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November 2023

Forming Your Corporation : LLC S-CORP & MORE

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

We will discuss forming a Corporation, an S-Corporation, a Limited Liability Company, a Partnership, or a Sole Proprietorship. If you are unsure which category you are in, we are here to help. REGISTER NOW

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Financial Fitness: Ratios

November 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

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

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Branding For Success

November 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Can you define your brand proposition in less than one minute? Are you struggling with defining your brand? Can you differentiate yourself from your competition and stand out? Do you know what is your uniqueness as an entrepreneur and as a business (It is not your prices, experience, or customer service)? Are you intentional on how your clients see you, and the promise you make to them? We at PCR SBDC, know exactly what you are going through. You are not alone, and we…

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

November 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products.  Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable.   REGISTER NOW

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Launch Your Business Spanish: Tema: ¡Inicie su Negocio hoy!

November 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Tema: ¡Inicie su Negocio hoy!   ¡Comenzar un negocio es un proceso muy fácil! Una vez que hayan decidido que es lo que quieren vender ¡están a mitad de camino! Pero para manejarlo efectivamente, se requiere planificar y tomar decisiones financieras importantes. Esta capacitación está diseñada para brindarle una descripción general de los aspectos que tienen que considerar antes de comenzar un negocio. Al final del curso tendrán todo el conocimiento y nuestro apoyo para hacer su sueño una realidad.…

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Launch Your Business Spanish: Tema: ¡Inicie su Negocio hoy!

November 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Tema: ¡Inicie su Negocio hoy!   ¡Comenzar un negocio es un proceso muy fácil! Una vez que hayan decidido que es lo que quieren vender ¡están a mitad de camino! Pero para manejarlo efectivamente, se requiere planificar y tomar decisiones financieras importantes. Esta capacitación está diseñada para brindarle una descripción general de los aspectos que tienen que considerar antes de comenzar un negocio. Al final del curso tendrán todo el conocimiento y nuestro apoyo para hacer su sueño una realidad.…

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Financial Fitness: Smart Credit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

November 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

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

Find out more »

Proof of Concept

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

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

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Financial Fitness: Income Statement

November 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

An income statement is a financial statement that shows the company’s income and expenditures. It also shows whether a company is making profit or loss for a given period. The income statement, along with balance sheet and cash flow statement, helps you understand the financial health of your business. If you need help with your income statement and where to start, this webinar is for you! REGISTER NOW

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From Handyman To Contractor

November 28, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

During ths workshop you will learn what you need to become a licensed contractor and how to build the career path of your dreams. Learn how to utilize your skills to make connections and build your client list.   REGISTER NOW

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Business Profit Projections

November 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Business Projections 101 If you are looking to make a profit in your business this webinar is for you! We know that numbers can be scary but with the right help it can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we take an honest look at what needs must be met to start, grow and keep you in the green. The only thing that can make you cents is MONEY! Let us help!   REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Unleashing the Power of AI for Enhanced Online Branding& Marketing

November 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Attention, entrepreneurs, and small business owners! Are you looking to take your online branding, website, and marketing efforts to new heights? But you find the following hindering your online presence? 1. Limited Resources: Limited budget and manpower, struggling to compete. 2. Time Constraints: Joggling multiple hats and various responsibilities. 3. Lack of Technical Expertise: Lack of in-depth knowledge of AI, making you feel overwhelmed. 4. Standing Out in a Crowded Market: You are challenged differentiating yourself from competitors. In today’s fast-paced digital landscape,…

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Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

November 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Commercial Lease checklist will point out provisions to which a prospective small business tenant should pay particular attention.  The terms lessor and landlord will be used interchangeably. Commercial leases come in many sizes and shapes, from the three- or four-page mom and pop simple lease to the 40 to 50-page complicated lease with multiple addendum and attachments that are usually attendant to high rises, malls, or popular upscale areas.  The small business owner will frequently be presented with a form lease…

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Preparing to Hire Your First Employee

