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  • 8:30a LOS 7 ERRORES MÁS COMUNES EN LOS NEGOCIOS (Y COMO EVITARLOS)

    LOS 7 ERRORES MÁS COMUNES EN LOS NEGOCIOS (Y COMO EVITARLOS)

    Tuesday, March 03, 2015 | 8:30am to 10:30am

    Location:

    Eastmont Community Center
    701 Hoefner Ave, Between Whittier Blvd and Hubbard St, Los Angeles, CA 90022

    Cost: Free

    Info:

    Descubre los 7 errores más comunes que cometen los negocios (y como evitarlos). Se puede aprender de los errores de los demás! Es importante saber como son los negocios de éxito pero también como y porque fracasan los negocios. Como dice el dicho, “Nadie nace sabiendo”. El poder de prever, corregir y evitar problemas en tu negocio. Este seminario pone a tu alcance los 7 errores más comunes que se cometen en un negocio. Es una herramienta vital si tienes un negocio o deseas emprender uno. El contenido de este seminario es definitivamente el “arma secreta” de cualquier pequeño empresario con deseos de crecer su negocios.

  • 9a Small Business Brigade - Veteran Business Program (Cohort 3)

    Small Business Brigade - Veteran Business Program (Cohort 3)

    Tuesday, March 03, 2015 | 9:00am to 1:00pm

    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 (in front of Building #O-1))

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    The Small Business Brigade Entrepreneur Program brought to you by the Long Beach Small Business Development Center, Jonas Project and Blackstone Charitable Foundation is an all-encompassing entrepreneurship training program.

    In the multi-session training program, each military veteran or spouse of a military veteran will learn about business planning, marketing, legal structures,  web development, accounting and finance taught by current business owners.

    If you are looking to start your own business and do it the right way then this program is for you!

    You Will Learn:

    • Marketing
    • Legal Formation
    • Funding Options and Financing
    • Accounting and QuickBooks
    • Web Strategy/Social media
    • Ability to network with veteran and area business owners

     

    Program Dates:  Tuesdays – February 24 and March 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2015

    Course Level:  Free

    Who Should Attend:  Any military veteran who aspires to start a small business or any existing military veteran small business owners

    **This is a 5 session training program for military veterans or spouses of veterans only**

  • 11a GO-Biz: How Businesses Can Apply for the CA Competes Tax Credit - COC - 03/03/2015

    GO-Biz: How Businesses Can Apply for the CA Competes Tax Credit - COC - 03/03/2015

    Tuesday, March 03, 2015 | 11:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    Santa Clarita City Hall – Century Room
    23920 Valencia Blvd.
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Finances, Record Keeping

    Info:

    Event Details:

      The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is hosting a workshop on the new California Competes Tax Credit.
    • Small, medium and large businesses are encouraged to attend the workshop and receive instruction on how to apply for this new tax credit program available from the State.
    • Come and learn how your business can apply for millions in available new tax credits.
    • Workshop and the program are both free and available to businesses of all sizes.
  • 6p Analyzing Your Financial Statements

    Analyzing Your Financial Statements

    Tuesday, March 03, 2015 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1501, Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Cost: $60.00

    Category: Other

    Info:

    Understanding your financial statements, preparing you for completing a financial statement and what a financial institution looks for in their review.

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  • 10a Orientation for SBDC at Long Beach City College

    Orientation for SBDC at Long Beach City College

    Wednesday, March 04, 2015 | 10:00am 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 at the idea generation stage. This orientation will provide you with an introduction to:

    • Entrepreneurship – landscape as well as the benefits and risks.
    • How to evaluate your preparedness and readiness
    • Developing a business concept
    • What is the SBDC? - Mission, Training Events, Partnerships, Other Resources, Services, Process and Expectations

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

    Who Should Attend:  Any aspiring entrepreneur who is interested in starting a business.

