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May 2022

WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the life blood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed. Attendance is required for existing,…

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Webinar – Business Planning – Part 2

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Come ready to work on your business in this two-part training. Business planning is a tool to help your business! It’s an opportunity to create a road map and tell the story of the business with a focus on key elements. Highlighted Topics: • Creating a Business Plan • Goal Development • Business Development • Marketing Plans • Advertising Strategies • Financials – Overview REGISTER NOW

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products.  Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

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Financial Fitness: Balance Sheet

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

The Balance Sheet is known as the “mother of all financial statements”. It provides a summary of the company’s position during a specific timeframe. It is broken down into three major categories and tracks what is known as the company’s assets, liabilities and owners’ equities. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: Lean Business Planning

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Lean business planning is not what you think. Not a big formal plan. Not just for startups. Quick and practical tool for managing through a crisis. It’s as quick and easy as a few simple bullet point lists lists and tables to set down milestones and metrics. Plus powerful tools to manage sales, spending, and cash flow. Make a quick dashboard for getting through a crisis. Join this webinar as Tim Berry, founder of bplans.com and Palo Alto Software, shares the simplicity and…

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: WHERE DO I OPEN MY BUSINESS? Post Pandemic Pivot

May 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Do’s and Don’ts – We hear that in real estate the three most important things are “location, location, location.”  Small Businesses need to know the legal issues related to where to open for business. Strategies and lessons learned from the Pandemic. Leases, landlords, Assessing risks of a location, competition, zoning, permits and licensing will be covered. Join Attorney Ben Martin who loves helping new and small businesses, survive and thrive. With over 20 years of experience working for SBDCs, Non-profit Entrepreneurship…

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WEBINAR How to Increase Profitability

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Do you know the numbers that matter for your business? In this workshop, learn how to review your profit and loss and balance sheet and how to compare your business performance with industry competitors. In conjunction with your advisor, you will be able to access reports customized for your business that shows where you are excelling and where improvement is needed in the company’s profitability. You will also see how to quickly and easily create an online pitch or business plan…

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SmallBiz Talk: Solutions for Your Small Business

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2022

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2022

This is SmallBiz Talk with small business expert and LA SBDC business advisor Lori Williams. Join her as she covers key business topics through instructional information, real life situations, guest speakers and interviews. At the end of the show, participants can engage in a Live Q&A with questions pertaining to their specific business situation. Join us live every Wednesday at 10 a.m. or check out our YouTube Playlist to see previous shows and to gain information/ helpful insights for your…

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Business Profit Projections

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

If you are looking to make a profit in your business this webinar is for you! We know that numbers can be scary but with the right help it can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we take an honest look at what needs must be met to start, grow and keep you in the green. The only thing that can make you cents is MONEY! Let us help! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Sales Strategy Tips for Your Business

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Come ready to learn Sales Strategies Tips for Your Business as you explore the following: • Skill Set vs. Style • Pricing • Competitive Advantage • Value Proposition REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Tips for Importing

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn tips for importing into the U.S.  Do you want to start or expand an import business?  It’s important to follow all laws and regulations to avoid an import business nightmare. The following will be covered: • Do I need an import license? • What are the necessary documents? • Classifying the merchandise • What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)? • Tips about shipments • Licensed Customs Brokers • Duties, tariffs, and what’s next? REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Writing for Fun, Profit and to Promote

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Victor Benoun is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author, having been published by traditional publishers as well as being self-published. He has used his writing as a means to promote his company and business as well as to create an additional revenue source. In this webinar you will learn: • The number one roadblock that stops new authors in their tracks from achieving their dreams of writing a book and how to overcome it. • How to easily and logically write…

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Webinar – Market Research and Marketing Strategy: Role in Creating a Sustainable Business

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Free

Market research and understanding market trends is crucial for establishing a commercially viable and financially sustainable business. The webinar will provide the basics of conducting market research and using it to develop a marketing strategy for products, processes and services. We will also review tips, pitfalls and resources in conducting market research. REGISTER NOW

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Small Business Q&A and other Funding Updates, Tax Credits & More – Offered through the Community Navigator Pilot Program and the USPAACC

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 30, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 29, 2022

