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El Camino College Business Training Center

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13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
310-225-8277 southbaysbdc.org

May 2016

You Tube for Business Parts 1-3 Copy

May 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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$30.00

Workshop One:- Date 5/12/2016 YouTube for Business 1)Why it is critical to have a YouTube Account? 2) 3 steps to set up for your account for success. 3) What content do you post? 4) Why branding is critical? 5) How to set up your social media to build all platforms from Youtube? Workshop Two: YouTube Strategy- 5/19/2016 1) The Fundamentals of Creating a Successful Channel 2) How to monetize your channel 3) How to increase your profits using video 4)…

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You Tube for Business Parts 1-3

May 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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$30.00

Workshop One:- Date 5/12/2016 YouTube for Business 1)Why it is critical to have a YouTube Account? 2) 3 steps to set up for your account for success. 3) What content do you post? 4) Why branding is critical? 5) How to set up your social media to build all platforms from Youtube? Workshop Two: YouTube Strategy- 5/19/2016 1) The Fundamentals of Creating a Successful Channel 2) How to monetize your channel 3) How to increase your profits using video 4)…

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Marketing 101

May 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Understanding the basics of marketing is vital to the success of your business. This workshop provides an overview of the principles of marketing and how to develop a marketing plan aimed at the needs and desires of your target market. Instructor: Charlie Lowe

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Import Workshop

May 26, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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$30

This workshop will provide new-to-import and new-to-market clients with information on getting started in international trade. International trade basics will be provided as we walk through to the four import development stages and are introduced to trade assistance resources on the federal, state and local level. Instructor: Charlie Lowe PLEASE NOTE:  A minimum of 5 paid registrants are required to hold the class. You will receive a phone call to discuss payment options.

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June 2016

How to Manage Your Business Financials

June 21, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Overcome your fear of starting with an empty Excel spreadsheet and become proficient to create your own Profit and Loss statement for your business. This workshop will cover the basic Excel functions necessary to develop your financials and then build a basic Profit and Loss statement. For maximum learning you may bring your laptop to follow along, but it is not required. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor: Andrew Strachan

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July 2016

Business Loans 101

July 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This class will teach what you need to know to apply for a business loan. Topics include: What documents and paperwork you will need to use for the application process from major banks, which banks are currently loaning money and what you will need to qualify, why a business may need financing, sources of credit, and what you should know about credit. Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

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Networking 101- 15 Second Elevator Pitch

July 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Would you like to improve your ability to communicate what you do to increase clients and customers? Do you have your 15 second pitch? NEWSFLASH: With the internet info overload attention spans have decreased and now we have less than 15 seconds to engage potential customers attention. Deborah Deras, SBDC Marketing Consultant with give you a 4 step simple system to be able to create your elevator pitch and speak it with conviction to increase opportunities for sales, investors and…

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Marketing 101

July 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Understanding the basics of marketing is vital to the success of your business. This workshop provides an overview of the principles of marketing and how to develop a marketing plan aimed at the needs and desires of your target market. Instructor: Charlie Lowe

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Get Your Business Online: WordPress 101

July 14, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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$10

Having a website online is as important as having an ‘Open for Business’ sign on your front door because it notifies the public that you have a product or service that potentially meets their needs. With WordPress it is possible to have an effective and optimized website that is easy to use and update. WordPress is an effective content management system that is used to run everything from simple blogs to CNN.com. With WordPress currently running over 75 million websites,…

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SBDC Orientation

July 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Star Van Buren

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SBDC Orientation

July 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Charlie Lowe

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The Basics of Starting a Business

July 19, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. Instructor: Larry Johnson

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How to Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow

July 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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How much will it cost to start your business? It is important to know this figure so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture. Topics include: Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses, start-up cost categories, calculating initial costs, calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs, conducting a break-even analysis, and initial cash flow projection will be reviewed and presented in this hands-on session. Please bring a hand held calculator for your convenience. Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

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Cancelled–Startup Alternative: Secrets to Buying a Franchise

