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February 2023

Webinar: Improving Employee Retention, Recruitment and Culture

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Description: As employers nationwide continue to struggle to find quality employees, employers must focus on their current staff and company culture to attract the best candidates for new available positions.  This webinar will touch on ways to improve your current staff morale, offer tips for recruiting the best available candidates, and focus on your overall company culture.  Presented by Kevin McVearry, a business advisor for the SBDC since 2012, with over 25 years of experience recruiting, training, and retaining employees…

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WEBINAR Money Matters: How to Finance Your Business

February 8 @ 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 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 QUICKBOOKS ONLINE SERIES

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

2/1/2023 – 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. 2/8/2023 – 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 and…

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2022 Taxes Explained by Lili

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join speaker & small business expert Wendi Caplan-Carroll for this 60-minute webinar and leave with your own action plan for filing your taxes. In this tax prep webinar, we'll review the following: - The benefits of working with an accountant. - Checklist of every document you’ll need to file based on your business formation type. - Overview of common business deductions. - Tactical review of how to actually file. Here's to tackling taxes together

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Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

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

Commercial Lease checklist will point out provisions to which a prospective small business tenant should pay particular attention.  The terms lessor and landlord will be used interchangeably. Commercial leases come in many sizes and shapes, from the three- or four-page mom and pop simple lease to the 40 to 50-page complicated lease with multiple addendum and attachments that are usually attendant to high rises, malls, or popular upscale areas.  The small business owner will frequently be presented with a form lease…

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Webinar – Comprehensive Guide to Starting an E-commerce Business on Shopify – (Special Part)

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

Please join us for Comprehensive Guide to Starting an E-commerce Business on Shopify – Tips on Inventory Management and Control (Special Part) REGISTER NOW

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

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until February 23, 2023

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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Psicología del Emprendedor

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

El SBDC y HBN presenta este taller gratis y en español en donde hablaremos un poco de la parte psicológica del emprendedor y las bases que debe tener cuando está en el camino del emprendimiento. Será un taller interactivo en donde habrá oportunidades de hacer networking e ir a los breakoutroom a escuchar a otros emprendedores.

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Webinar – Screening Your Business Ideas

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

Have lots of business ideas and trying to decide which one to move forward with?  Come ready to learn an easy to apply process for prioritizing and evaluating business ideas with next steps to take. REGISTER NOW

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

February 9 @ 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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Turning Your Dream Into A Business

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
free

This class will help you take the first steps to become a new business owner or legitimize a side hustle or hobby. In this class we will help you: • Figure out what you don’t know • Define your basic business model • Outline the basic steps of setting up your entity and bank account • Figure out the appropriate licenses, permits and insurances • Understand available funding strategies • Begin to form your basic business plan EMAIL TO REGISTER

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

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

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products.  Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Writing a Press Release

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

You’ve got a hot new product or service that you would like your prospective customers to know about.  Or maybe, there has been a  problem at your business that is attracting media attention.  Whatever, the circumstance, knowing how to prepare a professional press release is a valuable skill.  In this workshop we will examine what the media is looking for in a good press release and how to craft media communication that will help to preserve your businesses’ reputation and…

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Webinar – Comprehensive Guide to Starting an E-commerce Business on Shopify – SEO Basics Part 8

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

  Please join us for Comprehensive Guide to Starting an E-commerce Business on Shopify – SEO Basics and content marketing strategies (Part 8) with Ramin Ramhormozi REGISTER NOW

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How To Set Up & Register Your Business

February 13 @ 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 •…

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Webinar – Comprehensive Guide to Starting an E-commerce Business on Shopify-Email Automation Part 9

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

Please join us for Comprehensive Guide to Starting an E-commerce Business on Shopify – Email Automation platforms and strategies (Part 9) with Ramin Ramhormozi REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

February 14 @ 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,…

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Webinar – Comprehensive Guide to Starting an E-commerce Business on Shopify – Trademark Basics Special Part

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

  Please join us for Webinar – Comprehensive Guide to Starting an E-commerce Business on Shopify – Trademark Basics – Special Part   This webinar will provide small business owners with information on why a “trademark” is a valuable asset for a company to own; how “trademarks” help customers identify goods and services; how to select, use and protect a “trademark”; the importance of doing “search and clearance” activities prior to adoption and use; state and federal trademark “registration”; and how…

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LLC 101

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on October 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 29, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 14, 2023 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 14, 2023 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 4, 2023 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 9, 2023 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 6, 2023 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 11, 2023 at 1:00 pm

You’ve decided to start your new business and you want to form it as an LLC. Don’t know where to start? The LLC 101 Webinar is perfect for you. In this introductory webinar, we will go over the basics of LLCs. Specifically, we’ll be covering: - The highlights of this business structure; - What is required to form one; and - Tax issues to consider. Attendees of this webinar who are ready to form their LLC today can apply for…

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WEBINAR E-Smarts: 20 WordPress Tips & Tricks for Small Businesses

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

WordPress is by far the most popular content management system. From blogging to eCommerce, it can be a powerful tool for small business website owners to enhance their online presence. In this webinar, we will review some of the key features and benefits of WordPress, how it differs from other platforms, and how you can set yourself up for success. Attend this 2-hour Webinar to discover: How to get started on WordPress Which features set it apart from the pack Must-have…

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Increasing Your Profits: Sell More Spend Less

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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 – Comprehensive Guide to Starting an E-commerce Business on Shopify – Part 10

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Please join us for Comprehensive Guide to Starting an E-commerce Business on Shopify – Implementing a social selling strategy (Part 10) with Ramin Ramhomozi REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Tips on Creating Your Marketing Plan

February 15 @ 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 Biz Basics: How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

February 15 @ 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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Use YouTube Para Hacer Crecer Su Negocio

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Obtenga las mejores prácticas para crear un canal de YouTube y contenido atractivo que promueva sus productos y servicios y también aumente

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