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October 2022

Restaurant Academy: Goal Setting for Success Restaurants and Businesses

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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 2022, 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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Clearing the Fog of Certification-Grow Your Local Business

October 4 @ 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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Webinar – Introduction to Entrepreneurship

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial. This is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”. The featured one-hour session will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow, and provide steps to start a formal business. Participants will also be introduced to resources to help take the next step in starting or growing your business, or transitioning from current activity into a formal business including the areas below: • Learn the Steps from Business Idea to…

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Webinar – How to Start Your Business

October 4 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Learn to start, run and grow your business. This workshop covers critical topics such as business development, market research, business entities and so much more. Don’t waste another minute, join us in learning how to bring your entrepreneurial idea to life. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Manage your social media platforms – Meta Business Suite

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Do you want to create a post on Facebook and Instagram at the same time? Learn to schedule posts, respond to comments and inbox messages from one place. Join us to Learn: • What information should be there • How to manage your settings • Who should you give authorization to admin your page • How to upload pictures and videos, among many other tips • Learn using the Business Suite in general If you could connect via a laptop…

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Webinar – Sales Strategy Tips for Your Business

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Come ready to learn Sales Strategies Tips for Your Business as you explore the following: • Skill Set vs. Style • Pricing • Competitive Advantage • Value Proposition Register Now

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Webinar: S Corporation Reasonable Compensation for Shareholder Employees

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Are you an S Corporation shareholder and employee? Thinking about becoming an S Corporation? Wondering about reasonable compensation for the services that you provide as the S Corporation shareholder and employee? Come ready to learn about: • Reasonable Compensation • In compliance or not? • Options to Consider REGISTER NOW

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Branding For Success

October 6 @ 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…

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Webinar – Veterans, Military and Spouses Series: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial. This is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”. The session will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow and how to bring your vision to life. Participants will also be introduced to resources to help you take the next step in starting or growing your business or transitioning from current activity into a formal business. Featured Topics: • Common Characteristics of an Entrepreneur • Types of Entrepreneurs •…

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Webinar – Choosing the Business Entity – Time for a Change or Brand New?

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

You will be introduced to: • Pros and cons of creating a LLC, Corporation, Partnership and Sole Proprietorship • How to form each entity and the tax reporting requirements • Potential risks to be aware of and solutions REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How to Leverage Subscriptions to Grow E-commerce Sales

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Please join us to learn –  How to Leverage Subscriptions to Grow E-commerce Sales REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – WAVE Boot Camp

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Free

This will be an amazing opportunity to learn the basics of accounting and to be your own bookkeeper using WAVE in just one session. In these two hours, we are going to make you rid of the fear of the accounting world. This Boot Camp is oriented toward service-type companies. Inventories and payroll are not covered. Among others, you will learn: • Basic accounting concepts. • Read and understand the main two financial statements. • Navigate within the main software’s…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Boot Camp

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

This will be an amazing opportunity to learn the basics of accounting and to be your own bookkeeper using QuickBooks in just one session. In these two hours, we are going to make you rid of the fear of the accounting world. This Boot Camp is oriented toward service-type companies. Inventories and payroll are not covered. Among others, you will learn: • Basic accounting concepts. • Read and understand the main two financial statements. • Navigate within the main software’s…

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Webinar – Business Model – Part 1

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

This is the ideal workshop where business owners at all levels will learn how to build, design, and define a business model. A business model is what defines a business and its practice. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to first define their business model. They will be introduced to a business model canvas as a tool. Topics are below: • Business Idea to Business Model • Introduction to the Business Models • Steps to Define, Design and Build…

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New Client Orientation

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

This webinar is to introduce all new clients to the process and services PCR has to offer. In the webinar, you will learn the steps to help advance your business in the areas that are custom to you. We will also cover goal setting to help you meet your objectives.  If you are a new client, this webinar is for you. REGISTER NOW

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Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

October 11 @ 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. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Google My Business

