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All LA SBDC workshops are currently being offered online only.

Due to the COVID-19 Safer-at-Home restrictions, all LA SBDC workshops are being rescheduled or offered online only. If you’ve registered for a workshop, please check your email or the calendar listing for the latest updates.

If your business is affected by COVID-19, view the LA SBDC COVID-19 Response Guide here.

The LA SBDC Network offers no-cost/low-cost business workshops throughout Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

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September 2020

Webinar – Tips for Importing

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Webinar CA
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? · How to classify the merchandise · What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)? · How can a licensed customs broker help your business? · What is the role of the U.S.…

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October 2020

The Retail Road to Recovery

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
free

The Retail Road to Recovery is an intensive 5-part class is designed to assist existing brick and mortar retailers, restaurateurs, and services in their recovery from the challenges created by the COVID19 shutdown and continually evolving regulations. Who Should Attend? Brick & Mortar establishments are welcome to attend. A wait-list will be created for applicants once our capacity of 35 is filled. Future classes may be held if the demand is high. Why Attend? Re-launching your business post-COVID will be…

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The Retail Road to Recovery

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
free

The Retail Road to Recovery is an intensive 5-part class is designed to assist existing brick and mortar retailers, restaurateurs, and services in their recovery from the challenges created by the COVID19 shutdown and continually evolving regulations. Who Should Attend? Brick & Mortar establishments are welcome to attend. A wait-list will be created for applicants once our capacity of 35 is filled. Future classes may be held if the demand is high. Why Attend? Re-launching your business post-COVID will be…

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Webinar – Say What? Product Advertising and Labeling

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

This webinar will introduce small business owners to the basics of California and federal advertising and labeling law. Attendees will learn the difference between truthful vs. fraudulent and misleading advertising; business “puffery”; lawful product comparisons; requirements when using terms such as “organic” and “fat free”; required disclosures for certain ingredients such as nuts and other allergens; and liability for violating advertising and labeling laws. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Fall Series – How to Effectively Use Video to Grow E-commerce Sales

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

How to Effectively Use Video to Grow E-commerce Sales REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Managing Business Finances

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

You may not have the financial expertise, but it’s never too late to learn about financial basics for your business: · Budgeting – How much money do I need to start and operate the business? · Cash Flow Projections – How much money is coming into and going out of the business? · Financing Options – When is it the right time to explore? REGISTER NOW

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Webinar 3 Part Series:Thinking About Building Your Business Website -The Development Path to Explore

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

So, you are building your business website yourself? Congratulations You’re probably too nervous to celebrate just yet. After all, you have some very big decisions to make. Now the good news – this 3 Part Series will explore the development path before building your business website.  Put your business on the right track with development, from the start. Register to attend today! · 10/1/20 Part 1: 10 Important Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Web Host · 10/8/20 Part 2: Tips on Choosing the Web…

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PPP Forgiveness – Update on PPP Flexibility Act

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

The objective of this webinar is to help you understand how to calculate the forgivable amount of your PPP Loan and to prepare documentation that may be required with your forgiveness application. REGISTER NOW

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PPP Forgiveness – Update on PPP Flexibility Act

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

The objective of this webinar is to help you understand how to calculate the forgivable amount of your PPP Loan and to prepare documentation that may be required with your forgiveness application. REGISTER NOW

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Post COVID-19 Business Plan Webinar

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Having a business planning process is a necessity for your business whether you are trying to build an internal roadmap for your business concept or you are looking for funding. Now, more than ever, in this current and post COVID-19 landscape, a business plan is more important then ever. This workshop will cover all aspects of creating a business plan, as well as emphasize the importance of setting measurable strategies and tactics to help achieve these goals. Presenter: Andrew Cohen…

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Live Q&A: All About Marketing Your Small Business

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
free

Join the Long Beach SBDC for our Live Marketing Q&A addressing questions on how to effectively market and grow your business. SBDC advisor and Business Growth Strategist David Mitroff Ph.D. and Brad Pollak, Director of the Long Beach SBDC, will interact live with the audience via Zoom and answer questions covering a broad range of marketing topics including cutting edge marketing ideas, business development strategies, how to leverage online platforms to grow your brand, mind-set and professional growth, ways to…

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Live Q&A: All About Marketing Your Small Business

