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  • 9a New Client Orientation

    New Client Orientation

    Monday, February 01, 2016 | 9:00am to 10:00am

    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.

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  • 9a [CLASS FULL] Target Marketing - Small Business Focus (Session 2)

    [CLASS FULL] Target Marketing - Small Business Focus (Session 2)

    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 | 9:00am to 11:00am

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Bellflower, CA

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Business Management, Marketing

    Info:

    Target Marketing Seminar (Session 2)**  kicks off the 2nd week of the Small Business Focus seminar series.  This seminar session will focus on marketing your business and finding the proper channels to reach your target market.  Each participant will learn who their target market is and how to reach them.    Topics include:

    • Reaching your customers
    • Who are my best customers?
    • How do I reach them?
    • Marketing channels
    • Building a relationship with your customers

     

    Register today for the entire 5 week series of seminars or individual classes that fit your needs.  These courses are designed to be hands-on and interactive, and taught by local practitioners who serve as experts in their respective fields.

    Small Business Focus Seminar Series Schedule:  Tuesdays, 9am – 11am

    Parking:  Free Parking is located at event location

    **All attendees any any guests must pre-register ahead of time in order to attend the event as seating is limited**

  • 9a Internet Marketing Strategies

    Internet Marketing Strategies

    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 | 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: University of La Verne

    Location:

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

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Marketing

    Info:

    Turn your business into a social business with the strategies presented in this workshop. Marketing is no longer about shouting your message to as many people as possible, it is about finding and connecting with only those people who are interested in your product, service or mission. This workshop is presented by Zeb Welborn, founder of Welborn Media, and will cover why and how businesses should use the internet to grow. Topics include improving your search engine ranking, blogging, and using social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Google + and LinkedIn) to connect with current and potential customers/clients and partners.

  • 10a Access to Capital and Business Management Workshop

    Access to Capital and Business Management Workshop

    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 | 10:00am to 10:45am

    Location:

    1125 Goodrich Blvd
    El Clasificado, Los Angeles, CA 90022-5104

    Cost: Free

    Info:

    East Los Angeles Initiative, invites you to participate in their weekly workshops for business owners or entrepreneurs who wants to start a business. This one hour workshops are full of information of basic start up steps, access to capital, business plan, social media, and much more. Our advisors will be able to talk about the one on one free counseling after the workshop.

     

  • 10:45a Acceso a Capital y Bases para mejorar su Negocio

    Acceso a Capital y Bases para mejorar su Negocio

    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 | 10:45am to 11:45am

    Location:

    1125 Goodrich Blvd
    El Clasificado, Los Angeles, CA 90022-5104

    Cost: Gratis

    Info:

    La Iniciativa del Este de Los Angeles, dará seminarios en español todos los Martes para dueños de negocio o personas que quieren comenzar un negocio incluyendo opciones de acceso a capital. Durante una hora, se hablará sobre los pasos y la ayuda que el SBDC presta a los negocios o personas que quieran iniciar un negocio para que estén más preparados. Incluiremos temas financieros, plan de negocios, redes sociales, y muchos más. Después de la presentación nuestros asesores estarán disponibles para programar las sesiones individuales con enprendedores y empresarios.

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  • 10a Guided Business Plan

    Guided Business Plan

    Wednesday, February 03, 2016 | 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1501
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Cost: $60.00

    Category: Business Planning

    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.

    The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by Pacific Coast Regional Corporation offers low-cost seminars at locations throughout the Los Angeles area to help you obtain funding for your business, manage cash flow and market your business.

    Register Here

  • 6p Quickbooks Series 1- Level 2 (Create an Invoice)

    Quickbooks Series 1- Level 2 (Create an Invoice)

    Wednesday, February 03, 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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  • 1p CANCELLED--How to Develop Your Elevator Pitch & Networking

    CANCELLED--How to Develop Your Elevator Pitch & Networking

    Thursday, February 04, 2016 | 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Social Media

    Info:

    Would you like to improve your ability to communicate what you do to increase clients and customers?

    Do you have your 30 second pitch?

