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November 2022

WEBINAR Money Matters: Angel Investment 101 for Start-Ups

November 8 @ 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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Business Profit Projections

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Business Projections 101 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 – ABCs of Financing

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

Thinking about exploring financing for your business?  Are you prepared for the financing journey?  What documents will be required? Ready to apply for financing?  What is creditworthiness for the business?  Learn the 5 Cs of Credit and tips on preparing for the financing journey. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Money Matters: How to Finance Your Business

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This workshop will provide an overview of available options for financing your business. Equity and debt options as well as crowdfunding 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 need…

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Restaurant Academy: Restaurant Accounting-Budget your way to Profitability

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

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, this industry can’t afford NOT to budget. This webinar will review the financial 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 your financial acumen to the next level. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR CROWDFUNDING SERIES: The Newest Way For Startups and Entrepreneurs to Raise Capital

November 10 @ 10:00 am - November 24 @ 12:00 pm
Free

Series Overview: In the past, when someone wanted to fund something — be it a project, a company, or anything that required capital to start — there were a few ways to raise money. They could take on debt from a loan. They could raise money from friends, family members, and angel or VC investors. They could even take the “bootstrapping” route and scrounge up as much money as possible to fund the project themselves. In the late 2000s, a…

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Webinar – WAVE Boot Camp (Spanish)

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Free

CAMPAMENTO WAVE Esta será una oportunidad increíble para aprender los conceptos básicos de la contabilidad y ser tu propio tenedor de libros utilizando WAVE en una sola sesión. En estas dos horas, vamos a hacer que le quites el miedo al mundo de la contabilidad. Este Boot Camp está orientado a empresas de servicios. Los inventarios y la nómina no están cubiertos. Entre otros, aprenderás: • Conceptos básicos de contabilidad. • Leer y comprender los dos estados financieros principales. •…

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Webinar – Finding Funding

November 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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 & friends, Crowd…

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How To Be Bankable

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

If you are looking to make your business bankable this webinar is for you! We know that finances can be scary but with the right help, they can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we look at what’s needed to make sure you are bankable and ready to grow your business when applying for a loan. REGISTER NOW

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How To Be Bankable

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

If you are looking to make your business bankable this webinar is for you! We know that finances can be scary but with the right help it can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we look at what’s needs to make sure you are bankable and ready to grow your business when applying for a loan. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Overcome your fear of starting with an empty Excel spreadsheet and become proficient to create your own Profit and Loss statement for your business. This workshop will cover the basic Excel functions necessary to develop your financials and then build a basic Profit and Loss statement. We will also see how you can download your bank activity and use filters to analyze the data, a powerful tool. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor: Andrew Strachan (SBDC Advisor) REGISTER…

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Webinar: Understanding the Story Behind the Numbers and Potential Red Flags

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

Learn how to take control of your business through the power of financials. Financials convey a story about a business and can empower the entrepreneur/business owner. Examples will be shared where warning signs were glaring in the financials, but business owners could not spot the warning signs. You will learn how to interpret and understand the financials, define Metrics and develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). You will have the knowledge and tools to apply in your business as you become…

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WEBINAR CROWDFUNDING SERIES: The Newest Way For Startups and Entrepreneurs to Raise Capital

November 17 @ 10:00 am - December 1 @ 12:00 pm
Free

Series Overview: In the past, when someone wanted to fund something — be it a project, a company, or anything that required capital to start — there were a few ways to raise money. They could take on debt from a loan. They could raise money from friends, family members, and angel or VC investors. They could even take the “bootstrapping” route and scrounge up as much money as possible to fund the project themselves. In the late 2000s, a…

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Webinar – WAVE Boot Camp

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Free

This will be an amazing opportunity to learn the basics of accounting and to be your own bookkeeper using WAVE in just one session. In these two hours, we are going to make you rid of the fear of the accounting world. This Boot Camp is oriented toward service-type companies. Inventories and payroll are not covered. Among others, you will learn: • Basic accounting concepts. • Read and understand the main two financial statements. • Navigate within the main software’s…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Boot Camp (Spanish)

November 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:15 am
Free

Esta será una oportunidad increíble para aprender los conceptos básicos de la contabilidad y ser tu propio tenedor de libros utilizando QuickBooks en una sola sesión. En estas dos horas, vamos a hacer que le quites el miedo al mundo de la contabilidad. Este Boot Camp está orientado a empresas de servicios. Los inventarios y la nómina no están cubiertos. Entre otros, aprenderás: • Conceptos básicos de contabilidad. • Leer y comprender los dos estados financieros principales. • Navegar dentro…

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Session 1: Business Finance Literacy Series

November 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
free

This series covers what you need to know, from bookkeeping to financial management. You will learn what data you need to record to how you can use that information to analyze business performance. Each class can be taken separately or combined for a thorough understanding. Session 1: 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…

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Financial Fitness: Income Statement

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

An income statement is a financial statement that shows the company’s income and expenditures. It also shows whether a company is making profit or loss for a given period. The income statement, along with balance sheet and cash flow statement, helps you understand the financial health of your business. If you need help with your income statement and where to start, this webinar is for you! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Investor Series Part 2: Surviving Investor’s Due Diligence

November 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Free

Investor Series Part 2: Surviving Investor’s Due Diligence REGISTER NOW

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Session 2: Business Financial Literacy Series

November 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
free

This series covers what you need to know, from bookkeeping to financial management. You will learn what data you need to record to how you can use that information to analyze business performance. Each class can be taken separately or combined for a thorough understanding. The remaining sessions are held from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on  November 29 and December 6, 2022 Session 2: A simple Excel financial model can be created using your company’s financial data (historical and/or…

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Financial Fitness: Cash Flow

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

In financial accounting, a cash flow statement, also known as statement of cash flows, is a financial statement that shows how changes in balance sheet accounts and income affect cash and cash equivalents, and breaks the analysis down to operating, investing and financing activities. REGISTER NOW

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SmallBiz Talk: Solutions for Your Small Business

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2022

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2022

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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How To Be Bankable

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

If you are looking to make your business bankable this webinar is for you! We know that finances can be scary but with the right help, they can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we look at what’s needed to make sure you are bankable and ready to grow your business when applying for a loan. REGISTER NOW

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How To Be Bankable

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

If you are looking to make your business bankable this webinar is for you! We know that finances can be scary but with the right help it can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we look at what’s needs to make sure you are bankable and ready to grow your business when applying for a loan. REGISTER NOW

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Business Profit Projections

November 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Business Projections 101 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: Screening Tips for Exploring a Tax Preparer, Bookkeeper, Accountant

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

Thinking about hiring a new Tax Preparer, Bookkeeper or Accountant and would like some screening tips to help make it a bit easier? Learn about potential resources to explore, questions to ask for rating/ranking the choices, deciding which type of resource to hire, what qualifications, knowledge and experience needed, potential costs, etc. REGISTER NOW

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