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May 2024

Financial Fitness: Ratios

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Stand Alone Metrics are Meaningless.  Learn which Ratios may be applicable to your business. Financial ratios paint a picture of your business’s liquidity, cash flow, debt, and profitability.   The key is to know which ratios are relevant to your business and where to pull the information from.  While these figures allow owners to better manage their business, creditors also use them to determine financial stability and access to capital.   REGISTER NOW

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In-Person: Access To Capital w/ Bank of America

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Pacific Coast Regional – SBDC, 3255 Wilshire Boulevard - Suite 1501
Los Angeles, CA 90010 United States
Free

Access To Capital with Bank of America REGISTER NOW

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Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

This workshop to help your businesses develop your business plan.  You will review the purpose and benefits of a business plan, key components of the plan, and resources to help with research, business plan formats, and putting it all together.  Plus get ready for homework,  as you will review key components of your plan with the instructor or your advisor in a couple of weeks after the workshop. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR The Basics of Starting a Business

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. We will discuss what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and the important steps that need to be taken to begin your business.   Topics of discussion will include: -What it takes to be an entrepreneur -Legal requirements and different legal types including sole proprietorship (DBA), and LLC and S-Corp, -Building your team of experts, including CPA’s, Atty, Bank, Web and marketing experts and industry mentor -Office…

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How To Sell When You’re Not A Salesperson

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Business owners and entrepreneurs must promote their business or products to investors, customers or clients. Often, this is something they have never done before, and they lack training to approach the challenge. To address this situation, this workshop has been built to help you learn much of what you need to know. Topics covered include: • The psychological barriers that could be holding you back and the tools required to overcome them. • Understanding the components of an effective sales…

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Webinar – Business Model #2

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

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

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WEBINAR Navigating SBIR/STTR (Research & Technology) Grants

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide an opportunity for small businesses to tap into federal funding to conduct research and development on promising new innovations and technologies.  With $4 billion available annually, the programs are a source of seed capital for early stage companies. SBIR/STTR funding can also serve as a pathway to equity financing by allowing businesses to demonstrate feasibility of new technologies and move toward commercialization. This webinar will cover…

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Financial Fitness: Smart Credit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

The “Improve Your Personal Credit for Lending Opportunities” workshop is designed to help individuals and business owners understand the factors that affect their credit scores and learn strategies to improve them. Whether you are looking to apply for a personal loan, business loan, or credit line, having a strong credit score can significantly increase your chances of approval and favorable terms. During this workshop, participants will learn about the different credit bureaus and how they calculate credit scores, the common…

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What is the Best Legal Structure for my Company? What are the Tax Advantages?

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Free

Many entrepreneurs do not fully understand the differences between a Sole Proprietorship, LLC and S Corporation.  This causes many to form a corporation when they may be better operating as a sole prop. Additionally, they are confused about the tax differences for each structure. They often choose a legal structure based on a perceived tax advantage that is incorrect. This webinar provides an overview of the various tax structures. The required documentation for the original filing and annual filings. The…

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Webinar – Sales Strategy Tips for Your Business

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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 – Introduction to the Corporate Transparency Act

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

As a business owner, you may have heard about the Corporate Transparency Act. Effective 1/1/24, all LLCs and Corporations must file beneficial ownership information reports with the Federal Financial Crimes Network.  Failure to comply may result in severe penalties starting at $500 per day. Join us for an introduction to the Corporate Transparency Act to help increase your awareness and move forward with compliance. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Ways to Impact Your Sales and Increase Customer Engagement

May 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

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

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: Leases, Landlords and Lawyers…Avoid the Overkill!!!

May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Learn how to overcome the most one-sided contract you may deal with. Since Covid, many Landlords are more aggressive and unrealistic. Leases give landlords much more power than they need or know how to use safely. Landlords using these powers can ruin your small business! And can have little or no benefits for the landlords!! Protect your business from lease problems and the increasingly used contracts that look like leases…. but aren’t really leases. Join Attorney Ben Martin who loves helping new and small businesses,…

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June 2024

Increasing Your Profits: Sell More Spend Less

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Do you know how to use what you know to make your profits grow? During this workshop you will learn the steps you need to take to create a 90 day action plan to increase your sales. Have you been in business two years or more and hit a wall in your sales?  We will teach you how to use the insights specifically around your customers to make changes and grow. Your BEST Customers value lower costs, increased profitability, reduced risk, greater efficiency,…

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Contracting as a Second Language – Diversify to Survive

June 5 @ 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

An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day 5 of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until September 4, 2024

mentSmall 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 – AVTA and SBDC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach and Training

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

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

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Webinar – Writing for Fun, Profit and to Promote

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

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

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Webinar – Tips for Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Ads

June 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

If you have ever thought about writing, publishing and marketing a book on Kindle, this webinar will show you where to begin and how to maneuver though the Kindle Platform, how to publish and market your book. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business

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

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

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Webinar – Fundamentals of Food Businesses

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

Fundamentals of Food Businesses gives an overview on the various food business models. From Cottage Food Law (which allows preparing approved foods at home) to full-service restaurants and everything in between. This webinar will allow attendees to explore their ideas and think about different business models for their food business dream, and show steps to each with easily explained phases.  Presented by Kevin McVearry, Business Advisor with the SBDC since 2012, with over 25 years of experience opening and operating…

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Restaurant Academy: Human Resources: Secrets to Being a Superstar Supervisor

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Human Resources: Secrets to Being a Superstar Supervisor You were an outstanding employee and now it’s your turn to be the Supervisor. Shifting from a task focused job position to a team leading position requires a shift in thinking and communicating.  In this workshop, we will introduce to you the skills that will make you a successful leader whether you have just been promoted or have been a manager for a while.  You will learn and receive tools on: The behaviors…

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Webinar – Introduction to the Corporate Transparency Act

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

As a business owner, you may have heard about the Corporate Transparency Act. Effective 1/1/24, all LLCs and Corporations must file beneficial ownership information reports with the Federal Financial Crimes Network.  Failure to comply may result in severe penalties starting at $500 per day. Join us for an introduction to the Corporate Transparency Act to help increase your awareness and move forward with compliance. REGISTER NOW

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July 2024

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

This workshop to help your businesses develop your business plan.  You will review the purpose and benefits of a business plan, key components of the plan, and resources to help with research, business plan formats, and putting it all together.  Plus get ready for homework,  as you will review key components of your plan with the instructor or your advisor in a couple of weeks after the workshop. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Introduction to the Corporate Transparency Act

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

As a business owner, you may have heard about the Corporate Transparency Act. Effective 1/1/24, all LLCs and Corporations must file beneficial ownership information reports with the Federal Financial Crimes Network.  Failure to comply may result in severe penalties starting at $500 per day. Join us for an introduction to the Corporate Transparency Act to help increase your awareness and move forward with compliance. REGISTER NOW

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Grow With Google: Learn The Basics of Google Ads

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

In this workshop you will learn how to reach more customers and grow your business with Google Ads. We will cover how to create an account and set up an ad campaign, how to improve ad performance, and how to measure success. REGISTER NOW

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