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May 2022

WEBINAR Legal Corner: Your Big Idea and How To Protect It

May 10 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Intellectual Property: An Overview – Ideas and inventions are often the key assets of a business. How do you protect your ideas while using them, developing them, or marketing them to customers? Discussions includes the basics of Copyrights, Patents, Trade Secrets, Trade and Service marks, Masks and Domain Names. Non-disclosure Agreements and Agreements Not to Compete are covered along with how to keep records that prove your idea is your idea and no one else’s. Join Attorney Ben Martin who loves helping new and small busiensses,…

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products.  Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

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Business Profit Projections

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

If you are looking to make a profit in your business this webinar is for you! We know that numbers can be scary but with the right help it can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we take an honest look at what needs must be met to start, grow and keep you in the green. The only thing that can make you cents is MONEY! Let us help! REGISTER NOW

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

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar CA
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 • Resale…

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Restaurant Academy: HR Basics for Restaurants and Businesses

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

HR Basics for Restaurants and Businesses This is a must-attend class for new supervisors or if you have not reviewed your labor laws for a while. In this webinar, you will learn about the newest HR laws, the dreaded PAGA lawsuit, minimum wage laws, overtime and break rules, when you can pay a person a salary, CA Sick Leave laws, and required state training. Protect your profits by being in compliance. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Business Planning – Part 1

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

Come ready to work on your business in this two-part training. Business planning is a tool to help your business! It’s an opportunity to create a road map and tell the story of the business with a focus on key elements. Highlighted Topics: • Creating a Business Plan • Goal Development • Business Development • Marketing Plans • Advertising Strategies • Financials – Overview REGISTER NOW

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Special Event – Types of Loans with Citi

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Special Event: Types of Loans with CitiBank Do you know the different types of loans? Do you understand how the type of loan you apply for effect your business? Join us with our partner Cesar Mancia to discuss the types of loans available to small business owners.   REGISTER NOW

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products.  Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: WHERE DO I OPEN MY BUSINESS? Post Pandemic Pivot

May 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Do’s and Don’ts – We hear that in real estate the three most important things are “location, location, location.”  Small Businesses need to know the legal issues related to where to open for business. Strategies and lessons learned from the Pandemic. Leases, landlords, Assessing risks of a location, competition, zoning, permits and licensing will be covered. 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…

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Business Profit Projections

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

If you are looking to make a profit in your business this webinar is for you! We know that numbers can be scary but with the right help it can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we take an honest look at what needs must be met to start, grow and keep you in the green. The only thing that can make you cents is MONEY! Let us help! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Writing for Fun, Profit and to Promote

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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. In this webinar you will learn: • The number one roadblock that stops new authors in their tracks from achieving their dreams of writing a book and how to overcome it. • How to easily and logically write…

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Webinar – Sales Strategy Tips for Your Business

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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 Biz Basics: How to go from Handyman to Construction

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Join us for this insightful presentation to gain knowledge on how you can go from Handyman to starting a Construction company. This essential workshop is for any individual who is looking to obtain a contractor’s license and start a Construction business. Presented by our advisor, Michael Williams who has 30 years of experience helping people pass the CSLB exam. Topics we will cover:  Business Organization Business Finances Employment Requirements Bonds, Insurance, and Liens Contract Requirements and Execution Licensing Requirements Safety…

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June 2022

Contracting as a Second Language – Diversify to Survive

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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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 – Choosing the Business Entity – Time for a Change or Brand New?

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Webinar CA
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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Restaurant Accounting-Budget your way to Profitability

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Do you know your numbers?  When you become a restaurant or food truck owner, you’re constantly trying to squeeze a dollar out of a dime. With razor thin profit margins, we can’t afford to NOT budget. Let PCR help you get 2022 on track financially through budgeting. This webinar will review the foundations of a successful restaurant as well as red flags to watch out for on your P&L. If you’re not profitable, you won’t be in business for long. It’s time…

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products. Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

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Business Profit Projections

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar CA
free

If you are looking to make a profit in your business this webinar is for you! We know that numbers can be scary but with the right help it can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we take an honest look at what needs must be met to start, grow and keep you in the green. The only thing that can make you cents is MONEY! Let us help! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Meetings, Minutes and Motions: Preparing Corporate Documents

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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 – Business Model – Part 2

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
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 – Screening Your Business Ideas

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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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Restaurant Academy: Restaurant Business Planning

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Restaurant Business Planning In this webinar, you will discover the essential components of a restaurant business plan to help increase your chances of success and present your plan to investors and financial institutions. Topics will cover concept creation, organizational structure, marketing plan and SWOT analysis, necessary operational considerations, and an overview of financial projections. Participants will receive a business plan template and can schedule one-on-one advisement sessions with one of our restaurant experts. REGISTER NOW

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products.  Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

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Business Profit Projections

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

If you are looking to make a profit in your business this webinar is for you! We know that numbers can be scary but with the right help it can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we take an honest look at what needs must be met to start, grow and keep you in the green. The only thing that can make you cents is MONEY! Let us help! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Building an Effective Advisory Board/Board of Directors

June 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Board members play an important human asset for any organization in terms of their network and opportunities to expand the organization’s mission. This webinar discusses how to develop an organization’s Board and best practices for keeping the Board members engaged towards the mission of the organization. REGISTER NOW

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