    NEWSFLASH: With the internet info overload attention spans have decreased and now we have less than 15 seconds to engage potential customers’ attention. Deborah Deras, SBDC Marketing Consultant with give you a 4 step simple system to be able to create your elevator pitch and speak it with conviction to increase opportunities for sales, investors and or strategic partners. By the end of the workshop you will have a clear concise elevator pitch and will be able to share it in person and online for increased sales success.

    Instructor: Deborah Deras

  • 5:30p Get Your Business Online: WordPress 101

    Get Your Business Online: WordPress 101

    Thursday, February 04, 2016 | 5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: $10

    Category: Social Media

    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. With WordPress currently running over 75 million websites, come learn the basics about WordPress, Themes and Plugins for your business.

    Instructor: Adam Silver

  • 6p What is the Cloud and How Does it Reduce Technology Costs by 50%- Webinar

    What is the Cloud and How Does it Reduce Technology Costs by 50%- Webinar

    Thursday, February 04, 2016 | 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Social Media

    Info:

    This webinar will answer some basic questions about what the “cloud” is and how businesses can use it for a competitive advantage. Organization both small and large will find this helpful to better get started or to further define their strategy to help them in the market place and with basic business processes.

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  • 9a Webinar-Contract Basics (On-Line Training)-COC-2/5/2016

    Webinar-Contract Basics (On-Line Training)-COC-2/5/2016

    Friday, February 05, 2016 | 9:00am to 10:00am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    Via-Webinar (Internet only)

    Cost: Free-there is no charge for this webinar

    Category: Legal, Risk Management

    Info:

    This Webinar Online Training will provide information on contracts every small business should know right from the comfort of your home or workplace. This training event will be including information on:

    • 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 NDA’s, Term Sheets, licenses and independent contractor agreements and dispute resolution clauses

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

  • 9a Federal/State Reporting and Depositing Requirements Seminar-COC-2/5/2016

    Federal/State Reporting and Depositing Requirements Seminar-COC-2/5/2016

    Friday, February 05, 2016 | 9:00am to 3:30pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: No Charge

    Category: Human Resources

    Info:

    You will learn:

    • Federal and state payroll tax reporting requirements.
    • When forms and payments are due.
    • What records to keep, notices to post

  • 9a Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

    Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

    Friday, February 05, 2016 | 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Location:

    America’s Job Center of California
    264 East Monterey Avenue
    Pomona, CA 91767

    Cost: Free

    Info:

    You will learn:

    • California payroll reporting requirements: forms, employer obligations, reporting, and payment requirements
    • Independent Contractor reporting requirements
    • Electronic filing and payment requirements and options
    • Federal payroll reporting requirements: Forms 940, 941, 1099, W-2, W-4, W-9, and alternative filing

     

  • 10a Essential Steps to Writing a Business Plan-COC-2/5/2016

    Essential Steps to Writing a Business Plan-COC-2/5/2016

    Friday, February 05, 2016 | 10:00am to 1:00pm

    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 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 Click here for Bio

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  • 10a Business Ownership Forum

    Business Ownership Forum

    Saturday, February 06, 2016 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    Courtyard Torrance/South Bay
    1925 West. 190th St.
    Torrance CA 90504

    Cost: Free

    Category: Franchising

    Info:

    Learn about business ownership alternatives at this free workshop sponsored by FranNet. The purpose of the workshop is to educate you on the process of owning a franchise along with current opportunities. No selling, no pressure. Topics in career transition trends in Los Angeles, funding strategies for today’s market and a proven four-step process for finding the right franchise opportunity for you.  Meet franchise reps from various industries and hear what they are looking for in a business owner.

    FranNet is a partner of the Association of Small Business Development Centers focused on educating entrepreneurs on alternative forms of business ownership.

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  • 9a New Client Orientation

    New Client Orientation

    Monday, February 08, 2016 | 9:00am to 10:00am

    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.

