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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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September 2020

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 – Facebook and Social Media

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This is a basic workshop to learn which are the correct social media networks for your business and the common terminology. We will have examples and interact with Facebook and your business page. How to use Hashtags, tag people, belong to groups, what is Marketplace, and much more. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How to Adapt for COVID-19 – Low/No Cost Marketing Strategies

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

Learn about helpful strategies to keep your marketing momentum strong, during this down time.  Strategies include: -How to Maintain a Social Media presence during a down period -How to Network with Social Distancing -Valuable Marketing Resources to Help You and Your Business Stay Connected -Marketing Decisions: What to do when times are slow? Where to invest? REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Facebook y Redes Sociales

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Este es un taller básico para aprender cuáles son las redes sociales correctas para tu negocio y la terminología común. Tendremos ejemplos e interactuaremos con Facebook y su pagina de negocios. Cómo usar Hashtags,  etiquetar personas, pertenecer a grupos, que es Marketplace, y mucho más. registrarse ahora

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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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Webinar – Tips for Importing

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Webinar CA
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? · How to classify the merchandise · What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)? · How can a licensed customs broker help your business? · What is the role of the U.S.…

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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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Webinar – Managing Business Finances

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

You may not have the financial expertise, but it’s never too late to learn about financial basics for your business: · Budgeting – How much money do I need to start and operate the business? · Cash Flow Projections – How much money is coming into and going out of the business? · Financing Options – When is it the right time to explore? REGISTER NOW

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Webinar 3 Part Series:Thinking About Building Your Business Website -The Development Path to Explore

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

So, you are building your business website yourself? Congratulations You’re probably too nervous to celebrate just yet. After all, you have some very big decisions to make. Now the good news – this 3 Part Series will explore the development path before building your business website.  Put your business on the right track with development, from the start. Register to attend today! · 10/1/20 Part 1: 10 Important Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Web Host · 10/8/20 Part 2: Tips on Choosing the Web…

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Webinar – WordPress Survival – Part 1

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Using WordPress or thinking about using WordPress, this two part webinar will provide tips and techniques to help make it easier to navigate, increase productivity, and lead the path to more visibility for your business and customers. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

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

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Join us to learn about: · 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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SBDC EDD/IRS Training – Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
Free

You will learn: -California payroll reporting requirements: forms, employer obligations, reporting, and payment requirements. -Independent contractor reporting requirements. -Electronic filing and payment requirements and options. -Federal payroll reporting requirements, including Forms 940, 941, 1099, W-2, W-4, W-9, and alternative filing. 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 at www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/ or call 888-745-3886 REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Google my Business

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

With a Profile of my business in Google your company can stand out for free in Maps and Google Search. With the features we will teach, you can interact with existing customers or find new ones. You will learn to enter the information that your company needs so that you appear on the first pages of the search. We will talk about how to enter the type of business, description, how to mount photos, and more. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Privacy Policy and Terms of Use: The Basics

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

This webinar will discuss the importance of privacy policies and terms of use in ecommerce; relevant state, federal and international privacy laws small business owners should be aware of; drafting a privacy policy and terms of use; and how privacy policy and terms of use clauses can reduce liability. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Fall Series – Email Marketing Best Practices for Your E-commerce Business

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

Email Marketing Best Practices for Your E-commerce Business REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Understanding the Story Behind the Numbers and Potential Red Flags

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

Learn how to take control of your business through the power of financials. Financials convey a story about a business and can empower the entrepreneur/business owner. Examples will be shared where warning signs were glaring in the financials, but business owners could not spot the warning signs. You will learn how to interpret and understand the financials, define Metrics and develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). You will have the knowledge and tools to apply in your business as you become aware of: · Tips…

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Webinar 3 Part Series:Thinking About Building Your Business Website -The Development Path to Explore

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

So, you are building your business website yourself? Congratulations You’re probably too nervous to celebrate just yet. After all, you have some very big decisions to make. Now the good news – this 3 Part Series will explore the development path before building your business website.  Put your business on the right track with development, from the start. Register to attend today! · 10/1/20 Part 1: 10 Important Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Web Host · 10/8/20 Part 2: Tips on Choosing the Web…

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Webinar – Google mi Negocio

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Con un Perfil de mi negocio en Google tu empresa puede destacarse de manera gratuita en Mapas y Búsqueda de Google. Con las funciones que enseñaremos, podrás interactuar con los clientes existentes o encontrar nuevos. Aprenderás a ingresar la información que necesita tu empresa para que salgas en las primeras páginas de la búsqueda. Hablaremos de cómo ingresar el tipo de negocio, descripción, cómo montar fotos, y más. registrarse ahora

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Webinar – How to Choose an App/Accounting Software for Your Business

