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December 2022

WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

December 6 @ 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 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. Attendance is required for existing,…

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Clearing the Fog of Certification-Grow Your Local Business

December 6 @ 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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Session 3: Business Finance Literacy Series

December 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

This series covers what you need to know, from bookkeeping to financial management. You will learn what data you need to record to how you can use that information to analyze business performance. Each class can be taken separately or combined for a thorough understanding. Session 3: Business owners struggle with business decisions that affect the financial health of the company. Are we selling at the right price? Are we making money? Can we afford to hire someone?   Many…

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WEBINAR Using Video to Promote Your Small Business

December 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

What are some smart ways to use video and other images to increase your chances of selling your goods or services? What are some best practices for video production and on-camera presentation? Is video already part of your public relations plan? Want to learn more?  Join us for this informative workshop and find out how you can promote your business through the use of imagery. Instructor: Saida Pagan REGISTER NOW

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Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

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

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: Family Business; The Best and/or Worst Way to Do Business

December 6 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Join us to learn about the issues that show up in family run and owned businesses. Can you really separate family matters from business matters? Topics discussed: Succession, brain drain, trust and security issues, family as employees, Separate property, Community Property, Death, Divorce, pre-nupts and post-nupt agreements, lawsuits from outside and inside. Join Attorney Ben Martin who loves helping new and small businesses, survive and thrive. With over 20 years of experience working for SBDCs, Non-profit Entrepreneurship Programs, and Pro Bono service to…

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WEBINAR Money Matters: How to Finance Your Business

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This workshop will provide an overview of available options for financing your business. Equity and debt options as well as crowd funding and the process for raising capital from friends and family will be discussed. Details on what you need to know to apply for a business loan, as well the required documents and paperwork needed for the application process will be provided. The various types of financial institutions and which institutions are currently loaning money and what you will…

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Restaurant Academy: Labor Law Essential for Start Up Restaurants and Small Businesses

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

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

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SmallBiz Talk: Solutions for Your Small Business

December 7 @ 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 – Screening Your Business Ideas

December 7 @ 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 Trends and Cultural Differences

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

We will highlight global trends and cultural differences with the potential impacts on your business including the following: • Main Drivers for Innovation and Global Progress • Global Opportunities • Global Challenges • Changes – Economic and Societal • Cultural Differences Awareness REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – ADA Website Accessibility Basics

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

This webinar will teach small business owners the basics of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website accessibility, such as understanding the ADA laws; WCAG accessibility standards; alt tags and screen readers; and potential liability for noncompliance. REGISTER NOW

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

December 7 @ 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 hands-on session.   Instructor: Andrew Strachan…

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Developing An Actionable Business Plan

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

You can’t get there if you don’t know what or where “there” is. This class is intended to assist both startups and expanding or scaling businesses in developing an actionable and measurable plan for the next steps in growing a profitable business. In this class we will actively work on: • Defining your business model • Identifying your place in the market • Identifying your customers and revenue channels • Identifying expansion opportunities • Costing and pricing • Revenue and…

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Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

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

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

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Payroll Webinar – Becoming Employers in CA – Part 2

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Free

Processing payroll has you in a knot? Join us for our second webinar in the Becoming Employers in CA series where we’ll give you the resources and insights on everything payroll. Some of the topics we’ll cover are: Payroll regulations compliance A deep-dive into payroll taxes – how much, what, where and when Calculating Wages Wage statement requirements Potential penalties and resources And much more! Bring your questions, we’ll address them on our live webinar. The goal of this webinar…

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WEBINAR Win the Inbox Battle–Email Marketing 2023 Action Tools!

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

 Are your Email Marketing efforts paying off? Are your subscribers unsubscribing? Or are they engaging and converting? Email open rates have changed.  2023 email marketers need to learn the latest tools to motivate opens and engagement.  Learn proven strategies to help your messages rise above a noisy inbox and get results today. Liz Harsch will reveal her 10 Top Tips to achieve the best results in 2023. Plus see the latest in Constant Contact Advanced Features to save time and get…

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

December 8 @ 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

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Webinar – Meetings, Minutes and Motions: Preparing Corporate Documents

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

This webinar will teach business owners of corporations and LLCs how to prepare basic corporate documents, such as statements of information; sending notices and holding director and shareholder meetings, preparing motions and minutes, voting requirements; and other corporate formalities required by the company’s bylaws, operating agreement or by law. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How to use Influencer Marketing to Drive more e-Commerce Revenue – with Ramin Ramhormozi

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

  Please join us to learn: Webinar – How to use influencer marketing to drive more e-commerce revenue with Ramin Ramhormozi     REGISTER NOW

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

December 8 @ 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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Special Event: Grow With Google “Make Your Website Work for You”

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Learn how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports your goals. Whether you’re launching a new website or sprucing up an old one, this workshop will help. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: How To Set Up & Register Your Business

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California.   Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including: • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations • DBA’s • Business permits •…

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Webinar – WAVE Boot Camp (Spanish)

December 8 @ 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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How To Set Up & Register Your Business

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

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California.   Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including: • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations • DBA’s • Business permits •…

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