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Due to the COVID-19 Safer-at-Home restrictions, all LA SBDC workshops are being rescheduled or offered online only. If you’ve registered for a workshop, please check your email or the calendar listing for the latest updates.

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The LA SBDC Network offers no-cost/low-cost business workshops throughout Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

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July 2020

Webinar – Negotiation Process and Skills Series – 5 Sessions

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Session 1: Process and Analysis – 7/1 We all negotiate things every day. However, that does not mean we know what we are doing. What is the process of negotiation? How do you initially analyze your negotiation to set yourself up for success? Strategy development is paramount to a successful negotiation. This webinar series starts here, with the big picture and a strong foundation. No more “trial and error” or “we’ll see how it goes”. Session 2: BATNAs and ZOPAs…

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Webinar – Sales Strategies Tips for Your Business

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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 – How to Start Your Business for Veterans, Military and Spouses

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Learn to start, run and grow your business. This workshop covers critical topics such as business development, market research, business entities and so much more. Don’t waste another minute, join us in learning how to bring your entrepreneurial idea life. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Trademark Basics: Can I protect that name, phrase, symbol?

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This webinar will provide small business owners with information on why a “trademark” is a valuable asset for a company to own; how “trademarks” help customers identify goods and services; how to select, use and protect a “trademark”; the importance of doing “search and clearance” activities prior to adoption and use; state and federal trademark “registration”; and how to avoid violating the trademark rights of others. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar -E-Commerce Summer Series – How to Use Multi-pay Purchase Options on Your Site to Grow Sales

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics – Come Ready to Learn: July 9th – How to Use Multi-Pay Purchase Options on Your Site to Grow Sales REGISTER NOW

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Webinar-E-Commerce Summer Series – Strategies & Tools to Monitor Your Competitions Pricing and Marketing Part 1

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics – Come Ready to Learn: July 15th & July 16th – Strategies and Tools to Monitor Your Competitions Pricing and Marketing  – Part 1 REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Negotiation Process and Skills Series – 5 Sessions

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Session 1: Process and Analysis – 7/1 We all negotiate things every day. However, that does not mean we know what we are doing. What is the process of negotiation? How do you initially analyze your negotiation to set yourself up for success? Strategy development is paramount to a successful negotiation. This webinar series starts here, with the big picture and a strong foundation. No more “trial and error” or “we’ll see how it goes”. Session 2: BATNAs and ZOPAs…

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Webinar – Legal Issues in Marketing And Promotion

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This webinar will introduce small business owners to legal issues in marketing and promotion, such as “puffery” vs. fraud and misleading advertising; steering clear of copyright infringement and rights of privacy/publicity; marketing by phone, fax, email, and text; using social media; differences in federal and state laws; legal protections in marketing; and legal penalties for noncompliance. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar-E-Commerce Summer Series – Strategies & Tools to Monitor Your Competitions Pricing and Marketing Part 2

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics – Come Ready to Learn: July 15th & July 16th – Strategies and Tools to Monitor Your Competitions Pricing and Marketing (Part 2) REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Intellectual Property(IP): Patent, Patent Search and other IP Options

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

Entrepreneurs and business owners may have Intellectual Property (IP) as an asset, but many don’t know it. It’s important to know what the options are for protecting Intellectual Property(IP). This webinar will discuss: -An overview of different types of Intellectual Property -Importance of Intellectual Property -Patents – Initial Search and Resources -Other types of Intellectual Property REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Negotiation Process and Skills Series – 5 Sessions

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Session 1: Process and Analysis – 7/1 We all negotiate things every day. However, that does not mean we know what we are doing. What is the process of negotiation? How do you initially analyze your negotiation to set yourself up for success? Strategy development is paramount to a successful negotiation. This webinar series starts here, with the big picture and a strong foundation. No more “trial and error” or “we’ll see how it goes”. Session 2: BATNAs and ZOPAs…

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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – How to Start an E-commerce Business (Part 1 and 2)

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics – Come Ready to Learn: July 22nd & July 23rd – How to Start an E-commerce Business  – Part 1 REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – How to Start an E-commerce Business (Part 2)

July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics – Come Ready to Learn: July 23rd – How to Start an E-commerce Business  – Part 2 REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Negotiation Process and Skills Series – 5 Sessions

