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January 2022

Webinar – QuickBooks Level 2 (Spanish)

January 29 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Free

Ahora que usted ya asistió al primer seminario en Quickbooks, aprenda cómo conectar su cuenta bancaria y reconciliarla. Además, aprenda cómo crear un asiento de diario y registrar la depreciación de sus activos fijos. El aplicativo es en Ingles, pero se traduciran al Español. • Conectar tu Cuenta Bancaria • Reconciliar tu Banco • Diseñar el aspecto de mi Factura • Crear una Entrada Contable • Registrar la Depreciación de Activos Fijos • Registrar mis Préstamos y los Pagos •…

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February 2022

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

February 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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…

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Google My Business

February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Google My Business (GMB) has become one of the most important tools in a local search strategy and companies need to fully understand how to utilize Google’s GMB toolset to drive more customers to their store. In this webinar, we cover: Introduction to GMB and its perks How to create and validate your listings How to optimize your listings to get the most out of them Presented by: Colin Smith *The WEBINAR will be conducted via ZOOM. Instructions to connect…

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Google My Business

February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Google My Business (GMB) has become one of the most important tools in a local search strategy and companies need to fully understand how to utilize Google’s GMB toolset to drive more customers to their store. In this webinar, we cover: Introduction to GMB and its perks How to create and validate your listings How to optimize your listings to get the most out of them Presented by: Colin Smith *The WEBINAR will be conducted via ZOOM. Instructions to connect…

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Contracting as a Second Language – Diversify to Survive

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on October 6, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on December 1, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on January 5, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on February 2, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on March 2, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on April 6, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on May 4, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on June 1, 2022 at 9:00 am

Small Businesses are leaving an astounding amount of money on the table – This training is about showing up and taking your share!! The federal government alone spent almost $250B with small businesses in 2018! More money would be set aside for small businesses, if they only show up. The story is the same on the city/state and corporate levels. RightSource Services has partnered with the Los Angeles Small Business Development Center to train established small businesses to participate in…

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for Your Business

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

This workshop will provide you with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals for maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the life blood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. Attendance is required for existing businesses. Existing business Orientation is offered twice per month. Please check our calendar: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/. for additional dates. Instructor:…

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Launch A Business

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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). REGISTER NOW

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SmallBiz Talk: Solutions for Your Small Business

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2022

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2022

This is SmallBiz Talk with small business expert and LA SBDC business advisor Lori Williams. Join her as she covers key business topics through instructional information, real life situations, guest speakers and interviews. At the end of the show, participants can engage in a Live Q&A with questions pertaining to their specific business situation. Join us live every Wednesday at 10 a.m. or check out our YouTube Playlist to see previous shows and to gain information/ helpful insights for your…

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Money Matters: Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

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

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Webinar – Plan de Negocios Simple- Parte 1 Modelo CANVAS

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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.Este taller es ideal para que…

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Creating a Public Relations Plan to Promote Your Small Business Part 2 of 3

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Publicizing your business is one of the most important steps a business owner can take. Letting prospective customers/clients know about your company while building relationships with them is essential for growth and stability. In Part 2 of this 3-part workshop series, participants will get an overview of the main points in Part 1 of “Creating a Public Relations Plan to Promote Your Small Business”: research, internal analysis and goal setting. In Part 2, participants will learn how to determine the main objectives of a public relations campaign.…

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Ventas a través de APPs’

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Taller organizado por Shipgoar, SBDC, y MACH. Aprende a vender a través de algunas aplicaciones. recuerda invitar a otros emprendedores. Llama al SBDC para asesoría gratis y más talleres. 800-794-1402 REGÍSTRATE AHORA

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WEBINAR SERIES QUICKBOOKS ONLINE- SETTING UP QBO

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Topics covered are choosing from the different QBO versions, new company setup, customizing settings, setting up customers, vendors, chart of accounts, product and service items, setting up bank feeds, bank rules and bank reconciliation. Instructor: Maureen Thielen REGISTER NOW

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Social Media Basics

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Are you scratching your head and wondering if businesses are really making money using social media? Do you wonder if your business can still get in on the action and make money? Do you still think that social media marketing means posting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter? Are you still lost between keywords and hashtags? We are looking forward to helping you either start or expand your business, this is what we do and are good at it! Join us…

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

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 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 – Veterans, Military and Spouses Series: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

February 3 @ 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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Small Business Q&A and other Funding Updates, Tax Credits &More

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 30, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 29, 2022

Free

In this weekly webinar, tax and financial experts GB Bajaj and Mike DeDonato will cover current funding trends, tax credits and more! GB, joined by Mike DeDonato, will cover: - Overview of Small Business Taxes - Business Tax Credits (federal and state) - And more!   REGISTER NOW

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Business Permits and Licenses for Restaurants and Food Service Businesses – Restaurant Academy

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

Not sure of the legal process to start your foodservice business? We’ve got you covered! We will provide a step-by-step process to complete the state and local business registration steps. This will include incorporation, fictitious business name, Business License, Seller’s Permit, how to quickly and cost-effectively obtain your health permit for operation. You will also learn about the required state business and foodservice training. Bring your questions, we’ve got answers. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: Save Your Bacon…ABCs of Contracts

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

What do small businesses need to know about contracts? Almost Everything you do in business involves contracts!!! Learn how to avoid contract mistakes and issues that kill businesses. Make a checklist to identify your specific contract needs. Explained in real people’s English….not a bunch of blah, blah, blah, blah…. lawyer talk REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – WAVE Level 1

February 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE is a simple and easy accounting system that is free if you don’t use its automated payments and payroll. Join us to learn how to start doing your accounting in this cloud-based software, track your business success and have the peace of mind of your books being recorded appropriately. • Creating your account in WAVE • Initial basic settings • Creating the basic Chart of Accounts • Recording your capital contributions • Recording your first purchase • Recording your…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Level 1

February 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Free

Join us to learn how to start doing your accounting in this cloud-based software, track your business success and have the peace of mind of your books being recorded appropriately. • Initial basic settings • Creating the basic Chart of Accounts • Recording your capital contributions • Recording your first purchase • Recording your first sale • Recording your first expense • Reading your first financial statements REGISTER NOW

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Cottage Food Ready-5 Steps to Launching a Food Business At Home

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Have you always wanted to start a food business from home but didn’t know where to begin? Did you know certain foods are NOT allowed to be prepared at home and require a commercial kitchen? This webinar will walk you through the authorized foods you can make at home as well as how to navigate the paperwork needed to start your cottage food business. We’ve put together the 5 steps needed to get your home-based food business up and running! REGISTER NOW

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Clearing the Fog of Certification-Grow Your Local Business

February 8 @ 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 many other Local Small Business Public Contracting Opportunities REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Orientation: Getting Your Business Started with the SBDC

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the life blood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed. Instructor: Larry Johnson</strong Attendance is required for pre-venture…

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WEBINAR Money Matters: Angel Investment 101 for Start-Ups

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Funding and financing your business are extremely important. One of the options that comes up is angel investment. What does angel investment mean? How often does it happen? Is your business a candidate? What steps to take? What do you need? Webinar presenter Tim Berry has been on both sides of this table. He successfully raised investment for his business. And he has been an angel investor for more than a decade.     In this webinar, Tim answers key…

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