November 30, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
free

Getting ready to hire a first employee can be exciting, but scary. We will introduce you to the things first time employers must know. In this webinar you will learn: – Deciding When It’s Time to Hire – The Cost of Hiring – Determining Positions to Hire – Preparing to Attract Employees – The Onboarding Process – Training Process REGISTER NOW

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

November 30, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products.  Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

December 2023

Financial Fitness: Balance Sheet

December 5, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

The Balance Sheet is known as the “mother of all financial statements”. It provides a summary of the company’s position during a specific timeframe. It is broken down into three major categories and tracks what is known as the company’s assets, liabilities and owners’ equities. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

December 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

In celebration of National “Write Your Business Plan” Month, PCR SBDC launches a new workshop to help your businesses develop your business plan.  You will review the purpose and benefits of a business plan, key components of the plan, and resources to help with research, business plan formats, and putting it all together.  Plus get ready for homework,  as you will review key components of your plan with the instructor or your advisor in a couple of weeks after the workshop.…

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Launch Your Business Today

December 5, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Starting a business is easy, once you have decided to start 0ne, you are halfway there! But you need to know that it requires planning and making key financial decisions. This training is designed to give you an overview of the aspects to consider prior to starting a new business.  This may sound complicated, but at the end of the course you will have all the knowledge and  our support to make it happen! Topics will include: ·  Business Ownership…

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Proof of Concept

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

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

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Smart Credit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

December 5, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

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

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Clearing the Fog of Certification-Grow Your Local Business

December 6, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

The certification process can be very confusing and many times feel very labor-intensive.  PCR SBDC presents a webinar to clear the confusion of the application process. During this workshop you will learn: $Billions of Public Contracting Dollars are within Los Angeles County Agencies for Certified Small Business How to leverage Statewide Small Business Certification to open may other Local Small Business Public Contracting Opportunities REGISTER NOW

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How To Become Loan Ready

December 6, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

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

Find out more »

Special Event: Grow With Google: Use YouTube To Grow Your Business

December 6, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
free

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create and organize a YouTube Channel, add videos, and promote your business with video ads. REGISTER NOW

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Special Event UCLA: “How to Recruit from Universities”

December 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

“How to Recruit from Universities” – Would you like to bring on top talent to contribute to your small business?  Join the UCLA Industry Relations team to learn how to maximize recruitment efforts and student engagement at local colleges, specifically UCLA! Master the basics of establishing your company profile on Handshake, a job and internship platform for college students, and utilize its tools to better align your opportunities to student interests. REGISTER NOW

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Restaurant Academy: Menu Money: Maximizing Your Profits With Square

December 11, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Why think about menu costing?  It’s the one factor you have control over in an ever-changing economic environment! Learn the basics necessary to stay on top of how much money is spent/earned on your items to maximize profitability. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Forming Your Corporation : LLC S-CORP & MORE

December 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

We will discuss forming a Corporation, an S-Corporation, a Limited Liability Company, a Partnership, or a Sole Proprietorship. If you are unsure which category you are in, we are here to help. REGISTER NOW

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Permits and Licenses for Restaurants and Food Business

December 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Permits and Licenses for Restaurants and Food Business Not sure of the legal process to start your food service business? We’ve got you covered!  We will provide a step-by-step process to complete the state and local business registration steps.  This will include incorporation, Fictitious Business Statement, Business License, Seller’s Permit, how to quickly and cost effectively obtain your health permit for operation. Bring your questions, we’ve got answers. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87634738441?pwd=RlVyb REGISTER NOW

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Special Event UCLA: “Tips for Building a Successful Internship Program”

December 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

“Tips for Building a Successful Internship Program” – Join the UCLA Industry Relations team for an informative workshop on building and maintaining a successful internship program. Topics covered will include how to determine what your interns will accomplish, insights for effectively recruiting university interns, maintaining compliance with federal labor law, and more. REGISTER NOW

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Business Profit Projections

December 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Business Projections 101 If you are looking to make a profit in your business this webinar is for you! We know that numbers can be scary but with the right help it can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we take an honest look at what needs must be met to start, grow and keep you in the green. The only thing that can make you cents is MONEY! Let us help! REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

