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  • 9a Small Business Orientation

    Small Business Orientation

    Tuesday, December 02, 2014 | 9:00am to 10:00am

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Orientation

    Info:

    This workshop will provide new clients with information about the Small Business Development Center such as, the different services and workshops offered at the center.

    Instructor: LauraLee Garinger

  • 10a CANCELLED: A Quantum Leap to Success

    CANCELLED: A Quantum Leap to Success

    Tuesday, December 02, 2014 | 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

    Councilman Curren S. Price Jr.’s
    Business Resource Center
    4301 S. Central Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90011

    Parking on Central Avenue, side
    streets, and parking lot in back

    Cost: $30

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

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

  • 10:15a The Basics of Starting a Business

    The Basics of Starting a Business

    Tuesday, December 02, 2014 | 10:15am to 12:15pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

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

    Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

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  • 9a Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

    Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

    Wednesday, December 03, 2014 | 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Employees

    Info:

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

    Instructor: EDD

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  • 7:30a Chancellor's Circle: Doing Business in California - COC - 12/05/2014

    Chancellor's Circle: Doing Business in California - COC - 12/05/2014

    Friday, December 05, 2014 | 7:30am 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

    Cost: FREE for Chancellor's Circle Members - $15 for non-members

    Category: Business Management

    Info:

    Keep up with the Ever-Changing Laws that Affect
    “Doing Business in California”
    Presented by: Brian F. Koegle, Attorney at Law, Poole Shaffery, LLP

    • 7:30 am Breakfast – 8:15 a.m. Presentation
    • Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center
    • Please respond by November 25, 2014

     

    Chancellor’s Circle Business Breakfast Briefing

    The California Legislature and several state courts have added a litany of new rules, regulations and guidelines that affect all employers in the state.  Failure to comply with recent changes in federal and California employment laws can cost your business hundreds of thousands of dollars!
    Learn the steps needed to help ensure compliance and avoid costly fines or litigation.
    Brian Koegle from Poole & Shaffery, LLP will present his annual Employment Law Update with a review of new federal and state regulations and recent case law, including:

    • A wage and hour update (minimum wage increases, misclassification issues, paid sick leave and joint employer liability);
    • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace including new anti-bullying legislation;
    • New Form I-9 (immigration status) identification issues;
    • Employee handbook updates;

    The presentation will also include a look ahead at anticipate court rulings and legislation affecting the employment landscape in 2015.

  • 9a  Taking Your International Business to the Next Level and International Risk Management - COC - 12/05/2014

    Taking Your International Business to the Next Level and International Risk Management - COC - 12/05/2014

    Friday, December 05, 2014 | 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Marketing

    Info:

    Join us for this worldwide perspective on what it takes for  your business to succeed by using the internet as an e-commerce platform (Alibaba™ vs. Amazon®) for international trade in countries around the world. This workshop also provides you with the knowledge on how to avoid potential risk when pursuing international trade by looking at intellectual property rights, payment and delivery terms, and contract/regulatory issues.  Additionally, we’ll bring it altogether for you with a real world case from one of our very experienced international negotiations advisor that has succeeded in doing business in China.

    Instructor(s):

    Sylvia Martini – International Trade
    David Habib – International Risk Management
    Gil Murphy – What it takes to do business in China

  • 10a GUIDED Business Plan™

    GUIDED Business Plan™

    Friday, December 05, 2014 | 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

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

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

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

    Cost: $60

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

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

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

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

  • 10a Access to Capital - Finding Funding for Your Business - COC - 12/05/2014

    Access to Capital - Finding Funding for Your Business - COC - 12/05/2014

    Friday, December 05, 2014 | 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:

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

    Instructor: Connie Sparks

     

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  • 9a Are you Seeking Capital for Your Start-Up?

    Are you Seeking Capital for Your Start-Up?

    Monday, December 08, 2014 | 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Campus: Pasadena City College

    Location:

    Pasadena City College, CC Bldg. Circadian
    1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA 91106

    Cost: Please visit website for details

    Info:

    We Will Help You Develop a Success Plan to Accelerate Your Business to the Next Level!

    At Our Internationally Acclaimed Investment Accelerator On December 8, You Will Learn:
    • How to Significantly Increase your Chances of Raising Funding from Investors
    • The Secret of How to Enroll Investors as Key Champions of Your Company
    • Non-Equity Funding Options and the Funding Lifecycle of Your Business
    • What Investors Are Really Looking For
    • Phases of a Start-Up Company: Are You on Track?
    • The Importance of Social Media in Scaling Your Company
    • How to Personally Align with Your Company Vision & Culture

  • 10a Starting A Small Business

    Starting A Small Business

    Monday, December 08, 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Long Beach, CA

    Cost: $20 + $2 parking fee that must be purchased at parking machine located at parking lot entrance

    Category: Business Management, Business Planning

    Info:

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

    Course Level: Beginner

    You Will Learn:

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

     