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
free

Join the Long Beach SBDC for our Live Marketing Q&A addressing questions on how to effectively market and grow your business. SBDC advisor and Business Growth Strategist David Mitroff Ph.D. and Brad Pollak, Director of the Long Beach SBDC, will interact live with the audience via Zoom and answer questions covering a broad range of marketing topics including cutting edge marketing ideas, business development strategies, how to leverage online platforms to grow your brand, mind-set and professional growth, ways to…

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Restaurant Food & Labor Costs 101

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

Food cost is one of the main keys to long-term restaurant success because of its direct impact on profitability. Join us as we review how to calculate food cost for individual menu items as well as weekly restaurant performance. In this class, you will also learn how to apply food cost to setting your menu pricing, its impact on your restaurant’s inventory, ordering, and waste. Labor costs account for at least a third of your restaurant’s expenses-managing labor efficiently will keep more money…

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Restaurant Food & Labor Costs 101

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

Food cost is one of the main keys to long-term restaurant success because of its direct impact on profitability. Join us as we review how to calculate food cost for individual menu items as well as weekly restaurant performance. In this class, you will also learn how to apply food cost to setting your menu pricing, its impact on your restaurant’s inventory, ordering, and waste. Labor costs account for at least a third of your restaurant’s expenses-managing labor efficiently will keep more money…

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Business Launch Pad – What You Need to Know!

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

This presentation covers the fundamentals to start and grow a business. It is ideal for the new business owner as well as existing companies. The format is structured to provide a business checklist, identifying areas that need to be addressed. After each session you will receive a handout with additional resources. You will also receive an invitation to schedule a private consultation to review your individual business. What is covered: · Choosing the right business structure · Business licenses and…

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Training Events / Launch a Business During COVID

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

THIS FREE WEBINAR WILL TEACH YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO START YOUR BUSINESS IMMEDIATELY. Know the legal business structures that you may establish (Sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation) -Learn about the licenses and permits required by government agencies -How to do the business name search -We will help you complete the forms to register your business -The importance of the business planning process This workshop gives you everything you need to be a successful entrepreneur. REGISTER…

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Use YouTube to Grow Your Business

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA

Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand. Part of the GetDigitalCA four-part small business workshop series. Wednesday, October 7 10:00AM PT REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – WordPress Survival – Part 1

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Using WordPress or thinking about using WordPress, this two part webinar will provide tips and techniques to help make it easier to navigate, increase productivity, and lead the path to more visibility for your business and customers. REGISTER NOW

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

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Join us to learn about: · 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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How To Effectively Use Social Media

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

We all know we have to be on Social Media but how do we create a Social Media strategy given recent events, taking into account all that’s happening in the world? This comprehensive webinar will help you focus your energy and efforts on platforms that will connect you with current customers and new leads. You will discover: – How to clarify Social Media marketing goals. – How to structure your messaging to reach your ideal target market. – Which social…

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How To Effectively Use Social Media

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

We all know we have to be on Social Media but how do we create a Social Media strategy given recent events, taking into account all that’s happening in the world? This comprehensive webinar will help you focus your energy and efforts on platforms that will connect you with current customers and new leads. You will discover: – How to clarify Social Media marketing goals. – How to structure your messaging to reach your ideal target market. – Which social…

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LA COVID Fund: Grant Relief Information

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Small Businesses and NonProfits will obtain information on how to apply for the LA Regional COVID19 Recovery fund, which will offer loans and grant resources to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits. Grants are available for $5,000 for micro-entrepreneurs and $25,000 for small businesses and not for profits. REGISTER NOW

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Fondo LA COVID: Información de ayuda para subvenciones

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Las pequeñas empresas y las organizaciones sin fines de lucro obtendrán información sobre cómo solicitar el fondo de recuperación regional COVID19 de Los Ángeles, que ofrecerá préstamos y recursos de subvención a microempresarios, pequeñas empresas y organizaciones sin fines de lucro. Las subvenciones están disponibles por $5,000 para microempresarios y $25,000 para pequeñas empresas y sin fines de lucro. Registrarse Ahora

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Website and Social Media Content Creation