  • 6p Series 1-QuickBooks Level 3-Track Inventory

    Series 1-QuickBooks Level 3-Track Inventory

    Wednesday, March 04, 2015 | 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 track inventory, manage bank accounts and make payroll decisions. Topics tracking inventory items, adjusting physical counts, reconciling the bank account, and setting up the payroll function.

    Instructor: Ronald Amie

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  • 10a Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan - COC - 03/06/2015

    Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan - COC - 03/06/2015

    Friday, March 06, 2015 | 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

     

    A business plan is a necessity for the success of your business! This hands-on workshop guides you through the steps of writing an effective business plan to build and grow a profitable business. Learn to identify and focus on key points in your organizational structure, marketing and research analysis, service delivery methods, business objectives and how to bring it all together. This is a powerful hands-on event that has helped many entrepreneurs just like you achieve success. Attendees may bring a laptop to work on their business plan during the training.

    Instructor: Connie Sparks

     

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  • 9a Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

    Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

    Tuesday, March 10, 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 Small Business Brigade - Veteran Business Program (Cohort 3)

    Small Business Brigade - Veteran Business Program (Cohort 3)

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 9:00am to 1:00pm

    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 (in front of Building #O-1))

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    The Small Business Brigade Entrepreneur Program brought to you by the Long Beach Small Business Development Center, Jonas Project and Blackstone Charitable Foundation is an all-encompassing entrepreneurship training program.

    In the multi-session training program, each military veteran or spouse of a military veteran will learn about business planning, marketing, legal structures,  web development, accounting and finance taught by current business owners.

    If you are looking to start your own business and do it the right way then this program is for you!

    You Will Learn:

    • Marketing
    • Legal Formation
    • Funding Options and Financing
    • Accounting and QuickBooks
    • Web Strategy/Social media
    • Ability to network with veteran and area business owners

     

    Program Dates:  Tuesdays – February 24 and March 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2015

    Course Level:  Free

    Who Should Attend:  Any military veteran who aspires to start a small business or any existing military veteran small business owners

    **This is a 5 session training program for military veterans or spouses of veterans only**

  • 3p Business Loans 101

    Business Loans 101

    Tuesday, March 10, 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. You will learn what documents and paperwork you will need to use for the application process from major banks. We will also show you which banks are currently loaning money and what you will need to qualify. You will also learn why a business may need financing, sources of credit, and what you should know about credit.

    Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

  • 6p Financing Your Business

    Financing Your Business

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1501, Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Cost: $60.00

    Category: Finances

    Info:

    Need financing to start your business or want to expand your existing business? Determine what type of financing is needed for the stage of your business. Find out different ways to finance the growth and success of your business.

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  • 9a Small Business Orientation

    Small Business Orientation

    Wednesday, March 11, 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 new clients with information about the Small Business Development Center such as, the different services and workshops offered at the center.

    Instructor: LauraLee Garinger

  • 10a How to Successfully Start Your New Business - COC - 03/11/2015

    How to Successfully Start Your New Business - COC - 03/11/2015

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    DeVry University
    Room 105
    15301 Ventura Blvd.
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (next to Starbucks)

    Cost: $30

    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

  • 12p Rescheduled: EXPORTECH-Gain International Growth - COC

    Rescheduled: EXPORTECH-Gain International Growth - COC

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 9:00am to 10:00am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Category: Import/Export

    Info:

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. This training event is rescheduled to a future date yet to be determined. Thank you for your understanding.

    EXPORTECHis a comprehensive program designed for manufacturers to expand their global markets. The program brings together elements to assist manufacturers to develop export plans that address best products to export, country selection, legal aspects, regulations, logistics, distribution, and more.

     Why is EXPORTECH™ Different?

    EXPORTECHworks with a variety of partners to deliver a comprehensive program that assists manufacturers in their export efforts. Our strategic focus brings everyone together to assist and guide you through the process, creating a plan you can implement successfully.