July 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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FranNet, in partnership with South Bay SBDC, will be sharing meaningful guidance and valuable information on what it really takes to succeed in entrepreneurship through franchise ownership. We'll cover this and more: • The REAL pros/cons of business ownership versus a traditional career path (from experience!) • How to mitigate risk using a proven 4-Step Research process • How to leverage your specific skill-set, knowledge, and experience to succeed in business ownership • How the SBDC can support you in…

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Market Research for Small Business

July 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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To run a successful business, you need to learn about your customers, your competitors and your industry. Market research is the process of analyzing data to help you understand which products and services are in demand, and how to be competitive. Market research can also provide valuable insight to help you: • Reduce business risks • Spot current and upcoming problems in your industry • Identify sales opportunities This workshop will identify resources to help you research your new business…

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How to Manage Your Business Financials

July 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Overcome your fear of starting with an empty Excel spreadsheet and become proficient to create your own Profit and Loss statement for your business. This workshop will cover the basic Excel functions necessary to develop your financials and then build a basic Profit and Loss statement. For maximum learning you may bring your laptop to follow along, but it is not required. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor: Andrew Strachan

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SBDC Orientation

July 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Lawrence Johnson

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Snapchat for Business

July 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Snapchat is one of the fastest growing social networks of the decade. Since its inception in 2011, it has grown to 8 billion daily video views (head to head with Facebook) and 100+ million daily active users. This platform is a content and storytelling haven. With an engaged user base, Snapchat delivers a marketing channel for the fast pace world we live in. As its user base continues to skyrocket, there is ample opportunity for businesses to take advantage of…

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Import Workshop

July 28, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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$30

This workshop will provide new-to-import and new-to-market clients with information on getting started in international trade. International trade basics will be provided as we walk through to the four import development stages and are introduced to trade assistance resources on the federal, state and local level. Instructor: Charlie Lowe PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 5 paid registrants are required to hold the class. You will receive a phone call to discuss payment options.

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August 2016

SBDC Orientation

August 2, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Charlie Lowe

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The Basics of Starting a Business

August 2, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. Instructor: Larry Johnson

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SBDC Orientation

August 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Star Van Buren

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The Basics of Starting a Business

August 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. Instructor: Lawrence Johnson

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How to Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow

August 9, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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How much will it cost to start your business? It is important to know this figure so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture. Topics include: Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses, start-up cost categories, calculating initial costs, calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs, conducting a break-even analysis, and initial cash flow projection will be reviewed and presented in this hands-on session. Please bring a hand held calculator for your convenience. Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

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How to Create a Sizzling 15 Second Elevator Pitch

August 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Would you like to improve your ability to communicate what you do to increase clients and customers? Do you have your 15 second pitch? NEWSFLASH: With the internet info overload attention spans have decreased and now we have less than 15 seconds to engage potential customers attention. Deborah Deras, SBDC Marketing Consultant with give you a 4 step simple system to be able to create your elevator pitch and speak it with conviction to increase opportunities for sales, investors and…

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Marketing 101

August 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Understanding the basics of marketing is vital to the success of your business. This workshop provides an overview of the principles of marketing and how to develop a marketing plan aimed at the needs and desires of your target market. Instructor: Charlie Lowe

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Business Loans 101

August 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This class will teach what you need to know to apply for a business loan. Topics include: What documents and paperwork you will need to use for the application process from major banks, which banks are currently loaning money and what you will need to qualify, why a business may need financing, sources of credit, and what you should know about credit. Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

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Financial Records

August 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Do you know what your books are telling you about your business? It is crucial to the success of your business to understand how to manage your financial records. Business records allow you to monitor cash flow, track deductible expenses, prepare financial statements, and support your tax returns. In this workshop, you'll learn the fundamentals of basic bookkeeping tasks and how to use your chart of accounts. You'll learn to record and match revenues & expenses, record receipts & disbursements,…

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SBDC Orientation

August 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Star Van Buren

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How to Manage Your Business Financials

August 23, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Overcome your fear of starting with an empty Excel spreadsheet and become proficient to create your own Profit and Loss statement for your business. This workshop will cover the basic Excel functions necessary to develop your financials and then build a basic Profit and Loss statement. For maximum learning you may bring your laptop to follow along, but it is not required. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor: Andrew Strachan