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Session 1: Process and Analysis – 7/1 We all negotiate things every day. However, that does not mean we know what we are doing. What is the process of negotiation? How do you initially analyze your negotiation to set yourself up for success? Strategy development is paramount to a successful negotiation. This webinar series starts here, with the big picture and a strong foundation. No more “trial and error” or “we’ll see how it goes”. Session 2: BATNAs and ZOPAs…

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Webinar – Protecting Creative Work: Copyright Basics

July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This webinar will teach small businesses how to protect legal rights in creative materials, such as training manuals, articles, publications, photographs, software, music, videos and website content. Attendees will learn the basics of copyright law; requirements for copyright protection; determining ownership; the benefits of registration; how to avoid violating the copyrights of others; and important copyright considerations for materials created by employees and independent contractors. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – How to Write and Optimize a Blog for SEO

July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics – Come Ready to Learn: July 30th – How to Write and Optimize a Blog for SEO REGISTER NOW

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August 2020

6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store?  Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: -Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify – 8/4 -General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) – 8/11 -Product loading and inventory management – 8/18 -Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) – 8/25 -Theme/Design setup – 9/1 -Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching – 9/8 REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Got Intellectual Property?: Strategies to Explore

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This webinar will discuss unknown and often underutilized strategies for exploiting the company’s intellectual property (IP), such as understanding IP as an asset; how IP can provide a competitive advantage; licensing for additional revenue streams; enforcement strategies; and sale of company IP. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – How to Effectively Use Subscriptions to Grow Your Online Sales

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics – Come Ready to Learn: August 6th – How to Effectively Use Subscriptions to Grow Your Online Sales REGISTER NOW

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6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store?  Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: -Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify – 8/4 -General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) – 8/11 -Product loading and inventory management – 8/18 -Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) – 8/25 -Theme/Design setup – 9/1 -Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching – 9/8 REGISTER NOW

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SBDC EDD/IRS Training – State Labor Law and Payroll Tax

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
University of Antelope Valley, 44055 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
Free

You will receive information from Employment Development Department (EDD) and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) on: -Record keeping, reporting requirements, employer obligations, and payment requirements. -Common wage and hour law application. -Employer and employee rights and responsibilities. -How to distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor. There is no charge for this seminar. To make reservations, visit the EDD website at www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars or call 866-873-6083. For additional seminar dates, times, locations, and subjects, please check the EDD website…

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Webinar – Doing Business Online: Electronic Contracts, Signatures and Records

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This webinar will discuss legal issues in ecommerce, such as using electronic contracts, signatures and records with clients and vendors; state and federal laws; and reducing liability online. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – The Power of Reviews and the Review Technology to Explore

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics – Come Ready to Learn: August 13th – The Power of Reviews and the Review Technology to Explore REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Grant Writing as a Funding Resource for SBIR/STTR Programs and more

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

This webinar will present a brief overview of funding resources – SBIR/STTR Programs. We will also cover best practices in developing a skillset for grant writing, how to avoid pitfalls of grant writing and resources to develop grants. Grant writing is skill that can be learned! Grant funding provides a non-dilutive funding option for early stage technologies. With limited resources, startups bootstrap to maximize their resources. Federal grants can serve as great resource for financial help and access to other commercialization…

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6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store?  Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: -Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify – 8/4 -General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) – 8/11 -Product loading and inventory management – 8/18 -Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) – 8/25 -Theme/Design setup – 9/1 -Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching – 9/8 REGISTER NOW

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Joint AVTA and SBDC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach and Training (includes lunch)

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 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,…

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Webinar – Protecting the Company’s “Secret Sauce”: Trade Secret Basics

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This webinar will teach small business owners how to protect the company’s inventions, ideas and secrets. Attendees will learn the basics of trade secret law; the kinds of information that can be protected as a trade secret; confidentiality requirements; ownership issues; how to avoid losing trade secret protection; and how to avoid violating the trade secret rights of others. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – The Top Dropshipping Platforms to Help You Source More Product

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics – Come Ready to Learn: August 20th – The Top Dropshipping Platforms to Help You Source More Product REGISTER NOW

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6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store?  Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: -Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify – 8/4 -General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) – 8/11 -Product loading and inventory management – 8/18 -Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) – 8/25 -Theme/Design setup – 9/1 -Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching – 9/8 REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – How to Use Social Commerce to Generate More Sales

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics – Come Ready to Learn: August 27th – How to Use Social Commerce to Generate More Sales REGISTER NOW

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September 2020

6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

September 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store?  Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: -Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify – 8/4 -General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) – 8/11 -Product loading and inventory management – 8/18 -Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) – 8/25 -Theme/Design setup – 9/1 -Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching – 9/8 REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Trademark Basics: Can I protect that name, phrase, symbol?