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

With a Profile of my business in Google your company can stand out for free in Maps and Google Search. With the features we will teach, you can interact with existing customers or find new ones. You will learn to enter the information that your company needs so that you appear on the first pages of the search. We will talk about how to enter the type of business, description, how to mount photos, and more. Register Now

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Webinar – Tips on Creating Your Marketing Plan

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Unlocking the mystery of creating your Marketing Plan… How do I compare with competitors? What makes my business unique?  Who is my customer?  How will I approach the market?  Which paths and strategies should I consider? Register Now

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Webinar – Ways to Impact Your Sales and Increase Customer Engagement

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Have customers. . .are you reaching them? Want and need customers? Come ready to learn tips and techniques to help increase engagement and attract potential new customers using social media and other tools. Register Now

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Webinar: Startup Activities – A Financial Perspective

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Have the idea for the business and getting ready to move forward with the business launch? Learn the next steps to help navigate and launch your new business or continue the path where obstacles occurred along the way: • Professional Services – Legal & Other • Licenses and Permits • Business Insurance Options REGISTER NOW

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Forming Your Corporation : LLC S-CORP & MORE

October 13 @ 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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Webinar – Protecting Creative Work: Copyright Basics

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This webinar will teach small businesses how to protect legal rights in creative materials, such as training manuals, articles, publications, photographs, software, music, videos and website content. Attendees will learn the basics of copyright law; requirements for copyright protection; determining ownership; the benefits of registration; how to avoid violating the copyrights of others; and important copyright considerations for materials created by employees and independent contractors. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Veterans, Military and Spouses Series: How to Start Your Business

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn to start, run and grow your business. This workshop covers critical topics such as business development, market research, business entities and so much more. Don’t waste another minute, join us in learning how to bring your entrepreneurial idea life. Register Now

Find out more »

Webinar – Legal Issues in Marketing and Promotion

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will introduce small business owners to legal issues in marketing and promotion, such as “puffery” vs. fraud and misleading advertising; steering clear of copyright infringement and rights of privacy/publicity; marketing by phone, fax, email, and text; using social media; differences in federal and state laws; legal protections in marketing; and legal penalties for noncompliance. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – WAVE Boot Camp (Spanish)

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Free

CAMPAMENTO WAVE Esta será una oportunidad increíble para aprender los conceptos básicos de la contabilidad y ser tu propio tenedor de libros utilizando WAVE en una sola sesión. En estas dos horas, vamos a hacer que le quites el miedo al mundo de la contabilidad. Este Boot Camp está orientado a empresas de servicios. Los inventarios y la nómina no están cubiertos. Entre otros, aprenderás: • Conceptos básicos de contabilidad. • Leer y comprender los dos estados financieros principales. •…

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Webinar – Business Model – Part 2

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

This is the ideal workshop where business owners at all levels will learn how to build, design, and define a business model. A business model is what defines a business and its practice. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to first define their business model. They will be introduced to a business model canvas as a tool.  Topics are below: • Building Blocks for the Business Model • Introduction to Business Model Tool REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Google mi Negocio

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Con un Perfil de mi negocio en Google tu empresa puede destacarse de manera gratuita en Mapas y Búsqueda de Google. Con las funciones que enseñaremos, podrás interactuar con los clientes existentes o encontrar nuevos. Aprenderás a ingresar la información que necesita tu empresa para que salgas en las primeras páginas de la búsqueda. Hablaremos de cómo ingresar el tipo de negocio, descripción, cómo montar fotos, y más. ¡Regístrate ahora!

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Webinar – Screening Your Business Ideas

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Have lots of business ideas and trying to decide which one to move forward with? Come ready to learn an easy to apply process for prioritizing and evaluating business ideas with next steps to take. Register Now

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Webinar – Global Trade Series: Finding International Customers and Handling the First Order

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about international customers for your business? Come and join our two-part series on 10/19 and 10/26: Session 1: How to Find International Customers Exploring global trade can be challenging when trying to find international customers. Learn tips and techniques including market research to help: • Attract International Customers • Identify Potential Direct/Indirect Distributors   Session 2: Handling Your First International Order Just starting with global trade and waiting for your first customer? Learn how to prepare your business for…