Free

This weekly event is offered through the Community Navigator Pilot Program and the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) In this weekly webinar, tax and financial experts GB Bajaj and Mike DeDonato will cover current funding trends, tax credits and more! GB, joined by Mike DeDonato, will cover: - Overview of Small Business Taxes - Business Tax Credits (federal and state) - And more!   REGISTER NOW      

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WEBINAR Website E-Smarts Series

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2022

Free

5/12/2022 – Website 101 How to Plan Your New Website: This workshop is a starter course for business owners looking to build their first website. We will discuss what makes a good website and look at some things to consider before making an investment in one. We will compare and contrast the various options available in the marketplace for building a website, and cover the basics of search engine optimization, analytics and website security.   5/19/2022 – Website 102 Usability Design…

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Safe, Clean Kitchens-How to get an “A” on your Health Inspection

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Imagine a Health Inspector walking into your restaurant…would you get an “A”? Is your kitchen clean and ready for inspection at any moment?  Excellent food safety starts with a clean kitchen. This webinar will cover LA County’s health inspection protocols and what you need to get an A every time an inspector walks through your doors. If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready! REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to go from Handyman to Construction

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for this insightful presentation to gain knowledge on how you can go from Handyman to starting a Construction company. This essential workshop is for any individual who is looking to obtain a contractor’s license and start a Construction business. Presented by our advisor, Michael Williams who has 30 years of experience helping people pass the CSLB exam. Topics we will cover:  Business Organization Business Finances Employment Requirements Bonds, Insurance, and Liens Contract Requirements and Execution Licensing Requirements Safety…

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Webinar – WAVE Level 1

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE is a simple and easy accounting system that is free if you don’t use its automated payments and payroll. Join us to learn how to start doing your accounting in this cloud-based software, track your business success and have the peace of mind of your books being recorded appropriately. • Creating your account in WAVE • Initial basic settings • Creating the basic Chart of Accounts • Recording your capital contributions • Recording your first purchase • Recording your…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Level 1

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Free

Join us to learn how to start doing your accounting in this cloud-based software, track your business success and have the peace of mind of your books being recorded appropriately. • Initial basic settings • Creating the basic Chart of Accounts • Recording your capital contributions • Recording your first purchase • Recording your first sale • Recording your first expense • Reading your first financial statements REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Social Media Q&A in time of Covid 19

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Are you overwhelmed by Social Media marketing? Are you posting but not seeing likes convert to sales? Join the Southbay SBDC for our Live interactive Social Media Q&A, addressing questions on how to effectively use social media to grow your business. SBDC Marketing and Social Media advisor Deborah Deras, will interact live with the audience via Zoom and answer questions covering a broad range of social media topics including: How to create content Where to post How to schedule posts…

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the life blood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed. Attendance is required for existing,…

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June 2022

Contracting as a Second Language – Diversify to Survive

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on October 6, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on December 1, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on January 5, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on February 2, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on March 2, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on April 6, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on May 4, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on June 1, 2022 at 9:00 am

Small Businesses are leaving an astounding amount of money on the table – This training is about showing up and taking your share!! The federal government alone spent almost $250B with small businesses in 2018! More money would be set aside for small businesses, if they only show up. The story is the same on the city/state and corporate levels. RightSource Services has partnered with the Los Angeles Small Business Development Center to train established small businesses to participate in…

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Social Media 101

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Are you confused where and how to start? We at PCR SBDC, know exactly what you are going through. You are not alone and we offer a big part of the solution through our workshops and one on one consultations Our Social Media workshop, will save a lot of time, effort and mainly lots of trials and errors. Many businesses are on social media because of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) but they have no plan or strategy and are…

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Webinar – Choosing the Business Entity – Time for a Change or Brand New?

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Free

You will be introduced to: Pros and cons of creating a LLC, Corporation, Partnership and Sole Proprietorship How to form each entity and the tax reporting requirements Potential risks to be aware of and solutions REGISTER NOW

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Restaurant Academy: Goal Setting for Success Restaurants and Businesses

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Goal Setting for Success Restaurants and Businesses Do you have dreams that you wish to meet for your business? Setting goals and achievable actions step are proven to be the number one strategy for the most successful businesses. In this webinar, you will begin to prioritize your top business goals for 2022, learn how to use the SMART goal format, mind map the goal, and begin setting action plans to ensure maximum results. REGISTER NOW

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