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October 2022

WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You

October 4 @ 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 and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the lifeblood 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. Attendance is required for existing, pre-venture…

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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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Financial Fitness: Balance Sheet

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

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

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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 – How to Use Personalization to Drive More E-commerce Sales

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Please join us to learn –  How to Use Personalization to Drive More E-commerce Sales REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Social Media Sells: Facebook Ads, Instagram, Pinterest & More!

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Social Media Marketing sells products and services and helps non-profits while enhancing your brand and PR. The key is to combine organic posts, social selling and paid advertising that targets past customers and prospects similar to them. Find out the demographics of popular social media platforms for selling and the latest strategy to achieve your marketing goals. Let’s strategize to achieve your marketing goals for your business or non-profit. Did you know that sales teams that use social selling achieve higher…

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How To Be Bankable

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

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

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SmallBiz Talk: Solutions for Your Small Business

October 5 @ 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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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to Estimate Startup Costs & Cash Flow

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

How much will it cost to start your business? What are the different categories of costs I need to be concerned about? Financial preparation is key so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture.   Topics include: • Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses • Calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs • Ongoing expenses • Conducting a margin analysis and a break-even analysis • Initial cash flow projection will be reviewed and presented in this…

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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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WEBINAR QUICKBOOKS ONLINE SERIES

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

9/14/2022 – SETTING UP QBO: Learn how to set up QBO by customizing settings, setting up customers, vendors, chart of accounts, product and service items. Decide which version of QBO works for you. Learn how to set up bank feeds, bank rules and get bank synchronization tips. 9/21/2022 – QBO SALES & EXPENSES: Learn how to customize QBO for your sales and expenses, create sales receipts and invoices, receive customer payments and make payment links. Learn how to correctly enter expenses and…

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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 – HR Trends Shaping the New Normal

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

The SBDC featured presenter is Alexis Walker, an Human Resources Specialist at Insperity.  As a trusted HR advisor, she specializes in supporting small businesses including policy development, hiring practices, employee relations, employee retention, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) efforts. The following topics will be highlighted: • Top HR Trends • Business Impacts • Resources to Explore REGISTER NOW

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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 E-Smarts: Get More Free Traffic to Your Website with These Simple SEO Techniques

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Is your website getting all of the traffic it should be? Is it pulling in leads and sales? If not, your target audience may not be able to find you. Google search drives the majority of traffic on the internet. Learn the basics of search engine optimization (SEO) and start growing your search presence organically, using tried and true methods that are 100% free! You will Learn: • The difference between on-site and off-site SEO • How to optimize your…

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

October 6 @ 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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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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Business Finance Literacy Series: Session 1 of 3

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
free

This series covers what you need to know, from bookkeeping to financial management. You will learn what data you need to record and how you can use that information to analyze business performance. Each class can be taken separately or combined for a thorough understanding. Sessions will be held on October 7, 18, 25 from 9am to 10am Session 1: What you need to know about Accounting and Financial Record Keeping How to handle accounting and financial record keeping is…

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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 Taking Charge of Your Career through Franchise & Business Ownership

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

Are you looking to get into business ownership but don’t know where to start? Discover what type of business could leverage your professional acumen and have a team to support you build a successful company. During our webinar learn what type of businesses excelled through Covid and are Recession Resistant. Additional topics we will be covering:  • Buying into a Franchise & Running your New Business • The Surprisingly low upfront cost • The different types of Franchise Models •…

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