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  • 8a Office Closed - Holiday Closure

    Office Closed - Holiday Closure

    Friday, July 03, 2015 | 8:00am to 5:00pm

    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

    Info:

    The SBDC office at Long Beach City College will be closed in Observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 3, 2015

    The SBDC will reopen on Monday, July 6, 2015

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  • 9a Advanced QuickBooks Hands-On Training

    Advanced QuickBooks Hands-On Training

    Tuesday, July 07, 2015 | 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: University of La Verne

    Location:

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

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Taxes

    Info:

    Join us for a hands-on training class with QuickBooks Expert and CA Licensed Tax Preparer LaVonne Shields. In this course, you will learn how to tap deeper into the QuickBooks Accounting features and take control of your accounting with this dynamic software. This Advanced course for current QuickBooks users will help you to take your accounting to the next level. This course will cover the QuickBooks for PC version only. Please bring a laptop with QuickBooks software to participate in the hands-on portion of the class.

     

  • 10a Beyond the Business Card - COC - 07/07/2015

    Beyond the Business Card - COC - 07/07/2015

    Tuesday, July 07, 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: $35 + $3 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

    Category: Networking

    Info:

    Relationships = New & Ongoing Business = Success!!!

    Are you relying on referrals and/or luck to grow your business?
    Are you meeting new contacts, but not able to take it to the next step?

    You made new contacts at a networking / social event and got business card(s), and/or you’ve added new connections via social media (such as LinkedIn or Facebook). Now what do you do?

    Developing and maintaining productive professional relationships with new contacts/connections as well as your existing clients and strategic partners is ESSENTIAL to your ongoing SUCCESS in gaining new clients and building your business! So often, one makes new connections, but doesn’t know how to cultivate new relationships and ultimately acquire new business.

    Instructor:  Stuart Fried

  • 6p Quantum Leap to Success - Session 1

    Quantum Leap to Success - Session 1

    Tuesday, July 07, 2015 | 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: Business Management

    Info:

      • Courses are designed to help business owners kick-start growth and achieve success
      • Low cost business assistance training and classes
      • One-on-one professional advising and classes in key areas of business management and development including financing options, computerization, new business strategies, planning and expansion, and other changes in the business world
      • Business Resource Materials
      • Certificate awarded to each participant upon completion of entire curriculum or each class taken

     

      ** Please note this is the 1st half of the Quantum Leap to Success program.  The fee of $60 is for the attendance of the entire program (July 7 & July 9).  Because this is a 2 day session, attendees are expected to attend both days**

     

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  • 10a New Client Orientation - COC - 07/09/2015

    New Client Orientation - COC - 07/09/2015

    Thursday, July 09, 2015 | 10:00am to 11:00am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all about our Small Business Development Center (SBDC)resources and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars.

     

  • 6p Quantum Leap to Success - Session 2

    Quantum Leap to Success - Session 2

    Thursday, July 09, 2015 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 1501 Los Angeles, Ca 90010

    Cost: $60.00 + (minimum of $8 parking fee may apply - SBDC does not validate)

    Category: Business Management

    Info:

    • Courses are designed to help business owners kick-start growth and achieve success
    • Low cost business assistance training and classes
    • One-on-one professional advising and classes in key areas of business management and development including financing options, computerization, new business strategies, planning and expansion, and other changes in the business world
    • Business Resource Materials
    • Certificate awarded to each participant upon completion of entire curriculum or each class taken

     

    ** Please note this is the 2nd half of the Quantum Leap to Success program.  The fee of $60 is for the attendance of the entire program (July 7 & July 9).  Because this is a 2 day session, attendees are expected to attend both days**

  • 6p Quantum Leap to Success - Session 2

    Quantum Leap to Success - Session 2

    Thursday, July 09, 2015 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 1501 Los Angeles, Ca 90010

    Cost: $60.00 + (minimum of $8 parking fee may apply - SBDC does not validate)

    Info:

    • Courses are designed to help business owners kick-start growth and achieve success
    • Low cost business assistance training and classes
    • One-on-one professional advising and classes in key areas of business management and development including financing options, computerization, new business strategies, planning and expansion, and other changes in the business world
    • Business Resource Materials
    • Certificate awarded to each participant upon completion of entire curriculum or each class taken