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Do you struggle to create new content every week or month? A strong website or social media strategy are only as good as the content they contain, and this workshop will teach you the key parts of strong copy-Audience, Benefit and Call-to-Action, as well as give you tips on keeping your messaging fresh and impactful. Presented By: Ojen Kassabian *The WEBINAR will be conducted via ZOOM. Instructions to connect via ZOOM will be sent out to all registrants the day before…

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Webinar – Google my Business

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
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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Retail Road to Recovery: Class 2

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

The Retail Road to Recovery is an intensive 5-part class is designed to assist existing brick and mortar retailers, restaurateurs, and services in their recovery from the challenges created by the COVID19 shutdown and continually evolving regulations. Who Should Attend? Brick & Mortar establishments are welcome to attend. A wait-list will be created for applicants once our capacity of 35 is filled. Future classes may be held if the demand is high. Why Attend? Re-launching your business post-COVID will be…

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Retail Road to Recovery: Class 2

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

The Retail Road to Recovery is an intensive 5-part class is designed to assist existing brick and mortar retailers, restaurateurs, and services in their recovery from the challenges created by the COVID19 shutdown and continually evolving regulations. Who Should Attend? Brick & Mortar establishments are welcome to attend. A wait-list will be created for applicants once our capacity of 35 is filled. Future classes may be held if the demand is high. Why Attend? Re-launching your business post-COVID will be…

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Marketing During the Uncertainty of COVID-19

October 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Are you wondering what to do during these times of uncertainty and change? You are not alone. Today, more than ever, as a business owner you need to show up and have a constant presence for your customers. You must create and provide solutions to your customers’ problems. You must be the one approaching them and sharing a solution that is unique and will produce OUTCOMES! No matter what you offer as a product or service, there is a need…

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Webinar – Privacy Policy and Terms of Use: The Basics

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

This webinar will discuss the importance of privacy policies and terms of use in ecommerce; relevant state, federal and international privacy laws small business owners should be aware of; drafting a privacy policy and terms of use; and how privacy policy and terms of use clauses can reduce liability. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Fall Series – Email Marketing Best Practices for Your E-commerce Business

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

Email Marketing Best Practices for Your E-commerce Business REGISTER NOW

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

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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 aware of: · Tips…

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Webinar 3 Part Series:Thinking About Building Your Business Website -The Development Path to Explore

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

So, you are building your business website yourself? Congratulations You’re probably too nervous to celebrate just yet. After all, you have some very big decisions to make. Now the good news – this 3 Part Series will explore the development path before building your business website.  Put your business on the right track with development, from the start. Register to attend today! · 10/1/20 Part 1: 10 Important Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Web Host · 10/8/20 Part 2: Tips on Choosing the Web…

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Webinar – Google mi Negocio

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar CA
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. registrarse ahora

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PPP Forgiveness – Update on PPP Flexibility Act

October 8 @ 2:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

The objective of this webinar is to help you understand how to calculate the forgivable amount of your PPP Loan and to prepare documentation that may be required with your forgiveness application. REGISTER NOW

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Facebook & Instagram Advertising Webinar

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Get started with Facebook & Instagram and start running your first campaign this week. This webinar is for those who are just getting started, or have never advertised before. Audience Settings Setting Budgets Reviewing Insights How to Run Contests & Sweepstakes Presented by: Laura Nystrom *The WEBINAR will be conducted via ZOOM. Instructions to connect via ZOOM will be sent out to all registrants the day before the webinar. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How to Choose an App/Accounting Software for Your Business

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Webinar CA
Free

Have you been overwhelmed or clueless about what kind of accounting software you should use for your business? Do you know what infrastructure to use, cloud or local based? What features are you willing to give up? Please join our webinar to learn basic principles of how to select an accounting application that better fits your business type and explore some of the key features of the most popular applications for small businesses. · Simple methodology to choose an app/software ·…

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HR Fundamentals for Your Restaurant Team

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

The most important asset of any business is your employees. As a new or existing restaurant operator, it is critical that you are knowledgeable of the local, state, and federal laws that protect your employees and if not followed can have a devastating impact on your bottom line. In this webinar, you will be introduced to the interviewing do’s and don’ts, basic labor laws, what is required in a new hire packet, and how to properly fill out the Form 1-9.…

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
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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Webinar – COVID and Managing Commercial Business Risks – Insurance Options and More