    EXPORTECH™  Strategic Planning Program

    • Session 1: Export Strategy & Best Practices
    • Session 2: Mechanics of Exporting
    • Session 3: Export Growth Plan Presentation

    EXPORTECH™ Client Testimonial “CMTC’s exporting services enabled us to expand into new international markets and increase sales by more  than $500,000. Their strategic direction helped us accelerate our exporting efforts efforts, and we project continuous growth for years to come.” Eve Yen, Founder & President, Diamond Wipes

     

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

    Series 1-QuickBooks Level 4-Business Reports

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 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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  • 9:30a Effective Marketing - COC - 03/12/2015

    Effective Marketing - COC - 03/12/2015

    Thursday, March 12, 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:

    Come prepared to listen, learn and discuss how Marketing is like washing dishes!  This energetic workshop will help you review what you have been doing; analyze what is working and what has not and what to do about it.  Learn proven ways to grow your business with low cost, targeted advertising and marketing that works from a marketing and sales expert with more than 35 years of successful business experience.  We begin with a presentation of how to create and execute a marketing and selling program and then it is your turn – you ask the questions about your business situation and get answers that are customized to your business situation.  Ideal for both existing business owners and those just getting started.

    Instructor:  Ben Tenn

  • 6p Financing Your Business

    Financing Your Business

    Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1501, Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Cost: $60.00

    Category: Finances

    Info:

    Need financing to start your business or want to expand your existing business? Determine what type of financing is needed for the stage of your business. Find out different ways to finance the growth and success of your business.

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  • 9a Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar - COC - 03/13/2015

    Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar - COC - 03/13/2015

    Friday, March 13, 2015 | 9:00am to 3:30pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Business Management, Business Planning, 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:  IRS and CA Employment Development Department Staff

  • 10a New Client Orientation - COC - 03/13/2015

    New Client Orientation - COC - 03/13/2015

    Friday, March 13, 2015 | 10:00am to 11:00am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    University Center at College of the Canyons
    Room 223
    26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355

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

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

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

     

  • 10a QuickBooks Boot Camp - COC - 03/13/2015

    QuickBooks Boot Camp - COC - 03/13/2015

    Friday, March 13, 2015 | 10:00am to 4:30pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    ITT Technical Institute
    Computer Lab 7
    12669 Encinitas Avenue
    Sylmar, CA 91342

    Cost: $99

    Category: Accounting, Record Keeping

    Info:

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

    Instructor:  Helene Liatsos

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  • 9a Get New Clients and Grow Your Business with LinkedIn- COC - 03/16/2015

    Get New Clients and Grow Your Business with LinkedIn- COC - 03/16/2015

    Monday, March 16, 2015 | 9:00am to 11:00am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

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

    Category: Networking

    Info:

    LinkedIn is the largest Professional Networking site on the internet with more than 320 Million members. More than 5 billion people searches are conducted per year.

    Are you searching actively? Are you being found?

    LinkedIn is a unique and massive database that provides extensive profile information and network linkages that other directories and sales lead programs cannot match. And you can get these benefits by using LinkedIn for FREE!

    With LinkedIn, you will grow your business!

    In this workshop, you will learn how to:

    • Upgrade and complete your LinkedIn profile, and increase your visibility and ability to be found by potential Clients and Strategic (referral) Partners;
    • Build a quality LinkedIn network and expand your search capability;
    • Target, search for, find and connect with potential new Clients, Strategic Partners, Vendors / Service Providers, and Industry Peers; and
    • Eliminate the cost of LinkedIn Premium Services!!!

    Generate your own leads, leverage your existing and expanding network, and GROW YOUR BUSINESS!

    Instructor:  Stuart Fried

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  • 9a Small Business Brigade - Veteran Business Program (Cohort 3)

    Small Business Brigade - Veteran Business Program (Cohort 3)

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 9:00am to 1:00pm

    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 (in front of Building #O-1))

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    The Small Business Brigade Entrepreneur Program brought to you by the Long Beach Small Business Development Center, Jonas Project and Blackstone Charitable Foundation is an all-encompassing entrepreneurship training program.

    In the multi-session training program, each military veteran or spouse of a military veteran will learn about business planning, marketing, legal structures,  web development, accounting and finance taught by current business owners.

