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November 2023

Business Structures (Beginners guide to understanding business set up)

November 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This presentation is tailored for entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking clarity on choosing the right business structure. We'll explore options like sole proprietorships, LLCs, corporations, and partnerships, demystifying legal aspects and tax implications to empower you with informed decision-making for your business journey.   REGISTER NOW

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CPUC Certification Workshop

November 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join our CPUC Certification Workshop and unlock new opportunities for your small business in the utility industry! This comprehensive program empowers small business owners with the knowledge and skills to navigate the certification process, opening doors to lucrative contracts with utilities. Learn step-by-step guidance on CPUC certification and the necessary documents that you will need to successfully complete the process.   REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Joint AVTA and SBDC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach and Training

November 15, 2023 @ 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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Capabilities Statement (Presentation/Workshop)

November 15, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Creating the Perfect Business Resume In this engaging session, we'll delve into the five essential sections that every powerful Capabilities Statement must include: Core Competencies, Past Performance, Differentiators, Company Data, and Contact Information. You'll learn how to showcase your strengths, highlight your success stories, and set your business apart from the competition. We'll also explore the art of esthetic design, ensuring your Capabilities Statement stands out as the perfect business resume. Join us to gain the edge in procurement and…

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DOT Caltrans DBE Certification process (workshop)

November 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Caltrans Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)  Certification is your key to unlocking a world of opportunities in the construction industry. Join our comprehensive workshop to demystify the DBE certification process. We'll guide you through the eligibility criteria, ensuring you meet the necessary requirements. Learn the ins and outs of the application process, including the vital documentation needed for approval. Our experts will navigate you through the online application system, making it a breeze. Discover the numerous benefits of becoming a…

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Leveraging Small Business Certifications

November 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Unlock the power of "Leveraging Small Business Certifications" in this dynamic presentation. Small business certifications can be game-changers, but navigating the certification landscape can be daunting. Join us to demystify the process and gain a comprehensive understanding of which certifications are right for your business. We'll guide you through where and why to certify, equipping you with the knowledge to make informed decisions. Discover how to leverage your certifications to unlock a world of opportunities and gain a competitive edge.…

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Subcontracting Strategy and Opportunities (Presentation)

November 21, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Unveiling the Intricacies of Subcontracting in Government and Corporate Space Subcontracting has become an essential practice in both government and corporate sectors, enabling organizations to effectively manage projects, tap into specialized expertise, and optimize resource allocation. However, the realm of subcontracting is riddled with complexities and challenges that require a comprehensive understanding to navigate successfully. This presentation aims to shed light on the intricate nuances of subcontracting, with a specific focus on its application within government and corporate environments. By…

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Proposal Writing Mastery

November 27, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Crafting Winning Bids for Government and Corporate Clients Unlock the secrets to crafting compelling, winning proposals with our in-depth presentation, "Proposal Writing Mastery." Whether you're responding to corporate RFPs or government solicitations, this comprehensive session covers every aspect of the process. Our expert instructors will guide you through the art and science of proposal writing, from understanding the client's needs to structuring your response, creating persuasive content, and addressing evaluation criteria. Gain the skills and strategies needed to stand out…

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Crafting a Compelling Business Plan (Presentation)

November 29, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Your Blueprint for Success In this presentation, we will dive into the essential elements of creating a robust business plan. A well-crafted business plan is the cornerstone of any successful venture. We'll guide you through the process, from defining your business idea and setting clear objectives to conducting market research and financial forecasting. Discover the importance of a strong executive summary, detailed market analysis, a concise company description, and a strategic marketing plan. We'll also explore financial projections, funding strategies,…

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December 2023

Clearing the Fog of Certification-Grow Your Local Business

December 6, 2023 @ 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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January 2024

Webinar – Introduction to Certifications – State of CA, LA County, City of LA and Federal