January 2024

Restaurant Academy: Menu Money: Maximizing Your Profits With Square

January 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Why think about menu costing?  It’s the one factor you have control over in an ever-changing economic environment! Learn the basics necessary to stay on top of how much money is spent/earned on your items to maximize profitability. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Income Statement

January 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

An income statement is a financial statement that shows the company’s income and expenditures. It also shows whether a company is making profit or loss for a given period. The income statement, along with balance sheet and cash flow statement, helps you understand the financial health of your business. If you need help with your income statement and where to start, this webinar is for you! REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

How To Become Loan Ready

January 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Free

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

Find out more »

2024 Goal Setting for Successful Businesses and Restaurants

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

Do you have dreams that you wish to meet for your business?  Setting goals and achievable actions step are proven to be the number one strategy for the most successful businesses.  In this webinar, you will begin to prioritize your top business goals for 2024, learn how to use the SMART goal format, mind map the goal, and begin setting action plans to ensure maximum results. REGISTER NOW

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Unleashing the Power of AI for Enhanced Online Branding& Marketing

January 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Are you looking to take your online branding, website, and marketing efforts to new heights? But you find the following hindering your online presence? 1. Limited Resources: Limited budget and manpower, struggling to compete. 2. Time Constraints: Joggling multiple hats and various responsibilities. 3. Lack of Technical Expertise: Lack of in-depth knowledge of AI, making you feel overwhelmed. 4. Standing Out in a Crowded Market: You are challenged differentiating yourself from competitors. In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, we understand the challenges you face.…

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Smart Credit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

January 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

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

Find out more »

Branding For Success

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
free

        Can you define your brand proposition in less than one minute? Are you struggling with defining your brand? Can you differentiate yourself from your competition and stand out? Do you know what is your uniqueness as an entrepreneur and as a business (It is not your prices, experience, or customer service)? Are you intentional on how your clients see you, and the promise you make to them? We at PCR SBDC, know exactly what you are going through. You are…

Find out more »

The Restaurant Business Plan

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

In this webinar, you will discover the essential components of a restaurant or food business plan to help increase your chances of success and present to your plan to investors and financial institutions. You will learn the key components, the best practices and systems to incorporate into your plan. Topics will cover concept creation, organizational structure, marketing plan and SWOT analysis, necessary operational considerations, and an overview of financial projections. Participants will receive a business plan template and can schedule one-on-one…

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Financial Fitness: Smart Credit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

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

Find out more »

February 2024

Avoid Costly Lawsuits! California Labor Law Basics for Supervisors

February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Not having a sound understanding of California labor laws is one of the biggest threats to a business.  Don’t risk your profits!  In this webinar, you will be introduced to most up-to- date California wage and hour laws including breaks and meal periods, overtime, wages, salaries, and termination payouts. REGISTER NOW

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Financial Fitness: Cash Flow

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

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

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Financial Fitness: Cash Flow

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

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

Find out more »

How To Become Loan Ready

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

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

Find out more »

Increasing Your Profits: Sell More Spend Less

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Do you know how to use what you know to make your profits grow? During this workshop you will learn the steps you need to take to create a 90 day action plan to increase your sales. Have you been in business two years or more and hit a wall in your sales?  We will teach you how to use the insights specifically around your customers to make changes and grow. Your BEST Customers value lower costs, increased profitability, reduced risk, greater efficiency,…

Find out more »

Social Media 101

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
free

Are you confused where and how to start? We at PCR SBDC, know exactly what you are going through. You are not alone and we offer a big part of the solution through our workshops and one on one consultations Our Social Media workshop, will save a lot of time, effort and mainly lots of trials and errors. Many businesses are on social media because of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) but they have no plan or strategy and are…

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Forming Your Corporation : LLC S-CORP & MORE

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

We will discuss forming a Corporation, an S-Corporation, a Limited Liability Company, a Partnership, or a Sole Proprietorship. If you are unsure which category you are in, we are here to help. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Grow With Google: Build Your Professional Brand