    If you are looking to start your own business and do it the right way then this program is for you!

    You Will Learn:

    • Marketing
    • Legal Formation
    • Funding Options and Financing
    • Accounting and QuickBooks
    • Web Strategy/Social media
    • Ability to network with veteran and area business owners

     

    Program Dates:  Tuesdays – February 24 and March 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2015

    Course Level:  Free

    Who Should Attend:  Any military veteran who aspires to start a small business or any existing military veteran small business owners

    **This is a 5 session training program for military veterans or spouses of veterans only**

  • 9a Small Business Orientation

    Small Business Orientation

    Tuesday, March 17, 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 new clients with information about the Small Business Development Center such as, the different services and workshops offered at the center.

    Instructor: LauraLee Garinger

  • 10a How to Successfully Start Your New Business - COC - 03/17/2015

    How to Successfully Start Your New Business - COC - 03/17/2015

    Tuesday, March 17, 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: $30 + $3 parking fee (kiosk is 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

  • 10:15a The Basics of Starting a Business

    The Basics of Starting a Business

    Tuesday, March 17, 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. Also included is an overview of the SBDC program and what to expect if you become an SBDC client.

    Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

  • 2p Growth Strategies Begin with the End in Mind

    Growth Strategies Begin with the End in Mind

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 2:00pm

    Location:

    Westchester District Office
    7166 W. Manchester Dr.
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Cost: Free

    Category: Business Management

    Info:

    A Checklist for Success—Based on a decade of consulting this thought provoking presentation will provide attendees with valuable insights gained while working with start-ups, growth companies, corporations, and turnarounds. The discussion uses real-world examples, illustrating past successes and failures. The key business disciplines will be covered including Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Human Resources, and Leadership. Whether you are a start-up or existing company, this unique presentation offers important business concepts that you will be able to implement immediately.

  • 2p Growth Strategies Begin with the End in Mind

    Growth Strategies Begin with the End in Mind

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 2:00pm

    Location:

    Westchester District Office
    7166 W. Manchester Dr.
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Cost: Free

    Category: Business Management

    Info:

    A Checklist for Success—Based on a decade of consulting this thought provoking presentation will provide attendees with valuable insights gained while working with start-ups, growth companies, corporations, and turnarounds. The discussion uses real-world examples, illustrating past successes and failures. The key business disciplines will be covered including Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Human Resources, and Leadership. Whether you are a start-up or existing company, this unique presentation offers important business concepts that you will be able to implement immediately.

     

  • 3p Business Licenses, Corporations & LLC's

    Business Licenses, Corporations & LLC's

    Tuesday, March 17, 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: Legal

    Info:

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

    Instructor: Daniel Hancuff

  • 5p New Client Orientation - COC - 03/17/2015

    New Client Orientation - COC - 03/17/2015

    Tuesday, March 17, 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 Managing Your Business Effectively

    Managing Your Business Effectively

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1501, Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Cost: $60.00

    Category: Business Management

    Info:

    Effective business management is the key to your success. Learn business management skills and tips to prepare you for owning and operating a successful business. Implementing the strategies through planning, organizing, motivating and control.

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  • 10a Starting A Small Business

    Starting A Small Business

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Paramount, CA

    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

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

    Series 1-QuickBooks Level 5-Payroll Point of Sale

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 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:

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

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

    Instructor: Ronald Amie

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  • 10a Orientation for SBDC at Long Beach City College

    Orientation for SBDC at Long Beach City College

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 10:00am 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 at the idea generation stage. This orientation will provide you with an introduction to:

    • Entrepreneurship – landscape as well as the benefits and risks.
    • How to evaluate your preparedness and readiness
    • Developing a business concept
    • What is the SBDC? - Mission, Training Events, Partnerships, Other Resources, Services, Process and Expectations

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

    Who Should Attend:  Any aspiring entrepreneur who is interested in starting a business.