     

    ** Please note this is the 2nd half of the Quantum Leap to Success program.  The fee of $60 is for the attendance of the entire program (July 7 & July 9).  Because this is a 2 day session, attendees are expected to attend both days**

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  • 9a Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

    Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

    Friday, July 10, 2015 | 9:00am to 3:30pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Record Keeping

    Info:

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

    Instructor: EDD

  • 10a How to Successfully Start Your New Business - COC - 07/10/2015

    How to Successfully Start Your New Business - COC - 07/10/2015

    Friday, July 10, 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: FREE

    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 to life!

    Instructor:  Connie Sparks (click here to learn more about our Advisor)

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  • 9a Small Business Orientation

    Small Business Orientation

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 9:00am to 10:00am

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    El Camino College
    Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90044

    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. Late admittance is not permitted so please arrive early. Orientation is offered twice a month so check the calender for future dates.

    Instructor: LauraLee Garinger

  • 10a How to Successfully Start Your New Business - COC - 07/14/2015

    How to Successfully Start Your New Business - COC - 07/14/2015

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: $30 + $3 parking fee (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 to life!

    Instructor:  Connie Sparks (click here to learn more about our Advisor)

  • 10:15a Basics of Starting a Business

    Basics of Starting a Business

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 10:15am to 12:15pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more.

    Instructor: Charlie Lowe

  • 3p Business Loans 101

    Business Loans 101

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 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

  • 5p New Client Orientation - COC - 07/14/2015

    New Client Orientation - COC - 07/14/2015

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all about our Small Business Development Center (SBDC)resources and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars.

     

  • 6p Guided Business Plan

    Guided Business Plan

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 1501 Los Angeles, Ca 90010

    Cost: $350 Registration fee for entire curriculum (Individual classes may be attended at the price at the prices shown below ) Early Bird Registration $300.00 by June 19

    Info:

    • Courses are designed to help business ownerskick-start growth and achieve success
    • Low cost business assistance training and classes
    • One-on-one professional advising and classes in key areas of business management and development including financing options, computerization, new business strategies, planning and expansion, and other changes in the business world
    • Business Resource Materials
    • Certificate awarded to each participant upon completion of entire curriculum or each class taken

     

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  • 10a Creating An Effective Business Plan

    Creating An Effective Business Plan

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Parmount, CA

    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

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  • 8:30a Starting a Small Business - Small Business Focus (Session 1)

    Starting a Small Business - Small Business Focus (Session 1)

    Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 8:30am to 10:30am

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Downey, CA

    Cost: Entire 6 Week Program is $149. Individual seminars are $25/each. Must register ahead of time.

    Category: Business Management, Business Planning

    Info:

    The City of Downey and the Downey Chamber of Commerce invite you to:  Small Business Focus 6-Week Seminar Series 


    Starting a Small Business
     (Session 1)**  
    kicks off the first week of the Small Business Focus seminar series.

    Current or potential small business owners will benefit from this seminar series designed to present concepts and best practices of opening, owning and operating a business. These seminars are designed to be hands-on and taught by local practitioners who serve as experts in their respective fields.

    The Small Business Focus Series schedule is as follows:

    • Thursday, July 16, 2015 - Starting a Small Business
    • Thursday, July 23, 2015 - Business Planning
    • Thursday, July, 30, 2015 - Marketing Technologies
    • Thursday, August 6, 2015 - Target Marketing
    • Thursday, August 13, 2015 - Customer Service
    • Thursday, August 13, 2015 - Lease Negotiation

     

    ** These seminars can either be taken as a whole, or individually. See registration below for details.**

    Register today for the entire 6 seminar series or individual seminars 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.

    Parking:  Parking is located at the Downey Civic Center Parking Lot

  • 9a Open for Business (Rancho Cucamonga)

    Open for Business (Rancho Cucamonga)

    Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 9:00am to 11:00am

    Campus: University of La Verne

    Location:

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

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    If you are a new or aspiring business owner this workshop is a must! Discuss the steps to take toward 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.

