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Assisting clients in the South Bay and Beyond

May 2024

WEBINAR QUICKBOOKS ONLINE SERIES

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - June 19 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on May 8, 2024 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 15, 2024 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 22, 2024 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 29, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Free

5/8/2024 – SETTING UP QBO: Learn how to set up QBO by customizing settings, setting up customers, vendors, chart of accounts, product and service items. Decide which version of QBO works for you. Learn how to set up bank feeds, bank rules and get bank synchronization tips. 5/15/2024 – QBO SALES & EXPENSES: Learn how to customize QBO for your sales and expenses, create sales receipts and invoices, receive customer payments and make payment links.  Learn how to correctly enter expenses and…

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: Lean Business Planning

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Lean business planning is not what you think. Not a big formal plan. Not just for startups. Quick and practical tool for managing through a crisis. It’s as quick and easy as a few simple bullet point lists and tables to set down milestones and metrics. Plus powerful tools to manage sales, spending, and cash flow. Make a quick dashboard for getting through a crisis. Join this webinar as Tim Berry, founder of bplans.com and Palo Alto Software, shares the simplicity and ease…

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: Leases, Landlords and Lawyers…Avoid the Overkill!!!

May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Learn how to overcome the most one-sided contract you may deal with. Since Covid, many Landlords are more aggressive and unrealistic. Leases give landlords much more power than they need or know how to use safely. Landlords using these powers can ruin your small business! And can have little or no benefits for the landlords!! Protect your business from lease problems and the increasingly used contracts that look like leases…. but aren’t really leases. Join Attorney Ben Martin who loves helping new and small businesses,…

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June 2024

WEBINAR Business Plan Overview

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Building a successful business requires vision, and the coordination of efforts in several areas.  The process of starting and running a business can be overwhelming without a good plan. A good solution to understanding all of the moving parts of your business is to write a business plan. In this webinar we will discuss: -The internal and external purposes of a business plan -A review of the types of plans: Traditional, one page, Canvas, Pitch Deck -Writing strategies and tips,…

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WEBINAR Money Matters: Angel Investment 101 for Start-Ups

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Funding and financing your business are extremely important. One of the options that comes up is angel investment. What does angel investment mean? How often does it happen? Is your business a candidate? What steps to take? What do you need? Webinar presenter Tim Berry has been on both sides of this table. He successfully raised investment for his business. And he has been an angel investor for more than a decade.   In this webinar, Tim answers key questions…

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the life blood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed. Attendance is required for existing,…

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

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. We will also see how you can download your bank activity and use filters to analyze the data, a powerful tool. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor: Andrew Strachan (SBDC Advisor) REGISTER…

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WEBINAR Money Matters: How to Finance Your Business

June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

This workshop will provide an overview of available options for financing your business. Equity and debt options as well as crowd funding and the process for raising capital from friends and family will be discussed. Details on what you need to know to apply for a business loan, as well the required documents and paperwork needed for the application process will be provided. The various types of financial institutions and which institutions are currently loaning money and what you will…

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WEBINAR E-Commerce Series: How to Sell Online

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

How to Sell Online – Part 1  6/6/2024 Selling things online in many ways mirrors selling in person. Learning the basics of eCommerce can help you make right decisions while setting up your own online store. In the first webinar of the series, we will discuss the options faced by new store owners and how to choose the right fit for your business goals. We will look at the initial steps needed to launch a store and put yourself in…

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WEBINAR Improve Your Personal Credit for Lending Opportunities

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The “Improve Your Personal Credit for Lending Opportunities” workshop is designed to help individuals and business owners understand the factors that affect their credit scores and learn strategies to improve them. Whether you are looking to apply for a personal loan, business loan, or credit line, having a strong credit score can significantly increase your chances of approval and favorable terms. During this workshop, participants will learn about the different credit bureaus and how they calculate credit scores, the common…

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WEBINAR Human Resources Basics and Preparing your Business for Employees

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This critical HR training will guide you through the basics of what HR is and how to prepare your business for employees before you hire them. Learning these steps will help protect your business from unintended risks and provide you valuable California based HR knowledge and best practices.   Instructor: Sara Nicholson REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the life blood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed. Attendance is required for existing,…

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WEBINAR Using SMS Text Marketing to Grow Your Business!

