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The LA SBDC Network offers no-cost virtual business workshops for small businesses in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

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April 2023

Basics of Leasing

April 25, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  Join us to learn from our guest speaker, Karie Armstrong, about the ins and outs of leasing for brick and mortar. Karie will cover the leasing process, how to use a broker, and site selection. During the webinar, we will discuss the different types of leases, timelines and expectations, letter of intent, in addition to the build-out of the space and funding evaluation.  REGISTER NOW

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How to Sell When You’re Not a Salesperson

April 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

  Business owners and entrepreneurs must promote their business or products to investors, customers or clients. Often, this is something they have never done before, and they lack training to approach the challenge. To address this situation, this workshop has been built to help you learn much of what you need to know.       Topics covered include:   • The psychological barriers that could be holding you back and the tools required to overcome them.   • Understanding the components of an…

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May 2023

How To Set Up & Register Your Business

May 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California.          Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including:    • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations    • DBA’s    • Business permits    •…

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What You Need To Know About Insurance For Your Small Business

May 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Every business has certain risks related to its operation. To protect your business and personal assets, insurance coverage is critical. In this workshop, you will learn about the myriad types of insurance, the rationale for procuring the various insurance types, and come away with an understanding of how they can apply to your business.        Specific Learning Objectives:     Why do small businesses need insurance?      Exactly what kinds of coverage are available?      What insurance is needed for employees?      What insurance…

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Turning Your Dream Into A Business

May 17, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This class will help you take the first steps to become a new business owner or legitimize a side hustle or hobby.         In this class we will help you:    • Figure out what you don’t know    • Define your basic business model    • Outline the basic steps of setting up your entity and bank account    • Figure out the appropriate licenses, permits and insurances    • Understand available funding strategies    • Begin to form your basic business plan     REGISTER NOW

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Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 1 of 3 ]  What you need to know about Accounting and Financial Record Keeping  

May 23, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
free

How to handle the accounting and financial record keeping is one of the most difficult decisions company owners make. They ask questions such as: Should we use Quickbooks online, Quickbooks desktop or some other program? What records do we need to keep for tax reporting? Should we hire someone to do our bookkeeping? What is the difference between a bookkeeper, accountant and CPA? How do we know we are hiring the right person?            Unfortunately, too many small business owners…

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How to Create Content on Canva

May 24, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 In this hands-on interactive webinar, instructor Deborah Deras will teach you how to be successful at using organic, social media content in your marketing campaigns. Through incredibly effective use of social media content, Deborah herself has booked huge clients such as Verizon, Coca-Cola, Proctor & Gamble, NASA, Caltech, and J.P. Morgan.     You will learn how to:   Create Instagram Reels/TikToks/YouTube Shorts on Canva   How to create Carousel posts   How to animate posts   How to use your brand colors and fonts consistently  …

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Developing An Actionable Business Plan

May 31, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

You can’t get there if you don’t know what or where “there” is. This class is intended to assist both startups and expanding or scaling businesses in developing an actionable and measurable plan for the next steps in growing a profitable business.         In this class we will actively work on:    • Defining your business model    • Identifying your place in the market    • Identifying your customers and revenue channels    • Identifying expansion opportunities    • Costing and pricing    • Revenue…

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June 2023

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 3 of 3] How to Analyze your Company’s Financials for Better Decision Making  

June 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Business owners struggle with business decisions that affect the financial health of the company. Are we selling at the right price? Are we making money? Can we afford to hire someone?            Many times, these decisions are made without a thorough understanding of the financial implications.  This does not need to be the case. There are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to answer key business questions.            Performance Measurements are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to…

Find out more »

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 1 of 3] What You Need To Know About Accounting And Financial Record Keeping

June 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Free

How to handle the accounting and financial record keeping is one of the most difficult decisions company owners make. They ask questions such as: Should we use Quickbooks online, Quickbooks desktop or some other program? What records do we need to keep for tax reporting? Should we hire someone to do our bookkeeping? What is the difference between a bookkeeper, accountant and CPA? How do we know we are hiring the right person? Unfortunately, too many small business owners do…

Find out more »

What You Need To Know About Insurance For Your Small Business

June 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Every business has certain risks related to its operation. To protect your business and personal assets, insurance coverage is critical. In this workshop, you will learn about the myriad types of insurance, the rationale for procuring the various insurance types, and come away with an understanding of how they can apply to your business. Specific Learning Objectives:  Why do small businesses need insurance? Exactly what kinds of coverage are available? What insurance is needed for employees? What insurance is right for my…

Find out more »

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 2 of 3] Using an Excel Document for Financial Modeling and Forecasting

June 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Free

A simple Excel financial model can be created using your company’s financial data (historical and/or forecasted).   CFOs and financial analysts use Excel models to determine if/when a company will be profitable, what is the correct selling price, how many “widgets” need to be sold to be cover cost, and how much money is available to pay expenses.        Financial models are used for start-ups and for on-going analysis to make sure the company is operating at an optimal financial performance. This…

Find out more »

