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December 2022

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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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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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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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 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 – Privacy Law Basics for Small Business

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar discusses federal, state and international privacy laws that protect consumer personally identifiable information (PII). Attendees will learn about the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA ); the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA); the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); other state privacy laws; when compliance is required; and how to get assistance if needed. REGISTER NOW

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Increasing Your Profits: Sell More Spend Less

December 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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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Launch Your Business Today

December 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Starting a business is easy, once you have decided to start one, you are halfway there! But you need to know that it requires planning and making key financial decisions. This training is designed to give you an overview of the aspects to consider prior to starting a new business. This may sound complicated, but at the end of the course, you will have all the knowledge and our support to make it happen! Topics will include: •  Business Ownership •…

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Webinar – Intellectual Property: Patent and Patent Search and other IP Options

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Free

Intellectual Property is the asset of any small business. It is important to know what the options are for protecting intellectual property. This webinar will discuss an overview of different types of Intellectual Property, the importance of these assets, patent prosecution, and other types of IP prosecution along with a few suggested methods to conduct an initial patent search and resources to conduct a patent search. REGISTER NOW

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Restaurant Academy: Preventing & Stopping Theft in your Restaurant

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Do you have high sales but your restaurant always seems to losing money? When you count inventory do things seems to be missing  constantly? The National Restaurant Association estimates employee theft accounts for 75% of inventory shortages and 4% of overall sales in  restaurants. The key to stopping theft at your restaurant is understanding how it happens and setting up checks and balances to prevent it. Join  our webinar to learn best practices on cash auditing, inventory tracking and managing…

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From Handyman To Contractor

December 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

During this workshop you will learn what you need to become a licensed contractor and how to build the career path of your dreams. Learn how to utilize your skills to make connections and build your client list. REGISTER NOW

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January 2023

Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

January 12, 2023 @ 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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Increasing Your Profits: Sell More Spend Less

January 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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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From Handyman To Contractor

January 24, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

During this workshop you will learn what you need to become a licensed contractor and how to build the career path of your dreams. Learn how to utilize your skills to make connections and build your client list. REGISTER NOW

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