  Being a notary  can mean a bigger income for you! Learn about current legislation and prepare for the State of California exam.  Take a practice exam and receive your Training Certificate.

    You will also be able to register and take the California State exam!  To take the exam, you must be at least 18 years old.

    This workshop teaches you:

    • State Notary Codes
    • Current Legislation
    • Notary Public Practices and Procedures
    • Tips to reduce company liability and become a valuable employee

     

    Date:  February 19, 2016
    Time:  7:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Exam: 4:15pm – 6:15 pm

  • 10a QuickBooks Made Easy: An Introduction to QuickBooks

    QuickBooks Made Easy: An Introduction to QuickBooks

    Saturday, April 02, 2016 | 10:00am to 1:30pm

    Campus: Pasadena City College

    Location:

    SCORE Los Angeles
    330 North Brand Boulevard
    Suite 190
    Glendale, CA 91203

    Cost: $45 if you pre-register, $60 at the door

    Category: Accounting, Business Management, Record Keeping

    Info:

    Introduction to QuickBooks – Learn to move around in QuickBooks, correctly configure the software and chart of accounts, prepare company data for import, set-up users, master the Easy Step Overview, manage notes, to do lists, custom fields, etc. We also cover how to process accounts receivable and payable, establish vendor and checking preferences, enter bills, pay bills, memorize bills and far more.

    While QuickBooks® is user friendly, mistakes are commonly made in the set-up process which can result in inaccurate data and costly troubleshooting. Even if you are an advanced QuickBooks user, it may be a good idea to go through our Introduction to QuickBooks Seminar to ensure the accuracy of your setup; a skillset that requires in-depth knowledge of accounting principles, workflow and the software.

  • 10a Restaurant Start Up Essentials

    Restaurant Start Up Essentials

    Saturday, April 02, 2016 | 10:00am to 12:30pm

    Campus: Pasadena City College

    Location:

    Santa Monica College- Bundy Campus
    3171 South Bundy Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90066

    Cost: $45 pre-register, $60 at the door

    Category: Business Management, Business Planning, Business Start-Up, Finances

    Info:

    The “Restaurant Start-Up” Workshop is for the aspiring restaurateur, or existing restaurant owner expanding their business. We will discuss the critical path to opening a successful restaurant as well as identify industry specific challenges unique to restaurant operations.

    Topics include:

    • Defining the concept
    • Capital requirements
    • One year count down and check list
    • Restaurant math
    • Resources and tools.
     Greg McNally,  Owner, Restaurant Profit Technologies, Instructor, the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of California, at Los Angeles
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     Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    | 8:00am to 12:00pm

    Location:

    900 S. Fremont Avenue, Alhambra CA 91803-1331

    Cost: None

    Info:

    In celebration of National Small Business Week, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works will host it’s first annual Small Business Expo: Build, Connect & Grow. The Expo will feature an array of exhibitors from various Government Agencies who are excelling in business and who will provide valuable information to small businesses through networking and workshops.

  • 8:30a Social Media and Marketing-COC-4/5/2016

    Social Media and Marketing-COC-4/5/2016

    Tuesday, April 05, 2016 | 8:30am to 10:30am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    Canyon Country-COC Campus
    17200 Sierra Hwy
    Room 304
    Canyon Country, CA 91351

    Cost: Free + $3.00 parking pass (kiosk located in lot #3)

    Category: Marketing, Social Media

    Info:

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    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 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 valuable 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 what’s new and how it 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.

    Instructed by: Tora Brown Click here for Bio

  • 9a Orientation for SBDC at Long Beach City College

    Orientation for SBDC at Long Beach City College

    Tuesday, April 05, 2016 | 9:00am to 11:30am

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Long Beach, CA

    Cost: FREE + $2 Parking Pass that must be purchased from parking machine at parking lot entrance

    Category: Orientation

    Info:

    This orientation and information session is a mandatory starting place and designed for aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to start a business and current business owners at the very early stages of starting their business. This orientation will provide you with an introduction to:

      • What the SBDC Organization is – services, process, expectation, and resources/programs specific for the SBDC center at Long Beach City College.
      • Entrepreneurial Landscape
      • Entrepreneurial Readiness
      • How to define your target market(s), competitors, pricing strategy, unique selling/value proposition, distribution channels
      • Cost Projections
      • Funding options – what do lenders typically expect, alternative funding options
      • And much more!

    **This Orientation does not apply to any other SBDC Centers.**

     

    All individuals wishing to attend must pre-register at the link listed below.  There are no walk-ins.

  • 9a New Client Orientation

    New Client Orientation

    Tuesday, April 05, 2016 | 9:00am to 10:30am

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1501
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Cost: Free

    Category: Orientation

    Info:

    This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all 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.

  • 9a State Payroll Tax Workshop

    State Payroll Tax Workshop

    Tuesday, April 05, 2016 | 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: University of La Verne

    Location:

    Carolyn Owens Community Center
    13201 Central Ave., 2nd Floor,
    Chino, CA 91710

    Cost: Free

    Category: Taxes

    Info:

    This is a hands on workshop where you will use pencils and calculators to calculate the taxes for a quarter of payroll. You will then complete a DE 88, a DE 9 and a DE 9C As an employer,it is to your advantage to know your obligations and understand the State and Federal payroll reporting requirements. Complying with the employment tax laws will help you avoid payroll tax problems and penalties.

    Who would benefit:

    •Those seeking experience in calculating taxes and completing payroll tax forms.

    •Anyone who has attended a previous Federal/State or State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar.

    •Those familiar with State payroll tax reporting who would like additional practice.

  • 9a State Payroll Tax Workshop

    State Payroll Tax Workshop

    Tuesday, April 05, 2016 | 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: University of La Verne

    Location:

    Carolyn Owens Community Center
    13201 Central Ave., 2nd Floor,
    Chino, CA 91710

    Cost: Free

    Category: Taxes

    Info:

    This is a hands on workshop where you will use pencils and calculators to calculate the taxes for a quarter of payroll. You will then complete a DE 88, a DE 9 and a DE 9C As an employer,it is to your advantage to know your obligations and understand the State and Federal payroll reporting requirements. Complying with the employment tax laws will help you avoid payroll tax problems and penalties.