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CANCELLED-Trademark Protection

August 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Nate Jemison

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Market Research for Small Business

August 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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To run a successful business, you need to learn about your customers, your competitors and your industry. Market research is the process of analyzing data to help you understand which products and services are in demand, and how to be competitive. Market research can also provide valuable insight to help you: • Reduce business risks • Spot current and upcoming problems in your industry • Identify sales opportunities This workshop will identify resources to help you research your new business…

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How to use Facebook Live for Business

August 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Facebook has over a billion subscribers. Would you like to learn how to use FaceBook livestreaming to grow your business? 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) 5 C's to increase more sales from your streams. 6) Q&A Instructor: Deborah Deras

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SBDC Orientation

August 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Nate Jemison

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September 2016

Networking 101- 15 Second Elevator Pitch

September 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Would you like to improve your ability to communicate what you do to increase clients and customers? Do you have your 15 second pitch? NEWSFLASH: With the internet info overload attention spans have decreased and now we have less than 15 seconds to engage potential customers attention. Deborah Deras, SBDC Marketing Consultant with give you a 4 step simple system to be able to create your elevator pitch and speak it with conviction to increase opportunities for sales, investors and…

Find out more »

SBDC Orientation

September 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Star Van Buren

Find out more »

Financial Records

September 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Do you know what your books are telling you about your business? It is crucial to the success of your business to understand how to manage your financial records. Business records allow you to monitor cash flow, track deductible expenses, prepare financial statements, and support your tax returns. In this workshop, you'll learn the fundamentals of basic bookkeeping tasks and how to use your chart of accounts. You'll learn to record and match revenues & expenses, record receipts & disbursements,…

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QuickBooks Series 3 – Levels 1-5

September 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 12, 2016

El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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$175.00

Learn what you need to know to manage your business finances with Quickbooks 2015. This is a 5 session workshop that runs Wednesdays from 6:00PM-9:00PM. Topics include: introduction to QuickBooks, creating invoices, tracking inventory, running business reports, payroll, and point of sale. See southbaysbdc.org website for more details about each session. PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of ten paid registrants are required to hold a class. NO REFUNDS OR SUBSTITUTING CLASSES. You will receive a phone call to discuss payment options.…

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Tips, Trick, & Ideas to Improve (WEBINAR)

September 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Does your business need to look professional on the web, email, phone and have full features large organizations have? Are budget constraints making it difficult to have the communication services you need? Do you want to get more from your investments without large capital expenditures. This webinar has EXACTLY the information needed to provide small business with the tools needed in the modern environment. At the conclusion of the webinar one attendee will be given a copy of Microsoft Office…

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Marketing 101

September 15, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Understanding the basics of marketing is vital to the success of your business. This workshop provides an overview of the principles of marketing and how to develop a marketing plan aimed at the needs and desires of your target market. Instructor: Charlie Lowe

Find out more »

How to Manage Your Business Financials

September 20, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Overcome your fear of starting with an empty Excel spreadsheet and become proficient to create your own Profit and Loss statement for your business. This workshop will cover the basic Excel functions necessary to develop your financials and then build a basic Profit and Loss statement. For maximum learning you may bring your laptop to follow along, but it is not required. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor: Andrew Strachan

Find out more »

Business Plan Overview

September 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will focus on defining the value inherent in using a Business Plan. We will identify its many uses and how to create a useful one. Our work will focus on the critical components of an effective plan. Instructor: Larry Johnson

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The Basics of Starting a Business

September 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. Instructor: Charles Lowe

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Online Promotions and Offers that Work

September 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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When planning the email marketing strategy for your small business or nonprofit, there is a world of ideas to explore that can help you engage with your audience & have a real conversation with your customers & supporters. But your marketing goals should always come back to the thing that’s going to keep your organization successful & growing: generating revenue & donations. This workshop will help you identify the different types of offers & promotions that could work for your…

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SBDC Orientation

September 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

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Export Workshop

September 27, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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$30

