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Assisting clients in the Los Angeles area

February 2023

Something For Everyone Compton Farmers Market

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Center for Sustainable Communities, 1051 W. Rosecrans Ave.
Compton, CA 90222 United States
Free

COMPTON Farmer’s Market, Come enjoy local small businesses and entertainment LA COUNTY Economic Opportunity Grants: Information and on – site registration for microbusiness grant $2,500 for businesses with revenue under $50K. NHS LA County Build your legacy workshop: On-site training to purchase and preserve a home. Equipment, Connectivity, Internet: $30 home internet subsidy for eligible participants & Computer raffle REGISTER NOW

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Clearing the Fog of Certification-Grow Your Local Business

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

The certification process can be very confusing and many times feel very labor-intensive.  PCR SBDC presents a webinar to clear the confusion of the application process. During this workshop you will learn: Billions of Public Contracting Dollars are within Los Angeles County Agencies for Certified Small Business How to leverage Statewide Small Business Certification to open may other Local Small Business Public Contracting Opportunities REGISTER NOW

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Financial Fitness: Cash Flow

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

In financial accounting, a cash flow statement, also known as statement of cash flows, is a financial statement that shows how changes in balance sheet accounts and income affect cash and cash equivalents, and breaks the analysis down to operating, investing and financing activities.   REGISTER NOW

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Labor Law Essential for Start Up Restaurants and Small Businesses

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Not having a sound understanding of California labor laws is one of the biggest threats to a business.  Don’t risk your profits!  In this webinar, you will be introduced to most up-to- date California wage and hour laws including breaks and meal periods, overtime, wages, salaries, and termination payouts. REGISTER NOW

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Business Profit Projections

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Business Projections 101 If you are looking to make a profit in your business this webinar is for you! We know that numbers can be scary but with the right help it can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we take an honest look at what needs must be met to start, grow and keep you in the green. The only thing that can make you cents is MONEY! Let us help! REGISTER NOW

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Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Commercial Lease checklist will point out provisions to which a prospective small business tenant should pay particular attention.  The terms lessor and landlord will be used interchangeably. Commercial leases come in many sizes and shapes, from the three- or four-page mom and pop simple lease to the 40 to 50-page complicated lease with multiple addendum and attachments that are usually attendant to high rises, malls, or popular upscale areas.  The small business owner will frequently be presented with a form lease…

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products.  Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Increasing Your Profits: Sell More Spend Less

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Do you know how to use what you know to make your profits grow? During this workshop you will learn the steps you need to take to create a 90 day action plan to increase your sales. Have you been in business two years or more and hit a wall in your sales?  We will teach you how to use the insights specifically around your customers to make changes and grow. Your BEST Customers value lower costs, increased profitability, reduced risk, greater efficiency,…

Find out more »

Increasing Your Profits: Sell More Spend Less

February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Do you know how to use what you know to make your profits grow? During this workshop you will learn the steps you need to take to create a 90 day action plan to increase your sales. Have you been in business two years or more and hit a wall in your sales?  We will teach you how to use the insights specifically around your customers to make changes and grow. Your BEST Customers value lower costs, increased profitability, reduced risk, greater efficiency,…

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Safe, Clean Kitchens-How to get an “A” on your Health Inspection

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Imagine a Health Inspector walking into your restaurant…would you get an “A”? Is your kitchen clean and ready for inspection at any moment?  Excellent food safety starts with a clean kitchen. This webinar will cover LA County’s health inspection protocols and what you need to get an A  every time an inspector walks through your doors. If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready! REGISTER NOW

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Financial Fitness: Income Statement

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

An income statement is a financial statement that shows the company’s income and expenditures. It also shows whether a company is making profit or loss for a given period. The income statement, along with balance sheet and cash flow statement, helps you understand the financial health of your business. If you need help with your income statement and where to start, this webinar is for you! REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

New Client Orientation

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

This webinar is to introduce all new clients to the process and services PCR has to offer. In the webinar, you will learn the steps to help advance your business in the areas that are custom to you. We will also cover goal setting to help you meet your objectives.  If you are a new client, this webinar is for you. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

In celebration of National “Write Your Business Plan” Month, PCR SBDC launches a new workshop to help your businesses develop your business plan.  You will review the purpose and benefits of a business plan, key components of the plan, and resources to help with research, business plan formats, and putting it all together.  Plus get ready for homework,  as you will review key components of your plan with the instructor or your advisor in a couple of weeks after the workshop.…

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From Handyman To Contractor

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

During this workshop you will learn what you need to become a licensed contractor and how to build the career path of your dreams. Learn how to utilize your skills to make connections and build your client list. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Forming Your Corporation : LLC S-CORP & MORE

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

We will discuss forming a Corporation, an S-Corporation, a Limited Liability Company, a Partnership, or a Sole Proprietorship. If you are unsure which category you are in, we are here to help. REGISTER NOW

