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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

August 2022

How to Set up and Register Your Business

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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 • Resale…

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How to Sell When You’re Not a Salesperson

August 16 @ 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 the 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

August 17 @ 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 and…

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DBA and Seller’s Permit Registration

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

In this session, you will take the necessary first steps to register your DBA and/or your Seller’s permit. Instructor Mike DeDonato will take you through a step-by-step process (complete with screenshots for each step) to demonstrate how to register. Along the way, Mike will provide you with answers and directions as you go through the process.   The net result will be that you will have prepared the necessary paperwork to submit your DBA and/or Seller’s permit registration. If you…

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Understanding Your Financials

August 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Do you receive financial statements from your accountant and not understand what those documents are telling you about the condition of your business? This seminar will help you understand the real purpose of financial reports such as Profit Loss statements and Balance Sheets and how to use these reports to more effectively manage your business. In addition, we will show you how to use a simple cash flow model that will help you do a better job of managing your…

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How To Use Instagram Reels

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instagram Reels is a completely new format on Instagram that allows you to record and edit multiple 60-second videos set to popular songs. In this webinar, you will learn: • What are Instagram Reels • How to select the music, speed, and filters • How to shoot your video • How your reels are found in the discovery tab to target potential new customers • How to optimize your reels to target your ideal client/customer • How to convert reels…

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Developing a Rock Star Team

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

You can’t do it all, so how to you add talent to your team? We will discuss actionable steps you can take to assess and develop the talent around you into a formidable all-star force for your company.   Learn how to identify individual skill sets and train to personal strengths, ensuring all individuals are functioning within the overall team at their highest and best use, creating a competitive edge not easily duplicated.   We will also discuss practical approaches…

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The Basics of Leasing

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us to learn from our guest speaker, Karie Armstrong, about the ins and outs of leasing for brick and mortar. Karie will cover the leasing process, how to use a broker and site selection. During the webinar, we will discuss the different types of leases, timelines, expectations, and letters of intent, in addition to the build-out of the space and funding evaluation. REGISTER NOW

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