Turning Your Dream Into A Business

June 14, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
free

This class will help you take the first steps to become a new business owner or legitimize a side hustle or hobby.     In this class we will help you:    • Figure out what you don’t know    • Define your basic business model    • Outline the basic steps of setting up your entity and bank account    • Figure out the appropriate licenses, permits and insurances    • Understand available funding strategies    • Begin to form your basic business plan     REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Trademark & Copyright Explained

June 19, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Confusion often abounds regarding trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. These are all intangible creations of the human intellect, usually referred to as “Intellectual Property.” Regardless of the focus of your business, it is likely that Intellectual Property (“IP”) is one of the most valuable assets of your business.  This webinar will help you understand the differences among the various types of IP and what it is that IP can protect. Finally, you’ll understand how you can invoke that protection, either…

Find out more »

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 3 of 3] How to Analyze your Company’s Financials for Better Decision Making

June 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Free

Business owners struggle with business decisions that affect the financial health of the company. Are we selling at the right price? Are we making money? Can we afford to hire someone?        Many times, these decisions are made without a thorough understanding of the financial implications.  This does not need to be the case. There are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to answer key business questions.        Performance Measurements are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to…

Find out more »

How To Sell When You’re Not A Salesperson

June 20, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Business owners and entrepreneurs must promote their business or products to investors, customers or clients. Often, this is something they have never done before, and they lack training to approach the challenge. To address this situation, this workshop has been built to help you learn much of what you need to know.         Topics covered include:    • The psychological barriers that could be holding you back and the tools required to overcome them.    • Understanding the components of an effective…

Find out more »

How To Create Content On Canva

June 21, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

In this hands-on interactive webinar, instructor Deborah Deras will teach you how to be successful at using organic, social media content in your marketing campaigns. Through incredibly effective use of social media content, Deborah herself has booked huge clients such as Verizon, Coca-Cola, Proctor & Gamble, NASA, Caltech, and J.P. Morgan. You will learn how to: Create Instagram Reels/TikToks/YouTube Shorts on Canva How to create Carousel posts How to animate posts How to use your brand colors and fonts consistently…

Find out more »

Developing An Actionable Business Plan

June 21, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

You can’t get there if you don’t know what or where “there” is. This class is intended to assist both startups and expanding or scaling businesses in developing an actionable and measurable plan for the next steps in growing a profitable business.       In this class we will actively work on:    • Defining your business model    • Identifying your place in the market    • Identifying your customers and revenue channels    • Identifying expansion opportunities    • Costing and pricing    • Revenue…

Find out more »

July 2023

How To Set Up & Register Your Business

July 10, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California.          Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including:     • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations     • DBA’s     • Business permits     •…

Find out more »

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 1 of 3] What You Need To Know About Accounting And Financial Record Keeping

July 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

How to handle the accounting and financial record keeping is one of the most difficult decisions company owners make. They ask questions such as: Should we use Quickbooks online, Quickbooks desktop or some other program? What records do we need to keep for tax reporting? Should we hire someone to do our bookkeeping? What is the difference between a bookkeeper, accountant and CPA? How do we know we are hiring the right person?          Unfortunately, too many small business owners…

Find out more »

Turning Your Dream Into A Business

July 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

This class will help you take the first steps to become a new business owner or legitimize a side hustle or hobby.     In this class we will help you:     • Figure out what you don’t know     • Define your basic business model     • Outline the basic steps of setting up your entity and bank account     • Figure out the appropriate licenses, permits and insurances     • Understand available funding strategies     • Begin to form your basic business plan     REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

What You Need To Know About Insurance For Your Small Business

July 17, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
free

Every business has certain risks related to its operation. To protect your business and personal assets, insurance coverage is critical. In this workshop, you will learn about the myriad types of insurance, the rationale for procuring the various insurance types, and come away with an understanding of how they can apply to your business.   Specific Learning Objectives:  Why do small businesses need insurance?   Exactly what kinds of coverage are available?   What insurance is needed for employees?   What insurance…

Find out more »

How To Sell When You’re Not A Salesperson

July 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Business owners and entrepreneurs must promote their business or products to investors, customers or clients. Often, this is something they have never done before, and they lack training to approach the challenge. To address this situation, this workshop has been built to help you learn much of what you need to know. Topics covered include: • The psychological barriers that could be holding you back and the tools required to overcome them. • Understanding the components of an effective sales…

Find out more »

How To Sell On Instagram With Instagram Reels

July 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

IG Reels is essentially a copycat of Tik Tok that allows you to record and edit multiple 7-90 second videos set to popular songs and trending audios. It is the rival to Tik Tok and literally the easiest way for small businesses to grow online. Whether or not you have a product or service, Instagram is for you. In this webinar, you will learn: • What are Instagram Reels • How to select the music, speed, and filters • How to…

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Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 2 of 3] Using An Excel Document For Financial Modeling And Forecasting