     

  • 9a "Open for Business"

    "Open for Business"

    Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 9:00am to 11:00am

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Info:

    If you are a new or aspiring business owner this workshop is a must!

    Discuss the steps to take toward 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.

    Fore more info: Deirdre Marsac 909-983-5005

    To Sign Up: http://www.iesmallbusiness.com/contact-us/lead-center-calendar-and-events

  • 3p Marketing 101

    Marketing 101

    Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 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 Guided Business Plan

    Guided Business Plan

    Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 1501 Los Angeles, Ca 90010

    Cost: $350 Registration fee for entire curriculum (Individual classes may be attended at the price at the prices shown below ) Early Bird Registration $300.00 by June 19

    Info:

    • Courses are designed to help business ownerskick-start growth and achieve success
    • Low cost business assistance training and classes
    • One-on-one professional advising and classes in key areas of business management and development including financing options, computerization, new business strategies, planning and expansion, and other changes in the business world
    • Business Resource Materials
    • Certificate awarded to each participant upon completion of entire curriculum or each class taken

     

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  • 10a Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

    Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

    Friday, July 17, 2015 | 10:00am to 3:00pm

    Campus: University of La Verne

    Location:

    E.D.D. Job Service Office, 933 S. Glendora Avenue, West Covina, CA 91790

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Taxes

    Info:

    This free seminar will help employers comply with the Federal and State of California employment tax laws. These payroll tax seminars are customized to benefit established businesses, those just getting started and individuals anticipating going into business. Presented by the Employment Development Department in partnership with IRS.

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  • 3p Business Licenses, Corporations & LLC's

    Business Licenses, Corporations & LLC's

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    El Camino College
    Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Los Angeles, 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

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  • 9a Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

    Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Employees

    Info:

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

    Instructor: EDD

  • 9a Form 1040 Schedule C and Other Small Business Taxes and Forms

    Form 1040 Schedule C and Other Small Business Taxes and Forms

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Campus: University of La Verne

    Location:

    Ontario Chamber of Commerce, 520 N. Euclid Avenue, Ontario, CA 91762

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Taxes

    Info:

    One of the biggest challenges faced by people starting out in business is understanding and meeting their tax filing requirements. Attend a free workshop and receive the tools you need to be a successful small business owner. This workshop will provide an overview of Form 1040, Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business, and how to calculate gross profit and gross income, show you how to identify and deduct expenses, and how to calculate net profit or loss. We’ll also discuss self-employment tax and estimated tax and, as always, we’ll provide you with references for more information. This workshop is presented by a tax professional in partnership with IRS; resources provided by Internal Revenue Service. At the time of this posting, the workshop was not listed so check back periodically. The facility has two parking lots with additional street parking. This workshop is presented by a tax professional in partnership with IRS; resources provided by Internal Revenue Service. At the time of this posting, the workshop was not listed so check back periodically. The facility has two parking lots with additional street parking.

     

  • 9a "Get the Tax Facts"

    "Get the Tax Facts"

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Location:

    Ontario Chamber of Commerce – 520 N. Euclid Avenue, Ontario, CA 91762

    Cost: Free

    Category: Finances, Legal, Record Keeping, Taxes

    Info:

    This workshop is a one-day overview of federal and state tax issues for small business, presented by a professional tax practitioner. Topics to be discussed include: • Avoiding Penalties and Fines • Who Can Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) • Using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment Systems (EFTPS) • Completing Returns & Maintaining Adequate Records • When to File & Submit Payments • Employer Payroll Responsibilities • Independent Contractors vs. Employees

    For more info contact: Dierdre Marsac 909-983-5005

    To sign up: http://www.iesmallbusiness.com/contact-us/lead-center-calendar-and-events/

  • 9a Incorporating Your Small Business

    Incorporating Your Small Business

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | 9:00am to 11:30pm

    Campus: University of La Verne

    Location:

    University of La Verne, Campus Center Bldg., 3rd Floor
    2000 2nd St., La Verne, CA 91751

    Cost: Early Bird $10; General $15; Students Free

    Category: Business Management, Certification, Legal, Record Keeping, Taxes

    Info:

    Why should I incorporate my business? What are the advantages? Are they right for my business?

