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3255 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1501 Los Angeles, CA 90010

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Assisting clients in the Los Angeles area

February 2024

Financial Fitness: Ratios

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Stand Alone Metrics are Meaningless.  Learn which Ratios may be applicable to your business. Financial ratios paint a picture of your business’s liquidity, cash flow, debt, and profitability.   The key is to know which ratios are relevant to your business and where to pull the information from.  While these figures allow owners to better manage their business, creditors also use them to determine financial stability and access to capital. REGISTER NOW

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

February 29 @ 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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March 2024

IN- PERSON: Menu Engineering For More Profitable Restaurant

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Key Learning Objectives ·   Understanding Menu Engineering Fundamentals ·   Effective Dish Categorization ·   Pricing Strategies for Profitability ·   Visual Design and Layout ·   Utilizing Data for Informed Decision-Making ·   Menu Innovation and Adaptation REGISTER NOW

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IN-PERSON FIELD TRIP: Energy Solutions Showcase: Efficiency with SoCalGas

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
SoCalGas Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd
Downey, CA 90241 United States
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Free

Calling all restaurant owners and culinary enthusiasts for an exclusive in-person workshop with SoCalGas! Immerse yourself in a unique opportunity to showcase cutting-edge equipment and resources that will revolutionize your menu costing game. Discover firsthand the latest innovations that SoCal Gas has to offer, tailored specifically for the culinary industry. You will be able to engage with experts, network with fellow restaurateurs, and elevate your business to new heights. Join us March 4, 2024 to learn more and tour theSoCalGas…

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Financial Fitness: Income Statement

March 5 @ 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

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How to Start a Successful Food Truck Business

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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How To Become Loan Ready

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

If you are looking to make your business bankable this webinar is for you! We know that finances can be scary but with the right help it can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we look at what’s needs to make sure you are bankable and ready to grow your business when applying for a loan. REGISTER NOW

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Increasing Your Profits: Sell More Spend Less

March 6 @ 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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Branding For Success

March 7 @ 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…

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Forming Your Corporation : LLC S-CORP & MORE

March 7 @ 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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Special Event: Top Women Owned Franchises

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Did you know that over the last 10 years the number of women owned franchises has increased 24%?  In 2023 41% of all franchises purchased in the US were by women. In this workshop we will explore: – Reasons women are going into business for themselves, and why franchising is a good option. – What franchises are women buying and why? – What are the short and long term goals for women going into business for themselves, and how to…

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Financial Fitness: Balance Sheet

March 12 @ 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

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Financial Fitness: Smart Credit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

The “Improve Your Personal Credit for Lending Opportunities” workshop is designed to help individuals and business owners understand the factors that affect their credit scores and learn strategies to improve them. Whether you are looking to apply for a personal loan, business loan, or credit line, having a strong credit score can significantly increase your chances of approval and favorable terms. During this workshop, participants will learn about the different credit bureaus and how they calculate credit scores, the common…

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Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

This 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. REGISTER NOW

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Proof of Concept

March 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

After months of searching, you have finally come up with a great new business idea.  You are confident that your idea will be a game changer.  You just know that this idea will provide the financial freedom that you have always dreamed of.  However, BEFORE you take YOUR leap of faith, SLOW DOWN! Take a deep breath and ask yourself this one BIG question, ‘What research do I need BEFORE I start my business that will give me a clear…

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Business Profit Projections

March 20 @ 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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Social Media 101

March 21 @ 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…

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Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

March 21 @ 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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Financial Fitness: Smart Credit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

The “Improve Your Personal Credit for Lending Opportunities” workshop is designed to help individuals and business owners understand the factors that affect their credit scores and learn strategies to improve them. Whether you are looking to apply for a personal loan, business loan, or credit line, having a strong credit score can significantly increase your chances of approval and favorable terms. During this workshop, participants will learn about the different credit bureaus and how they calculate credit scores, the common…

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Financial Fitness: Cash Flow

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Cash Flow vs Profit.  What’s more important? Learn how to analyze your Cash Flow and be able to better manage your business.  Cash Flow illustrates if the operations of the business are generating enough funds to pay for its financial obligations like bills, taxes, or operating expenses.  Along the same lines, it can indicate if a small business needs to take on a loan or if the small business can service a loan. REGISTER NOW

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

March 28 @ 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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