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LA SBDC Network presents SmallBiz Talk, a weekly talk series featuring expert advice and insight on small business success.

Live every Wednesday at 10 a.m.

About SmallBiz Talk

Your host, small business expert and LA SBDC business advisor Lori Williams, covers a key business topic through instructional information, real life situations, guest speakers and interviews. At the end of the show, participants can engage in a Live Q&A with questions pertaining to their specific business situation.

Join us live every Wednesday at 10 a.m. or check out our YouTube Playlist to see previous shows and to gain information/ helpful insights for your small business success!

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Submit your question here and we might feature it on an upcoming episode!

SmallBiz Talk

Hosted by Lori Williams

Small Business Focused
Coverage of pertinent issues and affairs affecting both entrepreneurs and the business world at large.

Actionable Ideas
Solid advice, lessons and tips on how to establish and build a successful business.

Expert Insights
Candid interviews and insights from small business experts.

Upcoming Shows

May 1  @ 10 a.m.
How a Life threatening Situation lead to Amazing Entrepreneurial Journey

Mika is an entrepreneur whose epic journey from heart disease survivor to wellness mogul has been featured on CNN, NBC, KTLA, and CBS. After surviving five heart stents and three invasive procedures before 36, Mika launched Goomi Group to make health and wellness affordable and accessible for everyone. Now living her “bonus life,” Mika’s blazing a trail to revolutionize workplace wellness nationwide.

May 8  @ 10 a.m.
Every Ending IS a New Beginning

In 2020, after years of running a successful company in the apparel industry Eric Basangan realized it may be time for a change. He saw the difficulties that may lay ahead in the apparel industry and business in general. He also saw the opportunity to transition out of the hustle and bustle of city life into a more relaxed existence in rural Oregon. 

May 15  @ 10 a.m.
From Start Up to featured on Good Morning America

Tracey Aivaz started Smunchys™ in 2020. Smunchyss is proud to be a certified woman-owned accessories brand. The company has grown to sell products in over 20 countries and has been featured in media such as Good Morning America, Today show, and BuzzFeed. 

May 22 @ 10 a.m.
A Fascinating Story about Successful Pivoting

Stems is a black, woman-owned LA based catering and private cheffing company. The founder, Kaiy Smith-Biesman, is also the founder of Business BoostHER, a community dedicated to mentoring women in the hospitality industry.

May 29 @ 10 a.m.
What it takes to Succeed at Selling an On-line Shoe Brand

Areial Lomack, an Oakland, CA native and LA transplant has been triumphantly building her company and expanding her brand through hard work, diligence and consistency. Areial’s extensive background and elegant taste radiates through her brand. Twelve AM is a remarkable shoe company soaring out of Los Angeles with ahead of the curve styles that are “Fashionable yet Functional” as described by the self-identified “Shoe Dealer.”

Potential Show Topics Covered

Damage Assessment

How to create a pandemic cash flow to have a better understanding of your current financial health and future cash flow requirements. 

Performance Measurements

Important mathematical calculations to help you understand the profitability of your company.

Legal Structures

Introductions to bank and lending industry Sole Prop, LLC and S Corps, what you need to know!

Marketing Audit

Post Pandemic Marketing/Social Media Audit

HR 101 in a COVID World

What companies must know about new HR Regulations, Covid Requirements and Hiring practices.

Small Business Expert and LA SBDC Business Advisor Lori Williams

About The Host

Lori Williams is a business consultant, speaker, writer and well known expert on business finance. She believes entrepreneurs should have a basic understanding of their company’s financial health.

Her company, provides financial management and tax services. Her eBooks are distributed through Amazon and iTunes. As an adjunct professor in the Entrepreneurial Department at Pepperdine and USC, she has shared her business expertise with young entrepreneurs. Through the SBDC, she provides clients with business education and advice.

Lori is an Enrolled Agent certified by the IRS. She has an MBA from Pepperdine University, BS Business and Management, an AA in Medical Science and a Practitioner’s license in NeuroLinguistic Programming.

Business expertise: Finance, accounting, business start-ups, business plans, marketing & general business operations

Check out the additional webinars Lori will be hosting below!

June 23 @ 10am – Financial Literacy Session 1 :Overview of Accounting Requirements here

June 30 @ 10am – Financial Literacy Session 2: Financial Management of your Company here

July 7 @ 10am – Should You Be Charging Your Customers Sales Tax? here

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