    The process of incorporating your business can be a difficult one- what forms do you need, what processes will your new company need to follow to comply? Presenter Attorney Candice Garcia-Rodrigo has over 10 years of experience helping entrepreneurs incorporate their small businesses, and will discuss forming corporations; the various forms of organization; selecting the type of organization that’s right for you; as well as answering your business planning questions.

     

    $10 Early Bird sales end July 15, 2015

    $15 General Admission

    Free for Students (Student ID Required)

     

    To register click here.

     

    For Parking go to:

    Parking Lot S

    1925 A Street, La Verne, CA

    Complimentary Shuttle Service will take you to Workshop site

  • 4:30p New Client Orientation - COC - 07/22/2015

    New Client Orientation - COC - 07/22/2015

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | 4:30pm to 5:30pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all about our Small Business Development Center (SBDC)resources and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars.

     

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  • 8:30a Business Planning - Small Business Focus (Session 2)

    Business Planning - Small Business Focus (Session 2)

    Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 8:30am to 10:30am

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Downey, CA

    Cost: Entire 6 Week Program is $149. Individual seminars are $25/each. Must register ahead of time.

    Category: Business Management, Business Planning

    Info:

    The City of Downey and the Downey Chamber of Commerce invite you to:  Small Business Focus 6-Week Seminar Series 

    Business Planning (Session 2)**  kicks off the first week of the Small Business Focus seminar series.

    Current or potential small business owners will benefit from this seminar series designed to present concepts and best practices of opening, owning and operating a business. These seminars are designed to be hands-on and taught by local practitioners who serve as experts in their respective fields.

    The Small Business Focus Series schedule is as follows:

    • Thursday, July 16, 2015 - Starting a Small Business
    • Thursday, July 23, 2015 - Business Planning
    • Thursday, July, 30, 2015 - Marketing Technologies
    • Thursday, August 6, 2015 - Target Marketing
    • Thursday, August 13, 2015 - Customer Service
    • Thursday, August 13, 2015 - Lease Negotiation

     

    ** These seminars can either be taken as a whole, or individually. See registration below for details.**

    Register today for the entire 6 seminar series or individual seminars 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.

    Parking:  Parking is located at the Downey Civic Center Parking Lot

  • 9:30a Monster Marketing Mistakes - COC - 07/23/2015

    Monster Marketing Mistakes - COC - 07/23/2015

    Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 9:30am to 12:30pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    DeVry University
    Room 105
    15301 Ventura Blvd.
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Marketing

    Info:

    Yes, it is almost certainly true – you are making mistakes when marketing your business products and services. Maybe targeting the wrong customers. Wasting money in the wrong media. Not closing enough of those leads. Or more. Come prepared to listen, learn and discuss what you can and should do to fix those mistakes. Bring your business cards and flyers to have them challenged by your peers and a 35 year expert marketing executive – first, as a corporate executive at Disney, Activision and Panasonic and then as a small business owner just like you. Led by an SBDC Senior Business Advisor who has already helped more than 500 clients! This event can make a powerful and profitable difference for your business, whether you are an experienced pro or just getting started. Limited to 25 attendees so register early.

    Instructor: Ben Tenn

  • 10a Social Media Timesavers & Best Practices

    Social Media Timesavers & Best Practices

    Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 10:00am to 11:30am

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Internet

    Info:

     

    Do you know that 43% of small businesses dedicate more than 6 hours per week to social media? While social visibility, connections & engagement can help grow your business, it is important to maximize the efficiency of the time you spend online and the effectiveness of the content you post. This workshop helps you save time online and get back to running your business or organization. Join us and learn the latest time savers & best practices to maximize your social media results from Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, Liz Harsh including:

    • How to save up to 10 hours a week managing your social media
    • Simple ways to find usable, relevant content for your posts
    • How to integrate your social media into sales promotions and events. 
    • How to grow your prospect list and gain more fans
    • Best practices, business builders and more… Come learn and Network

    Instructor: Liz Harsh

  • 2:30p Instagram for Business

    Instagram for Business

    Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 2:30pm to 4:30pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Marketing, Technology

