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June 2019

Hiring Your First Employee

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

Has your business grown to the point that you need a pair of extra helping hands? Don’t miss this exciting workshop where we will provide tips and strategies to help you and your business hire your first employee. This exciting workshop includes numerous tasks business owners need to complete prior to, during, and after hiring their first employee. A great workshop for any business regardless of industry or purpose!   Instructor Danielle Jenkins REGISTER NOW

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Business Plan Overview

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Developing a business plan is one of the most valuable activities you can undertake. A good business plan provides a roadmap for success, gives you a sense of control over your future and is essential to attract funding. Business planning might be time consuming and daunting but the good news is you don’t have to start with a blank sheet of paper! The Business Plan Overview workshop guides you through the process of creating a solid, well-structured business plan, tailored to…

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Networking 101- 15 Second Elevator Pitch

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Would you like to improve your ability to communicate what you do to increase clients and customers? Do you have your 15 second pitch? NEWSFLASH: With the internet info overload attention spans have decreased and now we have less than 15 seconds to engage potential customers attention. Deborah Deras, SBDC Marketing Consultant with give you a 4 step simple system to be able to create your elevator pitch and speak it with conviction to increase opportunities for sales, investors and…

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How To Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

How much will it cost to start your business? It is important to know this figure so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture. Topics include: –  Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses –  Start-up cost categories –  Calculating initial costs –  Calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs –  Conducting a break-even analysis –  Initial cash flow projection will be reviewed & presented in this hands-on session. Please bring a hand held calculator for your…

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Export Workshop

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This workshop will provide new-to-export and new-to-market clients with information on getting started in international trade. International trade basics will be provided as we walk through to the four export development stages and are introduced to trade assistance resources on the federal, state and local level. Attendees will receive a FREE online copy of Braddock’s The World Is Your Market: Exporting Made Easier for Small Businesses. Instructor Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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July 2019

SBDC Orientation

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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The Basics of Starting a Business

July 9 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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Building a Website 102

July 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This workshop is for business owners that are looking to hire a web designer or agency. We will do a cost benefit analysis of pre-built templates vs. custom website designs, how to budget for a web development project, and how to select the best contractor for your business. We will take a look at Google Search Console and Google Analytics, and review best practices for SEO.   REGISTER NOW

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How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

Overcome your fear of starting with an empty Excel spreadsheet and become proficient to create your own Profit and Loss statement for your business. This workshop will cover the basic Excel functions necessary to develop your financials and then build a basic Profit and Loss statement. For maximum learning you may bring your laptop to follow along, but it is not required. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor: Andrew Strachan     REGISTER NOW

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How to Start a Construction Company

July 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This workshop will cover:  What is a Small Business? Interesting Small Business Facts LA County Economic Outlook Why Start a New Business? So, You Want to be Self-Employed? Before You Leap…Top “Do’s” & “Don’ts Is This You? How To Start a Business Own Biz, Buy Existing/Franchise Business? Top Businesses to Start in 2019 Steps to Start a Business Additional Information Instructor: Michael Williams REGISTER NOW

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LinkedIn for Business- Inglewood Library

July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Inglewood Public Library, 101 W Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90301 United States
Free

Social Media Gurus say, LinkedIn is THE Platform of 2019. It is the platform for Business to Business development. You can connect with C-Suite Executives that you may not be able to connect with on any other platform. If you use it strategically you can build your sales funnel without ever leaving your office. During this course: -Identify your best targets. -Fill your pipeline with quality prospects. -Get more customers using LinkedIn. -Book more appointments from networking. -Easily obtain video…

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Marketing 101

July 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Understanding the basics of marketing is vital to the success of your business. This workshop provides an overview of the principles of marketing and how to develop a marketing plan aimed at the needs and desires of your target market. Instructor: Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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YouTube for Business

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

In this workshop you will learn: -Understanding YouTube as a Social Media Marketing platform -What content can you put on YouTube -How to optimize and monetize YouTube videos -Simple steps you can do to increase Subscribers -How to integrate with Social Media to increase revenue -How to use YouTube as a Marketing Strategy. Instructor: Deborah Deras REGISTER NOW