  • 3p Marketing101

    Marketing101

    Thursday, March 19, 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 Managing Your Business Effectively

    Managing Your Business Effectively

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    3255 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1501, Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Cost: $60.00

    Category: Business Management

    Info:

    Effective business management is the key to your success. Learn business management skills and tips to prepare you for owning and operating a successful business. Implementing the strategies through planning, organizing, motivating and control.

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  • 9a Social Media Marketing for Business Plus (optional) HANDS-ON Facebook Workshop - COC - 03/20/2015

    Social Media Marketing for Business Plus (optional) HANDS-ON Facebook Workshop - COC - 03/20/2015

    Friday, March 20, 2015 | 9:00am to 12:30pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: Session 1 is FREE (9:00 am - 10:00 am); Session 2 is $85 (10:00 am - 12:30 pm); $3 parking fee (kiosk is located in lot 14)

    Category: Marketing, Social Media

    Info:

    Join us for “Social Media Marketing for Business Plus Hands-on Facebook Workshop”
     
    This is a two part workshop… The first session is free and will cover Social Media Marketing for Business.  The second session is a 2.5 hour paid ($85) Facebook: Hands-On Workshop and will cover “How can you Stand-out on Facebook?”.

    In this seminar, participants will learn tricks-of-the-trade and other relevant best practices for creating and understanding how to use Facebook Pages for business. There will be plenty of time to ask questions, provide feedback, share experiences, and listen to how others are using Constant Contact to grow their organization and establish lasting relationships with customers, members, and donors.

  • 10a Creating An Effective Business Plan

    Creating An Effective Business Plan

    Friday, March 20, 2015 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Long Beach, CA

    Cost: $20 + ($2 parking pass that must be purchased at parking machine located at parking lot entrance (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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  • 9a Small Business Brigade - Veteran Business Program (Cohort 3)

    Small Business Brigade - Veteran Business Program (Cohort 3)

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 9:00am to 1:00pm

    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 (in front of Building #O-1))

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    The Small Business Brigade Entrepreneur Program brought to you by the Long Beach Small Business Development Center, Jonas Project and Blackstone Charitable Foundation is an all-encompassing entrepreneurship training program.

    In the multi-session training program, each military veteran or spouse of a military veteran will learn about business planning, marketing, legal structures,  web development, accounting and finance taught by current business owners.

    If you are looking to start your own business and do it the right way then this program is for you!

    You Will Learn:

    • Marketing
    • Legal Formation
    • Funding Options and Financing
    • Accounting and QuickBooks
    • Web Strategy/Social media
    • Ability to network with veteran and area business owners

     

    Program Dates:  Tuesdays – February 24 and March 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2015

    Course Level:  Free

    Who Should Attend:  Any military veteran who aspires to start a small business or any existing military veteran small business owners

    **This is a 5 session training program for military veterans or spouses of veterans only**

  • 10a Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan - COC - 03/24/2015

    Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan - COC - 03/24/2015

    Tuesday, March 24, 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 hands-on workshop guides you through the steps of writing an effective business plan to build and  grow a profitable business. Learn to identify and focus on key points in your organizational structure, marketing and research analysis, service delivery methods,  business objectives and how to bring it all together. This is a powerful hands-on event that has helped many entrepreneurs just like you achieve success.   Attendees may bring a laptop to work on their business plan during the training.

    Instructor: Connie Sparks

  • 10a Create Effective Email Marketing

    Create Effective Email Marketing

    Tuesday, March 24, 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: Marketing

    Info:

    At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns & promotions that drive action. Newsletters and announcements have become a core component of those campaign choices. Email is more important than ever! Attendees of this presentation will learn:

    • Campaigns in general: what is a campaign, types of newsletters & announcements.
    • What to write about in your newsletter or announcement and how to consider using images.
    • Subject line best practices, and when to send your newsletter for the best results.
    • How connected email and social media are…they have to be done together.
    • What types of additional tools might be useful.
    • What free tools you can use to get more done.

    Join us and learn some great new strategies to help your email and social media efforts be more effective components of one of the core campaign types, newsletters and announcements.