  • 1p Creating An Effective Business Plan

    Creating An Effective Business Plan

    Monday, February 08, 2016 | 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Long beach, CA

    Cost: $20 (+ $2 LBCC parking pass must be purchased from parking machine located in front of Building #O-1)

    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

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  • 8a LA County Contracting Connections Event

    LA County Contracting Connections Event

    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 | 8:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: University of La Verne

    Location:

    LA County Department of Public Works
    900 S. Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803-1331

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Networking

    Info:

    Are you interested in doing business with the County? If so, you are invited to an upcoming, redesigned LA County Contracting Connections Event. This half-day event will be held on Tuesday February 9, 2016 at the LA County Department of Public Works headquarters at 900 S. Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803. LA County Contracting Connections will connect businesses with LA County buyers, contract analysts, and end users. Businesses will also have the opportunity to attend workshops relevant to County contracting.

     

  • 9a Webinar-It's Time to Boost Your Sales with LinkedIn Part 1 (On-Line Training)-COC-2/9/2016

    Webinar-It's Time to Boost Your Sales with LinkedIn Part 1 (On-Line Training)-COC-2/9/2016

    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 | 9:00am to 10:00am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    Via-Webinar (This is NOT a live class)

    Cost: $30.00

    Category: Internet, Marketing, Networking, Social Media

    Info:

    This is a small group webinar on-line training – Part 1 of a 2-part LinkedIn Webinar series. You can register for each webinar separately based on your need and availability.

    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.

    This webinar is for beginners and intermediate LinkedIn users. In 2 weeks, we will provide a 2nd LinkedIn webinar in which we will discuss how to properly grow a quality LinkedIn network, how to utilize LinkedIn Groups, where/what/how to post relevant content (including blogs) to promote your brand and increase visibility, and how to conduct Advanced Searches for People and Companies.

    Instructed by: Stuart Fried http://tinyurl.com/q72dyvl

  • 9a [CLASS FULL] Marketing Technologies: Building an Online Presence - Small Business Focus (Session 3)

    [CLASS FULL] Marketing Technologies: Building an Online Presence - Small Business Focus (Session 3)

    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 | 9:00am to 11:00am

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Bellflower, CA

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Business Management, Marketing, Social Media, Technology

    Info:

    Marketing Technologies:  Building an Online Presence (Session 3)**  kicks off the 3rd week of the Small Business Focus seminar series.  This seminar session will focus on marketing your business and finding the proper channels to reach your target market.  Each participant will learn who their target market is and how to reach them.    Topics include:

    • Establishing an Online Presence
    • Understanding Your Business Website
    • What Social Media Is
    • Marketing Plan

     

    Register today for the entire 5 week series of seminars or individual classes that fit your needs.  These courses are designed to be hands-on and interactive, and taught by local practitioners who serve as experts in their respective fields.

    Small Business Focus Seminar Series Schedule:  Tuesdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am

     

    Parking:  Free Parking is located at event location.

    **All potential attendees and any guests must pre-register ahead of time in order to attend the event as seating is limited**

  • 10a Access to Capital and Business Management Workshop

    Access to Capital and Business Management Workshop

    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 | 10:00am to 10:45am

    Location:

    1125 Goodrich Blvd
    El Clasificado, Los Angeles, CA 90022-5104

    Cost: Free

    Info:

    East Los Angeles Initiative, invites you to participate in their weekly workshops for business owners or entrepreneurs who wants to start a business. This one hour workshops are full of information of basic start up steps, access to capital, business plan, social media, and much more. Our advisors will be able to talk about the one on one free counseling after the workshop.

  • 10:45a Acceso a Capital y Bases para mejorar su Negocio

    Acceso a Capital y Bases para mejorar su Negocio

    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 | 10:45am to 11:45am

    Location:

    1125 Goodrich Blvd
    El Clasificado, Los Angeles, CA 90022-5104

    Cost: Gratis

    Info:

    La Iniciativa del Este de Los Angeles, dará seminarios en español todos los Martes para dueños de negocio o personas que quieren comenzar un negocio incluyendo opciones de acceso a capital. Durante una hora, se hablará sobre los pasos y la ayuda que el SBDC presta a los negocios o personas que quieran iniciar un negocio para que estén más preparados. Incluiremos temas financieros, plan de negocios, redes sociales, y muchos más. Después de la presentación nuestros asesores estarán disponibles para programar las sesiones individuales con enprendedores y empresarios.

