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September 2019

Webinar – What Are You Waiting For? Go Global!

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Learn why small business owners should consider exporting goods and services from the U.S. as a way to grow their business. The following topics will be highlighted: – Why go global? – the myths and opportunities – Identify indicators for your global market success – Understanding cultural differences – Sources of international marketing data – Consider partners for exporting REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – What Are You Waiting For? Go Global!

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Learn why small business owners should consider exporting goods and services from the U.S. as a way to grow their business.       The following topics will be highlighted: – Why go global? – the myths and opportunities – Identify indicators for your global market success – Understanding cultural differences – Sources of international marketing data – Consider partners for exporting   REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Tips for Importing into the U.S.

September 18 @ 12:45 pm - 1:15 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? – 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…

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Webinar – Tips for Importing into the U.S.

September 18 @ 12:45 pm - 1:15 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? -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. Customs and Border…

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Webinar – Laws Across Borders: Legal Issues in International Transactions

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

This webinar will teach small businesses how to identify legal issues in international transactions. Attendees will learn commercial laws affecting cross-border deals; determining which law applies-domestic, foreign or international; liability and risk-shifting techniques; and strategies for resolving cross-border conflict and disputes without resorting to litigation. REGISTER NOW

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How to Start Your Business

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
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 to life. REGISTER NOW

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

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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October 2019

Redes Sociales para su negocio

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
West Valley Work Source Center, 9207 Eton Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 United States
Free

Este es un taller básico en español para aprender sobre cuáles son las redes sociales correctas para su negocio y la terminología común.   REGISTRESE ACA

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Webinar – Meetings, Minutes and Motions: Preparing Corporate Documents

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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SBDC EDD/IRS Training – Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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. To make reservations, visit the EDD website at www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/ or call 866-873-6083.   Register Now

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Plan de Negocio Simplificado Webinar

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

Este taller es ideal para que los dueños de negocios en todos los niveles aprendan cómo construir, 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. Se les presentará una plantilla de modelo de negocio como herramienta. Los temas están a continuación: – Idea de negocio a modelo de negocio. – Introducción a los modelos de…

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Webinar – New Client Orientation

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

This webinar orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all about what the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has to offer and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars. We offer the New Client Orientation free of charge to all new clients. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Easy Ways to Screen Your Business Ideas

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Have a few, several or many ideas for a business? Come ready to learn from Victor Benoun some tips on the steps you can take to help decide which ideas to explore. You’ll get the opportunity to test the tips and techniques during the webinar.   REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – What Are You Waiting For? Go Global!

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Learn why small business owners should consider exporting goods and services from the U.S. as a way to grow their business.       The following topics will be highlighted: – Why go global? – the myths and opportunities – Identify indicators for your global market success – Understanding cultural differences – Sources of international marketing data – Consider partners for exporting   REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Tips for Importing into the U.S.

October 16 @ 6:15 pm - 6:45 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? -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. Customs and Border…

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Webinar – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business

October 17 @ 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 – Grant Writing as a Funding Resource (SBIR/STTR Programs)

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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 resources…

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New Client Orientation

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
Free

This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all about what the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has to offer and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars. We offer the New Client Orientation free of charge to all new clients. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Say What? Product Advertising and Labeling Laws

October 24 @ 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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QuickBooks Level 1

October 25 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
$59

In this hands-on beginners, detailed workshop you will learn the Quickbooks basics that will allow you to begin using Quickbooks for your business. Topics: – Introduction to Quickbooks – Accounting Basics: Profit and Loss Report, Balance Sheet Report, Assets and Liabilities, Cash v. Accrual Accounting – Company Set-Up – Chart of Accounts: Banks, Equity, Credit Cards, Income, Cost of Goods Sold, Expenses. – Lists: 1. Vendor Center (Database Set-Up) 2. Items/Products and Services (Set-Up) 3. Customer Center (Database Set-Up)  …

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Webinar – Buying and Selling a Business: What You Need to Know

October 31 @ 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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November 2019

QuickBooks Level 1

November 1 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
$59

In this hands-on beginners, detailed workshop you will learn the Quickbooks basics that will allow you to begin using Quickbooks for your business. Topics: – Introduction to Quickbooks – Accounting Basics: Profit and Loss Report, Balance Sheet Report, Assets and Liabilities, Cash v. Accrual Accounting – Company Set-Up – Chart of Accounts: Banks, Equity, Credit Cards, Income, Cost of Goods Sold, Expenses. – Lists: 1. Vendor Center (Database Set-Up) 2. Items/Products and Services (Set-Up) 3. Customer Center (Database Set-Up)  …

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Webinar – Commercial Leases: The Basics

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will introduce small business owners to the basics of commercial leases. Attendees will learn the differences between “gross,” “net” and “triple net” leases; conducting property inspections; rent, abatement, and “common area maintenance” (CAM) charges; use and signage restrictions; personal guarantees; build-out terms and obligations; determining who is responsible for maintenance and repairs; subleasing; and other information business owners should know before signing the lease, including when to “walk away.” REGISTER NOW