This workshop will provide new-to-export and new-to-market clients with information on getting started in international trade. International trade basics will be provided as we walk through to the four export development stages and are introduced to trade assistance resources on the federal, state and local level. Paid registrants will receive a FREE online copy of Braddock’s The World Is Your Market: Exporting Made Easier for Small Businesses. PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 5 paid registrants is required to hold the…

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October 2016

QuickBooks Series 3 – Levels 1-5

October 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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$175.00

Learn what you need to know to manage your business finances with Quickbooks 2015. This is a 5 session workshop that runs Wednesdays from 6:00PM-9:00PM. Topics include: introduction to QuickBooks, creating invoices, tracking inventory, running business reports, payroll, and point of sale. See southbaysbdc.org website for more details about each session. PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of ten paid registrants are required to hold a class. NO REFUNDS OR SUBSTITUTING CLASSES. You will receive a phone call to discuss payment options.…

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SDBC Orientation

October 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Charlie Lowe

Find out more »

The Basics of Starting a Business

October 11, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. Instructor: Larry Johnson

Find out more »

Financial Records

October 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Do you know what your books are telling you about your business? It is crucial to the success of your business to understand how to manage your financial records. Business records allow you to monitor cash flow, track deductible expenses, prepare financial statements, and support your tax returns. In this workshop, you'll learn the fundamentals of basic bookkeeping tasks and how to use your chart of accounts. You'll learn to record and match revenues & expenses, record receipts & disbursements,…

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Get Your Business Online: WordPress 101

October 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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$10

Having a website online is as important as having an ‘Open for Business’ sign on your front door because it notifies the public that you have a product or service that potentially meets their needs. With WordPress it is possible to have an effective and optimized website that is easy to use and update. WordPress is an effective content management system that is used to run everything from simple blogs to CNN.com. With WordPress currently running over 75 million websites,…

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Business Plan Overview

October 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will focus on defining the value inherent in using a Business Plan. We will identify its many uses and how to create a useful one. Our work will focus on the critical components of an effective plan. Instructor: Larry Johnson

Find out more »

Marketing 101

October 13, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Understanding the basics of marketing is vital to the success of your business. This workshop provides an overview of the principles of marketing and how to develop a marketing plan aimed at the needs and desires of your target market. Instructor: Charlie Lowe

Find out more »

How to manage Your Business Financials

October 18, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Overcome your fear of starting with an empty Excel spreadsheet and become proficient to create your own Profit and Loss statement for your business. This workshop will cover the basic Excel functions necessary to develop your financials and then build a basic Profit and Loss statement. For maximum learning you may bring your laptop to follow along, but it is not required. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor: Andrew Strachan

Find out more »

Business Loans 101

October 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This class will teach what you need to know to apply for a business loan. Topics include: What documents and paperwork you will need to use for the application process from major banks, which banks are currently loaning money and what you will need to qualify, why a business may need financing, sources of credit, and what you should know about credit. Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

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CANCELLED–Guided Business Plan Open House

October 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Learn about the Guided Entrepreneurship Business Plan course for Veterans and Military Spouses at this special open house. Meet Melanie Rae, founder of the Guided Business Plan, and hear how her course, designed especially for veterans and their spouses, makes it easy to develop a strong business plan. You will also have the opportunity to network with other vets and review the course materials. Instructor: Melanie Rae

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SBDC Orientation

October 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Star Van Buren

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Social Media Marketing Strategy: How to Turn Likes into Sales

October 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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We all know we have to be on Social Media but how do we create a strategy and turn likes into sales, comments into customers and shares into raving fans that are brand ambassadors for our company. 1. How to clarify Social Media marketing goals. 2. How to authentically connect with your audience so they like and trust you. 3. How to schedule posting on the various platforms. 4. Where to find great content that will engage your audience and…

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SBDC Orientation

October 25, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Nate Jemison

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Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business

October 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Accounting is the system of tracking the income, expenses, assets and liabilities of business. Owners, managers, bankers, investors - use accounting terms and concepts to describe the events that make up the "story". This workshop will explain the basics of how to make journal entries including debits and credits, the structure of financial statements, important financial ratios, and, more importantly, how to "account" for the transactions in your business. Instructor: Andrew Strachan

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CANCELLED–Import Workshop

October 27, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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$30

This workshop will provide new-to-import and new-to-market clients with information on getting started in international trade. International trade basics will be provided as we walk through to the four import development stages and are introduced to trade assistance resources on the federal, state and local level. Instructor: Charlie Lowe PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 5 paid registrants are required to hold the class. You will receive a phone call to discuss payment options.