  • 12p How to Form a Corporation or LLC

    How to Form a Corporation or LLC

    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 | 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Campus: Pasadena City College

    Location:

    301 W. 1st Street,
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Cost: Free

    Category: Business Management, Business Planning, Government, Legal

    Info:

    Presented by: Prof. Michael Chasalow, USC-Gould School of Law

    • Creating legal structures that protect a business start-up and accommodate it as it grows.
    • Common myths and mistakes people make in setting up a business.

     

  • 3p Business Loans 101

    Business Loans 101

    Tuesday, February 09, 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: Finances

    Info:

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

    Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

  • 6p Employee Development / Customer Relations

    Employee Development / Customer Relations

    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 1501 Los Angeles, Ca 90010

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

    Category: Customer Relations, Employees

    Info:

    • Courses are designed to help business ownerskick-start growth and achieve success

     

  • 6p Employee Development / Customer Relations

    Employee Development / Customer Relations

    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1501
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Cost: $60

    Info:

    The objective of this seminar is to give potential and existing business owners the value of developing their employees and good customer service. Participants will discover how to hire and keep good employees by following a few simple recruiting and interviewing techniques. They will also receive information on how to strengthen their businesses by developing employees and encouraging them to grow.

    Customer service is the lifes blood of any business, and during this segment this critical element of business success will be discussed in detail. Participants will receive various tips and suggestions on how to develop a customer service program that will keep their customers coming back and bringing their friends.

     

     

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  • 9a Orientation for SBDC at Long Beach City College

    Orientation for SBDC at Long Beach City College

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 9:00am to 12:00pm

    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.

  • 9:30a 20Rules to Success for Every Small Business-COC-2/11/2016

    20Rules to Success for Every Small Business-COC-2/11/2016

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 9:30am to 12:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    ITT Institute
    12669 Encinitas Ave
    Lab 7
    Sylmar, CA 91342

    Cost: Free

    Category: Marketing, Social Media

    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.

    Instructed by: Ben Tenn http://tinyurl.com/BenTenn

  • 10a New Client Orientation-COC-2/11/2016

    New Client Orientation-COC-2/11/2016

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 10:00am to 11:00am

    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 pass (purchase on day of event kiosk located in lot #14)

    Category: Business Start-Up

    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 Click here for Bio

  • 3p Marketing 101

    Marketing 101

    Thursday, February 11, 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: 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

  • 6p Develop a Winning Business Plan

    Develop a Winning Business Plan

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: University of La Verne

    Location:

    Fullerton-Main Library,
    353 W. Commonwealth Avenue, Community Room in Conference Center, Fullerton, CA 92832

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    A Business Plan is an important document for raising start-up capital, helping you to monitor progress and achieving your goals. When done correctly, it is a “living” document and tool that will help you manage the business beyond start-up. We will help you prepare a realistic plan that will document your vision, goals and strategy. No business should be started or maintained without a Plan. The key is an understanding of what should be included and how to capture the reader’s interest in a concise but interesting way. Having a difficult time with the financial section? Your presenter will help you understand the three financial statements and how they relate to risk and performance. He will take the mystery out of forecasting.

     

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  • 9a [CLASS FULL]Business Loans 101: Access to Capital Options - Small Business Focus (Session 4)

    [CLASS FULL]Business Loans 101: Access to Capital Options - Small Business Focus (Session 4)

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | 9:00am to 11:00am

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Bellflower, CA

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Business Management, Marketing, Social Media, Technology

    Info:

    Marketing Technologies:  Building an Online Presence (Session 4)**  kicks off the 4th week of the Small Business Focus seminar series.  This seminar session will focus on funding your business and figuring out how to secure debt or equity for your business.  Topics include:

    • Traditional types of funding available
    • Non-traditional types of funding available
    • Applying for funding
    • How to choose the right bank
    • Lender’s panel

     

    Register today for the entire 5 week series of seminars or individual classes that fit your needs.  These courses are designed to be hands-on and interactive, and taught by local practitioners who serve as experts in their respective fields.

    Small Business Focus Seminar Series Schedule:  Tuesdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am

     

    Parking:  Free Parking is located at event location.