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the importance and benefits of certifications. Participants will gain insights into certification programs and understanding the certification process in order to do business with State of California, LA County, City of LA and the Federal Government. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Introduction to Certifications and Contracting Opportunities for Veterans, Military and Spouses

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

The Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE) certification offers several benefits to veterans with disabilities who are looking to establish or grow their businesses, including a 3% set-aside requirement by the State of California.  Join us to learn more about how you can take advantage of the DVBE designation. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – SB(Small Business) Certification

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Come ready to learn the steps on how to register and complete the Small Business Certification with the State of California.  Why not be eligible in helping the State of California meet the requirement of 25% of contracting dollars being  awarded to certified businesses? REGISTER NOW

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February 2024

Webinar – WBE(Women Business Enterprise)/MBE(Minority Business Enterprise) Certifications

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

For those interested in expanding their private sector revenues, the WBE and MBE certifications will allow you to do business with major companies under their supplier diversity programs. A step by step guide on what to expect in completing the application, as well as which documents will be required to submit. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – DBE(Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) Certification

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will give you a detailed overview of the DBE application as well as the required documents Department of Transportation(DOT) will request.  Be aware of the additional benefit that 25% of all DOT contracts must go to DBE certified companies. Join us and learn how to apply. REGISTER NOW

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March 2024

Webinar – Introduction to Certifications and Contracting Opportunities for Veterans, Military and Spouses

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

  The Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE) certification offers several benefits to veterans with disabilities who are looking to establish or grow their businesses, including a 3% set-aside requirement by the State of California.  Join us to learn more about how you can take advantage of the DVBE designation. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Filing a Federal Trademark Registration Application: The Basics

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

Navigating the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trademark registration process can be confusing, and a minefield for small businesses.  The filing fees are nonrefundable, so getting it right the first time is a must. This webinar will explain how to help you: Obtain a USPTO federal trademark registration, including pre-application considerations Selecting the TEAS or TEAS-Plus application Selecting the 1a (“Use”) or 1b (“Intent to Use”) basis Determining class numbers and descriptions of goods and services Overcoming USPTO…

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April 2024

Webinar – Introduction to Certifications – State of CA, LA County, City of LA and Federal

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the importance and benefits of certifications. Participants will gain insights into certification programs and understanding the certification process in order to do business with State of California, LA County, City of LA and the Federal Government. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – SB(Small Business) Certification

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

  Come ready to learn the steps on how to register and complete the Small Business Certification with the State of California.  Why not be eligible in helping the State of California meet the requirement of 25% of contracting dollars being  awarded to certified businesses? REGISTER NOW

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May 2024

Webinar – WBE(Women Business Enterprise)/MBE(Minority Business Enterprise) Certifications

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

  For those interested in expanding their private sector revenues, the WBE and MBE certifications will allow you to do business with major companies under their supplier diversity programs. A step by step guide on what to expect in completing the application, as well as which documents will be required to submit. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – DBE(Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) Certification

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will give you a detailed overview of the DBE application as well as the required documents Department of Transportation(DOT) will request.  Be aware of the additional benefit that 25% of all DOT contracts must go to DBE certified companies. Join us and learn how to apply. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Doing Business Online: Electronic Contracts, Signatures and Records

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will discuss legal issues in ecommerce, such as using electronic contracts, signatures and records with clients and vendors; state and federal laws; and reducing liability online. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Filing a Federal Trademark Registration Application: The Basics

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Navigating the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trademark registration process can be confusing, and a minefield for small businesses.  The filing fees are nonrefundable, so getting it right the first time is a must. This webinar will explain how to help you: Obtain a USPTO federal trademark registration, including pre-application considerations Selecting the TEAS or TEAS-Plus application Selecting the 1a (“Use”) or 1b (“Intent to Use”) basis Determining class numbers and descriptions of goods and services Overcoming USPTO…

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Government and Corporate Procurement for Black-Owned Businesses

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 25, 2024

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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June 2024

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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