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Profitable Menu Engineering for Every Restaurant

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Do you have a menu made of stars….or dogs? How do plowhorses or puzzles help improve your sales and boost your bottom line? If you’re  scratching your head trying to figure out what gibberish stars, dogs, plowhorses and puzzles mean-you just got a taste of menu engineering.  Menu engineering helps restaurant owners uncover the secrets hidden in their menu by figuring out what’s profitable, what’s not and what to  do about it! REGISTER NOW

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products.  Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

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2023 Goal Setting for Successful Businesses

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Do you have dreams that you wish to meet for your business?  Setting goals and achievable actions step are proven to be the number one strategy for the most successful businesses.  In this webinar, you will begin to prioritize your top business goals for 2022, learn how to use the SMART goal format, mind map the goal, and begin setting action plans to ensure maximum results. REGISTER NOW

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March 2023

Launch Your Business Today

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

Starting a business is easy, once you have decided to start 0ne, you are halfway there! But you need to know that it requires planning and making key financial decisions. This training is designed to give you an overview of the aspects to consider prior to starting a new business.  This may sound complicated, but at the end of the course you will have all the knowledge and  our support to make it happen! Topics will include: ·  Business Ownership…

Find out more »

Clearing the Fog of Certification-Grow Your Local Business

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

The certification process can be very confusing and many times feel very labor-intensive.  PCR SBDC presents a webinar to clear the confusion of the application process. During this workshop you will learn: $Billions of Public Contracting Dollars are within Los Angeles County Agencies for Certified Small Business How to leverage Statewide Small Business Certification to open may other Local Small Business Public Contracting Opportunities REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Balance Sheet

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

The Balance Sheet is known as the “mother of all financial statements”. It provides a summary of the company’s position during a specific timeframe. It is broken down into three major categories and tracks what is known as the company’s assets, liabilities and owners’ equities. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

In celebration of National “Write Your Business Plan” Month, PCR SBDC launches a new workshop to help your businesses develop your business plan.  You will review the purpose and benefits of a business plan, key components of the plan, and resources to help with research, business plan formats, and putting it all together.  Plus get ready for homework,  as you will review key components of your plan with the instructor or your advisor in a couple of weeks after the workshop.…

Find out more »

Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Commercial Lease checklist will point out provisions to which a prospective small business tenant should pay particular attention.  The terms lessor and landlord will be used interchangeably. Commercial leases come in many sizes and shapes, from the three- or four-page mom and pop simple lease to the 40 to 50-page complicated lease with multiple addendum and attachments that are usually attendant to high rises, malls, or popular upscale areas.  The small business owner will frequently be presented with a form lease…

Find out more »

How to Start a Successful Food Truck Business

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

If you would like to create a rockin’ mobile food business, this webinar will answer your questions on leasing vs owning, provide estimated, start-up costs, the Los Angeles County Health Department process, and  understanding the food truck lifestyle. REGISTER NOW

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products.  Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

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Restaurant Innovations-Guest Speaker PopMenu

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

New technology for restaurants is everywhere. Which tools should you use to manage your business efficiently and effectively? Join PopMenu  as they share a demo of their trailblazing software. Learn how to control your online presence from first impression to final transaction. No more PDF menus! Learn who your best customers are and how to create new ones. Commission free online ordering and delivery with a high end website that improves your SEO ranking. PopMenu is technology designed for restaurant…

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Financial Fitness: Cash Flow

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Free

In financial accounting, a cash flow statement, also known as statement of cash flows, is a financial statement that shows how changes in balance sheet accounts and income affect cash and cash equivalents, and breaks the analysis down to operating, investing and financing activities. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

New Client Orientation

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

This webinar is to introduce all new clients to the process and services PCR has to offer. In the webinar, you will learn the steps to help advance your business in the areas that are custom to you. We will also cover goal setting to help you meet your objectives.  If you are a new client, this webinar is for you. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

In celebration of National “Write Your Business Plan” Month, PCR SBDC launches a new workshop to help your businesses develop your business plan.  You will review the purpose and benefits of a business plan, key components of the plan, and resources to help with research, business plan formats, and putting it all together.  Plus get ready for homework,  as you will review key components of your plan with the instructor or your advisor in a couple of weeks after the workshop.…

Find out more »

From Handyman To Contractor

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

During this workshop you will learn what you need to become a licensed contractor and how to build the career path of your dreams. Learn how to utilize your skills to make connections and build your client list. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Forming Your Corporation : LLC S-CORP & MORE

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

We will discuss forming a Corporation, an S-Corporation, a Limited Liability Company, a Partnership, or a Sole Proprietorship. If you are unsure which category you are in, we are here to help. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products.  Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Secrets to Being A Superstar Supervisor