July 20, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
free

A simple Excel financial model can be created using your company’s financial data (historical and/or forecasted).              CFOs and financial analysts use Excel models to determine if/when a company will be profitable, what is the correct selling price, how many “widgets” need to be sold to be cover cost, and how much money is available to pay expenses.              Financial models are used for start-ups and for on-going analysis to make sure the company is operating…

Find out more »

Trademark & Copyright Explained

July 24, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Confusion often abounds regarding trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. These are all intangible creations of the human intellect, usually referred to as “Intellectual Property.” Regardless of the focus of your business, it is likely that Intellectual Property (“IP”) is one of the most valuable assets of your business.  This webinar will help you understand the differences among the various types of IP and what it is that IP can protect. Finally, you’ll understand how you can invoke that protection, either…

Find out more »

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 3 of 3] How To Analyze Your Company’s Financials For Better Decision Making

July 25, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
free

Business owners struggle with business decisions that affect the financial health of the company. Are we selling at the right price? Are we making money? Can we afford to hire someone? Many times, these decisions are made without a thorough understanding of the financial implications.  This does not need to be the case. There are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to answer key business questions. Performance Measurements are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to monitor sales,…

Find out more »

Developing An Actionable Business Plan

July 25, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

You can’t get there if you don’t know what or where “there” is. This class is intended to assist both startups and expanding or scaling businesses in developing an actionable and measurable plan for the next steps in growing a profitable business.         In this class we will actively work on:     • Defining your business model     • Identifying your place in the market     • Identifying your customers and revenue channels     • Identifying expansion opportunities     • Costing and pricing     • Revenue…

Find out more »

August 2023

How To Set Up & Register Your Business

August 7, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California.          Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including:     • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations     • DBA’s     • Business permits     •…

Find out more »

Turning Your Dream Into A Business

August 10, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

This class will help you take the first steps to become a new business owner or legitimize a side hustle or hobby. In this class we will help you: • Figure out what you don’t know • Define your basic business model • Outline the basic steps of setting up your entity and bank account • Figure out the appropriate licenses, permits and insurances • Understand available funding strategies • Begin to form your basic business plan REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

What You Need To Know About Insurance For Your Small Business

August 14, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Every business has certain risks related to its operation. To protect your business and personal assets, insurance coverage is critical. In this workshop, you will learn about the myriad types of insurance, the rationale for procuring the various insurance types, and come away with an understanding of how they can apply to your business. Specific Learning Objectives:  Why do small businesses need insurance? Exactly what kinds of coverage are available? What insurance is needed for employees? What insurance is right for my…

Find out more »

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 1 of 3] What You Need To Know About Accounting And Financial Record Keeping

August 15, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

How to handle the accounting and financial record keeping is one of the most difficult decisions company owners make. They ask questions such as: Should we use Quickbooks online, Quickbooks desktop or some other program? What records do we need to keep for tax reporting? Should we hire someone to do our bookkeeping? What is the difference between a bookkeeper, accountant and CPA? How do we know we are hiring the right person?      Unfortunately, too many small business owners…

Find out more »

How To Sell When You’re Not A Salesperson

August 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Business owners and entrepreneurs must promote their business or products to investors, customers or clients. Often, this is something they have never done before, and they lack training to approach the challenge. To address this situation, this workshop has been built to help you learn much of what you need to know.         Topics covered include:     • The psychological barriers that could be holding you back and the tools required to overcome them.     • Understanding the components of an effective…

Find out more »

Live Q&A: All About Social Media For Your Business

August 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Are you overwhelmed by Social Media marketing? Are you posting but not seeing likes convert to sales? Join the Long Beach SBDC for our Live Social Media Q&A, addressing questions on how to effectively use social media to grow your business. SBDC Marketing and Social Media advisor Deborah Deras, and Brad Pollak, Director of the Long Beach SBDC, will interact live with the audience via Zoom and answer questions covering a broad range of social media topics including how to…

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Live Q&A: All About Social Media For Your Business

August 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Are you overwhelmed by Social Media marketing? Are you posting but not seeing likes convert to sales? Join the Long Beach SBDC for our Live Social Media Q&A, addressing questions on how to effectively use social media to grow your business. SBDC Marketing and Social Media advisor Deborah Deras, and Brad Pollak, Director of the Long Beach SBDC, will interact live with the audience via Zoom and answer questions covering a broad range of social media topics including how to…

Find out more »

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 2 of 3] Using an Excel Document for Financial Modeling and Forecasting

August 24, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

A simple Excel financial model can be created using your company’s financial data (historical and/or forecasted). CFOs and financial analysts use Excel models to determine if/when a company will be profitable, what is the correct selling price, how many “widgets” need to be sold to be cover cost, and how much money is available to pay expenses. Financial models are used for start-ups and for on-going analysis to make sure the company is operating at an optimal financial performance. This…

Find out more »

Developing An Actionable Business Plan

August 24, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

You can’t get there if you don’t know what or where “there” is. This class is intended to assist both startups and expanding or scaling businesses in developing an actionable and measurable plan for the next steps in growing a profitable business.         In this class we will actively work on:     • Defining your business model     • Identifying your place in the market     • Identifying your customers and revenue channels     • Identifying expansion opportunities     • Costing and pricing     • Revenue…

