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Network & Partner Events December 6- December 16

Below is a listing of our partners’ events that are open to you to register for. These events are no/low cost to attend. This is another educational resource we are offering to you for your benefit.

If you would like to view the LA SBDC calendar of workshops, follow the link.
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Productivity, Saving Money, and Collaboration

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Improved productivity, cost savings, and collaboration starts with small business owners and team leaders taking a holistic view. This special presentation will take you inside a “real world” environment in which you can fully leverage the online tools available with Office 365, across multiple devices and platforms.

Location: Webinar


Business Models

businessmodelDecember 6, 2016

The business model is the engine that drives startup success. This session explores business model design and validation, while exploring ways to test the business model without spending unnecessary time, money, and other resources. You will learn how to develop business models that encompass the product or service, customers, and the economic engine that will deliver on venture objectives.

Location: Torrance, CA


Startup Steps for the Tech Entrepreneur

keyboard-techDecember 8, 2016

This free course introduces the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship, pioneered in Silicon Valley and now a large and growing part of the Los Angeles economy. You will learn the process technology entrepreneurs use to start companies. Whether you’re ready to channel your inspiration into a new venture or take your ideas to a larger organization, Code District’s and Bixel Exchange’s Startup Steps for the Tech Entrepreneur course can show you how to bring your vision to life.

Location: Torrance, CA


Financing & Pitching to Investors

finance-pitching-to-investorsDecember 8, 2016

This session focuses on how to finance and fund your startup. We will center on strategic planning, financial analysis, cash management, funding alternatives, investor pitching, alternative financing, and exit strategies. We will also examine the various options that a company has for financing at all stages of its life-cycle – from seed stage to later stage.

Location: Torrance, CA


Start Your Business Successfully 101

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This is an in-depth workshop where we explore the steps to make your business concept a reality. You are given the tools, ideas, and various ways to achieve them. Using a step-by-step process, we find ways to think “outside the box” and see you and your venture flourish. In this workshop you discover ways in which to achieve these goals.

Location: Glendale, CA


 5 Tips to Boost Your Holiday Marketing

December 13, 2016

This free webinar will help you understand stats about how locals search online during the holidays, where you need to look your best, how to show off your holiday spirit on your Facebook, ways to celebrate customer engagement with Twitter and the importance of being mobile-friendly.

Location: Webinar


Business Licenses, Corporations, and LLC’S

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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.

Location: Hawthorne, CA


Guided Business Plan

December 14, 2016

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

Location: Los Angeles, CA


8(a) Business Development and HUBZone Program

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The 8(a) Business Development Program is intendedto help socially and economically disadvantaged business owners compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market. The mission of the HUBZone Program is to promote job growth, capital investment, and economic development to Historically Under-utilized Business Zones by providing contract assistance to small businesses located in the economically distressed communities

Location: Glendale, CA


 The Savvy Small Business Social Media

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Learn the secrets to creating an engaging brand online that rivals fortune 500 companies that makes it easier and faster than you ever thought possible to go through the selling process using a simple, stress-free automated social media marketing system.  If you don’t have a solid social media strategy for your business then you don’t want to miss this workshop!

Location: Glendale, CA


If you would like to view the LA SBDC calendar of training workshops, follow the link.
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