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Webinar – A Roadmap To Unlock The Complexity of Taxation For Corporations and LLCs

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

LLCs, S-Corps and C-Corps each have their own income tax implications and compliance requirements. Learn how it impacts you as a member of an LLC or shareholder in a corporation (S or C ). REGISTER NOW

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Social Media 101

October 20 @ 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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Webinar – Veterans, Military and Spouses Series: Finding Funding

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Explore a variety of funding types for your business.  Capital is critical for all businesses. The type of business, your capital needs, and additional factors may influence what you explore. There are many types of capital including owner investment, profit reinvestment, loans from a bank, loans from alternative financial resources(non-banks), equipment financing, tax credits, supplier credit, credit lines, equity lines, Angel Investors, Venture Capital Investors, money invested by family & friends, Crowd Funding, etc. Register Now

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Webinar – Patent Basics

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

In this webinar, you will learn about possible ways to protect your idea, creation, or invention. The featured presenter, Aaron Borrowman, is a registered patent attorney who will explain: • What a patent is and isn’t • Different types of patents • What are the factors that determine if your invention is patentable • Patent Applications and more REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This informational Webinar will give you a good overview of what it takes to Start Your Own Home-Based Business. Having this knowledge will nurture your dream of being self-employed and doing what you want to do in life. From selecting a business and getting it registered to how to balance your home life with your work life, this introduction will help you move forward towards entrepreneurship! REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – WAVE Boot Camp

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Free

This will be an amazing opportunity to learn the basics of accounting and to be your own bookkeeper using WAVE in just one session. In these two hours, we are going to make you rid of the fear of the accounting world. This Boot Camp is oriented toward service-type companies. Inventories and payroll are not covered. Among others, you will learn: • Basic accounting concepts. • Read and understand the main two financial statements. • Navigate within the main software’s…

Find out more »

Webinar – QuickBooks Boot Camp (Spanish)

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 10:15 am
Free

Esta será una oportunidad increíble para aprender los conceptos básicos de la contabilidad y ser tu propio tenedor de libros utilizando QuickBooks en una sola sesión. En estas dos horas, vamos a hacer que le quites el miedo al mundo de la contabilidad. Este Boot Camp está orientado a empresas de servicios. Los inventarios y la nómina no están cubiertos. Entre otros, aprenderás: • Conceptos básicos de contabilidad. • Leer y comprender los dos estados financieros principales. • Navegar dentro…

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Webinar – Business Planning – Part 1

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Come ready to work on your business in this two-part training. Business planning is a tool to help your business! It’s an opportunity to create a road map and tell the story of the business with a focus on key elements. Highlighted Topics: • Creating a Business Plan • Goal Development • Business Development • Marketing Plans • Advertising Strategies • Financials – Overview REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

October 25 @ 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. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Manejo de redes sociales a traves de Meta Business Suite

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

¿Quieres crear una publicación en FB e IG al mismo tiempo? Aprenda a programar publicaciones en el futuro Responder a los comentarios y mensajes de bandeja de entrada en un solo lugar Que información debería estar ahí Cómo administrar su configuración ¿A quién debe dar autorización para administrar su página? Cómo subir fotos y videos, entre muchos otros consejos. Aprenda a usar la suite de negocios en general Si pudiera conectarse a través de una computadora portátil, será mejor. Ven…

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Webinar – Increasing Sales – Secrets and Best Practices to Overcome Objections

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Looking for ways to increase sales? Experienced a “No” from a potential customer? Come ready to learn about increasing sales through attracting new customers. Sales objections will be unlocked. Tips and techniques to handle objections will be explored. Best practices will be shared, so you are ready to tackle the next “No” from a potential customer with the goal for a “Yes”. Register Now

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Webinar: Screening Tips for Exploring a Tax Preparer, Bookkeeper, Accountant

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about hiring a new Tax Preparer, Bookkeeper or Accountant and would like some screening tips to help make it a bit easier? Learn about potential resources to explore, questions to ask for rating/ranking the choices, deciding which type of resource to hire, what qualifications, knowledge and experience needed, potential costs, etc. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Global Trade Series: Finding International Customers and Handling the First Order