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

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  • 10a Rescheduled - How to Successfully Start Your New Business - COC - 12/09/2014

    Rescheduled - How to Successfully Start Your New Business - COC - 12/09/2014

    Tuesday, December 09, 2014 | 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 located in lot 14)

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    Our “How To Successfully Start Your New Business” workshop has been rescheduled for January 13, 2015.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

     

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

    Instructor:  Connie Sparks

  • 3p CANCELLED--Business Loans 101

    CANCELLED--Business Loans 101

    Tuesday, December 09, 2014 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Finances

    Info:

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

    Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

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  • 9a Business Ideas, Creations and Inventions: The Basics of Intellectual Property- COC - 12/10/2014

    Business Ideas, Creations and Inventions: The Basics of Intellectual Property- COC - 12/10/2014

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 9:00am to 12:00am

    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: FREE

    Category: Legal

    Info:

     

    This class will provide business owners with an introduction to the 4 types of intellectual property (IP): copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patents. Business owners will learn why IP is a valuable, revenue generating asset for the business; how to create, protect and enforce the company’s IP rights; and how to avoid violating the IP rights of others. The class consists of live lecture with handout material, a fun in-class activity and student “hands on” participation in a lively, interactive atmosphere.

    Instructor:  Erica Bristol, Esq.

  • 10a SBDC Orientation

    SBDC Orientation

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 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 for aspiring entrepreneurs at the idea generation stage seeking guidance from the Small Business Development Center at Long Beach City College. This orientation will provide you with an general overview of:

     

    • Entrepreneurship – definition, pros & cons, small business environment
    • How to evaluate your preparedness
    • Developing a business concept
    • What is the SBDC? – Mission, Training Events, Partnerships, Other Resources, Services, Process and Expectations

     

    Who Should Attend:  Any aspiring entrepreneur who is interested in starting a business or at the idea generation stage of their business who would like more information about basic business fundamentals.

  • 10a Social Media plus Pinterest Workshop

    Social Media plus Pinterest Workshop

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 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: Social Media

    Info:

    What you’ll learn:

    Rock the end of 2014 and the New Year by learning to reach out to your customers, get leads, and boost repeat and referral business! Social Media is the new Word Of Mouth advertising and it is always changing. Recently facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter made changes and you need to know how it will affect you.  Learn how to leverage social media to grow your business or non-profit & how your strategy affects your success. Learn to make the most of your time using free online tools. We’ll cover today’s best practices including why 21% of Pinterest users have purchased through Pinterest (the most direct response social platform yet). Learn:

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

    Join us – and rock your 2015!

     

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  • 8a Aerospace Industry Exporting Workshop -COC - 12/11/2014

    Aerospace Industry Exporting Workshop -COC - 12/11/2014

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 8:00am to 11:30am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    Toyota USA Automobile Museum
    19600 Van Ness Avenue
    Torrance, CA 90501

    Cost: FREE -- This complimentary event includes free parking and a continental breakfast

    Category: Import/Export

    Info:

    Whether you are new to exporting or want to reach new markets abroad, this is the platform to help your business grow. Join area business leaders to learn about the benefits of going global and how your business can increase sales and profits, reduce dependence on traditional markets, and grow your company’s international reach.

    Speakers:

    • Mark Bertrand, Vice President,Boeing Capital Corporation
    • Gina Barro, Business Development Manager, Port of Long Beach
    • Brian Peck, Deputy Director for International Affairs and Business Development, GO-Biz
    • Delia Valdivia, US Commercial Service
    • Dan Gardner, President, Trade Facilitators, Inc.

     

     

  • 9:30a 20 Rules for Marketing and Sales Success for Every Small Business - COC - 12/11/2014

    20 Rules for Marketing and Sales Success for Every Small Business - COC - 12/11/2014

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 9:30am to 12:30pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    DeVry University
    15301 Ventura Blvd.
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

    Cost: FREE

    Category: Marketing

    Info:

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

    Instructor:  Ben Tenn

  • 10a EDD: State Labor Law and Payroll Tax Seminar

    EDD: State Labor Law and Payroll Tax Seminar

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Employees, Government, Legal

    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

    *CHECK WHITEBOARD IN THE FRONT OF THE ENTRANCE FOR ROOM NUMBER*

  • 3p Business Licenses, Corporations and LLC's

    Business Licenses, Corporations and LLC's

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: $30

    Category: Legal

    Info:

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

    Instructor: Daniel Hancuff

  • 3p Marketing 101

    Marketing 101

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Marketing

    Info:

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

    Instructor: Charlie Lowe

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  • 9a Creating An Effective Business Plan

    Creating An Effective Business Plan

    Friday, December 12, 2014 | 9:00am to 11:00am

    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

    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

  • 10a Rescheduled: New Client Orientation - COC

    Rescheduled: New Client Orientation - COC

    Friday, December 12, 2014 | 10:00am to 11:00am

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

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

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    Our “New Client Orientation” has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm.  Please visit our website www.cocsbdc.org to register for this workshop.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

     

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

    Instructor: Connie Sparks

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  • 8:30a Modern Healthcare Careers

    Modern Healthcare Careers

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 8:30am to 10:30am

    Campus: Pasadena City College

    Location:

    Pasadena City College Harbeson Hall

    1570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

    Cost: Please visit website for details

    Info:

    8:30am- 10:00am • Pasadena City College

    Join us for a panel discussion on answering the question, “What kind of innovation, design, science, and technology education do we need to be properly trained for healthcare careers of the future?”