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Facebook para su negocio

November 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
West Valley Work Source Center, 9207 Eton Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 United States
Free

Este es un taller básico para aprender las formas en que puede usar la página de Facebook para su negocio de una manera que atraiga clientes. Debe tener su página de negocio en Facebook para que pueda beneficiarse de este taller. Veremos cómo usar el hashtag, tag, like, comment, y una introducción de cómo hacer publicidad.   REGISTRESE ACA

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QuickBooks Level 2

November 8 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
$59

Level 2:  A recap of Level 1: Chart of Accounts, Vendor List, Customer List and Items List. The continuation of Quickbooks Training to include:  -Accounts Payable: Entering and Paying Bill -Accounts Receivable: Client Invoices and Statements, Cash Receipts -Receipt of Payment -Credit Card Charges and Payment -Reconciliation of Bank Account and Credit Card Reports Students must have completed Level 1 to be eligible to take this class.   REGISTER NOW

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New Client Orientation

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
Free

This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all about what the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has to offer and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars. We offer the New Client Orientation free of charge to all new clients. REGISTER NOW

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Facebook para su negocio

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
West Valley Work Source Center, 9207 Eton Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 United States
Free

Este es un taller básico para aprender las formas en que puede usar la página de Facebook para su negocio de una manera que atraiga clientes. Debe tener su página de negocio en Facebook para que pueda beneficiarse de este taller. Veremos cómo usar el hashtag, tag, like, comment, y una introducción de cómo hacer publicidad.   REGISTRESE ACA

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Entrepreneurship Series: Session 1

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial.  The Entrepreneurship Series is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”.  The featured 90-minute sessions on 11/14 and 11/21, will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow, provide steps to start a formal business, and explore how to develop a business model 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…

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Webinar – What Are You Waiting For? Go Global!

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Learn why small business owners should consider exporting goods and services from the U.S. as a way to grow their business.       The following topics will be highlighted: – Why go global? – the myths and opportunities – Identify indicators for your global market success – Understanding cultural differences – Sources of international marketing data – Consider partners for exporting   REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Tips for Importing into the U.S.

November 14 @ 6:15 pm - 6:45 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? -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. Customs and Border…

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Finding Funding

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
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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Entrepreneurship Series: Session 2

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial.  The Entrepreneurship Series is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”.  The featured 90-minute sessions on 11/14 and 11/21, will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow, provide steps to start a formal business, and explore how to develop a business model 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…

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Webinar – Protecting Creative Materials: Copyright Basics

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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December 2019

New Client Orientation

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
COC Canyon Country Campus, 17200 Sierra Hwy
Santa Clarita, CA 91351 United States
Free

This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all about what the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has to offer and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars. We offer the New Client Orientation free of charge to all new clients.   REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Protecting Business Inventions: Patent Basics

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will introduce small business owners to the basics of patent law. Attendees will learn the types of inventions and discoveries eligible for patent protection; confidentiality requirements; ownership issues; conducting a patent search and filing for patent protection; cost considerations; how to avoid losing patent rights; and how to avoid violating the patent rights of others. REGISTER NOW

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Entrepreneurship Series: Session 1

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
COC Canyon Country Campus, 17200 Sierra Hwy
Santa Clarita, CA 91351 United States
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial. The Entrepreneurship Series is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”. The featured 90-minute sessions on 12/5 and 12/12, will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow, provide steps to start a formal business, and explore how to develop a business model 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…

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QuickBooks Boot Camp

December 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
$139

In this day long, fast-paced and all inclusive, workshop participants will learn: -How to set up their company file from scratch -How to create a quality chart of accounts -How to create new vendors, customer, items, and accounts -How to pay bills, invoice customers, receive payments, make deposits and reconcile bank accounts. An introduction to the report center will be covered, including how to create a Profit & Loss Statement and a Balance Sheet. Ideal for business owners, office managers,…

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Finding Funding

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
COC Canyon Country Campus, 17200 Sierra Hwy
Santa Clarita, CA 91351 United States
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 – “Hire” Art: Employment Law Basics

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

This webinar will introduce small business owners to the basics of employment law. Attendees will learn rules for hiring employees; minimum wage laws; exempt vs. non-exempt status; vacation, sick leave and benefits plans; firing employees; classifying workers as employees vs. independent contractors; and how to avoid liability such as sexual harassment and discrimination. REGISTER NOW

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Entrepreneurship Series: Session 2

December 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
COC Canyon Country Campus, 17200 Sierra Hwy
Santa Clarita, CA 91351 United States
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial.  The Entrepreneurship Series is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”.  The featured 90-minute sessions on 12/5 and 12/12, will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow, provide steps to start a formal business, and explore how to develop a business model 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…

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