    **All potential attendees and any guests must pre-register ahead of time in order to attend the event as seating is limited**

  • 9a Small Business Orientation

    Small Business Orientation

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | 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 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.

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

    Instructor: Larry Johnson

  • 10a How to Successfully Start Your New Business-COC-2/16/2016

    How to Successfully Start Your New Business-COC-2/16/2016

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | 10:00am to 11:30am

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

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    Learn to start, run and grow your business. This workshop covers critical topics such as business development, market research, business entities and so much more. Don’t waste another minute, join us in learning how to bring your entrepreneurial idea life.

    Instructed by: Connie Sparks Click here for Bio

  • 10a Access to Capital and Business Management Workshop

    Access to Capital and Business Management Workshop

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | 10:00am to 10:45am

    Location:

    1125 Goodrich Blvd
    El Clasificado, Los Angeles, CA 90022-5104

    Cost: Free

    Info:

    East Los Angeles Initiative, invites you to participate in their weekly workshops for business owners or entrepreneurs who wants to start a business. This one hour workshops are full of information of basic start up steps, access to capital, business plan, social media, and much more. Our advisors will be able to talk about the one on one free counseling after the workshop.

  • 10:45a Acceso a Capital y Bases para mejorar su Negocio

    Acceso a Capital y Bases para mejorar su Negocio

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | 10:45am to 11:45am

    Location:

    1125 Goodrich Blvd
    El Clasificado, Los Angeles, CA 90022-5104

    Cost: Gratis

    Info:

    La Iniciativa del Este de Los Angeles, dará seminarios en español todos los Martes para dueños de negocio o personas que quieren comenzar un negocio incluyendo opciones de acceso a capital. Durante una hora, se hablará sobre los pasos y la ayuda que el SBDC presta a los negocios o personas que quieran iniciar un negocio para que estén más preparados. Incluiremos temas financieros, plan de negocios, redes sociales, y muchos más. Después de la presentación nuestros asesores estarán disponibles para programar las sesiones individuales con enprendedores y empresarios.

  • 12p Business & Tax Fundamentals: Tax Planning for New Businesses

    Business & Tax Fundamentals: Tax Planning for New Businesses

    Tuesday, February 16, 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 Management, Government, Taxes

    Info:

    Presented by: Louis E. Michelson

    • Legal and Business Considerations: Formation, liability, transferability, continuity of life
    • Business tax basics
  • 3p How to Estimate Start-up Costs & Cash Flow

    How to Estimate Start-up Costs & Cash Flow

    Tuesday, February 16, 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 Planning, 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-2/16/2016

    New Client Orientation-COC-2/16/2016

    Tuesday, February 16, 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 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 Click here for Bio

  • 6p Open for Business (Chino)

    Open for Business (Chino)

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location:

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

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Business Start-Up

    Info:

    If you are a new or aspiring business owner, this workshop is a must! Discuss the steps to take towards starting your first business. The “Open for Business” workshop is presented by an SBDC Business Consultant who will discuss informational 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.

     

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

    Business Licenses, Corporations, & LLC's

    Wednesday, February 17, 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

  • 6p QuickBooks Series 1- Level 4 (Business Reports)

    QuickBooks Series 1- Level 4 (Business Reports)

    Wednesday, February 17, 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: Record Keeping

    Info:

    Learn how to prepare business reports. Topics include journal entries, general ledger, preparing financial statements, and budgeting.

    Instructor: Ronald Amie

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  • 9a Certifications for Your Business & SBA 8(a) Application Workshop

    Certifications for Your Business & SBA 8(a) Application Workshop

    Thursday, February 18, 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: Certification

    Info:

    Gain an advantage over your competitors by obtaining certifications for your business. Attend this seminar and discover how securing the designation of Small Business, Woman-Owned, Minority-Owned, or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise can help you do business with some of the most reputable government agencies, prime contractors and Fortune 500 companies. Plus, the U.S. SBA will be in attendance to discuss the SBA’s 8(a) application and answer your questions.

     

  • 9a Search Engine Optimizing For Mobile Marketing Success

    Search Engine Optimizing For Mobile Marketing Success

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: University of La Verne

    Location:

    Bidwell Forum
    140 S Glendora Ave, Glendora, CA 91741

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Marketing

    Info:

    TWO GREAT WORKSHOPS, ONE GREAT MORNING!