    This exciting panel of experts will discuss what skills the future healthcare workforce will need in order to keep up
    with the industries constantly evolving innovations.

    Salomon Davila, Dean, Career & Technical Education, Pasadena City College
    Dr. Barbara Freund, Dean of Health Sciences and School of Allied Health, Pasadena City College
    David Lee, President & CEO of Huntington Medical Foundation
    Jessica Rousset, Director, CHLA Center for Innovation
    Mark Wildeman, Director of Business Enablement, Kaiser Permanente

  • 10a SBDC Orientation

    SBDC Orientation

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    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 for aspiring entrepreneurs at the idea generation stage seeking guidance from the Small Business Development Center at Long Beach City College. This orientation will provide you with an general overview of:

    • Entrepreneurship – definition, pros & cons, small business environment
    • How to evaluate your preparedness
    • Developing a business concept
    • What is the SBDC? - Mission, Training Events, Partnerships, Other Resources, Services, Process and Expectations

     

    Who Should Attend:  Any aspiring entrepreneur who is interested in starting a business or at the idea generation stage of their business who would like more information about basic business fundamentals.

  • 10a Rescheduled Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan - COC - 12/16/2014

    Rescheduled Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan - COC - 12/16/2014

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    Training Event Rescheduled:
    January 27, 2015

    Cost: 0.00

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

    We apologize for inconvenience this may cause as we are rescheduling our “Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan” to January 27, 2015.

     

    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

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

    How to Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Campus: El Camino College

    Location:

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

    Cost: Free

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

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

    Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

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  • 4:30p New Client Orientation - COC - 12/17/2014

    New Client Orientation - COC - 12/17/2014

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 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.

    Instructor: Connie Sparks

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  • 10a GUIDED Business Plan™

    GUIDED Business Plan™

    Friday, December 19, 2014 | 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Campus: Pacific Coast Regional

    Location:

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

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

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

    Cost: $60

    Category: Business Planning

    Info:

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

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

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

  • 10a Personnel Management for Your Small Business

    Personnel Management for Your Small Business

    Friday, December 19, 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Campus: Long Beach City College

    Location:

    Paramount, CA

    Cost: $20

    Category: Business Management, Human Resources

    Info:

    Employees are one of the most important assets of a small business. What do you look for when you hire? How do you evaluate their performance? What training is needed?

    This workshop provides personnel management strategies and looks at the various ways to maintain and motivate employees by building a deliberate company culture based on your values.

    What You Will Learn:

    • The difference between leading and managing
    • The role of a manager
    • How communication is key to productivity
    • The Core Elements needed to Attract, Focus & Keep the Most Talented Employees

    Course Level: Beginner

    Who Should Attend:

    • Individuals in the planning stage of their business.
    • Individuals that own a small businesses that is getting ready to hire their first employee
    • Anyone who wants to know more about utilizing their current employees efficiently
  • 10a How to Successfully Start Your New Business - COC - 12/19/2014

    How to Successfully Start Your New Business - COC - 12/19/2014

    Friday, December 19, 2014 | 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:

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

    Instructor:  Connie Sparks

  • 10a Reschedule QuickBooks Boot Camp - COC - 12/19/2014

    Reschedule QuickBooks Boot Camp - COC - 12/19/2014

    Friday, December 19, 2014 | 10:00am to 4:30pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    Our “QuickBooks Boot Camp” workshop has been rescheduled for January 23, 2015.
    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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

    Category: Record Keeping

    Info:

     

    Our “QuickBooks Boot Camp” workshop has been rescheduled for January 23, 2015.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

     

    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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  • 12p Class Rescheduled: Start Your Home-Based Business - COC

    Class Rescheduled: Start Your Home-Based Business - COC

    Saturday, December 20, 2014 | 8:00am to 5:00pm

    Campus: College of the Canyons serving North LA County

    Location:

    University Center at College of the Canyons

    Category: Business Planning, Marketing

    Info:

    Our “How To Start Your Home Based Business” has been rescheduled for February 21, 2015.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

     

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

    · Entrepreneurial Qualities

    · Business Selection Process

    · Start-up Procedures and Legal Requirements

    · Licenses, Permits and the Zoning Board

    · Banking and Record Keeping

    · Sales, Marketing, Advertising and Promotion

    · Business Image

    · Balancing your Life

     

    Instructor:  Helene Liatsos

     

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