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February 2022

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

February 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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…

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Webinar – Plan de Negocios Simple- Parte 1 Modelo CANVAS

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Este taller es ideal para que los dueños de negocios aprendan cómo elaborar, diseñar y definir un modelo de negocio. Un modelo de negocio es lo que define un negocio y su práctica. En este taller, los asistentes aprenderán cómo definir primero su modelo de negocio con el modelo CANVAS y se les entregará una plantilla como herramienta. Conozca a sus clientes, cómo distribuir, dónde publicitar, qué estrategias funcionarán para hacer una buena venta, etc.Este taller es ideal para que…

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Webinar – Veterans, Military and Spouses Series: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

February 3 @ 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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Business Permits and Licenses for Restaurants and Food Service Businesses – Restaurant Academy

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Not sure of the legal process to start your foodservice business? We’ve got you covered! We will provide a step-by-step process to complete the state and local business registration steps. This will include incorporation, fictitious business name, Business License, Seller’s Permit, how to quickly and cost-effectively obtain your health permit for operation. You will also learn about the required state business and foodservice training. Bring your questions, we’ve got answers. REGISTER NOW

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Cottage Food Ready-5 Steps to Launching a Food Business At Home

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Have you always wanted to start a food business from home but didn’t know where to begin? Did you know certain foods are NOT allowed to be prepared at home and require a commercial kitchen? This webinar will walk you through the authorized foods you can make at home as well as how to navigate the paperwork needed to start your cottage food business. We’ve put together the 5 steps needed to get your home-based food business up and running! REGISTER NOW

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 – Screening Your Business Ideas

February 9 @ 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 – Joint AVTA and SBDC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach and Training

February 9 @ 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,…

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How To Set Up & Register Your Business

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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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Customer Relationship Management Can Improve Your Bottom Line

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Do you know who your BEST Customers are? Do you know: • Who Pays on Time? • Provides Honest Feedback? • Mentors You? • Provides Opportunities for Growth? • Has Clear Measurements for Success? • Rewards Innovation? Your BEST Customers value lower costs, increased profitability, reduced risk, greater efficiency, quality, and innovation. So do you, but how do they know? Join us as we look at a process to review your customer base by analyzing patterns using existing data and…

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Turning Your Dream Into A Business

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This class will help you take the first steps to become a new business owner or legitimize a side hustle or hobby. In this class we will help you: • Figure out what you don’t know • Define your basic business model • Outline the basic steps of setting up your entity and bank account • Figure out the appropriate licenses, permits and insurances • Understand available funding strategies • Begin to form your basic business plan REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: Lean Business Planning

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Lean business planning is not what you think. Not a big formal plan. Not just for startups. Quick and practical tool for managing through a crisis. It’s as quick and easy as a few simple bullet-point lists and tables to set down milestones and metrics. Plus powerful tools to manage sales, spending, and cash flow. Make a quick dashboard for getting through a crisis.   Join this webinar as Tim Berry, founder of bplans.com and Palo Alto Software, shares the simplicity and ease…

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Webinar – Plan de Negocios Simple – Parte 2 Modelo CANVAS

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

En esta segunda parte del taller, usted debe tener ya un borrador de su plan con base en el primer taller e iremos paso por paso en su plan de negocios asegurándonos que la información es correcta y entendiendo bien todos los cuadros. REGÍSTRATE AHORA

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Developing An Actionable Business Plan

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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Forming Your Corporation : LLC S-CORP & MORE

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

We will discuss forming a Corporation, an S-Corporation, a Limited Liability Company, a Partnership, or a Sole Proprietorship. If you are unsure which category you are in, we are here to help. REGISTER NOW

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March 2022

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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…

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 – Trademark Basics: Can I protect that name, phrase, symbol?

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This webinar will provide small business owners with information on why a “trademark” is a valuable asset for a company to own; how “trademarks” help customers identify goods and services; how to select, use and protect a “trademark”; the importance of doing “search and clearance” activities prior to adoption and use; state and federal trademark “registration”; and how to avoid violating the trademark rights of others. REGISTER NOW

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Restaurant Accounting-Budget your way to Profitability

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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 to take…

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Business Planning for Your Restaurant or Food Service Business

March 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

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. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Sales Strategy Tips for Your Business

March 23 @ 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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Legacy Restaurants-Building a food empire

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

How do you build a business that lasts for generations? Specifically, a food business? In an industry that sees 60% failure rate within the first year and 80% failure rate within 5 years, what’s the secret to a restaurant that lasts for 4 decades? This webinar will feature successful restaurateurs that have turned their family food business into a legacy business spanning multiple generations. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Plan de Negocios Simple- Parte 1 Modelo CANVAS

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

Este taller es ideal para que los dueños de negocios aprendan cómo elaborar, diseñar y definir un modelo de negocio. Un modelo de negocio es lo que define un negocio y su práctica. En este taller, los asistentes aprenderán cómo definir primero su modelo de negocio con el modelo CANVAS y se les entregará una plantilla como herramienta. Conozca a sus clientes, cómo distribuir, dónde publicitar, qué estrategias funcionarán para hacer una buena venta, etc.Este taller es ideal para que…

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Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

The 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 developed by…

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April 2022

Webinar – Veterans, Military and Spouses Series: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

April 7 @ 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 • Entrepreneurship…

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