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

You were an outstanding employee and now it’s your turn to be the Supervisor. Shifting from a task focused job position to a team leading position requires a shift in thinking and communicating.  In this workshop, we will introduce to you the skills that will make you a successful leader whether you have just been promoted or have been a manager for a while.  You will learn and receive tools on: The behaviors of the great and the worst bosses How…

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Social Media 101

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
free

Are you confused where and how to start? We at PCR SBDC, know exactly what you are going through. You are not alone and we offer a big part of the solution through our workshops and one on one consultations Our Social Media workshop, will save a lot of time, effort and mainly lots of trials and errors. Many businesses are on social media because of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) but they have no plan or strategy and are…

Find out more »

April 2023

Clearing the Fog of Certification-Grow Your Local Business

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

The certification process can be very confusing and many times feel very labor-intensive.  PCR SBDC presents a webinar to clear the confusion of the application process. During this workshop you will learn: $Billions of Public Contracting Dollars are within Los Angeles County Agencies for Certified Small Business How to leverage Statewide Small Business Certification to open may other Local Small Business Public Contracting Opportunities REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Income Statement

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

An income statement is a financial statement that shows the company’s income and expenditures. It also shows whether a company is making profit or loss for a given period. The income statement, along with balance sheet and cash flow statement, helps you understand the financial health of your business. If you need help with your income statement and where to start, this webinar is for you! REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

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

In celebration of National “Write Your Business Plan” Month, PCR SBDC launches a new workshop to help your businesses develop your business plan.  You will review the purpose and benefits of a business plan, key components of the plan, and resources to help with research, business plan formats, and putting it all together.  Plus get ready for homework,  as you will review key components of your plan with the instructor or your advisor in a couple of weeks after the workshop.…

Find out more »

Launch Your Business Today

April 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Starting a business is easy, once you have decided to start 0ne, you are halfway there! But you need to know that it requires planning and making key financial decisions. This training is designed to give you an overview of the aspects to consider prior to starting a new business.  This may sound complicated, but at the end of the course you will have all the knowledge and  our support to make it happen! Topics will include: ·  Business Ownership…

Find out more »

Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Commercial Lease checklist will point out provisions to which a prospective small business tenant should pay particular attention.  The terms lessor and landlord will be used interchangeably. Commercial leases come in many sizes and shapes, from the three- or four-page mom and pop simple lease to the 40 to 50-page complicated lease with multiple addendum and attachments that are usually attendant to high rises, malls, or popular upscale areas.  The small business owner will frequently be presented with a form lease…

Find out more »

Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products.  Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Branding For Success

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
free

Can you define your brand proposition in less than one minute? Are you struggling with defining your brand? Can you differentiate yourself from your competition and stand out? Do you know what is your uniqueness as an entrepreneur and as a business (It is not your prices, experience, or customer service)? Are you intentional on how your clients see you, and the promise you make to them? We at PCR SBDC, know exactly what you are going through. You are not alone, and we…

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Balance Sheet

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
free

The Balance Sheet is known as the “mother of all financial statements”. It provides a summary of the company’s position during a specific timeframe. It is broken down into three major categories and tracks what is known as the company’s assets, liabilities and owners’ equities.    REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

New Client Orientation

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

This webinar is to introduce all new clients to the process and services PCR has to offer. In the webinar, you will learn the steps to help advance your business in the areas that are custom to you. We will also cover goal setting to help you meet your objectives.  If you are a new client, this webinar is for you. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

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

In celebration of National “Write Your Business Plan” Month, PCR SBDC launches a new workshop to help your businesses develop your business plan.  You will review the purpose and benefits of a business plan, key components of the plan, and resources to help with research, business plan formats, and putting it all together.  Plus get ready for homework,  as you will review key components of your plan with the instructor or your advisor in a couple of weeks after the workshop.…

Find out more »

From Handyman To Contractor

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

During this workshop you will learn what you need to become a licensed contractor and how to build the career path of your dreams. Learn how to utilize your skills to make connections and build your client list. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Increasing Your Profits: Sell More Spend Less

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Do you know how to use what you know to make your profits grow? During this workshop you will learn the steps you need to take to create a 90 day action plan to increase your sales. Have you been in business two years or more and hit a wall in your sales?  We will teach you how to use the insights specifically around your customers to make changes and grow. Your BEST Customers value lower costs, increased profitability, reduced risk, greater efficiency,…

Find out more »

Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

April 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products.  Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Forming Your Corporation : LLC S-CORP & MORE

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
free

We will discuss forming a Corporation, an S-Corporation, a Limited Liability Company, a Partnership, or a Sole Proprietorship. If you are unsure which category you are in, we are here to help. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Social Media 101

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Are you confused where and how to start? We at PCR SBDC, know exactly what you are going through. You are not alone and we offer a big part of the solution through our workshops and one on one consultations Our Social Media workshop, will save a lot of time, effort and mainly lots of trials and errors. Many businesses are on social media because of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) but they have no plan or strategy and are…

Find out more »
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