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The LA SBDC Network offers no-cost virtual business workshops for small businesses in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

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Assisting clients in the Northern Los Angeles County Area

August 2021

Webinar – Analyzing and Selecting the Right Payment System for Your E-commerce Business

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Analyzing and Selecting the Right Payment System for Your E-commerce Business REGISTER NOW

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

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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 – Entrepreneurship for Veterans, Military and Spouses – Parts 1 and 2

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

The Veteran Entrepreneurship Series is a two-part webinar that assists Veterans with understanding the transition from military service member to civilian entrepreneur, and understanding the multitude of considerations for planning and executing a successful transition. Featured Topics: • Common Mistakes – Are you business ready? • Pre-launch and Post-launch Activities • Financing Options REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Got Intellectual Property? Strategies to Explore

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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 the company. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Entrepreneurship for Veterans, Military and Spouses – Part 2

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

The Veteran Entrepreneurship Series is a two-part webinar that assists Veterans with understanding the transition from military service member to civilian entrepreneur, and understanding the multitude of considerations for planning and executing a successful transition. Featured Topics: • Common Mistakes – Are you business ready? • Pre-launch and Post-launch Activities • Financing Options REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Google mi Negocio

August 31 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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 ¡Regístrate ahora!

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Webinar – Google My Business

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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September 2021

Webinar – Introduction to Entrepreneurship for Veterans, Military and Spouses

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial. This is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”. The session will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow and how to bring your vision to life. Participants will also be introduced to resources to help you take the next step in starting or growing your business, or transitioning from current activity into a formal business. Featured Topics: • Common Characteristics of an Entrepreneur • Types of Entrepreneurs • Entrepreneurship Economic Impact…

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Webinar – Canvas Business Plan

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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 good sells, etc. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Plan de Negocios Simple

September 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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. ¡Regístrate ahora!

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Webinar – Legal Issues in Marketing and Promotion

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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 – How to Start Your Business for Veterans, Military and Spouses

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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 – Finding Funding for Veterans, Military and Spouses

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Explore a variety of funding types for your business. Capital is critical for all businesses. The type of business, your capital needs, and additional factors may influence what you explore. 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 & friends, Crowd Funding, etc. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Facebook e Instagram para su negocio

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

¿Quieres crear tu página de Facebook para tu negocio? No importa si ya tienes tú página. Estamos seguros de que aprenderá algo nuevo. Te mostraremos: • cómo crear una página • qué información debes tener • cómo administrar tu configuración • a quién debes autorizar para administrar tú página • cómo subir fotos y videos, entre muchos otros consejos. Si pudiera conectarse a través de una computadora portátil, sería mejor. Solo prepárate para aprender y tomar notas. Siempre podemos tener…

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Webinar – Joint AVTA and SBDC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach and Training

September 23 @ 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,…

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Webinar – Say What? Product Advertising and Labeling

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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 – Facebook & Instagram For Business

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Do you want to create your Facebook page for your business? It doesn’t matter if you already created your page. We are sure you will learn something new.  We will walk you through: • How to create a page • What information should be there • How to manage your settings • Who should you give authorization to admin your page • How to upload pictures and videos, among many other tips We can also have a one on one…

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

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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October 2021

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

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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

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Webinar – Google mi Negocio

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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. ¡Regístrate ahora!

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Webinar – Entrepreneurship for Veterans, Military and Spouses – Parts 1 and 2

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

The Veteran Entrepreneurship Series is a two-part webinar that assists Veterans with understanding the transition from military service member to civilian entrepreneur, and understanding the multitude of considerations for planning and executing a successful transition. Featured Topics: • Common Mistakes – Are you business ready? • Pre-launch and Post-launch Activities • Financing Options REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Google My Business

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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 – Entrepreneurship for Veterans, Military and Spouses – Part 2

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The Veteran Entrepreneurship Series is a two-part webinar that assists Veterans with understanding the transition from military service member to civilian entrepreneur, and understanding the multitude of considerations for planning and executing a successful transition. Featured Topics: • Common Mistakes – Are you business ready? • Pre-launch and Post-launch Activities • Financing Options REGISTER NOW

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