Find out more »

Trademark & Copyright Explained

August 28, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Confusion often abounds regarding trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. These are all intangible creations of the human intellect, usually referred to as “Intellectual Property.” Regardless of the focus of your business, it is likely that Intellectual Property (“IP”) is one of the most valuable assets of your business.  This webinar will help you understand the differences among the various types of IP and what it is that IP can protect. Finally, you’ll understand how you can invoke that protection, either…

Find out more »

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 3 of 3] How to Analyze your Company’s Financials for Better Decision Making

August 29, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Business owners struggle with business decisions that affect the financial health of the company. Are we selling at the right price? Are we making money? Can we afford to hire someone? Many times, these decisions are made without a thorough understanding of the financial implications.  This does not need to be the case. There are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to answer key business questions. Performance Measurements are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to monitor sales,…

Find out more »

September 2023

How To Set Up & Register Your Business

September 11, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
free

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California.                Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including:      • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations      • DBA’s      • Business…

Find out more »

How To Sell When You’re Not A Salesperson

September 12, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Business owners and entrepreneurs must promote their business or products to investors, customers or clients. Often, this is something they have never done before, and they lack training to approach the challenge. To address this situation, this workshop has been built to help you learn much of what you need to know.           Topics covered include:      • The psychological barriers that could be holding you back and the tools required to overcome them.      • Understanding the components of an effective…

Find out more »

Unleashing The Power of AI To Create Content Faster & Easier: How To Integrate Canva and Chat GPT

September 13, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

This exciting webinar explores the dynamic SYNERGY between Canva and Chat GPT, two powerful tools that can transform the way small businesses approach marketing and communication.   In this session, we will discuss how to use Canva for graphic design creation and Chat GPT for content creation to help you connect with your audience and turn “likes” into sales.   Canva, is a user-friendly graphic design platform that allows even those who are “non-designers” to create stunning visuals effortlessly. You will…

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Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 1 of 3]  What you need to know about Accounting and Financial Record Keeping  

September 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

How to handle the accounting and financial record keeping is one of the most difficult decisions company owners make. They ask questions such as: Should we use Quickbooks online, Quickbooks desktop or some other program? What records do we need to keep for tax reporting? Should we hire someone to do our bookkeeping? What is the difference between a bookkeeper, accountant and CPA? How do we know we are hiring the right person?            Unfortunately, too many small business owners…

Find out more »

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 2 of 3]   Using an Excel Document for Financial Modeling and Forecasting   

September 19, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
free

A simple Excel financial model can be created using your company’s financial data (historical and/or forecasted).                CFOs and financial analysts use Excel models to determine if/when a company will be profitable, what is the correct selling price, how many “widgets” need to be sold to be cover cost, and how much money is available to pay expenses.                Financial models are used for start-ups and for on-going analysis to make sure the company is operating…

Find out more »

Turning Your Dream Into A Business

September 20, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

This class will help you take the first steps to become a new business owner or legitimize a side hustle or hobby.           In this class we will help you:      • Figure out what you don’t know      • Define your basic business model      • Outline the basic steps of setting up your entity and bank account      • Figure out the appropriate licenses, permits and insurances      • Understand available funding strategies      • Begin to form your basic business plan      REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

What You Need To Know About Insurance For Your Small Business   

September 20, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Every business has certain risks related to its operation. To protect your business and personal assets, insurance coverage is critical. In this workshop, you will learn about the myriad types of insurance, the rationale for procuring the various insurance types, and come away with an understanding of how they can apply to your business.   Specific Learning Objectives:  Why do small businesses need insurance? Exactly what kinds of coverage are available? What insurance is needed for employees? What insurance is right for…

Find out more »

Developing An Actionable Business Plan    

September 27, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

You can’t get there if you don’t know what or where “there” is. This class is intended to assist both startups and expanding or scaling businesses in developing an actionable and measurable plan for the next steps in growing a profitable business.           In this class we will actively work on:      • Defining your business model      • Identifying your place in the market      • Identifying your customers and revenue channels      • Identifying expansion opportunities      • Costing and pricing      • Revenue…

Find out more »

Trademark & Copyright Explained

September 27, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Confusion often abounds regarding trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. These are all intangible creations of the human intellect, usually referred to as “Intellectual Property.” Regardless of the focus of your business, it is likely that Intellectual Property (“IP”) is one of the most valuable assets of your business.  This webinar will help you understand the differences among the various types of IP and what it is that IP can protect. Finally, you’ll understand how you can invoke that protection, either…

Find out more »

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 3 of 3]: How to Analyze your Company’s Financials for Better Decision Making  

September 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Business owners struggle with business decisions that affect the financial health of the company. Are we selling at the right price? Are we making money? Can we afford to hire someone?              Many times, these decisions are made without a thorough understanding of the financial implications.  This does not need to be the case. There are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to answer key business questions.              Performance Measurements are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to…

Find out more »