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

Are you using SMS (Text) Marketing to Grow Your Business? Today’s consumers rely on their smart phones and many prefer getting information through Text Marketing. However there are rules and best practices that can help you create successful text marketing campaigns and entice your contacts to subscribe. Attend this webinar to learn how to set up and execute SMS Text Marketing campaigns that keep your contacts subscribed and interacting with your company. Learn how to achieve your marketing goals by effectively adding…

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: Insurance Explained for Small Businesses

June 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

What you need to know about Insurance for your small business. Every business has certain risks related to its operation. To protect your business and personal assets, insurance coverage is critical. You will learn about the myriad types of insurance, the rationale for procuring the various insurance types and come away with an understanding of how various types apply to your business. Specific Learning Objectives:  Why Small Businesses Need Insurance? Exactly What Kinds of Coverage Are Available? What insurance is needed for…

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WEBINAR Legal Tips & Tricks for Service Businesses

June 13 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

This workshop is for service businesses that want to maximize safety and profitability. We will go over: Scopes of Work and other add-ons to contracts Non-competes, NDAs, and other protective agreements Contract terms that are to your advantage How the laws changed being an independent contract Intellectual property ownership guidance Policies that make your business more efficient and better protected Choices of legal structure How to design your business Your web presence and marketing laws   Join Attorney Ben Martin who loves helping new and…

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the life blood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed. Attendance is required for existing,…

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WEBINAR Mastering Storytelling for Community Building and Sales: Facebook vs. LinkedIn

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Optimize storytelling for community building and sales on two prominent social media platforms: Facebook and LinkedIn. In this user-friendly overview, we’ll explore the unique features of both platforms, compare the benefits of sharing text and image updates, and explore real-life examples of personalities, brands, and companies leveraging these platforms to foster engagement and drive sales.   Instructor: Chérmelle Edwards (SBDC Advisor) REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: Lean Business Planning

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Lean business planning is not what you think. Not a big formal plan. Not just for startups. Quick and practical tool for managing through a crisis. It’s as quick and easy as a few simple bullet point lists and tables to set down milestones and metrics. Plus powerful tools to manage sales, spending, and cash flow. Make a quick dashboard for getting through a crisis. Join this webinar as Tim Berry, founder of bplans.com and Palo Alto Software, shares the simplicity and ease…

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WEBINAR Taking Charge of Your Career through Franchise & Business Ownership

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Are you looking to get into business ownership but don’t know where to start? Discover what type of business could leverage your professional acumen and have a team to support you build a successful company. During our webinar learn what type of businesses excelled through Covid and are Recession Resistant. Additional topics we will be covering:  Buying into a Franchise & Running your New Business The Surprisingly low upfront cost The different types of Franchise Models Whether franchising is a…

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WEBINAR E-Smarts: Digital Marketing Automation-Leverage Your Business Growth

June 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This workshop will go over how you can set up an automated Digital Marketing system to grow your business by leverage your time using systems. Regardless of your business, you will learn how to take advantage of automation to beat your competitors and free up your valuable time. In this workshop you will discover: How to find and attract potential customers How to take interested leads and turn them into paying customers How to increase the lifetime value of your customers How…

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WEBINAR Wave Accounting for Startups and Service Businesses

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Keeping track of your business income and expenses is crucial to the financial health of your company. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be complicated! This webinar will cover how to use Wave, a free online accounting software program to help keep you on track. Wave is designed for small business owners. No jargon, just an easy accounting software for small business that makes sense.  This webinar is not for companies with inventory. Instructor: Maureen Thielen  REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: Marketing 101

June 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Understanding the basics of marketing is vital for successful launch and growth of any business. Marketing is the discipline where  you learn how to create & maintain demand, relevance, reputation, competitive positioning and more. Marketing is integral in all facets of launching, growing and maintaining your business in the short and long term. Marketing provides unique insights and direction to develop a product/service, identify/reach your target market, create compelling content, engage/inform customers and establish brand relevance. During this class we will introduce the concepts…

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