    Part 1: Get found on Google Search and Maps! Want to get found on Google Search and Maps? This presentation introduces Google My Business, a free tool to manage your business information across Google. It’s the easiest way to help your business be found online.

    Part 2: Grow your business online! Learn the basics of how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence with methods like search engine optimization (SEO), mobile optimization, and online advertising. We also introduce tools to help you run your business online, including Google Analytics and more.

    For more information about how the SBDC can help your business contact us at:

    (909) 448-1567

    www.lavernesbdc.org

  • 1p Live Streaming for Business - How Periscope, Facebook Live and Youtube Live... changing the way we market

    Live Streaming for Business - How Periscope, Facebook Live and Youtube Live... changing the way we market

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Social Media

    Info:

    Apple reported, that Periscope was the top downloaded app of 2015.

    According to Fortune Magazine, Livestreaming is the most impactful way to grow your business.

    Livestreaming does not cost any money out of pocket like Google or Facebook ads but it does take your precious time so you need to know when, where and how to use which platform.

    Periscope Community Summit speaker and Social Media Marketing consultant for the SBDC will share:

    1) What are the top 3 livestreaming platforms

    2) How to use Livestreaming to grow your business

    3) A simple way to create an editorial calendar to be consistent to see prospects turn into leads to increase revenue through online marketing.

    4) Q&A will follow this interactive workshop.

    Instructor: Deborah Deras

  • 4:30p New Client Orientation-COC-2/18/2016

    New Client Orientation-COC-2/18/2016

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 4:30pm to 5:30pm

    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 pass (purchase on day of event 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: Steven Tannehill Click here for Bio

  • 5:30p Legal Structure

    Legal Structure

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 5:30pm to 8:30pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    Kinecta Federal Credit Union
    12630 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    Cost: Free

    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

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  • 7:30a California Notary Public and State Exam

    California Notary Public and State Exam

    Friday, February 19, 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

  • 9a New Client Orientation

    New Client Orientation

    Friday, February 19, 2016 | 9:00am to 10:00am

    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 Protecting Your Branding-Trademark Basics-COC-2/19/2016

    Protecting Your Branding-Trademark Basics-COC-2/19/2016

    Friday, February 19, 2016 | 9:00am to 10:00am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free + $3.00 parking pass (purchase on day of event kiosk located in lot #14)

    Category: Branding, Legal, Risk Management

    Info:

    This course will provide small business owners with information on why a “trademark” is a valuable asset for a company to own; how “trademarks” help customers identify goods and services; how to select and use a “trademark”; the importance of doing a “search” prior to adoption and use; state and federal trademark registration; and how to avoid violating the trademark rights of others. The course will include a fun, interactive activity.

    Instructed by: Erica Bristol, SBDC Business Advisor specializing in Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets and Patents Business Contracts/Transactions, Mediation Click here for Bio

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  • 9:30a Start Your Home Based Business-COC-2/20/2016

    Start Your Home Based Business-COC-2/20/2016

    Saturday, February 20, 2016 | 9:30am to 1:30pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    College of the Canyons
    26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
    University Center-Room 325
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355

    Cost: $49.00 + $3.00 parking fee(can be purchased on same day at kiosk in lot#14)

    Category: Business Planning, Business Start-Up, Legal, Marketing

    Info:

    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

    Instructed by: Helene Liatsos Click here for Bio

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  • 9a [CLASS FULL] Financial Recordkeeping - Small Business Focus (Session 5)

    [CLASS FULL] Financial Recordkeeping - Small Business Focus (Session 5)

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 9:00am to 11:00am

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Clifton Brakensiek Library
    9945 E. Flower Street
    Bellflower, CA 90706

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Business Management, Marketing, Social Media, Technology

    Info:

    Marketing Technologies:  Building an Online Presence (Session 5)**  kicks off the 5th week of the Small Business Focus seminar series.  This seminar session will focus on accounting and financial statements for your business.