    Info:

    In this class you will learn:

    • The time saving benefits of having an Instagram
    •  5 ways to SEO your profile
    • How to establish your brand and make an impact
    •  How to convert your pictures into sales
    • Shortcuts to make Instagram easy
    • Q&A

    Instructor: Deborah Deras

  • 6p Business Legal Issues

    Business Legal Issues

    Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 1501 Los Angeles, Ca 90010

    Cost: $350 Registration fee for entire curriculum (Individual classes may be attended at the price at the prices shown below ) Early Bird Registration $300.00 by June 19

    Info:

    • Courses are designed to help business ownerskick-start growth and achieve success
    • Low cost business assistance training and classes
    • One-on-one professional advising and classes in key areas of business management and development including financing options, computerization, new business strategies, planning and expansion, and other changes in the business world
    • Business Resource Materials
    • Certificate awarded to each participant upon completion of entire curriculum or each class taken

     

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  • 9a Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

    Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

    Friday, July 24, 2015 | 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Campus: University of La Verne

    Location:

    11100 Valley Blvd. Suite 122 El Monte 91731

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Taxes

    Info:

    This free seminar will help employers comply with the Federal and State of California employment tax laws. These payroll tax seminars are customized to benefit established businesses, those just getting started and individuals anticipating going into business. Presented by the Employment Development Department in partnership with IRS.

  • 10a QuickBooks Boot Camp - COC - 07/24/2015

    QuickBooks Boot Camp - COC - 07/24/2015

    Friday, July 24, 2015 | 10:00am to 4:30pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    University Center at College of the Canyons
    Room 213
    26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355

    Cost: $99 + $3 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

    Category: Record Keeping

    Info:

    In this day long workshop, participants will learn how to set up their company file from scratch; how to create a quality chart of accounts; how to create new vendors, customer, items and accounts. You will also learn how to pay bills, invoice customers, receive payments, make deposits and reconcile bank accounts. An introduction to the report center will be covered, including how to create a Profit & Loss Statement and a Balance Sheet. Ideal for business owners, office managers, and bookkeepers who are brand new to QuickBooks, as well as, existing users who would like some formal education in one of these QuickBooks features. Training held in a computer lab with limited seating. Please note that there will be a one-hour lunch break, lunch not provided. Training is on QuickBooks Premier 2014. Not compatible for MAC users.

    Instructor:  Helene Liatsos (click here to learn more about our Advisor)

     

     

     

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  • 9a Small Business Orientation

    Small Business Orientation

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 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. Late admittance is not permitted so please arrive early. Orientation is offered twice a month so check the calender for future dates.

    Instructor: LauraLee Garinger

  • 10a Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan - COC - 07/28/2015

    Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan - COC - 07/28/2015

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: $35 + $3 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

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

    Instructor: Connie Sparks (click here to learn more about our Advisor)

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

    How to Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 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

  • 6p Finding New Customers & Winning Repeat Business

    Finding New Customers & Winning Repeat Business

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 1501 Los Angeles, Ca 90010

    Cost: $350 Registration fee for entire curriculum (Individual classes may be attended at the price at the prices shown below ) Early Bird Registration $300.00 by June 19

    Category: Customer Relations

    Info:

    • Courses are designed to help business ownerskick-start growth and achieve success
    • Low cost business assistance training and classes
    • One-on-one professional advising and classes in key areas of business management and development including financing options, computerization, new business strategies, planning and expansion, and other changes in the business world
    • Business Resource Materials
    • Certificate awarded to each participant upon completion of entire curriculum or each class taken

     

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  • 6:30p Show Me the Money: How to Do Business in the City of Inglewood

    Show Me the Money: How to Do Business in the City of Inglewood

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

    Community Room, Inglewood City Hall,
    1 Manchester Blvd.
    Inglewood, CA 90301

    Cost: Free

    Info:

    Inglewood is poised for tremendous economic growth in the coming years. As a small business owner, now is the time to learn how you can be part of the city’s exciting future. Show Me the Money: How to Do Business in the City of Inglewood will provide information on resources and opportunities on how to position your business for success.