October 2023

How To Set Up & Register Your Business

October 2, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California.   Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including:    • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations    • DBA’s    • Business permits    •…

Find out more »

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 1 of 3] What you need to know about Accounting and Financial Record Keeping

October 3, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

How to handle the accounting and financial record keeping is one of the most difficult decisions company owners make. They ask questions such as: Should we use Quickbooks online, Quickbooks desktop or some other program? What records do we need to keep for tax reporting? Should we hire someone to do our bookkeeping? What is the difference between a bookkeeper, accountant and CPA? How do we know we are hiring the right person?   Unfortunately, too many small business owners…

Find out more »

What You Need To Know About Insurance For Your Small Business

October 9, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Every business has certain risks related to its operation. To protect your business and personal assets, insurance coverage is critical. In this workshop, you will learn about the myriad types of insurance, the rationale for procuring the various insurance types, and come away with an understanding of how they can apply to your business.   Specific Learning Objectives: · Why do small businesses need insurance? · Exactly what kinds of coverage are available? · What insurance is needed for employees? · What…

Find out more »

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 2 of 3]  Using an Excel Document for Financial Modeling and Forecasting

October 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

A simple Excel financial model can be created using your company’s financial data (historical and/or forecasted).   CFOs and financial analysts use Excel models to determine if/when a company will be profitable, what is the correct selling price, how many “widgets” need to be sold to be cover cost, and how much money is available to pay expenses.   Financial models are used for start-ups and for on-going analysis to make sure the company is operating at an optimal financial…

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How To Sell When You’re Not A Salesperson

October 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Business owners and entrepreneurs must promote their business or products to investors, customers or clients. Often, this is something they have never done before, and they lack training to approach the challenge. To address this situation, this workshop has been built to help you learn much of what you need to know.   Topics covered include:    • The psychological barriers that could be holding you back and the tools required to overcome them.    • Understanding the components of an effective…

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Turning Your Dream Into A Business

October 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

This class will help you take the first steps to become a new business owner or legitimize a side hustle or hobby.   In this class we will help you:    • Figure out what you don’t know    • Define your basic business model    • Outline the basic steps of setting up your entity and bank account    • Figure out the appropriate licenses, permits and insurances    • Understand available funding strategies    • Begin to form your basic business plan REGISTER NOW

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Trademark & Copyright Explaine

October 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Confusion often abounds regarding trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. These are all intangible creations of the human intellect, usually referred to as “Intellectual Property.” Regardless of the focus of your business, it is likely that Intellectual Property (“IP”) is one of the most valuable assets of your business.  This webinar will help you understand the differences among the various types of IP and what it is that IP can protect. Finally, you’ll understand how you can invoke that protection, either…

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Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 3 of 3]: How to Analyze your Company’s Financials for Better Decision Making

October 17, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Business owners struggle with business decisions that affect the financial health of the company. Are we selling at the right price? Are we making money? Can we afford to hire someone?   Many times, these decisions are made without a thorough understanding of the financial implications.  This does not need to be the case. There are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to answer key business questions.   Performance Measurements are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to…

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Developing An Actionable Business Plan

October 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

You can’t get there if you don’t know what or where “there” is. This class is intended to assist both startups and expanding or scaling businesses in developing an actionable and measurable plan for the next steps in growing a profitable business.   In this class we will actively work on:    • Defining your business model    • Identifying your place in the market    • Identifying your customers and revenue channels    • Identifying expansion opportunities    • Costing and pricing    • Revenue…

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Live Q&A: All About Social Media For Your Business

October 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Are you overwhelmed by Social Media marketing? Are you posting but not seeing likes convert to sales? Join the Long Beach SBDC for our Live Social Media Q&A, addressing questions on how to effectively use social media to grow your business. SBDC Marketing and Social Media advisor Deborah Deras, and Brad Pollak, Director of the Long Beach SBDC, will interact live with the audience via Zoom and answer questions covering a broad range of social media topics including how to…

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The Basics of Leasing

October 25, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Join us to learn from our guest speaker, Karie Armstrong, about the ins and outs of leasing for brick and mortar. Karie will cover the leasing process, how to use a broker, and site selection. During the webinar, we will discuss the different types of leases, timelines and expectations, letter of intent, in addition to the build-out of the space and funding evaluation. REGISTER NOW

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How to Podcast at Home with AI Tools

October 25, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Have you always wanted to start a podcast but don’t know where to begin? Podcasting is the new Blogging and can help you build your reputation as a subject matter expert and thought leader. With A.I. tools it is easier than ever to Podcast.   In this interactive webinar, you will discover:   · Why should I Podcast? · How to create your show concept? · What equipment do I need to do it at home? · What A.I. tools…

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November 2023

How to Integrate Canva and Chat GPT to Create Content Faster and Easier

November 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This exciting webinar explores the dynamic synergy between Canva and Chat GPT, two powerful tools that can transform the way your business approaches marketing and communication.   In this session, we will explain how to use Canva for graphic creation and Chat GPT for content creation to help you connect with your audience and turn likes into sales. Since most people scroll and don’t read, graphics are a necessity online, but most small businesses do not have the bandwidth to…

