network hosted by: LBCC-Logo

The LA SBDC Network offers no-cost virtual business workshops for small businesses in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

Loading Events

Upcoming Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

July 2024

WEBINAR Human Resources: Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This training is designed to assist California small business owners create a realistic and compliant strategy to legally hire employees. Instructor: Sara Nicholson REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

WEBINAR Money Matters: Angel Investment 101 for Start-Ups

July 9 @ 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…

Find out more »

WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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 life blood 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…

Find out more »

WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to Estimate Startup Costs & Cash Flow

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

How much will it cost to start your business? What are the different categories of costs I need to be concerned about? Financial preparation is key so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture. Topics include: Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses Calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs Ongoing expenses Conducting a margin analysis and a break-even analysis Initial cash flow projection will be reviewed and presented in this hands-on session.   Instructor: Andrew Strachan…

Find out more »

WEBINAR Social Media 101-The Basics, What, When, Where and Why

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Discover the basics of getting ‘on’ social media. In this workshop we’ll briefly cover main social platforms – what are they and how to use them. We’ll discuss key terminology, cover how-to’s (ie.e how to post, share stories, upload a video, write captions and create hashtags.) We’ll cover best practices including how to use apps as a search engine, how to follow, share, comment and engage organically to build followers and community.   Instructor: Chérmelle Edwards (SBDC Advisor) REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

This 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

Find out more »

Cash Flow Magic: Transform Your Finances This July!

July 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Transform your financial game with our fun and informative webinar, “Cash Flow Magic: Transform Your Finances This July!” Join fellow small business owners in discovering the magic of cash flow management. We’ll cover key topics like budgeting, forecasting, and cost control to help you make the most of your money. This engaging and interactive session is designed to provide you with the knowledge and confidence to drive your business forward. Register today and let’s make financial magic happen! Q&A Session …

Find out more »

WEBINAR Navigating SBIR/STTR (Research & Technology) Grants

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide an opportunity for small businesses to tap into federal funding to conduct research and development on promising new innovations and technologies.  With $4 billion available annually, the programs are a source of seed capital for early stage companies. SBIR/STTR funding can also serve as a pathway to equity financing by allowing businesses to demonstrate feasibility of new technologies and move toward commercialization. This webinar will cover…

Find out more »

WEBINAR Win The Inbox Battle—Email Marketing 2024 Latest Action

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Are your Email Marketing efforts paying off? Are your contacts engaging & converting? Learn proven strategies to help your messages rise above a noisy inbox. Email open rates have changed. 2024 email marketers can use the latest action tools to motivate opens & engagement. Liz reveals her top 2024 tips to achieve better results. Save time & get better results using tools like: AI, CRM, integrated apps, landing pages, SMS & so much more!   This Workshop Will Teach You…

Find out more »

WEBINAR Legal Corner: IP – Intellectual Property Protection and Ownership of your “Big Idea”

July 18 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

What are the ways you can own a valuable idea? How to prevent someone from stealing your IP. No Cost, Tips and Tricks you can use today. Avoid the major mistakes people make when creating, collaborating, or marketing your IP. How to use someone else’s ideas…. legally.   Join Attorney Ben Martin who loves helping new and small businesses, survive and thrive. With over 20 years of experience working for SBDCs, Non-profit Entrepreneurship Programs, and Pro Bono service to people wanting to build their futures.…

Find out more »

WEBINAR Biz Basics: Lean Business Planning

July 23 @ 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…

Find out more »

WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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 life blood 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,…

Find out more »

WEBINAR Sales Taxes for your Business

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

This webinar will provide answers to your questions about sales taxes. Do you need to charge sales tax, how much should you be charging your customers, how do you apply for a sellers permit, what is a marketplace facilitator, when and how should you pay the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration your sales tax that is owing, how do you complete a sales tax return?… and more During the webinar, the presenter will show attendees how to prepare…

Find out more »

Webinar – Introduction to the Corporate Transparency Act

July 24 @ 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

Find out more »

WEBINAR Money Matters: How to Finance Your Business

July 24 @ 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…

Find out more »

WEBINAR E-Smarts: Google Analytics 4 For Beginners

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

As Google has announced discontinuing data collection for Universal Analytics, it’s crucial to begin making the switch to for Google Analytics 4. We will walk through how to set up a new GA4 property and how to switch over from UA. We will go over each of the main features of GA4 and discuss which features are the most valuable for small businesses to tap into. Attend this 2-hour webinar to discover: What is GA4 and how it is different…

Find out more »

WEBINAR Improve Your Personal Credit for Lending Opportunities

July 25 @ 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…

Find out more »

Grow With Google: Learn The Basics of Google Ads

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

In this workshop you will learn how to reach more customers and grow your business with Google Ads. We will cover how to create an account and set up an ad campaign, how to improve ad performance, and how to measure success. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

July 30 @ 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 life blood 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,…

Find out more »

WEBINAR E-Smarts: Dominating Your Local Market Online

July 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This workshop will go over methods and strategies to leverage online marketing and social media to dominate your local market. If you’re looking for ways to attract new customers then this training will show you how to avoid common pitfalls and get ahead of your competition. In this workshop you will discover: i. The 4 areas of Digital Marketing that are essential to a successful business ii. Why the way people perceive you online makes all the difference iii. The proper way to…

Find out more »

WEBINAR Wave Accounting for Startups and Service Businesses

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Keeping track of your business income and expenses is crucial to the financial health of your company. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be complicated! This webinar will cover how to use Wave, a free online accounting software program to help keep you on track. Wave is designed for small business owners. No jargon, just an easy accounting software for small business that makes sense.  This webinar is not for companies with inventory. Instructor: Maureen Thielen  REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

August 2024

Webinar – Introduction to the Corporate Transparency Act

August 28 @ 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

Find out more »

Webinar – AVTA and SBDC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach and Training

August 29 @ 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…

Find out more »
+ Export Events