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October 2022

Webinar – Business Model – Part 1

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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: • Business Idea to Business Model • Introduction to the Business Models • Steps to Define, Design and Build…

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Webinar – How To Leverage Post-Purchase Strategies to Increase Retention and Grow Sales E-Commerce

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

Please join us to learn – How To Leverage Post-Purchase Strategies to Increase Retention and Grow Sales in E-Commerce with Ramin Ramhormozi REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Money Matters: Angel Investment 101 for Start-Ups

October 11 @ 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 you…

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New Client Orientation

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

This webinar is to introduce all new clients to the process and services PCR has to offer. In the webinar, you will learn the steps to help advance your business in the areas that are custom to you. We will also cover goal setting to help you meet your objectives.  If you are a new client, this webinar is for you. REGISTER NOW

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Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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 workshop. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Kinecta Federal Credit Union Campus, 2100 Park Pl
El Segundo, CA 902451 United States
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the lifeblood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed. Attendance is required for existing, pre-venture…

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WEBINAR How to Increase Profitability

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Do you know what to do to increase the profitability of your business?  In this workshop, learn the 5 ways to improve profitability.  Learn how to review your company’s financials and compare your business performance with industry competitors.  In conjunction with your advisor, you will be able to access reports customized for your business that shows where you are excelling and where improvement is needed.  You will also see how to quickly and easily create an online pitch or business…

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How To Set Up & Register Your Business

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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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Webinar – Google My Business

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

With a Profile of my business in Google your company can stand out for free in Maps and Google Search. With the features we will teach, you can interact with existing customers or find new ones. You will learn to enter the information that your company needs so that you appear on the first pages of the search. We will talk about how to enter the type of business, description, how to mount photos, and more. Register Now

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Webinar – Tips on Creating Your Marketing Plan

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Unlocking the mystery of creating your Marketing Plan… How do I compare with competitors? What makes my business unique?  Who is my customer?  How will I approach the market?  Which paths and strategies should I consider? Register Now

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Webinar – Ways to Impact Your Sales and Increase Customer Engagement

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Have customers. . .are you reaching them? Want and need customers? Come ready to learn tips and techniques to help increase engagement and attract potential new customers using social media and other tools. Register Now

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Webinar: Startup Activities – A Financial Perspective

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Have the idea for the business and getting ready to move forward with the business launch? Learn the next steps to help navigate and launch your new business or continue the path where obstacles occurred along the way: • Professional Services – Legal & Other • Licenses and Permits • Business Insurance Options REGISTER NOW

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Planning & Launching Your Holiday Social Media Campaigns

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

The pumpkins are out, which means it’s time to start planning and launching your holiday campaigns on social media. The Long Beach SBDC has partnered with the Social Media Goddess to offer you the following tips for successful holiday social media marketing in 2022:   Seven must-do social media posts for the holiday season to increase sales How to create gift guides with your products or services as the offerings How to create a holiday greeting video that sizzles How…

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WEBINAR QUICKBOOKS ONLINE SERIES

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - November 2 @ 7:30 pm
Free

10/12/2022 – SETTING UP QBO: Learn how to set up QBO by customizing settings, setting up customers, vendors, chart of accounts, product and service items. Decide which version of QBO works for you. Learn how to set up bank feeds, bank rules and get bank synchronization tips.   10/19/2022 – QBO SALES & EXPENSES: Learn how to customize QBO for your sales and expenses, create sales receipts and invoices, receive customer payments and make payment links.  Learn how to correctly enter expenses…

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WEBINAR Money Matters: How to Finance Your Business

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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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Forming Your Corporation : LLC S-CORP & MORE

October 13 @ 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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Webinar – Protecting Creative Work: Copyright Basics

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This webinar will teach small businesses how to protect legal rights in creative materials, such as training manuals, articles, publications, photographs, software, music, videos and website content. Attendees will learn the basics of copyright law; requirements for copyright protection; determining ownership; the benefits of registration; how to avoid violating the copyrights of others; and important copyright considerations for materials created by employees and independent contractors. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Veterans, Military and Spouses Series: How to Start Your Business

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn to start, run and grow your business. This workshop covers critical topics such as business development, market research, business entities and so much more. Don’t waste another minute, join us in learning how to bring your entrepreneurial idea life. Register Now

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Webinar – Legal Issues in Marketing and Promotion

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will introduce small business owners to legal issues in marketing and promotion, such as “puffery” vs. fraud and misleading advertising; steering clear of copyright infringement and rights of privacy/publicity; marketing by phone, fax, email, and text; using social media; differences in federal and state laws; legal protections in marketing; and legal penalties for noncompliance. REGISTER NOW

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Social Media Selling for the Holidays

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

The pumpkins are out, which is your sign that it is time to plan and launch your holiday campaigns on social media! Are you looking for a list of key components for your holiday marketing strategy? Pasadena SBDC has partnered with, The Social Media Goddess, to offer you this guide to holiday social media marketing for 2022. • 7 must do social media posts for the holiday season to increase sales • How to create gift guides with your products…

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: Having A Life — for Business Owners and Managers

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Most people lose sight of their true goals in opening a business. Owning and managing a business is a major life change. But often we stop having a life, we lose connection to family and friends. How do you maintain a balance where you can be an effective owner/manager as well as have a life?  If you are a new or established business, learn how to get back on track to having a real life. Be prepared to think and build some solutions for yourself!!!…

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Webinar – WAVE Boot Camp (Spanish)

October 13 @ 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 Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the lifeblood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed. Attendance is required for existing, pre-venture…

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Business Finance Literacy Series: Session 2 of 3

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
free

This series covers what you need to know, from bookkeeping to financial management. You will learn what data you need to record and how you can use that information to analyze business performance. Each class can be taken separately or combined for a thorough understanding. The final session will be held on October 25 from 9am to 10am Session 2: Using an Excel Document for Financial Modeling and Forecasting A simple Excel financial model can be created using your company’s…

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Webinar – Business Model – Part 2

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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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