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Featured Presenter:  Henry Rodriguez Do you know which business insurance coverage is in place? Thought about other areas to explore for coverage? Are there ways to help reduce insurance premiums? Are you aware of exclusions on your business insurance policies?  Come ready to learn how to manage potential business risks using commercial business insurance options for new and existing businesses: · Learn Different Policy Types to Consider – Need to Have versus Nice to Have · Policy Riders to Explore · Ideas for…

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Webinar – WordPress Survival – Part 2

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Using WordPress or thinking about using WordPress, this two part webinar will provide tips and techniques to help make it easier to navigate, increase productivity, and lead the path to more visibility for your business and customers. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Buying and Selling a Business – What you need to know

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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 – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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 our work life, this introduction will help you move forward towards entrepreneurship! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How to Find International Customers

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

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 REGISTER NOW

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Facebook Live for Business

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Facebook has over one billion subscribers. Now is the time to learn how to use Facebook Live Streaming to grow your business. This event will cover: 1) How to set up your account 2) Where to stream to get the most impact 3) What to stream to drive business/sales 4) How often to stream 5) The 5 C’s to increase more sales from your streams 6) Q&A REGISTER NOW

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Facebook Live for Business

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Facebook has over one billion subscribers. Now is the time to learn how to use Facebook Live Streaming to grow your business. This event will cover: 1) How to set up your account 2) Where to stream to get the most impact 3) What to stream to drive business/sales 4) How often to stream 5) The 5 C’s to increase more sales from your streams 6) Q&A REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Entrepreneur/Business Owner Tools

October 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

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

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Webinar – Business Model – Part 1

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
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.  Join us to learn: · Business Idea to Business Model · Introduction to the Business Models · Steps to Define, Design and…

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Commercial Lease Checklist for Small Businesses

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
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 developed by…

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Retail Road to Recovery: Class 3

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

The Retail Road to Recovery is an intensive 5-part class is designed to assist existing brick and mortar retailers, restaurateurs, and services in their recovery from the challenges created by the COVID19 shutdown and continually evolving regulations. Who Should Attend? Brick & Mortar establishments are welcome to attend. A wait-list will be created for applicants once our capacity of 35 is filled. Future classes may be held if the demand is high. Why Attend? Re-launching your business post-COVID will be…

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Webinar – Franchises, Businesses Opportunities and Seller-Assisted Marketing Plans

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This webinar will explain alternative business models such as franchises, “business opportunities” and seller-assisted marketing plans; state and federal regulatory requirements; traps for the unwary (such as how a trademark license could turn into an “accidental franchise”); and strategies for buying and selling these kinds of businesses. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Fall Series-How to Write E-commerce Design and Development Project Requirements

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

October 15th – How to write E-commerce design and development project requirements and how to hire the best developer/designer REGISTER NOW

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Webinar 3 Part Series:Thinking About Building Your Business Website -The Development Path to Explore

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

So, you are building your business website yourself? Congratulations You’re probably too nervous to celebrate just yet. After all, you have some very big decisions to make. Now the good news – this 3 Part Series will explore the development path before building your business website.  Put your business on the right track with development, from the start. Register to attend today! · 10/1/20 Part 1: 10 Important Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Web Host · 10/8/20 Part 2: Tips on Choosing the Web…

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Developing a Plan to Start (or Recover): Actionable Steps for Unusual Times

October 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Having a focused business plan has never proven so important. Successful business planning leads to successful business results, and the ability to change course when all around you is also changing. This webinar will cover all aspects of creating a business plan, as well as emphasize the importance of setting measurable strategies and tactics to help achieve these goals. In this interactive seminar, you will learn how to: -Break apart components of the business plan into manageable steps. -Define your…

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Post COVID-19 Business Plan Webinar

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Having a business planning process is a necessity for your business whether you are trying to build an internal roadmap for your business concept or you are looking for funding. Now, more than ever, in this current and post COVID-19 landscape, a business plan is more important then ever. This workshop will cover all aspects of creating a business plan, as well as emphasize the importance of setting measurable strategies and tactics to help achieve these goals. Presenter: Andrew Cohen…