      • Basics of financial recordkeeping
      • Types of financial transactions
      • Financial statements

    Register today for the entire 5 week series of seminars or individual classes that fit your needs.  These courses are designed to be hands-on and interactive, and taught by local practitioners who serve as experts in their respective fields.

    Small Business Focus Seminar Series Schedule:  Tuesdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am

     

    Parking:  Free Parking is located at event location.

    **All potential attendees and any guests must pre-register ahead of time in order to attend the event as seating is limited**

  • 9a Webinar-It's Time to Boost Your Sales with LinkedIn Part 2 (On-Line Training)-COC-2/23/2016

    Webinar-It's Time to Boost Your Sales with LinkedIn Part 2 (On-Line Training)-COC-2/23/2016

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 9:00am to 10:00am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    Via-Webinar (This is NOT a live class)

    Cost: $30.00 registration fee (this workshop will take place Via-Webinar)

    Category: Internet, Marketing, Networking, Social Media

    Info:

    This is a small group webinar – Part 2 of a 2-part LinkedIn Webinar series. You can register for each webinar separately based on your need and availability. During Part 1, we discussed the concepts of why and how to use LinkedIn, and we worked on the LinkedIn profile.

    We will be live on the LinkedIn site, and the webinar facilitator will navigate through the LinkedIn menus and links so you can see exactly how and where to use the functionality.

    Learn how to properly grow a quality LinkedIn network, how to utilize LinkedIn Groups, where/what/how to post relevant content (including blogs) to promote your brand and increase visibility, and how to conduct Advanced Searches for People and Companies.

     

    Instructed by: Stuart Fried Click here for Bio

  • 10a Access to Capital-Finding Funding for Your Business-COC-2/23/2016

    Access to Capital-Finding Funding for Your Business-COC-2/23/2016

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 10:00am 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: $30.00 registration fee+ $3.00 parking pass (kiosk located in lot#14)

    Category: Finances

    Info:

    If you want/need a loan/working capital to start or build your business, this workshop is for you! Learn the 5 C’s of credit bank or other lenders are looking for when considering lending you money. Additionally, you will receive information about available small business loan programs designed to assist your business in keeping pace in this growing economy.

    Instructed by: Connie Sparks Click here for Bio

  • 10a Access to Capital and Business Management Workshop

    Access to Capital and Business Management Workshop

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 10:00am to 10:45am

    Location:

    1125 Goodrich Blvd
    El Clasificado, Los Angeles, CA 90022-5104

    Cost: Free

    Info:

    East Los Angeles Initiative, invites you to participate in their weekly workshops for business owners or entrepreneurs who wants to start a business. This one hour workshops are full of information of basic start up steps, access to capital, business plan, social media, and much more. Our advisors will be able to talk about the one on one free counseling after the workshop.

  • 10:45a Acceso a Capital y Bases para mejorar su Negocio

    Acceso a Capital y Bases para mejorar su Negocio

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 10:45am to 11:45am

    Location:

    1125 Goodrich Blvd
    El Clasificado, Los Angeles, CA 90022-5104

    Cost: Gratis

    Info:

    La Iniciativa del Este de Los Angeles, dará seminarios en español todos los Martes para dueños de negocio o personas que quieren comenzar un negocio incluyendo opciones de acceso a capital. Durante una hora, se hablará sobre los pasos y la ayuda que el SBDC presta a los negocios o personas que quieran iniciar un negocio para que estén más preparados. Incluiremos temas financieros, plan de negocios, redes sociales, y muchos más. Después de la presentación nuestros asesores estarán disponibles para programar las sesiones individuales con enprendedores y empresarios.

  • 12p From Seed Money to Serious Investment: Raising Money for Your Business

    From Seed Money to Serious Investment: Raising Money for Your Business

    Tuesday, February 23, 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

    Info:

    Presented by: Mark Kapczynski with the support of Bixel Exchange and Raul Yañez:

    • How to sell your business to investors
    • Crafting a business pitch
    • Best practices for loan applicants
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  • 10a Starting A Small Business

    Starting A Small Business

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Paramount, CA

    **Parking is available on site**

    Cost: $20

    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

    **All attendees and any guests need to register ahead of time — no walkins (see registration information below)**

  • 6p QuickBooks Series 1- Level 5 (Payroll Point of Sale)

    QuickBooks Series 1- Level 5 (Payroll Point of Sale)

    Wednesday, February 24, 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:

    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

  • 6p Small Business Orientation

    Small Business Orientation

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    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 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.