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The WordPress Essentials Course

October 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 5, 2016

El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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$300

Hi there! Are you looking to get started with WordPress or perhaps you already have a website but need some additional help to understand how things work?  In this class you will learn how to create attractive, sophisticated blogs and websites—without any prior coding knowledge needed. As a matter of fact, you won't use any code whatsoever, unless you want to!  In case you didn't know, WordPress is the world's most popular website publisher, powering more than 26% of all sites…

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November 2016

The Basics of Starting a Business

November 1, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. Instructor: Larry Johnson

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How to Estimate Start-up Costs & Cash Flow

November 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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How much will it cost to start your business? It is important to know this figure so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture. Topics include: Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses, start-up cost categories, calculating initial costs, calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs, conducting a break-even analysis, and initial cash flow projection will be reviewed and presented in this hands-on session. Please bring a hand held calculator for your convenience. Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

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SBDC Orientation

November 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Star Van Buren

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Social Media Marketing Strategy 102

November 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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In this workshop you will learn how to authentically connect and create compelling messaging on Social Media to develop lasting relationships that go beyond transactional customers but a tribe of devoted followers to grow your business organically online. Attendees will learn: How to choose which platform you need to have a presence on. When to post and how to use time saving techniques to post on multiple platforms. How to promote and sell to fans who love you. How to…

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Business Loans 101

November 15, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This class will teach what you need to know to apply for a business loan. Topics include: What documents and paperwork you will need to use for the application process from major banks, which banks are currently loaning money and what you will need to qualify, why a business may need financing, sources of credit, and what you should know about credit. Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

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SBDC Orientation

November 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Lawrence Johnson

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Business Plan Overview

November 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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This workshop will focus on defining the value inherent in using a Business Plan. We will identify its many uses and how to create a useful one. Our work will focus on the critical components of an effective plan. Instructor: Larry Johnson

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The Next Generation of Technology (WEBINAR)

November 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

In the computer or technology field there are lots of changes today. Many people will tell about the best solution or why what they have is what everyone should use. Unfortunately, many of these people are forgetting that people and companies are unique and they have unique issues and opportunities. In this webinar options will be shared along with the direction and trends of technology so that the attendee can make better decisions about what would be the best solution…

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How to Manage Your Business Financials

November 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Overcome your fear of starting with an empty Excel spreadsheet and become proficient to create your own Profit and Loss statement for your business. This workshop will cover the basic Excel functions necessary to develop your financials and then build a basic Profit and Loss statement. For maximum learning you may bring your laptop to follow along, but it is not required. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor: Andrew Strachan

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Marketing 101

November 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Understanding the basics of marketing is vital to the success of your business. This workshop provides an overview of the principles of marketing and how to develop a marketing plan aimed at the needs and desires of your target market. Instructor: Charlie Lowe

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How to Develop Your Elevator Pitch

November 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Would you like to improve your ability to communicate what you do to increase clients and customers? Do you have your 15 second pitch? NEWSFLASH: With the internet info overload attention spans have decreased and now we have less than 15 seconds to engage potential customers attention. Deborah Deras, SBDC Marketing Consultant with give you a 4 step simple system to be able to create your elevator pitch and speak it with conviction to increase opportunities for sales, investors and…

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SBDC Orientation

November 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Nate Jemison

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De-mystifying Financial Statements

November 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Each business decision you make has a financial impact on your business. Understand and use the right tools to optimize results. Learn to use your basic financial statements and other key measurements to improve your decision making, interpret your company's financial signals using ratios, and gain a "Plain English" understanding of basic business terminology. Learn to communicate with financial people and investors to attract capital for growth. Instructor: Andrew Strachan

