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Assisting clients in the Los Angeles area

August 2021

Branding 101

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
free

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucOuqrD8qGtzy3KfhS5RGDquEhArhhlHD After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 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…

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PPP Forgiveness – Update on PPP Flexibility Act

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The objective of this webinar is to help you understand how to calculate the forgivable amount of your PPP Loan and to prepare documentation that may be required with your forgiveness application. REGISTER NOW

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Restaurant Academy: How To Be An Effective Restaurant Manager

August 5 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

You were an outstanding restaurant 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 awhile.  You will learn and receive tools on: • The behaviors of the great and the worst…

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New Client Orientation

August 10 @ 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. **LINK WILL BE EMAILED THE MORNING OF THE WORKSHOP** REGISTER NOW

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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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Disaster Funding: 2021 Stimulus: EIDL, PPP Forgiveness & Other Lending

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Have you already filed for PPP forgiveness? Do you know if you are eligible for an EIDL grant? Maybe you need other resources for additional funding. The Stimulus package has been announced and lending programs are updated. EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) and PPP and EIDL programs have changes that may impact your business. This webinar will cover: • PPP: Requirements, changes to current PPP loans, and how to apply • EIDL: Changes to request additional funds and how to…

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PPP Forgiveness – Update on PPP Flexibility Act

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The objective of this webinar is to help you understand how to calculate the forgivable amount of your PPP Loan and to prepare documentation that may be required with your forgiveness application. REGISTER NOW

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Restaurant Academy Food and Labor Cost 101

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

Food cost is one of the main keys to long-term restaurant success because of its direct impact on profitability. Join us as we review how to calculate food costs for individual menu items as well as weekly restaurant performance. In this class, you will also learn how to apply food cost to setting your menu pricing, its impact on your restaurant’s inventory, ordering, and waste. Labor costs account for at least a third of your restaurant’s expenses. Managing labor efficiently will keep more…

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Disaster Funding: 2021 Stimulus: EIDL, PPP Forgiveness & Other Lending

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

Have you already filed for PPP forgiveness? Do you know if you are eligible for an EIDL grant? Maybe you need other resources for additional funding. The Stimulus package has been announced and lending programs are updated. EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) and PPP and EIDL programs have changes that may impact your business. This webinar will cover: • PPP: Requirements, changes to current PPP loans, and how to apply • EIDL: Changes to request additional funds and how to…

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Branding 101

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
free

  You are invited to a Zoom meeting.     Register in advance for this meeting:   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucOuqrD8qGtzy3KfhS5RGDquEhArhhlHD     After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   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…

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PPP Forgiveness – Update on PPP Flexibility Act

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

The objective of this webinar is to help you understand how to calculate the forgivable amount of your PPP Loan and to prepare documentation that may be required with your forgiveness application. REGISTER NOW

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Hiring and Retention During the Pandemic

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Finding qualified and willing employees during the Pandemic has reached critical levels for many food businesses and getting them to stay can be challenging. In this workshop, we will explore conventional and non-conventional tactics to rebuilding your staffing levels and becoming the employer of choice in the new workplace environment. Zoom Link REGISTER NOW

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Clearing the Fog of Certification-Grow Your Local Business

August 24 @ 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

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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 »

Disaster Funding: 2021 Stimulus: EIDL, PPP Forgiveness & Other Lending

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Have you already filed for PPP forgiveness? Do you know if you are eligible for an EIDL grant? Maybe you need other resources for additional funding. The Stimulus package has been announced and lending programs are updated. EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) and PPP and EIDL programs have changes that may impact your business. This webinar will cover: • PPP: Requirements, changes to current PPP loans, and how to apply • EIDL: Changes to request additional funds and how to…

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Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

The 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…

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PPP Forgiveness – Update on PPP Flexibility Act

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The objective of this webinar is to help you understand how to calculate the forgivable amount of your PPP Loan and to prepare documentation that may be required with your forgiveness application. REGISTER NOW

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Safe, Clean Kitchens-Passing L.A. County’s Health Inspection (Restaurant Academy)

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Are you up to date on your COVID 19 safety protocols? Take a moment and imagine a Health Inspector walking through your doors. How would you do on your inspection?  Would you get an A rating? Are you adhering to the most current regulations to keep your team and customers safe from COVID 19?  This comprehensive class will give you a step-by-step tutorial on what the Health Inspection is looking for, how to set your establishment up for success, and how to pass…

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Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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…

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September 2021

Launch A Business During COVID

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

THIS FREE WEBINAR WILL TEACH YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO START YOUR BUSINESS IMMEDIATELY. Know the legal business structures that you may establish (Sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation) Learn about: • The licenses and permits required by government agencies • How to do the business name search • We will help you complete the forms to register your business • The importance of the business planning process This workshop gives you everything you need to be…

Find out more »

Disaster Funding: 2021 Stimulus: EIDL, PPP Forgiveness & Other Lending

September 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Have you already filed for PPP forgiveness? Do you know if you are eligible for an EIDL grant? Maybe you need other resources for additional funding. The Stimulus package has been announced and lending programs are updated. EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) and PPP and EIDL programs have changes that may impact your business. This webinar will cover: • PPP: Requirements, changes to current PPP loans, and how to apply • EIDL: Changes to request additional funds and how to…

Find out more »

Branding 101

September 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 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…

Find out more »

PPP Forgiveness – Update on PPP Flexibility Act

September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The objective of this webinar is to help you understand how to calculate the forgivable amount of your PPP Loan and to prepare documentation that may be required with your forgiveness application. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

New Client Orientation

September 7 @ 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. **LINK WILL BE EMAILED THE MORNING OF THE WORKSHOP** REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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.