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

Have you been overwhelmed or clueless about what kind of accounting software you should use for your business? Do you know what infrastructure to use, cloud or local based? What features are you willing to give up? Please join our webinar to learn basic principles of how to select an accounting application that better fits your business type and explore some of the key features of the most popular applications for small businesses. · Simple methodology to choose an app/software ·…

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Webinar – COVID and Managing Commercial Business Risks – Insurance Options and More

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Featured Presenter:  Henry Rodriguez Do you know which business insurance coverage is in place? Thought about other areas to explore for coverage? Are there ways to help reduce insurance premiums? Are you aware of exclusions on your business insurance policies?  Come ready to learn how to manage potential business risks using commercial business insurance options for new and existing businesses: · Learn Different Policy Types to Consider – Need to Have versus Nice to Have · Policy Riders to Explore · Ideas for…

Find out more »

Webinar – WordPress Survival – Part 2

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Using WordPress or thinking about using WordPress, this two part webinar will provide tips and techniques to help make it easier to navigate, increase productivity, and lead the path to more visibility for your business and customers. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Buying and Selling a Business – What you need to know

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This webinar will teach the basics of buying and selling a business, such as conducting “due diligence”- inspecting the financial records, contracts and business assets; determining the value of the business; preparing contracts and related purchase-and-sale documents; tax considerations; and knowing when to “walk away” from a deal. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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

Find out more »

Webinar – How to Find International Customers

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Exploring global trade can be challenging when trying to find international customers. Learn tips and techniques including market research to help: -Attract International Customers -Identify Potential Direct/Indirect Distributors REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Entrepreneur/Business Owner Tools

October 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Lots to do and not enough time?  Come ready to explore tools and resources to help improve your business. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Business Model – Part 1

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
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.  Join us to learn: · Business Idea to Business Model · Introduction to the Business Models · Steps to Define, Design and…

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Webinar – Franchises, Businesses Opportunities and Seller-Assisted Marketing Plans

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

This webinar will explain alternative business models such as franchises, “business opportunities” and seller-assisted marketing plans; state and federal regulatory requirements; traps for the unwary (such as how a trademark license could turn into an “accidental franchise”); and strategies for buying and selling these kinds of businesses. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Fall Series-How to Write E-commerce Design and Development Project Requirements

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

October 15th – How to write E-commerce design and development project requirements and how to hire the best developer/designer REGISTER NOW

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Webinar 3 Part Series:Thinking About Building Your Business Website -The Development Path to Explore

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

So, you are building your business website yourself? Congratulations You’re probably too nervous to celebrate just yet. After all, you have some very big decisions to make. Now the good news – this 3 Part Series will explore the development path before building your business website.  Put your business on the right track with development, from the start. Register to attend today! · 10/1/20 Part 1: 10 Important Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Web Host · 10/8/20 Part 2: Tips on Choosing the Web…

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Webinar – Role of Effective Communication when Starting your Business & Beyond

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

Communication is an important skill not just in the initial stage of the business, but throughout the life of the business. This webinar will help streamline and improve communication with practical and proven methods. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How To Sell…Without Sounding Like A Salesperson

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Selling is an art form tried by many and mastered by fewer. In business or just starting in business, it’s an opportunity to learn: – How to stand out in the eyes of your prospects – How to select the right group for business leads – How to craft an effective elevator speech – and more! REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Business Model – Part 2

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
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.  Join us to learn: · Building Blocks for the Business Model · Introduction to Business Model Tool REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation

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

This webinar will discuss how small business owners can use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to avoid litigation; specific types of ADR such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration; the pros and cons of ADR; how to incorporate ADR clauses into contracts; and state and federal ADR laws small business owners should be aware of. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar E-Commerce Fall Series-How to Insure your Product Photography is Optimized to Sell Products

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

October 22nd – How to insure your product photography is optimized to sell products REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – 3-Part Series Tips for Operating During COVID

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

Operating during COVID requires preparation, an action plan and continual compliance with Federal, State, Local and Industry standards. Tips on operating and areas to be aware of to help minimize potential business risks will be covered during the 3-Part Series featuring the following: 10/22 – Delivery Services 10/29 – Retail Activities 11/5 – General Office Activities · Links to Government Regulations · Effective Practices · Customer Experience REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Una herramienta financiera fácil de manejar para tu negocio

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Estás comenzando tu negocio y necesitas una manera fácil para registrar y administrar tu actividad comercial? Sabes si estás ganando o perdiendo dinero en tu negocio? Sabes qué productos o servicios debes seguir vendiendo? Sabes en qué estas gastando demasiado? Da los primeros pasos y prepárate para el futuro. Aprenderás a usar una herramienta en Excel y recibirás una copia gratis. Registrarse Ahora