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How to Set Up and Register Your Business

November 6, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California.          Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including:     • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations     • DBA’s     • Business permits     •…

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Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 1 of 3] What you need to know about Accounting and Financial Record Keeping 

November 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

How to handle the accounting and financial record keeping is one of the most difficult decisions company owners make. They ask questions such as: Should we use Quickbooks online, Quickbooks desktop or some other program? What records do we need to keep for tax reporting? Should we hire someone to do our bookkeeping? What is the difference between a bookkeeper, accountant and CPA? How do we know we are hiring the right person?          Unfortunately, too many small business owners…

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Turning Your Dream into a Business

November 8, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This class will help you take the first steps to become a new business owner or legitimize a side hustle or hobby.         In this class we will help you:     • Figure out what you don’t know     • Define your basic business model     • Outline the basic steps of setting up your entity and bank account     • Figure out the appropriate licenses, permits and insurances     • Understand available funding strategies     • Begin to form your basic business plan     REGISTER NOW

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The Top Seven A.I. Apps to Increase Your Revenue and Productivity

November 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Be on the cutting edge of technology and innovation by learning simple and easy A.I.  programs to help you with customer service, content creation, email marketing, social media graphics, copywriting, and so much more.   During this engaging session, we will review seven A.I.  tools to grow your small business with using artificial intelligence.   You will leave this webinar with a resource list of everything you need to get started with A.I.  for next to nothing –and have your…

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Trademark and Copyright Explained

November 13, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Confusion often abounds regarding trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. These are all intangible creations of the human intellect, usually referred to as “Intellectual Property.” Regardless of the focus of your business, it is likely that Intellectual Property (“IP”) is one of the most valuable assets of your business.  This webinar will help you understand the differences among the various types of IP and what it is that IP can protect. Finally, you’ll understand how you can invoke that protection, either…

Find out more »

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 2 of 3] Using an Excel Document for Financial Modeling and Forecasting  

November 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

A simple Excel financial model can be created using your company’s financial data (historical and/or forecasted).          CFOs and financial analysts use Excel models to determine if/when a company will be profitable, what is the correct selling price, how many “widgets” need to be sold to be cover cost, and how much money is available to pay expenses.          Financial models are used for start-ups and for on-going analysis to make sure the company is operating at an optimal financial…

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How to Sell When You’re Not a Salesperson

November 14, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Business owners and entrepreneurs must promote their business or products to investors, customers or clients. Often, this is something they have never done before, and they lack training to approach the challenge. To address this situation, this workshop has been built to help you learn much of what you need to know.         Topics covered include:     • The psychological barriers that could be holding you back and the tools required to overcome them.     • Understanding the components of an effective…

Find out more »

Developing an Actionable Business Plan

November 15, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

You can’t get there if you don’t know what or where “there” is. This class is intended to assist both startups and expanding or scaling businesses in developing an actionable and measurable plan for the next steps in growing a profitable business.         In this class we will actively work on:     • Defining your business model     • Identifying your place in the market     • Identifying your customers and revenue channels     • Identifying expansion opportunities     • Costing and pricing     • Revenue…

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Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 3 of 3]: How to Analyze your Company’s Financials for Better Decision Making 

November 16, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Business owners struggle with business decisions that affect the financial health of the company. Are we selling at the right price? Are we making money? Can we afford to hire someone?            Many times, these decisions are made without a thorough understanding of the financial implications.  This does not need to be the case. There are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to answer key business questions.            Performance Measurements are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to…

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How to Skyrocket Your Instagram Content Creation with A.I. Tools

November 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In today’s digitally connected world, artificial intelligence is transforming the way businesses interact with social media platforms, including Instagram. Join us for an insightful webinar where we explore the powerful intersection of A.I.  and Instagram, unveiling opportunities for enhanced user engagement, content creation, and business growth. During this discussion, we will explore how A.I. makes it easier for you to create content to sell your products and services.   Find out how to: Elevate your Instagram strategy with A.I. Understand the…

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How to Value Your Business

November 20, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In this concise and comprehensive workshop, small business owners will gain essential knowledge about business valuation. Understanding the value of your business is crucial for various purposes, from attracting investors to planning for the future. Join us to demystify the fundamentals of business valuation, learn the relevant key methods for valuation, and walk away with practical insights to assess your business’s worth.   Workshop Agenda: Introduction to Business Valuation Understand why business valuation is important for small businesses. Recognize how…

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Empowering Small Businesses: Launch and Grow Your Podcast with A.I. Tools

November 27, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In today’s fast-paced digital world, podcasting has emerged as a powerful tool for businesses to connect with their audience, tell their stories, and build brand loyalty. But for many small businesses, the technicalities and time commitment can be overwhelming. Enter the power of A.I.!   Join us for this transformative webinar where we’ll unveil the future of podcasting for small businesses. Dive deeply into how A.I.  tools are reshaping the podcast landscape by making hosting, editing, and marketing more accessible…