    Who would benefit:

    •Those seeking experience in calculating taxes and completing payroll tax forms.

    •Anyone who has attended a previous Federal/State or State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar.

    •Those familiar with State payroll tax reporting who would like additional practice.

  • 12p Protecting Your "Intangible" Assets, Part 1: Trademarks, Copyrights & Patents

    Protecting Your "Intangible" Assets, Part 1: Trademarks, Copyrights & Patents

    Tuesday, April 05, 2016 | 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Campus: Pasadena City College

    Location:

    LA Law Library – Main Downtown Library
    301 W. First Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    United States

    Cost: Free

    Category: Business Planning, Networking, Other

    Info:

    Presented by: Stephen L. Kane with the support of Bixel Exchange

    • Protecting an invention or creative work
    • How to develop and protect a valuable trademark
  • 3p How to Generate Publicity for Your Business

    How to Generate Publicity for Your Business

    Tuesday, April 05, 2016 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Marketing

    Info:

    Importance of marketing and publicity
    Options for marketing a small business–networking events, as media publicity
    Elements of a good press release with examples of professionally written copy
    Time to practice writing a press release
    Where to send your press release by doing your homework and developing relationships

    Instructor: Charlene Nishimura

  • 6p Quantum Leap To Success (Part 1 of 2)

    Quantum Leap To Success (Part 1 of 2)

    Tuesday, April 05, 2016 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1501
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Cost: Free

    Category: Orientation

    Info:

    The art of mind development, prepares you for owning and operating a successful business. Includes discussions on entrepreneurship, motivation, planning, skill assessment and goal setting.

    ** Please note this is the 1st half of the Quantum Leap to Success course. The fee of $60 is for the attendance of the entire program (April 5th and April 7th). This is a 2 day session, attendees are expected to attend both days**

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     Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    | 8:00am to 12:00pm

    Location:

    900 S. Fremont Avenue, Alhambra CA 91803-1331

    Cost: None

    Info:

    In celebration of National Small Business Week, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works will host it’s first annual Small Business Expo: Build, Connect & Grow. The Expo will feature an array of exhibitors from various Government Agencies who are excelling in business and who will provide valuable information to small businesses through networking and workshops.

  • 9a CANCELLED-Contract Basics-COC-4/8/2016

    CANCELLED-Contract Basics-COC-4/8/2016

    Friday, April 08, 2016 | 9:00am to 10:30am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Cost: $30.00 + $3.00 parking fee (kiosk located in lot #14)

    Category: Business Management, Business Start-Up, Legal, Risk Management

    Info:

    This class will provide information on contracts every small business should know, including: the basic elements of contracts; how contracts are created (and breached); drafting considerations; “boilerplate” clauses and what they mean, typical contracts most small businesses will encounter in day-to-day operations, such as NDAs, Term Sheets, licenses and independent contractor agreements; and dispute resolution clauses. This class includes an in-class negotiation and drafting activity. A laptop or tablet is strongly recommended.

    Instructed by: Erica Bristol http://tinyurl.com/BioOnErica

  • 9:30a QuickBooks Level 1-COC-4/8/2016

    QuickBooks Level 1-COC-4/8/2016

    Friday, April 08, 2016 | 9:30am to 1:30pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    ITT Institute
    12669 Encinitas Ave
    Lab 7
    Sylmar, CA 91342

    Cost: $59.00

    Info:

    In this hands-on beginners, detailed workshop you will learn the Quickbooks basics that will allow you to begin using Quickbooks for your business.
    – Introduction to Quickbooks: Desktop and Online
    – Accounting Basics: Profit and Loss Report, Balance Sheet Report, Assets and Liabilities, Cash v. Accrual Accounting
    – Company Set – Up
    – Chart of Accounts: Banks, Equity, Credit Cards, Income, Cost of Goods Sold, Expenses.
    – Lists:
    1. Vender Center (Database Set-Up)
    2. Items/Products and Services (Set-Up)
    3. Customer Center (Database Set-Up)

    Instructed by: Helene Liatsos http://tinyurl.com/BioOnHelene

  • 11a New Client Orientation-COC-4/8/2016

    New Client Orientation-COC-4/8/2016

    Friday, April 08, 2016 | 11:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free + $3.00 parking fee (kiosk located in lot #14)

    Category: Business Start-Up, Orientation

    Info:

    This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all 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.

    Instructed by: Connie Sparks http://tinyurl.com/BioOnConnie

  • 4p Notary Loan Signing Agent

    Notary Loan Signing Agent

    Friday, April 08, 2016 | 4:00pm to 10:00pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Long Beach, CA

    Cost: $80 (Registration Fee) plus $30 (Material Fee - Cash Only Payable to Instructor)

    Info:

    Do not stop after getting your Notary Commission – how do you build and maintain your signing business?  This 6 hour workshop will teach you the skills and the tools to become a premier Loan Signing Agent.  Our goal is to assist you as a California Notary, and with training you can be a Notary Signing Agent.

    You Will Learn:

    • The Notary Public role as a Loan Signing Agent and Notarization process -Loan Documents terminology and forms.
    • Recap of different types of loan packages
    • How to get signed up with companies that offer assignments and also build and develop your own business.
    • How to market the services of the Notary Signing Agent and how to work with Escrow Officers, Lenders and R.E. Brokers.
    • Customer Service Techniques

    Participants will receive a training certificate after completing this training

    Prerequisite Eligibility:  Currently a Notary Public and/or successfully completed the Notary Public class.

    Instructor:  Rosie Reed

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     Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    | 8:00am to 12:00pm

    Location:

    900 S. Fremont Avenue, Alhambra CA 91803-1331

    Cost: None

    Info:

    In celebration of National Small Business Week, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works will host it’s first annual Small Business Expo: Build, Connect & Grow. The Expo will feature an array of exhibitors from various Government Agencies who are excelling in business and who will provide valuable information to small businesses through networking and workshops.