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Shopify Webinar

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Shopify is one of the leading platforms helping small business owners sell their products and services online. It will grow with you from Day 1. When you start with Shopify, you have access to professional-grade tools to help you sell your products, take payments, and ship your orders. We discuss e-commerce best practices and creating visually appealing online storefronts that convert. This course is an entry-level course aimed at users who haven’t built an online store or have minimal experience…

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Digital Marketing Strategies for Measurable Results

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Learn digital marketing strategies to grow your online brand by leveraging Google search engine optimization, content marketing and social media interactions across platforms including websites, blogs, video-sharing, review sites, and email marketing. This webinar will provide an overview of the 9 Key Areas to measure and grow your online presence as defined by David Mitroff, Ph.D. with examples from his consulting work with technology startups, restaurants, and retail clients, professional service firms and entrepreneurs. Key Points: – Learn the fastest…

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Webinar – Role of Effective Communication when Starting your Business & Beyond

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

Communication is an important skill not just in the initial stage of the business, but throughout the life of the business. This webinar will help streamline and improve communication with practical and proven methods. REGISTER NOW

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Clearing the Fog of Certification-Grow Your Local Business

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Webinar CA
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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Safe, Clean Kitchens-LA County’s Newest Health Inspection Regulations

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

Are you up to date on your COVID 19 safety protocols? Take a moment and imagine a Health Inspector walking through your doors. How would you do on your inspection? Would you get an A rating?  Are you adhering to the most current regulations to keep your team and customers safe from COVID 19?  This comprehensive class will give you a step by step tutorial on what the Health Inspection is looking for, how to set your establishment up for success and…

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Business Launch Pad – What You Need to Know!

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

This presentation covers the fundamentals to start and grow a business. It is ideal for the new business owner as well as existing companies. The format is structured to provide a business checklist, identifying areas that need to be addressed. After each session you will receive a handout with additional resources. You will also receive an invitation to schedule a private consultation to review your individual business. What is covered: · Choosing the right business structure · Business licenses and…

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Understanding Your Financials

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Do you receive financial statements from your accountant and not understand what those documents are telling you about the condition of your business? This seminar will help you understand the real purpose of financial reports such as Profit Loss statements and Balance Sheets and how to use these reports to more effectively manage your business. In addition, we will show you how to use a simple cash flow model that will help you do a better job of managing your…

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Launch a Business During COVID

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

THIS FREE WEBINAR WILL TEACH YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO START YOUR BUSINESS IMMEDIATELY. Know the legal business structures that you may establish (Sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation) -Learn about the licenses and permits required by government agencies -How to do the business name search -We will help you complete the forms to register your business -The importance of the business planning process This workshop gives you everything you need to be a successful entrepreneur. REGISTER…

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Webinar – How To Sell…Without Sounding Like A Salesperson

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Selling is an art form tried by many and mastered by fewer. In business or just starting in business, it’s an opportunity to learn: – How to stand out in the eyes of your prospects – How to select the right group for business leads – How to craft an effective elevator speech – and more! REGISTER NOW

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Website and Social Media Content Creation

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Do you struggle to create new content every week or month? A strong website or social media strategy are only as good as the content they contain, and this workshop will teach you the key parts of strong copy-Audience, Benefit and Call-to-Action, as well as give you tips on keeping your messaging fresh and impactful. Presented By: Ojen Kassabian *The WEBINAR will be conducted via ZOOM. Instructions to connect via ZOOM will be sent out to all registrants the day before…

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Webinar – Business Model – Part 2

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
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.  Join us to learn: · Building Blocks for the Business Model · Introduction to Business Model Tool REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR: Lean Business Planning

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

Lean business planning is not what you think. Not a big formal plan. Not just for startups. Quick and practical tool for managing through a crisis. It’s as quick and easy as a few simple bullet point lists lists and tables to set down milestones and metrics. Plus powerful tools to manage sales, spending, and cash flow. Make a quick dashboard for getting through a crisis. Join this webinar as Tim Berry, founder of bplans.com and Palo Alto Software, shares the simplicity and…

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WEBINAR: Lean Business Planning

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

Lean business planning is not what you think. Not a big formal plan. Not just for startups. Quick and practical tool for managing through a crisis. It’s as quick and easy as a few simple bullet point lists lists and tables to set down milestones and metrics. Plus powerful tools to manage sales, spending, and cash flow. Make a quick dashboard for getting through a crisis. Join this webinar as Tim Berry, founder of bplans.com and Palo Alto Software, shares the simplicity and…