  • 3p How to Estimate Start Up Costs

    How to Estimate Start Up Costs

    Tuesday, March 24, 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

    Info:

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

    Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

  • 6p Employee Development / Customer Relations

    Employee Development / Customer Relations

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

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

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

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

    Cost: $60

    Category: Customer Relations

    Info:

    Tips on strengthening your businesses by developing your employees and encouraging them to grow.  Discover how to hire and keep good employees by following a few simple steps for recruiting and interviewing techniques.

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  • 8:30a Tractor-Trailer GHG & Truck and Trailer Regulation

    Tractor-Trailer GHG & Truck and Trailer Regulation

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 8:30am to 11:30am

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Info:

    The Truck and Bus Regulation applies to privately and federally-owned diesel trucks and buses, with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds that operate in California. Requirements for the regulation began January 1, 2012 and are phased-in annually through January 1, 2023. Truck owners and operators, as well as brokers, dispatchers, and fleet managers are responsible for compliance.
    The Tractor-Trailer Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Regulation applies to 53-foot or longer box-type trailers, dry and refrigerated vans, and the heavy-duty tractors that pull them.

    Course #514 will cover the following topics:
    • Truck and Bus Regulation Applicability
    • Engine Model Year Schedule and Options
    • How to Report using TRUCRS Online
    • 2014 Regulatory Changes
    • Enforcement Programs
    • Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation Applicability
    • Model Year Schedule and Options
    • How to Report using TRUCRS (GHG)

  • 1p Tractor-Trailer GHG & Truck and Trailer Regulation

    Tractor-Trailer GHG & Truck and Trailer Regulation

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Info:

    The Truck and Bus Regulation applies to privately and federally-owned diesel trucks and buses, with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds that operate in California. Requirements for the regulation began January 1, 2012 and are phased-in annually through January 1, 2023. Truck owners and operators, as well as brokers, dispatchers, and fleet managers are responsible for compliance.
    The Tractor-Trailer Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Regulation applies to 53-foot or longer box-type trailers, dry and refrigerated vans, and the heavy-duty tractors that pull them.

    Course #514 will cover the following topics:
    • Truck and Bus Regulation Applicability
    • Engine Model Year Schedule and Options
    • How to Report using TRUCRS Online
    • 2014 Regulatory Changes
    • Enforcement Programs
    • Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation Applicability
    • Model Year Schedule and Options
    • How to Report using TRUCRS (GHG)

  • 4:30p New Client Orientation - COC - 03/25/2015

    New Client Orientation - COC - 03/25/2015

    Wednesday, March 25, 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 + $3 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

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

     

  • 4:30p Get Your Business Online: WordPress 101

    Get Your Business Online: WordPress 101

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: $10

    Category: Technology

    Info:

    Having a website online is as important as having an ‘Open for Business’ sign on your front door because it notifies the public that you have a product or service that potentially meets their needs. With WordPress it is possible to have an effective and optimized website that is easy to use and update. WordPress is an effective content management system that is used to run everything from simple blogs to CNN.com. With WordPress currently running over 75 million websites, come learn the basics about WordPress, Themes and Plugins for your business.

    Instructor: Adam Silver

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  • 8:30a Diesel Particulate Filter-Operation & Maintenance

    Diesel Particulate Filter-Operation & Maintenance

    Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 8:30am to 11:30am

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Other Featured Events

    Info:

    Course #511.2 covers the following topics:
    • Production of Diesel Emissions
    • Diesel Emission Control Technology
    • DPF Maintenance
    • Health Effects
    • DPF Construction and Application
    • Engine Maintenance

    Diesel Emission Control Strategies (DECS), including diesel particulate filter (DPF) technology, are in the forefront of California’s Diesel Risk Reduction Program. Retrofit DPF’s have been verified by ARB to effectively reduce diesel emissions from diesel-fueled internal combustion engines by at least 85%.

  • 3p Export Workshop

    Export Workshop

    Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    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

  • 3p Export Workshop

    Export Workshop

    Thursday, March 26, 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

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