  • 9a [REGISTRATION CLOSED] Orientation for SBDC at Long Beach City College

    [REGISTRATION CLOSED] Orientation for SBDC at Long Beach City College

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 9:00am to 11:30am

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Long Beach, CA

    Category: Orientation

    Info:

    This orientation and information session is a mandatory starting place and designed for aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to start a business and current business owners at the very early stages of starting their business. This orientation will provide you with an introduction to:

      • What the SBDC Organization is – services, process, expectation, and resources/programs specific for the SBDC center at Long Beach City College.
      • Entrepreneurial Landscape
      • Entrepreneurial Readiness
      • How to define your target market(s), competitors, pricing strategy, unique selling/value proposition, distribution channels
      • Cost Projections
      • Funding options – what do lenders typically expect, alternative funding options
      • And much more!

    **This Orientation does not apply to any other SBDC Centers.**

     

    All individuals wishing to attend must pre-register at the link listed below.  There are no walk-ins.

  • 10a Financial Records

    Financial Records

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 10:00am to 11:30am

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Accounting

    Info:

    Do you know what your books are telling you about your business?

    It is crucial to the success of your business to understand how to manage your financial records. Business records allow you to monitor cash flow, track deductible expenses, prepare financial statements, and support your tax returns. In this workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of basic bookkeeping tasks and how to use your chart of accounts. You’ll learn to record and match revenues & expenses, record receipts & disbursements, handle end-of-period closings, and read financial reports.This seminar is not software-specific and will apply to any manual or computerized accounting system. It is an excellent foundation course for QuickBooks training.

    Instructor: Laura Lara

  • 2p Intellectual Property: Obtaining IP Rights and Taking a Look at Infringement

    Intellectual Property: Obtaining IP Rights and Taking a Look at Infringement

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Campus: Pasadena City College

    Location:

    SCORE Los Angeles
    330 North Brand Boulevard
    Suite 190
    Glendale, CA 91203

    Cost: Pre-Register & Pay Online: $45.00 or $60.00 at the door. Check or Cash Only at the door.

    Info:

    In this workshop, we will explore the various types of intellectual property and how intellectual property rights are obtained.pcc

    This workshop will cover patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and trade dress.  We will explore identifying the types of intellectual property a business may have.

    We will also take a look at what it means to infringe or misappropriate others’ intellectual property rights.  This course is for individuals and small- to mid-sized business representatives.  More particularly, this course is for those who wish to understand the types of intellectual property they may have and what it means to infringe someone else’s IP rights. 

    Presenter: Daphne Burton

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    Daphne Burton is an intellectual property attorney with more than twenty (20) years of experience.  She is a registered patent attorney, who is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Ms. Burton holds a bachelor of science in engineering and a law degree.  She worked as an engineer prior to attending law school.  

    Ms. Burton is the managing attorney at the Burton IP Law Group, a boutique intellectual property law firm.  In her law practice, she has represented individual inventors, small businesses, mid-sized businesses, Fortune 500 companies and the United States of America.  Her law practice includes obtaining IP rights for her clients, and representing her clients in intellectual property lawsuits.

     

  • 6p QuickBooks Series 2- Levels 1-5 (Introduction to QuickBooks)

    QuickBooks Series 2- Levels 1-5 (Introduction to QuickBooks)

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: $175

    Category: Accounting

    Info:

    Learn what you need to know to manage your business finances with Quickbooks 2015. This is a 5 session workshop that runs Wednesdays from 6:00PM-9:00PM. Topics include: introduction to QuickBooks, creating invoices, tracking inventory, running business reports, payroll, and point of sale. See southbaysbdc.org website for more details about each session.

    PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of ten paid registrants are required to hold a class.

    NO REFUNDS OR SUBSTITUTING CLASSES. You will receive a phone call to discuss payment options.

    Instructor: Ron Amie

  • 6p Social Media Marketing Basics (Part 2 of 2)

    Social Media Marketing Basics (Part 2 of 2)

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 1501 Los Angeles, Ca 90010

    Cost: $60.00 For Both Sessions (+ Minimum Parking Fee of $8 - SBDC Does Not Validate)

    Category: Marketing, Social Media

    Info:

    Do you still feel overwhelmed by social media? Do you still scratch your head and wonder if it really works? Do you wonder if as a business you can really make money using it? What platform to use? Are you worried that you will lose control over your brand, products and services?

    Social Media Marketing is an inexpensive way to build a following and promote your brand’s content, but participation in social media could also become a major factor in the ranking algorithm for search engines. You will learn:

    • • How to make social media marketing “connect” and work for your business
      • New tools and new ways to grow your business you may not have thought of
      • How to define your branding statement, Unique Selling Point (USP), strategy and create your plan before taking the plunge into social media
      • Most used Social Media Channels will be visited such as: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blogging, Youtube, Yelp and some more.
      • The most common mistakes being made and how to avoid them
      • What social marketing can do for you that traditional marketing can’t, and how to fit SMM in your overall marketing plan
      • Online reputation management** Please note this is the 1st half of the Social Media Marketing Basics course. The fee of $60 is for the attendance of the entire program (April 11th & April 13th). This is a 2 day session, attendees are expected to attend both days**
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     Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    | 8:00am to 12:00pm

    Location:

    900 S. Fremont Avenue, Alhambra CA 91803-1331

    Cost: None

    Info:

    In celebration of National Small Business Week, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works will host it’s first annual Small Business Expo: Build, Connect & Grow. The Expo will feature an array of exhibitors from various Government Agencies who are excelling in business and who will provide valuable information to small businesses through networking and workshops.

  • 8:30a Accessing Capital-COC-4/14/2016

    Accessing Capital-COC-4/14/2016

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 8:30am to 10:30am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    Canyon Country-COC Campus
    17200 Sierra Hwy
    Room 304
    Canyon Country, CA 91351

    Cost: Free + $3.00 parking pass (kiosk located in lot #3)

    Category: Business Start-Up, Finances

    Info:

    Citi Series

    If you want/need a loan to start or build your business, or if you need some financial help to survive this recession, this workshop is for you. Learn the 5 C’s of credit so you will know what lenders are looking for when considering lending you money. You will receive information about available small business loan programs designed to assist businesses during a recession. Lastly, you will learn about the importance of having a well thought out business plan when asking for credit loan consideration from a bank or other lenders.
    Instructed by: Connie Sparks Click here for Bio
  • 9a New Client Orientation

    New Client Orientation

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 9:00am to 10:30am

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1501
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Cost: Free

    Category: Orientation

    Info:

    This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all 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.