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Retail Road to Recovery: Class 4

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

The Retail Road to Recovery is an intensive 5-part class is designed to assist existing brick and mortar retailers, restaurateurs, and services in their recovery from the challenges created by the COVID19 shutdown and continually evolving regulations. Who Should Attend? Brick & Mortar establishments are welcome to attend. A wait-list will be created for applicants once our capacity of 35 is filled. Future classes may be held if the demand is high. Why Attend? Re-launching your business post-COVID will be…

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Marketing During the Uncertainty of COVID-19

October 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Are you wondering what to do during these times of uncertainty and change? You are not alone. Today, more than ever, as a business owner you need to show up and have a constant presence for your customers. You must create and provide solutions to your customers’ problems. You must be the one approaching them and sharing a solution that is unique and will produce OUTCOMES! No matter what you offer as a product or service, there is a need…

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Webinar – Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This webinar will discuss how small business owners can use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to avoid litigation; specific types of ADR such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration; the pros and cons of ADR; how to incorporate ADR clauses into contracts; and state and federal ADR laws small business owners should be aware of. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar E-Commerce Fall Series-How to Insure your Product Photography is Optimized to Sell Products

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

October 22nd – How to insure your product photography is optimized to sell products REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – 3-Part Series Tips for Operating During COVID

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Operating during COVID requires preparation, an action plan and continual compliance with Federal, State, Local and Industry standards. Tips on operating and areas to be aware of to help minimize potential business risks will be covered during the 3-Part Series featuring the following: 10/22 – Delivery Services 10/29 – Retail Activities 11/5 – General Office Activities · Links to Government Regulations · Effective Practices · Customer Experience REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Una herramienta financiera fácil de manejar para tu negocio

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Estás comenzando tu negocio y necesitas una manera fácil para registrar y administrar tu actividad comercial? Sabes si estás ganando o perdiendo dinero en tu negocio? Sabes qué productos o servicios debes seguir vendiendo? Sabes en qué estas gastando demasiado? Da los primeros pasos y prepárate para el futuro. Aprenderás a usar una herramienta en Excel y recibirás una copia gratis. Registrarse Ahora

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Increasing Customer Engagement During Challenging Times

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

In this talk, David Mitroff, Ph.D. discusses the best ways for individuals and businesses to increase and maintain customer engagement. Learn more about how to use email marketing, virtual events, virtual networking, and more. David Mitroff, Ph.D. uses practical case studies from his work and presents new and creative strategies that allow individuals and businesses to continue and increase engagement with their customers even under current conditions. Key Learning Points: – How to consistently stay top of mind with your connections – How…

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Know Your Numbers- Accounting for Your Restaurant

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

A successful food service business, whether a food truck or restaurant, is a business built on providing excellent food, service, and sanitation while making a profit.  During this presentation, you will be introduced to how to set up the financial foundations of a sustainable business, what numbers to monitor, systems to keep track of your results, and how to manage cash flow during a crisis. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Entrepreneur/Business Owner Tools

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

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

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
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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Webinar – How to Find International Customers

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

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 REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Simple Business Plan

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

This workshop is ideal for business owners to learn how to develop, 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 with the CANVAS model and they will be given a template as a tool. Know your clients, how to distribute, where to advertise, what strategies will work to make a good sells, etc. REGISTER NOW

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Retail Road to Recovery: Class 5

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

The Retail Road to Recovery is an intensive 5-part class is designed to assist existing brick and mortar retailers, restaurateurs, and services in their recovery from the challenges created by the COVID19 shutdown and continually evolving regulations. Who Should Attend? Brick & Mortar establishments are welcome to attend. A wait-list will be created for applicants once our capacity of 35 is filled. Future classes may be held if the demand is high. Why Attend? Re-launching your business post-COVID will be…

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Webinar – Plan de Negocios Simple

October 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Este taller es ideal para que los dueños de negocios aprendan cómo elaborar, diseñar y definir un modelo de negocio. Un modelo de negocio es lo que define un negocio y su práctica. En este taller, los asistentes aprenderán cómo definir primero su modelo de negocio con el modelo CANVAS y se les entregará una plantilla como herramienta. Conozca a sus clientes, cómo distribuir, dónde publicitar, qué estrategias funcionarán para hacer una buena venta, etc. registrarse ahora