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Webinar – Entrepreneur/Business Owner Tools

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

Lots to do and not enough time?  Come ready to explore tools and resources to help improve your business. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – How to Find International Customers

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Exploring global trade can be challenging when trying to find international customers. Learn tips and techniques including market research to help: -Attract International Customers -Identify Potential Direct/Indirect Distributors REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Simple Business Plan

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

This workshop is ideal for business owners to learn how to develop, 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 with the CANVAS model and they will be given a template as a tool. Know your clients, how to distribute, where to advertise, what strategies will work to make a good sells, etc. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Plan de Negocios Simple

October 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Este taller es ideal para que los dueños de negocios aprendan cómo elaborar, diseñar y definir un modelo de negocio. Un modelo de negocio es lo que define un negocio y su práctica. En este taller, los asistentes aprenderán cómo definir primero su modelo de negocio con el modelo CANVAS y se les entregará una plantilla como herramienta. Conozca a sus clientes, cómo distribuir, dónde publicitar, qué estrategias funcionarán para hacer una buena venta, etc. registrarse ahora

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Webinar- E-Commerce Fall Series – How to Leverage Influencer Driven Commerce to Drive More Traffic

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

How to leverage influencer driven commerce to drive more traffic REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – 3-Part Series Tips for Operating During COVID

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

Operating during COVID requires preparation, an action plan and continual compliance with Federal, State, Local and Industry standards. Tips on operating and areas to be aware of to help minimize potential business risks will be covered during the 3-Part Series featuring the following: 10/22 – Delivery Services 10/29 – Retail Activities 11/5 – General Office Activities · Links to Government Regulations · Effective Practices · Customer Experience REGISTER NOW

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November 2020

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

November 4 @ 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 – Choosing the Business Entity – Time for a Change or Brand New?

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

Join us to learn about: · 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

Find out more »

Webinar – Handling Your First International Order

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

Just starting with global trade and waiting for your first customer? Learn how to prepare your business for your first international order: · Identifying an International Customer · Locating a Courier Service or Freight Forwarder · Packaging and Shipping Options · Required Documentation · Insurance Options · Payment Terms REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Business Model – Part 1

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
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.  Join us to learn: · Business Idea to Business Model · Introduction to the Business Models · Steps to Define, Design and…

Find out more »

Webinar- E-Commerce Fall Series – How to Help Reduce Fraud in Your E-commerce Business

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

How to help reduce fraud in your E-commerce business REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Startup Activities – A Financial Perspective

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Have the idea for the business and getting ready to move forward with the business launch? Learn the next steps to help navigate and launch your new business or continue the path where obstacles occurred along the way. Join us to learn about: · Professional Services – Legal & Other · Licenses and Permits · Business Insurance Options REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – 3-Part Series Tips for Operating During COVID

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Operating during COVID requires preparation, an action plan and continual compliance with Federal, State, Local and Industry standards. Tips on operating and areas to be aware of to help minimize potential business risks will be covered during the 3-Part Series featuring the following: 10/22 – Delivery Services 10/29 – Retail Activities 11/5 – General Office Activities · Links to Government Regulations · Effective Practices · Customer Experience REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
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

Find out more »

Business Planning – Part 1

November 10 @ 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

Find out more »

Webinar – How To Sell…Without Sounding Like A Salesperson

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

Selling is an art form tried by many and mastered by fewer. In business or just starting in business, it’s an opportunity to learn: – How to stand out in the eyes of your prospects – How to select the right group for business leads – How to craft an effective elevator speech – and more! REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Business Model – Part 2

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
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.  Join us to learn: · Building Blocks for the Business Model · Introduction to Business Model Tool REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Positioning Your Business to Exit

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

Thinking about the next phase of your business and considering an exit strategy. Being aware of steps to take, key financial areas, team dynamics, assessing the economic and industry indicators are just part of the story. Come ready to learn about areas to explore in preparation for positioning your business to exit or not… REGISTER NOW

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Business Planning – Part 2

November 17 @ 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

November 17 @ 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

Find out more »

Webinar – COVID and Managing Commercial Business Risks – Insurance Options and More

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Featured Presenter:  Henry Rodriguez Do you know which business insurance coverage is in place? Thought about other areas to explore for coverage? Are there ways to help reduce insurance premiums? Are you aware of exclusions on your business insurance policies?  Come ready to learn how to manage potential business risks using commercial business insurance options for new and existing businesses: · Learn Different Policy Types to Consider – Need to Have versus Nice to Have · Policy Riders to Explore · Ideas for…

Find out more »