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

    Instructor: Star Van Buren

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  • 3p Export Workshop

    Export Workshop

    Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    El Camino College
    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

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  • 8a Video Marketing Success Secrets-How to Market on YouTube-COC-2/26/2016

    Video Marketing Success Secrets-How to Market on YouTube-COC-2/26/2016

    Friday, February 26, 2016 | 8:00am to 9:30am

    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 pass (purchase on day of event kiosk located in lot #14)

    Category: Marketing, Networking

    Info:

    Video marketing is powerful! YouTube is on fire! Don’t get burned. Come learn the success secrets from a social media expert who has been in front of and behind the camera.
    Attendees of this presentation will learn:
    • The benefits of YouTube and why you should market there
    • Social Media Integration and how to do it quickly
    • Best Case Practices for powerful branding
    • Practical tips to save time energy and money

    Instructed by: Mark Mikelat Click here for Bio

  • 8:30a Legal Day-COC-2/26/2016

    Legal Day-COC-2/26/2016

    Friday, February 26, 2016 | 8:30am to 2:00pm

    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 pass (purchase on day of event kiosk located in lot #14)

    Category: Legal, Risk Management

    Info:

    Small businesses need to be aware of legal issues affecting their day to day operations. But one of the biggest challenges for a small business is the access to, and cost of, legal advice and information. “Legal Day” is a free event presented by the SBDC where small businesses can obtain information about laws affecting their business. Local attorneys in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys will provide legal information and meet with small businesses one-on-one. The morning program will consist of 45-minute presentations on Entity Formation and Tax, Employment, Intellectual Property and Commercial Leases. The afternoon program will consist of 15 minute “one-on-one” sessions where small business owners can speak with an attorney and ask a business-related legal question.

    Instructed by: Erica Bristol, SBDC Business Adviser specializing in Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets and Patents Business Contracts/Transactions, Mediation http://tinyurl.com/BioEricaBristol

  • 9a Social Media Marketing-Creative Tools That are Cutting Edge-COC-2/26/2016

    Social Media Marketing-Creative Tools That are Cutting Edge-COC-2/26/2016

    Friday, February 26, 2016 | 9:00am to 10:30am

    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: Internet, Marketing, Networking, Social Media, Technology

    Info:

    Do you find it challenging to figure out who you should be marketing to in managing your career?
    Are you looking for a better, more personal way to connect to your audience while building your brand?
    There are marketing tools out there that can shift your perspective and help you find and reach out to clients, customers, and audiences.

    · Gather a few new tools to help you expand your audience outreach
    · Explore different ways finding the best fit for you in the market place
    · Learn about Periscope – new Twitter live streaming iOS and Android app

    Join us for this fun, interactive workshop!

    Instructed by: Tora Brown http://tinyurl.com/BioToraBrown  will help you explore this new age of marketing through an interactive presentation using creative exercises to get there.

  • 9:30a QuickBooks Boot Camp-COC-2/26/2016

    QuickBooks Boot Camp-COC-2/26/2016

    Friday, February 26, 2016 | 9:30am to 4:30pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: $139.00 + $3.00 parking fee (kiosk located in lot #14)

    Category: Accounting, Finances, Record Keeping

    Info:

    In this day long, fast-paced and all inclusive, 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. Training held in a computer lab with limited seating. Please note that there will be a half an hour break lunch break, lunch is not provided. Training is on QuickBooks Premier 2014.

    Instructed by: Helene Liatsos, SBDC Business Advisor specializing in QuickBooks, Social Media and Starting Your Business

  • 10a Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan-COC-2/26/2016

    Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan-COC-2/26/2016

    Friday, February 26, 2016 | 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    University of Antelope Valley
    44055 Sierra Hwy #121
    Lancaster, CA 93534

    Cost: Free

    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 Click here for Bio

  • 4p Notary Loan Signing Agent

    Notary Loan Signing Agent

    Friday, February 26, 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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