  • 6p SBDC Orientation

    SBDC Orientation

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Orientation

    Info:

    This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates.

    Instructor: Star Van Buren

    NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early.

  • 6p Guided Business Plan (Part 2 of 2)

    Guided Business Plan (Part 2 of 2)

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1501
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Cost: $60.00

    Category: Business Management

    Info:

    Is your banker, investor or partner requesting your business plan? Attend the GUIDED Business Plan™ workshop to write a plan that engages your reader. During the 4-hour session you will write the first draft of the Executive Summary of your business plan. We prompt you to write the first words that come to mind. By encouraging brainstorming, we remove the focus of trying to craft the perfect sentence for your business plan. You accomplish more in a shorter time period. Our facilitators are able to quickly analyze a range of business models to provide constructive advice. Create your business plan the easy, simple and GUIDED way.

    ** Please note this is the 1st half of the Guided Business Plan course. The fee of $60 is for the attendance of the entire program (April 12th & April 14th). This is a 2 day session, attendees are expected to attend both days**

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     Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    | 8:00am to 12:00pm

    Location:

    900 S. Fremont Avenue, Alhambra CA 91803-1331

    Cost: None

    Info:

    In celebration of National Small Business Week, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works will host it’s first annual Small Business Expo: Build, Connect & Grow. The Expo will feature an array of exhibitors from various Government Agencies who are excelling in business and who will provide valuable information to small businesses through networking and workshops.

  • 12p Nuts & Bolts of Exporting

    Nuts & Bolts of Exporting

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Campus: Pasadena City College

    Location:

    LA Law Library – Main Downtown Library
    301 W. First Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    United States

    Cost: Free

    Category: Import/Export

    Info:

    Presented by: Jim MacLellan & Maurice Kogon

    • Is exporting for me?
    • The Trade Connect program for exporters
    • Export Research Tools (with complimentary booklet)
  • 3p How to Estimate Start-Up Costs & Cash Flow

    How to Estimate Start-Up Costs & Cash Flow

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 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 Start-Up, Finances

    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. Topics include: Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses, start-up cost categories, calculating initial costs, calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs, conducting a break-even analysis, and 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

  • 5p New Client Orientation-COC-4/19/2016

    New Client Orientation-COC-4/19/2016

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Business Planning, Business Start-Up, Orientation

    Info:

    This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all 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.

    Instructed by: Raimone Roberts http://tinyurl.com/BioOnRaimone

  • 6p Business Legal Issues

    Business Legal Issues

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1501
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Cost: $60.00

    Category: Legal

    Info:

    In this three hour interactive survey course you will learn the basics of the law as applicable to starting or operating a small business. Discussion of forming a business entity, the use of contracts, employment issues, real estate issues, tort lawsuits, hiring an attorney, dispute resolution and other topics raised by participants. Our goal is to help you to understand some of the key relevant issues in an attempt to de-mystify the law, give you some tools to do research and help you decide when you need to hire an attorney.

  • 6p Open for Business

    Open for Business

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Campus: University of La Verne

    Location:

    Carolyn Owens Community Center
    13201 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor
    Chino CA 91710

    Cost: Free

    Category: Business Planning, Certification, Finances

    Info:

    If you are a new or aspiring business owner, this workshop is a must! Discuss the steps towards starting your first business. The “Open for Business” workshop is presented by SBDC Business Consultant who will discuss information topics such as Being an Entrepreneur, Business-planning, Small Business Financing, the Legal Forms of Organization, Licensing and Permits and The Services provided by the Inland Empire SBDC. After the workshop, you will have the opportunity to schedule a free, one-on-one counseling appointment with an SBDC business consultant.

  • 6:30p Interviewing and Hiring for Your Business

    Interviewing and Hiring for Your Business

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Campus: Pasadena City College

    Location:

    SCORE Greater Los Angeles
    330 North Brand Boulevard
    Suite 190
    Glendale, CA 91203

    Cost: $45 pre-register -Pre-pay. There is a parking garage for the building. The cost is $11 per day. SCORE does not validate.

    Info:

    One of the most important challenges you will face is hiring and integrating new employees.  A hiring mistake can be very costly. 

     Learn how to:

    •   Avoid reacting to your first impression
    •   Define success in the job and interview for success
    •   Create an effective job description not a person description
    •   Interview beyond skills to uncover motivation
    •   Avoid inappropriate and illegal questions

    Walk away with practical tools you can implement at once.

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    Workshop Presenter: Ward Davidson

    159Veteran, followed by a 40 plus year career in the computer industry.  Early positions include senior sales manager for IBM and Digital Equipment Corp. building new organizations, hiring and training new employees and managers.  Followed by start-up companies in the life science market.  Vice President focused on building and leading marketing and sales revenue generating organizations including hiring, training and managing.
    Recipient of the Apollo Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to Apollo 11, 12 and 13.  Member of Who’s Who in California and Who’s Who in the West.  Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Mind Research Network. Education: University of Maryland, BS Psychology; Northeastern University, Management Development Program; and Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
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     Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    | 8:00am to 12:00pm

    Location:

    900 S. Fremont Avenue, Alhambra CA 91803-1331

    Cost: None

    Info:

    In celebration of National Small Business Week, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works will host it’s first annual Small Business Expo: Build, Connect & Grow. The Expo will feature an array of exhibitors from various Government Agencies who are excelling in business and who will provide valuable information to small businesses through networking and workshops.