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about international customers for your business? Come and join our two-part series on 10/19 and 10/26: Session 1: How to Find International Customers Exploring global trade can be challenging when trying to find international customers. Learn tips and techniques including market research to help: • Attract International Customers • Identify Potential Direct/Indirect Distributors   Session 2: Handling Your First International Order Just starting with global trade and waiting for your first customer? Learn how to prepare your business for…

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Webinar – I Filed the Articles, Now What? “Next Steps” for Running a Corporation

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will teach the “next steps”  involved in starting up and running a corporation, such as filing the Statement of Information; appointing the initial board of directors/officers; issuing shares and creating share purchase agreements; the role, duties and liability of directors/officers; preparing and following bylaws; meetings and minutes; selling/transferring shares; California corporation statutes to be aware of; “Piercing the Corporate Veil” and other acts creating shareholder personal liability; and dissolving the corporation. REGISTER NOW

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Launch Your Business Today

October 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
free

Starting a business is easy, once you have decided to start one, 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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Webinar – Market Research and Marketing Strategy: Role in Creating Sustainable Business

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Free

Market research and understanding market trends are crucial for establishing a commercially viable and financially sustainable. The webinar will provide basics for conducting market research and using it to develop a marketing strategy for products, processes, and services. We will also review tips, pitfalls, and resources in conducting market research. REGISTER NOW

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Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

The 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 developed…

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Webinar – WAVE Boot Camp (Spanish)

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Free

CAMPAMENTO WAVE Esta será una oportunidad increíble para aprender los conceptos básicos de la contabilidad y ser tu propio tenedor de libros utilizando WAVE en una sola sesión. En estas dos horas, vamos a hacer que le quites el miedo al mundo de la contabilidad. Este Boot Camp está orientado a empresas de servicios. Los inventarios y la nómina no están cubiertos. Entre otros, aprenderás: • Conceptos básicos de contabilidad. • Leer y comprender los dos estados financieros principales. •…

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Webinar – Investor Series Part 1: Demystifying Angel and VC Investing for Startups

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Free

Investor Series Part 1: Demystifying Angel and VC Investing for Startups REGISTER NOW

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November 2022

Clearing the Fog of Certification-Grow Your Local Business

November 1 @ 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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Webinar – Business Planning – Part 2

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Come ready to work on your business in this two-part training. Business planning is a tool to help your business! It’s an opportunity to create a road map and tell the story of the business with a focus on key elements. Highlighted Topics: • Creating a Business Plan • Goal Development • Business Development • Marketing Plans • Advertising Strategies • Financials – Overview REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Manage your social media platforms – Meta Business Suite

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Do you want to create a post on Facebook and Instagram at the same time? Learn to schedule posts, respond to comments and inbox messages from one place. Join us to Learn: • What information should be there • How to manage your settings • Who should you give authorization to admin your page • How to upload pictures and videos, among many other tips • Learn using the Business Suite in general If you could connect via a laptop…

Find out more »

Webinar – Creating Financial Projections

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Have you tried to create detailed start-up costs, key assumptions and financial projections?  Ran into a few obstacles along the way?  Learn how to easily create your own. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Tips for Importing

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn tips for importing into the U.S. Do you want to start or expand an import business? It’s important to follow all laws and regulations to avoid an import business nightmare. The following will be covered: • Do I need an import license? • What are the necessary documents? • Classifying the merchandise • What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)? • Tips about shipments • Licensed Customs Brokers • Duties, tariffs, and what’s next? REGISTER NOW

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Branding For Success

November 3 @ 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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Webinar – Buying and Selling a Business – What you need to know…

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

This webinar will teach the basics of buying and selling a business, such as conducting “due diligence”- inspecting the financial records, contracts and business assets; determining the value of the business; preparing contracts and related purchase-and-sale documents; tax considerations; and knowing when to “walk away” from a deal. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – WAVE Boot Camp