September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This webinar will provide small business owners with information on why a “trademark” is a valuable asset for a company to own; how “trademarks” help customers identify goods and services; how to select, use and protect a “trademark”; the importance of doing “search and clearance” activities prior to adoption and use; state and federal trademark “registration”; and how to avoid violating the trademark rights of others. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – DIY Conversation Rate Optimization to Fix Issues on Your E-commerce Site

September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics – Come Ready to Learn: September 3rd – DIY Conversation Rate Optimization to Fix Issues on Your E-commerce Site REGISTER NOW

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6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store?  Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: -Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify – 8/4 -General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) – 8/11 -Product loading and inventory management – 8/18 -Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) – 8/25 -Theme/Design setup – 9/1 -Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching – 9/8 REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Meetings, Minutes and Motions: Preparing Corporate Documents

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This webinar will teach business owners of corporations and LLCs how to prepare basic corporate documents, such as statements of information; sending notices and holding director and shareholder meetings, preparing motions and minutes, voting requirements; and other corporate formalities required by the company’s bylaws, operating agreement or by law. REGISTER NOW

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Business Planning – Part 1

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
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. Feel free to bring your device to work on the Business Plan during the training. Highlighted Topics: -Creating a Business Plan -Goal Development -Business Development -Marketing Plans -Advertising Strategies -Financials – Overview REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Protecting Creative Work: Copyright Basics

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This webinar will teach small businesses how to protect legal rights in creative materials, such as training manuals, articles, publications, photographs, software, music, videos and website content. Attendees will learn the basics of copyright law; requirements for copyright protection; determining ownership; the benefits of registration; how to avoid violating the copyrights of others; and important copyright considerations for materials created by employees and independent contractors. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – Customer Service Best Practices for Your E-commerce Business

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics – Come Ready to Learn September 17th – Customer Service Best Practices for Your E-commerce Business REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Investor Tips: How to Pitch to an Investor and Finding/Attracting Investors

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

Entrepreneurs and innovators can change the world, but many of them don’t get funded because the pitch is the first introduction of the idea to the investors. Capital raising and developing a fundraising strategy is a crucial part of realizing financial stability in the initial stages of the company. Learn the following: -How to Effectively Pitch your Idea to Investors -Explore Resources to Find and Attract Investors REGISTER NOW

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Business Planning – Part 2

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
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. Feel free to bring your device to work on the Business Plan during the training. Highlighted Topics: -Creating a Business Plan -Goal Development -Business Development -Marketing Plans -Advertising Strategies -Financials – Overview REGISTER NOW

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Creating Financial Projections

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
Free

Have you tried to create detailed start-up costs, key assumptions and financial projections? Ran into a few obstacles along the way? Learn how to easily create your own. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Got Intellectual Property?: Strategies to Explore

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This webinar will discuss unknown and often underutilized strategies for exploiting the company’s intellectual property (IP), such as understanding IP as an asset; how IP can provide a competitive advantage; licensing for additional revenue streams; enforcement strategies; and sale of company IP. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Fall Series – Re-commerce: What is it and how can you leverage it in your E-commerce Business?

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

E-Commerce Fall Series Featured Topics – Come Ready to Learn: –September 24th – Re-commerce: What is it and how can you leverage it in your E-commerce business? -October 1st – How to Effectively Use Video to Grow E-commerce Sales -October 8th – Email Marketing Best Practices for Your E-commerce Business -October 15th – How to write E-commerce design and development project requirements and how to hire the best developer/designer -October 22nd – How to insure your product photography is optimized to sell products -October…

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October 2020

Webinar – Say What? Product Advertising and Labeling

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This webinar will introduce small business owners to the basics of California and federal advertising and labeling law. Attendees will learn the difference between truthful vs. fraudulent and misleading advertising; business “puffery”; lawful product comparisons; requirements when using terms such as “organic” and “fat free”; required disclosures for certain ingredients such as nuts and other allergens; and liability for violating advertising and labeling laws. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Fall Series – How to Effectively Use Video to Grow E-commerce Sales

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

How to Effectively Use Video to Grow E-commerce Sales REGISTER NOW

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