  • 10a Creating An Effective Business Plan

    Creating An Effective Business Plan

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Paramount, CA

    (FREE PARKING AT EVENT LOCATION)

    Cost: $20

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    Most businesses that don’t succeed lack a written plan. Creating a business plan is a key component for business owners to help determine the feasibility of the business idea and guides the business’s growth.  A business plan conveys business goals, strategies, potential problems, solutions, organizational structure, and the capital required to finance the venture.
    This seminar is recommended for individuals interested in learning how to assess the feasibility of their business idea, who recently started a small business, who are seeking a business loan, or who want to learn more about business planning.
    Course Level: Beginner

     

     You Will Learn:
    • How writing a business plan helps you to plan ahead
    • How writing a business plan helps you identify resources
    • How writing a business plan helps you focus on key areas of your business
    • How writing a business plan helps prepare you for any potential problems and opportunities
    • How writing a business plan helps you understand what it will take to get your business off the ground

     

    Who Should Attend:
    • Individuals in the planning stage of their business
    • Individuals who own a small business but may have never written a business plan
    • Anyone who wants to know more about what starting a business requires
    • Individuals trying to evaluate whether or not their business idea is viable
    • Anyone wanting to brush up on business fundamentals

  • 11a Be Known As An Expert in Your Field

    Be Known As An Expert in Your Field

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 11:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: Pasadena City College

    Location:

    SCORE Los Angeles
    330 North Brand Boulevard
    Suite 190
    Glendale, CA 91203

    Cost: There is Parking in the parking garage for a fee of $11.00 per day. There is metered Parking in front and on the sides of the building. SCORE does not validate. Tickets: Pre-register and Pre-pay online $45 Pay at the door $60.00 Check or Cash at the door, we do not take credit cards at the door.

    Info:

     

    Join Dale Thomas Vaughn, International Keynote and TEDx Speaker, to learn how to become known as an expert speaker in your field. This workshop is for you if you’re already speaking and you  want to grow your expert level… or if you’re starting out and you don’t know where to begin. Dale has hosted more than 300 workshops and has been twice recognized as a Best of LA event leader by The Los Angeles Weekly. He is a Sr. Editor at The Good Men Project, a contributing writer at Elite Daily, and has been featured in Entrepreneur, on CNN, Huff Post Live, CBS, Canada.com, and dozens of other major media outlets.
     
    DALE THOMAS VAUGHN is a social entrepreneur, high performance personal coach, author and keynote speaker. Dale began his career in organizational communication at Southwest Airlines and Ticketmaster/Live Nation – after which he co-founded an inclusionary leadership consulting company called The Gender Leadership Group. As an activist at the forefront of the conversation around gender equality and healthy masculinity, Dale was acknowledged as a “leader of men of quality” by feminist attorney Gloria Allred, and presented at the International Conference on Masculinities alongside other leaders like Gloria Steinem, Sheryl Sandberg and Michael Kimmel. Dale has hosted more than 300 workshops through The EmpowerMentorship Institute, and has been twice recognized as a Best of LA event leader by The Los Angeles Weekly. His newest book, The Empowered Path, provides a framework for achieving real, sustainable, repeatable success. He is a Sr. Editor at The Good Men Project and has been featured in Entrepreneur, on CNN Live, CBS, Canada.com and other major media outlets. Dale’s story often includes excerpts from his long distance trekking adventures over 1,000 miles on 3 continents. Learn more at DaleThomasVaughn.com.
    Ways to be an Expert in your Field
  • 12p Webinar-10 Lessons Learned in the first 10 Years of Starting, Sustaining and Growing a Business-COC-4/20/2016

    Webinar-10 Lessons Learned in the first 10 Years of Starting, Sustaining and Growing a Business-COC-4/20/2016

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    Via-Webinar

    Cost: Free

    Category: Business Start-Up, Finances, Import/Export

    Info:

    This webinar will feature a global entrepreneur who started the business in the United Kingdom (UK) on an Entrepreneurial Visa (E2). He was later awarded a Green Card in 2009, based upon Extraordinary Ability. The company celebrated 10 years in business, as of February 2016. A few of the featured lessons in the webinar include: “America – Land of Opportunity”, “Love What You Do”, “Business Financial Intelligence”, and “Build the Brand”.

    Instructed by: Paul Butler

  • 2p Intellectual Property: Obtaining IP Rights and Taking a Look at Infringement

    Intellectual Property: Obtaining IP Rights and Taking a Look at Infringement

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Campus: Pasadena City College

    Location:

    SCORE Los Angeles
    330 North Brand Boulevard
    Suite 190
    Glendale, CA 91203

    Cost: There is Parking in the parking garage for a fee of $11.00 per day. There is metered Parking in front and on the sides of the building. SCORE does not valadate. Pre-register and Pre-pay online $45 Pay at the door $60.00 Check or Cash at the door, we do not take credit cards at the door.

    Info:

    In this workshop, we will explore the various types of intellectual property and how intellectual property rights are obtained.  This workshop will cover patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and trade dress.  We will explore identifying the types of intellectual property a business may have. We will also take a look at what it means to infringe or misappropriate others’ intellectual property rights.  This course is for individuals and small- to mid-sized business representatives.  More particularly, this course is for those who wish to understand the types of intellectual property they may have and what it means to infringe someone else’s IP rights. 

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    Presenter: Daphne Burton     

    Daphne Burton is an intellectual property attorney with more than twenty (20) years of experience.  She is a registered patent attorney, who is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Ms. Burton holds a bachelor of science in engineering and a law degree.  She worked as an engineer prior to attending law school.  

    Ms. Burton is the managing attorney at the Burton IP Law Group, a boutique intellectual property law firm.  In her law practice, she has represented individual inventors, small businesses, mid-sized businesses, Fortune 500 companies and the United States of America.  Her law practice includes obtaining IP rights for her clients, and representing her clients in intellectual property lawsuits.

  • 5p Los Medios Sociales y el Comercio Internacional Para su Negocio

    Los Medios Sociales y el Comercio Internacional Para su Negocio

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location:

    Quiet Cannon
    901 Via San Clemente
    Montebello, CA 90640

    Cost: Gratis

    Category: Business Management, Business Planning, Import/Export, Internet, Networking, Social Media

    Info:

    Este evento gratuito le permitirá conocer a cientos de propietarios de negocios latinos y permitir el establecimiento de una red bilingüe. Admisión , comida , estacionamiento y sorteos serán sin costo para usted. El SBDC presentará la importancia de las redes sociales hoy en día, la frecuencia con contenido debe ser publicados por las empresas , y los mejores canales para utilizar para su negocio . A continuación, un panel de expertos discutirá el comercio internacional , incluyendo atractivos mercados extranjeros de hoy , establecer un negocio en México , importación y exportación , y el comercio electrónico en todo el mundo .