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Dominating Your Local Market Online

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This workshop will go over proven strategies for using internet marketing and social media to get more customers and keep them. No matter if you are a large company or a one-person shop this training will give you the tools you need to prosper online. In this workshop you will discover: –How to guarantee you get found online –4 Data Companies that determine your Google ranking – that you never even knew existed –Techniques to have your customers telling everyone they know about…

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Fed/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar-EDD

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

In this workshop you will learn: California payroll reporting requirements, including forms, employer obligations, reporting, and payment requirements. About 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.   REGISTER NOW

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Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

Accounting is the system of tracking the income, expenses, assets and liabilities of business. Owners, managers, bankers, investors – use accounting terms and concepts to describe the events that make up the “story”. This workshop will explain the basics of how to make journal entries including debits and credits, the structure of financial statements, important financial ratios, and, more importantly, how to “account” for the transactions in your business. Instructor: Andrew Strachan REGISTER NOW

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Business Loans 101

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This class will teach what you need to know to apply for a business loan. Topics include: What documents and paperwork you will need to use for the application process from major banks, which banks are currently loaning money and what you will need to qualify, why a business may need financing, sources of credit, and what you should know about credit. Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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Business Plan Overview

July 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Developing a business plan is one of the most valuable activities you can undertake. A good business plan provides a roadmap for success, gives you a sense of control over your future and is essential to attract funding. Business planning might be time consuming and daunting but the good news is you don’t have to start with a blank sheet of paper! The Business Plan Overview workshop guides you through the process of creating a solid, well-structured business plan, tailored to…

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SBDC Orientation

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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The Basics of Starting a Business – Hawthorne Memorial Center

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hawthorne Memorial Center, 3901 W El Segundo Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started! Topics for discussion: -Determining the feasibility of your business -The importance of business planning -Understanding financial and licensing requirements, and more. -How the Small Business Development Center can help you get started   Instructor: Larry Johnson   REGISTER NOW

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How to Estimate Start-Up Cost & Cash Flow

July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

How much will it cost to start your business? It is important to know this figure so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture. Topics include: Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses, start-up cost categories, calculating initial costs, calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs, conducting a break-even analysis, and initial cash flow projection will be reviewed and presented in this hands-on session. Please bring a hand held calculator for your convenience. Instructor: Andrew Strachan REGISTER…

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Import Workshop

July 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This workshop will provide new-to-import and new-to-market clients with information on getting started in international trade. International trade basics will be provided as we walk through to the four import development stages and are introduced to trade assistance resources on the federal, state and local level. Instructor: Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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Networking 101- 15 Second Elevator Pitch

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Would you like to improve your ability to communicate what you do to increase clients and customers? Do you have your 15 second pitch? NEWSFLASH: With the internet info overload attention spans have decreased and now we have less than 15 seconds to engage potential customers attention. Deborah Deras, SBDC Marketing Consultant with give you a 4 step simple system to be able to create your elevator pitch and speak it with conviction to increase opportunities for sales, investors and…

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Making Facebook Ads Work for You

July 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This workshop will go over the ins and outs of using Facebook Ads to attract new customers. Whether you’re brand new or have tried Facebook Ads before, this training will give you the insight to stand out from your competitors and get more from your advertising budget. In this workshop you will discover: -The difference between a Facebook Ad and Boosting a Facebook Post -The basics of setting up a Facebook Ad -The strategy behind setting up a Facebook Ad -The entire…

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Legal Structure

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

One of the first decisions that you will have to make as a business owner is how the company should be structured. Topics include: Permit processes, reviewing how to apply for the permits needed to operate a business, business licensing requirements, and a brief discussion on the implications of legal structures. This decision will have long-term implications, so consult with an accountant and attorney to help you select the form of ownership that is right for you. In making a…

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August 2019

Employee or Independent Contractor Seminar

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

You will learn: - Common misconceptions about independent contractors - Ways to combat payroll tax fraud - How to distinguish between employees and independent contractors - Statutory and exempt employment - Resources to help classify workers   REGISTER NOW

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September 2019

State Labor Law & Payroll Tax Seminar

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Topics covered include: – 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     REGISTER NOW

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