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Free

This will be an amazing opportunity to learn the basics of accounting and to be your own bookkeeper using WAVE in just one session. In these two hours, we are going to make you rid of the fear of the accounting world. This Boot Camp is oriented toward service-type companies. Inventories and payroll are not covered. Among others, you will learn: • Basic accounting concepts. • Read and understand the main two financial statements. • Navigate within the main software’s…

Find out more »

Webinar – QuickBooks Boot Camp

November 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:15 am
Free

This will be an amazing opportunity to learn the basics of accounting and to be your own bookkeeper using QuickBooks in just one session. In these two hours, we are going to make you rid of the fear of the accounting world. This Boot Camp is oriented toward service-type companies. Inventories and payroll are not covered. Among others, you will learn: • Basic accounting concepts. • Read and understand the main two financial statements. • Navigate within the main software’s…

Find out more »

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

November 8 @ 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. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Joint AVTA and SBDC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach and Training

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Come and join the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to learn about resources available to help your business prepare, explore and pursue Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) procurement opportunities. The goal is to help the Small Business Community participate in the local economy where local businesses can provide their services and/or supplies to the AVTA for a contract or other procurement opportunity. Opportunity examples include construction, specialty contractors, manufacturing, digital signage, wholesalers, furniture, architectural services,…

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Webinar – Google My Business

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

With a Profile of my business in Google your company can stand out for free in Maps and Google Search. With the features we will teach, you can interact with existing customers or find new ones. You will learn to enter the information that your company needs so that you appear on the first pages of the search. We will talk about how to enter the type of business, description, how to mount photos, and more. Register Now

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Webinar – Writing for Fun, Profit and to Promote

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Victor Benoun is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author, having been published by traditional publishers and self-published. He has used his writing as a means to promote his company and business as well as to create an additional revenue source. We hope you will join us for this content-rich webinar. In this webinar you will learn: • The number one roadblock that stops new authors in their tracks from achieving their dreams of writing a book and how to overcome it.…

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Webinar – Increasing Sales – Secrets and Best Practices to Overcome Objections

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Looking for ways to increase sales? Experienced a “No” from a potential customer? Come ready to learn about increasing sales by attracting new customers. Sales objections will be unlocked. Tips and techniques to handle objections will be explored. Best practices will be shared, so you are ready to tackle the next “No” from a potential customer with the goal for a “Yes”. Register Now

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Webinar – ABCs of Financing

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about exploring financing for your business?  Are you prepared for the financing journey?  What documents will be required? Ready to apply for financing?  What is creditworthiness for the business?  Learn the 5 Cs of Credit and tips on preparing for the financing journey. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This informational Webinar will give you a good overview of what it takes to Start Your Own Home-Based Business. Having this knowledge will nurture your dream of being self-employed and doing what you want to do in life. From selecting a business and getting it registered to how to balance your home life with your work life, this introduction will help you move forward towards entrepreneurship! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Protecting the Company’s “Secret Sauce”: Trade Secret Basics

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This webinar will teach small business owners how to protect the company’s inventions, ideas and secrets. Attendees will learn the basics of trade secret law; the kinds of information that can be protected as a trade secret; confidentiality requirements; ownership issues; how to avoid losing trade secret protection; and how to avoid violating the trade secret rights of others. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Got Intellectual Property? Strategies to Explore

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will discuss unknown and often underutilized strategies for exploiting the company’s intellectual property (IP), such as understanding IP as an asset; how IP can provide a competitive advantage; licensing for additional revenue streams; enforcement strategies; and sale of company IP. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – WAVE Boot Camp (Spanish)

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Free

CAMPAMENTO WAVE Esta será una oportunidad increíble para aprender los conceptos básicos de la contabilidad y ser tu propio tenedor de libros utilizando WAVE en una sola sesión. En estas dos horas, vamos a hacer que le quites el miedo al mundo de la contabilidad. Este Boot Camp está orientado a empresas de servicios. Los inventarios y la nómina no están cubiertos. Entre otros, aprenderás: • Conceptos básicos de contabilidad. • Leer y comprender los dos estados financieros principales. •…