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Kick-Start Your Export Sales

November 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Learn how the Small Business Development Center and EXIM Bank can assist in expanding sales globally and reduce your financial risk.  We will review the key factors to insure export success including the following topics: - How to find potential international buyers? - How to qualify international distributors? - What steps to take and mistakes to avoid in selling internationally? - Export Documentation & Export Compliance - Export Shipping & Incoterms - How to protect your Intellectual Property? - What…

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December 2016

How to Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow

December 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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How much will it cost to start your business? It is important to know this figure so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture. Topics include: Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses, start-up cost categories, calculating initial costs, calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs, conducting a break-even analysis, and initial cash flow projection will be reviewed and presented in this hands-on session. Please bring a hand held calculator for your convenience. Instructor: Nathaniel Jemison

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The Right Office Technology for Your Business Webinar

December 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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There are hundreds if not thousands of options today for your computers, networks, servers, phones, data connections and everything else related to technology that should be making your life easier today. Many of the options will work and a few will work well. Learn about the alternatives and why choosing the best one is critical to your business image and budget. NOTE: Does your business look like it is worth a million dollars or two cents? Join Skype Meeting (https://meet.lync.com/groupoliver/moliver/5G90D9KK)

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April 2017

Marketing 101

April 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Understanding the basics of marketing is vital to the success of your business. This workshop provides an overview of the principles of marketing and how to develop a marketing plan aimed at the needs and desires of your target market. NOTE: Due to the information that needs to be covered and out of respect to attendees, late admittance to class is not permitted. Please allow time for traffic and to find parking (Street parking only). Arriving early will ensure your…

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June 2017

Import Workshop

June 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

This workshop will provide new-to-import and new-to-market clients with information on getting started in international trade. International trade basics will be provided as we walk through to the four import development stages and are introduced to trade assistance resources on the federal, state and local level. NOTE: Due to the information that needs to be covered and out of respect to attendees, late admittance to class is not permitted. Please allow time for traffic and to find parking (Street parking…

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July 2017

How to Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow

July 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

How much will it cost to start your business? It is important to know this figure so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture. Topics include: Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses, start-up cost categories, calculating initial costs, calculating the first 90 days, projected monthly costs, conducting a break-even analysis, and initial cash flow projection will be reviewed and presented in this hands-on session. Please bring a calculator for your convenience. *NOTE: Due to the information that…

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October 2017

Presenting QuickBooks Series 3 Levels 1 through 5

October 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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$175.00

Learn what you need to know to manage your business finances with QuickBooks 2015. This is a 5 session workshop that runs Tuesdays from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Topics Include: Introduction to QuickBooks Creating invocies Tracking inventory Running business reports Payroll Point of Sale Register Now Instructor Ron Amie

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November 2017

SBDC Orientation

November 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. Register Now

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The Basics of Starting a Business

November 7, 2017 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. Register Now Instructor Charlie Lowe

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How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

November 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Overcome your fear of starting with an empty Excel spreadsheet and become proficient to create your own Profit and Loss statement for your business. This workshop will cover the basic Excel functions necessary to develop your financials and then build a basic Profit and Loss statement. For maximum learning you may bring your laptop to follow along, but it is not required. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Register Now

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Business Plan Overview

November 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Developing a business plan is one of the most valuable activities you can undertake. A good business plan provides a roadmap for success, gives you a sense of control over your future and is essential to attract funding. Business planning might be time consuming and daunting but the good news is you don't have to start with a blank sheet of paper! The Business Plan Overview workshop guides you through the process of creating a solid, well-structured business plan, tailored to your business.…

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Networking 101 – 15 Second Elevator Pitch

November 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Would you like to improve your ability to communicate what you do to increase clients and customers? Do you have your 15 second pitch? NEWSFLASH: With the internet info overload attention spans have decreased and now we have less than 15 seconds to engage potential customers attention. Deborah Deras, SBDC Marketing Consultant with give you a 4 step simple system to be able to create your elevator pitch and speak it with conviction to increase opportunities for sales, investors and…