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Having a strong professional brand and a well-thought-out career story can open many opportunities for you, especially when it comes to pursuing your next job. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to position your career story in a compelling way, improve your online presence, and build a solid network. Plus, you’ll learn how to answer the common interview question “tell me about yourself” to make a strong first impression in your interviews. REGISTER NOW

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Restaurant Academy: Menu Money: Maximizing Your Profits With Square

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Why think about menu costing?  It’s the one factor you have control over in an ever-changing economic environment! Learn the basics necessary to stay on top of how much money is spent/earned on your items to maximize profitability. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Balance Sheet

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

The Balance Sheet is known as the “mother of all financial statements”. It provides a summary of the company’s position during a specific timeframe. It is broken down into three major categories and tracks what is known as the company’s assets, liabilities and owners’ equities. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Smart Credit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

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

Find out more »

Proof of Concept

February 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

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

Find out more »

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

This workshop to help your businesses develop your business plan.  You will review the purpose and benefits of a business plan, key components of the plan, and resources to help with research, business plan formats, and putting it all together.  Plus get ready for homework,  as you will review key components of your plan with the instructor or your advisor in a couple of weeks after the workshop. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Business Profit Projections

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Business Projections 101 If you are looking to make a profit in your business this webinar is for you! We know that numbers can be scary but with the right help it can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we take an honest look at what needs must be met to start, grow and keep you in the green. The only thing that can make you cents is MONEY! Let us help!   REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Unleashing the Power of AI for Enhanced Online Branding& Marketing

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Are you looking to take your online branding, website, and marketing efforts to new heights? But you find the following hindering your online presence? 1. Limited Resources: Limited budget and manpower, struggling to compete. 2. Time Constraints: Joggling multiple hats and various responsibilities. 3. Lack of Technical Expertise: Lack of in-depth knowledge of AI, making you feel overwhelmed. 4. Standing Out in a Crowded Market: You are challenged differentiating yourself from competitors. In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, we understand the challenges you face.…

Find out more »

Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Commercial Lease checklist will point out provisions to which a prospective small business tenant should pay particular attention.  The terms lessor and landlord will be used interchangeably. Commercial leases come in many sizes and shapes, from the three- or four-page mom and pop simple lease to the 40 to 50-page complicated lease with multiple addendum and attachments that are usually attendant to high rises, malls, or popular upscale areas.  The small business owner will frequently be presented with a form lease…

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Smart Credit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

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

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

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Ratios

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

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

Find out more »

Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

February 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products.  Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

March 2024

IN- PERSON: Menu Engineering For More Profitable Restaurant

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

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

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Financial Fitness: Income Statement

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

An income statement is a financial statement that shows the company’s income and expenditures. It also shows whether a company is making profit or loss for a given period. The income statement, along with balance sheet and cash flow statement, helps you understand the financial health of your business. If you need help with your income statement and where to start, this webinar is for you! REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

How to Start a Successful Food Truck Business

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

If you would like to create a rockin’ mobile food business, this webinar will answer your questions on leasing vs owning, provide estimated start-up costs, the Los Angeles County Health Department process, and  understanding the food truck lifestyle. REGISTER NOW

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How To Become Loan Ready

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

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

Find out more »

Increasing Your Profits: Sell More Spend Less

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Do you know how to use what you know to make your profits grow? During this workshop you will learn the steps you need to take to create a 90 day action plan to increase your sales. Have you been in business two years or more and hit a wall in your sales?  We will teach you how to use the insights specifically around your customers to make changes and grow. Your BEST Customers value lower costs, increased profitability, reduced risk, greater efficiency,…

Find out more »

Branding For Success

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Can you define your brand proposition in less than one minute? Are you struggling with defining your brand? Can you differentiate yourself from your competition and stand out? Do you know what is your uniqueness as an entrepreneur and as a business (It is not your prices, experience, or customer service)? Are you intentional on how your clients see you, and the promise you make to them? We at PCR SBDC, know exactly what you are going through. You are not alone, and we…