  • 6p QuickBooks Series 2- Level 2 (Create an Invoice)

    QuickBooks Series 2- Level 2 (Create an Invoice)

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Pre-Paid

    Category: Accounting

    Info:

    Learn how to invoice customers and pay vendors. Topics include how to create a sales invoice, receive a customer payment, create a purchase order and how to pay a vendor.

    Instructor: Ronald Amie

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     Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    | 8:00am to 12:00pm

    Location:

    900 S. Fremont Avenue, Alhambra CA 91803-1331

    Cost: None

    Info:

    In celebration of National Small Business Week, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works will host it’s first annual Small Business Expo: Build, Connect & Grow. The Expo will feature an array of exhibitors from various Government Agencies who are excelling in business and who will provide valuable information to small businesses through networking and workshops.

  • 8a EXPO DE NEGOCIOS 2016

    EXPO DE NEGOCIOS 2016

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 8:00am to 1:00pm

    Location:

    1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
    Monterey Park, CA 91754
    Estacionamiento gratis en el Lot 4

    Cost: Libre, pero usted tendrá que pagar la máquina de estacionamiento $ 2.00 PS 3 o 4

    Category: Employees, Government, Networking

    Info:

    El SBDC invita a personas que tengan sus negocios establecidos a este evento gratuito.

    Los temas incluyen subsidios para la contratación de empleados, aplicación de redes sociales, cómo contratar con el gobierno, préstamos de negocios entre otros.

    AGENDA:

    6:30-8:00am Vendor and Partner resource table set up

    8:00-9:00am Registro, Desayuno continental y Networking – evento EXCLUSIVO: traigan sus tarjetas y volantes

    9:00-9:30am Bienvenida a la expo. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard office by Genesis Coronado, ELAC-Al Rios, y SBDC Claudia Shah

    9:30-10:00am Contrate empleados gratis TSE – Yvonne Chavez del SBDC on Behalf of Tom Quintana de SBWIB

    10:00-10:45am Panel Contratación con el Gobierno – Moderador Edgar Muñoz – Frank Aguirre City of LA, Alex de la Cerda DPW, Priscilla Chavez PCL Construction

    10:45am Intermedio

    11:00-12:00pm Panel Financiero – Moderadora Xiomara Peña del SBM – Jose Vega East West Banks, Mike Lainez Operation Hope, Osbaldo Velazquez Opportunity Fund, Michael Zeledon SCEFCU

    12:00-12:45pm Raul Rodriguez – Los 7 errores más comunes en los negocios

    1:00pm Rifas, Preguntas y fin del evento​

    Tendremos empresas que tienen recursos para ayudarle a crecer su negocio. Traer sus tarjetas de presentación, folletos, etc para el networking.

    Evento en español.

     

  • 8a Expo De Negocios 2016-COC-4/21/2016

    Expo De Negocios 2016-COC-4/21/2016

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 8:00am to 1:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    East Los Angeles College-Auditoriam Foyer
    1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
    Monterey Park, CA 91754

    Cost: Gratis + Estacionamiento $2 en el PS 3 o 4

    Category: Business Planning, Business Start-Up, Finances, Human Resources, Networking

    Info:

    El SBDC invita a personas que tengan sus negocios establecidos a este evento gratuito y en español.

    Los temas incluyen
    •Subsidios para la contratación de empleados

    •Aplicación de redes sociales

    •Cómo contratar con el Gobierno

    •Préstamos de negocios entre otros

    Tendremos recursos para ayudarle a crecer su negocio. Trae tus tarjetas de presentación, folletos, etc para el networking!

  • 8:30a LinkedIn for Business Development-COC-4/21/2016

    LinkedIn for Business Development-COC-4/21/2016

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 8:30am to 10:30am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    Canyon Country-COC Campus
    17200 Sierra Hwy
    Room 304
    Canyon Country, CA 91351

    Cost: Free + $3.00 parking pass (kiosk located in lot #3)

    Category: Networking, Social Media

    Info:

    Citi Series
    Learn what content to include in your LinkedIn profile so you can better showcase you/your business (including products/services and target clients/customers), your value, and what specifically differentiates you from competitors, where to add your contact information so viewers can easily get in touch with you and visit your website/blog. How to add images, videos, documents and links and much more.

    Instructed by: Stuart Fried Click here for Bio

  • 9a New Client Orientation

    New Client Orientation

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 9:00am to 10:30am

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1501
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Cost: Free

    Category: Orientation

    Info:

    This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all 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.

  • 9a Tax Seminar for the Restaurant and Food Service Industry

    Tax Seminar for the Restaurant and Food Service Industry

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: University of La Verne

    Location:

    Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce
    9047 Arrow Route, Suite 180, Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730

    Cost: Free

    Category: Taxes

    Info:

    Restaurants, Drive-Ins, Food trucks, Food vendors– don’t miss this workshop! This instructor-led workshop will walk business owners through the tax basics of owning and operating a Restaurant or Food Service business, including what foods are taxable and non-taxable, the “80/80 Rule,” Combo Meals, and how to report employee meals, gratuities, catering and coupons. You will also learn about sound record keeping tips and common sales tax errors. This workshop is presented by the California State Board of Equalization.

  • 3p Business Licenses, Corporations, & LLC's

    Business Licenses, Corporations, & LLC's

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 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. Topics include: Permit processes, reviewing how to apply for the permits needed to operate a business, business licensing requirements, and a brief discussion on the implications of legal structures. The workshop is led by a business attorney, so please be prepared with your questions. 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.

    Instructor: Daniel Hancuff

  • 3p Social Media 101- From Likes to Sales

    Social Media 101- From Likes to Sales

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 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: Social Media

    Info:

    What you’ll learn: You’ve started using social networks for your organization and now you want to use them more effectively in 2016. This seminar will give you a closer look at these popular social media networks and what they can achieve: Look closer at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram. Learn the market for each platform and how companies use them to grow How to create your company’s online personas for customers and contacts to follow and trust & move traffic. Do’s & dont’s and tips on how to measure your results Let’s brainstorm on your strategy together with other business owners Bonus: Power of the Inbox Learn the six easy steps you must take to harness your email program & learn The Power of the Inbox! Learn insider tips and techniques like automated list building tools, design elements that work — those that don’t and how to measure and get results. Learn to: Grow a healthy list Create great content that keeps them on your list Customize a beautiful, mobile-friendly template that matches your brand How to get your emails opened Tracking your results How to reach beyond your list for new subscribers.

