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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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SBDC hosted by Long Beach City College

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Assisting clients in Long Beach and the Gateway Cities

December 2023

Turning Your Dream Into A Business

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This class will help you take the first steps to become a new business owner or legitimize a side hustle or hobby.             In this class we will help you:     • Figure out what you don’t know     • Define your basic business model     • Outline the basic steps of setting up your entity and bank account     • Figure out the appropriate licenses, permits and insurances     • Understand available funding strategies     • Begin to form your basic business plan    …

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How To Set Up & Register Your Business

December 6 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California.          Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including:     • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations     • DBA’s     • Business permits     •…

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Trademark & Copyright Explained

December 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Confusion often abounds regarding trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. These are all intangible creations of the human intellect, usually referred to as “Intellectual Property.” Regardless of the focus of your business, it is likely that Intellectual Property (“IP”) is one of the most valuable assets of your business.  This webinar will help you understand the differences among the various types of IP and what it is that IP can protect. Finally, you’ll understand how you can invoke that protection, either…

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How To Sell When You’re Not A Salesperson 

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Business owners and entrepreneurs must promote their business or products to investors, customers or clients. Often, this is something they have never done before, and they lack training to approach the challenge. To address this situation, this workshop has been built to help you learn much of what you need to know.         Topics covered include:     • The psychological barriers that could be holding you back and the tools required to overcome them.     • Understanding the components of an effective…

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Developing An Actionable Business Plan  

December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You can’t get there if you don’t know what or where “there” is. This class is intended to assist both startups and expanding or scaling businesses in developing an actionable and measurable plan for the next steps in growing a profitable business.         In this class we will actively work on:     • Defining your business model     • Identifying your place in the market     • Identifying your customers and revenue channels     • Identifying expansion opportunities     • Costing and pricing     • Revenue…

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