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December 2023

Turning Your Dream Into A Business

December 6, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This class will help you take the first steps to become a new business owner or legitimize a side hustle or hobby.             In this class we will help you:     • Figure out what you don’t know     • Define your basic business model     • Outline the basic steps of setting up your entity and bank account     • Figure out the appropriate licenses, permits and insurances     • Understand available funding strategies     • Begin to form your basic business plan    …

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How To Set Up & Register Your Business

December 6, 2023 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California.          Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including:     • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations     • DBA’s     • Business permits     •…

Find out more »

Trademark & Copyright Explained

December 11, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Confusion often abounds regarding trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. These are all intangible creations of the human intellect, usually referred to as “Intellectual Property.” Regardless of the focus of your business, it is likely that Intellectual Property (“IP”) is one of the most valuable assets of your business.  This webinar will help you understand the differences among the various types of IP and what it is that IP can protect. Finally, you’ll understand how you can invoke that protection, either…

Find out more »

How To Sell When You’re Not A Salesperson 

December 12, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Business owners and entrepreneurs must promote their business or products to investors, customers or clients. Often, this is something they have never done before, and they lack training to approach the challenge. To address this situation, this workshop has been built to help you learn much of what you need to know.         Topics covered include:     • The psychological barriers that could be holding you back and the tools required to overcome them.     • Understanding the components of an effective…

Find out more »

Developing An Actionable Business Plan  

December 13, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You can’t get there if you don’t know what or where “there” is. This class is intended to assist both startups and expanding or scaling businesses in developing an actionable and measurable plan for the next steps in growing a profitable business.         In this class we will actively work on:     • Defining your business model     • Identifying your place in the market     • Identifying your customers and revenue channels     • Identifying expansion opportunities     • Costing and pricing     • Revenue…

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January 2024

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 1 of 3

January 9 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

What you need to know about Accounting and Financial Record Keeping How to handle the accounting and financial record keeping is one of the most difficult decisions company owners make. They ask questions such as: Should we use Quickbooks online, Quickbooks desktop or some other program? What records do we need to keep for tax reporting? Should we hire someone to do our bookkeeping? What is the difference between a bookkeeper, accountant and CPA? How do we know we are…

Find out more »

How to Sell When You’re Not a Salesperson

January 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Business owners and entrepreneurs must promote their business or products to investors, customers or clients. Often, this is something they have never done before, and they lack training to approach the challenge. To address this situation, this workshop has been built to help you learn much of what you need to know.   Topics covered include: • The psychological barriers that could be holding you back and the tools required to overcome them. • Understanding the components of an effective…

Find out more »

Turning Your Dream Into A Business

January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This class will help you take the first steps to become a new business owner or legitimize a side hustle or hobby.   In this class we will help you: • Figure out what you don’t know • Define your basic business model • Outline the basic steps of setting up your entity and bank account • Figure out the appropriate licenses, permits and insurances • Understand available funding strategies • Begin to form your basic business plan REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

How To Set Up & Register Your Business

January 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California.   Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including: • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations • DBA’s • Business permits •…

Find out more »

Developing An Actionable Business Plan  

January 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You can’t get there if you don’t know what or where “there” is. This class is intended to assist both startups and expanding or scaling businesses in developing an actionable and measurable plan for the next steps in growing a profitable business.   In this class we will actively work on: • Defining your business model • Identifying your place in the market • Identifying your customers and revenue channels • Identifying expansion opportunities • Costing and pricing • Revenue…

Find out more »

How To Develop Your 2024 Digital Marketing Strategy: Create An Effective Content Calendar

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In the fast-paced world of digital marketing, staying organized and ahead of trends is crucial, especially for small businesses. This webinar is designed to empower small business owners and marketers with the tools and insights needed to build a comprehensive and adaptable content calendar for 2024.   Key Takeaways: Understanding the Importance of a Content Calendar: Learn why a content calendar is a vital tool in your digital marketing strategy, helping you stay consistent, relevant, and engaging.   Analyzing Trends…

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Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 2 of 3]

January 18 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Using an Excel Document for Financial Modeling and Forecasting A simple Excel financial model can be created using your company’s financial data (historical and/or forecasted).   CFOs and financial analysts use Excel models to determine if/when a company will be profitable, what is the correct selling price, how many “widgets” need to be sold to be cover cost, and how much money is available to pay expenses.   Financial models are used for start-ups and for on-going analysis to make…

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What You Need To Know About Insurance For Your Small Business

January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Every business has certain risks related to its operation. To protect your business and personal assets, insurance coverage is critical. In this workshop, you will learn about the myriad types of insurance, the rationale for procuring the various insurance types, and come away with an understanding of how they can apply to your business.   Specific Learning Objectives:  Why do small businesses need insurance? Exactly what kinds of coverage are available? What insurance is needed for employees? What insurance is right for…

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Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 3 of 3]:

January 23 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

How to Analyze your Company’s Financials for Better Decision Making Business owners struggle with business decisions that affect the financial health of the company. Are we selling at the right price? Are we making money? Can we afford to hire someone? Many times, these decisions are made without a thorough understanding of the financial implications.  This does not need to be the case. There are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to answer key business questions. Performance Measurements are…

