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Assisting clients in the Northern Los Angeles County Area

May 2024

Webinar – Business Model #2

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

This is the ideal workshop where business owners at all levels will learn how to build, design, and define a business model. A business model is what defines a business and its practice. In this workshop attendees will learn how to first define their business model. They will be introduced to a business model canvas as a tool.  Topics are below: · Building Blocks for the Business Model · Introduction to Business Model Tool REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Digital Marketing Mastery for Ecommerce Entrepreneurs – Part 2

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

  Unlock the full potential of your online store with our Digital Marketing Mastery for Ecommerce Entrepreneurs webinar series (3-parts). Tailored specifically for new ecommerce business owners, this three-part series delves into the most effective digital marketing strategies and tools to boost your online presence and sales. From crafting compelling buyer personas to leveraging SEO, social media, and targeted advertising, learn how to attract, engage, and convert your audience into loyal customers. Each session is designed to equip you with…

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Webinar – WAVE Transacciones Comunes (español)

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE- Transacciones Comunes Este seminario web está diseñado para aquellos que no tienen experiencia financiera pero han asistido a nuestro seminario web introductorio. Utilizaremos ejemplos sencillos para demostrar cómo gestionar transacciones comerciales básicas, como facturación, compras, importación y conciliacion de transacciones bancarias. Nuestro principal objetivo es ayudarle a sentirse mas comodo y seguro al utilizar la herramienta generando confianza. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Digital Marketing Mastery for Ecommerce Entrepreneurs – Part 3

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

  Unlock the full potential of your online store with our Digital Marketing Mastery for Ecommerce Entrepreneurs webinar series (3-parts). Tailored specifically for new ecommerce business owners, this three-part series delves into the most effective digital marketing strategies and tools to boost your online presence and sales. From crafting compelling buyer personas to leveraging SEO, social media, and targeted advertising, learn how to attract, engage, and convert your audience into loyal customers. Each session is designed to equip you with…

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Webinar – Sales Strategy Tips for Your Business

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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 – Introduction to the Corporate Transparency Act

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

As a business owner, you may have heard about the Corporate Transparency Act. Effective 1/1/24, all LLCs and Corporations must file beneficial ownership information reports with the Federal Financial Crimes Network.  Failure to comply may result in severe penalties starting at $500 per day. Join us for an introduction to the Corporate Transparency Act to help increase your awareness and move forward with compliance. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Ways to Impact Your Sales and Increase Customer Engagement

May 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Have customers…are you reaching them? Want and need customers? Come ready to learn tips and techniques to help increase engagement and attract potential new customers using social media and other tools.       REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – QuickBooks Online – Transacciones Comunes (español)

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

QUICKBOOKS ONLINE – Transacciones Comunes Este seminario web está diseñado para aquellos que no tienen experiencia financiera pero han asistido a nuestro seminario web introductorio. Utilizaremos ejemplos sencillos para demostrar cómo gestionar transacciones comerciales básicas, como facturación, compras, importación y conciliación de transacciones bancarias. Nuestro principal objetivo es ayudarle a sentirse más cómodo y seguro al utilizar la herramienta generando confianza. REGISTER NOW

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June 2024

Webinar – Finding Funding

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Explore a variety of funding types for your business including disaster assistance related.  Capital is critical for all businesses.  The type of business, your capital needs, and additional factors may influence what you explore, along with the current climate.  There are many types of capital including owner investment, profit reinvestment, loans from a bank, loans from an alternative financial resources(non-banks), equipment financing, tax credits, supplier credit, credit lines, equity lines, Angel Investors, Venture Capital Investors, money invested by family &…

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Webinar – AVTA and SBDC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach and Training

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Come and join the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to learn about resources available to help your business prepare, explore and pursue Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) procurement opportunities.  The goal is to help the Small Business Community participate in the local economy where local businesses can provide their services and/or supplies to the AVTA for a contract or other procurement opportunity.  Opportunity examples include construction, specialty contractors, manufacturing, digital signage, wholesalers, furniture, architectural services, landscaping…