Find out more »

Forming Your Corporation : LLC S-CORP & MORE

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

We will discuss forming a Corporation, an S-Corporation, a Limited Liability Company, a Partnership, or a Sole Proprietorship. If you are unsure which category you are in, we are here to help. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Special Event: Top Women Owned Franchises

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

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

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Financial Fitness: Balance Sheet

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

The Balance Sheet is known as the “mother of all financial statements”. It provides a summary of the company’s position during a specific timeframe. It is broken down into three major categories and tracks what is known as the company’s assets, liabilities and owners’ equities. REGISTER NOW

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Financial Fitness: Smart Credit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

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

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

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Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

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

This workshop to help your businesses develop your business plan.  You will review the purpose and benefits of a business plan, key components of the plan, and resources to help with research, business plan formats, and putting it all together.  Plus get ready for homework,  as you will review key components of your plan with the instructor or your advisor in a couple of weeks after the workshop. REGISTER NOW

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Proof of Concept

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

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

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SPECIAL EVENT: Business Finance & Loans with CBT

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

“Discover the Keys to Business Financing and Loans for Your Business! Are you a business owner seeking valuable insights into securing the financial foundation your venture deserves? Join us for an exclusive virtual workshop where we delve into the crucial aspects of business financing that can propel your growth. Our workshop highlights include: – Traditional Bank Loans – The 5 C’s of Credit – What Lenders Look For – Alternative Financing – What You Need As A Business Owner Don’t…

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Business Profit Projections

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Business Projections 101 If you are looking to make a profit in your business this webinar is for you! We know that numbers can be scary but with the right help it can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we take an honest look at what needs must be met to start, grow and keep you in the green. The only thing that can make you cents is MONEY! Let us help! REGISTER NOW

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Social Media 101

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Are you confused where and how to start? We at PCR SBDC, know exactly what you are going through. You are not alone and we offer a big part of the solution through our workshops and one on one consultations Our Social Media workshop, will save a lot of time, effort and mainly lots of trials and errors. Many businesses are on social media because of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) but they have no plan or strategy and are…

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Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Commercial Lease checklist will point out provisions to which a prospective small business tenant should pay particular attention.  The terms lessor and landlord will be used interchangeably. Commercial leases come in many sizes and shapes, from the three- or four-page mom and pop simple lease to the 40 to 50-page complicated lease with multiple addendum and attachments that are usually attendant to high rises, malls, or popular upscale areas.  The small business owner will frequently be presented with a form lease…

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Smart Credit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

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

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

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Cash Flow

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

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

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

March 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products.  Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

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April 2024

Financial Fitness: Income Statement

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

An income statement is a financial statement that shows the company’s income and expenditures. It also shows whether a company is making profit or loss for a given period. The income statement, along with balance sheet and cash flow statement, helps you understand the financial health of your business. If you need help with your income statement and where to start, this webinar is for you!   REGISTER NOW

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Increasing Your Profits: Sell More Spend Less

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

Do you know how to use what you know to make your profits grow? During this workshop you will learn the steps you need to take to create a 90 day action plan to increase your sales. Have you been in business two years or more and hit a wall in your sales?  We will teach you how to use the insights specifically around your customers to make changes and grow. Your BEST Customers value lower costs, increased profitability, reduced risk, greater efficiency,…

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Unleashing the Power of AI for Enhanced Online Branding& Marketing

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Are you looking to take your online branding, website, and marketing efforts to new heights? But you find the following hindering your online presence? 1. Limited Resources: Limited budget and manpower, struggling to compete. 2. Time Constraints: Joggling multiple hats and various responsibilities. 3. Lack of Technical Expertise: Lack of in-depth knowledge of AI, making you feel overwhelmed. 4. Standing Out in a Crowded Market: You are challenged differentiating yourself from competitors. In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, we understand the challenges you face.…

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Restaurant Academy: How to Start a Home-Based Food Business