    Instructor: Deborah Deras

  • 6:30p Contracts for Entrepreneurs

    Contracts for Entrepreneurs

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Campus: Pasadena City College

    Location:

    SCORE Glendale Classroom
    330 N. Brand Blvd,
    Suite 190
    Glendale, CA 91203

    Cost: Pre-register and Pre-pay online $45 Pay at the door $60.00 Check or Cash at the door, we do not take credit cards at the door.

    Info:

    Learn how to collaborate effectively. This workshop will approach contracts from an entrepreneurial perspective. We will cover the fundamentals of contract law to help participants understand their rights and protect their interests when entering into an agreement. We will explore common pitfalls to avoid and smart contract clauses to include. This workshop will also include a detailed review of how to build a partnership agreement or operating agreement with your business partners. 

    Participants will learn:

    • What makes an agreement binding
    • What provisions should be included in a contract
    • What constitutes a breach of a contract
    • Contract enforcement and remedies

     

    PRESENTER:  Grant Atkinson, Managing Attorney at Framework Law Group PC

    Grant is originally from Chicago Illinois and attended law school at Santa Clara University where he served as president of the Student Bar Association.
    He has focused his law career on business, entertainment, and intellectual property matters,
    and served as a lead litigation and transactions associate with a firm in Downtown Los Angeles
    before launching Framework Law Group — a law firm dedicated to the entrepreneur and
    creative community. He is also a musician, photographer, band manager, project developer,
    and small-business owner.

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     Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    | 8:00am to 12:00pm

    Location:

    900 S. Fremont Avenue, Alhambra CA 91803-1331

    Cost: None

    Info:

    In celebration of National Small Business Week, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works will host it’s first annual Small Business Expo: Build, Connect & Grow. The Expo will feature an array of exhibitors from various Government Agencies who are excelling in business and who will provide valuable information to small businesses through networking and workshops.

  • 9a SBDC Orientation

    SBDC Orientation

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 9:00am to 10:00am

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Orientation

    Info:

    This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates.

    Instructor: Charlie Lowe

    NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early.

  • 9:30a Business Strategy Basics

    Business Strategy Basics

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 9:30am to 11:30am

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1501
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Cost: $60.00

    Category: Business Management

    Info:

    One of the most important drivers to improving business performance, growth prospects and reducing business exposure to early business death, is the ability of the business to craft and execute high-potential strategy. In this interactive seminar we will discuss:

    • How to assist current and/or those interested in being a business owner and leaders and mangers of a business, develop a respectable understanding and appreciation for the importance of strategy as it relates to enhancing the viability and sustainability of their enterprise endeavor
    • Reasons for and how to insulate your business from the alarming high-rate of small business failure
    • Removing the veil of and describe the strategy elements, components and process
    • Provide usable, strategic-based business principles, concepts, practices and frameworks that provide the business with the best chance for success during times of economic prosperity or during turbulent and uncertain business environments and times, that the best performing large enterprises use to enhance their performance
  • 10a Essential Steps for Writing Your Business Plan-COC-4/26/2016

    Essential Steps for Writing Your Business Plan-COC-4/26/2016

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: $50.00 + $3.00 parking fee (kiosk located in lot #14)

    Category: Business Planning, Business Start-Up

    Info:

    A business plan is a necessity for the success of your business! This workshop will cover all aspects of creating a business plan, as well as emphasize the importance of goals and outline methods to achieve these goals. 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.

     

    Instructed by: Connie Sparks http://tinyurl.com/BioOnConnie

  • 6p Finding New Customers & Winning Repeat Business (Part 1)

    Finding New Customers & Winning Repeat Business (Part 1)

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 1501 Los Angeles, Ca 90010

    Cost: $60.00 For Both Sessions (+ Minimum Parking Fee of $8 - SBDC Does Not Validate)

    Category: Customer Relations

    Info:

    Why do some small businesses grow consistently each year, regardless of economic conditions? Learn 5 key marketing strategies that entrepreneurs need to stay ahead of the competition, find new customers and win repeat business.
    This course will cover:

    – How to understand your target market and decision making process
    – What are key elements to building a brand
    – Cost effective ways to promote brand awareness
    – How to increase website traffic
    – Online marketing and social media integration
    Takeaways: Attendees will learn how to communicate more effectively with leads, understand how to meet their customer needs for the long term and how to establish a realistic marketing budget.

    ** Please note this is the 1st half of the Finding New Customers and Winning Repeat Business course. The fee of $60 is for the attendance of the entire program (April 26th & April 28th). This is a 2 day session, attendees are expected to attend both days**

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     Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    | 8:00am to 12:00pm

    Location:

    900 S. Fremont Avenue, Alhambra CA 91803-1331

    Cost: None

    Info:

    In celebration of National Small Business Week, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works will host it’s first annual Small Business Expo: Build, Connect & Grow. The Expo will feature an array of exhibitors from various Government Agencies who are excelling in business and who will provide valuable information to small businesses through networking and workshops.

  • 7a Growth Capital Conference LX

    Growth Capital Conference LX

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 7:00am to 10:00am

    Location:

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

    Cost: $79. Enter "CASBDC" into the code box before April 15, 2016, and only pay $55!

    Category: Business Start-Up, Finances

    Info:

    If you seek growth capital, strategic partners, advisors, or if you provide early stage funding, advice to entrepreneurs, then this conference is for you!

    Topics discussed include:

    • How to submit your firm for funding
    • How to pitch your firm to investors
    • Winning features in great pitches
    • Fatal errors in approaching investors
    • Valuation guidelines & examples
    • Current developments in funding
    • Investment examples – Winners & Losers

     

    Growth Capital Conference LX is a great networking opportunity for executives & professionals including:

    • Firms Seeking Capital
    • Advisors, Accountants, Attorneys
    • Deal Makers
    • Capital Providers

     

    You will network with CEOs, CFOs, Deal Makers, Investors, Finance Officers, Lenders, Venture Capitalists and other executives involved in Growth Capital.