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Webinar – Entrepreneur/Business Owner Tools

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Lots to do and not enough time?  Come ready to explore tools and resources to help improve your business and maximize your time. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Finding Funding

November 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Explore a variety of funding types for your business including disaster assistance related. Capital is critical for all businesses. The type of business, your capital needs, and additional factors may influence what you explore, along with the current climate. There are many types of capital including owner investment, profit reinvestment, loans from a bank, loans from an alternative financial resources(non-banks), equipment financing, tax credits, supplier credit, credit lines, equity lines, Angel Investors, Venture Capital Investors, money invested by family & friends, Crowd…

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New Client Orientation

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

This webinar is to introduce all new clients to the process and services PCR has to offer. In the webinar, you will learn the steps to help advance your business in the areas that are custom to you. We will also cover goal setting to help you meet your objectives.  If you are a new client, this webinar is for you. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Google mi Negocio

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Con un Perfil de mi negocio en Google tu empresa puede destacarse de manera gratuita en Mapas y Búsqueda de Google. Con las funciones que enseñaremos, podrás interactuar con los clientes existentes o encontrar nuevos. Aprenderás a ingresar la información que necesita tu empresa para que salgas en las primeras páginas de la búsqueda. Hablaremos de cómo ingresar el tipo de negocio, descripción, cómo montar fotos, y más. ¡Regístrate ahora!

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Webinar – Tips on Creating Your Marketing Plan

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Unlocking the mystery of creating your Marketing Plan… How do I compare with competitors? What makes my business unique?  Who is my customer?  How will I approach the market?  Which paths and strategies should I consider? Register Now

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Webinar: Understanding the Story Behind the Numbers and Potential Red Flags

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn how to take control of your business through the power of financials. Financials convey a story about a business and can empower the entrepreneur/business owner. Examples will be shared where warning signs were glaring in the financials, but business owners could not spot the warning signs. You will learn how to interpret and understand the financials, define Metrics and develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). You will have the knowledge and tools to apply in your business as you become…

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Webinar- I Filed the Articles, Now What? “Next Steps” for Running a Limited Liability Company (LLC)

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will teach the “next steps” involved in starting up and running an LLC, such as filing the Statement of Information; “member-managed” vs. “manager-managed” LLCs; determining membership interests; the roles, duties and liability of “members”; preparing and following an LLC operating agreement; selling/transferring membership interests; California LLC statutes to be aware of; “Piercing the Corporate Veil” and other acts creating LLC member personal liability, and dissolving the LLC. REGISTER NOW

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Social Media 101

November 17 @ 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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Webinar – WAVE Boot Camp

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Free

This will be an amazing opportunity to learn the basics of accounting and to be your own bookkeeper using WAVE in just one session. In these two hours, we are going to make you rid of the fear of the accounting world. This Boot Camp is oriented toward service-type companies. Inventories and payroll are not covered. Among others, you will learn: • Basic accounting concepts. • Read and understand the main two financial statements. • Navigate within the main software’s…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Boot Camp (Spanish)

November 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:15 am
Free

Esta será una oportunidad increíble para aprender los conceptos básicos de la contabilidad y ser tu propio tenedor de libros utilizando QuickBooks en una sola sesión. En estas dos horas, vamos a hacer que le quites el miedo al mundo de la contabilidad. Este Boot Camp está orientado a empresas de servicios. Los inventarios y la nómina no están cubiertos. Entre otros, aprenderás: • Conceptos básicos de contabilidad. • Leer y comprender los dos estados financieros principales. • Navegar dentro…

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Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

November 22 @ 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. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Ways to Impact Your Sales and Increase Customer Engagement

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Have customers. . .are you reaching them? Want and need customers? Come ready to learn tips and techniques to help increase engagement and attract potential new customers using social media and other tools. Register Now

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Webinar – Tips to Jumpstart your Small Business

November 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Free

This webinar will provide resources to answer the questions related to how to develop cost structure, value proposition, and competitive advantage, effective business processes, and examples/case studies of companies that have successfully jumpstarted their business. REGISTER NOW

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