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Network & Partner Events September 26 – October 12

Below is a listing of our partners’ events in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties 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.

Wine, Cheese, & Instagram

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Join us for a night of Wine, Cheese and Instagram. We’ll show you the benefits of using the platform, what kind of content to create, tips on using photos and videos, and examples of how other organizations are marketing with them. You’ll also get tips on how touse analytics tools to tell if your social media activity is working.

Location: Los Angeles


Exports for Profits

September 26, 2016

This workshop presents practical, simple and proven tips for small business owners, managers and professionals to take their companies into the global arena.
***Pre-registration costs $45; At the door registration costs $60

Location: Glendale


Content Marketing Tips for a Happy Holiday Season

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Join GoDaddy executives and small business super-fans Christopher Carfi and Shawn Pfunder for this webinar that will teach you how to use content to generate interest, drive sales, and build customer relationships between now and the end of the year.

Location: Webinar


Doing Business With…

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The Doing Business With series empowers small business owners to engage in the bidding process in order to do business with large agencies in Southern California. This installment will feature Beverly Norman-Cooper, an executive director at Kaiser Permanente. She will speak on KP’s procurement and supply process, otherwise known as Buy to Pay, which includes supply chain, supplier diversity, sourcing, accounts payable and travel, and oversees $16 billion in annual spend in goods and services to support its patients and members.

Location: Los Angeles


Social Media Marketing that Sells! Plus Pinterest & Instagram

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Social Media is a moving target and there have been a lot of changes recently. Get the up-to-date information on how you can use social media today to grow your business. Learn to set marketing goals and create strategies using FREE subscription tools and analytics to get the results you desire. Let’s cover the latest trends on using social media that businesses can use to their advantage. Discover what demographics are using what social media platform. Finally, as a bonus to this workshop, see what triggers purchases from Pinterest and Instagram posts.

Location: Los Angeles


Restaurant Startup Essentials

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The “Restaurant Startup” workshop is for the aspiring restaurateur, or existing restaurant owner expanding their business. We will discuss the critical path to opening a successful restaurant as well as identify industry specific challenges unique to restaurant operations.
***Pre-registration costs $45; At the door registration costs $60

Location: Los Angeles


Sales Techniques and Strategies

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Getting the most out of your sales efforts is an undervalued aspect of running a business. In this class, learn how to develop an effective strategy for reaching your sales goals. Here you will learn how to define your value proposition, SWOT, distribution model, and build client relationships using your sales team and CRM.

Location: Glendale


How to Double Your Retail Profits

double%20retail%20salesOctober 6, 2016

Join us for an informative free webinar on various best practices designed to double your retail profits. The strategies discussed are intended primarily for non-grocery retailers. We encourage all retail business owners and employees to attend. We will explore how to differentiate against big box retailers, develop social media strategies, develop a sales culture, and motivate staff.

Location: Webinar


Long Beach Civic Innovation Summit

civic%20innovation%20summitOctober 6, 2016

The City of Long Beach is a national leader in civic, social, and government innovation. This day-long summit, sponsored by the City of Long Beach, is an opportunity for thought leaders, community members, planners, and professional staff to recognize outstanding efforts and cutting-edge innovation in the public sector.

Location: Long Beach


Technology and Taxes Symposium

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Learn how California’s current taxation system affects technology companies and their transactions. Also, discuss the impact of the Lucent Technologies, Inc., et al., v. Board of Equalization, (2d Dist. 2015) 241 Cal.App.4th 19, decision and the Board of Equalization’s task of interpreting and implementing this decision.

Location: Los Angeles


El Monte Business Resource Seminar and Expo

business%20resource%20seminarOctober 12, 2016

Learn strategies for success in today’s economy at this free seminar. Get tips for small business success you can implement in your business. In addition to building networks, learn about taxation and financing for your future. Properly classify your business to take advantage of the right taxes for you. Know the rights you have as a business owner. Read more about this seminar on the flyer.

Location: El Monte


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