Find out more »

Know Your Numbers – Accounting for Your Restaurant (Restaurant Academy)

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

A successful food service business, whether a food truck or restaurant, is a business built on providing excellent food, service, and sanitation while making a profit. During this presentation, you will be introduced to how to set up the financial foundations of a sustainable business, what numbers to monitor, systems to keep track of your results, and how to manage cash flow during a crisis. Zoom Link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87245074182 REGISTER NOW

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Business Permits and Licenses for Restaurants and Food Service Businesses – Restaurant Academy

September 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Not sure of the legal process to start your food service business? We’ve got you covered!  We will provide a step-by-step process to register your fictitious business name, apply for a business license, Seller’s Permit, trademarks, and how to quickly and cost effectively obtain your health permit for operation. You will also learn about the required state business and food service trainings.  Bring your questions, we’ve got answers. Zoom link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83915283644 REGISTER NOW

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Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

September 14 @ 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…

Find out more »

Disaster Funding: 2021 Stimulus: EIDL, PPP Forgiveness & Other Lending

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Have you already filed for PPP forgiveness? Do you know if you are eligible for an EIDL grant? Maybe you need other resources for additional funding. The Stimulus package has been announced and lending programs are updated. EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) and PPP and EIDL programs have changes that may impact your business. This webinar will cover: • PPP: Requirements, changes to current PPP loans, and how to apply • EIDL: Changes to request additional funds and how to…

Find out more »

Branding 101

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 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…

Find out more »

PPP Forgiveness – Update on PPP Flexibility Act

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The objective of this webinar is to help you understand how to calculate the forgivable amount of your PPP Loan and to prepare documentation that may be required with your forgiveness application. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Restaurant Business Planning

September 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

In this interactive workshop you will discover the essential components of a restaurant business plan to help increase your chances of success and present your plan to investors and financial institutions. Topics will cover concept creation, organizational structure, marketing plan and SWOT analysis, necessary operational considerations, and an overview of financial projections. Zoom Link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81489246725 REGISTER NOW

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Clearing the Fog of Certification-Grow Your Local Business

September 21 @ 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 »

Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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.

Find out more »

Restaurant Academy: Preventing Theft in the Workplace

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

The National Restaurant Association estimates internal employee theft accounts for 75% of inventory shortages and 4% of overall sales in the restaurant industry. The key to stopping theft at your restaurant is understanding how it happens and then focusing on the most important areas for theft detection and mitigation. Join our webinar to learn best practices on inventory tracking, cash auditing, and expense tracking. Zoom Link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85190024521 REGISTER NOW

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Launch A Business During COVID

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

THIS FREE WEBINAR WILL TEACH YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO START YOUR BUSINESS IMMEDIATELY. Know the legal business structures that you may establish (Sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation) Learn about: • The licenses and permits required by government agencies • How to do the business name search • We will help you complete the forms to register your business • The importance of the business planning process This workshop gives you everything you need to be…

Find out more »

Disaster Funding: 2021 Stimulus: EIDL, PPP Forgiveness & Other Lending

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Have you already filed for PPP forgiveness? Do you know if you are eligible for an EIDL grant? Maybe you need other resources for additional funding. The Stimulus package has been announced and lending programs are updated. EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) and PPP and EIDL programs have changes that may impact your business. This webinar will cover: • PPP:  Requirements, changes to current PPP loans, and how to apply • EIDL:  Changes to request additional funds and how to…

Find out more »

Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

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

The 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 »

Branding 101

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 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…

Find out more »

PPP Forgiveness – Update on PPP Flexibility Act

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The objective of this webinar is to help you understand how to calculate the forgivable amount of your PPP Loan and to prepare documentation that may be required with your forgiveness application. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

October 2021

New Client Orientation

October 5 @ 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. **LINK WILL BE EMAILED THE MORNING OF THE WORKSHOP** REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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 »

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

October 12 @ 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. **LINK WILL…

Find out more »

Social Media 101

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Are you scratching your head and wondering if businesses are really making money using social media? Do you wonder if your business can still get in on the action and make money? Do you still think that social media marketing mean posting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter? Are you still lost between keywords and hashtags? Do you still do not know which social media channel to use but think it is cool to use Instagram? Are you disappointed with the…

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Clearing the Fog of Certification-Grow Your Local Business

October 19 @ 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 »

Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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.  

Find out more »

Launch A Business During COVID

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

THIS FREE WEBINAR WILL TEACH YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO START YOUR BUSINESS IMMEDIATELY. Know the legal business structures that you may establish (Sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation) Learn about: • The licenses and permits required by government agencies • How to do the business name search • We will help you complete the forms to register your business • The importance of the business planning process This workshop gives you everything you need to be…

Find out more »

Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

The 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 developed…

Find out more »

November 2021

New Client Orientation

November 2 @ 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. **LINK WILL BE EMAILED THE MORNING OF THE WORKSHOP** REGISTER NOW

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