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May 2024

SmallBiz Talk: Solutions for Your Small Business

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until January 8, 2025

This is SmallBiz Talk with small business expert and LA SBDC business advisor Lori Williams. Join her as she covers key business topics through instructional information, real life situations, guest speakers and interviews. At the end of the show, participants can engage in a Live Q&A with questions pertaining to their specific business situation. Join us live every Wednesday at 10 a.m. or check out our YouTube Playlist to see previous shows and to gain information/ helpful insights for your…

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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 – QuickBooks Online – Transacciones Comunes (español)

May 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

QUICKBOOKS ONLINE – Transacciones Comunes Este seminario web está diseñado para aquellos que no tienen experiencia financiera pero han asistido a nuestro seminario web introductorio. Utilizaremos ejemplos sencillos para demostrar cómo gestionar transacciones comerciales básicas, como facturación, compras, importación y conciliación de transacciones bancarias. Nuestro principal objetivo es ayudarle a sentirse más cómodo y seguro al utilizar la herramienta generando confianza. REGISTER NOW

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June 2024

Business Finance Literacy Series (Session 1 of 3)

June 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Free

How to handle the accounting and financial record keeping is one of the most difficult decisions company owners make. They ask questions such as: Should we use QuickBooks online, QuickBooks desktop or some other program? What records do we need to keep for tax reporting? Should we hire someone to do our bookkeeping? What is the difference between a bookkeeper, accountant and CPA? How do we know we are hiring the right person? Unfortunately, too many small business owners do…

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WEBINAR Money Matters: Angel Investment 101 for Start-Ups

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Funding and financing your business are extremely important. One of the options that comes up is angel investment. What does angel investment mean? How often does it happen? Is your business a candidate? What steps to take? What do you need? Webinar presenter Tim Berry has been on both sides of this table. He successfully raised investment for his business. And he has been an angel investor for more than a decade.   In this webinar, Tim answers key questions…

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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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Webinar – Finding Funding

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Explore a variety of funding types for your business including disaster assistance related.  Capital is critical for all businesses.  The type of business, your capital needs, and additional factors may influence what you explore, along with the current climate.  There are many types of capital including owner investment, profit reinvestment, loans from a bank, loans from an alternative financial resources(non-banks), equipment financing, tax credits, supplier credit, credit lines, equity lines, Angel Investors, Venture Capital Investors, money invested by family &…

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WEBINAR Money Matters: How to Finance Your Business

June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

This workshop will provide an overview of available options for financing your business. Equity and debt options as well as crowd funding and the process for raising capital from friends and family will be discussed. Details on what you need to know to apply for a business loan, as well the required documents and paperwork needed for the application process will be provided. The various types of financial institutions and which institutions are currently loaning money and what you will…

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WEBINAR Improve Your Personal Credit for Lending Opportunities

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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Webinar – WAVE Introduction

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE Introduction: This webinar is aimed at individuals who are not from a financial background and wish to gain some understanding of WAVE’s features, along with basic accounting concepts. We will cover how to navigate the tool, make configurations, and briefly introduce the main menu options. Our primary focus will be to build trust and help you feel more confident while using the tool. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Tax Considerations for Home-based Small Businesses

June 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Operating a home-based small business and need some tax related tips/guidelines? The webinar covers tax considerations for a sole proprietorship, LLC and S-Corporation.  Highlighted topics will include: Special Business Expense Deductions Self-employment Taxes Quarterly Estimated Taxes and More   Come ready with your questions. REGISTER NOW

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Business Finance Literacy Series (Session 2 of 3)

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Free

A simple Excel financial model can be created using your company’s financial data (historical and/or forecasted). CFOs and financial analysts use Excel models to determine if/when a company will be profitable, what is the correct selling price, how many “widgets” need to be sold to be cover cost, and how much money is available to pay expenses. Financial models are used for start-ups and for on-going analysis to make sure the company is operating at an optimal financial performance. This…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Online Introduction

June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

Webinar – QuickBooks Online Introduction This webinar is aimed at individuals who are not from a financial background and wish to gain some understanding of QuickBooks Online’s features, along with basic accounting concepts. We will cover how to navigate the tool, make configurations, and briefly introduce the main menu options. Our primary focus will be to build trust and help you feel more confident while using the tool. REGISTER NOW

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Business Finance Literacy Series (Session 3 of 3)

June 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Free

Business owners struggle with business decisions that affect the financial health of the company. Are we selling at the right price? Are we making money? Can we afford to hire someone? Many times, these decisions are made without a thorough understanding of the financial implications.  This does not need to be the case. There are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to answer key business questions. Performance Measurements are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to monitor sales,…

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Webinar – WAVE Common Transactions

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE – Common Transactions This webinar is designed for those who do not have a financial background but have attended our introductory webinar. We will use simple examples to demonstrate how to manage basic business transactions such as invoicing, purchasing, importing, and reconciling bank transactions. Our main goal is to help you feel more comfortable and confident when using the tool by building trust. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – QuickBooks Online – Common Transactions

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

QUICKBOOKS ONLINE – Common Transactions This webinar is designed for those who do not have a financial background but have attended our introductory webinar. We will use simple examples to demonstrate how to manage basic business transactions such as invoicing, purchasing, importing, and reconciling bank transactions. Our main goal is to help you feel more comfortable and confident when using the tool by building trust. REGISTER NOW

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