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Have you always wanted to start a food business from home but didn’t know where to begin? Are you looking for a side hustle you can run from your own kitchen? Join our restaurant expert, Celeste Young-Ramos, as she walks you through starting a legal food business from home. Learn which foods are allowed  and how to navigate the paperwork needed to get set up in a few short weeks. REGISTER NOW

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Financial Fitness: Balance Sheet

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

The Balance Sheet is known as the “mother of all financial statements”. It provides a summary of the company’s position during a specific timeframe. It is broken down into three major categories and tracks what is known as the company’s assets, liabilities and owners’ equities. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Forming Your Corporation : LLC S-CORP & MORE

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

We will discuss forming a Corporation, an S-Corporation, a Limited Liability Company, a Partnership, or a Sole Proprietorship. If you are unsure which category you are in, we are here to help. REGISTER NOW

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Proof of Concept

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

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

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Cash Flow

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

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

Find out more »

Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Commercial Lease checklist will point out provisions to which a prospective small business tenant should pay particular attention.  The terms lessor and landlord will be used interchangeably. Commercial leases come in many sizes and shapes, from the three- or four-page mom and pop simple lease to the 40 to 50-page complicated lease with multiple addendum and attachments that are usually attendant to high rises, malls, or popular upscale areas.  The small business owner will frequently be presented with a form lease…

Find out more »

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

This workshop to help your businesses develop your business plan.  You will review the purpose and benefits of a business plan, key components of the plan, and resources to help with research, business plan formats, and putting it all together.  Plus get ready for homework,  as you will review key components of your plan with the instructor or your advisor in a couple of weeks after the workshop. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Smart Credit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

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

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Ratios

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

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

Find out more »

Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products.  Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Smart Credit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

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

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Income Statement

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

An income statement is a financial statement that shows the company’s income and expenditures. It also shows whether a company is making profit or loss for a given period. The income statement, along with balance sheet and cash flow statement, helps you understand the financial health of your business. If you need help with your income statement and where to start, this webinar is for you! REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

May 2024

Increasing Your Profits: Sell More Spend Less

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Do you know how to use what you know to make your profits grow? During this workshop you will learn the steps you need to take to create a 90 day action plan to increase your sales. Have you been in business two years or more and hit a wall in your sales?  We will teach you how to use the insights specifically around your customers to make changes and grow. Your BEST Customers value lower costs, increased profitability, reduced risk, greater efficiency,…

Find out more »

Restaurant Academy: Human Resources: Preparing to Hire Your First Employee

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Getting ready to hire a first employee can be exciting, but scary. We will introduce you to the things first time employers must know. In this webinar you will learn: Deciding When It’s Time to Hire The Cost of Hiring Determining Positions to Hire The Systems you will have to put into place REGISTER NOW

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Grow With Google: Make Your Small Business More Accessible

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
free

When businesses build digital communications that allow people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with products and services, it expands their market. Implementing accessibility best practices can help businesses grow, and improve the experience for all users. REGISTER NOW

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Restaurant Academy: Restaurant Academy: Permits and Licenses for Restaurants

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Restaurant Academy: Permits and Licenses for Restaurants Not sure of the legal process to start your food service business? We’ve got you covered!  We will provide a step-by-step process to complete the state and local business registration steps.  This will include incorporation, Fictitious Business Statement, Business License, Seller’s Permit, how to quickly and cost effectively obtain your health permit for operation. Bring your questions, we’ve got answers. REGISTER NOW

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Financial Fitness: Cash Flow

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

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

Find out more »

Business Profit Projections

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Business Projections 101 If you are looking to make a profit in your business this webinar is for you! We know that numbers can be scary but with the right help it can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we take an honest look at what needs must be met to start, grow and keep you in the green. The only thing that can make you cents is MONEY! Let us help! REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Ratios

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

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

Find out more »

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

This workshop to help your businesses develop your business plan.  You will review the purpose and benefits of a business plan, key components of the plan, and resources to help with research, business plan formats, and putting it all together.  Plus get ready for homework,  as you will review key components of your plan with the instructor or your advisor in a couple of weeks after the workshop. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Financial Fitness: Smart Credit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

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

Find out more »
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