    Firms at this conference include:

    • Golden Seeds Angel Network
    • Pasadena Angels
    • Tech Coast Angels
    • Venture Capitalists
    • Investment Bankers
    • Asset-Based Lenders
    • High Net Worths
    • Advisors & Deal Makers
    • 100 Entrepreneurs
  • 8:30a Developing a Business Model and Starting a Small Business/Business Bank Accounts and Creditworthiness-COC-4/28/2016

    Developing a Business Model and Starting a Small Business/Business Bank Accounts and Creditworthiness-COC-4/28/2016

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 8:30am to 10:30am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    College of the Canyons
    26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
    University Center-Room 301
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355

    Cost: Free + $3.00 parking fee (kiosk located in lot #14)

    Category: Business Planning, Business Start-Up

    Info:

    Citi Series
    This is the ideal workshop were business owners at all levels will learn how to build, design, and define a business model. A business model is what defines a business and its practice. In this workshop attendees will learn how to first define their business model, how to use a business model canvas to optimize performance, and integrate team building techniques in the process.

    Instructed by: Connie Sparks http://tinyurl.com/BioOnConnie

  • 9:30a Business Marketing Basics

    Business Marketing Basics

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 9:30am to 11:30am

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1501
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Cost: $60.00

    Category: Marketing

    Info:

    In this interactive seminar, we will explore the important and practical concepts, principles, foundations and drivers of and for developing and executing comprehensive, high-potential, results-focused and revenue-enhancing marketing strategies, that the best large B2C and B2B organizations use every day in their business practices, and that those attending this seminar can begin to integrate immediately into their business practices.

  • 3p Export Workshop

    Export Workshop

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 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-export 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 export development stages and are introduced to trade assistance resources on the federal, state and local level. Paid registrants will receive a FREE online copy of Braddock’s The World Is Your Market: Exporting Made Easier for Small Businesses.

    PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 5 paid registrants are required to hold the class. You will receive a phone call to discuss payment options.

    Instructor: Charlie Lowe

  • 6p Finding New Customers & Winning Repeat Business (Part 2)

    Finding New Customers & Winning Repeat Business (Part 2)

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 1501 Los Angeles, Ca 90010

    Cost: $60.00 For Both Sessions (+ Minimum Parking Fee of $8 - SBDC Does Not Validate)

    Category: Customer Relations

    Info:

    Why do some small businesses grow consistently each year, regardless of economic conditions? Learn 5 key marketing strategies that entrepreneurs need to stay ahead of the competition, find new customers and win repeat business.
    This course will cover:

    – How to understand your target market and decision making process
    – What are key elements to building a brand
    – Cost effective ways to promote brand awareness
    – How to increase website traffic
    – Online marketing and social media integration
    Takeaways: Attendees will learn how to communicate more effectively with leads, understand how to meet their customer needs for the long term and how to establish a realistic marketing budget.

    ** Please note this is the 1st half of the Finding New Customers and Winning Repeat Business course. The fee of $60 is for the attendance of the entire program (April 26th & April 28th). This is a 2 day session, attendees are expected to attend both days**

     

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     Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    Small Business Expo 2016: Build, Connect & Grow!

    | 8:00am to 12:00pm

    Location:

    900 S. Fremont Avenue, Alhambra CA 91803-1331

    Cost: None

    Info:

    In celebration of National Small Business Week, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works will host it’s first annual Small Business Expo: Build, Connect & Grow. The Expo will feature an array of exhibitors from various Government Agencies who are excelling in business and who will provide valuable information to small businesses through networking and workshops.

  • 1p Boot Strapping, 101 Strategies for Funding Success

    Boot Strapping, 101 Strategies for Funding Success

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Campus: Pasadena City College

    Location:

    330 North Brand Boulevard
    Suite 190
    Glendale, CA 91203

    Cost: Pre-register and Pre-pay online $45 Pay at the door $60.00 Check or Cash at the door, we do not take credit cards at the door.

    Info:

    Starting and growing a business requires capital. Where should you look to identify and secure the necessary funding to start or grow your business? Have you wondered about Seed Capital or most recently how Crowd Funding might help you to accomplish your goals? This workshop is for you! You will learn how to evaluate your current funding needs, determine if a debt or equity strategy is appropriate for your firm at its current stage of development.

    • Seed Capital
      • Friends and Family round
      • Angel Investors, Venture Capitalist, and Institutional Funds
      • Crowd Funding
      • Series A, B or C
      • Convertible Notes
      • Exit Strategies
      • Pitch Deck – what and why it’s important
      • JOBS Act – and why this matters to small firms

    Each participant will walk away with a clear understanding of the debt and equity options and how to craft a fiscal management strategy for growth. You will learn about creating a Pitch Deck and what to include. 

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    Ardrey is a serial entrepreneur, having conceptualized and launched multiple business ventures.  Her entrepreneurial and corporate experience has covered multiple industries including: real estate finance, construction and development, consumer goods, entertainment – music, film, and television, high-tech, financial services, insurance, municipalities and more.  Ardrey has trained thousands of entrepreneurs nationally, and is an adjunct professor teaching in the Bachelor of Science and Arts programs at UCLA, California State University, Los Angeles and FIDM/LA. She is the author of “Show me the money: the 9ps to profit!” – released in 2012.

    Previously, Ardrey directed a multibillion dollar portfolio of commercial real estate development projects – luxury, mixed-use, and retail commercial projects.  Prior to entering the high stakes high pressure world of commercial real estate development, Ardrey served as the President/CEO of The ArdreyGroup Inc., a full-service advertising and marketing communications agency with eight offices across seven western states, a capitalized financial base of over $250 million dollars due to a joint venture.

    Ardrey is completing her Doctor of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in International Business, holds a Master of Arts degree from Antioch University – McGregor School of Business focusing on organizational management and leadership; Certificate, University of Southern California, Real Estate Finance and Development; Bachelor of Arts degree from Antioch University; Upper division course work in International Finance and Management, Golden Gate University.