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Webinar- E-Commerce Fall Series – How to Leverage Influencer Driven Commerce to Drive More Traffic

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

How to leverage influencer driven commerce to drive more traffic REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – 3-Part Series Tips for Operating During COVID

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Operating during COVID requires preparation, an action plan and continual compliance with Federal, State, Local and Industry standards. Tips on operating and areas to be aware of to help minimize potential business risks will be covered during the 3-Part Series featuring the following: 10/22 – Delivery Services 10/29 – Retail Activities 11/5 – General Office Activities · Links to Government Regulations · Effective Practices · Customer Experience REGISTER NOW

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November 2020

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

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Join us to learn about: · 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 – Handling Your First International Order

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Just starting with global trade and waiting for your first customer? Learn how to prepare your business for your first international order: · Identifying an International Customer · Locating a Courier Service or Freight Forwarder · Packaging and Shipping Options · Required Documentation · Insurance Options · Payment Terms REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Business Model – Part 1

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
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.  Join us to learn: · Business Idea to Business Model · Introduction to the Business Models · Steps to Define, Design and…

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Webinar- E-Commerce Fall Series – How to Help Reduce Fraud in Your E-commerce Business

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

How to help reduce fraud in your E-commerce business REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Startup Activities – A Financial Perspective

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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. Join us to learn about: · Professional Services – Legal & Other · Licenses and Permits · Business Insurance Options REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – 3-Part Series Tips for Operating During COVID

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Operating during COVID requires preparation, an action plan and continual compliance with Federal, State, Local and Industry standards. Tips on operating and areas to be aware of to help minimize potential business risks will be covered during the 3-Part Series featuring the following: 10/22 – Delivery Services 10/29 – Retail Activities 11/5 – General Office Activities · Links to Government Regulations · Effective Practices · Customer Experience REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
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 our work life, this introduction will help you move forward towards entrepreneurship! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How To Sell…Without Sounding Like A Salesperson

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Selling is an art form tried by many and mastered by fewer. In business or just starting in business, it’s an opportunity to learn: – How to stand out in the eyes of your prospects – How to select the right group for business leads – How to craft an effective elevator speech – and more! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Business Model – Part 2

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
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.  Join us to learn: · Building Blocks for the Business Model · Introduction to Business Model Tool REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Positioning Your Business to Exit

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Thinking about the next phase of your business and considering an exit strategy. Being aware of steps to take, key financial areas, team dynamics, assessing the economic and industry indicators are just part of the story. Come ready to learn about areas to explore in preparation for positioning your business to exit or not… REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – COVID and Managing Commercial Business Risks – Insurance Options and More

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Featured Presenter:  Henry Rodriguez Do you know which business insurance coverage is in place? Thought about other areas to explore for coverage? Are there ways to help reduce insurance premiums? Are you aware of exclusions on your business insurance policies?  Come ready to learn how to manage potential business risks using commercial business insurance options for new and existing businesses: · Learn Different Policy Types to Consider – Need to Have versus Nice to Have · Policy Riders to Explore · Ideas for…

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Webinar – Buying and Selling a Business – What you need to know

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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 – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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 our work life, this introduction will help you move forward towards entrepreneurship! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Screening Your Business Ideas

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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 – Entrepreneur/Business Owner Tools

November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

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

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Webinar – Handling Your First International Order

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Just starting with global trade and waiting for your first customer? Learn how to prepare your business for your first international order: · Identifying an International Customer · Locating a Courier Service or Freight Forwarder · Packaging and Shipping Options · Required Documentation · Insurance Options · Payment Terms REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Una herramienta financiera fácil de manejar para tu negocio

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Estás comenzando tu negocio y necesitas una manera fácil para registrar y administrar tu actividad comercial? Sabes si estás ganando o perdiendo dinero en tu negocio? Sabes qué productos o servicios debes seguir vendiendo? Sabes en qué estas gastando demasiado? Da los primeros pasos y prepárate para el futuro. Aprenderás a usar una herramienta en Excel y recibirás una copia gratis. Registrarse Ahora

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