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Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business

November 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Accounting is the system of tracking the income, expenses, assets and liabilities of business. Owners, managers, bankers, investors - use accounting terms and concepts to describe the events that make up the "story". This workshop will explain the basics of how to make journal entries including debits and credits, the structure of financial statements, important financial ratios, and, more importantly, how to "account" for the transactions in your business. Register Now Instructor Andrew Strachan

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Business Loans 101

November 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

This class will teach what you need to know to apply for a business loan. Topics include: What documents and paperwork you will need to use for the application process from major banks, which banks are currently loaning money and what you will need to qualify, why a business may need financing, sources of credit, and what you should know about credit. Register Now Instructor Larry Johnson

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Demystifiying Financial Statements

November 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Each business decision you make has a financial impact on your business. Understand and use the right tools to optimize results. Learn to use your basic financial statements and other key measurements to improve your decision making, interpret your company's financial signals using ratios, and gain a "Plain English" understanding of basic business terminology. Register Now Instructor Andrew Strachan

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SBDC Orientation

November 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. Register Now Instructor Star Van Buren

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Marketing 101

November 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Understanding the basics of marketing is vital to the success of your business. This workshop provides an overview of the principles of marketing and how to develop a marketing plan aimed at the needs and desires of your target market. Register Now Instructor Charlie Lowe

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How to Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow

November 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

How much will it cost to start your business? It is important to know this figure so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture. Topics include: Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses, start-up cost categories, calculating initial costs, calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs, conducting a break-even analysis, and initial cash flow projection will be reviewed and presented in this hands-on session. Please bring a hand held calculator for your convenience.   Register Now Instructor…

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Facebook Live for Business

November 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Facebook has over a billion subscribers. Would you like to learn how to use FaceBook livestreaming to grow your business? 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) 5 C's to increase more sales from your streams. 6) Q&A NOTE: Due to the information that needs to be covered and out of respect to attendees, late admittance to class…

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Export Workshop

November 30, 2017 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

This workshop will provide new-to-export and new-to-market clients with information on getting started in international trade. International trade basics will be provided as we walk through to the four export development stages and are introduced to trade assistance resources on the federal, state and local level. Attendees will receive a FREE online copy of Braddock’s The World Is Your Market: Exporting Made Easier for Small Businesses.  Register Now Instructor Charlie Lowe

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December 2017

The Basics of Starting a Business

December 5, 2017 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more.   Register Now Instructor Charlie Lowe

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Business Plan Overview

December 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Developing a business plan is one of the most valuable activities you can undertake. A good business plan provides a roadmap for success, gives you a sense of control over your future and is essential to attract funding.  Business planning might be time consuming and daunting but the good news is you don't have to start with a blank sheet of paper! The Business Plan Overview workshop guides you through the process of creating a solid, well-structured business plan, tailored…

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How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

December 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Overcome your fear of starting with an empty Excel spreadsheet and become proficient to create your own Profit and Loss statement for your business. This workshop will cover the basic Excel functions necessary to develop your financials and then build a basic Profit and Loss statement. For maximum learning you may bring your laptop to follow along, but it is not required. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class.   Register Now Instructor Andrew Strachan

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How to Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow

December 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

How much will it cost to start your business? It is important to know this figure so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture. Topics include: Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses, start-up cost categories, calculating initial costs, calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs, conducting a break-even analysis, and initial cash flow projection will be reviewed and presented in this hands-on session. Please bring a hand held calculator for your convenience. Register Now Instructor Andrew…

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Why Your Website Should Be a Top Marketing Priority

December 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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Free

Start Increasing Sales, Leads & Customer Loyalty Wake up your website and grow your business! Join us to learn some of the latest website best practices and techniques for making your site an effective sales tool! It’s important that businesses make their website a priority and the foundation of their online marketing in order to achieve optimal success.     This informative session will cover: -Why You Should Make Your Website a Top Marketing Priority -Mobile Trends -Why It's Critical…

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