Webinar – Buying and Selling a Business – What you need to know

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

This webinar will teach the basics of buying and selling a business, such as conducting “due diligence”- inspecting the financial records, contracts and business assets; determining the value of the business; preparing contracts and related purchase-and-sale documents; tax considerations; and knowing when to “walk away” from a deal. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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

Find out more »

Webinar – Screening Your Business Ideas

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

Have lots of business ideas and trying to decide which one to move forward with? Come ready to learn an easy to apply process for prioritizing and evaluating business ideas with next steps to take. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Entrepreneur/Business Owner Tools

November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Lots to do and not enough time?  Come ready to explore tools and resources to help improve your business. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Handling Your First International Order

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Just starting with global trade and waiting for your first customer? Learn how to prepare your business for your first international order: · Identifying an International Customer · Locating a Courier Service or Freight Forwarder · Packaging and Shipping Options · Required Documentation · Insurance Options · Payment Terms REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Una herramienta financiera fácil de manejar para tu negocio

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Estás comenzando tu negocio y necesitas una manera fácil para registrar y administrar tu actividad comercial? Sabes si estás ganando o perdiendo dinero en tu negocio? Sabes qué productos o servicios debes seguir vendiendo? Sabes en qué estas gastando demasiado? Da los primeros pasos y prepárate para el futuro. Aprenderás a usar una herramienta en Excel y recibirás una copia gratis. Registrarse Ahora

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Webinar- E-Commerce Fall Series – How to Use Private Labeling to Scale Your Merchandising Efforts

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

How to Use Private Labeling to Scale Your Merchandising Efforts REGISTER NOW

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

November 19 @ 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 – Tips to Jumpstart your Business

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

This webinar will provide tips and resources help jumpstart your business including: -Key Elements for Developing a Cost Structure -Value Proposition -Competitive Advantage -Effective Business Processes -Successful Jumpstarted Businesses REGISTER NOW

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December 2020

Webinar – WordPress Survival – Part 1

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Using WordPress or thinking about using WordPress, this two part webinar will provide tips and techniques to help make it easier to navigate, increase productivity, and lead the path to more visibility for your business and customers. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar E-Commerce Fall Series – Return Policy,Privacy Policy and Terms of Service:Why You Need Them

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

Return Policy, Privacy Policy and Terms of Service: Why You Need Them and How to Create Them REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Positioning Your Business to Exit

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

Thinking about the next phase of your business and considering an exit strategy. Being aware of steps to take, key financial areas, team dynamics, assessing the economic and industry indicators are just part of the story. Come ready to learn about areas to explore in preparation for positioning your business to exit or not… REGISTER NOW

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

December 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 – Una herramienta financiera fácil de manejar para tu negocio

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Estás comenzando tu negocio y necesitas una manera fácil para registrar y administrar tu actividad comercial? Sabes si estás ganando o perdiendo dinero en tu negocio? Sabes qué productos o servicios debes seguir vendiendo? Sabes en qué estas gastando demasiado? Da los primeros pasos y prepárate para el futuro. Aprenderás a usar una herramienta en Excel y recibirás una copia gratis. Registrarse Ahora

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Webinar – WordPress Survival – Part 2

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

Using WordPress or thinking about using WordPress, this two part webinar will provide tips and techniques to help make it easier to navigate, increase productivity, and lead the path to more visibility for your business and customers. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar E-Commerce Fall Series – The Top 3rd Party Fulfillment Services and How to Set Things Up

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

The Top 3rd Party Fulfillment Services and How to Set Things Up REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Una herramienta financiera fácil de manejar para tu negocio

December 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Estás comenzando tu negocio y necesitas una manera fácil para registrar y administrar tu actividad comercial? Sabes si estás ganando o perdiendo dinero en tu negocio? Sabes qué productos o servicios debes seguir vendiendo? Sabes en qué estas gastando demasiado? Da los primeros pasos y prepárate para el futuro. Aprenderás a usar una herramienta en Excel y recibirás una copia gratis. Registrarse Ahora

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Webinar – Screening Your Business Ideas

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

Have lots of business ideas and trying to decide which one to move forward with? Come ready to learn an easy to apply process for prioritizing and evaluating business ideas with next steps to take. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar E-Commerce – Headless Commerce:What is it and How Can You Use it to Scale Your E-commerce Business

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

Headless Commerce: What is it and How Can You Use it to Scale Your E-commerce Business REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Protecting Creative Work: Copyright Basics

December 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 – Business Succession Planning: Seamless Transition

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

Succession Planning is a roadmap to help guide future leadership at a business. Every business, regardless of its size, needs succession planning. Are the right people moving at the right pace into the right jobs at the right time? Leadership Development is a fundamental element of Succession Planning. It can help a company to create a workplace that recruits and retains high quality employees. REGISTER NOW

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