    Speakers include:

    Inglewood City Councilman Alex Padilla.: Opportunities to do Business with the City of Inglewood

    Starleen Van Buren, Director, Small Business Development Center: Small Business Loans-What Lenders Want

    Deborah Deras, Advisor, Small Business Development Center: Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses

    Kathleen Minogue, Crowdfund Consultant, Crowdfund Better: Raise Money Easier with Crowdfunding

    Erick Holly, Executive Director, Inglewood Chamber of Commerce: How the Chamber Can Help Your Business Grow

    Free event. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP required. Note: This event takes place in the Community room, Inglewood City Hall.

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  • 7a Growth Capital Conference LVII

    Growth Capital Conference LVII

    Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 7:00am to 10:00am

    Location:

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

    Cost: Please visit website prices may vary

    Info:

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    GCC brings together:

    • Capital Sources
    • Entrepreneurs Seeking Capital
    • Advisors & Deal Makers

    If you seek growth capital, strategic partners, advisors…

    If you provide early stage funding, advice to entrepreneurs…

    THIS CONFERENCE IS FOR YOU !!!

    NETWORK AT GCC

    Network with:

    • Golden Seeds Angel Network
    • Pasadena Angels
    • Tech Coast Angels
    • Venture Capitalists
    • Investment Bankers
    • Asset-Based Lenders
    • High Net Worths
    • Advisors & Deal Makers
    • 100 Entrepreneurs

     

    CAPITAL SOURCES PANEL
    Early stage investors are featured on the Panel.
    Angel Networks are represented by their Chairs. 
    Venture Capital firms are represented by Partners.
    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

    THE DEAL DISPLAY

    Showcase your firm via the Deal Display. 
    Submit Your Deal Online

    Get full details, without obligation.
    Deal display features include:

    • Get Samples from previous pitches
    • Get Coaching on your pitch
    • Present your firm – pitch to early stage investors
    • Demo your products at your booth
    • Email your Deal to GCC’s network
    • Meet investors, strategic partners, deal makers
  • 8:30a Marketing Technologies - Small Business Focus (Session 3)

    Marketing Technologies - Small Business Focus (Session 3)

    Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 8:30am to 10:30am

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Downey, CA

    Cost: Entire 6 Week Program is $149. Individual seminars are $25/each. Must register ahead of time.

    Category: Business Management, Business Planning

    Info:

    The City of Downey and the Downey Chamber of Commerce invite you to:  Small Business Focus 6-Week Seminar Series 

    Marketing Technologies (Session 3)**  kicks off the first week of the Small Business Focus seminar series.

    Current or potential small business owners will benefit from this seminar series designed to present concepts and best practices of opening, owning and operating a business. These seminars are designed to be hands-on and taught by local practitioners who serve as experts in their respective fields.

    The Small Business Focus Series schedule is as follows:

    • Thursday, July 16, 2015 - Starting a Small Business
    • Thursday, July 23, 2015 - Business Planning
    • Thursday, July, 30, 2015 - Marketing Technologies
    • Thursday, August 6, 2015 - Target Marketing
    • Thursday, August 13, 2015 - Customer Service
    • Thursday, August 13, 2015 - Lease Negotiation

     

    ** These seminars can either be taken as a whole, or individually. See registration below for details.**

    Register today for the entire 6 seminar series or individual seminars 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.

    Parking:  Parking is located at the Downey Civic Center Parking Lot

  • 3p Export Workshop

    Export Workshop

    Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 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.

    Instructor: Charlie Lowe

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

  • 6p Finding New Customers & Winning Repeat Business

    Finding New Customers & Winning Repeat Business

    Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 1501 Los Angeles, Ca 90010

    Cost: $350 Registration fee for entire curriculum (Individual classes may be attended at the price at the prices shown below ) Early Bird Registration $300.00 by June 19

    Category: Customer Relations

    Info:

    • Courses are designed to help business ownerskick-start growth and achieve success
    • Low cost business assistance training and classes
    • One-on-one professional advising and classes in key areas of business management and development including financing options, computerization, new business strategies, planning and expansion, and other changes in the business world
    • Business Resource Materials
    • Certificate awarded to each participant upon completion of entire curriculum or each class taken

     

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