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Webinar – Writing for Fun, Profit and to Promote

June 6 @ 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.   We hope you will join us for this content rich webinar.   In this webinar you will learn:   The number one road block that stops new authors in their tracks from achieving their dreams of writing a…

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Webinar – Tips for Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Ads

June 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

If you have ever thought about writing, publishing and marketing a book on Kindle, this webinar will show you where to begin and how to maneuver though the Kindle Platform, how to publish and market your book. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – WAVE Introduction

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE Introduction: This webinar is aimed at individuals who are not from a financial background and wish to gain some understanding of WAVE’s features, along with basic accounting concepts. We will cover how to navigate the tool, make configurations, and briefly introduce the main menu options. Our primary focus will be to build trust and help you feel more confident while using the tool. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business

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

This informational Webinar, will give you a good overview of what it takes to Start Your Own Home-Based Business. Having this knowledge will nurture your dream of being self-employed and doing what you want to do in life. From selecting a business and getting it registered to how to balance your home life with our work life, this introduction will help you move forward towards entrepreneurship! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Tax Considerations for Home-based Small Businesses

June 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Operating a home-based small business and need some tax related tips/guidelines? The webinar covers tax considerations for a sole proprietorship, LLC and S-Corporation.  Highlighted topics will include: Special Business Expense Deductions Self-employment Taxes Quarterly Estimated Taxes and More   Come ready with your questions. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – QuickBooks Online Introduction

June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

Webinar – QuickBooks Online Introduction This webinar is aimed at individuals who are not from a financial background and wish to gain some understanding of QuickBooks Online’s features, along with basic accounting concepts. We will cover how to navigate the tool, make configurations, and briefly introduce the main menu options. Our primary focus will be to build trust and help you feel more confident while using the tool. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Fundamentals of Food Businesses

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Fundamentals of Food Businesses gives an overview on the various food business models. From Cottage Food Law (which allows preparing approved foods at home) to full-service restaurants and everything in between. This webinar will allow attendees to explore their ideas and think about different business models for their food business dream, and show steps to each with easily explained phases.  Presented by Kevin McVearry, Business Advisor with the SBDC since 2012, with over 25 years of experience opening and operating…

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Webinar – WAVE Common Transactions

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE – Common Transactions This webinar is designed for those who do not have a financial background but have attended our introductory webinar. We will use simple examples to demonstrate how to manage basic business transactions such as invoicing, purchasing, importing, and reconciling bank transactions. Our main goal is to help you feel more comfortable and confident when using the tool by building trust. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Introduction to the Corporate Transparency Act

June 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

As a business owner, you may have heard about the Corporate Transparency Act. Effective 1/1/24, all LLCs and Corporations must file beneficial ownership information reports with the Federal Financial Crimes Network.  Failure to comply may result in severe penalties starting at $500 per day. Join us for an introduction to the Corporate Transparency Act to help increase your awareness and move forward with compliance. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – QuickBooks Online – Common Transactions

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

QUICKBOOKS ONLINE – Common Transactions This webinar is designed for those who do not have a financial background but have attended our introductory webinar. We will use simple examples to demonstrate how to manage basic business transactions such as invoicing, purchasing, importing, and reconciling bank transactions. Our main goal is to help you feel more comfortable and confident when using the tool by building trust. REGISTER NOW

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July 2024

Webinar – Introduction to the Corporate Transparency Act

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

As a business owner, you may have heard about the Corporate Transparency Act. Effective 1/1/24, all LLCs and Corporations must file beneficial ownership information reports with the Federal Financial Crimes Network.  Failure to comply may result in severe penalties starting at $500 per day. Join us for an introduction to the Corporate Transparency Act to help increase your awareness and move forward with compliance. REGISTER NOW

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