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January 2023

Business Finance Literacy Series: Session 2

January 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

 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 2: Using an Excel Document for Financial Modeling and Forecasting   A simple Excel financial model can be created using your company’s financial data (historical and/or forecasted).   CFOs and financial analysts use…

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From Handyman To Contractor

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

During this workshop you will learn what you need to become a licensed contractor and how to build the career path of your dreams. Learn how to utilize your skills to make connections and build your client list. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: Lean Business Planning

January 24 @ 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 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…

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: Stop the Madness – This Year Get Control of Your Time & Organize Your Business

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Start off 2023 by getting your business organized and working smart by using proven techniques to identify challenges. We will discuss methods to relieve and/or eliminate them! Learn how you can have a life and a successful business at the same time. 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. Ben has…

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Business Profit Projections

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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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Business Profit Projections

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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 – Comprehensive Guide to Starting an E-commerce Business on Shopify – Part 4 – Shopify Collections with Ramin Ramhormozi

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Please join us for Comprehensive Guide to Starting an E-commerce Business on Shopify  – Part 4 – Shopify Collections with Ramin Ramhormozi       REGISTER NOW

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Special Event: Grow With Google “Sell Online With E-Commerce Tools”

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Learn how to sell your products online. We’ll walk through listing your products for free with a Google Business Profile and Merchant Center. And we’ll show you one way to sell on your website, using an E-Commerce store built with Shopify. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Social Media Solutions: Making Facebook Ads Work For You

January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This workshop will uncover the mysteries of using Facebook Ads to grow your business. Regardless of your experience in Facebook Ads, this training will teach you how to set up your campaigns for success and get more from your advertising budget. In this workshop you will learn: i. If you’re running your Facebook Ads correctly ii. The 5 pillars of successful Facebook Ads iii. The one thing that may be holding back your Facebook Ads iv. Why a marketing funnel is essential in…

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Turning Your Dream Into a Business

January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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 REGISTER NOW

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How To Use Canva to Create Social Media Content

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Do you need help creating content on your social media that leads to sales? Would you like an easy plug-and-play system to be able to create content faster & easier? In this hands-on interactive Webinar, learn from Deborah Deras, the Social Media Goddess who has booked huge clients such as Verizon, Coca-Cola, Proctor & Gamble, NASA, Caltech, J.P, Morgan through organic social media content. You will learn how to: Create Instagram Reels/TikToks/YouTube Shorts on Canva How to create Carousel posts…

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Permits and Licenses for Restaurants and Food Service

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Not sure of the legal process to start your food service business? We’ve got you covered!  We will provide a step-by-step process to complete the state and local business registration steps.  This will include incorporation, Fictitious Business Statement, Business License, Seller’s Permit, how to quickly and cost effectively obtain your health permit for operation. Bring your questions, we’ve got answers. REGISTER NOW

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Forming Your Corporation : LLC S-CORP & MORE

January 26 @ 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: Fast Track Start-Up Crash Course Series

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 26, 2023

Free

Important Note: At the request of our previous class attendees, due to the amount of material we cover, we have expanded Fast Track from 2 classes of 3 hours to 3 classes of 2 hours.  This should allow more class participation and overall time to digest the amount of information we will be covering…Also, as requested each class will be broken down into instruction, class discussion and a practicum. Take our 3-day Fast Track “bootcamp” program.  This course was developed by…

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

January 26 @ 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 Biz Basics: How to go from Handyman to Construction

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for this insightful presentation to gain knowledge on how you can go from Handyman to starting a Construction company. This essential workshop is for any individual who is looking to obtain a contractor’s license and start a Construction business. Presented by our advisor, Michael Williams who has 30 years of experience helping people pass the CSLB exam. Topics we will cover: Business Organization Business Finances Employment Requirements Bonds, Insurance and Liens Contract Requirements and Execution Licensing Requirements Safety…

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Employment Law Updates

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

New year, new employment laws. Are you in the know about the latest employment regulations? If not, don’t fret. Join us for a briefing on what small employers need to comply with 2023 employment law changes and avoid penalties. Some of the topics we will cover:  Transparency pay Minimum wage/salary and other wage law changes Cal-savers expansion Covid-19 & workplace safety updates Best practices and resources for recruiting & sourcing talent If you have at least 1 employee, save your spot…

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Webinar – Comprehensive Guide to Starting an E-commerce Business on Shopify – Part 5 – Analytics & Marketing with Ramin Ramhormozi

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

Please join us for Comprehensive Guide to Starting an E-commerce Business on Shopify – Part 5 – Analytics & Marketing with Ramin Ramhormozi       REGISTER NOW

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Sesión Informativa de Microempresas EOG (Español)

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 30, 2023

Los asistentes a la sesión de información del seminario web pueden esperar obtener una comprensión integral del programa de subvenciones para microempresas de EOG. La sesión cubrirá información importante sobre los criterios de elegibilidad del programa, el proceso de solicitud y la documentación requerida. Además, los asistentes aprenderán sobre el proceso de selección y cómo preparar mejor su solicitud para aumentar sus posibilidades de obtener una subvención. En general, los asistentes terminarán el seminario web con una comprensión clara del…

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Business Finance Literacy Series: Session 3

January 31 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

Session 3: How to Analyze your Company’s Financials for Better Decision Making   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.   Business owners struggle with business decisions that affect the financial health of the company. Are we selling at the right price?…

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WEBINAR E-Smarts: Get More Free Traffic to Your Website with These Simple SEO Techniques

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Is your website getting all of the traffic it should be? Is it pulling in leads and sales? If not, your target audience may not be able to find you. Google search drives the majority of traffic on the internet. Learn the basics of search engine optimization (SEO) and start growing your search presence organically, using tried and true methods that are 100% free!   You will Learn: The difference between on-site and off-site SEO How to optimize your pages…

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Financial Fitness: Balance Sheet

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

The Balance Sheet is known as the “mother of all financial statements”. It provides a summary of the company’s position during a specific timeframe. It is broken down into three major categories and tracks what is known as the company’s assets, liabilities and owners’ equities. REGISTER NOW

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EOG Microbusiness Info Session (English)

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until March 30, 2023

Attendees of the webinar information session can expect to gain a comprehensive understanding of the EOG Microbusiness grant program. The session will cover important information about the program's eligibility criteria, application process, and required documentation. In addition, attendees will learn about the selection process and how to best prepare their application to increase their chances of being awarded a grant.  Overall, attendees will walk away from the webinar with a clear understanding of the program and the knowledge they need…

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Business Plan Essentials: How to Write Your Business Plan

January 31 @ 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.…

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 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,…

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