Find out more »

CANVA MAGIC FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS: Learn The Cool New CANVA Features

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Unlock the secrets of visual storytelling for your business with this webinar. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, mastering the art of graphic design can elevate your brand’s presence and captivate your audience.   Introduction to Canva: Dive deeply into the world of Canva, a user-friendly graphic design tool tailored for non-designers   Templates & Tools: Explore a plethora of templates suitable for various business needs, from social media posts to business presentations.   Branding Basics:…

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February 2024

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 1 of 3] What You Need To Know About Accounting And Financial Record Keeping

February 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Free

How to handle the accounting and financial record keeping is one of the most difficult decisions company owners make. They ask questions such as: Should we use Quickbooks online, Quickbooks desktop or some other program? What records do we need to keep for tax reporting? Should we hire someone to do our bookkeeping? What is the difference between a bookkeeper, accountant and CPA? How do we know we are hiring the right person? Unfortunately, too many small business owners do…

Find out more »

How To Set Up & Register Your Business

February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California. Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including: • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations • DBA’s • Business permits • Resale…

Find out more »

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 2 of 3] Using an Excel Document for Financial Modeling and Forecasting

February 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Free

A simple Excel financial model can be created using your company’s financial data (historical and/or forecasted). CFOs and financial analysts use Excel models to determine if/when a company will be profitable, what is the correct selling price, how many “widgets” need to be sold to be cover cost, and how much money is available to pay expenses. Financial models are used for start-ups and for on-going analysis to make sure the company is operating at an optimal financial performance. This…

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Digital Marketing Strategies For Measurable Results

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
free

A comprehensive marketing strategy leverages Social Media to make information more accessible by combining together technology, content, and social interaction across many platforms including websites, blogs, video-sharing, review sites, email marketing, and event promotion. This session provides an overview of the 9 key areas of social media as defined by David Mitroff, Ph.D. with examples from his work. In this program, discover: How effective are your current social media efforts?   Are you continually researching new market segments?   Learn…

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How To Sell When You’re Not A Salesperson

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Business owners and entrepreneurs must promote their business or products to investors, customers or clients. Often, this is something they have never done before, and they lack training to approach the challenge. To address this situation, this workshop has been built to help you learn much of what you need to know. Topics covered include: • The psychological barriers that could be holding you back and the tools required to overcome them. • Understanding the components of an effective sales…

Find out more »

Turning Your Dream Into A Business

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

This class will help you take the first steps to become a new business owner or legitimize a side hustle or hobby. In this class we will help you: • Figure out what you don’t know • Define your basic business model • Outline the basic steps of setting up your entity and bank account • Figure out the appropriate licenses, permits and insurances • Understand available funding strategies • Begin to form your basic business plan REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Trademark & Copyright Explained

February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Confusion often abounds regarding trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. These are all intangible creations of the human intellect, usually referred to as “Intellectual Property.”   Regardless of the focus of your business, it is likely that Intellectual Property (“IP”) is one of the most valuable assets of your business.  This webinar will help you understand the differences among the various types of IP and what it is that IP can protect. Finally, you’ll understand how you can invoke that protection, either…

Find out more »

Business Finance Literacy Series [Session 3 of 3] How To Analyze Your Company’s Financials For Better Decision-Making

February 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Free

Business owners struggle with business decisions that affect the financial health of the company. Are we selling at the right price? Are we making money? Can we afford to hire someone? Many times, these decisions are made without a thorough understanding of the financial implications.  This does not need to be the case. There are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to answer key business questions. Performance Measurements are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to monitor sales,…

Find out more »

CANVA MAGIC FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS: Learn The Cool New CANVA Features

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Unlock the secrets of visual storytelling for your business with this webinar. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, mastering the art of graphic design can elevate your brand’s presence and captivate your audience. Introduction to Canva: Dive deeply into the world of Canva, a user-friendly graphic design tool tailored for non-designers Templates & Tools: Explore a plethora of templates suitable for various business needs, from social media posts to business presentations. Branding Basics: Learn how to maintain brand consistency…

Find out more »

Developing An Actionable Business Plan

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

You can’t get there if you don’t know what or where “there” is. This class is intended to assist both startups and expanding or scaling businesses in developing an actionable and measurable plan for the next steps in growing a profitable business. In this class we will actively work on: • Defining your business model • Identifying your place in the market • Identifying your customers and revenue channels • Identifying expansion opportunities • Costing and pricing • Revenue and…

Find out more »

Live Q&A: All About Social Media For Your Business

February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Are you overwhelmed by Social Media marketing? Are you posting but not seeing likes convert to sales? Join the Long Beach SBDC for our Live Social Media Q&A, addressing questions on how to effectively use social media to grow your business. SBDC Marketing and Social Media advisor Deborah Deras, and Brad Pollak, Director of the Long Beach SBDC, will interact live with the audience via Zoom and answer questions covering a broad range of social media topics including how to…

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