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All LA SBDC workshops are currently being offered online only.

Due to the COVID-19 Safer-at-Home restrictions, all LA SBDC workshops are being rescheduled or offered online only. If you’ve registered for a workshop, please check your email or the calendar listing for the latest updates.

If your business is affected by COVID-19, view the LA SBDC COVID-19 Response Guide here.

The LA SBDC Network offers no-cost/low-cost business workshops throughout Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

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Assisting clients in Long Beach and the Gateway Cities

August 2020

SBDC Legal Entity Webinar

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
free

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 Certificates -Federal Employer Identification…

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Digital Marketing Strategies for Measurable Results

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Learn digital marketing strategies to grow your online brand by leveraging Google search engine optimization, content marketing and social media interactions across platforms including websites, blogs, video-sharing, review sites, and email marketing. This webinar will provide an overview of the 9 Key Areas to measure and grow your online presence as defined by David Mitroff, Ph.D. with examples from his consulting work with technology startups, restaurants, and retail clients, professional service firms and entrepreneurs. Key Points: – Learn the fastest…

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How To Podcast From Home

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
free

Now, more than ever during Covid19 and social unrest, people are home burned out on the news and are looking for information to consume that will help them grow both personally and professionally. Your Podcast will organically grow your brand, credibility and will position you as an expert in your field. It will inspire potential clients/customers to want to buy from you, because they will know and trust you. Discover how you can strategically use a PODCAST as a way…

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Retail Road To Recovery Part 4

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This is the fourth class (out of 5) in this intensive 5-part webinar series to assist existing brick and mortar retailers, restaurateurs, and services in their recovery from the challenges created by the COVID-19 shutdown the continually evolving regulations. In this particular class, the focus will be on: – In-store operations – Inventory control – Retaining talent – Team building – Acquiring, developing and retaining talent Register Now

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Managing Change and Transition In Your Business

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Managing change and transition is an essential but sometimes difficult task for any leader. This workshop will help you understand the three phases that take place in all changes and transitions. You will learn how to effectively lead your business and employees through significant changes, and our conversation will focus on: -How much change people can actually manage -How to communicate effectively to employees during change -What employees want to know from their supervisors when change happens -Learning the various stages…

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Understanding Your Financials

August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

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 cash. You will learn: -What to…

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How To Effectively Use Social Media

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

We all know we have to be on Social Media but how do we create a Social Media strategy given recent events, taking into account all that’s happening in the world? This comprehensive webinar will help you focus your energy and efforts on platforms that will connect you with current customers and new leads. You will discover: – How to clarify Social Media marketing goals. – How to structure your messaging to reach your ideal target market. – Which social…

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Retail Road to Recovery Part 5

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This is the fifth class (out of 5) in this intensive 5-part webinar series to assist existing brick and mortar retailers, restaurateurs, and services in their recovery from the challenges created by the COVID-19 shutdown the continually evolving regulations. In this particular class, the focus will be on: – Funding recovery: creating the plan – Next steps Register Now

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Increasing Restaurant Online Food Orders

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

Restaurants and food businesses have been affected in various ways due to the spread of COVID-19. As the virus continues to spread, owners of these businesses will need to make changes to continue growing your business. David Mitroff, Ph.D. discusses the ways restaurants and food businesses can still increase sales during the COVID-19 outbreak through online food ordering and what the best approaches to it are. Key Learning Points: – How to sign up and leverage online platforms such as…

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Facebook Live For Business

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Facebook has over one billion subscribers. Now is the time to learn how to use Facebook Live Streaming to grow your business. This event will cover: 1) How to set up your account 2) Where to stream to get the most impact 3) What to stream to drive business/sales 4) How often to stream 5) The 5 C’s to increase more sales from your streams 6) Q&A   Register Now  

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Developing A Plan to Start (or Recover) Your Business In Today’s Unusual Times

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Having a focused business plan has never proven so important. Successful business planning leads to successful business results, and the ability to change course when all around you is also changing. This workshop will cover all aspects of creating a business plan, as well as emphasize the importance of setting measurable strategies and tactics to help achieve these goals. In this interactive seminar, you will learn how to: -Break apart components of the business plan into manageable steps. -Define your…

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